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SECTION 3. The members of said new corporation shall include all the members of said existing corporations at the time when this act shall take effect, and such others as said new corporation shall designate in its by-laws.
SECTION 4. Said new corporation shall have power to establish suitable by-laws to carry out all the powers hereby
Powers, duties, etc.
SECTION 5. Said new corporation shall have all the rights, powers, franchises and privileges now held by, and shall be subject to all the liabilities, restrictions and duties imposed upon either of said existing corporations except as may otherwise be provided herein. Each of said existing corporations is hereby authorized to assign, transfer and convey to said new corporation all its rights, privileges, interests, estates and property, and said new corporation is authorized to receive and hold the same and shall thereupon become liable for all the debts, liabilities or obligations of both of said existing corporations. Such property as was received by either of said existing corporations for a special purpose shall be devoted to that purpose by said new corporation. All personal property so transferred to said new corporation by the Indian Ridge Association, and which constituted the general fund of said association, shall be held and managed as a separate fund, to be known as the Indian Ridge Fund and to be used for the same purposes and to the same extent as it is now used by the Indian Ridge Association; and all personal property so transferred to said new corporation by the Andover Village Improvement Society, which constituted the general fund of said society, shall be held and managed as a separate fund to be known as the Village Improvement Fund and to be used for the same purposes and to the same extent as it is now used by the Andover Village Improvement Society.
SECTION 6. The management and control of the property and effects of said new corporation shall be vested in a board of fifteen trustees, who shall be elected in accordance with the by-laws of the new corporation and shall be residents of the town of Andover. The trustees shall elect from their number a president, two or more vice presidents, a treasurer and a clerk, and such other officers as may be determined by the by-laws. All officers shall hold their offices for the terms fixed by the by-laws, and until their successors are elected and qualified, and shall have and exercise the powers
prescribed by the by-laws. The treasurer shall give bond, with sufficient surety, for the proper discharge of his duties.
SECTION 7. Said new corporation may obtain by pur- May acquiro chase, gift or otherwise lands in Andover, but such lands, together with the lands now held by the Indian Ridge Association, shall not exceed one hundred and fifty acres, and said new corporation may hold, develop and administer the said lands for park and pleasure purposes, or for the purpose of forest reservations: provided, that the public Proviso. shall always have free access to said lands and parks under reasonable regulations prescribed by said trustees.
SECTION 8. Said new corporation may receive and hold Gifts and for the purposes aforesaid any gifts or bequests under such conditions as may be prescribed by the donors or testators if not inconsistent with the provisions of law and of this act; and in the absence of conditions attached to any such gifts or bequests, all funds thus received shall be held by said new corporation in trust, the income to be expended for the general purposes of the new corporation as above provided. Such gifts and bequests, together with all personal property now held by the Indian Ridge Association or the Andover Village Improvement Society, in the aggregate not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, and all land held under the provisions of section seven, including that now held by the Indian Ridge Association, in the aggregate not exceeding one hundred and fifty acres, shall be exempt from taxation so long as they are administered for the public purposes herein set forth.
SECTION 9. The first meeting of said new corporation Meetings. shall be called by the presidents of the two existing corporations by a notice setting forth the time and place of the meeting, such notice to be published in a newspaper in the town of Andover seven days at least before the meeting, and at such meeting all members of either of said corporations shall be entitled to vote in like manner as they would have been if said corporations had met separately: provided, Proviso. however, that no single membership shall carry the right to more than one vote. At such meeting either president may preside until a permanent organization is effected, or, in the absence of both presidents, a temporary presiding officer may be chosen.
SECTION 10. The existing corporations known as the Property of Indian Ridge Association and the Andover Village Im- corporations.
Time of taking effect.
provement Society shall continue in existence for such time as is necessary for the completion of the organization of said new corporation, the transfer to it of all property of the Indian Ridge Association and of the Andover Village Improvement Society, and the winding up of their affairs.
SECTION 11. This act shall take effect upon its passage, but shall be void unless accepted within one year thereafter by each of said existing corporations.
Approved March 8, 1915. (Accepted May 1, 1915, by the Indian Ridge Association./ (Accepted May 17, 1915, by the Andover Village Improvement Society.)
Chap.140 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF IPSWICH TO ERECT
WIRES IN THE TOWN OF
AND MAINTAIN POLES
wires in the town of
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: Town of SECTION 1. The town of Ipswich may erect and maintain Ipswich may erect poles and in the town of Hamilton poles and wires for the distribution
and sale of electricity to the inhabitants of Ipswich; but the Hamilton.
town of Ipswich shall not erect and maintain poles and wires
Approved March 9, 1915.
(1915, 72, Spec.) Chap.141 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF BEVERLY TO PAY
SALARIES TO THE MEMBERS OF ITS BOARD OF ALDERMEN.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: City of Beverly
SECTION 1. The board of aldermen of the city of Beverly
may by a two thirds vote of its members, taken by call of aldermen. the yeas and nays, establish a salary for its members not
exceeding three hundred dollars each a year. To be sub- SECTION 2. This act shall be submitted to the registered mitted to
voters of the city of Beverly at the state election in the election. current year in the form of the following question to be
printed on the official ballot: - "Shall an act passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred and fifteen au
may pay salaries to board of
voters at the next state
thorizing the city of Beverly to pay salaries to the members of its board of aldermen, be accepted?” and if a majority of the votes cast thereon are in the affirmative, this act shall take effect; otherwise it shall be void.
Approved March 9, 1915.
(1868, 119.) AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE Chap.142
PEABODY ACADEMY OF SCIENCE TO PEABODY MUSEUM OF
ADDITIONAL REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE.
SECTION 1. The name of the corporation created by Name changed. chapter one hundred and nineteen of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and sixty-eight by the name of “The Trustees of the Peabody Academy of Science” is hereby changed to Peabody Museum of Salem.
SECTION 2. Under the new name said corporation shall May hold all hold all the property of whatever kind or nature now held under the old name, and any gift, devise or bequest heretofore or hereafter made to the said corporation under its old name shall inure to its benefit in the same manner as if the name had not been changed.
SECTION 3. Said corporation may hold real and personal May hold real estate to an amount not exceeding one million five hundred estate, etc. thousand dollars.
SECTION 4. So much of section two of chapter one hun- Repeal. dred and nineteen of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and sixty-eight as is inconsistent herewith is hereby repealed. SECTION 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved March 9, 1915.
(Sp. Laws, Vol. 2, p. 335; 1884, 144.) AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE EPISCOPAL PARISH IN MARBLE
Chap.143 HEAD TO HOLD ADDITIONAL PROPERTY. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
SECTION 1. The Episcopal Parish in Marblehead, usually Episcopal called St. Michael's church, which was incorporated by Marblehead chapter twenty-eight of the acts of the year seventeen may hold hundred and ninety-nine, and the charter of which was en- property.
larged by chapter one hundred and forty-four of the acts of
Approved March 9, 1915.
(1911, 411.) Chap.144 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE SHELLFISH COMMISSIONERS FOR
THE CITY OF NEW BEDFORD AND THE TOWN OF FAIRHAVEN
TO FIX CERTAIN LICENSE FEES.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 1911, 411, $8, SECTION 1. Section eight of chapter four hundred and amended.
eleven of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven is hereby amended by striking out the words “A fee of five dollars shall be charged for a first class license, fifty dollars for a second class license, and one dollar for a third class -license”, in the first, second and third lines, and inserting in place thereof the words: — The board of shellfish commissioners may establish such fees for first, second and third
class licenses as they deem proper, — so as to read as folShellfish lows: Section 8. The board of shellfish commissioners may commissioners of New Bedford establish such fees for first, second and third class licenses as
they deem proper. All licenses granted under authority of
Approved March 9, 1915. (1915, 214, Spec.)
and Fairhaven to fix certain license fees.