THE GENERAL LAW VILLAGE ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 3 of 1895
67.8 Sidewalks; construction; maintenance; expenses; allocation.
The council shall have control of all sidewalks in the public streets and alleys of the village and may prescribe or change the grade of the sidewalks when considered necessary. The council may build, maintain, and keep in repair sidewalks and cross walks in the public streets and alleys, and charge the expense of constructing and maintaining the sidewalks upon the lots and premises adjacent to and abutting upon the walks. The council may require the owners and occupants of lots and premises to build, rebuild, and maintain sidewalks in the public streets adjacent to and abutting upon the lots and premises and to keep them in repair at all times, and to construct and lay the sidewalks upon such lines and grades, and of such width, materials, and manner of construction, and within such time as the council shall, by ordinance or resolution, prescribe, the expense thereof to be paid by the owner or occupant. The council may by a 2/3 vote of the members pay such part of the expense of building or rebuilding such walk as they may consider proper from the general street fund, or from the street district fund of any street district in which the sidewalk is located.
History: 1895, Act 3, Imd. Eff. Feb. 19, 1895
CL 1897, 2776
CL 1915, 2647
CL 1929, 1556
CL 1948, 67.8
Am. 1983, Act 205, Imd. Eff. Nov. 10, 1983
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