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Warren, Mich., Code of Ordinances § 21-94 (current through July 25, 2019)
Brief Summary
Exempts odors caused by food composting or food preparation or cooking from law prohibiting odors that cause nuisance to city residents.
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Creates an exemption.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Make, Surplus/Waste
State: Michigan
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Warren
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Unclear. Although the general article makes reference to "health, safety, and general welfare" § 21-90, the section of interest precludes odors from cooking or preparing food, or composting food from being considered nuisances § 21-94 and lists no direct health linkages related to the exception. § 21-90 and § 21-94.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Unclear. Although the general article makes reference to "protecting citizens from harmful air quality" § 21-90, the section of interest exempts odors from cooking or preparing food, or composting food from being considered nuisances § 21-94 and lists no direct environmental linkages related to the exception. § 21-90 and § 21-94.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. "It is the purpose of this article to promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens of the city by prohibiting offensive odors, protecting citizens from harmful air quality, and preserving the comfortable and enjoyable use of property." § 21-90.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 21-92.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
No.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
No.
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
This policy is located in Warren, Michigan Code of Ordinaces Chapter 21 - Nuisances, Article VII. Odors Causing Nuisance. History: Ord. No. 80-737, § 2, 4-12-16.