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Section 455.58

Act 39 of 1889

455.58 Board of trustees; powers; annual meeting; streets, control.

Sec. 8.

   The board of trustees shall have the management and control of the business, finances, rights, interests, buildings and all property, real and personal, of the association, and shall represent the association with full power and authority to act for it in all things whatsoever, subject only to the provisions of this act and the by-laws of the association and any special directions that may be given in regard thereto by a vote of any annual meeting. It shall fix the time for holding the annual meeting of the association and all special meetings thereof. Such board shall have jurisdiction over the lands of the association, the streets and highways passing through or over the same and the water within or in front thereof, and all buildings thereon, whether leased or not; to keep all such lands and premises of the association and the water within or in front thereof in good sanitary condition; to preserve the purity of the waters of all streams, springs, bays or lakes within or bordering upon said lands; to license such number of drays as may be thought desirable upon such terms and conditions as the board shall determine; and to prohibit any person from carrying on the business of carrying goods, trunks, baggage or commodities on the lands of the association or the highways, streets or alleys thereon without such license first being had; to provide for protection from loss or damage from fire and to protect the occupants of its grounds from contagious diseases; to remove therefrom any and all persons afflicted with any such disease; to prevent and prohibit on its grounds vice and immorality; to prohibit all disorderly assemblies and conduct, all gaming and disorderly houses, all billiard tables, bowling alleys, fraudulent and gaming devices, the selling or giving away any spirituous or fermented liquors; to prohibit and abate all nuisances and all slaughter houses, meat markets, butcher shops, glue factories, and all such other offensive houses and places as the board of trustees may deem necessary for the health, comfort and convenience of the occupants upon such lands; to prohibit immoderate driving or riding upon said premises or the streets and highways lying along or across the same; to prevent the running at large of any dog or other animal; to compel persons occupying any part of said premises to keep the same in good sanitary condition and the streets, sidewalks and highways in front thereof free from dirt and obstruction and in good repair; to fix the place or places where and the time when persons may bathe in the waters within or in front of its land and regulate the same in the interests of decency and good morals; to prohibit all boating upon any of its said waters on Sunday to and from the lands of the association; and they may also prohibit or consent to the erection and maintenance of stables and horse barns upon said grounds: Provided always, That the right of the public to control, repair and use all such highways and streets as are now or may hereafter be used and necessary for the public travel through or across said grounds shall not be affected hereby: And further provided, That the public shall not be liable for the condition, safety or repair of such streets, alleys or highways, as may be laid out and used under the authority of said association. The board may also prohibit or consent to the holding of meetings or assemblies for religious or other purposes upon its grounds, and may fix and determine the terms and conditions upon which hotels and boarding houses may be kept thereon.

History: 1889, Act 39, Imd. Eff. Mar. 29, 1889 ;-- How. 3983e-3 ;-- Am. 1895, Act 116, Imd. Eff. May 4, 1895 ;-- CL 1897, 7646 ;-- CL 1915, 10069 ;-- CL 1929, 10334 ;-- CL 1948, 455.58

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