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Forty-third, To erect and provide for the erection of a city City hall, etc. hall and all needful buildings and offices for the use of the corporation, or of its officers, and to control and regulate the same;
Forty-fourth, To establish, organize and maintain an alms. Almshouses. house department, and to purchase the necessary grounds, erect and provide for the erection of the necessary buildings therefor, either within or without the city limits, and to appoint the necessary officers therefor and provide for the government thereof;
Forty-fifth, To establish and build jails, work-houses and Jails. houses of correction for the confinement of offenders; to erect and provide for the erection of the necessary buildings therefor, and control and regulate the same; to appoint all necessary officers for taking charge of the same, and of persons confined therein; to prescribe their powers and duties and provide for their removal from office, and the filling of varancies; Forty-sixth, To provide for the imprisonment and confine continement
of prisoners. ment in said jails, workhouses and houses of correction, or in the common jail of the county of Kent, at hard labor, or otherwise, all persons liable to be by law imprisoned under this act, or under any ordinance of said common council, when ever convicted of a violation thereof by any court having jurisdiction of the same;
Forty-seventh, To prescribe and regulate the speed of cars Speed of cars and engines on railroads within the limits of said city, and to prohibit railroad cars from standing across or otherwise obstructing the streets thereof;
Forty-eighth, To authorize the granting, issuing and revok- Issuance of ing of licenses in all cases where licenses may be granted and issued under this act and the ordinances and regulations of the common council; to direct the manner of issuing and registering the same, and by what officer they may be issued or revoked and to prescribe the sum of money to be paid therefor into the city treasury. No license shall be granted for more than one year and the person receiving the same shall, before the issuance thereof, execute a bond to the city in such penal sum as the common council may prescribe, with one or more sufficient sureties, conditioned for a faithful observance of this act, and the ordinances and regulations of the common council, and otherwise conditioned as the common council may prescribe. The officer authorized to issue said license may inquire into the sufficiency of the sureties on such bonds, by an examination under oath or otherwise, as to their property and responsibility, which oath may be administered by such officer;
Forty-ninth, To assess, levy and collect taxes for the purpose Levying of of the corporation upon all property made taxable by law for taxes. state purposes, which taxes shall be a lien upon the property taxed until paid; and to provide means for carrying into effect the powers herein conferred; to make regulations for assessing, levying and collecting said taxes and to sell the property taxed to pay the taxes thereon;
Fiftieth, To appropriate money, provide for the payment of the debt and expenses of said city, and make regulations con
cerning the same, subject to the provisions of this act; Punishment of Fifty-first, To provide for the punishment of all offenders for offenders.
violations of, or offenses against this act, or against any ordinance of the common council enacted in pursuance of the powers herein conferred upon it, or in pursuance of any act of the legislature, by holding to bail for good behavior, by imposing fines, penalties, or forfeitures and costs, or by imprisonment in the jail of Kent county at hard labor, or in any city penitentiary, house of correction, jail or workhouse in the city or in any state house of correction, or the Detroit house of correction, or by both fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court before whom a conviction may be had. All punishments for offenses against any of the ordinances of the common council shall be prescribed in the ordinance creating or specifying the offense to be punished, and no penalty, fine or forfeiture shall exceed the sum of five hundred dollars, exclusive of costs, and no imprisonment shall exceed the period of one year. If only a fine, penalty or forfeiture with costs, be imposed, the offender may be sentenced until the payment thereof, for a
term not exceeding six months; Employment Fifty-second, To provide for the employment of all persons of prisoners.
confined for the non-payment of any fine, penalty, forfeiture or costs, or for any offense under this act, or any ordinance of the common council, in the common jail of the county of Kent, or in any jail, workhouse, or house of correction in said city, at work or labor, either within or without the same, or upon the streets of said city, or any public work under the control of the common council; to allow any person thus confined for the [non) payment of any fine, penalty, forfeiture or costs, to pay and discharge the same by such work or labor, and to fix the
value and rates of such work and labor; Printing, etc. Fifty-third, To provide for printing and publishing all mat
ters required to be printed and published under this act, or by order of the common council, in such manner as said council may prescribe;
Fifty-fourth, To provide for the taking of a census of the inhabitants of said city, whenever the common council may see
fit, and to direct and regulate the same; Purchase and Fifty-fifth, The common council shall have power by concur
rent vote of two-thirds of all the aldermen elect of the common council to purchase and sell real estate for the use of the city for corporate purposes. It shall also have power to purchase, hold and use suitable grounds within or without the corporate limits of the city, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining thereon suitable jails, penitentiaries, houses of correction and workhouses for the confinement of offenders, and may provide for the government of the same and of the persons confined
therein; Depositing of Fifty-sixth, The common council shall have power to enter city funds.
into contracts for the depositing of city funds for a period not exceeding three years and to make contracts for other pur
sale of real estate.
poses, wherever authorized to do so by the provisions of this act, but in no instance shall a contract of any nature whatever extend beyond the period of one year from the time of the execution thereof, unless a further time is otherwise provided for in this act;
Fifty-seventh, It shall have power to regulate and license Telephone, telephone companies, telegraph companies, electric lighting panies. companies, gas companies, and to prescribe certain rules for the regulation thereof; it shall have power in granting any franchise whatever to any individual, individuals, corporation, association or company, to reserve the right to impose and collect reasonable annual license fees, levied by any method except a percentage of the grantee's groes receipts, and not exceeding in any year five per cent of such receipts; Fifty-eighth, The common council shall have power by the Property for
parks, concurrent vote of two-thirds of all the aldermen elect of the outside city. common council to obtain by purchase or gift and to hold, improve and properly maintain real estate without the corporate limits of the city for park, driveway and boulevard purposes; Fifty-ninth. The common council shall have full power to lay When may
establish. out, establish, improve, embellish, hold, control and maintain parks, driveways and boulevards, without the corporate limits of the city, whenever it shall be determined by the said common council by the concurrent vote of two-thirds of all the aldermen elect that the same is a necessary public improvement, and private property may be taken therefor in the manner provided in this act, or by the general laws of the state: Provided, That Proviso. no private property without the corporate limits of the city shall be taken under the authority hereby conferred, except such as may be necessary for a boulevard extending from the southerly line of said city, at or near the easterly bank of Grand river along or near the said easterly bank through the township of Wyoming to the west line of said township.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
AN ACT to provide for the election of county drain commis
sioner in the county of Berrien.
The People of the State of Vichigan enact: SECTION 1. At the regular biennial election to be held on the When elected. Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in November, nineteen hundred four, and each two years thereafter, there shall be chosen in Berrien county in this state, by the qualified electors thereof, on the same ticket as the other county officers, a county drain
and file bond.
commissioner, whose term of office shall begin on the first day
of January following his election, and continue for two years. To take oath Before entering on the duties of his office, said duly elected
drain commissioner shall take and file with the county clerk the constitutional oath of office, and shall also file a bond in the penal sum of five thousand dollars, conditioned on the faithful discharge of the duties of his office, which bond, before
filing, shall have been approved by the board of supervisors. County clerk, It shall be the duty of the county clerk to make report to the report. secretary of state of the election and qualification of the county
drain commissioner, as a part of his report of the election and
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
AN ACT to authorize the board of supervisors of the county of
Kalkaska to levy a tax of not to exceed four mills on the dollar on the taxable property of said county for the purpose of constructing a system of county roads.
May levy mill tax.
The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. The board of supervisors of the county of Kalkaska may levy a tax of not to exceed four mills on the dollar (inclusive of the amount now authorized by general law) on the taxable property of said county for the purpose of constructing a system of county roads.
SEC. 2. The money raised by this tax shall be collected and paid out in accordance with the general provisions of law relating to a county road tax.
Approved April 30, 1903.
Drain assessors, when elected.
AN ACT to create the office of drain assessors in each town.
ship of the county of Allegan, to prescribe their duties and fix their compensation, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts conflicting with the terms of this act.
The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. At the annual township meeting of each town. ship in Allegan county there may be elected two resident free. holders for the term of one year, to be chosen by ballot same as other township officers, who shall be designated drain assessors for their respective townships and who shall constitute, together with the county drain commissioner, a board of assessors, whose duty shall be to make and review all assessments
for benefits for all drains hereafter established within such townships and in case any such drains traverse more than one township then the drain assessors of the several townships traversed by such drains shall, together with the county drain commissioner, constitute a board of assessors for such drain.
SEC. 2. The said drain assessors shall receive a compensa- Compensation of two dollars for each day or one dollar for each half day actually and necessarily spent in the discharge of their duties as such.
Sec. 3. The expenses of the said drain assessors shall be Expenses. audited and allowed by the township board, and paid out of the contingent fund of the township.
Approved April 30, 1903.
AN ACT to authorize the fire commission of the city of Detroit
to grant a pension to Mary Neville.
The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. The fire commission of the city of Detroit is Fire commishereby authorized in their discretion and if, after due investiga- grant pention, they deem it best so to do, to grant and pay a pension to sions. Mary Neville, widow of Michael J. Neville, who, while serving as a member of the fire department of the city of Detroit, received injuries on March eighteenth, in the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one, which resulted in his death on April nineteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, in the same manner and to the same extent as though said Michael J. Neville had died within one year after receiving such injuries, as provided in "An act to provide for the retirement of aged and disabled firemen and for the payment of pensions to the wives and children of deceased firemen killed in the service of the city of Detroit," approved June sixteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-five.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
AN ACT relative to the payment of special assessments for
paving, in the village of Charlevoix, in Charlevoix county.
The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. In the village of Charlevoix, in Charlevoix Rolls to be county, special assessment rolls to defray the cost of street made in ten paving, may be made in ten parts, if the council of said village