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Springfield Township
Transient and Seasonal Display of Products or Materials Intended for Sale

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 XVI –GENERAL PROVISIONS, Section 16.24—Transient and Seasonal Display of Products or Materials Intended for Sale is hereby amended as follows:

SECTION 16.24 – Seasonal and Temporary Display of Products, Materials Intended for Sale, and Special Events.

1. Permit Requirements.

a. The outside sale of seasonal items which may include, but not be limited to, Christmas Trees, flowers and plants, pumpkins and other such seasonal items, and the temporary sale of any other merchandise and special events shall require a permit from the Township, unless such outside sales have received site plan approval. Special Events may include, but are not limited to, promotional sales, community events, or ceremonies.

b. Such activities shall be permitted within any non-residential zoning district.

c. Applications for seasonal or temporary sales and events shall be accompanied by a scaled drawing depicting the location of the proposed use, parking, drives, and signage.

d. Applications shall be filed with the Township a minimum of ten (10) days prior to the intended commencement of sales.

e. Permits may be approved by the Township for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days.

f. Outside sales shall be confined to the area designated on an approved site plan and/or through the issuance of a permit as set forth in this Section.

2. Sales Permitted in All Districts Without Permit.

a. Retail sale of products grown on the premises, provided that such retail sales are operated by the occupants of the premises.

3. Standards and Conditions.

a. Seasonal or temporary sales and events at the discretion of the Township may be located no closer to a public road right-of-way than the required front setback or existing building, whichever is less.

b. Seasonal or temporary sales and events shall not occupy or obstruct the use of any fire lane or more than ten (10) percent of the required off-street parking, provided use of such area does not materially affect the functioning of the site.

c. Ingress and egress shall be provided in a manner so as not to create a traffic hazard or a nuisance.

d. The Township will determine whether adequate access, circulation and off-street parking is available on the site to accommodate both the principal use and seasonal and temporary sales.

e. Signage for seasonal or temporary sales operations shall comply with the standards for permanent ground signs in Section 16.07.3. Pennants, streamers, and the like are prohibited pursuant to Section 16.07.2.d.

f. Temporary tents and other temporary items used in conjunction with outdoor sales shall be approved by the Township. Upon discontinuance of the seasonal use, any temporary items shall be removed.

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