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Present-W.G. Packard, president, Geo. C. Monroe, Robert Payne, Jay C. Arnold, Jacob Niffenegger, W. W. Hodge and W. J. Newcome, members of the council.

Jay C. Arnold presented the following resolution, to-wit:

WHEREAS, At an election held on Monday the tenth day of March, A. D. 1902, of the electors of the village of South Haven, Van Buren county, Michigan, the question as to whether said village should be incorporated as a city of the fourth class under the provisions of act No. 215 of the Session Laws of 1895 of the State of Michigan, was submitted to a vote of the electors of said village, and

WHEREAS, Said votes have been canvassed by the inspectors of election, and

WHEREAS, It appears from said canvass that a majority of those voting upon the question of such incorporation voted for city incorporation; therefore be it

Resolved, That we, the council of the village of South Haven, do deter mine that a majority of all the votes legally cast at said election upon the question of said incorporation were given for the incorporation; and be it

Further resolved, That in accordance with the said vote, the said village shall be and is incorporated as a city of the fourth class by the name of "The City of South Haven."

Jay C. Arnold moved the adoption of the foregoing resolution, which motion was supported by Robert Payne and submitted to a vote of the council which resulted as follows:

Yeas—Trustees Arnold, Hodge, Monroe, Newcome, Niffenegger, Payne. Nays—None. Motion was declared carried.

W. G. PACKARD, President of the Village of South Haven.

A. RYALL,

Clerk of the Village of South Haven. STATE OF MICHIGAN,

County of Van Buren, Village of South Haven.

We, William G. Packard, president of the village of South Haven, Michigan, and A. Ryall, clerk of said village, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and compared copy of the record of the proceedings of the meeting of the council of the said village of South Haven, and of the resolution offered and passed at said meeting.

WITNESS our official signature and the seal of the said vil

lage of South Haven, this thirteenth day of March, A. D. [L. s.] 1902.

W. G. PACKARD,

President. A. RYALL,

Clerk. 119

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WAYNE COUNTY.

In the matter of the incorporation of the village of Ecorse.

On the 28th day of October, A. D. 1902, being the 14th day of the annual session of the board of supervisors of Wayne county, Michigan, the following resolution was adopted.

Resolved, That an order be and the same is hereby made and granted to A. M. Salliotte and other petitioners, being legal voters, residing within that portion of Ecorse township, Wayne county, Michigan, hereinafter described, to incorporate and hereby incorporating said territory as a village under the name of the village of Ecorse, in accordance with "An act to provide for the incorporation of villages within the State of Michigan, and defining their powers and duties," being act No. 3 of the Public Acts of 1895 of the State of Michigan and acts amendatory thereto.

Said territory is described as follows:

Beginning at the intersection of the center line of the Ecorse river with the harbor line of the Detroit river, thence westerly along the center line of the Ecorse river to the westerly line of the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway Company's right of way; thence northerly along the westerly line of the right of way of said Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway to a point nine hundred and fifty-five (955) feet south of the northerly line of Cora avenue if extended to meet the westerly line of said Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway; thence easterly along a line parallel to said Cora avenue to the easterly line of private claim four hundred and ninety-six (496); thence northerly along easterly line of said private claim four hundred and ninety-six (496) to the southerly boundary line of the village of River Rouge; thence easterly along the southerly boundary line of the village of River Rouge to the harbor line of the Detroit river; thence in a southerly direction along the harbor line of the Detroit river to the intersection of Ecorse river with the said harbor line of the Detroit river being the place of beginning. Said territory being situated in the township of Ecorse, Wayne county, Michigan, containing more than a square mile of land and a resident population of more than three hundred persons.

And be it further resolved, That the date for the first election of village officers in and for said village of Ecorse, be, and the same is hereby fixed for Monday, the first day of December, A. D. 1902. The polls of said election to be opened from seven o'clock in the morning to five o'clock in the afternoon of said day. Said election to be held at Ecorse band hall in said proposed village of Ecorse; and this board doth appoint Alfred C. Bouchard. Francis J. Montie, Gustav Daupp and Elmer R. Labadie, four discreet persons legally qualified and residing within said territory, as inspectors of election at said election, and to constitute a board of registration and a board of election commissioners, for the first election in and for said village of Ecorse.

Resolution by Supervisor Benton, supported by Supervisor Alfred C. Bouchard.

By Supervisor Weiler:

Moved the report of the committee and resolution be referred to a committee of seven to be appointed by the chairman.

Which was lost by the following vote:

Yeas-Supervisors Campbell, Deimel, Hartz, Houghton, Jerome, McGuire, Marx, Megges, Moeller, Mohn, Nevermann, Reinhardt, Root, Rutter, Smith, Steiger, Stiles, Weibel, and Weiler.-19.

Nays-Supervisors Atyeo, Benton, Bouchard, Burnham, Burns, Chilson, Codd, Crowley, Day, Denio, DeLisle, Hurst, Jones, Keating, King, Koch (Louis), Lynch, Monaghan, Nash, Tossy, Trombley, Underwood, Vernier, Weber, and the Chairman.-25. By Supervisor Bouchard :

Moved the report be received and the accompanying resolution be adopted.

Which was adopted by the following vote: Yeas-Supervisors Atyeo, Benton, Bouchard, Brown, Burnham, Chilson, Codd, Crowley, Day. Deimel, Denio, DeLisle, Houghton, Hurst, Jerome, Keating, King, Koch (Louis), Lynch, McGuire, Marx, Megges, Monaghan, Nash, Reinhardt, Root, Smith, Steiger, Stiles, Tossy, Trombley, Underwood, Vernier, Weber, Weibel, Weiler and the Chairman.—38.

Nays-Supervisors Campbell, Hartz, Moeller, Mohn, Nevermann, and Rutter.–6.

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STATE OF MICHIGAN,

County of Wayne.

I, Wm. H. McGregor, clerk of Wayne county, and clerk of the circuit court for the county of Wayne, do hereby certify, that the above and the foregoing is a true and correct copy of official proceedings of the board of supervisors as to the incorporation of and showing boundaries of the village of Ecorse entered in the above entitled cause by said court, 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 [L. S.] affixed the seal of said court and county, at Detroit, this 6th day of Nov., A. D. 1902.

WM. H. MCGREGOR,

Clerk. By CLINTON L. WILCOX,

Deputy Clerk.

WAYNE COUNTY.

In the matter of the incorporation of the village of Ford.

On October 21st, 1902, being the eighth day of the annual meeting of the board of supervisors for the county of Wayne, Michigan, the following resolution was submitted :

Resolution by Supervisor Benton:

Resolved, That an order be, and the same is hereby made and granted to C. N. Gore and other petitioners, being legal voters residing within

that portion of Ecorse township, Wayne county, Michigan, hereinafter described, to incorporate, and hereby incorporating said territory as a village, under the name of the village of Ford, in accordance with “An act to provide for the incorporation of villages within the State of Michigan, and defining their powers and duties," and being act No. 3, of the Public Acts of 1895 of the State of Michigan and acts amendatory thereto. Said territory is described as follows:

The said territory is in the township of Ecorse, Wayne county, Michigan, and is bounded and described as follows, to wit: Beginning at a stake standing in the center of the North Line road, so called, intersects with the quarter section line of section number twenty (20), running thence north along said quarter section line to the Goddard road, so called, and from thence due north across section twenty (20) and through private claims 112, 179, 121, and 169 and across private claim one hun. dred and thirteen (113) to the center of the south branch of the River Ecorse, thence in a northeasterly direction along the center thereof to the center of the River Rouge, thence easterly along the center of said river to the harbor line of Detroit river, thence southerly along the harbor line of said Detroit river to a point where the same intersects the northerly limits of the city of Wyandotte, and thence west along the northerly limits of the city of Wyandotte in the center of the North Line road, so called, to the place of beginning; said territory as above bounded and described being situated in the township of Ecorse, Wayne county, Michigan, and containing more than a square mile of land.

1st. In the granting of this order, this board determines that the said territory contains more than a square mile of land, to wit: seven hundred (700) acres.

2d. That the said territory contains a population of more than three hundred (300) inhabitants residing therein, to wit: eleven hundred.

3d. That the said territory is not included within the limits of any incorporated village, but is located in the township of Ecorse, Wayne county, Michigan.

4th. That a proper census of the inhabitants of said village has been taken, as required by law.

5th. That all notices necessary to be published and posted, have been published and posted according to the provisions of the law, relative to the incorporation of villages, and that all acts and things required to be done or performed, precedent to and necessary to the incorporation of said village have been done and performed, according to law.

And be it further resolved, That the date for the first election of village officers, in and for the said village of Ford, be, and the same is hereby fixed for Friday, the fifth day of December, A. D. 1902; the polls of said election to be open from seven o'clock in the morning to five o'clock in the evening of said day. Said election to be held in the office of Justice Wm. G. Perry, on Miller street, in the said proposed village of Ford. This board doth appoint Columbus Sansouci, Selah Sanderson, Wm. Jones and Joseph Bomya, four discreet persons, legally qualified, and residing within the said territory, as inspectors of said election, at said first election, and to constitute a board of registration for the first election in and for said village of Ford.

And on the 28th day of October, A. D., 1902, being the 14th day of the annual session of the board of supervisors for Wayne county, Michigan, the following resolutions were offered:

By Supervisor Bouchard :

Moved the resolution relative to the incorporation of the village of Ford be taken from the table. Which was adopted by the following vote:

Yeas—Supervisors Atyeo, Benton, Bouchard, Brown, Burnham, Chilson, Day, Denio, DeLisle, Hurst, Jones, King, Koch (Louis), Lynch, McGuire, Nash, Root, Stiles, Trombley, Underwood, Vernier, Weber, and the Chairman.—23.

Nays—Supervisors Campbell, Deimel, Houghton, Marx, Megges, Moeller, Mohn, Neverman, Rutter, Steiger, Weibel and Weiler.–12. By Supervisor Bouchard :

Moved the report be received and the resolution adopted. Which was adopted by the following vote:

Yeas—Supervisors Atyeo, Benton, Bouchard, Burnham, Chilson, Crowley, Day, Denio, DeLisle, Houghton, Hurst, Jones, King, Koch (Louis), Lynch, McGuire, Marx, Nash, Root, Steiger, Stiles, Trombley, Underwood, Vernier, Weber, Weiler, and the Chairman.—27.

Nays-Supervisors Campbell, Deimel, Hartz, Megges, Moeller, Mohn, Nevermann, Rutter, and Weibel.-9.

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STATE OF MICHIGAN,

County of Wayne. I, Wm. H. McGregor, clerk of Wayne county, and clerk of the circuit court for the county of Wayne, do hereby certify, that the above and the foregoing is a true and correct copy of official proceedings of the board of supervisors as to the incorporation of and showing boundaries of the village of Ford entered in the above entitled cause by said court, 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 [L. s.] affixed the seal of said court and county, at Detroit, this 6th day of Nov., A. D. 1902.

WM. H. MCGREGOR,

Clerk. By CLINTON L. WILCOX,

Deputy Clerk

WAYNE COUNTY.

In the matter of the incorporation of the village of River Rouge.

Resolution by Supervisor Benton:

Resolved, That an order be, and the same is hereby made and granted to Daniel D. Barron and Fred L. Labadie, being president and clerk respectively of the village of River Rouge, Wayne county, Michigan, petitioners on behalf of the common council of said village, to alter and hereby altering the boundaries of said village by annexing and adding to said village certain territory adjoining and adjacent to the present boundaries of said village and hereinafter described and bounded, in accordance with "An act to provide for the incorporation of villages within

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