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Grayling, Mich., Oct. 20th, 1903. To the Hon. Chairman and Members of the board of supervisors of
the County of Crawford :
Gentlemen-I would offer the following preamble and resolution and move its adoption.
WHEREAS: A sufficient number of the legal voters and taxpayers of the village of Grayling having filed a petition praying for the incorporation of the following described territory, to wit: The east three-fourths of section seven (7). the west one-fourth of section eight (8), the northwest one-fourth of the northwest one-fourth of section seventeen (17), and the north half of the northeast one-fourth of section eighteen (18), all in township twenty-six north of range three west, shall be incorporated under the provisions of chapter eighty-seven, of the general laws of the State of Michigan, and known as the village of Grayling. said territory as above described now containing one thousand two hundred and fifty-four inhabitants as shown by the census schedule hereunto attached.
Therefore; Be it resolved by the board of supervisors now in session that the prayer of the petitioners be granted.
And further, be it ordered that said territory be incorporated and known as the village of Grayling, and be it further ordered, that Monday, the seventh day of December, A. D., 1903, be designated as the time for holding first election of said village of Grayling.
And that the following residents and qualified voters be appointed as members of the board of registration, and inspectors of said first election, to wit: Thorwald W. Hanson, Charles 0. McCullough, Charles T. Jerome and Lucien Fournier. Said election to be held in the township hall in the township of Grayling.
Signed, W. BATTERSON.
Moved by Supervisor Batterson supported by Burgess that the resolution of W. Batterson be accepted and adopted.
Yeas and nays called.
Supervisor of Beaver Creek, Frederic, Maple Forest, Grayling and South Branch voted yea. Motion declared carried.
FRANK E. LOVE
Chairman. JAMES J. COLLEN,
Clerk. STATE OF MICHIGAN, ,
SS. Crawford County, I, James J. Collen, clerk of the circuit court of said county, the same being a court of record and having a seal, do hereby certify that I have compared the foregoing copy of order of incorporation with the original record and files thereof now remaining in my office, and have found the same to be a correct transcript therefrom, and the whole of such original record and files.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and
affixed the seal of said court, at Grayling this 26th day (L. S.] of October, A. D. 1903.
JAMES J. COLLEN, County Clerk, Crawford Co.
In the matter of the petition of the common council of the village of Hancock to alter the corporate limits of said village.
Houghton, Michigan, Tuesday, May 13th, 1902. A meeting of the board of supervisors for the county of Houghton, was held, pursuant to adjournment, at the office of the county clerk, in the village of Houghton, in said county, on Tuesday, May 13th, A. D., 1902.
On roll call a quorum was shown to be present.
The petititon of the council of the village of Hancock to alter the boundaries of said village by adding thereto certain lands and premises was presented and read.
The following papers, viz.: notice of presentation of petition, proof of publication of notice of presentation of petition, certified copy of proceedings and resolution of the village council of Hancock, determining to make such changes; and also petitions of the residents and taxpayer's of the several lands and premises proposed to be added to said village of Hancock, were presented to the board on the hearing of the above mentioned petition.
On motion, the petition and papers above mentioned were received and ordered placed on file.
The following preamble and resolution were presented and read, viz.:
WHEREAS, A petition in writing of the village council of the village of Hancock, in the county of Houghton, State of Michigan, has been this day presented to this board, signed by the president and clerk of said village, praying that the boundaries of said village be altered by the board of supervisors of said county of Houghton, by taking in and adding to said village certain lands and premises adjoining thereto; containing a description by metes and bounds of the land and premises proposed to be added to said village as hereinafter described; and setting forth the reasons for the proposed change, and containing a copy of the resolution of the council of said village in relation thereto.
And WHEREAS, It appears to the board of supervisors by affidavit ou file that due notice of the time and place when said petition would be presented to this board, was given by the clerk of said village by publishing the same in the Hancock Evening Journal, a newspaper published in said village, for at least three weeks immediately preceding the presentation of the same to this board, and that said notice was published in said news. paper on each week day continuously from and including the 21st day of April 1902, to and including the 12th day of May 1902, and that the first publication of said notice in said newspaper was on the 21st day of April 1902, and the last publication thereof in said newspaper was on the 12th day of May 1902, and that said newspaper was published in said village on each week day during the times above mentioned, and this being the day and place at which said petition was noticed to be presented, as in and by said notice on file with the clerk of the board, will appear. Now, after hearing the reasons of such petition, all parties in terested having had an opportunity to appear before this board and be
heard touching the proposed boundaries of such village, and after such hearing and due consideration of such petition being had by the board and it appearing to the board that said council did by resolution, adopted at its meeting on April 14th, 1902, determine to alter the boundaries of said village as in said petition set forth.
It is now resolved pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided as follows:
That the board does hereby order and determine that the prayer contained in said petition be and the same is hereby granted, and it is hereby ordered and determined by the board that the following described lands and premises adjoining said village be and hereby are added to the village of Hancock, and made a part thereof, viz.: Beginning at an iron bar which marks the intersection of the center of Quincy street and the north and south center lines of sec. 27, T. 55 N., R. 34 W., of the meridian of Michigan, run thence north on said center line 750 feet to the center of said sec. 27; thence east on the east and west center line of said sec. 27, 577.8 feet to the west boundary of Anthony's Second Addition to Hancock, the plat of which is now on record in the office of the register of deeds of Houghton county; thence northerly along the west boundary of the said addition 400.7 feet, to the north side of Prospect street, thence east along the north side of Prospect street, 1,508.98 feet to Poplar street, thence north along the west side of Poplar street 380 feet to the north side of Summit street; thence east on said north side of Summit street, 662.59 feet, to the section line on the east side of said sec. 27; thence south on said section line 993 feet to the northwest corner of the Hancock Copper Mining Company's addition to the village of Hancock, the plat of which is now on record in the office of the register of deeds for Houghton county; thence east along the north boundary of the last named addition, 1,230.83 feet to the northeast corner of said addition, thence S. 62 degrees 31' E. 181.5 feet; thence S. 30 degrees 28' E. 384 feet; thence S. 49 degrees 43' E. 385 feet to a point which is 46.38 feet north of the northwest corner of the Quincy Hillside addition to the village of Hancock, the plat of which is now on record in the office of the register of deeds for Houghton county; thence S. 62 degrees 15' E. 236.66 feet; thence S. 51 degrees 58' E. 69.55 feet; thence S. 44 degrees 07' E. 45 feet; thence S. 45 degrees 2812' E. 49.51 feet; thence S. 78 degrees 16' E. 189.49 feet; thence S. 88 degrees 49' E. 360 feet; thence S. 63 degrees 26' E. 11.18 feet; thence west 265 feet; thence S. 69 degrees 161/2' E. 254.3 feet; thence S. 60 degrees 15' E. 40.31 feet; thence S. 71 degrees 02' E. 142.75 feet to the north boundary of block A of the said Quincy Hillside addition; thence east 280 feet to the northeast corner of said block A; thence N 83 degrees 49' E. 406.75 feet to the northwest corner of the Quincy addition to Hancock, the plat of which is now on record in the office of the register of deeds for Houghton county; thence east along the north boundary of said Quincy addition, 1,016.7 feet to the line between sections 25 and 26 T. 55 N., R. 34 W; thence south on said section line 117.8 feet to the northwest corner of the village of East Hancock, the plat of which is now on record in the office of the register of deeds for Houghton county; thence east along the north boundary of the said village of East Hancock, 279.9 feet; thence S. 19 degrees 32' E. 341 feet; thence E. 20 feet; thence S. 339 feet to the south boundary of said section 25; thence west on said section line, 424 feet to the corner of sections 25, 26, 35 and 36. Thence S. 84 degrees 45' W. 225.4 feet; thence S. 5 degrees 15' E. 297.2 feet; thence N. 85 de
grees 15' W. 375.7 feet; thence N. 89 degrees 19' W. 206.4 feet; thence N. 64 degrees 37' W. 168.45 feet to the southwest corner of the aforesaid Quincy addition; thence northwesterly 179.74 feet to a point which is on the eastern prolongation of the line forming the south boundary of Han. cock street of the village of Hancock, and 235 feet easterly of the northeast corner of block 2 of said village of Hancock; thence south at right angles to said Hancock street 100 feet; thence west parallel to Hancock street 55 feet; thence south at right angles to Hancock street 140 feet; thence west parallel to Hancock street 120 feet to the said village of Hancock; thence westerly along the northern limits of the village of Hancock as defined by act numbered 344 of the local acts of the legislature of Michigan of the session of 1895, to the point of beginning.
The above description includes the following plats, all of which are now on record in the office of the register of deeds for Houghton county, viz.: Supervisor's addition to West Hancock, Anthony's addition to Hancock, Anthony's second addition to Hancock, Grove addition to Hancock, First addition to the village of West Hancock, Condon's second addition to West Hancock, Quincy addition to Hancock, Village of East Hancock. Also all that portion of the Hancock Copper Mining Company's addition to the village of Hancock which lies north of Franklin street. Also all that portion of Condon's third addition to Hancock which lies north of Quincy street. Also all that portion of the Quincy Hillside addition to the village of Hancock which is not already included within the present limits of the said village of Hancock, as defined by said local act number 341 of the legislature of the State of Michigan for 1895. Also all other parcels of land not platted but included within the above described boundary. Which resolution, on motion of Supervisor Shields, duly seconded, was adopted by the following vote, viz. :
Yeas-Supervisors Calverley. Coggin, Edwards, Harris, Nelson, Orr, Robinson, Reeder, Scott, Shields, Smith and VanOrden--12.
Nays-None. Total 12.
A majority of all the supervisors elected being present and voting there. for.
STATE OF MICHIGAN, !
County of Houghton.
I, Louis II. Richardson, clerk of Houghton county and clerk of the circuit court for the county of Houghton, do hereby certify, that the above and the foregoing is a true and correct copy of an order made by the board of supervisors of Houghton county, Michigan, at a session of said board held on Tuesday, May 13th, 1902, to alter the corporate limits of the village of Hancock in said county, as appears of record in my office. That I have compared the same with the original, and it is a true transcript therefrom and of the whole thereof.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and
affixed the seal of said court, at Houghton, Michigan, this L. s.] 21st day of May, A. D., 1902.
LOUIS H. RICHARDSON,
In the matter of the application of certain freeholders for the incorporation of the village of Hancock, as a city.
At a meeting of the council of the village of Hancock, Houghton county, Michigan, held at the council chambers, their usual place of meeting, in said village on Thursday the 12th day of March A. D. 1903, at eight o'clock in the evening, the usual hour for holding council meetings and the hour appointed in the by-laws for that purpose. There were present Archibald J. Scott, President, and Charles A. Wright, Samuel P. Payne, William H. Dodge and George W. Emery, trustees, and Michael Finn. clerk.
The following resolution was offered by Trustee Emery:
WHEREAS, At an adjourned meeting of the council of the village of Hancock, Houghton county, Michigan, held at said village on the 15th day of January, A. D. 1903, the following resolution was adopted, viz.
“WHEREAS, A petition of one lundred and more freeholders of the vil. lage of Hancock has been presented to the council of said village setting forth that the population of said viHage at the last general census was over four thousand, and asking that the necessary steps be taken to incorporate said village as a city, and
WHEREAS the council of said village is satisfied that said village contains the requisite population as required by law for incorporation of said village as a city of the fourth class, now therefore be it
Resolved that the question as to whether the village shall be incorporated as a city of the fourth class, shall be submitted to a vote of the electors of the village at the next annual village election"; and
WHEREAS it appears to this council by due proof on file with the village clerk that, pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided, public notice of the time and place of holding such election and that the question whether the village of Hancock shall be incorporated as a city of the fourth class, under the provisions of act number 215 of the Session Laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-five, entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of cities of the fourth class," as amended, would be submitted to a vote of the electors at said annual village election, was duly published and posted, by the village clerk, in the manner and for the time provided for in said act, and
WHEREAS it appears to this council that said annual village election was held on the 9th day of March, A. D. 1903, at the village hall in said village, being the place and time designated therefor in said notice, and that said question was duly submitted to a vote of the electors of the village at said election, and
WHEREAS it appears to this council, that the inspectors of said election, immediately after the closing of the polls without adjourning, publicly canvassed the vote received by them and declared the result. And on the next day made a statement in writing of said election and the votes given thereat upon said proposition showing all things required by law, certified to by them under their hands to be correct, and dulx