ADOPTING ORDINANCE
ORDINANCE NO. 159
AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF MONTROSE REVISING, AMENDING, RESTATING, CODIFYING AND COMPILING CERTAIN EXISTING GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISION DEALING WITH SUBJECTS EMBRACED IN SUCH CODE OF ORDINANCES, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
   WHEREAS, the present general and permanent ordinances of the Charter Township of Montrose are inadequately arranged and classified and are insufficient in form and substance for the complete preservation of the public peace, health, safety and general welfare of the township and for the proper conduct of its affairs; and
   WHEREAS, the Acts of the Legislature of the State of Michigan empower and authorize the Charter Township of Montrose to revise, amend, restate, codify and compile any existing ordinances and all new ordinances not heretofore adopted or published and to incorporate such ordinances into the ordinance in book form; and
   WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Montrose has authorized a general compilation, revision and codification of the ordinances of the Charter Township of Montrose of a general and permanent nature and publication of such ordinance in book form; and
   WHEREAS, it is necessary to provide for the usual daily operation of the township and for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety and general welfare of the township that this ordinance take effect at an early date.
   NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEE OF THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF MONTROSE, MICHIGAN:
Section 1:   The general ordinances of the Charter Township of Montrose as revised, amended, restated, codified and compiled in book form are hereby adopted as and shall constitute the "Code of Ordinances of the Charter Township of Montrose."
Section 2:   Such Code of Ordinances as adopted in Section 1 shall consist of the Titles as shown on the Table of Contents attached hereto.
Section 3.   All prior ordinances pertaining to the subjects treated in such code of Ordinances shall be deemed repealed from and after the effective date of this ordinance except as they are included and reordained in whole or in part in such code; provided, such repeal shall not affect any offense committed or penalty incurred or any right established prior to the effective date of this ordinance, nor shall such repeal affect the provisions of ordinances levying taxes, appropriating money, annexing or detaching territory, establishing franchises, or granting special rights to certain persons, authorizing public improvements, authorizing the issuance of bonds or borrowing of money, authorizing the purchase or sale of real or personal property, granting or accepting easements, plat or dedication of land to public use, vacating or setting the boundaries of streets or other public places, nor shall such repeal affect any other ordinance of a temporary or special nature or pertaining to subjects not contained in or covered by the Code.
Section 4:   Such Code shall be deemed published as of the day of its adoption and approval by the Board of Trustees and the Clerk of the Charter Township of Montrose is hereby authorized and ordered to file a copy of such Code of Ordinances in the Office of the Clerk.
Section 5:   Such Code shall be in full force and effect as provided in Section 6, and such Code shall be presumptive evidence in all courts and places of the ordinance and all provisions, sections, penalties and regulations therein contained and of the date of passage, and that the same is properly signed, attested, recorded and approved and that any public hearings and notices thereof as required by law have been given.
Section 6:   Effective date of this Ordinance shall be the date of its publication following its final passage.
   PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Montrose on this 18th day of September, 2007.
Mark A. Emmendorfer  /s/                           
MARK A. EMMENDORFER, SUPERVISOR
Kelly S. Yuhos  /s/             
KELLY S. YUHOS, CLERK
CLERK'S CERTIFICATION.
I, Kelly S. Yuhos, Clerk of the Charter Township of Montrose, Genesee County, Michigan, do hereby certify that the above ordinance was adopted at a regular meeting of the Charter Township of Montrose Board of Trustees held at the township's hall at 139 S. Saginaw Street, P.O. Box 3128, Montrose, Michigan 48457 on the 18th day of September, 2007, at which a quorum of the Township Board was present and voted.
Kelly S. Yuhos  /s/             
KELLY S. YUHOS, CLERK
PREPARED BY:
OTIS W. STOUT (P-26100)
Attorney at Law
108 North Mill Street
Clio, Michigan 48420
(810) 686-0270