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Inspectors of Olections.

S 4. The said inspectors of elections of said second and sixth wards, shall possess in their wards respect ively, all the powers, and perform all the duties of inspectors of elections of other wards, and they shall meet in said wards respectively, as boards of registry at the times, and in the manner now provided by law. But in case this act shall not take effect in time for said boards to meet on the days now specified by law, then they shall meet and perform such duties on such days as the common council of said city shall designate. And for the purpose of making said reg: istry for said wards, the said inspectors of the second ward, shall use the same poll list which they would use if no division of said ward had been made ; and the inspectors of the said sixth ward are hereby empowered and authorized to take from the files of the county clerk's office, of Chemung county, the poll list filed with said clerk by the inspectors of the said second ward, made at the annual election held in said city on the first Tuesday of March, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six. And said poll list so taken, shall be returned by said inspector to the said county clerk's office within two days after said election.

$ 5. Section one of title two of said act, is bereby

amended so as to read as follows: Officers of $ 1. The officers of said city shall consist of one

mayor, two assessors, one collector, one treasurer one recorder, three justices of the peace, four con stables, one overseer of the poor, to be elected by the city at large; two aldermen and one supervisor, to be elected in each ward; and one city attorney, one city clerk, one cemetery commissioner, one superin tendent of streets, one marshal, one chief engineer of the fire department, and two assistants, and such other officers as are hereafter authorized, who shal be appointed by the mayor and common council except that special police constables may be appoint ed by the mayor, as hereinafter provided.

S 6. Section eighteen, of title two, of said act, it

hereby amended so as to read as follows: ainofi- § 18. At the first regular meeting of the commor Whoorn loabe council, after their organization, subsequent to thi

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annual election, as prescribed by this act, or at some subsequent meeting, and as soon thereafter as may be, and annually thereafter, it shall be their duty to appoint one city attorney, one city clerk, one cemetery commissioner, one superintendent of streets for the city at large, one marshal, one city sealer, one · chief engineer, and two assistants of the fire department, and one fire warden in each ward, who shall hold their offices for one year, in the manner provided by this act. The mayor and common council shall have power to appoint at any time they may consider the same necessary for the public interests, a deputy superintendent of streets in each ward, or in either of said wards, and so many watchmen and special police constables as they may deem best, all of whom shall hold their offices at the pleasure of the common council.

§ 7. Section ten of title two of said act, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

10. The term of office of the justices of the peace Justices of and recorder, to be elected under this act, except the recorder: recorder first elected, and the justices of the peace tice; when to be elected in said city at the election to be beld parsuant to this act, in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, shall commence on the first day of January next ensuing their election, and each of such officers shall take the oath of office within ten days thereafter, and file the same, as provided in the last preceding section, or be deemed to have declined their offices respectively, in like manner as the other officers, as in said section provided.

3 8. Section twelve of title two of said act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

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12. The justices of the peace to be elected under How long to this act, shall hold their offices for three years, except loco as in this section otherwise provided. All the justices of the peace who shall have been elected, or shall be in office in the towns of Elmira and Southport, as heretofore constituted, and who shall be residents of the city of Elmira when this act takes effect, shall qualify according to law, and shall continue to hold their offices respectively for the full term to which they were elected, in the same manner, in all respects,

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and shall possess the same powers and be subject to the same provisions as if they had been elected under this act. A justice of the peace shall be elected in said city at the election to be held pursuant to this act, in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-five, who shall hold his office for four years, to commence on the first day of January, eighteen hundred and sixtysix, and a justice of the peace shall be elected in said city, at the election to be held pursuant to this act, in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, whose term of office shall commence on the Monday next following his election, and shall continue until the thirty-first day of December, eighteen hundred and seventy, and after the election of said justice in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, a justice of the peace shall be elected in said city each year, whose term of office shall commence on the first day of January next therefrom.

S 9. The common council shall fix the compensation of the city collector for collecting the taxes which shall not be paid to said collector on any one of the days hereinafter mentioned, not exceeding five per cent on the amount actually collected by him. The city clerk under the direction of the common council shall extend and apportion said tax on the assessment roll delivered to him as aforesaid, shall forthwith file the same apd shall make a full duplicate or copy of the same with the tax so extended and apportioned, and shall certify such copy to be a correct duplicate of the city tax roll; such roll shall then be delivered to said collector, with a warrant annexed under the seal of the city, commanding him to receive, levy and collect the several sums in the roll specified as assessed against the persons or property therein mentioned or described, with such rate per cent upon said sums for collecting the same as the common council shall have fixed in the manner provided by law for the collection and levying of county taxes by town collectors, and to return the said warrant and roll within ninety days after the date of the warrant. Immediately on the delivery of the roll and warrant to the city collector he shall publish notice thereof in one or more newspapers published in said city, desig

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nating some central and convenient place within the city where said collector will attend, and giving notice that he will attend at such place with said roll and warrant, together with the roll and warrant for the collection of county taxes on the same days upon which he shall attend to receive county and State taxes as required by statute, in the same manner in all respects for the purpose of receiving payment of tares. And it shall be the duty of said collector to attend accordingly, and any person may pay his taxes at the time and place so designated on paying one per cent fees thereon on any of the said days, and the city collector shall not receive over one-half of one per cent for collecting or receiving any taxes which shall be so paid to him.

S 10. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap 40. AN ACT to revive and continue in force the charter of the Oswego Water Works Company.

Passed February 25, 1867; 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 passed January tenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, amending an act entitled * An Act to incorporate the Oswego Water Works Company," passed May fourth, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, shall be deemed a revival and continuance of the act which it amends. $ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap 41. AN ACT in relation to a Stenographic Reporti

for the Circuit Courts, Courts of Oyer and Te miner and special terms of the Fifth Judici District.

Passed February 25, 1867; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented i Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. In the counties of this State composir the fifth judicial district, on trials of issues of fac at any circuit court, court of oyer and terminer, special terms of the supreme court, it shall be lawf for the presiding justice, in his discretion, to emplo a stenographic reporter, who, instead of the cor pensation now provided by law, shall be entitled five dollars for each day's actual attendance at sui court, together with his actual necessary expens while so attending such court at the request of su justice, and ten cents a mile for travel from the pla of his residence (but not beyond the bounds of ti district), to the place where the court is held, and te cents a mile for travel in returning from such cou to be certified by the said justice, together with sui necessary sum for stationery as the presiding justi shall certify; which compensation shall be a char upon the counties in which such courts shall be he respectively, and shall be allowed and paid from t court fund, or fund from which jurors are paid, upa the said certificate of the presiding justice. It sh: be the duty of such reporter to furnish to any par to such trials, upon request, a copy of the eviden and proceedings taken by him on such trial, or such parts thereof as may be required, on paymer on behalf of such party, of eight cents for every o hundred words of the copy so furnished.

S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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