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in addition to all other sums authorized by law to be so raised, a rateable proportion of said indebtedness and the interest thereon in such amounts as that the funds shall be on hand to pay said indebtedness and said interest as the same matures, said tax to be levied and collected as other taxes are levied and collected; Provided, that no moneys raised by such tax Proviso. shall be used for any other purpose than the payment of said indebtedness and the interest to accrue thereon: And provided Further

proviso. further, That the benefits of said settlement and of this act shall inure to the said school district number one of the town. ship of Hancock as now existing, as well as to any school district or districts to be hereafter formed therefrom whether by action of the school inspectors of said township or by the incorporation of any portion of its territory into a city or otherwise.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 12, 1903.

[No. 277.]

AN ACT to legalize the action of the township boards of the

township of Hancock and the township of Stanton, in the county of Houghton, in apportioning the indebtedness of said township of Hancock between said two townships, and to provide for the payment of that part of said indebtedness apportioned to said township of Stanton.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. That the action of the township boards of the action of township of Hancock and the township of Stanton in the boards legalcounty of Houghton, whereby the debts owing by the said ized. township of Hancock from which territory has been detached to constitute said township of Stanton were apportioned between said two townships, namely, so that said new township of Stanton should be charged with and pay as its share of said debts the sum of seventy-five hundred dollars of the principal thereof, and the interest to accrue thereon, and so that said township of Hancock as at present existing since said division, should be charged with and pay as its share of said debts the sum of seventy-five hundred dollars of the principal thereof and the interest to accrue thereon, be and the same is. hereby declared to be valid and legal in every respect; that the apportionment of the debts so made stand as a full adjustment, settlement and apportionment of all the moneys, rights, credits and personal property belonging to said township of Hancock so divided as aforesaid, and of all land of which said township from which said territory was detached was seized, and of all debts owing by said township from which said terri. tory was detached at the time of such division.

Stanton town SEC. 2. That that part of the indebtedness of said township ship to assume obligation.

of Hancock existing before said division, apportioned to the said township of Stanton, be and the same is hereby declared to be a valid and subsisting obligation of said township of Stanton, and that the said township board of said township of Stanton be and it is hereby authorized, in addition to all other taxes authorized by law, to assess upon the assessment rolls of said township in each year, such sum as in the judgment of said township board shall be sufficient to provide for a sinking fund for, and for the payment of said indebtedness when the

same shall become due and until the same shall have been Proviso.

paid: Provided, That no moneys raised by such assessment shall be used for any other purpose than the payment of the said indebtedness and the interest to accrue thereon.

Approved February 12, 1903.

[No. 278.]

AN ACT to legalize the action of the board of supervisors of

the county of Houghton in detaching certain lands from the township of Hancock in said county, and organizing the same into a new township, known as the township of Stan. ton.

Organization of Stanton township legalized.

The People of the State of Jichigan enact: SECTION 1. That the action of the board of supervisors of the county of Houghton in detaching certain lands from the township of Hancock in said county and organizing the same into a new township known as the township of Stanton, which action was had by the said board of supervisors by its resolution passed on the fourteenth day of April, nineteen hundred two, be and the same is hereby declared to be legal and valid in every respect, and that the further action of said board of supervisors in detaching certain other lands from said township of Hancock and attaching the same to said township of Stanton, so organized, which action was had by the resolution of said board of supervisors passed on the ninth day of December, nineteen hundred two, be and the same is hereby declared to be legal and valid in every respect, and that the township of Stanton as organized and as existing by said resolutions of said board of supervisors be and the same is hereby declared to be a legally organized and existing township of the said county of Houghton: Provided. That nothing in this act contained shall be construed as limiting or in any way affecting the power of said board of supervisors hereafter to divide or alter in its bounds the said township of Stanton in the manner provided by law.

Approved February 12, 1903.

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(No. 279.]

AN ACT to authorize the village of Houghton, in the county

of Houghton, to borrow money and issue bonds therefor for the purpose of providing for and constructing a sewer on Shelden street in said village, together with the necessary connections and branches on cross streets intersecting said Shelden street.

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The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. The common council of the village of Houghton, Bond issue by in the county of Houghton, shall be and is hereby authorized village. and empowered to borrow money on the faith and credit of said village and to issue bonds therefor to an amount not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, to be used for the purpose of providing and constructing a sewer on Shelden street in said village, together with the necessary connections and branches on cross streets intersecting said Shelden street: Provided, That a majority of the qualified electors of said Proviso. village, who are present and voting on said proposition at any annual election or at a special election called for that purpose, shall vote therefor.

Sec. 2. Before any loan provided for in this act shall be notice of voted upon at any such election, a public notice shall be given by order of the common council, signed by the clerk of said village, by publishing the same in a newspaper in said village once in each week for at least two weeks before said election, and by posting a copy of such notice in at least three public places in said village not less than two weeks before said election, and said notice shall state that the electors of said village will be called upon to vote upon such loan. The said com- Council may

call special. mon council is hereby authorized and empowered to call a special election at any time in its discretion for the above named purpose and in the manner aforesaid, or to submit said proposition at any annual election in said village.

Sec. 3. The vote upon said proposition under the provis- Vote to be ions of this act shall be by ballot, and the said common council shall cause to be prepared ballots for the use of the electors desiring to vote upon said proposition, which shall be substantially in the following form: at the top of each ballot shall be printed the words: "Vote on proposition to borrow money,” Form of. under which heading shall be placed a square followed by the words: "For the Loan," and under which shall be placed another square followed by the words: “Against the Loan.” Electors using said ballots shall mark the same with a cross in the appropriate square, and said ballots shall be deposited in a separate ballot box to be labeled “Village Loan." The other proceedings had with respect thereto shall be held under the provisions of the election laws of this State applicable to said village, and the votes cast upon said proposition shall be counted and canvassed as other votes at village elections.

by ballot.

When bonds to be issued.

Rate of interest

Money, how used.

SEC. 4. If such loan shall be authorized by a majority of such electors voting upon said proposition at such election, coupon bonds may be issued in such sums, not exceeding in the aggregate the amount herein before limited, payable at a time or times not exceeding thirty years, with such rate of interest not exceeding six per cent per annum as the said common council shall direct. Said bonds shall be signed by the president, countersigned by the clerk of said village, sealed with the seal of said village, and negotiated by or under the direction of said common council. The money arising there. from shall be used for the purpose mentioned in section one of this act and for no other purpose. Said common council shall have power and it shall be its duty to raise by taxes upon the taxable property of said village such sum or sums of money from time to time as shall be sufficient to pay the amount of said bonds and the interest thereon as the same shall become due; or to provide a sinking fund for the payment of said bonds, which taxes so to be assessed may be in addition to all other taxes which said village is now authorized to raise.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 17, 1903.

[No. 280.]

AN ACT to amend section one of act number two hundred

eleven of the Local Acts of Michigan of eighteen hundred ninety-one, entitled "An act to incorporate the city of St. Louis, in Gratiot county, and to repeal act number three hundred seventy-eight of the Local Acts of eighteen hundred eighty-seven," approved March fourth, eighteen hundred eighty-seven, as amended by “act number three hundred fifteen of the Local Acts of Michigan of eighteen hundred ninety-nine."

The People of the State of Michigan enact: Section

SECTION 1. That section one of act number two hundred amended.

eleven of the Local Acts of eighteen hundred ninety-one, entitled “An act to incorporate the city of St. Louis, in Gratiot county, and to repeal act number three hundred seventy-eight of the Local Acts of eighteen hundred eighty-seven,” as amendby “Act number three hundred fifteen of the Local Acts of eighteen hundred ninety-nine" be and the same is hereby

amended so as to read as follows: Territory city SECTION 1. That the following described territory, to wit: to contain

The south one-half of the northwest fractional quarter of section nineteen, the southwest fractional quarter of section nineteen, and the northwest fractional quarter of section thirty in township twelve north of range two west, and the northeast

quarter of section twenty-five, the southeast quarter of section
twenty-four, and the south one-half of the northeast quarter
of section twenty-four, all that portion of the southwest quar.
ter of section twenty-four, lying and being east of the west
margin of the mill pond, and north of the highway on south
side of said section twenty-four, in township twelve north of
range three west, and the west half of the southwest quarter
of the southeast quarter of section nineteen in township
twelve north of range two west, in Gratiot county, Michigan.
be incorporated into and the same is hereby made, constituted
and organized into a city to be known by the name of the city
of St. Louis."

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 20, 1903.

[No. 281.]

AN ACT to incorporate the village of Peck in the county of

Sanilac.

contain.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. That all that territory situate and being in the Territory to township of Elk, in the county of Sanilac and State of Michi. gan and described as follows to wit: The north half of section thirty-four and the south half of section twenty-seven, all in town ten, north range fourteen east, Sanilac county, Michigan, be and the same is hereby incorporated as the village of Peck.

SEC. 2. The first election of officers of said village of Peck First election. shall be held on Monday, March thirtieth, one thousand nine hundred three in the township hall in said village of Peck, notice of which shall be given by publication in the Sanilac County Times or any weekly paper printed and circulated in said village. Said notice shall be signed by the board of election inspectors hereinafter designated.

SEC. 3. Arthur Toal, H. M. Waterman, John Leonard, John Who to be L. McGrory and G. B. Cornell are hereby constituted a board of spectors, etc. election inspectors and election commissioners for said first election to be held in said village, for the purpose of registering the names of voters for the first election to be held in said village. And the said board of registration is hereby required to meet at said township hall building on the Saturday next preceding the said March thirtieth, one thousand nine hundred three and shall remain in session from nine o'clock in the fore. noon until five o'clock in the afternoon and register all persons presenting themselves for registration and having the qualifications of voters at annual township meetings and residing within said village. Notice of such meeting shall be published in said Sanilac County Times at least one week before said meeting, signed by said board of registration.

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