[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Board of Trustees of the Township of Lawrence 10-12-2009, as amended 1-22-2010 (Ord. No. 15 of the 2005 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter rescinds current Ordinance No. 15, entitled the "State Building, Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing Codes," originally adopted May 20, 1997, and codified March 26, 2005, concerning the same or similar subject matter as herein described, and replaces it in its entirety with the following amended language bearing the same number; designates an enforcing agency to discharge the responsibility of Lawrence Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, under the provisions of the Stille-DeRossett-Hale Single State Construction Code Act, 1972 P.A. 230, as amended; and designates the regulated flood-prone hazard areas of Lawrence Township for purposes of participating in the National Flood Insurance Program.
Ordinance No. 15 is hereby rescinded and replaced with this amended Ordinance No. 15, which shall be known and referred to as the "State Construction Code Ordinance."
Pursuant to the provisions of the State Construction Code, in accordance with Section 8b(6) of 1972 PA 230, as amended, the Building, Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing Code Officials of Lawrence Township are hereby designated as the enforcing agency to discharge the responsibility of Lawrence Township under 1972 PA 230, State of Michigan. Lawrence Township assumes responsibility for the administration and enforcement of said Act throughout its corporate limits.
Pursuant to the provisions of the State Construction Code, in accordance with Section 8b(6) of 1972 PA 230, as amended, Appendix G of the Michigan Building Code shall be enforced by the enforcing agency within Lawrence Township.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Study (FIS) entitled "Van Buren County, Michigan (All Jurisdictions) No. 26159CV000A" and dated December 3, 2009, and the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMS) panel numbers of 26159C; 0195C, 0215C, 0310C, 0325C, 0330C, and 0350C and dated December 3, 2009, are adopted by reference and declared to be a part of Section 1612.3 of the Michigan Building Code.
Any person found to have violated the requirements of this chapter, including requirements of codes and statutes adopted by reference, and any regulations adopted under said codes and statutes, is responsible for a municipal civil infraction under Chapter 25, Municipal Civil Infractions, of the Code of the Township of Lawrence.
All ordinances or any provision thereof inconsistent with this chapter are hereby repealed.
Should any court of competent jurisdiction declare any portion of this chapter unenforceable, the remainder of this chapter shall remain in full force and effect unaffected by the portion that might be so declared to be unenforceable.