Brooklyn Michigan - A Place For All Seasons Village of Brooklyn Michigan
 
 

 

You are here:  HOME > GOVERNMENT > BUILDING DIVISION > CODE

Village of Brooklyn Michigan

Home
Calendar of Events
Business Directory
Property Taxes
Payment Options
Contact

CODE ENFORCEMENT
Village of Brooklyn Michigan

Tom Maletic
ordinance@villageofbrooklyn.com

The Village's Code Enforcement Officer assists residents and business owners with understanding the Village’s ordinances.

Below are common ordinances that the Code Enforcement officer imposes:

Signage
Property Management
Noxious Weeds
Snow Removal

Village of Brooklyn Michigan

Brooklyn Michigan - The Heart of the Irish Hills

Village of Brooklyn Michigan

Signage
(2) Permitted portable temporary signs.
a. A portable temporary sign shall be permitted in the C-1, C-2 and C-3 zoning districts.
b. Only one portable temporary sign shall be permitted per premises.
c. A portable temporary sign shall not exceed four feet in height.
d. A portable temporary sign shall not exceed 32 square feet per side in area.
e. A portable temporary sign may be permitted for up to a seven-day period, not to exceed four times per year.
f. The placement of a portable temporary sign shall be approved by the village clerk or designated representative in order to ensure safe and efficient pedestrian and vehicular traffic movement.
Village of Brooklyn Michigan
(3) Permitted garage sale signs.
a. Garage sale signs shall not exceed four square feet in size.
b. Garage sale signs shall not be placed in any manner on public property. They may only be placed on private property with the consent of the property owner, and cannot be placed on any property located more than 1,000 feet from the place of sale.
c. No garage sale signs may be put up more than five days prior to the date of the sale and must be taken down within one day following the sale.
d. A garage sale sign may be permitted for up to a five-day period, not to exceed three times per year. All starting and ending dates of the sale shall be posted on the sign.

Village of Brooklyn Michigan

Property Maintenance
Sec. 30-43. Prohibited acts; exceptions.

(a)

Storage or accumulation of junk. It shall be unlawful for any person to store, or to permit the storage or accumulation of trash, rubbish, junk, junk automobiles or abandoned vehicles on any private property in the village except within a completely enclosed building or upon the premises of a duly licensed junk dealer, junk buyer, dealer in used auto parts, dealer in secondhand goods or junk gatherer.

Property Maintenance
Village of Brooklyn Michigan

(b)

Dismantling or disassembling automobiles. It shall be unlawful for any person to dismantle, cut up, remove parts from or otherwise disassemble any automobile whether or not the automobile is a junk automobile, abandoned vehicle or otherwise, or any appliance or machinery, except by a duly licensed junk dealer, junk buyer, dealer in used auto parts, dealer in secondhand goods or junk gatherer.

(c)

Keeping or maintaining blighted or vacant structures. It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or maintain any blighted or vacant structure, dwelling, garage, outbuilding, factory, shop, store or warehouse unless the same is kept securely locked, the windows kept glazed or neatly boarded up and otherwise protected to prevent entrance thereto by unauthorized persons, or unless such structure is in the course of construction in accordance with a valid building permit issued by the village, and unless such construction is completed within a reasonable time.

(d)

Storage or accumulation of building materials. It shall be unlawful for any person to store or permit the storage or accumulation of building materials on any private property, except in a completely enclosed building or except where such building materials are part of the stock in trade of a business located on such property, or except when such materials are being used in the construction of a structure on the property in accordance with a valid building permit issued by the village, and unless such construction is completed within a reasonable time.

(Ord. No. 6006, §§ 3--6, 10-11-1971; Code 1990, ch. 4, art. IV, §§ 3--6)
Village of Brooklyn Michigan
Sec. 30-44. Removal of junk automobile or parts; disposal; obligations of owners.

The village president or other designated person may remove or cause to be removed any junk automobile or abandoned vehicle, or parts of either, from any unenclosed private property after having notified, in writing, the owner or occupant of such property of his intention to do so at least 48 hours prior to such removal. Such notice shall be served personally upon the owner or occupant of the property, if occupied, or may be posted in a conspicuous place upon vacant or unoccupied property. Such junk automobiles or abandoned vehicles, or parts of either, shall be removed to the automobile pound and disposed of in accordance with law. Such removal by the village president or other designated person shall not excuse or relieve any person of the obligation for storage or accumulation of junk automobiles or abandoned vehicles, or parts of either, nor from the penalties for violation of this article.

Removal of junk automobile or parts

(Ord. No. 6006, § 7, 10-11-1971; Code 1990, ch. 4, art. IV, § 7)
Village of Brooklyn Michigan
Article II. Noxious Weeds
Sec. 30-21. Cutting.
No person occupying any premises and no person owning any unoccupied premises shall permit or maintain on any such premises any growth of weeds, grass or other rank vegetation to a greater height of 12 inches on the average, or any accumulation of dead weeds, grass or brush. No such occupant or owner shall cause, suffer or allow poison ivy, ragweed or other noxious plants, or plants detrimental to health, to grow on any premises in such manner that any part of such ivy, ragweed or other noxious or harmful weed shall extend upon, overhang or border any public place, or allow seed, pollen or other particles or emanations therefrom to be carried through the air into any public place.
(Ord. No. 6002, § 1, 7-8-1963; Code 1990, ch. 4, art. I, § 1)
Village of Brooklyn Michigan

Sec. 30-22. Duty of occupant or owner.

It shall be the duty of the occupant of every premises and the owner of unoccupied premises within the village to cut and remove or destroy, by lawful means, all such weeds, grass or rank, noxious or harmful vegetation as often as may be necessary to comply with the provisions of section 30-21; provided, however, that the cutting, removing or destroying of such weeds, grass and vegetation, at least once every three weeks between May 15 and September 15 of each year, shall be deemed to be in compliance with the requirements of this article.

(Ord. No. 6002, § 2, 7-8-1963; Code 1990, ch. 4, art. I, § 2)

Village of Brooklyn Michigan
Snow Removal
Sec. 50-22. By private persons.
(a)

Every person, partnership, corporation, joint-stock company or syndicate in charge or control of any building or lot of land within the village fronting or abutting on a paved sidewalk, whether as owner, tenant, occupant, lessee, or otherwise, shall remove and clean away, or cause to be removed and cleared away, snow and ice from a path of at least 42 inches in width from so much of such sidewalk as is in front of or abuts on such building or lot of land.

  1.

Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, snow and ice shall be so removed from sidewalks in all business districts within the village by four business hours after the cessation of any fall of snow, sleet or freezing rain, or by the beginning of business hours of the next business day following such fall, whichever period is shorter.

  2.

Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, snow and ice shall be so removed from all other sidewalks within the village on the same day of the cessation of any fall of snow, sleet or freezing rain, or within the first eight hours of daylight after the cessation of any such fall, whichever period is longer.

(b)

However, if snow and ice on a sidewalk has become so hard that it cannot be removed without the likelihood of damage to the sidewalk, the person charged with its removal shall, within the time mentioned in subsection (a) of this section, cause enough sand or other abrasive to be put on the sidewalk to make travel thereon reasonably safe; and shall then as soon thereafter as weather permits, cause a path in such sidewalk of at least 42 inches in width to be thoroughly cleaned.

(Ord. No. 4006, § 2, 1989; Code 1990, ch. 8, art. I, § 2)
Village of Brooklyn Michigan
Sec. 50-23. Depositing of snow and ice.

No person, partnership, corporation, joint-stock company or syndicate shall deposit or cause to be deposited any snow and ice on or against a fire hydrant or on any sidewalk, roadway or loading and unloading areas of public transportation system, except that snow and ice may be windrowed on public roadways incident to the cleaning thereof or windrowed on curbs incident to the cleaning of sidewalks in business districts.

(Ord. No. 4006, § 3, 1989; Code 1990, ch. 8, art. I, § 3)
Village of Brooklyn Michigan

  FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
If you have any questions, comments, or would like additional information about the Village of Brooklyn, please contact us today.
If you would like to receive Village of Brooklyn news and announcements, send your address to info@villageofbrooklyn.com.

Village of Brooklyn Michigan

Village of Brooklyn Michigan

Village of Brooklyn Michigan

HOME  | CALENDAR  | BUSINESS DIRECTORY  | PROPERTY TAXES  | PAYMENT OPTIONS  | CONTACT

Village of Brooklyn Michigan

Village of Brooklyn

Village of Brooklyn Michigan

121 N. Main St., PO Box 90, Brooklyn, MI 49230-0090
Phone: 517.592.2591 • Fax: 517.592.2277

Village of Brooklyn Michigan

Copyright © 2012 - All rights reserved.
Designed by:
Hawthorne Software Engineering

Village of Brooklyn Michigan