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egraphic wires runfrom Flat Rock to Dearborn, or not varying more than one half mile therefrom; and proceed to construct and maintain thereon a plank road: Provided, however, That during the construction of said plank road, said company shall in no wise prevent or improperly obstruct the usual travel thereon."
Approved April 7, 1851.
[ No. 109. ] →
AN ACT to amend sections two of an act entitled an act to incorporate the village of Coldwater in the county of Branch, approved February 29th, 1837.
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Section 1. The people of the State of Michigan enact, That section Sec. 2 of act two of an act entitled an act to incorporate the village of Coldwater, 1837 amen in the county of Branch, approved February twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out the word "May," wherever it occurs in line 4 of the printed section, and insert in lieu thereof the word "March;" so that said section as amended will read as follows:
"It shall be lawful for the free male inhabitants of said town Election of having the qualifications of electors, to meet at the Central Exchange in said village of Coldwater, on the first Monday of March next, and on the first Monday of March, annually, thereafter, and then and there proceed, by a plurality of votes, to elect by ballot a president, recorder and six trustees, who shall hold their offices one year, and until their successors are elected and qualified; and any five of them shall be a board for the transaction of business; but a less number may adjourn from time to time: Provided, That if an election of president, recorder and trustees shall not be made on the day when, pursuant to this act, it ought to be made, the said corporation shall not for that cause be deemed to be dissolved; but it shall and may be lawful to hold such election at any time thereafter, pursuant to public notice, to be given in the manner hereinafter prescribed."
Sec. 2. It shall be lawful for said corporation to purchase one or Fire engines more fire engines, and to raise by tax upon the real and personal property within the limits of said corporation, a sum sufficient to pay
By-laws & for said fire engines, and to make all needful rules, ordinances and by-laws for the prevention of fires, for the organization and regulation of one or more fire companies, and also a hook and ladder company, and to construct reservoirs, not exceeding five in number, and to keep the same in repair; and shall also have power to make, construct and keep in repair all necessary tanks, pumps, pump-logs, pipes, conduits or other things, for the purpose of supplying said reservoirs with water; and may contract with any person or persons, bodies politic or corporate, for supplying said reservoirs with water, and also make all needful rules and regulations for the preservation of said water-works.
Approved April 7, 1851.
[ No. 110, ]
AN ACT to authorize the Board of State Auditors to examine and the claim of Samuel W. Pitts.
Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the board of State auditors be and they are hereby authorized to examine and settle the claim of Samuel W. Pitts, for damages for right of way: Provided, That the finding and decision of the said board of State auditors shall be and remain a final adjustment of said matter between him and the State: And provided further, That for any sum that shall be found due to the said Samuel W. Pitts by the said board of State auditors, such finding shall be thereupon reported by said board to the Auditor General, who shall draw his warrant on the Treasurer of the State for such sum, to be paid out of the treasury in any moneys therein not otherwise appropriated.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
[ No. 111. ]
AN ACT to provide for correcting an error made by the treasurer of the town of Phelpstown, in Ingham county, in making his returns to the County Treasurer.
Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the corrected treasurer of the town of Phelpstown, in the county of Ingham, be
allowed to correct a mistake that occurred in making his returns to the county treasurer of non-resident taxes for the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty, whereby certain non-resident lands were not returned as they should have been, to wit: N of N Wand SE of NW of section 36 and N of NE of section 14, both of town four north of range one east.
Sec. 2. The correction above referred to must be made before the When to be second Saturday of April next, or otherwise the privileges of this act shall be null and void.
Sec. 3. A transcript of the unpaid taxes above referred to, returned to the county treasurer in pursuance of the foregoing provisions, shall be returned to the Auditor General as soon as practicable; and such unpaid taxes shall be collected in the same manner, and with interest computed from the same time as other taxes for the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty, duly returned to the Auditor General for non-payment.
Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved April 7, 1851.
[ No. 112. ]
AN ACT to change the name of John Atson Atwater.
Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the name of John Atson Atwater, a minor and son of Adriac Atwater, of the county of Kalamazoo, be and the same is hereby changed to John Atson Rosebrook.
Approved April 7, 1851.
[No. 113. ]
AN ACT to provide for filling vacancies that exist or may occur in certain judicial offices.
Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That it shall be the duty of the Governor, and he is hereby authorized, to fill by appointment any vacancy or vacancies that may exist or hereafter
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Vacancies; occur in the offices of judge of the supreme court or county judge; and such appointment shall continue until the first day of January
Sec. 2. The Governor is also hereby authorized to fill by appointment any vacancy that may occur in the office of circuit court commissioner; such appointment to continue till the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three: Provided, That if a vacancy in any of the offices in this act named occur during the session of the Legislature, the appointment to fill the same shall be made by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
Sec. 8. This act shall take effect immediately.
[ No. 114. ]
AN ACT to organize the county of Oceana.
Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the county of Oceana shall be organized, and the inhabitants thereof eutitled to all the rights and privileges to which by law the inhabitants of the other organized counties of this State are entitled.
Sec. 2. There shall be elected in the said county of Oceana, on Election of the first Tuesday of November, in the year one thousand eight hunhow held. dred and fifty-one, all the several county officers to which by law the said county is entitled; and said election shall in all respects be conducted and held in the manner prescribed by law for holding elections for county and State officers: Provided, That the county of ficers so to be elected shall be qualified and enter upon the duties of their respective offices on the first Monday in January, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two: Provided further, That until such county officers are elected and qualified, the proper county officers of the county of Ottawa shall perform af the duties appertaining to the said county of Oceana, in the same manner as though this act had not passed.
Sec. 3. The board of canvassers in said county, under this act, shall consist of the presiding inspectors of elections from each township therein; and said inspectors shall meet at the county seat of said
county, at the time appointed by law for the county canvass, and im mediately after the election authorized in the second section of this act, and organize by appointing one of their number chairman, and another secretary of said board, and shall thereupon proceed to discharge all the duties of a board of county canvassers, as in ordina ry cases of elections for county and State officers.
Sec. 4. That the county seat of said county of Oceana be and the [same] is hereby fixed and established on lot two of section two, in county seat, town eleven north of range eighteen west, near the mouth of White River, on the north side thereof, until otherwise provided for in accordance with the provisions of law.
Sec. 5. That the counties of Newaygo, Lake, Mason and Manistee Counties atbe and they are hereby attached to the county of Oceana for repre- Representasentative purposes.
Approved April 7, 1851.
[ No. 115. ]
AN ACT to provide for publishing the annual report of the Michigan State Agricultural Society.
Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That one Annnal rethousand and five hundred copies of the annual report of the Michi- port of socigan State Agricultural Society of the year eighteen hundred and fifty, pe printed under the supervision of the Secretary of State, in the same form of those published the preceding year; and the Secretary of State shall cause so much of the statistics of this State, taken by authority of the United States in the year eighteen hundred and fifty, as is required to be condensed and published by an act of the present be publishLegislature, to be printed in the volume of said report, if the same port. is prepared for publication by the first day of August next; and when completed shall reserve thirty copies for the use of the State Library, and the remaining copies shall be forwarded by him to the recording secretary of the Michigan State Agricultural Society, for the use of said society, under the control of the executive committee thereof.
Sec. 2. And the Secretary of State shall cause the like number of
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