ADOPTING ORDINANCE
ORDINANCE NO. 08-113
ENACTING A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF IRONTON, OHIO, REVISING, AMENDING, RESTATING, CODIFYING AND COMPILING CERTAIN EXISTING GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISION DEALING WITH SUBJECTS EMBRACED IN SUCH CODE OF ORDINANCES, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
WHEREAS, the present general and permanent ordinances of the political subdivision are inadequately arranged and classified and are insufficient in form and substance for the complete preservation of the public peace, health, safety and general welfare of the municipality and for the proper conduct of its affairs; and
WHEREAS, the Acts of the Legislature of the State of Ohio empower and authorize the political subdivision to revise, amend, restate, codify and compile any existing ordinances and all new ordinances not heretofore adopted or published and to incorporate such ordinances into one ordinance in book form; and
WHEREAS, the Legislative Authority of the Political Subdivision has authorized a general compilation, revision and codification of the ordinances of the Political Subdivision of a general and permanent nature and publication of such ordinance in book form; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary to provide for the usual daily operation of the municipality and for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety and general welfare of the municipality that this ordinance take effect at an early date.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY OF THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF IRONTON, OHIO:
Section 1.   The general ordinances of the Political Subdivision as revised, amended, restated, codified, and compiled in book form are hereby adopted as and shall constitute the “Code of Ordinances of the City of Ironton, Ohio.”
Section 2.   Such Code of Ordinances as adopted in Section 1 shall consist of the following Titles:
   IRONTON, OHIO
   TABLE OF CONTENTS
   CHARTER
   PART TWO: ADMINISTRATION CODE
         TITLE TWO - General Provisions
            Chap. 202.   Codified Ordinances.
            Chap. 204.   Official Standards.
            Chap. 206.   Wards and Boundaries.
         TITLE FOUR - Legislation
            Chap. 220.   Council.
            Chap. 222.   Ordinances, Resolutions and Contracts.
         TITLE SIX - Administration
            Chap. 230.   Mayor.
            Chap. 232.   Department of Law.
            Chap. 234.   Department of Finance.
            Chap. 236.   Department of Public Works and Services.
            Chap. 238.   Police Department.
            Chap. 240.   Fire Department.
            Chap. 242.   Department of Community Development.
            Chap. 244.   Recreation Department.
            Chap. 250.   Employees Generally.
            Chap. 252.   City Policies, Plans and Programs.
         TITLE EIGHT - Boards, Commissions and Committees
            Chap. 260.   Civil Service Commission.
            Chap. 262.   Planning Commission.
            Chap. 264.   Board of Zoning Appeals.
            Chap. 266.   Recreation Advisory Committee.
            Chap. 268.   Board of Health.
            Chap. 270.   Iron Master Society.
            Chap. 272.   Ironton Port Authority.
         TITLE TEN - Judiciary
            Chap. 290.   Municipal Court.
   PART FOUR: TRAFFIC CODE
         TITLE TWO - Administration, Enforcement and Penalties
            Chap. 402.   Definitions.
            Chap. 404.   Enforcement; Impounding.
            Chap. 406.   Traffic Control.
            Chap. 408.   Penalties.
         TITLE FOUR - Public Ways and Traffic Control Devices
            Chap. 412.   Obstruction and Special Uses of Public Ways.
            Chap. 414.   Traffic Control Devices.
            Chap. 416.   Pedestrians.
         TITLE SIX - Vehicles and Operation
            Chap. 432.   Operation Generally.
            Chap. 434.   O.V.I.; Reckless Operation; Speed.
            Chap. 436.   Licensing; Accidents.
            Chap. 438.   Safety and Equipment.
            Chap. 440.   Commercial and Heavy Vehicles.
            Chap. 442.   Drivers of Commercial Vehicles.
         TITLE EIGHT - Parking
            Chap. 452.   Parking Generally.
            Chap. 454.   Parking Meters.
         TITLE TEN - Bicycles, Motorcycles and Snowmobiles
            Chap. 474.   Bicycles and Motorcycles.
            Chap. 476.   Snowmobiles and All-Purpose Vehicles.
   PART SIX: GENERAL OFFENSES
            Chap. 606.   General Provisions; Administration and Enforcement.
            Chap. 612.   Alcoholic Beverages.
            Chap. 618.   Animals.
            Chap. 624.   Drugs.
            Chap. 626.   Fair Employment.
            Chap. 628.   Fair Housing.
            Chap. 630.   Gambling.
            Chap. 636.   Offenses Relating to Persons.
            Chap. 642.   Offenses Relating to Property.
            Chap. 648.   Peace Disturbances.
            Chap. 654.   Railroads.
            Chap. 660.   Safety, Sanitation and Health.
            Chap. 666.   Sex Related Offenses.
            Chap. 672.   Weapons and Explosives.
            Chap. 698.   Penalties and Sentencing.
   PART EIGHT: BUSINESS REGULATION AND TAXATION CODE
         TITLE TWO - Business Regulation
            Chap. 810.   Circuses.
            Chap. 812.   Food Regulations.
            Chap. 816.   Fortunetellers.
            Chap. 830.   Going-Out-of Business Sales.
            Chap. 834.   Home Sales.
            Chap. 838.   Juke Boxes.
            Chap. 840.   Junk Collectors and Junk Dealers.
            Chap. 850.   Mobile Home Parks.
            Chap. 856.   Pawnbrokers.
            Chap. 860.   Peddlers.
            Chap. 864.   Service Work Providers.
            Chap. 868.   Rummage Sales.
            Chap. 872.   Street Fairs.
            Chap. 876.   Taxicabs.
            Chap. 880.   Temporary Stores.
            Chap. 884.   Tents.
         TITLE FOUR - Taxation
            Chap. 890.   Earned Income Tax.
            Chap. 892.   Motor Vehicle License Tax.
            Chap. 894.   Community Reinvestment Areas.
   PART TEN STREETS, UTILITIES AND PUBLIC SERVICES CODE
         TITLE TWO - Street and Sidewalk Areas
            Chap. 1020.   Excavations.
            Chap. 1022.   Sidewalk Areas and Curbs.
         TITLE FOUR - Utilities
            Chap. 1040.   Utility Poles, Anchors and Underground Lines.
            Chap. 1042.   Sewers Generally.
            Chap. 1044.   Sewer Service Charges.
            Chap. 1045.   Storm Water.
            Chap. 1046.   Water.
            Chap. 1048.   Electricity.
            Chap. 1050.   Gas.
         TITLE SIX - Other Public Services
            Chap. 1060.   Garbage and Rubbish Collection and Disposal.
            Chap. 1062.   Parks and Recreation Areas.
   PART TWELVE: PLANNING AND ZONING CODE
         TITLE TWO - Planning
            Chap. 1220.   Planning Commission.
            Chap. 1224.   Subdivision Regulations.
         TITLE FOUR-Zoning
            Chap. 1250.   General Provisions and Definitions.
            Chap. 1252.   Administration, Enforcement and Penalty.
            Chap. 1254.   Board of Zoning Appeals.
            Chap. 1255.   Design Review Board.
            Chap. 1256.   Districts Generally and Zoning Map.
            Chap. 1258.   Residence R-l Single-Family District.
            Chap. 1260.   Residence R-2 District.
            Chap. 1262.   Residence R-3 District.
            Chap. 1264.   Business B-l District.
            Chap. 1266.   Business B-2 District.
            Chap. 1268.   Business B-3 District.
            Chap. 1270.   Light Industrial 1-1 District.
            Chap. 1272.   General Industrial 1-2 District.
            Chap. 1274.   Planned Development PD District.
            Chap. 1276.   Health Service HS-1 District.
            Chap. 1278.   Flood Plain FP-1 District.
            Chap. 1280.   Off-Street Parking and Loading.
            Chap. 1282.   Provisions Relating to All Districts.
         TITLE SIX - Urban Renewal
            Chap. 1290.   Description of the Project.
            Chap. 1292.   Land Use Plan.
            Chap. 1294.   Project Proposals.
            Chap. 1296.   Changes in Approved Urban Renewal Plan.
   PART FOURTEEN: BUILDING AND HOUSING CODE
         TITLE TWO - Building Standards
            Chap. 1420.   International Building Code.
            Chap. 1424.   National Electrical Code.
            Chap. 1428.   International Plumbing Code.
            Chap. 1430.   Adoption of Uniform Codes.
         TITLE FOUR - Building Administration
            Chap. 1440.   Enforcement; Permits and Fees.
         TITLE SIX - Miscellaneous Building Regulations
            Chap. 1456.   Special Purpose Flood Damage Reduction.
            Chap. 1474.   Signs and Sign Structures.
   PART SIXTEEN: FIRE PREVENTION CODE
            Chap. 1610.   Ohio Fire Code.
            Chap. 1612.   Fire Safety Fee.
   TABLE OF SPECIAL ORDINANCES
            TABLE A.   Franchises.
            TABLE B.   Easements.
            TABLE C.   Vacating of Streets and Alleys.
            TABLE D.   Dedication and Plat Approval.
            TABLE E.   Acquisition and Disposal of Real Property.
            TABLE F.   Lease of Real Properly.
            TABLE G.   Street Grade Levels and Change of Street Name.
            TABLE H.   Annexation and Detachment of Territory.
            TABLE I.   Zoning Map Changes.
            TABLE J.   Contracts.
            TABLE K.   Enterprise Zone Agreements.
   PARALLEL REFERENCES
      Historical References to Ohio Revised Code
      References to Ohio Administrative Code
      References to 1976 Code
      References to Resolutions
      References to Ordinances
   INDEX
Section 3.   All prior ordinances pertaining to the subjects treated in such Code of Ordinances shall be deemed repealed from and after the effective date of this ordinance except as they are included and reordained in whole or in part in such Code; provided, such repeal shall not affect any offense committed or penalty incurred or any right established prior to the effective date of this ordinance, nor shall such repeal affect the provisions of ordinances levying taxes, appropriating money, annexing or detaching territory, establishing franchises, or granting special rights to certain persons, authorizing public improvements, authorizing the issuance of bonds or borrowing of money, authorizing the purchase or sale of real or personal property, granting or accepting easements, plat or dedication of land to public use, vacating or setting the boundaries of streets or other public places; nor shall such repeal affect any other ordinance of a temporary or special nature or pertaining to subjects not contained in or covered by the Code.
Section 4.   Such Code shall be deemed published as of the day of its adoption and approval by the Legislative Authority and the Clerk of the Political Subdivision is hereby authorized and ordered to file a copy of such Code of Ordinances in the Office of the Clerk.
Section 5.   Such Code shall be in full force and effect as provided in Section 6, and such Code shall be presumptive evidence in all courts and places of the ordinance and all provisions, sections, penalties and regulations therein contained and of the date of passage, and that the same is properly signed, attested, recorded, and approved and that any public hearings and notices thereof as required by law have been given.
Section 6.   This ordinance is declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the peace, health, safety and general welfare of the people of this municipality, and shall take effect at the earliest date provided by law.
Passed this 11th day of December, 2008.
                                                                                                                               
Clerk of Council                  Vice-Mayor
This Ordinance is hereby    12-12-08                                                                        
            Approved         Mayor