Township of Northville, MI
Wayne County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Northville 7-11-1991 as Ch. 45 of the Code of Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Curfew — See Ch. 67, § 67-37.
Noise — See Ch. 117.
Transportation of alcoholic liquor in motor vehicles by underage persons — See Ch. 67, § 67-38.
Loitering - See Ch. 67, §§ 67-3M, 67-8, 67-13 and 67-47.
For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
LICENSEE
Includes the owner or owners, lessees or operators of premises wherein a business open to the general public is conducted.
PATRON
Includes any person who is seeking service at a business open to the general public or any other person lawfully present either in such business place or in the parking lot, public highway or alley adjacent thereto, whether in or out of a motor vehicle.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any patron of a business open to the general public, while parking on or adjacent to the premises thereof, or for any other person, while on the premises of such business, to race the motor of any vehicle, to suddenly start or stop any motor vehicle or to make or cause to be made any other loud or unseemly noise.
B. 
It shall also be unlawful for any patron of a business open to the general public or any other person parked on the premises of such business to blow or cause to be blown any horn at any time while so parked.
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 117, Noise.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any patron or other person on the premises of a business open to the general public, whether in or out of a motor vehicle, to drink any intoxicating liquor or to have in his possession any open bottle, can or other receptacle containing alcoholic liquor.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any number of persons to congregate for any time whatsoever at any location on the premises of a business open to the general public, other than in the building or in a legally parked motor vehicle.
C. 
It shall also be unlawful for any person to drive a motor vehicle onto the premises of a drive-in restaurant and then from said premises without parking such motor vehicle and seeking service, unless there is no unoccupied parking space available on the premises.
It shall be the duty of the licensee or owner to post on the premises in a conspicuous location one or more signs, the lettering of which shall be at least four inches in height bearing the following legend:
CRUISING AND GATHERING OUTSIDE OF VEHICLE UNLAWFUL
It shall be unlawful for any person to park any motor vehicle on any private property or drive-in establishment without the express or implied consent, authorization or approval of the owner, holder, occupant, lessee, agent or trustee of such property. A complaint for the violation of this section may be made by the owner, holder occupant, lessee, agent or trustee of said property and the Township Police Department shall enforce this section.
[Amended 9-18-2003]
A. 
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be subject to the penalties specified for a violation of the Township Code.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See §§ 1-10, 1-14 and 1-16.
B. 
Any minor, as defined in this state's probate code, who violates any provision of this chapter shall be dealt with by the Juvenile Division of the Probate Court or as otherwise prescribed by state law.