A Resolution is a formal decision of the governing body that is submitted in writing due to its importance or length. A resolution has a degree of importance somewhere between a regular motion and an ordinance. Some matters which are handled by ordinance in some cities are handled by resolution in other units of government. For example, counties legislate by resolution rather than by ordinance. State statutes prescribe no form for resolutions and where the statutes do require an action by resolution, they state nothing more than a resolution shall be used.