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linquent, shall, except as herein otherwise provided, be considered and treated as a township, and all provisions of law for the sale of lands for the payment of taxes levied for State, county and township purposes, and returned delinquent, shall apply to the return and sale of property for the non-payment of delinquent taxes levied in any supervisor district of the city, except as herein otherwise provided.

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SECTION 1. The city of Hastings, as re-incorporated under the provisions of this act, shall succeed to and be vested with all the property, real and personal, moneys, rights, credits and effects, and all the records, files, books and papers belonging to the city as formerly incorporated, and no rigts or liabilities, either in favor or against the former corporation, existing at the time of its re-incorporation under or subject to the provisions of this act, and no suit or prosecution of any kind shall be in any manner affected by such re-incorporation, but the same shall stand or progress as if no such re-incorporation had been made, and all debts and liabilities of the former corporation shall be deemed to be the debts and liabilities of the new corporation, and all taxes levied and uncollected at the time of the re-incorporation under this act shall be collected the same as if such re-incorporation had not taken place: Provided, That when a different remedy is given in this act which can be made applicable to any rights existing at the time of the re-incorporation under or subject to this act, the same shall be deemed cumulative to the remedies before provided, and may be used accordingly.

TERM OF OFFICE OF OFFICERS NOT TO BE AFFECTED BY RE-INCORPORA.

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Sec. 2. All the officers of the city, elected or appointed under the provisions of the former act of incorporation of the city, and in office at the time of the taking effect of this act, shall continue to exercise their respective functions under the provisions of this act of re-incorporation for the full term for which they were so elected or appointed, and until their successors shall have qualified and entered upon the duties of their respective offices, unless herein otherwise provided.

ORDINANCES TO REMAIN IN FORCE.

Sec. 3. The by-laws and ordinances of the city and the rules and regulations of the council, and of the board of health or other board or boards of the city, heretofore in force and not inconsistent with this act, shall remain in force after the passage of this act, and are hereby declared to be re-enacted

by virtue of and under the powers conferred by this act until altered, amended or repealed by the council or such board as the case may be.

SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS TO REMAIN IN FORCE.

Sec. 4. In cases where a special assessment has been made by authority of and confirmed by the council, and the same or some part thereof shall not have been collected when this act shall take effect, the city, as hereby re-incorporated, shall have authority to enforce the payment thereof, and the same proceedings may be had therefor as provided in this act.

LICENSES TO REMAIN IN FORCE.

Sec. 5. All licenses granted by the city under its former act of incorporation shall be and remain in full force and virtue until the expiration of the time for which they were granted.

SERVICE OF PROCESS AGAINST CITY.

Sec. 6. All process against the city of Hastings as re-incorporated under this act, shall run against the city in the corporate name thereof, and may be served by leaving a certified copy with the mayor, city clerk or city attorney, at such time and manner as may be provided by law.

PLATTING LANDS.

SEC. 7. No lands or premises shall hereafter be laid out, divided and platted into lots, streets and alleys, within the city, except by permission and approval of the council by resolution passed for that purpose; nor until the proprietor shall file with the city clerk a correct survey, plan and map of such grounds and the subdivisions thereof, platted and subdivided as approved by the council, and made to their satisfaction; showing also the relative position and location of such lots, streets and alleys with respect to the adjacent lots, streets and alleys of the city; nor shall any such plat and dedication of the streets and public grounds thereon be recorded in the office of the register of deeds of the county of Barry until a certificate has been endorsed thereon by the city clerk, under the seal of the city, showing that such plat and dedication has been approved by the council; nor shall the city by reason of such approval, be responsible for the improvement, care and repairs of such streets and alleys, excepting such as the council shall accept and confirm by ordinance or resolution as in this act provided.

TERM “CITY” DEFINED. Sec. 8. The term "city," whenever used in this act, shall be construed to mean the city of Hastings.

CITY NOT TO OWN STOCK. Sec. 9. The city of Hastings shall not become the owner or holder of stock or shares in any incorporated company.

AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION OF NOTICES.

Sec. 10. When, by the provisions of this act, notice of any matter or proceeding is required to be published or posted, an affidavit of the publication or posting of the same, made by the printer of the newspaper in which the same was inserted, or by some person in his employ, knowing the facts, if such notice was required to be made by publication, or by the person posting the same, when required to be by posting; shall be prima facie evidence of the facts therein contained : Provided, That the same shall be filed with the city clerk within six months from the date of the last publication thereof, or of posting the same.

HOW JUDGMENTS AGAINST CITY SHALL BE PAID.

Sec. 11. Whenever any judgment or decree of any court shall be rendered or decreed against the city, and the city shall be unable to meet the payment of such judgment or decree by reason of the limitation of its power of taxation, then and in such case it shall be lawful for the council of the city to issue the bonds of the city to an amount not exceeding the sum of the judgment or decree, and the taxed costs arising in the procuring of such judgment or decree, together with the interest thereon, which bonds may be made payable at such time and place and at such rate of interest, not exceeding six per cent per annum, as shall be prescribed by the council, and such bonds shall be sold and disposed of at not less than par value, in such manner as may be deemed advisable by the council.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved April 3, 1903.

[No. 403.]

AN ACT to legalize the action of the elector's of Friendship

township, Emmet county, in voting to reimburse David Kaylor, late treasurer of said township. for moneys lost by him, and to authorize such reimbursement.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. The action of the electors of the township of Action of

electors legalFriendship, Emmet county, Michigan, taken on the first day ized. of April, nineteen hundred one, in voting to reimburse David Kaylor, late treasurer of said township, to the amount of four hundred and thirty-five dollars, that being the amount of

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money lost by said Kaylor in the year eighteen hundred eighty. three through the default of the county treasurer of said Emmet county, is hereby ratified and declared legal and bind. ing upon said township.

The board of supervisors of said county are hereby authorized, at their next annual meeting, to direct the spreading of the said sum of four hundred and thirty-five dollars on the tax roll of said township of Friendship, the said sum, when collected, to be paid to the said David Kaylor, to reimburse him as aforesaid.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved April 3, 1903.

[No. 404.]

AN ACT to amend sections one, three and eight of act number

four hundred twenty-six of the local acts of one thousand eight hundred sixty-nine, approved April third, one thousand eight hundred sixty-nine, entitled "An act to incorporate the board of education of the city of Saginaw," and the several acts amendatory thereto.

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The People of the State of Michigan enact: Sections SECTION 1. Sections one, three and eight of act number four amended.

hundred twenty-six of the local acts of one thousand eight hundred sixty-nine, approved April third, one thousand eight hundred sixty-nine, entitled “An act to incorporate the board of education of the city of Saginaw," and the several acts amendatory thereto, are hereby amended so as to read as

follows: School inspec- SECTION 1. The eastern taxing district of the city of Sagielected, term naw shall constitute one school district from and after this

act takes effect. The school inspectors of said school district after the fourth day of July, A. D. nineteen hundred three, shall hold their office as members at large, and discharge all the duties thereof and of the said board until the third Monday of July, A. D. nineteen hundred three. At the biennial spring election in April, nineteen hundred three, the second, fourth, sixth, eighth, tenth and twelfth wards, and at each second biennial city election held in April in said city thereafter, there shall be elected in each of the even numbered wards of said district one school inspector for the term of four years. At the biennial spring election in April, nineteen hundred three, the first, third, fifth, seventh, ninth and eleventh wards of said district shall each elect one school inspector for the period of two years, and at the biennial spring election in April, nineteen hundred five, and at each second biennial city election held in April in said city thereafter there shall be elected in the first, third, fifth, seventh, ninth and eleventh

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wards of said district one school inspector for the term of four years. The term of office of the members of said board of education after the third Monday of July, nineteen hundred three, shall commence on the third Monday of July, after the biennial city election in April, at which he was elected: Pro. Proviso. vided, That the members elect of said board shall file an ac

ceptance and oath of office with the city clerk, as required of · other city officers. In case of vacancy in said office of school

inspector, the said board of education shall elect by ballot, some suitable person to fill said vacancy until the time for the next general city election, and until his successor shall qualify. At the following biennial city election some suitable elector shall be elected to fill such vacancy for the unexpired term, who shall enter upon the duties of his office upon qualifying.

SEC. 3. Each school inspector of the board of education, Compensafrom and after the third Monday in July, nineteen hundred three, shall receive as compensation for his services the sum of three dollars for each and every meeting of the board at which he is in actual attendance. Sec. 8. Said board shall have power and authority to estab- Board may

high lish and maintain a high school with a manual training depart- school. ment in connection therewith in said district and to appoint a Appoint susuperintendent of the public schools of said district and such perintendent assistants and teachers as may be necessary, with such salary and such powers and duties as shall be prescribed by the said board. And said board shall have power and authority to accept and use gifts of any nature which in the judgment of the board are calculated to further the interests of education in said eastern taxing district. Teachers and all other employes employed by said board shall receive their salary bi-weekly.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved April 3, 1903.

[No. 405.]

AN ACT to authorize the township clerk of the township of

Niles, county of Berrien, to keep and maintain the township clerk's office in the city of Niles in said county of Berrien, State of Michigan.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. The township clerk of the township of Niles, in Township the county of Berrien, is hereby authorized and empowered to have omice in keep and maintain the township clerk's office in the city of Niles city. in said county, and that all papers filed and business transacted by said township clerk, in said office, is hereby declared legal and shall have the same force and effect as if the said clerk's

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