ADOPTING ORDINANCE
CITY OF XENIA, OHIO
ORDINANCE NO. 07 - 06
AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF XENIA, OHIO, REVISING, AMENDING, RESTATING, CODIFYING, AND COMPILING CERTAIN EXISTING GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISION DEALING WITH SUBJECTS EMBRACED IN SUCH CODE OF ORDINANCES, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
   WHEREAS, the present general and permanent ordinances of the City of Xenia, Ohio, 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 municipality and for the proper conduct of its affairs; and
   WHEREAS, the Acts of the Legislature of the State of Ohio empower and authorize the City of Xenia, Ohio, 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 City Council of the City of Xenia, Ohio, has authorized a general compilation, revision, and codification of the ordinances of the City of Xenia, Ohio, of a general and permanent nature and publication of such ordinance in book form, and various ordinances and resolutions that have been passed by City Council since the last update and revision (December 9, 2004) have been included in this recodification; and
   WHEREAS, American Legal Publishing, with the cooperation of the Law Department and the City Clerk's Office, has accomplished a complete recodification of the Codified Ordinances of the City; and
   WHEREAS, certain changes were made in the Codified Ordinances to bring City law into conformity with State law, where and as required.
   NOW, THEREFORE, the City of Xenia hereby ordains:
   Section 1.  The general ordinances of the City of Xenia, Ohio, as revised, amended, restated, codified, and compiled in book form are hereby adopted as and shall constitute the "Code of Ordinances of the City of Xenia, Ohio."
   Section 2.  Such Code of Ordinances as adopted in Section 1 shall consist of the following:
   INDEX
   CHARTER
   PART TWO:  ADMINISTRATION CODE
      TITLE TWO - General Provisions
         Chap. 200.   Definitions.
         Chap. 202.   Codified Ordinances.
         Chap. 204.   Official Standards.
         Chap. 206.   Public Meetings.
         Chap. 208.   Contracts and Purchasing.
         Chap. 210.   Civil Defense.
         Chap. 212.   Elections. (Repealed)
      TITLE FOUR - Legislation
         Chap. 220.   City Council.
         Chap. 222.   Ordinances and Resolutions.
         Chap. 224.   Mayor.
         Chap. 226.   Community Funding.
      TITLE SIX - Administration
         Chap. 230.   City Manager.
         Chap. 232.   City Clerk.
         Chap. 234.   Department of Law.
         Chap. 236.   Department of Finance.
         Chap. 238.   Department of Public Safety.
         Chap. 240.   Division of Police.
         Chap. 242.   Division of Fire.
         Chap. 244.   Department of Public Service.
         Chap. 248.   Department of Parks and Recreation.
         Chap. 250.   Department of Community Development.
         Chap. 252.   Department of Human Resources.
         Chap. 254.   Health Services.
         Chap. 260.   Employees Generally.
      TITLE EIGHT - Boards, Commissions and Committees.
         Chap. 270.   Planning and Zoning Commission.
         Chap. 272.   Board of Zoning Appeals.
         Chap. 274.   Civil Service Commission.
         Chap. 276.   Community Relations Commission.
         Chap. 278.   Board for Recreation, Arts and Cultural Activities.
         Chap. 280.   City Beautification Commission. (Repealed)
         Chap. 282.   Loan Trust Fund Committee.
         Chap. 284.   Traffic Commission.
         Chap. 286.   Pretreatment Review Committee.
         Chap. 288.   Tax Appeals Committee.
      TITLE TEN - Judiciary
         Chap. 290.   Municipal Court.
      TITLE TWELVE - Fees
         Chap. 298.   Fee Schedule.
   PART FOUR:  TRAFFIC CODE
      TITLE TWO - Administration, Enforcement and Penalties
         Chap. 402.   Definitions.
         Chap. 404.   Enforcement; Impounding.
         Chap. 406.   Traffic Control Map and File.
         Chap. 408.   Penalties.
         Chap. 410.   Traffic Commission.
      TITLE FOUR - Public Ways and Traffic Control Devices
         Chap. 411.   Definitions.
         Chap. 412.   Obstruction and Special Uses of Public Ways.
         Chap. 414.   Traffic Control Devices.
         Chap. 416.   Pedestrians.
      TITLE SIX - Operation and Vehicles
         Chap. 430.   Definitions.
         Chap. 432.   Operation Generally.
         Chap. 434.   O.V.I.; Reckless Operation; Speed.
         Chap. 436.   Licensing; Accidents.
         Chap. 438.   Safety and Equipment.
         Chap. 440.   Commercial and Heavy Vehicles.
         Chap. 442.   Drivers of Commercial Vehicles.
         Chap. 444.   Bicycles and Motorcycles Generally.
         Chap. 446.   Licensing of Bicycles and Motorized Bicycles.
         Chap. 448.   Snowmobiles, Off-Highway Motorcycles and All-Purpose Vehicles.
      TITLE EIGHT - Parking
         Chap. 450.   Definitions.
         Chap. 452.   Parking Generally.
         Chap. 454.   Parking Meters.
   PART SIX:  GENERAL OFFENSES
         Chap. 604.   Definitions.
         Chap. 606.   General Provisions.
         Chap. 608.   Administration, Enforcement and Public Service.
         Chap. 612.   Alcoholic Beverages.
         Chap. 618.   Animals.
         Chap. 620.   Civil Rights.
         Chap. 622.   Clean Indoor Air.
         Chap. 624.   Drugs.
         Chap. 630.   Gambling.
         Chap. 636.   Offenses Relating to Persons.
         Chap. 642.   Offenses Relating to Property.
         Chap. 648.   Peace Disturbances.
         Chap. 660.   Safety, Sanitation and Health.
         Chap. 666.   Sex Related Offenses.
         Chap. 672.   Theft and Fraud.
         Chap. 676.   Vegetation.
         Chap. 678.   Weapons and Explosives.
         Chap. 698.   Penalties and Sentencing.
   PART EIGHT:  BUSINESS REGULATION AND TAXATION CODE
      TITLE TWO - Business Regulation
         Chap. 802.   Definitions.
         Chap. 804.    Advertising and Handbills.
         Chap. 808.   Cable Communications.
         Chap. 810.   Carnivals, Circuses and Other Exhibitions.
         Chap. 820.   Escorts and Escort Services.
         Chap. 840.   Massage Establishments and Practitioners.
         Chap. 850.   Peddlers and Solicitors.
         Chap. 858.   Sexually Oriented Businesses and Employees.
         Chap. 860.   Pet Shops and Kennels.
         Chap. 862.   Taxicabs.
      TITLE FOUR - Taxation
         Chap. 878.   Definitions.
         Chap. 880.   Income Tax.
         Chap. 882.   Hotel-Motel Tax.
         Chap. 884.   Motor Vehicle License Tax.
         Chap. 886.   Community Reinvestment Areas.
   PART TEN:  STREETS, UTILITIES AND PUBLIC SERVICE CODE
      TITLE TWO - Street and Sidewalk Areas
         Chap. 1020.   Excavations.
         Chap. 1022.   Sidewalks, Curbs and Gutters.
         Chap. 1024.   Construction Materials Requirements.
      TITLE FOUR - Utilities
         Chap. 1038.   Definitions.
         Chap. 1040.   Utilities Billing.
         Chap. 1042.   Water.
         Chap. 1044.   Sewers Generally.
         Chap. 1046.   Sewer User Charges.
         Chap. 1048.   Industrial Pretreatment Standards.
         Chap. 1049.   Stormwater Management.
         Chap. 1050.   Water and Sewer Extension Policy.
         Chap. 1052.   Water and Sewer Extension Cost Recovery Fee Procedures.
         Chap. 1054.   Water and Sewer Extension Projects.
         Chap. 1056.   Electricity.
         Chap. 1058.   Gas.
      TITLE SIX - Other Public Services
         Chap. 1059.   Definitions.
         Chap. 1060.   Sanitation Service.
         Chap. 1062.   Parks.
         Chap. 1064.   Emergency Alarms and Communications.
   PART TWELVE:  PLANNING AND ZONING CODE
      TITLE TWO - Planning
         Chap. 1218.   Definitions.
         Chap. 1220.   Planning and Zoning Commission.
         Chap. 1222.   Land Use.
         Chap. 1224.   Urban Renewal.
         Chap. 1226.   Erosion and Sediment Control.
         Chap. 1228.   Flood Damage Reduction.
      TITLE FOUR - Subdivision Regulations
         Chap. 1230.   General Provisions and Definitions.
         Chap. 1232.   Administration, Enforcement and Penalty.
         Chap. 1234.   Platting Procedure.
         Chap. 1236.   Design Standards.
         Chap. 1238.   Improvements.
      TITLE SIX - Zoning
         Chap. 1240.   General Provisions and Definitions.
         Chap. 1242.   Administration, Enforcement and Penalty.
         Chap. 1244.   Board of Zoning Appeals.
         Chap. 1246.   Amendments.
         Chap. 1248.   Districts Generally and Zoning Map.
         Chap. 1250.   R-1A, R-1B and R-1C One-Family Residential Districts.
         Chap. 1252.   R-2 Two-Family Residential Districts.
         Chap. 1254.   R-3 Multi-family Residential District.
         Chap. 1256.   R-4 Multi-family Residential District.
         Chap. 1258.   R-O Residential Office District.
         Chap. 1260.   O-1 Office District.
         Chap. 1262.   H-1 Hospital District.
         Chap. 1264.   B-1 Convenience Shopping Business District.
         Chap. 1266.   B-2 Central Business District.
         Chap. 1268.   B-3 Highway-Oriented Business District.
         Chap. 1270.   B-4 Planned Shopping Center Business District.
         Chap. 1272.   I-1 Light Industrial District.
         Chap. 1274.   I-2 Heavy Industrial District.
         Chap. 1276.   I-O Industrial Office District.
         Chap. 1278.   A-1 Agricultural District.
         Chap. 1280.   GRP Ground Water Resource Protection Overlay District.
         Chap. 1281.   Urban Design Overlay District.
         Chap. 1282.   Planned Unit Development.
         Chap. 1284.   Mobile Homes and Mobile Home Parks.
         Chap. 1286.   Nonconforming Uses.
         Chap. 1288.   Off-Street Parking, Loading and Waiting Areas.
         Chap. 1290.   Signs.
         Chap. 1292.   Sexually Oriented Business Facilities.
         Chap. 1294.   Supplementary Regulations.
         Chap. 1296.   Wireless Telecommunications Facility.
   PART FOURTEEN:  BUILDING AND HOUSING CODE
      TITLE TWO - Building Standards
         Chap. 1420.    Ohio Basic Building Code.
         Chap. 1422.   OBOA One, Two and Three Family Dwelling Code.
         Chap. 1424.   National Electric Code.
      TITLE FOUR - Miscellaneous Building Regulations
         Chap. 1438.   Definitions.
         Chap. 1440.   Administration, Permits and Fees.
         Chap. 1442.   Assistance to the Physically Handicapped.
         Chap. 1444.   Awnings, Marquees and Signs.
         Chap. 1450.   Fire Alarm Systems and Smoke Detectors.
         Chap. 1452.   Fire Limits.
         Chap. 1454.   Flood Damage Prevention. (Repealed)
         Chap. 1468.   Moving of Buildings.
         Chap. 1472.   Nuisances and Dangerous Structures.
         Chap. 1474.   Numbering of Buildings.
      TITLE SIX - Housing
         Chap. 1488.   Definitions.
         Chap. 1490.   BOCA National Property Maintenance Code.
         Chap. 1492.   Minimum Housing Standards.
   PART SIXTEEN:  FIRE PREVENTION CODE
         Chap. 1600.   Definitions.
         Chap. 1610.   Ohio Fire Code.
         Chap. 1620.   Hazardous Materials and Chemicals.
   TABLE OF SPECIAL ORDINANCES
      TABLE A.   Franchises.
      TABLE B.   Easements.
      TABLE C.   Vacating of Streets and Alleys.
      TABLE D.   Dedication and Plat Approval.
      TABLE E.   Acquisition and Disposal of Real Property.
      TABLE F.   Lease of Real Property.
      TABLE G.   Street Grade Levels and Change of Street Name.
      TABLE H.   Annexation and Detachment of Territory.
      TABLE I.   Zoning Map Changes.
      TABLE J.   Changes to Traffic Control Map.
   PARALLEL REFERENCES
      Historical References to Ohio Revised Code
      References to 1997 Code
      References to Resolutions
      References to Ordinances
   Section 3.  All prior ordinances pertaining 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 ordinances levying taxes, appropriating money, annexing or detaching territory, establishing franchises, or granting special rights to certain persons, authorizing public improvements, authorizing the issuance of bonds or 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 for 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.  Such Code shall be deemed published as of the day of its adoption and approval by City Council and the Clerk of the City Council is hereby authorized and ordered to file a copy of such Code of Ordinances in the Office of the Clerk.
   Section 5.  City Clerk shall cause a notice of the enactment of this ordinance, containing the title of this ordinance and a summary of the new matters covered by it to be published one time within 20 days after passage in a newspaper of general circulation in the City.
   Section 6.  Such Code shall be in full force and effect as provided in Section 7, and such Code shall be presumptive evidence in all courts and places of the ordinance and all provisions, sections, penalties, and regulations therein contained and of the date of passage, and that 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 7.  This Ordinance is an emergency to immediately allow the electronic code to be made available to staff, residents, vendors, businesses, etc., distribution of hard copies, and installation of Folio Views on selected users' computers for immediate access. 
Passed:   February 8, 2007
Effective:   February 9, 2007
                           /s/                                                 
                           Patricia L. Felton
                           President, Xenia City Council
Attest:
/s/            
Michelle D. Johnson
Clerk, Xenia City Council