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cipal offices and place of business at Oyster Bay, in the county of Nassau and state of New York, is hereby authorized and empowered to grant and convey, by its duly authorized officers, and without consideration, to the Roosevelt Memorial Association, a body corporate and politic in the district of Columbia, heretofore created by an act of the congress of the United States, and having an office and place of business in the building known as Roosevelt House, at number twenty-eight East Twentieth street, in the borough of Manhattan of the city of New York, in the state of New York, its successors in interest and assigns forever, any or all of the lands and premises, together with any or all of the appur tenances thereto, which are now owned or which may be acquired hereafter, by the aforesaid Roosevelt Memorial Association of Oyster Bay, Incorporated, and whether such property was or shall be acquired by said Roosevelt Memorial Association of Oyster Bay, Incorporated, pursuant to chapter four hundred and twenty-nine of the laws of nineteen hundred and nineteen or otherwise. All property granted and conveyed pursuant to this act shall be deemed to be held for a public use and shall forever remain dedicated to the public use as a public park.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAPTER 57

AN ACT to amend the town law, in relation to compensation of sewer commissioners in towns in Nassau county

Became a law February 15, 1928, 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:

§ 231

§ 1. Section two hundred and thirty-one of chapter sixty-three L. 1909, of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled "An act relat- ch 3, ing to towns, constituting chapter sixty-two of the consolidated amended. laws," as last amended by chapter five hundred of the laws of nineteen hundred and twenty-six,' is hereby amended to read as follows:

$231. Action by town board. Before acting upon a petition for the establishment or extension of a sewer district the town board shall give notice of the time and place at which it will meet to act thereon, by posting at least twenty-one days before the day fixed for the said meeting, a notice thereof in at least four public places in the said district, and by publishing a notice thereof once in each of the three calendar weeks immediately preceding the week in which the said meeting is to be held in some newspaper published in the said town, if a newspaper is published therein, and shall hear all persons who appear at such meeting and desire to be heard. If the town board is satisfied that the petitioners are owners of real property in the proposed district or So in original.

Previously amended by L. 1910, ch. 134; L. 1911, ch. 507; L. 1924, ch. 178.

13 Se added to L. 1909, ch. 63.

extension, and own more than one-half in value of the taxable real property therein, and is also satisfied that the real property situated within the proposed district, or extension, is or will be of sufficient value to pay for the cost of the construction of the sewer system in said proposed district, or extension, according to the estimated cost thereof as set forth in the petition or amended petition, and is also satisfied that no real property which will not be substantially benefited by the proposed sewer system is included in the proposed district, they shall make an order establishing such district, or extending the boundaries of an existing district, and if establishing a new district, appointing three taxpayers therein as sewer commissioners, who shall hold their offices at the pleasure of the town board. Such sewer commissioners shall each be paid for their services, at such times as the town board may designate in said order, an amount to be fixed by the town board, which amount shall not exceed three dollars per day, except that in towns in the county of Nassau such amount shall not exceed ten dollars per day,' for each day actually and necessarily spent in the business of the sewer district and shall be deemed an expense of maintaining the sewer system and shall be collected and paid as provided in section two hundred and forty-three of this chapter for expense and maintenance.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAPTER 58

AN ACT to amend the town law, in relation to the appropriation of money and levy of taxes for street signs

Became a law February 15, 1928, 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 and nine, entitled "An act relating to towns, constituting chapter sixty-two of the consolidated laws," is hereby amended by adding a new section, to be section one hundred and thirty-eight-e,1 to read as follows:

§ 138-e. Appropriations by towns for street signs. The town board of a town may by majority vote appropriate money for the purchase, installation and maintenance of street signs showing the names of streets therein; and the cost thereof shall be a town charge to be audited and paid in the same manner as other town charges are audited and paid. If sufficient town funds are not available, the town board of such town may authorize the supervisor to borrow money for such purposes on the faith and credit of the town in anticipation of the next succeeding tax levy. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

2 Words ", except that in towns in the county of Nassau such amount shall not exceed ten dollars per day," new.

1 A different § 138e is added by L. 1928, ch. 796, post.

CHAPTER 59

AN ACT to amend the town law, in relation to compensation of town officers and employees in the town of Southold, in the county of Suffolk Became a law February 15, 1928, 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:

ch. 63.

amended.

Section 1. Subdivision r1 of section eighty-five of chapter sixty- L. 1909, three of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled "An act § 85, subd. relating to towns, constituting chapter sixty-two of the consolidated i. subd. r laws," as added by chapter six hundred and forty-six of the laws. of nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, is hereby amended to read as follows:

boards au

in lieu of

pensation.

r. The town boards of the towns of Southampton and Town Southold in the county of Suffolk, are hereby authorized and thorized to empowered to fix, from time to time, the salaries of all officials and fix salaries employees of of their respective towns whether elected or other comappointed, and to determine when the same shall be payable. When either of such town boards shall fix a salary for any official or employee of its town, such salary shall be in lieu of all fees or other compensation for services rendered to the town by such officials or employees; and all fees and charges authorized by law to be made by such officials or employees in connection with his office shall be made and shall be collected by such officers or employees and shall become the property of the town and shall be paid over to the supervisor of the town on or before the first day of each and every month. A verified and itemized statement of the fees or charges made during the precedng month or a verified statement that no fees or charges have been collected or made and that no services have been rendered or requested for which a fee or charge could have been made during the preceding month, shall be filed by each salaried official with the supervisor on or before the third day of each and every month, and no salary shall be paid to any official until the filing of such statement and the levy, charge, and collection of all proper fees or charges and the payment thereof to the supervisor as above provided. . The officials and employees of the town for whom a salary Expenses. has been fixed shall be entitled to receive the actual and necessary expenses incurred in the discharge of the duties of their respective offices as may be allowed by resolution of the town board.

§2. This act shall take effect immediately.

1 Words "of subdivision one" omitted.

Inclusion of town of Southold new.

§ 248c added to L. 1909, ch. 63.

CHAPTER 60

AN ACT to amend the town law, in relation to sewer districts in Nassau

county

Became a law February 15, 1928, 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 and nine, entitled "An act relating to towns, constituting chapter sixty-two of the consolidated laws," is hereby amended by inserting therein a new section, to be section two hundred and fortyeight-c, to read as follows:

§ 248-c. Additional cost; Nassau county. Whenever a contract has heretofore been or shall hereafter be entered into for the construction of a sewer system or any part thereof in the county of Nassau, and it is ascertained that the improvement cannot be completed at a cost within the amount stated in the petition or proposition therefor, the board of sewer commissioners may, by resolution, determine to incur indebtedness in an additional amount not exceeding ten per centum of the amount stated in such petition or proposition with the approval and consent of the town board, provided, however, that no such resolution shall be passed unless the board of sewer commissioners shall hold a public hearing thereon in the district upon published notice to all persons interested. Such publication shall be made at least twice, the first publication to be not less than ten days before the hearing, in a newspaper published in the district, if any, and if there be none, then in a newspaper published in the town and circulating in the district. The notice shall state the time and place, and in general terms, the purpose of the hearing. If the board of sewer commissioners after such hearing shall pass such resolution, and the town board shall approve the same, the work may be completed and certificates of indebtedness and bonds may be issued as provided in section two hundred and thirty-seven of this chapter. No petition of property owners or election shall be required to authorize the incurring of such additional indebtedness or the issuance of such additional certificates of indebtedness and bonds.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

1A different 248c is added by L. 1928, ch. 275, post.

CHAPTER 61

AN ACT to amend the village law, in relation to authorizing villages to raise money for municipal conference of mayors and other municipal officials of the state of New York

Became a law February 15, 1928, 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:

added to

Section 1. Article fifteen of chapter sixty-four of the laws of 359a nineteen hundred and nine, entitled "An act relating to villages, L. 1909, constituting chapter sixty-four of the consolidated laws," is hereby ch. 64, amended by adding thereto a new section, to be section three hun-. dred and fifty-nine-a, to read as follows:

§ 359-a. Money for maintaining the conference of mayors and other municipal officials of the state of New York and any of its activities. The board of trustees of any village is hereby authorized to annually include in the budget and raise by taxation in such village a sum to meet the actual and necessary expenses of maintaining and continuing the conference of mayors and other municipal officials of the state of New York and any of its activi ties in this state for the purpose of devising practical ways and means for obtaining greater economy and efficiency in the government thereof.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAPTER 62

AN ACT to amend the village law, in relation to terms of office of reincorporated villages

Became a law February 15, 1928, 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:

ch. 64,

Section 1. Section three hundred and three of chapter sixty- L. 1909, four of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled "An act 303 relating to villages, constituting chapter sixty-four of the con- amended. solidated laws," as last amended by chapter six hundred and fifty of the laws of nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, is hereby amended to read as follows:

$303. Effect of reincorporation. If the proposition be adopted, the reincorporation of the village under this chapter shall take effect immediately upon the filing of the certificate of election in the office of the village clerk and the secretary of state. From and after such filing such village shall be deemed incorporated under this chapter, and shall possess all the powers, enjoy all the privileges and be subject to all the liabilities, in all respects and for all purposes, as if it had been originally incorporated there.

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