Sec. 256. (1) The articles of incorporation of a corporation incorporated by a city or village
shall be executed in duplicate by the chairperson of the city council or the president
of the village council or other member of the city council or village council designated
by the city council or village council. The articles of incorporation of a subsidiary corporation of a corporation incorporated by a city or village shall be executed in duplicate by the chairperson of the board of trustees of the
parent corporation, or other trustee designated by the board of trustees. The articles of incorporation shall then be delivered to the city clerk or village
clerk who shall file 1 copy in his or her office and the other with the secretary
of the corporation or subsidiary corporation when a secretary is selected. The city clerk or village clerk shall cause a copy of the articles of incorporation
to be published once in a newspaper designated in the articles of incorporation and
circulating within the city or village accompanied by a statement that the right exists
to question the validity of the incorporation in court as provided in this section.
(2) The city clerk or village clerk shall file 1 printed copy of articles of incorporation
delivered to him or her under subsection (1) with the secretary of state and 1 printed copy in his or her office. The city clerk or village clerk shall attach to each of the printed copies his or her certificate setting forth that the copy is a true and complete
copy of the original articles of incorporation on file in his or her office.
(3) The incorporation of a corporation or a subsidiary corporation described in this section is effective at the time provided in the articles of incorporation, but not before approval
of the question of incorporation by the city or village electors under section 251.
(4) The validity of the incorporation of a corporation or a subsidiary corporation described in this section is conclusively presumed unless questioned in a court of competent jurisdiction within
60 days after the certified copy of the articles of incorporation of that corporation or subsidiary corporation is filed with the secretary of state under subsection (2).
(5) This section does not apply to articles of incorporation of a restructured corporation
or restructured subsidiary corporation described in section 305a. 2
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