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when elected, and until his successor is elected and qualified. One alderman shall be elected annually in each ward for the Aldermen. term of two years from the first Monday in April of the year when elected and until his successor shall be elected and qualified. One constable in each ward shall be elected annually Constable. for the term of one year from the first Monday in April in the year when elected, and until his successor is elected and qualified.

SEC. 4. All officers appointed by the common council, ex- Term of ofcept the assessor, and except officers appointed to fill vacan-pointive of cies in elective offices shall hold their respective offices for one fcers. year from the first day of May of the year when appointed and until their successors are appointed, qualified, and enter upon the duties of their offices, unless a definite term shall be elsewhere specially provided for such term of office in this act or in the ordinance creating the office and any officer appointed or elected to fill a vacancy shall hold the office during the residue of the term of office in which the vacancy occurred.

The Of assessor. assessor shall hold his office for the term of three years from the first Monday in May of the year when appointed, or until his successor shall be appointed, qualified and enter upon the duties of the office. In all cases except the office of justice of the peace, officers shall enter upon the duties of their office and give the security if any required for the performance thereof, within ten days after the formal notice of election or appointment.

SEC. 5. The justice of the peace shall file his oath of office Justice of with the county clerk of said county on or before the first day oath. of May following his election. He shall give the same security To give bonds. as is required by law of justices of the peace in townships and shall file the same with the county clerk of Marquette county within the time limited for filing his official oath. Such security may be approved either by the mayor of the city or by the county clerk. The justice of the peace shall devote his entire time to the duties of his office, provided that on the first Monday in April, nineteen hundred three, and every four years thereafter, and at no other time, except as is hereafter provided, the electors of the city shall elect a justice of the peace.

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CHAPTER III.

when to meet.

SEC. 7. The boards of registration of electors for this city Boards of

registration, shall convene and meet for the registration of electors on the Saturday next preceding any general fall election and on the Saturday next preceding any general spring, charter or special election. The boards of registration of the city, to be consti- How constituted of two aldermen and one supervisor from each ward, tuted. shall be in session at such places in the several wards as shall be designated in the notices provided by law, from eight o'clock in the forenoon, until eight o'clock in the afternoon, for the purpose of completing the list of qualified voters. The General law general registration laws of this State relative to the regis registration.

tration of voters in townships after eighteen hundred and fifty-nine shall govern the registration herein provided for in all matters not covered by this provision.

CHAPTER IV. .

Marshal to SEC. 3. The marshal shall, each year, before entering upon give bonds.

the discharge of the duties of his office, give such security,

with such penalty and so conditioned as the common council Duties, etc. shall require. The marshal shall be chief of police and shall

possess all the powers of a constable. It shall be his duty to see that the ordinances and regulations enforced from time to time in the city are properly and effectually enforced. To this end, it shall be the duty of the marshal, in all cases where a violation of this act, or any ordinance or regulation, shall come to his notice, to take without further order or direction proper proceedings against the offender for such violation and to make proper complaint to the justice of the peace of said city therefor, or procure the same to be done. He shall obey all lawful orders of the mayor and may command the aid and assistance of all constables and other persons, in the discharge of the duties imposed upon him by law. He may appoint, subject to the approval of the mayor, such number of special police constables as he may deem necessary in an emergence,

who shall have all the powers for the time being of nightDeputy. watchmen provided for in this act. The deputy marshal shall,

in the event of the absence, inability, death or removal of the

marshal possess the same authority and perform the same Compensa- duties as the marshal. The marshal shall receive such com

pensation as shall be allowed from time to time by the common council. All fees for serving papers in criminal cases,

except board of prisoners shall belong to the city and the same Council to pay shall be paid to the city treasurer at the end of each week. All penses of. traveling expenses incurred by him in the discharge of his

duties in criminal matters shall be audited and paid by the common council. He shall be ineligible to hold any elective or appointive office except the office of deputy sheriff of Marquette county, and by accepting any office in addition to that of marshal, except deputy sheriff, shall of itself amount to a vacancy in the office of marshal. All the foregoing restrictions and provisions shall apply to the office of deputy

marshal. Powers and SEC. 7. The school inspectors shall have all the powers and duties of school in

perform all the duties which are provided and required of spectors. school inspectors in townships under the general laws of

this State, and their compensation shall, likewise be governed by the laws of this State relating to school inspectors. The school inspectors, shall, with the recorder, constitute the board of school inspectors of the city, and the recorder shall be clerk of the board.

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Sec. Sa. The justice of the peace of the city, except as Justice of the herein provided, shall have and exercise herein and within the ers, duties, county of Marquette the same jurisdiction and power in all civil etc. and criminal matters, causes, suits and proceedings and shall perform the same duties in all respects as far as occasions may require as are or may be conferred upon or required of justices of the peace by the general laws of the State and the proceedings in all suits and actions before said justice shall, except as otherwise provided in this act, be according to and governed by the general laws applicable to justice courts and justices of the peace, and said justice shall, except as otherwise provided in this act, in the exercise of the powers and duties conferred upon or required of him, be governed by the general laws of the State relative to justice of the peace, and said justice shall have jurisdiction of civil cases where either of the parties thereto reside in the county of Marquette. Said May adopt justice may, from time to time, make and adopt rules of practice for the conduct of the business of said court, not inconsistent with the general laws of the State or the charter and ordinances of said city, which rules shall be entered upon the civil docket of said justice and signed by him. Before any Fees to be civil suit shall be commenced in said court, the party bringing

paid to. the same shall pay to said justice the sum of one dollar as an entry fee, and before the trial of any cause, the further sum of one dollar as a trial fee, which shall be in lieu of all justice fees except appeal fees and which shall be deposited to the credit of the city treasurer at the end of each week.

Sec. 8b. Either party may demand a jury under like terms, Parties in suits conditions and fees as are now or may hereafter be required, jury.. under the general laws of the State relative to jurors and justice courts.

SEC. 8c. The said justice in addition to his general powers Jurisdiction of as justice of the peace shall have exclusive jurisdiction except as herein provided, to hear, try and determine all actions and prosecutions for the recovery or enforcing of fines, penalties and forfeitures for violations of this act, and for encroach. ments upon and injuries to any of the streets, alleys and public grounds within the city, excepting cases where jurisdiction is given some other court, and to hear, try and determine all suits and prosecutions for the recovery or enforcing of fines, penalties and forfeitures imposed by the ordinances of the city and to punish offenders for violations of such ordinances as in the ordinances prescribed and directed, subject only to the limitations prescribed in this act.

SEC. 8d. The said justice shall enter in the docket kept by Justice to him the title of all suits and prosecutions commenced or prose

keep docket. cuted before him for violations of the city charter or ordinances of the city, all the proceedings and the judgment rendered in every such cause, and the items of all costs taxed or allowed therein, and also the amounts and dates of payment of all fines, penalties and forfeitures, moneys and costs received by him on account of any such suit or proceeding.

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To be open to Such docket shall be submitted by him at all times for the public.

examination of any person desiring to examine the same, and shall be produced by him to the common council whenever required. He shall also keep a docket for civil cases and criminal cases which shall be kept and submitted the same as the

docket for city cases. Council to pro SEC. 8e. The council of the city shall provide for a suitable vide room,

court room and office for the accommodation of said justice justice. and all necessary furniture, fuel, light, record books, blanks

and stationery for the use of the said justice in connection

with his office. To pay moneys SEC. 8f. All moneys paid to said justice except jury, officer

and witness fees and except all fines recovered for the violation of penal laws of this State shall be for the use of the city and shall be paid weekly to the city treasurer: Provided, That all moneys collected in any case for or on account of services rendered by constables or other officers therein shall be for the use of such officers, and shall be immediately paid over to them, except fees in criminal cases on account of services of the marshal, deputy marsbal and night watchman, which shall

belong to the city and paid by said justice to the city treasurer County to pay each week. The expenses of prosecutions for the violations of

penal laws of the State shall be paid by the county of Marquette. It shall be the duty of said justice to present in proper form to the board of supervisors of Marquette county at each of its meetings, correct statements of costs for all violations of the penal laws of this State, which costs shall include officers' fees to which this city is entitled, and upon receipt of the same he shall deposit said fees in the city treasury. He shall, subject to the confirmation of the common council have authority to employ a clerk of said court which clerk shall be under his supervision and subject to his orders and directions.

SEC. 8g. The said justice shall be considered the successor justices.

in office of all the justices of the peace now in said city, as their respective terms of office shall expire by resignation or otherwise, and as such successor in office he shall take possession of their dockets and papers and possess and exercise the same powers and authority concerning the same as are now given by the general laws of this State to successors in office to a

justice of the peace. Salary of SEC. 8h. The justice shall receive an annual salary of not to justice. exceed twelve hundred dollars per year, the same to be fixed

annually by the common council in the same manner 'as other salaries are fixed and the same to be paid out of the treasury of said city in monthly installments. The said clerk shall receive an annual salary of not to exceed six hundred dollars per year to be fixed and paid in the same manner as the justice of the peace. These salaries shall be in full compensation for all services performed by said officers in the discharge of the duties of their respective offices, and they shall make no charge to any person for any service required of them or either of them by this act.

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Sec. 12. The night watchman of said city shall have like Duties, etc., powers and authority in matters of a criminal nature, but only watchman. within the corporate limits of this city, as is conferred by law upon constables in townships, and shall, if required by the common council, give security, in such penalty as the council may prescribe, conditioned for the faithful performance of their duties. The nightwatchmen shall receive such compen- Compensasation as the council shall from time to time prescribe, but said compensation shall be in full for all services of whatsoever nature performed by said nightwatchmen. All fees earned by them in the exercise of their authority shall be paid to the city treasurer for the use and benefit of the city. They shall provide at their own expense such uniforms as shall from time to time be directed by the common council. No night. Not to hold watchman shall hold any other office either elective or appointive or serve any papers of any court by appointment or otherwise and any nightwatchman who shall hold such other office or serve such papers shall be deemed to have vacated his office as nightwatchman and the acceptance of any other employment shall be cause for immediate suspension from duty and good cause for removal from office.

All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

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

other offices.

[No. 347.]

AN ACT to authorize and empower the township of Sheridan,

in the county of Newaygo and State of Michigan, to raise or borrow money and issue bonds therefor, not to exceed twenty thousand dollars, with which to aid in the construction of a court house and jail for the county of Newaygo, in the village of Fremont.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. The township of Sheridan, in the county of Bond issue by Newaygo and State of Michigan, shall be and hereby is, au

townships. thorized and empowered to raise or borrow money on the faith and credit of the said township and issue bonds therefor, to an amount not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, which shall be How used. expended to aid in the construction of a court house and jail for the county of Newaygo, to be located in the village of Fremont, under such rules and regulations as the township board of said township of Sheridan may prescribe: Provided, That Proviso. a majority of the electors of said township, voting at an election held in accordance with the provisions of this act, shall vote in favor of the said loan in the manner specified in this act.

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