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Public health.

Former acts

$ 59. The trustees may take precautionary measures to guard the public health in times of pestilence, and to provide against infectious and pestilential diseases when they appear in the village, by providing suitable places for the temporary removal of persons having such diseases, from the populous parts of the village, and defray the expenses incident to such removal.

$ 60. All former acts and parts of acts relative to the village of Whitesborough are hereby respectively repealed; but such repeal shall not affect any act done,' privilege granted, right vested. or established institution located, or any suit, proceeding or prosecution had or commenced previous to the time when such repeal shall take effect; all taxes and assessments levied and assessed and not collected, or directed to be levied and assessed, and not levied and assessed prior to this act taking effect, shall be levied, assessed and collected in the manner prescribed in this act for the collection of taxes and assessments.

All officers elected or appointed, under or by virtue of any act or acts hereby repealed, shall continue in office until the first board of trustees elected under this act shall become organized.

S 61. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed.

$ 62. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap 11. AN ACT authorizing the Baptist society of Sweden and Bergen to sell their parsonage.

Passed February 15, 1859. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. It shall be lawful for the trustees of the Baptist society of Sweden and Bergen, by a vote of twothirds of their trustees, to sell their parsonage situate in the town of Sweden, in the county of Monroe, and to

make and execute to the purchaser the requisite legal conveyances for the same, and use the money for the benefit of said society.

92. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 12. AN ACT to provide for the appointment of com

missioners of deeds in the village of Ballston Spa.

Passed February 15, 1859. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. There shall be appointed for the village of Ballston Spa, commissioners of deeds, not to exceed six in number, who shall possess the same powers in the county of Saratoga as are conferred by law upon commissioners of deeds for cities, and be entitled to the same fees for services performed by them.

$2. The said commissioners of deeds shall be appointed by the board of trustees of said village, and a certificate of such appointment, attested by the clerk of the said village, shall be filed with the clerk of the county of Saratoga; and the oath of office of said commissioners shall be taken before, and filed with, the said county clerk, and they shall hold their offices for two years, and until others shall be appointed in their places.

$3. Any vacancy in the said office shall be supplied by the board of trustees of the said village, and the person appointed to fill such vacancy shall serve out the residue of the unexpired term of the commissioner in whose place he shall be appointed.

$ 4. The first appointment under this act shall be made on or before the first Monday of May next.

$5. This act shall take effect immediately.

Common council to ascertain amount of debts, &c.

Chap 13.
AN ACT to authorize the common council of

the city of Hudson to fund the floating debt of
said city, and for other purposes.
Passed February 16, 1859; three-fifths being present.

The People of the State of New York, represented in
Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. The common council of the city of Hudson, immediately upon the passage of this act, shall proceed to ascertain and state the amount of debts and liabilities incurred or falling due prior to the first day of January, eighteen hundred and fifty-nine, which have been paid or discharged out of the moneys raised by tax to meet the current expenses of the city government of said city for the year eighteen hundred and fifty-nine; to which amount shall be added the sum of nine hundred dollars to be applied towards the construction of an engine house, and the sum of eleven hundred dollars to be applied towards the repairs and building of reservoirs in said city, and the sum of two thousand dollars to pay the deficiency in the amount raised to pay the current expenses of said city government for the year eighteen hundred and fifty-nine.

$ 2. The said common council shall thereupon proceed to issue bonds for the same in sums of two hundred and fifty dollars each, with interest at seven per cent per annum, payable semi-annually on the tenth days of February and August, and the principal of one bond to be paid annually ; said bonds shall be signed by the mayor and city clerk, and the corporate seal of the city

affixed to the same. Bonds to be $ 3. The aforesaid bonds shall be sold at public auclic auction. tion seperately to the highest bidder, on due notice, and

the proceeds arising from such sale shall be applied to refund the amount so ascertained by the common council, as aforesaid, to have been paid from the moneys collected to defray the expenses and support the government of said city for the year eighteen hundred and

Bonds to be iscued.

fifty-nine, and for the other purposes therein before mentioned.

$ 4. In addition to the sum now authorized by law to Money to te be raised for city purposes, the common council shall ally 10 pay add annually an amount sufficient to pay the principal of Band interest one of the before mentioned bonds, and the interest upon the whole amount of city bonds remaining unpaid.

9 5. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 14.
AN ACT to authorize the Rochester Bank to re-

duce its capital stock.

Passed February 16, 1859. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate und Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. The Rochester Bank is hereby authorized to reduce its capital stock to an amount not less than one hundred thousand dollars.

$ 2. The said bank is hereby authorized to sell any or all of its real estate, and to receive in payment there for portions of its capital stock, and extinguish the same; provided, however, that the capital stock of said bank shall not, under the provisions of this act, be reduced to an amount less than one hundred thousand dollars.

$ 3. Nothing in this act contained shall in any way change or lessen the liability of the stockholders of the said bank to the bill-holder or other creditors thereof, on any indebtedness or engagement now existing against said bank, or that may so exist, either absolutely or contingently, at the time when such reduction shall take place.

$ 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 15. AN ACT in relation to Waterloo Union School,

and school districts numbers one and fifteen, in the town of Waterloo, county of Seneca. Passed February 16, 1859; three-fifths being present.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. The provisions of the act entitled “ An act to change the school year, and to amend the statutes in relation to public instruction," passed April twelfth, eighteen hundred and fifty-eight, shall apply to the union school and districts numbers one and fifteen, in the town of Waterloo, county of Seneca, so far as the same relates to the time and place of holding the annual meetings of the taxable inhabitants and legal voters of said districts and school ; and so far as relates to the time of making the annual reports of the trustees thereof, and no further.

S 2. All the acts of the trustees of said school and districts, and the votes, acts and doings of the taxable inhabitants and voters in said school and districts, had and done since the passage of said act of April twelfth, eighteen hundred and fifty-eight, at their district meetings, are hereby declared to be valid.

$ 3. Nothing in this act contained shall affect any action or proceedings in which said trustees or the collectors of said districts or school, or either of them, are a party, commenced prior to the passage of this act.

$ 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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