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1st reading of the following ordinance amendments -- Revisions to Accessory Building Ordinance.



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July 27, 2011 - ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS

The Charter Township of Brandon has had the 1st reading of the following ordinance amendments at a Special Brandon Township Board Meeting of July 18, 2011. The 2nd reading of the ordinance amendment will take place at the Regular Brandon Township Board Meeting of August 1, 2011 at 7:30p.m.

Revisions to Accessory Building Ordinance.

Sec. 46-242. Accessory buildings and structures.

Revise section (1) d. 5. to read as follows:

5. The total area of all detached accessory buildings in the RE district shall not exceed the total square footage of the living area of the principle building or 1,200 square feet, whichever is greater. The square footage of finished or unfinished basements shall not be considered when determining accessory building area. The area of detached accessory buildings may be increased by 400 square foot for each acre over 2.5 acres where additional acreage is part of a single lot or parcel.

Revision to Home Occupation Section 46-249 (2) m.

Revise section 46-249 (2) m to read as follows:

26-249 (2)

m. One business vehicle may be permitted at the dwelling. Business vehicles larger than a pickup truck or domestic van shall meet the requirements of sections 46-246 and 46-285, if eligible.

Addition to the Zoning Ordinance of Appendix A Figures

By way of explanation for the addition of Appendix A Figures being pages A-1 through A-15 inclusive, the previous zoning ordinance was a separate free standing ordinance. With the Codification that took place last year, the section in the zoning ordinance being Appendix A Figures was unknowingly omitted. This was not noticed until such time as an explanation was offered to a resident whereby the figure page was referenced and noticed that it did not exist.

We are proposing no changes to the Appendix A - Figures, just inserting the previously omitted pages at the end of the existing zoning ordinance portion of the Code of Ordinances for the township.

As this section is a part of the Zoning portion of the ordinance it must be reviewed and recommended by the Planning Commission to the Township Board for insertion into the zoning ordinance.

SEVERABILITY: The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this Ordinance shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Ordinance.

Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill St., PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462, (248) 627-2851.

Publish in The Citizen 7-23-11

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