City of Coldwater, MI
Branch County
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[Ord. No. 339, passed 7-25-1977]
Preliminary and final plat review fees, planning fees, engineering fees, inspection fees, water and sewer connection charges and other applicable development charges shall be paid by the proprietor as may be provided for as follows, or by ordinance.
(a) 
Planning review fees. Fees charged for the review of preliminary plats of conventional subdivision plats shall be $60, plus $2 per lot. There shall be no additional planning review fee charged for final plats which are in substantial conformance with a previously approved preliminary plat.
(b) 
Engineering review fees. Engineering review fees shall be as provided in subsection (a) hereof.
(c) 
Municipal review inspection and administrative fees. Municipal review inspection and administrative fees shall be as provided in subsection (a) hereof.
[Ord. No. 339, passed 7-25-1977]
Council or the Planning Commission may authorize a variance from these Regulations when, in its opinion, undue hardship may result from strict compliance, provided that the variance does not pertain to requirements of the Zoning Code. In granting any variance, Council or the Commission shall prescribe only conditions that it deems necessary to, or desirable for, the public interest. In making its fundings, as required herein, Council or the Commission shall take into account the nature of the proposed use of land and the existing use of land in the vicinity, the number of persons to reside or work in the proposed subdivision and the probable effect of the proposed subdivision upon traffic conditions in the vicinity. No variance shall be granted unless Council or the Commission finds that:
(a) 
There are special circumstances or conditions affecting said property such that the strict application of the provisions of these Regulations would deprive the applicant of the reasonable use of his or her land.
(b) 
The variance is necessary for the preservation and enjoyment of a substantial property right of the petitioner.
(c) 
The granting of the variance will not be detrimental to the public welfare or injurious to other property in the territory in which said property is situated.
[Ord. No. 509, passed 6-26-1995]
The Zoning Administrator, or his or her designee, is hereby designated as the authorized City official to issue Municipal civil infraction citations (directing alleged violators to appear in Court), or Municipal civil infraction violation notices (directing alleged violators to appear at the City of Coldwater Municipal Ordinance Violations Bureau), as provided in these Codified Ordinances.
[Ord. No. 509, passed 6-26-1995]
A person who violates any provision of these Subdivision Regulations is responsible for a Municipal civil infraction, subject to the payment of a civil fine as determined by resolution of the City Council, plus costs and other sanctions, for each infraction. Repeat offenses under these Subdivision Regulations shall be subject to increased fines as provided below. As used in this section, "repeat offense" means a second or any subsequent Municipal civil infraction violation of the same requirement or provision of these Subdivision Regulations committed by a person within any six-month period and for which the person admits responsibility or is determined to be responsible. The increased fine for repeat offenses under these Subdivision Regulations shall be as follows:
(a) 
The fine for any offense which is a first repeat offense shall be determined by resolution of the City Council, plus costs;
(b) 
The fine for any offense which is a second repeat offense or any subsequent repeat offense shall be determined by resolution of the City Council, plus costs.