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In the matter of the organization of the township of Bay Mills.
Supervisors' Room, Court House, January 7th, 1902, 2 o'clock p. m. Pursuant to adjournment the board of supervisors met in the supervisors' room, at the court house, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Present at roll call-Supervisors Curtis, Field, Given, Harrison, Hawkins, Lewis, Metzger, McCoy, Parker, Price, Seaman, Stevenson, Sparling, Tremblay, Vanderhook, Wright and Stradley. (17) Absent-Supervisors Osborn. Smith, Taylor, (3). The minutes of the proceedings of the board on Oct. 25th, 1901, and minutes of this forenoon's proceedings were read, approved and signed.
A petition was then read by the clerk for the division of the township of Superior, and the organization of a new township called Bay Mills.
A protest signed by numerous citizens of the township of Superior was also read by the clerk, protesting against the division of said township. Mr. J. D. Scribner and Mr. A. W. Reinhard addressed the board protesting against the division.
Mr. E. S. B. Sutton addressed the board in favor of the petition. By Supervisor Price, supported by Supervisor Vanderhook:
Resolved, That the chairman be authorized to appoint a committee of five, with the prosecuting attorney, to investigate the matter of the petition to organize a new township called Bay Mills, out of the township of Superior, and said committee be instructed to report to this board of their action in the matter at 2 o'clock in the afternoon of Thursday, January 9th, 1902.
Carried by all members present voting therefor.
The chairman thereupon appointed Supervisors Price, Field. Lewis, Sparling and Wright a committee of five to act with the prosecuting attorney as per the aforesaid resolution, and the committee instructed. The board thereupon adjourned until tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
JOHN G. STRADLEY,
Chairman. JNO. E. PARSILLE,
Supervisors' Room, Court House, January 9th, 1902, 2 o'clock p. m. Pursuant to adjournment the board met in the supervisors' room, in the court house, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Present at roll call-Supervisors Curtis, Given, Harrison, Hawkins, Lewis, Metzger, McCoy. Osborn, Parker, Price, Seaman, Smith, Stevenson, Sparling, Taylor, Tremblay, Wright and Stradley. (18) Absent-Supervisors Field and Vanderhook. The minutes of the proceedings of the board of January 7th, and of yesterday were read and approved and signed. The committee to whom was referred the petition for the division of the township of Superior presented the following report:
January 9th. 1902. Honorable Board of Supervisors, County of Chippewa :
Gentlemen-Your committee to whom was referred the matter of dividing Superior township, would respectfully recommend that the petition favoring division be granted, eliminating section 31, Tp. 47 N., R. 2 W.
Signed. Fred R. Price, J. W. Sparling, N. L. Field, Geo. Wright, W. H. Lewis.
In the matter of the application of certain freeholders for the erection and organization of a new township to be called Bay Mills, in the county of Chippewa and State of Michigan.
On motion of Supervisor Price, supported by Supervisor Sparling,
Resolved, That, whereas an application has been duly made and filed with the board of supervisors of the county of Chippewa and State of Michigan, by James Bertram, Stephen Burns, John Yon, Joe Hazel, Lewis Wilks, Fabian Revail, John Hill, Alexander McKay, S. J. Johnston, John Mills, Benj. Vanluvan, W. S. Esson, Napoleon Forrest, Bert Hambleton, C. W. Erickson, David McKay, Ernest Orr, D. C. McKiddie, Augustus Bertram, Patrick O'Reilly, F. F. Evans, James Lawless, Alex. Wynn, David Crowley, John McKay, Hector McKay, Calvin Vanluvan, George Robinson, William Collins, James O'Brien, Ed. Florence, Thos. Darcy, Donald McLellan, J. J. Sullivan, Eli Neversorry, James Sutton, Alfred Videau, John Galbraith, James Bertram. Jr., Joseph Teeple, Henry Mills, William McKay, Alfred Scales, C. L. Perkins, Thos. Scott, Nap. StLouis. Wm. J. Graham, P. J. Clow, Annias Morris, freeholders residing in the said township to be affected thereby. All of whom are freeholders and reside in the township to be affected thereby for the erection and organization into a new township of the territory hereinafter described and the said board having been furnished with a map of all the property to be affected thereby and it appearing to said board by due proof that notice in writing of such intended application signed by at least twelve freehold. ers of the township to be thereby affected has been duly posted up and published in the manner and during the time requirerd by law, and it also appearing to said board upon consideration thereof that said application ought to be granted.
Thereupon it is ordered and determined by the said board that the territory described as follows, to wit: All of town forty-seven (47) north, range two (2) west, in said county of Chippewa, and State of Michigan. excepting and reserving therefrom, section thirty-one (31), of said township, be and the same is hereby erected and organized into a new town
ship to be called and known as the township of Bay Mills, and that the first annual township meeting therein shall be held in the building known as and called Town Hall, at Bay Mills, Michigan, on the 7th day of April next, and that John W. Sparling, John Galbraith, Amos Scanlan, three electors of such township, are hereby designated as the persons whose duty it shall be to preside at said township meeting, appoint a clerk, open and keep the polls and to exercise the same powers and authority as the inspectors of any township meeting may exercise under the laws of the State of Michigan.
Carried as follows: Yeas-Supervisors Curtis, Given, Harrison, Hawkins, Lewis, Metzger, McCoy, Osborn, Parker. Price, Seaman, Smith, Stevenson, Sparling, Taylor, Tremblay, Wright, and Stradley.-(18.) Nays none. The board thereupon adjourned until tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
JOHN G. STRADLEY,
Chairman. JNO. E. PARSILLE,
Clerk. STATE OF MICHIGAN,
County of Chippewa, Office of County Clerk.
I, John E. Parsille, clerk of the board of supervisors of said county, do hereby certify that the annexed is a true and accurate copy of original resolution passed and adopted by the board of supervisors, on the ninth day of January, 1902 A. D., in my custody and keeping as such clerk of the board of supervisors; that I have carefully compared said copy with said resolution relating to the erection and organization of a new town. ship to be called and known as the township of Bay Mills, in Chippewa county, Michigan, and that the same is a true and accurate copy of said original and of the whole of the same.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and
affixed the seal of the circuit court of said county this [L. S.] fifteenth day of April, 1902 A. D.
JNO. E. PARSILLE,
In the matter of the incorporation of the township of Lincoln.
Harrison, Mich., October 14, 1902, 8 o'clock a. m. Board called to order by the Chairman. Roll called. Members present and absent, as follows: Present-Mr. Carey, Carson. Chapin, Clark, Gordanier, Gordon. Hampton, Jackson, Jennings, Kelley, Lacy, Looker, McDonald, McIntosh, Pierce, Seamon, Stoll, Vanbenschoten, Wilson, Wright and Brown.—Total 21. Absent-None.
Mr. Chapin submitted to the board the petition praying for the organization of a new township to be known as the township of Lincoln, and
to be comprised of townships 18 N. R. 5 W. and 18 N. R. 6. W., and read said petition to the board, and after having so submitted said petition, and the papers attached and pertaining thereto, offered the following resolution, and moved its adoption:
Resolved, That the petition of the freeholders of 17-5 and 18-5 and 18-6 be received and accepted and the prayer of said petitioners be granted, and that a new township comprised of townships 18 north of range 5 west and township 18 north of range 6 west be detached from said township of Surrey and erected and organized into a new township; that said new township be named "Lincoln.” That the first annual township meeting thereof be held in the school house in and for school district No. 5 of 18-5 situated on section eight in township 18 north of range 5 west at Lake George on the fifteenth day of December, A. D. 1902, and that the following named persons shall be named as the electors to preside at said meeting, namely, J. R. Borst, James M. Wellman and L. B. Updike; that the first township meeting to be held in the township of Surrey hereafter, from which the above mentioned township is set off, namely, township 17 north of range 5 west, shall be held on the first Monday in April, 1903, in the town hall situated in Surrey township (village of Farwell) in township 17 north of range 5 west, and that A. J. Darling be appointed to post notices of the first annual town meeting to be held in said new township, and that N. D. Watkins be appointed to post notices of the first annual town meeting to be held in said township of Surrey, to wit. township 17 north of range 5 west, as required by Sec. 2489 of Compiled Laws of 1897.
E. R. Chapin.
The resolution being before the board, and subject to discussion,
Thereupon Mr. Kelley presented and read to the board, a petition remonstrating against the organization of such new township, signed by divers persons residing in the townships to be affected thereby, and
Mr. Kelley moved, as an amendment to said resolution, that the said petition and all papers pertaining thereto, as well as the said petition of remonstrance, be referred to the prosecuting attorney for his opinion thereon as to the legality of the proceedings with reference to such organization of such new township, and that said prosecuting attorney report, with his opinion thereon to this board on Thursday next, at 1:30 o'clock p. m. Which motion prevailed.
The question then being upon the original resolution, as amended, the same prevailed.
Chairman. F. M. MORRISSEY,
Harrison, Mich., October 16th, 1902, 7:30 o'clock a. m. Board called to order by the chairman. Roll called. Members present and absent, as follows: Present-Mr. Brown, Carey, Carson, Chapin, Clark, Gordanier, Gordon, Hampton, Jackson, Jennings, Kelley. Lacy, Looker, McDonald, McIntosh, Pierce, Seamon, Stoll, Vanbenschoten, Wilson and Wright.—Total 21. Absent-None.