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the same, north twenty-five degrees east, eleven chains, to the Ulster and Delaware turnpike, near the house of the late Wilhelmus Hasbrouck, then along the north side of said turnpike south seventy-two degrees west, three chains and fifty links; then south twenty-eight degrees west, three chains; then south twelve degrees west, three chains; then south forty-five degrees west, two chains and fifty links; then south eighty-six degrees west, one chain; then north seventy-eight degrees west, six chains; then north seventy degrees west, sixteen chains ; then north eightyeight degrees west, twelve chains and twenty-five links; then again north eighty-one degrees west, six chains; then again north seventy-five degrees west, five chains aud forty-two links to a point opposite Hasbrouck's avenue ; then along the same north side of the said turnpike, north seventy-five degrees west, thirteen chains; then across said turnpike south thirty-one degrees west, one chain to the guide post in front of the house of H. H. Reynolds, and at the intersection of the Rondout road with the said Ulster and Delaware turnpike; thence south thirty-one degrees west, about forty chains, more or less, through the lands of James S. McEntee, and Forsyth & Masten, to a large hemlock tree, being twenty-seven feet west from the Johnson house ; thence south thirty-seven and a half degrees west, thirty-six chains, to a high cliff of rocks in rear of the Waldron house, and southwest of W. H. Bridger & Co's ship yard; then south thirteen and a half degrees east, nine chains and thirty-six links to the place of beginning, shall hereafter be known and distinguished by the name of “The village of Rondout," and the inhabitants residing Name and therein, shall henceforth be a body corporate and politic, by the name of the trustees of the village of Rondout.

$ 2. The officers of the said corporation shall be five trustees, Officers. three assessors, three fire wardens, a clerk, a treasurer, and a collector; who at the time of the election shall be residents of said village, and entitled to vote at any annual or special meeting of the inhabitants thereof.

§ 3. The said officers shall hold their offices from the time of Tenure of their election until the next annual meeting of inhabitants of said office. village, and until their successors shall be chosen and qualified. 8 4. The first meeting of the inhabitants of said village shall Meetings of

inhabitants. be held on the first Tuesday of May next; their annual meetings shall be held on the first Wednesday of April in each year thereafter, and their special meetings shall be held whenever they shall be called by the said trustees.

§ 5. Such persons as shall be residents of said village at the Persons entime of holding any such meeting, and shall be entitled to vote at town meetings in the said town, and no others may vote at -such .village meeting; but no person shall vote on a proposition to raise a tax upon the inhabitants of said village, unless he shall have resided therein for six months next preceding the time he offers his vote, and shall be a bona fide tax payer in the town, and have his name enrolled on the tax roll of said town.

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titled to vote.

Notice to be 8 6. Notice of the time and place of holding any meeting of given.

the inhabitants of said village, shall be given at least ten days before holding the same, by posting such notice in three of the most public places in said village ; and if a newspaper be pub

lished in said village, also by publishing such notice therein. Notice of $ 7. Notice of the first meeting of the inhabitants of said vilfirst meet- lage, shall be given by one of the justices of said town, and

notice of their subsequent meetings shall be given by the trustees. Justices to

$ 8. At the said first meeting one or more of the said justices preside. shall preside, and at all other meetings of the inhabitants of said

village, one or more of said trustees shall preside. Votes to be § 9. At the first meeting of the inhabitants of said village, and by ballot

at every annual meeting of the same thereafter, the persons entitled to vote thereat for village officers, shall by ballot, and by a plurality of votes, elect the village officers herein before men

tioned. Elections § 10. The said election shall be conducted in all respects as how conducted.

nearly as may be in conformity with the provisions of law applicable to the election of town officers; the person or persons presiding at such election, shall have the same authority as near as may be, that inspectors of elections in towns now have, and shall within ten days after any such election, cause notice of his

election to be given to every person elected. Voters may

§ 11. At any meeting of the inhabitants of said village, the direct a tas persons entitled to vote thereat upon a proposition to levy a tax and to pur- upon the said inhabitants, may by resolution direct the trustees of chase fire engine, &c.

said village, to purchase one or more fire engines and the necessary hose and other apparatus therefor, to erect engine houses or hire suitable places for keeping the same, to dig public wells, sewers and drains, make aqueducts, cisterns and reservoirs, in said village for the use of the inhabitants thereof, and procure pumps and other necessary fixtures for the same, or otherwise to expend the said tax; and to raise by tax upon the inhabitants of the said village, such sums of money as may be necessary and sufficient to defray the expenses thus incurred, and the other needful and proper expenses of the said incorporation, and to carry into effect the intent and provisions of this act; but no more than the sum of one thousand dollars shall be raised in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine; no more than the sum of five hundred dollars shall be raised in any subsequent year thereafter, unless by resolution adopted at any special meeting of the inhabitants of said village, due notice being given of the amount and

object, as hereinbefore provided. Taxes how $ 12. The taxes so directed to be raised, shall, except so far as to be assess- this act shall otherwise provide, be assessed and collected in conlected. formity, as far as may be, with the provisions of law in respect to

the assessment and collection of taxes by town assessors and collectors ; but no part of the taxes so directed to be raised, shall be assessed upon any wood lands, orchards, meadows, pastures, or other lands, in said village, reserved or used for ordinary farming purposes.

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$ 13. It shall be the duty of said trustees :

1. To appoint from time to time, one of their number to be ties of truspresident of the said village;

2. To carry into effect every resolution adopted by the inhabitants of said village, in pursuance of the eleventh section of this

act;

3. To provide for the care, custody and preservation of the public property of said village ;

4. To call special meetings of the inhabitants of said village, whenever, in their judgment, the same shall be required by the public interest;

5. To give notice of the time of holding the annual and special meetings of the inhabitants of the said village ;

6. To appoint one or more companies of firemen, for said village, of twenty-five members each ; and one or more hook and ladder companies of twenty members each, to designate one member of each as foreman thereof; to remove, in their discretion, any member of either of said companies, and to make rules and regulations for the government of each and every of said companies for the performance of their respective duties;

7. To enter and to authorise others to enter in the day time into any building in said village, in which there shall be a fire place, chimney, stove or stove pipe, for the purpose of examining the condition of the same, and to make such regulations in regard thereto, as a proper security against fires, shall, in their judgment, require ;

8. To restrain cattle, horses, sheep, swine and geese, from running at large in said village ;

9. To fill any vacancy that may occur in the offices of assessors, treasurer, fire wardens, clerks and collector, of the said village by death, resignation, removal, refusal to serve or to give security;

10. To fix the penalty and determine the sufficiency of the official bonds of the treasurer and collector of said village;

11. To examine the accounts of the treasurer from time to time, and prescribe the manner of paying out and accounting for money received by him ;

12. To audit accounts against said corporation, and to direct the payment thereof by the treasurer ;

13. To issue under their hands warrants for the collection of taxes directed to be raised according to the provisions of this act, which shall be returnable in sixty days from the time of issuing the same, and renew such warrant for any tax not collected ;

14. To exercise exclusively within the limits of said village the power vested in two justices of the peace by the second section of the first article of the eighth title of the twentieth chapter of the first part of the revised statutes ;

15. To prescribe the duties of the clerk of said village and fix his compensation ;

16. To fix the compensation of the collector of said village, which shall not be greater than that of town collectors ;

17. To make such by-laws, not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this state and of the United States, as they shall deem necessary to carry into effect the provisions of this act, and to prescribe penalties of not more than twenty-five dollars for the violation of such by-laws.

18. To prosecute in the name of said corporation for the recov'ery of any such penalty in any court having cognizance thereof, or for any debt or demand due to said corporation, or for any injury to its rights or property, and to defend any suits or proceedings instituted against the said corporation in any court of law or equity;

19. To prescribe the powers and duties of fire wardens, and to compel the inhabitants of said village to keep fire-buckets, and keep their ashes in safe places;

20. To erect a pound and appoint a pound master, and prescribe his duties and fees;

21. And said trustees shall constitute a board of health of said village, and shall have power to do all that may be required to be done

to prevent the spread of infectious or contagious diseases. Daty of pre- $ 14. It shall be the duty of the president to preside at all sident.

meetings of said trustees; to call special meetings of the same when in his opinion the public interest will be thereby promoted, or when he shall be requested to do so by any two trustees; to take care that the by-laws of said trustees are faithfully executed; to prosecute for all violations thereof; and to perform any other duties which the said trustees shall by by-laws or resolutions law

fully impose upon him. Of assessors. § 15. Whenever the inhabitants of said village shall, pursuant

to the eleventh section of this act, direct any sum of money to be raised by tax, it shall be the duty of the assessors of the said village to assess the same and make out and complete an assessment roll of such tax in the manner, as near as may be, prescribed for making assessments by town assessors, and shall deliver the same to the trustees within thirty days after the meeting at which such

tax was directed to be raised. Collector to $ 16. Before any collector of said village shall receive any wargive bond.

rant for the collection of taxes, he shall execute a bond to such village by its corporate name, and deliver to the trustees thereof a bond with sufficient sureties, to be by them approved by a certificate of approval signed by them and endorsed thereon, conditioned for the faithful performance of his official duties, and if he shall neglect to deliver to the said trustees such bond for two days

after being notified by them to do so, his office shall be vacant. Warrant to

8 17. Within the time prescribed in any such warrant deliverbe returned. ed to such collector for the return thereof, he shall return the same

to the said trustees and shall pay over to the treasurer of said village all the money collected thereon.

curate ac. counts.

8 18. Whenever the collector of said village sball, after the ex- Persons may piration of the time specified in his warrant for the return there- bed for secus: of, return under oath that he can find no property within said yillage out of which any tax mentioned in said warrant can be collected, the said trustees may prosecute the person liable to pay such tax before any justice of the peace of said town, and recover the amount thereof with costs.

$ 19. All taxes levied by virtue of this act shall be a lien upon Taxest evied the real estate upon which they are levied, and shall be collected on land. in the same manner as town and county taxes are now collected under the statutes.

$ 20. The treasurer shall give a bond with approved surety to Treasurer to said trustees for the faithful performance of his duty.

give bond. § 21. The said treasurer shall keep an accurate account of all To keep aomoneys received and paid by him, and shall whenever called on by the trustees, and at least once in each year exhibit all books, vouchers and other matters appertaining to his office, as treasurer of said corporation, and no money shall be paid out by him except by order of the trustees.

§ 22. The clerk of said village shall have the custody of the Duty of clerk records, books and papers of the said corporation, he shall record in the manner prescribed by said trustees their by-laws, regulations and proceedings, and resolutions, and proceedings of meetings of the inhabitants of said villago; he shall attend all such meetings except the first, and shall keep a poll list of the persons voting at the same for village officers; and in case of his absence the person or persons presiding at any such meeting shall appoint some suitable person to keep such list.

8 23. The members of the said fire companies and hook and Firemen. ladder companies shall be exempted from militia and jury duty while they continue to be such members.

$ 24. This act shall take effect on the first day of May next. To take ef

§ 25. The legislature may at any time alter, amend or repeal Right to rethis act.

peal.

Chap. 200.

AN ACT in relation to certain expenses incurred in excavating

the basin, and the tolls receivable thereon at the eastern termination of the Erie and Champlain canals.

Passed April 4, 1849, “ three-fifths being present.” The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

§ 1. The commissioners of the canal fund, shall borrow on the Money to bo credit of the state, a sum which shall be adequate to pay to

borrowed to

pay to city of the city of Albany, one hundred and twenty-one thousand four Albany for hundred and sixty-two dollars and sixty-three cents, with interest

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