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An Act to legalize good road bonds heretofore attempted to be author

ized by the electors of the various counties of this state, under or pursuant to the provisions of act number two hundred eighty-three of the public acts of nineteen hundred nine.

(Act 407, P. A. 1913.)

The People of the State of Michigan enact: Certain bonds

(523) 4746. SECTION 1. All good road bonds heretolegalized.

fore attempted to be authorized by the electors of any county in this state, to be payable twenty years from date of issue, under the provisions of act number two hundred eighty-three of the public acts of nineteen hundred nine, when the issue of such bonds has been approved and authorized by a majority of the qualified voters voting thereon, and are hereby declared to be, when issued, legal and binding obligations of such county, notwithstanding the provision of section one of chapter sixteen of said act number two hundred eighty-three, authorizing the board of supervisors of any county to provide for the payment of any loan made by them, by tax upon such county, which shall in all cases be within fifteen years from the date of such loan.

Sec. 1 of chap. 16 (compiler's sec. 240) has now been amended so as to

provide for a twenty years' limit. Payment of bonds, tax

(524) § 4747. SEC. 2. Whenever bonds for good roads upon county. have been heretofore authorized and issued, or heretofore au

thorized and hereafter issued pursuant to such authorization, to be payable twenty years from date of issue, under the provisions of act number two hundred eighty-three of the public acts of nineteen hundred eleven, under the conditions mentioned in section one of this act, the board of supervisors of the county authorizing and issuing such bonds, shall provide for payment of the same by tax upon such county, notwithstanding the provision of section one of chapter sixteen of said act number two hundred eighty-three, quoted in section one of this act, and limiting the right of the board of supervisors to provide for payment of loans within fifteen years from the date of such loan.

The reference to act 283 of 1911 corresponds with the enrolled act, but is doubtless intended as a reference to act 283 of 1909.

INTERSTATE BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION BY CITIES.

An Act to authorize any city within this state, bordering upon any

navigable stream which is the boundary line between this state and any other state, in conjunction with any city bordering upon said na vigable stream in said other state, to construct and maintain bridges across said stream between said cities.

[Act 6, P. A. 1911.)

The People of the State of Michigan enact: (525) § 4862. SECTION 1. Any city within this state Bridges cerbordering upon any navigable stream which is the boundary may bulid line between this state and any other state, in conjunction

jointly. with any city situated in any other state bordering upon said stream, is hereby authorized and empowered at the joint expenses of said cities to construct and maintain bridges and approaches thereto across said stream between said cities at such points as may be agreed upon by the common councils or other governing bodies of said cities, and to enter into contracts with the common council or governing body of the adjoining city of such other state for the construction, maintenance and repair of said bridges. See sections 146, 163 and 249.

(526) § 4863. SEC. 2. Previous to the building of said Highways bridges, highways leading thereto shall be laid out and opened so that access thereto may be had from the common traveled streets in said cities, and authority or permission to build such bridges from the owner or owners of the land to which said bridges shall be attached and over which same shall pass, shall be obtained.

(527) § 4864. Sec. 3. The common council or other Bonds, governing body of the city is hereby authorized to borrow on the faith and credit of said city, such sums of money as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this act, and to issue the bonds of said city therefor, payable at such time and at such rate of interest as the common council or other governing body of said city shall determine: Provided, however, Proviso. That if the charter of any such city now in force provides any other method of raising such sums of money such method may be pursued: And provided further, That the amount of Further

proviso. bonds so issued shall not exceed in amount the limit now prescribed by law.

(528) '$ 4865. SEC. 4. This act affects the public safety and shall take immediate effect after its passage by the legislature and signing by the governor.

issue of.

CONSTRUCTION OF BRIDGES OVER NAVIGABLE STREAMS.

An Act to authorize the construction of bridges over navigable streams

and waters in certain cases, for the continuance of public highways over such water as avenues of public travel; to authorize the levying, spreading and collecting of special taxes and assessments for any such bridge; to authorize the borrowing of money and issuance of bonds under certain restrictions, regulations and limitations; to provide for the recovery by the owners of property or property rights abutting upon or adjoining any such highway of their damages resulting by reason of the construction of such bridge and providing the procedure for recovery of such damages; and to prescribe the powers and duties of certain officers with reference thereto.

[Act 398, P. A. 1919.)

rivers.

When

The People of the State of Michigan enact: When petition (529) SECTION 1. Whenever in any county within this made for bridge over state there are any two or more organized townships, or any navigable

one or more townships and one or more villages, or one or more townships and one or more cities, or any combination of townships, villages and cities, or any combination of any of them, lying contiguous in such county, through the territory of which extends any public highway which crosses within said county and within or along the boundary line of any such township, village or city, any navigable water or stream, or which intersects with or leads to any highway so crossing such navigable water or stream, any one or more of such townships, villages or cities may, by its or their respective legislative bodies, petition the board of supervisors of said county for the construction or reconstruction of a bridge over such stream or water, whereon such highway may be continued as an avenue of public travel between points upon

opposite sides of such water or stream. Such petition may presented.

be presented at any regular meeting of the said board of super

visors or at any special meeting thereof duly called for the Proviso, cera presentation of such petition: Provided, That the provisions only.

of this act shall apply only to counties having a population

of four hundred thousand or more. Request for

(530) SEC, 2. Unless such petition is to be presented to special meeting. the annual meeting of said board of supervisors, or at an

earlier meeting already appointed by the board to be held at least thirty days prior to such annual meeting, it may contain a request for a special meeting of said board, and may be delivered to the clerk of said board, who shall have authority, and whose duty it shall be, to call a special meet

ing of said board not more than twenty nor less than ten Supervisors days from the time he shall receive the petition. It shall be notified.

the said clerk's duty to inform all the members of said board to be found in the county of such meeting and the purpose thereof at least five days before such meeting is to be held, and at whatever meeting such petition is to be heard. It Written shall be the duty of such petitioner to give notice in writing township to the township board at each township named and to the board, éte. common council of any city and to the village council of any village named of the intention of the petitioner to ask for the hearing upon the same at such meeting, and of the purpose thereof. Such notice shall be delivered to the clerk of every township, city and village named, and if such clerk is not readily found, then to any member of the township board, and the mayor or some member of the common council of the city or cities named, and to a member of the council of the village or villages named, as the case may be, at least seven days before said board is to be asked to hear said pe tition. For the purpose of facilitating by said board their de Plans and termination of the kind and cost of the bridge proposed to be specifications. constructed or reconstructed, each township, city and village named in the said petition may present a plan or plans and specifications of such proposed bridge with or without drawings, and an estimate of each as to the cost thereof. (531) SEC. 3. Upon presentation of any such petition Authority of

board, etc. said board of supervisors shall proceed to a consideration thereof. The said board shall have authority to make any necessary surveys, procure any appropriate plans and specifications, obtain estimates of probable cost of construction and take any other appropriate step for procuring necessary or desirable information with reference to the project embodied in such petition. Said board shall have full authority, by a majority vote of those voting thereon, to grant or deny the object of such petition and to determine the character and type of construction of any such bridge ordered thereon. The several boards of supervisors of the counties of the state shall each likewise have authority, upon their own initiative, respectively, in a proper case, in the discretion of any such board, to order the construction of a bridge over any navigable stream or water within the county, as hereinbefore provided in cases when a petition is presented to a board of supervisors by a city, village or township for the construction of a bridge. Whenever in any case a bridge shall be Bascule ordered hereunder, said board shall determine and designate only a bascule type of bridge. No part of such bridge or its approaches shall be suspended over such highway. (532) SEC. 4.

Sec. 4. In those counties in which the county road Toucase, system, so-called, shall have been adopted, the board of super- system previsors shall upon the ordering of any such bridge duly certify such action to the county road commissioners of such county. Thereupon the said county road commissioners shall promptly proceed to establish a road district for the purpose of constructing or reconstructing such bridge. Said commissioners shall have authority to procure, if need be, any further surveys, plans, specifications and estimates of cost for such work of construction or reconstruction in addition to those

vails.

not final.

which may have been obtained by the said board of superSpecifications visors. Such specifications shall not be final, but may be

changed by the county road commissioners, but not after the

hearing of objections hereinafter provided for, except after Proviso, type due notice and hearing thereon: Provided, Said road comof bridge.

missioners shall not at any time change the type of bridge

ordered by the board of supervisors. Special

(533) Sec. 5. Said county road commissioners shall assessment district. speedily prepare a proposed special assessment district for

such work, fixing it by resolution which shall embody a de Hearing of

scription of the boundaries thereof. They shall fix a time objections.

and place to hear objections to such proposed special assessment district and give notice thereof as hereinafter provided. Such notice shall set forth a description of the boundaries of the proposed special assessment district or the several parcels of land proposed to be assessed on account of such work, and the time and place of hearing. At this hearing all parties or persons interested shall be given an opportunity

to present their objections, if any, to such proposed special Notice, pub- assessment district. Notice of this hearing shall be given lication of

by the county road commissioners at least ten days prior to such hearing by causing a notice thereof to be published at least once in each week for two weeks in succession in some newspaper published and of general circulation in such county, and by posting in public and conspicuous places five notices in each township, city and village within which the assessment district lies in whole or in part, and within the limits of such district, and also by posting such notice in

any public place which may be provided in the county seat Changes in for the posting of public notices. At this hearing the county specifications.

road commissioners shall, subject to the foregoing, make any changes in the specifications deemed by them advisable, with

out further notice or hearing, provided such changes do not When new increase the estimates more than ten per cent. If they do hearing.

increase the estimates more than ten per cent then a new hearing shall be had and notice thereof given, as in the first instance. At said hearing the county road commissioners

may alter the boundaries of the proposed assessment district: Proviso, Provided, however, That if said district is enlarged or otheraltered district.

wise altered so as to embrace additional lands, hearing thereon after due notice shall be had as hereinbefore pro

vided. Final order. (534) Sec. 6. After hearing objections, the county road

commissioners shall make their final order in writing, under their hands, determining that the proposed improvement shall be made according to the final specifications adopted by them,

a copy of which specifications shall be attached to said order. Powers, etc., (535) SEC. 7. In so far as applicable hereto, the same of commissioners. powers are hereby conferred, and the same duties are hereby

imposed upon said county road commissioners for the prosecution, completion and payment of such improvement, as are

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