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ing charge of any lands in this state, whereon noxious weeds

are growing, whose postoffice address is known. When commissioner to

(614) Sec. 3. In case the owner, possessor or occupier destroy of land or the person or persons, firm or corporation having weeds.

charge of any land shall refuse or neglect to comply with such notice and to cut the weeds on or before the date stated in such notice or within ten days thereafter, it shall be the duty of the highway commissioner and overseer of highways, or some one whom said overseer may employ to assist in carrying on the work, to enter upon the land and to cause all such noxious weeds to be cut down with as little damage to growing crops as may be, and he shall not be liable to be sued in any action of trespass therefor.

(615) SEC. 4. Highway commissioners and overseers of highways shall keep an accurate account of the expenses incurred by them in carrying out the provisions of section three of this act with respect to each parcel of land entered upon therefor, and shall make a sworn statement of such

account and present same to the township board of the townTownship ship in which the expense was incurred. The township board board to audit and pay is hereby authorized and required to audit and allow such

account and order the same to be paid from the fund for general township purposes of said township out of any moneys

in the township treasury not otherwise appropriated. Expenses lien (616) Sec. 5. The supervisor of the township shall on property.

cause all such expenditures to be severally levied on the lands on which such expenditures were made, and the same shall become a lien upon said land and shall be collected in the same manner as other township taxes are collected; the same when collected shall be paid into the general township fund

to reimburse the outlay therefrom aforesaid. Weeds on (617) Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of the highway comstate and school lands. missioner and overseer of highways to cut all noxious weeds

on state lands, school land and so forth and all brush and noxious weeds on highways passing by or through the same and the cost of same shall be allowed by the township board and paid by the township treasurer of the township in which

such land is located. Railroad companies,

(618) Sec. 7. All railroad corporations or gravel or etc., to de plank road companies doing business in this state shall, each stroy noxious weeds. year, before the first day of July in townships south of range

sixteen north and before the fifteenth day of July in townships north of range sixteen north, and at any time during the year so often as shall be sufficient to prevent Canada thistles, milkweed, wild carrots, ox-eye daisies, or other noxious weeds going to seed, cause all Canada thistles, milkweed, wild carrots or other noxious weeds growing upon lands occupied by

them in any city, village or organized township in this state Failure to comply,

to be cut down and destroyed. In case any railroad company procedure in

or gravel or plank road company shall refuse or neglect to comply with the requirements of this act, then it shall be lawful for said overseer of highways to cut and destroy said

case of.

missioner.

Canada thistles, milkweed, wild carrots, or other noxious Weeds between the first day and the fifth day of July, inclusive, and between the fifteenth and twentieth days of July, inclusive, as the case may be, in each year or so often as shall be sufficient to prevent said Canada thistles, milkweed, wild carrots, or other noxious weeds going to seed to endanger the spread thereof, at the expense of the corporation on whose lands said Canada thistles, milkweed, wild carrots, or other noxious weeds shall be so cut, at the rate of three dollars per day for the time necessarily occupied in cutting and destroying, to be recovered in any court of competent jurisdiction in this state.

(619) Sec. 8. It shall be the duty of the highway com- Duty of commissioner and the overseer of highways in each road district to see that the provisions of this act are carried out within the limits of his road district. Any highway commissioner or Neglect of overseer or street commissioner in any city who shall refuse penalty for. or neglect to perform the duties required by this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof in a court of competent jurisdiction shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten dollars nor more than twenty-five dollars, together with the costs of prosecution, or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding thirty days, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.

(620) Sec. 9. It shall be the duty of the prosecuting Prosecuting attorney of the county to prosecute all violations of the pro- duty of visions of this act which shall come to his knowledge.

Sec. 10 repeals all acts or parts of acts inconsistent with or contravening the provisions of this act.

AUDIT AND ALLOWANCE OF CLAIMS FOR LABOR AND

MATERIALS.

An Act requiring all claims for labor, materials purchased or inci

dental expenses contracted by highway commissioners of townships
lying in a county containing a population of three hundred fifty
thousand or over, to be presented to the township board for audit
and allowance, and providing the manner of payment thereof.

(Act 357, P. A. 1913.)

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board.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: (621) § 4748. SECTION 1. In any township in the state Claims to be of Michigan lying in a county containing a population of township three hundred fifty thousand or over, all claims for labor, materials purchased or incidental expenses contracted by highway commissioners of said townships shall be presented to the township board for audit and allowance, and when allowed, shall be paid in the same manner as other claims

against townships, by warrant or order drawn on the township treasurer and signed by the township clerk and supervisor.

Sec. 2 repeals "All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith."
See sec. 46. This act is applicable only to Wayne county.

CONVICT LABOR UPON HIGHWAYS.

An Act to provide for employing the convicts in the state reformatory

at Ionia, the state prison at Jackson and the state house of correction and branch of the state prison in the upper peninsula at Marquette, upon the public roads and highways within any county in the state of Michigan.

(Act 181, P. A. 1911.)

Public roads, employment of convicts.

Proviso.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: (622) 1814. SECTION 1. Upon the written request of a majority of the board of county road commissioners in counties under the county road system, or upon the written request of the road commissioners in a township or district under the township or district road system, or upon the written request of a majority of the board of supervisors in counties not under the county road system, the boards of control of the state reformatory at Ionia, the state prison at Jackson or of the state house of correction and branch of the state prison in the upper peninsula at Marquette, may detail such able bodied convicts as in their reasonable discretion shall seem proper, not exceeding the number specified in said written request, to work upon such public roads and highways of such county, township or district as shall be designated in said written request of said county, township or district road commissioners or board of supervisors: Provided, That each application for allotment of convicts under the provisions of this act shall be accompanied by a bidprice per day for such labor, and allotments shall be made to the highest bidder: Provided further, That such county, township or district shall pay to the warden of the prison from which such convicts are detailed a certain fixed amount of money per day for each man so detailed, which amount shall be decided upon by the boards of control of the three prisons mentioned in this act in joint session, such session to be held within sixty days after the passage of this act. The amount to be paid shall be a fair and just compensation for such labor and shall not be less than fifty cents per day per convict. Such county, township or district shall also pay expenses of transportation to and from the county, township or district and shall provide or pay for the lodging and food of the convicts while employed by it and shall furnish all tools and materials necessary in the performance of said

Further proviso.

Compensation for labor, etc.

work. Said convicts thus employed upon the public roads Custody of and highways shall be under the care and custody of such officer or officers as the warden of the prison or reformatory from which they are detailed shall designate, and the expense of guarding if guards are necessary shall be borne by the state: Provided, That such convicts may be used in surface Proviso. quarries and in stone yards in preparing material to be used on said roads, and in hauling the same to the place of distribution: Provided further, That where two or more Further

proviso. applications shall be on file they shall be filled pro rata. All moneys collected under the provisions of this section shall be turned over to the state treasurer and credited to the proper

fund.

labor.

See § 15299, C. L. 1915.

(623) $ 1815. SEC. 2. Said convicts when employed un- Kinds of der the provisions of section one of this act shall not be used for the purpose of building any bridge or structure of like character which requires the employment of skilled labor. (624) § 1816. Sec. 3. The boards of control of the Boards

empowered prisons mentioned in this act are hereby empowered to adopt to adopt rules. a special rule applicable solely to convicts employed on the public work herein authorized and contemplated, whereby convicts so employed shall be granted additional good time allowance, conditioned upon their good behavior and cheerful compliance with all the rules that may be made by said boards for the management and control of convicts so employed.

Section 4 repeals “all acts or parts of acts in conflict with the provisions of

this act."

[Extract from Chap. 171, R. S. 1846.) (625) § 2531. Sec. 10. The board of supervisors of any Prisoners recounty in this state may, by resolution passed at any regular work on highor special session, order that any or all male prisoners over ways, etc. the age of eighteen years under a sentence of imprisonment in the county jail, capable of performing manual labor, shall be required to work upon the public highways, streets, alleys and public roads, or in any quarry, pit or yard in the preparation or construction of materials for such public highways, streets, alleys or roads in any township, city or village in such county, or to perform any other lawful labor for the benefit of the county. Whenever any such resolution shall Duty of

sherifr. be passed, it shall be the duty of the sheriff to cause such prisoners to be put at work in such manner as may be provided in the resolution of the board of supervisors. The Application commissioner of highways of any township and the village or city authorities of any village or city in the county or the authorities in charge of any county institution may make application to have such prisoners work in any township, city, village or institution in such manner as shall be prescribed by the board of supervisors, and the said board shall have the right to determine in what township, city or village such pris- Place of

work. oners shall work.

measures.

Under whose direction and

(626) § 2532. Sec. 11. All work performed by any such control prisoners shall be performed under the direction of the high

way commissioner of the township or the authorities of the city, village or institution where the work is done. All such

prisoners while engaged in such work shall be under the conTools and trol and custody of the sheriff. All tools necessary for use by materials.

such prisoners and all materials upon which work is to be

performed shall be furnished by the township, city, village or Precautionary institution in which the work is done. The sheriff shall take

such precautionary measures as may be deemed necessary to

prevent the escape of prisoners employed under the proviEscape.

sions of this act, and in case any prisoner employed shall Proviso, escape, it shall be deemed to be an escape from the jail: Proguards.

vided, That no additional deputy sheriff shall be appointed to

guard such prisoners while so at work without the previous Reimburse- authorization of the board of supervisors. The board of superment of sherifl. visors is hereby vested with authority to reimburse the sheriff

for any expenses incurred in conveying such prisoners to and from any such road, street, alley, highway, quarry, pit,

yard, or institution or in properly guarding them while Proviso, beyond the confines of the county jail: Provided, That all meals and food.

meals and food shall be furnished by the sheriff to such prisoners in the same manner as though they were confined in the county jail, except in cases where such prisoners are employed in or for a county institution providing board for inmates, in

which case all meals and food shall be furnished by said Further pro institution: Provided further, That the board of supervisors viso, place of keeping. shall have authority to provide for keeping such prisoners at

places other than the county jail while they are performing such work as is authorized under the provisions of this act.

COMPENSATION OF TOWNSHIP OFFICERS.

Compensation of township officers.

Oficers of boards.

(627) § 2154. Sec. 95. The following township officers shall be entitled to compensation at the following rates for each day actually and necessarily devoted by them to the service of the township in the duties of their respective offices to be verified by affidavit, whenever required by the township boards:

First, The officers composing the township boards, board of registration, board of health, board of review, inspectors of election, clerks of the poll and commissioners of highways, three dollars per day, and at the same rate for parts of days;

Second, The supervisor for taking the assessment and for all services not connected with above boards, three dollars per day and at the same rate for parts of days;

Third, The township clerk, as clerk of the board of commissioners of highways and of the township board, three dollars per day and at the same rate for parts of days, but no

Supervisor.

Township clerk.

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