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Ordinance 26-Create a Township Police Department
At a regular meeting of the Township Board for the Township of Springport, Jackson County, Michigan, held on the 12th day of August, 2002, at 7:00 p.m. the following Ordinance was heard and passed;

THE TOWNSHIP OF SPRINGPORT ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Springport Township Police Department is hereby established.

SECTION 2. HIRING
The Township Board is hereby authorized to hire by resolution any person or persons to serve as a officer of the Springport Township Police Department for such term or terms as may be designated in said resolution and for such compensation as the Board may determine. The Board may further, by resolution, remove any person from said office, in the discretion of the Board.

SECTION 3. AUTHORITY
The Springport Township Police Department personnel is hereby authorized to enforce all existing laws and will be involved in Community Policing activities.

SECTION 4. CONTINGENCY
Ordinance to establish a Springport Township Police Department will be contingent upon the passage of the millage proposal.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Resolution No. 12-02, “An Ordinance to Create a Township Police Department”, be adopted.

The foregoing resolution offered by Board Member Steve Rybicki and supported by Board Member Sally Bradford.

Upon roll call vote, the following voted “aye”; Steve Rybicki, Bonnie Minier, Jack Travioli, Sally Bradford, and Gaylord Lincoln.

“Nay”; None.

The Supervisor declared the resolution adopted.