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Regular election.

Commence

ment of term.

Proviso, elective or appointive.

Vacancy, how filled.

missioner or commissioners to be elected, shall be published by the clerk in the newspaper or newspapers selected by the board of supervisors as required by section three of this chapter and act; if a special election is called for the election of such commissioner or commissioners, a like notice shall be given by the clerk, which notice shall be posted and published in such newspapers as required by said section three of this chapter and act. The regular election of county road commissioners shall be held at the general election on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, and the term of office of such county road commissioners shall commence on the first day of January in the year following their election. The notice thereof shall be given at the time notice is given of the general election of county officers: Provided, That the election of county road commissioner or commissioners, as herein provided, shall not be mandatory in any county which contains twenty surveyed townships or more, either entire or fractional as determined by the government survey thereof. In such county or counties the board of supervisors may, by a majority of its members-elect, appoint such county road commissioners.

Am. 1913, Act 400; 1915, Acts 75, 181.

(485) SEC. 8. In case a vacancy shall occur in the office of county road commissioner, the board of supervisors may appoint a commissioner to fill such vacancy, who shall hold office for the unexpired portion of the term in which the vacancy occurs. Each commissioner shall hold his office until Compensation. his successor is elected and qualified. The board of supervisors shall fix the compensation of such commissioners, except in the county of Wayne where the compensation shall be five dollars per diem, for such time as the commissioners shall serve the county in the capacity of county road commissioners.

Am. 1913, Act 371.

Drain commissioner, election of.

DRAIN COMMISSIONERS.

[Extract from Act 254, P. A. 1897, Chap II.]

(486) § 4310. SECTION 1. At the regular biennial election to be held on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in November, nineteen hundred twelve, and every second year thereafter, one county drain commissioner shall be elected in every organized county in this state by the qualified electTerm of office. Ors thereof. The term of office of such county drain commissioner shall begin on the first day of January next succeeding his election and continue for a period of two years thereafter

In

and until his successor shall be elected and qualified. case of a vacancy occurring in the office of county drain commissioner for any cause, the same shall be filled as soon as practicable thereafter by the appointment by majority vote of the county clerk, prosecuting attorney and judge of probate of the county, of which appointment they will file their certificate under their hands and seals in the office of said county clerk; and it shall be the duty of the county clerk to make report to the secretary of state of the appointment and qualification of said county drain commissioner. Such county drain commissioner whether elected or appointed to fill a vacancy, before entering upon the duties of his office, shall Oath of office, take, subscribe and file with the county clerk the constitutional oath of office, and shall also within the same time execute and file with such county clerk a bond to the people of the state of Michigan in the penal sum of five thousand dollars with two or more sufficient sureties to be approved before filing by the county clerk, county treasurer and judge of probate, conditioned upon the faithful discharge of the duties of his office: Provided, That the board of supervisors of any Proviso. county may fix the bond to be required of the drain commissioner at a different amount, when in its judgment the same may be desirable.

Am. 1899, Act 272; 1909, Act 118; 1911, Act 185.

bond, etc.

incumbents.

(487) § 4311. SEC. 2. All county drain commissioners Present holding such office on December thirty-first, nineteen hundred nine, shall continue to be such commissioners until their respective successors are elected and qualified in accordance with the provisions of the foregoing section.

Am. 1909, Act 118.

Sec. 8 which stated certain officers as disqualified for the office of county drain commissioner was repealed by act 185 of 1911.

MINE INSPECTORS.

[Extract from Act 163, P. A. 1911.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

(488) SECTION 1. There shall be elected at the general When elected. election in the year nineteen hundred twelve, and at every general election thereafter an inspector of mines for the term Term. of two years in any county within this state where there are

iron or copper mines situated and working, some suitable per

son who is a citizen of this state, who can read and write Qualifications. the English language, and who has had at least ten years' actual experience in mining, timbering and general under

Present officers to

elections.

Vacancies,

how filled.

ground work, or a person holding the degree of mining engineer, or an equivalent degree, and who shall have practiced his profession as such engineer for at least two years.

(489) SEC. 2. Until the election and qualification of the serve pending first inspector of mines to be elected as provided by this act, the inspector of mines and the deputy inspectors heretofore appointed by any board of supervisors shall continue to serve until their terms of office have expired, and such board of supervisors where there are iron or copper mines situated and working is hereby authorized and directed to appoint their successors and to remove the same or any one thereof whenever in its judgment the best interests of owners and employes may so require, and to fill vacancies arising from any other cause than removal, but no such inspectors of mines Term of office. or deputy inspectors appointed by or serving under any appointment of any board of supervisors shall hold office beyond the first day of January succeeding the election of the first inspectors of mines to be elected as provided by this act. Such inspectors of mines and deputy inspectors heretofore appointed or to be annointed by any board of supervisors. shall perform all of the duties of inspector of mines and deputy inspectors of mines until the election and qualification of the first inspectors of mines to be elected as herein provided.

Duties.

Regular

terms, when

(490) SEC. 3. The regular terms of office of the inspectors to commence. of mines to be so elected shall commence on the first day of January succeeding their election.

Vacancy, how filled.

Bonds, amount of.

Where filed.

Deputy inspectors.

Duties.

(491) SEC. 4. In case of any vacancy in the office of the inspector of mines, the governor shall by writing under his hand appoint some suitable person who is possessed of the same qualifications as the officers provided for in section one, to perform for the time being the duties required by law to be performed by such inspector.

(492) SEC. 5. The inspector of mines when so elected shall give bonds in the sum of five thousand dollars, with good and sufficient sureties to be approved by the circuit judge or judge of probate of the county in which such inspector shall be elected for the faithful performance of his duties, which said bond shall be payable to the people of this state and shall be filed with the clerk of the county where he is so elected.

(493) SEC. 6. The inspector of mines when so elected may appoint one or more deputy inspectors, not exceeding three, as in his judgment may be necessary for the purpose of discharging the duties hereinafter prescribed, and may revoke such appointments at his pleasure. Any and all such deputy inspectors in. any county shall be under the supervision of the inspector of mines, and their duties shall be prescribed by him.

TRUSTEES OF COUNTY PUBLIC HOSPITAL.

[Extract from Act 350, P. A. 1913.]

at general

(494) SECTION 1. Any county may establish a public hos- County public hospitals, pital in the following manner: Whenever the board of super- petition for. visors of any county shall be presented with a petition signed by five per cent of the electors of such county, asking that bonds be issued and that an annual tax may be levied for the establishment and maintenance of a public hospital at a place in such county named therein, and shall specify in their petition the maximum amount of money proposed to be expended in purchasing, leasing or building said hospital, it shall at the Referendum next general election to be held in the county, after first election. giving ninety days' notice thereof in one or more newspapers published in the county, if any be published therein, and by posting such notice, written or printed, in each voting precinct of the county, which notice shall include the text of the petition and state the amount of the bonds to be issued and the amount of the tax to be levied upon the assessed property of the said county, which tax shall not exceed two mills on the dollar, for a period of time not exceeding fifteen years, submit to the qualified electors thereof, the question whether bonds shall be issued in the amount of $and whether there shall be levied on the assessed property of such county a tax of ... mills on the dollar for the purchase of real estate for hospital purposes, or for the purchasing, leasing or construction of hospital buildings, and for maintaining the same, or for either or all of said purposes.

........

etc.

(495) SEC. 2. Said election shall be held at the usual Election, places in such county for the election of county officers, the where held, vote to be canvassed in the same manner as that for county officers. The ballots to be used at any election at which the said question is submitted shall be printed with a statement substantially as follows:

Shall the county of ...

issue bonds in the sum of
mill tax to pro-

dollars and levy a vide for the payment of same for the purpose of purchasing, leasing or constructing, as the case may be, a public hospital, and to provide for the maintenance of same?

Yes. [ ];

Shall the county of

issue bonds in the sum of
mill tax to pro-

... dollars and levy a vide for the payment of same for the purpose of purchasing, leasing, or constructing, as the case may be, a public hospital, and to provide for the maintenance of same?

No. [ ].

If a majority of the votes cast at such election be in favor of the proposition so submitted, the board of supervisors

Form of ballot.

Trustees, how chosen, who to be, etc.

Terms of office.

Vacancies, how filled.

shall issue the bonds as hereinafter provided and shall levy the tax so authorized, to be collected in the same manner as other taxes are collected and credited to the hospital fund, and it shall be paid out on the order of the hospital trustees for the purposes authorized by this act and for no other purposes whatever.

(496) SEC. 3. Should a majority of all the votes cast upon the question be in favor of establishing such county public hospital, the board of supervisors shall proceed at once to appoint seven trustees chosen from the citizens at large with reference to their fitness to such office, three of whom may be women, all residents of the county, not more than three of said trustees to be residents of the city, town or village in which said hospital is to be located, who shall constitute a board of trustees for said public hospital. The said trustees shall hold their offices until the next following November election, when seven hospital trustees shall be elected and hold their offices, two for two years, two for four years, three for six years, and who shall by lot determine their respective terms. At each subsequent November election the offices of the trustees whose terms of office are about to expire shall be filled by the nomination and election of hospital trustees in the same manner as other officers are elected, none of whom shall be practicing physicians.

(497) SEC. 5. Vacancies in the board of trustees occasioned by removals, resignations or otherwise shall be reported to the board of supervisors and be filled in like manner as original appointments, appointees to hold office until the next following November election, when such vacancy shall be filled by election in the usual manner.

Bonds of

approved by board of supervisors.

APPROVAL OF BONDS.

An Act to provide for the approval of the official bonds of county officers by the board of supervisors.

[Act 27, S. L. 1873.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

(498) § 2648. SECTION 1. All official bonds of county county officers officers which are now required by law to be approved by the judge of the circuit court, shall hereafter be approved by the board of supervisors of the county in which said officers are elected: Provided, however, That if the board of supervisors in any case shall not have approved of such bonds or the sufficiency of the sureties thereto, before any such officer shall enter upon the duties of his office, the circuit judge of the

Proviso.

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