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ined without any reference to benefits received by the balance of said property by reason of said widening and straightening, that in order to raise the money to pay said awards and damages, and to redeem the certificates of indebtedness which may have been issued under the authority of section five of said act, to property owners whose lands have been taken or damaged, and to themselves and their employees, for services rendered and incidental expenses in. curred in relation thereto, the commissioners may make a report and assessment of said costs and expenses upon the lands benefited by said widening and straightening, in pro. portion to the benefit received, which report and assessment shall be open to the inspection of property owners for at Jeast thirty days, and due notice of which shall be given in one or more of the newspapers published in Iludson coun. ty, and said notice shall be also posted in twenty conspicu.

ous places along the line of the improvement; at the end receive and of said thirty days the commissioners shall receive and conobjections, sider any and all objections presented in writing to said

commissioners, and shall also review said assessment, and if necessary, correct the same, and when finally approved by the commissioners said assessment, shall become a lien on the lands on which it is laid until paid, and copies of said report and assessment list shall be filed in the offices of the clerks of the townships through which the road passes.

2. And be it enacted, That said assessment shall be collectments bow ed by a collector who shall be appointed by the commission

ers, and who shall give bonds in an amount to be approved by said commissioners for the faithful performance of his duties, and shall receive as compensation for his services one and one-half per cent. on all cash collections made by him.

3. And be it enacted, That in case any owner or owners of terest to be land assessed as aforesaid shall fail to pay the assessment

laid thereon within thirty days from the date of the final not paid in review, interest at the rate of seven per centum per annum

shall be added, and if not paid within three months, then interest at the rate of twelve per centum per annum shall be added, and the lands advertised for sale, and it not paid within six months after the final review, then said lands shall be sold at public auction by said commissioners in the same manner that land is now authorized to be sold for unpaid assessments in the town of Union, to any person who will

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lands sold under the provisions of this act, may redeem said land from the purchaser by paying to him, within two years from the day of sale, the amount for which sale was made, with interest at twelve per centum per annum from the date of the sale and all costs and expen. ses of such sale, and in the absence of said purchaser, or his or herincapacity to receive the same, said owner or incumbrancer may deposit said amountin the court of chancery, on such terms as said court may direct, and upon the owner or encum. brancer producing a certificate of deposit from the clerk of said court to the commissioners, the clerk of said commis. sioners will be authorized to issue a redemption certificate to said owner or encumbrancer.

4 And be it enacted, That all moneys received by the col- Moneys relector for assessments levied by said commissioners under where to be said act or this act, shall be deposited within three days af. deposited, ter the same or any part thereof shall have been received in the First National Bank of Hoboken, and said bank shall, with the moneys so received, redeem the certificates drawn by said commissioners in payment for services rendered, work done and materials furnished; provided, no certificates Proviso. shall be redeemed by said bank except upon written authority of said comunissioners expressed on the back of the cer. tificate so to be redeemed.

5. And be it enacted, That after the widening and construc- Commistion of said road, the commissioners are hereby empowered powered to and directed to establish monuments locating the new lines establish of the same, and the relative position of these monuments to the original property lines established in seventeen hun. dred and sixty-four, shall be clearly set forth in a report and on maps made by said commissioners after said monuments are fixed. 6. And be it enacled, That the provisions of section thir. Certain

provisions teen of said act shall not apply to that portion of Bergen line road between the northerly line of the town of Union

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portion of and the southerly line of the Weehawken Ferry Company's Bergen:'line property, and in addition to the other powers given to the commissioners in said act, and without the restrictions mentioned in said section thirteen, the commissioners shall have power to flag, curb, gutter and build receiving basins Commisand culverts on said portion of said road, and make the as. powered to

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other improvements are authorized in said act.

7. And be it enacted, That when any lands shall have been

sold for unpaid assessments, under the provision of said act give dec

or this act, the said commissioners shall give a declaration aration of of sale for the same, signed by them, and by the clerk of the

commissioners, with the seal of the commissioners affixed, and that the clerk shall procure a suitable book for the purpose of entering the said sales, if any, and shall keep a true and correct record of the time of sale, date of redemption, &c., and upon the redemption of any land, he shall give a redemption certificate, signed by him, with the seal of the commissioners affixed.

8. And be it enacted, That said commissioners are hereby

empowered to open and extend said Bergen line road, in and open ander through the county of Bergen, as far as the Bull's Ferry

road, and that the provisions of said act and this act, in reroad as far lation to the opening, widening and improving of said road, Ferry Road. and assessing the costs and expenses thereof, and collecting

the same, shall, in all respects, apply to the opening and improving of said extension, said commissioners shall not, however, be required to file affidavits or bonds with the clerk of the township through which said road shall extend in the county of Bergen.

9. And be it enacted, That all such parts of Bergen line

road as may have been surveyed and laid out, but not be vacated. opened, shall be and the same are hereby vacated, and the

land included within the boundaries thereof shall revert to and become the sole property of the former owner or owners.

10. And be it enacted, That the said commissioners may Blomersdemo- dig and construct open or covered drains, whenever necesconstruct sary, to lead the water from any part or parts of said road,

and assess the costs thereof upon the section of said road in Proviso.

which said drain shall be made ; provided, that such drains shall not be made by said commissioners until the expiration of one year from the passage of this act, unless upon application in writing to said commissioners by the owners of all the property to be affected thereby ; if, however, the owners of property to be drained by the opening and improving of said Bergen line road shall not have drained said road at the expiration of said one year from the passage of

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this act, then said commissioners shall proceed to drain the same as is hereinbefore provided.

11. And be it enacted, That all acts or parts of acts, incon- Repealer. sistent with the provisions of this act be and the same are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect immediately.

Approved March 27, 1874.

CHAPTER DXVII.

A supplement to an act entitled “An act relative to taxes

in certain counties of this State," approved April second, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That the provisions of the act entitled, certain “An act relative to taxes in certain counties of this state," extended. approved April second, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine, be and the same are hereby extended to the township of Raritan, in the county of Middlesex.

2. And be it enacted, That this act shall take effect immediately.

Approved March 27, 1874.

CHAPTER DXVIII.

A supplement to an act entitled, “A further supplement to

an act entitled, 'An act to establish the Long Branch Police, Sanitary and Improvement Commission,”” approved April eleventh, one thousand eight hundred and seventythree.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the

Long State of New Jersey, That the Long Branch Police, Sanitary Branch Po

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and Improvement Commission shall have power to authorize Improvement Com- the Sea Shore Land Company of New Jersey, incorporated empowered by an act of the legislature of New Jersey, approved March

seventeenth, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four, struction of and such other parties as may be associated with them, to

construct a horse railroad within the corporate limits of Long Branch, New Jersey, and extending beyond said limits to the waters of Pleasure Bay, at or near a wharf pear Price's hotel, subject to the provisions of an act entitled, "An act to authorize the formation of railroad corporations and regulate the same," approved April second, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three, so far as the same

may be applicable to the formation and operation of horse Proviso. railroads; provided, that the amount of capital stock neces

sary to be subscribed shall not be less than four thousand dollars per mile; and provided, that the route and extent of said horse railroad shall be first defined by the authorities of the said corporation of Long Branch; and provided, that said horse railroad need not be operated except during the

months of June, July, August and September; and provided Proviso. further, that the charge for passengers shall not exceed five

cents per mile, and for freight ten cents per ton per mile.

2. And be it enacled, That this act shall be deemed a public act and shall take effect immediately.

Approved March 27, 1874.

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CHAPTER DXXVI.

A further supplement to an act entitled “An act to improve

Bergen Wood Road, in Hudson County," approved April

ninth, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight. Preamble. WHEREAS, John Brinkerhoff, John Reid, and Charles Roe,

three commissioners appointed by the supreme court of New Jersey, have made a new assessment in the matter of section one of Bergeu Wood Road, in Hudson county ; and whereas, objections have been made to said assessment for various reasons, and among others that the amount

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