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[No. 348.]

AN ACT to amend sections three, six and nine of an act entitled "An act to reincorporate the city of Mason," being act number two hundred and seventy-two of the local acts of one thousand eight hundred and ninety-one, approved April third, in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-one, and to add thereto a new section to stand as section seventeen.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

SECTION 1. That sections three, six and nine of an act en- Sections titled "An act to reincorporate the city of Mason," being act amended. number two hundred and seventy-two of the local acts of one thousand eight hundred ninety-one, approved April third, in the year one thousand eight hundred ninety-one, be and the same are hereby amended, and that a new section be added thereto to stand as section seventeen. Said amended and added sections to read as follows:

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elected.

SEC. 3. In said city of Mason, the following city officers, officers to be viz.: mayor, city clerk, city treasurer, who shall be ex officio city collector, three school inspectors, two justices of the peace and two aldermen at large shall be elected by the qualified voters of the whole city.

office.

SEC. 6. The mayor, city clerk, city treasurer, supervisors Term of and constables shall hold their offices for the term of one year from the first Monday in April of the year when elected, and until their successors are qualified and enter upon the duties of their offices respectively.

appointed,

SEC. 9. The city marshal shall be appointed by the com- Marshal, how mon council the same as other city officers are appointed duties, etc. under and by virtue of chapter five of act number one hundred and seventy-three of the public acts of one thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight, and he shall be governed by the provisions of said act in all respects wherein the same is not inconsistent with his said office or herein otherwise provided, and his qualifications shall remain the same as heretofore, and in addition to his other duties he shall perform, or cause to be performed, all the duties which have been heretofore performed by the street commissioner, and all duties heretofore required to be performed by the street commissioner; and the duties of the said office shall remain the same as heretofore required of him when elected by the people, and his duties, powers, rights, privileges and authority shall continue the same as heretofore.

SEC. 17. The council may, by a unanimous vote of all the How may loan members elect, loan its sinking fund, or any portion thereof, sinking fund. to any person, firm or corporation, or may loan different portions of the same to different persons, firms or corporations for such time, at such rate of interest, and on such terms and

conditions as the council shall prescribe, the interest and
profits so received to be credited to the sinking fund.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 21, 1901.

Township board to appoint inspectors

of election.

For precinct number one.

[No. 349.]

AN ACT to provide the manner of conducting elections in the township of Calumet, county of Houghton, State of Michigan, and to repeal local act number two hundred fifty-three of the local acts of eighteen hundred seventy-seven and act number three hundred sixty-seven of the local acts of eighteen hundred eighty-nine.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

SECTION 1. That the township board of the township of Calumet, in the county of Houghton, State of Michigan, be, and are hereby empowered to and shall at a meeting of said board, to be held at least two weeks prior to the annual spring election therein, appoint a board of inspectors of election for each election district or precinct in said township into which the said township now is or may hereafter be divided, whose duties shall be the same as those required of inspectors of election under the general election laws of this State; said board to be composed of four qualified electors of said township as follows: For precinct numbered "one" therein, the supervisor, the township clerk and the two justices of the peace whose term of office shall first expire; for Number two. precinct numbered "two" therein, the remaining two justices of the peace of said township, the township treasurer and one other qualified elector of said township; and the inspectors of election for each of the other districts into which the township is now or may hereafter be divided to be appointed by the said township board at such meeting as aforesaid. And in case of the absence of any of the above named officers or those to be appointed as above mentioned by said board, then said township board shall have power to fill the vacancy caused by such absence. The inspectors of election appointed as aforesaid shall be the board of inspectors of election for the ensuing year in such district or precinct and until their successors are appointed and qualified.

Board may fill vacancy.

Powers and duties of board.

SEC. 2. The boards of inspectors of each district shall be inspectors of elections in each election or township meeting held therein. They shall appoint one of their number chairman of the board, shall administer oaths, make appointments and have the same powers and authority for preserving order

and enforcing their commands and all other powers for proceeding with the elections in said district and shall conduct the elections therein in the same manner as now or hereafter directed by law for township inspectors of general elections held in this State, unless herein otherwise provided. They Compensation. shall receive the same compensation of township inspectors from the township, and before entering upon their duties shall take and subscribe the oath of office prescribed by the constitution.

SEC. 3. The electors of each district shall vote in their Electors, respective districts in which they reside, and for which they where to vote. are registered, except such as are required to act as inspectors

of election, who may vote at the polls where they act as

inspectors.

board for

SEC. 4. A new registration for the whole township shall New registratake place on the Saturday next preceding the first spring tion, when election to be held after the passage of this act. The board taken. of registration of each precinct or district in said township shall complete the registration of the electors of each district or precinct in separate district or precinct registers, and shall transcribe to such district or precinct register from the township register the names of such electors as they know are qualified electors and residents of such district, and shall cause such district or precinct register to be present at every election for the use of each district or precinct board of inspectors; and for the purpose of perfecting the registration of electors in any election district the township board shall appoint a board of registration for each district or precinct to be composed of three qualified electors of said township as follows: For district or precinct numbered "one," the Registration supervisor and two other duly qualified electors appointed by district numthe township board; for district or precinct numbered "two" ber one. the township clerk and two other duly qualified electors appointed by the township board; for district or precinct numbered "three," the township treasurer and two other duly Three. qualified electors appointed by the township board; and for each of the other districts or precincts into which the said township now is or may hereafter be divided, three qualified electors to be appointed by said township board; said electors as herein provided shall take and subscribe the oath of office referred to in section two of this act. Two members of said Members district boards of registration shall form a quorum. members of said board of registration shall appoint one of their number to be chairman of the board, who shall have charge of the register of his district from the close of the registration to the morning of election day, when he will de liver it to the inspectors of election.

Two.

The to form a

quorum.

SEC. 5. The district or precinct inspectors of election shall, Canvass of without adjourning, publicly canvass the votes received by votes. them, the same as prescribed by law for canvassing votes at the general elections in this State, except as herein otherwise

May redistrict townships.

General law to apply.

Act repealed.

provided, and shall on the same day make a statement in writing, setting forth in words at full length the whole number of votes given for each office, the names of persons for whom such votes for each office were given and the whole number of votes given upon each question voted upon and the number of votes given for and against the same; which statement shall be certified under the hands of the inspectors of election of such district or precinct to be correct, and they shall deposit such statement and certificate on the day of the election, together with the poll list and the register of electors and the boxes containing said ballots with the board of inspectors of district or precinct numbered "one," and said last named board shall immediately consolidate said district or precinct reports and the combined result shall be the official canvass of said township.

SEC. 6. Said township board at any meeting thereof held at least two weeks before the annual spring election or meeting of the electors of said township, may and are hereby empowered, when the vote in any one precinct or district shall have exceeded three hundred at the last election held therein, to redistrict said township into election districts or precincts, in manner and form as is provided now by law for the original redistricting of townships.

SEC. 7. The general election laws of this State shall apply to said township and the elections and meetings held therein, when not inconsistent with the terms of this act.

SEC. 8. That the local act numbered two hundred fiftythree of the session laws of eighteen hundred seventy-seven and the local act numbered three hundred sixty-seven of the session laws of eighteen hundred eighty-nine be and hereby are repealed.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 26, 1901.

Territory embraced.

[No. 350.]

AN ACT to change the boundary of the village of Iron River, in Iron county, by detaching certain territory and adding the same to the township of Iron River.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

SECTION 1. That the boundary of the village of Iron River, in Iron county, be so changed as to exclude from the territory now embraced within its corporate limits the following parcel of land, to-wit: The northwest quarter of section twenty-six in township forty-three north of range thirty-five west of the

Michigan meridian, being one hundred and sixty acres more
or less according to the government survey and including J. J.
Sipchen's first addition to the village of Iron River; and that
the territory so excluded be and the same is hereby placed
under the control, within and made a part of the township
of Iron River, in said county of Iron.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 26, 1901.

[No. 351.]

AN ACT authorizing the board of supervisors of the county of Tuscola to appropriate money towards building a bridge across the Quaniccassee river in the township of Wisner in said county.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

bridge.

SECTION 1. That the board of supervisors of the county of May appropriTuscola, shall have the power, by a majority vote of all the ate money for members of said board, to appropriate any sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars, from the contingent fund of said county, for the purpose of aiding in the erection of a bridge across the Quaniccassee river in the township of Wisner in said county. Such bridge to be built at such place in said township as said board of supervisors shall designate. This act is ordered to take immediate effect. Approved March 26, 1901.

[No. 352.]

AN ACT to authorize the city of Detroit to pay certain claims contracted by the common council of the city of Detroit for the publication of proposed amendments to the city charter under authority of an act of the legislature approved June fifteenth, eighteen hundred ninety-nine.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

expense

SECTION 1. That the common council of the city of Detroit Payment of be and is hereby authorized to pay from the contingent fund authorized. of said city the sum of six hundred and sixty-two dollars and eighty cents, being the expense incurred for the publication

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