Ordinance Enforcement (2-part series)
To have any credibility, it is critical to enforce township ordinances. Explore enforcement methods, techniques and strategies for success including practical advice from one of the leading enforcement attorneys in the state on when to apply each method. Municipal civil infraction and misdemeanor penalty options will also be discussed. In Part 2, hear tips, advice and lessons learned from a seasoned ordinance enforcement officer/zoning administrator.
Douglas Kuhlman is a zoning administrator/enforcement officer for multiple townships within St. Joseph and Cass Counties in Michigan.
He's a certified police officer, licensed private investigator, 911 telecommunicator and former fire fighter/emergency medical technician.
Roxanne C. Seeber is an attorney at the Kalamazoo law firm of Bauckham, Sparks, Thall, Seeber and Kaufman, PC. Her practice focuses on ordinance drafting and enforcement, zoning and land use issues. Roxanne prosecutes ordinance enforcement and unsafe buildings cases in Allegan, St. Joseph, Cass, Kalamazoo, Van Buren and Calhoun County District and Circuit Courts. She routinely provides advice to zoning administrators, ordinance enforcement officers and other township officials. She is a graduate of Western Michigan University and the University of Toledo College of Law.