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Approved a First Reading of an Ordinance to Amend Certain Provisions of the Independence Charter Township Code, as follows . . .



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February 13, 2013 - NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at its regular meeting on January 29, 2013, The Charter Township of Independence Board of Trustees approved a First Reading of an Ordinance to Amend Certain Provisions of the Independence Charter Township Code, as follows:

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE

OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN

ORDINANCE NO. 2013-01

COMPREHENSIVE ZONING

ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

AN ORDINANCE TO UPDATE, AMEND AND RE-FORMAT CHAPTER 50, "ZONING" OF THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR PURPOSES OF INCORPORATING FORMATTING CHANGES AND CLARIFYING CERTAIN PROVISIONS.

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE ORDAINS:

Section 1. Ordinance Amendment

Chapter 50, "Zoning," of the Charter Township of Independence Code of Ordinances is hereby amended in its entirety to read as revised and comprehensively reformatted in the Charter Township of Independence zoning ordinance text that is attached to, part of, and adopted by this Ordinance.

Section 2. Savings

Nothing in this ordinance shall be construed to prevent or affect proceedings that have begun for the prosecution or abatement of any violations of law occurring before the effective date of this ordinance, which matters are saved and may be consummated according to the law in force when they were commenced. Any property, use, building or structure that was unlawful or nonconforming at the effective date of this ordinance and that is also unlawful or nonconforming under this ordinance shall remain unlawful or nonconforming, as the case may be. A project approved under the terms and conditions of the prior zoning ordinance shall maintain said approval. For a site plan as part of a special land use, the rules, regulations and conditions of the original approval under the prior zoning ordinance shall remain in effect for a period as specified in the prior zoning ordinance and the lots, uses, and structures approved there under shall constitute non-conforming lots, uses and structures to the extent they or any of them are not in compliance with the requirements of this ordinance, subject to compliance with the rules, regulations and conditions of the original approval under the prior zoning ordinance. For a Planned Unit Development, Planned Residential Development, and Cluster Lot Development and Planned Rezoning Overlay, the rules, regulations and conditions of an approval under the prior zoning ordinance shall remain in effect for a period as specified in the prior ordinance and/or the approval of said project and the lots, uses, and structures approved there under shall constitute non-conforming lots, uses and structures to the extent they or any of them are not in compliance with the requirements of this ordinance, subject to compliance with the rules, regulations and conditions of the original approval under the prior zoning ordinance. If an approved plan expires under the above terms, a new plan will need to be submitted for review and approval under the terms, regulations and conditions of this ordinance. Any consent judgment entered into by the Township prior to adoption of this ordinance shall remain in full force and effect under and subject to the terms and conditions of the consent judgment.

Section 3. Effective Date

The provisions of this Ordinance are hereby ordered to take effect on the date provided by applicable law following publication.

Section 4. Enactment

This Ordinance is declared to have been enacted by the Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Independence at a meeting called and held on the _____ day of _______________, 2013, and ordered to be given publication in the manner prescribed by law.

AYES:

NAYES:

ABSTENTIONS:

STATE OF MICHIGAN )ss

COUNTY OF OAKLAND

I, the undersigned, the qualified and acting Clerk of the Charter Township of Independence, Oakland County, Michigan, do certify that the foregoing is a true and complete copy of the ordinance adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Independence at a meeting held on the ____ day of ______________, 2013, the original of which is on file in my office.

BARBARA A. PALLOTTA, Clerk

Charter Township of Independence

Introduced: 1/29/2013

Adopted:

Published: 2/13/2013

Effective:

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