THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE WENT INTO EFFECT ON APRIL 28, 2004
The Charter Township of Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan, ordains:
1. Chapter 44 ("Enforcement") of Title IV (“General Provisions”) of the Code of Ordinances is hereby added as follows: Chapter 44. Prohibited Vehicles/Devices and Parking Restrictions.Section 44-1. Prohibited Vehicles and Devices.
For the purpose of this Title, Prohibited Vehicles and Devices are:
a. Any vehicle or device that is not required to be titled or registered with the Michigan Department of State; and
b. Any non-powered device incapable of being self-propelled, including, but not limited to, any loaded or unloaded trailer; and
c. Any powered vehicle over 84 inches wide; and
d. Recreational Vehicles
Section 44-2. Recreational Vehicles
For the purpose of this Title, Recreational Vehicles refers to a vehicle or piece of equipment intended for recreational use, including but not limited to airplanes, boats, floats, camping or travel trailers, motor homes, detachable travel equipment of a type adaptable to light duty trucks, boat trailers, utility trailers, snowmobiles, and other equipment or vehicles of a similar nature.
Section 44-3. Regulations
To protect the health, safety and welfare of Township residents and guests by, but not limited to, removing obstructions and distractions from the public right of ways, minimizing conflict points, and to provide emergency vehicle access to private property, the following regulations have been established by the Township.
1) No parking shall be permitted in yards around the house except upon the driveway. The officers of the police department, code enforcement officer or Township Board Designee may enforce this subprovision in the same manner as the building inspector.
2) Single family homes will only have one driveway, unless approved by the Ingham County Road Commission.
3) It shall be unlawful for any person to park or otherwise place Prohibited Vehicles and Devices in or upon any street, alley or right-of-way during the hours of 6:00 PM and 8:00 AM October 1through March 31 and 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM April 1 through September 30, however a 72 hour exception can be obtained from the Township Police Department for vehicles with self contained cooking and sleeping compartments.
4) It shall be unlawful for any person to park or otherwise place Prohibited Vehicles and Devices in the front yard, within the side yard setback or covering greater than 20% of the rear yard. Further, it is unlawful for Prohibited Vehicles and Devices to be located on property which is not occupied by the same owner of the Prohibited Vehicles and Devices. On corner lots there will be no storage of such vehicles and devices in the side or rear yard closer to the street than the average setback of the next 3 parcels on the same block.
5) Chain parking unlawful. It shall be an infraction for any person to move and re-park a vehicle parked on the street within two blocks of the original parking space in order to avoid a parking time limit regulation (Section 43-6). For the purposes of this section, a block shall be defined as a Township street or alley section located between consecutive intersections.
6) Parking for certain purposes unlawful. No person shall park any vehicle or device upon any public right of way or parking area for the principle purpose of:
(a) Displaying advertising;
(b) Displaying such vehicle or device for sale, except upon the driveway of residential properties where the vehicle’s registration is addressed;
(c) Selling merchandise from such vehicle or device, except when authorized.
(d) Washing, greasing, or repairing such vehicle or device except repairs necessitated by an emergency, except upon the driveway of residential properties where the vehicle’s registration is addressed, or the device is owned.
7) All such vehicles and equipment stored or parked outside shall be in good repair and condition.