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ship, and all property now vested in said road districts shall

revert to said township. When certain SEC. 11. All votes for any highway labor tax, voted by the sidered void. electors of the township of Farmington at any election at

which the township road system, as herein provided, shall be adopted, shall be rendered void by such adoption, and the duties of any or all overseers of highways elected for the present highway districts of said township, at any such election,

shall, in like manner, be abolished by said adoption. Certain acts SEC. 12. All acts or parts of acts contravening the provisinoperative.

ions of this act are hereby declared inoperative in said town-
ship of Farmington.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 24, 1903.

[No. 343.]

AN ACT to authorize the board of supervisors of the county

of Mason to levy a tax of not to exceed three mills on the dollar on the taxable property of said county, for the purpose of constructing a system of county roads.

Tax for road system.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. The board of supervisors of the county of Mason may levy a tax of not to exceed three mills on the dollar (inclusive of the amount now authorized by general law) on the taxable property of said county, for the purpose of constructing a system of county roads.

SEC. 2. The money raised by this tax shall be collected and paid out in accordance with the general provisions of law relating to county road tax.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 24, 1903.

Money, how used.

[No. 344.]

AN ACT to amend sections four and nine of title five, of “An

act to revise and amend the charter of the city of Saginaw, as existing under an act, entitled 'An act to annex the territory embraced within the city of East Saginaw to that of the city of Saginaw, and to consolidate the city of East Saginaw with Saginaw under the name of the city of Saginaw; to specify and fix the boundaries of the consolidated city; to provide for the assuming and payment of the indebtedness and liabilities of the present cities of East Saginaw and Saginaw and for the ownership of all their corporate property and rights, to define the corporate rights, powers and privileges of said city of Saginaw as so con. solidated, and to repeal all acts inconsistent herewith, being act number four hundred sixty-five of local acts of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, and acts supplementary and amendatory thereof, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith.”

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. Sections four and nine of title five of an act, en- Sections titled “An act to revise and amend the charter of the city of amended. Saginaw, as existing under an act, entitled 'An act to annex the territory embraced within the city of East Saginaw to that of the city of Saginaw and to consolidate the city of East Saginaw with Saginaw under the name of the city of Saginaw, to specify and fix the boundaries of the consolidated city, to provide for the assuming and payment of the indebtedness and liabilities of the present cities of East Saginaw and Saginaw and for the ownership of all their corporate property and rights, to define the corporate rights, powers and privileges of said city of Saginaw as so consolidated and to repeal all acts inconsistent herewith, being act number four hundred sixty-five of Local Acts of eighteen hundred ninety-seven and acts suplementary and amendatory thereof, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith,'” is hereby amended to read as follows:

TITLE V.

submit estimates.

SEC. 4. The common council after revising, altering and ap- Council to proving the estimates submitted to it by the controller, as provided by section four, title four, shall, on or before the first Monday in May, transmit the same, together with an estimate, of any other taxes approved by it to be raised for the ensuing year for the approval of the board of estimates as provided in this charter, and all propositions and resolutions for the borrowing of any money on the credit of the city or issuing any bonds shall also in like manner be submitted to the board of

amount of

Board of

prove assessment roll.

To determine estimates, except as herein otherwise provided. It shall be city tax.

the duty of the common council, on or before the third Monday of May of each year, to determine by resolution the amount necessary to be raised by tax for the city purposes within said city for such year, which amount shall not for any purpose exceed the amount therefor approved by the board of estimates, except as in this charter otherwise provided; and the common council shall also at the same time determine and enter upon a record of its proceedings, the proportion on a percentage basis which each of the city funds, except school funds, shall bear to the total of such tax for all city purposes, except school purposes, and when any such city tax is collected as provided in the charter of said city, same shall be apportioned to the several funds in accordance with such determination as herein above provided, and it shall be the duty of the city clerk to certify the amount so to be raised to the assessor who shall assess the sum so certified and such other taxes as may be required by law upon the taxable property of said city.

SEC. 9. When the board shall have completed their review review to ap

of said assessment roll, a majority of said board shall endorse upon each book thereof and sign a statement to the effect that the same is the assessment roll for the ward for which it is made, as approved by the board of review. Said assess

ment roll so approved and certified shall thereupon be deWhen council livered to the assessor of said city. And the assessor shall on

the third Monday in May submit the said assessment roll so corrected and certified to the common council of said city; and the common council shall at the same time or an adjourned session, proceed to consider the special appeal, if any, taken from the action of the board of assessment and review, and decide the same in a summary manner, correcting any errors that they may discover in the assessment, and on or before the fourth Monday in May, fully and finally confirm said

assessment roll, and thereupon cause it with the record of Who to assess their action thereon, to be returned to the city assessor. The

city assessor shall thereupon proceed to ratably assess thereon in dollars and cents the amount of all taxes and assessments authorized to be assessed and collected in said city to each person named or lot described upon said assessment roll, showing in separate column the city taxes, school tax and assessments, assessed to each person or lot, and when said roll has been completed, footed and balanced, the assessor shall on

or before the last Monday in June make a copy of said assessWho to keep ment roll as completed. The same to be divided into separate record of.

books one for each ward which shall be known as the city tax
roll, and the city assessor shall deliver the said tax roll to the
controller, who shall make entry of the same and of the totals
of all taxes assessed thereon on the books of said office
and the said controller shall on or before the first Monday
in July, deposit said tax roll with the city treasurer and take
his receipt therefor and charge him therewith.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 24, 1903.

taxes.

[No. 345.]

AN ACT to provide for the construction of a bridge across the

Raisin River in Deerfield township, Lenawee county, Michigan, and authorizing the issuance of bonds therefor.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. It shall be the duty of the township board of Bond issue by Deerfield township, Lenawee county, Michigan, to issue the township. bonds of said township in not to exceed the sum of seven thousand dollars at a rate of interest not to exceed five per cent per annum; said bonds and interest to be payable in not to exceed ten years from date thereof.

SEC. 2. The township board of Deerfield shall sell and dis- How disposed pose of said bonds for the highest price attainable, and not to be sold for less than their face value. The proceeds from the Proceeds, sale of said bonds shall be used only for the construction of a steel or iron bridge across the Raisin River in the village of Deerfield, in said township of Deerfield.

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the supervisor of the town- Supervisor to ship of Deerfield to assess upon all the taxable property of said township annually a sufficient amount to pay said bonds, and the interest thereon, as the same shall become due.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 24, 1903.

of.

how used.

assess tax for.

[No. 346.]

AN ACT to amend sections one, two, three, four and five of

chapter two, chapter three by adding a new section thereto to stand as section seven, sections three, seven and twelve of chapter four, and section eight of chapter four by substituting therefor sections eight a, eight b, eight c, eight d, eight e, eight f, eight g and eight h of act number two hundred fifty-one of the Local Acts of eighteen hundred ninetyone, entitled "An act to revise and amend the charter of the city of Ishpeming," approved March twenty-seventh, eight: een hundred ninety-one, as amended by act number three hundred seventeen of the Local Acts of eighteen hundred ninety-three, approved March twenty-fifth, eighteen hun. dred ninety-three, act number four hundred seventeen of the local acts of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, approved April twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred ninety-seven, and act number three hundred fifty-six of the local acts of nineteen hundred one, approved March twenty-eighth, nineteen hundred one, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts inconsistent there. with.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. Sections one, two, three, four and five of chapter Sections two, chapter three by adding a new section thereto to stand

amended.

as section seven, sections three, seven and twelve of chapter four, and section eight of chapter four by substituting there. for sections eight a, eight b, eight c, eight d, eight e, eight f, eight g and eight h of act number two hundred fifty-one of the Local Acts of eighteen hundred ninety-one, entitled "An act to revise and amend the charter of the city of Ishpeming," approved March twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred ninety-one, as amended by act number three hundred seventeen of the Local Acts of eighteen hundred ninety-three, approved March twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred ninety-three, act number four hundred seventeen of the Local Acts of eighteen hundred ninetyseven, approved April twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred ninetyseven, and act number three hundred fifty-six of the local acts: of nineteen hundred one, approved March twenty-eighth, nineteen hundred one, are hereby amended so as to read as follows:

CHAPTER II.

Elective of. ficers.

SECTION 1. The following officers shall be elected from among the electors of said city, viz.: a mayor, a recorder, a treasurer, a justice of the peace, two school inspectors, and in each of the several wards from among the electors in said

wards a supervisor, two aldermen and one constable. Appointive SEC. 2. The following officers shall be appointed by the officers.

common council on or before the first Monday in May, viz.: an assessor, a city attorney, a director of the poor, a pound master, a city marshal, a deputy city marshal, and such number of night watchmen as the council may from time to time deem

necessary. A street commissioner shall be appointed by the Council may

board of public works and confirmed by the council. The provide for, by ordinance. common council may also from time to time provide by ordin

ance for the appointment of, and may appoint for such term as may be provided in such ordinance, such other officers whose election or appointment is not herein specially provided for as the council shall deem necessary for the execution of the powers granted by this act, and may remove the same at pleasure. The powers and duties of all such officers shall be prescribed by ordinance. The pound master may be removed at the pleasure of the council.

SEC. 3. The mayor shall hold his office for the term of one fice, mayor,

year and until his successor shall be elected and qualified. Recorder. The recorder shall hold his office for two years and until his:

successor shall be elected and qualified. The treasurer shall

hold his office for one year and until his successor shall be Justice of elected and qualified. The justice of the peace shall be elected peace.

for the term of four years from the first day of May next after

his election, and until his successor shall be elected and qualiSchool in- fied. One school inspector shall be elected annually for the spector.

term of two years from the first Monday of April of the year

when elected, and until his successor is elected and qualified. Supervisors. One supervisor in each ward shall be elected annually for the

term of one year from the first Monday in April of the year

Term of of

Treasurer.

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