WHEREAS, American Legal Publishers Corporation of Cincinnati, Ohio, has completed supplement 2019 S-12 to the Codified Ordinances of the City of Middletown, which supplement contain all ordinances of a general and permanent nature, enacted by City Council through O2019-09 adopted February 19, 2019, and any additional editing changes, including state law changes through April 11, 2019; and
   WHEREAS, American Legal Publishing Corporation has recommended the revision or addition of certain sections of the Codified Ordinances which are based on or make reference to sections of the Ohio Revised Code; and
   WHEREAS, it is the intent of the Legislative Authority to accept these updated sections in accordance with the changes of the law of the State of Ohio; 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 City Council of the City of Middletown, Butler/Warren Counties, Ohio that:
   Section 1
   The 2019 S-12 supplement to the Codified Ordinances of the City of Middletown as submitted by American Legal Publishing Corporation of Cincinnati, Ohio, and on file with the Clerk of City Council, be and the same is hereby adopted by reference as if set out in its entirety.
   Section 2
   One copy of the 2019 S-12 supplement to the Codified Ordinances shall be certified as correct by the Mayor and the Clerk of Council, as on file in the Clerk of Councils Office, and filed with the permanent ordinance records of the City of Middletown, Ohio.
   Section 3
   Pursuant to Article IV, Section 5, of the City Charter, a copy of this ordinance shall be published one time in not more than two newspapers, printed and of general circulation in the City. As provided in such section, no further publication of this ordinance or of the 2019 S-12 supplement to the Codified Ordinances hereby adopted shall be required.
   Section 4
   All ordinances and resolutions or parts thereof which are in conflict or inconsistent with any provision of the new matter adopted in Section 1 of this ordinance are hereby repealed as of the effective date of this ordinance except as follows:
      (a)   The enactment of such sections and subsections 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 purposes of revision and codification.
      (b)   The repeal provided above shall not affect any ordinance or resolution enacted by City Council subsequent to February 19, 2019.
   Section 5
   This ordinance is declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health, safety and general welfare, to wit: in order to make the supplement to the codified ordinances effective immediately, and shall take effect and be in force from and after its adoption.
   Lawrence P. Mulligan, Jr.    /s/ 
   Lawrence P. Mulligan, Jr. Mayor
Adopted:      September 17, 2019
Attest:   Amy Schenck                    /s/
      Clerk of the City Council