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    ORDINANCE 1996-1

    AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONTROL AND REGULATION OF JUNK

THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH RANGE ORDAINS:

    An ordinance to provide for the control and regulation of outdoor parking, accumulation and storage of junk, including junk vehicles, within the Village of South Range, to provide for penalties for the violation of this ordinance, and to repeal any ordinance, or parts thereof, in conflict herewith.
1.    Preamble.  It is hereby determined by the Village Council that the public peace, health, safety and welfare to the inhabitants of the Village is threatened by virtue of the outdoor parking, storage, and abandonment of junk, including junk vehicles, wreckage and parts of such vehicles, and other litter and refuse throughout the Village.  It is further determined that such accumulation constitutes a nuisance and that it is essential for the protection of the public peace, health, safety and welfare of the people of the village that regulation of junk including, but not limited to, junk vehicles, be provided for.
2.    Name.  This ordinance shall be known and cited as the Village of South Range Junk Ordinance.
3.    Purpose. The purposed of this ordinance is to establish a control program designed to reduce unregulated junk, including abandoned or inoperable vehicles, wreckage and parts thereof in the Village.
4.    Definitions.
    A.    The term "junk" shall mean waste, used or second-hand materials including, but not limited to, scrap iron and other metals, paper, rags, rubber tires, bottles, boxes, cartons and crates.  "Junk" shall also mean any abandoned, discarded, unusable, of unused objects or equipment including, but not limited to, furniture, stoves, refrigerators, freezers, cans, implements, parts of motor vehicles, machinery, lumber, bricks, concrete, cinder blocks, plumbing materials, electrical wiring or equipment, heating ducts or equipment, shingles, mortar, cement, nails, screws, or other material commonly used in the construction or repair of any buildings or structures.
    B.    The term "junk vehicle" shall mean any vehicle that is not in operating condition and eligible for use in accordance with the requirements of the Michigan Motor Vehicle Code, Act No. 300 of 1949, as amended.  The minimum requirements for operating condition hereunder include, but are not limited to, four wheels with inflated tires, a working battery, and an engine in running condition, a gear train capable of moving the vehicle at any time, and with a current registration and license plate affixed.
    C.    The term "private premises" shall mean any lot or parcel of land owned or occupied by any person, firm or corporation whether or not improved with any dwelling, house, building, or other structure, and whether inhabited or temporarily or continuously uninhabited or vacant.
5.    Regulations.
    A.    No person, firm, or corporation whether the owner, tenant or manager of private property, or whether the past registered owner of a vehicle, or transferee on a bill of sale covering such a vehicle, shall permit the parking, storage or accumulation thereof upon any public right-of-way, public property or private premises within the village, of any junk, including junk vehicles, wreckage or parts thereof, unless the same is wholly contained within a fully enclosed building or a completely walled enclosure or fence, or are otherwise completely screened by natural objects, plantings, or other appropriate means from four sides, so as not to be visible to public view, except for the following:
        1.    Vehicles in operating condition eligible for use in accordance with the requirements of the Michigan Motor Vehicle Code, being Act 300 of 1949, as amended;
        2.    Vehicles in operating condition held as stock in trade by a regularly licensed dealership of new or used vehicles or equipment used in the operation of such dealership;
        3.    Vehicles or parts thereof located in a licensed junkyard;
        4.    Vehicles temporarily inoperable, for an aggregate not to exceed ten (10) days, due to minor mechanical failure, but which are not in any manner dismantled, and have substantially all main component parts attached.
        5.    Vehicles in the process of restoration or conversion, for a period not to exceed an aggregate total of thirty (30), as so declared by the owner in a statement to the Village President accompanied by a fee of $100.00 per vehicle.  The fee to be returned to the applicant, less an administrative charge of 25%, upon completed restoration of the vehicle or upon compliance with the other provisions of Section 5A.
        6.    Off road vehicles (ORV's) or seasonal vehicles which are solely used for plowing snow or hauling firewood.
    B.    In event of special or peculiar hardship due to unforeseen circumstances by reason of the application of the provisions of this ordinance, the Village President may grant a stay for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days or until the next regularly scheduled council meeting, which-ever is less, from a proceeding being brought for violation of this ordinance, provided that the Village President shall have the discretion to consider the unreasonable or adverse effect such stay may have on owners occupants of adjoining property and the public health, safety and welfare.
6.    Nuisance.  Any parking, storage accumulation, placement or otherwise of junk in violation of this ordinance is declared to be a public nuisance which may be enjoined pursuant to law, in addition to the fines and penalties herein provided.
7.    Construction.  As to any junk yards, salvage yards, garages, body or paint shops operating within the village, shall be licensed pursuant to law, this ordinance shall operate as an addition to, and not in conflict with, all such other laws with respect to junk and junk vehicles.
8.    Saving Clause  The provisions of this ordinance are hereby declared to be severable, and if any clause, sentence, words, section, or provision is declared void or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining portions of the ordinance shall remain in full force.
9.    Enforcement.  This ordinance shall be enforced by the County Sheriff's Department acting as the village's law enforcement agency.  Before commencing prosecution under this Ordinance, the enforcement officer shall notify the violator(s) of the existence of a violation.  Such notice shall be in writing and served upon the violator(s), either in person or by first class mail sent to the last known address of the violator(s) or to the common address of the property upon which the violation exists.  The violator(s) shall be given ten (10) days from the date of personal service or twelve (12) days from the date of mailing the notice in which to remedy the violation.  Each day that a violation under this Ordinance continues to exist shall be considered a separate violation subject to the penalties hereinafter set fourth.
10.    Penalty.
    A.    Any person, firm, or corporation violating this ordinance shall be subject upon conviction to a fine of not more than $100.00 or imprisonment in the county jail for a period of 90 (ninety) days, or both, and the costs of prosecution for each violation.
    B.    In addition  to the imposition of the foregoing fines, penalties and other penalties, the Village Council may cause any junk or junk vehicle found in violation hereof to be removed from any public or private premises, impounded or destroyed or sold, in the discretion of the Village Council and the cost of removal assessed the owner of user of such junk or junk vehicle, or the premises on which the same is located.  Any sums realized upon sale shall be retained by the Village as reimbursement for costs incurred in removal and sale.
11.    Repeal.  Any ordinance, or part thereof, in conflict with this ordinance is hereby repealed.
12.    Effective Date.  This ordinance shall take effect and be in force thirty (30) days from and after its passage and publication.
This Ordinance is adopted an approved by the Village Council of the Village of South Range on the 4th day of April, 1996.

VILLAGE OF SOUTH RANGE


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Agnes Koivunen, President            Katherine Mattson, Clerk


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Ordinance Info

    LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT

    VILLAGE OF SOUTH RANGE
    ORDINANCE NO. 1995-1

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 73 AS SUBSEQUENTIALLY MODIFIED AND AMENDED  BY ORDINANCES NO 73-A, 81, 1984-23, 1985-1 AND 1992-3

THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH RANGE ORDAINS:

THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE SITUATE WITHIN THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH RANGE IS HEREBY ZONED OR REZONED, AS FOLLOWS:

 1.    Lots 1 - 14 in Block 1 to be rezoned from Residential to Residential-Commercial (colored green on Village Zoning Map) 

 2.    Lots 15 - 24 in Block 1 to be zoned Residential-Commercial (colored green on Village Zoning Map)  

 3.    Lots 13 - 24 in Block in Block 2 to be rezoned from Residential to Commercial (colored red on the Village Zoning Map)

 4.    Lots 1 - 26 in Block 5 to be rezoned from Residential to Residential-Commercial (colored green on Village Zoning Map) 

 5.    Lot 21 in Block 15 to be zoned Commercial (Colored red on the Village Zoning Map)

 6.    Lots 1 - 6 in Block 31 to be rezoned from Other to Residential-Commercial (colored green on Village Zoning Map) 

 7.    Lots 13 - 18 in Block 31 to be rezoned from Residential to Residential-Commercial (colored green on Village Zoning Map) 

 8.    That part of the NE ¼ of the NW ¼ of the NE ¼ of Section 20, T54N, R34W commencing at the NE corner of Section 20; thence North 89° 45' West 1,517.8 feet along the North line of Section 20 to Point of Beginning; thence North 89° 45" West 488.9 feet; thence South 3° 31' East 200 feet; thence South 59° 17' 30" East 200 feet; thence south 59° 17' 30" East 808.20 feet; thence North 3° 35' 30" West 390.37 feet; thence North 89° 45' West 180 feet; thence North 3° 35' 30" West 220 feet to Point of Beginning consisting of 5.54 acres less the right-of-way for highway M-26 to be zoned Residential-Commercial (colored green on Village Zoning Map)

 9.    A parcel in Section 20, T54N, R34W commencing at the NE corner of the NE ¼ of the NW ¼ of the NE ¼  and the Point of Beginning; thence North 89° 45" West 180 feet: thence South 3° 35' 30" East 220 feet; thence South 89° 45' East 180 feet; thence North 3° 35' 30" West 220 feet to Point of Beginning consisting of .91 acres to be zoned Residential-Commercial (colored green on Village Zoning Map)

10.    That part of the NE ½ of the NE ¼ lying West of the William P. Nicholls (State Snowmobile) Trail less the parcels described in Entries No. 5 and 6 and less the following described parcel:  That part of surface and right-of-way over NW ¼ of NE ¼ part of surface right-of-way over E ½ of NW ¼ part of surface and right-of-way over N ½ of SW ¼ consisting of 37.9 acres, to be zoned Residential (colored blue on the Village Zoning Map)

11.    The South ½ of the NE ¼ of the SE ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 17,  T54N, R34W, to be rezoned from Residential to Residential-Commercial (colored green on Village Zoning Map),


This Ordinance shall take effect on July 31, 1995.  Ordinance 1995-1 was adopted by the South Range Village Council at its regular meeting on 7/06/95.


    Katherine Mattson,
    South Range Village Clerk
 


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Village of South Range

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South Range, MI 49963-0129

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Ordinance Number 1984-1

THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH RANGE ORDAINS:

Section 1.            That all ordinances heretofore passed by the Village of South Range, excepting Ordinances numbered 66, 71, 72, 73, and 76 be and the same are, hereby repealed.

Section 2.            Ordinance Numbers 66, 71, 72, 73, and 76 are hereby reaffirmed.

This Ordinance shall take effect on August 22, 1984.  Approved by the Village Council of the Village of South Range on August 2, 1984.

ORDINANCE NUMBER 1984 –2

An Ordinance setting the Village Fiscal Year and License years.

                THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH RANGE ORDAINS:          

                Section 1.  That for all purposes of Municipal government in the Village of South Range, The Municipal fiscal year shall begin on March 1 and end on the last day of February.

                Section 2.  That all licenses, except such as are issued for special days, shall terminate on the last day of the Municipal Fiscal year when issued.

                This Ordinance shall take effect on August 22, 1984.

                Approved by the Village Council of the Village of South Range on August 2, 1984.

ORDINANCE NUMBER 1984-3

An Ordinance accepting or establishing Village Streets and Alleys.

                Section 1.  That all highways, streets, parts of streets and alleys laid down in said Village as shown in and by the several plats of territory comprised in said Village, now of record in the office of the Register of Deeds of the County of Houghton, or as to such part of said Village as is not covered by or included in any of said plats as shown by the map of said Village, now in the office of the Recorder thereof, and all streets regularly maintained by the Village therein, be accepted and established and they are hereby accepted and established as highways, streets and alleys of the Village of South Range.

                This Ordinance shall take effect on August 22, 1984.

                Approved by the Village Council of the Village of South Range on August 2, 1984.

ORDINANCE NUMBER 1984-4

An Ordinance establishing the Village Datum Plane.

                THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH RANGE ORDAINS:

                Section 1.  That the datum plane to which all levels and grades will refer in the Village of South Range shall be at an elevation of 541.65 feet below a mark on the stone water table of the South West Corner of the Building, No. 44, situated at the northwest Corner of Champion Avenue and Trimountain Avenue.

                This Ordinance shall take effect on August 22, 1984.

                Approved by the Village Council of the Village of South Range on August 2, 1984.

ORDINANCE NUMBER 1984-5

An ordinance prohibiting the damaging, obstructing or interfering with Village sewere, sidewalks, streets or alleys.

THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH RANGE ORDAINS:

Section 1.  That it shall be unlawful for any person to divert, damage, obstruct, tear up or fill up any drain or sewer in said Village, or to tear up, damage, deface or destroy any sidewalk, cross walk or any of the public streets of said Village or for any person to place or cause to be placed in or upon any of the streets or sidewalks or alleys of said village, any cordwood, dry goods, boxes, empty barrels, logs, lumber, sleighs, carts, rubbish, grass, tacks, or any other thing whereby or by reason of which the said streets, alleys or sidewalks shall be encumbered or obstructed for their usual use; or in any other manner other than in the usual course of travel or traffic to willfully occupy, encumber or obstruct any such street, sidewalk or alley.  Provided, that in the erection of alteration of any building or other structure in said village, material and appliances therefore may be temporarily placed in the sidewalks and alleys of said Village but only in such manner as to not unreasonably hinder or obstruct the public use thereof and such temporary storage shall at all times be subject to the direction and control of the Village marshal or of the Village Council.

Section 2.  That no person shall leave open or unguarded any trap door, skuttle or hatchway in any public sidewald in said Village or cause or permit the same to be done, or assist, aid or abet in the doing of the same.

Section 3.  That each days continuation of a violation of any of the provisions of Section 1 or 2 of this Ordinance shall constitute a separate offense.

Section 4.  Any person violating any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall upon conviction thereof be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $100.00 or by imprisonment of not more than 90 days in the County Jail or by both such fine and imprisonment.  Any person so convicted shall be ordered to pay court costs.

This Ordinance shall take effect on August 22, 1984.

                Approved by the Village Council of the Village of South Range on August 2, 1984.

 

ORDINANCE NUMBER 1984-6

An Ordinance to regulate burning within the Village.

                THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH RANGE ORDAINS:

                Section 1.  That it shall be unlawful for any person to build any fire or to set on fire or cause to be set on fire any hay, straw, chips, shavings rubbish or other combustible substance in the Village, except with the consent of the Village Marshall and with such precautions as to time, place and guarding and watching the same as he may prescribe.

                Section 2.  Any person violating any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall upon conviction thereof be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $100.00 or by imprisonment of not more than 90 days in the County Jail or by both such fine and imprisonment.  Any person so convicted shall be ordered to pay court costs.

This Ordinance shall take effect on August 22, 1984.

                Approved by the Village Council of the Village of South Range on August 2, 1984.

ORDINANCE NUMBER 1984-7

An Ordinance prohibiting the accumulation of snow or discharge of snow or water onto or over sidewalks.

            THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH RANGE ORDAINS:

            Section 1.  That it shall be unlawful for the owner or occupants of any building in said Village, the roof or eave of which building protrudes or extends over any sidewalk, to suffer or permit any snow or ice to accumulate or remain upon said roof or eave endangering the persons or travelers upon said sidewalk or to discharge or permit the discharge of water or snow therefrom onto any sidewalk.

            Section 2.  Any person violating any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall upon conviction thereof be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $100.00 or by imprisonment of not more than 90 days in the County Jail or by both such fine and imprisonment.  Any person so convicted shall be ordered to pay court costs.     

This Ordinance shall take effect on August 22, 1984.         

                Approved by the Village Council of the Village of South Range on August 2, 1984.

ORDINANCE NUMBER 1984-8

An Ordinance prohibiting the interference with air rights over Village sidewalks.

                THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH RANGE ORDAINS:

                Section 1.  That it shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to erect or maintain any eave, mansard, awning, or curtain attached thereto or any appendage over-hanging any public sidewalk of said Village which shall be less than seven feet above said sidewalk.

                Section 2.  That no awning, eave or curtain shall be erected, maintained or used which is constructed of wood or other material except cloth, unless special permission to erect and use the same be obtained from the Village Council and then under the direction and subject to the restrictions as said Council shall prescribe.

                Section 3.  That each days use of an awning, eave, mansard or curtain, in violation of this Ordinance shall be deemed a separate offense.

                Section 4.  Any person violating any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall upon conviction thereof be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $100.00 or by imprisonment of not more than 90 days in the County Jail or by both such fine and imprisonment.  Any person so convicted shall be ordered to pay court costs.

This Ordinance shall take effect on August 22, 1984.         

                Approved by the Village Council of the Village of South Range on August 2, 1984.

 

 

ORDINANCE NUMBER 1984-10

An Ordinance regulating the firing of guns and explosives.

                THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH RANGE ORDAINS:

                Section 1.  No person shall fire any gun, revolver, pistol or BB gun or set off any squibs, firecrackers, gunpowder or fireworks or any other explosive of any description within the limits of said Village.

                Section 2.  Any person violating any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall upon conviction thereof be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $100.00 or by imprisonment of not more than 90 days in the County Jail or by both such fine and imprisonment.  Any person so convicted shall be ordered to pay court costs.

This Ordinance shall take effect on August 22, 1984.         

                Approved by the Village Council of the Village of South Range on August 2, 1984.

ORDINANCE NUMBER 1984-11

An Ordinance regulating animals running at large.

                THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH RANGE ORDAINS:

                Section 1.  That it shall be unlawful for any person to cause or permit any diseased or old infirm animal to run at large within the limits of said Village or to cause, suffer or permit any fowl, hog, horse, colt, mule, ox, steer, milk-cow, heifer or calf, to run at large within the corporate limits of said village.

                Section 2.  That it shall be unlawful for any person to cause, suffer or permit any horse or other animal or team in harness or under saddle to stand or remain standing upon any street, alley, or public place within said Village, unless the same be held by a person of suitable age or be securely hitched or anchored with a sufficient weight.

                Section 3.  Any person violating any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall upon conviction thereof be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $100.00 or by imprisonment of not more than 90 days in the County Jail or by both such fine and imprisonment.  Any person so convicted shall be ordered to pay court costs.

This Ordinance shall take effect on August 22, 1984.         

                Approved by the Village Council of the Village of South Range on August 2, 1984.

 

ORDINANCE NUMBER 1984-12

An Ordinance regulating nuisances within the Village.

                THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH RANGE ORDAINS:

                Section 1.  That it shall be unlawful for any person to maintain or suffer to be maintained or kept or to permit or suffer any nuisance in the way of filth or any unwholesome place or any substance or thing filthy or unwholesome or disagreeable or nauseous or any accumulation of rags or other substance or thing liable to breed disease to become noxious or to create a fire hazard in or on any premises owned or occupied by him or between such premises and the middle of the street adjoining or abutting the same, and it shall be unlawful for any person to throw, place, or deposit any such nuisance or cause or suffer the same to be placed within said village; that all dead animals, all carrion, all putrid meat, all fish, decayed vegetables and offal of any kind all substances emitting a disagreeable odor to the annoyance of persons owning adjoining lots, and all privies, urinals and sanitary drains not connected into the sanitary sewers where such sewage system is accessible or into a State Health Department approved drain field or treatment facility are hereby declared nuisances within the meaning of this Ordinance.

                Section 2.  In case any nuisance is maintained or suffered or permitted within said Village, the Health officer of said Village or the Marshall, When ordered by the Council so to do shall order the same to be abated within twenty-four hours after giving written notice therefor, except in cases when the nature of such nuisance requires a longer time, and then within such reasonable time as the Health officer or common council may specify, which notice shall be served upon the person or persons maintaining or suffering such nuisance to be maintained on his or her premises or premises occupied by him or her and in case of a failure of any such person or persons so notified to abate such nuisance, within the time specified, it shall be the duty of the health officer or Marshall to cause the same to be promptly abated and such person or persons shall be liable for all of the expenses of so abating to be recovered in an action at law on behalf of said Village against such person or persons, and in all cases where said nuisance is maintained upon property belonging to such offender, such expense shall be assessed against such property as a special assessment to be levied and collected in the same manner as other taxes are or may be levied or collected within said Village.

Section 3.  Any person violating any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall upon conviction thereof be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $100.00 or by imprisonment of not more than 90 days in the County Jail or by both such fine and imprisonment.  Any person so convicted shall be ordered to pay court costs.

This Ordinance shall take effect on August 22, 1984.         

                Approved by the Village Council of the Village of South Range on August 2, 1984.

 

 

ORDINANCE NO. 1984-13

An Ordinance prohibiting the obstruction of sidewalks and public ways by loitering.

THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH RANGE ORDAINS:

Section 1.         It shall be unlawful for a person or persons to collect, stand in crowds or remain loitering on the sidewalk or on the corners of streets so as to hinder or impede the passage of pedestrians; or in front of any church, public hall, or place of worship during services or any entertainment or exercises therein so as to interfere with the services or entertainment or so as to interfere with persons entering or departing therefrom.

Section 2.   Any person violating any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall upon conviction thereof be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $100.00 or by imprisonment of not more than 90 days in the County Jail or by both such fine and imprisonment.  Any person so convicted shall be ordered to pay court costs.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 1984-15

An Ordinance prohibiting and setting penalties for the interference with Village Officers.

THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH RANGE ORDAINS:

Section 1.         That it shall be unlawful for any person to willfully assault, hinder, delay or obstruct an officer of said Village while in the performance of any duty required by him to be performed in pursuance of the laws of the State of Michigan, the laws incorporating said Village or any Ordinance, by­ law or resolution of said Village or of the common council thereof.

Section 2.  Any person violating any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall upon conviction thereof be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $100.00 or by imprisonment of not more than 90 days in the County Jail or by both such fine and imprisonment.  Any person so convicted  shall be ordered to pay court costs.

ORDINANCE NO. 1984-16

An Ordinance requiring the obtaining of licenses by peddlers and transient merchants, and providing procedures and fees therefor and penalties for violation.

THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH RANGE ORDAINS:

 

Section 1.  That no person shall within the limits of the Village of South Range hawk or peddle or sell by going about from place to place in said Village for that purpose or from any stand, cart, vehicle or other device in the streets, alleys, or in or upon any public grounds, or buildings, in said Village any goods, wares, merchandise or any other kind of property, except as herein specified and after being there-unto duly licensed under the provisions of this Ordinance.

Section 2.   Every license issued under this Ordinance shall be signed by the President and Clerk of the Village and shall be sealed with the corporate seal of the municipality.  No license issued pursuant hereto shall be assignable or inure to the benefit of any other person or to any other than the person to whom such license was originally issued and such license shall be issued only to an applicant who shall first pay to the Village Clerk the license fee as hereinafter provided . Permits will be given to all non-profit organizations at no cost, but a permit is needed.

Section 3.  Every applicant for a license as a hawker, peddler, or transient trader, shall pay therefor as follows:   If he intends to sell or offer for sale any goods or merchandise on any street or public place - $25.00 per day.

Section 4.   Every person engaged in the business of hawking and peddling as aforesaid or transient trading within the corporate limits of said Village, shall have a license issued under this Ordinance in his possession and shall exhibit the same to any officer or resident of said Village upon demand.

Section 5.  Any license issued under this Ordinance may be revoked by the President of the Village, in his or her discretion, for any improper conduct on the part of the person so licensed and the fee paid for said license shall be forfeited to said Village.

Section 6.  Nothing contained in this Ordinance shall be construed to prevent any manufacturer, farmer, mechanic or nurseryman from selling the pro­ ducts of his labor or the product of his farm or otherwise without a license to any merchant for resale; nor shall any wholesale merchant be prohibited by anything herein contained from selling to dealers by sample without a license. But no merchant shall be allowed to peddle or to employ others to peddle goods of his own manufacture without the license in this Ordinance provided.

Section 7.   The provisions of this Ordinance shall not be construed in lieu of or in substitution for any statute of this state regulating hawkers and peddlers but shall be in addition thereto and every applicant for a license under the provisions of this Ordinance shall first exhibit his state license and comply with all the requirements of the law of the State of Michigan.

Section 8.   That it shall be unlawful for any person, firm or cor­poration to carry on the business of junk dealer within the corporate limits of said Village.

Section 9.   In addition to the penalty imposed in Section 14 of this Ordinance any license granted under the provisions of this Ordinance shall be revoked by the Village Clerk upon conviction of said licensee of a violation of said Ordinance and all monies paid by said licensee to said Village for said license shall be forfeited to said Village of South Range.

Section 10. That it shall be unlawful for any person to ply the vocation of transient trading within the corporate limits of South Range without first obtaining a license as hereinafter provided.

Section 11. A transient trader as used in this Ordinance shall be construed to mean, any person by himself, or in company with others who occupies premises within said Village for a temporary period and offers goods, wares and merchandise of any kind or description for sale; said goods, wares and merchan­ dise so offered for sale not being assessed for taxes in said Village.

Section 12. The Village Clerk is hereby authorized to issue a license to any transient trader to ply his vocation within the corporate limits of said Village, subject to laws and the Ordinance of said Village upon paying to the Clerk the license fee prescribed. Provided, that such license may be revoked by the common council for non-compliance with any of the terms and conditions of such license or on account of any violation of any Ordinance or regulation of said Village by the holder thereof with respect to such business and provided further that such license shall not be transferable.

Section 13.  Each license issued under this Ordinance shall be signed by the Clerk of said Village and shall be sealed with the corporate seal of said Village.

Section 14.  Any person violating any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall upon conviction thereof be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $100.00 or by imprisonment of not more than 90 days in the County Jail or by both such fine and imprisonment. Any person so convicted shall be ordered to pay court costs.

ORDINANCE NO 1984-17

An Ordinance providing for the licensing of circuses and certain amusement stands and vendors, setting license fees and imposing penalties for violation.

THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH RANGE ORDAINS:

 

Section 1.       That all proprietors, keepers or managers of circuses, merry-go-rounds, cane racks, striking machines, candy and lemonade stands and all business and diversions of like character, and all common showmen, patent medicine venders, clairvoyants, shall before beginning business within said Village, pr cure from the Clerk a license therefor and shall pay therefor the fee hereinafter provided for; that upon payment to said clerk of such fee, said clerk is hereby authorized and directed to issue such license under his hand and the corporate seal of said Village to such person on the following terms and conditions viz: (a) Circuses - $100 per day. (b) Cane-racks, striking machi­ nes, candy and lemonade stands and all business and diversions of like character

- $50 per day. (c) Merry-go-rounds - $50 per day. (d) Patent medicine venders doing business in a building or out of doors  $50 per day. (e) Common showmen performing out of doors - $50 per day. (f) Clairvoyants - $50 per day.

Section 2. Any person violating any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall upon conviction thereof be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $100.00 or by imprisonment of not more than 90 days in the County Jail or by both such fine and imprisonment.  Any person so convicted shall be ordered to pay court costs.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 1984-18

An Ordinance regulating the operation of motor vehicles for hire and requiring the obtaining of a license therefor.

THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH RANGE ORDAINS:

Section 1.       That it shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to operate within the Village limits of the Village of South Range, motor vehicles for transportation of persons for hire, without first having paid for and obtained from the clerk of said Village, a license to operate the same.

Section 2.   The license fee to be charged and collected by the Village Clerk shall be the sum of $100.00 per annum.

Section 3. Any person violating any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall upon conviction thereof be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $100.00 or by imprisonment of not more than 90 days in the County Jail or by both such fine and imprisonment.   Any person so convicted shall be ordered to pay court costs.

ORDINANCE NO. 1984-19

An Ordinance regulating the parking of vehicles on Village Streets during the winter months.

THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH RANGE ORDAINS:

Section 1.   That parking is prohibited on Village Streets between the hours 3:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. beginning on November 1st and ending on April 1st of each year.

Section 2. Any person violating any of the provisions of this Ordinance s all upon conviction thereof be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $100.00 or by imprisonment of not more than 90 days in the County Jail or by both such fine and imprisonment.  Any person so convicted shall be ordered to pay court costs.

 

 

ORDINANCE NO. 1984-20

An Ordinance regulating the keeping, barking and control of dogs and prescribing penalties for violation thereof.

THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH RANGE ORDAINS:

Section 1.  Any person who shall permit a dog to remain about any pre­ mises occupied or owned by him for a period of five (5) days or more shall be deemed the owner or possessor of such dog for the purposes of this Ordinance.

Section 2.   No person owning, possessing or having charge of any dog, six (6) months of age or older shall permit such dog to be an annoyance or nuisance in· the vicinity where it is kept because of loud or frequent or habitual barking , yelping or howling by such dog, or by reason of damaging or trespassing on the property of others, between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. local time.

Section 3. Any person violating any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall upon conviction thereof be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $100.00 or by imprisonment of not more than 90 days in the County Jail or by both such fine and imprisonment.  Any person so convicted shall be ordered to pay court costs.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 1984-21

An Ordinance regulating the collection and disposition of garbage.

THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH RANGE ORDAINS:

Section 1.   Definitions:  In the construction and application of the Ordinance the word "garbage" shall be taken to include any and all rejected or waste household food, refuse, rubbish, dirt, ashes resulting from the com­bustion of any material, and rejected or inoperable appliances, furnishings, equipment or building materials.

Section 2.   No ashes, garbage, rubbish, dirt nor any refuse, waste or thing which by its decomposition could or would become offensive to human beings or detrimental to health, or create or tend to create a nuisance, shall be by any person thrown or placed for storage or disposal upon any vacant lot or upon any land within the Village of South Range, whether such lot be enclosed or otherwise, without the permission of the Street Commissioner.

Section 3.   All garbage shall be collected and deposited at such pla- ces and in such manner as may be designated by the Commissioner of Streets.

Section 4.   For the proper and economical collection of garbage, hereinbefore defined, every owner of or tenant occupying premises in the Village of South Range shall store all garbage to the extent feasible, in plastic bags, properly sealed and in good condition. Size of said garbage bags shall not exceed a capacity of 32 gallons.    All garbage bags that are torn or open will not be collected by the collector.

Section 3 anended 1/07/93; see Ord. 1993-1.

All receptacles utilized for garbage pick-up shall be subject to the approval of the Street Commissioner and so far as possible shall be placed close to the public road abutting the property for which they are provided and shall be easily accessible to the collector. Garbage of a nature which cannot be bagged as required above shall be dismantled, bound, and placed for collection as directed by the Street Commissioner so as to avoid unnecessary collection costs to the Village or inconvenience to other Village inhabitants. The keeping or storing of garbage on any street, alley, park or public place in the Village of South Rang is absolutely forbidden.  In the case of the owner or tenant occupying premises not abutting upon a street or if the streets are impassible during the winter months, the Street Commissioner shall designate the time and place for the collection of garbage in order that such owners or tenants may place receptacles at the designated location for the purpose of collection.

Section 5.   It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to deposit or place in any manner whatsoever in or upon any sidewalk, street, alley or public place in the Village of South Range refuse or garbage of any kind whatsoever.

Section 6.  It shall be the duty of the Street Commissioner to cause collection as regularly as practicable of all such garbage herein before named as shall be kept for such collection in compliance with this Ordinance.

Section 7.   Delinquent garbage service charge:   If any billing for garbage services shall remain unpaid the amount thereof shall constitute a lien on the property to which such service is provided.   If any delinquency extends beyond 60 days from the date of billing then the Village Clerk shall serve notice, by certified mail to the garbage user with return receipt requested, that if the amount owed is not paid in full within 20 days from receipt of such notice the garbage service will be terminated until payment is made in full.  Any garbage service charges delinquent for 6 months or more shall be certified annually, on March l, by the Village Clerk to the Assessor who shall place the same on the next tax roll of the Village. Such charges so assessed shall be collected in the same manner as general Village taxes.  In addition, the Village may, at its discretion, require an advance deposit of $25.00 as a protection against possible future delinquencies. The deposit shall be refunded without interest when the depositor is no longer a Village resident or if the Village Council sooner decides the deposit is no longer required.

Section 8. Any person violating any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall upon conviction thereof be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $100.00 or by imprisonment of not more than 90 days in the County Jail or by both such fine and imprisonment.  Any person so convicted shall be ordered to pay court costs.

ORDINANCE NO. 1984-22

An ordinance adopting the Basic Building Code, 7th Edition of 1978 and all supplements thereto, of the Building Officials Conference of America, Inc.; providing penalties for violations thereof,

THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH RANGE ORDAINS:

Section 1.         The Basic Building Code, 7th Edition, 1978 and all existing and future Supplements thereto as promulgated by the Building Officials Conference of America, Inc. of 110 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, are hereby adopted in    their entirety and made applicable to the Village of South Range.

This Ordinance and/or Basic Building Code herein adopted, together with all existing and future Supplements thereto, may be known as and/or referred to in short form as the Building Code.

Section 2.   A complete copy of said Code and all Supplements thereto that may from time to time be promulgated by the said Building Officials Conference of America, Inc. are available at all reasonable times for public use and inspection at the office of the Village Clerk.  Copies for personal use by anyone desiring to purchase same are also available at the office of the Village Clerk.

Section 3.  If any section or provision or parts thereof in this Ordinance or in the Building Code herein adopted shall ever be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such invalidity or unconstitutionality shall not affect the validity of this Ordinance as a whole or of the Building Code herein adopted as a whole or of any other section or provision or part of either this Ordinance and/or the Building Code herein adopted.

Section 4.   The suggested fees as set forth in the Building Code herein being adopted are hereby adopted.

Section 5.   Any person who shall violate or fail to comply with any of the provisions of this Ordinance and/or the Building Code herein adopted and any and all Supplements thereto from time to time promulgated as aforesaid or who shall counsel, aid or abet any such violation or failure to comply, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $100.00 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days in the Houghton County Jail or in any place provided by the Village for the detention of prisoners, for each offense or violation, or either or both such fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the Court, and each day or part of a day that such violation exists shall constitute a separate offense.  It shall be the responsibility of the offender to abate the violation as expeditiously and quickly as possible.

Section 6.  The purpose of adopting the above mentioned Basic Building Code, pursuant to the provisions of M.S.A. §5.29498(), is to establish a uniform minimum standard or engineering requirements appli cable to all structures hereafter built, erected, altered, or remodeled within the Village of South Range, all for the purpose of public safety health and welfare.

ORDINANCE NO. 1984-24

An Ordinance relative to the grading of streets and building and repair of sidewalks.

THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH RANGE ORDAINS:

Section 1.  That upon the establishment of grades for the respective streets of said Village, the owners of the real estate fronting or abutting on said street shall from time to time, as they may be directed or notified by or under the direction of the Village Council of said Village of the establishment of such grades and within 15 days after such notice, proceed to grade up or down a way and bed for, and shall erect and construct or cause to be erected or constructed a good and sufficient sidewalk adjoining to and fronting upon such real estate and at the expense of the several owners thereof respectively, to be of the same width and to correspond with the existing sidewalk on the street or to be constructed as directed by said Council. The said sidewalk is to be finished and completed within 30 days after the time limited for the beginning of the work thereon as aforesaid, said work to be done under the supervision of the Village Council or of such officer as it may designate or appoint for the purpose, and subject to its acceptance.    In case any owner or person required by this Ordinance to perform such work shall neglect or refuse or fail to make such grade and build such sidewalk as aforesaid, within the time aforesaid, the com­mon council may thereupon cause such sidewalk to be constructed, and by resolution assess the cost thereof, including the grade for the same, on the lot or premises adjoining the same as a special assessment thereon, and the amount so assessed shall be levied and collected in the same manner as other taxes are levied and collected in said Village. Any notice required to be given under the provisions of this Ordinance shall be in writing and may be served upon the owner of the property, or in case of his absence, upon the occupant thereof, or upon the agent of such owner if there be no such occupant, and in case such notice cannot be served in any of the foregoing methods, then it shall be sufficient to mail the same to the owner of said premises at his usual post office address, by registered mail.

Section 2. Existing sidewalks or sidewalks hereafter constructed as above required and not willfully destroyed or damaged are to be kept in repair by the Village.

Section 3.  The Village may provide the necessary labor for construction of the sidewalks upon request of the owner and upon the owners providing the materials therefor or advancing to the Village the cost of all such material.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 1984-25

An Ordinance relative to School Buses.

THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH RANGE ORDAINS:

Section 1.   The driver of a vehicle shall not overtake (or meet) and pass any school bus which has stopped for the purpose of receiving or discharging passengers and is displaying two alternately flashing red lights at the same level.

Section 2.   The driver of a vehicle overtaking (or meeting) any school bus which has stopped for the purpose of receiving or discharging any passenger and is displaying two alternately flashing red lights at the same level, shall bring such vehicle to a full stop at least ten (10) feet from the school bus, and shall not proceed until the school bus resumes motion, or the school bus driver signals to proceed, or the visual signals are no longer actuated.

Section 3.   No school bus driver shall stop his bus upon the highway for the purpose of receiving or discharging passengers unless such bus is clearly visible in its stopped position to approaching or overtaking drivers of vehicles for a distance of at least 500 feet.

Section 4.   Every school bus shall, in addition to any other equipment and distinctive marking required by law, be equipped with signal lamps mounted as high and widely spaced laterally as practicable which shall be capable of displaying to the front, two (2) alternately flashing red lights located at the same level, and to the rear, two (2) alternately flashing red lights located at the same level. Said lights shall be no less than six (6) inches in diameter, and shall have sufficient intensity to be visible from a distance of at least 50 feet in normal sunlight and shall be actuated by the driver of said school bus, only, whenever such vehicle is stopped or is about to stop for the purpose of receiving or discharging school children.

Section 5.   Any person violating any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall upon conviction thereof be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $100.00 or by imprisonment of not more than 90 days in the County Jail or by both such fine and imprisonment.        Any person so convicted shall be ordered to pay court costs.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 1984-26

An Ordinance to regulate the parking and storage of automobiles and to establish penalties for violations.

THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH RANGE ORDAINS:

Section 1.   No person, firm or corporation shall park or store on premises primarily used for business and/or residential purposes within the Village of South Range, any motor vehicle which is not in operating condition and which cannot be propelled under its own power, for more than fourteen (14) days in any one year, unless the same is located within a closed building, or unless a spe­ cial permit therefor is first obtained from the Village Clerk to be granted only in special hardship cases beyond the control of the applicant, where peculiar circumstances exist, where no adjoining property owner is adversely affected thereby, and where the spirit and purposes of these regulations are still observed.

Section 2.   No person, firm or corporation shall park or store upon premises primarily used for business and/or residential purposes within the Village of South Range, more than one (1) motor vehicle in operating condition which is not regularly used for the purpose for which it was manufactured or designed unless the same is located within an enclosed building or unless a spe­cial permit is first obtained therefor from the Village Clerk, to be granted only in special hardship cases beyond the control of the applicant, where spe­ cial peculiar circumstances exist, where no adjoining property owner is adversely affected thereby, and where the spirit and purpose of these regulations are still observed.

Section 3.   Any motor vehicle being dismantled for the sale of parts therefrom or any motor vehicle which has main component parts missing or unattached shall be deemed inoperable for the purpose of this Ordinance. The foregoing is not to be construed to be inclusive of all inoperable vehicles covered by this Ordinance but merely descriptive of a particular class of such vehicles.

Section 4.  The purpose of these regulations is to limit and restrict the outdoor storage or unreasonable accumulation of junk cars, unused cars, and dilapidated non-operating motor vehicles upon premises used primarily for business and/or residential purposes and to thereby avoid injury and hazards to children attracted to such vehicles and the psychological ill effect of the presence of sue vehicles upon adjoining residents and property owners.

Section 5.   Any person violating any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall upon conviction thereof be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $100.00 or by imprisonment of not more than 90 days in the County Jail or by both such fine and imprisonment.  Any person so convicted shall be ordered to pay court costs.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 1984-27

An Ordinance regulating water cross connections.

THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH RANGE ORDAINS:

Section 1.  That the Village of South Range adopts by reference the Water Supply Cross Connection rules of the Michigan Department of Public Health, being R325.ll4O1 to R325.ll4O7 of the Michigan Administrative Code.

Section 2.   That it shall be the duty of the Village of South Range to cause inspections to be made of all properties served by the public water supply where cross connections with the public water supply is deemed possible.  The frequency of inspections and re-inspections based on potential health hazards involved shall be as established by the Village of South Range and as approved by the Michigan Department of Public Health.

Section 3.  That the representative of the Village of South Range shall have the right to enter at any reasonable time any property served by a connection to the public water supply system of the Village of South Range for the purpose of inspecting the piping system or systems thereof for cross connections.  On request the owner, lessees or occupants of any property so served shall furnish to the inspection agency any pertinent information regarding the piping system or systems on such property.  The refusal of such information or refusal of access, when requested, shall be deemed evidence of the presence of cross connections.

Section 4.   That the Village of South Range is hereby authorized and directed to discontinue water service after reasonable notice to any property wherein any connection in violation of this ordinance exists, and to take such other precautionary measures deemed necessary to eliminate any danger of con­tamination of the public water supply system.     Water service to such property shall not be restored until the cross connection(s) has been eliminated in compliance with the provisions of this Ordinance.

Section 5.   That the potable water supply made available on the pro­ perties served by the public water supply shall be protected from possible con­ tamination as specified by this ordinance and by the state and Village plumbing code. Any water outlet which could be used for potable or domestic purposes and which is not supplied by the potable system must be labeled in a conspicuous manner as:

Water Unsafe for Drinking

Section 6.   That this Ordinance does not supersede the State Plumbing Code and Village Plumbing Ordinance but is supplementary to them.

Section 7.   That any person or customer found guilty of violating any of the provisions of this Ordinance, or any written order of the Village of South Range, in pursuance thereof, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500.00 and/or ninety (90) days in jail for each violation.  Each day upon which a violation of the provisions of this Act shall occur shall be deemed a separate and additional violation for the purpose of this Ordinance.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 1984-28

An Ordinance to adopt by reference the Uniform Traffic Code for Michigan Cities, Townships and Villages.

THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH RANGE ORDAINS:

Section 1.       The Uniform Traffic Code for cities, townships and villages promulgated by the Director of State Police and published in the 1979 edition of the Michigan Administrative Code and amendments as published in the Quarterly Supplement No. 5 to the 1979 edition of the Michigan Administrative Code, in accordance with Public Act 62 of 1956, State of Michigan, is hereby adopted by reference as in this Ordinance modified.

Section 2.   References in the Uniform Traffic Code for Michigan, Cities, Townships, and Villages to "governmental unit" shall mean the Village of South Range.

Section 3.    The Village Clerk shall publish this Ordinance in the manner required by law and shall at the same time publish a supplementary notice setting forth the purpose of the said Uniform Traffic Code and of the fact that a complete copy of the Code is available at the office of the Clerk for inspec­ tion by the public at all times.

Section 4.   The Uniform Traffic Code will be in effect in this governmental unit on and after August 22, 1984.

 

 

ORDINANCE NO. 1984-29

An Ordinance to define and regulate the operation and use of trailer coaches.

THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH RANGE ORDAINS:

 

Section 1.  Definition:   For the purpose of this Ordinance, "trailer coach"  means any vehicle or trailer of less than 1,000 square feet total floor area with or without motive power, designed for carrying property or persons and for being drawn by a motor vehicle, and so constructed as to permit occupancy as a dwelling or sleeping place by one or more persons, and including trailer coaches or self-propelled vehicles which have been reconstructed, altered or added to and having as a foundation wheels, jacks, piled concrete or wood blocks or skirting.

Section 2.   On or after the effective date hereof, it shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to use or permit the use of any trailer coach as a residence on any site, lot, field or tract of land within the limits of the Village of South Range.

Section 3.   Any person violating any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall upon conviction thereof be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $100.00 or by imprisonment of not more than 90 days in the County Jail or by both such fine and imprisonment.  Any person so convicted shall be ordered to pay court costs.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 1984-32

An Ordinance regulating sewers, sewage connections, privacy vaults and cesspools.

THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH RANGE ORDAINS:

Section 1.    Any person, firm or corporation owning a lot on premises in the vicinity of any of the public sewers of the Village of South Range, will henceforth be required to drain such lots or premises into the said public sewer lying adjacent thereto, whenever the Common Council shall by resolution declare that for want of such sufficient drainage or sewage, said lot or premises are a menace to public health, or a nuisance.     A copy of said resolution together with a notice written or printed or partly written or printed, shall be served by the Village Marshall or any other police officer or watchman of the said Village, upon the owner, agent or occupant to construct a drain or sewer with a water closet thereon if necessary, of the dimensions and character to be described in said notice, and to connect the same with the public sewer designated in said notice. Said notice shall be served personally upon the party to be notified, if found within the Village, and if not found by posting the same in some conspicuous place on said premises. 

Section 2.   If the person, firm or corporation so notified, shall neglect or refuse for fifteen days to comply with the requirements of said notice, it shall be the duty of the Village Council to cause the said drain, sewer or water closet to be constructed at once, so as to sufficiently drain said premises and abate the nuisance.     The Village Council shall be authorized to perform such work or have the same performed and they shall upon completion thereof file in the office of the Village Clerk, a statement showing the work done, the entire cost thereof, and the portion that should be charged to the different lots or premises benefited by said drain or sewer.  Upon confirmation of said statement by the Village Council, the amount of the cost so apportioned shall be a lien on the said lot or premises to the extent and pro­ portion as the Council may order, and the said expenses shall be assessed against the said property as a special assessment, to be levied and collected in accordance with the resolution of the said Council, and in he same manner as other taxes are or may be levied and collected as a special assessment.

Section 3.   It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to build, construct or maintain any privacy vault, cesspool or other receptacle in the earth for the reception of any excrement, swell, slops, offal, filth or other refuse matter of any kind upon any of the lots or premises within any of the sewer districts as established by the Village of South Range, or hereafter to be established.

Section 4. For every day that any person, firm or corporation shall maintain or suffer to be maintained upon any lot or premises described in the preceding section, any privacy vault, cesspool or other receptacle as thereon mentioned, from and after the time this Ordinance shall take effect he or they shall be deemed guilty of a separate offense and subject to the penalties hereinafter described.

Section 5.   All lots and premises outside of the established sewer district of this Village and not adjacent to and in the vicinity of any public sewer or lateral branch thereof, shall have water-tight vaults or cesspools constructed in accordance with Michigan Health Department Standards so as to permit frequent cleaning, for the reception of all excrement, swell, slops, offal, filth or other refuse matter, of any kind. Such vaults shall be fre­ quently cleaned and remain in a sanitary condition.

Section 6.   All the connections with the public sewer shall be made in such a manner and of such material as the Common Council shall, by rules and regulations prescribed.

Section 7.   No person or persons not embraced in the assessment roll for the construction of a public sewer shall be permitted to connect therewith his, her or their premises except on application in writing to the Village Council.  Permission will be granted by the Village Council to any person, to connect property within the Village therewith by payment to the Village for the use of such sewer a monthly fee as set by the Village Council and for the privi­ lege of making such connection the sum of $100.00 (hook-up fee), plus any other costs incurred.  If the charge heretofore made by this Council for such connection and service has not been paid in full by every owner or occupant of property who has heretofore made connection between such property and a sewer, the amount owing shall be a lien on said lot or premises and said amount shall be assessed against the said property as a special assessment to be levied and collected in the same manner as other taxes are or may be levied and collected as a special assessment.

Section 8.  Any person violating any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall upon conviction thereof be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $100.00 or by imprisonment of not more than 90 days in the County Jail or by both such fine and imprisonment.   Any person so convicted shall be ordered to pay court costs.

 

ORDINANCE 1999-1

AN ORDINANCE TO CONTROL NOISE WITHIN THE VILLAGE 

THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH RANGE ORDAINS:

Section 1. This ordinance shall be referred to as the Village of South Range Noise Ordinance.

Section 2. As used in this ordinance, the term "loud noise" shall mean any sound which, due to its volume, duration or character, annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, health, peace and safety of reasonable persons of ordinary sensibilities. "Loud noise" shall be limited to noise heard on the public streets, parking lots opened to the public, or other public places, any church or occupied building which is not the source of the noise, including the grounds surrounding the building. Noise shall be determined at a distance of at least fifty (50) feet measured in a straight line from the source of the noise.

Section 3. No person shall cause, create, or continue any loud noise within the Village limits.

Section 4. The following are determined to be violations of this ordinance:

(a) Horns and signal devices: The sounding of any horn or signal device on any automobile, motorcycle, bus or other motor vehicle for any purposed other than to avoid an accident or collision or other reason allowed by law.

(b) Electronic devices and musical instruments: The playing of amplified music or sound so as to annoy or disturb the quiet, comfort or repose of other persons.

(c) Shouting, singing, etc: Yelling, shouting, hooting, hollering, whistling, or singing on the public streets, particularly between the hours of eleven o’clock p.m. (11:00) and seven o’clock a.m. (7:00), or at any other time or place so as to as to annoy of disturb the quiet, comfort or reposed of other persons.

(d) Vehicle noises: The operation of any truck, automobile, motorcycle or other internal combustion vehicle so as to cause loud noise. The continuous or prolonged running of vehicles with internal combustion engines, particularly between the hours of eleven o’clock p.m. (11:00) and seven o’clock a.m. (7:00).

(e) Steam whistles: The operation of any steam whistle attached to a boiler of any type, except for the purpose of giving notice of the time to begin or stop work or as a warning of fire or other danger, of for other purposes upon special permit from the Village Council.

(f) Engine exhausts: The discharge outside of any enclosed building of the exhaust of any steam engine, internal combustion motor engine, vehicle or motorboat engine, except through a muffler or similar device.

(g) Construction noises: The erection, demolition, alteration or repair of any building or premises in any residential area other than between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m..

(h) Devices to attract attention: The use of any drum, loudspeaker or other instrument or device for the purpose of attracting attention to any performance, show, sale or display of merchandise.

The enumeration of noises or activities shall not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all prohibited noises or activities. This enumeration is merely an elaboration of the general prohibition contained in Section 3 of this ordinance.

Section 5. None of the prohibitions of this ordinance shall apply to any of the following:

(a) Any police vehicle, ambulance, fire engine or emergency vehicle which is engaged in necessary emergency activities.

(b) Excavation or repair of streets, highways, sewer or water construction by or on behalf of the Village of South Range, Adams Township, County of Houghton or State of Michigan, between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. when the public welfare, safety and convenience render it necessary to perform work during those hours.

(c) Snow removal machinery or equipment operated by any municipality at any time.

(d) Sound created by or during a cultural, ethnic, or community activity open to the public sponsored by, or otherwise granted permission by, the Village of South Range.

(e) Any violation of this ordinance shall result in a civil infraction and an initial fine of Fifty dollars ($50.00). Each subsequent violation shall result in a civil infraction and each subsequent fine shall be raised in Fifty dollar ($50.00) increments.

Section 6. All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed.

Section 7. This ordinance shall become effective upon publication.

Approved and adopted this 6th day of May, 1999.

 

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Elvera Detki, Village Clerk Agnes Koivunen, Village President