ADOPTING ORDINANCE NO. 1993-48
AN ORDINANCE TO APPROVE THE 1993 CODIFIED ORDINANCES; TO ADOPT NEW MATTER; TO AMEND AND REPEAL CERTAIN OBSOLETE AND CONFLICTING LEGISLATIVE PROVISIONS, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
   WHEREAS, a determination has been made that the Ordinances of the City of Westlake, Ohio, of a permanent and general nature should be recodified; and
   WHEREAS, Council has heretofore entered into a 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of such Ordinances, together with the new matter to be adopted, the matters to be amended and those to be repealed are before the Council.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 CITY OF WESTLAKE, COUNTY OF CUYAHOGA AND STATE OF OHIO:
   Section 1:  That the Ordinances of the City of Westlake, 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 Codified Ordinances of the City of Westlake, Ohio, 1993.
   Section 2:  That the provisions of this Ordinance, including all provisions of the Codified Ordinances, shall be in full force and effect as provided in Section 5 of this Ordinance.  All Ordinances and Resolutions and/or parts thereof enacted prior to January 1, 1993, which are inconsistent with any provision of the Codified Ordinances, are hereby repealed as of the effective date of this Ordinance, except as follows: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 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.
   (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 and detachment of territory.
      (10)   Any legislation enacted subsequent to January 1, 1993.
   Section 3:  That each section of the Codified Ordinances 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:  That 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 Codified Ordinances of the City of Westlake, Ohio 1993.
   Section 5:  That it is found and determined that all formal actions of this Council concerning and relating to this legislation 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 all legal requirements including Section 10, Article XI of the Charter of the City of Westlake.
   Section 6:  That this legislation is hereby declared to be an emergency measure immediately necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety and welfare, and for the further reason that it is immediately necessary for the earliest publication and distribution of the Codified Ordinances to the officials and residents of the Municipality, so as to facilitate administration, daily operation and avoid legal entanglements including conflict with general State law, and further provided it 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.
Passed:   April 1, 1993             
/s/ Robert M. Peterson               
President of Council
Presented to Mayor:   4/2/93     
Approved:   4/2/93                   
ATTEST:
/s/ Nora T. Hill                         
Clerk of Council
/s/ Dennis M. Clough               
Mayor
CONTENTS
PRELIMINARY UNIT
CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF WESTLAKE, OHIO
      CHARTER
      PART ONE - Administrative Code
      PART THREE - Traffic Code
      PART FIVE - General Offenses Code
      PART SEVEN - Business Regulation Code
      PART NINE - Streets, Utilities and Public Services Code
      PART ELEVEN - Planning and Platting Code
      PART TWELVE - Zoning Code
      PART THIRTEEN - Building Code
      PART FIFTEEN - Fire Prevention Code