Ordinance 2017-04

AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE
CREATING CHAPTER 1505 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES
MANDATING AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS
IN CERTAIN INSTITUTIONAL FACILITIES,
AND AMENDING THE TITLE OF PART FIFTEEN
OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES TO BE KNOWN AS THE
"FIRE PREVENTION AND LIFE SAFETY CODE"

WHEREAS, there are existing facilities and institutions, as well as property owners interested in developing institutional facilities such as nursing homes, assisted care living opportunities, and schools, who could benefit and save lives with the installation of AED’s in their facilities; and

WHEREAS, automatic external defibrillators (AED’s) are now economical, and readily available, easily administered, and the minutes saved before fire/rescue personnel can arrive could mean the difference between life and death; and

WHEREAS, the Mayfield Village Fire Department intends to provide all institutional facilities who request it with a CPR/AED training program to facilitate the implementation of this law.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the Village of Mayfield, County of Cuyahoga, State of Ohio:

SECTION 1.  That new Chapter 1505, establishing the AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR REQUIRED, as set forth in Exhibit “A”, attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference, is hereby adopted.                                                  

SECTION 2.  The title of PART FIFTEEN, currently referred to as "Fire Prevention Code" is hereby and herein amended to read "FIRE PREVENTION AND LIFE SAFETY CODE".

SECTION 3.  The Council finds and determines that all formal actions of the Council relating to the adoption of this Ordinance have been taken at open meetings of this Council; and that deliberations of this Council and of its committees, resulting in such formal action, took place in meetings open to the public in compliance with all statutory requirements including the requirements of Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.

SECTION 4.  This Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the health, safety and welfare of the residents of Mayfield Village.  It shall, therefore, take effect immediately upon passage by the affirmative vote of not less than five (5) members elected to Council and approval by the Mayor or otherwise at the earliest time allowed by law.