ADOPTING ORDINANCE NO. 6202
AN ORDINANCE TO APPROVE, ADOPT AND ENACT THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES; TO REPEAL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT THEREWITH; TO PUBLISH THE ENACTMENT OF NEW MATTER, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
 
   WHEREAS, the Council of the City of Martins Ferry, Ohio, has had the matter of recodification and general revision of the ordinances before it for some time, and
 
   WHEREAS, the Model Cities Department of 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of such ordinances, together with the new matter to be adopted, the matters to be amended and those to be repealed are before the Council,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 MARTINS FERRY, STATE OF OHIO:
 
   Section I.  That the ordinances of the City of Martins Ferry, 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 Martins Ferry, Ohio, 1972.
   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 ordinance records of the City of Martins Ferry, Ohio.
 
   Section II.  That the provisions of this Ordinance, including all provisions of the Codified Ordinances, shall be in full force and effect from and immediately after passage of this Ordinance and its approval by the Mayor. All ordinances and resolutions or parts thereof enacted prior to May 18, 1972, which are inconsistent with any provision of the Codified Ordinances, are hereby repealed as of the effective date of this Ordinance, except as follows: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 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 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 May 17, 1972.
 
   Section III.  That the Clerk of Council, pursuant to Ohio R.C. 731.23, shall cause to be published in a manner required by law a summary of the new matter contained in the Codified Ordinances. All sections of the Codified Ordinances without a previous ordinance or resolution history at the end thereof indicate that the section contains new matter ordained by this Adopting Ordinance.
 
   Section IV.  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 residents of the City of Martins Ferry, Ohio, and for the further reason that there exists an imperative necessity for the earliest publication and distribution of the Codified Ordinances to the officials and residents of the City, so as to facilitate administration, daily operation and avoid practical and legal entanglements. Therefore, provided this Ordinance receives the affirmative vote of 2/3 of the elected or appointed members of Council, it shall take effect and be in force immediately upon its passage and approval by the Mayor; otherwise it shall take effect and be in force at the earliest time allowed by law.
 
PASSED:     August 17, 1972
 
/s/    Ernest Hill                                       
   President of Council
 
ATTEST:    /s/ William D. Mitchell         
 
APPROVED:   August 17, 1972
 
/s/    John Laslo                                         
   Mayor of the City of Martins Ferry, Ohio
 
 
CONTENTS
PRELIMINARY UNIT
CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF MARTINS FERRY, OHIO
      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