City of Monroe, MI
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Monroe 1-9-1995 by Ord. No. 94-017. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Ordinances and resolutions — See § C-186 et seq.
Codified ordinances — See Ch. 1.
Ordinances in Home Rule cities — See MCLA §§ 117.3, 117.5b.
Enforcement — See MCLA § 117.4i.
Enactment — See MCLA § 117.4j.
Actions to recover fines and penalties — See MCLA § 117.29.
All ordinances and resolutions of permanent import shall be prepared by the City Attorney or his or her authorized representative and presented to the Council in writing. No ordinance shall be prepared for presentation to the Council unless ordered by a majority vote of the Council, requested by the City Manager or prepared by the City Attorney on his or her own initiative. Prior to the vote on the first reading, complete copies of the proposed ordinance, together with the comments of the City Manager where there are substantive matters of administration involved, shall be distributed to each member of Council.
All ordinances shall be prepared in accordance with state law and the City Charter and shall be available for review by the general public in the office of the Clerk/Treasurer prior to the vote on the first reading.
Ordinances introduced at a Council meeting shall not be finally acted upon until at least the next official meeting, except that appropriations or other forms of emergency ordinances as prescribed by the City Charter may be acted on immediately.
Amendments to any ordinance, upon motion of a member of Council, may be made upon introduction or prior to final reading thereof, orally or in writing, provided that an oral amendment must immediately be reduced to writing by the person making such amendment, and provided that the wording of such amendment shall be approved by the City Attorney as to legal form and sufficiency. In the event the amendment materially changes the administrative feasibility of implementing the ordinance, and the Mayor does not waive resubmission of the ordinance to the City Manager for review and comment, the ordinance shall be considered as tabled upon the adoption of such amendment, pending receipt by the Council of such additional review and comment from the City Manager.
An affirmative vote of at least a majority of the members of the Council shall be necessary to pass an ordinance, resolution, motion or any other proposition, except as otherwise specified in the City Charter.
As soon as possible after the passage of an ordinance by the Council, and before publication, the Clerk/Treasurer shall present to the Mayor a certified copy of the ordinance as passed and make note on the ordinance or on its back of the date and approximate time it was received by the Mayor. Any ordinance which the Mayor has affixed his or her signature to or withheld his or her approval of, or which has taken effect without his or her approval, pursuant to the City Charter, shall be returned to the Clerk/Treasurer, and he or she shall note the date and time of the return and keep such ordinance in safe custody as a public record.
Unless otherwise specially required by law, a resolution need not be submitted to the Mayor for approval.