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Notice of Ordinance Adoption

ORDINANCE NO. 811

2018 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE ORDINANCE

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF FRUITPORT, MICHIGAN

 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF FRUITPORT, TO FULLY RESTATE ARTICLE II OF CHAPTER 18 AND TO SO ADOPT THE 2018 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE, REGULATING AND GOVERNING THE SAFEGUARDING OF LIFE AND PROPERTY FROM FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS ARISING FROM THE STORAGE, HANDLING, AND USE OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES, MATERIALS, AND DEVICES, AND FROM CONDITIONS HAZARDOUS TO LIFE OR PROPERTY IN THE OCCUPANCY OF BUILDINGS AND PROPERTY IN THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF FRUITPORT; PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF PERMITS FOR HAZARDOUS USES OR OPERATIONS; AND REPEALING PRIOR INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES OF THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF FRUITPORT.

 

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF FRUITPORT, MUSKEGON COUNTY, MICHIGAN, ORDAINS:

Section 1.        Restatement of Article II of Chapter 18.  Article II of Chapter 18 of the Fruitport Charter Township Code of Ordinances is fully restated as follows, and shall be known and cited as the “Fruitport Charter Township 2018 Edition of the International Fire Code of Ordinances.

 

Sec. 18-31.      Adoption of code.

A certain document, three copies of which are on file in the office of the township clerk, marked and designated as the International Fire Code, including Appendix Chapters A through N (see International Fire Code Section 101.2.1, 2018 edition), as published by the International Code Council, is adopted as the Fire Code of the township for regulating and governing the safeguarding of life and property from fire and explosion hazards arising from the storage, handling, and use of hazardous substances, materials, and devices, and from conditions hazardous to life or property in the occupancy of buildings and property in the township and providing for the issuance of permits for hazardous uses or operations.  Each of the regulations, provisions, conditions, and terms of the International Fire Code, 2018 edition, published by the International Code Council, on file in the office of the township, are referred to, adopted by, and made a part of this ordinance as if fully set forth in this code of ordinances.  All prior fire codes and prior ordinances adopted by the township regarding fire codes are repealed.

Sec. 18-32.      Revisions of code.

The following sections of the International Fire Code, 2018 edition, are revised.

            Section 101.1 Insert: “The Charter Township of Fruitport.”

            Section 109.3 Qualifications.  The board of appeals shall consist of the Fruitport Charter Township Zoning Board of Appeals.

            Section 110.4 Violation penalties.  Persons who shall violate a provision of this fire code or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof or who shall erect, install, alter, repair, or do work in violation of the approved construction documents or directives of the fire code official, or of a permit or certificate used under provisions of this fire code, shall be guilty of a civil infraction, punishable as set forth in section 2-183 and elsewhere in this code of ordinances.

            In addition to the imposition of  penalties and responsibility for civil infractions, the township is authorized to institute appropriate action to prevent unlawful construction; to restrain, correct, or abate a violation; to prevent illegal occupancy of a structure or premises; or to stop an illegal act, business practice, or building occupancy.

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            Section 112.4 Insert:

            112.4 Failure to comply.  Any person who shall continue any work after having been served with a stop work order, except such work as that person is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be liable for a fine as set forth in section 2-183 and elsewhere in this code of ordinances.

            Section 202 Definition. 

            FIRE CODE OFFICIAL.  The Fruitport Charter Township Public Safety Director, or a duly authorized representative.

            Section 5704.2.9.6.1 (geographic limits in which the storage of Class I and Class II liquids in above-ground tanks outside of buildings is prohibited): Insert: within any residential zoning district in the township, or any non-agricultural zoned lot upon which a dwelling is located.

            Section 5706.2.4.4 (geographic limits in which the storage of Class I and Class II liquids in above-ground tanks is prohibited): Insert: within any residential zoning district in the township, or any non-agricultural zoned lot upon which a dwelling is located.

            Section 5806.2 (geographic limits in which the storage of flammable cryogenic fluids in stationary containers is prohibited): Insert: within any residential zoning district in the township, or any non-agricultural zoned lot upon which a dwelling is located.

            Section 6104.2 (geographic limits in which the storage of liquefied petroleum gas is restricted for the protection of heavily populated or congested areas): Insert: within any residential zoning district in the township, or any non-agricultural zoned lot upon which a dwelling is located.

Section 2.        Effective Date.  This Ordinance was approved and adopted by the Township Board of Fruitport Charter Township, Muskegon County, Michigan on September 23, 2019, after introduction and a first reading on September 9, 2019, and publication after the first reading and after the adoption as required by Michigan Act 359 of 1947, as amended.  This Ordinance shall be effective 30 days after publication.