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quarter of section twenty-eight, the southwest quarter of the southeast quarter of section twenty-eight, the northeast quarter of section thirty-three, the fractional southeast quarter of section thirty-three, the west half of the northwest quarter of section thirty-four, and the fractional northwest quarter of the southwest quarter of section thirty-four, all in town five north of range seven west, be and the same is hereby made and constituted a village corporate, to be hereafter known and designated by the name of the village of "Lake Odessa."

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SEC. 2. The first election of officers of said village of Lake First election. Odessa shall be held on the second Monday of March, A. D. eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, at Buchanan's hall, in said village, at which election the polls shall be opened at eight o'clock in the morning, and shall be kept open until five o'clock in the afternoon of said day, at which hour they shall be closed. SEC. 3. Samuel O. Hosford, Robert C. Blair, and Orville J. Wright shall constitute a board of registration, for the purpose of registering the legal voters residing within said village, and making a registration list to be used at said first election. On the Saturday previous to the day of holding said first election, the said board shall meet, and be in session from nine o'clock in the morning until eight o'clock in the afternoon. Notice of the time and place of such meeting shall be given with the notice of said election, as hereinafter provided.

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SEC. 4. In making and completing such registration, said board Manner of shall proceed in the same manner and conform to the same rules, as near as may be, as are provided by law for registering electors in townships.

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SEC. 5. Notice of the time and place of holding such first Notice of regiselection of the officers to be elected, and the time and place of election. registration, shall be given by said board of registration, at least eight days before such election, by posting notices thereof in three public places in said village, and by publishing a copy of such notice once in a newspaper in said village (if any newspaper is published therein), the same length of time before such election. SEC. 6. The said village of "Lake Odessa" shall in all things not Governed by herein otherwise provided for be governed and its powers and duties defined by an act of the legislature of the State of Michigan, entitled "An act granting and defining the powers and duties of incorporated villages," approved April first, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, and acts amendatory thereto.

SEC. 7. In case said officers are not elected at the time designated in this act, an election for officers of said village may be held at any time within one year from the time designated in section two of this act, on notice being given as required by section five of this act by said board of registration herein named or any two of said board.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 20, 1889.

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AN ACT to incorporate the village of Fennville in the county of Allegan.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the following described lands and territory, being portions of the townships of Clyde and Manlius, in the county of Allegan, to wit: The north half of section five, town two north, range fifteen west, and the south half of section thirty-two, town three north, range fifteen west, be and the same is hereby constituted a village corporate to be known as the village of Fennville.

SEC. 2. The first election of officers shall be held on the second Monday in March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine, at Rogers' opera house in said village, notice of which election shall be posted in three of the most public places in said village by the board of registration hereinafter appointed, at least ten days previous thereto, and said board of registration shall cause said notice of election to be published at least for two successive weeks in the Fennville Dispatch, a newspaper published and circulated in said village.

SEC. 3. William W. Hutchins, Newton L. Chamberlain, and William H. Andrews are hereby constituted a board of registration, for the purpose of registering voters for the first election to be held in said village; and said board of registration shall meet on the Saturday next preceding said day of election, at said Rogers' opera house, in said village, and remain in session the same hours required of boards of registration at general elections, and register the names of all persons residing in said village and presenting themselves for registration, and having the qualifications of voters at the annual township meeting. Notice of such registration shall be made by said board, by posting notices, thereof in three public places in said village ten days previous to said meeting of said board of registration. Said board shall also cause said notice of registration to be published at least one week before their meeting for registration, in said Fennville Dispatch.

SEC. 4. The said village of Fennville shall, in all things not herein otherwise provided, be governed and its powers and duties defined by an act entitled "An act granting and defining the powers and duties of incorporated villages," approved April first, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, and all acts amendatory thereto.

SEC. 5. In case said officers are not elected at the time than time fixed. designated in section two of this act, an election for officers may be held at any time within one year from the time designated in said section two, on notice being given as required herein. This act is ordered to take immediate effect.

Approved February 20, 1889.

[No. 291.]

AN ACT to repeal act number four hundred and seventy of the session laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, entitled "An act to authorize the village of St. Johns to borrow money for the erection and maintenance of water-works," approved May nineteen, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Act repealed. act number four hundred and seventy of the session laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, entitled "An act to authorize the village of St. Johns to borrow money for the erection and maintenance of water-works," approved May nineteen, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, be and the same is hereby repealed. This act is ordered to take immediate effect. Approved February 25, 1889.

[No. 292.]

AN ACT to amend section seventeen of act number four hundred and twenty-seven of the local acts of one thousand eight hundred and eighty-one, approved June eighth, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-one, entitled "An act to amend section seventeen of chapter ten of an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the city of Ishpeming in the county of Marquette,' approved April tenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and to add a new chapter thereto to stand as chapter thirteen of said act," said section seventeen now standing as section seventeen of chapter ten of said act to incorporate the city of Ishpeming, in the county of Marquette.

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SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Section section seventeen of act number four hundred and twenty-seven of the local acts of one thousand eight hundred and eighty-one, approved June eighth, one thousand eight hundred and eightyone, entitled "An act to amend section seventeen of chapter ten of an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the city of Ishpeming, in the county of Marquette,' approved April tenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and to add a new chapter thereto to stand as chapter thirteen of said act," said section seventeen now standing as section seventeen of chapter ten of said act, to incorporate the city of Ishpeming, in the county of Marquette, be amended so as to read as follows:

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SEC. 17. The city of Ishpeming and the southeast quarter of Territory the northeast quarter of section sixteen in township forty seven district. north of range twenty-seven west, in the township of Ishpeming, Marquette county, shall constitute one school district, and shall be called school district number one of the city and town

ship of Ishpeming, and the school tax of said district shall be School tax, how assessed and collected in the manner prescribed by law for the assessed, etc.

fulfilled.

assessment and collection of such taxes in fractional school dis tricts lying in two or more townships, for which purpose said city Contracts to be shall be considered as a township, and all contracts entered into by district number one of the city of Ishpeming for any purpose within the power of said district shall be carried out and completed, and all debts owing by said district shall be paid by the new district formed by this act, the same as would have been done by the former district if this act had not passed. This act is ordered to take immediate effect. Approved February 25, 1889.

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[No. 293.]

AN ACT to amend sections four, six, eight, thirteen, twentytwo, forty-four and forty-five of act number three hundred and fifty-three of the local acts of eighteen hundred and eightyseven, approved the twenty-first day of February, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, entitled "An act to review and amend the charter of the city of Big Rapids, being amendatory of an act entitled 'An act to revise the charter of the city of Big Rapids,' approved March sixteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, as amended by the several acts amendatory thereof. "

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That sections four, six, eight, thirteen, twenty-two, forty-four and forty-five of act number three hundred and fifty-three of the local acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, approved the twentyfirst day of February, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, entitled "An act to revise and amend the charter of the city of Big Rapids, being amendatory of an act entitled 'An act to revise the charter of the city of Big Rapids,' approved March sixteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, as amended by the several acts amendatory thereof," be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

SEC. 4. The officers of said city shall be one mayor, one treasurer, who shall be ex officio collector, and one recorder, who shall be clerk of the common council, all to be elected by ballot at the annual city election by the qualified voters of the whole city, and each to hold his respective office for the term of one year, and until their respective successors are elected and qualified, one president of the common council who must be an alderman of the city and a member of the common council at the time of his election, one city attorney, one marshal, who shall be ex officio fire warden, one street commissioner, one superintendent of water-works, one city surveyor, one chief and two assistant engineers of the fire department, to be appointed by the common council of said city on the third Monday of May in each year, or as soon thereafter as may be, and who shall hold their respective offices for the term of one year, and until their respective succes

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sors are appointed and qualified, unless sooner removed therefrom as hereinafter provided. And one supervisor, one justice Ward officers. of the peace, two aldermen, two members of the board of education, and one constable, to be elected in each ward, by ballot, by the qualified electors of the respective wards, at the annual election immediately preceding the time when the terms of their offices respectively expire. Said ward officers shall hold their Term. respective offices until their successors are elected and qualified, and as follows: Aldermen and members of the board of educa- When to tion for two years, supervisors and constables for one year, and justices of the peace for four years. The term of office of the mayor, the treasurer, the recorder and the aldermen elected in each ward shall commence on the first Monday of May following his election, and the term of office of each justice of the peace, excepting where a justice shall be elected to fill a vacancy, shall commence on the fourth day of July following his election, and each of said justices of the peace shall file his oath of office in the office of the county clerk of the county of Mecosta, and may hold his office in any ward of said city of Big Rapids, and shall have Jurisdiction of in addition to the jurisdiction conferred upon him by this act, the general powers conferred upon a justice of the peace by the laws of this State, together with full authority to hear, try and determine causes from any part of said county of Mecosta, and between residents of any township therein. The supervisors of Supervisors, said city shall possess the same powers, and perform the same duties as supervisors of townships, relative to assessment of property and the extending of taxes in the respective wards, and shall each represent their respective wards of the city on the board of supervisors of the county of Mecosta, with the same powers, privileges and duties of the supervisor of any township. Any Council may person who may be appointed to any office in said city by the appointments. common council of said city, under the provisions of this act, may be removed from such office and his appointment thereto revoked by a majority vote of all the aldermen elect of said city; and in case a vacancy occurs in any of said offices from whatever Vacancies, how cause, the said common council may fill such vacancy by appointment, except justice of the peace. Every person elected or Oath of office. appointed to any office under this act, except justices of the peace, shall before entering upon the duties of his office, and within ten days after receiving notice of such election or appointment, subscribe and take the oath of office required by the constitution of the State, and file the same with the recorder: Provided, That the common council may at any time order a special election to fill a vacancy in any office which is elective under this act: Provided also, That in case any person who shall be elected or appointed to fill any office under the provisions of this act, shall neglect or refuse, for a period of twenty days, to take and subscribe the oath of office, and to execute his official bond, when one is required, under the provisions of this act, or by any ordinance or resolution of said common council, he shall be deemed to have declined the office, and it shall be the duty of

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