DIVISION OF TERRITORY (EXCERPT)
Act 38 of 1883
123.7 Division of territory; institution of proceedings in chancery; decree.
If the mayor of any such city upon whom such notice shall be served shall neglect or refuse to appoint a committee as provided for in section 6 of this act, or the township clerk of any township shall neglect or refuse to notify the township board of the time and place of such meeting, or if said committee be appointed and such township board notified, if they shall neglect or refuse to meet at the time and place specified for the settlement, or having met, shall refuse, fail, or neglect to arrive at a settlement of the matters submitted to them by the preceding sections of this chapter, then the city or township giving the notice may file a bill in the circuit court in chancery in the proper county against such other city or township as is entitled under the provisions of this act to have a portion of the personal property, money, rights, and effects of the city, village or township from which said land shall be detached, or liable to contribute to the payment of the debts of the said city, village, or township for an accounting and settlement, or in such suit in chancery between said city and township, or between such cities, and a decree may be entered in the said case fixing the amount which each of said cities or townships shall be entitled to of the moneys, rights, credits and personal property of said city or township, the boundary of which has been changed by detaching territory therefrom as specified in section 1 of this act, and said decree may also apportion the amount which each of said cities or townships shall be liable for of the indebtedness of any such city or township from which lands may be detached as above specified.
History: 1883, Act 38, Eff. Sept. 8, 1883
CL 1897, 3468
CL 1915, 3458
CL 1929, 2340
CL 1948, 123.7
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