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Ordinance 6-Regulation and Control The Storage of Motor Vehicles (replaced by Ordinance 23)

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:

ARTICLE I-PREAMBLE

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.

ARTICLE II

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.

ARTICLE III

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