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PASSAGE WA YS.

An Act to permit passage ways to lands adjoining at a single point.

(Act 393, P. A. 1913.)

Private road, how secured.

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Application.

Duty of commissioner.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:
(502) 4860.
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SECTION 1.

When lands owned in different descriptions by the same person, copartnership or corporation, and are contiguous at the corners, or as more fully described at the points of intersection of description lines projected, a private road may be secured across the adjacent lands, not to exceed twelve feet on each side of the point of intersection, or a passage way of twenty-four feet permitting ingress and egress. Application for such easement shall be made by the owner of such land contiguous at the corners, in writing to the highway commissioner of the township who shall act on such application in the manner prescribed in chapter nine of act number two hundred eighty-three of the public acts of nineteen hundred nine, entitled “An act to revise, consolidate and add to the laws relating to the establishment, opening, improvement, maintenance and use of the public highways and private roads, the condemnation of property and gravel therefor; the building, repairing and preservation of bridges; setting and protecting shade trees, drainage, cutting weeds and brush within this state, and providing for the election and defining the powers, duties and compensation of state, county, township and district highway officials."

Act 283, P. A. 1909, above referred to, is compiler's section 5 et seq.

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FILING OF RECORDS OF STREETS, HIGHWAYS, ETC.

An Act to require the filing in the office of the auditor general of certain data and records relating to the public streets, highways and alleys in cities and villages of this state.

[Act 47, P. A. 1917.)

Certification to auditor general.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: (503) SECTION 1. Whenever the common council of any city or village or the board of commissioners in municipali. ties having a commission forin of government shall by resolution or other legislative enactment open any new street, highway or alley, or vacate any street, highway or alley or any portion of the same, or extend, widen or change the name of any existing street, highway or alley, it shall be the duty

of the clerk or recorder of such city or village within thirty days after the adoption of such resolution or other legislative enactment to forward to the auditor general a certified copy of the same together with his certificate giving the name or names of any plat, subdivision or addition affected by such resolution or legislative enactment.

MARKING, ETC., STATE HIGHWAYS.

An Act to provide for using standard marking, designs or names on

through state highways and designation by numbers of section line roads, and the proper placing of signs thereon.

(Act 410, P. A. 1919.)

The People of the State of Michigan enact: (504) Section 1. Commencing with number one, on the Method north line of section thirty-six in the township of Wright,

prescribed. Hillsdale county (township nine, south of range one west), and counting as nearly as possible consecutively north on each following section line, making each township line number a multiple of six; also commencing with number one at the west line of section thirty-six, in the township of St. Clair, St. Clair county (township five north of range sixteen east), and counting as nearly as possible consecutively west on each following section line, making each township line a multiple of six, all east and west, and all north and south roads on township and section lines in the state of Michigan shall thus be numbered and unless otherwise named, may be, as are streets in cities, designated by numbers, to the extreme northern and western limits of the state. Numbers on the east and west roads to be preceded by the letter "E,” followed by the letter “W,” and on the north and south roads the numbers to be preceded by the letter "S," followed by the letter “N."

(505) Sec. 2. The first east and west section line north Idem. of the Ohio state line shall be designated by the letter "A," the second to the north being the south line of section thirtysix, township nine, south of range one, west, shall be designated by the letter "B." The first north and south section line west of the St. Clair river shall be designated by the letter “A,” the second to the west by the letter "B,” the third by the letter “C,” and the fourth to the west being the east line of section thirty-six, town five north of range sixteen east, shall be designated by the letter “D.”

(506) Sec. 3. Boards of supervisors in counties shall Signs. within one year from general or contingent funds appropriate for, and direct county highway commissioners to erect signs; or township boards may within one year appropriate from

Correct numbering, how furnished.

Marking of improved through highways.

Signs uniform.

general or contingent funds for, and direct the highway commissioner of townships to erect signs in accordance with this act. Sign boards when placed shall be approximately five feet above ground, with numbers or names of roads thereon reading northerly on the west side of north and south roads, and reading westerly on the south side of east and west roads. The form of said sign boards shall be prescribed by the state highway commissioner.

(507) Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of the state highway commissioner when so requested to supply the highway commissioner of each county and the highway commissioner of each township with a correct numbering of each township and section line road as herein provided.

(508) SEC. 5. The state highway commissioner shall cause the various lines of improved through highways comprising the state and county road systems, and connecting links, including the connecting streets in cities, towns and villages, to be designated and to be marked with some standard design, placed on convenient posts or objects along such routes, and the said commissioner may place numbering, naming, danger or other road signs on telephone, telegraph, electric light or other poles or property of private persons or corporations, standing upon, or occupying a portion of the public highway. Said signs shall be uniform on all parts of said road system, except that numbers shall occur thereon corresponding with the numbers given the various roads by the state highway commissioner, which numbers shall coincide with the numbers placed on the official map or maps hereinafter provided, to be issued by said commissioner. No similar design or designation shall be used for marking any other routes in Michigan.

(509) Sec. 6. After the marking of such routes, it shall be illegal for any persons, corporation or association to delineate or mark any other routes or trails, through the state of Michigan, unless in the course of such routes through the state the route marked by such persons, corporation or association shall coincide with the state and county road systems established between adjacent cities and villages, nor unless the same shall be approved in writing by the state highway commissioner. No further route shall be marked within or through the state until an exact description of said route selected for marking, has been filed with the state highway commissioner and the route and marking have been approved by him. Any routes heretofore laid out and marked between any two adjacent points in Michigan shall under the direction of the state highway commissioner be made to conform to the state and county road systems between the same points as established.

(510) SEC. 7. The state highway commissioner shall cause to be published a map of the state of Michigan showing thereon the state and county road systems, and in the discre

Similar de signs not to be used.

Other routes, etc., illegal marking.

Approval. Marking of further routes.

Routes heretofore marked.

Publication
of road map.

sold.

The county county clerk.

Duty of

tion of the commissioner such other main highways as may be desirable to indicate. Such maps shall be sold to the public Phicens at at a price fixed by the state highway commissioner, which price shall not be less than ten cents per copy. clerk of each county shall aid in the sale and distribution of said maps and the state highway commissioner shall, upon proper requisition, furnish to the various county clerks the number of copies required by them, said copies to be duly charged to the county receiving the same, and said county clerks shall sell the same and account for the proceeds thereof, and the funds arising from the sale of said maps shall be turned into the state highway funds.

NAMING OF ROADS.

An Act to provide for the naming of public roads and highways and

placing of signs thereon and to provide a penalty for the violation of the provisions of this act.

(Act 282, P. A. 1915.)

be named.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: (511) § 4866. SECTION 1. All state reward roads in this Roads to state not designated and named at the time this act shall take effect shall be designated by appropriate names in their entirety by the state highway commissioner, and the county roads board, respectively, or boards of supervisors in counties not operating under county road system.

(512) § 4867. Sec. 2. The county road commissioners Sign boarde. or the boards of supervisors in counties not operating under the county roads system shall cause to be placed suitable sign boards at every branch of every state reward road or cross road. Said sign board shall have printed thereon the What to name of the road and the distance to the nearest important town, village or city. The expense of the erection and keeping Expense. in repair of all such sign boards shall be paid out of the general fund of the county where said sign boards are erected. The form of said sign boards shall be prescribed by the state Form. highway commissioner.

(513) § 4868. Sec. 3. Any person who shall deface, in- Defacing, etc. jure, destroy or place any advertisement, legal or otherwise, on such sign board, shall upon conviction thereof be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and be punished by a fine of not Penalty. more than one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding ninety days or both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court, together with the cost of repairing such sign board and the cost of the repairing of such sign board so collected shall be paid to the county treasurer and credited to the general fund of the county.

Duty to make complaint.

(514) § 4869. Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of every supervisor, county road commissioner and township highway commissioner who has knowledge that any injury has been done to any such sign board, to make a diligent effort to ascertain the name of the person who defaced, injured, de stroyed or placed any advertisement, legal or otherwise, on said sign board and to make a complaint to the prosecuting attorney of his county.

See section 480.

TAXING STATE TAX HOMESTEAD, ETC., LANDS FOR

HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS.

An Act to provide a tax on state tax homestead and state swamp lands

under control and supervision of the public domain commission, for highway improvement purposes; to provide for the payment of such tax; and to repeal section fifty-five of act number fifty-nine of the public acts of nineteen hundred fifteen.

(Act 116, P. A. 1917.)

state tax to counties.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: Payment of (515) SECTION 1. On the first day of December, nineteen

hundred seventeen, and on the first day of December in each and every year thereafter, there shall be paid into the treasury of each county in this state in which may be located any state tax homestead or state swamp lands under the control and supervision of the public domain commission, a tax of five cents per acre, or major portion thereof, of all such lands as shall belong to the state on the first day of December in

each year, which tax shall be in lieu of all other taxes now Expended on levied against such state land under any existing law. The trunk line highways.

money so received by any county shall be placed in the gen eral fund and shall be expended under the supervision of the board of supervisors of such county upon the trunk line highways within such county in the manner prescribed by

law and in accordance with the suggestions of the state highProviso.

way commissioner: Provided, however, That if no such trunk line highways are established within the county in which such state tax homestead or state swamp lands are located, then the tax provided by this act shall be expended upon the highways of such county under the supervision of the board of supervisors and in accordance with the suggestion of the

state highway commissioner. Duty of

(516) SEC. 2. The public domain commission shall enter commission.

upon their records against each description of said lands the amounts provided by this act and shall certify the same to the auditor general, who shall draw his warrant on the state treasurer therefor, to be paid out of any moneys in the gen.

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