Blight

 

 

By authority granted to the City by Act 344 of the Public Acts of 1945, as amended; and by the authority granted to the City of Caspian, at Section 5.12 of its charter.

The City of Caspian ordains:

SECTION 1

 

Purpose of Ordinance:

Consistent with the spirit, purposes and definitions of Act 244 of the Public Acts of 1945, as amended, of the State of Michigan, it is the purpose of this ordinance to prevent, reduce or eliminate blight or potential blight in the city by the prevention or elimination of certain causes of blight or blighting factors which exist or which may in the future exist in the city.

SECTION 2

 

Enforcement of Ordinance:

This article shall be enforced by the city manager and such agents as said official may from time to time designate.

SECTION 3

 

Enumerated and prohibited:

It is hereby determined that the following uses, structures and activities are causes of blight or blighting factors which, if allowed to exist, will tend to result in blighted and undesirable neighborhoods. No person shall maintain or permit to be maintained any of the following causes of blight or blighting factors upon any property in the city owned, leased, rented or occupied by such person:

 

SECTION 4

 

Notice to remove or eliminate:

The owner, if possible, and the occupant of any property upon which any of the causes of blight or blighting factors set forth in Section 3 hereof are found to exist shall be notified, in writing, to remove or eliminate such causes of blight or blighting factors from such property within ten (10) days after service of the notice upon him. Such notice may be served personally or by registered mail, return receipt requested. Additional time maybe granted by the enforcement officer, where bona fide efforts to remove or eliminate such causes of blight or blighting factors are in progress. Failure to comply with such notice within the time allowed by the owner and/or occupant shall constitute a violation of this article.

SECTION 5

 

Enforcement. Violation of any provisions of this Ordinance by a person, corporation, partnership, or other entity of any sort, is a misdemeanor, and shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500.00, imprisonment in the Iron County Jail for not more than thirty (30) days, or both such fine and imprisonment, plus all costs of prosecution.

SECTION 6

 

Procedure when owner or occupant fails to repair dwelling.

SECTION 7

 

Effective date:

This Ordinance will become effective on the 6 th day of September, 1994.