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STATE OF NEW YORK,

PARBED AT THE

EIGHTY-NINTH REGULAR SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE,
BEGUN THE SECOND DAY OF JANUARY, AND ENDED
THE TWENTIETH DAY OF APRIL, EIGHTEEN

HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SIX, AT

THE CITY OF ALBANY.

Chap. 911."
AN ACT to amend an act entitled “ An act to

create a Board of trustees for the town of Mor-
risania, in the county of Westchester, and to
define their powers,” passed April twenty-second,
eighteen hundred and sixty-four, and for other
purposes.

Passed July 26, 1866; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in

Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The act to create a board of trustees for the town of Morrisania, in the county of Westchester, and to define their powers, passed April twenty-second, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, is hereby amended by adding the following additional seetions:

72. Whenever the board of trustees of the town Powers of of Morrisania, shall in pursuance with and under the trustees in provisions of an act entitled “An act to create a board of trustees for the town of Morrisania, in the county of Westchester, and to define their powers, passed April twenty-second, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, require. Ire paving of Boston road in said town from.Hårlem river to the northerly boundary of said tątvo, and the paving of Fordham avenue in said town from its sontherly terminus to the northerly bojondary of said town on such part of either of said roads.or avenues as the Harlem Bridge, Morrisania

* This law was not signed by the Governor in time to be bound with the Boston Laws of 1866.

paving of

md Fordham Railway Company are not required by their charter to pave, the said board shall have power to direct in the ordinance directing such improvement to be made, that three-fourths of the expense of such improvement, shall be collected by a general tax upon the taxable property of said town to be levied and collected in the same manner that other taxes are levied and collected in said town, and to be collected in installments as hereinafter provided. The said board shall have power to borrow such portion of said expense, as they shall direct to be raised by general tax as aforesaid upon the faith and credit of said town, and to that end they shall have power to issue bonds in their corporate name and under their corporate seal, signed by their president and clerk and countersigned by their treasurer, to an amount not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars and in such amounts as they shall deem advisable, but not less than one hundred dollars; such bonds shall bear interest at the rate of seven per cent per annum and to be payable semi-annually, and shall not be negotiated by said boards at less than their par value. Such bonds shall be issued in such manner that not Jess than five thousand dollars thereof shall become due and payable on the first day of February in each and every year, beginning with the year next succeeding the year of their issue, until the whole amount thereof be paid. And it shall be the duty of said board to provide for the payment of such bonds by levying a tax upon the taxable property in said town, in each and every year sufficient to pay the said bonds and the interest thereon as fast as they mature. The moneys to be raised by tax to be in addition to

Bonds, amount of, dc.

Tax for payment thereof.

all other moneys which said board are authorized to raise. Provided, however, that no lands within said town used for farming purposes, lying more than five hundred feet from the line of the said road, shall Lands be taxed or assessed for any work done under this from Paz. section.

$73. The said board are hereby authorized when- Bridge and ever they shall deem proper to erect or cause to be over Crom.

well's creek, erected a bridge and causeway over and across Oromwell's creek in said town, at such point as they shall deem best and of such material as they shall determine, the cost of such bridge and causeway shall not exceed the sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars. Such bridge and causeway shall be built by contract. The said board shall cause specifications of the work to be done, to be made and filed with the clerk to said board. They shall then cause a notice to be published in a newspaper published in said town, once in each week for three weeks successively, a notice stating the filing of such specifications, and the time and place when and where such board will meet to receive sealed proposals for constructing such bridge and causeway. At the time and place stated in such notice or at such time as the said board shall adjourn to for that purpose, such sealed proposals as shall be presented, shall be publicly opened by the president of said board. The said board shall thereapon determine which is the most favorable proposal, and may then enter into a contract for building such bridge and causeway in aceordance with such specifications and proposal, with any person whose proposal shall be so accepted, who shall furnish satisfactory security to said board for the faithful performance of said work.

$74. The said board shall have power to borrow Bonds for upon the faith and credit of said town, a sum of bailevaya money sufficient to build such bridge and causeway, not exceeding five thousand dollars, and for that parpose they shall have power to issue bonds in their corporate name and under their corporate seal, signed by the president and clerk and countersigned by their treasurer. Such bonds shall bear interest at the rate Interest, of seven per cent per annum payable semi-annually,

bonds.

and shall be issued in such amounts as the said board shall determine, but not less than one hundred dol lars; and such bonds shall not be negotiable by said board at less than their par value. One-third of the amount of such bonds shall be made payable in one year, one-third in two years and one-third in three

years. It shall be the duty of said board to provide Payment of for the payment of such bonds so to be issued by

levying a tax upon the taxable property of said town from time to time, sufficient to pay the said bonds and the interest thereon as they shall mature. The moneys so to be raised by tax shall be in addition to all other moneys which said board are authorized to raise. The taxes so to be levied shall be levied and collected in the same manner that other taxes are levied and collected in said town.

$ 2. This section shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 912.*
AN ACT to regulate fare on the Albany and
West Stockbridge Railroad.

Passed September 13, 1866.
The People of the State of New York represented in
Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. The Albany and West Stockbridge Railroad Company, their lessees or assigns, and any and all persons, companies or corporations, running or working said railroad, are hereby allowed to, and may charge and receive, for the transportation of persons on and over said railroad, the sum of three cents per mile and each fraction of a mile for each person so transported; and the said Albany and West Stockbridge Railroad Company, their lessees or assigns, and any and all persons, companies or corporations, running or working said railroad, are forbidden to charge, demand or receive any greater sum for the transportation of passengers over the said railroad, than is herein provided.

* This law was not signed by the Governor in time to be bound with the Laws of 1866.

$2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with, of contrary to the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed.

33. This act shall take effect September first, eighteen hundred and sixty-six.

Chap 913.*
AN ACT for the relief of the Sackett Street Rail-

road Company.

Passed October 11, 1866. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. It shall be lawful for the “ Sackett Street Railroad Company,” to construct and operate the railroad proposed to be constructed by the said company, upon and along the route designated in the articles of association of said company, on file in the office of the Secretary of State ; namely: commencing at Hamilton avenue ferry, in the city of Brooklyn, at or near the foot of Sackett street in suid city, thence running through and along said Saekett street to Ninth avenue, in said city, with a branch from Sackett street through and along Bond street to Bergen street, in said city, and to lay thereon iron rails of less weight than prescribed by the general railroad law, the pattern and weight of such rails to be as those used on Brooklyn city railroads, but such railroad shall not be constructed upon Sackett street between Bond street and the Ninth avenue above named, unless the written consent of a major- Consent of ity of the owners of property fronting on such portion where to of Sackett street shall be first given, and such consent recorded, shall be acknowledged or proved so as to entitle it to be recorded, and shall be recorded in the office of the register of the county of Kings, and nothing in this act contained shall authorize the construction of any track or tracks in any part of the streets above named, in which part any track or tracks are now laid or operated upon by any railroad. * This lat was not signed by the Governor in time to be bound with the

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