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Chap. 426.
AN ACT to extend the time allowed the New York and

Long Island Bridge Company to construct a bridge over
the East river, between the city of New York and Long
Island, and to repeal section seven of chapter three hun-
dred and ninety-five of the laws of eighteen hundred and
sixty-seven, entitled “An act to incorporate the New York
and Long Island Bridge Company."

PASSED May 30, 1879. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The time allowed the New York and Long Island Bridge Time for Company to construct a bridge over the East river between the city of construcNew York and Long Island, under the provisions of chapter three hun-bridge ex.

tended. dred and ninety-five of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and chapter four hundred and thirty-seven of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, is hereby extended and enlarged to the first day of June, eighteen hundred and eighty-five. “And the said bridge shall be commenced, under contract for the entire structure, within two years from the passage of this act, and shall be completed on or before the said first day of June, eighteen hundred and eighty-five.”

S 2. Section ten, of chapter three hundred and ninety-five of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, entitled “An act to incorporate the New York and Long Island Bridge Company," is amended so as to read as follows:

§ 10. Nothing in this act contained shall be construed to authorize, Restricnor shall it authorize, the construction of any bridge which shall ob- tions run struct the free and common navigation of the East river, or the con- tion of struction of any pier in the said river beyond the pier lines established bridge. by law. Such bridge shall not be less than one hundred and fifty feet elevation above average mean tide, at middle of each channel of the river. It shall not obstruct any public road, street, or avenue which it shall cross, but such public road, street, or avenue shall be spanned by a suitable arch or suspended platform as shall give a suitable height, for the passage

under the same, for all purposes of public travel and transportation. No street, road, or avenue running in the line of said bridge and approaches shall be closed without full compensation to the owners of land fronting on the same for all damages they may sustain by reason thereof. The said bridge shall commence between the Third avenue and East river, and between Fiftieth and Ninety-second streets, in the city of New York, and shall be so constructed as to cross the river as nearly opposite as practicable to Long Island at such a point as will afford and give reasonable grade and facilities for approaches. The said bridge shall be built with a substantial railing or siding, and shall be kept fully lighted through all hours of the night.

§ 3. Section seven of chapter three hundred and ninety-five of the Repeal. laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, entitled "An act to incorporate the

New York and Long Island Bridge Company,” is hereby repealed.

§ 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

Issue of

Chap.427.
AN ACT to authorize the president and trustees of the vil-

lage of Weedsport to issue bonds for the purchase of a
steam fire engine.

Passed May 30, 1879; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. The president and trustees of the village of Weedsport boorisceau. are hereby authorized to issue bonds for the purchase of a steam fire

engine, to an amount not exceeding three thousand dollars, bearing interest at a rate not exceeding seven per cent per annum, payable at such time or times as they may deem best for the interests of the said village, not exceeding seven years from the date thereof.

§ 2. Such bonds shall be sold under the direction of the said presi

dent and trustees of said village, but for a sum not less than the par Proceeds. value thereof, and the proceeds of such sale shall be devoted to the

purchase of a steam fire engine for the use of said village. Tax for S 3. The president and trustees of said village shall levy and collect payment.

by tax a sum sufficient to pay the bonds, authorized to be issued in section one of this act, and the interest thereon when the same becomes due.

8 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

Sale of bonds.

Chap. 428. AN ACT to regulate the character of the investments of banks of deposit.

PASSED May 30, 1879. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly,

do enact as follows: Invest.

SECTION 1. It shall be lawful for any bank or banking association, ments by incorporated under the laws of this State, or individual banker, to take banks.

and become the owner of any stocks or bonds, or interest, bearing obligations of the United States, or of the State of New York, or of any city, county, town, or village of this State, the interest on which is not in arrears, and to discount and negotiate bills, notes, and other evidences

of debt. Repeal. 8 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby

repealed.

8 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

village.

Chap 429.
AN ACT in relation to the officers in the village of Hemp-

stead, in the county of Queens.

PASSED May 30, 1879; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. At the annual charter election, to be held in the village Elective of Hempstead, in the county of Queens, in the year eighteen hundred ficers of and eighty, and every year thereafter, the following officers shall be elected, and no others : Five trustees, one clerk, one treasurer, one street commissioner, one collector, and three fire wardens.

§ 2. The trustees, in addition to the duties now conferred upon them, Trustees shall make or cause to be made an assessment-roll of all the taxable to make property in the said village, and the valuations of taxable property, in ment-roll

, each year, shall be ascertained, so far as possible, from the last assessment-roll of the town of Hempstead; they shall cause such corrections to be made as may be necessary, and also add to such assessmentroll any property, either real or personal, or both, that may be omitted from the town assessment-roll; on the completion of said assessmentroll they shall cause the same to be deposited with the president of the board of trustees of the village of Hempstead, and give notice thereof to the tax-payers of the said village, as is now required by law of the village assessors ; upon the expiration of said notice, and after being corrected, the same shall be duly signed by the board of trustees, and all taxes required to be levied during the year for which said assessment-roll was made shall be levied upon the taxable property described and contained upon the aforesaid assessment-roll.

§ 3. This act shall take effect on the first Tuesday in March, in the Act when year eighteen hundred and eighty.

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to take effect.

Chap. 430. AN ACT to abolish the offices of police justice and police constable in the village of Hempstead, in the county of Queens.

Passed May 30, 1879; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. The police justice and police constable of the village of Present Hempstead, in the county of Queens, now in office, shall hold their officers. offices for the terms for which they were severally elected. From and after the expiration of their respective terms, the office of police justice offices and the office of police constable in said village shall be, and said

abolished. offices and each of them are hereby, abolished.

§ 2. Each justice of the peace of the town of Hempstead, in said Town juscounty, shall have jurisdiction to try and determine all complaints and lices to charges for offenses against any ordinance of said village in the same diction. manner and with the same force and effect in all respects as the police justice of said village may now try and determine such charges and complaints. § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

and annu al pay. ment to county

be taken.

Chap. 431.
AN ACT requiring the commissioners of the town of

Unadilla, in the county of Otsego, to pay over the surplus
moneys or securities in their hands to the county treasurer,
to be used for the payment of taxes against said town.

PASSED May 30, 1879. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly,

do enact as follows : Conver- SECTION 1. It shall be the duty of the commissioners of the town of sion.se Unadilla, in the county of Otsego, and they are hereby required, to intņ cash, convert into cash, and pay over into the hands of the county treasurer

of the county of Otsego, who were appointed under, and in pursuance

of chapter seven hundred and forty-seven, of the laws of eighteen treasurer. hundred and sixty-seven, to carry into effect chapter sixty-four, of the

laws of eighteen hundred and fifty-six, and the several acts amendatory thereof and supplemetary thereto, on or before the first day of November in each year, so much of the securities of said town in their hands, over and above sufficient at a fair valuation to pay the debt of said town as may be necessary in each year, to pay the taxes to be levied and assessed against said town for that year, until the whole

amount of securities so held by them are exhausted and so paid over. Receipt to And they are hereby required to take the receipt of the county treas

urer for the same, which shall be a sufficient voucher for the same, in

the accounting of said commissioners with said town. Supersi:

§ 2. The board of supervisors of the county of Otsego shall deduct sors toule; the amount so paid to the county treasurer, or so much thereof aş from taxes shall be necessary, from the amount of taxes levied, assessed, and to tode lev. be collected upon, and from said town in each year, until the whole

amount so paid to the treasurer shall have been used up or exhausted. Warrant And said board shall only issue their warrant to collect the amount in

any year that the amount so paid into the hands of the treasurer shall

fall short of paying the full amount of taxes required from said town only.

to pay its full share or proportion of the total taxes to be levied upon Collector. said town. And the collector of said town of Unadilla shall only be

required in each year to collect such deficiency, if any there shall be, and said collector shall only receive his fees upon the amount collected by him in each year.

§ 3. The county treasurer of said county is hereby required each amount or gear to deduct from the amount so paid to him, and retain in his hands, State and the total amount of the State and county tax required from said town

in each year, if sufficient shall be in his hands for that purpose, and Bilance to the balance thereof shall be paid by him to the supervisor of said town, be paid su: to be used by said supervisor to pay the town moneys, or taxes to be

levied upon said town, and said amount so paid to said supervisor shall be used or paid by him for the payment of accounts against said town, and to the overseer of the poor of said town, and to the commis

sioner of highways of said town, as shall be directed by the town board Taxfordle of said town. If a sufficient amount in any year shall not be in the ficiency. hands of the county treasurer to pay the full amount of taxes required

from said town to pay the State, county, and town taxes, then, after deducting the amount so in his hands, the board of supervisors of said county shall levy a tax for the deficiency, and issue their warrant fo

to issue for defi ciency

Treasurer

county tax

,

etc.

the collection of the same, in the manner that taxes are now levied and collected by law. And the amount in the treasurer's hands Amount shall be used first towards the payment of the State taxes from said urer's

hands, town, second towards the payment of the county taxes from said town,

how used. third towards the town taxes of said town.

8 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 432.
AN ACT to amend chapter one hundred and forty-four of

the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-two, entitled
“An act to amend the charter of the city of Albany,
passed March sixteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy,
and the several acts amendatory thereof.”

Passed May 30, 1879; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. Section one of chapter one hundred and forty-four of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-two, entitled "An act to amend the charter of the city of Albany, passed March sixteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy, and the several acts amendatory thereof," is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

$ 1. Title two of chapter seventy-seven of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy is hereby amended so as to read as follows, namely :

1. The easterly bounds of the city of Albany shall extend to the Easterly west bonnds of the county of Rensselaer, opposite said city, and the bounds of said city shall hereafter be divided into seventeen wards, as follows:

The first ward to be comprehended within the following limits, First namely: Beginning at the intersection of the south line of the city, ward. as it existed prior to the passage of chapter seventy-seven of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy with the east bounds of the city, running thence north-westerly along said former south line of the city to its intersection with South Pearl street; thence northerly along the center of South Pearl street to the center of Fourth avenue; thence along the center of Fourth avenue to the center of Elizabeth street; thence southerly along the center of Elizabeth street to the center of Third avenue; thence westerly along the center of Third avenue to the center of Hawk street; thence northerly along the center of Hawk street to the center of Morton street; thence westerly along the center of Morton street to the center of Delaware avenue; thence southerly along the center of Delaware avenue to a line which, produced parallel with the said former south bounds of the city, would strike the most north-westerly corner of the north-easterly bridge abutment of the Albany and Susquehanna railroad bridge which crosses the Albany and Bethlehem turnpike; thence running on the last-named line south-easterly and parallel with the said former south bounds of the city to the said north-west corner of said north-east bridge abutment, and on a continuation of said line to the east low-water line of the Island creek; thence northerly and easterly along said low-water line, and along the face of the dock on the south side of the Island creek to the Hudson river; thence at right angles with Quay street to the Rensselaer county line; thence northerly along said county line to the place of beginning.

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