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tion of act to town of Graves

named to be levied in the annual taxes next thereafter levied or

assessed on the real and personal estate taxable in the said respective To be paid towns, and to be collected therewith, and shall direct the amount so

levied to be paid to the said commissioners, who shall expend the same, or so much thereof as they shall deem necessary for the purpose of

this act. Applica- $ 6. All the provisions of this act shall apply to the town of Graves

end, except as to the payment required to be made by said board of

health, and except that the amount required for the purposes of this end.

act in said town of Gravesend, said statement shall be made and certified to by the commissioners to the treasurer of said town, and if the said treasurer shall have funds sufficient in hand after paying or providing and reserving sufficient moneys for the schools, roads, and bridges and salaries of the commissioners of common lands of the said town for the fiscal year, he shall pay the amount or amounts thereof to the said commissioners on the presentation of a certificate signed by a majority of them, then the said statement shall not be made to the

said board of supervisors, as herein otherwise required to be made. Repeal. § 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of

this act are hereby repealed.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 498.
AN ACT for the relief of Walter K. Marvin and Willis B.

Marvin.

PASSED June 9, 1879; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly,

do enact as follows: Comp- SECTION 1. The comptroller of the city of New York is hereby anthorMoller ofized and required to examine into the claim of Walter K. Marvin and to exiun Willis B. Marvin for rent of premises known as rooms thirteen and inc claim. fourteen, of the building known as number two hundred and sixty-five

Broadway, in the city of New York, used by the said city as offices for the attorney for the collection of the arrears of personal taxes from the ninth day of September, one thousand eight hundred and seventy

two, to the first day of May, one thousand eight hundred and seventyProof re- four, and upon production to the said comptroller of the lease to the quired.

mayor and commonalty of said city or writing under which said premises were so occupied by said attorney as aforesaid, accompanied by the affidavits of said Walter K. Marvin and Willis B. Marvin, that the said premises were so occupied by said attorney as aforesaid, and that no rent or money has ever been paid therefor, or for or on account

thereof, and that the said rent is now due and is wholly unpaid, the Andit of said comptroller shall, and he is hereby required to audit and certify claim and the amount of such claim at the rate in the said lease or writing set boaril of forth and provided, together with the legal interest upon the amounts estimate, of the payments therein provided to be made from the time when the

same became due and payable, according to the terms thereof, down to the time when the said comptroller shall so audit and certify the same as therein required, and report the same to the board of estimate and apportionment of said city, and which said board shall thereupon, Appropriand said board hereby is directed and reqnired to make an appropria- payment. tion for the payment of the amount thereof, for which said amount the said comptroller shall thereupon draw his warrant upon the treasury of the said city of New York, and deliver the same to the said Walter K. and Willis B. Marvin or to their lawfully authorized attorney. And Amountof

payment it is further provided, that the said amount so to be paid to said Walter K. Marvin and' Willis B. Marvin shall not exceed the sum of two thousand five hundred and fifty dollars.

limited.

Chap. 499.
AN ACT to authorize the adjustment of the claim of Francis

Sheridan against the city of New York for fitting up and
furnishing armories and drill-rooms in said city.

PASSED June 10, 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 comptroller of the city of New York is hereby author- Compized and directed, within thirty days after the passage of this act, to hrollerta hear and determine and adjust the claim of Francis Sheridan, filed in adjust the commission created under chapter four hundred and seventy-three

claim. of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, for the reasonable value of the goods, merchandise, and material furnished and labor performed in fitting up and furnishing armories and drill-rooms in the city of New York, for which the claim is made, it being the only claim cognizable by said commission, and duly filed therein, that was not heard and determined thereby. In the exercise of the authority conferred by this act, the said comptroller shall grant the said Sheridan a hearing on five days' notice, and witnesses may be examined and evidence introduced for and against said claim. Due notice of the hearing shall be given to the corporation counsel of the city of New York, whose duty it shall be to attend on such hearing and protect the interest of the city.

8 2. The said comptroller shall adjust the principal of said claim at Claim, a sum not exceeding six thousand seven hundred and fifty-seven justed and dollars and five cents, the amount for which it was filed in said com- paid. mission, and interest thereou shall be computed from the date of the passage of the act authorizing said commission and not prior thereto, and the mayor, aldermen, and commonalty of the city of New York are hereby made liable for such award as the said comptroller shall make upon said claim, and his determination shall be final and binding upon the parties concerned, and the sum awarded shall be payable out of the funds of said city, applicable for the payment of judgments and claims adjusted pursuant to law.

83. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap. 500.
AN ACT to amend chapter nine hundred and twelve of the

laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, entitled “An
act to incorporate the city of Cohoes,” as amended by
chapter two hundred and thirty-four of the laws of eight-
een hundred and seventy-five.

PASSED June 10, 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 two of title one of chapter nine hundred and twelve of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, entitled "An act to incorporate the city of Cohoes," as amended by chapter two hundred and thirty-four of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy

five, is hereby further amended so as to read as follows: Division of 82. The city shall be divided into five wards, bounded and decity into scribed as follows, respectively:

wards.

FIRST WARD.

First ward.

All that part of the city included within the following lines, to wit: Commencing at a point in the Mohawk river, where the center line of Vliet street extended interests* the boundary line of the city; thence westerly along said line and the center line of Vliet street to its intersection with the Erie canal; thence southerly along the center of said canal to the center line of Cataract alley extended westerly to the Central railroad; thence westerly along said line to said railroad; thence northerly and westerly along the center of said railroad to its intersection with the centre of the Boght road ; thence westerly along said Boght road to the western boundary line of said city; thence northerly and easterly along the boundary line of the city to the place of beginning, shall comprise the first ward.

SECOND WARD. All that portion of the city comprised within the following lines, to wit: Commencing at a point in the Mohawk river where the line of Vliet street extended intersects the boundary line of the city; thence easterly and southerly along said boundary line and the center of the south branch of said river as it flows easterly of Simmons island to a point directly east of the south end of said island; thence westerly to the south end of said island ; thence in a direct line to the point of intersection of the center of Pine street with the center of the Champlain canal; thence along the southern boundary line of the second ward of the village (now city) of Cohoes to its intersection with the Erie canal; thence northerly along the center of said canal to the center of Vliet street; thence easterly along Vliet street and the line of Vliet street extended to the place of beginning, shall comprise the second ward.

Second ward.

* So in the original.

THIRD WARD.

All that part of the city comprised within the following lines, to Third

ward. wit: Commencing at a point in the center of the south branch of the Mohawk river, directly east of the south end of Simmons island; thence southerly along the center of said south branch, to a point where the center line of Cedar street extended easterly intersects the same; thence westerly along said line and the centre of Cedar street to the centre of Saratoga street; thence in a direct line to the center line of Columbia street, where it intersects the center line of Mohawk street; thence westerly along the center line of said street to the center line of the Erie canal; thence northerly along the center line of said Erie canal, to its intersection with center line of Cataract alley extended in a direct line to the center line of the New York Central railroad; thence easterly along said line of Cataract alley and the sontherly boundary line of the second ward of said city, as herein before defined, to the place of beginning, shall comprise the third ward.

FOURTH WARD. All that portion of the city romprised within the following lines Fourth to wit: Commencing at a point in the westerly bounds of the city ward. where the center line of Columbia street produced westerly would intersect the same, and running thence easterly along the center line of said Columbia street, to the center line of Mohawk street; thence in a direct line to a point in the center line of Saratoga street, where the center line of Cedar street intersects same; thence easterly along the center line of Cedar street, and along the same produced easterly to the intersection thereof with the center line of the south branch of the Mohawk river; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center of that portion of the said south branch flowing between Simmons island and Van Schaick island, and along the center line of the sprout of said Mohawk river flowing between Haver island and Van Schaick island to the boundary line between the counties of Albany and Rensselaer in the Hudson river, which last-mentioned line is the easterly bounds of the city; thence along the easterly bounds of the city to the southerly bounds thereof; thence along said southerly bounds to the westerly bounds thereof; thence northerly along the said westerly bounds to the point therein, where the said center line of Columbia street produced westerly would intersect the same, being the place of beginning, shall comprise the fourth ward.

FIFTH WARD. All that part of the city included within the following lines, to wit: Filth Commencing at a point where the center line of the Erie canal inter- ward. sects the center line of Columbia street; running thence northerly along the center line of the Erie canal, to a point where it intersects the center line of Cataract alley extended in a direct line to the center of said canal; thence running westerly in the direct line of Cataract alley extended to the center of the track of the New York Central railroad; thence northerly along the center line of said railroad track to the center of the Boght road; thence running westerly along the center line of the said road, to the westerly bounds of the city; thence running southerly and along the west bounds of the city to the center line of Columbia street; thence easterly along the center line of Columbia street to the place of beginning, shall comprise the fifth ward.

82. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap. 501. AN ACT to prepare for and aid in closing up the business of the improvement commission in Long Island City.

PASSED June 11, 1879; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly,

do enact as follows: Exemp

SECTION 1. It shall be lawful for the commissioners appointed by tionofcer: and under chapter three hundred aud twenty-six of the laws of and ave eighteen hundred and seventy-four, entitled "An act to provide for nues from improvements in and adjoining the first ward of Long Island City,” mentáct. to exempt any street or avenue or any part thereof within the improve

ment district constituted and established by said act, from the operation of said act, in so far as said act requires the grading, sewering, paving, macadamizing, curbing, guttering, laying of crosswalks and Hagging, or such one or more of them as shall not be done at the time of making such exemption, whenever they shall deem it to be just and

expedient so to do. Prior to the expiration of their term of office, said Certifi.

commissioners shall make and file in the office of the treasurer and beammaled. receiver of taxes of Long Island City a certificate or certificates

specifying the particular streets and avenues or parts thereof so exempted, and also specifying the amounts assessed upon each particular lot, piece, or parcel of land for the purpose of completing the particular work, improvement, or improvements being the subject of such ex

emption or exemptions. No such certificate or exemption shall in any validity way or to any extent affect or impair the lien or validity of any assessments,

ment made under said act, upon any lot, piece, or parcel of land in etc., not any such certificate mentioned, nor shall it affect or impair any right to

or remedy for the enforcement or collection thereof, unless payment in full of the residue of such assessment, with interest, shall be made prior to the final maturity of such assessment, as in said act provided ; but on such payment being made on account of the assessment upon any such lot, piece, or parcel of land within the time aforesaid, such lot shall be forever free, clear, and discharged of and from such

assessment. For the purposes of section eleven of said act, the amount of assess of the assessment upon any lot shall be deemed to be the gross amount ments up assessed thereon, less the amount of such exemption, if any, equitably

creditable to such lot.

§ 2. In making and levying assessments in the middle and eastern minus in sections of the improvement district, constituted and established by and east said act, it shall be lawful for said cominissioners, and the assessors of

Long Island City, to levy and assess in the manner prescribed by, and improve. under, and pursuant to the provisions of said act as hereby modified,

the cost, or estimated cost, of all the improvements thereby directed, in one assessment, or in two or more separate and different assessments; but the first assessment levied upon any lot, piece, or parcel of land under the provisions of this act shall include such share or proportion of the cost of bridging directed by said act, and also such share or proportion of the incidental expenses of said commission as said commissioners, and the assessors of said city, or a majority of them, shall deem to be just and equitable. Each assessment so levied shall embrace and include such items, or portions of the work to be done, and improvements to be made under said act, as said commis

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