Township of Three Oaks, MI
Berrien County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Board of the Township of Three Oaks 3-2-1960 by Ord. No. 2. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and cited as the "Three Oaks Township Liquor Control Ordinance."
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
All alcoholic liquor traffic, including, among other things, the manufacture, sale, offer for sale, storage for sale, possession and/or transportation thereof, within Three Oaks Township, Berrien County, Michigan, shall comply with the provisions of the Michigan Liquor Control Code of 1998, Act 58 of PA 1998 (MCLA § 436.1101 et seq.), as amended.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
For the purpose of the enforcement of said Michigan Liquor Control Code within said Township, there is hereby established a Liquor Control Ordinance Enforcement Officer with full power, authority, and duty to see that the provisions of said code and the rules and regulations of the Michigan Liquor Control Commission, adopted pursuant to said code, are enforced within said Township. Such Ordinance Enforcement Officer shall consist of not less than one Constable or Deputy Sheriff appointed by the Township Board and such other personnel as the Township Board may, in its discretion, appoint. Such Ordinance Enforcement Officer shall be entitled to such compensation as the Township Board may determine. Such Ordinance Enforcement Officer or a member thereof shall be available at all times to investigate complaints received under this chapter, and enforce the provisions thereof.
A. 
The Township Liquor Control Ordinance Enforcement Officer shall inspect, not less than monthly, all liquor establishments licensed under the Liquor Control Code of the State of Michigan and report the results of all inspections promptly to the Township Board. The Township Liquor Control Ordinance Enforcement Officer shall further promptly investigate all complaints received by it concerning violations of the Michigan Liquor Control Code, or improper operations and practices concerning alcoholic liquor traffic within the Township, and report the same to the Township Board and, where appropriate under the Michigan Liquor Control Code, to the Michigan Liquor Control Commission for appropriate proceedings against the violator.
B. 
All Inspectors shall carry appropriate cards issued by the Township Clerk, clearly identifying them as Township Liquor Control Inspectors, and shall present said cards to the owner or manager of every place inspected by them when making an inspection, upon demand for identification by such owner or manager.
C. 
Inspectors shall have the right to inspect any place in the Township where alcoholic liquor is manufactured, sold, offered for sale, kept for sale, possessed or transported, or where the Inspector suspects the same is being thus manufactured, sold, offered for sale, kept for sale, possessed, or transported. Whenever possible, all inspection reports shall be made on Liquor Law Enforcement Inspection forms furnished by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission or on similar forms otherwise obtained by the Township Liquor Control Ordinance Enforcement Officer.[1]
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Editor's Note: Original Sec. 5, Appropriation, of Ord. No. 2, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
A. 
Any person or persons, partnership or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter is responsible for a municipal civil infraction and shall be punishable by the civil fines set forth in Chapter 29, Municipal Civil Infractions, of the Code of the Township of Three Oaks. Repeat offenses shall be subject to an increased civil fine, as set forth in said Chapter 29, Municipal Civil Infractions.
B. 
Each day on which any violation of this chapter continues constitutes a separate offense and shall be subject to penalties or sanctions as a separate offense.