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City Parks Vote Now Called Ok

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A clerical error in Lansing apparently will not affect the April passage of a $2.5 million parks and recreation bond issue here. Il was feared yesterday the error would invalídate the volers' approval of the bond issue. 1 I-lofjvever, Assistant Attorney -W 'f V ) f S -' i General Milton' Firestone said today the error will not affect the city's bonding election. The error occurred when the Legislature amended the horaerule act to enable local governing bodies to set the salaries of municipal judges without the figure being specified in the city charter. Apparently, when the Legisla1 ture acted on the home-ruli act Jüi with this amendment included, a I previous amendment which 1 ■ abled cities to pass bond issues I j with a simple majority had er-j I roneously been omitted. The language passed at thal ■ : time specified that cities must I have a three-fifths majority for I ! passage. H Firestone pointed out that in U . Í9R5 the L e gis lat ure had l : amended the home-rule act to I ■permit the simple majority and Kat this became effective March I m of this year. I ■ He said the home-rule act with 1 1 the municipal judges amendI ment became effective May 17. ■ Therefore, he said, cities hold ing bonding elections between IJ March 31 and May 16 were governed by the prior legislation enabling a simple májónh % j Firestone said it "will takej I I a lót of research and checking"! I to determine what steps now I must be taken by the 1 1 ■' ture to get the simple majorityj I provisión back on the books. The error, apparently I ; mitted by the Legislative Service Bureau and overlooked by other agencies, rruy invalídate I - city bonding issues which I t curred after the May 17 date. Firestone noted the state I - Constitution requires the I nent of an entire sectionj I n it is amended, leading to I error which returned the three-fifths majority provisión I tu the home-rule act. It was feared yesterday the I 1 error would not only invalídate the April 4 passage, which saw I 55.5 per cent of property I ers favor the parks and I i tiiin bond issue, but might af-! I fect the city's application for I $708.500 in federal matchingj I I funds which had been given I proval. I The Lcgislature is expected . In act on rectilying the en whéirft cflvenes next month.


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