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PROPOSED ORDINANCE ADOPTION AMENDMENT TO ORDINANCE NO. 132 PARKS AND RECREATION



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November 20, 2013 - NOTICE

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF ORION

PROPOSED ORDINANCE ADOPTION AMENDMENT TO ORDINANCE NO. 132 PARKS AND RECREATION

The Charter Township of Orion Board of Trustees, at the regular meeting of Monday, December 2, 2013, to be held at 7:00 p.m., at the Orion Township Hall, 2525 Joslyn Rd., Lake Orion, Michigan 48360, proposes to adopt an ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 132, Parks and Recreation, for the Charter Township of Orion, Michigan, an ordinance to waive the requirement of the Township's preferred caterer of obtaining individual one day alcohol permits and Board of Trustees approval.

The CHARTER Township of ORION OrdainS:

SECTION 1 of Ordinance

Section 3 of Ordinance No. 132 shall be amended by placing the hereinafter described language in the Section as follows:

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Section 3 GENERAL PROVISIONS

A. Definitions.

For the purpose of this Ordinance, the following definitions shall apply, unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning:

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11. Preferred Caterer. The preferred caterer of the Township for purposes of this Ordinance is any entity or individual with whom the Township has a valid contract for catering at the Orion Center or Amphitheater which is for a term in excess of a single event and the contract has identified the entity or individual as the Township's preferred caterer.

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Section 4 - ACTIVITIES BY PERSONS IN PARKS

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E. Prohibited Behavior.

1. Intoxicating Beverages and Illegal Substances. No person in a park may be under the influence of intoxicating beverages or controlled substances while on park property. No person shall possess or consume beer, wine, or other alcoholic beverages or illegal substances within any park property, except in conformance with a permit issued by the Township, for possession or consumption of beer, wine or other alcoholic beverages in the Orion Center or the Amphitheater. All permits shall be issued only to adults who shall comply with all State and Federal laws and obtain all required licenses. Subject to Township Board approval, the Department of Parks & Recreation shall develop rules and regulations regarding the sale, use and transportation of alcoholic beverages that may be permitted by this provision. Any other permit to possess or consume alcohol on Township property will be by application and approval of the Township Board.

a. The permit requirement and Orion Township Board approval set forth in the preceding paragraph Section E(1), shall not apply to the "preferred caterer" of the Township. As defined, the preferred caterer is an individual or entity with whom the Township has a valid contract for catering at the Orion Center or Wildwood Amphitheater for a term that exceeds a single event and the contract has identified the person or entity as the preferred caterer. When identified as the preferred caterer in a valid contract with the Township, all State licensing requirements are to be complied with by the "preferred caterer", however, the "preferred caterer" will not be required to obtain the permit or Township Board approval set forth in the preceding paragraph, Section E(1).

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SECTION 2 of Ordinance

Section 7 - Severability

The provisions of this ordinance are hereby declared to be severable, and if any part is declared invalid for any reason by a court of competent jurisdiction, it shall not affect the remainder of the ordinance, which shall continue in full force and effect.

SECTION 3 of Ordinance

Section 7 8 - Effective Date

This Ordinance shall be published in full in a newspaper of general circulation in the Charter Township of Orion qualified under State law to publish legal notices and shall become effective upon publication, as provided by law.

Copies of the proposed Ordinance are on file in the office of the Township Clerk, 2525 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, Michigan, 48360, and may be examined during normal business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Written comments may be submitted before the meeting to Penny S. Shults, Clerk, at the address listed above.

Penny S. Shults, Clerk

Charter Township of Orion

Publish: 11.20.13

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