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Ordinance 24-Create the Position of Ordinance Enforcement Officer
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)