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that may be lawfully applied to the building and constructing of such docks and approaches and boats or purchase of such
boats for said free ferry. Commission Sec. 5. Said special commissioners, or any two of them,
may, and it shall be their duty in behalf of said township, to enter into all necessary contracts in the premises, and they are hereby authorized to draw their orders upon said treasurer to pay for such work and material in case of construction, or for the purchase of said boats, as the case may be, as the same shall become due and payable according to the terms
of such contracts. Tax for bonds, SEC. 6. In case of the issue of such bonds it shall be the how assessed,
duty of the supervisor of said township to assess, and the treasurer of said township to collect in each year thereafter, in addition to any taxes now authorized by law to be assessed and collected in said township, an amount sufficient to pay all interest upon such bonds accruing and becoming payable
thereon, and also any installments of the principal thereof Name of tax. falling due in such year, and said taxes may be entered in a
separate column on the assessment and tax rolls of said township under the name of "Free Ferry Tax," and the said interest shall be paid by said treasurer after the same shall become due, on presentation to him of the proper coupons or bonds, and if in any year there shall not be a sufficient amount collected by said treasurer from the levy of said "Free Ferry Tax” for such year to pay the installments of principal and interest due in that year, the said treasurer may supply the deficiency and pay the same from any moneys in his hands belonging to the general highway or free ferry
funds of said township. *Free ferry, SEC. 7. When said "Free Ferry" shall be completed and in
operation it shall be controlled, managed and kept in repair
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
how con trolled.
AN ACT to divide the township of Woodstock, in the county
of Lena wee, into two election districts.
The People of the State of Michigan enact:
Distriet number one shall consist of sections thirteen to thirty-six, inclusive, of the said township of Woodstock;
and district number two shall consist of sections one to twelve, inclusive, of the said township of Woodstock.
SEC. 2. The first election to be held on the first Monday in First election, April, nineteen hundred three, in said district number one, shall be held at the place where the town meetings and elections in said township heretofore have been held; and said election to be held in district number two at some convenient and appropriate place at Cement City, in said township of Woodstock.
SEC. 3. Said election districts shall be subject to all the Elections, provisions of chapter ninety-five of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, except the first section thereof, and all elections therein shall be conducted in the manner and by the officers prescribed by said chapter, and the votes cast thereat shall be canvassed in accordance with the requirements of said chapter.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
AN ACT to provide for the construction and maintenance of
a public bridge across Grand River between the township of Walker and the township of Grand Rapids in Kent county, at or near the location of the bridge there situate of the Canal street gravel road so-called, and for the raising of funds to defray the cost and expense thereof and the maintenance thereof.
The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. The county of Kent is hereby authorized to County to conand shall construct a public bridge across the Grand river struct bridge. between the township of Walker and the township of Grand Rapids at a point where the Canal street gravel road so-called crosses said river, at a cost of not more than thirty thousand dollars: Provided, That a majority of the qualified electors Proviso. of said county voting on the question as hereinafter provided, shall so determine, and not otherwise,
SEC. 2. The question of raising the money to build said Question to be bridge shall be submitted to the qualified electors of the
submitted to county of Kent, at the regular spring election held therein in the year nineteen hundred three, and the vote upon the question shall be by ballot. The electors voting in favor of the Form of county of Kent raising the necessary money to build said ballot. bridge shall have written or printed upon their ballots, the words, “Shall the county of Kent raise the money to build a bridge across Grand river between the township of Walker and the township of Grand Rapids, where the Canal street
gravel road so-called crosses said river-Yes." The electors voting against the county of Kent raising the necessary money to build said bridge, shall have written or printed upon their ballots, the words, "Shall the county of Kent raise money to build a bridge across Grand river between the township of Walker and the township of Grand Rapids where the Canal
street gravel road so-called crosses said river-No." When super- SEC. 3. A majority of the qualified electors of said county visors to build bridge. voting in their respective townships in said county and in the
respective wards of the city of Grand Rapids in said county, voting on said question, shall authorize the assessing and collecting of the amount necessary to build said bridge, and the board of supervisors of said county shall cause the said bridge to be constructed, the cost not to exceed the amount
of thirty thousand dollars. Cost, how SEC. 4. One-third of the cost of said bridge and the conassessed.
struction thereof shall be assessed on the taxable property of the several townships in the said county of Kent and the several wards of the city of Grand Rapids in said county, according to their assessed valuation in the year nineteen hundred three, and one-third thereof in the year nineteen
hundred four, and one-third thereof in the year nineteen hun. To be paid to dred five, and the same shall be collected in the same mancounty treas
ner as other county taxes and shall be paid by the respective township treasurers and the treasurer of the city of Grand Rapids, into the hands of the county treasurer of said county, who shall hold the same as a separate fund and pay out the same only on orders which shall have been presented and allowed by said board of supervisors, or on the order of a duly authorized committee of and in behalf of said board of supervisors, for the purpose of constructing said bridge and for paying indebtedness incurred on account of such con
struction, and for no other purpose. Supervisors to
SEC. 5. It shall be lawful for said board of supervisors to appoint bridge committee.
appoint a committee of its own members not to exceed five in number, which committee may consist of the regular committee on roads and bridges, to have charge and supervision of the construction of said bridge on behalf of said board of supervisors, each member of which committee to receive for time actually expended thereon, the sum of three dollars per day, same to be presented to and allowed by said board of
supervisors. Bridge, how SEC. 6. Such bridge, when constructed, shall be mainmaintained.
tained by the city of Grand Rapids, and each of the several townships of Grand Rapids and Walker in said county shall pay annually and on or before the thirty-first day of December in each year to the city treasurer of the city of Grand Rapids such a proportion of the expense of maintenance of such bridge as the assessed valuation of each of such town
ships bears to the total assessed valuation of the city of Proviso. Grand Rapids and both of such townships: Provided, That
the common council of the said city of Grand Rapids and the
township boards of the said townships of Grand Rapids and
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
AN ACT to empower the township board of the township of
Carrollton, Saginaw county, to cause sidewalks to be repaired, constructed and reconstructed along the streets and highways in said township, and authorizing the expense thereof to be assessed upon the lots, blocks and parcels of land in front of which the same may be repaired, constructed or reconstructed, and providing a fund to pay therefor, in anticipation of the collection of such special assessments.
The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. The repair, construction and reconstruction of Township all sidewalks within the township of Carrollton, Saginaw control of county, shall be done under the direction of the township sidewalks. board thereof.
Sec. 2. Whenever the said township board shall deem the Construction, repair, construction or reconstruction of any sidewalk, on a repairs, etc. street or highway, within said township, a necessary public improvement, it shall so declare by resolution, and if the same is to be constructed or reconstructed, they shall specify the width thereof and the material to be used therefor, and describe the property, by lots, blocks or parcels of land, in front of which the same is to be repaired, constructed or reconstructed, and order the same to be so constructed, repaired or reconstructed.
SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of the highway commissioner who to serve of said township, as soon as practicable thereafter, to cause notice of res notice of such resolution to be served on the owners, occu- struct, etc. pants or agents of the lot, block or parcel of land in front of which said sidewalk is to be repaired, constructed or reconstructed, requiring such owner to repair, construct or reconstruct (as the case may be), such sidewalk as contemplated by such resolution, within ten days from the date of service on such owner, agent or occupant, of such notice, and that in default thereof such sidewalk will be repaired, constructed or reconstructed (as the case may be) by the township, and the When expense expense thereof will be assessed against the lot, block or against parcel of land in front of which said sidewalk is to be re- property. paired, constructed or reconstructed. It shall be the duty of the owner of such lot, block or parcel of land to repair,
construct or reconstruct such sidewalk within the time pre
scribed. How service SEC. 4. Service of such notice for the repair, construction of notice may be made.
or reconstruction of sidewalks shall be made as follows: By handing the same personally to a resident owner of the premises, if known, or by leaving the same at his residence, office or place of business, in said township, with some person of suitable age and discretion. If the owner be a non-resident of said township, by leaving the same with the resident agent of said owner, if he have one, at his residence, office of place of business, with some person of suitable age and discretion; if the resident owner of such premises or the agent of a nonresident owner be absent from the township, and if no person of suitable age and discretion be found at his residence or place of business, said notice may be served by mailing the same by registered letter to such owner at his last known place of address. If such non-resident owner shall have no known agent then in said township, or if the owner be unknown, service shall be made by posting such notice in some conspicuous place on the township hall of said township, ten days prior to the time limited for the repair, construction or
reconstruction of such sidewalk, or by mailing the same as Proof of above provided, to such non-resident owner, if known. It service.
shall be the duty of said highway commissioner to make proof by affidavit of the time and manner of the service of said notice, and file the same with the township clerk, who shall preserve the same with the other files and records of his office. Any person who has control of said premises may be treated
as the owner thereof. When high- SEC. 7. At the expiration of ten days after the service of way commissioner may the notice provided for in section four of this act, if the said construct
resolution of said township board for the repair, construction walk.
or reconstruction of any such sidewalk shall not have been complied with, the highway commissioner of said township shall proceed, without unnecessary delay, to repair, construct or reconstruct such sidewalk in accordance with said resolu
tion and notice. To keep ac- SEC. 6. Said highway commissioner shall keep an accurate count of cost.
account of all materials used and labor performed, and the subdrainage, if any, in the repair, construction or reconstruction of such walk, and of the service of notice provided for in section four aforesaid, and the price thereof, and it shall be the duty of said officer, once in each month, or as often as required by said board, to report to it the cost of the repair, construction or reconstruction of such sidewalks in front of or adjacent to each lot, block or parcel of land where the same
has been ordered constructed as aforesaid. When super- SEC. 7. When such a statement of cost is approved by the visor to make said board, the supervisor of said township shall make a
special assessment roll assessing the cost and expense of the repair, construction or reconstruction of such sidewalk upon the land of the owner or occupant in front of which said side