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line between that county and the county of Ulster, has been supposed to run from the northeasterly bounds of great lot number eight, in the Hardenbergh patent, then easterly to the north end of Shens lake, and the same line continued to the west bounds of the town of Kingston, in the said county of Ulster: And whereas it also appears, that by the act entitled "an act to divide the state into counties," the division line between said counties runs from the southwest bounds of said lot number eight, to the north end of Shens lake, which if adhered to would produce great inconvenience to the freeholders and inhabitants residing between the lines aforesaid: for remedy whereof, , I. Be it enacted by the people of the state of NewYork, represented in senate and assembly, That from and after the passing of this act, the division line betewTM vl tween the counties of Ulster and Greene, shall begin c;7«annecoun. at the point where the division line between the coun,e ' ties of Ulster and Delaware intersects the line run for the northeasterly bounds of great lot number eight, in the Hardenbergh's patent, thence southeasterly along the said line, until it intersects the line run by Jacob Trembour, junior, in the year one thousand eight hundred ai d eleven, for the division between the counties of Ulster and Greene, thence along the last mentioned line, easterly, to the west bounds of the town of Kingston, in Ulster county. TartofGreen ^nd ^e it further enacted, That all that part of ggrft. the county of Greene included within the aforesaid lines, and by this act annexed to the county of Ulster, be and the same is hereby annexed to the towns of Shandaken and Woodstock, in the county of Ulster.
An ACT to amend an act, entitled " an act to vest certain powers in the freeholders and inhabitants of the village of Poughkeepsie.V
Passed May 26th, 1812.
WHEREAS by the petition of the trustees of the village of Poughkeepsie it is represented to the legislature, that the act entitled "an act to vest certain powers in the freeholders and inhabita nts of the village of Poughkeepsie," passed April 8th, 1801, is incompetent for all the purposes therein contained: Therefore,
•I. Be it enacted by the people of the state of NewYork, represented in senate and assembly, That it shall Tnutea and may be lawful for the trustees of the said village. j^ti"« or a major part of them, whenever they shall deem it expedient that a street or streets, or a section of a street or streets, should be paved or improved, to call a meeting of the owners of the lots fronting on said street or streets, or section of said street or streets in. tended to be paved or improved, at some convenient place in the said village, by causing a notice, in which shall be expressed the object of said meeting, under the hands of the said trustees, or a major part of them, Noum .o W to be published for four weeks successively in a public ****** newspaper printed in said village, and a copy of the said notice to be put up at three public places in said village, at least six days previous to said meeting, and the said owners of lots fronting on said street or streets, er section of said street or streets, intended to be paved or improved, or a major part of them in interest (estimating the same by the extent of ground fronting on such street) by themselves or their agents duly authorised as hereafter mentioned, in open meeting voting or assenting to the paving or improving of the same, it shall and may be lawful for the said trustees, Trurtee( and their successors, or a majority of them, to cause TM*,*y,,ttl
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vided always, That to authorise the said trustees to lew or collect such tax, it shall be necessary that the owner or owners of at least one half of the land fronting on such street or streets, or section of street or streets so intended to be paved or improved be present at such meeting, and assenting to such paving or improving, either in person, or by his or their ageni or agents, by him or them authorised in writing for that purpose. And provided also, that if upon the completion of any such paving or improving as aforesaid, it shall appear to the trustees of the said village that a greater sum of money hath been bona fide expended for the same than the sum assessed, m levied and collected as aforesaid, it shall then be law^ lul for the said trustees to cause a further assessment, wy TM e equal to the excess, to be made and collected in the manner aforesaid: Andfurther, in case the sum actually expended shall be less than the sum so assessed and collected as aforesaid, the surplus shall be forthwith returned to the persons from whom the same was collected, or their legal representatives,
II. And be it further enacted, That whenever any tax shall be assessed according to law, on the freeholdPersons who trs and inhabitants of the said village, and any person ^•'m'paTM" or persons on whom or on whose property the same is thetai. assessed as aforesaid, shall neglect or refuse to pay the same, and in case goods and chatties of the said person or persons so neglecting or refusing whereon to levy the same cannot be found in the said village, and the person or persons so neglecting or refusing, owning or possessing any lot or lots in said village, it shall and may be lawful for the said trustees, or a major part of them, to cause the same to be published by advertisement, in one of the newspapers printed in the rjoticethere- said village, for six weeks successively, thereby re^ quiring the owners or possessors of such lots respectively to pay the said tax to the collector of the said village, on or before a day certain to be therein limited, not less than sixty days from the time of first publishing the said advertisement, and that if default shall be made in such payment, such lot will be sold at public auction, on a day and at a place therein to be specified, for the lowest term of years at which any per- j^^u^ son shall offer to take the same, in consideration of ad- for a termor vancing the tax assessed thereon as aforesaid, and the JteSx.01"1 charges arising from said advertisement, a copy of which advertisement shall also, in case the owner or owners of such lot or lots shall reside within this state, and his or their place of residence be known to the said trustees, or either of them, be served on such owner or owners, or left at his or their usual place of abode, at least twenty days before the day specified in the said advertisement for the sale of the said lot or lots as aforesaid; and if notwithstanding such notice, the owner or owners, possessor or possessors of such lots shall refuse or neglect to pay such tax, with the charges of advertising the same, and of serving or leaving a copy of such advertisement as above directed, then it shall be lawful for the said trustees to cause the said lot or lots to be sold at public auction, for a term of years, f>r the purposes and in the manner expressed in thf said advertisement, and to give a declaration of such sale to the purchaser or purchasers thereof, under the common seal of the said trustees, and such purchaser or purchasers, and his or their executors, administrators or assigns shall, by virtue thereof and of this act, lawfully hold and enjoy the same for his or their own proper use, against the owner or owners thereof, and all claiming from or under him or them, until his or their term therein shall be, fully completed and ended, and shall also be at liberty at any time before the expiration of such term, but not afterwards, to remove all buildings, improvements and ma- ^p"TM!*5" terials which he or they shall have erected, made or j^tS" placed thereon, at the expiration of which term such purchaser or purchasers shall forthwith quit the possession of such lot or lots, and leave the same in as good order and condition as when he or they first took the possession thereof: Provided always, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to authorise or permit the sale or disposition of any lot or lots belonging to any person within the age of twenty-one years, feme covert or insane, until the expiration of six months after such disability is removed,
III. And be it further enacted, That in case any owner or occupant of any lot within the said village, shall refuse or neglect to pay any tax assessed as aforesaid, it shall be lawful for the said trustees, instead of
TbetrartK. the remedy above provided, to sue for and recover the St amount of the same from the owners of such lots, or their legal representatives, with interest and costs, within any court in this state having cognizance thereof, in an action of debt, and the said assessment, with proof of the amount and of the ownership or occupancy of the said lot, shall be sufficient evidence for the plaintiffs in such action.
„. IV. And be it further enacted. That nothing in
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between . landlord and tenant respecting the payment of any «■■«* such tax, but they shall be answerable to each other in the same manner as if this act had never been passed.
V. And be it further enacted, That any justice of •he pace fa the peace of the county of Dutchess, residing in the
said village of Poughkeepsie, and any freeholder or rortocwit- inhabitant of said village, shall be competent respectively to try, serve as jurors, or give testimony in any case wherein the said trustees are parties, notwithstanding any remote interest they may have in the event of such suit, as members of the corporation of said village.
The tnutces VI. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the said trustees, or a major part of them, to appoint, under the common seal of the corporation of the said village, a sufficient number of men (willing to accept), not exceeding thirty to each fire engine, now provided or hereafter to be provided for the use of the said village, to have the care, management, working and using the said engines, and the other tools and instruments, now or hereafter to be provided for the extinguishing of fires in the said village, which persons so to be appointed, shall be called the firemen of the village of Poughkeepsie, and while they respectively hold their said appointments, shall be entitled to and enjoy all the privileges and exemptions mentioned in