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clerk of said city, countersigned by the comptroller of said city, attested by the commissioners of public debt of said city, sealed with the corporate seal of said city, inade payable in lawful money of the United States of America in the city of Milwaukee or New York, and shall each be for the principal sum of one thousand dollars, or five hundred dollars, or one hundred dollars. and sh: 11 have attached thereto interest coupons or warrants for the semi annual payment of in terest thereon, and such bonds and coupons shall be numbered in the form and manner to be designated by said comptroller.

SECTION 3. Bonds issued under the provisions Bonds, how of this act shall be issued from time to time, in disposed of. such amount as the common council of said city may determine upon; said bonds when issued and properly signed and sealed, shall be delivered to the commissioners of public debt of said city, and by that body disposed of; the proceeds arising therefrom to be paid into the treasury of said city, and such proceeds shall constitute a separate and distinct fund. to be exclusively applied for the purposes specified in the first section of this act.

Office of compublic debt not be abolished.

missioners of

SECTION 4. The office of commissioners cf public debt of said city shall not be abolished while any of the bonds issued under the provisions of to this act remain outstanding and unpaid.

SECTION 5. The provisions of sections 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 17, chapter 87, of the laws of 1861, applicable and not inconsistent with the provisions of this act, shall apply to bonds issued under the provisions of this act, and such sections, if not inconsistent, are incorporated as a part of this act. The true intent and meaning of this act is to provide for the present issue of bonds in the same manner as bonds issued under the provisions of that act are provided for, unless the common council upon the recommendation of the comissioners of public debt shall elect by ordinance to specify, what particular bonds shall expire and be retired in each year not less than five per cent. of the whole issue, and said common council is hereby authorized to so elect.

Certain sec-
87, laws of 1861,
made a part of

tions of chapter

this act.

ied to pay in.

SECTION 6. The common council of said city Tax to be levshall annually cause a tax to be levied upon all terest and printaxable property in said city, both personal and cipal of bonds. real, for the payment of the annual interest on

Bonds to be • cancelled.

Same.

all unpaid bonds issued under the provisions of this act, and for twenty years before the prin cipal of said bonds becomes due, the said com: mon council shall annually cause

a tax to be levied upon all taxable property, both personal and real, equal in amount to five per cent. of all bonds issued and outstanding under the pro visions of this act, for a sinking fund to redeem such bonds as the said commissioners of public debt direct to be cancelled or which shall have matured. SECTION 7.

As soon as a sinking fund shall have been collected and set aside, the said com. missioners of public debt shall proceed to cancel bonds in amount equal to the sinking fund so provided.

SECTION 8. All bonds directed to be paid by said commissioners of public debt shall be, when paid, stamped, “cancelled," and when so stamped shall be delivered to tho common council of sad

city, and by that body publicly declared cancelled. Bonds not to be

SECTION 9. The commissioners of public debt than par value of said city are hereby prohibited from selling or

otherwise disposing of any such bonds at a less valuation than par, that is to say, at less than the principal of said bonds, together with the accrued interest thereon; and said commissioners of public debt are further prohibited from issuing bonds under the provisions of this act, which, together with the bonds heretofore issued, shall exceed the limit of the bonded indebtedness of said city.

SECTION 10. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after ihe date of its passage and publication.

Approved March 26, 1891.

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No. 86, A.]

[Published March 31, 1891.

CHAPTER 91.

AN ACT to authorize the city of Milwaukee to issue bonds for the erection of a city hall.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

cil

may issue

SECTION 1. The common council of the city of common counMilwaukee is hereby authorized to provide by ordinance for the issue of corporate bonds of said city not exceeding in amount six hundred thousand dollars, payable in not more than twenty years after date of said issue. Said bonds shall bear interest not exceeding the rate of five per cent. per annum and shall be known as and called City Hall Bonds," and shall be issued to provide funds for the erection of a building suitable for the accommodation of the city departments. Said bonds to be issued as follows: Two hundred thousand dollars within 1891, two hundred thousand dollars within 1892, and two hundred thousand dollars within 1893.

SECTION 2. All bonds issued under the provis Bonds, ho w ions of this act shall be signed by the mayor and issued. clerk of said city, countersigned by the comptroller of said city, attested by the commissioners of public debt of said city, sealed with the corporate seal of said city, made payable in lawful money of the United States of America in the city of Milwaukee or New York, and shall each be for the principal sum of one thousand dollars, or five hundred dollars, or one hundred dollars, and shall have attached thereto interest coupons or warrants for the semi-annual payment of interest thereon and such bonds and coupons shall be numbered in the form and manner to be designated by said comptroller.

SECTION 3. Bonds issued under the provisions Bonds, how of this act shall be issued from time to time in disposed of. such amount as the common council of said city may determine upon; said bonds when issued and properly signed and sealed, shall be delivered to the commissioners of public debt of said city, and by that body disposed of, the proceeds arising

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Office of com

missioners of

to be abolished.

therefrom to be paid into the treasury of said city, and such proceeds shall constitute a separate and distinct fund, to be exclusively applied for the purposes specified in the first section of this act.

SECTION 4.

The office of commissioners of pub

public debt not lic debt of said city shall not be abolished while any of the bonds issued under the provisions of this act remain outstanding and unpaid.

Certain sec-
tions of chapter

87, laws of 1861,

this act.

SECTION 5. The provisions of sections 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 17, chapter 87, of the laws of 1861, apmade a part of plicable and not inconsistent with the provisions of this act, shall apply to bonds issued under the provisions of this act, and such sections, if not inconsistent, are incorporated as a part of this act. The true intent and meaning of this act is to provide for the present issue of bonds in the same manner as bonds issued under the provisions of that act are provided for, unless the common council, upon the recommendation of the commissioners of public debt, shall elect by ordinance to specify what particular bonds shall expire and be retired in each year not less than five per cent. of the whole issue, and said common council is hereby authorized to so elect.

Tax to be levied
to pay interest
and principal
of bonds.

Bonds to be
cancelled.

Same.

SECTION 6. The common council of said city shall annually cause a tax to be levied upon all taxable property in said city, both personal and real, for the payment of the annual interest on all unpaid bonds issued under the provisions of this act, and for twenty years before the principal of said bonds becomes due, the said common council shall annually cause a tax to be levied upon all taxable property, both personal and real, equal in amount to five per cent. of all bonds issued and outstanding under the provisions of this act, for a sinking fund to redeemn such bonds as the said commissioners of public debt direct to be cancelled, or which shall have matured.

SECTION 7. As soon as a sinking fund shall have been collected and set aside, the said commissioners of public debt shall proceed to cancel bonds in amount equal to the sinking fund so provided.

SECTION 8. All bonds directed to be paid by said commissioners of public debt shall be, when paid, stamped cancelled," and when so stamped

shall be delivered to the common council of said city, and by that body publicly declared cancelled.

SECTION 9. The commissioners of public debt of Bonds not to be said city are hereby prohibited from selling or sold for less otherwise disposing of any such bonds at a less valuation than par, that is to say, at less than the principal of said bonds, together with the accrued interest thereon.

works may make contracts

SECTION 10. The board of public works shall Board of public have power and authority by and under the direction of the common council to enter into contract or contracts for doing all the work of erecting and constructing the city hall building, without any other appropriation for doing such work than is herein provided, and in advance of and prior to the issuance and disposal of the bonds herein authorized to be issued and disposed of during the years 1892 and 1893. The common council shall, from time to time, during the progress of said work in the erection and construction of said building, appropriate out of the funds. realized from the proceeds of the sale of the bonds as herein provided, such sum or sums of money as may become necessary and required for defraying the cost of the erection of said building, not exceeding in any one year the amount realized from the sale of said bonds.

countersign

SECTION 11. It shall be the duty of the comp- Comptroller to troller to countersign any contract or contracts contracts. for doing the work of erecting and constructing the said city hall building which shall be made and entered into by the said board of public works, as aforesaid; provided, however, that the amount of money to be expended aud the liability to be incurred by such contract or contracts shall not exceed the amount of bonds authorized to be issued for the purpose of such contract or contracts, and the amount of the fund to be realized from the sale of such bonds.

15, of chapter 5

to apply to said

SECTION 12. The provisions of sections 14 and Sections 14 and 15 of chapter 5, of the charter of the city of Mil- of charter of waukee, as revised and amended, and any other Milwaukee, not provision or provisions of said charter which contracts. are inconsistent with the provisions of this act, shall not apply to the contract or contracts to be made and entered into for the purposes and under the provisions of this act

SECTION 13. This act shall take effect and be in

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