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year A. D. eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, for the purpose of registering voters for the first election to be held in said township of Harrison, and shall register the names of all persons residing in said township presenting themselves for registration, and having the qualifications of voters at annual township meetings, due notice of which shall be given by said board in man- ing, etc. ner and time as provided by the general laws of this State. Said township shall in all respects not herein otherwise provided Governed by be governed by the general laws of this State governing town- general law. ships.

Notice of meet

held at other

SEC. 4. If said township election shall not be held at the time Election may be herein appointed it shall be lawful to hold the same at such time than time and place in the said township as may be designated by said appointed. board of inspectors by giving at least ten days' notice thereof by posting the same in four of the most public places in said township, which notices the said board of inspectors are hereby authorized and required to give.

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

[No. 314.]

AN ACT to provide for the construction and maintenance of stone, gravel, macadamized and other roads in the county of Saginaw and to raise the money therefor.

ing $100,000 to electors by

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Question of raisthe board of supervisors of Saginaw county, at the next meeting be submitted to thereof, shall submit to the electors of said county, to be voted board of upon at the next general election in said county thereafter, the supervisors. question of raising by loan, upon the bonds of said county, the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, to be expended by said board of supervisors in the construction and maintenance of stone, gravel, macadamized and other roads in said county, as provided in this act. The question of raising said money as and for the purpose aforesaid shall be submitted to the electors of said county by said board of supervisors and the vote thereon taken and return thereof made as provided in chapter seventeen of Howell's Annotated Statutes of Michigan.

electors vote in

SEC. 2. If a majority of the electors of said county voting Proceedings if upon the question shall vote in favor of said loan for the purpose favor of loan. expressed in the first section of this act, the said board of supervisors at the next meeting of said board thereafter, shall determine the length of time said bonds shall run and the rate of interest they shall bear, not exceeding five per cent per annum, and shall cause such bonds, with interest coupons attached, to be issued, signed by the clerk and chairman of said board of supervisors as hereinafter provided. Such bonds shall be negotiated under the direction of said board of supervisors, at not less than the face value thereof, and the money received therefor paid into

Roads to be maintained and improved.

Stone road districts.

Where money laid out.

Any legal highway may be

the county treasury of said county, there to be kept as a separate fund, and to be drawn therefrom and used only in the manner and for the purposes mentioned in this act. Such bonds shall each be for the sum of one thousand dollars, and such number thereof shall, from time to time be signed, issued and negotiated as aforesaid, as the said board of supervisors, from time to time, shall determine to be necessary to pay for the work authorized by this act and by said board determined to be done.

SEC. 3. All those portions of the following roads: In district number one, the Bay City State road and the Gratiot State road and what is known as the cross-road to where it intersects the Tittabawassee and Midland State road, thence northwesterly along said road to the south line of the township of Tittabawassee; and in district number two, the Watrousville plank road (so-called), running through the townships of Buena Vista and Blumfield, and the territorial road until it intersects the town line between Bridgeport and Spaulding, and from there south on the town line road, within the county of Saginaw, and not within the corporate limits of the city of Saginaw or the city of East Saginaw, are hereby declared to be, and shall be, and continue to be State roads, and the said county of Saginaw, by its board of supervisors, if the electors of said county shall vote in favor of raising the money therefor as provided in this act, shall have power and is hereby authorized to construct, improve and maintain said State roads, within said county, and also any other roads in said county that may hereafter be declared to be State roads, by causing the same to be graveled, macadamized, constructed of stone, or otherwise improved as said board of supervisors may determine.

SEC. 4. In order to provide for the care, maintenance, preservation and extension of said roads the city of Saginaw and the townships of Saginaw, Kochville, Carrollton, Thomastown, Richland, Fremont, Swan Creek and Tittabawassee, in said county, are hereby declared to constitute and be a stone road district to be known as "Stone Road District number one;" and the city of East Saginaw and the townships of Buena Vista, Blumfield, Spaulding, Bridgeport, Taymouth and Albee, in said county, are hereby declared to constitute and be a stone road district to be known as "Stone Road District number two;" and the said board of supervisors shall have power from time to time to change the limits of said stone road districts by adding townships thereto. One-half of the one hundred thousand dollars to be raised under this act shall be expended and laid out on the west side of the Saginaw and Shiawassee rivers and west of the west line of the townships of Maple Grove, Albee and Spaulding to the point where said west line crosses the Shiawassee river, and one-half thereof shall be expended and laid out on the east side of said Saginaw and Shiawassee rivers and east of said west line of said last named township.

SEC. 5. The board of supervisors of said county may, for the declared a State purposes of this act, declare any other legal highway in said

road.

county to be a State road, and shall thereafter have power to construct, improve and maintain the same in the manner provided for in this act.

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SEC. 6. At the next meeting of said board of supervisors, after When supervisthe electors of said county have voted in favor of said loan, the commissioners. said board shall elect road commissioners, each of whom shall be an elector of said county, and shall reside in one of the stone road districts thereof. One of said commissioners shall be elected for Terms of office. one year, one for two years, and one for three years, and each year thereafter said board of supervisors shall elect one road commissioner for the term of three years, and each of said commissioners shall hold his office until his successor is elected and qualified. Each of said commissioners, before entering upon the oath of office. duties of his office, shall subscribe and file with the clerk of said county the oath of office prescribed by section one, article eighteen, of the State constitution, and shall also give bonds for the faithful performance of his duties, in such sum as shall be fixed and with such sureties as shall be approved by said board of supervisors. No person holding a township or county office, Who may be except the office of notary public, shall be elected to or hold the commissioner. office of road commissioner. Vacancies in the office of commis- Vacancies. sioner may be temporarily filled by the chairman and clerk of the board of supervisors by an appointment in writing, to be filed in the office of the county clerk, and the person so appointed shall take the constitutional oath of office, and give bonds in a sum to be fixed, and with sureties approved by said chairman and clerk, and shall hold his office until the first meeting of the board of supervisors thereafter, when such vacancy shall be filled for the remainder of the term by said board. The board of Chairman and supervisors shall designate one of said commissioners to be chairman and one to be secretary of the board of road commissioners. SEC. 7. Said commissioners shall be known as the board of Board of SagiSaginaw road commissioners, and as such board, subject to the commissioners. provisions of this act, shall have the care, charge and control of the construction, improvement, preservation and maintenance of such roads within said county as the board of supervisors shall determine to construct and improve. Said commissioners shall Records to be keep a full and perfect record of all their acts, meetings and proceedings as such board, and such record, when not required by the board, shall be placed and left in the office of the county clerk. Said commissioners shall each receive for his services three Compensation dollars per day for the time actually and necessarily employed in stoners. the performance of the duties of his office, provided that the total amount to be paid any one commissioner, in any one year, shall not exceed one hundred and fifty dollars.

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constructed,

SEC. 8. The board of supervisors of said county shall have Power of superpower, and it shall be the duty of said board, to determine what mine what part of the roads mentioned in section three of this act, and of roads shall be such other roads as shall be declared to be State roads, shall be etc. constructed and improved under the authority of this act, and the general plan and character of the construction and the

Work and

let to lowest bidders, etc.

improvement to be made; and it shall thereupon be the duty of said board of road commissioners immediately to settle upon and prepare detailed plans and specifications for such construction or improvement, in accordance with the general plan determined upon by the board of supervisors, and for that purpose said board of commissioners may require the assistance of the county surveyor in making surveys, taking levels, preparing estimates and materials to be drafting and preparing such plans and specifications. All work and the materials therefor shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder, and said board of road commissioners shall advertise for sealed proposals for the doing of such work and furnishing material therefor, by notice to be published for not less than ten days successively in two daily newspapers printed and circulated in said county. And said commissioners shall have power to accept or reject any bid or proposal that may be received, and in the name of said county to enter into contracts for doing such work and furnishing material therefor, according to such plans and specifications.

Commissioners

may accept or reject bids.

Meeting of commissioners, object of, etc.

Determination recorded.

SEC. 9. Said board of road commissioners shall meet at the office of the county clerk of said county in the month of June in each year, and shall then and there determine the amount of tax, in the opinion of said commissioners necessary to be raised for such year in each of said road districts respectively, for the construction, extension, care, preservation and maintenance of the roads constructed or improved under this act; but the amount of tax so to be raised in any one year shall not exceed two mills on the dollar upon the taxable property within said stone road districts respectively, according to the valuation thereof upon the last preceding annual tax rolls of the city and townships within such stone road districts; said board of commissioners shall cause such determination to be recorded in their records, and a copy thereof presented to the board of supervisors of said county on the first day of the October meeting of said board of supervisors in each year, and the said board of supervisors shall thereupon order the same, or so much thereof as the board of supervisors may deem necessary for the purpose aforesaid, to be levied upon the taxable property of the city and townships within each. Assessment of of said stone road districts respectively. The tax so ordered to be levied shall be assessed and levied by the assessing officers of said cities and the supervisors of said townships upon the taxable property of their respective cities and townships as other taxes are assessed and levied, and such taxes shall be collected and returned in the same manner as other taxes, and the money arising therefrom shall be paid into the county treasury of said county to the credit of the stone road district within which the same was collected, and shall be used and expended by said road commissioners in the construction, improvement, care, preservation, and maintenance of the roads within the stone road district where the same was collected.

taxes.

Money, how drawn.

SEC. 10. Money in the county treasury to the credit of the stone road funds shall be drawn therefrom only upon an order

directed to be issued by the board of stone road commissioners, signed by the chairman and secretary of said board, and containing a certificate that the money mentioned in the order is due the person to whom the same is made payable, for work and labor performed in the construction or improvement of roads authorized by this act (specifying the road) or for material furnished for such construction or improvement, or for work and labor actually performed in the care, repair, preservation or maintenance of such roads.

applied.

to have full

sioners to pre

SEC. 11. The money raised under the provisions of this act Money, how shall be applied exclusively to the construction, improvement, reconstruction, extension, repair, care, preservation and maintenance of the roads mentioned and included in this act. Said road Commissioners commissioners shall have full charge of the construction, recon- charge, etc. struction, improvement and extension of said roads, subject to the direction of said board of supervisors as in this act provided. and shall keep the same in repair, and for that purpose may employ such agent, assistants and workmen as may be necessary therefor; but said road commissioners shall not have power to incur or create any debt or obligation against said county beyond the amount of money actually in the county treasury at the time, that may be legally applied to the payment thereof. On the first When commisday of the October session of said board of supervisors in each sent statement year, said board of road commissioners shall present to said board of supervisors a full statement and detailed report of their proceedings for the current year, showing all moneys received and disbursed by them, and on what account the same was disbursed, which report shall be signed by said commissioners or a majority of them, and shall be verified as correct by the affidavit of the chairman or secretary of the board. The board of super- Supervisors visors may at any time require said commissioners to make a require report as aforesaid, and when so required said commissioners commissioners shall immediately make such report. Said road commissioners shall not be pecuniarily interested, either directly or indirectly, in any contract made with reference to said roads, or any work done or to be done thereon, or any materials furnished or to be furnished therefor.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 8, 1889.

to supervisors.

may at any time

to make report.

[No. 315.]

AN ACT to incorporate the city of Fort Gratiot, in the county of St. Clair, and to repeal act number three hundred twentyfour of the local acts of eighteen hundred eighty-one, entitled "An act to incorporate the village of Fort Gratiot, in the county of St. Clair," approved March seventeenth, eighteen hundred eighty-one.

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