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Trustees

may dis

allow claims.

Arnaal financial

Names to streets, etc.

Assessors.

tion, and no part of such claim has been paid. The claimant may be examined on oath by the trustees in relation to said claim and the items thereof. Nothing herein shall be construed as preventing the trustees from disallowing any account or claim, in whole or in part, when so made out and verified, nor from requiring other or further evidence of the correctness or reasonableness thereof.

$ 11. The trustees shall present to every annual meeting statement. of electors of the village a detailed statement of expenditures

for the past year, and of the estimated ordinary expenditures of such village for the ensuing year, to meet which taxes may be lawfully raised, specifying each item of anticipated expense, which statement shall be signed by them and filed with the clerk.

S 12. The trustees are empowered to give names to the roads, lanes, streets, avenues and public places in the village.

$ 13. The trustees, or a majority of them, shall act as assessors of the village, or may appoint of their number a committee for that purpose, and the trustees so acting as assessors shall have the powers of town assessors, and be subject to the laws applicable to the same, subject to the provisions of this act.

$.14. The board of trustees shall cause a map to be made of such village, and cause all new public roads, avenues, streets and lanes in the village to be surveyed and described, and a description thereof recorded in a book to be kept by the clerk for that purpose. The map so made shall be kept by the clerk.

S 15. The board of trustees shall have power to provide a suitable room for holding their meetings, and proper cases and books for the clerk to preserve the records and papers of the corporation.

$ 16. The trustees shall have power to raise, by assessment and tax, money for the expenditures required by the provisions of this act and the proceedings had thereunder, and may assess and collect a poll tax of one dollar on each male resident in the village between the ages of twenty-one and sixty years.

Map of village.

Room for meeting of trustees, and for records.

Trustees may raise money.

TITLE IV.

Expenditures.

Ordinary

SECTION 1. The expenditures of the village shall be denominated “ordinary expenditures” and “extraordinary expenditures."

$ 2.“ Ordinary expenditures” shall be those necessarily incurred to carry out and enforce the rules, by-laws and ordinances which the trustees are authorized to adopt by title three of this act, and to give force to the powers therein conferred, except as such expenditures may be specifically en

tures.

larged, or diminished, or controlled, by other provisions of this act.

$ 3. No ordinary expenditure for any one specific act, Limitation. object or purpose, or thing, shall exceed the sum of five hundred dollars.

$ 4. The trustees shall have power to raise money for an Extraordi. extraordinary expenditure for any purpose by assessment and ditures. tax, by submitting a resolution, stating the amount to be raised and the specific object for which, to the annual election, or to a special election, of the legal electors entitled to vote on such questions, to be held as in this act directed. The trustees shall have power to appoint such special election, designating time and place. If the majority of the ballots cast have on them the word “ Yes," then the trustees may raise the amount voted.

S 5. When extraordinary expenditures shall be necessary, Resolutions in the judgment of the trustees, they shall have power to extraordi pass a resolution or resolutions, to be entered in the records diture. of their proceedings, specifying the object and the amount required. No resolution shall express more than one object, and the amount required for the same. If more than one such resolution is submitted at the same election, whether an annual or special election, such resolution shall be numbered respectively one, two, three, up to the number of the resolutions submitted, and the ballots used at such election shall be as many as the resolutions submitted, and having thereon the words “ Resolution number one,” or “ Resolution nuinber two,” or “ Resolution number three,” up to the number of the resolutions, with the word “Yes," or the word "No." Ten When voted days' notice of such election, whether an annual or special election, shall be given by the clerk, by posting notice in six public places in the village, stating time and place and object of election, and copying resolution or resolutions. The same inspectors shall preside at, and the same provisions apply to, such election, as are provided for in this act, for all village elections held after the first election of officers of the village. If the majority of the ballots cast have thereon the word “Yes” for any resolution, such resolution shall be adopted. The return of the inspectors shall set forth each resolution voted on, and attached thereto a statement containing the nunber of ballots with “Yes” or with “ No," received for such resolution. The inspectors presiding at such election shall file their return of such election with the village clerk within ten days after such election. S 6. In addition to the amount raised by the trustees for Highway

poll tax. “ordinary expenditures,” the trustees shall have power, in any one year, in addition to the poll tax, to raise by tax such sum as they may deem necessary, not exceeding in any one year the amount of one per cent on the assessed valuation of such village, to be denominated a highway tax, to work and

upon,

improve the roads, avenues, streets, lanes and cross-walks of said village, on all persons and incorporated companies owning property and estate, real and personal, in said village, to be assessed and collected as all other taxes are by the provisions of this act. The money so raised, with the proceeds of the poll tax, shall be devoted to the purposes expressed in this section, and kept apart as a separate and distinct fund by the treasurer.

TITLE V.

pro tem.

treasurer and his duties.

Village SECTION 1. It shall be the duty of the president of the president, his duties board of trustees to see that the by-laws, rules and ordiand powers.

nances of the village, and the provisions of this act, are

epforced, and to recommend to the board such measures as To be head he may think necessary; and, as the head of the police of

the village, he shall maintain peace and good order, and have the power of arrest for such purpose. If the president shall be unable to perform the duties of his office, the board of trustees shall appoint one of their number to preside at their meetings, and he shall be vested with all the powers and perform all the duties of the president of the village until the president shall resume bis office or the vacancy shall be filled

according to law. Village S 2. The treasurer shall receive all moneys belonging to

the village, and keep an accurate account of all the receipts and expenditures. All moneys shall be drawn from the treasury, in pursuance of an order of the board of trustees, by warrant, signed by the president or the presiding officer of the board, and countersigned by the clerk. The books and entries of the treasurer, and the order or check book of the clerk, shall be open for inspection by any elector of the village, at all reasonable hours. The treasurer shall exhibit to the board of trustees, at least fifteen days before the annual election in each year, a full account of all the receipts and expenditures after the date of the last annual report, and also the state of the treasury; which account shall be filed in the office of the clerk. The treasurer shall keep separate accounts of the moneys received and paid out for “ordinary expenditures” and "extraordinary expenditures,” and on account of the highway tax.

$ 3. Any justice of the peace, of the town or towns in justices. which such village shall be located, shall have jurisdiction in

all criminal cases that may arise witbin the bounds of the village, with the same powers, and subject to the duties and Jiabilities, as a justice of the peace in other cases. He shall also bave jurisdiction in all actions brought to recover tives or penalties for the violation of any provision of this act, and of the rules, by-laws and ordinances of the village, or to recover any tax or assessment levied by the village, and his proceedings and judgments may be reviewed in the same

Jurisdiction of town

stable.

manner as is or shall be provided by law in cases of judgments and proceedings of justices of the peace. Said justice shall Fees. receive the same fees and compensation as is provided by law for similar services. The fees and compensation of such justice shall be audited, and paid and collected, in the same manner as the fees of justices of the peace for similar services. All fines recovered by him in suits for the violation of the fines, to be provisions of this act, or the by-laws, rules and ordinances of paid to vilthe corporation, shall be paid over to the treasurer of the vil- urer. lage upon their receipt by such justice. In such last-mentioned suits, if judgment is entered, the said justice shall award costs, including witnesses' fees and other legal disbursements, to the successful party, to the same amount as a justice of the peace could in civil actions or proceedings before him.

$ 4. The person appointed police constable shall have the Police conpowers and be subject to the same duties in criminal and civil cases, cognizable by such justice, as constables of towns, and shall be chief of the police force of the village, subject to the directions and orders of the president. He shall have the His duties

and powers. power, and it shall be his duty, to keep order in all public places in the village; to arrest persons concerned in riotous or noisy assemblages, or who are breaking the peace, or violating this act, or the by-laws, rules or ordinances of the village, arrest them, and forthwith convey them before the proper authority, to be dealt with according to law, and to keep and retain such persons in custody until committed or discharged. Said police constable shall have power to execute any warrant or process issued by justices of the peace of the county in which such village is situated. The said police constable Compensa shall be paid for his services the same compensation, to be audited and allowed in the same manner, as town constables for similar services, and also such extra annual salary, as chief of police, as the board of trustees may direct.

$ 5. The collector shall collect and receive all taxes and Village colassessments, for which the warrant of the board of trustees, subscribed by the president and countersigned by the clerk, shall be delivered to him, and within the time specified in such warrant, and shall pay the same into the hands of the treasurer without delay, and take receipt for the same, and make return to the clerk of the amount of taxes collected by bim and paid over to the treasurer, and of taxes unpaid. The collector shall give a receipt to the clerk for the warrant and tax or assessment rolls delivered to him on his receiving the same.

$ 6. After receiving the tax roll the collector shall post Notice of notices in five public places in the village, twelve days before payment ot the last one of the three days specified in the notice, stating that he will attend at a convenient place, specified in the notice, in the village, on three days specified, within fifteen days from date of notice, for the purpose of receiving payment of taxes; and he shall attend at such times and place accord

tion

lector,

taxes.

sees.

of ordinary

Assessment of extraor

ingly. Any person or corporation paying any tax or assessCollector's ment, within fifteen days from date of notice, shall be charged

with one per cent thereon for the fees of the collector, and no more. After the expiration of the fifteen days, the collector shall collect the taxes or assessments unpaid, with five per cent thereon for his fees, in the same manner as is now pro vided by law for the collection of town and county taxes, and with like power and authority as collectors of taxes of towns.

TITLE VI. Assessment SECTION 1. The trustees, whose duty it shall be by this act village taz. as assessors, must, within sixty days after the annual meet

ing, proceed and assess, upon the taxable inhabitants and corporation and property liable to assessment and taxation within the village, such sum as they may deem necessary, besides funds received and estimated to be received from other sources, to defray the ordinary expenditures of the village for the current year, not to exceed the amount fixed for

that purpose in the detailed statement of the trustees preExtraordi- sented at the annual meeting ; also any sum directed at an Dary and poll tax. annual election, to be raised as an extraordinary expenditure

for a special purpose for that year; also the amount to be raised as a highway tax, and also the poll tax.

$ 2. They shall also, within twenty days after any extradinary ex ordinary expenditure shall have been voted by the legal penditures.

electors at a special election, proceed to assess the amount in

the manner herein directed as to ordinary expenditures. Asrcsement $ 3. The persons acting as assessors sball, ou completing

the assessment roll, give ten day's notice, by posting notices in five public places in the village, stating that they will, in the village at a place and time stated, meet to hear and determine all complaints as to such roll. They shall have power and authority at such time to correct such roll as to

them shall seem necessary. After the roll shall bave been Review and thus submitted, and corrected if necessary, they shall file the thereof. same and a copy thereof with the clerk of the village.

$ 4. The tax roll, when completed, shall be immediately delivered by the clerk to the collector, with a warrant thereunto annexed, signed by the president and countersigned by the clerk, commanding him to collect the taxes therein specified, with his fees, and return said warrant and roll within sixty days after the date of the warrant, unless the time shall be extended. The board of trustees may extend the time for the return of such warrant thirty days beyond the first sixty days, and such extension shall in no event affect the

validity of the bond given by the collector and his sureties. Interest on

$ 5. All taxes or assessments which shall remain unpaid for thirty days after the final return of said warrant shall bear interest at the rate of twelve per cent per annum from and after the date of such return, and shall be collected, as

roll.

Warrant to collector.

unpaid taxes.

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