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- The birth of a child and in order to care for such a child- An adoption of a child or to care for a foster child- To care for a child, spouse, or parent who has a serious health condition- Because of the employee's own serious health condition that renders the employee unable to perform the essential functions of his or her position- Qualifying exigencies for eligible family of the National Guard or Reserves- Special Military family leave for qualified service members
- the employee's parent the employee's child, including adult children who are incapable of caring for themselves- the employee's spouse when he or she has a serious medical condition- the employee's "next of kin" but only in situations of caring for an injured service member
Sediment can clog pipes and leave streets a muddy mess. It can destroy natural areas, wetlands, creeks, and harm the plants and creatures living there. Residual sediment can damage habitat for insects and fish.
The State of Michigan (Part 91 of Public Act 451 of 1994) enacted legislation to address this problem. The Clinton County Building Department has the authority to enforce the Soil Erosion program for many Clinton County communities. The State of Michigan oversees all local programs and referrals, special concerns, and relation pollution incidents.
As a new homeowner, you now have that responsibility until your lot has permanent vegetation and landscaping in place.
If your home had a permit as part of your property purchase, you should have received a permit transfer making it your responsibility to maintain the control measures and ensure they function properly, according to the plan your builder submitted for the permit. If your home had a waiver, you still must maintain or install controls to stop soil from eroding off your site. Checklists, Forms, Permits, and Worksheets Page
The Soil Permit Transfer form with original signatures, then needs to be submitted to the Clinton County Building Department. The transfer will be complete upon an approved site inspection. A permit cannot be transferred if there are any outstanding balances or violations against the permit. Permit Transfer Information Form (PDF)
You may not think that what you know about the case is very significant; however, small pieces of information are often required to determine what really happened. If you wonder "why" you are testifying in a particular case, ask the Assistant Prosecutor handling it (or our Witness Coordinator); there is probably a common-sense reason.
Your presence and willingness to testify may be the deciding factor in determining what will be done in the case. Many defendants hope that you or other witnesses will not show up. Your mere presence at the courthouse before the trial may cause the defendant to plead guilty.
The stages involved in processing a criminal case are summarized on our Anatomy of a Prosecution page. In general, your first and only appearance for misdemeanor offenses will be for the actual trial. In a felony case, the first time you appear as a witness may be for the preliminary examination. On rare occasions, pre-trial motions by the defense attorney or by the prosecuting attorney may require additional hearings before the trial begins, which may require witness testimony.