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(a) A Part of the Code. The boundaries of the districts are hereby established on a map entitled: "Zone Map, Napoleon, Ohio - 2006", as revised, which accompanies and is hereby incorporated by reference and made a part of the Planning and Zoning Code. Notations, references, indications and other matters shown on the Zone Map are as much a part of this Planning and Zoning Code as if they were fully described herein.
(b) Verification. The Official Zone Map shall be identified by the signature of the Mayor attested by the “Clerk of Council”, and bearing the seal of the City under the following words: "This is to certify that this is the Official Zone Map referred to in Section 1125.02 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Napoleon, Ohio" followed by the adoption date.
(c) Future Map Entries. If, in accordance with the provisions of this Planning and Zoning Code, changes are made in district boundaries or other matters portrayed on the Official Zone Map, such changes shall be entered on said map promptly after the amendment has been approved by the Council, with an entry on the Official Zone Map as follows:
"On __________(date) by official action of the Council, the following changes were made in the Official Zone Map": (brief description of the nature of the changes), which entry shall be signed by the Mayor and attested by the Clerk.
(d) Changes. No changes of any nature shall be made in the Official Zone Map or matter shown thereon except in conformity with the procedures set forth in this Planning and Zoning Code. Any unauthorized change of whatever kind by any person or persons shall be considered a violation of law.
(e) Location of Zone Map. Regardless of the existence of purported copies of the Official Zone Map which may from time-to-time be made or published, the Official Zone Map which shall be located in the office of the Zoning Administrator who shall be the final authority as to the current zoning status of land and water areas, building, and other structures in the City.
(f) Damaged, Lost or Destroyed Map. In the event the Official Zone Map becomes damaged, destroyed, lost or difficult to interpret because of the nature or number of changes and additions, the Council may direct the Planning Commission to prepare a new Official Zone Map which shall supersede the prior map upon approval by the Council. The new Official Zone Map may correct drafting or other errors or omissions in the prior map, but no such correction shall have the effect of amending the original Official Zone Map or any subsequent amendment thereof. The new Official Zone Map shall be identified by the signature of the Mayor attested by the Clerk and bearing the seal of the City under the following words: "This is to certify that this Official Zone Map supersedes and replaces on this _______ day of ___________________________, Ordinance No. __________ the Official Zone Map adopted ___________________________, as part of Ordinance No. _________ or the Zoning Code of the City of Napoleon, Ohio.
(g) Map to be Preserved. Unless the prior Official Zone Map has been lost, or has been totally destroyed,the prior map or any significant parts thereof remaining, shall be preserved, together with all records pertaining to its adoption or amendment.
(Ord. 074-10. Passed 12-20-10.)