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thereof,' approved June eighth, eighteen hundred eighty-three, as amended by the several acts amendatory thereof, and to repeal all inconsistent acts and parts of acts,” approved June second eighteen hundred ninety-seven, as amended by the several acts amendatory thereof, is amended, and that section sixtyone of chapter twenty-two thereof is repealed and that a chapter is added thereto to stand and be known as chapter twenty. eight, and that all acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith are repealed; said sections so amended and said chapter so added to read as follows:
SEC. 6. The treasurer-elect in each year, before entering on Treasurer to
. the duties of his office, and within ten days after his election, shall make and file with the city clerk a bond in the penal sum of not less than one hundred twenty-five thousand dollars, with three or more sufficient sureties, to be approved by the city council, conditioned for the faithful accounting for and proper payment of all money's belonging to the city and coming into his hands by virtue of the office, and the prompt accounting for and paying over without delay of all other moneys coming to his hands by virtue of his office, and for the faithful and lawful performance of all the duties of his office. The city treasurer To give bonds shall also be required to furnish a bond in a penal sum to be approved by the city council, to school district number one of the city and township of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo county, Michigan, conditioned for the faithful accounting for and proper and prompt payment of all moneys belonging to said school district which may come into his hands by virtue of his office, and the prompt accounting for and paying over without delay of all such moneys. Whenever in the opinion of the city council, when to file necessity therefor shall arise, the city treasurer shall make and bonds. file such additional bond or bonds as may be required by said city council, and within such time as may be directed for that purpose, which bond or bonds shall be approved by the city council.
to school district.
SECTION 1. Justices of the peace elected under this act shall Powers and have in all respects the same powers and duties and jurisdic- justices of tion as justices of the peace of townships under the general peace. laws of the State, and as if the city were a township, and shall be subject to all the general laws of the State, in the same manner as other justices of the peace, except when in this act or in act number thirty-four of the Public Acts of Michigan of eighteen hundred eightv-five, entitled "An act to establish a recorder's court for the city of Kalamazoo, and to define the jurisdiction of the same.” it is otherwise provided, or when the provisions of this act or of said act number thirty-four shall be inconsistent therewith.
Council may borrow money.
submitted to electors.
Sec. 11. The city council shall have power to borrow money and incur indebtedness for necessary expenses in carrying out all the powers conferred upon them by this act, and for public improvements to be made in said city: Provided, That the total indebtedness created by said city council in any year shall
not exceed the amount of the tax levies for that year, and shall Further be paid out of the tax levies for that year: Provided further, proviso.
That the foregoing provision of this section shall not apply to any indebtedness which may be created for the purpose of doing
any work under a special assessment roll, for which the city Question to be council are herein authorized to issue bonds. The question
of borrowing money for the purposes hereinbefore set forth and also for the purpose of cleaning the channel of the Kalamazoo river and other water courses within the limits of the city and adjacent thereto as a sanitary or health measure, may be submitted to the electors of said city at the annual election or at a special election called for that purpose by the city council, and in case a majority of the qualified electors voting at such election shall vote by ballot in favor of borrowing money, the city council shall have power to borrow money not exceeding the sum so voted, and to issue bonds for the sum so voted to extend for a term of years at a rate of interest to be fixed by the city
council. In case of the issue of bonds, the city council shall proprovide sinking fund. vide by resolution for a sinking fund for the payment of such
bonds and the interest thereon, and the moneys in said sinking fund shall be used for no other purpose than the payment of the principal and interest of such bonds. The city council shall have power, in case of any calamity, fire or inevitable accident, by resolution adopted by the unanimous vote of all the members of the said city council to borrow money and incur indebtedness to meet the requirements occasioned thereby, in excess of the
limitations in this section contained, by the issue of bonds or Proviso, otherwise as they may determine necessary: Provided, That
the necessity for said action shall be clearly stated in said Further resolution: And provided further, That the sum so borrowed proviso. shall not exceed the sum of five thousand dollars: And proFurther vided further, That provision shall be made for the payment of proviso. the entire indebtedness so incurred within two years from the
time of the adoption of said resolution, unless the qualified electors of the city shall, at the next regular city election, or at
a special election held prior to the next regular city election, Acts of coun- vote in favor of borrowing such money for a longer time. Each cil declared
and every act of the city council, had and taken before the lawful.
passage of this act in relation to borrowing money for the use of said city, is hereby declared to be lawful and all the indebtedness existing and outstanding against said city by reason of any act had and taken by said city council before the passage of this act, incurred for materials purchased or money borrowed, together with all obligations given therefor, is hereby declared to be lawful, and the same shall constitute lawful and
just claims against said city. Said city council shall cause the present existing unsecured indebtedness of said city to be paid out of the moneys raised by the annual tax levy of the year one thousand nine hundred three. The city council shall not have power to borrow money except as in this act expressly provided.
SEC. 16. The city council shall have full power and au- Council to thority to lay out, establish, open, alter, vacate, discontinue, ecc. ora widen, repair, light and improve highways, avenues, streets, streets. lanes, alleys, drains, water-courses, culverts and bridges in said city whenever said council shall deem the same a public improvement or necessity, and may regulate the use thereof and protect the same from obstruction, encroachment and injury, and the city council shall have full power and authority to regulate and establish a line upon which buildings may be erected upon any street, lane or alley in said city and to prevent such buildings being erected nearer the street than such line. If, in laying out, establishing, opening, altering, widen- May take priing, repairing or improving any highway, street, lane, avenue, for. alley, drain, water course, culvert or bridge, it shall be necessary to take or use any private property, the same may be appropriated in the manner provided in this act for taking private property for public use. The whole or any part of the expense Expense of of any such improvement may be paid out of the funds of the
improve city. If it shall be determined that the city pay only a portion paid. of such expense, the balance thereof shall be paid by special assessment upon the property adjacent thereto and benefited thereby, and such special assessment may be levied and collected as provided by this act for levying and collecting special assessments.
Sec. 20. The city council shall have power to cause the pub- Council may lic streets, highways, avenues and alleys in said city to be grade, pave. graded, macadamized, paved, planked or graveled, and otherwise constructed, improved and repaired, and the gutters paved. The cost and expense thereof may be paid by the corporation, Cost of, how or the same, or any part thereof may, as the council may by
paid. resolution determine, be assessed on the property adjacent thereto and benefited thereby. The terms "paved” and “macadamized” shall be deemed to include gutters, curbing, crosswalks, ballasting and laying or relaying water mains, storm and sanitary sewers. For the purpose of meeting the expense May issue thereof, in anticipation of the collection of the assessments and taxes to defray the expenses and cost thereof, the city council may by resolution authorize and direct that a sum of money not exceeding the amount levied in the special assessment roll for said work, except as hereinafter provided, shall be borrowed by the issue of bonds bearing interest at the rate not exceeding six per cent per annum: Provided, however, That the total Proviso. amount of such bonds thus authorized to be issued shall not exceed three hundred thousand dollars outstanding at any one time; that said bonds shall be made payable in equal amounts each year for a period not exceeding seven years from the date of issue as the city council may direct. Said bonds shall be en
sold at not less than per.
dorsed "Special Assessment Bonds," and said endorsement
shall also include the nature of work for which said special Bonds to be assessment was levied. Said bonds shall not be sold for less
than par and the proceeds thereof shall be paid to the city treasurer and by him placed to the credit of a fund to be known by the name endorsed upon the bonds, and as rapidly as money is collected upon said special assessment roll for the improvement for which the bonds were issued, the same shall be deposited to the credit of the aforesaid fund, and said bonds shall be paid from said fund and from no other, as rapidly as
they fall due. At any time before the confirmation of the spe When city to cial assessment roll for paving or macadamizing any street, the bear expense.
city council may determine by resolution that the corporation shall pay the expense and cost thereof for the street interseetions and the expense of laying or relaying water mains, sanitary and storm sewers, and in that event, the city council may, if it deems it advisable, borrow enough money by the issue of bonds payable in not more than seven annual installments, to pay the expense thereof, on or before the day when said bonds
fall due, the city council shall transfer or pay into a special Duty relative fund, enough money to pay said bonds. The city council shall to cleaning of
have power to cause any of the paved, macadamized or graveled streets of the city to be cleaned and kept clean. The cost and expense thereof may be paid by the city, or the same or any part thereof, as the council may by resolution determine, may be assessed on the property adjacent thereto and benefited thereby.
The city council shall have power to cause the public streets, sprinkling.
highways, avenues and alleys in said city to be sprinkled whenever deemed necessary. The cost and expense thereof may be paid by the city, or the same, or any part thereof, as the council may by resolution or ordinance determine, may be assessed on the property adjacent thereto and benefited thereby. All assessments provided for in this section may be levied and collected as by this act provided for levying and collecting special
assessments. Council to SEC. 25. The council may prescribe the terms, conditions prescribe
and time, not exceeding one year, upon which licenses may be granted, and direct the manner of issuing and registering the same, and by what officer they shall be issued and the fees collected, and prescribe the amount of money that shall be paid therefor. Licenses shall not be transferable and shall contain all conditions upon which the same are held, including the right of temporary revocation by the chief of police of the city during the interim between the meetings of the council, when he shall deem it necessary. Every license shall be revocable by the council at pleasure; and when any license shall be re voked for noncompliance with the terms and conditions upon which it was granted, or on account of any violation of any ordinance or regulation, the person holding such license shall. in addition to all other penalties imposed, forfeit all payments made for such license. The city council may provide for punishment by fine or imprisonment, or both, of any person, who without license, shall exercise any occupa
terms, etc., for licenses.
May revoke license.
tion or trade or do anything for or in respect to which any license shall be required by any ordinance or regulation of the said city council or by this act. All sums received for licenses granted for any purpose by the city treasurer under its authority shall be paid into the city treasury to the credit of the general fund.
SEC. 35. The city council shall have full power to provide for Powers relaand regulate the inspection of all slaughter houses, wherein inspection of meat for use as human food in said city is slaughtered, to pro. meats, etc. vide for and regulate the inspection of all animals held therein for slaughter and the carcasses of all animals already slaughtered, although said slaughter houses, animals or carcasses thereof may be outside of the city limits, and the person or persons selling such animals or carcasses thereof shall be governed and controlled by and be subject and amenable to any ordinance or regulation enacted by the city council relating to such inspection and regulation of slaughter houses, animals or carcasses thereof, when the carcasses of said animals are sold or intended to be sold within the city limits for use as human food, the same as if said slaughter houses were within the city limits.
SECTION 1. The city council shall have power to raise an- Amount may nually by taxation upon the real and personal property in said raise by tax. city taxable under the constitution and laws of the State, such sums of money, not exceeding in any one year one per cent of the assessed value of such property as may be necessary to defray the expenses and pay the liabilities of the city and to carry into effect the powers by this act granted. This amendment shall go into effect and apply to tax levies after the year nineteen hundred two.
Sec. 61. Section sixty-one of chapter twenty-two of act num- Section
repealed. ber four hundred forty-three of the Local Acts of nineteen hundred one is hereby expressly repealed.
Sec. 17. Upon the confirmation of any special assessments, Assessments the amount thereof may be divided into not more than seven in- divided. stallments, one of which shall be collected each year, at such times as the city council shall determine, with annual interest at a rate not exceeding six per cent per annum, but the whole assessment after confirmation, may be paid to the city treasurer at any time in full, with the proportionate interest thereon.