Township of East China, MI
St. Clair County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of East China 11-18-1980 by Ord. No. 117 as Ch. 5-01 of the 1980 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Dangerous buildings — See Ch. 178.
Electrical standards — See Ch. 227.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 244.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 253.
Mechanical standards — See Ch. 309.
Plumbing — See Ch. 354.

§ 172-1 Purpose.

The erection, construction, enlargement, alteration, repair, moving, removal, demolition, conversion, occupancy, equipment, use, height, area, and maintenance of all buildings and/or structures in the Charter Township of East China shall be regulated.

§ 172-2 Building Code agency designated; administration and enforcement.

[Amended 2-15-1983 by Ord. No. 133; 9-15-1986 by Ord. No. 152; 5-1-1989 by Ord. No. 178; 7-20-1992 by Ord. No. 203; 5-1-1995 by Ord. No. 231; 7-21-1997 by Ord. No. 249; 10-20-2003 by Ord. No. 283; 5-20-2015 by Ord. No. 312]
Pursuant to Section 8b(6) of The Stille-DeRossett Hale Single State Construction Code Act, 1972 PA 230, MCLA 125.1508b(6), East China Township hereby elects to administer and enforce the 1972 PA 230 and the Michigan Building Code. East China Township shall also administer and enforce the respective provisions of the Michigan Residential Rehabilitation and Uniform Energy Codes and all applicable laws and ordinances, and all subsequent amendments thereto. A government official registered in accordance with 1986 PA 54 shall be appointed to receive all fees, issue permits, plan reviews, notices, orders and certificates of use and occupancy. All personnel performing plan reviews and inspections shall be registered in accordance with 1986 PA 54.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Section 5-01.03, Code amendments, as amended by Ord. Nos. 203, 211, 212 and 241, which previously followed this section, was repealed 10-20-2003 by Ord. No. 283.

§ 172-3 Cash performance bond.

[Added 9-6-1994 by Ord. No. 226; amended 12-18-1995 by Ord. No. 236]
A. 
Requirement established.
(1) 
For proper building inspections and payment of fees and penalties. Cash performance bonds are required in order to assure that all proper building inspections are completed and that all fees and penalties owed to the Township pursuant to the Township Code of Ordinances are paid.
[Amended 3-5-2001 by Ord. No. 272]
(2) 
Valid period and forfeiture. Performance bonds will be valid for a period not to exceed one year from the date of issuance and shall be forfeited in its entirety to the Township after expiration.
B. 
Fees for performance bond. Prior to the issuance of a permit required under this Building Code, a person to whom such a permit is to be issued shall post a cash performance bond in the following amount:
(1) 
For permits issued for work with a value of up to $1,000: a cash performance bond of $50 shall be posted.
(2) 
For permits issued for work with a value of $1,000.01 to $2,000: a cash performance bond of $100 shall be posted.
(3) 
For permits issued for work with a value of $2,000.01 to $10,000: a cash performance bond of $200 shall be posted.
(4) 
For permits issued for work with a value of more than $10,000: a cash performance bond of $300 shall be posted.
C. 
Deposit and return of bond.
(1) 
Deposit of money order or check. All cash performance bonds required by this section shall be posted by depositing in the offices of the Township Treasurer a bank money order or certified check in the amount specified in Subsection B of this section prior to the issuance of any building permit.
(2) 
Return upon completion. Upon completion of the work allowed pursuant to a building permit and upon satisfaction of all other applicable requirements of this Building Code, including payment of all fees and penalties owed to the Township, the person to whom the permit was issued shall be discharged from his or her performance bond, and any sums deposited pursuant to this section shall be returned to him or her by the Township Treasurer after payment to the Township of all fees and penalties.
[Amended 3-5-2001 by Ord. No. 272]
(3) 
Only to individual bond issued to. The cash performance bond may only be returned to the individual whose name the bond was issued in upon completion of all inspections and payment of fees and penalties.
[Amended 3-5-2001 by Ord. No. 272]
D. 
Forfeiture of bond.
(1) 
Failure to schedule inspection. If any required inspections are not scheduled by the person to whom any permit is issued and conducted by the Township Building Official, a penalty of $50 for each will be imposed against the bond posted pursuant to this section.
(2) 
Scheduling of inspections; penalty. All inspections required by this section, or any other section of the Township Building Code, shall be scheduled with the Township Building Official at least 24 hours in advance of the proposed inspections during normal business hours. Failure to schedule an inspection at least 24 hours in advance shall be subject to the same penalty as provided in Subsection D(1) of this section.
(3) 
Penalties cannot exceed bond. In no event shall any penalties assessed pursuant to this subsection exceed the value of the performance bond posted pursuant to Subsection B of this section.