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S 2. There shall be elected, at the time and in the manner prescribed by the general act of incorporation of said village, from and after the passage of this act, at the first general election, six trustees, two from each district, three of whom shall hold their office for one year, and three for two years, the term to be determined by lot at the first meeting of the village board after such election; and there shall be elected annually, thereafter, three trustees, one from each district, who shall hold their

office for the term of two years. Assessors. $ 3. The assessors elected at the next annual election

in said village after the passage of this act, shall hold their offices, respectively, for the term of one, two and three years, to be determined by lot at the first meeting of the village board after such election; and there shall be elected annually, thereafter, one assessor, who shall

hold his office for the term of three years. Street com. $ 4. At the next annual election in said village, after and duties the

passage of this act, shall be elected three street comof.

missioners, one from each district, who shall hold their office for the term of one year. The said street commissioners shall have the powers, perform the duties, and be subject to the liabilities of commissioners of highways in towns, with the exceptions and modifications contained in this act. They shall possess and exercise all the powers conferred upon the village board by the general act of incorporation, in relation to the streets, alleys, sidewalks and highways in said village. And to that end, and for the purpose of better enabling them to perform such duties, the treasurer of said village is hereby directed to pay over to each street commissioner, all the moneys collected on the assessment upon the inhabitants of each district, denominated a highway tax, upon such commissioner executing to the village of Lyons a bond, with one or more sufficient sureties, to be approved by the president of said village, in the penal sum of twice the amount of such tax in each district, for the faithful performance of the duties of his office, and of the application and expenditure of such moneys. The said street commissioners, and each of them, are hereby required to report annually, and at such time as the village board shall designate, the amount and nature of the work, labor and improvements made by them during their term of

in office.

office, and shall also, whenever required by said village board, account under oath, of the amount of property and money received by them and remaining in their hands, and of their receipts and expenditures in form of debtor and creditor. The compensation for the services of such street commissioners shall be the same as that fixed by the law for commissioners of highways in towns; the account of which is to be made out and verified as other village accounts, to be audited by the village board, and to be paid out of the moneys raised and collected as a highway tax.

$5. In case at any such annual election it shall so Vacancies bappen that one or more of said street commissioners should be elected for a district in which he or they was or were not a resident, then, and in such case, the said village board shall designate for what district or districts such commissioner or commissioners shall serve; such designation to be made at the first meeting of said board after such election. And in case there should be a vacancy in the office of said street commissioner, by death, resignation, or for any cause whatever, such vacancy shall be immediately filled by said village board, and the person appointed shall hold the office for the unexpired term thereof, subject in all respects to the same laws, rules and regulations which govern a person duly and regularly elected by the inhabitants of said village.

$ 6. The said village board shall, from and after the Village passage of this act, annually, hereafter, assess upon the inhabitants of each of said districts the highway tax mentioned in the said act of incorporation, and the treasurer of said village is hereby required to keep each district highway tax distinct and separate from each other, so that he can pay over to said street commissioners their respective shares or proportions of such tax, as directed in section four of this act; but no provision of this act shall be construed so as to include any moneys for erecting or repairing any bridges within the bounds of said village.

$ 7. Any thing in the act incorporating the village of Lyons, inconsistent with this act, is hereby repealed S 8. This act shall take effect immediately.

board to as sess tax.

Chap. 23. AN ACT to provide for the payment to John A.

King the amount of money paid by him for the troops stationed at Quarantine, Staten Island.

Passed March 1, 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 treasurer shall pay, on the warrant of the comptroller, to John A. King, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as has been expended, and interest thereon, from the seventh day of October last; the said amount of twenty-five thousand dollars being the sum borrowed by him, with the concurrence of the comptroller and the attorney-general, from the Manhattan Company of the city of New York, to pay the expenses of the troops called into the service of the state to protect its property, at the quarantine ground, Staten island, and to preserve the public peace. .

$ 2. The comptroller shall require, before issuing his warrant for the same, properly authenticated vouchers to be furnished him that the amount has been expended for the purposes indicated in this act.

S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 24.
AN ACT to authorize the board of supervisors of

the county of Clinton to change the site of the
county poor-house buildings.

Passed March 1, 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 board of supervisors of the county of Clinton, at any annual or special meeting of said board, by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of all the members elected, may remove the county poor-house to any part of the said county, and for that purpose may designate and purchase a new site for the poor-house buildings, and cause the necessary buildings to be erected upon the site so designated.

$ 2. In case of such removal, the said board of supervisors, by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of all the members elected, are authorized to sell and dispose of all and singular the poor-house farm and its appurtenances, situate in the town of Beekmantown, upon such terms as they shall deem advisable.

$ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap 25.
AN ACT in relation to a bridge across Buffalo

creek, in the county of Erie.
Passed March 1, 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 supervisors of the county of Erie are Supervisora hereby required to cause to be raised by tax upon the of Elma and towns of Marilla and Elma, in said county, for the pur

Marilla.

to commis.

pose hereinafter mentioned, the sum of two thousand dollars, one half to be raised in the tax of eighteen hundred and fifty-nine, and the other half in eighteen hundred and sixty; the sum of eight hundred dollars to be raised by the town of Marilla, and the sum of twelve

hundred dollars by the town of Elma. To be paid S 2. The amount named in the preceding section, sioners, &c. when collected, shall be paid into the hands of the com

missioners hereinafter named, for the purpose of building a bridge across the Big Buffalo creek, at the place called Bullis Mills, in the town of Elma.

S 3. Clark W. Hurd, Lewis M. Bullis and James R. Jackman, are hereby appointed commissioners for building said bridge, who shall, before entering on the duties of their office, take and subscribe an oath for the faithful discharge of their duties, and shall render an account to the board of supervisors of the amount received and disbursed by them.

$ 4. Said commissioners shall receive the same compensation for their services as road commissioners of towns, and the same shall be audited and paid by the county as other county charges, and the amount so paid be charged equally to the towns before mentioned.

$ 5. This act shall take effect immediately.

Commissionere

Chap. 26.
AN ACT relating to the term of office of the

county treasurer of the county of Monroe.

Passed March 4, 1859.

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

SECTION 1. The county treasurer of the county of Monroe shall enter upon the duties of his office on the first Tuesday in October next after his election. The present treasurer of said county shall continue in office until, and including, the Monday before the first Tuesday in October, in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-one.

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