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city of Detroit, who are hereinafier named, may, hereafter, at the annual charter election, be annually elected by the qualified electors of said city, and by a plurality of votes, viz: One recorder, one attorney, one clerk, one treasurer, one marshal, one superintendent of the waier works, one physician, one director of the poor, one sexton, one clerk for each public market, one surveyor, three in. spectors of fire wood, and as many other such inspectors as shall from time to time be directed by the common council, Iwo weigh masters, and as many other such weigh masters as shall from time to time be directed by the common council.

Sec. 2. There shall be elected annually, at the time aforesaid, Supervisor one supervisor in' and for each road district of said city, and one

lector or ascollector in and for each ward of said city, and one assessor in and for the seventh ward of said city.

Sec. 3. The assessment districts in said city as the same were Assessment formed by the common council, in pursuance of an act entitled “an act to amend the charter of the city of Detroit,” approved February 23, 1848, shall be continued, except that the seventh ward in said city shall be annexed to and hereafior constitute a part of the second assessment district. And the assessors elected in the years 1847 and 1848, in pursuance of said recited act shall be deemed to be in and continue to hold their oslices for the term for which they were elected, and the assessors for the first, second, third, Tourth, fifth and sixth wards of said city, respectively, shall hereafier be elected at the periods, in the manner and for the term prescribed in the seconds ection of said recited act, and so much of that section as provides for such election is hereby reviTed. Sec. 4. The assessors from the wards in each of said districts

Time of anshall, on or before the first Monday of March, in every year, or mente within such other time as the common council of said city may di. rect, jointly appraise all the real and personal estate, and make out the assessment rolls of all the taxable persons and property, in their respective districts, making a separate roll for each of the wards of such district; and when any lot or lots shall be partly in two or more districts, the same shall be assessed in the district where the greater part of such lot or lots are situate, provided that such as

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Sec. 5. The assessments so made as above provided, shall be 1aadopted for ken and adopted as the regular assessments for the county and county pur-state taxes throughout said districts.

Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of said collectors respectively, to collec: the city and school taxes and the county and state taxes in and for their respective wards, and account for the same as required by law: They shall be required to give bonds in such manner, and be entitled 10 such compensation as may be prescribed by law for township oslicers doing similar duties; provided that for the collection of the city and school taxes, they shall be entiiled to take and receive only such compensation as may be fixed and allowed there for by the common council. Sections seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, and twenty one of an act entitled an act to amend the charter of the city of Detroit,” approved February 22, 1818, are hereby repealed.

Sec. 7. The provisions of the charter of said city, respecting thoms elec- the qualifications of electors and officers, the notice, conduct and

determination of election and vacancy in, and removal from office, shall apply to elections held under this act: Provided, That in all elections in said city, the assessor of each waru shall constitute one of the board of inspectors of election ; and in case of his absence

from any cause, his place may be supplied in the same manner as Norice of 1st is prescribed by law in similar cases: Provided further, The first

election of officers, had under the provisions of this act, may be held asier four days' notice thereof has been given, any act or parts of acts to the contrary notwithstanding.

Sec. 8. The term of said offices shall be one year, to commence and be computed from the time assigned for holding the annual charler election, and they shall continue in office until their successors shall be elected and qualified: provided that the term of the attorney and clerk, shall commence and be computed from the first Monday in April after such election. Provided also, the persons now holding said offices may continue therein, until their successors are elected and qualified under this act, nothing in this section contained, shall however b: taken as applying 10 ilie term of office of the


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Assessor elecied under the above section three, and section two, therein recited.

Sec. 9. Said officers shall take and file the oath of office, and Oaths and give bonds for the performance of their duties agreeably to the law compensa. or the by-laws, ordinances or resolutions of the common council, cere. as the case may be; and the compensation of said officers shall not be dimioished after their election and uuring the term for which They were elected.

Sec. 10. Said oflicers respectively shall perform such duties and be subject to such liabilities as are, or may be, from time to time, prescribed by law, or by the by-laws, ordinances, or resolutions duly passed by the common council, as the case may be. Sec. 11. The common council, by a vote of two-thirds of all the

council may members elected, may remove any minisierial officer of said city, remove trn

otlic, &c. for sufficient cause, and the proceedings in that behall, shall be en. tered on their journal; provided that the common couricil shali previously cause a copy of the charges preferred against the officer sought to be rem ved, and notice of the time and place assigned for hearing the suine, to be served on him, ten days at least, previous to the time so assigned.

Sec. 12. The common council shall continue to have the same Vacancies, power they now have, to fill all vacancies that may happen in any ministerial office; and the person appointed to fill such vacancy, may continue in olice for the period which his predecessor had to serve, and in case of temporary inability by reason of sickness or otherwise, of any oficer, to perform the duties of his office, the cominou council may appoint some suitable person in his place, who shall discharge the duties of such office during the inability of such officer.

Sec. 13. If the electors shall at any charter election fail to elect an city, district or ward officer, by reason of two or more persons voice. havinig received an equal number of votes, the common council shall, as soon as may be, cause the names of each of such persons to be written on separate slips of paper, and deposited in a box or other proper place, and the person acting as presiding officer of the cou.. cil, shall draw out of said bos or other place, in the usual manner of determining by lot, one of said slips, and the person whose name Is there in, shall be dezmed entitled to hold the office for which he

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received said votes in the same manner as other officers duly elected: Proviso. Provided however, That in lieu of the forgoing proceedings, the

common council may order a new election to be held, and if so ordered, notice thereof shall be given and the election conducted as in other cases.

Sec. 14. The common council shall have power 10 prescribe the Powere, du

powers, duties and compensation of all ministerial officers of said compensa

city, in cases where the same are not prescribed by law.

Sec. 15. All acls or parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

Sec. 16. This act shall lake effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 21, 1849.

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[ No. 43. ] AN ACT for the relief of the Trustees of the First Sociely of the

Methodist Episcopal Church of Lapeer, Lapeer county. Whereas, The appointment of the trustees of the first society of the Methodist Episcopal church in the township of Lapeer, in the county of Lapeer, was not made by Duncan McGregor, the preacher in charge, under seal as required by law: And Whereas, The trus. tees of s id first society have purchased real estate for said church,

and built a house thereon for public worship: Therefore, Appointm't Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen. 1st M. E. tatives of the State of Michigan, That the appointment in writing, Lapeer

, le of the trustees of the first society of the Methodist Episcopal church gulized.

of Lapeer, in the county of Lapeer, and state of Michigan, by Duncan McGregor, the preacher in charge, be, and the same is hereby declared to be as legal and effective in law and equity as if the said appointment was made under seal, and shall be so deemed and declared in all courts of law and equity in this state. Thai : all of the acts of the trustees under and by virtue of said appointment, shall be as binding in law and equity, as they would have been is said appointment had been made under seal; Provided, that poihing herein contained shall in any wise affect the rights of third persons accrued prior to the passage of this act.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and alter

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[.NO. 44.] AN ACT 10 enlarge the powers of the District Board of School

District number one, in the township of Jackson, in Jackson county.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen. Powers of latives of the State of Michigan, That the district board of School S. D. No. 1, District number one, in the township of Jackson, in Jackson, be,

larged. and they are hereby authorized and empowered, upon a classification of scholars of said district, in pursuance of section ninety-three, of chapter fifty-eight of the revised statutes of 1846, to discriminale, in their discretion, as to the price to be paid upon the rate bills, for teachers' wagns by scholars in the different departments of said school, so that scholars in the higher departments may be required to pay more than those in the lower departments thereof.

Sec. 2. The rate bills made out in accordance with the provise Rate bills. ions of the preceding section, shall have the same binding force and effect as rate bills made out under the provisions of chapter fifty. eight of the revised statutes of 1846, and sections fifty-seven and fifty-eight of said chapter fifty-eight shall apply to all departments in the school in said district.

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

Approved February 23, 1849.

(No. 45. ] AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the Mt.

Clemens and Romeo plank road company,” approved April 3, 1848.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen. Mt. Clemens tatives of the State of Michigan, That section five of an act to plank road incorporate the Mt. Clemens and Romeo plank road company, ap- mnended.

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