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reasonable notice of the charges against him, and an opportunity to be heard in his defense, in person and by counsel, nor unless two-thirds of all the members elected to the common council, shall, after such notice and hearing, vote for such removal.
Compensation of aldermen.
Sec. 17. The aldermen shall be allowed as compensation for their services, such sum as shall be determined by the common council, not to exceed however, the sum of five dollars for actual attendance at each session of the council, and the mayor shall have an annual salary of one thousand dollars, to be certified by the clerk to the controller quarterly and paid out of the general fund.
SEC. 12. The supervisors of the several wards of said city, visors to be shall be members of the board of supervisors of Saginaw county, members of county board and shall perform all the duties of supervisors of townships,
except as herein otherwise provided, and except as to such duties as are herein especially devolved upon other officers of said city, and shall be entitled to the same compensation as
township supervisors, and to such additional compensation as Certain offi is hereinbefore provided. The assessor, controller, city attoras supervisors. ney, and president of the board of assessment and review, shall
be members of the board of supervisors of Saginaw county, and represent the interests of this corporation in said board, and as supervisors, shall be entitled to receive the same compensa
tion as other supervisors, for attendance upon said board. Departments SEC. 15. On or before the first Monday of April in each year, salaries of
the board of public works, the board of police commissioners and the committee on fire department of the common council, shall recommend to the common council the salary to be paid to the several officers and employes of said respective boards and departments for the ensuing year, and each of said boards and the committee on fire department shall also at the same time submit to the common council an estimate of the amount of money which, in their opinion, will be required to meet the
expenses of their respective departments for the ensuing fiscal Council to fix year. And the common council shall annually, at their first
regular meeting in the month of May, or as soon thereafter as may be, determine or fix the salary or compensation to be paid to the several officers of said city, and they may also from time to time establish fees and compensation of all officers appointed by them, whose fees or salary are not prescribed by law, and whose compensation for services is required to be paid out of the city treasury.
Sec. 6. The common council shall appoint five qualified Board of electors and taxpayers of said city, one for the term of one year, constituted. one for the term of two years, one for the term of three years, one for the term of four years, and one for the term of five years, and annually thereafter appoint one such elector for the term of five years who shall constitute the board of review of said city, and shall be entitled to such compensation for their compensaservices as members thereof as the common council may fix. The member of said board whose term shall soonest expire shall be the president of the board, and the assessor shall act as clerk of said board. The clerk of the city shall give notice of Meetings of the time and place when and where said board of review will meet, and the length of time the same will remain in session for the review and correction of such assessment roll, by publication thereof in the official newspaper of the city, and by posting printed copies of the same in at least twenty public places in each ward of the city at least ten days prior to the time fixed for the commencement of its session. Said board shall Powers and thereupon proceed to fully review the annual assessment of the taxable property, real and personal, of said city, made by the assessor, and by him to be submitted to said board. The board shall have power and it shall be their duty to so alter, amend and correct said assessment of persons and property on said roll as to equalize the same. They shall have the power to add to said assessment roll any person or property which may have been omitted therefrom, and to strike from said roll any property or person not subject to taxation: Provided, That no assessment shall be increased, nor person or property added to said roll, except upon notice to the person to be affected thereby, served in the case of a resident of the city, personally, or by leaving the same at his usual place of abode, twenty-four hours before any action is taken by the board in respect to such assessment. And in the case of a non-resident, by one publication in any daily newspaper published in said city. Said board shall keep a record of their proceedings, and no assessment shall be made or changed, except by a majority vote of said board, taken by ayes and nays, and entered at large upon the record.
Sec. 5. The common council may determine that the whole Council to or any part of the expense, including costs of estimates, plans, amount of surveys, assessments and other expenses, incidental thereto, of any public improvement, shall be defrayed by an assessment on the lands to be benefited thereby, except where the improve ment is made by paving or repaving between the street car tracks or railroad tracks and between the double tracks, curves and switches, and the paving required to be done by the street
improvements to be paid by special assessment.
car companies or railroad companies on the outside of their tracks, the width provided for in their ordinances, the cost of which shall be assessed against said street car companies or railroad companies as a personal tax, and be placed in the special tax roll, the same as when any other special improvement is made. And the common council shall, either before or after the completion of such improvement, declare by resolution whether the whole or what portion of the cost of such improvement shall be assessed to said lands, except that portion to be paid for by said street car companies or railroad companies as above provided: Provided, however. That the assessment which may be levied upon any block or parcel of real estate, shall not exceed the benefit which it is especially deemed to have received by such improvement. When such improvement is completed, or as soon thereafter as may be convenient, the board of public works shall prepare a detailed statement of the cost of such improvement, showing the amount to be assessed on the property benefited, as provided by the resolution ordering the said improvement, and the amount of cost for paving between the street car tracks or railroad tracks, double tracks, switches, curves and the distance, if any, outside of its said
tracks, as provided for by the ordinances of said city. May borrow Sec. 19. To meet the expense of improving streets in said improvement city, by paving, grading, graveling or otherwise, in anticipation
of the collection of the assessments and taxes to defray the expense and cost thereof, the common council may, by resolution, with the approval of the board of estimates, authorize and direct the mayor, controller and clerk of said city to borrow a sum not exceeding one hundred and fifty thousand dollars in any one year, for such purpose, and to issue bonds of said city therefor, bearing interest at the rate not exceeding six per cent, per annum, payable semi-annually, which shall be charge. able to and paid by the proper taxing district: Provided, That the total amount of bonds which the common council is thus authorized to issue, shall not exceed, six hundred thousand dollars outstanding at any one time. The common council may, when any of the above improvements are made, authorize that the bonds for making said improvements shall l'un for a period of not less than tive por more than ten years. And the amount of bonds which may be issued for such purpose.
shall be made payable in annual equal parts as ordered by the Bonds, how
common council. The said bonds to be endorsed “street imendorsed.
provement bonds of the..........taxing district,” and to be numbered or lettered consecutively. Said bonds shall not be sold for less than par, and the proceeds of the same shall be paid to the city treasurer, and by him placed to the credit of the "street improvement fund," of the proper taxing district. All said bonds shall be paid at maturity, and the common council shall not have the power to authorize the reissue of the same bonds or of bonds to take up said original bonds.
of streets, etc.
decide what sewers, etc.,
SEC. 2. The current cost of altering, repairing and cleaning Board of pubsewers and drains, and all incidental expenses of management. report'estishall be estimated by the board of public works, who shall re mates to port to the common council on or before the first Monday of April in each year the amount so estimated and required for the next ensuing year, and when the same is approved by the common council, shall be assessed by the assessor upon the real and personal property in the city of Saginaw, and included in the next annual tax roll of said city, placed in the highway fund column and when collected placed to the credit of the highway fund of the proper taxing district.
Sec. 5. The said board shall, in the month of March in each Idem. year, report to the common council what public sewers or drains they deem necessary to build in the ensuing year, and shall accompany the report with an estimate of the cost of each and all such drains and sewers, and the said board may also, after the month of March, but not later than the first Monday in July in each year, bring in a supplemental list of sewers to be built.
Sec. 6. The common council shall decide what public sewers Council to and drains of those reported by the said board, in accordance with such sewerage plan, shall be built, and shall, through the to be built. city clerk, notify the board of their decision, and said board shall proceed to advertise for proposals to build the sewers and drains ordered to be built by the common council, under such specifications and forms as said board shall deem necessary, in manner and form required by the provisions of this charter, in regard to the letting of contracts for public improvements.
SEC. 8. To meet the expense of the construction of sewers May borrow in the eastern and western taxing districts of said city, in an- construction ticipation of the collection of assessments and taxes to defray of sewers, the cost thereof, the common council may, by resolution, with the approval of the board of estimates, declare the amounts necessary to be so raised for sewers in each taxing district separately. and by like resolution authorize and direct the mayor, controller and clerk of said city to borrow a sum not exceeding sixty thousand dollars in any one year, and for that purpose to issue the bonds of the city, bearing interest at a rate not exceeding six per cent per annum, payable semi-annually, and to pledge the faith and credit of the whole city for the prompt payment of the principal and interest to the holder thereof, as provided in section twenty-eight of title six: Pro- Proviso. vided, That the total amount of the bonds which the common council is thus authorized to issue, shall not exceed three hundred thousand dollars outstanding at any one time. The common council whenever any such amount is to be raised, may authorize that the bonds shall run for a period of not less than five nor more than ten years; and the amount of bonds which may be issued for such purpose, shall be made payable in five or more
Bonds to be sold at par.
years in equal annual parts as ordered by the common council, all to be endorsed "sewer bonds," and numbered consecutively. Said bonds shall not be sold for less than their par value, and the proceeds of the same shall be paid to the city treasurer, and be by him placed to the credit of the separate sewer fund of the proper taxing district. All such bonds shall be paid at maturity, and the common council shall not have power to authorize the reissue of such bonds, or of bonds to take up said original bonds. The amount and number of the bonds issued for each taxing district shall be specified. The proceeds shall be paid into the separate fund of each, and the respective districts shall be separately taxed and pay for the cost of such sewers within their respective limits, and the said bonds issued therefor, and for all advances made by the city for interest or principal thereof, all in manner and form as provided in section twenty-eight of title six.
Powers and duties of board.
Sec. 4. Said board shall assume and exercise the entire control of the police force of said city and shall possess full power and authority over the police organization, government, appointment and discipline within said city. It shall have custody and control of all public property, books, records and equipments belonging to the police department. Said board shall have charge of the altering and repairing of all police stations and police barns and all sidewalks, platforms and bridges adjacent thereto, when said work has first been duly authorized by the common council. Said board shall be empowered to make necessary purchases of horses and make all necessary repairs to apparatus to an amount not exceeding the amount appropriated for the several purposes.
Board of pub
SEC. 9. Whenever the common council of said city shall have lic works to advertise for
decided upon the making of any such public improvement, inproposals in cluding bridges crossing the Saginaw river, it shall so declare making public improvement. by resolution; and the board of public works, with all con
venient dispatch, shall determine as to the particular kind, and estimate, the quantity of materials to be used therefor, and estimate, in detail, the probable cost and expense of such work. and of the material to be used therein, and make a record thereof in their office; and cause to be prepared plans and specifications in detail for such work or improvement, and place the same on file in their office, and report their determination and estimate to the common council. When such plans and specifications have been submitted to the common council and adopted by it, the said board of public works shall (except in the case of the cleaning and deepening of ditches and gutters, and the repair of streets and sidewalks) advertise for proposals for