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Said ballot so prepared shall be sent out to each of the several wards of the said cities by the said boards of election commissioners at the same time and in the same manner as the general ballots to be used at said annual election. And it shall be the duty of the board of election inspectors at each voting precinct in said cities to see to it that each elector is furnished with one of said ballots at the same time that he

is furnished with the general ballot. Vote, how SEC. 4. The vote cast at such election for and against the

consolidation of said cities shall be counted, canvassed and returned by the board of inspectors in the same manner as other votes cast at such election for city officers. And in case such returns in either city shall show a majority vote against consolidation, said cities shall not be consolidated, it being the intent and purpose of such vote, that if either of said cities return a majority vote against such consolidation, said cities

shall not be consolidated; but in case such returns show, by a adoption.

majority vote of the electors voting on such proposition, that each city, individually, is for consolidation, then and then only, the city council of each city respectively, shall appoint the mayor and a committee of five freeholders, not more than three of whom shall be aldermen of their respective city, and the respective mayors and ten freeholders so appointed as

aforesaid, shall constitute and be known as “The consolidaCharter, who tion committee of the Bay Cities.” It shall be the duty of

the members of such committee to convene with as much speed as possible, and prepare a charter for submission to the legislature, which shall be adopted and approved by the majority

vote of all the members of such committee. Legislative SEC. 5. In case the said cities shall be consolidated under remain intact. the provisions of this act, such consolidation shall not make

any change in the present legislative districts in and for the
county of Bay, but the same shall remain as fixed at present
until the next legislative apportionment.

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

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districts to

[No. 353.]

AN ACT to authorize the township board of the township of

Sebewaing, county of Huron, to issue the bonds of said township to the amount of fifty thousand dollars for the purpose of building stone roads in said township, and to levy taxes sufficient for the payment of the same and the interest thereon.

Bond issue by township.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. The township board of the township of Sebewaing, in the county of Huron, is hereby authorized to issue the negotiable coupon bonds of said township to the amount

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of fifty thousand dollars for the purpose of providing funds for the construction of stone roads or highways in said township. Said bonds shall be designated as Stone Road bonds, shall become due and payable not later than twenty-five years from their date, shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding Rate of interfive per cent per annum, payable semi-annually and shall be in such form and of such denomination and executed in such manner as said township board may, by resolution, direct, and when issued and delivered for value shall be valid and binding obligations of said township: Provided, That the said Proviso as to township board shall cause to be submitted to the electors of question to said township at the April election, A. D. nineteen hundred electors. three, the question of whether said bonds shall be issued and shall provide the necessary rules and regulations for submitting said question to said electors according to law: And pro- Further vided further, That until a majority of the electors of said proviso. township voting upon said proposition have voted in favor thereof said township board shall not issue such bonds.

SEC. 2. When said bonds are issued the township board of Tax to meet said township shall thereafter annually levy a direct tax, in addition to all other township taxes, on all the taxable property in said township sufficient in amount to meet the interest on said bonds promptly as the same matures and also to establish and maintain a sinking fund which shall be sufficient to liquidate the principal of said bonds at their maturity, Said annual tax shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner in each year as other township taxes are col. lected.

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

[No. 354.]

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AN ACT to detach certain territory from the township of

Forsyth, in the county of Marquette, in the State of Michigan, and to organize the township of Wells, in said county.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. The territory described as follows, to-wit: Territory to Townships numbered forty-two and forty-three north of contain, ranges twenty-five and twenty-six west are hereby detached from the township of Forsyth, in Marquette county, and that the said territory be and is hereby organized into a new township to be called and known as the township of Wells.

SEC. 2. The first township meeting in said township shall First meeting, be held at the office of the Wolverine Cedar and Lumber com- where held. pany at Northland in said township on Monday the sixth day of April, one thousand nine hundred three, and shall be con

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sidered the annual township meeting of said township for said Who to be year, and David Howe, Charles A. Carlson and Albert E. board istration.

Fitzpatrick, three electors residing in the above territory, are hereby designated a board of registration whose duty it shall be to prepare a registration book and register therein the names of the qualified electors of said township. Said board of registration shall meet on the Saturday next preceding the day of holding said election at the office of the Wolverine Cedar and Lumber company aforesaid, after giving written or printed notice thereof at least five days prior to the holding of said election by posting the same in three of the most public places in said township. Said board of registration shall have the same power, and peform the same duties as are required by township boards of registration in townships under the general laws of this State.

SEC. 3. That said David Howe, Charles A. Carlson and inspectors of election. Albert E. Fitzpatrick be designated and are hereby con

stituted inspectors of said election, whose duty it shall be to preside at said first election, to appoint a clerk and second clerk and two gate-keepers of election, open and keep the polls, and shall exercise the same powers as inspectors of election of any township may exercise under the laws of this State.

SEC. 4. If said township meeting shall not be held at the failure to hold meeting as

time herein appointed, it shall be lawful to hold the same at aforesaid.

such time and place in said township as may be designated by
said board of inspectors, by giving at least ten days' notice
thereof by posting the same in four of the most public places
in said township, which said notice the said inspectors are
hereby authorized and required to give.

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

In case of

[No. 355.]

AN ACT to detach certain territory from the township of

Baldwin and from the township of Masonville, in the county of Delta, and to organize such territory into the township of Brampton.

Territory to contain.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. Sections nineteen to thirty-six, both inclusive, of town forty-one north of range twenty-two west and sections four, five, eight and nine of town forty north of range twenty-two west is detached from the township of Baldwin and fractional sections two, three and ten, including lot five of fractional section ten, of town forty, north of range twentytwo west is detached from the township of Masonville in the county of Delta and the same and such territory is hereby

to

organized into a separate township to be known as the township of Brampton. Sec. 2. The first township meeting of said township shall First township

meeting, when be held at what is known as the Kipling Schoolhouse on the and where first Monday in April, A. D. nineteen hundred three, and held. Horace Martin, William H. Wellsteed and John Latimer are hereby made and constituted a board of inspectors of said township election, at which said election the qualified voters shall elect by ballot persons to fill the various township offices in manner and form as provided by the general laws of this State in case of township elections.

Sec. 3. If for any reason the township meeting provided In case of failfor in the last preceding section shall not be held at the time aforesaid specified for holding the same it shall and may be lawful to meeting. hold the same at any time hereafter by giving at least five days' notice of the time and place of holding such meeting by posting notice thereof in four of the most public places in said township, which notice may be given by said board of inspectors of election or a majority of them. SEC. 4. If for any reason all or either of the inspectors Vacancy in

office of inhereby appointed shall neglect or be unable to attend the first spector of township meeting at the time specified it shall be lawful for election, how the electors of said township who shall be present at the time designated for opening the polls of said election to choose from the electors present suitable persons to act as inspectors of said election in place of such inspectors who shall neglect or be unable to attend said meeting.

Sec. 5. And the said Horace Martin, William H. Wellsteed Board of reg. and John Latimer, or a majority of them, shall constitute a to constitute, board of registration, with " like powers and duties of town. duties, etc. ship boards of registration in other cases, and the holding of the session of the said board of registration shall be at the schoolhouse known as the Kipling school, on the Saturday preceding said election, notice of which may be given in the same manner and for the same time as provided in the case of holding elections in section three of this act.

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

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(No. 356.] AN ACT to authorize the village of Essexville, in the county

of Bay and State of Michigan, to borrow the sum of twentyfive thousand dollars and to issue the bonds of the village therefor, for the purpose of raising money to pave or macadamize Woodside avenue in said village.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. The village council of the village of Essexville, Council may county of Bay, State of Michigan, be and hereby is authorized Issue bonds. and empowered to borrow on the faith and credit of said vil

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lage a sum or sums of money not to exceed in the aggregate

the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, for any term or terms Rate of inter- of years not less than five nor more than fifteen, at a rate of

interest not exceeding five per cent per annum, payable semiannually and to execute and issue the coupon bonds of said village therefor in such form and in such amounts and payable at such times within the foregoing limits as the said council

may by a two-thirds vote of all the members elect determine; To provide for and to provide for the payment of the same, and for the pay

ment of the interest upon the same, which bonds shall in no case be disposed of for less than their par value, and shall be

payable at such place or places as such council shall direct. Money, how SEC. 2. All money borrowed under the provisions of this

act shall be used for the purposes of grading, paving and otherwise improving Woodside avenue in said village and under such rules and regulations as said council shall pre

scribe. Tax for, how SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of said council to provide by raised.

tax upon the taxable property, or from any fund it may have and not otherwise appropriated, for the payment of the said sum of twenty-five thousand dollars or for any sum or sums of money borrowed under the provisions hereof, and the interest upon any and all bonds issued under authority of this act, as they may become due and said council is hereby ex

pressly authorized so to do. Question to SEC. 4. The village council shall submit to the electors of be submitted to electors.

said village at a general election, or at a special election to be called for said purpose, the question of issuing said bonds

for the purpose aforesaid. The notice of such election shall election.

state the time and place of holding such election and the purpose thereof, and copies thereof shall be posted by the clerk of said village in five conspicuous places within the limits of said village at least ten days before said general or special election. Special ballots shall be provided for such election in the following form: “Shall the village of Essexville issue bonds not to exceed the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars for the purpose of raising money to pave or macadamize Woodside avenue? Yes.” “Shall the village of Essexville issue bonds not to exceed the sum of twenty-five thousand dol

lars for the purpose of raising money to pave or macadamize Election, how Woodside avenue? No." The regular or special election held

and the mode of proceeding at such election and the method
of canvassing the ballots cast upon said question shall be in
the manner provided in the general act relative to village elec-
tions, and no bonds shall be issued under the provisions of this
act unless a majority of all of the votes cast upon the ques-
tion of bonding the village as aforesaid shall favor issuing
said bonds.

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

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