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CHAPTER 3.

[Published January 29, 1874.]

AN ACT to amend an act, entitled “an act to consolidate and amend an act to incorporate the city of Watertown, and the several acts amendatory thereof," approved March 28, 1865.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. At the expiration of six days from and Providing for after any election of city or ward officers in said city, canvassing vote if the common council or board of street commissioners shall not have first canvassed the returns of the votes polled at such election, the city clerk shall immediately take to his assistance two aldermen of said city, and they shall make such canvass and determine and declare the result of such election.

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SECTION 2. Five members of the board of street Quorum: Its commissioners shall constitute a quorum to transact any powers. and all business, and do any act, which said board of street commissioners is now legally authorized to do: provided, that the affirmative vote of five members of the board of street commissioners shall be required to allow accounts and transact said business and to compel the attendance of absent members.

lection of taxes

time of collec

SECTION. 3. In case of vacancy in the office of City clerks may mayor, the warrant appended to the tax list of said authorize colcity, for all taxes, which have been or shall be levied and extend by the common council thereof according to the charter tion thirty days of said city, may be signed by the city clerk alone without the signature of the mayor, and the same shall be sufficient to authorize the collection of taxes; and in such case the city clerk shall have power to extend the time for the collection of taxes in said city, for such period as he shall deem necessary, not exceeding thirty days: provided, such extension shall not postpone the payment to the county treasurer of the state taxes included in the tax roll of said city.

SECTION 4. The city clerk of said city shall appoint Deputy clerk. a deputy, in writing under his hand, subject to the ap proval of the common council or the board of street commissioners of said city, and shall file such appointment in his office; and such deputy, in case of the absence or disability of such clerk, or in case of vacancy in his office, shall perform all the duties of

Providing for inspectors of elections.

such clerk during such absence or disability, or until such vacancy shall be filled; and the said city clerk shall be responsible for the acts of his deputy.

SECTION 5. In case of the death, absence or failure to act of any or all of the inspectors of elections, the electors present may choose viva voce from the qualified electors of said ward, so many inspectors as there are vacancies in said board, and the persons so chosen shall be qualified to act as inspectors of such election. SECTION 6. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved January 28, 1874.

May borrow

money to pay for certain lands.

lands.

CHAPTER 4.

[Published January 30, 1874.]

AN ACT authorizing the city of Milwaukee to borrow from the First ward fund of said city, a sum sufficient to pay for certain land necessary to be taken for the widening and opening

of Pleasant street.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The common council of the city of Milwaukee, upon the request or recommendation of a majority of the First ward members thereof, are hereby authorized to appropriate and use from the First ward fund of said city, a sum of money sufficient to pay for certain land necessary to be taken for the widening and opening of Pleasant street in said First ward, said land Description of being bounded as follows: Beginning at a point on the east line of Van Buren street, at the center of Pleasant street, and running thence in an easterly direction. along the center line of Pleasant street to a point on the east line of the west one-half of the southwest quarter of section twenty-one, township seven, north of range twenty-two east, thence south along said section line forty feet, to a point, thence westerly in a direction parallel to the center line of Pleasant street, to a point on the east line of Van Buren street to the point of commencement. Such appropriation and use of said money shall not be made until the sum to be paid to the owner or owners of said land, or the parties inter

When money may be paid.

ested therein, shall have been determined in the proceedings heretofore commenced, and now pending, for the purpose of taking said land for the widening and opening of said street. Said proceedings shall not be suits not to be stayed or invalidated by paying for said land out of invalidated. said First ward fund, but shall be prosecuted to the end as provided by the charter of said city, and when the taxes levied for the purpose of raising money to pay for said land shall have been collected, the same or a sufficient portion thereof shall be paid into and placed Money to be reto the credit of said First ward fund, to reimburse it for the money hereby authorized to be drawn therefrom.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication. Approved January 28, 1874.

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CHAPTER 5.

[Published January 30, 1874.]

AN ACT to authorize the town of Delavan to settle its bonded indebtedness, and for that purpose to issue bonds.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

Racine, Janes

issippi railroad

WHEREAS, The town of Delavan, in the county of Amount of Walworth, in the year one thousand eight hun bonds issned to dred and fifty-three, issued and delivered to the ville and MissRacine, Janesville and Mississippi Railroad Com- company. pany, its negotiable coupon bonds to the amount of twenty-five thousand dollars, under an act of the leg. islature of the state of Wisconsin, approved April 2d, A. D. 1853, entitled "an act to authorize certain towns to aid in the construction of the Racine, Janesville and Mississippi railroad ;"and

WHEREAS, Such bonds are outstanding, wholly unpaid principal and interest, and are now owned by third parties who are pressing payment; and

WHEREAS, The said town of Delavan is desirous of Desire to comcompromising with the holders of such bonds and promise.

adjusting terms for the payment of the same, and for

that purpose to issue new bonds; therefore,

Authorized to

purpose of compromising.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The town of Delavan in the county of issue bonds for Walworth in hereby authorized and empowered to compromise the bonds it issued to the Racine, Janesville and Misissippi Railroad Company in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three named in the preamble to this act, and for the purpose of compromising with the owners of such bonds, the said town of Delavan is hereby authorized and empowered to make, execute and issue coupon bonds to the amount, and not to exceed the principal sum of forty-seven thousand dollars, and to use the same in payment or part payment of, and in compromising said bonds issued by said town to the Racine, Janesville and Mississippi Railroad Company. In the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty three.

Character of bonds, when

payable, rate of made payable to

interest, etc.

paid.

Section 2. All bonds issued under this act shall be or bearer, and shall be negotiable and shall pass on delivery without any indorsement whatever, and shall be signed by the chairman of the board of supervisors of said town and the town clerk of said town in their official capacity: and all of such bonds shall be regarded as sealed instruments whether the same shall actually be sealed or not; and in terms such bonds shall be made payable at the Central National Bank in the city of New York, and shall become due and payable at the end of fifteen or twenty years from the first day of February, A. D. 1874, as may be stated in the bonds issued under this act, and each bond shall be for the principal sum of one thousand dollars, and shall bear interest at the rate of seven per cent. per annum payable annually from the said first day of February, A. D. 1874, at the place where the principal shall be made payable.

How and when Section 3. A tax upon all the taxable property of principal and Interest of such said town of Delavan shall by said town be annually bonds shall be levied and collected in the same manner and form as other taxes are levied and collected, sufficient in amount to pay the amount of the interest to become due acnu. ally on the bonds issued in pursuance of the provisions of this act, and in the year prior to the time when the principal of said bonds shall become due and payable by the terms thereof, a tax upon all the taxable property of said town of Delavan, shall, by said town, be levied and collected in the same manner and form as other taxes are levied and collected, sufficient in amount to pay off in full the amount of the principal and in

terest of such bonds then outstanding and unpaid, and the money so levied and collected shall be paid over in satisfaction and discharge of the said bonds, principal and interest.

not liable for

debt.

SECTION 4. All moneys collected or received by Such moneys said town under and pursuant to the provisions of this any other town act shall be used for the purpose of paying the principal and interest of the bonds issued pursuant to the provisions of this act, and shall be treated and kept as a separate fund for that purpose, and the same shall not be liable for any other debt or demand against said town, and the same shall not, nor any part thereof, be paid out or expended for any other purpose.

bonds to be

SECTION 5. The town clerk of the town of Dela- Record of van shall keep a record in a book to be kept and pro- kept by town vided for that purpose, in which he shall enter the date clerk. and number of each and every bond issued pursuant to the provisions of this act, the amount of the principal sum secured and payable by every such bond, the place of payment, the name of the payee, the time of the delivery of such bond, and the person to whom the same was delivered, and whenever any payment of interest or principal shall thereafter be made by said town upon any such bond, the amount and time of such payment shall be entered by the said town clerk in the proper place upon such record.

decide the

euing such

bonds.

SECTION 6. No bond shall be issued in pursuance Providing for of the provisions of this act until a majority of the an election to legal voters of said town voting upon said question, question of isshall vote in favor of issuing such bonds, at an election to be called by the board of supervisors of said town for that purpose, to be held at the usual places of holding elections in said town. At such election those voting in favor shall vote a ballot with the words inscribed thereon, "For the bonds," and those voting against, shall vote a ballet with the words inscribed thereon, "Against the bonds." One week's previous notice of such election shall be given either in a news paper printed in said town or by notice posted in three public places in said town. Such election shall be conducted and the returns thereof made and canvassed in the same manner and form as the annual town meetings of said town.

SECTION 7. This act shall take effect and be in force immediately after its passage and publication. Approved January 29, 1874.

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