ADOPTING ORDINANCE NO.    18-96       
AN ORDINANCE TO APPROVE THE 1996 CODIFIED ORDINANCES; TO ADOPT NEW MATTER; TO AMEND AND REPEAL CERTAIN OBSOLETE AND CONFLICTING LEGISLATIVE PROVISIONS, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
 
   WHEREAS, a determination has been made that the ordinances of the Municipality of a permanent and general nature should be recodified, and
 
   WHEREAS, the City has heretofore entered into a contract with the Walter H. Drane Company to prepare and publish such recodification, and
 
   WHEREAS, the recodification of such ordinances, together with the new matter to be adopted, the matters to be amended and those to be repealed are before the Council,
 
   NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HARRISON, OHIO as follows:
 
SECTION I
   The ordinances of the City of Harrison, Ohio, of a general and permanent nature, as revised, recodified, rearranged and consolidated into component codes, titles, chapters and sections are hereby approved, adopted and enacted as the Codified Ordinances of the City of Harrison, Ohio, 1996.
 
SECTION II
   The provisions of this Ordinance, including all provisions of the Codified Ordinances, shall be in full force and effect as provided in Section VI of this Ordinance.  All ordinances and resolutions or parts thereof enacted prior to April 1, 1996, which are inconsistent with any provision of the Codified Ordinances, are hereby repealed as of the effective date of this Ordinance, except as follows:
   (a)   The enactment of the Codified Ordinances shall not be construed to affect a right or liability accrued or incurred under any legislative provisions prior to the effective date of such enactment, or an action or proceeding for the enforcement of such right or liability.  Such enactment shall not be construed to relieve any person from punishment for an act committed in violation of any such legislative provision, nor to affect an indictment or prosecution therefor.  For such purposes, any such legislative provision shall continue in full force notwithstanding its repeal for the purpose of revision and recodification.
   (b)   The repeal provided above shall not affect:
      (1)   The grant or creation of a franchise, license, right, easement or privilege.
      (2)   The purchase, sale, lease or transfer of property.
      (3)   The appropriation or expenditure of money or promise or guarantee of payment.
      (4)   The assumption of any contract or obligation.
      (5)   The issuance and delivery of any bonds, obligations or other instruments of indebtedness.
      (6)   The levy or imposition of taxes, assessments or charges.
      (7)   The establishment, naming, vacating or grade level of any street or public way.
      (8)   The dedication of property or plat approval.
      (9)   The annexation or detachment of  territory.
      (10)   Any legislation enacted subsequent to April 1, 1996.
 
SECTION III
   As provided in Section 7.03 of the Charter, the title of this Ordinance shall be published by the Clerk of Council.  The publication shall contain notice that the complete text of this Ordinance may be obtained or viewed, and the Codified Ordinances viewed, at the office of the Clerk of Council and may be viewed at any other location designated by Council.
 
SECTION IV
   Each section of the Codified Ordinances without an ordinance or resolution history at the end thereof indicates that the section contains new material which is hereby enacted by this adopting ordinance.
 
SECTION V
   Through authentication and approval of this Ordinance the Mayor and Clerk of Council shall certify that the permanent and general ordinances of the Municipality as codified therein are correctly set forth and constitute the Codified Ordinances of the City of Harrison, Ohio, 1996.
 
SECTION VI
   This Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health, welfare and safety for the reason that there exists an imperative necessity for the earliest publication and distribution of the Codified Ordinances to the officials and residents of the Municipality, so as to facilitate administration, daily operation and avoid legal entanglements including conflict with general State law.
 
 
Dated: 6 August              , 1996.
 
/s/      Harry A. Rolfes             
   Harry A. Rolfes, Mayor
 
ATTEST:
 
/s/      Jane Pirman                 
   Jane Pirman, Clerk
 
This Ordinance was prepared by William J. Ennis, Director of Law.
 
CONTENTS
PRELIMINARY UNIT
CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF HARRISON, OHIO
      CHARTER
      PART ONE - Administrative Code
      PART THREE - Traffic Code
      PART FIVE - General Offenses Code
      PART SEVEN - Business Regulation Code
      PART NINE - Streets, Utilities and Public Services Code
      PART ELEVEN - Planning and Zoning Code
      PART THIRTEEN - Building Code
      PART FIFTEEN - Fire Prevention Code