101.000 FLAT RIVER SLOW-NO WAKE ORDINANCE
Ord. No. 94-2
Adopted: April 11, 1994

An Ordinance to regulate the speed of vessels on portions of the Flat River and to provide penalties for the violation thereof.

THE TOWNSHIP OF VERGENNES, KENT COUNTY, MICHIGAN ORDAINS:

101.001 Title.

Sec. I. This Ordinance shall be known and cited as the Vergennes Township Flat River Slow-No Wake Ordinance.

101.002 Definitions.

Sec. II. All words or phrases in this Ordinance shall have the same meaning as ascribed to such words or phrases by the Michigan Marine Safety Act, MCLA 281.1001 et seq., as amended from time to time.

101.003 Slow-no wake regulation.

Sec. III. On the waters of the Flat River, in Section 24 (upstream limit is the "covered bridge"), Section 25 and Section 26 (downstream limit is the STS power dam), Town 7N Range 9W, Vergennes Township, Kent County, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow-no wake speed.

101.004 Penalties.

Sec. IV. Any person who shall violate this Ordinance shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for a period of time not exceeding ninety (90) days or a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) or both, in the discretion of the court, together with costs of such prosecution.

101.005 Effective date.

Sec. V. This Ordinance shall become effective thirty (30) days after publication.