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A. All legislative action of a general and permanent nature by the Council shall be by ordinance or resolution introduced in written or printed form; other action of the Council may be taken by motion. An affirmative vote of at least a majority of the members of Council shall be required for the passage of every ordinance or resolution.
B. Every ordinance or resolution shall be fully and distinctly read at three (3) different meetings of the Council unless five (5) members of Council vote to dispense with the second and third readings thereof, in which event such ordinance or resolution shall be fully and distinctly read at least once before passage. The Council may read any ordinance or resolution by title only upon a motion approved by a majority of the members of Council.
C. No ordinance or resolution shall contain more than one general subject, which subject shall be clearly expressed in its title. Any ordinance or resolution revising or amending previous legislation shall set forth the entire section or sections thereof so revised or amended, as revised or amended and the original sections or section, so revised or amended, shall be deemed repealed.
D. The Council may adopt standard codes prepared by public or private agencies on such matters as fire prevention, building construction, electric wiring, plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and similar subjects and on subjects determined by Council to be appropriate for adoption by reference, by reference to the date and source of such codes without reproducing the same at length in the adopting ordinance. In case of such adoption, publication of the code at length shall not be required, but there shall be at the time thereafter on file for public inspection in the office of the Auditor of the City, at least one copy of such code. The Auditor shall make additional copies thereof, available for sale to interested persons at such prices as may be established by Council.
E. Revisions, codifications or rearrangements of ordinances may be published in book form. If so revised, codified and rearranged, under appropriate titles, chapters and sections, such revisions, codifications or rearrangements may be made in one ordinance comprising one or more subjects. The publication in book form as aforesaid with certification of the passage and adoption thereof, by the Clerk of Council shall constitute sufficient publication of the ordinance or ordinances contained therein. The book so published and certified, shall be received in evidence in any court, for the purpose of proving the ordinance or ordinances therein contained, in the same manner and for the same purpose the original book, ordinance minutes or journal would be received. If a revision, codification or rearrangement of ordinances contains new matter not previously published, a notice of the enactment thereof, setting forth the titles of the ordinances and the titles of the chapters and sections containing such new matter, shall be published in the manner provided in Section 14 of this Article, which notice shall constitute a sufficient publication of such new matter.