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THE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 312 of 1929

119.7 Charter commission; duties; first district election.

Sec. 7.

  The charter commission shall proceed to adopt a name for the district and frame a charter for the district as soon thereafter as practicable. The commission shall determine the rules of its proceedings and keep a journal. A roll call of its members on any question shall be entered on the journal at the request of any member. The commission shall fix the date of the first district election. The first district election shall be held on a regular election date as established under section 641 of the Michigan election law, 1954 PA 116, MCL 168.641. The county clerk of the county in which the largest number of registered electors of the metropolitan district reside shall publish the proposed charter in 1 or more newspapers published in the district at least once and not less than 2 weeks and not more than 4 weeks before the election, together with a notice of the election, and that on the date fixed for the election the question of adopting the proposed charter will be voted on, and that the elective officers provided for therein will be elected on the same date. Notice of the election shall also be posted in at least 10 public places within each city, village, or township in the proposed district not less than 10 days before the election. The commission shall have authority to study the area proposed to be included in the metropolitan district and submit recommendations to the legislative bodies of any city, village, or township to amend its original resolution in regards to same. The charter shall state with certainty the territory proposed to be included.

History: 1929, Act 312, Eff. Aug. 28, 1929 ;– CL 1929, 2281 ;– CL 1948, 119.7 ;– Am. 2012, Act 587, Imd. Eff. Jan. 7, 2013



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