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Adoption of Ordinance #20-04 - False Fire Alarm Ordinance

KOCHVILLE TOWNSHIP, SAGINAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN
SUMMARY OF KOCHVILLE TOWNSHIP ORDINANCE NO. 20-04
KOCHVILLE TOWNSHIP FALSE-ALARM ORDINANCE

Summary of Ordinance No. 20-04, the Kochville Township False-Alarm Ordinance, An Ordinance to Repeal and Replace Ordinance No. 02-14, was adopted by Kochville Township Board of Trustees at its regular meeting on October 19, 2020. 

Section 1:  Title.  This Section establishes that the Ordinance shall be known as and may be cited as the Kochville Township False-Alarm Ordinance.

Section 2:  Repeal.  This Section repeals and replaces Kochville Township Ordinance No. 02-14, rendering said Ordinance to be of no force or effect.

Section 3: Statement of Purpose. This Section outlines the purpose of the Kochville Township False-Alarm Ordinance, namely, to reduce and prevent the misuse of fire resources at taxpayer expense.

Section 4: Definitions.  This Section prescribes various definitions for terms that are used throughout the Ordinance.

Section 5: Liability.  This Section prescribes liability for any person(s) or entity/entities to cause a False Alarm or permit a False Alarm to be caused.

Section 6: Violations and Penalties.  This Section prescribes certain penalties for violations of the Kochville Township False-Alarm Ordinance.

Section 7: Delinquent Fines and Fees.  This Section prescribes a procedure by which the Township may collect delinquent fines and fees assessed under the Kochville Township False Alarm Ordinance.

Section 8: Appeal.  This Section prescribes a procedure by which any person(s) or entity/entities may appeal to the Kochville Township Board of Trustees the assessment of any fine(s), cost(s), or fee(s) assessed under the Kochville Township False-Alarm Ordinance.

Section 9:  Severability.  This Section states that if any part of the Kochville Township False-Alarm Ordinance is found to be invalid, the remainder of the Ordinance will remain in effect.

Section 10:  Repeal.  This Section states that any Kochville Township ordinance(s) or part(s) thereof in conflict with the Kochville Township False-Alarm Ordinance are repealed.

Section 11: Savings Clause.  This Section states that any proceedings pending and all rights and liability existing, acquired or incurred at the time of the adoption of the Kochville Township False Alarm Ordinance are saved.

Section 12: Inspection of Ordinance.  This Section provides that the Kochville Township False-Alarm Ordinance may be inspected (or a copy of same may be obtained) at 5851 Mackinaw Road, Saginaw, Michigan 48604.

Section 13: Township Publication.  This Section directs the Township Clerk to publish a true copy of the Kochville Township False Alarm Ordinance, or a legally-permitted summary of same, in a newspaper in general circulation within Kochville Township.

Section 14:  Effective Date.  This Section states that the Ordinance is effective after 30 days following its publication in a newspaper in general circulation in Kochville Township. 

            A true copy of this Ordinance may be inspected and obtained at the Kochville Township Governmental Offices, 5851 Mackinaw Road, Saginaw, Michigan 48604, Monday-Friday during regular business hours. 

KEVIN MACHATA
KOCHVILLE TOWNSHIP CLERK