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district to the amount of three thousand dollars for the pur-
pose of providing funds to complete a new school building and
paying outstanding orders of said district. Said bonds shall
be designated as "School Building Bonds," shall become due
and payable not later than ten years after their date, shall Rate of
bear interest at a rate not exceeding four and one-half per
cent per annum, payable semi-annually, and shall be in such
form and of such denomination and executed in such manner,
as said district board may, by resolution, direct, and when
issued and delivered for value shall be valid and binding obli-
gations of said school district.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 5, 1903.

No. 270.]

AN ACT to amend sections nine and ten of chapter nineteen

of act number four hundred thirty-four of the Local Acts of the State of Michigan for the year eighteen hundred ninety-five, approved May twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred ninety-five, entitled "An act to incorporate the city of Three Rivers, and to repeal act number one hundred sixty-one of the Session Laws of eighteen hundred fifty-five, entitled 'An act to incorporate the village of Three Rivers,' approved February thirteenth, eighteen hundred fifty-five, and all amendments thereto."

amended.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. Sections nine and ten, of chapter nineteen, of Sections act number four hundred thirty-four of the Local Acts of the State of Michigan for the year eighteen hundred ninety-five, approved May twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred ninety-five, entitled “An act to incorporate the city of Three Rivers, and to repeal act number one hundred sixty-one of the Session Laws of eighteen hundred fifty-five, entitled 'An act to incorporate the village of Three Rivers,' approved February thirteenth, eighteen hundred fifty-five, and all amendments thereto," be amended so that said sections of said chapter shall read as follows:

CHAPTER XIX.

SEC. 9. The council shall have power to grade, pave, re- Council may pave, plank, gravel, curb, recurb and otherwise improve and pace streets, repair the highways, streets, avenues, lanes and alleys of the city; and for that purpose and for defraying the expense thereof, may divide the city into street districts. The terms

ment.

"paving” and “repaving” shall be deemed to include the con

struction of crosswalks, gutters and curbing.
Council to SEC. 10. Such part of the expense of improving any street,
determine nout lane, or alley, by grading, paving, repaving, planking, gravel-
expense to ing, curbing, recurbing or otherwise, and of repairing the
be paid.

same, as the council shall determine, may be paid from the
general fund; or the whole or such part of the expense of such
grading, paving, repaving, planking, graveling, curbing, re-

curbing or otherwise improving any street, lane or alley, as
When de the council shall determine, may be defrayed by special as-
frayed by
special assess- sessment upon the lots and premises included in a special as-

sessment district to be constituted of the lands fronting upon
that part of the street, lane or alley so improved or proposed
so to be; or constituted of lands fronting upon such improve-
ments and such other lands as, in the opinion of the council
may be benefited by the improvement. Such part of such ex-
pense of so improving any street, lane or alley, as the council
shall determine, may be defrayed by special assessment upon
the lots and premises abutting upon such street, lane or alley,
according to frontage thereon, without constituting a special
assessment district.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 5, 1903.

[No. 271.]

AN ACT to provide for a re-survey and a re-platting of

the city of Muskegon and the additions thereto and the sub-
divisions thereof, and to establish such new plat as the legal
plat of the city of Muskegon.

Council may cause re-survey.

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The People of the State of Michigan enact:
SECTION 1. That the council of the city of Muskegon be,
and said council is, hereby authorized to order and cause a
re-survey to be made of the city of Muskegon or any part
thereof, and of all streets, alleys, lanes and public grounds
therein, when it may deem such re-survey necessary, and to re-
number the lots and blocks and to rename the additions and
subdivisions of said city of Muskegon and to order and to
cause the same to be replatted: Provided, that the vested
rights of any person or persons shall not thereby be dimin-

Proviso.

ished nor in any manner impaired. Plat to in SEC. 2. Such plat or plats of the city of Muskegon may be city.

made to include in one plat the whole of the city of Muskegon, whether heretofore platted or unplatted, including the several

additions thereto and the several subdivisions thereof. By whom ap SEC. 3. Said plat or plats, when so made, shall be adopted proved, where and approved by the council of said city of Muskegon, and

when so adopted and approved, said map or plat shall be filed

clude whole

in the office of the city recorder of said city of Muskegon and a copy thereof shall be recorded in the office of the register of deeds of the county of Muskegon and filed in the office of the county treasurer of the county of Muskegon and filed in the office of the Auditor General of the State of Michigan: Pro- Proviso. vided, however, that for convenience in such recording and filing, said map or plat may be divided into parts.

SEC. 4. After the adoption and approval of said map or when to beplat by the council of said city of Muskegon, it shall be the au

come legal

map of city. thenticated and legal map of said city of Muskegon and shall stand in lieu of all other plats of the territory included in such new plat and shall be used by the assessing officers of the city of Muskegon, in making all assessments and in levy. ing all taxes and shall be admitted in evidence in all courts without further proof than proof of its adoption by the council of said city of Muskegon, or of its recording in the office of said register of deeds, if a copy be offered: Provided, however, Proviso. that nothing in this act contained, shall render invalid or in anywise affect any conveyance or assessment of taxes which has been heretofore, or may be hereafter made, according to the description of lands as contained in the present plats of the city of Muskegon and the additions thereto and the subdivisions thereof, and Provided, further, that all proceedings Further for the collection of taxes levied and assessed prior to the adoption of any plat herein provided shall be according to de scriptions and plats heretofore existing.

SEC. 5. After said map or plat shall have been adopted, Maps to be approved, recorded and filed as provided in this act, the coun-bound, etc. cil of said city of Muskegon shall cause to be made at least four copies of all the descriptions of the lots, pieces and parcels of land in said city of Muskegon, as shown in the last preceding assessment roll of said city, and shall cause to be placed opposite each of said descriptions of land the corresponding descriptions of said lot, piece or parcel of land, as shown by said map or plat provided for in this act. Said copies shall be securely bound in book form. One copy of said book shall Copies, to be filed in the office of the city assessor of said city of Mus- ered. kegon, and one copy in the office of the city treasurer of said city of Muskegon, and one copy in the office of the county treasurer of the county of Muskegon, and one copy in the office of the Auditor General of the State of Michigan. The city assessor of said city shall attach to each of said copies his certificate that the same is a true and compared copy.

SEC. 6. The necessary expense of carrying into effect the Expense, provisions of this act shall be audited and paid in the same

how audited. manner as other expenses of said city are audited and paid.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 11, 1903.

whom deliv

[No. 272.]

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

city of Ionia,” being act two hundred nineteen of the Local Acts of the State of Michigan for the year eighteen hundred seventy-three, as amended by the several acts amendatory thereof, by adding nine new sections thereto to stand as sections one hundred eighteen, one hundred nineteen, one hundred twenty, one hundred twenty-one, one hundred twenty-two, one hundred twenty-three, one hundred twentyfour, one hundred twenty-five and one hundred twenty-six.

Act amended.

Council may receive donations for library.

The People of the State of Michigan cnact: SECTION 1. An act, entitled "An act to incorporate the city of Ionia," being act number two hundred nineteen of the Local Acts of the State of Michigan for the year eighteen hundred seventy-three, as amended by the several acts amendatory thereof, be and the same is hereby amended by adding nine new sections thereto, to stand as sections one hundred eighteen, one hundred nineteen, one hundred twenty, one hun. dred twenty-one, one hundred twenty-two, one hundred twenty-three, one hundred twenty-four, one hundred twentyfive and one hundred twenty-six, and which said sections so added shall read as follows:

SEC. 118. The city council of the city of Ionia shall have authority to receive donations of money, personal property or real estate, for the purpose of being used in maintaining a public library and reading room for the use and benefit of the inhabitants of said city, the title to which property shall be taken in the name of the city of Ionia, and shall be held and controlled by said city according to the terms and conditions of donation, through and by direction of a board of directors

appointed by the mayor of the city, as hereinafter set forth. Library, how Said public library shall be named by the board of directors named.

so as to perpetuate the name of the donors of the buildings

and grounds. Donated prop SEC. 119. Said property so received by donation shall be

used by the city and inhabitants of said city, in conformity to the deed or contract of donation for library purposes, and for such other purposes as shall not be inconsistent with the terms under which said property is donated to and accepted

by the city. Council to SEC. 120. The city council shall establish and maintain a library. public library and reading room for the use and benefit of the

inhabitants of said city and shall make and levy annually not less than one-half mill and not to exceed one mill on the dollar on all taxable property in the city, such taxes to be levied and collected in like manner as other general taxes of said city, and to be known as the “Library Fund," and when raised and collected, such money shall be used for the purposes for which the taxes were levied and for no other purpose, and the library board of directors, appointed as herein provided, shall have

erty: how used.

establish

directors.

authority to use the fund to carry out the provisions and conditions of the deed or contract of donation, of any property accepted by the common council for library purposes, and for such other library purposes as they may deem expedient.

SEC. 121. The mayor of the city of Ionia shall, with the Mayor to apapproval of the common council on or before the first day of directors. June, nineteen hundred three, appoint a board which shall be known as, the “Library Board of Directors," to consist of six members, two of whom shall be appointed for one year, two for two years and two for three years from June first, nineteen hundred three, and each year thereafter the mayor shall, on or before June first, appoint, with the approval of the common council, two members to fill the vacancies. And he shall May fill also have authority, with the approval of the common council, vacancy. to fill vacancies in the board of directors occasioned by removal, resignation or otherwise, which shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments; any director appointed to fill vacancies shall hold for the unexpired term, and no director shall receive compensation for any duties performed by him or her as library director. Said directors shall Three women be appointed from the citizens at large, without regard to their political affiliations and wholly with reference to their fitness for such office, and at least three of the directors shall be women. Said directors shall, before they enter upon the duties of the office, take the constitutional oath of office. The mayor of the city of Ionia shall be ex-officio member of said board of directors.

SEC. 122. The mayor of the city of Ionia, together with Quorum of three of the board, or any four of said board, shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

SEC. 123. Said board of library directors shall immediately Officers of after appointment, meet and organize by the election of one of their number as president and the election of such other officers as they may deem necessary, said president and officers to hold their offices for one year or until their successors are elected and qualified. They shall make and adopt such by- By-laws, etc. laws, rules and regulations for their own guidance and for the government of the library and reading room and property under their control, as may be deemed expedient, not inconsistent with law or inconsistent with the terms or conditions under which the common council have accepted any property by donation. They shall have exclusive control of the expenditure of all moneys so collected to the credit of the library fund and have the construction or repair of any library buildings and of the supervision and care and custody of the grounds, rooms or buildings constructed, leased or set apart for the purpose: Provided, That all moneys received for said Proviso. library shall be deposited in the treasury of the city to the credit of the library fund and shall be kept separate and apart from all other moneys of said city and drawn upon by the proper officials of said city upon the properly authenticated vouchers of the library board, certified by the president and

board,

board.

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