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Chapter 78 - VILLAGES
Act 278 of 1909 ‑ THE HOME RULE VILLAGE ACT (78.1 - 78.28)
***** 78.24d SUBSECTION (1) DOES NOT APPLY AFTER DECEMBER 31, 2006: See subsection (2) *****
     Section 78.1 ‑ Short title; corporate existence of villages to continue; village subject to general laws; seal; suit.
     Section 78.1a ‑ Conducting business at public meeting; notice of meeting; availability of certain writings to public.
     Section 78.1b ‑ Emergency financial manager; authority and responsibilities.
     Section 78.2 ‑ Incorporation, detachment or addition of territory, or consolidation; petition; signatures; incorporation of summer resort association; proceedings; certification; appointment, oath, duties, and compensation of enumerators; sworn statement; “qualified electors” defined.
     Section 78.2a ‑ Violation of MCL 168.1 to 168.992 applicable to petitions; penalties.
     Section 78.3 ‑ Petitions; contents.
     Section 78.4 ‑ Petition; presentation; action of county board of commissioners; resolution; vote; review.
     Section 78.5 ‑ Incorporation, consolidation or change of boundaries; affected district; referendum; authorizing vote.
     Section 78.5a ‑ Annexation; petition; vote; approval of adjoining city, village or township.
     Section 78.6 ‑ Petition and resolution; certified copies, transmittal to local clerks, time; election notices.
     Section 78.7 ‑ Villages in more than 1 county; incorporation, consolidation or change in boundary; procedure.
     Section 78.8 ‑ Returns canvass.
     Section 78.9 ‑ Proceedings; copy filed with secretary of state; recording; change effected; certificate to state treasurer; time.
     Section 78.10 ‑ Annexation of entire village or township; incorporation of village from part of township; annexation of part of city, village, or township by village.
     Section 78.11 ‑ New village; charter commission, election, manner, duties, oath; proposed charter, vote, manner; notices.
     Section 78.12 ‑ Village charter; rejection; effect; president de facto; resubmission; revert to prior status.
     Section 78.13 ‑ Village charter; new charter commission, petition, procedure, duties; eligibility; expenses, payment; territory, control.
     Section 78.14 ‑ Village charter; revision.
     Section 78.15 ‑ Election of charter commission; details fixed by legislative body.
     Section 78.16 ‑ Charter commission; quorum.
     Section 78.17 ‑ Charter; amendments, submission.
     Section 78.18 ‑ Charter commission; prosecuting attorneys to give advice; charter vote prerequisites.
     Section 78.19 ‑ Charter; publication prerequisites.
     Section 78.20 ‑ Charter of amendment; approval; filing time.
     Section 78.21 ‑ Election; expenses; manner of conducting.
     Section 78.22 ‑ Police officers of village; powers.
     Section 78.22a ‑ District court or municipal court; hearing and determining cases.
     Section 78.22b ‑ Police officer; authority to execute bench warrant.
     Section 78.23 ‑ Village charter; mandatory provisions.
     Section 78.24 ‑ Village charter; permissible provisions.
     Section 78.24a ‑ Codification of ordinances.
     Section 78.24b ‑ Energy conservation improvements; acquisition or financing; resolution; payment; scope of improvements; acquisition of improvements by contract, lease-purchase agreement, or notes; reports; forms; terms of lease-purchase agreement.
     Section 78.24c ‑ Acquisition of land for disposal of sewage or protection of water supply.
     Section 78.24d ‑ Staggered terms of office; resolution; length of initial terms; applicability of subsection (1).
     Section 78.25 ‑ Statutory provisions; adoption.
     Section 78.25a ‑ Ordinance; designation of violation as civil infraction; civil fine; act or omission constituting crime.
     Section 78.25b ‑ Recreational trailway; posting of ordinance; prohibited violation of ordinance as municipal civil infraction; penalty.
     Section 78.26 ‑ Prohibited powers; computation of indebtedness.
     Section 78.26a ‑ Locomotives; enforceability of ordinance prescribing maximum speed limit.
     Section 78.27 ‑ Village charter; prohibited conflicts.
     Section 78.28 ‑ Construction of act.

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