WHEREAS, a determination has been made that the ordinances of the Municipality of a permanent and general nature should be recodified;
   WHEREAS, the Municipality has heretofore entered into 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of such ordinances, together with the new matter to be adopted, the matters to be amended and those to be repealed are before the Council;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 Municipality of Waterville, Lucas County, Ohio (at least five members elected thereto concurring) that:
   SECTION 1.  The ordinances of the Village of Waterville, Ohio, of a general and permanent nature, as revised, recodified, rearranged and consolidated into component codes, titles, chapters and sections are hereby approved, adopted and enacted as the Municipal Code of the Village of Waterville, Ohio, 1997.
   SECTION 2.  The provisions of this Ordinance, including all provisions of the Municipal Code, shall be in full force and effect as provided in Section 6 of this Ordinance.  All ordinances and resolutions or parts thereof enacted prior to December 1, 1997, which are inconsistent with any provision of the Municipal Code, are hereby repealed as of the effective date of this Ordinance.  The enactment of the Municipal Code shall not be construed to affect a right or liability accrued or incurred under any legislative provisions 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.  Each section of the Municipal Code without an ordinance or resolution history at the end thereof indicates that the section contains new material which is hereby enacted by this adopting ordinance.
   SECTION 4.  Through authentication and approval of this Ordinance the Mayor and Clerk of Council shall certify that the permanent and general ordinances of the Municipality as codified therein are correctly set forth and constitute the Municipal Code of the Village of Waterville, Ohio, 1997.
   SECTION 5.  It is found and determined that all formal actions of the Council concerning and relating to 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 all legal requirements, including Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.
   SECTION 6.  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 Municipal Code to the officials and residents of the Municipality, so as to facilitate administration, daily operation and avoid legal entanglements including conflicts with general State law.  This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after the date of its final passage.
YEAS:       5    NAYS:       0     
PASSED THIS   16  DAY OF   DEC. , 1997
YEAS:       5      NAYS:       0     
/s/      Elizabeth A.  Overmann
   Clerk of Council, Deputy
/s/     David Myerholz
Prepared by:
Thomas L.  Mattis
Municipal Administrator
George F.  Runner
Municipal Solicitor
/s/      George F.  Runner   
   Approved as to form:
   Municipal Solicitor
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      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