City of Coldwater, MI
Branch County
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[Ord. No. 437, passed 9-26-1988]
The following public officials of the City shall be and are hereby authorized to issue and serve appearance tickets for violations of local ordinances of the City if they have reasonable cause to believe that the person upon whom or to whom said appearance ticket is issued has committed the violation of said ordinance:
(a) 
The Building Commissioner and/or the written designee of that individual.
(b) 
The Fire Chief/Inspector and/or the written designee of that individual.
(c) 
The Electrical Inspector and/or the written designee of that individual.
(d) 
Ordinance enforcement officers as indicated by specific ordinances.
[Ord. No. 438, passed 11-14-1988]
The individuals authorized to issue appearance tickets under Section 212.01 shall be authorized to issue appearance tickets in connection with the enforcement of any ordinance adopted and/or amended by the City which deals in whole or in part with the maintenance, improvement, upkeep or use of real property within the City limits of the City. Such ordinances include, but are not limited to, zoning ordinances, parking ordinances, the garbage and refuse ordinance, the Building Code, the Electrical Code, other construction codes, the tree and vegetation ordinance, the sidewalk ordinance, the smoke detector ordinance, and any other ordinance concerning real property.
[Ord. No. 437, passed 9-26-1988]
"Appearance ticket" shall mean a complaint of written notice, issued and subscribed by a police officer or other public servant authorized by law or ordinance to issue it, directing a designated person to appear in a designated local criminal court at a designated future time in connection with his or her alleged commission of a designated violation of a State law or a local ordinance, for which the maximum permissible penalty is 90 days in jail and a fine of $500. The appearance ticket shall be numbered consecutively, be in such form as is determined by the Attorney General, the State Court Administrator and the Director of the Department of State Police, and consist of the following parts:
(a) 
The original, which shall be a complaint or notice to appear by the officer and filed with the court;
(b) 
The first copy, which shall be the abstract of court record;
(c) 
The second copy, which shall be retained by the local enforcement agency; and
(d) 
The third copy, which shall be delivered to the alleged violator.
With the prior approval of the above State officials, such appearance tickets may be appropriately modified as to content or number of copies to accommodate law enforcement and local court procedures and practices.
The appearance ticket procedure shall be governed by Act 366 of the Public Acts of 1984, as amended, being M.C.L.A. 764.9a through M.C.L.A. 764.9g, as amended.
[Ord. No. 437, passed 9-26-1988]
Any specific ordinance adopted by the City which contains provisions for a specific ordinance enforcement officer shall require such officer to be subject to the provisions of this chapter.