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acquired by the United States by purchase, for the use of Purpose. the United States Fish Commission for fish
for fish hatchery purposes and other public uses, in the township of Plymouth, county of Wayne, and State of Michigan; said property being described by metes and bounds as follows: Commencing at the corners of sections three, four, nine and Description of ten, town one south, of range eight east, running thence property. north forty minutes west along the east line of section four, three chains and twenty-nine links to a stake at the southeast corner of land of I. Slaght; thence north eighty-eight degrees west, along said Slaght's south line, three chains and three links to a stake at the southwest corner of said Slaght's land, thence north seven degrees west, along the west line of said Slaght's land, two chains and twenty-five links to an iron bolt driven in the center of a highway; thence south fifty-three and one-half degrees west, along the center of the highway, one chain and two links to an iron stake; thence north thirty-nine and one-half degrees west, ninety-five links to a stake and drain tile placed for a corner; thence north twelve degrees west, one chain and twenty-five links to a stake in the south line of lands of Major D. Gorton; thence south eighty-nine and three-fourths degrees west, along said Gorton's south line, five chains and sixty-four links to a stake at the southwest corner of said Gorton's land, and in the east line of lands of E. R. Reed; thence south one-fourth degree east, along the east line of said Reed's land, three chains and sixteen links to a stake; thence east thirty-eight links to a stake on the west side of a large spring; thence south thirty-four degrees, fifty minutes east, fifty links to a stake; thence south forty-two degrees five minutes east, fifty links to a stake; thence south fifty-five degrees, thirty-five minutes east, fifty links to a stake; thence south seventyfive degrees fifty-five minutes east, fifty links to a stake; thence south eighty-seven degrees twenty-five minutes east, one chain and twenty-one links to center of road to a stake; thence north fifty-three and one-half degrees east, along the center of said highway, sixty-five and one-half links to a stake; thence south fourteen degrees east, three chains to a stake on the south line of section four; thence east along the south line of said section, six chains and twenty-five links to the southeast corner of said section or place of beginning. The above described lands being a part of the southeast quarter of section four, and known as the Cold Springs Cream and Butter Company's land. Also, commencing at the corners of sections three, four, nine and ten, town one south, of range eight east, running thence west along the south line of section four, six chains and twenty-five links to a stake at the southwest corner of the lands of the Cold Springs Cream and Butter Company; thence north fourteen degrees west, along the line between the lands of said company and that of J. V. Harmon, three
chains to a stake in the center of a highway; thence south
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
[ No. 92.)
deeds to tran
AN ACT to detach certain territory from the county of
Marquette, and to attach the same to the county of Iron.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That townships numbered forty-five and forty-six, north of ranges numbered thirty-one, thirty-two, thirty-three, thirtyfour west, be detached from the county of Marquette, and
attached to the county of Iron. Register of SEC. 2. The register of deeds of said county of Iron, scribe records,
shall transcribe, or cause to be transcribed, the records of deeds, mortgages, and other records from the records of the county of Marquette so far as the same relate to the territory hereby detached from said county of Marquette, and attached to said county of Iron. And said register of deeds, and such other person or persons as he may designate shall have access to the books in the office of the register of deeds of said county of Marquette, for that purpose, and the board of supervisors of said county of Iron shall make provision for defraying the expenses of the same. Such transcribed records shall be taken and received in all cases, and have the same legal effect as the original records.
SEC. 3. All taxes heretofore levied upon the territory hereby detached from said county of Marquette, and attached to said county of Iron, shall be collected in the same man
ner as though this act had not passed. Settlement be- SEC. 4. The settlement between said counties of Iron and tween counties. Marquette shall be made on the basis of the equalized valua
Of taxes levied.
tion of the respective counties for the year of our Lord
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
[ No. 93. ] AN ACT to prevent the spreading of milkweed in the State
of Michigan, to provide for the destruction of the same and to authorize the assessment of a tax upon real estate for the payment of the expenses incurred in such destruction.
cut by owner,
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Milkweed to be That it shall be the duty of every owner, occupant or per- etc. son having charge of lands in this State, to cut down, or cause to be cut down, all milkweed, asclepias cornutus, growing thereon, or on land between the center of any highway and said lands, or in any highway passing through the same, in each and every year so often as shall be sufficient to prevent said milkweed going to seed; and if any owner, occupant or person having charge of such lands shall knowingly suffer any such milkweed to grow thereon, and the same to ripen so as to cause or endanger the spreading thereof he shall, on conviction, be punished by a fine of ten dollars, Penalty. together with the costs of prosecution, and in default of payment of the same be imprisoned in the county jail of the county where the land is situated, for a period not exceeding twenty days.
SEC. 2. When any overseer of highways shall have knowl-Overseer of high edge or information that milkweed is growing upon any this act. lands in his highway district, contrary to the provisions of this act, he shall see to it that the provisions of this act are carried out within his highway district and he shall give a written notice to the owner, occupant or person having charge of such lands, describing the same by their legal subdivisions, within his highway district whereon milkweed shall be growing and in danger of going to seed, requiring him to cause the same to be cut down within five days from the service of such notice, and in case such owner, occupant or Ducy in case of person having charge of said lands shall refuse or neglect refusal, etc. to cut or cause to be cut down the said milkweed, the overseer of highways shall enter upon the lands where said milkweek is growing and cause all such milkweed to be cut down and destroyed, doing as little damage as may be while in the performance of such duty, and the said overseer of highways shall not be liable for so entering upon said lands for the purpose of performing such duty except for any actual damage to the crops growing thereon which shall result from his willful and unlawful act or gross negligence:
Proviso as to non-resident lands,
Statement of expenses, etc.
Provided, That when such milkweed is found growing upon non-resident lands and no one to the knowledge or information of said overseer of highways shall have charge thereof it shall not be necessary to give notice before proceeding to cut down such milkweed.
SEC. 3. Each overseer of highways shall keep an accurate of overseer, etc. account of the expenses incurred and time employed by him
in carrying out the provisions of section two of this act with respect to each parcel of land so entered upon, and for the time so employed he shall be entitled to charge at the rate of one dollar and fifty cents per day and seventy-five cents for each half day by him actually and necessarily employed while performing said duty, and when said duty shall have been performed in the destruction of milkweed growing on resident lands, or on lands in the charge of any person known to said overseer of highways he shall present a statement duly verified of such charges, describing the land whereon the same were incurred by its legal description, to the owner, occupant or custodian, and demand of him payment therefor. When any overseer of highways shall incur any expense or employ any time in the destruction of milkweed found growing on non-resident lands as provided in section two of this act, he shall make out a complete statement showing such expenses and time employed, and for which time employed he may charge at the same rate as for duties performed relative to resident lands, and shall file such statement with the township clerk as hereinafter pro
vided. In case of neg. SEC. 4. In case the owner, occupant or custodian of any
lands shall neglect or refuse for the space of thirty days to pay the charges of such overseer as specified in section three of this act, it shall be the duty of said overseer of highways to file such statement of charges with the township clerk of the township wherein such charges were incurred five days before the last Saturday of September of each year, and he shall also file within the same time with the said township clerk the aforesaid statements of charges incurred relative to
all non-resident lands in his highway district. On the said Duty of town. last Saturday of September it shall be the duty of the town
ship boards of the several townships of this State, with township clerk of which any statement of charges provided for in this act shall have been filed, to meet at the township clerk's office at the hour of ten o'clock in the forenoon for the purpose of auditing and allowing said charges. Said
meeting shall be called by the township clerk by written ing. etc, notice served on each member of the board three days before
the date fixed for said meeting. When such meeting of said township board shall have been called by the township clerk as aforesaid, it shall be the duty of said township board to meet as herein provided and audit all claims for charges found on file with the said township clerk, and at which meeting it shall be the right of all parties interested therein
lect or refusal to pay, etc.
Clerk to give notice of meet
to appear before said board and be heard with reference to the legality and amount of such charges.
SEC. 5. The amount of all claims for charges in this act How claims provided for, which shall be audited and allowed by any township board, shall be paid to the several overseers of highways entitled thereto from the township treasury in the same manner as other charges allowed against townships are paid.
SEC. 6. The township clerk, after the allowance, shall Clerk to make make a statement of all such claims as have been so allowed claims, etc. under the provisions of this act, with a description of the lands relative to which such charges have been allowed, to the supervisor of the township who shall cause the several amounts so allowed to be levied on the lands so described in a separate column in the tax roll of his township, and which taxes so spread shall, in all respects, be collected or returned in the same manner as other taxes assessed upon real estate are collected or returned, and when the same are collected they shall be paid into the treasury of the township for the purpose of reimbursing such township for any expenses which may have been incurred in carrying out the provisions of this act. SEC. 7. Any person who shall knowingly sell any grass Penalty for sell
ing milkweed or other seed among which there is any seed of milkweed shall, for every such offense, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding ten dollars, together with the costs of prosecution, and in default of the payment thereof be imprisoned in the county jail for a period not exceeding ten days.
SEC. 8. Every overseer of highways who shall refuse or Penalty on neglect to discharge the duties imposed on him by the pro- neglect, etc. visions of this act shall be punished by a fine of ten dollars, together with the costs of prosecution, and in default of the payment thereof be imprisoned in the county jail for a period of ten days.
Approved May 22, 1891.
[ No. 94. ] AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to authorize
the incorporation of companies for the construction of union railroad stations and depots with the necessary connecting tracks and the management of the same,” approved June ninth, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-one, by adding a new section thereto relative to the closing of streets and alleys by companies organized under (said] this act. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, act amended. That an act entitled "An act to authorize the incorporation of companies for the construction of union railroad stations