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How collected, etc.
and charges thereon, for enforcing the collection of the same,
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
AN ACT to prevent the pollution of the water of Grand
River above the city of Grand Rapids, to provide a system for disposing of certain sewage now emptied therein, and to make appropriation therefor.
The People of the State of Michigan enact: Unlawful to SECTION 1. No sewage, drainage, domestic or factory refuse pollute waters or other polluting matter of any kind whatsoever, which parts of Grand either by itself, or in connection with other matter, will cor
rupt the quality of the water of Grand River for domestic use, or which will render such water injurious to health, shall be placed in or discharged, or suffer to be discharged, into the waters of Grand River, or of any brook, stream or branch thereof, or placed upon the ice thereof, or placed or suffered to remain upon or near the banks thereof, at any point along Grand River between the city of Grand Rapids and the mouth of the Thornapple River, or at any point along such brook, stream or branch thereof, and within twelve miles from the intake pipe of said city, measured along the river and such
branch. Not to apply to SEC. 2. The provisions of this act shall not apply to the Soldiers' home Michigan Soldiers' Home until there is installed at the said
home, a system for disposing of the sewage equal to or superior to the system now in use. The common council of the city of Grand Rapids, may upon the passage of this act procure and submit plans and specifications of proposed changes in the said system to the Michigan Soldiers' Home board. The said board shall upon receiving the said plans, thoroughly examine same and if in its discretion it shall de.
tion of new system,
termine that the said proposed change shall be equal to or superior to the present system, it may adopt such plans and notify the said common council of its action. As soon as the plans and specifications for the proposed system have been accepted by the said board, the said city of Grand Rapids may take the necessary steps to cause all such changes to be made in accordance therewith, but under the control and direction of the said Michigan Soldiers' Home board. No more than one-half of the cost of installing such system shall be paid from such sum as is herein appropriated and the remainder of the cost shall be paid by the said city; but in no case shall the State be liable for an amount in excess of the said sum appropriated. In order to install said system, it shall be lawful for the duly authorized officers or agents of said city to enter upon the premises of the said home, and when all changes have been completed in accordance with said plans, it shall be the duty of the common council of said city to notify the said board, which is hereby given authority to accept same for and in behalf of the State. There is hereby Appropria-appropriated from the general fund the sum of five thousand dollars, which sum or any part thereof shall be used in order to carry out the provisions of this act. After the system of sewerage decided upon has been installed in the said home and accepted by the said board, the sum for which the State shall be liable shall be paid by the State Treasurer, upon the warrant of the Auditor General.
SEC. 3. This act shall take general effect immediately: Pro. When act to vided however, that any persons, corporations or institutions which have been and now are discharging impure substances Proviso. or sewage into such streams, in carrying on their regular business, or institutions, shall have reasonable time, not later than January first, nineteen hundred four, to provide other discharge or disposition of such sewage or impure matter before they shall be subject to the provisions of this act.
SEC. 4. This act shall not apply to the fertilizing of farm or How applied. garden lands in the ordinary way.
SEC. 5. In case of any violation of the provisions of section In case of one, the city of Grand Rapids may proceed by injunction or
violation. otherwise to enforce such provision, and the circuit court for the county of Kent, in chancery, shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine such controversy, and make and enforce such order and decree as shall be necessary to make the provisions of this act effective.
Approved June 16, 1903.
AN ACT to amend section three of chapter one of act number
three hundred ninety of the Local Acts of eighteen hundred eighty-five, and the amendments thereto, entitled "An act to amend and revise the charter of the city of Port Huron," approved June seventeenth, eighteen hundred eighty-five.
The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. Section three of chapter one of act number three hundred ninety of the Local Acts of eighteen hundred eightyfive, and the amendments thereto, entitled “An act to amend and revise the charter of the city of Port Huron," approved June seventeen, eighteen hundred eighty-five, is hereby amended to read as follows:
Territory city to contain.
Sec. 3. The territorial limits of said city shall consist of all that tract of country in the county of St. Clair, bounded and described as follows, to wit: Commencing at a point in the national boundary line at St. Clair river where the same would be intersected by the section line projected between sections twenty-one and twenty-eight in town six north, range seventeen east, thence running westerly along said section line to 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 highway 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 Twenty-eighth 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 Twenty-fourth 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 twentyone, 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 ştreet to the
north line of Howard street, thence west along the north line
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
[No. 534.] AN ACT to authorize the township board of the township of
Grosse Pointe, Wayne county, to grade, pave, plank. gravel, macadamize, curb or otherwise improve Jefferson avenue from the easterly limits of the Cadieux Road to the westerly limits of the village of Grosse Pointe Farms, and to provide the necessary funds therefor.
The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. The township board of the township of Grosse May improve Pointe, Wayne county, is hereby authorized to grade, pave, avenue. plank, gravel, macadamize, curb or otherwise improve Jeffer
Board may issue bonds for.
May let contracts.
son avenue from the easterly limits of the Cadieux Road to
Sec. 2. For the purpose of defraying the cost of the work
SEC. 3. Said township board is hereby empowered to make contracts in behalf of said township for the furnishing of material and the performance of labor required to carry on and complete the work embraced within the terms of this act. Said contracts shall contain a provision that all work done there. under shall be subject to the approval of the commissioner of highways of said township.
Sec. 4. Said township board shall raise each year by assessment on the taxable property in said township, to be assessed, levied and collected in the manner provided for the assessment, levy and collection of other taxes of said township, the total sum necessary to pay the interest on said bonds as it shall mature. Said board is authorized to raise in like manner such further sum as it may deem proper for the purpose of providing a sinking fund with which to pay said bonds at maturity.
Sec. 5. The general law relative to highways and townships,
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
May levy tax for sinking fund.
General law suspended.
AN ACT to provide for the establishment of new boundary
lines of the present existing wards of the city of Wyandotte
The People of the State of Michigan enact:
present existing in the city of Wyandotte are hereby changed