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Georgetown Charter Township
1515 Baldwin St., Jenison, MI  49428
Township Board Meeting Agenda
October 23, 2017, 7:30 p.m.


1.

Call to Order

2.

Prayer for Guidance

2.I.

Richard VanderKlok

3.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

4.

Roll Call

5.

Approval of Agenda

6.

Communications, Letters and Reports Received for Information

6.I.

Utilities Committee meeting minutes of October 9, 2017

Documents:
  1. ws171009minutes.pdf
6.II.

Patrick Waterman Email regarding Train Service

6.III.

Letter dated October 13, 2017 from Michuana Hope regarding Marihuana

6.IV.

Letter dated October 13, 2017 from Ottawa County Road Commission regarding speed on 22nd Ave.

6.V.

Letter dated October 7, 2017 from Jannelle Pike regarding sewer

6.VI.

Balance Sheet and GL Report

7.

Public Comments for items remaining on the agenda (maximum of three minutes per person)

8.

Consent Agenda

8.I.

Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting

8.I.i.

Township Board Meeting Minutes of October 9, 2017

Documents:
  1. TBM171009.pdf
8.II.

Approval of the bills

8.II.i.

Bills

Documents:
  1. 171020bills.pdf
8.III.

Approval of the Sidewalk Waiver Request for Postponement of the installation of sidewalks on 24th Ave.

adjacent to property located at 2407 and 2408 Cedar West Dr., P.P. # 70-14-04-498-015 and P.P. # 70-14-04-499-017, until such time as sidewalks are installed on the remainder of 24th Ave., as recommended by the Utilities Committee.  Note that the properties are located in Cedar Lake No. 11 plat which received final plat approval on November 13, 2006, after the adoption of the sidewalk ordinance in 2000 which required the installation of sidewalks adjacent to all paved streets given final plat approval after June 1, 2000.

9.

Revision to Renewing Franchise Agreement for AT&T



Motion: To rescind motion # 171009-06 from the October 9, 2017 Township Board meeting and to approve renewing the franchise agreement for AT&T, as requested, with the percentage to remain the same as the previous agreement.
10.

Introduction and First Reading of Ordinance No. 2018-01, Michigan Vehicle Code and Uniform Traffic Code



Motion:           To approve the introduction and first reading of Ordinance No. 2018-01, Michigan Vehicle Code and Uniform Traffic Code:

ORDINANCE NO.  2018-01

MICHIGAN MOTOR VEHICLE CODE AND UNIFORM TRAFFIC CODE

An ordinance to amend Chapter 54 of the Code of Ordinances of the Charter Township of Georgetown, Michigan, to adopt the Michigan Vehicle Code and Uniform Traffic Code by reference.

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF GEORGETOWN ORDAINS:

1.              Section 1.        Amendment.  That Chapter 54 of the Code of Ordinances, Charter Township of Georgetown, Michigan, is hereby amended to read as follows in its entirety:

ARTICLE I. TRAFFIC CODE

Sec. 54-1.  Michigan Vehicle Code adopted.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Michigan Charter Township Act, 1947 PA 359; MCLA 42.23; MSA 5.26(23), the Michigan Vehicle Code, Act No. 300 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 1949, as amended, MCL 257.1, et seq., is adopted by reference, as if fully set forth herein.

  1. Sec. 54-2.  References in code.

               References in the Michigan Vehicle Code to “local authorities” shall mean the Charter Township of Georgetown, Ottawa County, Michigan.

  1. Sec. 54-3.  Enforcement; sanctions.

               (a)          The Michigan Vehicle Code may be enforced by any police officer or other employee of the township authorized to enforce criminal ordinances or authorized to issue civil infractions.

               (b)          The penalties provided by the Michigan Vehicle Code are adopted by reference, provided, however, that the township may not enforce any provision of the Michigan Vehicle Code for which the maximum period of imprisonment is greater than 93 days.

               (c)          When any person is found guilty of a misdemeanor or responsible for a civil infraction pursuant to this section, the judge or magistrate shall summarily determine and tax the costs of the action which shall include all expenses, direct and indirect, to which the township has been put in connection with the violation or infraction up to the entry of judgment.

Sec. 54-4.  Uniform Traffic Code Adopted.

               The Uniform Traffic Code for Cities, Townships, and Villages as promulgated by the Director of the Michigan Department of State Police pursuant to the Administrative Procedures Act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.201 to 24.328 and made effective October 30, 2002 is adopted by reference, as if fully set forth herein.

  1. Sec. 54-5.  References in code.

               References in the Uniform Traffic Code to “governmental unit” or “municipality” shall mean the Charter Township of Georgetown, Ottawa County, Michigan.

  1. Sec. 54-6.  Enforcement; sanctions.

               (a)          The Uniform Traffic Code may be enforced by any police officer or other employee of the township authorized to enforce criminal ordinances or authorized to issue civil infractions.

               (b)          The penalties provided by the Uniform Traffic Code are adopted by reference, provided, however, that the township may not enforce any provision of the Uniform Traffic Code for which the maximum period of imprisonment is greater than 93 days.

               (c)          When any person is found guilty of a misdemeanor or responsible for a civil infraction pursuant to this section, the judge or magistrate shall summarily determine and tax the costs of the action which shall include all expenses, direct and indirect, to which the township has been put in connection with the violation or infraction up to the entry of judgment.

Section 2.       Pending Proceedings.  All proceedings pending and all rights and liabilities existing at the time this ordinance takes effect are saved and may be consummated or continued according to the law in force when they were commenced.  No prosecution initiated prior to the effective date of this ordinance or initiated after the effective date of this ordinance for an offense committed prior to the effective date shall be affected by this ordinance.

Section 3.       Publication.  The Township Clerk shall publish a summary of this ordinance in the manner provided by law and shall at the same time publish a supplementary notice setting forth the purpose of the Michigan Vehicle Code and Uniform Traffic Code and the fact that a complete copy of the Michigan Vehicle Code and Uniform Traffic Code are available at the office of the Township Clerk for inspection by the public at all times.

Section 4.       Effective Date.  This ordinance shall become effective on the thirtieth day following its publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the Township.  This ordinance was introduced and read for the first time on October 23, 2017, published on November 5, 2017, read for the second time and adopted by the Georgetown Charter Township Board on                  , published for the second time on                         , and effective thirty days from publication  .

A summary of the Michigan Vehicle Code

and Uniform Traffic Code is as follows:

The Michigan Vehicle Code is an act to provide for the registration, titling, sale, transfer, and regulation of certain vehicles operated upon the public highways of this state or any other place open to the general public or generally accessible to motor vehicles and distressed vehicles; to provide for the licensing of dealers; to provide for the examination, licensing, and control of operators and chauffeurs; to provide for the giving of proof of financial responsibility and security by owners and operators of vehicles; to provide for the imposition, levy, and collection of specific taxes on vehicles, and the levy and collection of sales and use taxes, license fees, and permit fees; to provide for the regulation and use of streets and highways and to provide penalties and sanctions for its violation.

The Uniform Traffic Code is an administrative rule promulgated by the Michigan Department of State Police to provide local law enforcement officers with the authority to locally enforce traffic laws; to provide for local traffic administration; to provide for the rights and duties of pedestrians; to regulate the operation of motorcycles, mopeds and toy vehicles; to provide for the rights and duties of drivers and others; to provide for the establishment and maintenance of traffic control devices; and to compel obedience to traffic regulations and provide sanctions for their violation.




10.I.

Roll call

YEAS:
NAYS:
ABSTAINED:
11.

Introduction and First Reading of No. 2018-02 International Property Maintenance Code 2015 Ordinance



Motion:           To approve the introduction and first reading of Ordinance No. 2018-02 International Property Maintenance Code 2015 Ordinance, as follows:


Ordinance No. 2018-02

INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE 2015

An ordinance of Georgetown Charter township adopting the 2015 edition of the International Property Maintenance Code, regulating and governing the conditions and maintenance of all property, buildings and structures; by providing the standards for supplied utilities and facilities and other physical things and conditions essential to insure that structures are safe, sanitary and fit for occupancy and use; and the condemnation of buildings and structures unfit for human occupancy and use, and the demolition of buildings and structures in Georgetown Charter Township; providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefore; repealing Ordinance 2013-02 of Georgetown Township and all other ordinances or parts of laws in conflict therewith.

The Board of Georgetown Charter Township does ordains as follows:

Section 1.  That a certain document, three (3) copies of which are on file in the office of the Clerk in the Charter Township of Georgetown, being marked and designated as The International Property Maintenance Code, 2015 edition, as published by the International Code Council, be and is hereby adopted as the Property Maintenance Code of the Charter Township of Georgetown, in the State of Michigan for regulating and governing the conditions and maintenance of all property, buildings and structures; by providing the standards for supplied utilities and facilities and other physical things and conditions essential to ensure that structures are safe, sanitary and fit for occupation and use; and the condemnation of buildings and structures, unfit for human occupancy and use, and the demolition of such existing structures as herein provided; providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefore; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Property Maintenance Code on file in the office of Georgetown Charter Township are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this ordinance, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in Section 2 of this ordinance.

Section 2.  The following sections are hereby revised:

Section 101.1.  Insert:  Georgetown Charter Township

Section 103.5  Insert:  fees as set by resolution of the Georgetown Charter Township Board

Section 112.4. Insert: amount as set by the court

Section 302.4  Insert: ten (10) inches

Section 304.14  Delete

Section 602.3  Insert: September 15 to May 15

Section 602.4  Insert: September 15 to May 15

Section 3.  That Ordinance No. 2013-02 of Georgetown Charter Township entitled International Property Maintenance Code 2009 and all other ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

Section 4.  That if any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is, for any reason, held to be unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this ordinance.  Georgetown Charter Township hereby declares that it would have passed this ordinance, and each section, subsection, clause or phrase thereof, irrespectively of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, sentences, clauses and phrases be declared unconstitutional.

Section 5.  That nothing in this ordinance or in the Property Maintenance Code hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding impending in any court, or any rights acquired, or liability incurred, or any cause or causes of action acquired or existing, under any act or ordinance hereby repealed as cited in Section 3 of this ordinance; nor shall any just or legal right or remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this ordinance. 

Section 6.  That the Georgetown Charter Township Clerk is hereby ordered and directed to cause this ordinance to be published as required.

Section 7.  That this ordinance and the rules, regulations, provisions, requirements, orders and matters established and adopted hereby shall take effect and be in full force and effect thirty days after publication after the date of its final passage and adoption.  This ordinance was introduced and read for the first time on                      , 2017, published on                           , 2017, read for the second time and adopted by the Georgetown Charter Township Board on                  , 2017, published for the second time on                        , 2017, and effective thirty days from publication.


11.I.

Roll call

YEAS:
NAYS:
ABSTAINED:
12.

Second Public Comment (maximum of three minutes per person)

13.

Discussion and General Information

14.

Meeting Adjourned

15.

Town Hall Meeting