COLOMA CHARTER TOWNSHIP
BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN
ORDINANCE NO. 84
BUILDING NUMBERING ORDINANCE
ADOPTED: April 13, 2005
EFFECTIVE: IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING PUBLICATION AFTER ADOPTION
An Ordinance to protect the health, safety and general welfare of persons and property within the Charter Township of Coloma by the adoption of regulations requiring the location of identification numbers upon buildings and premises within the Township; to impose sanctions for the violation thereof; and to repeal all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith.
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF COLOMA
BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN
This Ordinance shall be known and cited as the “Coloma Charter Township Building Numbering Ordinance”.
The purpose of this Ordinance is to protect the public health, safety, and general welfare of the persons and property with the Charter Township of Coloma by requiring proper identification numbers to be located upon buildings and premises within the Township so that the same can be readily identifiable for proper and efficient fire and police protection; for mail delivery services, and for the convenience of all members of the public having any need to determine or describe the location of such building or premises.
The owner or owners of all premises within the Charter Township of Coloma improved with buildings or occupied for public business purposes shall securely affix thereon a property identification number as determined and assigned by such Township official or employee as is designated by resolution of the Township Board (hereinafter “Designated Official”) which can be easily read from the abutting street upon which the property fronts.
Where a multiple number of buildings are assigned one identification number, each building shall be assigned a further number or letter by the Designated Official in the event the owner or owners of the same have not located an appropriate identification number or letter upon the premises occupied by each such building. Such identification of a multiple number of buildings shall not, however, apply to outbuildings which are subordinate and incidental to the principal building upon the premises and which do not exceed three in number
Any person, firm or corporation who violates any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall be deemed to be responsible for a municipal civil infraction as defined by Michigan Statute which shall be punishable by a civil fine of not more than $500.00 along with costs which may include all expenses, direct and indirect, to which Coloma Charter Township has been put in connection with the municipal civil infraction. In no case, however, shall costs of less than $9.00 nor more than $500.00 be ordered. A violator of this Ordinance shall also be subject to such additional sanctions and judicial orders as are authorized under Michigan Law. Each day that a violation of this Ordinance continues to exist shall constitute a separate violation of this Ordinance. The sanctions herein provided for shall be in addition to any injunctive or other relief which might be available or appropriate under the circumstances.
This Ordinance and the various parts, sections, subsections, sentences, phrases and clauses hereof are declared to be severable. If any part, section, subsection, sentence, phrase or clause is adjudged unconstitutional or invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of this Ordinance shall not be affected thereby. The captions included at the beginning of each Section are for convenience only and shall not be considered a part of this Ordinance.
This Ordinance shall take effect immediately following publication after adoption. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are repealed.
Nancy Baiers, Clerk
Charter Township of Coloma