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to pay money to board.
year and the expenditure of said board for all purposes, and all 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 clerk thereof, or in his absence by the president, to the electors of the said township of Charlton 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 Charlton shall ship treasurer at any time at the request of the board of education report to the 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.
School tax in
Compensation of officers.
Proceedings in case of division or alteration of districts.
SEC. 13. All taxes assessed within said township of Charlton 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 members, president and clerk of said board shall be one dollar and fifty cents for each day's actual service rendered for such district. The treasurer of the board of education shall for his services as such treasurer receive such compensation therefor as the board of education may by resolution direct. All bills for services to be audited by said board of education at its regular meetings.
SEC. 15. When any township district shall be divided into two or more townships, the existing board of trustees shall continue to act for all the townships until the same shall have been organized and township boards of trustees duly elected and qualified therein. Immediately after such organization the township board of each of the townships shall meet in joint session and direct an appraisal of all the school property of the former township to be made; when such appraisal has been made the township boards shall make an equitable divis ion of the existing assets and liabilities of the school district of such former township, basing their apportionment upon the amount of taxable property in the township divided as shown by the last assessment roll of such former township. When a township district shall be altered in its limits by annexing a portion of its territory to another township or townships, the township board of each of the townships shall immediately after such alteration meet in joint session and make an equitable division of the assets and liabilities of the school districts of the township from which the territory has been detached, basing their division upon the amount of taxable property as the same shall appear upon the last assessment roll of the township.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
AN ACT to amend sections six and fifteen of title three and sections nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, twenty-two, twentythree, twenty-four, twenty-five, twenty-six, twenty-seven, twenty-eight, twenty-nine and thirty of title five, of act number four hundred five of Local Acts of one thousand eight hundred ninety-three, approved May twenty-fifth, one thousand eight hundred ninety-three, entitled "An act to reincorporate the city of Lansing, as amended by act number four hundred sixteen of the Local Acts of one thousand eight hundred ninety-seven, approved April twenty-eight, one thousand eight hundred ninety-seven.'
The People of the State of Michigan enact:
SECTION 1. Sections six and fifteen of title three, and sec- Sections tions nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-four, twenty-five, twenty-six, twenty-seven, twentyeight, twenty-nine, and thirty of title five, of act number four hundred five of the local acts of one thousand eight hundred ninety-three, approved May twenty-fifth, one thousand eight hundred ninety-three, entitled "An act to reincorporate the city of Lansing, as amended by act number four hundred sixteen of the Local Acts of one thousand eight hundred ninetyseven, approved April twenty-eight, one thousand eight hundred ninety-seven," are hereby amended so as to read as follows:
SEC. 6. At each annual election hereafter to be held in said officers to be elected, term city, there shall be elected on the city ticket one clerk, one of office, etc. treasurer and two constables, who shall hold their offices for one year, but no person shall be eligible for the office of city treasurer for more than two consecutive years; one city assessor for the term of three years, who shall enter upon the duties of his office on the first day of September next following his election. At the annual election to be held in the year nineteen hundred and four, and each two years thereafter, there shall be elected upon said city ticket, a mayor who shall hold his office for two years and until his successor is elected and qualified. In each ward at the annual election, there shall be elected a member of the school board who shall hold his office for two years; one alderman who shall hold his office for two years. Each of the said officers so elected, shall hold their offices for the term respectively as herein provided; and until their successors are elected and qualified. In the year nineteen hundred three and at each fourth annual election thereafter there shall be elected in said city on the general ticket, one justice of the peace, who shall hold his office for four years, and until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified.
Vacancies, how filled.
SEC. 15. In case a vacancy shall occur in any of the offices in this act declared elective, except alderman and member of the board of education, the mayor shall by and with the consent of the common council fill such vacancy, by the appointment of a suitable person and any officer appointed to fill a vacancy shall hold by virtue of appointment only until the first Monday of May next succeeding.
Powers and duties of constables.
To give security.
To file statement of expenses.
SEC. 19. The constables of the city shall have the like powers and authority in matters of civil and criminal nature and in relation to the service of all manner of civil and criminal process as is conferred by law upon constables in townships. They shall have power to serve all processes issued for breaches of the ordinances of the city and shall be ex-officio members of the police force of said city. They shall obey all lawful orders of the mayor, alderman, chief of police and of the justice of the peace; and they shall attend upon the court of said justice of the peace whenever required so to do by the said justice of the peace. They shall discharge all duties required of them by any ordinance, resolution or regulation of the common council; and for any refusal to perform any duty lawfully required of them every constable shall be subject to a penalty of not less than five nor more than fifty dollars; and he and the sureties upon the bond to be filed by him as hereinafter required, shall be liable to any person injured for any neglect or refusal on his part to perform any lawful duty required of him. Every constable, before entering upon the duties of his office shall give such security for the performance of his duties as is required of constables in townships and also such as may be required by the common council of the city of Lansing, and file the same with the city clerk. Each of said constables shall receive a salary to be determined by the common council of the city of Lansing prior to the first Monday in May of each year for the ensuing year, to be paid monthly by the treasurer of said city in the same manner that other salaries are paid. Said constables shall receive no fees or perquisites for the performance of any duties required of them as said constables in criminal cases, except that in criminal cases and in cases brought for any breach of the ordinances of said city for services performed outside of the city, they shall receive from the city of Lansing, their actual and necessary expenses, to be allowed by the common council like other claims. Each of said constables shall keep a correct itemized account of all such expenses, and of all fees in criminal cases which by the general laws of this State he would be entitled to receive for services rendered by him as constable, if compensation for such service were not made by salary as herein provided; and file a verified statement thereof with the justice of the peace at the close of each month. Said justice shall examine the same and shall certify thereon
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whether he believes the same to be correct, and transmit the same together with the verified statement required of him by section thirty of title five of this act, to the common council. SEC. 20. The justice of the peace of said city provided for Justice enin this act, shall be entitled to receive from the justices of ets, records, the peace, whose terms shall expire on the first Monday of etc. May, nineteen hundred three, all files, records and dockets by them kept appertaining to their said offices; and said justice shall be and is empowered to issue executions according to law upon any judgments appearing upon said dockets with the same effect as if said judgments had been rendered by him; and any action or proceeding pending before any of said Proceedings justices at the time their said terms of office shall expire shall be transferred to the justice elected under this act, and he shall have full jurisdiction to proceed with the same in the same manner as said justices themselves might have done. The said justice of the peace shall have and exercise within Powers, etc., the county of Ingham the same jurisdiction in criminal cases, suits and proceedings as are or may be conferred upon or required of justices of the peace by the charter of the city of Lansing or by the general laws of this State. He shall have original jurisdiction of all civil actions not otherwise prohibited by law, wherein the debt or damages do not exceed one hundred dollars and concurrent jurisdiction in all civil actions upon contract, express or implied, wherein the debt or damages do not exceed five hundred dollars. He shall have such jurisdiction to hear, try and determine all actions arising within said city for the recovery of the possession of lands under the provisions of chapter two hundred eleven of the Compiled Laws of eighteen hundred seventy-one and the acts amendatory thereto as is conferred upon justices of the peace of townships to hear, try and determine cases arising within townships under said chapter and the amendatory acts: Provided. That in case of the absence, disability or dis- Proviso as to qualification of the said justice and justice of the peace of the absence. township of Lansing in said county shall be qualified to act in the place of and for said justice in the performance of any of the duties devolved upon him under this act, and shall, when called upon by said justice or by the circuit judge so act; and while so acting shall be entitled to receive pro rata for the time he shall so serve, the salary which would otherwise have been payable to the justice elected under this act.
SEC. 21. The justice of the peace of the city shall file his To file oath, oath of office in the office of the county clerk of the county of t Ingham, and in addition to the surety required by general law to be given by justices of the peace, he shall, before entering upon the duties of his office execute a bond to the city of Lansing with one or more sufficient sureties to be approved by the mayor of said city, which approval shall be endorsed on said bond in a penalty of one thousand dollars conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of his office as a police justice of said city, and to pay over the moneys collected and
Council to provide rooms,
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to make his reports and verified statements of his accounts as in this act required.
SEC. 22. The common council of the city of Lansing shall dockets, etc. provide and maintain, heat, light and properly furnish suitable rooms for the said justice of the peace, and shall furnish all dockets and legal blanks necessary to properly conduct his office; and shall pay to the said justice of the peace a salary of twelve hundred dollars per annum, payable monthly; he shall receive no fees or perquisites of any kind whatever for the performance of any duties connected with his office, except marriage fees; but all such fees as are hereinafter provided to be by him taxed and collected in civil cases and all such fees as are by the general laws of this State properly taxable by a justice of the peace in criminal cases, shall be taxed and collected in like case by the justice of the peace of the city of Lansing, and paid into the city treasury within five days after they shall have been so collected.
Fees, to whom paid.
Fines, etc., to whom paid.
Justice to report to council.
To account to council for unclaimed property.
When may restore stolen property.
SEC. 23. All fines, penalties or forfeitures recovered before said justice for violation of any city ordinance shall, when collected, be paid into the city treasury, and said justice shall report on oath to the common council, at the first regular meeting thereof in each month, during the term for which he shall perform the duties of such justice, the number and name of every person against whom judgment shall have been rendered for such fine, penalty or forfeiture, and all moneys by him received for and on account thereof, which moneys so received or which may be in his hands, collected on such fine, penalty or forfeiture, shall be paid into said city treasury on the first Monday of each and every month during the time such justice shall exercise the duties of said office, and for any neglect in this particular he may be suspended or removed as hereinafter provided.
SEC. 24. It shall be the duty of said justice of the peace, at the first regular meeting of the common council, in each of the months of August, November, February and May in each year, to account on oath, before the common council for all such moneys, goods, wares and merchandise, seized as stolen property, as shall then remain unclaimed in the office of said justice of the peace, and immediately thereafter to give notice for four weeks in one of the public newspapers printed in said city, to all persons interested or claiming such property: Provided always, That if any goods, wares, merchandise or chattels of a perishable nature, or which shall be expensive to keep shall at any time remain unclaimed in the office of said justice, it shall be lawful for such justice to sell the same at public auction, at such time, and after such notice as to him and the said common council seem proper.
SEC. 25. It shall be the duty of the justice of the peace aforesaid, who may recover or obtain possession of any stolen property, on receiving satisfactory proof of property from the owner, to deliver such property to the owner thereof, on his paying all necessary and reasonable ex