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eight hundred and eighty-nine, the same as though this act had not passed.

This act is ordered to take effect March twenty, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine.

Approved March 6, 1889.

Township

precincts.

[No. 308.]

AN ACT providing for two voting precincts for the township of Portage, in the county of Houghton, defining the limits thereof, providing for a new registration of the voters thereof, and determining who shall be inspectors of election therein.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That divided into two the votes of the township of Portage, in the county of Houghton, shall be cast in two separate precincts, at all general, regular, and special elections held therein.

Notice of division.

Territory in each precinct.

Inspectors of precincts.

Vote of electors, where cast.

Counting of votes.

Meeting to elect

officers by viva

voce vote, where held.

SEC. 2. Ten days previous notice of such division of the township into two voting precincts shall be published by authority of said inspection board, by posting written or printed notice of the same, as provided by law for such elections.

SEC. 3. The following described territory in said township shall constitute and be denominated election precinct number two, to wit: All the land in said township embraced in township number fifty-four north, of range thirty-four west; and all of the rest and remainder of said township of Portage as now organized and not embraced in the said township number fifty-four north of range thirty-four west, above described, shall constitute and be denominated election precinct number one.

SEC. 4. The supervisor and two justices of the peace whose term of office will soonest expire shall constitute the board of inspectors of voting precinct number one; and the township clerk and the remaining two justices of the peace shall constitute the board of inspectors of voting precinct number two.

SEC. 5. All electors residing in precinct number two, as thus defined, shall cast their ballots at such place within said precinct as the township board of said township shall determine as the polling place of said precinct number two; and all electors residing in precinct number one, as thus defined, shall cast their ballots at such place within said precinct as the township board shall determine as the polling place of said precinct number one.

SEC. 6. After the polls are closed the inspectors of election of each precinct shall proceed to count the votes of their respective precincts separately, and after they are so counted, and found, or made to correspond with the poll list, the two boards shall meet in joint canvass, in precinct number one, and the consolidated report shall be the official canvass of said township.

SEC. 7. At twelve o'clock meridian, of the day of any general, regular or special election, the electors of said township shall

meet at the polling place of election precinct number one, and shall then and there elect such officers and transact such other business as is usually transacted at township meetings by viva voce vote, or in such manner as the meeting may direct.

to provide books

SEC. 8. The township board of said township shall provide at Township board the expense of said township, two books in which to register the for registration, qualified electors of said township, one of which shall be used etc. for voting precinct number one, and the other for voting precinct number two, in which shall be registered the names of the qualified voters of the respective precincts, as provided by existing law. The names of persons in the existing books of registration may be transcribed into the books required by this section, under the direction of the board of registration of the township, so that they will be included in the books of registration of the precinct of their residence. The registration board of said township shall meet at the place provided by existing laws.

board of

SEC. 9. The board of registration shall hold meetings for the Meeting of purpose of making a registration of the voters of said township, registration, according to the provisions of this act, on the two Saturdays next where held, etc. preceding the next annual township meeting, and thereafter shall hold meetings as provided by existing law, at all general, regular, special and township elections in said township; the board of inspectors of election in each precinct shall have and exercise the same power in respect to registering voters on election day, in their respective precincts, as is conferred upon inspectors of election by existing law.

ship clerk relat

SEC. 10. At any such election, and as soon at least as the poll Duty of town. is opened, the township clerk shall cause the said books of ing to books of registration to be placed in the hands of the board of inspectors registration. of election of the proper precinct, to be used by such boards during the election, and to be returned to the clerk immediately thereafter. The township board and the board of registration shall be composed of the persons, and have all the powers provided for by the existing law, except as is otherwise provided in this act.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 6, 1889.

[No. 309.]

AN ACT to change the corporate name of the village of Brockway Center, in the county of St. Clair, to that of Yale.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Name changed. from and after the passage of this act, the name of the village of Brockway Center, in the county of St. Clair, by which name said village is known and was incorporated under the laws of this State, is hereby changed to that of Yale, by which name said village shall be known hereafter.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 6, 1889.

Board of educa-
tion, of whom
to consist,
election of.

[No. 310.]

AN ACT to amend sections two and three of an act entitled "An act relative to free schools in the city of Detroit," approved February twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and sixtynine, as amended by acts amendatory thereof.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That sections two and three of an act entitled "An act relative to free schools in the city of Detroit," approved February twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, as amended by acts amendatory thereof, be and the same are hereby amended so as to read as follows:

SEC. 2. The board of education of the city of Detroit shall consist of sixteen school inspectors to be elected one from and by each ward in the said city at the spring election, held every alternate year, when judges of the supreme court are now required to be elected. At the spring election of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, one inspector for each ward Terms of office. shall be elected. Those elected in the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth wards shall hold office for two years only. Those elected from the remaining wards shall be elected for four years. At the expiration of the term of those elected for two years their successors shall be elected for a period of four years, and thereafter all members of said board shall be elected for a period of four years. The votes to be cast for such inspectors shall be deposited in separate ballot boxes from those used for other than city officers, and the election Manner of hold- shall be held and votes canvassed in the manner provided by the laws governing city elections. The inspectors now in office shall cease to hold office, and their powers shall be vested in the new board aforesaid on the first day of July in the year eighteen hundred and eighty-nine.

Votes cast.

ing elections,

etc.

Vacancy, how filled,

SEC. 3. In case of any vacancy or vacancies in the office of school inspector by death, resignation, refusal to accept office, failure to elect or otherwise, the mayor may nominate and the common council may confirm the nomination of suitable persons to fill such vacancy or vacancies, and the person thus appointed shall hold office until his successor is elected, which shall be done at the next regular election for members of the board. This act is ordered to take immediate effect. Approved March 6, 1889.

[No. 311.]

AN ACT to incorporate the village of Shepherd, in Isabella county, Michigan.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the following described territory, to wit: The northeast quarter

incorporated.

and the northeast quarter of the northwest quarter of section Territory seventeen, the southeast quarter and the east half of the southwest quarter of section eight, the northwest quarter of the northwest quarter of section sixteen, and the southwest quarter of the southwest quarter of section nine in township thirteen north, of range three west, in the township of Coe, county of Isabella, be and the same is hereby constituted a village corporate to be known as the village of Shepherd.

registration,

SEC. 2. The first election of officers of said village shall be First election. held at the opera house, in said village, on the third Monday of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine, due notice of which election shall be given by the board of registration hereinafter appointed, by posting notices in three public places in said village ten days before said election. SEC. 3. Hamlin J. Ward, F. E. Hibbard and Arthur W. Board of Hurst are hereby constituted a board of registration for the purpose of registering votes 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 Shepherd's opera hall, and remain in session the same hours required by the board of registration of general elections and register the names of all persons residing in said village and having the [qualification] qualifications of voters at annual township meetings, due notice of which registration shall be made by said board by posting notices thereof in three public places in said village ten days previous to said meeting for registration.

general law.

SEC. 4. Said village of Shepherd shall, in all things not herein Governed by 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 the acts amendatory thereto.

Election at time

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

Approved March 7, 1889.

[No. 312.]

AN ACT to authorize the common council of the city of Alpena, in Alpena county, Michigan, to contract with the Alpena City Water Company to furnish water to said city for fire, domestic and other purposes and to provide for payment for the same by taxation.

ized to contract

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Council authorthe common council of the city of Alpena is hereby authorized for water.

Council authorized to raise money.

Contract, etc,

to cover 30 or

and empowered to enter into a contract with the Alpena City Water Company to furnish to said city and the inhabitants thereof water for fire, domestic and other purposes.

SEC. 2. Said council is also authorized and empowered to raise by taxation in each year, in addition to all other city taxes, sufficient moneys to pay, perform and carry out the provisions of any contract which it may have with said Alpena City Water Company, entered into under the authority of this act.

SEC. 3. Said contract may be made to cover a period of thirty less number of or any less number of years.

years.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 7, 1889.

Territory organized.

First township meeting.

Inspectors of election. Vacancy, etc.

Board of registration.

Meeting, etc., when and where held.

[No. 313.]

AN ACT to detach certain territory from the township of Hiawatha, in the county of Schoolcraft, to organize the same into a new township, to be known as the township of Harrison, and to provide for the appointment of boards of registration and inspectors of election for said township of Harrison.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That all that part of Schoolcraft county designated and described as the west half of section two, fractional section three, fractional section four, fractional section six, fractional section seven, fractional section eight, fractional section nine, section ten, the west half of section eleven, the west half of fractional section fourteen, section fifteen, section sixteen, fractional section seventeen, fractional section eighteen, section twenty-one, fractional section twenty-two, fractional section twenty-three, fractional section twenty-seven, in township number forty-one north of range sixteen west, the west half of townships number fortytwo, forty-three, forty-four and forty-five north of range sixteen west, and township number forty-five north, range seventeen west, in the township of Hiawatha, be and the same is hereby set off from the township of Hiawatha, and organized into a separate township to be called and known as the township of Harrison.

SEC. 2. The first township meeting of the said township shall be held at the store of Hall and Buell, in said township, on the first Monday of April next, and M. J. Lyons, J. H. Bennett and Leonard Smith are hereby authorized to act as the first inspectors of the said election, to elect township officers; and in case of vacancy or vacancies in the said number of inspectors from absence or other cause the electors present shall fill the vacancy or vacancies by viva voce vote.

SEC. 3. J. H. Bennett, James Coon, and John P. Kinney are hereby appointed and constituted a board of registration, which board shall meet at the store of Hall and Buell, in said township on the Saturday preceding the first Monday in April, in the

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