[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Board of the Township of Denton 1-6-1960. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The township board of any township may, at any regular or special meeting by a majority of the members elect of such township board, adopt ordinances regulating health and the safety of persons and property therein, fire protection, the licensing and/or use of bicycles, traffic and parking of vehicles, sidewalk maintenance and repairs, and provide penalties for the violation thereof, and shall enforce the same and may for that purpose employ and establish a Police Department with full power and authority to enforce all local township ordinances, or may by resolution appropriate funds and call upon the sheriff of the county in which the township is located to provide special police protection for the township. It shall be the duty of the sheriff, when so called upon, to provide special police protection for the township and to enforce all local township ordinances, to the extent that township funds are appropriated for such. Special township deputies appointed by the sheriff shall be under the jurisdiction of and solely responsible to the sheriff. Ordinances regulating traffic and parking of vehicles shall not be in contravention of the provision of Act No. 300 of the Public Acts of 1949, as amended, being MCLA §§ 257.1 to 257.923 of the Compiled Laws of 1948.
Editor's Note: See also MCLA § 41.181.
Ordinances so enacted may apply to such streets, roads, highways, or portions of the Township as shall be determined by the board, or may be limited to specified platted lands within the Township, and with respect thereto shall be valid and enforceable whether the roads and streets therein have been dedicated to public use or not. Township boards or townships enacting ordinances hereunder may accept contributions from duly constituted representatives of the platted lands benefited by such ordinances, to defray all administrative and enforcement costs, incident thereto.