Township of Three Oaks, MI
Berrien County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Board of the Township of Three Oaks 9-9-2019 by Ord. No. 57. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and cited as the "Three Oaks Township Housing Ordinance."
In accordance with and pursuant to Public Act 1945, No. 246 (MCLA § 41.181 et seq) the Township of Three Oaks hereby adopts the Michigan Housing Law provided at Act 167 of the Public Acts of 1917, as amended (MCLA §§ 125.401 through 125.543) (the "Act").
The designated Zoning Administrator, Code Enforcement Officer and Building Official are hereby designated as the enforcing agents to discharge the responsibilities of the Township of Three Oaks under Act 167 of the Michigan Public Acts of 1917,[1] as amended.
Editor's Note: See MCLA § 125.401 et seq., the Michigan Housing Law.
The Township of Three Oaks shall have authority to establish, by resolution, at any regular or special meeting, a schedule of fees, rates and charges for the administration and enforcement of this chapter, and the Michigan Housing Law[1] promulgated thereunder and adopted herein; provided further that any violation of this chapter or the adopted. Housing Law shall require those deemed responsible for violation to pay all attorney fees, court costs and costs of prosecution that may be incurred in the enforcement of said Housing Law. It is further provided that the fees shall be reasonable and bear a reasonable relationship to the cost and expense of such administration, enforcement and activity. The Township of Three Oaks shall further have the right to amend by resolution the aforementioned schedules from time to time.
Editor's Note: See MCLA § 125.401 et seq.
Any person, firm or corporation who violates or fails to comply with the provisions of this chapter or the Act shall be deemed responsible for a civil infraction and shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine not to exceed $500, plus court costs, in the discretion of the court.
Each day that a violation of this chapter exists shall constitute a separate offense.
In addition, the Township of Three Oaks shall have authority to proceed in any court of competent jurisdiction for the purpose of obtaining injunctive relief or other appropriate remedy to compel compliance with this chapter.
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 other ordinances or parts thereof in conflict with the provisions of this chapter are, to the extent of such conflict, hereby repealed, and each section of this chapter, and each subsection of any section thereof, is hereby declared to be independent and, in finding or holding of any section or subsection thereof to be invalid or void, shall not be deemed or held to affect the validity of any other section or subsection of this chapter.