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CHAP. CCLXXXVIII. — An Act to prevent goats running at large in the Town of Folsom, County of Sacramento.

[Approved March 21, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful for goats to run at large in the Town of Folsom, County of Sacramento.

SEC. 2. It shall be the duty of the Constable of Granite Constable to Township, Sacramento County, to take up all goats found take up. running at large within the limits of the Town of Folsom.

SEC. 3. The Constable shall proceed to sell all goats taken Gonts to be up under the provisions of this Act, by giving at least five days' public notice of such sale by posting notices in three places within the town where animals are so taken up; and all moneys arising from such sale shall, after the expenses of taking up, keeping, and selling are paid, be paid by the Constable to the owner or owners of the animal or animals upon demand, if demanded within thirty days from the date of sale; otherwise it shall, at the expiration of the said thirty days, be paid into the county treasury of the County of Sacramento, and placed to the credit of Granite School District, and become a part of the fund of said district.

SEC. 4. Any Constable purposely refusing or neglecting to Penalty for take up all the goats running at large within the limits of neglect. the Town of Folsom, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten dollars and not more than twentyfive dollars.

SEC. 5. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prevent persons from driving such animals through any of the public thoroughfares of said town.

Sec. 6. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

CHAP. CCLXXXIX.–An Act concerning roads and highways

in Lake County.

[Approved March 21, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. Each supervisor district in Lake County shall Road disconstitute a road district.

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the Board of Supervisors, Supervisors at their first regular meeting after the passage of this Act, to to appoin appoint a Road Commissioner for each of said road districts, sioners. who shall be a qualified voter and a householder in the district for which he is appointed, and who shall hold his office

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until the next general election for county officers of said county, and until his successor is duly elected and qualified. He shall, within ten days after notice of his appointment as such Road Commissioner by the Board of Supervisors, duly

qualify and enter upon the discharge of his duties as Road Election of Commissioner. At all general elections for county officers

held in Lake County after the passage of this Act, Road Commissioners shall be elected to hold office for two years, or until their successors are elected and qualified, commencing at the same time with the terms of office of the County Clerk and County Treasurer.

SEC. 3. At all elections held under the provisions of this Act, returns must be made to the County Clerk at the same time and in the same manner as other election returns are made, and the Board of Supervisors shall, at their regular meeting for the opening of election returns and counting of votes for county and township officers, canvass the votes for the office of Road Commissioners, and the persons receiving the highest number of votes for that office in the several road districts shall be declared elected, and the County Clerk shall immediately thereupon transmit to the persons so elected certificates of their election. Such persons shall, within ten days thereafter, qualify by filing with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors bonds in such sums as shall be deemed sutticient by the Board of Supervisors, and by taking and subscribing before the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors to an oath to faithfully and impartially discharge the duties pertaining to the office of Road Commissioner. The said bonds shall be made payable to the people of the State of California, and approved by the County Judge, before the said

Road Commissioners enter upon the duties of their office. Deputy ('om- SEC. 4. The Road Commissioners provided for in this

Act may appoint one or more Deputy Commissioners, whose claims for services shall be certified to by the Road Commissioners of the district in which he is employed, and allowed, modified, or rejected by the Board of Supervisors. If allowed, the Auditor shall draw his warrant in favor of said Deputy Road Commissioner or Commissioners, on the Road Fund of said district.

Sec. 5. All work done on roads, and all bridges built or repaired in the County of Lake, shall be done under contract awarded to the lowest responsible bidder, after at least ten days' public notice shall have been given, by posting notices in three public places in the district where the work is to be performed, calling for sealed proposals, and stating the amount and description of the work to be done, or the materials to be furnished, and the time to be allowed for its completion, or a reference to specifications containing this information; provided, that when the cost of the work to be done, or the materials to be furnished, shall not exceed the sum of twenty-five dollars, the Road Commissioner may cause such work to be done, or materials to be furnished, without calling for sealed proposals; provided further, that the whole amount expended by any Road Commissioner, not under contract as herein provided, shall not exceed the sum

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of two hundred dollars in any one year; provided further, that no contract for building or repairing bridges shall be let by said Road Commissioners, where the contract price exceeds the sum of three hundred' dollars.

SEC. 6. All contracts let by said Road Commissioners for Contracts. building or keeping in repair any roads or bridges in their respective districts, shall be let subject to the confirmation, modification, or rejection of the Board of Supervisors.

SEC. 7. The Road Commissioners shall cause all public Private high ways in their respective districts to be kept clear of all highways. obstructions and in good repair, and cause banks to be graded and bridges and causeways to be constructed, and to be kept in good condition; and, for the above-named purposes, they shall have full power to contract for such labor and materials as may be found necessary to accomplish the same, subject to the limitation contained in section five of this Act.

SEC. 8. Whenever any contract awarded under the pro- Approval visions of this Act shall have been completed according to of work. its terms, the Commissioner awarding the same shall certify his acceptance and approval of the work done and materials furnished thereunder, to the Board of Supervisors, who, if they deem the account for such work or materials correct, shall direct the Auditor to draw his warrant on the Treasurer, payable out of the Road Fund of said district.

SEC. 9. Road Commissioners shall receive, for all services Salaries of as such Road Commissioners, the sum of four hundred dollars per annum, and the Auditor is hereby directed to draw his warrant quarterly on the County Treasurer for the onefourth of said salary, in favor of said Road Commissioners, payable out of the Road Fund of their respective districts.

ŠEC. 10. All able-bodied male persons between the ages Rond pollof twenty-one and fifty years, residents of said county, shall tax. pay a poil-tax of two dollars and fifty cents in coin for the use of the Road Fund of the district in which they reside, provided the same be paid between the first Monday of February and the first Monday of July. But if said poll-tax is not paid prior to the first Monday of July it shall be three dollars and fifty cents. The road poll-tax shall be collected Assessor to by the Assessor of the county, and the payment thereof may be enforced in the same manner as by law provided for the collection of poll-tax for State and county purposes. SEC. 11. The Board of Supervisors shall

, when they levy Property taxes for State and county purposes, each year, levy å road road tax. tax not to exceed the sum of fifty cents on each one hundred dollars of taxable property in the county. Thirty per cent. of such tax shall be appropriated to the General Road Fund of the county, and the remainder to the several districts in which it is collected. They shall also levy a tax not to exceed twenty cents on each one hundred dollars of taxable property, in the road districts as constituted prior to the passage of this Act, against which an indebtedness exists; and when said indebtedness is removed, then said districts shall be abolished.

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SEC. 12. The property tax authorized by section eleven of this Act, when levied, must be annually assessed and collected by the same officers, and in the same manner as other State and county taxes are levied, assessed, and collected, and paid over to the County Treasurer.

SEC. 13. Road districts, as constituted by this Act, shall be numbered as supervisors districts are now numbered, viz: Supervisor District Number One shall be known as Road District Number One; Supervisor District Number Two shall be known as Road District Number Two; and Supervisor District Number Three shall be known as Road District Number Three.

SEC. 14. For all costs and expenditures under this Act for work done on roads or bridges, or materials furnished, or for locating a new road, or for alteration of any road, the Board of Supervisors shall cause the County Auditor to draw a warrant on the Road Fund of the district in which such work is done or materials furnished.

SEC. 15. All Acts or parts of Acts in conflict with the foregoing are hereby repealed.

SEC. 16. This Act shall be in force from and after its passage.

CHAP. CCXC.-[See volume of Amendments to the Codes.)

Franchise extended.

CHAP. CCXCI.-An Act to extend the franchise granted to J. E.

Davis and A. P. Jordan and others to construct a wharf at
Santa Cruz.

[Approved March 22, 1876.]
The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The right of J. E. Davis and A. P. Jordan, their associates and assigns, to maintain a wharf at Santa Cruz, heretofore constructed under an Act entitled "An Act authorizing J. E. Davis and A. P. Jordan and others to construct a wharf at Santa Cruz," approved April third, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, is hereby extended twenty years from the second day of April, A. D. eighteen hundred and seventysix, to said parties and their assigns, and the use of the land on which said wharf is constructed is released to said parties and their assigns for that period.

Sec. 2. The Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Cruz must fix the tolls to be collected on said wharf in the same manner as provided for wharves constructed under the provisions of the Political Code.

SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect immediately.

CHAP. CCXCII.- An Act to extend the time for selling property for delinquent taxes in the County of Alpine.

[Approved March 22, 1876.) The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The time within which the Sheriff of Alpine Time County may sell property for delinquent taxes for each year extended. is hereby extended to the first day of July.

SEC. 2. This Act shall be in force from and after its passage.

CHAP. CCXCIII.- An Act to authorize the Supervisors of San

Bernardino County to levy a tax to pay for the building of the
Court-house.

[Approved March 22, 1876.]
The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The Supervisors of San Bernardino County Supervisors are auth

ized to levy a tax upon the assessed property of to levy tax. said county, not less than twenty cents, nor more than forty cents on each one hundred dollars, to pay the outstanding warrants drawn on the “ Court-house Building Fund." Said levy shall be made annually until said warrants are paid, and if any overplus then remains in said fund, the same shall be placed in the “ County General Fund” by the Treasurer.

SEC. 2. This Act shall be in force from and after its passage.

CHAP. CCXCIV.- An Act concerning the salary of the District

Attorney of San Bernardino County.

[Approved March 22, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The annual salary of the District Attorney of salary. San Bernardino County is one thousand dollars.

SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

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