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(A) Introduction. An ordinance shall be introduced in writing in the form required by assembly rule. An ordinance may be introduced by an assembly member or the borough mayor at a regular or special meeting of the assembly.

(B) Notice and Hearing. Upon approval of four assembly members, the clerk shall publish a notice containing the text or a summary of the ordinance, the time and place for a public hearing, and where copies of the ordinance are available.

The public hearing shall be held seven or more days following publication of the notice.

(C) Enactment. A simple majority vote of the total membership of the assembly may pass an ordinance. An ordinance takes effect upon adoption or at a later date specified in the ordinance. An adopted ordinance must be placed in the form required by borough code. Ordinances shall be attested by the borough clerk and by the mayor.