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Addison Township

March 09, 2011

State of Michigan

County of Oakland

Township of Addison


ORDINANCE 11-01 Public Notice: At a Township Board special meeting (time rescheduled) held on February 22, 2011 the Township Board moved a resolution adopting the Fire Prevention and Protection Ordinance 11-1. The summary of the Ordinance is as follows:

An ordinance to provide basic fire control measures and regulations by amending the fire prevention and protection ordinance and adopting by reference the International Fire Code 2009 , as published by the International Code Council, Inc-, for the purpose of safeguarding lives and property from the hazards of fire and explosions and to provide penalties for the violation thereof.


This ordinance shall be known as the "Fire Prevention and Protection Ordinance".

SECTION 2: Adoption of the 2009 International Fire Code By Reference

The International Fire code, 2009 Edition, together with its appendices A, B, C, D, E, F and G, as promulgated by the International Code Council, is hereby by reference in its entirety, except for those deletions and additions set forth below. This includes future updates unless specifically noted.


The purpose and intent of this ordinance is to prescribe minimum requirements and controls to safeguard. life, property, or public welfare from hazards of fire and explosions arising from the storage, handling or use of substances, materials or devices, and to establish regulations preventing conditions hazardous to life or property in the use or occupancy of buildings or premises. One complete copy of the International Fire code shall be made available for use and inspection by the general public at the office of the Clerk in the Township of Addison during regular business hours.

The following sections and subsections of the International Fire Code are hereby amended or deleted as set forth, and additional sections and subsections are added as indicated. Subsequent section numbers used in this chapter shall refer to like-numbered sections of the International Fire Code.

SECTION 101 shall be amended to read as follows:

101.1 Title. These regulations as set forth herein shall be known as Fire Prevention and Protection Ordinance of Addison Township and the Village of Leonard are herein referred to as such or as "this code".

SECTION 307 shall be Deleted:

Open Burning is addressed by a separate Township burning ordinance

Section 4 Penalties:

The penalties for violation are as described in the Code of Ordinances #129.06. Unless, another penalty is expressly provided, every person convicted of a violation of any provision of the Code or any ordinance, rule or regulation adopted or issued in pursuance thereof shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $500.00 and/or imprisonment not exceeding 90 days including the costs of prosecution in the discretion of the court. The penalty provided by this section, unless another penalty is expressly provided or in the International Fire Code or other ordinance shall apply to the amendment of any code section whether or not such penalty is reenacted in the amendatory ordinance. In addition the Township to the penalty describe above the township may pursue other remedies as allowed by law including but not limited to such as abatement of nuisances, injunctive relief, revocation of permits, licenses special/and/or conditional use revocations or amendments and the like together with recovery of attorney fees and cost of prosecution.

Section 5 Repealer:

All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed only to the extent as necessary to give this ordinance full force and effect.

Section 6 Severabilitv:

If any section, subsection, clause paragraph or phrase of this ordinance be declared invalid by the courts, the same shall not affect the validity of the Ordinance as a whole or any part thereof, other than the part so invalidated.

Section 7 Savings:

All proceedings pending and all rights and liabilities existing, acquired or incurred at the time this Ordinance and amendatory ordinance takes effect, are saved and may be consummated according to the law in force when they commenced.

Section 8 Amendatory ordinances:

All amendatory Ordinances taken by the International Fire Code or International Code Council, Inc shall be considered part of tile Township of Addison adopted Ordinance 11-1 unless otherwise directed by the Township of Addison Board.

Section 9 Effective date:

This Ordinance shall become effective 30 days after publication or the publication of a summary in the official Township newspaper, the Oxford Leader.

The complete ordinance may be reviewed, inspected or purchased during normal business hours at the Clerk's office or the Fire Department. 248-628-3317

Pauline Bennett, Township of Addison Clerk

1440 Rochester Rd.

Leonard MI. 48367

Adopted on February 22, 2011

Published on March 9, 2011

Effective date: April 9, 2011