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OPTIONAL UNIFIED FORM OF COUNTY GOVERNMENT

Act 139 of 1973

AN ACT to provide forms of county government; to provide for county managers and county executives and to prescribe their powers and duties; to abolish certain departments, boards, commissions, and authorities; to provide for transfer of certain powers and functions; to prescribe powers of a board of county commissioners and elected officials; to provide organization of administrative functions; to transfer property; to retain ordinances and laws not inconsistent with this act; to provide methods for abolition of a unified form of county government; and to prescribe penalties and provide remedies.


History: 1973, Act 139, Eff. Mar. 29, 1974 ;-- Am. 1998, Act 201, Eff. Mar. 23, 1999


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The People of the State of Michigan enact:

DocumentTypeDescription
Section 45.551SectionOptional unified form of county government; authorization; effect of adoption.
Section 45.552SectionOptional unified form of county government; alternate A; alternate B.
Section 45.553SectionOptional unified form of county government; procedure for adoption; effective date.
Section 45.553aSectionViolation of MCL 168.1 to 168.992 applicable to petitions; penalties.
Section 45.554SectionAbolition of certain offices, boards, commissions, authorities, or departments; termination of tenure; former powers as general county government powers; powers and duties of excepted boards or commissions; certain powers neither minimized nor divested; method of appointing veterans; powers vested in county department of veterans' affairs administrative committee or soldiers' relief commission.
Section 45.554aSectionAnnual certification that certain employee-related conditions met; failure to make certification; withholding distributions to county road agency; website; definitions.
Section 45.555SectionBoard of county commissioners as governing body of county; election, organization, and procedures.
Section 45.556SectionBoard of county commissioners; powers.
Section 45.556aSectionOrdinance; designation of violation as certain civil infraction; civil fine; act or omission constituting crime.
Section 45.556bSectionMinimum staffing requirement; adoption of ordinance prohibited.
Section 45.557SectionCounty manager; appointment, qualifications, compensation, term, and removal.
Section 45.558SectionCounty manager or county executive; powers and duties.
Section 45.559SectionCounty executive; nomination, election, and term; vacancy; salary.
Section 45.559aSectionDeath or resignation of elected county executive; successor.
Section 45.560SectionCounty executive; responsibility.
Section 45.561SectionCounty executive; veto of ordinance or resolution; certification; overriding veto; certain resolutions or motions not to be approved or disapproved; effective date of ordinance or resolution.
Section 45.562SectionOfficials; powers; functions; manner of election or appointment; term.
Section 45.563SectionDepartments; establishment; directors; functions.
Section 45.564SectionDepartments; consolidation; transfer of functions; creation of additional departments; county manager or county executive as director.
Section 45.565SectionDeputy; appointment; department head and deputy exempt from civil service.
Section 45.566SectionCivil service commission; appeals; secretarial and clerical assistance; personnel and employee relations.
Section 45.567SectionEmployee retirement and pension programs; retirement board.
Section 45.568SectionTitle to property to be held in name of county.
Section 45.569SectionOrdinances previously enacted.
Section 45.570SectionProvisions of act controlling.
Section 45.571SectionRights under civil service and merit system continued.
Section 45.572SectionRetirement and pension rights.
Section 45.573SectionProcedures for abolishing optional unified form of county government.