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and specifications, and shall make application for state Application reward under provisions of this act, it shall be the duty of the state highway commissioner to enter such application and cause the road to be surveyed and have plans and specifica. tions prepared. When any county under the county road system, or good roads district or township shall build two miles or more of such road, the same shall be inspected by an engineer under the directions of the state highway commissioner, and if found to be up to the required standard, shall be entitled to and paid triple the legal state reward as pro- Triple state vided and specified in chapter five, act number two hundred reward. eighty-three of the public acts of nineteen hundred nine, as amended or as may hereafter be amended: Provided, how- Proriso. ever, That in no case shall the state pay more than one-half the cost of any road or roads under the provisions of this act.

Am. 1919, Act 58.

(468) § 4854. Sec. 4. The state highway department Designing of

bridges. shall design all bridges and culverts and construct, repair and maintain all bridges greater than thirty foot clear span on state trunk line highways: Provided, That no bridges Proviso. shall be constructed until the county, good roads district or township has funds available for, and agrees to construct at least three miles of road including the bridge site: Provided Further further, That no bridge shall be constructed hereunder by the state within the corporate limits of any city or village having a population in excess of six thousand according to the last official federal census: Provided further, That the Further

proviso. state highway commissioner is authorized to enter into such arrangements as may be just and equitable whereby the state shall be obligated to pay not more than one-half of the cost of construction of a bridge situated on the boundary of such municipality or on the boundary line between this state and another state of the Union, and may make such agreements and contracts with the proper officials of such municipality or the officials of such other state or of any county thereof, as may be necessary and expedient for the purposes hereof.

Am. 1917, Act 183. See sec. 114. (469) § 4855. Sec. 5. Old state reward roads, which are old state

reward roads. or become a part of the state reward trunk line highway system, shall be, if in perfect repair, entitled to one-half addi. tional state reward, or if such old rewarded roads be widened or resurfaced, or both, then shall the county, good roads district or township be entitled to an added reward equal to the difference between the reward paid and the legal reward under this act. (470) § 4856. SEC. 6. The state highway commissioner When.com;

to is hereby given authority to refuse to grant any further trunk refuse reward. line road reward to any township, good roads district or county that has been rewarded by the state, which does not

To notify proper officials.

Reinstatement,

To repair and pay out reward.

Balance of reward.

keep its trunk line rewarded roads in repair; and upon his refusal of an allotment of trunk line reward to any township, good roads district or county, it shall be the commissioner's duty to inform the proper officials of the repairs necessary to place it in a position to again be eligible to receive trunk line reward, and if these repairs are made satisfactorily to the commissioner, he shall reinstate it to the eligible trunk line reward list. Should the township, good roads district or county fail to make the repairs ordered by the state highway commissioner within a reasonable time after being so ordered, then the state highway commissioner shall cause such repairs to be made and pay for them out of the reward money earned by and due to such township, good roads district or county, and it shall then become eligible to receive further state reward. Any balance remaining due to such township, good roads district or county after payment for such repairs shall be paid to such township, good roads district or county. If no reward is due said county, good roads district or township, then the state highway commissioner shall have authority to make the necessary repairs and pay for same out of the trunk line highway fund and render a bill for same to the proper officers of such county, good roads district or township, which bill shall be paid upon the warrant of such officers, and the amount thereof returned to the state treasury to be credited to the trunk line highway fund and the supervisors shall include the amount in the next regular tax roll.

Section 7 provides for appropriations for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1914 and 1915 ; section 8 is the tax clause, and section 9 provides for preliminary surveys and establishment of routes.

Act 11, P. A. 1919, (ex. sess.), provides the appropriations for the years 1920 and 1921'; see sections 632-35.

When to repair and present bills.

CONSTRUCTION, ETC., OF TRUNK LINE HIGHWAYS.
An Act to provide for the construction, improvement and maintenance

of trunk line highways.

[Act 19, P. A. 1919.)

Highways under control of state highway commissioner.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: (471) SECTION 1. All trunk line highways, established under the provisions of act number three hundred thirty-four of the public acts of nineteen hundred thirteen, as amended, shall hereafter be constructed, maintained and improved, in accordance with the provisions hereof under the direction, supervision and control of the state highway commissioner. Said commissioner is hereby authorized and directed to make surveys and proper plans and specifications and take charge of the construction and maintenance aforesaid. For the purpose of securing a more direct or favorable location a change

Surveys, etc.

Change in line of road.

in the line of any said road may be made if agreed upon by the state highway commissioner and board of county road commissioners, if said road is a county road, or by the state highway commissioner and the board of good roads district commissioners, if said road is under the control of such board, or by the state highway commissioner and the township board, if said road is a township road.

Am. 1919, (ex. sess.), Act 2. For Act 334, P. A. 1913, see secs. 465-70. (472) SEC. 2. The cost of constructing and improving Cost of con.

structing, etc. state trunk line highways shall be met in part by the state, and in part by the county, good roads district, or township, as the case may be, in accordance with the provisions hereof. If the road to be constructed or improved is a county road, then the portion of the cost to be paid by the county concerned shall be determined as follows: Counties having a Counties to valuation per trunk line mile of less than fifty thousand dol- of cost. lars, shall pay five per cent of said cost; counties having a 742 per cent. valuation per trunk line mile of more than fifty thousand dollars and less than seventy-five thousand dollars shall pay seven and one-half per cent of said cost; counties having a 10 per cent. valuation per trunk line mile of more than seventy-five thousand dollars and less than one hundred thousand dollars shall pay ten per cent of said cost; counties having a valua- 12% per cent. tion per trunk line mile of more than one hundred thousand dollars and less than one hundred fifty thousand dollars shall pay twelve and one-half per cent of said cost; counties hav- 15 per cent. ing a valuation per trunk line mile of more than one hundred fifty thousand dollars and less than two hundred thousand dollars shall pay fifteen per cent of said cost; counties having 174 per cent. a valuation per trunk line mile of more than two hundred thousand dollars and less than three hundred thousand dollars shall pay seventeen and one-half per cent of said cost; counties having a valuation per trunk line mile of more than 20 per cent. three hundred thousand dollars and less than four hundred thousand dollars shall pay twenty per cent of said cost; counties having a valuation per trunk line mile of more than 224 per cent. four hundred thousand dollars and less than five hundred thousand dollars shall pay twenty-two and one-half per cent of said cost; counties having a valuation per trunk line mile 25 per cent. of more than five hundred thousand dollars shall pay twentyfive per cent of said cost. In any case the state shall pay the Remainder. remainder of the cost out of any moneys in the state highway funds not otherwise appropriated. Plans, surveys and specifications shall be prepared under the direction and supervision of the state highway commissioner. The valuation per Valuation trunk line mile of any county shall be determined by dividing per mile. the state equalized valuation of such county by its allotted trunk line mileage, computed on the basis of the number of surveyed townships in said county in accordance with the

Proviso, county's proportion of maintenance.

provisions of act three hundred thirty-four of the public acts of nineteen hundred thirteen, as amended: Provided, however, That a county's proportion of the cost of maintenance shall be computed on double the basis as herein provided for construction or improvement.

Am. Id

Township road, how paid.

Valuation per mile.

(473) Sec. 3. If the road to be constructed, improved or maintained is a township road, or is under the supervision of the board of road commissioners of a good roads district, the township or the good roads district, as the case may be, shall pay on the same basis as is provided in section two in the case of the improvement or maintenance of county roads. The valuation per trunk line mile of the township or good roads district shall be determined by dividing the assessed valuation thereof as shown by the assessment roll for the last preceding year by the actual number of state trunk line highway miles within its borders as determined and established by the state highway commissioner under the provisions of said act three hundred thirty-four of nineteen hun. dred thirteen, as amended.

Am. Id.
See section 465.

etc., authorized.

Authority to (474) SEC. 4. Counties, townships and good roads disraise money.

tricts are hereby authorized to raise money either by taxation or by the issuance of bonds in accordance with the provisions

of the general highway law for the building of state trunk line Contracts, highways. Contracts and agreements between the state high

way commissioner and the boards of county road commissioners, the boards of commissioners of the good roads districts, and the township boards of any township, providing for the construction, improvement and maintenance of roads in accordance with the provisions hereof, are hereby expressly

authorized. The portion of the cost of any road to be condeposited. structed or improved hereunder jointly by the state and by a

county, good roads district or township, which is to be paid

by such county, good roads district or township, shall be How credited. deposited with the state treasurer. When so deposited the

money shall be credited to the specific road project and shall be paid out only for the purposes thereof on the order of the

state highway commissioner as the work of construction or Accounting. improvement proceeds. The state treasurer is hereby author

ized and required to open such accounts with counties, good roads districts and townships as may be necessary for the carrying out of the purposes hereof.

Portion of cost, where

Am. Id.

State highway commissioner may give notice.

(475) Sec. 5. If any county, good roads district or town. ship shall refuse or neglect to carry out the terms of any contract entered into with the state highway commissioner for the construction, improvement or maintenance of any state trunk line highway, or shall neglect or refuse to enter into any agreement or to pay its proper and due share of the cost thereof, the state highway commissioner may give notice to the board of county road commissioners, the board of commissioners of the good roads district, or the township board, as the case may be, that it is his intention to proceed with the work of constructing, improving or maintaining any designated portion of trunk line highway within such county, good roads district or township, as the case may be. Said Notice, bom notice shall be served personally or by registered mail and to contain. shall particularly specify the trunk line highways to be constructed, improved or maintained and shall indicate the character of the road to be built or the improvement or maintenance that in the opinion of the state highway commissioner is necessary and proper. Said notice shall also contain an estimated cost of the work in accordance with the plans and specifications under which the state highway commissioner proposes to proceed. On receipt of such notice the county On receipt board of road commissioners, or the board of commissioners of the good roads district shall submit the same to the board of supervisors of the county at the next ensuing regular session thereof. The said board of supervisors shall authorize Spreading of and direct the spreading of the highway tax within the county expense. or good roads district, as the case may be, for the purpose of meeting the portion of the expense chargeable to such county or good roads district. The township board shall cause said notice to be called to the attention of the electors of the township at the next annual meeting thereof. The state Cost, bow highway commissioner may at his option await the raising of funds by the county good roads district or the township or he may proceed with the work of construction, improvement or maintenance, defraying the cost thereof out of any moneys in the state highway fund not otherwise appropriated. If the latter alternative is followed the amount subsequently paid by the county good roads district or township shall be on the order of the state highway commissioner, placed to the credit of the state highway fund to reimburse the same for moneys expended therefrom on account of the county good roads district or township: Provided, That if the portion of the Proviso. expense in construction, improvement or maintenance hereunder that is chargeable to any county, good roads district or township, is not paid within one year after the service of notice by the state highway commissioner, interest thereon at the rate of five per cent per annum from the time of said notice shall be due and payable, and shall be included in the total amount to be collected in such county, good roads district or township and paid over to the state.

(476) SEC. 6. If any county, good roads district or town. State reward ship shall neglect or refuse to raise the proportion of expense withheld. chargeable to it under the provisions of the preceding section, or under the terms of any contract entered into with

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