ADOPTING ORDINANCE NO. 1996-120
   AN ORDINANCE APPROVING, ADOPTING AND ENACTING THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF RAVENNA, OHIO, 1996, REPEALING ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS IN CONFLICT THEREWITH; PUBLISHING THE ENACTMENT OF NEW MATTER; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
   WHEREAS, the Council of the City of Ravenna, Ohio, has had the matter of codification and general revision of the legislation of the City before it for some time; and
   WHEREAS, it has heretofore entered into a contract with The Justinian Publishing Company to prepare and publish such codification; and
   WHEREAS, the codification of such legislation, together with the new matter to be adopted, the matters to be amended and those to be repealed, is before the Council;
   NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the City of Ravenna, Portage County, Ohio:
   SECTION I:  That the ordinances and resolutions of the City of Ravenna, Ohio, of a general and permanent nature, as revised, codified, arranged and consolidated into component codes, titles, chapters and sections, are hereby approved, adopted and enacted as the Codified Ordinances of Ravenna, Ohio, 1996.
   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 Ravenna, Ohio.
   SECTION II:  That all ordinances and resolutions or parts thereof which are in conflict or inconsistent with any provision of the 1996 Codified Ordinances are hereby repealed as of the effective date of this ordinance, except as follows:
   (a)   The enactment of the 1996 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 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 June 2, 1996.
   SECTION III:  That sections and subsections of the 1996 Codified Ordinances without a legislative history or with the words Adopting Ordinance at the end thereof are or contain new matter ordained by this Adopting Ordinance.
   SECTION IV:  That pursuant to Article XI, Section 6, of the City Charter and Ohio R.C. 731.23, the Clerk of Council shall cause to be published a copy of this ordinance, together with a summary of the new matter contained in the Codified Ordinances hereby approved, adopted and enacted, which summary is attached hereto as Exhibit A.  Such publication shall be made within ten (10) days of the adoption of this ordinance and shall be made in a newspaper of general circulation in the City.
   SECTION V:  That it is hereby found and determined that all formal actions of this Council concerning and relating to the adoption of this ordinance were adopted in an open meeting of this Council and that all deliberations of this Council and any of its committees that resulted in such formal actions were in meetings open to the public in compliance with Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.
   SECTION VI:  That this ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect immediately upon its passage and approval by the Mayor for the reason that it is necessary for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Ravenna, Ohio, and for the additional reason that it is immediately necessary to have an up-to-date Code of Ordinances, one which is consistent with State law, as required by the Ohio Constitution, with which to administer the affairs of the City and enforce law and order.
ATTEST:
/s/ Timothy R. Thomas   /s/ Kevin Poland       
    Clerk             President of Council
 
Passed: June 3, 1996
 
/s/ Paul H. Jones       
      Mayor
 
Approved: June, 1996
 
Sponsored by:
 
Law Director
 
   I hereby certify that Ordinance No. 1996-120 was duly published on June 7 and June 14, 1996, in the Record-Courier, Ravenna, Ohio.
 
/s/ Timothy R. Thomas   
    Clerk
 
 
 
CONTENTS
 
PRELIMINARY UNIT
            Comparative Section Table
            Tables of Special Ordinances
 
CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF RAVENNA, OHIO
 
         CHARTER
 
         PART TWO -    Administration Code
         PART FOUR -    Traffic Code
         PART SIX -       General Offenses Code
         PART EIGHT -    Business Regulation and Taxation Code
         PART TEN -       Streets, Utilities and Public Services Code
         PART TWELVE -    Planning and Zoning Code
         PART FOURTEEN - Building and Housing Code
         PART SIXTEEN -    Fire Prevention Code