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said bonding to the qualified voting taxpayers of said town-
ship, giving due notice thereof by causing the date, place of
voting and object of said election to be stated in writing or
printed notices to be posted in five public places in said town.
ship at least twenty days before the time fixed by the said
board of such election, which notice shall state the amount
of money proposed to be raised by such bonding and the pur-
pose to which it shall be applied.

SEC. 9. The vote on such proposition shall be by a printed Form of
ballot and shall be in the following words:

"For the issuing of township bonds for the payment of indebtedness-Yes. [ ]"

"For the issuing of township bonds for the payment of in-
debtedness-No. [ ]"

The election shall be conducted and the votes canvassed in Election, how
all respects as in other township elections and immediately
upon the conclusion of such canvass the inspectors of elec-
tion shall make and sign the certificate showing the whole
number of votes cast upon such proposition and upon each of
them and the number for and against each of said proposition
respectively. And said inspectors shall endorse upon such
certificate a declaration in writing of the result of such elec-
tion which certificate and declaration shall then be filed with
the clerk of said township and a copy of said certificate and
declaration certified to by said township clerk shall be filed
by him with the county clerk of the county in which such
township is located.
SEC. 10. If such loan be authorized by a majority of the Bonds, how

signed,
taxpaying electors voting at such election, said bonds may negotiated,
be issued as provided in section one of this act. Said bonds etc.
shall be signed by the township board, countersigned by the
treasurer and negotiated by and under the direction of said
board, and the moneys arising therefrom shall be used for
the purpose of paying the indebtedness mentioned in section
one of this act.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 26, 1903.

(No. 366.]

AN ACT to authorize and empower the public schools of the

village of Addison, Lenawee county, to borrow a sum of
money not exceeding five thousand dollars in excess of the
maximum amount now allowed by law, for the purpose of
purchasing a schoolhouse site, building a schoolhouse and
equipping and furnishing the same.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:
SECTION 1. The "public schools of the village of Addison,” When may
in Lenawee county, may, by a two-thirds vote of the qualified

issue bonds.

How money expended.

electors of said district at any annual meeting or at any spec-
ial meeting called for that purpose, borrow money and issue
its bonds therefor, in a sum not exceeding five thousand dol-
lars in excess of the maximum amount now allowed by law,
for the purpose of purchasing a schoolhouse site, building a
schoolhouse and equipping and furnishing the same: Pro-
vided, That the time for the payment of any bonds issued by
virtue of this act shall not be extended beyond the term of
ten years.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 26, 1903.

Proviso.

[No. 367.]

AN ACT to provide salary of, and for appointment of clerk

for, the county commissioner of schools for the county of Wayne.

missioner.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: Auditors to SECTION 1. The county auditors of Wayne county shall proprovidercoms vide suitable rooms for the county commissioner of schools of

said county and also the necessary furniture, heat, light, books, blanks and stationery, for the use of said commissioner

and clerk. Salary of. SEC. 2. Said commissioner of schools shall be entitled to

receive from the treasury of the county of Wayne an annual salary of two thousand dollars, payable monthly, on the cer

tificate of said county auditors. Who to ap- SEC. 3. There shall be one clerk for said county commispoint clerk.

sioner of schools of Wayne county, who shall be appointed by said auditors on the making and filing with them the written recommendation of said commissioner; but if, for any reason, no recommendation be so made and filed within ten days after this act shall go into effect, and within ten days after the first day of July in each year thereafter, the said board of auditors may, upon their own motion, with the same

effect as if such recommendation had been so made and filed Term of office, by said commissioner, appoint such clerk, and his term of salary, etc.

office shall be one year, dating from the first day in July in each year, and said clerk shall receive such annual salary as shall be fixed by said board of county auditors, payable monthly, from the treasury of said county, for the faithful

discharge of the duties of said office. Repealing SEC. 4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the clause.

provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 26, 1903.

[No. 368.]

AN ACT to authorize school district number one of the town

ship of Vevay and city of Mason, in the county of Ingham and State of Michigan, to borrow money and issue bonds therefor, the proceeds of which are to be used for the purchase of real estate to be used as an addition to the schoolhouse site and for construction of a schoolhouse for the use of said district.

may borrow money.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. The district board of school district number one District board of the township of Vevay and city of Mason, in the county of Ingham and State of Michigan, is hereby authorized to borrow money on the faith and credit of said school district and issue bonds therefor to an amount not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, which shall be expended for the purchase of real How used. estate to be used as an addition to its schoolhouse site and for the erection of a schoolhouse for the use of said district: Pro- Proviso. vided, That said loan shall first be authorized by a vote of the qualified electors of said school district as hereinafter provided.

SEC. 2. The conditions of said bonds and the method of General law calling and conducting the meeting of the qualified electors to bond issue. vote thereon, shall be governed by the general law, applicable to the bonded indebtedness of school district and the calling of meeting of qualified electors thereof.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 26, 1903.

[No. 369.]

AN ACT to authorize the village of Vicksburg, in Kalama

zoo county, to provide for the care and management of its electric light plant and water works system, by means of a board of commissioners.

board,

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. The village council of the village of Vicksburg, Council may in Kalamazoo county, is hereby authorized to provide for the provide for care and management of the electric light plant and water works system of said village, by means of a board of electric light and water works commissioners, at such time as the said village council shall have adopted an ordinance prescribing the powers, duties and limitations of a board of electric light and water works commissioners.

SEC. 2. The village council may from time to time, as they may regulate shall deem the best interests of the village require, amend by ordinance. the ordinance providing for said board of electric light and

Board, how

water works commissioners, and define their powers, duties
and limitations.

SEC. 3. The board of electric light and water works comelected, etc. missioners, when duly provided for by ordinance as aforesaid,

shall consist of three members, who shall be nominated by
the president of the village and confirmed by at least a two-
thirds vote of the members elect of the council of said village.
In making his nominations of persons to constitute the first
board of electric light and water works commissioners, the

president of the village shall name one to hold office for one Term of ofice. year, one for two years and one for three years. The term of

office shall be for three years and shall date from the first
Monday in April, and it shall be the duty of the president of
the said village to nominate to the council each year follow-
ing the organization of the said bo ird, one member of said

board to fill the vacancy to be caused by the expiration of a Vacancy, how term of office. In case of vacancy on said board caused by

death, resignation or removal from said village, a new member
shall be appointed to fill the unexpired term by nomination
and approved, as in the case of appointment for a full term.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 26, 1903.

[No. 370.]

AN ACT to grant additional corporate powers to the village

of Portland.

water works

ent.

Powers,

The People of the State of Michigan enact: May appoint

SECTION 1. The council of the village of Portland may, lighting and

should it be deemed for the best interests of said village, emaperintend ploy superintendents for the electric lighting and water works

plants of said village. Said superintendents, if they shall be

appointed, shall perform such duties and have such powers duties, etc.

now belonging to the clerk of the said village as may be from
time to time conferred upon them by the council by either

ordinance or resolution.
Compensation SEC. 2. The president and trustees of said village may re-

ceive compensation for their services to the amount of not to
exceed seventy-five dollars each per annum if each individual
shall attend all regular and special meetings of the council,
but in case they fail so to do the sum of one dollar and fifty
cents shall be deducted from the said seventy-five dollars for
each meeting from which the said president or any trustee
may have been absent during the year. All other officers of
the said village, except where other provision is made by law

regulating fees for services, shall be entitled to such comProviso. pensation only as the council shall prescribe: Provided, The

provisions of this section shall be operative only when the

of certain officers.

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said council shall have submitted to the qualified electors of said village the question of salary for the president and trustees, in form provided by law and such proposition shall have been approved by a majority of the voters of said village voting thereon.

Sec. 3. The council of the said village of Portland may Question of submit to the electors of said village at any annual election board of pubheld therein the proposition for the electing of a board of be worksited public works, by the electors of said village, and the fixing to electors. of their term of office, whenever a petition shall be filed with the council signed by not less than twenty-five freeholders of said village, asking that the question be submitted to the determination of the electors of said village. Such board of public works, if it shall be determined upon by the electors of the village, shall consist of three resident freeholders of the village and shall perform such duties and have such powers as may be determined by ordinance of said village, and shall receive such salary as shall be from time to time determined by the council.

SEC. 4. The council shall make all necessary rules for the powers of government, care and safety of all property and premises owned or controlled by said village, whether within or without the corporate limits of said village.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 26, 1903.

council.

[No. 371.]

AN ACT to provide for the election of county drain commis

sioners in the counties of Eaton and Van Buren.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. At the regular biennial election to be held on When elected. the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in November, nineteen hundred four, and each two years thereafter, there shall be chosen in the counties of Eaton and Van Buren, by the qualified electors thereof, on the same ticket as the other county officers, a county drain commissioner, whose term of Term of office. office shall begin on the first day of January following his election, and continue for two years. Before entering on the To take oath. duties of his office, each of said duly elected drain commissioners shall take and file with the county clerk a constitutional oath of office, and shall also file a bond in the penal To give bond. sum of ten thousand dollars, conditioned on the faithful discharge of the duties of his office, which bond, before filing, shall have been approved by the board of supervisors. It shall be the duty of the county clerk to make report to the Secretary of State of the election and qualification of a county

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