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tion of such petition, any two mpembers of the common council of said city, may, on like peti. tion, call such meeting upon a like notice and publication thereof, in the manner and for the time herein before specified in the case of a call by the mayor or recorder. Such meeting may be adjourned from time to time) by vote of a majority of those present.
Sec. 5. The said tax shall be levied and collected in the same manner as the tax provided for in the thirteenth section of the act to which this act is amendatory, and shall be consolidated therewith on the tax rolls; but it shall be the duty of the said board of education in each and every year when such tax is levied and collected, to separate the amount thereof from the gross amount of money received by said board for such year, and set it apart as a fund to be reserved for the purposes specified in the first section of this act.
SEC. 6. The board of education of the city of Detroit is hereby authorized from time to time, on such term or terms of payment as they may deem proper, to borrow a sum of money not exceeding in all the sum of five thousand dollars, for the purposes specified in the first section of this act, at : rate of interest not exceeding seven per cent. per annum, payable semiannually, and to issue the bonds of said board in such form, and executed in such manner as said board may direct: Procided, That said board shall issue no bond for a less sum than fifty dollars: And prorided, That no such sum of money shall be borrowed until authorized by a majority of all the voters present at a meeting to be called as provided in section three.
Sec. 7. The bonds issued under this act shall be a charge upon all the property of said board, which shall constitute a security for the payment thereof: Provided, That no legal proceedings shall be instituted to enforce such lien or to sell any property of said bonrd for the payment of the principal money of any of said bonds until one year after such principal shall become due, according to the tenor and effect thereof.
SEC. 8. It shall be the duty of the board of education, whenever they shall borrow any money under the provisions of this act, annually to appropriate a sufficient sum out of any money which may come into their hands, to pay the interest upon the same; and also in addition thereto, an annual sum equal to five per cent. upon the amount so borrowed to be invested under the direction of said board in bonds of the city of Detroit, bearing interest at such prices as the same can be purchased, to accumulate as a sinking fund for the payment of the principal of the sum so borrowed; both of which approprintions shall take precedence of all othors.
Approred March 12, 1817.
[ No. 58. ] AN ACT to amend an act entitled an act relative to Free Schools in
the city of Detroit. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the thirteenth section of the act entitled an act relative to free schools in the city of Detroit, approved February seventeenth, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-two, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out the words "live" and "seventeen," in said saction, and inserting in place thereof the words "four" and "eighteen;" so the first clause in said section shall read as follows: "The common council of said city are hereby authorized once in each year to assess and levy a tax on all the real and personal property within said city, according to the assessinent rol of that year, which shall not exceed one dollar for every child in said city between the ages of four and eighteen years."
8E0 2. Section six of an act entitled an act to amond an act entitled an act relative to Free Schools in the City of Detroit, approved February seventeenth, one thousand eight hundred and forty-two, is hereby amended by striking out all of said section six after the words "fifty dollars," in the ninth Hne of said section, so that said section shall read as follows:
“ The board of education of the city of Detroit is hereby authorized, from time to time, og such term or terms of payment as they may deem proper, to borrow a sum of money not exceeding in all the sun of five thousand dollars, for the purposes specified in the first section of this act, at a rate of interest not exceeding seven per cent. per unnum, payable semi-annually, and to issue the bonds of said board in such form, and executed in such manner, as said borrd may direct: Provided, That said board shall issue no bond for a less sum than fifty dollars."
Sec. 3. The removal of any member of the board of education of the city of Detroit, from the ward for which he is elected school inspector, after such election, shall not operate to vacate his office; but notwithstanding such removal, any inspector so removing shall continue to hold his said office, and to be a member of said board, and all provisions of any act or sets which make such removal a vacation of said office, are hereby repealed: Provided, The remo val of such member shall not be from the city.
Sec. 4. This act shall take efect from and after its passage.
CITY OF ANN ARBOR. Sec. 33. The common council of said city is hereby authorized and required to perform the same duties in and for said city as are by law imposed upon the township boards of the several townships of this state, in reference to schools, school taxes, county and State taxes, the support of the poor, and Stato, district and county elections; and the supervisor and assessor, justices of the pence, recorder, school inspectors, directors of the poor, and all other officers of said city who are required to perform the duties of township officers of this state, shall take the oath, give the bond, perform like duties, and receive the same pay and in the same manner, and be subject to the same liabilities, as is provided for the corresponding township otticers, excepting as is otherwise provided in this act, or as may be provided by the ordinances of the common council.
Sxc. 33. The common council shall have authority to assess, levy, and collect taxes on all the real and personal estate taxable in said city, which taxes shall be and remain a lien upon the property so assessed until the same shall be paid: Provided, That they shall not raise by general tax more than five hundred dollars in any one year, exclusive of school taxes and taxes for highway purposes, unless authorized thereto by a vote of the property tax payers of said city who are electors, when convened for that purpose pursuant to previous notice.
BEC. 34. Whenever the common council shall deem it necessary to raise a greater sum in any one year than five hundred dollars, exclusive of taxes for school and highway purposes, they shall give at least five days notice in writing, to be posted up in five public places in said city, which notice shall state the time and place of such meeting, and shall specify the objects and purposes for which the money proposed to be raised is to be expended; and when such meet ing shall be assembled in pursuance of such notice, such electors, by a viva voce vote shall determine the amount of money which shall be raised for each object specified in the notice: Provided, That such tax shall not in any one year exceed one per cent. upon the valnation of the real and personal estate taxable within the limits of the city: And provided also, Thnt not more than two such meetings shall be holden in any one year to determine the amount of tax to be raised; at all such meetings, the mayor, or in his absence, the recorder shall preside.
SEO. 35. The common council may appoint the aldermen to assist the supervisor in taking the assessment of property in the respective wards where the alderman resides; and all state, county and school taxes in said city, and all city taxes which shall be raised by general tax, shall be levied and collected, as near as may be, in the same manner as is provided by law for the assessment and collection of taxes by township officers; and all the proceedings for the re
turn, sale, and redemption of real estate for non-payment of taxes shall be in conformity with the proceedings for the return, sale and redemption of real estate by township officers.
CITY OF MONROE.
SEC. 2. The inhabitants of said city shall be liable to the operation of any and all laws rela. ting to township government, except so far as relates to the laying out and construction of streets and highways, and the labor to be performed thereon within the limits thereof.
CITY OF GRAND RAPIDS.
SEC. 49. The common council of said city is hereby authorized and required to perform the same duties respecting said city as are by law imposed upon the township boards of the sever al townships of this state in reference to schools, school taxes, county and State taxes, [and] all the other matters hereinafter mentioned.
INCORPORATED LITERARY INSTITUTIONS.
GENERAL LAW IN RELATION TO INCORPORATED ACADEMIES.
[ No. 19. ] AN ACT requiring certain returns to be made from Incorporated
Academies and other Literary Institutions. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That it shall be the duty of the president of the board of trustees of every organized academy or literary or collegiate institution, heretofore incorporated, or hereafter to be incorporated, to cause to be made out by the principal instructor or other proper officer, and forwarded by mail or otherwise, to the office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, between the first and fifteenth days of December in each year, a report setting forth the amount and estimated value of real estate owned by the corporation, the amount of other funds and endowments, and the yearly income from all sources, the number of instructors, the number of students in the different classes, the studies pursued and the books used, the course of instruction, the terms of tuition, and such other matters as may be specially requested by said Superintendent, or as may be deemed proper by the president or principal of such academies or institutes, to enable the Superintendent of Public Instruction to lay before the Legislature a fair and full exhibit of the affairs and condition of said institutions.
Approved March 4, 1839.
AN ACT to incorporate Marshall Academy at White Pigeon. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That there shall be established at White Pigeon, in the county of St. Joseph, an academy for the purpose of educating youth, the style, name and title whereof shall be and are hereby declared to be as hereinafter mentioned and defined, that is to say, the said academy shall be
under the direction, management and government of seven trustees, and Geo. Bowman, Nath' Bacon, D. Clark, Neal McGaffey, P. W. Warner, M. Judson, and Henry Chapin, Jr., shall be and are hereby appointed the first trustees. That the first meeting of the trustees under this act shall be held on the first Monday of May next, and shall hold their office until their successors are chosen in the manner hereinafter provided.
Sec. 2. That the stock of funds of the corporation shall be considered as divided into four hundred shares, of fifty dollars each, such ns are not taken up being vested in the proprietors and at the disposal of the trustees. The stockholders shall meet on the first Monday of May, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, and annually thereafter on the first Monday of May, and shall elect by ballot seven trustees who shall hold their office one year and until their success. ors are chosen, and each share shall entitle its holder to one vote; the stockholders may increase the number of trustees to fifteen:
Sec. 3. That the shares shall be considered as personal property, and shall be transferrable; but no transfer shall be valid unless signed by the treasurer and secretary, who, before confirming the transfer of any share shall first secure to the corporation whatever may be due thereon.
Sec. 4. In case any holder of stock in this company shall refuse or neglect to pay to the treasurer any legal assessment, or any just demand for tuition, or any other object, the treasurer shall have power under the direction of the trustees, after giving ten days notice in wri. ting in some public place in White Pigeon, to sell at auction the share or shares of such delinquent, and after satisfying the claims of the company and reasonable charges, shall, on application of the holder or his attorney, pay over any surplus which may remain from the proceeds of the stock sold under this provision.
Sec. 5. That it shall be the duty of the secretary to make out and deliver to any stockholder at his request, a certificate of the share or shares he or she may hold in the stock of this coinpany, and this may be transferred, subject to the provisions of this act.
Sec. 6. The said trustees and their successors, shall forever hereafter be and they are hereby established and declared to be a body politic and corporate, with perpetual succession in deed and in law, to all intents and purposes whatsoever, by the name, style and title of “The Trus. tees of Marshall Academy;” by this name and title they and their successors shall be capable at law and in equity of suing and being sued, holding property necessary for the use of said academy, not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, real, personal and mixed, of buying and selling, and otherwise lawfully disposing of the same, and shall have power to make and use a common seal, and to alter the same at their pleasure; and further, any five of the said trustees shall be a quorum; in casc said number is increased as aforesaid, any number nearest twothirds of the whole number shall be a quorum to transact business.
Sec. 7. That it shall and may be lawful to and for the said trustees from time to time to apply such part of their funds and estate in such manner as they may think most. conducive to the promotion of literature and the advancement of useful knowledge within the State: Provided, That when grants shall be made to them for certain use and purposes therein expressed and declared, the same shall not be applied either in whole or in part to any other, uses without the consent of the grantor.
Dec. 8. The said corporation shall appoint by ballot & treasurer and secretary, to continue in office during the pleasure of the corporation, the treasurer shall keep fair and true accounts of all moneys by him received and paid out, and the secretary shall keep a fair journal of the meetings and proceedings of the corporation, in which the yeas and nays on all questions shall be entered, if required by two-thirds of the trustees present, and to all books and papers of the corporatiou every trustee shall always have access, and be permitted to take copies of them.
Sec. 9. The said trustees may establish an academy at such time and in such place in the township of White Pigeon, in said county, as may seem to them most expedient, and it shal
be the duty of said trustees to appoint such preceptors, instructors and other officers for said academy as they shall think necessary, to fix their compensation and to remove them from office when such trustees shall think proper; and it shall be the duty of said trustees to visit and inspect said academy, to examine into the state and system of education and discipline therein, and to make su by-laws and ordinances not inconsistent with the laws of the United States or of this state, as they may judge most expedient for the government of said academy or for the accomplishment of the trust hereby reposed in such trustees.
Sec. 10. No religious test whatever shall be required from any stockholder, trustee, teacher or pupil; nor shall the tenets of any particular religious denomination be inculcated in said academy.
Sec. 11. This law or any part thereof may be repealed or nuodified by the Legislature: Provided, Thnt such power of repeal never extend to divert to any other purposes than those expressed tierein, if any shall be capressed, any grant of property to such corporation; but such property in the event of the dissolution of such corporntion shall revert to the grantor or his heirs.
Approved March 28, 1836.
[ No. 32. ] AN ACT to incorporate the Michigan Central College at Spring
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That Elijah Cook, Drusus Hodges, Jonathan L. Videto, Justus H. Cole, Joseph C. Bailey, Henry S. Limbocker, Lemuel W. Douglass, Lewis J. Thompson, and Enos W. Packard, and their successors in office, shall be and they are hereby constituted and declared a body corporate, by the name and title of the Michigan Central College at Spring Arbor, and shall be trustees of the said college, to have perpetual succession, capable by its name in law to sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded, in any court within this state, and to receive, possess and retain and enjoy any lands, rents, tenements or hereditaments of what kind soever, and to alien the same, and also to purchase any lands or estates, real and personal, to receive any charity, donation or bequest, which may be made to them, the said trustees, for the use of the said college, and be capable to sell, lense or otherwise dispose of any innds, chattels, renl or personal, of any kind whatever, that may come to them by purchase, gift, or bequest, or in any other way whatever, or to hold the same in perpetuity, or for a term of years: Provided, That the property, real or personal, of said corporation, shall not at any time exceed thirty thousand dollars on a just valuation.
Sec. 2. There shall at all times be nive trustees of said college. The term of office of three of said trustees shall expire on the first Wednesday of January, 1846, the term of office of three more of them on the first Wednesday of January, 1847, and three on the first Wednesday of January, 1848, as shall be determined by lot anong themselves, within thirty days from and after the passage of this act; at the expiration of the regular term of office of any of the said trustees, or their successors in office, others shall be elected in their stend, and in case any of said trustees or their successors should refuse to act, resign, die, or remove out of the State, the remainder of the trustees or a majority of them shall have power to elect others in their stead; and that the said trustees or a majority of them shall have power and authority to make, alter or amend any by-laws for their own government, or regulation, that they may deem proper and necessary, which are not repugnant to the laws of this State of the United States, and have full power and nuthority to carry the same into effect.