ORDINANCE NO. 186-96
   AN ORDINANCE APPROVING, ADOPTING AND ENACTING THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF LONDON, OHIO, 1996; REPEALING ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS IN CONFLICT THEREWITH; PUBLISHING THE ENACTMENT OF NEW MATTER; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
   WHEREAS, the Council of the City of London, Ohio, has had the matter of codification and general revision of the legislation of the City before it for some time, and
   WHEREAS, it has heretofore entered into a contract with The Justinian Publishing Company to prepare and publish such codification, and
   WHEREAS, the codification of such legislation, together with the new matter to be adopted, the matters to be amended and those to be repealed, is before the Council.
   NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LONDON, COUNTY OF MADISON, STATE OF OHIO:
   Section 1.  That the ordinances and resolutions of the City of London, Ohio, of a general and permanent nature, as revised, codified, arranged and consolidated into component codes, titles, chapters and sections, are hereby approved, adopted and enacted as the Codified Ordinances of London, Ohio, 1996.
   One book-form copy of the Codified Ordinances shall be certified as correct by the Mayor and the Clerk of Council, attached to this ordinance as a part hereof, and filed with the permanent records of the City of London, Ohio.
   Section 2.  That all ordinances and resolutions or parts thereof which are in conflict or inconsistent with any provision of the 1996 Codified Ordinances are hereby repealed as of the effective date of this ordinance, except as follows:
   (a)   The enactment of the 1996 Codified Ordinances shall not be construed to affect a right or liability accrued or incurred under any legislative provision 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 codification.
   (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 July 17, 1996.
   Section 3.  That sections and subsections of the 1996 Codified Ordinances without a legislative history or with the words "Adopting Ordinance" at the end thereof are or contain new matter ordained by this Adopting Ordinance.
   Section 4.  That pursuant to Ohio R.C. 731.23, the Clerk of Council shall cause to be published a notice of the enactment of this ordinance, containing the title of this ordinance and a summary of the new matters covered by it, a copy of which summary is attached hereto as Exhibit A.
   Section 5.  That this Council hereby finds and determines that all formal actions relative to the adoption of this ordinance were taken in an open meeting of this Council, an that all deliberations of this Council, and of its committees, if any, which resulted in formal action, were taken in meetings open to the public, in full compliance with applicable legal requirements, including Ohio R.C. 121.22.
   Section 6.  That this ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety of the City and for the further reason that it is immediately necessary to have an up-to-date codification of the laws of the City, one which is consistent with current State law, where and as required by Article XVIII, Section 3, of the Ohio Constitution, with which to administer the affairs of the City and ensure law and order.
   WHEREFORE, this ordinance shall be in full force and effect immediately upon its passage and approval by the Mayor.
Passed:  12/5/96            James R. Slagle   /s/
                  President of Council
Attest:                  Approved:
Arlene Duffey         /s/      David G. Eades      /s/
Arlene Duffey               David G. Eades
Clerk of Council            Mayor
Submitted to Mayor:
Date of Approval:
I, Arlene Duffey, the duly appointed Clerk of Council of the City of London, Ohio, hereby certify that the foregoing ordinance was duly published in THE MADISON PRESS, a newspaper of general circulation in London, Ohio, as required by law.
Publication Date: 12/19/96   Arlene Duffey         /s/
            Arlene Duffey
            Clerk of Council