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R-S-1846-41-1-16 - CHAPTER 16 Chapter 16. Of the powers and duties of townships, the election and duties of township officers, and the division of townships. (41.1...41.110c)
Section 41.1 ‑ Repealed. 1989, Act 77, Imd. Eff. June 20, 1989.
Section 41.1a ‑ Emergency financial manager; authority and responsibilities.
Section 41.1b ‑ Definitions.
R‑S‑1846‑41‑1‑16‑Powers‑and‑Duties-of‑Townships. ‑ Powers and Duties of Townships. (41.2...41.7)
     Section 41.2 ‑ Inhabitants of organized township as body corporate; powers and duties generally; acquisition of property for public purposes; suit, act, or proceeding; supervisor as agent.
     Section 41.3 ‑ Power to grant and vote sums of money; purpose; creation of debt or liability.
     Section 41.3a ‑ Minimum staffing requirement; adoption of ordinance prohibited.
     Section 41.4‑41.7 ‑ Repealed. 1989, Act 77, Imd. Eff. June 20, 1989.
R‑S‑1846‑41‑1‑16‑Township‑Meetings. ‑ Township Meetings. (41.8...41.29)
     Section 41.8 ‑ Annual meeting of electors of township; time and place; conducting business at public meeting; public notice; majority vote; resolution or petition submitting question of reestablishment of annual meeting to electors; signatures; abolishment of annual meeting; township not required to hold annual meeting; exception; exercise of powers.
     Section 41.9 ‑ Violation of MCL 168.1 to 168.992 applicable to petitions; penalties.
     Section 41.11 ‑ Repealed. 1954, Act 116, Eff. June 1, 1955.
     Section 41.13 ‑ Repealed. 1971, Act 43, Eff. Mar. 30, 1972.
     Section 41.15 ‑ Repealed. 1989, Act 77, Imd. Eff. June 20, 1989.
     Section 41.16 ‑ Township meetings; place.
     Section 41.17, 41.18 ‑ Repealed. 1956, Act 105, Eff. Aug. 11, 1956.
     Section 41.19 ‑ Township meetings; adjournment.
     Section 41.20 ‑ First township meeting; date.
     Section 41.21 ‑ First township meeting; choosing moderator, clerk, and inspectors; oath; conduct of proceedings.
     Section 41.22 ‑ First township meeting; failure to hold; notice of subsequent meeting.
     Section 41.23 ‑ First township meeting; oaths of office, administration.
     Section 41.24 ‑ Repealed. 1989, Act 77, Imd. Eff. June 20, 1989.
     Section 41.25 ‑ Special township meeting; purpose; order.
     Section 41.26 ‑ Special township meeting; contents of order; order as part of minutes.
     Section 41.27 ‑ Special township meeting; time.
     Section 41.28 ‑ Special township meeting; posting and publishing copies of order.
     Section 41.29 ‑ Repealed. 1956, Act 105, Eff. Aug. 11, 1956.
R‑S‑1846‑41‑1‑16‑Township‑Officers. ‑ Township Officers. (41.46...41.55)
     Section 41.46, 41.47 ‑ Repealed. 1954, Act 116, Eff. June 1, 1955.
     Section 41.48‑41.54 ‑ Repealed. 1974, Act 26, Imd. Eff. Feb. 26, 1974.
     Section 41.55 ‑ Repealed. 1983, Act 40, Imd. Eff. May 12, 1983.
R‑S‑1846‑41‑1‑16‑Resignations‑Vacancies-and‑Supplying‑Vacancies. ‑ Resignations, Vacancies and Supplying Vacancies. (41.56...41.59)
     Section 41.56 ‑ Resignations of officers.
     Section 41.57 ‑ Township office; events creating vacancy.
     Section 41.58 ‑ Disability of incumbent or incumbent's deputy; temporary appointment.
     Section 41.59 ‑ Repealed. 1989, Act 77, Imd. Eff. June 20, 1989.
R‑S‑1846‑41‑1‑16‑Supervisor. ‑ Supervisor. (41.60...41.64b)
     Section 41.60 ‑ Repealed. 1989, Act 77, Imd. Eff. June 20, 1989.
     Section 41.61 ‑ Supervisor as chief assessor; additional assessors; certification; depositing rolls with supervisor; supervisor as secretary of board of review; deputy township supervisor.
     Section 41.61a ‑ Township appraisal; employment of independent appraisal firm.
     Section 41.62 ‑ Books, assessment rolls, and other papers; preservation; delivery to successor in office; availability to public.
     Section 41.63‑41.64a ‑ Repealed. 1989, Act 77, Imd. Eff. June 20, 1989.
     Section 41.64b ‑ Statements to supervisor; oath; oath of office.
R‑S‑1846‑41‑1‑16‑Township‑Clerk. ‑ Township Clerk. (41.65...41.69)
     Section 41.65 ‑ Custody of records, books, and papers; preservation; delivery to successor in office; accounts; accounting records; journals and ledgers.
     Section 41.66 ‑ Book of records; transcription of minutes of township meeting; entering order, direction, or rule; availability of book and other writings to public.
     Section 41.67 ‑ Return to county clerks of names and addresses of officers elected or appointed.
     Section 41.68 ‑ Repealed. 1974, Act 26, Imd. Eff. Feb. 26, 1974.
     Section 41.69 ‑ Township clerk; bond; deputy.
R‑S‑1846‑41‑1‑16‑Township‑Board. ‑ Township Board. (41.70...41.75b)
     Section 41.70 ‑ Township board; membership; quorum; adoption of section.
     Section 41.71 ‑ Repealed. 1989, Act 77, Imd. Eff. June 20, 1989.
     Section 41.72 ‑ Fiscal year; commencement and termination; proportionate extension or reduction.
     Section 41.72a ‑ Township board; regular and special meetings; time and place; moderator; transaction of business; publication of proceedings; adjusted amount.
     Section 41.72b ‑ Conducting business at public meeting; notice of meeting.
     Section 41.73, 41.74 ‑ Repealed. 1989, Act 77, Imd. Eff. June 20, 1989.
     Section 41.75 ‑ Approval and payment of claims against township; filing and preservation of accounts; authorized payments.
     Section 41.75a ‑ Township manager and other employees; employment; duties.
     Section 41.75b ‑ Energy conservation improvements; acquisition or financing; payment; acquisition by contract, lease-purchase agreement, or notes; reports; forms; terms of lease-purchase agreement.
R‑S‑1846‑41‑1‑16‑Treasurer. ‑ Treasurer. (41.76...41.79)
     Section 41.76 ‑ Township treasurer; duties generally.
     Section 41.77 ‑ Township treasurer; bond; deposit of funds; limitation as to assets; deputy; “financial institution” defined.
     Section 41.78 ‑ Account of receipts and expenditures; book or electronic means; delivery to successor in office; availability of documents to public.
     Section 41.79 ‑ Repealed. 1972, Act 178, Eff. Mar. 30, 1973.
R‑S‑1846‑41‑1‑16‑Constables. ‑ Constables. (41.80...41.84)
     Section 41.80 ‑ Constables; bond required.
     Section 41.81 ‑ Constables; bond; filing; certified copy as evidence of contents and execution; actions against constables or sureties upon bond.
     Section 41.82 ‑ Constables; service of warrants, notices, and process; duties; ordinance restricting or limiting powers; compliance with minimum employment standards; cost of compliance; appointment as district court officer.
     Section 41.83 ‑ Constables; service of writ, process, or order.
     Section 41.83a ‑ Constable or police officers; right to pursue, arrest, and detain person outside of township limits.
     Section 41.83b ‑ Police officer or constable; authority to execute bench warrant.
     Section 41.84 ‑ Constables; attendance at sessions of circuit courts; notice; payment.
R‑S‑1846‑41‑1‑16‑Justices‑of‑the-Peace. ‑ Justices of the Peace. (41.90...41.94)
     Section 41.90‑41.94 ‑ Repealed. 1974, Act 26, Imd. Eff. Feb. 26, 1974.
R‑S‑1846‑41‑1‑16‑Compensation‑to-Township‑Officers. ‑ Compensation to Township Officers. (41.95...41.96)
     Section 41.95 ‑ Salary for officers composing township board; procedures.
     Section 41.96 ‑ Township officers; extra services, compensation.
R‑S‑1846‑41‑1‑16‑Township‑Business-Other‑Than‑Elections. ‑ Township Business, Other Than Elections. (41.97...41.101)
     Section 41.97 ‑ Moderator of township meeting.
     Section 41.98 ‑ Duties of moderator.
     Section 41.99 ‑ Permission required to address meeting; request for silence.
     Section 41.100 ‑ Repealed. 1977, Act 159, Imd. Eff. Nov. 8, 1977.
     Section 41.101 ‑ Exclusion of person from public meeting; refusal to withdraw as misdemeanor; penalty.
R‑S‑1846‑41‑1‑16‑Qualifications-of‑Voters‑and‑Officers. ‑ Qualifications of Voters and Officers. (41.102...41.110c)
     Section 41.102 ‑ Right to vote; challenge; ruling.
     Section 41.103 ‑ Polling places.
     Section 41.104 ‑ Limits and boundary lines of organized township; division of lands into 2 or more townships; agreement as dispositive of lands and apportionment of proceeds; annexation; sale and conveyance of lands; apportionment of proceeds.
     Section 41.105 ‑ Apportionment of money, rights, credits, and other personal estate.
     Section 41.106 ‑ Meeting of township boards; notice; compliance with open meetings act.
     Section 41.107 ‑ Cemeteries.
     Section 41.108 ‑ Apportionment of debts.
     Section 41.109 ‑ Liability in action for accounting and settlement; applicable law.
     Section 41.110 ‑ Transfer of unexpended balance in nonrestricted township fund to general fund of township.
     Section 41.110a ‑ Uniform chart of accounts and reports; annual financial reports and audits.
     Section 41.110b ‑ Retirement system; insurance; deduction of premium or charge; automatic insurance or coverage; notice of desire not to be insured or covered; validity of prior programs, insurance, or coverage; authority cumulative; exercise of powers by ordinance.
     Section 41.110c ‑ Appropriations and expenditures; purposes.

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