ADOPTING ORDINANCE
ORDINANCE NO. 861
   AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA, REVISING, AMENDING, RESTATING, CODIFYING AND COMPILING CERTAIN EXISTING GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE DEALING WITH SUBJECTS EMBRACED IN SUCH CODE OF ORDINANCES AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Introduced by Mr. Schare.
      WHEREAS, the present general and permanent ordinances of the Village of Riverlea are inadequately arranged and classified and are insufficient in form and substance for the complete preservation of the public peace, health, safety and general welfare of the Village and for the proper conduct of its affairs; and
      WHEREAS, the Acts of the Legislature of the State of Ohio empower and authorize the Village of Riverlea to revise, amend, restate, codify and compile any existing ordinances and all new ordinances not heretofore adopted or published and to incorporate such ordinances into one ordinance in book form; and
      WHEREAS, the Council of the Village of Riverlea has authorized a general compilation, revision and codification of the ordinances of the Village of Riverlea of a general and permanent nature and publication of such ordinance in book form; and
      WHEREAS, it is necessary to provide for the usual daily operation of the Village and for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety and general welfare fo the Village that this ordinance take effect at an early date.
      BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERLEA, STATE OF OHIO:
      Section 1.   Adoption of Codified Ordinances. The general ordinances of the Village of Riverlea as revised, amended, restated, codified, and compiled in book form are hereby adopted as and shall constitute the “Code of Ordinances of the Village of Riverlea.”
      Section 2.   Organization of Codified Ordinances.  Such Code of Ordinances as adopted in Section 1 shall consist of the following Titles:
   RIVERLEA, OHIO
         Chapter
   TITLE I:  GENERAL PROVISIONS
            10.   General Provisions
   TITLE III:  ADMINISTRATION
            30.   General Provisions
            31.   Executive Authority
            32.   Legislative Authority
            33.   Civil Actions Against the Municipality
            34.   Police Department
            35.   Fire Department
   TITLE V:  PUBLIC WORKS
            50.   Storm Water Management
   TITLE VII:  TRAFFIC CODE
            70.   General Provisions
            71.   Licensing Provisions
            72.   Traffic Rules
            73.   Motor Vehicle Crimes
            74.   Equipment and Loads
            75.   Bicycles, Motorcycles, and Off-Road Vehicles
            76.   Parking Regulations
            77.   Traffic Schedules
            78.   Parking Schedules
   TITLE IX:  GENERAL REGULATIONS
            90.   Animals
            91.   Fireworks, Explosives, Fire Prevention
            92.   Unclaimed and Abandoned Vehicles
            93.   Nuisances
            94.   Streets and Sidewalks
   TITLE XI:  BUSINESS REGULATIONS
            110.   General Provisions
            111.   Peddlers and Solicitors
   TITLE XIII:  GENERAL OFFENSES
            130.   General Provisions
   TITLE XV:  LAND USAGE
            150.   Building Regulations
            151.   Zoning Code
            152.   Signs
   TABLE OF SPECIAL ORDINANCES
      Table
         I.   Franchises
         II.   Interlocal Cooperation Agreements
         III.   Real Estate Transactions
         IV.   Lot Division
         V.   Zoning Map Changes
   PARALLEL REFERENCES
   History References to Ohio Revised Code
   References to Resolutions
   References to Ordinances
   INDEX
      Section 3.   Repeal of Inconsistent Ordinances.  All ordinances adopted prior to and including Ordinance Number 846, which ordinances pertain to the subjects treated in such Code of Ordinances shall be deemed repealed from and after the effective date of this Ordinance except as they are included and reordained in whole or in part in such Code; provided, such repeal shall not affect any offense committed or penalty incurred or any right established prior to the effective date of this Ordinance, nor shall such repeal affect the provisions of ordinance levying taxes, appropriating money, annexing or detaching territory, establishing franchises, or granting special right sot certain persons, authorizing public improvements, authorizing the issuance of bonds aor borrowing of money, authorizing the purchase or sale of real or personal property, granting or accepting easements, plat or dedication of land to public use, vacating or setting the boundaries of streets or other public places; nor shall such repeal affect any other ordinance of a temporary or special nature or pertaining to subjects not contained in or covered by the Code.
      Section 4.   Publication; Effect.  The Code of Ordinances of the Village of Riverlea shall be deemed published as of the day of its adoption and approval by the Council of the Village of Riverlea; and the Clerk-Treasurer of the Village is hereby authorized and directed to file and maintain a copy of such Code of Ordinances in the official records of the Village. Such Code shall be presumptive evidence in all courts and places of the ordinances of the Village, and all provisions, sections, penalties and regulations therein contained and of the date of passage, and the same is properly signed, attested, recorded and approved, and that any public hearings and notices thereof as required by law have been given.
      Section 5.   Emergency; Effective Date.  This ordinance is declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the peace, safety, health and general welfare of the residents of the Village of Riverlea.  Such emergency involves the emergent need to clarify the laws regulating the delivery of public services within the Village for those persons or entities who provide, or may provide such services, including officials of the Village of Riverlea, the County of Franklin, the City of Worthington and the Township of Sharon.  Accordingly, this Ordinance, and the Code of Ordinances, shall be in full force and effect from the earliest date permitted by law.
      Section 6.   Open Meetings.  This Council finds and determines that all formal actions of this Council concerning and relating to the passage of this Ordinance were taken in an open meeting of this Council and that all deliberations of this Council that resulted in those formal actions were in meetings open to the public in compliance with law.
      Section 7.   Publication.  That pursuant to the provisions of Section 731.25, Ohio Revised Code, the Council of the Village of Riverlea hereby determines that publication of this Ordinance in a newspaper is unnecessary and does hereby determine that this Ordinance shall be published by posting copies thereof in the five following places which are determined to be the five most public places in the Village of Riverlea, Ohio:
   1.   The Circle on West Riverglen Drive.
   2.   The Ravine Park on West Riverglen Drive.
   3.   The Northwest corner of Beverly Place and Dover Court.
   4.   Lot 75 on West Riverglen Drive.
   5.   Lot 7 on West Southington Avenue.
      Copies of this Ordinance shall be posted continuously in the above-mentioned places for a period of fifteen (15) days and at the expiration thereof this Ordinance shall become effective.
      Passed this 19th  day of December, 2005.
                                             
                              John A. Schaer, President of Council
ATTEST:
   /s/         
Dan E. Owens, Clerk-Treasurer
   /s/         
May Jo Cusack, Mayor
      I hereby certify that on the 18th day of January, 2006, I posted a copy of the above Ordinance in each of the five places heretofore designated by Council as the most public places in the Village of Riverlea and that the same remained there posted continuously for fifteen (15) days.
                                                            
                              Dan E. Owens, Clerk-Treasurer