COUNTY DEPARTMENT AND BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS (EXCERPT)
Act 185 of 1957
As used in this act:
(a) “Members elect” means when applied to the county board of commissioners, both members elected and appointed.
(b) “Acquire” means acquisition by purchase, construction, or any other method.
(c) “Water supply system” means all plants, works, instrumentalities, and properties, used or useful in connection with obtaining a water supply, the treatment of water, or the distribution of water, or any portion or any combination thereof.
(d) “Sewage disposal system” means all sanitary sewers, storm sewers, combined sanitary and storm sewers, plants, works, instrumentalities, and properties, used or useful in connection with the collection, treatment, or disposal of sewage including storm water, sanitary sewage, or industrial wastes, or any portion or any combination thereof.
(e) “Refuse system” means disposal, including all equipment and facilities for storing, handling, processing, and disposing of refuse, including plants, works, instrumentalities, and properties, used or useful in connection with the salvage or disposal of refuse and used or useful in the creation, sale, or disposal of by-products, including rock, sand, clay, gravel, or timber, or any portion or any combination thereof.
(f) “Refuse” means putrescible and nonputrescible solid wastes, except body wastes, and includes garbage, rubbish, ashes, incinerator ash, incinerator residue, street cleanings, and industrial wastes.
(g) “Lake improvements” means any improvements now or hereafter authorized by law to be made to any waters of the state by a municipality or any board or body which may be established by a municipality for that purpose, or any portion or any combination thereof.
(h) “Erosion control” means installation of structures designed to control erosion or protect property adjacent to the great lakes or property affected by levels of the great lakes from erosion.
(i) “Municipality” means a county, city, village, township, charter township, district, or authority existing under the laws of this state.
(j) “Resolution” means a resolution or an ordinance, if the governing body of a municipality chooses to act by ordinance rather than by resolution.
(k) “Governing body” means, in the case of a county, the county board of commissioners; in the case of a city, the council, common council, commission, or other body having legislative powers; in the case of a village, the council, common council, commission, board of trustees, or other body having legislative powers; in the case of a township, the township board; in the case of a charter township, the township board; in the case of a drainage district, the drain commissioner or the drainage board; and in the case of another district or of an authority, the body in which is lodged general governing powers.
History: 1957, Act 185, Imd. Eff. June 4, 1957
Am. 1964, Act 42, Eff. Aug. 28, 1964
Am. 1967, Act 63, Imd. Eff. June 20, 1967
Am. 1970, Act 234, Imd. Eff. Dec. 3, 1970
Am. 1973, Act 89, Imd. Eff. Aug. 5, 1973
Am. 1974, Act 200, Imd. Eff. July 9, 1974
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