METROPOLITAN COUNCILS ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 292 of 1989
(1) Upon petition by not less than 5% of the registered electors residing in a nonparticipating local governmental unit requesting a referendum on the question of becoming a local governmental unit participating in a metropolitan area council, the clerk of the local governmental unit, upon verifying the required number of signatures on the petitions, shall submit the question of whether the local governmental unit should become a participant in a metropolitan area council to the vote of the electors of the local governmental unit at the next general election or special election called for that purpose, and conducted in accordance with the Michigan election law, 1954 PA 116, MCL 168.1 to 168.992.
(2) The clerk of the local governmental unit shall prepare the question for the ballot to be used at the election, subject to the Michigan election law, 1954 PA 116, 168.1 to 168.992, substantially as follows:
“Should the __________ of __________ become part of a metropolitan area council?
Yes ( )
No ( )”
(3) If a majority of the electors voting on the question vote “yes”, the local governmental unit shall proceed to become a participating local governmental unit in the manner provided in section 9 or 11, as applicable. If a majority of the electors voting on the question vote “no”, the local governmental unit shall not become a participating local governmental unit in a metropolitan area council for a period of not less than 1 year following the date of the vote.
History: 1989, Act 292, Imd. Eff. Jan. 3, 1990
Am. 1998, Act 373, Imd. Eff. Oct. 20, 1998
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