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"deficiency bonds" and shall fully mature not more than five years from the date of issue. They shall be made payable in equal annual installments and bear interest at a rate not to exceed six per centum per annum payable semi-annually. The proceeds of said bonds together with any premium thereon received upon the sale thereof shall be applied to the payment of the principal and accrued interest upon such notes and the indebtedness they represent of the said town of Scott.

§ 2. The town board shall cause such sums to be raised annually by tax as may be necessary to provide for the payment of the principal and interest of such bonds as the same shall become due; such tax to be laid upon the taxable property of such town, and levied in the same manner as other taxes therein.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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L. 1899,
ch. 647,
§ 8
amended.

Under sheriff.

CHAPTER 110
AN ACT to amend chapter five hundred and forty-seven of the laws of

eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, entitled "An act to make the office
of sheriff of Seneca county a salaried office, and to regulate the manage-

ment thereof,” in relation to the salary of under sheriff. Became a law March 11, 1925, with the approval of the Governor. Passed,

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

Section 1. Section eight of chapter five hundred and fortyseven of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, entitled An act to make the office of sheriff of Seneca county a salaried cffice, and to regulate the management thereof," is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 8. There shall be one under sheriff who shall be appointed by the sheriff and may be removed by him at any time land who shall receive an annual salary to be fixed by the board of {upervisors at a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars and not less

than five hundred dollars per annum, payable quarterly by the Deputies, county treasurer. The sheriff shall have the power to appoint as jaiiors and

many deputies, keepers of the jail, turnkeys, clerks, and such other assistants as he may deem necessary for the proper conduct of such office, all of whom shall be paid by the sheriff out of the sum allowed by him by section one of this act. He may require bonds of each person appointed or employed by him in any official capacity for the faithful performance of the duties entrusted to such person,

and accounting for any moneys which may come into his hands County, not by virtue of such office. And the county of Seneca shall in no par

ticular be held responsible for any official act of the said sheriff or any of his appointees.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

otlier assistants.

for acts.

1 Remainder of sentence, which was part of following sentence, formerly read : “Who shall receive an annual salary of five hundred dollars per annum, payable quarterly by the county treasurer, and.”

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CHAPTER 111
AN ACT to amend the town law, in relation to lease of buildings by town

board for justices of the peace.
Became a law March 11, 1925, with the approval of the Governor. Passed,

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

Section 1. Section one hundred and thirty-five of chapter sixty- L. 1903, three of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled “An act.ch, 63, relating to towns, constituting chapter sixty-two of the consolidated amended. laws," as amended by chapter three hundred and thirty-nine of the laws of nineteen hundred and twenty, is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 135. Lease of building by town board for justices of the peace. The town boards of any town? may from time to time lease buildings or parts of buildings in any portion of said town for the use of justices of the peace of said town to hold court therein. There shall not be leased for the purposes set forth in this section more than one building for each justice of the peace in said town. Such lease may be made with any of the justices of the peace of said town.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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CHAPTER 112

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AN ACT to amend the town law, in relation to the manner of electing

assessors in towns, in counties having a population of over fifty thousand

and less than fifty-four thousand inhabitants. Became a law March 11, 1925, with the approval of the Governor. Passed,

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

Section 1. Section five hundred and seventy-three of chapter L. 1909, sixty-three of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled, $4573 "An act relating to towns constituting chapter sixty-two of the amended. consolidated laws,as last amended by chapter three hundred and seventy-two of the laws of nineteen hundred and eighteen, is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 573. Officers to be elected. There shall be elected at the town meeting and election to be held in each town in any such county on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November, in each odd numbered year, one supervisor, one town clerk, two3 assessors, one collector, one or two overseers of the poor

1 Words “in a county adjoining or containing a city of the first or second class,” omitted.

2 Previously amended by L. 1909, ch. 491. 3 Formerly " three."

and not more than five constables. The persons first elected to the various offices above mentioned shall enter upon the discharge of their duties on the fourth day of March, nineteen hundred and eight, and serve until and including March third, nineteen hundred and ten. Their successors shall be elected at the biennial election and town meeting held in nineteen hundred and nine and biennially thereafter, for the term of two years commencing on the fourth day of March succeeding their election. There shall also be elected a town superintendent of highways unless the town shall have adopted a resolution that thereafter the town superintendent shall be appointed by the town board as provided in section forty-one of the highway law. The town superintendent's term of office shall begin on the first day of January succeeding his election and be for a term of two years. There shall also be elected at such town meeting and election and biennially thereafter, two justices of the peace for terms of four years, beginning on the succeeding first day of January.

“At the first biennial town meeting in each such town, after this section as hereby amended takes effect, two assessors shall be elected to hold office for two years, and one assessor to hold office for four years. Of the two assessors chosen at any subsequent biennial town meeting in each town, one shall be elected to hold office for two years, and one to hold office for four years.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

$ 305a added to L. 1909, ch, 63.

CHAPTER 113
AN ACT to amend the town law, in relation to the dissolution of water

districts in towns outside of incorporated villages.
Became a law March 11, 1925, with the approval of the Governor. Passed,

three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, wo enact as follows:

Section 1. Chapter sixty-three of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled “An act relating to towns, constituting chapter sixty-two of the consolidated laws," is hereby amended by adding a new section, after section three hundred and five, to be section three hundred and five-a, to read as follows:

§ 305-a. Dissolution of water districts. Upon the petition of a majority of the taxpayers of any water district of a town outside of an incorporated village, or in the counties of Nassau, Suffolk or Westchester, of a majority of the resident taxpayers of any such water district, the town board or boards in which such district is located may dissolve such district. Such dissolution shall be made to take effect only on the termination of any existing contract, or in case there be more than one such contract, upon the termination of the one of such contracts which has the longest time to run. All existing indebtedness of any such district shall, notwithstanding

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the dissolution thereof as herein provided, be a charge upon the taxable property of the district dissolved and the town board of the town shall annually levy and collect in such district by tax a sufficient to pay the principal and interest of any such indebtedness as the same shall become due and payable. Such taxes shall I be levied and collected in the same manner as other town taxes are

levied and collected. Upon the dissolution of any such district the term of office of the water commissioner, if any, shall terminate and all property of the district shall become the property of the town.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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AN ACT to amend the town law, in relation to the dissolution of fire

districts in towns outside of incorporated villages. Became a law March 11, 1925, with the approval of the Governor. Passed,

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

Section 1. Chapter sixty-three of the laws of nineteen hundred & 318u and nine, entitled "An act relating to towns, constituting chapter addesto sixty-two of the consolidated laws,' is hereby amended by adding ch. 63. a new section, after section three hundred and eighteen, to be section three hundred and eighteen-a, to read as follows:

§ 318-a. Dissolution of fire districts. Upon the petition of a majority of the taxpayers of any fire district of a town outside of an incorporated village, or in the counties of Nassau, Suffolk or Westchester, of a majority of the resident taxpayers of any such fire district, the town board or boards in which such district is located may dissolve such district. All existing indebtedness of any such district shall, notwithstanding the dissolution thereof as herein provided, be a charge upon the taxable property of the district dissolved and the town board of the town shall annually levy and collect in such district by tax a sum sufficient to pay the principal and interest of any such indebtedness as the same shall become due and payable. Such taxes shall be levied and collected in the same manner as other town taxes are levied and collected. Upon the dissolution of any such district the term of office of the fire commissioners, if any, shall terminate and all property of the district shall become the property of the town.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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L. 1909,
ch. 64,
§ 86
amended.

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CHAPTER 115
AN ACT to amend the village law, in relation to the compensation of

collectors.
Became a law March 11, 1925, with the approval of the Governor. Passed,

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

Section 1. Section eighty-six of chapter sixty-four of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled “An act relating to villages, constituting chapter sixty-four of the consolidated laws," as last amended by chapter sixty-one of the laws of nineteen hundred and thirteen, is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 86. Compensation and duties of village officers not otherwise prescribed. Except as provided in this section the president and trustees, and the fire, water, light, sewer and cemetery commissioners, shall serve without compensation, but the members of the board of trustees shall be entitled to the compensation fixed by law for inspectors of election when acting as such, and to the same compensation as town assessors for each day actually and necessarily spent by them in making the village assessment. The board of trustees of a village incorporated under and subject to this chap. ter or to a special law may, upon its own motion, and shall, upon the petition of twenty-five electors of such village qualified as provided by this chapter to vote upon a proposition, cause to be submitted at a village election a proposition to fix the compensation of the president or of the trustees or of the fire, water, light, sewer or cemetery commissioners of such village at an amount specified in such proposition. Only persons who possess the qualifications prescribed in this chapter for voters upon a proposition shall be entitled to vote upon such proposition. If such proposition be adopted the salary of the officer or officers shall be deemed fixed in accordance with the amount specified therein, but a proposition may be submitted in like manner at a subsequent election either changing the amount fixed by such resolution or providing that such officer or officers shall thereafter receive no compensation for services. The compensation of the collector of a village shall be fixed by the board of trustees and thereafter the collector in said village shall not collect or receive fees.

The board of trustees may fix the compensation and further declare the powers and duties of all other village officers or boards and may require any officer or board of the village to furnish reports, estimates or other information relating to any matter within his or its jurisdiction.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately. 1 Previously amended by L. 1911, ch. 66.

2 Following sentence formerly read : "A village may, on the adoption of a proposition therefor, determine that the compensation of the collector of such village shall be fixed by the board of trustees; after which determination the collector in said village shall not collect or receive fees.”

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