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and the tax for the support of the library and reading room as herein before provided, shall not exceed one per cent on the dollar of the taxable property in the city, as shown by the assessment roll of the preceding year. Said board shall, on or before the When board first Monday of July in each year, transmit a certificate of the certificate of total amount so estimated to the common council of the city of amount. Muskegon, which amount so reported the said common council shall cause to be raised by tax on all the taxable property in the city with the general city taxes next thereafter to be raised.

borrow money,

SEC. 24. For the payment of the current expenses, the board Board may of education may borrow money from time to time in anticipa- etc. tion of the collection of taxes levied, or herein authorized to be levied for school purposes during the same year, such sum, not exceeding the tax and to be paid therefrom, as said board may deem expedient.

case greater

SEC. 25. Should any greater sum be required in any one year Proceedings in than can be raised under the provisions of the foregoing sections, sum is required, such sum, not exceeding one per cent of the taxable property in etc. the city for the preceding year, may be raised by tax or loan, if authorized by a majority vote of the qualified electors of the school district, voting at any annual or special meeting appointed and called by the board for the purpose of voting thereon.

debt, etc.

SEC. 26. The board of education may refund the debt of the Refunding of district on such terms and for such time as it may from time to time deem expedient.

treasurer.

treasurer.

SEC. 27. The treasurer of said district, before he shall enter Bond of upon the duties of his office, shall give a bond to the public schools of said city, in such sum and with such sureties as the board of education shall approve, conditioned for the faithful discharge of the duties of his office, and to account for and pay over to his successor in office, or to any person designated by the board of education, all moneys that shall come into his hands by virtue of such office. Said treasurer shall have power, under the Power of direction of the board of education and in the name of the public schools of said city, to collect the moneys due said district from the city or county treasurers, or from tuition of pupils who are not actual residents of said district, or that may be due said district in any other manner whatever. All school and library School and moneys receivable from the county treasurer, and from the where depos collection of taxes and other sources, shall be deposited with the ited, etc. treasurer of the public schools, and shall not be used, applied to or paid out for any purpose except upon the written order of the president, countersigned by the secretary of the board.

library moneys,

of secretary,

SEC. 28. The secretary of the board shall receive such com- Compensation pensation for his services as the board shall determine, otherwise etc. no member of the board shall receive any compensation; no member of the board shall be a party to or interested in any contract with the public schools.

real estate.

SEC. 29. The public schools of the city of Muskegon aforesaid, Power to hold by its board of education, shall have power to take, accept and hold any real or personal property by gift, bequest or devise, for

Buildings, etc., the property of district.

Debts, etc.

Schools

abolished, etc.

any purpose connected with the schools of said district, or in the furtherance or aid of the educational interests of said city, or for the benefit of said "Hackley Public Library" and reading room, and said board shall use and appropriate the same for the purposes and use, and in accordance with the stipulations and conditions mentioned in the instrument giving, granting or devising the same, and for no other purpose.

SEC. 30. All the school buildings, property and effects situated within the city of Muskegon at the time of the passage of this act are hereby vested in and shall become the property of the district hereby designated as the "Public Schools of the City of Muskegon;" and all the debts and liabilities of any school district within the territory incorporated as a school district by this act shall be the debt of and be paid by the new district; and any suit pending against any such former school district may be prosecuted and enforced in the same manner as if this incorporation had not taken place.

SEC. 31. All school districts wholly within territory added to and made part of the city of Muskegon at the present session of the legislature and all district boards therein are hereby abolished, and all public schools therein from and after the taking effect of this act shall be under the direction, control and management of the board of education as herein constituted; and the district boards of said districts shall, immediately after the taking effect of this act, surrender and deliver to the board of education of the public schools of the city of Muskegon possession of all school-houses, furniture, books, papers, contracts, money, funds and effects and other property heretofore belonging to their respective districts, and the same shall belong to and be part of the property of the public schools of the city of Muskegon.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 19, 1889.

Territory

[No. 336.]

AN ACT to re-incorporate the village of Linden, in the county of Genesee, and to repeal act number two hundred and five of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, entitled "An act to incorporate the village of Linden," approved March second, eighteen hundred seventy-one, and the acts amendatory thereto.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That re-incorporated. all that certain tract of land situated in the county of Genesee and State of Michigan, being in township number five north, of range number six east, and described as follows, to wit: Entire section twenty, the east half of section nineteen, the north half of the northeast quarter and the north half of the northwest quarter of section twenty-nine, the north half of the northeast

quarter of section thirty, the south half of the southeast quarter and the south half of the southwest quarter of section seventeen, and the south half of the southeast quarter of section eighteen, be and the same is hereby organized and re-incorporated as a body corporate under the name of "The Village of Linden."

continue, etc.

SEC. 2. The officers in said village now in office shall continue officers to in office with the same powers and duties as are conferred by this act upon like officers until their successors shall be elected and qualified, pursuant to the provisions of this act and the general law relating to the incorporation of villages.

Ordinances to

SEC. 3. All ordinances and resolutions of said village of Lin- continue in den shall continue in force and shall be legal and binding on said force. village until repealed by the board of trustees of said village.

from control of

SEC. 4. The said village of Linden shall be exempt from the Village exempt control of the commissioners of highways of the township of highway comFenton, except in constructing and repairing the bridges and missioners, etc. approaches thereto across the Shiawassee river in the limits of said village, which bridges and approaches are to be and remain under the authority and at the expense of the township of Fenton.

Village allowed

SEC. 5. The corporation shall be allowed the use of the com- the use of mon jail of the county of Genesee for the imprisonment of any county jail, etc. person liable to imprisonment under the provisions of this act, and the general law relating to incorporated villages. And all persons so committed to said jail shall be under the charge of

the sheriff as in other cases: Provided, That the county shall in Proviso.
no wise be chargeable with cost and expenses of imprisonment in
civil cases.

First election,

Manner of

conducting.

SEC. 6. The first election of officers under the [provision] pro- etc. visions of this act and the general incorporation act for villages shall be held at the village hall in said village on the second Monday in March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine. The polls shall be opened at the time, and the said election shall be held and conducted in all respects, as provided for in the general act for the incorporation of villages, and Registration. the legal voters of said village shall be registered as provided for by law in relation to the registration of voters, by said general act, and the present village president, clerk, and one trustee to be named by the present board of trustees, shall be the village Board of board of registration for the present year; said registration shall be held at the village hall in said village.

registration.

Board of

trustees, power

SEC. 7. The board of trustees of said village shall have full power and authority to provide for repairing all sidewalks and of. cross-walks within the limits of said village, and for paying the costs and expenses of the same by assessments upon all the property in said village liable to taxation.

SEC. 8. Act number two hundred and five of the session laws Act repealed. of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, entitled "An act to incor

porate the village of Linden," approved March second, eighteen

hundred seventy-one, and the acts amendatory thereto is hereby
repealed.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 19, 1889.

Cemetery trustees authorized to convey certain lands, etc.

Proviso.

[No. 33%.]

AN ACT to authorize the board of cemetery trustees of the city of Cadillac and township of Clam Lake to convey its cemetery grounds to another cemetery association.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the board of cemetery trustees of the city of Cadillac and township of Clam Lake be and is hereby authorized to convey by deed to the Prospect Park cemetery association, a cemetery association organized under the provisions of chapter one hundred and eighty-one of Howell's Statutes of the State of Michigan, all the lands held by said board of trustees for burial purposes, which said lands so conveyed shall be held by the said grantee, subject to the laws of this State governing such cemetery associations: Provided, That all lots or parts of lots or burial rights heretofore disposed of by said board shall in no manner be affected by such transfer, except that the same shall be subject to all lawful rules and regulations of said grantee association for the care and preservation of said cemetery grounds.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 19, 1889.

Township divided into

election precincts.

[No. 338.]

AN ACT to provide two election precincts for the township of Fenton, in the county of Genesee, defining the limits thereof, providing for a new registration of the voters, determining who shall be the inspectors of elections and members of the boards of registration therein, and prescribing the manner of [selecting] electing overseers of highways, and the raising of money for contingent and other township purposes.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the township of Fenton, in the county of Genesee, be divided into two election precincts, to be known as election precinct numFirst precinct. ber one and election precinct number two. Election precinct

number one shall comprise the following territory, to wit: Sections one, two, three, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-four, twenty-five, twenty-six, twenty-seven, thirty-four, thirty-five and thirty-six of township number five north, of range number six east; and election precinct number two shall comprise the following ter

ritory, to wit: Sections four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, sixteen, Second precinct. seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, twenty-eight, twenty-nine, thirty, thirty-one, thirty-two and thirty-three of said township.

division.

SEC. 2. The township board of said township shall give notice Notice of of such division by posting written or printed notices thereof in three public places in each election precinct, at least ten days before the first general regular or special election held therein after the passage of this act; said notice shall give a description of the boundaries of each voting precinct and shall specify the place at which the first election will be held therein.

inspectors in

etc.

SEC. 3. The supervisor, township clerk and one justice of the Board of peace shall constitute the board of inspectors of election in elec- each precinct, tion precinct number one; and the township treasurer and two of the remaining justices of the peace shall be the board of inspectors in election precinct number two. The township board shall, at its annual meeting on the Tuesday preceding the annual township meeting, designate the justices of the peace who shall be members of the respective boards of inspectors of election for the ensuing year.

election, duties

SEC. 4. The board of inspectors of each precinct shall be the Inspectors of inspectors of election in each election or township meeting held of, etc. therein. They shall appoint one of their number chairman of the board, shall administer oaths, make appointments and have the same powers and authority for preserving order and enforcing their commands, and all other powers for proceeding with the election in said precinct, and shall conduct the [elections] election therein, in the same manner as now or hereafter directed by law for township inspectors of general elections held in this State, unless herein otherwise provided. They shall receive the same compensation as township inspectors of election, to be paid by the township, and before entering upon their duties shall take and subscribe the oath of office prescribed by the constitution. SEC. 5. The electors residing in precinct number one shall vote at such place in the village of Fenton, within said precinct, ive precincts, as the township board of said township shall determine, and the electors residing in precinct number two shall vote at such place in the village of Linden, within said precinct, as said township board shall determine, except such as are required to act as inspectors of election, who may vote at the polls where they act as inspectors.

Electors to vote in their respect

etc.

registration.

duties of, etc.

SEC. 6. The board of inspectors of election of each precinct Board of shall be the board of registration of such precinct. The town- Registers, who ship board of said township shall provide, at the expense of the to provide, etc. township, a separate register for each election precinct. The Existing board, existing board of registration shall, on the Saturday next preceding the township meeting in the year one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine, complete the registration of electors of each precinct in the separate precinct registers, and shall transcribe to each precinct register, from the township register, the names of such electors as are qualified electors and residents of

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