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Township clerk to be clerk of board.

Organization of board.

Quorum.

ings of board.

Special meetings.

before the third Monday of April succeeding the annual township election at which they are elected, take and subscribe the oath of office and file the same as herein before prescribed; and the term of office of the trustees of said district, other than those elected at such special election, shall commence on the third Monday of April following the annual township election at which they are elected.

SEC. 4. The township clerk of said township of Hillman shall be ex officio clerk of said board of education, and shall perform such duties as the board may require, but shall not be entitled to vote therein, and in case of the absence of said clerk, the board may, by resolution, choose some suitable person to perform such duties.

SEC. 5. The said trustees shall meet within sixty days after such special election, and on the third Monday of April in each year, at the township clerk's office and organize by electing from their own number a president and treasurer, who shall severally hold their offices for one year from said third Monday of April, and until their successors are elected and qualified, and may at any time fill by a new election any vacancy that may occur in the office of trustee until the next annual election, and each trustee so chosen shall, within ten days thereafter, file with the clerk of said board the oath of office, as prescribed in section three of this act.

SEC. 6. The majority of the members of said board shall conRegular meet- stitute a quorum, and the regular meetings of said board shall be on the third Monday of April, August, December and March in each year, and no notice of such meetings shall be required, and the president and clerk, or any two members of said board shall be sufficient to adjourn any meeting from time to time until a quorum be present, and special meetings of said board may be called at any time on the request of the president or two members of said board, in writing delivered to the clerk, and the clerk upon receiving such request, shall at once notify in writing each member of said board, if within said district, of the time of holding such meeting, which shall be at least three days subsequent to the time of receiving such request by said clerk. All meetings of said board shall be held at the township clerk's office unless otherwise directed by resolution of the board. All the records and papers of said district shall be kept in the custody of said clerk, and shall be open to the inspection of any legal voter of said district.

Meetings, where held.

Clerk to keep records.

School property

to belong to new district.

Debts, etc..

binding on new district.

SEC. 7. All the school property, real and personal, within the limits of the township of Hillman heretofore belonging to the different primary school districts in said township of Hillman, shall, by force of this act, become the property of said public school of the said township of Hillman hereby organized; and all the credits of the several [primary] school districts at the passage of this act shall belong to the said public schools of the township of Hillman hereby organized, and all the indebtedness of the said several primary school districts at the time of the passage

of this act shall be assumed and paid by the public schools of the township of Hillman hereby organized.

duties of

SEC. 8. The board of education of said district shall have power Powers and and authority to designate and purchase school-house sites, erect board buildings, and furnish the same, with a majority vote of said district board, and shall have power to employ teachers, provide books for district library, to make by-laws, regulate the taking of the census of all children in said district between the ages of five and twenty years, to make all necessary reports and transmit the same to the proper officers as designated by law, so that the said district may be entitled to its proportion of the primary school funds, and said board shall have authority to make all needful regulations and by-laws relating to visitation of schools, relating to regulations of schools, and the books to be used therein, and generally to do all things needful and desirable for the maintenance, prosperity and success of the schools of said district, and the promotion of the thorough education of the children thereof; and it shall be the duty of such board to apply for and receive from the county treasurer, or other officers holding the same, all moneys apportioned for primary schools and the district library of said district, and may adopt such by-laws and rules for their own procedure as they may deem necessary. SEC. 9. The board of education, at their regular meeting on Annual estimate the third Monday of August in each year, shall make an estimate of the amount of money deemed necessary to be raised by taxes for the ensuing year for all purposes of expenditures within the powers of said board, which estimate shall specify the amounts required for different objects of expenditure, and such shall be entered in the records of proceedings of said board; and the Clerk to certify clerk of said board shall, within twenty days thereafter, make a supervisor. written report of the amount of taxes so deemed necessary, and certify the same to the supervisor of said township of Hillman, who shall spread the same upon the regular tax roll of said township, and the same shall be levied, collected and returned in the same manner as other township taxes: Provided, That Proviso. for purchasing school lots and erecting school-houses no greater sum than five mills on the dollar of all the taxable valuation of the real and personal property of said district shall be levied in any one year.

of expenses.

amount to

duties of.

SEC. 10. The treasurer of the board shall have the keeping of Treasurer, all school and library moneys and shall not pay out the same without the authority of said board, upon warrants or orders drawn upon him and signed by the clerk and countersigned by the president; and said treasurer shall, before entering upon the duties of his office, give a bond to said district in such sum and with such sureties as said board shall determine, conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties and honest accounting for all moneys coming into his hands belonging to said district.

statement.

SEC. 11. The said board shall annually, and on the third Annual Monday of March in each year, make a detailed statement of the number of schools in said district, the number of teachers

Treasurer of Hillman to report, etc.

School taxes to be in separate columns, etc.

Compensation.

Act amended.

Territory embraced in district.

employed, and the number of pupils instructed therein, during the preceding year, and the expenditures of said board for all purposes, and also the resources and liabilities of said district, which report or statement shall be entered at length in the records of said board and shall be publicly read by the president of said board, or in his absence by the clerk thereof, to the electors of the township of Hillman, at their annual township meeting on the first Monday of April thereafter, between the hours of twelve o'clock, noon, and three o'clock in the afternoon. SEC. 12. The treasurer of the township of Hillman shall at any time, at the written request of said board of education, report to the said clerk the amount of school money in his hands, and shall, on the order of the president of said board, pay to the treasurer of said board all such money, taking his receipt therefor, and also a duplicate receipt, which shall be filed with the clerk of said board.

SEC. 13. All taxes assessed within said township of Hillman for school purposes shall be set forth in the assessment roll of said township in a separate column, apart and distinct from all other township taxes.

SEC. 14. The compensation of the trustees and the clerk of the board shall be one dollar and fifty cents for each day's actual service rendered for said district, to be audited by the said board of education at its regular meeting.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved June 24, 1889.

[No. 451.]

AN ACT to amend act number one hundred and fifty-three of the session laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-one, being an act entitled "An act to incorporate the public schools of the city of Adrian," as amended by act number three hundred and forty-one of the session laws of eighteen hundred and sixtynine, and all other acts amendatory thereof.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That act number one hundred and fifty-three of the session laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-one, being an act entitled "An act to incorporate the public schools of the city of Adrian," as amended by act number three hundred and forty-one of the session laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, and all other acts amendatory thereof, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

SECTION 1. That all of the city of Adrian and so much of the townships of Adrian and Madison as are included in the following description and boundaries, viz.: All those lands situated in township six south, of range three east, known and distinguished as the east half of the east half of section thirty-three, the west half and the north half of the northeast quarter of section thirty

four, the north half of the northwest quarter, and the north half
of the northeast quarter of section thirty-five, and the north half
of the northwest quarter of section thirty-six; also all those lands
situate in township seven south, of range three east, being the
west half of section three, the northeast quarter of the southeast
quarter of section four, the northeast quarter of the northeast
quarter of section nine, the north half, the southeast quarter,
and the east half of the southwest quarter of section ten, the
north half, the southwest quarter, and the west half of the south-
east quarter of section eleven, and the north half of the north-
west quarter of section twelve, shall constitute a single school
district, to be known and designated as the public schools of the
city of Adrian, and such district shall have all the powers and
privileges conferred upon school districts and union school dis-
tricts by general law; and hereafter all schools organized therein,
in pursuance of this act, under the direction and regulation of
the school board, shall be public and free to all children actual
residents within the limits thereof between the ages of five and
twenty-one years, inclusive.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved June 25, 1889.

[No. 452.]

AN ACT to authorize the Port Huron and Lapeer Plank Road
Company to abandon that portion of the Port Huron and
Lapeer plank road lying within the limits of the city of Port
Huron.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Authority to the Port Huron and Lapeer Plank Road Company be authorized abandon road. and are hereby given power to abandon so much of their plank road as lies within the corporate limits of the city of Port uron, and to relinquish the entire control and care thereof to e said city of Port Huron.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved June 27, 1889.

[No. 453.]

AN ACT to amend sections four and five of an act entitled "An act to provide a place for holding the annual township meeting of the township of Benton, in the county of Cheboygan, on the first Monday of April, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine, and to provide for the appointment of a board of registration and of inspectors of election," local acts, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, approved March nineteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine.

Annual town. ship meeting.

Inspectors of election named.

Election of township officers.

Contingent provisions.

Inspectors may be chosen.

Board of registration named.

Notice of election, etc.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the annual township meeting of the township of Benton, in the county of Cheboygan, to be held in said township on the first Monday of April, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and eightynine, shall be held at the school-house in school district number four of said township of Benton.

SEC. 2. Peter McDonald, Adolphus Paquin and Thomas McKervey are hereby made and constituted a board of inspectors for said township election, and at such election the qualified electors shall choose by ballot persons to fill the various township offices, in manner and form as provided by the general laws of this State in case of township elections.

SEC. 3. If for any reason the township meeting provided for in section one shall not be held at the time designated for holding the same it shall and may be lawful to hold the same at any time thereafter by giving at least fifteen days' notice of the time and place of holding such meeting by posting notices thereof in four public places in said township, which notice may be given by said board of inspectors or any one of them.

SEC. 4. If for any cause all or either of the inspectors hereby appointed shall neglect, refuse, or be unable to attend said board at the time specified, it shall be lawful for any eight freeholders of said township to call such meeting by posting the notices required in section three of this act, stating therein that the inspectors neglected, refused or were unable to call such meeting, as the case may be; and the electors present at the time designated for opening the polls of said election, may choose from the electors present suitable persons to act as inspectors of said election in place of such inspectors who shall neglect, refuse or be unable to attend said board.

SEC. 5. The said Peter McDonald, Adolphus Paquin and Thomas McKervey, or a majority of them, shall constitute a board of registration for such election, with like powers and duties as township boards of registration in other cases, and said board of registration shall meet at the time provided by general law, at the school-house aforesaid, to make a register of the electors of said township of Benton. If from any cause a majority or all of the persons herein named as the board of registration shall neglect, refuse, or be unable to attend for the purpose of making a register of the electors as herein provided, it shall be lawful for the eight freeholders giving such notice of election to choose from the electors present suitable persons to act as a board of registration in place of those herein named, who shall neglect, refuse or be unable to attend.

SEC. 6. Notice of such election and of the meeting of the board of registration, and the time and place of holding the same, shall be given at least eight days prior thereto by posting notices thereof in three public places in said township, which notice may be given by said board of inspectors or any one of them, and in case any or all of them neglect, refuse or are unable

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