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Ordinance #32 - Ordinance Enforcement Officer
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ORDINANCE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
(Ord. No. 32)
 
AN ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH THE OFFICE OF ORDINANCE ENFORCE­MENT OFFICER; TO PRESCRIBE THE DUTIES OF SAID OFFICE; TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWNSHIP BOARD TO APPOINT ANY PERSON OR PERSONS TO SAID OFFICE, AND TO AMEND ANY ORDINANCES OF BERRIEN TOWNSHIP WHICH CONFLICT WITH THE PROVISIONS HEREOF.
 
THE TOWNSHIP OF BERRIEN, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN, ORDAINS:
 
3.001               Ordinance Enforcement Officer.
 
Sec. I: There is hereby established the office of Ordinance Enforcement Officer within the Township of Berrien, Berrien County, Michigan.
(Ord. No. 32, Eff. Jun. 19, 2002)
 
3.002               Appointment.
 
Sec. II: The Berrien Township board is hereby authorized, by resolution, at any regular or special meeting of said board, to appoint any person or persons to the office of ordinance enforcement officer for such term or terms as may be designated in said resolution. Said board may further, by resolution, remove any person from said office, in the discretion of said board.
(Ord. No. 32, Eff. Jun. 19, 2002)
 
3.003               Duties.
 
Sec. III: The ordinance enforcement officer is hereby authorized to enforce all ordinances of Berrien Township, whether heretofore or hereafter enacted, and whether such ordinances specifically designate a different official to enforce the same or do not designate any particular enforcing officer. Where a particular officer is so designated in any such ordinance, the authority of the ordinance enforcement officer to enforce the same shall be in addition and supplementary to the authority granted to such other specific officer. The authority of such ordinance enforcement officer shall also be in addition and supplementary to the authority vested by the Township supervisor by statute. The ordinance enforcing authority of the Township supervisor and the other officers specifically desig­nated in any Township ordinance shall continue in full force and effect and shall in no way be diminished or impaired by the terms of the within ordinance.
(Ord. No. 32, Eff. Jun. 19, 2002)
 
3.004               Definitions.
 
Sec. IV: The ordinance enforcement duties herein authorized shall include, among others, the following: investigation of ordinance violations; serving notice of violations; serving appearance tickets as authorized under Chapter 4 of Public Act 175 of 1927, as amended; appearance in court or other judicial proceedings to assist in the prosecution of ordinance violators, and such other ordinance enforcing duties as may be delegated by the Township supervisor or assigned by the Township attorney.
(Ord. No. 32, Eff. Jun. 19, 2002)
 
3.005               Saving Clause.
 
Sec. V: The provisions of the within ordinance are hereby declared to be severable and the invalidation of anyone or more of the same by any judicial determination or statutory or constitutional provision shall not invalidate the remainder of said provisions or ordinance.
(Ord. No. 32, Eff. Jun. 19, 2002)
 
3.006               Effective Date.
 
Sec. VI: This ordinance shall take immediate effect upon publication in newspaper of general circulation in Berrien Township. All ordinances of the Township heretofore or hereafter adopted shall hereafter be supplemented by the terms of the within ordinance.
(Ord. No. 32, Eff. Jun. 19, 2002)
 
 


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