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and ordinances of such city or village, the same to all intents and purposes and in effect, as though such bridge and approaches thereto were entirely situated within the corporate limits of such city or village, and in such case the county may assist in the construction of said bridge as is provided by law. $ 4. That it shall be lawful for any city or village within this

4 State for the purpose of acquiring, paying for maintaining, building or re-building any such bridge or bridges, and the approaches thereto as in this Act provided, to issue such bonds under the general laws of this State in an amount which, together with all the other indebtedness of such village or city, shall not exceed five per centum on the assessed valuation of the taxable property within the corporate limits of such city or village as provided by law, the same to be payable out of the general revenue and funds of such city or village.

Provided, it shall likewise be lawful for such city or village to issue for the purposes aforesaid or any of them, bonds in such sum as may be necessary for the purposes aforesaid or any of them, in addition to and over and above the bonds first in this section hereinbefore provided for, in excess of the said five per centum of the assessed valuation of the property within any such city or village. Such bonds shall not, however, be payable out of nor be a charge upon any of the general revenue or funds of said city or village, but shall be payable out of the income derived by such city or village from the operation and maintenance of any such bridge or bridges: And, provided, further, that before any such bonds shall be issued, the question of the issuance thereof shall be submitted to a vote of the legal voters of the said city or village and approved by a majority of those voting at such election: And, provided, further, that for the purpose of securing such bonds so issued in excess of said five per centum of the assessed valuation of the taxable property within such city or village, said city or village may by the ordinance providing for the issuance of said bonds, mortgage or pledge any such bridge or approaches, and the income derived or to be derived therefrom, for the payment of such bonds, and the interest thereon: And, provided, further, nothing herein shall prevent such city or village from paying any such bonds issued in excess of said five per centum of said assessed valuation or the interest thereon out of the general funds or revenue of such city or village, if it shall see fit so to do, if at the time of so paying same out of said general funds and revenue of said city or village, such city or village shall not be indebted in excess of five per centum of the assessed valuation of the taxable property within said village or city in excess of the amount so paid by said city or village out of its general revenue and funds in the payment of said bonds. But nothing herein shall be deemed, taken or held to entitle the holder or holders of any such bond or bonds to payment of the same or of the interest thereon out of any such general funds or revenue of such city or village.

APPROVED June 4, 1907.

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SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the represented in the General Assembly: the construction and maintenance of g hard roads," approved June 18, 1883, amended by inserting in said Act or con

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§ 4a. That in any township in counties under township organization and in any road district in counties not under township organization wherein the people have at any time voted for a special tax for gravel, rock, macadam or other hard roads, as provided in sections I and 2 of this Act, if the commissioners desire to expend on hard roads in their town (or district) a greater sum than is available to them from other sources, they or a majority of them may petition the supervisor of the town (or the county clerk of the county) to call a special election to vote on the proposition, which shall be clearly stated in the petition as follows: “To borrow

dollars to construct and maintain gravel, rock, macadamn or other hard roads in the town (or district) of

Which said petition shall be signed by said commissioners or a majority of them in their official capacity and by one hundred of the free holders of said town (or district) and thereupon such petition shall be filed in the office of the town clerk of such town (or the county clerk in counties not under township organization). Upon the filing of such petition, the supervisor shall order the town clerk, by an instrument in writing to be signed by him, to post up in ten of the most public places in said town, notices of such special election (or in counties not under township organization the county clerk shall post such notices in said district), which notice shall state the object, time and place of meeting, the maximum sum to be borrowed, and the manner in which the voting is to be had, which shall invariably be by ballot, and shall be “For borrowing money to (here define the purpose)” or “Against borrowing money (here define the purpose).” The special election shall be held at the place of the last annual town (or district) election, by giving at least ten days' notice, and returns thereof made in the same manner as other special town (or district) elections are now or may hereafter be provided by law; and if it shall appear that a majority of the legal voters voting at said election shall be in favor of said proposition the supervisor and town clerk (or the county

and ordinances of such city or village, the same to all intents and purposes and in effect, as though such bridge and approaches thereto were entirely situated within the corporate limits of such city or village, and in such case the county may assist in the construction of said bridge as is provided by law.

§ 4. That it shall be lawful for any city or village within this State for the purpose of acquiring, paying for maintaining, building or re-building any such bridge or bridges, and the approaches thereto as in this Act provided, to issue such bonds under the general laws of this State in an amount which, together with all the other indebtedness of such village or city, shall not exceed five per centum on the assessed valuation of the taxable property within the corporate limits of such city or village as provided by law, the same to be payable out of the general revenue and funds of such city or village.

Provided, it shall likewise be lawful for such city or village to issue for the purposes aforesaid or any of them, bonds in such sum as may be necessary for the purposes aforesaid or any of them, in addition to and over and above the bonds first in this section hereinbefore provided for, in excess of the said five per centum of the assessed valuation of the property within any such city or village. Such bonds shall not, however, be payable out of nor be a charge upon any of the general revenue or funds of said city or village, but shall be payable out of the income derived by such city or village from the operation and maintenance of any such bridge or bridges: And, provided, further, that before any such bonds shall be issued, the question of the issuance thereof shall be submitted to a vote of the legal voters of the said city or village and approved by a majority of those voting at such election: And, provided, further, that for the purpose of securing such bonds so issued in excess of said five per centum of the assessed valuation of the taxable property within such city or village, said city or village may by the ordinance providing for the issuance of said bonds, mortgage or pledge any such bridge or approaches, and the income derived or to be derived therefrom, for the payment of such bonds, and the interest thereon: And, provided, further, nothing herein shall prevent such city or village from paying any such bonds issued in excess of said five per centum of said assessed valuation or the interest thereon out of the general funds or revenue of such city or village, if it shall see fit so to do, if at the time of so paying same out of said general funds and revenue of said city or village, such city or village shall not be indebted in excess of five per centum of the assessed valuation of the taxable property within said village or city in excess of the amount so paid by said city or village out of its general revenue and funds in the payment of said bonds. But nothing herein shall be deemed, taken or held to entitle the holder or holders of any such bond or bonds to payment of the same or of the interest thereon out of any such general funds or revenue of such city or village.

APPROVED June 4, 1907.

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all roads," approved June 18, 1883, in a new section to read as follows:

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the represented in the General Assembly. the construction and maintenance of g hard roads," approved June 18, 1883, amended by inserting in said Act or con

vicction for such special tax a new section to be kno, as section 4a, to read as follows:

$ 4a. That in any township in counties under township organization and in any road district in counties not under township organization wherein the people have at any time voted for a special tax for gravel, rock, macadam or other hard roads, as provided in sections I and 2 of this Act, if the commissioners desire to expend on hard roads in their town (or district) a greater sum than is available to them from other sources, they or a majority of them may petition the supervisor of the town (or the county clerk of the county) to call a special election to vote on the proposition, which shall be clearly stated in the petition as follows: “To borrow

... dollars to construct and maintain gravel, rock, macadam or other hard roads in the town (or district) of

Which said petition shall be signed by said commissioners or a majority of them in their official capacity and by one hundred of the free holders of said town (or district) and thereupon such petition shall be filed in the office of the town clerk of such town (or the county clerk in counties not under township organization). Upon the filing of such petition, the supervisor shall order the town clerk, by an instrument in writing to be signed by him, to post up in ten of the most public places in said town, notices of such special election (or in counties not under township organization the county clerk shall post such notices in said district), which notice shall state the object, time and place of meeting, the maximum sum to be borrowed, and the manner in which the voting is to be had, which shall invariably be by ballot, and shall be "For borrowing money to (here define the purpose)” or “Against borrowing money (here define the purpose).” The special election shall be held at the place of the last annual town (or district) election, by giving at least ten days' notice, and returns thereof made in the same manner as other special town (or district) elections are now or may hereafter be provided by law; and if it shall appear that a majority of the legal voters voting at said election shall be in favor of 'said proposition the supervisor and town clerk (or the county

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the direction of the commissioners of said town and ordinances of time to time, as the work progresses, a sufficient purposes and ip aggregate of the bonds of said town (or district) for were entirely of building and maintaining gravel, rock, macadam or lage, and d roads; said bonds to be of such denominations, bear such said bri'interest, not exceeding five per cent, upon such time, and be

fosed of as the necessities and conveniences of said town (or disStict) officers require: Provided, that said bonds shall not be sold or disposed of either by sale or by payment to contractors for labor and materials for less than their par value; such bonds to be issued in not more than ten annual series; the first series of which shall malure not more than five years from the date thereof and each succeeding series in succeeding years thereafter. A record of all issues of said bonds shall be kept in the office of the county clerk of the county in which said township or district is located and it shall be the duty of of such county clerk to extend annually against the property in said township or road district, a tax sufficient to pay the interest of said bonds in each year prior to the maturity of such first series and thereafter he shall extend a tax in each year sufficient to pay each series as it matures, together with interest thereon and with the interest upon the unmatured bonds outstanding. Such bonds may be lithographed and the interest for each year evidenced by interest coupons thereto attached which shall be signed by the same officers who execute the bonds: Provided, however, that the amount, including the principal and interest, to be voted upon shall not exceed the amount which can be raised during a period of five years by a levy of one dollar on each one hundred dollars of taxable property in said township (or district) as compared on the value of such property as taken for assessment purposes in such town (or district): And, provided, further, that the total amount of such bonded indebtedness shall in no case exceed thirty-five thousand dollars ($35,000.00) and such town or district shall provide for the payment of such bonds and the interest thereon by appropriate taxation.

APPROVED June 3, 1907.

IN COUNTIES NOT UNDER TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION.

COMPENSATION OF OFFICERS-WORK ON ROADS. § 1. Amends sections 49 and 61. Act of

$ 51. Work on roads and brid. 1887.

ges-time for grading

dirt roads-use of drags 49. Compensation of officers.

-penalty. (HOUSE BILL No. 224. APPROVED MAY 24, 1907.) An Act to amend sections forty-nine (49) and fifty-one (51) of an

Act entitled An Act to provide for the organization of road districts, the election and duties of officers therein, and in regard to roads and bridges in counties not under township organisation, and to repeal an Act and parts of Act (Acts! therein named," approved May 4, 1887, in force July 1, 1887, and all Acts amendatory thereto, and to provide for a penalty of the commissioners for failure to carry out the provisions of this Act.

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