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AN ACT to provide for the preservation of the public health,
quarantine, nuisances and offensive trades, in the county of Cheboygan, and to authorize the board of supervisors of said county to contract for. medical treatment of those afflicted with contagious diseases, and to provide pest houses by renting, purchasing or constructing the same in said county.
The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. When any person coming from outside the county Duties of or residing in any township, city or village within the county hearth. of Cheboygan shall be infected or shall lately before have been infected with a dangerous, communicable disease, the board of health of the township, city or village where such person may be shall make effectual provisions in the manner in which they shall judge best for the safety of the inhabitants, and they may remove such sick or infected person to a separate house if it can be done without danger to his health, and shall provide nurses and other assistance and necessaries which shall be at the charge of the person himself, his parents, or other persons who may be liable for his support, if able: Provided, If such Proviso as to person, his parents, or other person who may be liable for his support. support be not able to pay for such assistance and necessaries, the board of health shall keep an itemized and separate statement of expenses incurred for each and every person cared for under this section, and shall render such statement to the board of supervisors of the county by filing the same with the county clerk. And the said board of supervisors shall as soon as may who to audit be proceed to audit the said bill, and if found that the expenses were necessarily incurred, the services actually and necessarily performed, and the amounts claimed for such expenses and services are severally just and reasonable under the circumstances, the said board of supervisors shall allow the same or such parts thereof as the majority of the members elect of said board shall deem just and provide for their immediate pay. ment by the said county, and in auditing such accounts, said board of supervisors shall have full power to examine into the merits of all claims presented to them in accordance with the provisions herein contained, and may subpoena witnesses and take any other measures necessary to arrive at the truth of the same; and the said board of supervisors is hereby empow. ered, if necessary, to issue orders or borrow money on the faith and credit of the county to pay all such necessary bills and expenses, and to include the same in the next appropriation of money to be raised by taxation in said county.
SEC. 2. The board of supervisors of said county of Cheboy. Supervisors gan shall have power, and may enter into a contract with any for care of qualified resident physician or physicians, to attend, furnish patients. medicine and treat all contagious diseases of the county, as provided for in section one of this act, for a period of not exceeding one year from the date of contract. They may divide
may contract sician.
the county into districts, and contract with a physician in
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
AN ACT to authorize the boards of supervisors of the counties
of Gogebic, Marquette, Iron, Baraga and Bay to have general supervision in cases of contagious diseases arising in said counties; to audit and pay all bills contracted therefor; to establish one or more pest houses, and to employ one or more county physicians and prescribe their duties.
The People of the State of Michigan enact:
Powers of SECTION 1. The boards of supervisors in the counties of board relative Gogebic, Marquette, Iron, Baraga and Bay shall, after the pass
age of this act, have general supervision over all contagious diseases arising or existing in their respective counties, and in order to carry out their authority therein, may make such rules and regulations relative to the same as said boards of supervisors may deem proper; said rules and regulations to be duly entered in their records. They shall have authority to purchase lands, establish and maintain one or more pest houses in their respective counties for the reception and treatment of persons having any malignant and infectious disease, dangerous to the public health, and for the care of all persons who may have been exposed to any such diseases. They shall likewise have power to hire all necessary officers and servants to properly care for the same, and prescribe their duties and com
SEC. 2. Each of said boards of supervisors shall have power
to contract with and appoint a county physician and prescribe county phy
his duties. Any county physician when so appointed, shall file his acceptance thereof with the county clerk of the county, and shall hold his office for the term of one year and no longer unless reappointed. He shall receive such compensation as the board of supervisors may prescribe. The action of the board of supervisors of the county of Gogebic, heretofore taken in employing a county physician, is hereby ratified and legalized.
SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of the county physicians pro- Duties, etc., vided for in this act, when called upon by the supervisor of any physician. township, president of any village, or mayor of any city within his respective county, to investigate cases of contagious, malignant diseases dangerous to the public health, to immediately visit the locality where they may exist, and take such steps for the proper treatment of the same as said county physician. may deem proper, subject, nevertheless, to the general rules formulated by the board of supervisors of his respective county for his guidance therein, and no bills or accounts incurred for the treatment of said diseases shall be binding upon or payable by the said county unless the same shall have been incurred under and by direction of the authority of the county physician thereof.
SEC. 4. In case of the absence of the county physician from when some the county or his inability to perform his duties, the chair- cian may man of the board of supervisors of said county may, in writ. perform. ing, designate some other physician in his county to perform the duties of said county physician for the time being, and the said physician so appointed temporarily shall perform the duties prescribed for the county physician during his absence or inability to perform the same.
SEC. 5. All bills payable by the county for the treatment of Auditing of contagious diseases aforesaid shall be presented to the respective boards of supervisors for allowance and payment as soon as may be after the same has been contracted, and the same shall not be received and audited unless they shall have endorsed thereon the certificate of the county physician that the same have been incurred under and by his direction.
Sec. 6. In order to carry out the provisions of this act, the Supervisors to said boards of supervisors shall be vested with all the powers of board of vested in local boards of health under the general laws of this state, and the said county physicians, in the performance of their duties, shall possess all the authority now vested in health officers under the laws of this state.
SEC. 7. This act shall not be construed as doing away with Act not to do the local boards of health in any of said counties, but the local boards. same shall continue to perform their duties as prescribed by law with the exception that said local boards of health shail not have the power to bind their respective counties with the . payment of any accounts contracted by them in the treatment of contagious malignant diseases unless they shall act under the direction of the county physician of their county.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
AN ACT to authorize the township of Cooper in the county of
Kalamazoo, to borrow money and issue bonds therefor, for the purpose of building a bridge across the Kalamazoo river in said township, and to provide for the payment of the principal and interest on said bonds.
The People of the State of Michigan enact: Bond issue by SECTION 1. The township board of the township of Cooper township.
in Kalamazoo county, is hereby authorized and empowered to
borrow not exceeding nine thousand dollars, on the faith and Money how credit of said township, and issue its bonds therefor; said
moneys to be used in the building of a new bridge across the Kalamazoo river in said township, in place of the “Cooper Center bridge,” so called. The sum of nine thousand dollars hereby authorized to be borrowed shall be due and payable, one third in one year, one third in two years and one third in three years, together with interest at a rate of not to exceed
six per cent per annum. Question to SEC. 2. Such money shall not be borrowed nor such bonds be subenotted issued, unless a majority of the qualified electors of said town:
ship of Cooper, voting at a special township meeting in said. township, to be called or ordered by the township board of said township, at any time after the taking effect of this act, shall vote in favor of said proposition; and the said township board is hereby authorized and empowered to submit the question of said loan to the qualified electors of said township, at such special township meeting, giving due notice thereof, by causing the date, place of voting, and object of said election to be stated in printed or written notices, posted in at least five public places in said township not less than twelve days prior to said election, which notices shall state the amount of money proposed to be borrowed.
Sec. 3. The proposition of issuing the said bonds provided for in section one of this act, shall be submitted to the electors by ballot, which ballot shall be written or printed, or partly written and partly printed, and in the following form:
For the Cooper Center bridge loan-Yes.
Said vote shall be canvassed in the same manner as the votes cast at township meetings, and if, upon the canvassing of said vote, it shall be found that a majority of the electors voting upon such proposition have voted in favor of the same, the said township board shall be authorized to issue the bonds of said township as provided in the first section of this act.
SEC. 4. It shall be the duty of the township board of the said township of Cooper to raise by tax upon the taxable property of said township, in each of the years following the making of the loan provided for by this act, in addition to the other taxes authorized by law to be assessed and collected in the
Form of ballot.
Vote how canvassed.
township, an amount sufficient to pay one-third of the principal obligation and the interest on the amount unpaid.
Sec. 5. It is hereby made the duty of the township board of Further said township of Cooper to issue to the township treasurer board. definite orders for the payment of the several installments of principal and interest of the loan in this act provided for, as the same shall become due, and it shall be lawful for said township board to borrow from the contingent fund of the township such amounts as may be necessary to make up any shortage in the collections on account of the bridge loan tax arising from delinquent taxes in any year.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
AN ACT to amend sections five, nine, eleven, twelve, thirteen,
fourteen, twenty-one and twenty-two of an act, entitled "An act to create a board of water commissioners in the village of Marquette, and to define its powers and duties,” approved March second, eighteen hundred sixty-nine, being act number two hundred forty-three of the laws of Michigan of the year eighteen hundred sixty-nine.
The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. Sections five, nine, eleven, twelve, thirteen, four- Sections teen, twenty-one and twenty-two of an act, entitled "An act to create a board of water commissioners in the village of Marquette, and to define its powers and duties," approved March second, eighteen hundred sixty-nine, being act number two hundred forty-three of the laws of Michigan of the year eighteen hundred sixty-nine, are hereby amended to read as follows:
Sec. 5. A majority of said board shall constitute a quorum Quorum of for the transaction of business, and said board shall cause to to keep, etc. be kept an accurate record of all its proceedings and also a separate recorded list of all assessments for water rates, which shall be subject to public inspection at all times.
Sec. 9. Said board shall on or before the second Monday of Report estiMay of each year, estimate and report to the common council of the city of Marquette the amount of money required to be raised by tax during the ensuing year for said board for fire protection account, for sinking fund, for the payment of indebtedness and for other necessary expenditures, specifying the sum estimated for each of said purposes; and the sum Limit of specified for fire protection account shall not be less than thirty raised. dollars for each fire hydrant in the city, nor more than fifty dollars for each hydrant. Said amount shall be raised by special tax, to be designated "Fire and Water Tax," upon the
mate to council.