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ry notwitstanding. Such election may be held when the county clerk shall give notice to the several township clerks of his county of such vacancy, five days before the annual township meeting, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

Sec. 2. The votes cast at such election shall be canvassed, the result declared, certified and determined in the manner and under the restrictions and regulations provided by existing laws for holding special elections, Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its

passage. Approved March 16, 1847.

Assessor to

[No. 68.] AN ACT to amend an act entitled “an act to incorporate the city

of Monroe,” approved March 22, 1837, and likewise amendatory of an act entitled “an act to amend the act entitled 'an act to incorporate the city of Monroe,'" approved April 6, 1838.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa

tives of the State of Michigan, That the common council of the be appointed city of Monroe shall be, and they are hereby authorized and em

powered to appoint one assessor, who shall be an owner of real estate in fee simple in said city limits, other than ownership acquired from sales for taxes, who shall assess all the real estate within said city limits, for all the purposes contemplated in the second section of an act to amend an act entitled "an act to incorporate the city of Monroe,” approved March twenty-second, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, the amendatory act, approved April sixth, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, and that all that part of the second section of said act providing for the election at a special meeting to be held for that purpose by the freemen of said city, of five commissioners, to be called “commissioners of the canal fund," be, and the same is hereby repealed.

Sec. 2. That said assessor to be so appointed by the common Duty of as- council as aforesaid, shall do and perform all the duties now de

volving on the "commissioners of the canal fund," and shall be sworn in all things faithfully and impartially to discharge all the duties thereof, according to the true intent and meaning of the law.

ments shall

as now

Sec. 3. That so much of the second section of said act providing part of sec.

2 . for the appointment of a collector and treasurer of said

" canal fund” by the commissioners of the canal fund, be, and the same is hereby repealed; and that the city collector and the city treasurer elected by the freemen of said city, at their annual election, on the first Monday in March, shall do and perform all the duties now devolving upon the collector and treasurer of the canal fund, and shall receive therefor such compensation as the common council shall allow and determine.

Sec. 4. That the assessments for all the taxes of every denomi- When assess nation to be raised during the year, shall be made by the assessor be made. at the same time, and that the assessment roll for all taxes, including the canal tax, be delivered at the same time to the collector, and sball be made returnable at the same time. All sales for delinquent taxes shall be made at the same time and manner provided for the ordinary city and street taxes.

The assessor,

before the tax roll is delivered to the collector, shall place in separate columns on said roll the different taxes headed "general city tax," "street tax," "canal tax," and shall make return thereof to the common council in the same manner that is now provided by law, of all taxes contained in said lists.

Sec. 5. That whenever the assessor of said city shall have completed his assessment roll and valuation of the preperty, real and completion, personal in said city, it shall be his duty to give notice thereof by ment to be

given. publishing in the newspapers printed in said city, by at least two insertions, stating the place where said roll is left for the inspection of all persons interested, and of the time when and the place where he will be to hear the objections of any person interested, in the valuation so made by him; and at the time and place so appointed, the said assessor shall be, and on the application of any person conceiving himself aggrieved, may review and reduce the said valuation on sufficient cause being shown to the satisfaction of said assessor, and if any person or persons shall conceive himself or themselves aggrieved by the final decision of said assessor, he or they shall have the right of appealing from said decision within ten days thereafter to the common council, who are in like manner, hereby authorized npon sufficient cause shown, to reduce said val

Notice of

time notice

uation according as they shall deem the very right of the case. The assessment roll shall in all cases be returned to the common council, and a warrant issued by them to the collector as is now provided

for by law. Length of Sec. 6. That the time for publishing the notice of sales of land to be pub- mentioned, for non-payment of taxes, and the time for publishing lished,

the notice of sale for delinquent taxes, whether against persons resident or non-resident of said city, shall be four weeks instead of three months as heretofore required.

Sec. 7. So much of the act entitled "an act to incorporate Part of certain acts re. the city of Monroe,” approved March twenty-second, eighteen pealed.

hundred and thirty-seven, and of the several acts amendatory thereto, as are inconsistent with the provisions ofthis act, are hereby repealed: Provided, That no loans made tosaid city of Monroe, or to the canal fund of said city, or for the purpose

of building or constructing a canal, or otherwise, shall be affected by the repeal or amendment herein made of any provisions of the charter of said city of Monroe, or of the acts amendatory thereto.

Approved March 16, 1847.

[No. 69.) AN ACT to organize certain Townships, and for other purposes. Township of

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepresentaMonterey organized. tives of the State of Michigan, That townships number three and

four north, of range thirteen west, and township four north, of range fourteen west, in the county of Allegan, be and the same are hereby set off from the township of Allegan, and organized into a separate township, by the name of Monterey, and the first township meeting therein to be held at the block meeting house in said township.

Sec. 2. That townships three and four north of range twelve west, in the county of Allegan, be and the same are hereby set off from the township of Watson, and organized into a separate township, by the name of Dorr, and the first township meeting therein shall be held at the school house in district number three in said township.

Dorr.

Wabacis.

Sec. 3. That townships number one and two, north of

Ganges. range

sixteen west, and fractional township one in range seventeen west, in the county of Allegan, he and the same is hereby set off from the township of Newark, and organized into a separate township by the name of Ganges, and the first township meeting therein shall be held at the house of Orlando Weed, in said township; the first township meeting in the township of Newark in Allegan county, shall be held at the school house near the village of Newark, in school district number one.

Sec. 4. That townships number nine north, of range number nine west, and nine north, of range ten west, in the county of Kent, be and they are hereby set off from the township of Cortland and organized into a separate township, by the name of Wabacis, and the first township meeting therein shall be held at the house of William R. Davis, in said township.

Sec. 5. That township eight north, of range number twelve west, in the county of Kent, be and is hereby set off from the township

Alpiue. of Walker and organized into a separate township, by the name of Alpine, and the first township meeting shall be held at the house of Abram Konkle, in said township.

Sec. 6. Tbat townships eight and nine north, of range number thirteen west, in the county of Ottawa, be and the same are hereby set off from the township of Tallmadge in said county, and organized into a separate township, by the name of Wright, and the first township meeting shall be held at the house of Charles Roberts, in said township.

Sec. 7. All that part of the county of Ottawa designated by the United States survey as townships number five north, of ranges number fourteen, fifteen and sixteen west, be and the same is hereby set off and organized into a separate township, by the name of Holland, and the first township meeting shall be held at the house of A. C. Van Raalte, in said township.

Sec. 8. All that part of the county of Mackinaw designated as Peafne. the Beaver Islands in Lake Michigan, be and the same are hereby et off and organized into a separate township by the name of Peaine, and the first township meeting shall be held at the store of

Wright

Holland,

Part of
Georgetown
attached to
Tallmadge.

Part of G.
Rapids at.
tached to
Plainfield,

Part of W. Bloomfield attached to

A. Cable, Beaver Island Harbor in said township, on the first day of May next.

Sec. 9. That all that part of township number six, north of range number thirteen west, in the county of Ottawa, according to United States survey,

which lies on the north side of Grand River, (being parts of sections one and twelve,) be and the same is hereby set off from the township of Georgetown, and attached to the township of Tallmadge.

Sec. 10. That all that part of township number eight, north of range number eleven west, in the county of Kent, according to the United States survey, which lies on the south side of Grand River, be and the same is hereby set off from the township of Grand Rapids and attached to the township of Plainfield.

Sec. 11. That all that part of township number two, north of Waterford. range number nine east, in the county of Oakland, according to

United States survey, (known and described as the north east quarter of the north east fractional quarter, and the north west part of the north east fractional quarter of section three, and the north west part of the north west fractional quarter of section two,) be, and the same is hereby set off from the township of West Bloomfield and attached to the township of Waterford.

Sec. 12. That township number three north, of range number organized.

nine west, in the county of Barry, be, and the same is hereby set off from the township of Irving, and organized into a separate township by the name of Rutland, and the first township meeting

therein shall be held at the house of David Rork, in said township. Townships

Sec. 13. That all the territory designated by the United States survey as township number nine, and township number ten north, of range two west, be and the same is hereby attached to the township of Greenbush, in the county of Clinton.

Sec. 14. That all the territory designated by the United States survey as township number nine north, of range number three west, be and the same is hereby attached to the township of Essex, in the county of Clinton.

Sec. 15. That all the territory designated by the United States survey as township number nine, and township number ten north, of range number four west, be and the same is hereby attached to the township of Lebanon, in the county of Clinton.

T of Rutland

attached.

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