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Collection of tax,

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review.

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or villages benefited thereby, according to the rate per cent fixed, as hereinbefore provided in the assessment rolls, which amount so assessed shall be a lien upon the persons, property, townships, or villages so assessed until paid. The several amounts so assessed shall be added to or included in the next annual assessment rolls of the respective townships, and collected as other taxes are collected

by the township treasurers respectively. The money when so colDisposition of

lected by the township treasurers, or in case of unpaid taxes money col. lected, etc. returned by the county treasurers, shall be held subject to the order

of said special commissioner for the payment of the contract, damages, and other expenses pertaining to said improvement: Provided, That in case gross sums shall be assessed upon any township or village, by reason of the benefit to the public health, and as a means of improving any public highway, such gross sum shall be assessed upon the tax-roll of such village or township, by the proper officer, on the basis of the assessed value of the property for the

then current year. Board of

Sec. 9. The supervisors of the townships of Handy, Conway, and Iosco, in Livingston county, and of the townships of Locke, Leroy, and Williamstown, Ingham county, shall constitute and be

a board of review, as required by this act, and shall meet at such Meetings of. times and places as designated by said commissioner, and said com

missioner shall give each of said board of review at least five days' notice of such meetings as may be required by this act. A personal notice, or a notice in writing of such meetings, left at their

respective residences, shall be deemed a sufficient and legal notice of Chairman of any such meeting. The special commissioner shall be chairman of

said board of review, and shall be entitled to vote only in case of a Auditing ac. . tie. The account of the commissioner for services on the said count of coromis.

improvement, shall be presented to and audited by the said boară of review. The several supervisors composing said board of review, shall be entitled to and receive the sum of two dollars per day for their services on said board, the same to be audited by their respect

ive township boards, and paid as other township expenses. Return of SEC. 10. Unpaid taxes on real estate shall be returned by the

township treasurers, respectively, to their respective county treasurers, and lands delinquent therefor shall be sold in the same manner, and in all respects, as are lands delinquent for State and

county taxes. Completion of SEC. 11. This improvement shall be completed within five years

from the passage of this act, and upon the completion of the work Report of provided for in this act, the said special commissioner, or his suc

cessor, shall file with the commissioner of the State land office, a complete account of his doings hereunder, together with the survey, plans, and specifications used, a statement of the entire cost of the improvement, in excess of the lands granted, and the amount of such excess paid by each township, or village, all the releases obtained of right of way, and the statement showing what proceedings were had to obtain right of way, if any, when had, and what amounts, if any, were awarded as damages, a statement showing what amounts, if any, have come into his hands, as such cummis

board.

sioner.
Compensation
of members
of board.

unpaid taxes.

improvement

comunissioner.

sioner, from whom received, and to whom paid, together with the contractor's receipt in full for all moneys due him as such contractor; all of which statement shall be made under oath, and be verified by competent officers, and accompanied by statements of the supervisors of each of the townships named, showing the entire . sum of money, for such improvement, raised in their townships respectively. Whereupon, it it shall appear to the commissioner of surrender the land office that the said special commissioner has faithfully of bon discharged his duties under this act, and honestly disbursed the moneys which came into his hands, he shall cancel and surrender the bond mentioned in section three of this act. But if not, he shall bring suit upon said bond for all deficiencies or failures.

SEC. 12. Act number eighty-eight of the session laws of eighteen Act repealed. hundred and eighty-one, entitled "An act to authorize and empower the board of control of State'swamp lands to make an appropriation of State swamp lands to drain and reclaim certain swamp and overflowed lands in the townships of Conway, Handy, and Iosco, in the county of Livingston,” be and the same is hereby repealed, Survey, oto., saving all acts done in relation to the aforesaid survey, map, and legalize profile, which survey, map, and profile is hereby legalized and made valid for the purposes of this act, as herein before provided.

SEC. 13. This act passed the senate and house by a two-thirds vote of all the members elect, of each house respectively, and ordered to take immediate effect.

Approved May 31, 1883.

amended,

[ No. 131.] AN ACT to amend section one of act one hundred and sixty-seren,

of the session laws of eighteen hundred 'and seventy-seven, entitled “An act to regulate the beight of bridges over railroad tracks.”

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Section section one of act one hundred and sixty-seven, of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, entitled “An act to regulate the height of bridges over railroad tracks,” be amended so as to read as follows:

SECTION 1. No bridge hereafter constructed over any railroad in Height of this State, except in cities and villages having power under their pailse charters to regulate the height of such bridges, shall be at a height less than eighteen feet above the track of such railroad, except by the written consent of the commissioner of railroads; and any corporation managing, controlling, or operating any railroad in this State, the track of which is crossed by any bridge constructed less than eighteen feet above such track, except such bridge have the written approval of the commissioner of railroads, or be within the corporate limits of any city or village einpowered by its charter to regulate the height of bridges, shall, within ninety days after this act shall take effect, raise or reconstruct such bridge

bridges over

Penalty for failure to comply.

in such manner that it shall be at least eighteen feet above such railroad track, and construct suitable approaches to such bridge. A failure on the part of any corporation, to comply with the provisions of this section, shall render such corporation liable to a forfeiture of five hundred dollars, to be recovered as in other cases of forfeiture: Provided, That the provisions of this act shall not apply to railroad bridges crossing another railroad track.

Approved May 31, 1883.

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amended.

Actions for satisfaction of

[ No. 132. ] AN ACT to amend section twenty-two of an act entitled “An act

to authorize the formation of corporations for the purpose of improving the navigation of rivers," approved April fifth,

eighteen hundred and sixty-nine. Section

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section twenty-two, of an act entitled “An act to authorize the formation of corporations for the purpose of improving the navigation of rivers," approved April fifth, eighteen hundred and sixtynine, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

SEC. 22. Any such corporation claiming any lien, may bring an lien, etc.

action of assumpsit against the owner of such property to determine and satisfy the amount of such lien, or such corporation may

waive its claim of lien, and bring such action against such owner Proceedings for the amount thereof. The proceedings in such actions shall be

in accordance with the practice of the courts in which such action Sale of property. is commenced in actions of assumpsit. The property, held under

a claim of lien, may be levied upon and sold to satisfy any judg-
ment which may be rendered against such owner, in such action,
and the taxable costs in such case shall include the cost and
expense of providing for the care and safety of such property. In
cases where the claim of lien iš waived under the provisions of this
section, the plaintiff shall have judgment, if he shall establish
on the trial such a state of facts as would have entitled him to a
lien, and the judgment shall be collected as in ordinary cases in
assumpsit: Provided, That such action shall be commenced within
sixty days after such tolls shall become due.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved May 31, 1883.

Proceedings when lien is waived,

Proviso.

[ No. 133.] AN ACT to amend section fifteen of article two, of the general

railroad law of this State, entitled "An act to revise the laws providing for the incorporation of railroad companies, and to regulate the running and management, and to fix the duties and liabilities of all railroad and other corporations owning or oper

amended,

ating any railroad in this State," approved May one, eighteen hundred and seventy-three.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That sec- Section tion fifteen of article two of the act entitled, “An act to revise the laws providing for the incorporation of railroad companies, and to regulate the running and management, and to fix the duties and liabilities of all railroad and other corporations owning or operating any railroad in this State," approved May one, eighteen hundred and seventy three, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

SEC. 15. Whenever any lands are condemned to the public use, Attorney fee to by any railroad company, under the provisions of this act, such com- company, etc. pany shall pay to the owners and others interested in the lands condemned, in addition to the damages and compensation awarded by the commissioners or jury, a reasonable attorney fee, to be fixed and determined by the court when the report or verdict is confirmed, or as soon thereafter as may be, and the attorney fee, so allowed, together with witness fees and other costs and disbursements, to be taxed as in civil actions, shall be paid, tendered, or deposited with the damages or compensation as hereinafter provided, before such company shall have any right to enter upon or take possession of the lands condemued.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved May 31, 1883.

[ No. 134.]

amended.

AN ACT to amend section twenty-seven of chapter fourteen of

title three, of the revised statutes of eighteen hundred and fortysix, as amended by act number eighty-one, of the session laws of eighteen hundred and fifty-five, entitled "An act to provide for the election of county auditors, in the county of Wayne," approved February twelve, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, being compiler's section five hundred and three, of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one. .

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That sec- Section tion twenty-seven of chapter fourteen of title three, of the revised ame statutes of eighteen hundred and forty-six, as amended by act number eighty-one, of the session laws of eighteen hundred and fifty-five, entitled "An act to provide for the election of county auditors, in the county of Wayne," approved February twelve, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, being compiler's section five hundred and three, of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

(503.) SEC. 27. There shall continue to be a board of county Board of county auditors for the county of Wayne, composed of three persons, one * of whom shall be elected annually at the general election in said

auditors.

Election of,

Board of can.
Vassers.

Certificate of election,

county, if such election be held, and if there be no such election
held, then said auditor shall be elected by the board of supervisors
of said county, as follows: Said election shall be by ballot and
shall be held at the hour of 10 o'clock A. M., on the second day of
the annual meeting of the board of supervisors in said county.
Before proceeding to ballot the board shall choose a teiler, whose
duty shall be to receive the votes, and with the chairman and clerk
shall be a board to canvass the same, and the person receiving the
majority of said votes shall be deemed duly elected, and a certificate
of said election, signed by the chairman and clerk of said board of
supervisors, shall be forwarded by the clerk to the person so elected,
within ten days after said election, and a duplicate of said certifi.
cate of election, showing the number of votes given, and the per-
sons for whom they were given, shall be deposited in the office of
the clerk of said county of Wayne, within one week after said elec-
tion. Each person so elected, whether at general election, or by
the board of supervisors, shall hold his office for the term of three
years, and until his successor shall be elected and qualified; and
two of such auditors shall be residents of the city of Detroit.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved May 31, 1883.

Term of office.

Section amended.

Register of stock.

[ No. 135.] AN ACT to amend an act entitled “An act to provide for the

incorporation of ferry companies,” approved April thirteen, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, by amending section six, being section two thousand six hundred and sixty-seven, of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and by adding five sections to said act.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That sec. tion six of an act entitled “An act to provide for the incorporation of ferry companies," approved April thirteen, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, be amended so as to read as follows:

SEC. 6. Such corporation shall keep a register of the names of the stockholders for the time being, with the number of shares held by each, which register shall be open to the inspection of all person's desiring to examine the same. The books of said corporation, containing their accounts, shall, at all reasonable times, be open for the inspection of any of the stockholders.

SEC. 2. There shall be added five sections to said act, to be known as sectious ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, and fourteen, as follows:

Sec. 10. The stock of every such corporation shall be deemed personal property, and shall be transferable only on the books of the company, in such manner as the by-laws shall prescribe. Stockholders, at corporate meetings, may vote in person or by proxy, duly filed, and at all stockholders' meetings each share shall be entitled to one vote, and all questions shall be decided by a majority of all the stock represented and voting. A majority of

Books of account, etc,

Sections added.

Stock deemed personal property.

Voting.

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