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years, and thereafter said assessors shall each and all be elected for the full period of three years.

Sec. 19. The three assessors so chosen from said districts shall once

in each year, and between such periods therein as the common coun. Appraisem't of property.

cil

may from time to time fix and appoint, jointly appraise all the real and personal estate in all three of said districts, and shall together make out and sign the assessment rolls of all the taxable persons and proper. ty in said three districts, making a separate roll for each district in the

manner already provided for by law. Collectors of Sec. 20. The said mayor, recorder and aldermen are hereby autho

rized to appoint one or more collectors, as they may deem necessary, and for such period as they shall see fit, whose duty it shall be to collect the city and school taxes, and the state and county taxes in said several districts, and account for the same as already provided. Such collector or collectors shall be required to give bonds in such manner, and be entitled to such compensation as is or may be prescribed by law for township officers doing similar duties : Provided, That for the collection of city and school tax, such officers shall be entitled to take and receive only such compensation as may be fixed and allowed there. for by the mayor, recorder and aldermen of the city of Detroit.

Sec. 21. The assessment so made as above provided, shall be taken and adopted as the regular assessment for the county and state taxes throughout the three said several districts above described.

Sec. 22. Section two of an act entitled an act to amend an act enti

tled "an act relative to the city of Detroit," approved June 29, 1832, Act amended and an act entitled "an act to amend the charter of the city of Detroit,'s

approved 23d February, 1846, and all other acts or parts of acts consti. tuting the charter of the city of Detroit, which miay in any manner be

inconsistent with the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed. Act amended Scc. 23. The fourteenth section of an act entitled an act to amend

the charter of the city of Detroit,” approved April 13, 1841, is hereby amended by striking out the clause commencing in the ninth line with the word "higher," and ending with the word “building,” in the elerenth line, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: "Sec 14. The common council of said city shall have full power and autho rity to pass such by-laws and ordinances for the prevention and extin. guishment of fires in said city, as may be proper and requisite for the

and

public good; and the said common council shall have full

power authority to prohibit and forbid any person or persons to erect or cause to be erected within such parts, streets or districts of said city, as the public safety may require, any wooden or frame house, store, shop or other building And the said common council shall have full power and authority to pass such by-laws and ordinances as may be proper and necessary in the premises, and also in regard to the regulation and construction of partition walls, and the construction and location of blacksmith shops and bakeries in said city." Sec. 24. At every ward election, after the annual charter election

Ward insp'tr for the year eighteen hundred and forty-nine, the ward inspectors shall consist of the two aldermen of their respective wards who shall be duly sworn to a faithful performance of their duties; and if, from any cause, either or both of the said aldermen shall fail to attend

any

such election, his or their places may be supplied for the time being by the electors present, who shall elect any of their number viva voce.

Approved February 22, 1848.

No. 46.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the Detroit

River Sectional Floating Dock, Dry Dock and Marine Railway
Company.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatices of the State of Michigan, That section two of an act to incor

Act amend'd porate the Detroit River Sectional Floating Dock, Dry Dock and Marine Railway Company, approved March 17, 1847, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out the word “fifty,” in the first line of said section, as printed, and inserting in lieu thereof the word " forty;” and also by striking out the word “five,” in the third line of said section, and inserting the word “ two."

Sec. 2. That for the purposes of carrying out the objects contempla. May proceed ted in the act to which this is amendatory, said company may at any time within one year from the passage of this act, proceed in all respects, as though the said company had organized under said act.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect, and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 24, 1848.

as before.

No. 47.

authorized
to build free

5000 acres

for that pur

pose.

Duties of su.

AN ACT to authorize the Supervisors of the county of Genesee to

build a free bridge across Flint river, at the village of Flint.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepresentaSupervisor tives of the State of Michigan, That the supervisors of the county

of Genesee be, and they are hereby authorized to build a free bridge bridge.

across Flint river, in the village of Flint in said county: Provided, the same shall be so constructed as not unnecessarily to obstruct the navigation of said river.

Sec. 2. That five thousand acres of internal improvement lands upon

the lower peninsula be, and the same are hereby appropriated for the appropriated purpose of building said bridge ; the said supervisors may select said

land and report their selections to the commissioner of the land office, pervisors. who shall reserve them for the purposes above stated, and shall issue

certificates therefor, in quantities not less than eighty acres, after the said bridge shall have been completed : Prorided, it is finished within two years from the passage of this act, the certificates not to be issued until the sheriff of the county of Genesee shall certify to the commissioner of the land office that said bridge is completed, and the amount of the certificates shall not exceed the above appropriation at one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre; and provided further, that all expenses incurred in the selection of said lands, shall be paid by the county of Genesee.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 24, 1848.

No. 48.
AN ACT to alter the times of the annual charter election of the city

of Monroe.

Monroe charter election.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the annual charter election of the city of Monroe shall hereafter be held on the first Monday of April in each year instead of the first Monday of March as now provided by law.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 28, 1848.

No. 49.
AN ACT to provide for the improvement of the Clinton river, in the

county of Macomb.

ment of Clin.

Porrer Kib

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 25,000 acres tires of the State of Michigan, That two thousand five hundred acres for improve of internal improvement land be, and the same are hereby appropria- ton river. ted for the purpose of constructing a towing path on the bank of the Clinton river (where the same may be necessary,) in the townships of Clinton and Harrison, in the county of Macomb, from the village of Mount Clemens to the mouth of said river, and for the purpose of removing obstructions in the bed of said river from the village of Mt. Clemens aforesaid to the mouth thereof.

Sec. 2. For the purpose of carrying this act into effect, Porter Kib. bee is hereby appointed a special commissioner to make a selection of the lands hereinbefore appropriated, and to report such selection to bee appointthe commissioner of the State land office, who shall thereupon reserve com'r, the same from sale, issuing no certificates for any tract or parcel thereof except upon the order of said special commissioner : Provi. ded, That no such selection shall be made in any one parcel of less than eighty acres: Provided, That the said special commissioner shall first take and subscribe the constitutional oath of office, and shall file & bond with sureties to be approved by the Auditor General, conditioned for the faithful discharge of his duties as such commissioner.

Sec. 3. The said special commissioner shall, in virtue of his ap- Duties of pointment, have the control and management of the several improvements specified in this act, and shall have power to let out by contract the constructing of said towing path, or the removing of said obstructions or any portion thereof, to the lowest bidder, who shall execute and deliver to the said commissioner a good and sufficient bond, with sureties to be approved by him, and conditioned for the due and faithful performance of the work stipulated in the contract : Provided, That before such letting, the said commissioner shall advertise for proposals for constructing said towing path or removing said obstructions, both or any part of said work, describing the same ; such advertisement to be published four successive weeks in a newspaper published at Mount Clemens.

Sec. 4. Whenever any contractor under the preceding section of this act, shall have finished his job according to the terms and specifi. how paid, &c cations of his contract, and the same shall have been accepted by said

com'r

Contractors,

com'r.

special commissioner, or any services shall have been rendered under
the provision of this act, it shall be the duty of said special commis-
sioner to pay said contractor, according to the terms of such contract,
or for any such services, by his order drawn on the commissioner of
the State land office, which order shall be received at the land office
in
payment for

any lands selected and reserved from sale by the second section of this act : Provided, That nothing herein contained shall authorize the commissioner of the State land office to sell

any

of said lands at a less price than that now established by law for the sale of the internal improvement lands, or a less quantity in any one certificate of sale than the usual legal subdivisions of said lands.

Sec. 5. For the purpose of constructing said towing path, said comPowers of missioner shall possess the power now conferred by law upon the

highway commissioners of the townships through which said towing path shall be constructed, and for settling and adjusting all claims for damages by persons interested in the lands through which said towing path shall be constructed, he may apply to a justice of the peace of the proper township or an adjoining township, for the appointment of three disinterested appraisers, and the same proceedings shall be thereupon had, in all respects, as are now provided by law for the settle

ment of like cases by highway commissioners. Compe satn Sec. 6. Said commissioner shall proceed in the outlay of the appro. acc't to be priations made by this act, with all the diligence and despatch compati. and general, ble with proper economy and the best interest of the State, and shall veritied, &c.

receive for his services a sum not exceeding two dollars per day for the time necessarily employed by him in the discharge of the duties devolved upon him by the provisions of this act, payable pro rata from the said appropriations, and shall render to the Auditor General an account of all services by him thus rendered, verified by his oath, and the Auditor General shall draw his warrant for the amount of such account against the internal improvement lands, which warrant shall be receivable at the State land office as drawn against the appropriation made by this act: Provided, That nothing shall be paid to said commissioner for selecting the lands hereby appropriated : Provided further, That the special commissioner shall not draw orders including the amount charged for his services under this act, exceeding the amount hereby appropriated.

Sec. 7. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 28, 1848.

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