ADOPTING ORDINANCE NO.                
AN ORDINANCE TO ADOPT THE 2000 CODIFIED ORDINANCES AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
WHEREAS, the City has previously determined that it is necessary to have the City=s ordinances recodified; and
WHEREAS, it 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of such ordinances, together with the new matter to be adopted, the matters to be amended and those to be repealed are before the Council,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 Port Clinton, Ottawa County, Ohio:
Section 1.  The ordinances of the City of Port Clinton, Ohio, of a general and permanent nature, as revised, recodified, rearranged and consolidated into component codes, titles, chapters and sections within the 2000 Codified Ordinances of Port Clinton, Ohio are hereby approved and adopted.
Section 2.  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.  All ordinances and resolutions or parts thereof enacted prior to January 1, 2000, which are inconsistent with any provision of the Codified Ordinances, are hereby repealed as of the effective date of this Ordinance, except the enactment of the Codified Ordinances shall not be construed to affect a right or liability accrued or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.
Section 3.  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 4.  That through authentication and approval of this Ordinance, the Mayor and Clerk of Council shall certify that the permanent and general ordinances of the City as codified therein are correctly set forth and constitute the Codified Ordinances of Port Clinton, 2000.
Section 5.  This Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health, welfare and safety for the reason that there exists an imperative necessity for the earliest publication and distribution of the 2000 Codified Ordinances to the officials and residents of the City, so as to facilitate administration, daily operation and avoid legal entanglements including conflict with general State law.  Wherefore, this Ordinance shall take effect and be in full force and effect immediately upon its passage and approval by the Mayor.
PASSED:                   
 
                                           
President of Council
 
 
ATTEST:                 
 
APPROVED:                           
      Mayor
 
 
CONTENTS
PRELIMINARY UNIT
CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF PORT CLINTON, 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