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(a) The Codified Ordinances of Ionia may be amended at any time and, when any amendment is adopted in such form as to indicate the intention of Council to make the same a part thereof, such amendment or supplement shall be incorporated in, and deemed a part of, the Codified Ordinances, so that a reference to the Codified Ordinances shall be understood and construed as including the Codified Ordinances of Ionia and any and all such amendments.
(b) All amendments enacted as a part of the Codified Ordinances shall be integrated therewith by following the form of arrangement and plan set forth in the original Codified Ordinances as follows: each Code shall be subdivided into titles and/or chapters, and each chapter shall be subdivided into sections, which shall be numbered in accordance with the decimal numbering system. The numbering of all sections, except penalty sections, shall be consecutive within each chapter commencing with the first section of Chapter 202, which shall be numbered 202.01, the first "2" signifying Code 2, and the two figures "02" before the decimal signifying the chapter within the Code, and the two figures "01" after the decimal signifying the first section in Chapter 202 of the Code. Penalty sections shall be designated "99" and shall be the last section of a chapter.
(c) No person shall change or amend, by additions or deletions, any part of these Codified Ordinances, or insert or delete pages, or portions thereof, or alter or tamper with these Codified Ordinances in any manner whatsoever which will cause the law of the City to be misrepresented thereby.
(d) These Codified Ordinances shall be amended by ordinance. The title of each amendatory ordinance, adapted to the particular circumstances and purposes of the amendment, shall be substantially as follows:
(1) To amend any section:
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION _________ (or SECTIONS _____________ and __________) OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF IONIA.
(2) To insert a new section, chapter or title:
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF IONIA BY ADDING A NEW SECTION (__________ NEW SECTIONS, A NEW CHAPTER, or a NEW TITLE, as the case may be) WHICH NEW SECTION (SECTIONS, CHAPTER or TITLE) SHALL BE DESIGNATED AS SECTION ___________ (SECTIONS _________ AND _________) OF CHAPTER _________ OF TITLE __________ (or proper designation if a chapter or title is added) OF SAID CODIFIED ORDINANCES.
(3) To repeal a section, chapter or title:
AN ORDINANCE TO REPEAL SECTION _______ (SECTIONS _________ AND ________) CHAPTER ________, TITLE ________, (as the case may be) OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF IONIA.
(e) Amendments to these Codified Ordinances shall be published as required by the Charter of the City of Ionia, and not less than a number of copies of each amendment equal to the number of copies of these Codified Ordinances in distribution shall be published in loose-leaf form suitable for insertion in the loose-leaf copies of these Codified Ordinances. The City Clerk shall distribute such copies to the officers of the City having copies of these Codified Ordinances assigned to them. Each officer assigned a copy of these Codified Ordinances shall be responsible for maintaining the same and for the proper insertion of amendatory pages as received. Each copy of these Codified Ordinances shall remain the property of the City and shall be turned over by each officer having custody thereof upon expiration of his or her term of office to the City Clerk.