Village of New Haven, MI
Macomb County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Council of the Village of New Haven 2-13-1979 by Ord. No. 168. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Downtown Development Authority — See Ch. 34.
Fair housing — See Ch. 243.

§ 48-1 Purpose; creation.

The Village Board of Trustees hereby declares that insanitary and unsafe inhabited dwelling accommodations exist in the Village and there is a shortage of safe and sanitary dwelling accommodations in the Village available to persons, including those who lack the amount of income necessary to enable them, without financial assistance, to live in decent, safe and sanitary dwellings without overcrowding, and that it is for and in the public interest that the Village of New Haven Housing Commission be created pursuant to Act 18 of the Public Acts of 1933, extra session, as amended,[1] and such Commission is hereby created.
[1]
Editor's Note: See MCLA Chapter 125, § 125.651 et seq.

§ 48-2 Membership; qualifications.

The Housing Commission shall consist of five members to be appointed by the Village President. Each member of the Housing Commission shall be at the time of his appointment and shall remain during his term of office a bona fide resident of the Village.

§ 48-3 Terms; removal.

Members of the first Housing Commission shall be appointed for terms of one year, two years, three years, four years and five years, respectively. Annually thereafter, one member shall be appointed for a term of five years. Members of the Housing Commission may be removed from office by the Village Board of Trustees. Any vacancy in office shall be filled by the Village Board of Trustees for the remainder of the unexpired term.

§ 48-4 Compensation.

Members of the Housing Commission shall serve without compensation except as provided by the Village Board of Trustees.

§ 48-5 Powers and duties.

The Housing Commission shall have all of the powers and duties vested in such commissions by Act 18 of the Public Acts of 1933, extra session, as amended,[1] and by any laws heretofore, or hereinafter enacted which are or may be supplemental thereto, except as limited herein.
[1]
Editor's Note: See MCLA Chapter 125, § 125.651 et seq.

§ 48-6 Employees.

The Housing Commission shall select and appoint such employees except a Housing Commission Director, hereinafter called the “Public Housing Director,” as it shall deem necessary, for the proper exercise of its powers functions and duties subject to the approval of the Village Board of Trustees and shall fix and pay them such compensation as it shall deem necessary for the proper exercise of its powers, functions and duties, subject to the approval of the Village Board of Trustees. All employees, other than a Public Housing Director except as hereinafter provided, and those engaged for expert professional services, shall be governed by any personnel rules authorized by the Village Board of Trustees.

§ 48-7 Public Housing Director.

The Public Housing Director shall be an administrative officer of the Village.
A. 
The Public Housing Director shall be appointed by the Village Board of Trustees and he may be suspended or removed from office by the Village Board of Trustees.
B. 
The compensation of the Public Housing Director shall be fixed by the Village Board of Trustees.
C. 
The Public Housing Director shall be responsible for all matters relating to the construction, management, maintenance, acquisition and operation of all physical, real and personal properties of the Housing Commission held or owned by it in any capacity on connection with the purposes and objectives of this chapter and all laws to which this chapter now or hereafter may relate. The Public Housing Director shall be responsible for any additional duties which are reasonably related to the purposes and objectives of this chapter and which may be required by the Village Board of Trustees and the Housing Commission. The Public Housing Director shall be subordinate to and under the direction of the Village Board of Trustees and the Housing Commission and shall report and be directly responsible to them.

§ 48-8 Bonds.

The Commission shall be authorized to issue and sell revenue bonds upon approval of the Village Board of Trustees.

§ 48-9 Compliance with Village laws.

The Commission shall be bound to follow all codes and ordinances of the Village of New Haven in constructing or maintaining any of its property.

§ 48-10 Meetings.

The Housing Commission shall meet at regular intervals; the meetings shall be open to the public. It shall adopt its own rules of procedure and it shall keep a record of the proceedings. Three members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. A President and Vice President shall be elected by the Housing Commission.