Sec. 4. (1) The township board in each township shall appoint not less than 1 resident of the township, who may be a township trustee, as a fence viewer. The person or persons appointed shall serve at the pleasure of the township board. The governing body of a city or village shall appoint a fence viewer only under section 6(2). 1
(2) A person may engage a fence viewer upon written request and upon the payment of $25.00 to the township treasurer or to the city or village treasurer under section 6(2) for each day that the fence viewer's services are needed. The fence viewer shall notify in writing the person who made the request and the owner or owners of the property to be viewed not less than 5 days before the date on which the fence viewer will render his or her services. The fence viewer shall be compensated 80% of the amount received by the township treasurer or city or village treasurer under section 6(2) when the requested service has been performed.
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