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office was kept within the township of Niles, Berrien county, State of Michigan.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.

Became a law April 3, 1903, without the signature of the Governor.

[No. 406.]

AN ACT to authorize school district number twelve of the

township of Ecorse, county of Wayne, and State of Michigan, to borrow money and issue bonds therefor in the sum of ten thousand dollars, to be used in the erection of a school building or school buildings in said district, and furnishing the same, and in the purchase of a site or sites therefor.

trict.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: Bond isssue by SECTION 1. That school district number twelve of the townschool dis

ship of Ecorse, county of Wayne, and State of Michigan, be and is hereby authorized and empowered, to borrow on the faith and credit of said school district, a sum of money, not

to exceed ten thousand dollars, for a term not exceeding thirty Rate of years from date of issue, at a rate of interest not exceeding interest.

five per cent per annum, payable semi-annually, at such place or places as the board of trustees of said school district may determine, and to issue the bonds of said district therefor, in such denominations as the said board of trustees may, by a

majority vote of all the members thereof elect, determine: Proviso. Provided, however, That no such bond shall be sold for less Further pro than par value: And provided further, That no bonds shall mitling ques" be issued or moneys borrowed for the purpose of the construction to

tion of said school building or school buildings, and for the electors.

furnishing of the same, or the purchase of a site or sites there for, until the question of borrowing such sum of money and issuing of such bonds therefor, shall be first submitted to a vote of the electors of said school district qualified under the laws of the State of Michigan, to vote on questions which directly involve the raising of money by tax for said school district, present at an annual or special meeting, appointed and called by the board of trustees of said school district for the purpose of voting thereon, and unless the borrowing of such sum of money and the issue of said bonds therefor shall be authorized by the affirmative vote of a majority of such quali

fied electors, voting upon said proposition at such meeting. When trus SEC. 2. The board of trustees of said district, may submit mit question.

the question of making such loan and issuing said bonds to the electors mentioned in section one of this act, at any an. nual meeting of said district, or at any special meeting called by said board for the purpose of voting on such proposition,

tees may sub

by ballot.

ballot.

and public notice of such meeting, which shall contain the statement of the time, place and object thereof, shall be given by said board of trustees. by causing copies of such notice to be posted in at least five public places in said district, not less than six days before the time of such meeting.

SEC. 3. At such annual meeting, or at the special meeting who to con provided for in section two of this act, at which the proposi- of inspectors. tion of issuing said bonds may be submitted to the electors of said district, the moderator, director and treasurer (formerly called assessor), of said school district, shall constitute a board of inspectors, and shall cause a poll list to be kept and suitable poll books to be used, and the polls shall be kept open for two hours after the time fixed for the meeting in the notices thereof. The vote upon such proposition shall be by Vote to be ballot, either printed or written, or partly printed or partly written, and the proposition shall be stated upon such ballots in the following form: "For borrowing the sum of ten thou- Form of sand dollars and issuing the bonds of school district number twelve of the township of Ecorse, Wayne county, Michigan, therefor, at not to exceed five per cent interest per annum, and for not to exceed thirty years. to be used in the erection of a school building or school buildings in said district, and furnishing the same, and in the purchase of a site or sites therefor"..

Yes. [ ] And "For borrowing the sum of ten thousand dollars and issuing the bonds of school district number twelve of the township of Ecorse, Wayne county, Michigan, therefor, at not to exceed five per cent interest per annum, and for not to exceed thirty years, to be used in the erection of a school building or school buildings in said district and furnishing the same, and in the purchase of a site or sites therefor”.... .No. [ ]

And the ballots shall be deposited in a separate ballot box provided for the purpose. At the closing of the polls the inspectors shall canvass the ballots and publicly declare the result thereof, and record the same in the school district records.

SEC. 4. If at such meeting a majority of such qualified When bonds electors present thereat and voting upon such proposition, shall vote in favor of such loan and issuing said bonds therefor, the board of trustees of said district shall thereupon be authorized to borrow not to exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars, and to issue the bonds of said district therefor, which bonds shall be executed in such proper form and by such officers of the board as the board of trustees of said district shall direct, and the said bonds may be disposed of from time to time in such quantities as such board of trustees may deem necessary.

Sec. 5. The money borrowed under the provisions of this Money, how act shall be applied as follows, viz.: To the construction and erection of a school building or school buildings, and for the furnishing of the same for the use of said school district, and for the purchase of a school site or sites therefor, to be located in such place or places in said school district as the board of

may be issued.

used.

Tax for, how raised.

Application of act.

trustees of said district may determine, and for no other purpose.

Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of said board of trustees of school district number twelve of the township of Ecorse, to provide by tax upon all the taxable property in said school district, or from any fund it may have on hand and not otherwise appropriated, for the payment of said sum of ten thousand dollars, and interest, upon all bonds issued under authority of this act, and the board of trustees of said school district is hereby authorized to raise by tax in each year, in addition to all other school taxes, a súm sufficient to provide for the payment of the interest on said bonds.

SEC. 7. It is the intent and purpose of this act to enable and empower the said school district number twelve to raise and realize the sum of ten thousand dollars, over and above and in addition to all sums which said district may borrow and become indebted for under the general statutes of the State, relative to the indebtedness of school districts, and this act shall not be construed to limit or impair the power and authority which said school district may have under the said general statutes of the State to borrow money and become indebted therefor, and all sections of the general school law of this State inconsistent with the provisions of this act are, and the same shall be inoperative as to said district, but all sections of the general school law of this State not incon. sistent with the provisions of this act, are and the same shall be and remain in full force in said district.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved April 9, 1903.

[No. 407.]

AN ACT to authorize the county of Ontonagon to construct

or purchase, own and maintain one or more hospitals, pest houses or quarantine buildings, and to provide the means for constructing or purchasing, maintaining and managing the same.

County may establish hospitals, etc.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. The said county of Ontonagon is hereby authorized and empowered to purchase the necessary lands and erect thereon, or otherwise provide one or more hospitals, pest houses or quarantine buildings, within the limits of said county, and to provide for the appointment of a physician, attendants and the necessary officers and other employes, for the care and management thereof, for the care and treatment therein of such sick and diseased persons as the board of supervisors of the county of Ontonagon shall deem proper and to

fix the compensation of such employes, and by the direction of Care of the said board of supervisors or the county physician, persons

patients. having any malignant, infectious or contagious disease, or who have been exposed to any such disease, may be removed to such hospital, pest house or quarantine buildings, and there detained and treated, when the public safety may so require; and the said board of supervisors may provide such restraints and punishments as may be necessary to prevent any such person from departing from such hospital, pest house or quarantine buildings, until duly discharged.

SEC. 2. The said board of supervisors shall also have, and Board of suexercise within and for the county, all the powers and au- have same thority conferred upon boards of health by chapter forty-six board of of the Compiled Laws of eighteen hundred seventy-one, and health. all amendments thereto, being chapter thirty-nine of Howell's Annotated Statutes of the State of Michigan, so far as the same are applicable and consistent with this act, and they may enact such rules and regulations as may be proper for regulating the proceedings and mode of exercising such powers and authority.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved April 9, 1903.

powers as

[No. 408.]

AN ACT to amend an act, entitled “An act to incorporate the

City of Ionia,” being act two hundred nineteen of the laws of Michigan of eighteen hundred seventy-three, as amended by the several acts amendatory thereof, by adding one new section thereto, to stand as section one hundred twentyseven.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. An act, entitled “An act to incorporate the Act amended. city of Ionia," being act two hundred nineteen of the laws of Michigan of eighteen hundred seventy-three, as amended by the several acts amendatory thereof, is hereby amended by adding one new section thereto, to stand as section one hundred twenty-seven, and which said section so added shall read as follows:

Sec. 127. The library provided for in the foregoing pro- Library visions of the charter of the city of Ionia, shall hereafter be certain entitled to its proportion of all fines for any breach of the moneys. penal laws of this State and for penalties, or upon any recognizance in criminal proceedings, and all equivalents for exemptions from military duty when collected in the county of Ionia and paid into the county treasury, together with its proportion of all moneys heretofore collected and paid into

entitled to

Apportionment of

said county treasury on account of such fines or equivalents,
and not already apportioned, which money shall be appor-
tioned by the county treasurer pro rata between the several
townships of Ionia county and said city, except that in ascer-
taining the proportionate share of such moneys to which the
said city shall be entitled, the basis of such apportionment
shall be as the number of pupils returned by the school dis-
trict known as “The Public School for the City of Ionia," be-
tween the ages of five and twenty years, shall bear to the whole
number of pupils returned in the county. The money so ap-
portioned to the city of Ionia, shall be by the county treas-
urer paid to the city treasurer of the city of Ionia, and when
so received by the city treasurer, shall be exclusively applied
for the support of the said city library, and for no other pur-
pose. All acts and parts of acts affecting the apportionment
of library moneys in the city of Ionia, or the school district
known as “The Public Schools of the City of Ionia,” in any
way contravening the provisions [of] this act, are hereby re-
pealed.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved April 9, 1903.

Repealing clause.

[No. 409.]

AN ACT to provide for a sinking fund to pay the indebtedness

of the county of Wayne, and to establish a board of commissioners of such fund, and to repeal act number three hun. dred eighty-four of the local acts of nineteen hundred one.

Amount audit

fund

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

SECTION 1. At the annual meeting of the board of superors to place in visors of the county of Wayne, in October one thousand nine yearly hundred and three, and each year thereafter until the bonds

issued by the county of Wayne to purchase a site and erect a county building thereon shall all be paid and cancelled or the amount in the sinking fund provided for in this act shall equal the total outstanding funded debt of the county of Wayne, the board of auditors of said county shall include in the estimates for the ensuing year a sum not less than thirty

thousand dollars to be placed in a sinking fund for the purSupervisors chase, payment and retirement of said bonds. It shall be the to raise tax

duty of the board of supervisors to cause not less than thirty thousand dollars to be placed on the tax rolls of said county and raised by general taxation for such purpose in the same manner as other sums are raised by general taxation. Nothing herein shall be construed to be a limitation upon the power of the board of supervisors to make such other and further provisions for the payment of said bonds as it may deterinine to be necessary or expedient.

for.

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