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City Charter & Ordinances

City Charter — The City Charter was adopted by the electors at a special election held October 18, 1965, under the provisions of the Home Rule City Act, Michigan Statutes Annotated, section 5. 2071 et. seq.  Sections 3.3 and 3.4 were amended on March 13, 1967; Section 3.5 was amended on March 12, 2001; and, Sections 12.1(b), 12.1(c), 12.2, 12.3(b), and 12.3(c) were amended on May 3, 2005. Sections 3.4, 3.14, 3.17, and 5.1 was amended on November 13, 2015.

General Ordinances — The City Code of Ordinances were first codified with the adoption of Ordinance 101, effective April 18, 1995. They have been amended several times since then. This edition is current through Ordinance 205 "Taxicab Licenses and Regulations," effective August 14, 2013.  

Zoning Ordinance — The City's Zoning Ordinance is Appendix A of the City Code of Ordinances. The current collection of the Zoning Ordinance was adopted as Ordinance 132, effective August 14, 2001.  They have been amended several times since then.  This edition is current through Ordinance 228, effective May 17, 2018.

Zoning Map — Ordinance 208, effective November 13, 2013, approved a new Official Zoning Map for the City.

Official Zoning Map-Ord 208