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paid from a tax levied only upon that territory in the city, by reason of whose detachment the liability was incurred.
not to change
SEC. 7. The incorporation of said city of Beaverton shall in Incorporation no way change or affect the boundaries of fractional school school district number four of Beaverton township, but the same shall continue to be a graded school district and no change shall be made in the manner or time of electing its district officers or in the management or control of said district, except that the taxes voted for school purposes in said district shall be apportioned at or before the time of meeting of the board of supervisors of Gladwin county, in annual session, in October in each year, by the supervisors of the townships of Beaverton and Tobacco and the supervisors of the three wards of the city of Beaverton.
how and by
SEC. 8. The city of Beaverton shall comprise a single as- Assessments, sessment district and assessments of property and spreading whom made. of taxes shall be made therein by a city assessor, who shall be appointed at a regular meeting of the city council, held in March each year, and who shall hold his office for the term of one year from the first Monday in April, and until his successor is elected and qualified.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
AN ACT to authorize an issue of bonds by the township of Peninsula, in the county of Grand Traverse, to enable said township to carry forward desirable public improvements.
The People of the State of Michigan enact:
SECTION 1. The township of Peninsula, in the county of Bond issue by Grand Traverse, is hereby authorized to issue and negotiate its coupon bonds for a sum not to exceed twenty thousand dollars, the proceeds thereof to be used for the making of public improvements in said township.
SEC. 2. It shall be the duty of the township board of the Question to be township of Peninsula, immediately after the passage of this submitted to act, to give public notice that at the annual township meeting to be holden on the first Monday in April, nineteen hundred three, the question of the issue of bonds by the township to an amount not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, for the making of public improvements in said township, will be submitted to the electors of the township for their determination; said notice shall be published in some newspaper generally circulating in said township, for at least two issues, and the township clerk shall cause copies of said notice to be posted in at least five public places in said township not less than ten
Conducting of election.
When board may issue bonds.
Interest on bonds.
days prior to the date of said annual township meeting, and due proof of the publication and posting of said notice shall be placed of record in the proceedings of the township board.
SEC. 3. The township board shall provide a separate ballot box and separate ballots for the use of the electors at the annual township meeting, in order that the electors may duly express their will on the question of the issue of bonds by the township; the ballots shall have printed on them the following words: "The issue of bonds for public improvements-Yes," and "The issue of bonds for public improvements-No." The vote on the question of the issue of bonds by the township for the making of public improvements shall be canvassed, counted, declared and recorded in the proceedings of the township meeting in the same manner as the votes for the several township officers are canvassed, counted, declared and recorded.
SEC. 4. If it shall be found that a majority of the electors of the township have voted in favor of the issue of the bonds of the township to pay for the making of necessary public improvements, it shall be the duty of the township board to make due preparation for the making of such improvements, and may contract for the same, and may stipulate that the payment therefor may be in portions as the work progresses or as a whole, on the completion of the work; but they shall not enter into any agreement by which the township will incur a greater liability than the total amount of the bonds voted to be issued.
SEC. 5. The township board shall prepare coupon bonds which shall bear a rate of interest not to exceed four per cent per annum, and shall be executed by the superDenomination. visor and the township clerk. Said bonds shall be of such denomination as the township board shall determine and shall run for a period not to exceed twenty years from the date thereof, and shall not be negotiated for less than the par value.
Supervisor to provide sinking fund.
When question may be submitted at special election.
SEC. 6. It is hereby made the duty of the supervisor of Peninsula township to place in his tax roll for each succeeding year an amount sufficient to pay the interest on the bonds which may be issued under and by virtue of this act, and also to provide for a sinking fund which shall be sufficient to pay the said bonds at maturity.
SEC. 7. If for any cause the question of the issue of the bonds authorized by this act is not submitted to the electors at the annual township meeting on the first Monday in April, nineteen hundred three, for their determination, it shall be lawful for the township board to submit the question to the electors at a special election called for that purpose. In that case, the provisions contained in sections two and three of this act shall be faithfully observed relative to the notice, the form of the ballot and the canvass and record of the vote. This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Became a law March 14, 1903, without the signature of the Governor.
AN ACT to prohibit the entering of sewerage in the waters of
The People of the State of Michigan exact:
SECTION 1. No person or persons, or corporation, shall at Sewerage of any time empty any sewerage in the waters of Spring Lake, so-called, situated partly in the township of Spring Lake, Ottawa county, and partly in the township of Fruitport, Muskegon county.
SEC. 2. Any person or corporation violating any of the pro- Penalty for visions of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be subject to a fine not exceeding fifty dollars and costs of prosecution for each offense, or be committed to the county jail in the county where such offense was committed, until such fine and costs are paid: Provided, Such imprisonment shall not exceed thirty days.
SEC. 3. All prosecutions under the provisions of this act Prosecutions, shall be commenced within one year from the time such of fense was committed.
Approved March 17, 1903.
AN ACT to provide for the nomination of candidates for election by popular vote and relating to primary elections in Kent county.
The People of the State of Michigan enact:
SECTION 1. On the eighth Tuesday preceding any election Primaries, at which members of the State legislature or officers of the county of Kent are to be elected, a primary election shall be held in the several townships of said county and wards of the city of Grand Rapids, and at said primary election the candidates for all elective county officers, judges, representatives and senators in the State legislature and all other elective officers (excepting members of the school boards, and county commissioners of schools and all township officers) who are to be voted for at the ensuing election, shall be chosen by popular vote as hereinafter provided.
On the third Tuesday preceding any charter or special elec- Charter or tion, a primary election shall be held for the nomination, by ons. direct vote of the people, of all elective officers for the city of
Primaries all held at same time.
Grand Rapids, except the elective members of the school board.
SEC. 2. The primary elections of all political parties shall be held at the same time and place and in the manner provided for in this act (and not otherwise), and the person or persons who receives on each party ballot the greatest number of votes for the nomination of any office he seeks, shall be the candidate of his party for that office or position at the next Appointment ensuing election. The judges of primary election provided for in this act shall be appointed, designated and compensated as are inspectors of general election in said county or city.
Duties of candidates.
Clerk to place
Form of affidavit.
SEC. 3. At least ten days and until five o'clock in the afternoon of the tenth day before the primary election day, any person, or persons who desire to become a candidate for any office and shall be eligible therefor, shall appear personally or by his representative, duly authorized in writing, before the city clerk of said city, if a candidate for a city office, and before the county clerk, if a candidate for a legislative or county office in said county, and shall then and there subscribe to and make affidavit that it is bona fide the intention of such person to run for the nomination for such office as he may specify, and shall then and there pay to said county clerk or said city clerk, as the case may be, the sum of fifteen dollars, except candidates for the legislature and all ward officers and supervisors at large for the city of Grand Rapids who shall pay to the county clerk or city clerk, the sum of five ($5.00) dollars each, a receipt for which shall be given them.
The county clerk, or the city clerk as the case may be, shall then place or cause to be placed the name of said person or persons upon the primary election ballot of the designated party as hereinafter provided. The said county or city clerk shall number each petition in numerical order as received. All fees paid to the city clerk under the provisions of this act, shall be paid into the city treasury,-on or before the last day for filing their declaration to be candidates for nomination, and all fees paid to the county clerk shall be paid into the county treasury on or before the last day for filing their declaration aforesaid. The affidavit heretofore provided for may be substantially in the following form:
.., being duly sworn, say that I reside at street (city or township), county of Kent, State of Michigan, and am a qualified voter therein, and a.... .(name of party). That I am a candidate for nomination to the office of... .to be made at the primary of said party, to be held at... ..hereby re
quest my name to be printed upon the official primary ballot
SEC. 4. The method of voting on said primary election shall vote to be be by ballot, and all ballots voted shall be printed and prepared as herein provided. On the tenth day before any pri- Who to mary election, the county clerk or the city clerk, as the case may be, shall group all the candidates for each political party by themselves and shall at once prepare in writing separate ballots for each political party, which ballots shall be posted in some conspicuous place in his office for the purpose of inspection, and he shall then proceed to have printed separate ballots for each political party, which ballots shall be prepared and printed in the following manner:
Each party ticket shall be printed in black ink on white How printed. paper, and all ballots used at any election shall be uniform in
color and size. Across the head of each ticket shall be printed Form, etc. in plain black type, the name of the political party and the words "Primary Election Ballot." On the next line and in smaller type shall be printed the words, "list of candidates for nomination to be voted for in ward or township (naming the ward or township) (naming the ward that said ballot is in-. tended for), followed by "City of Grand Rapids, or County of Kent," as the case may be. The balance of the ticket is to be made up under the head in two columns, with a design of parallel or filagree rule, one inch wide, to separate the columns. At the top (and at the top of each column, if the ticket shall be made up in two columns) shall appear the words "To vote for a person mark (X) in the square at the left of the name of the person for whom you desire to vote." This sentence shall be enclosed in a rule the same as the names of each candidate, and at its end shall be a square directly over the squares in which marks are to be made. In that square there shall be a black cross to show the voter how to mark the ballot. Beginning at the top of the left hand column, at the left of the line in black type, shall appear the position for which the names following are candidates. Following this shall come the names of each candidate for that position enclosed in light face rule, with a square to the extreme left. The parallel rules containing the name to be one-sixth of an inch apart. Each position, with the names running for that position, shall be separated from the following one by a black face rule, to separate each position clearly. The positions shall be arranged as follows: Provided, Nominees for such positions are Proviso. to be selected in said county or city under the provisions of this act judiciary; next, legislative; next, county officers; next, city and ward officers.
SEC. 5. The name of each candidate for each office shall be position, etc., printed on the ballot and the position shall be changed on the of names on ballot after each hundred ballots have been printed. The printer shall take the line of type at the head of each office division and place it at the bottom of that division shoving up the column so that the name that was second before the change will be first after the change. The ballots of each political party shall be alike. They shall be kept in separate