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hundred and sixty-nine; and such election and such appropriations shall be to all intents and purposes, in fact and in law, as valid as the same would have been had such election been held at the time required by the said section; and the officers elected at such election are hereby declared to be duly elected for the term until and including one year from the second Tuesday of February, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-two, and until the election of other officers.

§ 2. All the official acts of said corporation officers performed since Oficial such election are hereby declared to be legal and valid.

legalized. § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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CHAP. 4.

AN ACT to provide for the election of an overseer of the

poor in the town of Deerpark, in the county of Orange, and to fix his compensation.

PASSED February 18, 1882 ; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. There shall hereafter be chosen at the annual town Only one meeting in the town of Deerpark, county of Orange, but one overseer of the poor for said town, and said overseer to serve for the period of chosen. one year.

$ 2. Said overseer of the poor shall receive an annual salary of three Salary. hundred dollars as a full compensation for all his services as such overseer and shall not be entitled to any other compensation.

83. This act shall take effect immediately.

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AN ACT to amend chapter fifty-two of the laws of eighteen

hundred and seventy-nine, entitled “ An act to amend, consolidate and revise the several acts relative to the incorporation of the village of West Troy,namely: chapter two hundred and thirty-three of the laws of eighteen hundred and thirtysix, chapter two hundred and thirty of the laws of eighteen hundred and fifty, chapter one hundred and thirty-three of the laws of eighteen hundred and fifty-eight, chapter fourteen of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-four, and chapter four hundred and five of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-seven.

PASSED January 24, 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 eighth section of chapter fifty-two of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, entitled “ An act to amend, consolidate and revise the several acts relative to the incorporation of the village of West Troy, namely: chapter two hundred and thirtythree of the laws of eighteen hundred and thirty-six, chapter two hun

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Term of office.

dred and thirty of the laws of eighteen hundred and fifty, chapter one hundred and thirty-three of the laws of eighteen hundred and fiftyeight, chapter fourteen of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-four, and chapter four hundred and five of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-seven,” is amended so as to read sa follows:

8 8. The fourth section of said last-mentioned act, as amended by section one of chapter fourteen of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-four, is hereby further amended so as to read as follows:

8 4. At such election there shall be elected one trustee and one conbe elected. stable in and for each ward, one president and one street commissioner

from the village at large, and every third year as hereinafter provided for, there shall be elected one chamberlain, and there may be voted for by each elector two candidates for assessors. The term of office of said trustee shall be two years, that of the chamberlain and assessors three years, as hereinafter provided for. The term of office of all other officers elected or appointed under the provisions of this act as amended shall be one year.

8 2. The sixteenth section of said last-mentioned act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

$ 16. The fourteenth section of said last-mentioned act, as amended by section one of chapter four hundred and five of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, is hereby further amended so as to read as

follows: Chamber- S. 14. At the annual charter election held in said village on the first lain and

Wednesday in March, in the year eighteen hundred and eighty-two,

and at the annual charter election held in said village every third year elected.

thereafter, there shall be elected one chamberlain, and the electors of said village shall be entitled to vote by ballot on the same ticket with other village officers for two electors, being freeholders residing within said village, to be assessors for such village; the two persons receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected two of said assessors;

another assessor shall be appointed by the board of trustees at their appointed.

first meeting after the election from the two persons who shall at such election have received the highest number of votes next to the two assessors so first elected; and no ballot shall be counted upon

which shall be contained more than two names for said office of assessor. The said chamberlain so elected and the said assessors so elected and appointed shall hold their office for three years.

§ 3. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed.

§ 4. This act shall take effect at the date of the next annual charter election held in said village after the passage hereof.

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CHAP 6.

AN ACT to repeal chapter forty-seven of the laws of eighteen

hundred and seventy-nine entitled "An act authorizing the reduction of pay of certain town officers in the county of Sullivan,” passed February twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine.

Passed February 27, 1882 ; three-fifths being present.* The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Chapter forty-seven of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-nine entitled " An act authorizing the reduction of pay of certain town officers in the county of Sullivan," passed February twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, is hereby repealed. § 2. This act shall apply only to the pay of officers who shall here

Act only after be elected or appointed; and shall not be so construed as to in to apply crease the pay of officers now in service. $ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

elected,

hereafter

etc.

CHAP. 7.

ated.

AN ACT making an appropriation for continuing work on

the new capitol, during the winter and spring of the year
one thousand eight hundred and eighty-two.

PASSED March 1, 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 sum of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars is

$250,000 hereby appropriated out of balances now in the treasury of the state, approprinot otherwise appropriated, which amount shall be used for the purpose of continuing work on the new capitol and purchasing materials therefor, and which amount shall be paid by the treasurer, upon the warrant of the comptroller, to the order of the new capitol commissioners, as they shall require the same.

§ 2. The new capitol commissioners shall cause two hundred thousand dollars of the moneys hereby appropriated to be expended and expended. applied under existing laws as to the purchase of materials or making contracts and the employment of labor towards the completiou of the exterior and roof of the new capitol building and the protection of the same.

83. This act shall take effect immediately. * Not returned by the governor within ten days after it was presented to him, and became a law without his signature, February 27, 1882.

How to be puwers.

CHAP.8.

AN ACT to change the corporate name of the Onslow Scale

and Manufacturing Company, to New York Standard Scale Company.

PASSED March 2, 1882. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: Corporate SECTION 1. The corporate name of the Onslow Scale and Manufacchanged. turing Company, a corporation formed and organized under the laws

of the State of New York, on the seventh day of July eighteen hundred and eighty, under the provisions of an act of the Legislature of said State passed on the seventeenth day of February, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, entitled An act to authorize the formation of cor

porations for manufacturing mining, mechanical or chemical purposes, New name, and the acts amendatory thereof and suplementary thereto, is hereby

changed to the New York Standard Scale Company. Change § 2. Such change of the corporate name of the said corporation or

company shall in no way affect the rights or liabilities of the said rights, etc. corporation or company, and all the rights and obligations of the said

company or corporation may be enforced by and against said corporation or company in the changed name with the same force and effect

as if the name had not been changed. Act how to § 3. This act shall not be construed to limit or impair any of the

rights, privileges or franchises which the said company has or may have, nor any obligation or liability which it has incurred, but shall only be construed as changing the name of said company or corporation.

not to affect

be construed.

CHAP. 9.

AN ACT to amend chapter eighty-one of the laws of eighteen

hundred and seventy-nine, entitled “An act to amend chapter one hundred and eight of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-six, entitled 'An act to further amend the charter of the village of Cooperstown, in the county of Otsego.

PASSED March 2, 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 two of chapter eighty-one of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, entitled “ An act to amend chapter one hundred and eight of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-six, entitled “ An act to further amend the charter of the village of Cooperstown, in the county of Otsego,'” is hereby amended so as to read as

follows: Corpora- $ 2. The freeholders and inhabitants residing within the limits

aforesaid, are hereby ordained, constituted and declared to be from

time to time, and forever hereafter, a body politic and corporate in Name and fact and in name by the name of “The Trustees of the Village of

Cooperstown,” and by that name they and their successors forever shall and may have perpetual succession, and shall in law be capable

tors.

of purchasing, holding, receiving and conveying any real or personal estate for the use of said village, and of erectivg public buidings such as fire engine, hook and ladder house or houses, market or markets, and of raising money by tax not exceeding three thousand dollars in any one year; for erecting such public buildings, procuring fire engines, hooks and ladders, and the utensils for extinguishing fire; and for erecting and keeping in repair hay scales, and digging and constructing aqueducts and reservoirs ; for removing and preventing nuisances ; for pitching, paving, flagging, graveling, laying out and keeping in repair highways and sidewalks and alleys, and ornamenting and improving the same, and for making any necessary repairs and improvements; and for making and repairing wharves and docks in the Otsego Lake, adjacent to said village; and for lighting the streets in said village, and for making a reasonable compensation to the officers of said corporation, and to meet any extraordinary expenses to which the said corporation may be subjected by reason of contagious diseases, litigations, accidents, extra police force, or from or by reason of any other cause ; which money so to be raised shall be assessed Money to upon the freehulders and inhabitants of said village according to law he raised and by a tax upon the real and personal property in said village, by assessed three assessors, who shall be freeholders of said village, to be chosen at collected. their annual meeting, and collected by the collector of the corporation to be chosen as aforesaid, in like manner as the taxes of counties and towns are collected, by virtue of a warrant to him directed by the trustees; but no tax shall be

or moneys raised, assessed or collected for the purpose aforesaid, or any other purpose, or no purchase and sale of any real estate made, and no public buildings erected or disposed of without the consent of the freeholders and taxable inhabitants of said village, in open meeting duly warned and notified, first given and expressed by a majority of votes then given; and it is hereby made the duty of the assessors, in assessing the taxes so to be raised upon the inhabitants and property of said village, to apportion the same so that the said taxes may be assessed in an equitable and just manner, of and from the occupants and owners of the houses, lands, and all property in said village, in proportion as nearly as may be to the advantage which each shall be deemed to have received from the improvements, or purchase to be made by said money when collected ; if Appeals. any person shall consider himself or herself aggrieved by any such assessment, it shall be lawful for such person or persons to appeal from the said assessors to the trustees of the village, in ten days after such assessment shall be made, and public notice thereof given, as hereinafter mentioned, by giving notice not exceeding ten days, in writing, to said assessors, or any one of them, of such appeal and of the time and place of determining thereon by said trustees, who shall hear the same and do justice in the premises. $ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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