Bedford Township Ordinance 44A-306

PAID PUBLIC NOTICE

BEDFORD  TOWNSHIP

ORDINANCE  NO.  44A-306

ZONING  ORDINANCE  AMENDMENT

PONDS IN ONE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL ZONING DISTRICTS R-1 THROUGH R-3

An Ordinance enacted pursuant to Act 110, Public Acts of 2006, as amended, better known as the “Michigan Zoning Enabling Act”, and according to the Master Plan of the Township as has been adopted and amended from time to time; to amend Bedford Township Ordinance No. 44, as amended, known as the “Township of Bedford Zoning Ordinance”, which originally became effective May 5, 1977; so as to allow for ponds in single-family residential zoning districts, and to do so by modifying and adding provisions to paragraph 5. of Section 403 [400.403(5.)]; and for the purpose of promoting and protecting the public health, safety and general welfare of the residents and properties of the Township of Bedford.

THE  TOWNSHIP  BOARD  OF  THE  TOWNSHIP  OF  BEDFORD,  COUNTY  OF  MONROE,  STATE  OF  MICHIGAN,  HEREBY  ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. AMENDMENT TO SECTION 403, “PRINCIPAL USES PERMITTED SUBJECT TO SPECIAL APPROVAL”, IN ARTICLE IV, R-1 THROUGH R-3 ONE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS, TO ALLOW FOR PONDS SUBJECT TO SPECIAL APPROVAL.

Ordinance No. 44, known as the “Township of Bedford Zoning Ordinance”, shall be amended as follows:

A. Existing paragraph 5. of Section 403 is hereby deleted in its entirety and replaced with a new paragraph 5. which shall hereafter state as follows:

      5. Ponds as an accessory use incident to a public park facility or golf course on a parcel of land not less than five acres in size, or as an accessory use incident to a single family dwelling on a parcel of land not less than ten acres in size, subject to the additional procedures, provisions, and requirements as provided by the Bedford Township Pond Ordinance (Bedford Township Ordinance No. 76), as may be amended.  

SECTION 2. REPEAL

All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with this Ordinance are, to the extent of such conflict, repealed.

SECTION 3. SEVERABILITY

This Ordinance, and the various parts, sentences, paragraphs, sections, subsections, phrases and clauses thereof are hereby declared to be severable and if any of them are adjudged unconstitutional or invalid, it is hereby provided that the remainder of the Ordinance shall not be affected.

SECTION 4.  EFFECTIVE DATE

This Ordinance shall become effective eight (8) days after publication of a Notice of Adoption in a newspaper of general circulation in the Township of Bedford, Monroe County, Michigan, unless otherwise provided by law.

THE  TOWNSHIP  BOARD,

            BEDFORD TOWNSHIP,

            COUNTY  OF  MONROE,

            STATE  OF  MICHIGAN:

            Trudy L. Hershberger,

            Bedford Township Clerk

AUTHENTICATED:

Greg W. Stewart,

Bedford Township Supervisor

  ADOPTED: August 16, 2016

  PUBLISHED: August 22, 2016

  EFFECTIVE: August 30, 2016

AUGUST 22, 2016