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name and powers.
“An act to incorporate the Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows," are hereby amended to read, respectively, as
§ 1. The Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Incorpo of the state of New York is hereby constituted and created a body corporate by the name and style of the Grand Lodge of the Inde- Corporate pendent Order of Odd Fellows of the State of New York, for benevolent, charitable and fraternal purposes, and with the powers stated and provided in the constitution and by-laws of the said grand lodge as at present organized and as the same may be hereafter amended, stated and provided.
§ 3. The real and personal property of said corporation shall be Control taken, bought, sold, administered, controlled and managed by the agement of said grand lodge when in session duly convened as such grand property. lodge and during the time that such grand lodge is not in session, in accordance with the provisions of the constitution and by-laws of such grand lodge, by its agents and servants duly authorized, with full authority to take such action with reference to the property of said corporation as may be lawful, except that during such period the control and management of the home, orphanage, infirmary or hospital shall be vested in the board of trustees hereinafter provided for. The said corporation shall not, however, have power or authority to do any banking, real estate or other business, or embark in any business whatsoever, except that which is necessary to take, hold, manage and dispose of such real and personal property of which it may become the owner or possessor and to carry out the benevolent, charitable and fraternal purposes and objects of its organization and except further as hereinafter provided.
§ 2. Section four of such chapter is hereby renumbered section 1 4 re. ten, and such chapter is hereby amended by adding thereto, after numbered section three, six new sections, to be sections four, five, six, seven, 11.48 eight and nine, to read respectively, as follows:
$ 4. The said corporation shall have the power and authority Power to from its income or from other sources, to build, establish and maintain a bome, an orphanage, an infirmary or a hospital, for the care, home, etc. treatment and support of the children and dependents of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs and for the relief, care and treatment and support of worthy, distressed, aged and indigent Odd Fellows, their widows and orphans, and Rebekahs, or those entitled to such care, treatment and support by reason of the laws of the grand lodge now or hereafter enacted, upon the Grand Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellows Home and Orphanage site near Ithaca, New York.
§ 5. The said corporation, at its first annual session duly con- Board of vened as a grand lodge, after the enactment of this section, shall trustees elect a board of trustees of nine persons, who shall be members of and Orthe grand lodge, and who shall be responsible for the erection, main- prastes; tenance, supervision and administration of the Grand Lodge Inde- election,
etc. 1 Sections 1, 3 materially amended.
2 The original legislative bill sought to add a section nine. However, in course of passage through the legislature, the bill was amended so as to eliminate the proposed section nine.
build and maintain
pendent Order of Odd Fellows Home and Orphanage, whether now or hereafter established, .subject to the approval and direction of
the Grand Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellows of the State of Eligibility. New York. Provided, however, that all trustees shall be residents
of this state and that no elective officer of the grand lodge shall be eligible to the office of trustee, except the grand master, who shall be ex-officio member of said board of trustees, and that any trustee accepting elective office in the grand lodge shall thereby vacate his office as trustee; provided, further, that no member of the grand lodge shall be eligible to the office of trustee unless the subordinate lodge of which he is a member is in good standing and is affiliated with and a contributor to the Grand Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellows Home and Orphanage. At the first annual meeting of the grand lodge after the enactment of this section the nine trustees so elected shall designate by lot their respective terms of office; three of said trustees shall be designated to serve for a period of one year;
three to serve for a period of two years, and three to serve for a period of three years. And, annually thereafter, at the anpual session of the grand lodge three trustees shall be elected whose
term of office shall be for the period of three years from the date of Vacancies. their election; and should a vacancy occur in the office of trustee at
any annual session of the said grand lodge from any cause other than the expiration of the term of said trustee, said vacancy shall be filled by election for the unexpired term by said grand lodge at its annual session. If any such trustee shall cease to be a member of a lodge in good standing and affiliated with the Grand Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellows Home and Orphanage, his place as such trustee shall be declared vacant by the grand master. In case any vacancy in the office of trustee shall occur during the time intervening between the annual sessions of the grand lodge, the grand master shall fill such vacancy by appointment of a person qualified as aforesaid and the person so appointed shall serve as trustee until the next succeeding session of the grand lodge when such vacancy shall be filled by election for the unexpired term.
§ 6. The board of trustees herein provided for is hereby empowby-laws.
ered to adopt rules, regulations and by-laws governing the proceedings and actions of said board for the better accomplishment of the objects herein mentioned, subject to the approval of the grand lodge or by the standing committee of the grand lodge during the interim of its annual sessions.
§ 7. The said board of trustees shall elect one of its number as president, one as vice-president, one as treasurer and one as secretary, and said by-laws shall provide for future elections of officers. The said board shall make a full and detailed report of all its doings at each annual session of the grand lodge, showing the amount, and condition of its finances and all other matters and things relating to the concerns of the said Grand Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellows Home and Orphanage.
§ 8. The present board of managers of the Independent Order of to act tin Odd Fellows Home and Orphanage, as now constituted, shall con
tinue to exercise the duties of managers of the home, until the first
election of trustees.
annual session of the grand lodge after the enactment of this sec-
§ 3. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby Inconsistrepealed.
§ 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
eighteen hundred and thirty, entitled "An act to incorporate the Orphan
pital Home of Utica, in relation to the government of such society.
three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows: Section 1. Section three of chapter two hundred and sixty-seven L. 1830.
ch. 267, of the laws of eighteen hundred and thirty, entitled “An act to $ 3 incorporate the Orphan Asylum Society in the village of Utica, the name of said society having been changed to the Children's Hospital Home of Utica, and such section having been last amended by chapter five hundred and eight of the laws of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby amended to read as follows:
§ 3. The said society shall be under the direction of thirty-five Board of trustees, all of whom must be residents of the county of Oneida. They and their successors shall constitute the board of trustees. Any nine of said trustees shall constitute a quorum for the trans- Quorum. action of business. The trustees shall appoint from their number a Officers. president, a first vice-president, a second vice-president, a secretary, a treasurer, and such other officers as they shall deem necessary;: who shall be the officers of the corporation and shall serve during the pleasure of the board or during a fixed period provided by the by-laws of said corporation and until their suc rs elected. When a vacancy shall occur in any of said offices, it shall be filled by the board.
§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
for which money may be raised by the sale of bonds. Became a law April 1, 1925, with the approval of the Governor. Passed
by a two-thirds vote on emergency message. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly. do enact as follows: Section 1. Section one hundred and six of chapter five hundred . 1915,
ch535, and thirty-five of the laws of nineteen hundred and fifteen, entitled $ 106
1 Previously amended by L. 1856, ch, 55; L. 1906, ch. 391.
L. 1924, ch. 574, § 1 amended.
teen hundred and twenty-four, entitled "An act to authorize the creation
certain town boards. Became a law April 1, 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 of chapter five hundred and seventy-four of the laws of nineteen hundred and twenty-four entitled “An act to authorize the creation of park districts and the appointment of park commissioners in towns within certain counties adjoining cities of the first class having a population of one million and upwards, and to define the powers and duties of such park commissioners," is hereby amended to read as follows:
§ 1. Town boards may establish park districts, petition. The town board of any town having an assessed valuation of fifteen million dollars or more in a county having a population of more than three hundred and fifty thousand, according to the last federal or state census, or enumeration, adjoining a city of the first class having a population of one million and upwards, may, on the petition, filed in the office of the town clerk, of the owners of real property in a proposed district, representing more than one-half in assessed value of the taxable real property therein, as appears by the last preceding completed assessment-roll, create and establish a park district outside an incorporated village, city, or other park district established pursuant to the provisions of this article. The petition must describe the proposed district, and substantially define the boundaries of the property proposed to be acquired for park purposes, and state the maximum amount proposed to be expended in the acquisition and development of such property. Each petitioner shall state opposite his name the assessed valuation of the real property owned by him in such district according to the last preceding completed assessment-roll. At any time after the town board has made an order establishing such district or extension, the maximum amount proposed to be expended in the acquisition, construction and improvement of said park or extension may be increased by a like petition of owners of real property in said district or extension, representing more than one-half in assessed value of the taxable real property therein, as appears by the last preceding completed assessmentroll, setting forth the additional amount proposed to be expended in excess of the maximum amount set forth in the petition upon which said district or extension was established, which petition shall be filed in the office of the town clerk. Every petition made
1 Formerly “twenty-five million dollars."
as provided in this section shall contain a statement conspicuously printed thereon as follows: The cost of acquisition, construction and maintenance of such park district or extension, as the case may be, shall be assessed from year to year, by the park commissioners to be appointed, upon the lands within the park district or extension.
§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
teen hundred and seventy-two, entitled "An act to provide for supplying
tory thereof, in relation to the appointment of water commissioners.
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 of chapter two hundred and thirty-one L. 1872,
'An act to provide for supplying the village of Peekskill with amended.
Coffin S. Water Brown, Wm. S. Tompkins, D. W. Travis, Charles F. Southard commisand Gilbert T. Sutton, are hereby designated and entitled the board of water commissioners of the village of Peekskill. commissioners and their successors are hereby declared a body body corporate by that name.
The board of water commissioners as constituted on the fif- Present teenth day of March, nineteen hundred and twenty-five, shall board, continue in office until twelve o'clock midnight on the thirty-first Dec. 31, day of December, nineteen hundred and twenty-five, at which time their terms of office shall terminate. On or before such date the board of trustees of the village of Peekskill shall appoint Sorisi apo
pointment, a board of water commissioners for such village, consisting of terms,
qualificafive members whose terms of office shall be one, two, three, four
§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.