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(A) Form. Every proposed ordinance or resolution shall be introduced in writing and in the form required for final adoption. No ordinance or resolution shall contain more than one (1) subject, which shall be clearly expressed in its title, except for appropriations of money. The enacting clause shall be “The City of Xenia hereby ordains...”, in the case of ordinances, or “The City of Xenia hereby resolves...”, in the case of resolutions. Any ordinance or resolution which repeals or amends an existing ordinance, resolution or part of the City Code shall set out in full the ordinance, resolution, sections or subsections to be repealed or amended, and shall indicate matters to be omitted by enclosing it in brackets or by strikeout type and shall indicate new matters by underscoring or by italics.
(B) Procedure. An ordinance or resolution may be introduced by any member at any regular or special meeting of the Council. The City Clerk shall distribute a copy to each Council member and appointed official, and shall file a reasonable number of copies in the office of the City Clerk and such other public places as Council may designate. The enacting clause of any ordinance or resolution, unless it is declared to be an emergency, shall not be passed until it has been publicly read at two (2) meetings at least one (1) week apart. Such readings may be by title only. Pursuant to Section 5.07 of this Charter, the ordinance or resolution shall be published by the City Clerk.
(C) Effective Date. Except as otherwise provided in this Charter, every adopted ordinance shall become effective at the expiration of thirty (30) days after adoption or at any later date specified therein.
(D) “Published” Defined. As used in this section, the term “publish” means to print in one (1) or more newspapers of general circulation in the City, and/or by other electronic media: (1) the ordinance or resolution or a brief summary thereof, and (2) the places where copies of it have been filed and the times when it is available for public inspection and purchase at cost.