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Township of East China, MI
St. Clair County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of East China 12-16-1996 by Ord. No. 245 (Ch. 7-05, Sec. 7-05.06 of the 1980 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Civil Infraction Bureau — See Ch. 17.
Traffic — See Ch. 420.
Disabled vehicles — See Ch. 436.
Recreational vehicles — See Ch. 441.
Pursuant to Section 8395 of the Revised Judicature Act, State of Michigan, as added by Public Act 154 of 1968 (MSA 27A.8395), as amended,[1] a Parking Violations Bureau is hereby established to accept civil infraction admissions in parking violation cases and to collect and retain civil fines and costs as prescribed by Township Ordinance chapters.
Editor's Note: See MCLA § 600.8395.
The Parking Violations Bureau shall be under the supervision of the Supervisor, Clerk, and Treasurer of the Township.
Only if requested by alleged violator. No violation may be settled at the Parking Violations Bureau except at the specific request of the alleged violator. No penalty for any violation shall be accepted from any person who denies having committed the offense, and in no case shall the person who is in charge of the Bureau determine, or attempt to determine, the truth or falsity of any fact or matter relating to such alleged violation.
Entitled to due process before court. No person shall be required to dispose of a parking violation at the Parking Violations Bureau, and all persons shall be entitled to have any such violation processed before a court having jurisdiction thereof if they so desire. The unwillingness of any person to dispose of any violation at the Parking Violations Bureau shall not prejudice him or in any way diminish the rights, privileges, and protection accorded to him by law.
Issuance of notice alleges violation. The issuance of a parking violation notice by the Township shall be deemed an allegation of a parking violation.
Information in notice. Such parking violation notice shall indicate the address of the Parking Violations Bureau, the hours during which the Bureau is open, and the amount of the penalty scheduled for the offense for which the parking violation notice was issued.
Failure to respond to notice. In accordance with the Michigan Vehicle Code, Act 300 of 1949, as amended, specifically, Section 321a (Michigan Statutes Annotated, Section 9.2021[1]),[1] failure to respond to parking violation notices or citations regarding illegal parking could ultimately result in the refusal of the Secretary of State to issue or renew driver's licenses.
Editor's Note: See MCLA § 257.321a.