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Village of Nashville

County of Barry, State of Michigan

 

ORDINANCE NO. 7-12-2007-A

 

AN ORDINANCE MAKING IT UNLAWFUL TO DISTURB A VILLAGE COUNCIL MEETING

 

THE VILLAGE OF NASHVILLE ORDAINS:

 

SECTION I.  TITLE

This ordinance shall be known and cited as the “Conduct at Meetings Ordinance”.

 

SECTION II.  Disturbing Meetings. 

It shall be unlawful to disturb, speak out of order, disrupt, fail to be germane, speak longer than permitted, speak vulgarities, or interrupt any regular meetings, special meetings or workshop of the Council.

 

SECTION III.  PENALTY AND ENFORCEMENT.

Any person which violates or refuses to comply, after being given a warning, with any provision of this Ordinance shall be responsible for a civil infraction fine of not less than $50 or more than $300 for each offense, and may be summarily ejected from the council room and the village hall.  

 

SECTION IV.  SEVERABILITY. 

If any article, section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or portion of this ordinance is, for any reason, held invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct and independent provision, and such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this ordinance.

 

SECTION V.  EFFECTIVE DATE.

This ordinance shall become effective upon its adoption and publication in the manner required by law and shall become effective twenty (20) days after the date of publication.

 

Moved by Kenyon and supported by Coll, that the above ordinance be adopted as read.

 

YEAS:   J Dunham, Harwood, Kenyon, Coll, F Dunham

NAYS:  Holden, Shotts      

ABSENT: none                                                                                                                                                                   

 

Adoption Date:      July 12, 2007

Publication Date: July 21, 2007

Effective Date:        August 9. 2007

 

Frank Dunham,                                                    

Village President

 

Cathy Lentz,

Village Clerk