Motion: To recommend to the Township Board to approve the introduction and first reading of Ordinance No. 2018-07, Mineral Mining Ordinance Revision, as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2018-07 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE GEORGETOWN CHARTER TOWNSHIP MINERAL MINING ORDINANCE
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF GEORGETOWN (the “Township”) ORDAINS:
Article I. Sec. 27-72 of the Mineral Mining Ordinance is revised to read as follows:
Sec. 26-72. Definitions.
For purposes of this article, the following definitions and provisions shall apply:
(a) Mineral mining official: The
engineer zoning administrator of Georgetown Charter Township or such other person as from time to time appointed by resolution of the township board.
(d) Review board: A mineral mining review board (the "review board") is hereby created. The review board shall consist of
two members of the township board appointed by the township board and two members of the members of the township planning commission appointed by the township supervisor subject to confirmation by the township board and a mineral mining official. The terms of the members of the review board shall be three years but in no event longer than their respective official tenures. Meetings of the review board shall be open to the public and shall be held as necessary to consider applications for licenses or to take other actions as provided by this article. A meeting shall be held within 45 days of receipt by the township of an application for a license. Action of the review board requires a concurring vote of not less than a majority of the three members. The review board shall keep a record of its proceedings, findings and determinations, which shall be a public record and shall be filed in the office of the township clerk. The review board may establish rules to govern its procedures and may call on other township officials or boards for assistance in the performance of its duties.
Article II. Except as specified above, the balance of the Georgetown Charter Township Mineral Mining Ordinance, as amended, shall remain unchanged and in full force and effect.
Article III. Severability. In the event that any one or more sections, provisions, phrases, or words of this Ordinance/ordinance amendment shall be found to be invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect the validity or the enforceability of the remaining sections, provisions, phrases, or other words of this Ordinance/ordinance amendment, and the balance of this Ordinance/ordinance amendment shall remain unchanged and in full force and effect.
Article IV. Effective Date. This Ordinance/ordinance amendment shall become effective upon the expiration of seven (7) days after the date this Ordinance/ordinance amendment or a summary thereof appears in the newspaper after adoption as provided by law.