| At the regular meeting of the Township Board for
the Township of Springport, Jackson County, Michigan, held on the
12th day of February, 1996, at 7:30 p.m., the following Ordinance
was heard and passed:
THE TOWNSHIP OF SPRINGPORT ORDAINS:
Section 1. ORDINANCE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
The office of the Springport Township Ordinance Enforcement Officer
is hereby established.
Section 2. APPOINTMENT
The Township Board is hereby authorized to appoint by motion/resolution
any person or persons to the office of Ordinance Enforcement Officer
for such term or terms as may be designated in said motion/resolution
and for such compensation as the Board may determine. The Board
may further, by motion/resolution, remove any person from said
office, in the discretion of the Board.
Section 3. AUTHORITY
The Ordinance Enforcement Officer is hereby authorized to enforce
all civil infractions, the junk car ordinance, the storage of
materials provisions of the Zoning Ordinance and such other Ordinances
of the Township as the Township designates, whether heretofore
or hereafter enacted, and whether such Ordinances specifically
designate a different enforcing official or do not designate any
particular officer. Where a particular officer is so designated
in any Ordinance that officer’s authority shall continue
in full force and effect and shall not be diminished or impaired
by the terms of this Ordinance, and the authority of the Ordinance
Enforcement Officer shall be in addition to the authority granted
to such other specific officer. An Ordinance Enforcement Officer
shall in performance of the officer’s duties be subordinate
and responsible to the Supervisor or such other Township Board
member as the Township Board may from time to time designate.
Section 4. DUTIES
The Ordinance Enforcement Officer’s duties shall include
the following: investigation of the Ordinance violations; issuing
warnings; issuing and serving Ordinance violation notices; issuing
and serving appearance tickets as authorized under 1968 Public
Act 147, as amended (MCL 764.9c); issuing and serving municipal
civil infraction notices and municipal civil infraction citations
as authorizations under 1994 Public Acts 1994, as it may from
time to time be amended (MCL 600.8701 et seg); appearance in court
or other judicial or quasi-judicial proceedings to assist in the
prosecution of the Ordinance violators; and such other Ordinance
enforcing duties as may be delegated by the Township Board, Township
Supervisor, or assigned by the Township Attorney.
SECTION 5. SEVERABILITY
The provisions of this Ordinance are hereby declared to be severable
and if any part is declared invalid for any reason by a court
of competent jurisdiction it shall not affect the remainder of
the Ordinance which shall continue in full force and effect.
SECTION 6. SUPPLEMENTAL EFFECT
All Ordinances of the Township heretofore or hereafter adopted
shall be considered to be supplemented by the terms of this Ordinance.
SECTION 7. EFFECTIVE DATE
This Ordinance shall take effect immediately upon publication
as required by law following adoption by the township Board.
Adopted : February 12, 1996
Effective: Upon Publication (February 22, 1996)