BLAIR TOWNSHIP NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Please be advised that on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm at the Blair Township Hall, 2121 CO RD 633, GRAWN MI 49637; the Blair Township Planning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing regarding proposed amendments to the Blair Township Fireworks Ordinance.
Fireworks Ordinance Amendment #139-12-19-01 to Section III #9, Section V #1, #2e
Section VI #7e, Section VII; to read as follows;
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GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, MICHIGAN
ORDINANCE NO. 139-12
Blair Township Fireworks Ordinance.
9. National holiday: A national holiday is defined in 5 USC 6103 and includes: New Year’s Day (January ); Martin Luther King Jr. Day (third Monday in January); Washington’s Birthday (third Monday in February); Memorial Day (last Monday in May); Independence Day (July 4); Labor Day (first Monday in September); Columbus Day (second Monday in October); Veterans Day (November 11); Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday in November); Christmas Day (December 25
Consumer fireworks may be ignited, discharged and used in Blair Township on the day proceeding, the day of and the day after a national holiday without restriction. except between the hours of 1:00am and 8:00 am. Amended 7-9-13
11:00 a.m. on December 31 – 1:00 a.m. on January 1
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. on the Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Memorial Day
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. on June 29 and 30 and July 1, 2, 3, and 4
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. on July 5, if that date is a Friday or Saturday
1:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. on the Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Labor Day
At any time other than the day proceeding, the day of and/or the day after a national holiday consumer fireworks may not be ignited, discharged and used in Blair Township.
e. Excessive use of fireworks, including consumer fireworks, that results in
the disruption of residents is prohibited, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Act. Excessive use is defined as conduct that includes the continuous or intermittent ignition of fireworks continuing for more than 20 minutes.
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e. The time, duration, location of the fireworks or special effects display will not, due to noise and other factors, unreasonably disturb the peace of persons residing within the vicinity or otherwise violate the Township’s Nuisance Abatement Ordinance.
Any person that violates any provision of this Ordinance shall be deemed responsible for a municipal civil infraction and fined in accordance with the following schedule:
---1st offense within 3 year period* $ 100.00 $500.00
---2nd offense within 3 year period* $ 200.00 $500.00
---3rd offense within 3 year period* $ 350.00 $500.00
---4th offense within 3 year period* $ 500.00 $500.00
*Determined on the basis of the date of commission of the offense(s).
$500.00 of the fine shall be remitted to the local law enforcement agency responsible for enforcing this ordinance.
Additionally, the violator shall pay costs which may include all expenses, direct and indirect, to which Blair Township has been put paid in connection with the municipal civil infraction. In no case, however, shall costs of less than $25.00 nor more than $500.00 be ordered. In addition, the Township shall have the right to proceed in any court of competent jurisdiction for the purpose of obtaining an injunction, restraining order or other appropriate remedy to compel compliance with this Ordinance. Each day that a violation of this Ordinance continues to exist shall constitute a separate violation of this Ordinance.
The draft of the amendment is available for inspection at the Blair Township Office during regular business hours, at the above noted address, or by appointment. Written comments will be received until, MARCH 20TH , 2019, and directed to Blair Township Planning Commission, at the above noted address.
Blair Township will provide reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the public hearing. Persons requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Township at least five (5) business days prior to the hearing, (231) 276-9263