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to the several townships through which said road passes, shall be appropriated and applied to the opening and working of said road; and when any non-resident wishes to commute his road tax now due, or hereafter assessed, his labor shall be expended on said road, and the special commissioner shall direct when, where and how the labor shall be performed, and it shall be the duty of the several county treasurers to whithhold said back standing non-resident highway monies from the several townships and pay over the same to the special commissioner.

Sec. 2. The highway taxes which may hereafter be assessed upon Highway the lands owned by non-residents, lying within two miles each way, (at right angles) from the centre line of said road, shall be appropriated and applied to the opening and working of said road, and whenever said lines cover any part of a sectional division, it shall embrace the whole of said sectional division, or forty acre lot. Sec. 3. That Mills N. Duncan, of Schoolcraft, be, and he is here

Spec'l comby appointed special commissioner, to disburse the monies aforesaid who shall have power to let or contract any job or work upon said road ; first giving public notice thereof, by posting up notices at the most public places within the several townships, through which said road passes, and as near as may be upon the line of said road, which said notices shall be posted up at least twenty days before time of · letting such contracts, and shall state where the work is to be performed, and the kind thereof, the time limited for the performance, the time when and where the work will be let, to the lowest bidder, who shall give good and sufficient bonds, with one or more sureties to the special commissioner for the faithful performance of said contract. Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of the special commissioner to make Duty of

commiss'r. out a correct list of all the non-resident land covered by the provisions of the third section of this act, and file the same with the county treasurer, wherein those lands are located, and it shall be the duty of the county treasurers to withhold from the several townships the monies accruing on such non-resident lands, and pay over the same to the special commissioner.

Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of the special commissioner to render

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to the board of supervisors of each county at their annual session a true account of the application and disbursement of the monies he may have received each year.

Sec. 6. Before said special commissioner shall enter upon the duties of his office, he shall take the oath prescribed by the laws of this state, and file the same with the clerk of Kalamazoo county ; and before he shall draw monies from the county treasurer, he shall give bond with one or more sufficient sureties, which bond, it shall be the duty of the board of supervisors of Kalımazoo county, or a majority of them, to accept and approve, and shall be filed with the county clerk of Kalamazoo county.

Sec. 7. The special commissioner shall receive as a compensation Compensa-'

for his services, one dollar per day, when actually employed in the business of said road, which amount shall be audited and allowed by the board of supervisors of Kalamazoo county, divided pro rata according to the length of road line in each county, and paid out of the fund created by this act; and said board of supervisors may require said special commissioner to verify his account by affidavit.

Sec. 8. In case said special commissioner does not take and file the Vacancy.

oath of office required by this act within ninety days after the approval thereof, such neglect shall be deemed a vacancy; and all vacancancies which may happen by death, removal or otherwise shall be filled by the board of supervisors, or a majority of them, of Kalamazoo county ; and any person so appointed shall take and file the oath and bond as aforesaid.

Sec. 9. The monies collected in a township shall be disbursed in the same township.

Sec. 10. This act shall be, and remain in force for the term of three years,

and shall take effect from and after its passage. Sec. 11. That in laying out and working the above mentioned road the state shall, in no instance, be liable for any expense or damage incurred thereby. - Approved March 1, 1845.

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No. 22.
An Act in relation to the redemption of General

fund warrants and delinquent tax stock or bonds.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa. tives of the State of Michigan, That whenever there may be in the in the treasState Treasury any funds applicable to the redemption of warrants to be given. on the general fund, tax bonds or other state indebtedness, the hold. ers whereof may be unknown to the State Treasurer, he shall cause two or more months notice to be given in the State Paper, that such warrants, bonds, or other evidences of state indebtedness, describing them particularly by numbers, dates or otherwise, will be redeemed on presentation at the State Treasury in specie or its equivalent, and interest on such warrants, bonds, or other indebtedness, if not sooner presented shall cease at the expiraticn of two months from the date of the first publication of such notice.

Sec. 2. Whenever the State Treasurer in pursuance of the pro- s. Treasurvisions of the foregoing section may call in any of the outstanding outstanding tax bonds or stocks past due, bearing interest annually or semi-annually, there shall be allowed interest thereon to the time of redemption of the principal if presented for payment within two months from the date of the publication of the notice that such bonds or stocks would be redeemed if presented after two months from the date of such publication, then interest shall be allowed to the termination of said two months and no longer.

Sec. 3. This act shall be in force from and after its passage.
Approved March 1, 1845.

tax bonds.

No. 23.
An Act to amend the charter of the city of Detroit.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That in addition to the tax now authorized to be levied by the charter of the city of Detroit, the com- coy. of Demon council of said city shall have power, in the manner prescribed by the said charter or any amendment thereof, to cause to be levied and collected a sum not exceeding sixteen thousand dollars, as

follows: For the year eighteen hundred and forty-five, a sum not
exceeding eight thousand dollars, and for the year eighteen hundred
and forty-six, a further sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars :
Provided, That the consent of the taxable inhabitants of said city to
the proposed levy be first obtained at a public meeting of said taxable
inhabitants, to be convened by the proclamation of the Mayor of said
city : And provided further, That the said sums or any part there-
of so raised, shall be applied in payment of the city debt and the in-
te rest thereof, and to no other purpose.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
Approved, March 8, 1845.

No. 24.

State road

An Act to lay out, establish and-provide for the con

struction of a State road, commencing at the quar. ter post between sections twenty-three and twentysix, town four, north of range ten west, in the county of Barry; thence by the most direct and eligible route to the village of Grand Rapids, in Kent county. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Seuate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That there shall be laid out and esablished a state road, commencing at the quarter post between sections twenty-three and twenty-six, town four, north of range ten west; running thence on the most direct and eligible route to the village of Grand Rapids, in Kent county, and that John Ball, of Kent county, Albert E. Bull and Calvin G. Hill, of Barry county, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to lay out and establish said road.

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the aforesaid commissioners to file the survey of so much of said road as shall be laid out in each township in the office of each township clerk, whose duty it shall be to record the same in the road book of the township.

Sec. 3. The highway taxes which may hereafter be assessed upon the lands owned by non-residents, lying within two miles each way

(at right angles) from the centre line of said road, shall be appropri. ated and applied to the opening and working of said road ; and whenever any part of a sectional division shall lie within the two miles as aforesaid, it shall embrace the whole of said sectional division or forty acre lot.

Sec. 4. That John Ball be, and he is hereby appointed special Commia commissioner to disburse the monies aforesaid, and shall have power

pointed. to let or contract any job of work upon said road, first giving public notice thereof, by posting up notices at the most public places within the several townships through which said road passes, and as near as may be upon the line of said road, which said notices shall be posted up at least twenty days before the time of letting such contracts, and shall state where the work is to be performed and the kind thereof, the tiine limited for the performance, the time when and where the work will be let to the lowest bidder, who shall give bonds with one or more sufficient sureties to the special commissioner for the faithful performance of said contract. Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of the special commissioner to make

Duty of speout a correct list of all the non-resident land covered by the pro- missioner. visions of the third section of this act and file the same with the coun. ty treasurers of the counties wherein those lands are located; and it shall be the duty of the county treasurers to withhold from the several townships the monies accruing on such non-resident lands and pay over the same to the special commissioner. Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of the special commissioner to render

Duty of speto the board of supervisors of each county, at their annual session, cial.com a true account of the application and disbursement of the moneys he may have received each year.

Sec. 7. Before said board of commissioners shall enter upon their duties, they shall take the oath prescribed by the laws of this state,

Oath. and before the special commissioner shall draw monies from the county treasurer he shall give bonds with one or more good and sufficient sureties, which bond, it shall be the duty of the board of supervisors of Kent county, or a majority of them, to accept and approve, and which shall be filed with the county clerk of Kent county. Sec. 8. Said board of commissioners and the special commissioner

Compensa(when actually employed) shall each receive one dollar per day, and

tion.

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