EMERGENCY SERVICES TO MUNICIPALITIES (EXCERPT)
Act 57 of 1988
(1) Upon petition by not less than 5% of the registered electors residing in a municipality that has not become an incorporating municipality, requesting a referendum on the question of becoming an incorporating municipality, the clerk of the municipality, upon verifying the required number of signatures on the petitions, shall submit the question of whether the municipality should become an incorporating municipality to the vote of the electors of the municipality at the next general election or special election called for that purpose, and conducted in accordance with the Michigan election law, Act No. 116 of the Public Acts of 1954, being sections 168.1 to 168.992 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
(2) The clerk of the municipality shall prepare the question for the ballot to be used at the election, subject to the election laws of the state, substantially as follows:
"Should the __________ of __________ become part of an emergency services authority?
Yes ( )
No ( )"
(3) If a majority of the electors voting on the question vote "yes", the municipality shall proceed to become an incorporating municipality in the manner provided in section 2 or 3.
History: 1988, Act 57, Eff. Apr. 1, 1988
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