City of Bridgman, MI
Berrien County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Bridgman 12-2-1968 by Ord. No. 38 (Ch. 106.000 of the 1999 Compiled Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to Section 8395 of the Revised Judicature Act, State of Michigan, as added by Public Act 154 of 1968,[1] a Parking Violations Bureau, for the purpose of handling alleged parking violations within the City, is hereby established. The Parking Violations Bureau shall be under the supervision and control of the City Clerk.
Editor's Note: See MCLA § 600.8395.
The City Clerk shall, subject to the approval of the City Council, establish a convenient location for the Parking Violations Bureau, appoint qualified City employees to administer the bureau and adopt rules and regulations for the operation thereof.
[Amended 1-3-2005 by Ord. No. 158]
The Traffic Control Engineer shall propose, from time to time, a schedule of violations and penalties for each identified violation, which shall be submitted to the City Council of the City of Bridgman for consideration. The City Council shall review, adjust and adopt a schedule of violations and fines or penalties as shall be recommended. The schedule of violations and penalties shall be posted at City Hall.
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 or in any way diminish the rights, privileges and protection accorded to him by law.
The issuance of a traffic ticket or notice of violation by a police officer of the City 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 and advise that a warrant for the arrest of the person to whom the ticket was issued will be sought if such a person fails to respond within the time limited.[1]
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 6, Schedule of Offenses and Fines, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 1-3-2005 by Ord. No. 158.