Board of Trustees

03/12/2019 - 6 PM
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Planning Commission

03/20/2019 - 6 PM
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Zoning Board of Appeals

03/13/2019  - 6 PM - CANCELLED 

Office Hours: Tuesday - Friday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm   Phone Number (231) 276-9263

 

                                                                                   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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BLAIR TOWNSHIP

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, MICHIGAN

ORDINANCE NO.     139-12

Blair Township Fireworks Ordinance.

SECTION III

DEFINITIONS

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

sECTION V

consumer fireworks

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.

SECTION VI

articleS pyrotechnic and display fireworks

7.

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.

section vII

SANCTIONS

                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:

                                                                                                Minimum                     Maximum

                                                                                                 Fine                                  Fine

                                                                                                                $500.00                 $1000.00

---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

                                                                                       BLAIR TOWNSHIP NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

           

Please be advised that on MARCH  20TH , 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Blair Township Hall, 2121 Co. Rd. 633, Grawn  MI 49637, the Blair Township Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing to review and consider the proposed draft of the Blair Township Master Plan.

 The draft of the Master Plan 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.

                                                                             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  Zoning Ordinance.

Amendment #104-05-19-01 to amend sections: 2.02, 6.02, 6.04,6.05, 10.02,10.03, 10.04 & 18.26. Amendments regarding the use and standards for veterinary clinics, kennels and related outdoor animal runs.

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ARTICLE 2 DEFINITIONS

Section 2.02    Definitions
VETERINARY CLINIC/HOSPITAL:  means an establishment in which animals are

examined and treated for medical needs by one (1) or more veterinarians, including

keeping animals overnight for medical purposes and may have indoor, outdoor or indoor/outdoor runs.

ARTICLE 6
RN, RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD DISTRICT

Section 6.02    Uses Allowed with Site Plan Approval by the Zoning Administrator
#18      Kennels and veterinary clinics without outdoor runs.

 

Section 6.04    Uses Allowed with Site Plan Approval by the Planning Commission

 

#6        Kennels and Veterinary clinics with outdoor runs

 

Section 6.05    Uses Allowed by Special Use Permit

12.          Medical clinics.  Veterinary clinics, except clinics having outdoor runs.

17.       Riding stables and kennels.

ARTICLE 10
CM, COMMERCIAL MANUFACTURING DISTRICT

Section 10.02  Uses Allowed with Site Plan Approval by the Zoning Administrator
#26.     Kennels without outdoor runs.

Section 10.03  Uses Allowed with Site Plan Approval by the Planning Commission

#14      Kennels and Veterinary clinics with outdoor runs

Section 10.04   Uses Permitted by Special Use Permit

15.          Veterinary clinics with outdoor runs.

ARTICLE 18

SITE DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS

 

Section 18.26  Kennels, Veterinary Clinics  

 

1.         Minimum lot area shall be five (5) acres.

2.         All structures that are used for animal occupancy shall be completely enclosed and fifty (50) Twenty-five (25) feet from all property lines.

3.         All animal runs and outdoor areas designated for use by animals shall be fifty (50) feet from all property lines. 

4.         All outdoor areas designated for use by animals shall be enclosed with a 6’ solid opaque fence.

 

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

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