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Michigan Compiled Laws, Chapter 124. Municipalities § 124.657

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Sec. 7. (1) The articles of a council established under this act shall state the name of the council;  the names of the participating local governmental units;  the purposes for which the council is formed;  the powers, duties, and limitations of the council and its officers;  the qualifications, method of selection and terms of office of delegates sitting on the council and of council officers;  the manner in which participating local governmental units shall take part in the governance of the council;  the general method of amending the articles;  the method of amending the articles to reflect the addition of a local governmental unit, which shall require the adoption of a resolution by a vote of not less than 2/3 of the delegates serving on the council;  and any other matters that the participating local governmental units consider advisable.

(2) The articles may require each participating local governmental unit to annually pay to the council an amount not to exceed 0.2 mills multiplied by the taxable value of all the taxable real and personal property within that local governmental unit.

(3) Subject to subsection (4), the articles may authorize the council to levy on all the taxable real and personal property within the council area an ad valorem tax of not to exceed 0.5 mills of the taxable value of the taxable property. The levy of a tax under this subsection is subject to the requirements of sections 25 and 27.  1

(4) The articles of a metropolitan area council shall not authorize a tax levy under subsection (3) unless each delegate serving on the council holds an elected office in the local governmental unit that he or she represents on the council.

(5) As used in this section, “taxable value” means that value calculated under section 27a of the general property tax act, 1893 PA 206, MCL 211.27a.

1  M.C.L.A. §§ 124.675 and 124.677.

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