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Durand Police Chief Reminds Residents of Ordinances

As Weather Warms, Authorities Remind Residents of Responsibilities

Posted by Durand Now at 7:53am 4/17/19

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The following are several misdemeanor ordinance violations that are generally the biggest problems in the springtime. All local ordinances are enforced year round by the Durand Police Department; however, this time of year, these ordinances seem to be the most violated. This is to serve as notice that the Durand Police Department will be looking for these violations and violators will be ticketed and cited into court for said violations.

Sec. 34-71. Junk cars; required to be in operable condition.

    (a) Any motor vehicle must be in operating condition and eligible for use in accordance with the requirements of the Michigan Vehicle Code being Act No. 300 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 1949 (MCL 257.1 et seq.), as amended; provided, however, that any such vehicle will be permitted not to comply with these requirements for any period not to exceed 30 days.

    (b) These minimum conditions, except for any 30-day period, will include, but not be limited to, an engine that runs, four wheels and four pneumatic tires capable of holding air, and a working battery.

Sec. 34-72. Storage of partially dismantled, inoperable or wrecked motor vehicles.

    (a) No partially dismantled, inoperable, or wrecked motor vehicles shall be stored out of doors within the city for a period of time in excess of seven days unless within an approved storage area, which has been approved by the planning commission after presentation of a site plan to the planning commission.

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Sec.82-31. Cutting.
    No person occupying or owning any premises shall fail to cut down or mow any grass, ragweed, Canada Thistles, burdocks, crab grass, quack grass, wild growing bushes, milk weeds, wild carrots, oxeye daisies or other grass or weeds growing on property occupied by or owned by him or growing on that portion of a street which adjoins property occupied by or owned by him.

Sec. 82-32. Duty of occupant or owner.
    It shall be the duty of the occupant or the owner of every premises within the city to cut or mow any grass and to cut, mow, remove or destroy by lawful means any such weeds whenever such grass or weeds have grown to a length of six inches.

Sec. 50-185. Abandoned refrigerators.
    (a) It shall be unlawful for any person in the city to leave outside of any building or dwelling in a place accessible to children any abandoned, unattended or discarded ice box, refrigerator or any other container of any kind which has an airtight door or lock which may not be released for opening from the inside of such ice box, refrigerator or container.

    (b) It shall be unlawful for any person in the city to leave outside of any building or dwelling in a place accessible to children any abandoned, unattended or discarded ice box, refrigerator or any other container of any kind which has an airtight snap-lock or other device thereon without first removing the snap-lock or doors from the ice box, refrigerator or container.

Sec. 14-383. Rubbish.
    Every occupant of a dwelling or dwelling unit shall dispose of all his rubbish in a clean and sanitary manner by placing it in the rubbish facilities required by section 14-261. It shall be the responsibility of the owner to remove the rubbish properly placed in containers, for all dwelling units in a dwelling containing more than two dwelling units. In all other cases it shall be the responsibility of the occupants to remove the rubbish.

Sec. 14-384. Garbage.
    Every occupant of a dwelling or dwelling unit shall dispose of all his rubbish in a clean and sanitary manner, by placing it in the garbage disposal facilities or garbage storage containers required by section 14-261. It shall be the responsibility of the owner to supply such facilities or containers for all dwelling units in a dwelling containing more than two dwelling units. In all other cases it shall be the responsibility of the occupant to furnish such facilities or containers.

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