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HISTORY OF ALPENA COUNTY AFTER 1870

BY WILLIAM BOULTON IN 1876

The mayor, recorder, and aldermen constituted the common council of the city of Alpena. and they had the power to appoint the following officers, who held office one year: City attorney, marshal, street commissioner, and engineers of fire departments, besides such other officers as the council thought necessary. The council had power to remove any officer, "except mayor, recorder, and justice of peace, for corrupt or willful malfeasance or misfeasance in office, or for willful neglect of the duties of his office, or for any violation of any of the ordinances of common council, by a vote of two-thirds of all the aldermen elect. " The common council had full control of the city finances, interests, etc., and had power to pass such orders, by-laws, and ordinances as they deemed proper, only that the legislation of the council must not conflict with the laws of Michigan. The first election in the city of Alpena took place on the first Monday of April. 1871, and resulted in the election of the following officers:
Mayor. —S. L. Carpenter.
Treasurer. —A. L. Power.
-Comptroller. —Donald McRae.
Recorder. —A. Hopper.
Aldermen. —J. H. Stephens. Geo. Richardson, H. S. Seage. Ira Stout, Samuel Boggs, and G. H. Davis.
Supervisors. —Alex. McDonald, 1st ward; James J. Potter, 2d ward; Jas. McTavish, 3d ward.
The county now consisted of the city of Alpena and the townships of Alpena and Ossineke, there being six representatives on the board of supervisors. Noble M. Brackenreed was the first supervisor of Alpena township after the incorporation of the city.

Alpena Michigan


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Alpena County is in 3 sections your are in section 2.
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