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the Board of Trustees; and no bill, demand, or warrant shall be paid out of the town treasury unless the same be allowed by the Board of Trustees, signed by the President of said
Board, and countersigned by the Clerk. Town Clerk, Sec. 22. It shall be the duty of the Town Clerk, in addi
tion to any duties required of him by the Board of Trustees, to attend all meetings held by said Board, and shall keep a correct journal of their proceedings, and, on receiving the official returns of all charter elections held, shall, without delay, after the result of the election has been declared by the Board of Trustees, issue certificates of election to the persons elected, and he shall receive such compensation for his services as said Board of Trustees may by ordinance fix, and for a failure to comply shall be liable to all such penalties as are herein set forth, and be subject to removal from office and forfeiture of his official bond as Town Clerk.
SEC. 23. It shall be the duty of the Town Marshal, in addition to any duties required of him by the Board of Trustees, and he is hereby authorized, to enforce all ordinances passed by the Board of Trustees, and arrest all persons guilty of a violation of the same; to collect all taxes and licenses that shall at any time be due to said town; to receive the tax list, and upon the receipt thereof, to proceed and collect the same at the time and in the manner as by ordinance may be provided, the said Marshal being hereby vested with the same powers to make collections of taxes as is or shall be conferred upon Tax Collectors for the collection of State and county revenue; and it shall be the duty of the Marshal to collect, in the same manner, any tax list placed in his hands for that purpose, without any unnecessary delay, and pay all taxes to the Town Treasurer monthly, taking his receipt therefor. Said Marshal shall receive such compensation for his services rendered under the provisions of this Act as the Board of Trustees may by ordinance fix. He shall have the same power in all civil and criminal cases, within the limits of said town, as Constables have within the respective townships for which they are elected, and be entitled to the same fees, and for failure to comply with the duties required of him shall be liable to all such penalties as are herein set forth, and subject
to removal from office. Treasurer, SEC. 24. It shall be the duty of the Town Treasurer to
receive and safely keep all money that shall come into the town treasury, and pay out the same on the order of the Board of Trustees, countersigned by the President and Clerk, and take receipts therefor, and to perform such other duties as may be required of him by said Board of Trustees, and shall make out a quarterly statement of his receipts and payments, verified by his oath, and file the same with the Town Clerk, and at the end of his official term shall deliver over to his successor in office all moneys, books, papers, or other
property in his possession belonging to the town. Assessor,
SEC. 25. It shall be the duty of the Town Assessor, in duties of. addition to any duties required of him by the Board of
Trustees, between the second Monday in May and the first
Monday of August of each year, to make out a true list of all taxable property within the limits of said town, which list, certified by him, shall, on the third Monday in August, be by him placed in the hands of the Board of Trustees for equalization. The mode of making out such list and ascertaining the value of the property shall be the same as that prescribed by law for assessing State and county taxes, and also make assessment for street work as provided in this Act; and the Assessor shall receive for his services such sum as shall be fixed by ordinance. No levy of taxes shall be made upon real and personal property within the limits of the town by the Board of Supervisors of Alameda County for road purposes, and no taxes shall be collected by the Tax Collector of said county, on property situate within said town, for such purposes. Said Clerk, Marshal, and Assessor shall Oaths, have the same power to administer and certify to an oath as administer. has a Justice of the Peace.
SEC. 26. Whenever any improvement shall be made upon County the streets or sidewalks of said town, in front of any prop- liable to erty owned by the County of Alameda, the proper proportion assessment. of cost thereof shall be paid by said county out of the General Fund of said county.
SEC. 27. Town taxes shall be collected in the same man- Town taxes, ner that State and county taxes are collected within the County of Alameda; provided, that the publication of the delinquent list shall be made in some newspaper published within said town, if there be one; if there be none, then in some newspaper published within said county; provided, all sales for delinquent taxes shall be made in front of the Town Hall, by the Town Marshal.
SEC. 28. The Board of Trustees of said town may appoint Town a Town Attorney, to hold office during the pleasure of said Attorney. Board, whose duty it shall be to prosecute all suits brought on behalf of the town, and to defend all suits brought against it; and to do such other duties as the Board of Trustees may direct, and whose compensation shall be such sum as said Board may determine.
SEC. 29. The Town Justice of the Peace shall have the Jurisdiction same jurisdiction within the limits of said town, in all civil and criminal cases, as any other Justice has within the township for which he is elected.
SEC. 30. All taxes, assessments, and fines payable to the Payments in town treasury, and the costs of the improvements on any sidewalk, street, or other town improvement, shall be payable only in gold and silver coin of the United States.
SEC. 31. The President of the Board of Trustees shall President of preside at all meetings of said Board when he shall be Trustees to present, and, in the absence of the President, the Board may appoint one of their number to act as President pro tem.; and for their services, said Trustees and President shall receive no compensation.
SEC. 32. The style of the ordinance of the Town of Hay- Ordinances, ward shall be: “The Trustees of the Town of Hayward do
style of, ordain as follows.
Sec. 33. The Town Trustees are hereby authorized and books.
of Town Justice.
required to procure the necessary books for the official record of the town.
SEC. 34. All Acts or parts of Acts, so far as they conflict with the provisions of this Act, are hereby repealed.
Sec. 35. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Duties and compensation of County Clerk.
CHAP. CXCIV.-An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act mak
ing the Treasurer of Tehama County ex officio Tax Collector, and to provide for certain fees in office," approved March thirtieth, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four.
[Approved March 11, 1876.) The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. Section three of said Act is hereby amended to read as follows: Section 3. The Clerk of said county, for all services as County Clerk, ex officio Recorder and Auditor, Clerk of the Board of Canvassers, of the Board of Supervisors, and the Board of Equalization, and all other official capacities, shall receive the sum of thirty-six hundred dollars per annum; provided, said sum of thirty-six hundred dollars per annum shall be received by him from the fees which are now or hereafter may be allowed to said Clerk for services as County Clerk, Clerk of the District, County, and Probate Courts, County Recorder and Auditor, or otherwise; provided, that he shall receive no percentage on taxes. Said Clerk shall keep a record-book, in which he must enter all fees received by him, or which may be due to him for any and all services rendered by him in and by virtue of any and all of said offices. Said book shall be open to the inspection of all who may desire to consult the same. It is hereby made the duty of said Clerk to demand all fees in advance, and if not so paid, he may refuse to perform the required services until å tender therefor be made; provided, that no tender need be made for State or county business; and the said Clerk and his bondsmen are hereby made liable and responsible to the said County of Tehama for all moneys paid to or due him for services rendered in his official capacity, as aforesaid; and at the end of his official years he shall render a true statement thereof to the Board of Supervisors, and pay the surplus (if any), over and above said thirty-six hundred dollars, to the Treasurer, who shall pay the same into the General Fund of the county; and if the fees shall not amount to said thirty-six hundred dollars per annum, the Supervisors shall order the deficiency to be paid from the General Fund of said county.
SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
CHAP. CXCV.-An Act to establish and define the powers and
duties of a Board of Education of Grass Valley School District, in the County of Nevada, the said district including the Town of Grass Valley.
[Approved March 11, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows : SECTION 1. There shall be a Board of Education for Grass Board of Valley School District, as the said district is now established, Education to including the Town of Grass Valley, which shall consist of seven seven School Directors, who shall be elected by the qualified electors of said district on the last Saturday in June, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six, in the same manner when provided by law for the election of School Trustees of the elected. Public Schools of the State of California. The Directors shall hold their office for the term of three years from the Terms of first Monday in July next succeeding their election, except office. those elected at the first election, who, at their first meeting, shall so classify themselves by lot, that two Directors shall go out of office at the expiration of one year, two at the expiration of two years, and three Directors at the expiration of three years; and thereafter there shall be two Directors of said Board elected on the last Saturday in June, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven; and two on the last Saturday in June, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight; and three Directors on the last Saturday in June, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine; and thereafter in the same order. And Vacancies, should vacancies happen, by resignation or otherwise, of the Directors so elected, the said Board of Education shall have power to appoint a Director to fill said vacancy for the unexpired term of office.
SEC. 2. The Board of Education shall also elect one of Clerk, duties the Directors Clerk of the Board, who shall faithfully keep a record of the proceedings of said Board, and perform all the duties and be entrusted with all the powers conferred on the Clerks of Boards of Trustees of the public schools by law referred to in the next section.
SEC. 3. The said Board of Education shall perform such Powers and duties and have all the powers conferred on Boards of Trus- duties of tees of school districts and Boards of Education in cities, as provided in the Political Code of California concerning public schools, viz: Chapter Three. Title Three of Part Three of said Code. The said Board of Education shall also have power to establish and maintain public schools in said district, to employ and dismiss teachers, janitors, and School Census Marshals, and to fix, alter and allow their salaries or compensation, and to order the same paid ; and to employ and pay such mechanics and laborers as may be necessary to carry into effect the powers and duties of the Board and the laws in said chapter regulating education.
To provide Sec. 4. The Board of Education shall have sole power to stationery, make, establish, and enforce all necessary and proper rules etc.
Organization of Board.
and regulations, not contrary to law, for the government, and to establish and regulate the grade of schools; to provide for the school department of said district, fuel, light, water, blanks, blank books, printing, and stationery; insure the property against loss by fire, and to incur and defray such other incidental expenses as may be deemed by said Board necessary for the purposes of education.
SEC. 5. The Board of Education shall meet at the High School-house in said district, on the first Monday in July, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, and qualify by taking the oath of office as provided by law in section nine hundred and four of the Political Code; shall elect one of their members President, and thereafter shall hold monthly meetings of said Board, and at other times and at such places as the said Board may determine. A majority of the Board, viz: four Directors, or more, shall constitute a quorum, when present at each meeting, for the transaction of business; and at all meetings of the said Board, there being a quorum present, a majority of the Directors so present shall have the power to act.
SEC. 6. The Board of Trustees and the office of School Trustee shall be abolished in said district, from and after the time the said Board of Education qualify as aforesaid.
SEC. 7. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Board of Trustees abolished.
CHAP. CXCVI.-An Act requiring the County Treasurer of Sac
ramento County to make certain entries, in writing, in the Treasurer's register of claims or warrants against said county.
[Approved March 11, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The County Treasurer of Sacramento County concerning is hereby required to make an entry, in writing, with red ink,
in the Treasurer's register of warrants or claims against said county, on the line continuing from the numerical number of any warrant or claim he may heretofore have refused to pay, his reason for so doing, in as few words as he possibly can, and signing his name officially thereto; and no warrant or claim against said county having such entry made against it shall be paid by any subsequent Treasurer, unless by the
judgment of a Court having competent jurisdiction. Penalty for
Sec. 2. Any violation of section one of this Act shall be sufficient cause for the removal of any subsequent County Treasurer of said county from his office.
SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect immediately.