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NOTICE OF SECOND READING AMENDMENTS TO ZONING ORDINANCE NO. 26



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March 23, 2011 - NOTICE OF SECOND READING AMENDMENTS TO ZONING ORDINANCE NO. 26

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, April 14, 2011, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Springfield Township Civic Center, 12000 Davisburg Rd., Davisburg, MI 48350 to consider the following proposed amendments to Springfield Township Zoning Ordinance No. 26.

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF SPRINGFIELD

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND

ORDINANCE NO. 26, ZONING ORDINANCE

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF SPRINGFIELD, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN, ORDAINS:

Ordinance No. 26, the Zoning Ordinance of the Charter Township of Springfield is hereby amended as follows:

Section 1. Amendments

ARTICLE XVIII ľADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT, Section 18.07—Site Plan Review Required in Specific Districts is hereby amended as follows:

Amend Section 18.07.4.b.(6) as follows:

(6) Expiration of Approval. Final site plan approval is valid for a period of one year from the date of Township action within which time all necessary Building or Construction Permits shall be secured and construction substantially commenced. The Township Supervisor or designee may grant extensions of final site plan approval upon good cause shown. The Township Supervisor or designee has the discretion to request the Planning Commission or, in the case of applications and site plans requiring Township Board review, to review the request for site plan extension. The Township Supervisor or designee shall provide a report to the Planning Commission on each site plan approval extension including the rationale for granting the extension. No single extension shall be granted for a period of more than one year, and multiple extensions are allowed. All requests for extensions shall be made in writing and include a statement of why the extension is necessary and confirmation of ability to complete construction in conformity with the final site plan as approved.

Add new Section 18.07.4.c. as follows:

c. Administrative Approval. The Township may approve the site plan without submission to the Planning Commission, subject to all of the criteria in Section 18.07.2. Criteria of Site Plan Review, requirements and standards in the following cases, but in no other:

(1) Accessory uses incidental to a conforming use where said use does not require any variance and where said site plan conforms with all the requirements of this Ordinance.

(2) Expansion and/or addition to an existing conforming use where said site plan conforms with all the requirements of this Ordinance.

(3) The following specific cases:

(a) Provision of accessory storage buildings in all zoning districts.

(b) Provision of increases in off-street parking areas, parking buildings and/or structures, increases in loading/unloading spaces in commercial and industrial zoning districts, and landscape improvements as required by this Ordinance.

Section 2. Balance of Ordinance Remains in Effect

The balance of Ordinance No. 26 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 complete text of Zoning Ordinance No. 26 and documents related to the proposed amendments may be examined at the Springfield Township Clerk's Office, 12000 Davisburg Rd., Davisburg, MI 48350 during regular office hours. Written comments may be submitted to the Springfield Township Clerk up 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

Publish 3-23-11 Charter Township of Springfield

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