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Posted on: December 5, 2023

Ordinance No. 818 Reducing the Number of Precincts through Consolidation


CITY OF TRENTON
ORDINANCE NO. 818
 
AN ORDINACE TO AMEND THE TRENTON CITY CODE, CHAPTER 30, ENTITLED “ELECTIONS” BY AMENDING SECTION 30-2 ENTITLED “PRECINCTS ESTABLISHED” FOR THE PURPOSE OF REDUCING THE NUMBER OF PRECINCTS THROUGH CONSOLIDATION.


THE CITY OF TRENTON ORDAINS:

          Section 1.  That Section 30-2, Chapter 30 of the Trenton City Code, entitled “Elections and Precincts Established” is hereby amended for the purpose of reducing the number of precincts through consolidation, to read as follows:

Sec. 30-2.  PRECINCTS ESTABLISHED.

The City is hereby divided in four (4) election precincts, the boundaries of which shall be as follows:

PRECINCT NO. 1 – This precinct shall embrace all that part of the City beginning at a point at the center line of Sibley Road and its extensions and the easterly city limits; thence westerly along the center line of Sibley Road to the center line of Fort Street; thence southerly along the center line of Fort Street to the center line of West Road; thence easterly along the center line of West Road to the easterly right-of-way line of the New York Central Railroad; thence southwesterly along the easterly right-of-way line of the New York Central Railroad to the center line of Van Horn Road; thence easterly along the center line of Van Horn Road and its extensions to the easterly city limits; thence northerly along the easterly city limits to the center line of Sibley Road and its extensions, the point of beginning.

PRECINCT NO. 2 – This precinct shall embrace all that part of the City beginning at a point at the center line of King Road and the center line of the Frank and Poet Drain; thence southerly along the center line of the Frank and Poet Drain to the center line of Harrison Avenue; thence easterly along the center line of Harrison Avenue to the center line of  Fort Street; thence northerly along the center line of Fort Street to the center line of King Road; thence westerly along the center line of King Road to the center line of the Frank and Poet Drain, the point of beginning, thence all that part of the City beginning at a point at the center line of   the  Frank and Poet Drain and the center line of West Road; thence westerly along the center line of West Road to the westerly city limits; thence northerly along the westerly city limits to the center line of King Road; thence easterly along the center line of King Road to the center line of  the Frank and Poet Drain; thence southerly along the center line of the Frank and Poet Drain to the centerline of West Road, the point of beginning.

PRECINCT NO. 3 – This precinct shall embrace all that part of the City beginning at a point at the center line of  West Road and the easterly right-of-way line of the New York Central Railroad; thence southwesterly along said easterly right-of-way of the New York Central Railroad to the northerly right-of-way line of the Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad; thence westerly along the northerly right-of-way line of the Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad to the center line of the Frank and Poet Drain; thence northerly along the center line of the Frank and Poet Drain to the center line of West Road; thence easterly along the center line of West Road to the easterly right-of-way of the New York Central Railroad, the point of beginning, thence all that part of the City beginning at a point at the center line of West Road and the center line of the Frank and Poet Drain; thence northerly along the center line of the Frank and Poet Drain to the center line of Harrison Avenue; thence easterly along the center line of Harrison Avenue to the center line of Fort Street; thence southerly along the center line of Fort Street to the center line of West Road; thence westerly along the center line of West Road to the center line of the Frank and Poet Drain, the point of beginning. 

PRECINCT NO. 4 – This precinct shall embrace all that part of the City beginning at a point at the center line of West Road and the westerly city limits; thence easterly along the center line of West Road to the center line of the Frank and Poet Drain; thence southerly along the center line of the Frank and Poet Drain to the northerly right-of-way line of the Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad; thence westerly along the northerly right-of-way line of the Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad to the westerly city limits; thence northerly along the westerly city limits to the center line of West Road, the point of beginning, thence all that part of the City beginning at a point at the northerly right-of-way line of the Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad and the westerly city limits; thence southerly along the westerly city limits to the center line of Vreeland Road; thence easterly along the center line of Vreeland Road and its extensions to the easterly city limits; thence northerly along the easterly city limits to the center of Van Horn Road and its extensions; thence westerly along the center line of Van Horn Road to the easterly right-of-way line of the  New York Central Railroad; thence northeasterly along the easterly   right-of-way line of the New York Central Railroad to the northerly right-of-way line of the Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad; thence westerly along the northerly right-of-way line of the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad to the westerly city limits, the point of beginning.

Section 2.   Severability.  This Ordinance shall be construed as supplemental to and in conjunction with the laws of the State of Michigan and of the United States and not in derivation of them; should any portion of this Ordinance be held invalid for any reason, such holding shall not be construed to affect the validity of any of the remaining portions of this Ordinance, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraphs or part thereof directly involved in the controversy in which said holding shall have been rendered.

Section 3.  Repeal.  All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances in conflict herewith are repealed only to the extent necessary to give this Ordinance full force and effect.

Section 4.  Readings.  This Ordinance shall be given immediate effect as an emergency Ordinance, pursuant to Section 7.3 of the City’s Charter.  

ADOPTED, APPROVED AND PASSED by the City Council of the City of Trenton this 4th day of December, 2023.

Steven J. Rzeppa, Mayor                  Debra R. Devitt, City Clerk

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