A Resolution is a formal statement of a decision or expression of opinion put before or approved by a governmental assembly.
An Ordinance is an authoritative order; a statute, or regulation enacted by a municipal government. Once adopted, an ordinance is codified and entered into a municipality's legally binding Ordinance Book.
The Centre Region Council of Governments recognizes ordinances as the avenue through which local law is adopted. Resolutions are a sub-set of ordinances, stating a municipality's opinion on a given matter and authorizing such actions as the erection of traffic signs, setting of various fees for services, and initiating agreements between the municipality and other entities, etc.