Notice of Adoption of Zoning Amendment 2020-8

HANDY TOWNSHIP

 

RESOLUTION ADOPTING ORDINANCE NO. 2020-8

an ordinance TO AMEND THE TOWNSHIP’S ZONING ORDINANCE REGARDING municipal property district

 

At a meeting of the Township Board for the Township of Handy, Livingston County, Michigan, held on the 28 day of APRIL, 2021 at 9:30 A.M.

PRESENT:  MUNSELL, EISELE, ALVERSON, SHEAR, RODDY.

 

ABSENT:    NONE.

 

            The following preamble and resolution were offered by EISELE and seconded by RODDY.

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Act 110 of 2006, MCL 125.3101 et seq, as amended ("MZEA"), the Township has the authority to regulate the use of land within the Township; and 

WHEREAS, the Township desires to consider amending the Township’s Zoning Ordinance to add a Municipal Property zoning district to provide adequate land resources for the purposes of administering and performing necessary and important public services by the Township of Handy and other public  or quasi-public institutions offices (“Proposed Amendments”); and

WHEREAS, upon giving notice in accordance with the MZEA, the Township Planning Commission held a public hearing regarding the Proposed Amendments on February 25, 2021; and

WHEREAS, following the public hearing, the Planning Commission considered the amendment and decided to make a recommendation to the Township Board that the Proposed Amendment be approved; and 

WHEREAS, the Township Board has considered the Proposed Amendment and wishes to adopt the Proposed Amendment as recommended by the Planning Commission (see “Ordinance” attached as Exhibit A).

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS:

  1. Ordinance No. 2020-8, Ordinance to Amend the Township’s Zoning Ordinance Regarding Municipal Property District (attached as Exhibit A) is hereby adopted.
  2. The Ordinance shall be filed with the Township Clerk.
  3. The Township Clerk shall publish a summary of the Ordinance in a newspaper of general circulation in the Township within 15 days.
  4. Any and all resolutions that are in conflict with this Resolution are hereby repealed to the extent necessary to give this Resolution full force and effect.

            A vote on the above Resolution was taken and was as follows:

ADOPTED:

YEAS:  EISELE, MUNSELL, SHEAR, ALVERSON, RODDY.

NAYS:  NONE.

 

STATE OF MICHIGAN                   )

                                                            ) ss.

COUNTY OF LIVINGSTON            )

 

I, the undersigned, the duly qualified and acting Township Clerk of the Township of Handy, Michigan, CERTIFY that the foregoing is a true and complete copy of certain proceedings taken by the Township Board at a meeting held on the 28 day of APRIL, 2021.

 

                                                                                    ______________________________

                                                                                    Laura A. Eisele, Township Clerk


 

EXHIBIT A

TOWNSHIP OF HANDY

ORDINANCE NO. 2020-8

ordinance TO AMEND THE TOWNSHIP’S ZONING ORDINANCE REGARDING municipal property district

HANDY TOWNSHIP ORDAINS:

Section 1. Addition of Chapter 22.

A Chapter 22 is added to the Township’s Zoning Ordinance which shall read, in its entirety, as follows:

CHAPTER 22

MP – MUNICIPAL PROPERTY DISTRICT

 

SECTION 22.1          INTENT

It is the intent of the Municipal Property (MP) District to provide adequate land resources for the purposes of administering and performing necessary and important public services by the Township of Handy and other public or quasi-public institutions offices. Lands within this district are intended solely for public and quasi-public buildings and uses and it is intended that no land will be placed within this district until such land falls under public or quasi-public ownership.

 

SECTION 22.2          PERMITTED USES

Uses Permitted By Right:

 

  1. Public conservation areas, parks, game refuges, and similar

 

  1. Public

 

  1. Administrative offices and maintenance buildings of municipal corporations such as but not limited to Livingston County, the State of Michigan or the United States of

 

  1. Municipal water supply and treatment

 

  1. Municipal fire, police and other public safety

 

  1. Municipal sewage disposal and treatment

 

  1. Municipally owned and maintained cemeteries and/or

 

SECTION 22.3          SPECIAL USES

No land and/or buildings in the MP District shall be used, except for the following purposes when approved in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 16.

 

  1. Public excavation

 

  1. Public communication towers on land owned by Handy

 

  1. Public and Quasi-Public utilities and accessory buildings associated with electric, gas, cable,

 


SECTION 22.4               SITE DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENTS

All  Permitted  Uses  and  Special  Uses  are  subject  to  the  following Site Development Requirements

 

  1. Site Plan Review is required for all Special Uses in accordance with Chapter 15, Section 1.

 

  1. Parking is required in accordance with Chapter 15, Section 2.

 

  1. Signs are permitted in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 15, Section 3.

 

  1. Setbacks, height, area, and lot dimension requirements shall be met as noted on the chart in District Regulations, Chapter

 

Section 2. Validity and Severability           

Should any portion of this Ordinance be found invalid for any reason, such holding shall not be construed as affecting the validity of the remaining portions of this Ordinance.

Section 3. Repealer  

Any ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed but only to the extent necessary to give this Ordinance full force and effect.

Section 4. Effective Date

This ordinance shall become effective seven days following publication as provided by law. 

 

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