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May cause sprinkling of streets.

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Assessment for, how made.

Sec. 23. The common council shall have power to cause the streets, lanes and alleys of the city, or any of them or any part of any of them to be sprinkled at the expense of the adjacent property, and may pass all ordinances necessary for the carry. ing out of this provision: Provided, That no street, lane or alley or any part thereof; shall be so sprinkled until a petition requesting it shall have first been presented to said council, signed by three-fourths in number and ownership of frontage of the persons residing on such street, lane or alley proposed so to be sprinkled. The proceedings for the levy and collection of the necessary taxes to defray the expense of such sprinkling shall be by special assessment on the adjacent property, deemed to be benefited, conforming as near as may be to the provisions of the charter, relative to special assessments for paving and sidewalks. When an assessment has thus been made on any district for sprinkling, the city clerk shall year by year extend the taxes thereon, necessary to pay the expense of such sprinkling, as ordered by the council. But the council shall discontinue such sprinkling whenever a majority of the owners of the property assessed to pay such expense shall petition there. for.

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BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS. Appointment, SECTION 1. There shall be a board of water commissioners, term of office,

consisting of three persons, who shall be freeholders, and hold no other city office, nor any ward office. They shall be appointed solely with regard to their fitness for the position, and without regard to political considerations, and shall serve without fee or pecuniary compensation, and the term of office shall be for three years from the first Monday in May, and the term of one of them shall expire each year. On the first Monday in May of each year the mayor shall nominate to the council a qualified person to be a member of said board, and if the appointment shall be confirmed by a majority of the aldermen elect, the person so appointed shall be a member of said board for the term named. If he shall fail of confirmation the mayor shall, as

as may be, submit another nomination for the

for the place and shall continue Proviso. to nominate until a nominee is confirmed: Provided, That

on the going into effect of the act the mayor shall submit to the council for their approval the name of one qualified person to be a member of said board until the first Monday of May next, one to be a member of said board until the first Monday of May nineteen hundred four, and one to be a member of said

board until the first Monday of May nineteen hundred five. Vacancy, how Whenever a vacancy from any cause shall occur on said board

the same shall be filled for the remainder of the term by nomination of the mayor and confirmation of the council as in other cases.

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Sec. 2. Said board shall have the control and management Powers and of all matters pertaining to the water supply of the city, subject to the general direction of the council. It may appoint a superintendent and such other officers and employes as the exigencies of the service may require, and remove them or any of them at discretion; designate their duties, and make rules for their guidance. The compensation of such employes shall Compensation

of employes. be fixed by the council, and the superintendent shall be appointed subject to the approval of the council. The city clerk shall be clerk of this board and keep a record of its proceedings, and have the care and custody of its papers and files. It shall Board to report the condition of its affairs to the council from time to council. time as the council shall by ordinance or resolution provide. It shall have power when so directed by the council, and subject to its approval to extend the mains thereof as needed. It shall when so directed by the council negotiate for and purchase land needed for said plant, whether within or without the city; also engines or other machinery for the working of such plant and all needed supplies. It shall perform such other duties as the council shall by ordinance direct. The members shall give bonds in such sums as the council shall direct and approve.

SEC. 4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act Repealing are hereby repealed.

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

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[No. 373.]

AN ACT to authorize the city of Alpena, in the county of Al

pena, to borrow, on the faith and credit of said city, money to be used to pay for permanent paving and repaving; the construction of sewers of brick, stone, cement or other substantial material; the building of bridges, sidewalks and for other permanent improvements, within the limits of the city of Alpena, and to issue the bonds of said city therefor.

provements.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. The city of Alpena, in the county of Alpena, is Bond issue by hereby authorized to borrow money on the faith and credit of city for ims said city, to be used to pay for permanent paving and repaving; the construction of sewers of brick, stone, cement, or other substantial material; the building of bridges, sidewalks, and for other permanent improvements within the limits of the city of Alpena, and to issue the bonds of the said city therefor. Said Rate of bonds shall not exceed in amount the sum of two hundred thou- interest, etc. sand dollars, shall not be issued for a term to exceed thirty years from the date of issue and shall bear interest at the rate of five per cent per annum, payable semi-annually.

Notice of election.

Question to be Sec. 2. Such bonds shall not be issued until a majority of submitted to electors

the qualified electors of the city of Alpena, present and voting on the proposition at an annual election, or at a special election called for the purpose, shall vote in favor thereof by ballot. Notice of said election shall be given by publishing the same in two or more daily newspapers published and printed in the said city, and by posting a notice thereof consipcuously in at least one public place in each of the several wards of the said city, which notice shall be given at least ten days before election, and shall state the purposes for which said money is to

be used and the amount required for each purpose. Bonds, how Sec. 3. In case such loan shall be authorized at any such signed, nego- election such said bonds may be issued payable at such time and , etc.

place and in such amounts as the common council of the city of Alpena shall determine, and shall be signed by the mayor, countersigned by the recorder of said city and negotiated under the direction of the common council of said city: Provided, however, No more than one hundred thousand dollars of such

bonds shall be negotiated in any one year. Tax to be SEC. 4. The city of Alpena, by its common council, shall

have power, and it shall be its duty to raise by taxes upon the
taxable property of said city such sum or sums as shall be
sufficient to pay the amount of said bonds and the interest
thereon, as the same shall become due. And said city is here-
by authorized to provide a sinking fund for said purpose.

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

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[No. 374.)

AN ACT to vacate the township of Mills, in the county of Oge

maw, and to incorporate its territory within the adjoining township of Richland, in the county of Ogemaw.

Territory vacated

Rights, debts, etc., of Mills transferred to Richland.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: Section 1. The township of Mills, in the county of Ogemaw, being township twenty-one north of range three east, is hereby vacated and the territory thereof is hereby attached to the township of Richland in said county of Ogemaw.

SEC. 2. All rights of action. demands, credits, choses in action and property of whatsoever name or nature belonging to or existing in favor of said township of Mills, shall hereafter remain the debt, demands, and rights of action and choses in action of the said township of Richland.

SEC. 3. All debts, demands, and rights of action now existing against the said township of Mills, shall be assumed by said township of Richland and shall hereafter become and remain debts, demands and rights of action against the said township of Richland.

Idem.

SEC. 4. It shall be the duty of the township officers of the Transfer of said township of Mills to turn over and deliver to the proper books, etc. officers of the said township of Richland, the same as if the said officers of the said township of Richland were their successors in office, all funds, books, papers, files and records in their possession belonging to their several offices.

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

[No. 375.]

AN ACT to incorporate the city of Onaway, in the county of

Presque Isle.

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The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. The territory in the county of Presque Isle and Territory to State of Michigan, described as follows, to wit: All of section five, the north one-half of the north one-half of section eight, the east half of the east half of section six, and the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section seven, all in township thirty-four north, range two east, is hereby incorporated as the city of Onaway.

Sec. 2. The said city shall be divided into three wards as First ward. follows, to wit: The first ward shall embrace all that portion of the city of Onaway lying north of State street, and east of the north and south quarter line of section five, township thirtyfour north, range two east, and extending north to the present village limits of the village of Onaway; also all that portion of Onaway lying south of State street, and east of Second street, extending as far south as the section line between sections five and eight, said township and range, and east as far as the east boundary line of the village of Onaway; also the northeast quarter, of the northeast quarter, of section eight, township thirty four north, range two east. The second ward shall em- Second ward. brace all that portion of Onaway lying west of Second street, and south of State street and Washington avenue; also including the northwest quarter of the northeast quarter of section eight, and the northeast quarter, of the northeast quarter of section seven, all in township thirty-four north, range two east. The third ward shall embrace all that portion of Onaway lying Third ward. west of the north and south quarter line of section five, township thirty-four north, range two east, and north of State street and Washington avenue; also the east half of the east half of section six, township thirty-four north. range two east.

Sec. 3. The said city of Onaway shall in all things not Governed herein otherwise provided for, be governed, and its powers law.

under general and duties defined and limited by an act, entitled “An act to provide for the incorporation of cities of the fourth class," being act number two hundred fifteen of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-five, approved May twenty-seventh,

First election, when held.

Certain city officers to be members of board of supervisors.

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Government, etc., of school district.

eighteen hundred ninety-five, the same being chapter eightyeight of the Compiled Laws of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, of the State of Michigan, and all acts amendatory thereto, which act is hereby made and constituted a part of the charter of said city of Onaway, except as herein otherwise provided.

SEC. 4. The first election in said city shall be held on Monday, the sixth day of April, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred three, and the manner of holding said election, and the giving of notice thereof, shall be the same as near as may be as is prescribed by chapter six of said act, entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of cities of the fourth class," being act number two hundred fifteen of the public acts of Michigan for the year eighteen hundred ninety-five, approved May twenty-seventh, eighteen hundrd ninety-five, and all acts amendatory thereto, except so far as the same may be inconsistent with this act.

Sec. 5. The mayor and the supervisor of each ward, shall, in addition to their other duties and powers, be ex-officio members of the board of supervisors of Presque Isle county, and each shall have all the rights, privileges and powers of the several members of such board of supervisors.

Sec. 6. The mayor and aldermen of said city shall serve without compensation, except when they serve as inspectors of election, or members of the board of registration, or board of review, and when serving in such capacity they shall receive not to exceed two dollars per day.

SEC. 7. The school district now known as "school district number two of the township of Allis” shall not be affected by this act either as to its boundaries or control, and shall hereafter be known as fractional school district number two of the city of Onaway and the township of Allis, and shall be governed in all matters as provided for in the general school laws for the government of fractional school districts in townships: Provided, That all taxes to be levied upon the taxable property in said fractional school district number two shall be certified by the district board to the clerk of the city of Onaway and also to the township clerk of the township of Allis in which such district is in part situated and the said city clerk shall certify the same to the supervisor of each ward of said city.

SEC. 8. The present bonded indebtedness of the village of Onaway shall become the bonded indebtedness of the city of Onaway by this act.

Sec. 9. The following persons shall constitute boards of registration for the several wards in said city for the first election on the first Monday in April, nineteen hundred three, to wit: For the first ward William W. McKune, Samuel S. Tower and George Miller; for the second ward Thomas E. Shaw, Algenon V. Hinkley and James Walker; for the third ward Patrick Mahoney, Isidore J. Barnett and Daniel W. Snody. The said persons shall likewise constitute the board of inspectors of election at said first city election.

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

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Village debt to become city.

Boards of registration by wards,

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