Charter Township of Meridian
Ingham County
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Cross reference: Administration, ch. 2.
State law reference: Parking violations bureau, MCL 600.8395.
[Code 1974, § 23-1]
Pursuant to § 8395 of the Revised Judicature Act of 1961 (MCL § 600.8395), a Parking Violations Bureau, for the purpose of handling alleged parking violations within the Township, is hereby established. The Parking Violations Bureau shall be under the supervision and control of the Township Clerk.
[Code 1974, § 23-2]
The Township Clerk shall, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees, establish a convenient location for the Parking Violations Bureau, appoint qualified Township employees to administer the bureau, and adopt rules and regulations for the operation thereof.
[Code 1974, § 23-3]
Only violations scheduled by ordinances shall be disposed of by the Parking Violations Bureau. The fact that a particular violation is scheduled shall not automatically entitle the alleged violator to disposition of the violation at the bureau, and in any case, the person in charge of such bureau may refuse to dispose of such violation. In this event, any person having knowledge of the facts may make a sworn complaint before any court having jurisdiction of the offense as provided by law.
[Code 1974, § 23-4]
No violation may be settled at the Parking Violations Bureau except at the request of the alleged violator. No penalty for any violation shall be accepted from any person who denies having committed the offense, and in no case shall the person who is in charge of the bureau determine, or attempt to determine, the truth or falsity of any fact or matter relating to such alleged violation. No person shall be required to dispose of a parking violation at the Parking Violations Bureau and all persons shall be entitled to have any such violation processed before a court having jurisdiction thereof if they so desire. The unwillingness of any person to dispose of any violation at the Parking Violations Bureau shall not prejudice him or in any way diminish the rights, privileges and protections accorded to him by law.
[Code 1974, § 23-5]
The issuance of a traffic ticket or notice of violation of a parking ordinance by a police officer of the Township shall be deemed an allegation of a parking violation. Such a traffic ticket or notice of violation shall indicate the length of time in which the person to whom the ticket was issued must respond before the Parking Violations Bureau. It shall also indicate the address of the bureau, the hours during which the bureau is open, the amount of the penalty scheduled for the offense for which the ticket was issued, and advise that a warrant for the arrest of the person to whom the ticket was issued will be sought if such person fails to respond within the time stated.
[Code 1974, § 23-6]
Fines shall be assessed in accordance with the fines established from time to time by the Township Board in the Township parking ordinance.