Charter Township of Midland, MI
Midland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Board of the Charter Township of Midland as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 6-8-1994 by Ord. No. 67]
There is hereby established the office of Ordinance Enforcement Officer within the Charter Township of Midland, Midland County, Michigan.
The Midland Township Board is hereby authorized to appoint by resolution at any regular meeting of the Board any person or persons to the office of Ordinance Enforcement Officer for such term or terms as may be designated in said resolution. The Board may further, by resolution, remove any person from said office, in the discretion of the Board.
[Amended 10-11-2006 by Ord. No. 67B; 4-8-2015 by Ord. No. 96]
The Ordinance Enforcement Officer shall enforce all ordinances of the Charter Township of Midland, whether heretofore or hereafter enacted, and whether such ordinances specifically designate a different official to enforce the same or do not designate any particular enforcing office. Where a particular officer is so designated in any such ordinance, his or her authority shall continue in full force and effect and shall in no way be diminished or impaired by the terms of this chapter, and the authority of the Ordinance Enforcement Officer to enforce the same shall be in addition and supplementary to the authority granted to such other specific officer. An Ordinance Enforcement Officer shall, in the performance of the officer's duties, be subordinate and responsible to the Supervisor or such other Township Board member as the Supervisor may from time to time designate.
[Amended 4-12-1995 by Ord. No. 76]
In the performance of his or her duties, the Ordinance Enforcement Officer shall have authority to investigate ordinance violations; serve notice of violation; serve appearance tickets for the municipal civil infraction as authorized under Chapter IV of Public Act 175 of 1927,[1] as amended; sign complaints and other necessary pleadings on behalf of the Township in all courts having jurisdiction of ordinance violations; appear in court or other judicial proceedings to assist in the prosecution of ordinance violators; and such other ordinance-enforcement authority as may be delegated by the Township Supervisor or assigned by the Township Attorney.
Editor's Note: See MCLA § 764.1 et seq.