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Act 342 of 1939
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COUNTY PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 1939

Act 342 of 1939

AN ACT to authorize counties to establish and provide water, sewer, or sewage disposal improvements and services within or between cities, villages, townships, charter townships, or any duly authorized and established combinations thereof, within or without the county, and to establish and provide garbage or rubbish collection and disposal facilities and services for such units of government or combinations thereof, and for such purposes to acquire, purchase, construct, own, maintain, or operate water mains and trunk and connecting lines, water pumping and purification plants, sewers, sewage interceptors, sewage disposal plants, settling basins, screens and meters, and incinerators and disposal grounds; to authorize counties to establish, administer, coordinate, and regulate a system or systems of water, sewer, or sewage disposal improvements and services, and garbage and rubbish collection and disposal facilities and services, within or between such units of government; to provide methods for obtaining money for the aforesaid purposes; to authorize counties to extend by laterals and connections, and to construct, improve, repair, manage, or operate water, sewer, or sewage disposal improvements and garbage and rubbish collection and disposal facilities and services of and situated within such cities, villages, townships, charter townships, or any duly authorized and established combination thereof, and provide for the loan of money to such units of government for the purposes and the repayment thereof by agreements therefor; to provide methods for collection of rates, charges, or assessments; to authorize counties to enter into contracts with any unit of government providing for the acquisition, construction, and financing of improvements or facilities and for the pledge of the full faith and credit of each unit of government for the payment of their respective shares of the cost thereof; to authorize each unit of government having power to tax to impose taxes without limitation as to rate or amount for the payment of contract obligations in anticipation of which bonds are issued; to authorize counties to issue bonds secured by the full faith and credit pledges of each unit of government; to authorize counties to pledge their full faith and credit as additional security on such bonds and to impose taxes without limitation as to rate or amount to the extent necessary for the payment of such bonds; to authorize counties to issue revenue bonds and to pledge their full faith and credit as additional security for the payment of such revenue bonds; to validate action taken and bonds issued; and to prescribe penalties and provide remedies.


History: 1939, Act 342, Eff. Sept. 29, 1939 ;-- Am. 1941, Act 353, Eff. Jan. 10, 1942 ;-- Am. 1953, Act 186, Imd. Eff. June 9, 1953 ;-- Am. 1974, Act 46, Imd. Eff. Mar. 19, 1974 ;-- Am. 1998, Act 202, Eff. Mar. 23, 1999


© 2017 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

DocumentTypeDescription
Section 46.171SectionEstablishment of water, sewer, and sewage disposal improvements and services; establishment of garbage and rubbish collection and disposal facilities and services; definitions.
Section 46.171aSectionCounty public improvements; short title.
Section 46.172SectionCounty public improvements; contracts with governmental units, loans.
Section 46.173SectionCounty agency; designation; powers and duties.
Section 46.174SectionEstablishment of rates, charges, or assessments.
Section 46.174aSectionViolation of MCL 168.1 to 168.992 applicable to petitions; penalties.
Section 46.175SectionAgreements; rates, charges, or assessments as lien.
Section 46.175aSectionContracts authorized; methods of raising funds.
Section 46.175bSectionResolution authorizing execution of contract; notice; approval of contract; petition for referendum; special election; verification of signatures; refunding of outstanding bonds.
Section 46.175cSectionBonds generally.
Section 46.176SectionBoard of review; designation by board of supervisors; hearing, review, and adjustment of rates, charges and assessments; meetings, time and place, notice.
Section 46.177SectionSelf-liquidating revenue bonds.
Section 46.178SectionAdministrative expenses; revolving fund.
Section 46.179SectionAdvancements and loans to governmental units; conditions, provision for payment; maximum.
Section 46.180SectionAudit of financial records and accounts; disbursement of funds.
Section 46.181SectionCollection service charge; enforcement.
Section 46.182SectionPublic improvements; permit from city or village legislative body not required.
Section 46.183SectionConstruction of act.
Section 46.184SectionCounty agency; purchase, acceptance or condemnation of property; provisions applicable.
Section 46.185SectionAuthority of act additional.
Section 46.186SectionTownship board; action on behalf of partially incorporated city, effect.
Section 46.187SectionJoint action by adjoining counties; administrative agency, establishment, powers and duties; issuance of bonds.
Section 46.188SectionValidation of prior actions and bonds.
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