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thereto, to the prosecuting attorney or attorney general, who shall transmit the same to the governor, and the fees of the commissioner for the performance of such services shall be a charge against the county.

Approved April 18, 1883.

amended.

[No. 28. ] AN ACT to amend section one of chapter ten of act one hundred and

sixty-four of the public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-one, approved May twenty-one, eighteen hundred and eighty-one, entitled “An act to revise and consolidate the laws relating to public instruction and primary schools, and to repeal all statutes

and acts contravening the provisions of this act.” Section

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section one of chapter ten of act number one hundred and sixtyfour, of the public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-one, approved May twenty-one, eighteen hundred and eighty-one, entitled "An act to revise and consolidate the laws relating to public instruction and primary schools, and to repeal all statutes and acts contravening the provisions of this act," be amended so as to

read as follows: Graded school SEC. 1. Any school district containing more than one hundred ized by vote, etc. children between the ages of five and twenty years may, by a two

thirds vote of the qualified electors present at any annual or special

meeting, organize as a graded school district: Provided, That Notice of inten. the intention to take such vote shall be expressed in the notice of tion to take vote.

such annual or special meeting. When such change in the organiElection of zation of the district shall have been voted, the voters at such trustees,

annual or special meeting shall proceed immediately to elect by ballot from the qualified voters of the district one trustee for the term of one year, two for the term of two years, and two for a term of three years, and annually thereafter a successor or successors to the trustee or trustees whose term of office shall expire: Provided also, In all districts organized prior to the year eighteen hundred and eighty-three there shall be one trustee elected at the annual meeting for the year eighteen hundred and eighty-three, and thereafter there shall be elected a trustee or trustees in the manner aforesaid, whose term of office shall be three years, and until his or

their successor or successors shall have been elected and filed his or Farther provisc. their acceptance: Provided also, That in the election of trustees,

and all other school officers, the person receiving the highest num-
ber of votes shall be declared elected.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved April 18, 1883.

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the provisions of chapter one hundred and thirty of the compiled General law

governing. laws of this State, so far as the same may be applicable to corpora- 5 tions formed under this act.

Ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved April 21, 1883.

and proceeds

[No. 38. ] AN ACT to provide for adjustment of rights and liabilities on

division of territory of cities and townships. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Adjustment of when land shall be detached from any city or township in this right

ights, liabilities,

i eto., and division State and attached to any city or township, the moneys, rights, of property. credits, and personal property belonging to any city or township, the boundary of which may be so changed, shall be divided between said cities, or city and township; the city to which said territory is attached to have such a proportion as the value of the taxable property attached thereto bears to the wbole value of the taxable property of the city or township from which said territory was detached, and the city or township from which said territory is detached shall be entitled to the balance of said moneys, rights, credits, and personal property, the value of said taxable property to be ascertained from the assessment roll of said city or township made immediately before said change of boundary.

SEC. 2. When the boundary of any city or township shall be Lands to be sold changed in the manner provided in the preceding section, any land divided of which such city or township, from which said territory is detached, shall be seized, shall be sold by the proper city or township authorities of the city or township in which said land was located before the division, and the moneys derived from such sale shall be divided between the said city and township in the manner provided in section one of this act; and the city or township in which the said land may be situated after the change of boundary may purchase the said real estate.

SEC. 3. The preceding section of this chapter shall not apply to Cemeteries and any cemetery or burying ground belonging to any city or township, burying grounds. but the same shall belong to the city or township within which it may be situated after the division shall have been made.

SEC. 4. All debts owing by a city or township from which terri- Apportionment tory has been detached, as provided for in section one of this act, shall of it be apportioned in the same manner as the personal property of such city or township, and each city and township shall be charged with and pay its share of the debts according to such apportionment.

Sec. 7. As soon after the said change of boundary as practica- When change able either any city or township, the boundary of which has been made notice to changed, may give notice to the other cities or townships, the meeting for boundaries of which have been changed by such division, to meet with said city or township giving the notice for a settlement of the

of indebtedness.

settlement, etc.

cities and town. ships in settlements.

appointed at meeting

Proceedings when no settlement arrived at

matters in difference between said cities or city and township growing out of the said division and change of boundary, which notice may be served, in case of cities, upon the mayor of the city, and in case of townships upon the township clerk, and such notice shall specify the object for which it is given, the place of meeting, which shall be in one of said cities or townships, and the time of such meeting, which shall not be less than twenty days after service of

such notice as aforesaid. Who to represent SEC. 6. If said notice is given by a city it shall be the duty of the

mayor of said city to appoint a committee of four from the aldermen of said city to meet with the township board of any such township and settle the matters in difference between the city and townships. And it shall be the duty of the mayor of any city upon which such notice shall be served to appoint from the aldermen of the

city a committee of four for like purpose; and the township clerk Duties of persons of the township upon whom such notice shall be served, shall

immediately give notice to the members of the township board of the time and place said meeting has been called, and it shall be the duty of said committees so apppointed in such cities and the township boards of any such townships, to meet at the time and place designated in the notice, and make a fair and equitable division of the money, rights, credits, and personal estate, and apportionment of the indebtedness of said cities or townships from which territory has been detached, as provided in section one of this act, between the said city and townships,

SEC. 7. If the mayor of any such city upon whom such notice

hat shall be served shall neglect or refuse to appoint a committee as in circuit court provided for in section six of this act, or the township clerk of any

township shall neglect or refuse to notify the township board of the time and place of such meeting, or if said committee be appointed and such township board notified, if they shall neglect or refuse to meet at the time and place specified for the settlement, or having met, shall refuse, fail, or neglect to arrive at a settlement of the matters submitted to them by the preceding sections of this chapter, then the city or township giving the notice may file a bill in the circuit,court in chancery in the proper county against such other city or township as is entitled under the provisions of this act to have a portion of the personal property, money, rights, and effects of the city, village, or township from which said land shall be detached, or liable to contribute to the payment of the debts of the said city, village, or township for an accounting and settlement, or in such suit in chancery between said city and township, or between such .cities, and a decree may be entered in the said case fixing the amount which each of said cities or townships shall be entitled to of the moneys, rights, credits, and personal property of said city or township, the boundary of which has been changed by detaching territory therefrom as specified in section one of this act, and said decree may also apportion the amount which each of said cities or townships shall be liable for of the indebtedness of any such city or township from which lands may be detached as above specified.

repealed con

[ No. 29. ] AN ACT to repeal an act entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of savings association" associations], approved April third, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, and to continue savings associations existing under said act.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the Act repealed. act entitled “An act to provide for the incorporation of savings associations," approved April third, eighteen hundred and sixtynine, together with all acts amendatory thereof bę and the same are hereby repealed, saving all rights acquired and liabilities incurred by any corporation organized and doing business under said act. SEC. 2. All savings associations organized as corporations under Savings associa.

tions organized the act hereby repealed shall continue to exist as corporations, and under act shall have all the rights, powers, and privileges, and be subject to ipare all the duties, burdens, and disabilities contained in the act entitled etc. “An act to amend the general banking law entitled 'An act to authorize the business of banking,' approved February sixteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, and the acts amendatory thereto, so as to provide for the organization of savings banks," approved March thirty-first, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, being act number seventy-four, of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, as the same has been or may be hereafter amended : Provided, That Proviso, no bank organized and doing business under said act of April three, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, shall be required to increase, diminish, or in any manner change the amount of its capital or capital stock, but every such bank shall be authorized after the passage of this act to continue its business as heretofore upon the same capital or capital stock with which it has heretofore legally carried on business, notwithstanding anything herein or in the said acts of February sixteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, and of March thirty-first, eighteen hundred and seventy-one contained ; except that all savings banks organized and doing business under the said act of April three, eighteen hundred and sixty nine, or any other law of this State, shall be required to report to the State treasurer as provided in section sixty-seven of chapter seventytwo of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one.

Approved April 18, 1883.

[ No. 30.] AN ACT making appropriations for the current expenses and for

buildings, etc., for the Michigan school for the blind for the years eighteen hundred and eighty-three and eighteen hundred and eighty-four.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That there Appropriation be and hereby is appropriated from the general fund the sum of 1 twenty-three thousand dollars to meet the current expenses of the Michigan school for the blind for the year eighteen hundred and

for 1883 and 1884.

grounds, etc.

Proviso.

eighty-three, and the further sum of twenty-six thousand dollars to meet the current expenses of the Michigan school for the blind for

the year eighteen hundred and eighty-four. For erecting, SEC. 2. The sum of forty-three thousand dollars is hereby approremoving build. priated for the following purposes in the year eighteen hundred ings, grading and eighty-three: For erecting south wing to main building,

thirty-five thousand dollars; for erecting a residence for the superintendent, three thousand five hundred dollars; for erecting one barn, one thousand five hundred dollars; for grading and ornamenting grounds, one thousand dollars; for furnishing buildings, two thousand dollars. And the further sum of thirty-seven thonsand dollars is hereby appropriated for the following purposes in the year eighteen hundred and eighty-four: For removing old brick building north of main building and erecting north wing, thirty-five thousand dollars; for furnishing buildings, one thousand three hundred dollars; for grading and ornamenting grounds, seven hundred dollars: Provided, That if the amount appropriated for any object in this section shall not all be used for the purpose for which it was appropriated, any balance remaining after the completion of the work for which it was appropriated may be transferred to and be used for any other one of the several pur

poses specified in this section, in the discretion of the board of Further proviso. commissioners: And provided further, That the buildings and

improvements specified shall be of such size and character as can be completed in every particular for the aggregate amount appropriated by this section.

SEC. 3. The sum of two thousand one hundred and fifty dollars is hereby appropriated to re-imburse the treasurer of the board of commissioners for money advanced by him to complete the dormitory and workshop building avd the grading and draining of grounds, including the amount paid to the city of Lansing for the Pine and Maple street grade apportioned to the school property.

SEC. 4. In the expenditure of the several sums appropriated by section two of this act, excepting the amounts appropriated for furnishing buildings and for grading and ornamenting grounds, the board of commissioners are required to advertise in such newspapers and for such time as it deems proper, for sealed proposals for the erection of said building or buildings, reserving the right to reject any and all bids offered, and shall contract with the lowest responsible bidder for the erection and completion of said building or buildings, or for the mason work, carpentry, or other portion thereof, but the aggregate of such contracts, with approved estimates for the completion and equipment of the said building or buildings shall not exceed the sum hereby appropriated. In the letting of contracts for work on said building or buildings the board shall reserve ten per cent of the contract price which shall not be paid until the final completion and acceptance of said build

ing or buildings by the board of commissioners. Sums to be in. SEC. 5. Of the above mentioned sums the auditor general shall Statetas, etc. add to and incorporate with the State tax for the year eighteen

hundred and eighty-three the sum of sixty-eight thousand one

To reimburse treasurer for moneys advanced.

Board of commissioners to advertise for bids, etc.

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