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the east line of the highway known as River Road, thence north along said east line to the north line of the highway between said sections; thence running westerly along the north line of said highway to its intersection with the east line of the highway running northerly along the section line between sections twenty and twenty-one, thence north along said east line of high way to the south line of Goulden street according to Factory Land Company plat number one; thence east along the said south line of Goulden street to the west line of Twentyeighth street according to said plat, thence south along the west line of said Twenty-eighth street to the south line of Conner street according to said plat, thence easterly along the south line of said Conner street to the west line of Electric avenue, according to said plat, thence north along said west line of Electric avenue to its connection with the west line of Twentyfourth street, thence north along the west line of Twenty-fourth street to the north line of Moak street, according to said plat, thence west along the north line of Moak street to the east line of said highway known as Thirty-second street and running north between sections twenty and twenty-one. thence north along said east line to the south line of highway known as Dove street and running east along the center line between sections sixteen and twenty-one, thence running east along the south line of said Dove street to the east line of highway known as Twenty-fourth street and running north along the center of sections sixteen and nine, thence north along the east line of said Twenty-fourth street to the north line of Howard street, thence west along the north line of said Howard street extended to a point where the Indian reservation line intersects said highway, thence in a northwesterly direction along said Indian reservation line to the south line of the Bonhomme tract, thence northeasterly along the south line of said Bonhomme tract to the center of Black river, thence up the middle line of Black river to a point where the same would be intersected by the northwest corner of the McNeil tract in the town. ship of Fort Gratiot, thence easterly along the north line of said McNeil tract to a point where the west line of Lakeside cemetery intersects the north line of said tract, thence north along the west boundary of said Lakeside cemetery, said line being the west line of east fractional part of section twentyseven in town seven north, range seventeen east, to the north line of said section twenty-seven, thence east along the line of said section twenty-seven, and the north line of fractional section twenty-six to the westerly line of the highway known as the Lakeside turnpike or extension of Gratiot avenue, thence northerly along the west line of said last named highway to the north line of section twenty-two, town seven north, range seven. teen east, thence east along said north line of said section twenty-two to the national boundary line in Lake Huron, and thence southerly along said national boundary line in Lake Huron and River St. Clair to the place of beginning.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
AN ACT to provide for the submission to the qualified electors
of the city of Big Rapids, the proposition to bond said city for the sum of fifteen thousand dollars to be expended for public improvements.
The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. The council of the city of Big Rapids shall by Question to be resolution submit to the qualified electors of said city the propo- electors. sition to bond the city of Big Rapids for the sum of fifteen thousand dollars, the proceeds of which to be expended for public improvements.
SEC, 2. Said proposition may be submitted at any general when submitelection or at a special election to be called for that purpose at any time within three years after this act shall take effect.
Sec. 3. Such election shall be held and such proposition Election, how shall be submitted to the qualified electors of said city in manner provided by act number two hundred fifteen, of the Public Acts of eighteen hundred ninety-five.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
AN ACT to authorize the prosecuting attorney of Macomb
county, Michigan, to appoint an assistant prosecuting attorney for said county, and prescribing his duties, powers and compensation.
The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. The prosecuting attorney of the county of Ma. May appoint comb is hereby authorized and empowered to appoint an assist. assistant. ant prosecuting attorney for Macomb county, and may revoke such appointment at pleasure.
Sec. 2. Such appointment, and the revocation thereof, shall Appointment, be in writing, under the hand of the prosecuting attorney, and shall be filed in the office of the clerk of said county; the per- Oath and
acceptance. son so appointed before entering upon the duties of such office, shall take the oath prescribed by the constitution of the State, and file the same together with his acceptance, with the county clerk of said county. SEC. 3. The said assistant prosecuting attorney shall have powers and
duties. full power and authority to appear for and in behalf of the people of the State in all criminal and other matters to the same extent as the prosecuting attorney of said county, when required of him by the prosecuting attorney.
Sec. 4. The said assistant prosecuting attorney shall receive such salary or compensation as the board of supervisors of the county of Macomb shall at any time direct.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
AN ACT to amend section thirty-one of title four, and sections
nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, thirty, thirty-two, thirty-three, thirty-four, thirty-five, thirty-six, thirty-nine, forty, forty-one, forty-four, fifty, fifty-eight, fifty-nine and sixty of title five, and section thirty of title eight, of the charter of the city of Grand Rapids, being local act number three hundred seventyfour of the laws of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, entitled "An act to revise the charter of the city of Grand Rapids," as amended May twelfth, eighteen hundred ninety-nine, by local act number four hundred and one, entitled "An act to amend section thirty-one of title four of act number three
iundred seventy-four of the Local Acts of the State of Michigan, for the year eighteen hundred ninety-seven, entitled 'An act to revise the charter of the city of Grand Rapids,'” approved March eighteenth, eighteen hundred ninety-seven, so as to provide for the collection of city and special taxes and the keeping a record thereof by the city treasurer of the city of Grand Rapids, and adjusting salaries of city officials.
The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. Section thirty-one of title four, and sections nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, thirty, thirty-two, thirty-three, thirtyfour, thirty-five, thirty-six, thirty-nine, forty, forty-one, fortyfour, fifty fifty-eight, fifty-nine and sixty of title five, and section thirty of title eight of the charter of the city of Grand Rapids, being local act number three hundred seventy-four of the laws of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, as amended May twelfth, eighteen hundred ninety-nine, by local act number four hundred one, are hereby amended so as to read as follows:
Salaries of officers, how fixed, etc.
Sec. 31. The common council shall annually determine the salary or compensation to be paid to the several officers of said city within the limitations hereinafter prescribed, and which limitations shall be as follows, to wit: To the city clerk, two thousand five hundred dollars per annum; to the deputy city clerk, one thousand two hundred dollars per annum; to the city treasurer, two thousand five hundred dollars per annum; to the city marshal one thousand three hundred dollars per annum; to the mayor, one thousand two hundred dollars per annum; to the city comptroller, two thousand dollars per annum; to each of the aldermen, three hundred fifty dollars per annum; to the city attorney, three thousand dollars per annum; to the city physician, one thousand two hundred dollars per annum; and to the plumbing inspector such salary as the common council may determine, said salaries to be fixed by the affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of all the aldermen elect of said city; and the common council may establish and prescribe the fees or salaries to be paid to all other officers of said city whose fees or salaries are not prescribed by law for services performed for said city, in all cases where such fees or salaries are to be paid by said city.
to construct sidewalk.
SEC. 19. Whenever the common council shall deem it ex. When owner pedient to construct any sidewalk within the city, it may by ordinance or otherwise, require the owner of any lot or premises adjoining thereto, or fronting or abutting thereon, to construct such sidewalk in front of or adjoining such lot or premises; the common council in like manner may by ordinance or otherwise, under such penalties as it may prescribe, require the owner to repair or reconstruct sidewalks in front of or abutting thereon or adjoining his premises, in such manner as the common council may direct. If such owner shall neglect when council or refuse to make, repair or reconstruct any sidewalk in front of or adjoining his premises, within such reasonable time as the common council shall prescribe, it shall be lawful for said common council, upon proof being filed with the city clerk of said city of the failure of the owner of such property to comply with the requirements of said common council, to cause the same to be done at the expense of the city, and an accurate account of the expenses thereof shall be certified to by the marshal, who is hereby authorized by virtue of his office to make, repair or reconstruct such sidewalk, or cause the same to be done, and file such account in the office of the city treasurer within five days after such work shall have been done. Said account, so certified to by said marshal shall contain an accurate description of each parcel of real estate of which said sidewalk is in front of or abutting thereon or adjoining thereto, and which was so made, repaired or reconstructed, the expense thereof and also the name of the owner of the real estate, if known, and if not known, such fact shall be so stated in such account.
SEC. 20. It shall be the duty of the city treasurer on the first when treasMonday in August, November and February, in each year, to assessment place such accounts then remaining unpaid in an assessment roll. roll, together with ten per cent of each account to be added thereto, which said assessment roll shall be returned by him and reported to the common council, and shall be in substance
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the same as the assessment roll provided for by this title in cases of assessments to defray the expenses of public improvements upon districts deemed to be benefited thereby, except
that it shall not be necessary to place any valuation upon the Rolls subject real estate described in said roll. Said assessment rolls shall to appeal.
be subject to appeals therefrom to the common council, and notice of such appeals shall be filed with the city clerk stating the several grounds upon which appeal is taken, and such appeals shall be taken to and heard by the common council as in cases of other assessments provided for in this title and all provisions thereof relative to notice of and filing such appeals, and the hearing and action of the common council thereon shall be applicable thereto, and said roll shall be subject to ratification and confirmation by the common council as in other cases under this title. Such expense of making, repairing or reconstruct. ing sidewalks as aforesaid, together with such percentage added as aforesaid, shall be and remain a lien upon such real estate, as hereinbefore set forth until the same is fully paid.
SEC. 21. The city clerk shall sign said roll and annex his collected, etc.
certificate thereto, and the mayor shall within ten days there after annex his warrant to the said roll, commanding the said treasurer to collect said assessments within sixty days from the date thereof. Thereupon it shall be the duty of the treas. urer to levy and collect the same by distress and sale of any personal property upon such real estate belonging to the persons chargeable with such assessments. All provisions of this title relative to the return and sale of real estate for unpaid assessments thereon, are hereby made applicable to assessments hereinbefore provided for.
Sec. 30. When the city treasurer shall have levied upon any property.
personal property for the non-payment of any tax or assessment in this title provided for, he shall proceed to advertise and sell the same in like manner and upon like notice as is now required, or shall hereafter be required by law in the levy and sale of personal property for the non-payment of taxes by township treasurers. The city treasurer shall certify to the city comptroller lists of all lands acquired by the city on tax
sales. Treasurer to Sec. 32. Ninety days after any assessment roll has been make statement of non
placed in the hands of the city treasurer for collection, without paid assess- a further time shall have been granted to him to make collec
tions of assessments on such assessment roll, by a resolution of the common council passed to such effect and duly entered upon its minutes, and at the expiration of such further time if granted, he shall make and file in his office a complete list of all real estate upon which assessments have not been paid or collected, with a statement to whom each parcel of said real estate was assessed, (or that it was assessed to a person unknown,) and describe such real estate and give the amount of the assessment, together with the collection fees as added upon each parcel; and he shall annex thereto a certificate substan. tially in the following form: "I hereby certify that the above list contains a true and accurate statement of each parcel of
When treas. urer may sell