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Intergovernmental Contracts Between Municipal Corporations (Excerpt) Act 35 Of 1951

Published: 2015

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Act 35 of 1951

124.13 Contract between 2 or more municipal corporations establishing authority to select single cable television franchisee and to propose model ordinances; adoption, rejection, or modification of proposed contracts and ordinances; validation of acts; inspection and review of contracts by attorney general; conducting business at public meeting; notice; availability of writings to public.

Sec. 13.

(1) Two or more municipal corporations, other than counties, in a county with a population of 1 million or more are empowered to enter into a contractual relationship for the purpose of establishing an authority to select a single cable television franchisee which shall serve those municipal corporations and to propose model ordinances establishing reasonable fees, rates and other regulations. Each participating municipal corporation shall adopt, reject or modify such proposed contracts and ordinances. The acts of an authority established prior to January 13, 1982, which meet the criteria set forth in this subsection and the acts of a municipal corporation which is a member of such authority taken in accordance with the powers set forth in this subsection are validated as if such authority had been established and such acts taken subsequent to the effective date of this section.

(2) The contracts and ordinances authorized by this section shall be subject to inspection and review by the attorney general. The attorney general shall take such actions as are necessary to assure compliance with the provisions of this section.

(3) The business which the authority may perform shall be conducted at a public meeting of the authority held in compliance with Act No. 267 of the Public Acts of 1976, as amended, being sections 15.261 to 15.275 of the Michigan Compiled Laws. Public notice of the time, date, and place of the meeting shall be given in the manner required by Act No. 267 of the Public Acts of 1976.

(4) All writing prepared, owned, used, in the possession of, or retained by the authority in the performance of an official function shall be made available to the public in compliance with Act No. 442 of the Public Acts of 1976, as amended, being sections 15.231 to 15.246 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.

History: Add. 1982, Act 138, Imd. Eff. Apr. 27, 1982

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