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9. To authorize in any county containing an incorporated city of one To authorhundred thousand inhabitants or upwards, when any territory' adjoin-tw, articole ing such city has been mapped out in pursuance of law, into streets of streets and avenues conforming to, and forming an extension of the system of cities streets and avenues of such city, the laying out, closing and change of line of any such street or avenue. (Amended 1880, ch. 365, post, p. 1000.)
10. To authorize the laying out of highways of a less width than is Reducing now required by law and of reducing the width of highways now in highway, existence. (Amended 1876, ch. 257,
10 Hun, 05. 11. To authorize and direct the highway commissioner or com- Surveys missioners of any town to cause survey to be made at the cost of the and rectown, of any or all highways in such town, and to make a complete highways and systematic record thereof, or to revise, collate and re-arrange existing records of highways and to correct and verify the same by new surveys, and to establish the location of highways by suitable monuments whenever such commissioner or commissioners may deem expedient. Such records so made or revised, corrected and verified, shall be deposited with the town clerk of such town and shall thereafter be the lawful records of the highways which they describe, but shall not affect the rights pending in any judicial proceedings commenced prior to the deposit with the town clerk of such new or revised records.
12. Upon the application of the owners representing a majority in Non-resivalue (as shall be ascertained from the last annual town assessment dent high. rolls) of the real estate lying along the line of any highway, laid out through unimproved lands, to appropriate the non-resident highway tax on the lands lying along said line, for the improvement of such highway under the direction of a commissioner or commissioners to be appointed by the board of supervisors. But this provision shall not apply nor interfere in any case where the same object is provided for by any special law passed prior to the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five.
EXTENSION OF TIME FOR COLLECTION OF TAXES. 13. To authorize the county treasurer to extend the time for the collection of State, county and town taxes, in any town or ward, to a period not beyond the first day of April in any year. But no extension shall be permitted in any case until the collector or receiver of taxes of the town, city or ward in which such extension shall be asked, shall pay over to the county treasurer all the taxes collected by him, renew his bond to the supervisor with such security as the said supervisor ehall approve, and furnish evidence by his oath and such other competent testimony as such treasurer shall require, that he has been anable, for cause stated, to collect all the taxes within the time required by his warrant.
TAXATION OF DOGS. 14. To impose a tax on dogs within the several towns, for the purpose of providing means thereby to pay damages done to sheep by dogs, and to make proper provisions for the enforcement of the payment of such tax.
APPLICATION OF PENALTIES IN TOWNS. 15. To direct the payment, by justices of the peace, of all fines and penalties imposed by and paid to such justices in their respective towns, to the supervisors of such towns, respectively, be applied by
them toward the support of the poor of such towns, or to the superintendents of the poor when the support of the poor is a county charge.
PRESERVATION OF GAME AND FISH. 16. To provide for the protection and preservation, subject to the laws of this State, of game, animals and birds, and of fish and shellfish in all waters within the territorial jurisdiction of the county, and to prescribe and enforce the collection of penalties for the violation of any laws or regulations they may make pursuant to the provisions of this subdivision.
EMPLOYMENT OF OFFENDERS. 17. To provide for the employment for hire, or in the work of the county, of persons who shall be convicted of drunkenness or misdemeanor or as disorderly persons, or vagrants, or of any crime less than a felony, and who may be sentenced to confinement at hard labor in the county jail; and to contract with the authorities of any other county for the reception into the penitentiary of such county, and the custody and employment at hard labor therein, of any person who may be convicted of any of the aforesaid offenses and sentenced to confinement at hard labor for a term exceeding sixty days.
18. To establish, on the recommendation of the county court, and to alter, from time to time, as such court shall recommend, the liberties of the county jail or jails for the purposes defined by statute.
SPECIAL TOWN MEETINGS. 19. To provide for the calling and holding of special town meetings to consider and decide any question upon which the electors of the town may be called to take action in accordance with the provisions of this act.
TOWN AND VILLAGE HALLS. 10 Hun, 11. 20. To authorize any town, when application shall be made therefor
by vote of a majority of the electors voting on the question at any annual or duly called special town meeting, and any village, when similar application shall be made by a vote of a majority of its taxpaying electors voting on the question at a duly called special meeting, to purchase a site for a town or village hall, and to purchase or erect a building for such hall, and to raise money as may be necessary, from time to time, for the care, preservation and improvement of such hall.
VILLAGE FIRE APPARATUS. 21. Upon application, based on the vote of a majority of the taxpaying electors, voting on the question, at a special election duly called for the purpose, to authorize any incorporated village, whose charter does not give sufficient power, to purchase apparatus, for the extinguishment of fires, to provide, by lease or purchase, suitable places for the safe-keeping of such apparatus, and to borrow money on its corporate bonds, when necessary, to pay for the same, and for the purposes specified in subdivisions twenty and twenty-three of this section, and alse to impose taxes for such purposes, and to reimburse loans contracted therefor, with annual interest thereon, in the same manner as other taxes for general village purposes are imposed and collected.
CEMETERIES. 22. To authorize the proper authorities of any incorporated cemetery association, or trustees owning or controlling cemetery lands outside of any incorporated city to purchase or otherwise acquire additional lands for cemetery purposes, and to sell and convey lands owned by such association or trustees and not needed for such purposes, and to appropriate the proceeds of such sale to the improvement, embellishment or preservation of such cemetery, including buildings, fences and other erections thereon, and the approaches thereto, and to the payment of the purchase-money of real estate contained in such cemetery.
23. To authorize, on application, in the case of a town, of the supervisor, town clerk and justices of the peace of such town, or of a majority of such officers, and in the case of a village, the board of trustees of such village, any town or village owning or having the legal supervision of a cemetery lot, to enlarge, newly fence or otherwise improve the same, and in cases where in their judgment, such removal shall be proper, to authorize the removal of interred bodies to proper cemetery grounds. But no such removal of bodies shall be made in any case, except after at least thirty days' personal notice, or where said notice cannot be given by reason of the non-residence of the party to be notified, a publication in the newspaper published Dearest to the place of burial of such bodies, to the representatives of the persons whose bodies are proposed to be removed, if there be such representatives known, of the intention to remove such bodies. And such representatives shall be allowed not less than thirty days to remove such bodies. Provision shall also be made that the bodies so removed, shall each, when distinguishable, be inclosed in a separate box or coffin, and that every monument, headstone, footstone, slab, board or other designation or distinguishing mark, shall be carefully removed and properly placed with the body with which it is connected, and properly set up at the time of the interment of such body, and members of the same family shall be placed in contiguous graves.
24. To authorize any town, village, society or association having the title to a cemetery lot from which the bodies may be removed, pursuant to the authority given by the last preceding subdivision, to sell and convey such abandoned cemetery lot, and to appropriate the proceeds of such sale to the payment of the expenses, when necessary, of such removal and reburial, and to the purchase of new cemetery grounds and the payment of obligations incurred on account of purchases for such purpose, made before such removal of the bodies. lands shall be sold and conveyed, pursuant to this and the twentysecond subdivision of this section, they shall be no longer exempt from taxation as cemetery grounds.
25. To authorize any town which shall make application therefor Amended by the vote of an annual town meeting, to elect a tax receiver in place 132, post. of a collector whenever the aggregate of State, county and town taxes in such town shall exceed the sum of fifty thousand dollars, and in such case to prescribe the mode of the collection of taxes, the security to be given aird the commission or other conpensation to be allowed to such tax receiver for his services.
Amended 1878, ch. 285, post.
TOWN MEETINGS BY ELECTION DISTRICTS. 26. Upon the application of any town duly made by the vote of any annual town meeting, to authorize the annual town meetings and all special town meetings in such town, to be held by election districts, and to prescribe the manner in which the town business shall be conducted in such districts and the results ascertained and recorded.
DESIGNATION OF NUMBER OF ASSESSORS. Amended 27. To designate, upon the application of any town, duly made by 1880, ch. 504, post, p.
the vote of its electors at an annual town meeting, the number of 1038. assessors of such town, as their terms expire, not to exceed three, and
when the number of assessors shall be reduced to one, to increase his compensation to an amount not exceeding three dollars per diem.
Amended 1878, ch. 239, post.
UNION SCHOOL DISTRICTS. 28. To authorize boards of trustees or of education in any union free school district established in conformity to the general or to any special law of this State on the application of a majority of the taxable inhabitants of the district, voting on the question at a duly called meeting, to sell or exchange real estate belonging to the district, for the purpose of improving or changing school-house sites, and to increase or diminish the number of members of such boards.
TOWNS AUTHORIZED TO BORROW MONEY. 28. To authorize any town to issue its bonds and borrow money thereon, for a term not exceeding twenty years, for any purpose specified in subdivisions six, seven, twenty and twenty-three of this section ; but every act of such board of supervisors authorizing such loan shall provide for the imposition of taxes to pay the same in equal yearly installments with the interest thereon, within the time specified in this subdivision.
TAX TO PAY LOANS. 30. To provide for the assessment, levy and collection, in the same manner as other town and county taxes are assessed, levied and col. lected, of any charge which may be incurred by any town or by the county at large, under the provisions of this act.*
§ 2. The powers hereby conferred (except as stated in section seven) Powers,
shall be exercised by boards of supervisors at stated sessions, to be fixed
by them, or at special sessions to be called by a majority of their numbe exercised.
ber, or to be held by adjournment from a previous session. Every Vote re
resolution proposing a change in the location of a county court-house, quisite to jail or clerk's office, and every resolution proposing action under any Solutions previous law wherein the assent of two-thirds of all the members of
the board is required, shall require for its passag3 the assent of twothirds of all the supervisors elected to the board, and every other resolution adopted in pursuance of this act shall require for its passage the assent of a majority of all the supervisors elected to the board, to
be ascertained by taking the yeas and nays, which shall be recorded in Form and its journal of proceedings. And every resolution adopted in pursu
ance of the provisions of the first section of this act and of any pretions. vious act conferring legislative powers on boards of supervisors shall
be prefixed by a title concisely expressing its contents, following which shall be a reference to the law or laws, from which the authority to * Five additional subdivisions were added to this section by L. 1880, ch.512, post, p. 1040.
contents of resolus.
pass the resolution shall be derived, and a statement of the vote, whether by two-thirds or a majority of all, by which it was passed, and in the cases where it is required that the resolution should receive the assent of the supervisor of the town to which it applies, the fact whether or not it received such assent shall be also stated, and all resolutions so adopted shall be numbered in the order of their passage and certified by the chairman and clerk, and, within six weeks after the close of each session, published in the newspapers in the To be pubcounty appointed to publish the session laws of the Legislature. And lished. an official copy of all such resolutions, duly attested by the signatures Copies of of the chairman and clerk and by the official seal of the board, shall tions to be be filed in the office of the county clerk within one week after the Aled. close of any session, and an exemplified copy of any such resolution Evidences ander the hand and seal of such county clerk shall be presumptive ch. 219, evidence of the passage of such resolution, in all the courts of this post
, p. 566. State. The compensation to be paid for publishing such resolutions Compen shall be fixed by the board of supervisors and paid for as a county publishcharge.
$ 3. In every resolution of a board of supervisors authorizing the Resolution issue of bonds or other obligations, there shall be contained a provision izing issue requiring adequate security in addition to the security now required by of bonds. law, to be given by the officer, or by the board of officers authorized to issue them, for the faithful performance of his or their duty, in the issue of such bonds, and the lawful application of the funds arising therefrom, and the full accounting therefor, and of the funds which may be raised by tax for the payment thereof, which may come into his or their hands, annually, to the board of supervisors.
$ 4. In every resolution of such board, authorizing the issue of any bond or other obligation of debt, the form of the obligation to be issued, the time and place of payment thereof, and the rate of interest to be paid thereon, not exceeding seven per cent per annum, shall be specified, and no bond or other obligation shall be sold by the county, or by any city, town or village, for less than the par value thereof.
$5. No change shall be made in the location of any county build- Change in ing beyond the boundaries of the incorporated village or city where it location may be situated, unless approved, if in the case of a court-house, jail building or county clerk's office, by a vote of two-thirds of the electors of the county voting thereon, and in other cases, by the vote of a majority of such electors, to be determined by ballot at the annual town meeting in any year, and of which proposed vote, previous notice shall be given by publication of a resolution of the board of supervisors passed by a two-third vote of all the members thereof in the proceedings of the annual meeting of the board next preceding the submission of such tion, and in such other manner as the board shall prescribe. No sale of Sale of any site or building where the location shall be changed shall be made, sites and except to the person or persons who shall pay the greatest sum therefor, after publication once in each week for six successive weeks of a notice specifying the time and place of receiving sealed proposals for such sale in the newspapers published at the county seat; or, if no newspaper be there published, then the two newspapers next nearest to such county seat; and, in case of a sale, conveyance by deed shall be made in behalf of the county, by such county officer as the board shall authorize to make such conveyance.
8 6. Whenever, in the exercise by a board of supervisors of any of When the powers conferred by this act, any enactment shall be made thich statuto shall be in conflict with any existing statute law of this State, such iicts.