City of Roseville, MI
Macomb County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Roseville as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 71.
Building construction — See Ch. 88.
Emergency management — See Ch. 128.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 142.
Groundwater wells — See Ch. 163.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 225.
Sewers — See Ch. 256.
Soil erosion and sedimentation control — See Ch. 284.
Solid waste — See Ch. 285.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 294.
Wastewater system — See Ch. 350.
Water — See Ch. 354.
Zoning — See Ch. 370.
[Adopted 3-24-2009 by Ord. No. 1218]

§ 168-1 Findings; purpose.

A. 
The City of Roseville Fire Department, Fire Marshal Division, finds that due to the number of major roadways and interstate highways that dissect the City of Roseville and the number of high-risk major businesses found within our City boundaries, the potential exists for response to incidents involving the release or threatened release of hazardous materials and/or substances. Such incidents create a likelihood of personal injury and/or property damage. The control and abatement of such incidents places a significant financial and operational burden upon the City's fire-fighting, rescue and emergency medical services and other departments within the City (police, DPW, water, etc.). It is necessary to adopt an article to establish the liability for such incidents and to establish a policy and methods which will allow the City to seek recovery of all City of Roseville costs associated with emergency responses to hazardous materials and/or substance incidents from the responsible parties.
B. 
The purpose is to protect the City of Roseville from extraordinary expenses resulting from the utilization of City resources in response to an incident involving the spill, release or discharge of hazardous materials and/or substances, or the threatened release of hazardous materials and/or substances or the improper handling or storage of hazardous materials and/or substances by authorizing the imposition of charges to recover actual costs incurred by the City in responding to such incidents.

§ 168-2 Title.

This article shall be known and referred to as: "Hazardous Materials and/or Substances Incident Cost Recovery Ordinance."

§ 168-3 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ABATEMENT
To put an end to; to reduce in degree, intensity, volume or amount.
CITY
The City of Roseville and all departments and units of said City.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE
The providing, sending and/or utilizing of fire-fighting, police, emergency medical and rescue services and/or other City departments or by a private industrial entity, corporation or other assisting government agency operating at the request or direction of the City of Roseville for an incident resulting in a hazardous materials and/or substances release, or threatened release, or the cleanup or abatement of same.
COST RECOVERY/EXPENSES OF AN EMERGENCY RESPONSE
Any and all costs incurred by the City of Roseville, or by a private person, corporation or other assisting government agency, whether direct or indirect, and shall include, but not be limited to, expenses attributable to the response.
A. 
"Costs and expenses" shall also mean costs and expenses involving entities operating at the request or direction of the City of Roseville when making an emergency response to the hazardous materials and/or substances incident, including the costs of providing fire-fighting, police, rescue services and emergency medical services, containment storage, cleanup and abatement of all hazardous conditions at the scene of the incident.
B. 
The costs further include all salaries and wages of City of Roseville personnel responding to the incident, salaries and wages of City of Roseville personnel engaged in the investigation, supervision and report preparation regarding said incident, all salaries and wages of personnel of assisting government agencies operating at the request or direction of the City of Roseville, and all costs connected with the administration of the incident relating to any prosecution of the person(s) responsible, including those relating to the production and appearance of witnesses at any court proceedings in relation thereto.
C. 
Costs shall include all City vehicles responding to the incident (charges for vehicles set by the Macomb County Fire Chiefs Association). Costs shall also include such items as disposable materials and supplies used during the response to said incident, the rental or leasing of equipment used for the specific response, vehicle and/or equipment repair, replacement of equipment which is contaminated or damaged beyond reuse or repair during the response to said incident, medical expenses and hospitalization costs for exposures, injuries or illnesses resulting from the incident, costs of all meals for all personnel involved in the incident, extinguishing agents, water purchased from municipal water systems, costs incurred by area fire and police departments requested through mutual aid agreements with the City of Roseville or its agents, special technical services and laboratory costs and services and supplies purchased for any specific evacuation relating to said incident. Costs shall also include all expenditures for storm sewer cleaning, maintenance, repair or replacement, whether performed by the City and/or contractors retained by the City.
FIRE CHIEF
The administrative head of the Roseville Fire Department.
FIRE DEPARTMENT
The City of Roseville Fire Department.
FIRE INSPECTOR/COORDINATOR
An individual/designee named by and accountable directly and solely to the Fire Chief.
FIRE MARSHAL/COORDINATOR
An individual/designee named by and accountable directly and solely to the Fire Chief.
A. 
Those elements, materials, substances, wastes or by-products in any quantity or form, including, but not limited to, chemicals, combustible liquid, corrosives, etiologic (biologic) agents, flammable gas, explosives, flammables, poisons, organic peroxides, oxidizers, pyrophorics, radioactive materials, unstable reactive matter, water reactive matter, petroleum or petroleum products, antifreeze, polychlorinated biphenyls and asbestos, which are or are potentially harmful to the environment or human or animal life or which pose an unreasonable or imminent risk to life, health or safety of persons or property or to the ecological balance of the environment as determined by the Fire Chief, his or her designee or Senior Fire Official of the City of Roseville in charge at the scene.
B. 
These elements, substances, wastes or their by-products include those which are contained in the list of hazardous substances adopted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (the EPA); or which are contained in the list of toxic pollutants designated by Congress or the EPA; or which are defined as hazardous, toxic, pollutant, infectious, flammable, combustible, explosive or radioactive by any other federal, state or local statute, law, ordinance, code, rule, regulation, order or decree regulating, relating to, or imposing liability or standards of conduct concerning any hazardous, toxic or dangerous waste substance or material, as now or at any time hereafter in effect.
(1) 
Specifically included, without limitation, as federal and state laws, rules and regulations are:
(a) 
Act No. 307 or the Public Acts of 1982, as amended, MCLA 299.601 et seq.;[1]
(b) 
The Federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 9601 et seq.;
(c) 
The Federal Toxic Substances Control Act, as amended, 15 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq.;
(d) 
The Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 6901 et seq.;
(e) 
The Federal Hazardous Material Transportation Act, as amended;
(f) 
The Federal Clean Air Act, as amended;
(g) 
The Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended;
(h) 
The Federal Superfund Amendment;
(i) 
Hazardous substances, as defined in the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, Public Law 96-510, 94 State, 2767, as amended;
(j) 
Hazardous substances, as defined in Part 201 of Act No. 451 of the Public Acts of 1994 of the State of Michigan, as amended;[2]
(k) 
Hazardous waste, as defined in Part 111 of Act No. 451 of the Public Acts of 1994 of the State of Michigan, as amended;[3]
(l) 
Petroleum, as described in Part 213 of Act No. 451 of the Public Acts of 1994 of the State of Michigan, as amended;[4]
(m) 
Oxidizing material, as regulated by the United States Department of Transportation through regulations found in 49 CFR, 173.151;
(n) 
Poisons (liquid or gas), as regulated as poison class A by the United States Department of Transportation through regulations found in 49 CFR 173.326;
(o) 
"Radioactive material" shall mean any material required by the United States Department of Transportation to have type A packaging or other special protections or closed transport vehicles, under regulations found in 49 CFR 173.425;
(p) 
Compressed gas, as regulated by the United States Department of Transportation through regulations found in 49 CFR 173.300.
(2) 
Any similar or successor statute or law, or rules and regulations of the EPA, or any other state or federal department, board or agency, or any other agency or governmental board or entity having jurisdiction.
C. 
Hazardous materials and/or substances specifically include, without limitation, petroleum products, automotive antifreeze, polychlorinated biphenyls and asbestos.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AND/OR SUBSTANCES INCIDENT OR EMERGENCY
Any occurrence, incident, activity, accident or emergency where a release of hazardous materials and/or substance occurs or is reasonably imminent and where the Fire Chief, or his or her designee, has so declared such activity, accident or emergency a hazardous materials and/or substances incident or emergency.
IMPOUNDED VEHICLE(S)
If a vehicle or vehicles involved in a hazardous materials and/or substances incident is found to be unsafe or in violation of motor carrier regulations or poses an unreasonable or imminent risk to life, health or safety of persons or property, or to the ecological balance of the environment, as determined by the Fire Chief, his or her designee or the Senior Fire Official of the City of Roseville in charge at the scene, said vehicle will be impounded to a suitable place until repair or cleanup/decontamination and investigation can be made. Upon correction of the conditions, the Fire Chief, or his or her designee, shall be notified and shall reinspect the vehicle; if found to be in compliance with all acts and rules governing this type of incident, and all reasonable impounding and repair or cleanup/decontamination expenses have been paid, the vehicle will be released to the owner or the legal representative of the owner.
OWNER
Any person or persons having a vested or contingent interest in the premises, real property, container or vehicle involved in the hazardous substances and/or materials incident, including but not limited to any duly authorized agent or attorney, purchaser, devisee or fiduciary or said person having said vested or contingent interest.
PERSONS
Individuals, firms, joint ventures, partnerships, corporations, clubs and all associations or organizations of natural persons, either incorporated or unincorporated, howsoever operating or named, and whether acting by themselves or by a servant, contractor, employee, agent or fiduciary, and includes all legal representatives, heirs, successors and assigns thereof.
RELEASE
Any actual or threatened spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, discharging, injecting, escaping, leaching, dumping or disposing of a hazardous substance or material into the environment, including, but not limited to, the air, soil, groundwater and surface water, or the improper handling or storage thereof, or the abandonment or discharging of barrels, containers or other receptacles containing a hazardous substance or material.
RESPONSIBLE PARTY
Any individual, firm, corporation, association, partnership, commercial entity, consortium, joint venture, sole proprietorship, trust, firm, joint stock company, limited-liability company, government entity or any other legal entity responsible for the incident, or any owner, tenant, operator, occupant or other person in control of or responsible for the operation, maintenance and/or condition of any building, premises, property or vehicle where an incident arises which involves the release or threatened release of hazardous substances and/or materials on or about said building, premises, property and/or vehicle. The responsible party shall be required to reimburse the City of Roseville for all costs and expenses of an emergency response to said hazardous materials and/or substances incident as further defined in this chapter. Where more than one person or legal entity is a responsible party, such liability shall be joint and several as to all involved persons or entities with a person or entity retaining a right of contribution from remaining persons or entities.
SENIOR FIRE OFFICIAL
An individual/designee named by and accountable directly and solely to the Fire Chief.
THREATENED RELEASE
Shall mean any imminent or impending event or circumstance potentially causing but not resulting in a release, which causes the City of Roseville to undertake emergency response.
UTILITY
Any public or private utility company, person, individual, firm, corporation, association, authority, partnership, commercial entity, consortium, joint venture, government entity or other legal entity, including, but not limited to, telecommunication, cable, water, sewer, electric, gas, lighting and other fuel providers.
UTILITY INCIDENT
Any event requiring an emergency response by the City of Roseville that involves any public or private utility property and requires the emergency responders to remain at the incident to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public until the utility responds to the incident and takes corrective measures. Any public or private utility whose activities or facilities necessitate an emergency response shall be liable for the expense of the emergency response.
[1]
Editor's Note: MCLA 299.601 to 299.607 were repealed by P.A. 1994, No. 451, § 90101, effective 3-30-1995. See now MCLA 324.20102 et seq.
[2]
Editor's Note: See MCLA 324.20101 et seq.
[3]
Editor's Note: See MCLA 324.11101 et seq.
[4]
Editor's Note: See MCLA 324.21302 et seq.

§ 168-4 Response by City.

A. 
In the event that City of Roseville employees are dispatched and respond to a hazardous materials and/or substances incident, the City employee in charge shall notify the responsible parties, including (if necessary) appropriate local, county, state and federal agencies, as soon as possible. Personnel shall take the necessary action to address and contain the dangers of contamination and/or fire from any hazardous materials and/or substances incident or imminent threat from such substances. If necessary, arrangements shall be made for evacuation of persons in the affected area.
B. 
If additional manpower and equipment is required for containment of said incident, the fire official in charge of the incident shall contact and utilize the fire-fighting, police, emergency medical and rescue services of other City of Roseville departments or, by mutual aid agreement, neighboring City departments or private industrial entities, corporations or other assisting government agencies operating at the request or direction of the City or Roseville for an incident resulting in a hazardous materials and/or substances release or threatened release or the cleanup or abatement of same.
C. 
All City of Roseville personnel shall take appropriate steps for a hazardous materials and/or substances response that conform to their level of training and as appropriate to the supplies and equipment to them, in accordance with established protocols and procedures.

§ 168-5 Responsibility for abatement, control and costs.

A. 
Any person who accidentally, negligently or intentionally causes or is responsible for any release, spill or improper handling or storage of any hazardous materials and/or substances in the City of Roseville shall be responsible and liable for the abatement, control, capture, removal and proper storage or disposal of such hazardous materials and for all costs associated therewith. In addition, any responsible parties shall also be responsible and liable for costs as set forth above, which include, but are not limited to, owners, landlords, tenants, operators or occupants of buildings, premises, property or vehicles where an incident arises involving the release or threatened release of hazardous materials and/or substances on, within or about said buildings, premises, property and/or vehicles. Such responsible party shall have the option to secure and hire a firm qualified to abate, control, capture, properly store and dispose of these materials or to request the City of Roseville to do so; provided, however, that if in the opinion of the Fire Chief, or his or her designee, of the fire department responding to the release of hazardous materials and/or substances immediate action is necessary to reduce the risk of danger of harm to persons, property or the environment, the Fire Chief, or his or her designee, may direct the appropriate response activities be immediately undertaken.
B. 
All the costs and expenses of an emergency response for such activities shall be invoiced to and paid by the responsible party as further set forth in this chapter.

§ 168-6 Liability for expense of emergency response; charge imposed to constitute collectible debt.

A. 
The responsible party shall be required to reimburse the City of Roseville for all costs and expenses of an emergency response to said hazardous materials and/or substances incident.
B. 
The expense of an emergency response shall be a charge imposed upon the responsible party under this article. The charge constitutes a debt of that responsible party and is collectible by the City of Roseville in the same manner as an obligation under contract, express or implied.

§ 168-7 Billing procedure.

A. 
Following the conclusion of the hazardous materials and/or substances incident, the Fire Chief, or his or her designee, will gather from all departments, fire-fighting, police, emergency medical and rescue services and/or other City departments or private industrial entities, corporations or other assisting government agencies a detailed listing of all known expenses incurred.
B. 
Within 10 days of receiving these costs and expenses, an invoice will be prepared and submitted for payment of said costs and expenses to the responsible party liable for the expenses as enumerated under this article. The invoice will be sent by registered or certified mail, returned receipt requested.
C. 
The invoice shall require full payment within 30 days from the date of mailing or service of said invoice upon the responsible person. In the event the landowner is determined to be a responsible party, a lien may be placed against the property for all costs and expenses incurred, including attorneys' fees, and subject to collection in the same fashion as ad valorem taxes.
D. 
Any questions or challenges to the invoice should be made prior to the thirty-day full payment requirement to avoid any legal action by the City of Roseville.

§ 168-8 Costs to be recovered.

Cost to be recovered under this article shall be those costs and expenses as defined in § 168-3. If the responsible party fails to pay the City of Roseville for costs incurred within 30 days of the date of the invoice sent by the City of Roseville to the responsible party, the City of Roseville may institute legal action to collect the costs due, including expenses, costs and reasonable attorneys' fees incurred to collect those costs.

§ 168-9 Conflict with state or federal laws.

Nothing in this article shall be construed to conflict with state or federal laws requiring persons responsible for causing a release, or threatened release, from engaging in remediation activities or paying the cost thereof, or both.

§ 168-10 Nonexclusive remedies.

The remedies provided by this article shall be in addition to any other remedies available in equity or at law and such penalties as provided by law or ordinance.

§ 168-11 Interpretation.

This article shall be so interpreted and construed as to effectuate its general purpose to conform to state law. Section headings and cross references of this article shall not be deemed to govern, limit, modify or affect in any manner the scope, meaning or extent of the provision of this article or any section thereof.

§ 168-12 Repealer.

All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are repealed only to the extent necessary to give this article full force and effect.

§ 168-13 Severability.

If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or portion of this article is held invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct and independent provision, and such holding shall not affect the validity of remaining portions of this article, being the intent of the City that this article shall be fully severable.

§ 168-14 When effective.

Provisions of this article shall become effective 20 days following adoption.
[Adopted 3-24-2009 by Ord. No. 1219]

§ 168-15 Applicability; findings; intent.

A. 
This article shall apply to all hazardous materials which are used, handled, stored, possessed and/or located by businesses within the City of Roseville. It is hereby determined that:
(1) 
Numerous business, industry, research and testing enterprises within the City engage in the handling, storage, use, processing and disposal of hazardous materials;
(2) 
The public health, safety and welfare of the citizens may be endangered by the improper handling, storage, use, processing and disposal of such hazardous materials;
(3) 
The surface waters, groundwater and soils within the City of Roseville are particularly susceptible to damage from the improper handling, storage, use, processing and disposal of hazardous materials. Moreover, the expense and difficulty of cleaning up surface water, groundwater and soils that have been damaged by hazardous materials makes it imperative that protective measures be taken to limit the threat of damage from such materials;
(4) 
Article IV, Section 52 of the Constitution of the State of Michigan provides that the conservation and development of the natural resources of the state is of paramount public concern in the interest of the health, safety and general welfare of the people;
(5) 
The health, safety and welfare of the fire, police and other emergency service personnel have been in the past, and may be in the future, endangered because of a lack of complete knowledge of the types and locations of such hazardous materials;
(6) 
Protection for the community is best advanced by business entities disclosing and reporting the type and location of hazardous materials located with the City of Roseville with a spirit of mutual cooperation between the government and business entities, so that public health, safety and welfare will be achieved.
B. 
The intent of this article is to encourage compliance with the following rules, including any amendments thereto in the future:
(1) 
Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994, PA 451, as amended;[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See MCLA 324.101 et seq.
(2) 
Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act (MIOSH), PA 154 of 1974, as amended;[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: See MCLA 408.1001 et seq.
(3) 
2003 International Fire Code;
(4) 
2003 Michigan Building Code, incorporating the 2000 International Building Code;
(5) 
Executive Order 1994-17, Establishment of the State Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Commission;
(6) 
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986; SARA Title III, Section 312, Public Law 99-499, codified at 42 U.S.C. § 11022.

§ 168-16 Title.

This article is hereby designated and shall be referred to as: "Hazardous Materials Disclosure Ordinance."

§ 168-17 Definitions.

The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation of this article:
BUSINESS
An employer, person, self-employed individual, trust, firm, joint stock company, limited-liability company, corporation, partnership or association. For purposes of this article, households that generate, store, handle, dispose, treat or recycle hazardous materials of the kind and in the amounts customary for ordinary households do not constitute a business.
FIRE MARSHAL
The person appointed by the Fire Chief of the City of Roseville or such other person designated to act under the provisions of this article.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
Those chemicals, substances or gases which are a physical hazard or health hazard, whether the materials are in usable or waste condition.

§ 168-18 Hazardous materials disclosure Permit required; waiver affidavit; exempt businesses subject to inspection.

No business shall use, handle, store, possess and/or locate a hazardous material within the City of Roseville without a hazardous materials disclosure permit issued pursuant to this article. All businesses shall complete and file at least one of the following applications with the Fire Marshal:
A. 
Permit waiver affidavit. Businesses which report that they do not have hazardous substances shall file a waiver affidavit with the Fire Marshal. Businesses who report that they are exempt from this article are subject to random inspections by the Fire Marshal.
B. 
Annual permit. Businesses which report that they have hazardous substances shall file a permit application with the Fire Marshal. The permit shall be valid for one year and renewed annually prior to expiration.
(1) 
Application forms promulgated by the Fire Marshal shall include, but not be limited to, the name and amount of all hazardous materials that the business uses, handles, stores, possesses and/or locates on site.
(2) 
In addition to completing the necessary application forms promulgated by the Fire Marshal, businesses which have hazardous substances shall provide a copy, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches in size, of the site plan and/or floor plan showing where various items are located at the site, such as hazardous materials, utility emergency shutoffs, fire hydrants, sanitary sewer and storm sewer locations and related information.

§ 168-19 Hazardous materials management plan required.

No business shall use, handle, store, possess and/or locate a hazardous material in quantities which meet or exceed the threshold amounts listed in the Department of Consumer and Industry Services, Michigan Office of Fire Safety Bulletin No. 9 ("Fire Department Hazardous Material Emergency Planning Responsibilities-Attachment B") within the City of Roseville without having first filed a hazardous materials management plan (HMMP) with the Fire Marshal. The approved HMMP shall be followed at all times, including in the event of any spill, discharge, seepage, runoff or leakage of any hazardous materials.
A. 
In general, major elements of the HMMP include:
(1) 
General facility information.
(2) 
Emergency notifications.
(3) 
Direction and control of responding agencies.
(4) 
Facility evacuation information.
(5) 
Hazardous material operating procedures and secondary containment.
(6) 
Chemical inventory.
(7) 
Standard operating procedure for spill cleanup.
B. 
A pollution incident prevent plan (PIPP) expressly approved by the Waste Management Division (WMD) within the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), under the authority of Part 31 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994, PA 451, as amended (Act 451),[1] shall be deemed to comply with the requirements of this section.
[1]
Editor's Note: See MCLA 324.3101 et seq.
C. 
The HMMP shall be valid for five years and renewed prior to expiration. However, an updated HMMP shall be filed for review and approval by the City of Roseville whenever there is a change in the use, handling or storage of hazardous materials.

§ 168-20 Materials exempt from regulation.

The following substances are excluded from the hazardous material reporting requirements:
A. 
The quantities of alcoholic beverages, medicines, foodstuffs, cosmetics and consumer or industrial products containing not more that 50% by volume of water-miscible liquids, and with the remainder of the solutions not being flammable, in retail or wholesale sales occupancies, are unlimited when packaged in individual containers not exceeding 1 3/10 gallons (five liters).
B. 
Applications and release of pesticide and agricultural products and materials intended for use in weed abatement, erosion control, soil amendment or similar applications when applied in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and label directions.
C. 
The off-site transportation of hazardous materials when in accordance with Michigan Department of Transportation regulations.
D. 
Building materials not otherwise regulated by the 2003 International Fire Code and amendments thereto.
E. 
Refrigeration systems.
F. 
Stationary lead-acid batteries used for facility standby power, emergency power or uninterrupted power supply, as regulated by Section 608 of the International Fire Code and any amendments thereto.
G. 
The display, storage, sale or use of fireworks and explosives in accordance with Chapter 33 of the 2003 International Fire Code and any amendments thereto.
H. 
Corrosives utilized in personal and household products in the manufacturer's original consumer packaging in Group M occupancies.
I. 
The storage of distilled spirits and wines in wooden barrels or casks.

§ 168-21 Permit database and map.

The Fire Marshal shall maintain a database which includes the permit status of all businesses subject to this article. The Fire Marshal shall also maintain a map, showing where businesses regulated by this article are located, for public review.

§ 168-22 Inspections.

The Fire Marshal shall inspect all structures and premises utilized by employers as often as may be necessary for the purpose of verifying the accuracy of the information provided under this article and ascertaining whether there exist any violations of this article or any other federal or state statutes, rules or regulations or local ordinances relating to the use, storage, handling or disposal of hazardous materials. In those cases where the Fire Marshal observes or otherwise discovers violations of federal or state statutes, rules or regulations relating to the use storage, handling or disposal of hazardous materials, such violations shall be reported to the appropriate federal or state agency authorized to enforce such statute, rule or regulations. In addition, the Fire Marshal may request the City Attorney, upon proper authorization, to commence the appropriate legal proceedings to ensure compliance with this article.

§ 168-23 Fees.

Businesses subject to this article shall pay a permit fee to the City of Roseville sufficient to cover the implementation of this article, including expenses incurred by the Fire Marshal and his staff. The amount of the permit fee shall be established by resolution of the City Council and shall be amended as necessary by the City Council. Businesses that are delinquent in filing a permit application, paying the permit fee, or both, shall be subject to late fees as established by resolution of the City Council.

§ 168-24 Violations and penalties.

It shall be unlawful for a party or any owner, officer, director or employees of a business to fail to comply with the provisions of this article or to misrepresent, falsify, conceal, destroy or fail to retain information necessary to comply with this article. The dissolution of a business shall not discharge its owners, officers, directors or employees from liability for such conduct. Any person, persons or entity violating any of the provisions of this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction therefor, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500 and costs of prosecution or by imprisonment for not more than 93 days, or by both fine and costs and imprisonment, at the discretion of the court.

§ 168-25 Repealer.

All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are repealed only to the extent necessary to give this article full force and effect.

§ 168-26 Severability.

If any article, section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or portion of this article is held invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct and independent provision and such holding shall not affect the validity of remaining portions of the ordinance, being the intent of the City that this article shall be fully severable.

§ 168-27 When effective.

Provisions of this article shall become effective 20 days following adoption.