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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
village.

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laws of eighteen hundred and seventyfive, as amended, are hereby continued in force, until the same shall be changed or repealed according to law; and said village of Clarkston, as hereby re-incorporated, shall possess all the property and rights of said present village; and shall have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,

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, cause a 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.

CHAPTER III.

CITY ELECTIONS.

of sessions of

invalid.

necessary, etc.

SEC. 7. The qualifications of electors under this act shall be qualifications of those prescribed in the laws and constitution of this State and electors. 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.

conducting

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

Proviso.

Officers to be

resident electors.

Proviso.

State, applicable to general State elections, except as may be otherwise provided in this act: Provided, That the names of all school inspectors to be voted for at any election shall be upon a separate ticket or ballot and said tickets or ballots shall be deposited by the inspectors of election in a separate ballot box, provided for that purpose, and the clerks of election shall make a separate poll list containing all the names of women voting at said election.

CHAPTER IV.

OFFICERS, WHO ELECTED OR

APPOINTED,

QUALIFICATIONS,

BONDS, OFFICIAL TERMS, REMOVALS, VACANCIES, ETC.

SEC. 6. No person shall be elected or appointed to, or shall hold any office under this act who shall not be, at the time of his election or appointment, and so long as he shall hold such office, a resident elector of said city; and no person shall be elected or appointed to, or shall hold such office for any ward in said city who, at the time of his election or appointment, and so long as he shall hold such office, shall not be a resident elector of the ward from and for which he may be elected or appointed: Provided, however, That women shall be eligible to the office of school inspector, subject to the qualifications and restrictions of other persons eligible thereto. If any person elected or appointed to any office in the corporation shall cease to be a resident of the city or ward for which he may have been elected or appointed, such office shall thereby be vacated.

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

Authorized to borrow money.

Proviso.

[No. 329.]

AN ACT to authorize the village of Buchanan, in the county of Berrien, to raise money to make public improvements in said village, to issue bonds therefor, and to provide for the levy of taxes therein to pay the same.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the common council of the village of Buchanan, in the county of Berrien, be and is hereby authorized and empowered to make successive loans of money, on the faith and credit of said village, and to issue bonds therefor, which loans in the aggregate shall not exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars, the moneys arising therefrom to be expended in making public improvements in said village: Provided, That the question of making each loan under this act shall be submitted, with the amount, by said common council to the qualified electors of said village at an election called, conducted in conformity with act number sixty-two of

the public acts of one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five,
and the loan voted upon shall be authorized if two-thirds of the
electors voting at such election shall vote in favor of such loan.
SEC. 2. If any such loan shall be authorized by two-thirds of Bonds.
such electors, such bonds may be issued in such sums, not exceed-
ing the amount herein before limited, payable at such times, with
such rate of interest, not exceeding six per cent per annum, as
the common council shall direct, and shall be signed by the pres-
ident and countersigned by the recorder and sealed with the seal
of said village, and negotiated by or under the direction of said
common council; and the money arising therefrom shall be Money, how
appropriated in such manner as said common council shall
determine for the purpose aforesaid, and the said common coun-
cil shall have power, and it shall be their duty, to raise by tax
upon the taxable property of said village such sum or sums as
shall be sufficient to pay the amount of said bonds and the inter-
est thereon as fast as the same shall become due.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 15, 1889.

appropriated.

[No. 330.]

AN ACT to detach certain lands from the township of Eagle Harbor, in the county of Keweenaw, and to attach the same to the township of Sherman, in said county.

detached, etc.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Territory the entire of sections number nineteen, thirty and thirty-one in township number fifty-eight north, of range number thirty west, situate in the county of Keweenaw and State of Michigan, be and the same are hereby detached from the township of Eagle Harbor, in said county, and attached to the township of Sherman, in said county.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 15, 1889.

[No. 331.]

AN ACT to re-incorporate the city of Ann Arbor, revise the charter of said city and repeal all conflicting acts relating thereto.

INCORPORATION AND BOUNDARIES.

incorporated.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Territory 80 much of the township of Ann Arbor, in the county of Washtenaw, as is included in the following limits, to wit: The

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