THE HOME RULE VILLAGE ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 278 of 1909
78.13 Village charter; new charter commission, petition, procedure, duties; eligibility; expenses, payment; territory, control.
In cases where the qualified electors of a village shall reject a proposed charter, any 100 electors of said village may petition the de facto president for the selection of a new charter commission, and if said petition shall be filed with the de facto president of said village on or before the expiration of 10 days from the canvass and determination of the vote on said charter, the de facto president of said village shall, if said petition is signed by the requisite number of electors, certify such fact upon said petition and forthwith file the same with the county clerk or secretary of state, depending upon the office in which the original petition was filed, and such county clerk or secretary of state as the case may be, shall give notice of the filing of such petition in the same manner as upon the filing of the original petition and an election shall be called and held and a new charter commission shall be elected in the same manner as in the first instance. The duties of the new charter commission shall be the same as those of the former commission, and as many such successive commissions as necessary may be held in like manner until a charter for such village is framed and approved by the electors thereof. All persons who have served on previous charter commissions within 1 year, shall be ineligible as members of every such commission. The first legislative body assembled pursuant to a charter adopted by the electors of such village, shall provide for the payment of the necessary expenses incurred by the county and by the members of such commission or commissions, but the members of the commission shall receive no compensation for their services. The territory constituting the village shall remain under the control and management of the respective cities, villages and townships from which it was taken and the authority of the officers of such cities, villages and townships shall continue until the charter of the new village has been adopted and the officers have been elected and qualified as herein provided.
History: 1909, Act 278, Eff. Sept. 1, 1909
CL 1915, 2855
CL 1929, 1775
CL 1948, 78.13
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