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[No. 325.]

AN ACT to vacate the township of Winona, in the county of
Delta, and to incorporate its territory within the township of
Sack Bay, in said county.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Township the township of Winona, in the county of Delta, be and the same vacated, etc. is hereby vacated, and the organization thereof dissolved and repealed, and the territory included in said township of Winona be and the same is hereby attached to and incorporated within the township of Sack Bay, in said county of Delta, and shall form a part of said township of Sack Bay.

successor of

SEC. 2. Said township of Sack Bay is hereby made the legal Sack Bay the successor of said township of Winona hereby vacated, and as such Winona, etc. successor shall succeed to all property, real, personal and mixed, and the rights of action belonging to said township of Winona, and shall assume and pay any and all lawful debts and claims against said township, and the officers of said township of Winona shall immediately upon this act taking effect, deposit the records, books, vouchers, papers, money, and other property whatsoever, belonging to said township of Winona, with the corresponding officers of Sack Bay township, who are hereby declared to be the successors of the officers of the township of Winona. This act is ordered to take immediate effect. Approved March 13, 1889.

[No. 326.]

commissioners

superintendents

AN ACT to constitute and make the members of the board of poor commissioners of the city of Detroit members of the board of superintendents of the poor of the county of Wayne. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, The Board of poor persons who may when this act shall take effect be the members to be members of the board of poor commissioners of the city of Detroit, and of the board of their successors in office, shall thereafter be and they are hereby of the poor, etc. constituted and made members of the board of superintendents of the poor for said county of Wayne, and said members of the board of poor commissioners shall have respectively all the rights, powers and authority and shall perform the duties of a member of said board of superintendents of the poor, and said last named board shall then consist of the three superintendents appointed as provided by law and said board of poor commissioners: Provided, That said members of said board of poor com- Proviso. missioners shall not receive any compensation for their services. This act is ordered to take immediate effect. Approved March 13, 1889.

Territory

[No. 327.]

AN ACT to re-incorporate the village of Clarkston in the county of Oakland, Michigan.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That re-incorporated. all those tracts or parcels of land situated in the township of Independence, county of Oakland and State of Michigan, known and described as follows, to wit: The east half of the southwest quarter of section twenty; the west half of the southeast quarter of said section twenty; the south twenty acres of the east half of the northwest quarter of said section twenty; the south twenty acres of the west half of the northeast quarter of said section twenty and the north half of the northwest quarter of section twenty-nine, be and the same are hereby re-incorporated as a village under the name of the "Village of Clarkston."

Governed by general law.

Present officers to continue in office, etc.

First election.

SEC. 2. The said village of Carkston is hereby made subject to the provisions of act number sixty-two of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-five, entitled "An act granting and defining the powers and duties of incorporated villages," approved April first, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, as now or hereafter amended, and shall possess all the rights and powers and be subject to all the duties and liabilities prescribed in said last named act, except as otherwise in this act provided.

SEC. 3. The present officers of said village shall continue in office with the same powers and duties as are conferred by this act and said general act number sixty-two, upon like officers, until their successors shall be elected and qualified in accordance with the provisions of this act and the said general law.

SEC. 4. The first election under this act shall be held on the second Monday in March, A. D. eighteen hundred and ninety, at Officers elected. the village council rooms, in the said village of Clarkston, at which time there shall be elected three trustees for the term of two years and also a village president, a village clerk, a village treasurer, a village street commissioner, a village assessor and a constable, each for the term of one year.

Notice of.

Inspectors of election.

SEC. 5. Notice of the time and place of holding said election and of the officers to be elected and the time and place of the meeting of the board of registration for said election shall be given by the village clerk of the present village at least eight days before such first election by posting such notice in three public places in said village. The president of the present village of Clarkston and the three trustees of said village whose term of office will first expire, shall constitute the inspectors of Board of regis said election and the board of registration therefor. Said board of registration shall meet on the Saturday previous to the day of holding said first election at the village council rooms in said village, at nine o'clock in the forenoon of said day, for the purpose of completing the list of qualified electors of said village and registering the same, and shall remain in session until five o'clock in the afternoon of said day, except that they may adjourn one hour at noon for dinner. In such proceedings said board of

tration, meeting

of, etc.

board.

election, powers

registration shall have the same powers and proceed in the same Powers, etc., of manner and conform to the same rules, as near as may be, as is now provided for boards of registration in townships in this State and the registering of electors in such townships. Said Inspectors of inspectors of election in conducting said first election shall have of, etc. the same powers, shall conform to the same rules and proceed in the same manner as is provided for succeeding elections by chapter three of said general act sixty-two of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-five.

nances,etc., how

in force.

Rights of

SEC. 6. All the ordinances, orders, by-laws and resolutions of Present ordisaid present village of Clarkston in force at the time this act long to continue takes effect, not in conflict with this act or said general act sixty-two of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventyfive, as amended, are hereby continued in force, until the same shall be changed or repealed according to law; and said village village. of Clarkston, as hereby re-incorporated, shall possess all the property and rights of said present village; and shall have full Power of power and authority to collect and enforce, under the provisions of this act and said general law, all taxes that have been legally levied, and all debts, claims and demands that shall have accrued or become due to said present village at the time this act shall take effect. Said re-incorporated village shall be the successor of and subject to all the debts, liabilities and obligations of said present village of Clarkston.

village.

held at other

SEC. 7. In case the said first election shall not, for any reason, Election may be be held at the time named in this act therefor, the same may be time than that held at any time within one year from that time on notice being appointed. given as provided by this act.

build, etc.,

SEC. 8. It shall not be incumbent on the said village to build Village not to or keep in repair any of the bridges now constructed, or here- bridges. after to be constructed, across any streams or water courses within the limits of said village of Clarkston; but for the purposes of building, maintaining or repairing said bridges over any streams or water courses within the limits of said village, the township within which such village is situated shall be deemed a Township to township as it existed before the incorporation of said village, etc., bridges. and shall be subject to all the provisions of the general laws of this State, relative to the building, repairing, rebuilding and maintaining such bridges, and such bridges shall be under the control and supervision of the proper officer or officers of said. township for all purposes whatever.

keep in repair,

cil as to building

SEC. 9. In addition to the powers conferred by said general act Power of counsixty-two of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy- sidewalks, etc. five, the village council of said village shall have power to provide and ordain by ordinance that whenever any sidewalk requires to be built or repaired, said council may direct the marshal of said village to notify the owner, agent or occupant of any lot or parcel of land in front of or adjacent to which said. sidewalk is required to be built or repaired, to build or repair the same, as the case may be, and if such agent, owner or occupant shall neglect for a time to be specified in such ordinance, to do

such building or repairing, it shall be the duty of the said marshal to at once do or cause the same to be done at the expense of the village; and in such case the expense thereof shall be assessed upon such lot or parcel of land, together with ten per cent in addition thereto, and the same shall be a lien thereon Assessment and until collected and paid; and the same shall be assessed and collected in the same manner as the ordinary village taxes are assessed and collected; and the owner so neglecting to build or repair shall be liable to the village for all damages which shall be recovered against the village for any accident or injuries occurring by reason of such neglect.

collection of

taxes.

Suit for the recovery of tax, how brought.

SEC. 10. Whenever the marshal of said village shall be authorized, under the provisions of said general act number sixty-two, to bring suit for the recovery of any tax, such suit, when authorized by a vote of the village council of said village to be begun, may be brought in the name and at the expense of said village and in such case all costs that shall be recovered of any defendant in such suit shall belong to said village.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 13, 1889.

Sections amended.

Meeting of board of

registration.

[No. 328.]

AN ACT to amend section two of chapter two, sections seven and eleven of chapter three, and section six of chapter four, of act number three hundred and twenty-six of the local acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-three, entitled "An act to provide a charter for the city of Detroit, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts in conflict therewith," approved June the seventh, eighteen hundred and eighty-three.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section two of chapter two, sections seven and eleven of chapter three, and section six of chapter four, of act number three hundred and twenty-six of the local acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-three, entitled "An act to provide a charter for the city of Detroit, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts in conflict therewith," approved June the seventh, eighteen hundred and eighty-three, be and the same are hereby amended so as to read as follows:

CHAPTER II.

REGISTRATION AND ELECTION.

SECTION 2. In the year eighteen hundred and eighty-four, and every fourth year thereafter, and in all other years in which a re-registration is necessary, the board of registration shall begin its session, for the purpose of making a re-registration of the qualified electors of each ward and election district of said city,

cause a

meeting.

on the second Wednesday preceding the November election, so that the days of registration on such years of re-registration shall be four, of which the second Saturday preceding election shall be the last. The board of aldermen shall, at least two Notice of weeks before the said meeting of said district board, notice to be published in one or more newspapers printed and published in said city, that the district boards of registration will meet on the days designated to make a perfect list, as near as may be, of all persons residing in such ward and district, qualified as electors under the constitution and under this act, and designating the place in the district of each ward where said board will meet for that purpose. And they shall also cause handbills to be posted in at least five conspicuous places in each district of each ward, containing a similar notice of the time and place of such meeting of the board for that district, which notice shall also contain a true copy of section one of article seven of the constitution, and of section seven of chapter three of this act, relative to the qualifications of electors. All sessions of Durations of boards of registration shall be from ten o'clock A. M. to eight board. o'clock P. M. continuously each day; and said boards shall be Books, etc. provided with the proper blank books for registering the names of voters of the form heretofore used, and shall have the same powers and perform the same duties as are conferred upon or required of boards of registration under the laws of the State, and the same rules and requirements shall be observed in such re-registration in all respects as are required by said laws. When such registration shall be completed, the former registry Former registry of electors in such wards or districts shall henceforth be deemed invalid, and shall not be used at the ensuing elections; and no Re-registration person shall vote at any public election in said wards or districts after such re-registration whose name shall not be registered anew, under the provisions of this section, except such persons as were absent from the city or sick during the entire sessions of said district boards, and who shall then qualify according to law.

of sessions of

invalid.

necessary, etc.

CHAPTER III.

CITY ELECTIONS.

electors.

SEC. 7. The qualifications of electors under this act shall be qualifications of those prescribed in the laws and constitution of this State and the United States: Provided, however, That women of or above Proviso. the age of twenty-one years shall be entitled to vote for school inspectors, subject only to the same qualifications and regulations as those governing the voting of male citizens for said officers. SEC. 11. The manner of conducting and voting at elections to Manner of be held under this act, the keeping of the poll-list, canvassing of elections the votes, certifying the returns, and all other proceedings connected with such elections shall be the same as nearly as may be, as is now or hereafter may be provided for by the laws of this

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