ADOPTING ORDINANCE NO. 19-77
AN ORDINANCE TO APPROVE, ADOPT AND ENACT THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MEDINA, OHIO; TO REPEAL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT THEREWITH; TO PUBLISH THE ENACTMENT OF NEW MATTER; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
   WHEREAS, the Council of the City of Medina has had the matter of codification and general revision of its ordinances before it for some time, and
   WHEREAS, Council has heretofore entered into a contract with the Walter H. Drane Company to prepare and publish such codification, and
   WHEREAS, the codification of such ordinances, together with the new matter to be adopted, the matters to be amended and those to be repealed are before the Council,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 MEDINA, STATE OF OHIO, two-thirds of all members elected thereto concurring:
   Section 1. That the ordinances of the City of Medina, Ohio, of a general and permanent nature, as revised, codified, rearranged and consolidated into component codes, titles, chapters and sections are hereby approved, adopted and enacted as the Codified Ordinances of the City of Medina, Ohio, 1977.
   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 Medina, Ohio.
   Section 2. That the provisions of this Ordinance, including all provisions of the Codified Ordinances, shall be in full force and effect as provided in Section 4 of this Ordinance. All ordinances and resolutions or parts thereof enacted prior to January 9, 1977, which are inconsistent with any provision of the Codified Ordinances, are hereby repealed as of the effective date of this Ordinance, except as follows: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 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 January 9, 1977.
      (11)    The Traffic and General Offenses Codes adopted by Ordinance 37-76, passed 4-12-76.
      (12)    Any ordinance passed subsequent to April 12, 1976 amending or supplementing the Traffic and General Offenses Codes.
      (13)    Any ordinance passed subsequent to August 5, 1976 amending or supplementing the Planning and Zoning Code.
   Section 3. That the Clerk of Council, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Sections 731. 23 and 731.231 shall cause to be published in the manner required by law a summary of new matter contained in the Codified Ordinances. Each section of the 1977 Codified Ordinances without a previous ordinance or resolution history, or containing a subsection with the words "Adopting Ordinance", at the end thereof, indicates that the section contains new matter ordained by this Adopting Ordinance.
   Section 4. That this Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety and welfare of the City of Medina and its inhabitants, 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 the administration and daily operation of the City and avoid practical and legal entanglements. Wherefore, this Ordinance shall take effect and be in full force immediately upon its passage and approval by the Mayor; otherwise, it shall take effect and be in full force from and after the earliest period allowed by law.
 
PASSED:      February 14        , 1977
 
SIGNED:      Hildreth W. Stevenson         
      President of Council Pro Tem
 
ATTEST:      Helen H. Wyman               
      Clerk of Council
 
SIGNED:      August Eble                       
      Mayor
 
APPROVED:      February 16              , 1977
CONTENTS
PRELIMINARY UNIT
CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF MEDINA, 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