Township of Northville, MI
Wayne County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Northville 10-18-2001 by Ord. No. 100. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Installation of fire alarm systems — See Ch. 49.
Building construction — See Ch. 58.
Pursuant to the provisions of Public Act 1951, No. 33, Section 5, as amended, being § 41.805 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, the following code adopted by reference and all of its provisions are incorporated in this chapter by reference, except those portions which are amended by § 79-5 of this chapter.
[Amended 3-17-2011; 6-15-2017]
A certain document, one copy of which is on file in the office of the Clerk of the Charter Township of Northville, being marked and designated as the "2015 Edition of the International Fire Code and the Appendix Chapters," as published by the International Code Council, be and is hereby adopted as the Fire Code of the Charter Township of Northville in the State of Michigan for the control of buildings, structures, and premises as herein provided; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Fire Code are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof as if fully set out in this chapter, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in § 79-5 of this chapter.
This chapter shall be known as the "Fire Prevention Code of the Charter Township of Northville."
A complete copy of the code adopted by reference in this chapter shall be kept in the office of the Clerk of the Charter Township of Northville and shall be available for public inspection at that office during regular business hours.
[Amended 6-15-2017]
The following sections and subsections of the 2015 International Fire Code are hereby amended or deleted as set forth and additional sections and subsections are added as indicated hereafter. Subsequent section numbers used in this section shall refer to like numbered sections of the International Fire Code.
A. 
Section 101.1 is amended to read as follows:
101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the Fire Code of the Charter Township of Northville and are hereafter referred to as the "code."
B. 
Section 109.4 is amended to read as follows:
109.4. Penalties.
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be responsible for a municipal civil infraction, subject to the following penalties:
1.
The following civil fines shall apply in the event of a determination of responsibility for a municipal civil infraction, unless a different fine is specified in connection with a particular section:
(a)
First offense. The civil infraction for a first offense violation shall be in the amount determined by the Charter Township of Northville's fee schedule, established by the Board of Trustees, plus costs and other sanctions for each offense.
(b)
Repeat offense. The civil fine for any offense which is a repeat offense shall be in the amount determined by the Charter Township of Northville's fee schedule, established by the Board of Trustees, plus costs and other sanctions for each offense.
2.
In addition to ordering the defendant determined to be responsible for a municipal civil infraction to pay a civil fine, costs, damages and expenses, the Judge or Magistrate shall be authorized to issue any judgment, writ or order necessary to enforce, or enjoin violation of, the chapter.
3.
Continuing offense. Each act of violation, and on each day upon which any such violation shall occur, shall constitute a separate offense.
4.
Remedies not exclusive. In addition to any remedies provided for by the Code of the Charter Township of Northville, any equitable or other remedies available may be sought.
5.
The Judge or Magistrate shall be authorized to impose costs, damages and expenses as provided by the law.
6.
A municipal civil infraction shall not be a lesser included offense of a criminal offense or of an ordinance violation which is not a civil infraction.
C. 
Section 307.1 is amended to read as follows:
307.1 General. Open burning and outdoor fires shall be conducted in compliance with the written Outdoor Fire Guidelines of the Northville Township Fire Department as established by the Fire Code Official. Printed copies of the Outdoor Fire Guidelines are available to the public at the Fire Department during regular business hours.
D. 
Remove IFC 2015 Sections 307.4, 307.4.1, 307.4.2 and 307.4.3.
[Amended 6-15-2017]
Nothing in this chapter or in the Fire Code hereby adopted shall be constructed to affect any lawsuit or proceeding impending in any court, or any rights acquired, or liability incurred, or any cause or causes of action acquired or existing, under any act or ordinance hereby repealed as cited in this chapter; nor shall any just or legal right or remedy of any character be lost or impaired or affected by this chapter.
This chapter shall not affect violations of the Code of the Charter Township of Northville or any other ordinance existing prior to the effective date of this chapter, and such violation shall be governed and shall continue to be separately punishable to the full extent of the law under the provisions of such ordinance at the time the violation was committed.