Motion: To recommend to the Township Board to approve the introduction and first reading of Ordinance No. 2023-07, Fireworks Revision Ordinance, to be consistent with the Michigan State Law:
ORDINANCE NO. 2023-07
FIREWORKS REVISION ORDINANCE
An ordinance to amend Chapter 38 of the Code of Ordinances of the Charter Township of Georgetown, Michigan.
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF GEORGETOWN ORDAINS:
- ARTICLE 1. Amendment. That Chapter 38 of the Code of Ordinances, Charter Township of Georgetown, Michigan, is hereby amended to read as follows:
Sec 38-6 Fireworks
- Ignition, discharge or use of consumer fireworks. No person shall at any time ignite, discharge or use consumer fireworks within the township. The foregoing restriction shall not apply on the day preceding, the day of, or the day after a national holiday (as defined by 5 USC 6103)
. and exceptions in the MICHIGAN FIREWORKS SAFETY ACT (EXCERPT) Act 256 of 2011 which include: the ignition, discharge, or use of consumer fireworks on the following days after 11 a.m.:
(a) December 31 until 1 a.m. on January 1.
(b) The Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Memorial Day until 11:45 p.m. on each of those days.
(c) June 29 to July 4 until 11:45 p.m. on each of those days.
(d) July 5, if that date is a Friday or Saturday, until 11:45 p.m.
(e) The Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Labor Day until 11:45 p.m. on each of those days.
ARTICLE 2. Severability. In the event that any one or more sections, provisions, phrases, or words of this Ordinance shall be found to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such holding shall not affect the validity or the enforceability of the remaining sections, provisions, phrases, or other words of this Ordinance.
ARTICLE 3. Except as specified above, the balance of the Code of Ordinances, Charter Township of Georgetown, Michigan, as amended, shall remain unchanged and in full force and effect.
ARTICLE 4. Effective Date. The provisions of this Ordinance shall take effect upon the expiration of thirty (30) days from the date of publication after adoption of this Ordinance or a summary of its provisions in accordance with the law.