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preme court library, located at Delhi, Delaware county, New York, which librarian shall hold his office during the pleasure of said justices.

8 2. Such appointment shall be in writing and signed by a majority of said justices and filed in the office of the clerk of Delaware connty.

§ 3. The salary of such librarian shall be two hundred dollars per annum and shall be paid in quarterly payments of fifty dollars each on the last day of each of the months of March, June, September and December of each year, by the county treasurer of the county of Delaware, from the funds in his hands as such treasurer.

$ 4. Said librarian shall be subject to the directions of said justices, and shall be governed by such rules and regulations as they shall make from time to time.

8 5. This act shall take effect immediately.

Official

CHAP 52.
AN ACT to legalize the official acts of certain justices of the

peace, and authorizing justices of the peace to execute and
file official bonds, and to take and subscribe the official oath.

PASSED April 7, 1882. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The official acts of every justice of the peace, heretofore acts.legal- done and performed, duly elected or appointed to the office, so far

as such official acts may be affected, impaired or questioned, by reason of the failure of any such justice, to take and subscribe the official oath, or to give an official bond as required by law, are hereby legalized, ratified and confirmed, and any justice of the peace heretofore elected or appointed to the office, who has neglected to give and file an official bond, or take and subscribe the official oath, may make and file such bond, or take and subscribe the official oath within twenty days from and after the passage of this act, and the same shall have all the force, effect and validity as if said bond had been made and filed, or said official oath taken and subscribed within the time required by law.

$ 2. Nothing in this act contained shall affect any suit or proceeding now pending.

$ 3, This act shall take effect immediately.

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AN ACT to provide for erecting and completing an addition

to the town hall in Saratoga Springs.

PASSED April 7, 1882; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, ilo enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Authority is hereby given to erect and complete an addition on the east end of the town hall building, in the town of Saratoga Springs, county of Saratoga, under the direction of the

Addition to town hall to be erected.

room.

supervisor of said town, not less than two stories in height, as the present stories of said building now are, extending the entire width of said building, and not less than thirty feet in depth on the inside. In the said addition the supervisor shall complete and furnish as the public need may require a suitable and commodious court-room on Court the second floor, and such other convenient rooms in said addition as the space may permit.

$ 2. The said supervisor, in case it be determined to crect and com- Plaus, plete the structure before mentioned, shall cause suitable plans and specifica specifications of snch addition to be prepared, and shall advertise for proposals. proposals to furnish the materials and do the work, and shall let the same to the lowest bidder who will give satisfactory security, that the work will be faithfully done according to the plans and specifications so prepared as aforesaid, with such alterations in the details as the said supervisor may make in any contract to be entered into for the same. The said supervisor may divide the work so as to invite proposals for the different kinds of labor and materials, and may reserve the right to reject any and all proposals which he may deem disadvantageous to the interests of said town.

$ 3. The town board of the town of Saratoga Springs, is hereby Town anthorized to issue and deliver to the supervisor of said town within board to twenty days after the passage of this act, provided the building herein bonds. authorized be directed to be done, bonds on the faith and credit of said town, to such an amount as said supervisor shall require for the purpose of making such addition or improvement, not exceeding the sum of fifteen thousand dollars, with interest coupons attached thereto, Amount. bearing semi-annual interest at the rate of five per centum per annum, payable on the first day of February and August, respectively, each year, and the principal sum to be paid February first, eighteen hundred ninety-six. And it is further provided that for the purpose of Tax. paying the amount of interest on said bonds falling due in each year, the sum so required shall be assessed, levied and collected annually on the taxable property of said town, at the same time and in the same manner as other town taxes are raised. And the principal sum herein provided, shall also be paid when due in the same manner.

$ 4. The said addition to be erected and completed as soon after Unex-, the passage of this act as practicable, and any sum that may remain pended unexpended of the avails of said bonds, after the completion of said addition and furnishing, shall be paid over by the said supervisor to the receiver of taxes, to be by him applied in reduction of the bonded debt of said town.

$ 5. After the completion of such addition, the said supervisor shall Account. file with the town clerk of said town a detailed account, duly verified, of his receipts and disbursements in the erection and completion of such addition and furnishing. $ 6. This act shall take effect immediately,

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CHAP 54. .
AN ACT in relation to the issue by the board of supervisors

of the county of Ulster and the sale of the twenty-third and
twenty-fourth series of Ulster county bonds.

PASSED April 7, 1882 ; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senato and Assembly, do enact as follows:

WHEREAS, The board of supervisors of the county of Ulster is, in and by the act of the legislature of the state of New York, entitled "An act authorizing the board of supervisors of the county of Ulster to issue bonds during the year eighteen hundred and eighty, eighteen hundred and eighty-one and eighteen hundred and eightytwo, respectively, to pay portions of the county bonds falling due in said years," passed January twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and eighty, and known as chapter two, authorized, directed and empowered among other things to issue the bonds of said county to the amount of one hundred thousand dollars payable in the years eighteen hundred and ninety-three and eighteen hundred and ninety-four, fifty thousand dollars in each year; and whereas the bonds issued by said board under and by virtue of said act, and sold at public auction in the city of Kingston on the seventeenth day of Febuary, eighteen hundred and eighty-two, were by an error in the printing thereof made to become due and payable in the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two and eighteen hundred and ninety-three.

SECTION 1. The issue by the board of supervisors of the county of Ulster and the sale as aforesaid of the said bonds, which are designated and known as series twenty-third and twenty-fourth of Ulster county bonds, dated March first, eighteen hundred and eighty-two, and numbered, consecutively, from and including number two bundred and seventy-one to and including number three hundred and ninety, are hereby legalized, ratificd and confirmed, and the said bonds, and the coupons thereto attached are hereby declared to be legal and valid, notwithstanding the crror aforementioned.

$ 2. The board of supervisors of Ulster county shall cause to be levied by tax on the taxable property of said county and collected as other taxes are collected such sums as may be necessary to pay the interest and principal as it shall become due in the series of Ulster county bonds mentioned in section one of this act, and the treasurer shall apply the moneys so collected and paid to him to the payment of the said interest and principal.

8 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Issue of bonds legalized.

Tax.

CHAP. 55.

AN ACT to enable the town of Schoharie, in the county of

Schoharie, to fund a portion of its bonded debt at a reduced rate of interest.

PASSED April 7, 1882 ; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. The railroad commissioners of the town of Schoharie, in Railroad the county of Schoharie, are hereby authorized and empowered to commis: borrow the sum of ten thousand dollars, to pay the present outstand- thorized ing bonds of said town, issued in aid of the Albany and Susquehanna toobestawa railroad, which bonds mature on the first day of May, in the year issue

bonds. eighteen hundred and eighty-two, and to issue the bonds of said town for the payment thereof, which bonds shall be chargeable upon the taxable property, real and personal, of the said town. The bonds hereby authorized shall be issued in series of one thousand dollars each, and shall draw interest not exceeding five percentum per annum, payable on the first day of May in each year, at the Schoharie County National Bank, of Schoharie, New York, and shall mature as follows: One when thousand dollars on the first day of May, eighteen hundred and eighty- payable. three, and one thousand dollars in each year thereafter until all are matured. The said bonds shall be authenticated by the signatures How of the railroad commissioners of the said town of Schoharie, with authenticoupons attached for the payment of said interest, signed by the railroad commissioners of said town, and shall be registered by said railroad commissioners, in a book to be kept in their office for that purpose.

$ 2. It shall be lawful for said railroad commissioners to sell the sale of, new issue of bonds hereby authorized, at a price not less than par for etc. the whole or any part of said bonds. The said railroad commissioners shall apply the proceeds to the payment of the present outstanding bonds of the said town. The bonds which shall be paid or redeemed by the issue of the bonds hereby authorized shall be canceled and destroyed in the manner provided by law.

$ 3. The board of supervisors of Schoharie county shall from time Tax to pay to time in the tax levies, respectively, next preceding the maturity saue. of the interest of the said bonds, or of the principal of any of the bonds hereby authorized, assess, levy and collect against the property, real and personal, of the said town of Schoharie, the sums necessary for the payment thereof, and shall include the same in the warrant which shall be issued by the said board of supervisors as required by law, for the collection of the state, county and town taxes, in the said town of Schoharie, and the said railroad commissioners shall pay the said interest and principal of the bonds hereby authorized, as the same sball fall due respectively.

§ 4. The actual expenses of said railroad commissioners in carrying Expenses out the provisions of this act to be a charge upon said town of to be it Schoharie, to be audited, levied and collected in the same manner as charge. other town charges.

$5. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAP 56.

AN ACT to amend chapter two hundred and sixteen of the

laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-one, entitled "An act to enable the town of Esperance, in the county of Schoharie, to fund a portion of its bonded debt at a reduced rate of interest.”

PASSED April 7, 1882 ; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, ilo enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The first section of chapter two hundred and sixteen of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-one, entitled "An act to enable the town of Esperance, in the county of Schoharie, to fund a portion of its bonded debt at a reduced rate of interest,” is hereby amended

so as to read as follows: Supervisor

$ 1. The supervisor of the town of Esperance, in the county of may bor

Schoharie, is hereby authorized and empowered to borrow a sum of row money to pay out- money sufficient to pay a portion of the present onstanding bonds of standing bonds, and

the said town, which mature during the year eighteen hundred and

eighty-two, to an amount not exceeding eighteen thousand dollars, and therefor.

to issue the bonds of the said town for the payment thereof, which bonds shall be chargeable upon the taxable property, real and personal, of the

said town. The bonds hereby authorized shall be issned in series of amount of, five hundred dollars, each, and shall draw interest not exceeding five

per centum per annum, payable on the first day of April in each year, and shall mature as follows: Three thousand dollars on the first day of

April, eighteen hundred and eighty-three, and three thousand dollars How in each

year

thereafter until all are matured. The said bonds shall be authenti- authenticated by the signatures of the supervisor and town clerk of the

said town of Esperance with the coupons attached for the payment of said interest, signed by the said town supervisor and town clerk, and shall be registered by the said town clerk in a book to be kept in his office for that purpose.

8 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

to issue bonds

Bonds,

CHAP. 5.

AN ACT to amend chapter two hundred and four of the laws

of eighteen hundred and seventy-five, entitled "An act to amend chapter seven hundred and fifty-eight of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-five, entitled . An act to authorize the towns of Otsego, Hartwick and Middlefield in the county of Otsego, to issue bonds and subscribe and take for said towns capital stock in the Cooperstown and Susquehanna Valley Railroad Company."

PASSED April 7, 1882 ; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. Section thirteen of chapter seven hundred and fiftyeight of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-five, as amended by

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