ADOPTING ORDINANCE NO. 1987-195
By: Entire Council
AN ORDINANCE APPROVING, ADOPTING AND ENACTING THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF STRONGSVILLE, OHIO, 1987; REPEALING ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS IN CONFLICT THEREWITH; PUBLISHING THE ENACTMENT OF NEW MATTER; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
   WHEREAS, The Council of the City of Strongsville, Ohio, has had the matter of recodification and general revision of the legislation of the City before it for some time; and
   WHEREAS, the Council 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codification of such legislation, together with the new matter to be adopted, the matters to be amended and those to be repealed, is before the Council;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 STRONGSVILLE, COUNTY OF CUYAHOGA AND STATE OF OHIO:
   Section 1. That the ordinances and resolutions of the City of Strongsville, 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 Strongsville, Ohio, 1987.
   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 Strongsville, Ohio.
   Section 2. That all ordinances and resolutions or parts thereof enacted prior to November 1, 1987, which are inconsistent with any provision of the Codified Ordinances, are hereby repealed as of the effective date of this ordinance except as follows:
(a)    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.
(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 an 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 November 1, 1987. 
   Section 3. That pursuant to Article III, Section 12, of the City Charter, and Section 222.01 of the Codified Ordinances, the Clerk of Council shall post a copy of this ordinance, together with notice as to where copies of the Codified Ordinances hereby approved, adopted and enacted, may be examined, in the five public places set forth in Section 222.01 of the Codified Ordinances for a period of not less than fifteen days. 
   Section 4. That all sections and subsections of the Codified Ordinances without an ordinance or resolution history or with the words "Adopting Ordinance" at the end thereof are or contain new matter ordained by this Adopting Ordinance. 
   Section 5. That it is found and determined that all formal actions of this Council concerning and relating to the passage of this ordinance were adopted in an open meeting of this Council, and that all deliberations of this Council, and of any of its committees, that resulted in such formal action were in meetings open to the public in compliance with al I legal requirements. 
   Section 6. That this ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, property, health, safety and welfare, and for the further reason that it is immediately necessary to have an up-to-date codification of the laws of the City, one which is consistent with the latest State law, where such consistency is required by the Ohio Constitution, with which to administer the affairs of the City and ensure law and order. Therefore, provided that this ordinance receives the affirmative vote of two-thirds of all members elected to Council, it shall take effect and be in force immediately upon its passage and approval by the Mayor; otherwise from and after the earliest period allowed by law. 
 
/s/                Alfred J. Koch                 
                President of Council
Approved: /s/        Walter F. Ehrnfelt       
                              Mayor
Date Passed:      December 21, 1987   
Date Approved:    December 21, 1987     
Attest: /s/      Leslie Seefried             
                  Clerk of Council
CONTENTS
PRELIMINARY UNIT
CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF STRONGSVILLE, OHIO
         CHARTER
         PART TWO -    Administration Code
         PART FOUR -    Traffic Code
         PART S IX -       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