An Ordinance to secure the public peace, health,
safety, welfare, and convenience of the residents and property
owners of the Township of Springport, Jackson County, Michigan,
a municipal corporation, and to prohibit and limit the storage
of inoperable motor vehicles, and to repeal all Ordinances and
parts of Ordinances in conflict therewith.
THE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SPRINGPORT TOWNSHIP
JACKSON, COUNTY, MICHIGAN, ORDAINS:
Section 1: TITLE
This Ordinance shall be known as the “Springport Township
Motor Vehicle Storage Ordinance.”
Section 2: PURPOSE
The fundamental purpose of this Ordinance is to promote the
public health, safety and general welfare of the Township, and
to prohibit and limit the storage of inoperable motor vehicles.
Section 1: STORAGE
No person, firm or corporation shall park or store any dismantled,
partially dismantled or inoperable motor vehicle or parts thereof
on any premises in the Township of Springport for a period of
more than thirty (30) days continuously, and no person, firm or
corporation shall permit any dismantled, partially dismantled
or inoperable motor vehicle or parts thereof to remain on any
premises in the Township of Springport for a period of more than
thirty (30) days continuously. This section shall not apply to
dismantled, partially dismantled or inoperable motor vehicles
or parts thereof stored in a closed building, or to dismantled
vehicles, partially dismantled or inoperable motor vehicles stored
in a duly established automobile wreaking establishment that has
and is complying with all of the Ordinances of the Township of
Springport and the Statutes of the State of Michigan, nor shall
this Ordinance have any application to the storage of dismantled
partially dismantled or inoperable motor vehicles by a duly established
garage for a period of less than six (6) months.
Section 2: PERMIT
Any person, firm or corporation owning a dismantled, partially
dismantled or inoperable motor vehicle, who is repairing, or who
is about to have the said motor vehicle repaired, may apply for
a permit at the Township office to permit the said motor vehicle
to remain on the premises for a period of an additional thirty
(30) days. A fee of five ($5.00) dollars for each permit issued
shall be collected by the Township and paid into the General Fund.
Section 3: OUTDOOR STORAGE NUISANCE
The presence of any dismantled, partially dismantled or inoperable
motor vehicle or parts thereof outdoors on any premises in the
Township of Springport is hereby declared to be a public nuisance
and is hereby further declared to be offensive to the public health,
welfare, and safety.
Section 4: DEFINITIONS
Motor vehicles are hereby defined as any wheeled vehicles which
are self-propelled or intended to be self propelled. In operable
vehicles are defined as motor vehicles which, by reason of dismantling,
disrepair or other cause, are inoperable of being propelled under
their own power. Dismantled and partially dismantled motor vehicles
are defined as motor vehicles from which some part or parts, which
are ordinarily a component of such motor vehicle, has been removed
or is missing or any automobile which has not been licensed for
more than a year shall be considered as an inoperable motor vehicle.
Section 5: PENALTY
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate or assist
in the violation of any provision of this Ordinance shall be guilty
of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than One Hundred
($100.00) Dollars or by imprisonment in the County Jail for a
period of not exceeding Ninety (90) days, or both such fine and
imprisonment. Every day that such violation shall continue shall
constitute a separate and distinct violation under the provision
of this Ordinance.
Section 6: ARRESTS
The Township Board, by its duly constituted officers, the Prosecuting
Attorney of Jackson County, or the duly appointed attorney for
the Township of Springport may cause complaint to be made for
violation of the previsions hereof.
Section 7: CIVIL PROCEEDINGS
In addition, the Township Board, by it duly constituted officers,
or any person owning real estate in the Township of Springport,
may institute appropriate Court proceedings to en join, abate
and remove any such nuisance per se, or to prevent the continued
violation of this Ordinance.
Section 8: REMEDIES CUMULATIVE
The remedies and penalties herein are cumulative and in addition
to other remedies provided by law.
Section 9: VALIDITY
If any section, provision or clause of this Ordinance, or the
application thereof to any person or circumstance, is held invalid,
such invalidity shall not affect any remaining portion or application
of this Ordinance which can be given effect without the invalid
portion or application.
Section 1: EFFECTIVENESS
This Ordinance shall be effective after legal publication and
in accordance with provisions of the Act governing same.
Adopted July 14th, 1975
Effective August 13th, 1975