City of Rockwood, MI
Wayne County
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[Adopted 5-1-2002 by Ord. No. 407]
Pursuant to MCLA § 117.5b, the ordinances of the City of Rockwood of a general and permanent nature adopted by the City Council of the City of Rockwood, as revised, codified and consolidated into chapters and sections by General Code Publishers Corp., and consisting of Chapters 1 through 270, together with an Appendix, are hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as the "Code of the City of Rockwood," hereinafter known and referred to as the "Code."
This ordinance and the Code shall supersede the 1989 Code and all general and permanent ordinances enacted prior to the enactment of this Code, except such ordinances as are hereinafter expressly saved from repeal or continued in force.
This ordinance shall take effect immediately upon passage and publication according to law.
A copy of the Code in loose-leaf form has been filed in the office of the City Clerk and shall remain there for use and examination by the public until final action is taken on this ordinance; and, if this ordinance shall be adopted, such copy shall be certified to by the Clerk of the City of Rockwood by impressing thereon the Seal of the City, as provided by law, and such certified copy shall remain on file in the office of the Clerk of the City, to be made available to persons desiring to examine the same during all times while said Code is in effect.
Any and all additions, amendments or supplements to the Code, when passed and adopted and published as required by law in such form as to indicate the intent of the governing body to make them a part thereof, shall be deemed to be incorporated into such Code so that reference to the "Code of the City of Rockwood" shall be understood and intended to include such additions and amendments. Whenever such additions, amendments or supplements to the Code shall be adopted, they shall thereafter be printed and, as provided hereunder, inserted in the loose-leaf book containing said Code, as amendments and supplements thereto.
The Clerk of the City of Rockwood, pursuant to law, shall cause to be published, in the manner required, a copy of this Adopting Ordinance in a newspaper of general circulation in the City. Sufficient copies of the Code shall be maintained in the office of the Clerk for inspection by the public at all times during regular office hours. The enactment and publication of this Adopting Ordinance, coupled with availability of copies of the Code for inspection by the public, shall be deemed, held and considered to be due and legal publication of all provisions of the Code for all purposes.
It shall be the duty of the Clerk or someone authorized and directed by the Clerk to keep up-to-date the certified copy of the book containing the Code required to be filed in his or her office for the use of the public. All changes in said Code and all ordinances adopted subsequent to the effective date of this codification which shall be adopted specifically as part of the Code shall, when finally adopted, be included therein by reference until such changes or new ordinances are printed as supplements to said Code book, at which time such supplements shall be inserted therein.
Copies of the Code, or any chapter or portion of it, may be purchased from the Clerk, or an authorized agent of the Clerk, upon the payment of a fee to be set by the City Council or may be furnished electronically. The Clerk may also arrange for procedures for the periodic supplementation of the Code.
It shall be unlawful for anyone to improperly change or amend, by additions or deletions, any part or portion of the Code or to alter or tamper with such Code in any manner whatsoever which will cause the law of the City of Rockwood to be misrepresented thereby. Anyone violating this section or any part of this ordinance shall be subject, upon conviction, to a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both in the discretion of the Judge imposing the same.
Each section of the Code and every part of each section is an independent section or part of a section, and the holding of any section or a part thereof to be unconstitutional, void or ineffective for any cause shall not be deemed to affect the validity or constitutionality of any other sections or parts thereof.
Each section of this ordinance is an independent section, and the holding of any section or part thereof to be unconstitutional, void or ineffective for any cause shall not be deemed to affect the validity or constitutionality of any other sections or parts thereof.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent with the provisions contained in the Code adopted by this ordinance are hereby repealed; provided, however, that such repeal shall only be to the extent of such inconsistency, and any valid legislation of the City of Rockwood which is not in conflict with the provisions of the Code shall be deemed to remain in full force and effect.
The adoption of this Code and the repeal of ordinances provided for in § 1-12 of this ordinance shall not affect the following ordinances, rights and obligations, which are hereby expressly saved from repeal:
A. 
Any ordinance adopted subsequent to December 19, 2001.
B. 
Any right or liability established, accrued or incurred under any legislative provision prior to the effective date of this ordinance or any action or proceeding brought for the enforcement of such right or liability.
C. 
Any offense or act committed or done before the effective date of this ordinance in violation of any legislative provision or any penalty, punishment or forfeiture which may result therefrom.
D. 
Any prosecution, indictment, action, suit or other proceeding pending or any judgment rendered, prior to the effective date of this ordinance brought pursuant to any legislative provision.
E. 
Any franchise, license, right, easement or privilege heretofore granted or conferred.
F. 
Any ordinance providing for the laying out, opening, altering, widening, relocating, straightening, establishing of grade, changing of name, improvement, acceptance or vacation of any right-of-way, easement, street, road, highway, park or other public place or any portion thereof.
G. 
Any ordinance appropriating money or transferring funds, promising or guaranteeing the payment of money or authorizing the issuance and delivery of any bond or other instruments or evidence of the City's indebtedness.
H. 
Ordinances authorizing the purchase, sale, lease or transfer of property or any lawful contract, agreement or obligation.
I. 
The levy or imposition of taxes, assessments or charges or the approval of the municipal budget.
J. 
The dedication of property or approval of preliminary or final subdivision plats.
K. 
All currently effective ordinances pertaining to the rate and manner of payment of salaries and compensation of officers and employees.
L. 
Any ordinance adopting or amending the Zoning Map.
M. 
Any legislation relating to or establishing a pension plan or pension fund for municipal employees.
N. 
The Zoning Ordinance of the City of Rockwood and any and all amendments thereto.
A. 
In compiling and preparing the ordinances for adoption and revision as part of the Code, certain grammatical changes and other minor changes were made in one or more of said ordinances. It is the intention of the City Council that all such changes be adopted as part of the Code as if the ordinances so changed had been previously formally amended to read as such.
B. 
In addition, the changes, amendments or revisions as set forth in Schedule A attached hereto and made a part hereof are made herewith, to become effective upon the effective date of this ordinance. (Chapter and section number references are to the ordinances as they have been renumbered and appear in the Code.)[1]
[1]:
Editor's Note: In accordance with § 1-23B, the chapters, articles and sections which were amended, added or deleted by this ordinance are indicated throughout the Code by a footnote referring to Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III. During routine supplementation, footnotes indicating amendments, additions or deletions will be replaced with the following history: "Amended (added, deleted) 5-1-2002 by Ord. No. 407." Schedule A, which contains a complete description of all changes, is on file in the City offices.
C. 
Global changes. The following changes have been made throughout the Code of the City of Rockwood:
(1) 
Building Inspector to Building Official.
(2) 
Administrative Coordinator to City Administrator.
(3) 
Zoning Ordinance to Zoning Code.
D. 
Fees. In the following sections, the specific fee amount has been removed and replaced with language indicating that the fee is set by resolution of the Council: §§ 21-4D and H(2), 21-7D, 75-4A, 75-4B, 95-81, 95-23G, 95-48B, 115-12C, 202-11B, 217-3A and B, 221-6, 254-6D, 254-30A and B, 254-32, 254-33A, 254-35, 254-36G, 254-43C.
E. 
Penalties:
(1) 
In the following chapters (or articles), a violation is designated as a municipal civil infraction as follows: "A violation of any provision of this (chapter) article shall be a municipal civil infraction, punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II."
(a) 
Chapter 9, Arts. I and II (alarm systems).
(b) 
Chapter 21 (animals).
(c) 
Chapter 28 (bicycles).
(d) 
Chapter 32 (blasting).
(e) 
Chapter 36 (blight).
(f) 
Chapter 48 (moving of buildings).
(g) 
Chapter 69 (emergency response expenses).
(h) 
Chapter 90 (flood control).
(i) 
Chapter 95, Article I (cable television franchise).
(j) 
Chapter 95, Article III (electrical franchise).
(k) 
Chapter 102 (grading and soil erosion).
(l) 
Chapter 126, Art. I (general business regulations).
(m) 
Chapter 126, Art. II (professional and certified businesses).
(n) 
Chapter 144 (noise).
(o) 
Chapter 159, (parks and playgrounds).
(p) 
Chapter 163, Art. I (general peace and good order provisions).
(q) 
Chapter 171 (plumbing standards).
(r) 
Chapter 176 (property maintenance).
(s) 
Chapter 183 (railroad crossings).
(t) 
Chapter 194 (secondhand and junk dealers).
(u) 
Chapter 212 (solid waste and recycling).
(v) 
Chapter 217 (street openings, sidewalks and curb cuts).
(w) 
Chapter 235 (trees).
(x) 
Chapter 254, Arts. I and II (sewer and water use).
(y) 
Chapter 254, Art. IV (water use restrictions).
(z) 
Chapter 261 (weeds).
(aa) 
Chapter 267 (yard sales).
(2) 
In the following chapters (or articles), a is designated as a misdemeanor as follows: "A violation of any provision of this article shall be a misdemeanor, punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article I."
(a) 
Chapter 59 (drugs).
(b) 
Chapter 108, Art. II (hazardous spills).
(c) 
Chapter 126, Art. III (adult uses).
(d) 
Chapter 163, Art. II (offenses against persons).
(e) 
Chapter 163, Art. III (offenses against property).
(f) 
Chapter 163, Art. IV (disturbances of the peace).
(g) 
Chapter 163, Art. V (offenses against public morals).
(h) 
Chapter 166, Arts. I, II and III (peddlers, solicitors and transient merchants).
(i) 
Chapter 187 (abandoned refrigerators).
(j) 
Chapter 198 (SINC).
(k) 
Chapter 202 (signs).
(l) 
Chapter 208 (snowmobiles).
(m) 
Chapter 242 (Uniform Traffic Code).
(n) 
Chapter 248, Art. I (Parking).
(o) 
Chapter 258 (weapons and explosives).
In the interpretation of wording in the Code of the City of Rockwood, it is the intention of the City Council that all words purporting the male gender be interpreted to include the female gender as well, unless the context precludes such interpretation.