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AMENDMENT TO ORDINANCE NO. 47 AN ORDINANCE REGULATE GENERAL CONDUCT OF METROPARK VISITORS



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October 26, 2011 - NOTICE OF SECOND READING

AMENDMENT TO ORDINANCE NO. 47 AN ORDINANCE REGULATE GENERAL CONDUCT OF METROPARK VISITORS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Township Board of the Charter Township of Springfield will hold a SECOND READING at its Regular Meeting on Thursday, November 10, 2011, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Springfield Township Civic Center, 12000 Davisburg Rd., Davisburg, MI to consider adoption of the following proposed amendment to Ordinance No. 47, An Ordinance Regulate General Conduct of Metropark Visitors.

SECTION 1. Amendments

Section 1—Control of Swimming and Wading, Subsection 1.0 is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 1.1 Swimming and bathing are prohibited within the boundaries of the Metropark except in specially constructed swimming pool facilities or in areas marked as swimming areas. No person shall use any swimming pool facility or marked swimming area except in accordance with posted rules and regulations governing such use.

Section 2—Dangerous or Obnoxious Materials or Equipment, Subsection 2.3 is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 2.3 No person shall have in his possession or control any rifle, shotgun pistol or other firearm, slingshot, bow, arrow, crossbow, pellet gun, air rifle, noxious gas ejecting devices, fireworks, explosive or other dangerous devices or materials within the boundaries of the Metropark; provided, that a law enforcement officer duly appointed by the United States, the State of Michigan or by a political subdivision thereof may otherwise lawfully possess and carry a firearm. Further, this section shall not apply to those otherwise permitted by the Authority. Nothing in this provision shall pre-empt Public Act 319 of 1990.

Section 6—Dogs, Pets, Horses and Livestock, Subsection 6.2 is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 6.2 No person shall bring into, or have in his possession or control any dog or pet, in any area of the Metropark except in picnic areas and other areas designated by the Authority by posted notices, provided, that this Section shall not apply to leader dogs, guide dogs and assistance dogs or to dogs under the control of the Authority.

Section 9—Off-the-Road Vehicles and Motor-driven Cycles is hereby amended to read as follows:

No person shall operate, or have in his possession within the boundaries of the Metropark any bicycle or off-the-road motor-driven vehicle, including, by way of example but not by way of limitation, any minibike, moped, motorcycle, dunemobile, snowmobile, converted snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle, amphibious vehicle or similar motorized device; provided, that bicycles, motorcycles and other motor-drive vehicles lawful for operation under the Uniform Traffic Code or Michigan Vehicle Code may be used to provide transportation to the Metropark if promptly parked in a designated parking lot upon arrival or if operated on the surfaced area of a roadway excluding any roadway posted for use of authorized vehicles only; and provided, further, that bicycles may be used on designated bicycle paths.

Section 13—Disorderly Conduct, Subsection 13.3 is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 13.3 No person shall within the boundaries of the Metropark;

(a) Obstruct, resist, hinder, assault or oppose any police officer, ordinance officer, township officer, sheriff deputy or Michigan State police trooper in the performance of his or her official duties; or

(b) Provide or furnish false identification concerning himself or herself to any police officer, ordinance officer, township officer, sheriff deputy or Michigan State police trooper engaged in the performance of his or her official duties; or

(c) Remain within the boundaries of the Metropark after being requested by a police officer, ordinance officer, township officer, sheriff deputy or Michigan State police trooper in the performance of his or her official duties to leave the Metropark for violation of a rule or regulation of the Authority or for violation of the Ordinance.

SECTION 2. Balance of Ordinance Remains in Effect

The balance of Ordinance No. 47 shall remain in full force and effect, except as specifically modified herein.

SECTION 3. Repealer

All ordinances and portions of ordinances inconsistent with this Ordinance are hereby repealed.

SECTION 4. Severability

Should any provision or part of this Ordinance be declared by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, the same shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the balance of this Ordinance, which shall remain in full force and effect.

SECTION 5. Effective Date

This Ordinance shall take effect following publication in the manner prescribed by law. This Ordinance shall be published in the manner provided by law.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the entire ordinance and documents related to the proposed amendment to Ordinance No. 47 may be examined at the Clerk's Office, Charter Township of Springfield, 12000 Davisburg Rd., Davisburg, MI during regular office hours Monday through Friday. Written comments may be submitted to the Springfield Township Clerk, Davisburg, MI 48350 until the time of the Second Reading. Those persons needing a special accommodation should contact the Clerk's Office at least two (2) business days in advance. 248-846-6510.

Laura Moreau, Clerk

Published: October 26, 2011

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