Village of Stevensville, MI
Berrien County
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[Comp. Ords. Rev. 1986, § 2.26; Code 1994, § 58-3]
No person shall park or leave any trailer or semitrailer detached from its tractor or motive power unit on any street, alley or public place within the Village.
[Ord. of 7-4-2004, § 1]
Pursuant to Section 8395 of the Michigan Revised Judicature Act, as added by Public Act No. 154 of 1968 (MCL 600.8395), a parking violations bureau, for the purpose of handling alleged parking violations within the Village, is hereby established. The parking violations bureau shall be under the supervision and control of the Village Manager.
[Ord. of 7-4-2004, § 2]
The Village Manager shall, subject to the approval of the Village Council, establish a convenient location for the parking violations bureau, appoint qualified Village employees to administer the bureau and adopt rules and regulations for the operations thereof.
[Ord. of 7-4-2004, § 3]
Only violations scheduled in Section 32-75 shall be disposed of by the parking violations bureau. The fact that a particular violation is scheduled shall not entitle the alleged violator to disposition of the violation at the bureau and in any case the person in charge of such a bureau may refuse to dispose of such violation in which case any person having knowledge of the facts may make a sworn complaint before any court having jurisdiction of the offense as provided by law.
[Ord. of 7-4-2004, § 4]
(a) 
No violation may be settled at the parking violations bureau except at the specific 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 nor in any way diminish the rights, privileges and protection accorded to him by law.
(b) 
In the event that any person involved in the violation of this section declines to dispose of a parking violation at the parking violations bureau, or fails to pay the fine imposed by this section, or shall deny that he is guilty of the alleged violation, it shall be the duty of the law enforcement officer having knowledge of the facts to make a complaint before the district or trial court charging such person with the alleged violation.
[Ord. of 7-4-2004, § 5]
The issuance of a traffic ticket or notice of violation by a law enforcement officer of the township shall be deemed an allegation of a parking violation. Such traffic ticket or notice of violation shall indicate the length of time in which the person to whom the same 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.
[Ord. of 7-4-2004, § 6]
(a) 
No person shall park a vehicle on any paved street between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. of any day. Any vehicle parked in violation of this section will be charged according to the following schedule of fines:
(1) 
If it is the first or second such citation issued to that vehicle within a one year period schedule of fines shall be as follows:
a. 
Payment made within first 48 hours: $5.
b. 
Payment made after first 48 hours, but before expiration of 15 days: $10.
c. 
Payment made between 15 days and 30 days: $25.
d. 
Payment after 30 days: $50.
(2) 
If it is the third such citation issued to that vehicle within that period of time, the schedule of fines shall be as follows:
a. 
Payment made within the first 48 hours: $25.
b. 
Payment made after the first 48 hours, but before expiration of 15 days: $45.
c. 
Payment made between 15 days and 30 days: $65.
d. 
Payment after 30 days: $85.
(3) 
If it is the forth or subsequent such citation issued to that vehicle within a one-year period of time the fines schedule of fines shall be as follows:
a. 
Payments made within the first 48 hours: $40.
b. 
Payment made after the first 48 hours, but before expiration of 15 days: $60.
c. 
Payment made between 15 and 30 days: $80.
d. 
Payment after 30 days: $100.