[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Pittsfield 10-23-2019 by Ord. No. 334. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: Former Ch. 25, Medical Marijuana, which comprised Art. I, Facilities and Grow Operations, adopted 10-28-2015 by Ord. No. 319, was repealed 10-11-2017 by Ord. No. 329.
This chapter shall be known as and may be cited as the "Pittsfield Township Prohibition of Marihuana Establishments Ordinance."
Words used herein shall have the definitions as provided for in Initiated Law 1 of 2018, MCL 333.27951 et seq., as may be amended.
The Charter Township of Pittsfield hereby prohibits all marihuana establishments within the boundaries of the Township pursuant to Initiated Law 1 of 2018, MCL 333.27951 et seq., as may be amended.
Any person who disobeys, neglects, or refuses to comply with any provision of this chapter or who causes, allows, or consents to any of the same shall be deemed to be responsible for the violation of this chapter. A violation of this chapter is deemed to be a nuisance per se.
A violation of this chapter is a municipal civil infraction, for which the fines shall not be less than $100 nor more than $500, in the discretion of the Court. The foregoing sanctions shall be in addition to the rights of the Township to proceed at law or equity with other appropriate and proper remedies. Additionally, the violator shall pay costs which may include all expenses, direct and indirect, which the Township incurs in connection with the municipal civil infraction.
Each day during which any violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense.
In addition, the Township may seek injunctive relief against persons alleged to be in violation of this chapter, and such other relief as may be provided by law.
This chapter shall be administered and enforced by the Ordinance Enforcement Officer of the Township or by such other person(s) as designated by the Township Board from time to time.
The provisions of this chapter are hereby declared to be severable. If any clause, sentence, word, section or provision is hereafter declared void or unenforceable for any reason by a court of competent jurisdiction, it shall not affect the remainder of such chapter which shall continue in full force and effect.
All ordinance or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.
This chapter shall be published in the manner as required by law. Except as otherwise provided by law, this chapter shall be effective on October 31, 2019.