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sonal, and all claims and demands belonging to either said village in its corporate capacity, and all right and title to real property situate within the territory hereby annexed to said city belonging to the township of Grosse Pointe in its corporate capacity shall, by virtue of this act, pass to and vest in said city. The officers of said village and township respectively shall thereupon transfer the possession and con

trol thereof to the common council of said city, or to such Transfer of officer or officers as said common council may direct. All money, books,

moneys belonging to said village shall be paid over to said city, and all books, papers and documents belonging to said village shall be transferred and delivered to the common council of said city or to such officer of said city as they may direct. The circuit court for the county of Wayne may compel the delivery of all property, moneys, books, papers and

documents in this act referred to by the writ of mandamus Debts and obligations

issued out of and under the seal thereof. The said city of Detroit and the village of Grosse Pointe Park shall assume and pay such part or portion of all the bonds, debts and obligations of every name and nature owing by said village at the date aforesaid, that is to say, the said city of Detroit shall assume and pay such portion of said bonds, debts and obligations as the assessed valuation of the property within the territory hereby annexed to said city bears to the whole assessed valuation of the territory of said village of Fairview as appears by the last assessment roll of said village prior to the incorporation of said village of Grosse Pointe Park, and the said village of Grosse Pointe Park shall assume and pay such portion of said bonds, debts and obligations as the assessed valuation of that part of the territory in the village of Grosse Pointe Park bears to the total valuation of the entire property of said village of Fairview as appears by said

last assessment roll of said village. All suits or actions, actions.

either at law or.equity, pending in any court by or against said village of Fairview, shall be revived jointly for or against the city of Detroit and the village of Grosse Pointe Park as the case may be, upon the application of any party to said suit or of said city of Detroit or said village of Grosse Pointe Park, and all suits or actions either at law or in equity, hereafter commenced upon any debt, obligation or right of action, in favor of or against said village, shall be

prosecuted by or against the city of Detroit and the village Judgments. of Grosse Pointe Park as the case may be. Any judgment

hereafter rendered upon any such debt or obligation or in any such suit shall be paid by said city of Detroit and said village of Grosse Pointe Park in the above proportion and may be enforced as judgments against municipalities are

usually enforced and as provided by law for the enforcement Right to of judgments against the city of Detroit and villages. Any appeal.

judgments that may have been rendered or any decree entered against said village of Fairview the city of Detroit and the village of Grosse Pointe Park shall, for a period of sixty

Suits or

board and common

days hereafter have respectively the right to appeal and review such judgment or decree in the proper appellate court.

SEC. 5. All village taxes lawfully assessed in the territory Taxes, how hereby annexed to the said city shall be collected in the man

collected, law

governing. ner now provided by law for the collection of taxes assessed within said city of Detroit. All taxes for State, county or other purposes levied in said territory in the year nineteen hundred seven shall be equalized, levied and collected in pursuance to the general laws of the State. All moneys be- Township longing to the township of Grosse Pointe at the date afore- how apporsaid, raised for township purposes, or thereafter collected for tioned. like purposes, on account of taxes levied and assessed, shall be apportioned between the said city and said township according to the relative valuation of the taxable property so annexed to said city assessed on the last assessment roll of said township, and the valuation of property so assessed remaining in said township. Such settlement and apportion- Township ment shall be made by agreement between the township board of said township and the common council of said city; and council to the amount found due upon such settlement shall be paid over to said city by the proper officers of said township. In When com

missioner case the said township board and the said common council appointed. shall not be able to agree upon an adjustment and settlement, the same may be made by commissioners to be appointed by the circuit court for the county of Wayne, in chancery, on petition of either party; and said court is hereby given jurisdiction and authority to determine any and all questions that may arise in carrying out the provisions of this section, and to grant such relief in the premises as may be equitable.

SEC. 6. This act shall not change in any respect the Representative boundaries of the first and second representative districts of changed. the county of Wayne as they exist prior to the passage of this act, and shall not change the manner of electing representatives in such districts. The common council of the city of Voting Detroit shall fix and establish voting precincts in said ter

precincts. ritory hereby annexed to said city whereby the electors residing within said territory may vote for representatives in the State legislature in the said second répresentative district of Wayne county until the next apportionment and division of said Wayne county into representative districts.

Sec. 7. The corporate organization of the public schools and School school district within the territory so annexed to said city, and within

organization the powers and duties of the several boards and officers thereof annexed

territory. shall cease; and thereupon all right and title to property, both real and personal, belonging to said public schools situate entirely within the said territory so annexed to said city, shall pass to and vest in the board of education of the city of Detroit; and the officers of said public schools and Transfer of school district shall transfer the possession and control there- officers. of to said board of education, or to such officer or officers as it may direct.

Said board of education shall thereafter take charge of and manage and conduct the schools in said ter

districts not

papers, etc.

tions.

and settlement.

Transfer of ritory All moneys and funds belonging to said public moneys, books, schools and school district situate entirely within the ter

ritory so annexed to said city shall be paid over by the boards and officers of said schools and school district having charge thereof to the said board of education. All books, papers and documents belonging to said public schools or school dis

trict shall also be turned over and transferred to said board Bonds, debts of education. Said board of education shall assume and pay and obliga

all bonds, debts and obligations owing by said public schools and school district situate entirely within the territory so

annexed to said city. Disposition of SEC. 8. It shall be the duty of the board of school in. severed districts. spectors of said town of Grosse Pointe to make proper dis

position of the parts of the school districts severed by this Adjustment act remaining in said township. The township board of said

township and the board of education of said city of Detroit shall adjust the relative rights and interests of the parts of the said school districts so severed, remaining in said township and the parts thereof embraced within the territory so annexed to said city. The value of the school property and the unexpended school money, and all debts and obligations of such districts shall be apportioned and settled according to the assessed value of the taxable property of the respective parts of the divided districts. Upon such settlement being made, if it shall appear that one party is indebted to the other party, the party so indebted shall pay such indebtedness to the party entitled thereto as soon as money applicable to

such purposes can be secured. In case the said township disagreement.

board and said board of education shall not be able to agree upon an adjustment and settlement, the circuit court for the county of Wayne, in chancery, shall have like jurisdiction to determine an adjustment as is hereinbefore in this act provided in case of a disagreement between said township board

and the common council of said city. Act

SEC. 9. All the provisions of an act, entitled "An act to governing.

provide a charter for the city of Detroit, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict therewith," approved June seven, eighteen hundred eighty-three, as amended, and all other statutes, laws and ordinances applicable to said city of Detroit shall apply to and be operative in the territory so annexed to said city, in like manner as in other territory of said city, except as in this act otherwise provided.

Sec. 10. Act number five hundred one, of the local acts repealed.

of the legislature of nineteen hundred three, entitled "An act
to incorporate the village of Fairview, in the township of
Grosse Pointe, Wayne county," is hereby repealed.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved October 24, 1907.

In case of

Act

[No. 2.]

AN ACT to provide for the disposition of certain taxes col

lected for county road purposes in the county of Wayne under the provisions of act number one hundred forty-nine of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-three, as amended.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

SECTION 1. Within thirty days after this act takes effect When reit shall be the duty of the county treasurer of the county of city of Wayne to pay over to the township treasurer of each town- Wyandotte

and township, in said county, and to the city treasurer of the city of ships. Wyandotte, in said county, the amount of the tax collected in each of said townships and in said city for county road purposes for the year nineteen hundred six, under the provisions of act number one hundred forty-nine of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-three, as amended.

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the township treasurer in Credit or reeach of said townships and the city treasurer of the city taxpayers. of Wyandotte, upon application therefor, to credit each taxpayer within his township, or said city of Wyandotte, who has paid any part of said tax so collected, with the amount so paid, upon the taxes assessed and to be paid by such taxpayer for the year nineteen hundred seven; or to refund the amount so paid to such taxpayer.

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the county treasurer of the Who to county of Wayne, upon application therefor, to credit each fund Detroit taxpayer within the city of Detroit who paid any part of the taxpayers. said county road tax so collected for the year nineteen hundred six with the amount so paid by said taxpayer, upon the taxes assessed and to be paid by such taxpayer for the year nineteen hundred seven; or to refund the amount so paid to such taxpayer.

SEC. 4. In the event that any person who has paid any persons havpart of said tax has no property, real or personal, assessed erty to prefor taxes for the year nineteen hundred seven in said town- sent original

receipt. ships or cities, then it shall be the duty of the county treasurer of said county, the city treasurer of the city of Wyandotte, and the treasurers of the several townships to pay to said person the amount so paid by him for said county road tax for the year nineteen hundred six, upon the presentation to said county treasurer, city treasurer of the city of Wyandotte and treasurers of the several townships, of the original receipt therefor, showing payment of such tax, or in default of the presentation of such receipt, it shall be the duty of the county treasurer to pay such tax to the original taxpayer, or his representative, or heirs, upon satisfactory proof of his identity and of the loss of such receipt; and where repayment of any tax is made on presentation of such receipt, or other

Funds provided.

proper proofs herein provided, there shall be no further repayment made on account of the payment of the tax so repaid.

SEC. 5. The supervisors of the county of Wayne and the board of auditors of the county of Wayne are hereby directed to provide the county treasurer of the county of Wayne with the funds necessary to meet the expenses incident to the carry. ing out of the provisions of this act.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved October 24, 1907.

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