WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT - STRAWBERRY LANE: Work on the water main on Strawberry Lane will begin this week (September 13). Strawberry Lane will be open to traffic during construction (except for possibly a one day full closure - date to be determined). It is anticipated that water service to those in the area will be affected by a water shut off. Those affected will be notified. Completion of the project is anticipated to be toward the end of 2021. Lawn restoration will take place in the Spring of 2022.
For further updates, please check back or check out the Township Facebook page.
MICHIGAN ROAD LAWN RESTORATION - Any areas that were in the recent construction on Michigan Road, between Lapeer & Griswold, will have mesh screens put down to help with the lawn restorations. Please leave these screens in place until Spring at which time they will be removed. Thank you for your cooperation. Please feel free to contact the Township should you have any questions or concerns in this regard.
Ordinance No. 249
Amended Firearms Control Ordinance
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE PORT HURON CHARTER TOWNSHIP FIREARMS CONTROL ORDINANCE, CHAPTER 24, ARTICLE II, DIVISION 2 OF THE PORT HURON TOWNSHIP CODE OF ORDINANCES TITLED "FIREARMS CONTROL," AND FOUND AT CODE SECTIONS 22- 44 THROUGH 22-45 TO DIRECT THAT ANY APPROVED SHOOTING OR FIRING RANGES BE LOCATED IN THE HEAVY INDUSTRIAL ZONING DISTRICT AND TO. PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE ORDINANCE. -
The Charter Township of Port Huron, St. Clair County, Michigan
SECTION 1: Amendments
Firearms Control Ordinance, Chapter 24, Article 11, Division 2, Code Sections 22-44 through 22-45 are hereby amended to read as follows:
Sec. 24-44. Definitions.
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this division, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
Approved range means a range for the shooting of firearms, constructed in such a manner as to prevent the projectile from any weapon so fired on said range from exceeding the physical limits of said range.
Building, structure or edifice means a space within its walls and usually, but not necessarily, covered with a roof.
Firearm means any weapon or device from which is propelled any missile, projectile, bullet, shot, pellet or other mass by means of explosives, compressed air or gas, or by means of springs, levers or other mechanical device.
Heavy Industrial District means those portions of the Township zone for Heavy Industrial Uses under the Port Huron Township Zoning Ordinance Code Section 40-1 et seq.
24-45. Regulations and restrictions.
- Use of handguns or rifles. No person shall, from and after the effective date of the ordinance from which this division is derived, discharge any pistol, revolver or rifle within the township except:
- Authorized officers of law are permitted to discharge their weapons in the performance of their duties.
- A person shall be permitted to discharge any weapon for the protection of his life and property;
- A person may discharge a weapon for target practice purposes, in a safe manner, upon a range which has been approved by the township board, for the specific type of weapon so discharged;
- A licensed hunter may discharge a weapon when lawfully hunting.
- Licensed hunters. Only licensed hunters shall be allowed to hunt in the township, but sha-ll comply with the regulations set forth i-n subsection- n(c)(1) of this. section, and any restrictions imposed by the State of Michigan with regard to areas closed to hunting.
- Areas where firearm discharge is prohibited. In addition to those areas within the Township which the State of Michigan and other authority has closed to Firearm Discharge and/or closed to hunting, the discharge of firearms shall also be prohibited in the following areas:
- Near buildings and school property. It shall be unlawful, after the effective date of the ordinance from which this division is derived to discharge any firearm:
- Not prohibited elsewhere in this division, within an area of 100 yards of any building, structure or edifice, whether occupied or unoccupied;
- Permitted elsewhere within 100 yards of any public or private school real property.
- Upon or across public roads. From and after the effective date of the ordinance from which this division is derived, it shall be unlawful to discharge any firearm upon or across any public road or highway, within said township.
- Practice ranges.
- Approved by township board. The township board may approve firearms shooting and practice ranges provided that the range so approved shall be so constructed as to prevent the discharge from the specified type of firearm exceeding the limits of said approved range.
- Location. No firearms practice ranges may be approved for construction or use within the Township except in the Heavy Industrial District and pursuant to a Special Use authorization.
- Grounds for withdrawal of approval. Use of any firearm not approved for said practice range shall be grounds for withdrawal of approval of said range.
- Except as provided in subsection (e)(2) of this section, an individual less than 18 years of age shall not possess a firearm in public except under the direct supervision of an individual 18 years of age or older.
- Subsection (e)(1) of this section does not apply to an individual less than 18 years of age who possesses a firearm in accordance with part 401 (wildlife conservation) of the natural resources and environmental protection act, Public Act No. 451 of 19'94 (MCL 324.40101 et seq.), or part 435 (hunting and fishing licensing) of Public Act No. 451 of 1994 (MCL 324.43501 et seq.). However, an individual less than 18 years of age may possess a firearm without a hunting license while at, or going to or from, a recognized target range or trap or skeet shooting ground if, while going to or from the range or ground, the firearm is enclosed and securely fastened in a case or locked in the trunk of a motor vehicle.
- Controlled and prevented from violations. It shall be the responsibility of every parent, guardian or other person having the physical custody or charge of any minor under the age of 18 years, to control said minor and prevent him from violating or attempting to violate any provisions of this division.
- SECTION 2: Violation as Nuisance, Penalty
Section 24-46 is added
- 24-46. Violation as Nuisance, Penalty
- A violation of this chapter is deemed to be a nuisance pursuant to Port Huron Charter Township Code Section 16-50 and shall be abated pursuant to Port Huron Charter Code Section 16-51.
- In addition to constituting a nuisance, a violation of this chapter shall constitute a municipal civil infraction pursuant to MCL 42.21, and any person or entity violating this chapter is responsible for a municipal civil infraction and subject to the fines and costs to be levied in accordance with the schedule of municipal civil infraction fines determined by the township board, as amended from time to time, and which shall be
posted at the Municipal Ordinance Violations Bureau located at the Port Huron Township Hall, 3800 Lapeer Rd., Port Huron, Ml.
- A violator of this chapter shall also be subject to such additional civil fines, costs, damages, expenses or judicial orders as may be authorized under MCL 600.8727.
- Each day violation of this chapter continues to exist constitutes a separate violation.
- SECTION 3: Severability
The provisions of this ordinance are hereby declared to be severable. If any clause, sentence, word, section or provision is hereafter declared void or unenforceable for any reason by a court of competent jurisdiction, it shall not affect the remainder of such ordinance which shall continue in full force and effect.
- SEC ION 4: Reseal
All ordinance or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed. -
- SECTION 5: Effective Date
This ordinance shall take effect ,2021.
The above Ordinance was offered for introduction by Township Board Member Reno and was seconded by Township Board Member Livingston, the vote being as follows:
YEAS: Reno, Livingston, Dudas, Riehl, Davis, Lewandowski
ORDINANCE DECLARED ADOPTED:
By: Benita Davis, Clerk
Charter Township of Port Huron
I hereby declare that the above is a true copy of an Ordinance introduced by the Charter Township of Port Huron Board at a board meeting held on August 30, 2021, at the Charter Township of Port Huron Hall, pursuant to the required statutory procedures.
Benita Davis, Clerk
Charter Township of Port Huron
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT: JENNIFER NELSON 810-364-5720
Range Road Reconstruction is scheduled to begin September 8, 2021.
Reconstruction work on Range Road, Griswold Road to Lapeer Road is scheduled to begin on September 8, 2021.
Work will include crushing and shaping the existing HMA, overlaying the crushed asphalt, paving a portion of the shoulders, ditch cleanout and culvert replacement, new pavement markings and site restoration. The project will occur under a full closure of Range Road for a maximum of 35 days to permit the replacement of the cross road culverts, asphalt pavement crushing and shaping, asphalt and gravel shoulders. Approximately 14 days after the construction start, the Range Road overpass at I-69 will close for the remainder of the project for roadway improvements. No traffic will be allowed on the overpass during this time. The posted detour for the closure will be Griswold Road, Michigan Road and Lapeer Road.
Access will be maintained to local traffic within the construction and closure zone, including homes and businesses, during the closure. Local residents and emergency vehicles will have access to local properties throughout the entire project. Local residents are encouraged to plan for delays due to construction. We request your cooperation and patience.
Construction is scheduled to be completed by October 22, 2021. All scheduling and project dates are subject to change depending on weather and the contractor’s schedule. This project is financed by the St. Clair County Road Commission, the State of Michigan and the Federal Highway Administration at a total estimated cost for construction of $939,000. The prime contractor is M.L. Chartier Excavating, Inc.
PORT HURON TOWNSHIP EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - SEASONAL RV PARK MANAGER:
The Port Huron Township Park Commission is seeking a seasonal management team (office manager and maintenance manager) to live on-site and manage a 142 site RV Park.
Primary office manager duties include but are not limited to:
Maintain accurate resident records on Astra Campground software; timely collect rents due and make deposits with the Township Treasurer; assist residents with any park concerns or questions; apply rules consistently and enforce all park rules; maintain RV Park reservations system (Astra) and assist guests with check in; attend all park commission meetings during park season
Primary Maintenance Manager duties include but are not limited to:
The Maintenance Manager will be responsible for working closely with the office manager in the overall maintenance and management of the RV Park; keep trash barrels emptied; oversee cleaning of restrooms, showers, activity room and laundry area; monitor grounds and enforce park rules; mowing/trimming/edging/landscaping; maintain all equipment on schedule with DPW for routine maintenance and other necessary maintenance that needs to be done; must be able to work outside for most of the day and be able to multi-task; attend all park commission meetings during park season
Free lot rent for RV
Free water, sewer, electric, local phone, internet and/or cable
Pay will be based on prior experience and is contract based
Park season begins April 1 and will run through October 31
Applications can be picked up at the Township office, 3800 Lapeer Road, Port Huron, Michigan or online at www.porthurontownship.org under “links” on the homepage.
Applications will be accepted through Friday, September 24, 2021 at 4:30 pm and may be delivered to the Township office or emailed to email@example.com.
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF PORT HURON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE:
DATE: September 16th 2021
TIME: 7:00 P.M. .
PLACE: Port Huron Township, 3800 Lapeer Road, Port Huron MI 48060
To hear all comments relative to a request for the necessary variances required for Lot Setback approval for new construction on a vacant parcel currently owned by Pat Acciavatti. Parcel ID # 74-28-245-0038-000
Parcel ID # 74-28-360-0030-000 also known as Vacant Corner of Peavey / Colorado
The application will be available for review between the hours of 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday - Friday. Written correspondences concerning these requests should be addressed to the Zoning Board of Appeals and received at 3800 Lapeer Road, Port Huron 48060, no later than 4:30 pm on September 16th 2021. Additionally, persons interested in being heard may also submit oral or written comments at the hearing and may be represented in person or by an agent or attorney, unvaccinated individuals are encouraged to wear masks. Port Huron Township complies with the American with Disabilities Act. Anyone requiring special accommodations to attend this meeting should contact the Port Huron Township Office by calling 810-987-6600, at least three (3) days prior to said meeting.
Published: August 20th 2021
NEW ONLINE BILL PAY SERVICE: Port Huron Township is pleased to announce the launch of its new electronic billing and payment service through Invoice Cloud, offering customers greater flexibility to view and pay their bills. You can look forward to being able to:
- View and pay your bill online anytime with credit/debit card or e-check
- Easy-to-use online portal to access your account and make payments 24/7
- Use One-Time Pay to quickly view and pay your bill without registering
- Make a one-time payment or register for faster processing and to gain access to all features
- Schedule payments for a future date
- Save time and avoid late payments with automatic payment options:
- AutoPay - automatically pay the invoice amount from your default payment method on the due date
- Recurring Scheduled Payments - set up a schedule to pay a fixed amount or the invoice balance on a specific day of the month
- Set and forget it with AutPay - avoid late or missed payments
- Receive email reminders when your bill is ready, when a scheduled payment is pending and a confirmation after making a payment
- Pay by Text - get text notifications about your bill and have the option to pay through text message with your default payment method (sign up when making an online payment or within your account)
- Create your own payment schedule with FlexPay
- Pay multiple bills in one transaction with shopping cart feature
- Go paperless - receive bills and receipts via email
- Pay by phone even when the office is closed with our secure automated system.
- For Utilities - Pay by Phone - check your account balance of make a payment 24/7 by calling 1(855)786-4106.
- For Taxes - Pay by Phone - check your account balance of make a payment 24/7 by calling 1(855) 786-5318.
2020 WATER QUALITY REPORT: The 2020 Drinking Water Quality Report is now available. Click on the following link to review the report. 2020WaterQualityReport. If you would like to have a copy mailed to you, contact the Township at (810) 987-6600 x21 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORT HURON TOWNSHIP FIREWORKS ORDINANCE 247
ST. CLAIR COUNTY GYPSY MOTH PROGRAM
Press Release For Immediate Release
Date: August 20, 2021 Contact: Kirsten Lyons Stewardship Director
Time: 9:00 a.m. email@example.com (810) 294-4965
At the regular meeting on August 19, 2021, the St. Clair County Board of Commissioners took the initial steps towards a Gypsy Moth Suppression Program in collaboration with Michigan State University Extension and the Friends of the St. Clair River. The purpose is to provide educational information, reduce population to a tolerable level and prevent defoliation of trees. The Board approved a contract with Friends of the St. Clair River to conduct fall surveillance monitoring in the county to determine the prevalence and density of egg masses. Friends of the St. Clair River will be fielding calls and inquiries from citizens affected by gypsy moths or caterpillars over the past year.
The surveillance monitoring being conducted this fall will assist the County in forecasting the gypsy moth population in 2022, as well as any potential treatment zones. Any resident that had an issue with gypsy moth over the past year is strongly encouraged to complete an on-line survey.
The survey can be found at http://www.stclaircounty.org/Caterpillars/CaterpillarsSurvey.aspx. If you do not have access to the web survey, you can call Friends of the St. Clair River at (810) 294-4965 to report the issues with gypsy moth on your property. Citizens are the first line of defense and our most valuable resource in combating this invasive species.
PORT HURON TOWNSHIP FENCE ORDINANCE 248
Waste Management Recycling Calendar 2021 - Port Huron Township