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Springfield Township

April 27, 2011



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at a regularly-scheduled meeting held on April 14, 2011, the Township Board of the Charter Township of Springfield adopted amendments to Springfield Township Zoning Ordinance No. 26, which amendments are set forth herein and shall take effect seven (7) days after publication of the Notice of Adoption:


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.

I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of amendments to Zoning Ordinance No. 26 adopted at the Regular Meeting of the Springfield Township Board held on the 14th day of April, 2011. Documents pertaining to the adopted amendments may be inspected or obtained at the office of the Springfield Township Clerk, 12000 Davisburg Rd., Davisburg, MI 48350, at all times said office is open for business. Anyone needing a special accommodation should contact the Clerk's Office at least two (2) business days in advance. 248-846-6510.


Charter Township of Springfield

Published: April 27, 2011