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ber thereof, and to fix the compensation of such justices, and to provide a clerk and officers therefor,' approved March twenty-second, eighteen hundred ninety-three, as amended, and to add ten new sections thereto to stand as sections fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twentyone, twenty-two and twenty-three,” are hereby amended to read
as follows: Salary of Sec. 4. Each of the justices of the peace of the city of Grand justices.
Rapids shall receive from the treasury of the city an annual salary of thirteen hundred dollars, which salary shall be in lieu of all fees, costs and charges to which said justices would be entitled but for the provisions of this act, except fees for the performance of marriage ceremonies, for taking acknowledgments, and for administering oaths in matters not connected with suits or proceedings in justices' courts in said city; such salary shall be paid to said justices in monthly installments, as other officers of said city are paid. Each of said justices shall be in attendance at his office on all days, except Sundays and legal holidays, from the hour of nine o'clock in the forenoon until noon, and from the hour of two
o'clock until five o'clock in the afternoon. Entry fee to Sec. 7. Before any civil action or proceeding, except procommencing ceedings against the garnishee defendant, shall be commenced
in any of said justices' courts, there shall be paid to th• cler's of said courts by the party commencing the same, an entry fee of one dollar, and before the trial of any such action or proceedings shall be commenced, such parties shall pay a judgment fee of one dollar; but in case of non-suit before the commencement of trial, no judgment fee shall be required. Proceedings in garnishment shall be treated as part of the principal cause, and no additional fees shall be required therein, except when an issue of fact shall be joined in respect to the liability of a garnishee or garnishees; in such cases a judgment fee of one dollar shall be paid before such trial shall commence. The fees provided for in this section shall be in full for all services and proceedings by and before said justices, to and including the issuing of execution upon judgment therein, and shall be taxed in favor of the party paying the same if he be the prevailing party in the suit. For all services and proceedings subsequent to the issuing of the execution, or for the purpose of staying proceedings, or removing causes to
an appellate court, there shall be paid to the said clerk the fees Proviso as to provided by law: Provided, That in all causes where the
cause of action is for personal work and labor of the plaintiff or any member of his or her family, upon filing with the clerk of said justice court an affidavit showing that such claim or cause of action is brought for such personal work and labor as aforesaid, such action shall, within the discretion of the court, be commenced and prosecuted to judgment without the pay. ment of any entry fee or judgment fee, as herein required in other causes, but that the costs shall accrue in such cause of action, including the entry and judgment fee, as in other causes shall be taxed in favor of the prevailing party.
actions brought for labor.
SEC. 9. If any party to a cause before either of said justices In case party
demands jury. shall demand a trial by jury, he shall pay the fees therefor in advance, and the sum shall be disposed of by the clerk in the manner now provided by law; and the moneys paid for jurors shall be taxed as costs in favor of the party paying the same, if he be the prevailing party in the suit, in addition to such other costs as he may be entitled to recover. And in addition to all other costs there may be, in the discretion of the justice trying said cause, with or without a jury, taxed as an attorney fee in favor of the prevailing party, not exceeding the sum of five dollars.
Sec. 14. The justices of the peace of said city shall file their Justices to oaths of office in the office of the clerk of the county of Kent, duties, etc. and shall have in addition to the duties conferred by this act on them, the same jurisdiction, powers and duties conferred on justices of the peace in townships, and that in all civil causes the said justices of the peace shall have concurrent jurisdiction to the amount of five hundred dollars.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
AN ACT to incorporate the city of Omer in the county of
The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. Section fifteen and the southeast quarter of the Territory to southwest quarter and the southwest quarter of the southeast quarter of section ten, all in township nineteen, north of range five east, shall be detached from the township of Arenao and the territory so detached is hereby incorporated and made and constituted into a city to be known as the city of Omer.
Sec. 2. The said city shall be divided into three wards as First ward. follows: The first ward shall embrace all that portion of the city lying west of Rifle river; the second ward shall embrace Second. all that portion of the territory in said city lying south of Bridge and Center streets on the east side of the Rifle river; and the third ward shall embrace all that part of said city Third. lying east of the Rifle river and north of Bridge and Center streets.
SEC. 3. The said city of Omer shall, except as herein other. Subject to wise provided, be governed and its powers and duties defined fourth class
act governing and limited by an act, entitled “An act to provide for the cities. incorporation of cities of the fourth class,” being act number two hundred fifteen of the Public Acts of eighteen hundred ninety-five, approved May twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred ninety-five, and all acts amendatory thereof, which said act, as
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the same is now or may hereafter be amended, is hereby made and constituted a part of the charter of the said city of Omer.
SEC. 4. For the purpose of holding the first election in the said city James P. Baikie, William C. Cook and Fred Menzer are hereby designated as commissioners, whose duty it shall be immediately after the passage of this act, to call a special election in said city, and shall give notice by hand bills posted in four of the most public places in each ward and by publication in one newspaper in said city of the time and place in each ward of holding said election and of the city and ward officers to be elected and of the place in each ward where the inspectors of election will meet on the Saturday next preceding the election, to make a registration of the electors of the new city corporation. Said commissioners shall procure books of registration of the form required by law for each ward and deliver
the same to the election inspectors of the respective wards. Who entitled No elector shall be entitled to vote until he shall have first
been registered in the ward where he resides, and such commissioners shall receive and canvass the votes of the several wards as returned by the inspectors, and shall determine the results and shall issue certificates of election to each of the successful candidates, and shall perform such other duties as are provided in an act, entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of cities of the fourth class," being act number two hundred fifteen of the Public Acts of eighteen hundred ninety-five, as amended, and all acts amendatory thereto.
SEC. 5. John T. Baikie, Andrew Kent, Fred Cilly and Wilinspectors.
liam R. Clouston shall act as inspectors of election for the first election in the first ward of said city; Samuel D. Bechtel, Angus McDonnell, William Menzer and Arthur J. Gooderich shall act as inspectors for the first election in the second ward; and William J. Savage, Richard Swanson, William C. Curtis and Alex. Monroe shall act as inspectors of the first election in
the third ward of said city. Compensa- SEC. 6. The mayor and aldermen of said city shall serve
without compensation. Rights etc.,
Sec. 7. The rights and liabilities as between the city of Omer
and the township of Arenac shall be adjusted according to the ship and, how provisions of act number thirty-eight of the Public Acts of adjusted.
eighteen hundred eighty-three, entitled "An act to provide for adjustment of rights and liabilities on division of territory of cities and townships,” and any liability accruing to the city of Omer, by reason of the detachment of the territory from said township of Arenac, shall be paid from a tax levied only upon that territory in the city by reason of whose detachment the
liability was incurred. Incorporation SEC. 8. The incorporation of said city of Omer shall in no
way change or affect the boundaries of school district number four of Arenac township, and no change shall be made in the manner or time of electing its district officers or in the management or control of said district by reason of this, except that the taxes voted for school purposes in said district shall be apportioned, at or before the time of meeting of the board
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not to affect school districts.
of supervisors of Arenac county in annual session in October in each year, by the supervisor of the township of Arenac and the supervisor of the city of Omer.
Sec. 9. The city of Omer shall comprise a single assessment Election, district and assessments of property and spreading of taxes duties, etc.; of
at shall be made therein by a city supervisor at large, who shall large. be a member of the board of supervisors of the county of Arenac, and be elected at the regular city election, and no other supervisor shall be elected in said city, and who shall hold his office for a term of one year or until his successor is elected and qualifies, excepting for the first supervisor, who shall be elected as herein provided at the first election held in said city.
This act is ordered to take effect March first, nineteen hundred four.
Approved May 28, 1903.
AN ACT to organize a school district in the township of
Hawes, in the county of Alcona, and State of Michigan, to be known and designated as school district number one of Hawes township, out of certain territory to be detached from the union school district of the township of Hawes, in the county of Alcona, State of Michigan.
The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. That the following described territory, to wit: Territory to The south half of section thirteen, sections fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-four, twenty-six, twenty-seven, twenty-eight, thirty-three and west half of section thirty-four in township twenty-seven north of range eight east, in said Hawes township, said Alcona county and State of Michigan, be detached from the said union school district in said township of Hawes in said Alcona county and State of Michigan, and that the whole of the territory so detached as aforesaid, be and the same is hereby formed, organized and incorporated into a school district, with all the rights, powers, privileges and liabilities of school districts formed and organized under the general laws of this State, to be known and designated as school district number one of the township of Hawes in the county of Alcona and State of Michigan.
SEC. 2. The first meeting of said district number one of First meeting, Hawes township may be called by any three taxable inhabi- when and tants thereof, notice in writing of the time and place of holding said meeting having been previously posted in three public places in the territory comprising said district, at least five days before the time designated therein for said meeting, signed by the inhabitants calling the same, at which meeting
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there shall be elected a moderator, director and assessor of said district, who shall respectively hold their offices until the annual meeting of said district to be held the first Monday of September, A. D. nineteen hundred and three, when their successors shall be elected.
Sec. 3. Said district number one of Hawes township shall certain rights, succeed to all the rights, property and effects within the terri
tory organized into said district number one of Hawes township, and to any delinquent school taxes which may have here tofore been assessed and now remaining uncollected, upon any real or personal property situated within the territory organized into said district number one of Hawes township and to one-half of all delinquent school taxes which may have heretofore been assessed, and remaining uncollected, upon any real and personal property situated within the territory remaining of the said union school district of the township of Hawes,
after the passage of this act. Subject to SEC. 4. Except as herein otherwise provided, said school dis
trict and its officers shall be subject to the provisions of chapter
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
AN ACT to incorporate the village of Fairview in the township
of Grosse Pointe, Wayne county.
Territory to contain.
The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. All that territory situate and being in the township of Grosse Pointe in the county of Wayne and State of Michigan and described as follows, to wit: Beginning at a point in the easterly line of the city of Detroit, being also the westerly line of the township of Grosse Pointe, said point being five hundred feet distant southerly from the intersection of said easterly line of said city of Detroit with the southerly line of the Mack road; thence northeasterly in a direct line to a point in the westerly line of the village of Grosse Pointe, said point being five hundred feet distant southerly from the intersection of the southerly line of Mack road with the said westerly line of said village of Grosse Pointe; thence southeasterly along the said westerly line of said village of Grosse Pointe to the margin of Lake St. Clair; thence southwesterly and westerly respectively along the margins of Lake St. Clair and the Detroit river to the westerly line of the township of Grosse Pointe afore