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CERTIFIED COPIES OF PROCEEDINGS.
RELATIVE TO THE INCORPORATION OF VILLAGES.
In the matter of the incorporation of the village of Elk Rapids.
A petition for the incorporation of the village of Elk Rapids having been presented to the board of supervisors at its annual session in October in the year 1900 Supervisor Lang offered the following resolution:
Resolution No. 18 by M. B. Lang.
Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioners be granted so far as to include in the boundary lines of the proposed village of Elk Rapids so much of the township as is comprised of sections 20, 21, 22 and frl. sec. 27, n e frl. 14 of sec. 28; n frl. 1⁄2 of n w frl. 14 sec. 28 and n frl. 2 of n e frl. 14 of sec. 29, town 29 north of range 9 west and that the matter of passing a formal act of incorporation thereof be referred to a special committee to be appointed by the chair to prepare and present the same. Carried.
The chairman appointed as members of such committee, M. B. Lang, D. B. Oviatt and W. J. Bennett.
Board adjourned until 8 o'clock a. m. Wednesday.
Report of the special committee on form of order for incorporating the village of Elk Rapids.
Mr. Chairman-Your special committee have had under consideration the above matter referred to them and beg leave to report that they have drafted the annexed order for that purpose and would recommend its adoption.
M. B. LANG,
D. B. OVIATT,
W. J. BENNETT,
In the matter of the application of more than thirty residents and legal voters of territory within the present organized township of Elk Rapids for the incorporation of such proposed territory as a village to be named "Village of Elk Rapids",
WHEREAS an application has been lawfully made, filed and presented to the board of supervisors of Antrim county at its present regular session for the year A. D. 1900 subscribed by fifty-two applicants who are residents of and legal voters in the territory therein described praying for an order of said board declaring that such territory shall be an incorporated village; under and by virtue of act No. 3 of the public acts of Michigan for the year 1895 and the acts amendatory thereto to be named and known as the "Village of Elk Rapids," which said territory described therein was found to include "all that part of town twenty-nine (29) north of range nine (9) west bounded on the west by Grand Traverse Bay; on the east by Elk Lake and the east line of sections three (3) and ten (10) of said town on the north by the north line of said section three (3), the same being the north line of said town; on the south by that part of the south line of said town extending from Elk Lake on the east to Grand Traverse Bay on the west and that the same constituted all the territory comprised in the present organized township of Elk Rapids; and WHEREAS such application sets forth the number of persons residing in such territory to be 2,237 according to an accurate census caused to have been taken by said applicants within sixty days before making such application, viz.; on the 11th. day of September A. D. 1900, which amongst other things, exhibits the name of every head of a family, residing within such territory, on said day, which said census and an affidavit verifying the same; together with a copy of the notice of such application and an affidavit of publishing the same were annexed, to said application as required by said act when so presented;
And WHEREAS this board has heard all the parties interested therein who appeared and asked to be heard and did also adjourn such hearing for that purpose and also for hearing further petitions for and against granting such application as prayed and thereupon did consider the advisability of ordering such incorporation, also as to whether the whole or what portion, if any, of the territory included in said application should be so incorporated;
And WHEREAS after hearing the parties and their proofs and allegations as aforesaid said board was satisfied that all the legal requirements of said act in respect to such application had been complied with, that the prayer of said applicants should be granted only as to a portion of the territory included in such application and that such portion which ought now to be so incorporated, as hereinafter described, contains the population required by said act; viz.; over 2,000 as shown by said census and of which portion all said applicants were residents and legal voters.
Now Therefore, It is hereby ordered, declared and determined by the board of supervisors of the county of Antrim. in pursuance of the provisions of said act No. 3 of the public acts of the State of Michigan for the year 1895 and any acts amendatory thereto, that the following described portion of the territory included in said application and notice thereof, constituting now a part of said organized township of Elk Rapids in said county, viz.: all of fractional section twenty (20) twentyone (21) twenty-two (22) and twenty-seven (27), the northeast frac
tional quarter and north fractional half of the northeast fractional quarter of fractional section twenty-eight (28) and the north fractional half of the northeast fractional quarter of fractional section twenty-nine (29) all being in said town twenty-nine (29) north of range nine (9) west, and containing an area of over one square mile according to the United States survey thereof, none of which territory is now included in any incorporated village, be and the same is hereby made and constituted an incorporated village, by the name of "Village of Elk Rapids." And it is hereby further ordered, that the time and place of holding the first election in and for said village shall be the second Monday of March A. D. 1901 in the Elk Rapids town hall in said village and that the following named persons, who are residents of such territory and qualified electors therein are hereby appointed to constitute a board of registration for, and who shall also act as inspectors at said first election to be hold in such village, viz.: Horatio B. Lewis, Archibald K. Dougherty, Milton B. Lang and Fitch R. Williams.
Resolution No. 23 by D. Blakely.
Resolved that the report of the special committee on the incorporation of the village of Elk Rapids be adopted and that said village be so incorporated.
Carried by yeas and nays, all voting yes.
I, C. E. Densmore clerk of the circuit court in and for said county, do hereby certify that I have compared the annexed copy of order incorporaating the village of Elk Rapids with the original thereof, now remaining in the office of the county clerk of said county, and have found the same to be a correct transcript therefrom, and the whole of such original document.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said court, at Bellaire, this 25th day of July A. D., 1903.
C. E. DENSMORE,
Clerk of the Circuit Court, Antrim County, Mich.
In the matter of the incorporation of the village of Grayling.
At a regular session of the board of supervisors of Crawford county commenced and held at the county clerk's office in the village of Grayling, in said county, on Tuesday the twentieth day of October 1903.
Grayling, Mich., Oct. 20th, 1903.
To the Hon. Chairman and Members of the board of supervisors of the County of Crawford:
Gentlemen-I would offer the following preamble and resolution and move its adoption.
WHEREAS: A sufficient number of the legal voters and taxpayers of the village of Grayling having filed a petition praying for the incorporation of the following described territory, to wit: The east three-fourths of section seven (7), the west one-fourth of section eight (8), the northwest one-fourth of the northwest one-fourth of section seventeen (17), and the north half of the northeast one-fourth of section eighteen (18), all in township twenty-six north of range three west, shall be incorporated under the provisions of chapter eighty-seven, of the general laws of the State of Michigan, and known as the village of Grayling, said territory as above described now containing one thousand two hundred and fifty-four inhabitants as shown by the census schedule hereunto attached.
Therefore; Be it resolved by the board of supervisors now in session that the prayer of the petitioners be granted.
And further, be it ordered that said territory be incorporated and known as the village of Grayling, and be it further ordered, that Monday, the seventh day of December, A. D., 1903, be designated as the time for holding first election of said village of Grayling.
And that the following residents and qualified voters be appointed as members of the board of registration, and inspectors of said first election, to wit: Thorwald W. Hanson, Charles O. McCullough, Charles T. Jerome and Lucien Fournier. Said election to be held in the township hall in the township of Grayling.
Signed, W. BATTERSON.
Moved by Supervisor Batterson supported by Burgess that the resolution of W. Batterson be accepted and adopted. Yeas and nays called.
Supervisor of Beaver Creek, Frederic, Maple Forest, Grayling and South Branch voted yea. Motion declared carried.
STATE OF MICHIGAN,
FRANK E. LOVE
I, James J. Collen, clerk of the circuit court of said county, the same being a court of record and having a seal, do hereby certify that I have compared the foregoing copy of order of incorporation with the original record and files thereof now remaining in my office, and have found the same to be a correct transcript therefrom, and the whole of such original record and files.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said court, at Grayling this 26th day of October, A. D. 1903.
JAMES J. COLLEN. County Clerk, Crawford Co.
In the matter of the petition of the common council of the village of Hancock to alter the corporate limits of said village.
Houghton, Michigan, Tuesday, May 13th, 1902.
A meeting of the board of supervisors for the county of Houghton, was held, pursuant to adjournment, at the office of the county clerk, in the village of Houghton, in said county, on Tuesday, May 13th, A. D., 1902. On roll call a quorum was shown to be present.
The petititon of the council of the village of Hancock to alter the boundaries of said village by adding thereto certain lands and premises was presented and read.
The following papers, viz.: notice of presentation of petition, proof of publication of notice of presentation of petition, certified copy of proceedings and resolution of the village council of Hancock, determining to make such changes; and also petitions of the residents and taxpayers of the several lands and premises proposed to be added to said village of Hancock, were presented to the board on the hearing of the above mentioned petition.
On motion, the petition and papers above mentioned were received and ordered placed on file.
The following preamble and resolution were presented and read, viz. : WHEREAS, A petition in writing of the village council of the village of Hancock, in the county of Houghton, State of Michigan, has been this day presented to this board, signed by the president and clerk of said village, praying that the boundaries of said village be altered by the board of supervisors of said county of Houghton, by taking in and adding to said village certain lands and premises adjoining thereto; containing a description by metes and bounds of the land and premises proposed to be added to said village as hereinafter described; and setting forth the reasons for the proposed change, and containing a copy of the resolution of the council of said village in relation thereto.
And WHEREAS, It appears to the board of supervisors by affidavit on file that due notice of the time and place when said petition would be presented to this board, was given by the clerk of said village by publishing the same in the Hancock Evening Journal, a newspaper published in said village, for at least three weeks immediately preceding the presentation of the same to this board, and that said notice was published in said newspaper on each week day continuously from and including the 21st day of April 1902, to and including the 12th day of May 1902, and that the first publication of said notice in said newspaper was on the 21st day of April 1902, and the last publication thereof in said newspaper was on the 12th day of May 1902, and that said newspaper was published in said village on each week day during the times above mentioned, and this being the day and place at which said petition was noticed to be presented, as in and by said notice on file with the clerk of the board, will appear. Now, after hearing the reasons of such petition, all parties interested having had an opportunity to appear before this board and be