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twenty-nine west, in the county of Dickinson and State of Michigan, and extending thereon and therefrom in and across the Menominee river, to and upon lot two or lot three, or partly on lot two and partly on lot three, of section twentytwo, in township thirty-eight north, range twenty-one east, in the county of Marinette and State of Wisconsin, and to make use of the hydraulic power furnished by said dam as he or they may, from time to time, see fit. The aforesaid persons, their heirs or assigns, shall build a suitable slide or chute in said dam, of sufficient width for running logs and other products of the forest, and shall keep said slide or chute in
repair. To obtain SEC. 2. Before proceeding to construct said dam, and as a certain condition of constructing the same, said Powell Stackhouse,
his associates, and their heirs and assigns, shall obtain the consent thereto of the Menominee River Boom Company, a corporation under the laws of Wisconsin and Michigan. Such consent shall be evidenced and authenticated by a certificate in writing, in duplicate, signed by the president and secretary of said company, and sealed with its corporate seal, stating the fact of such consent, and the date when the same was given. One of such certificates shall be filed and recorded in the office of the register of deeds of the county of Marinette and State of Wisconsin and the other shall be filed and re-, corded in the office of the register of deeds of the county of
Dickinson and State of Michigan. Who to own SEC, 3. Said Powell Stackhouse, his associates, their heirs and control dam.
and assigns, shall erect and maintain above said dam in said Menominee river, such piers, booms, structures and other appliances as may be necessary for the passage of logs and other forest products over said dam and through said slide or chute to be provided therefor. Said dam and the slide or chute and gates of the same, and said booms, piers, structures and other appliances shall belong to the said Powell Stackhouse and his associates, their heirs and assigns, and be under their control, subject always to the provisions of this act relative to the running and driving of logs and other forest products over said dam, and to the supervisory control of the said Menominee River Boom Company, so far as it may be neces
sary or expedient in the conduct of its business, and in the Chute to be: exercise of its rights and franchises on said river. Said slide kept open.
or chute in said dam shall be kept open and available at all times when there are logs or other forest products ready to be run over said dam. And said slide or chute, and the gates, booms, piers, structures and other appliances aforesaid, shall be so maintained and used by said Powell Stackhouse, his associates, their heirs or assigns, as not to unnecessarily obstruct, hinder or delay the navigation and use of said Menominee river for the driving of logs and other forest products
therein. To be pre
SEC. 4. Said dam so erected shall be provided with a fish vided with ladder or fishway, good and sufficient to admit of the free and fisa ladder.
uninterrupted passage of fish up and down said dam at all
times, and said fish ladder or fish way shall at all times be
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Became a law June 12, 1903, without the signature of the Governor.
AN ACT to authorize and empower the village of Highland
Park, in the county of Wayne, to extend its system of water works and to issue bonds for the payment thereof.
The People of the State of Michigan enact : SECTION 1. The village of Highland Park is hereby author. Bond issue
for, by village. ized and empowered to extend its system of water works at a cost not to exceed twenty thousand dollars; and said village is further authorized and empowered to issue bonds to pay for such extension work. Said bonds shall be due and pay. able in twenty years from the date of issue and shall draw interest at the rate to be fixed by the village council but not to exceed four and one-half per cent interest per annum, payable annually or semi-annually as the village may direct: Provided, That said bonds shall not be sold for less than par Proviso. value.
SEC. 2. Before any work shall be done or bonds issued, as Question to herein provided, the village council shall in each year determine by resolution the amount proposed to be expended in such extension work and thereupon there shall be submitted to a vote of the electors of said village at any general or special election, as the council may determine, the question "Shall the village issue $.. in bonds for the purpose of water works extension ?” If on such vote on the question proposed, a majority of the voters vote "Yes," the work proposed may be done and the bonds issued, otherwise, the work
be submitted to electors.
shall not be done and the bonds shall not be issued in such year: Provided, That if on the submission of such a proposition in any year such proposition does not receive a majority of affirmative votes, a second proposition may be submitted in the same year specifying a less amount to be expended in the same manner and with like effect as herein provided for the
first proposition. Extensions, SEC. 3. Said water works extensions when constructed and how governed.
said bonds when issued shall be governed in all respects as
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
AN ACT authorizing the spreading and collecting of a tax
against certain lands of Lansing township for the construction and maintenance of an enclosed sewer or drain in the city of Lansing, in and along a certain water course in said city, commonly known as Weinman's creek, in proportion to the benefits accruing to said property owners by reason of drainage through said sewer or drain and benefits to the public health.
Tax may be levied for, in township.
How levied in city.
The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. A tax may be levied for the construction and maintenance of an enclosed sewer or drain in the city of Lansing, in and along a certain water course, commonly known as Weinman's creek, against all the lands deemed to be benefited thereby, situated in the township of Lansing in proportion to the several benefits accruing to it by reason of drainage through said sewer or drain, and benefits to the public health. A tax for the construction and maintenance of said sewer of the city of Lansing shall be assessed and collected in the manner provided by the charter of the city of Lansing for the assessment and collection of taxes for public improvements: Provided, That any one of the resident taxpayers of this city owning property in the district wherein said sewer shall be constructed, and liable for taxation for such sewer, may, prior to the order of the common council directing the mayor to attach his warrant to such tax roll for the collection of such taxes, petition the common council for an extension of the time of payment of such taxes. It shall be within the power of the common council by resolution, to extend pay.
Council may extend time of payment.
ment as follows: One-fifth shall be levied by the assessors of said city upon the next succeeding tax roll, one-fifth in one year, one-fifth in two years, one-fifth in three years and onefifth in four years thereafter, and such taxes, together with the interest at the rate of six per cent per annum thereon, shall be collected by the treasurer of the city upon warrants of the mayor in the manner provided for the collection of taxes in the charter of the city of Lansing for public improvements.
SEC. 2. The county drain commissioner shall apportion the Wbo to apporper cent of benefits to accrue to any piece or parcel of land situated in said township by reason of said drainage through said sewer or benefit to the public health, convenience or wel. fare, which per cent of benefits shall be apportioned upon and assessed against the lands benefited according to such assessment of benefit.
Sec. 3. The county drain commissioner shall, after having to give notice determined the lands benefited by said drain and the per cent mentsessto be assessed against each, give at least ten days' notice of such determination to all persons whose lands are affected by such assessment, which notice shall contain a description of the several lands comprising the special assessment district, the time and place when he will hear objections, if any, to said determination and benefit and tax district. The time for review shall be held open from nine o'clock a. m. until five o'clock p. m. At such review, the county drain commissioner When to shall hear the proofs and allegations of all parties in interest and shall carefully reconsider and review the descriptions of land comprised within the special assessment district, the several descriptions assessed, and on the assessments and benefits, to divide and equalize the same as may seem just and equitable: Provided, That all extra expense for making said Proviso. drain a covered one and the keeping and maintaining the same as a covered drain shall be borne by and assessed to the city of Lansing and the persons owning property therein, and none of such extra expense shall be borne by or assessed to the township of Lansing or any property owner in the said township: Provided further, That should the course of said Further drain be changed in the city of Lansing no expense in the
proviso. change thereof shall be borne by or assessed to the township of Lansing or any property owner thereof, but the same shall be borne by and assessed to the city of Lansing and the property owners therein; all assessments to said township of Lansing and the property owners thereof for the benefits received by reason of said drain shall be on the basis of an open drain only.
SEC. 4. When the county drain commissioner shall have when superfinally determined the per cent of benefits and the property spread taxes against which it shall be assessed, the supervisor of said township shall cause the same to be spread on the next regular tax roll which shall be assessed and collected in the manper provided for the collection of taxes. The treasurer of said
township shall, immediately after collecting said tax, turn
construction of said sewer or drain was charged. Owner may
Sec. 5. The owner of any land assessed the per cent of any
benefits for the construction of said drain, who may feel him-
missioner shall be sustained.
county drain commissioner in writing of such appeal and
more than fifteen days from the date of filing such appeal.
to the persons so appointed, of their appointment and the
of such board of review.
place specified in the notice, to hear the proofs and allegations
duties of board.