It shall be the duty of the township clerk or deputy clerk, within 10 days after the receipt of the notice for books from the secretary of state, to call for the same and give his or her receipt to the county clerk, and distribute the books so received to the different officers of his or her township entitled to the same, taking their receipts, and filing said receipts in his or her office, and transcribing them in a book for that purpose to be delivered to his or her successor. In case any vacancy occurs in a township office provided with books, the property of the state, which should be turned over to the officer filling such vacancy, it shall be the duty of the township clerk or deputy clerk to collect at once all such books and keep them in his or her custody until he or she can turn them over to the new officer filling such vacancy. The township board is authorized and directed to allow said township clerk or deputy clerk all just and necessary expenses incurred by him or her, or a per diem for his or her compensation, for the performance of his or her duties imposed upon said township clerk by this section. However, in case of a vacancy in the office of township clerk and deputy township clerk, or his or her inability to perform the duties as prescribed in this section, then the supervisor of the township shall perform the duties. The supervisor performing such duties shall be entitled to the same compensation as the clerk if he or she had performed the duties.
History: 1899, Act 44, Imd. Eff. Apr. 18, 1899 ;-- CL 1915, 853 ;-- CL 1929, 518 ;-- CL 1948, 24.35 ;-- Am. 1991, Act 157, Imd. Eff. Nov. 25, 1991
Last modified: October 10, 2016