Michigan Compiled Laws


M.C.L 46.3

Sec. 3. A majority of the members of the county board of commissioners of a county shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of the ordinary business of the county, and questions which arise at its meetings shall be determined by the votes of a majority of the members present, except upon the final passage or adoption of a measure or resolution, or the allowance of a claim against the county, in which case a majority of the members elected and serving shall be necessary. When taking the yeas and nays on a question to be voted upon, an electrical roll call system may be used. The county board of commissioners at its first meeting in each year shall choose 1 member as chairperson and 1 member as vice-chairperson. The chairperson shall preside at a meeting of the board during the year, if present, but if the chairperson is absent from a meeting, the vice-chairperson shall preside. A chairperson may administer an oath to a person concerning a matter submitted to the board or connected with the discharge of its duties, may issue subpoenas for witnesses, and may compel the attendance of a witness in the same manner as a court of law. The board may designate 1 member to affix his or her signature to contracts, bonds, and other documents requiring the signature of the chairperson, if the chairperson is unable to so do because of illness or other exigency which, in the opinion of the board, prevents the chairperson from performing the functions of the office. A member of the board, while a member of the board, shall not be eligible to election to any other county office or position, the election of which is within the jurisdiction of the county board of commissioners.

M.C.L 209.5

Sec. 5. (1) At the regular meeting of the boards of commissioners of the several counties held on the Tuesday following the second Monday in April each year, the boards of commissioners shall, when convened, proceed to equalize the assessment rolls in the manner provided by law, which equalization shall be completed prior to the first Monday in May.

M.C.L 46.1

Sec. 1. (1) The commissioners of each county shall meet annually in that county for the transaction of business as a county board of commissioners. The county board of commissioners may also hold special meetings, when necessary, at the times and places it finds convenient, and may adjourn from time to time as it considers necessary. The annual meetings of the county boards of commissioners shall be held each year after September 14, but before October 16. When the term, October session, or other term used to designate the annual meeting, is used, it shall be construed to mean the annual meeting required by this section. The annual meetings of a county board of commissioners shall be held at a place in the county which the county clerk appoints with approval of the county board of commissioners, or at the place where regular meetings of the county board of commissioners are held.

M.C.L. 211.37

Sec. 37. The county board of commissioners, either at a session held not later than October 31 in each year or at a special meeting held for a local tax collecting unit that approves under section 44a(2) the accelerated collection in a summer property tax levy of a millage that had been previously billed and collected as in a preceding tax year as part of the winter property tax levy, shall ascertain and determine the amount of money to be raised for county purposes, and shall apportion the amount and also the amount of the state tax and indebtedness of the county to the state among the several townships in the county in proportion to the valuation of the taxable real and personal property as determined by the board, or as determined by the state tax commission upon appeal in the manner provided by law for that year, which determination and apportionment shall be entered at large on county records. The board, at a session held not later than October 31 in each year, shall also examine all certificates, statements, papers, and records submitted to it, showing the money to be raised in the several townships for school, highway, drain, township, and other purposes. It shall hear and consider all objections made to raising that money by any taxpayer affected. If it appears to the board that any certificate, statement, paper, or record is not properly certified or is in any way defective, or that any proceeding to authorize the raising of the money has not been had or is in any way imperfect, the board shall verify the same, and if the certificate, statement, paper, record, or proceeding can then be corrected, supplied, or had, the board shall authorize and require the defects or omissions of proceedings to be corrected, supplied, or had. The board may refer any or all the certificates, statements, papers, records, and proceedings to the prosecuting attorney, who shall investigate and without delay report in writing his or her opinion to the board. The board shall direct that the money proposed to be raised for township, school, highway, drain, and all other purposes authorized by law shall be spread upon the assessment roll of the proper townships, wards, and cities. This action and direction shall be entered in full upon the records of the proceedings of the board and shall be final as to the levy and assessment of all the taxes, except if there is a change made in the equalization of any county by the state tax commission upon appeal in the manner provided by law. The direction for spread of taxes shall be expressed in terms of millages to be spread against the taxable values of properties and shall not direct the raising of any specific amount of money. This section does not apply when section 36(2) applies and shall not prevent the township clerk from providing a certification to the county clerk pursuant to section 36(1). If a certification is provided pursuant to section 36(1), the county board of commissioners shall meet and direct or amend its direction for the spread of millages by local units in the county pursuant to the certification.
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