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Chap. 541.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled “An act to

authorize the making and opening of a road or
avenue in the towns of White Plains, Harrison
and Rye, in the county of Westchester, to be
known as and called Westchester avenue.”

Passed May 3, 1869; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. Section six of the act entitled "An act to authorize the making and opening of a road or avenue in the towns of White Plains, Harrison and Rye, in the county of Westchester, to be known as and called Westchester avenue," passed June fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

§ 6. The moneys necessary to make, grade, work and bonds, for otherwise improve said Westchester avenue, shall be

raised by the issue of bonds, which shall be a charge

upon and paid by the towns through which said avenue Proportion may be laid, but each town shall only be required to

pay for the making, working and improving so much of said Westchester avenue as shall be within its limits; such bonds shall be issued from time to time as required on the requisition of the commissioners for opening and making said avenue by the county treasurer of the county of Westchester, and shall be signed by said county treasurer, and attested by the clerk of the board of supervi.

sors of the county of Westchester, who shall each keep Rate of in- a record of the same in his office. The said bonds shall

bear interest at a rate not to exceed seven per cent per annum; shall be in sums not less than one hundred dollars each, and shall not run over fifteen years. The

commissioners, for the opening and making said avenue, bonds into shall receive said bonds and convert them into money

at not less than their par value, and shall expend the proceeds thereof in making, grading, working and improving said avenue, and the expenses authorized by

this act. The said board of commissioners shall make plied.

a full exhibit in detail of all bonds and moneys received therefrom, and of all moneys expended therefrom by

of each town.

How execuied and signed.

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them as such commissioners, to the supervisors of the respective towns through which the said road sball

pass; and from time to time, as bonds may be issued to said Report and commissioners, they shall make a full report thereof to commis. the supervisor of the town chargeable with such bonds. sioners.

12. Section seven of said act is hereby amended by adding thereto, at the end thereof, the following words: And the sum or sums collected under this act shall be Moneys paid by the officer collecting the same to the county by tar, lo treasurer of the county of Westchester, who shall dis- be paid to burse the same, and who shall be entitled to the same fees thereon as are allowed by law for receiving and His fees. disbursing moneys raised to pay county charges, and the like fees for issuing and keeping the record of said bonds.

3. Section nine of said act is amended so as to read as follows:

§ 9. The aggregate expense of making, grading, work. Aggregate ing, and otherwise improving said Westchester avenue avenue per under the provisions of this act shall not exceed the sum of twenty thousand dollars per mile.

$ 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

mile.

Chap. 542.
AN ACT in relation to certain bounty moneys

in the town of Mansfield, in the county of
Cattaraugus.
Passed May 3, 1869; three-fifths being present.
The People of the State of New York, represented in
Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

Section 1. The bounty fund moneys in the hands of Disposition the supervisor of the town of Mansfield, on the twentieth county day of February, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, as then moneyo. settled by the board of town auditors of said town, shall be moneys belonging to said town, and the amount of said moneys disbursed by the supervisor pursuant to an order of said town auditors is by this act made valid and legal.

$ 2. The board of town auditors of the said town of Auditing Mansfield shall, at their next annual meeting, audit and therein.

Balance, how de. posited.

allow such claims as may be presented to them against said bounty fund as in their opinion are just and equitable, and make orders on the supervisor of said town therefor; and the supervisor shall pay the order so made or so much thereof as will exhaust said fund, and the remainder, if any there be, shall be deposited by said supervisor with the county treasurer of Cattaraugus county to the credit of said town of Mansfield.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

tion to stock of water works

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Chap. 543.
AN ACT authorizing the trustees of the village

of Mount Morris to subscribe to the capital
stock of the Mount Morris Water Works Cum-
pany.
Passed May 3, 1869; three-fifths being present.

The People of the State of New York, represented in

Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows: Subscrip

SECTION 1. In addition to the powers now vested in the trustees of the village of Mount Morris, they shall

have the power and authority, when authorized by the company, taxable inhabitants of said village as hereinafter pro

vided, to subscribe in the name and for the corporation of said village to the capital stock of " The Mount Morris Water Works Company," to an amount not exceeding ten thousand dollárs, and such subscription, when so authorized, shall be made by the president of said village.

§ 2. When such subscription to such stock is so authorized and made, it shall be lawful for the trustees of said village, and they are hereby authorized and empowered to borrow, on the faith and credit of said village of Mount Morris, the amount of money necessary to pay such subscription or any part thereof, and the interest thereon, and to issue the bonds of said corporation therefor to secure the payment thereof, to be signed by the president and clerk of said village in their official capacity, and sealed with the seal of the said corporation in such form in other respects, and for such amount, and payable at such times, with interest annually or When pay. semi-annually, at the rate of seven per cent per annum, rate of inas the trustees of said, village shall resolve upon and terest. determine, and when so issued, the said bonds shall be a lien and charge upon the taxable property of, and shall be paid by said village of Mount Morris. $ 3. After the passage of this act and before sub- Special tax

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trustees • may bor.

row money, and issue bonds.

meeting. scribing to the capital stock of said water works company, the trustees of said village of Mount Morris may call a special meeting of the taxable inhabitants thereof, by a notice specifying the object thereof and the time and place when and where the same will be held in said village, and the hours during which the voting at such meeting will be had and the amount of stock proposed to be subscribed for, which notice shall be published in a newspaper in said village once in each week for three successive weeks. At such meeting the taxable inhabit. Taxable ants of said village assembled, qualified to vote in the to vote on raising of money by tax therein, may vote by ballot, of raising car such form as the trustees shall direct, and if a majority works. of said taxable inhabitants so assembled and voting at such meeting, vote in favor of authorizing such subscription to said stock, then it shall be lawful for the trus. tees aforesaid to make such subscription as herein provided for such amount as said meeting may by said vote direct, and they may in subscribing for such stock subscribe for a less amount than authorized, but not for a greater, and the vote of such meeting authorizing them to subscribe for such stock, shall be full and perfect authority to them to levy and collect the tax provided for in the next section of this act.

§ 4. The trustees of the village of Mount Morris, for Lery and the purpose of paying any indehtedness in and by this of tas, 10 act authorized, and of redeeming and paying any bonds and bonds issued by them in pursuance hereof, or the interest rest. thereof, may and shall, from time to time, raise by tax on the taxable property of said village and levy and collect the amount necessary therefor, in the manner now provided by law for the levy and collection of taxes in said village, and the money when collected shall be paid into the treasury of said village, and may be drawn

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therefrom in the manner now provided by law for drawing money from said treasury and appropriated to the payment of said bonds and the interest thereon.

§ 5. Any and all stock subscribed for in pursuance by village. hereof shall be the property of the corporation known

as “ The Trustees of the village of Mount Morris," and shall be represented by the trustees of said village in all meetings for the election of officers and transaction

of business of the Mount Morris Water Works ComTrustees to pany, wherein stock is represented ; said trustees, or

one of their number designated by them, shall cast the meeting of

votes which the stock so subscribed is entitled to in the

election of officers or transaction of other business by Dividends, said water works company, and any and all dividends

upon said stock shall be drawn by the treasurer of said village, who is hereby empowered to give a sufficient voucher therefor, and shall be deposited in the treasury of said village, and may be drawn from said treasury and used for any purpose in said village for which taxes are authorized by law to be levied and collected.

§ 6. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap, 544.
AN ACT supplementary to an act entitled “ An

act for the relief of Elizabeth Craft, the widow
of Edwin Craft,” passed April nineteenth,
eighteen hundred and sixty-nine.

Passed May 3, 1869; three-fifths being present. The. People of the State of New York, represented in

Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows : Appropria- SECTION 1. The sum of two thousand three hundred

and forty dollars is hereby appropriated to Elizabeth Craft under and in accordance with the provisions of an act entitled “An act for the relief of Elizabeth Craft,

the widow of Edwin "Craft," passed April nineteenth, How pay. eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, and the treasurer is

directed to pay the same on the warrant of the comptroller out of any moneys in the treasury unappropriated.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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