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line of section twenty-seven in said township, to the intersection of same with the center line of Ridge road, so called; thence southeasterly along the center line of said Ridge road to the intersection of same with the north and south line on the east side of the property known as St. Patrick's cemetery, if said line were extended northerly; thence southerly along the said east line of said property known as St. Pat. rick's cemetery to the intersection of the same, if extended, with the east and west quarter line of section twenty-six, in township fourteen north, range five east; thence westerly along the east and west quarter line of said section twentysix to the east line of section twenty-seven in said township; thence southerly along the east line of section twenty-seven in said township to a point where the center line of Fifteenth street, if extended east, would intersect said section line; thence westerly along the center line of said Fifteenth street to the center line of Johnson street, thence southerly on the center line of Johnson street to the center line of Twentysecond street, thence westerly on the center line of Twentysecond street to the west side line of section thirty-four in said township; thence southerly on the section line between sections thirty-three and thirty-four to the southwest corner of section thirty-four; thence westerly on a line between section thirty-three and section four to the quarter line of said section four in township thirteen north, range five east; thence southerly on the said quarter line through section four, to the intersection of the southerly line of the Bullock road, so called; thence northwesterly on the southerly line of said Bullock road, to the intersection of said line with the easterly line of MCCormick street, so called, in John W. McGraw and Company's first addition to Bay City, according to the plat thereof on record in the office of the register of deeds for Bay county; thence southerly along said easterly line of McCormick street, to the intersection of the same with the southerly line of Forty-first street, in said addition, thence westerly along the southerly line of Forty-first street to the intersection of the same with the westerly line of Harrison street; thence northerly along the westerly line of Harrison street to the intersection of the same with the center line of McGraw avenue: thence westerly along the center line of McGraw avenue, if produced and continued, to the center of the island in said river known as the Middleground; thence northerly and easterly through the center of said island or Middleground to a point where the south line of section thirty-two, in town fourteen north, range five east crosses said Middleground, thence west on the south line of said section thirty-two to the southwest corner thereof, thence north along the west side of sections thirty-two, twenty-nine and twenty, town fourteen, afore said to the northwest corner of section twenty; thence east along the north line of said section twenty to the quarter post of said section twenty; thence north along the quarter line of section seventeen, town fourteen aforesaid, to the north line of said section seventeen, town fourteen aforesaid ; thence east along the north side of the east half of said section seventeen and the north line of sections fifteen and sixteen, to the northeast corner of section fifteen, town fourteen north, range five east; thence southerly along the section line between sections fourteen and fifteen, to the southeast corner of the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section fifteen; thence westerly along the north sub-quarter line to the north and south quarter section line in said section fifteen; thence southerly on said quarter section line to the center line of a highway known as Prairie avenue, if extended, according to the plat of the Riverside Park subdivision; thence south. seventy-four degrees west along the center of said Prairie avenue to a point which is north, sixty-one degrees fourteen minutes east, five hundred nineteen feet distant from the quarter section post between sections fifteen and sixteen, town aforesaid, said point being the intersection of the center line of said Prairie avenue with the center line of Roy street; thence south, one degree east, along the center line of Roy street seven hundred forty feet to the bank of the Saginaw river; thence south thirteen degrees, fifty minutes east, to the center of said Saginaw river, thence down stream along the center of said river to the place of beginning.

Sec. 2. The freemen of said city, from time to time, being City to be inhabitants thereof, shall be and continue a body corporate ate."

body corporand politic to be known and distinguished by the name and title of Bay City, and shall be and are hereby made capable of suing and being sued, of pleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered unto, and of defending and being defended in all courts of law and equity and in all places whatsoever, and may have a common seal which they may alter and change at pleasure, and may take, hold, purchase, lease, convey and dispose of any real, personal or mixed estate for the use and benefit of said corporation.

Sec. 3. The city shall be divided into seventeen wards, Divided into bounded and described as follows:

First, The first ward of said city shall include all that por. Boundaries of tion of said city bounded as follows: Commencing at a point where the center line of Third street intersects the center of Saginaw river, running thence east along the center line of Third street to the center line of Johnson street; thence north along the center line of Johnson street to the center line of Woodside avenue; thence easterly along the center line of Woodside avenue to its intersection with the center line of Belinda street; thence north along the center line of Belinda street to the center of Saginaw river; on the north and westerly by the center of Saginaw river;

Second. The second ward shall embrace all that portion Second. of the city lying between the center line of third street and the center line of Center avenue, and west of the center line of Lincoln avenue to the center line of Saginaw river;

Third, The third ward of said city shall embrace all that Third. part of said city lying between the center line of Tenth street and a line on the north commencing in the center of the Sagi.

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naw river, where the center line of Seventh street intersects the same; thence east along the center line of Seventh street to the center line of Van Buren street; thence south along the center line of Van Buren street to the center line of McKinley avenue; thence east along the center line of McKinley avenue to the center line of Lincoln avenue; thence south along the center line of Lincoln avenue to the center line of Tenth street; on the west by the center line of Sagi. naw river;

Fourth, The fourth ward of said city shall embrace all that part of said city between the center line of Tenth street and the center line of Fifteenth street, and west of the center line of Lincoln avenue to the center of the Saginaw river;

Fifth, The fifth ward of said city shall embrace all that part of said city lying between the center line of Twenty-fifth street, if extended east, to the Pere Marquette railroad, and the center line of Fifteenth street, and west of the center line of the Pere Marquette railroad right of way to the center of the Saginaw river;

Sixth, The sixth ward of said city shall embrace all that part of said city lying south of the center line of Twenty-fifth street, and north of the center line of Thirty-fourth street, and west of the center line of the Pere Marquette railroad right of way to the center of the Saginaw river;

Seventh, The seventh ward of said city shall comprise all that part of said city lying south of the center line of Thirtyfourth street, and west of the center line of the Pere Marquette railroad right of way to the center of the Saginaw river;

Eighth, The eighth ward of said city shall embrace all that portion of said city bounded as follows: On the north, commencing at the intersection of Fifteenth and James streets; thence east on the center line of Fifteenth street to the center line of Lincoln avenue; thence north on the center line of Lin. coln avenue to the center line of Columbus avenue; thence east on the center line of Columbus avenue to the center line of Trumbull street, if extended southerly; thence south along the center line of Trumbull street, if extended southerly, to the center line of Fifteenth street, if extended easterly; on the west by the center line of the Pere Marquette railroad right of way, and on the south and east by the city limits;

Ninth, The ninth ward of said city shall embrace all that part of said city lying between the center line of Center avenue and a line on the south, commencing at the center of the Sagi. naw river where the center line of Seventh street intersects the same; thence easterly along the center line of Seventh street to the center line of Van Buren street; thence southerly along the center line of Van Buren street to the center line of McKinley avenue; thence east along the center line of McKinley avenue to the center line of Lincoln avenue; thence north on the center line of Lincoln avenue to the center line of Center avenue; on the west by the center line of the Saginaw river;

Tenth, The tenth ward of said city shall embrace all that part of said city bounded as follows: Commencing at the

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intersection of the city limits and Second street, if said Second street were extended east to the city limits; thence west along the center line of Second street, as aforesaid, to the center line of Johnson street; thence north along the center line of Johnson street to the center line of Woodside avenue; thence easterly along the center line of Woodside avenue to its intersection with the center line of Belinda street; thence northerly along the center line of Belinda street, if extended northerly, to the center line of the Saginaw river; on the north by the center line of Saginaw river and on the east by the section line between sections fourteen and fifteen, twenty-one and twenty-two, to said Nebobish avenue, thence to city limits, thence south to center line of Second street, produced;

Eleventh, The eleventh ward shall embrace all that portion Eleventh. of said city bounded as follows: On the east by the city limits; on the north by a line commencing at the intersection of the city limits and Second street, if Second street were extended east to the city limits; then west along the center line of Second street, as aforesaid, to the center line of Johnson street; thence south along the center. line of Johnson street to the center line of Third street; thence west along the center line of Third street to the center line of Lincoln avenue; thence south along the center line of Lincoln avenue to the center line of Columbus avenue; thence east along the center line of Columbus avenue to the intersection of Columbus avenue and Trumbull streets; thence south along the center line of Trumbull street, if extended south, to the center line of Fifteenth street, if extended easterly; thence east along the center line of Fifteenth street, if extended easterly, to the city limits;

Twelfth, The twelfth ward shall embrace all that portion of Twelfth. said city, bounded as follows: Beginning at the center of the Saginaw river where the same intersects the north line of section fourteen, in town fourteen north, of range five east, running thence west on the north line of sections fourteen, fifteen and sixteen to the northwest corner of the northwest quarter of said section sixteen or the center line of Lincoln street to the southeast corner of the northwest quarter of the southwest quarter of said section sixteen; thence south forty-one degrees and twenty minutes east, between the lands formerly owned by John Bourn and the Keystone Lumber and Salt Manufacturing Company to the center of the Saginaw River; on the south and east by the center line of the Saginaw river and the city limits;

Thirteenth, The thirteenth ward shall embrace all that por: Thirteenth. tion of the city contained in section sixteen not included in the twelfth ward and west of the center of the Saginaw river, the east half of section seventeen, the north half of the northeast quarter of section twenty, and all of section twenty-one north and west of the center of the Saginaw river and north of the center line of South Union street in Litchfield's addition to the village of Wenona, to the Michigan Central railroad tract (track] and north of the north line of said South Union street if extended easterly from the railroad track to the center of the Saginaw river;

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Fourteenth, The fourteenth ward shall embrace all that portion of the city contained in section twenty and twenty-one north of the center of Jane street, in the plat of Lake City, from the center of the Saginaw river to Center street, which street is the quarter line running north and south through said section twenty, the said quarter line being the west line of said ward, and the north line of said ward shall be the south line of the thirteenth ward-hereinbefore described, lying east of said Center street;

Fifteenth, The fifteenth ward shall embrace all that portion of said city contained in section twenty, south of the center line of said Jane street extended west to the city limits, and east to the center of the Saginaw river, also the north half of 'the north half of the northwest quarter of section twenty-nine, and that part of the plat of Salzburg north of the center line of Ninth street extended to the center of the Saginaw river;

Sixteenth, The sixteenth ward shall enkbrace all that portion of the city contained in section twenty-nine not included in the fifteenth ward, and all of section thirty-two west of the center of the Middleground, so called, in the Saginaw river, and all of sections thirty and thirty-one, south of the center line of

Ninth street, extended to the limits; Seventeenth. Seventeenth, The seventeenth ward of said city shall embrace

that portion of the city lying between the center line of Center street on the quarter line of section twenty and the west boundary line of the city and lying between the center line of North Union street and the north line of the fifteenth ward hereinbefore described.

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CHAPTER II.

ELECTIVE OFFICERS AND ELECTION OF.

Annual election when beld.

SEC. 4. The first annual election under this act shall be held on the first Monday in April of the year nineteen hundred five, and thereafter the annual election under this act shall be held on the first Monday in April of each year. All elections under this act shall be held in such places in each ward and precinct as the council may designate. The following officers of the city of Bay City shall be elected at the first annual city election by the qualified voters of the whole city voting in their

respective wards and election districts on a general ticket, viz.: Officers to be One mayor, one recorder, one treasurer, one comptroller. The

following officers of the corporation shall be elected at said election on a ward ticket in each ward and election district by the qualified voters thereof, viz.: Two aldermen, one for one

year and one for two years, one supervisor and one constable. Term of office. The following shall be the term of office of the several officers,

each of whom shall hold office until his successor is elected and qualified, viz.: Mayor, two years; treasurer, two years; recorder, four years; comptroller, four years; justices of the peace, four years; aldermen, two years; supervisors, two years;

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