[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Franklin 5-5-1986 as Title One, Ch. I of the 1986 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
All bylaws passed by the City Council shall be called ordinances.
All ordinances shall be presented at City Council meetings. An ordinance, when presented, shall be read a first time in its entirety, except for a general revision or by unanimous vote of the Council. An ordinance may be revised or amended after its first reading and may be sent to the Legislative Committee of the City Council for its recommendation, which Committee shall issue its recommendation at the next regular Council meeting. Before its passage the ordinance must be read a second time but may be read by title only.
An ordinance may be passed at the meeting at which it is presented for its first reading if all Council members present and voting approve it for first and final reading unanimously. In such case, no recommendation from the Legislative Committee shall be necessary. Lacking such approval, no ordinance may be passed until the next meeting of the Council after the first reading. An ordinance may be amended after the second reading. Ordinances may be introduced or passed at both regular and special Council meetings.
All ordinances passed by the City Council shall be recorded without erasure or interlineation in a suitable ordinance book by the City Clerk and published in the appropriate Annual City Report. The City Clerk shall also publish the ordinance in accordance with Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article I, Adoption of Code.
All proposals and adoptions of ordinances of the City Council and such resolutions as the City Council may direct shall be published by title and brief description in one or more newspapers of general circulation in the city, as the City Manager may designate. This section shall not apply to a general revision of any chapter of this Code.