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Chap. 28.

AN ACT to amend chapter twenty-eight of the laws of
eighteen hundred and eighty-three, entitled "An act to
grant to Charles O. Scott certain land under water of the
Niagara river for docks and commercial purposes."

PASSED February 23, 1887; three-fifths being present; without the approval of the
Governor.*

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section two of chapter twenty-eight of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-three, entitled "An act to grant to Charles O. Scott certain land under water of the Niagara river for docks and commercial purposes," is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

§ 2. This grant is made on condition that the grantee or grantees do, within six years from the passage of this act, erect along the water front of said premises on Niagara river, substantial docks that shall protect the banks of the Erie canal from injury by said river and maintain the same; and on the further condition that said granted premises shall be used for docking and navigation purposes only.

Chap. 29.

AN ACT to provide for certain indebtedness of the town
of Ulster in the county of Ulster.

PASSED February 23, 1887; three-fifths being present; without the approval of the
Governor.*

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. It shall be the duty of the supervisor of the town of or to bor- Ulster, in the county of Ulster, to borrow on the faith and credit of said town, a sum sufficient to pay the proportional amount of the debts of the former town of Kingston which the board of supervisors of the county of Ulster have been directed by final judgment in legal proceedings to cause to be levied and assessed on said town of Ulster, and the legal expenses incurred by or on behalf of said town of Ulster in such legal proceedings and remaining unpaid, the whole amount so to be borrowed not to exceed the sum of eight thousand eight hundred and thirty dollars, and to issue the obligations of said town therefor, payable as nearly as may be in three equal annual installments, with interest, at a rate not to exceed five per centum per annum. The money so borrowed shall be applied by said supervisor, immediately, to the payment of said indebtedness.

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§ 2. While any of the obligations issued by virtue of this act shall meet obli- remain unpaid it shall be the duty of the supervisor of the town of Ulster to report to the board of supervisors of the county of Ulster at

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Not returned by the Governor within ten days after it was presented to him, and became a law without his signature. [Art. IV, Sec. 9, Constitution of the State of New York.]

their annual session in each year the amount necessary to be raised to pay the amount of principal and interest of said obligations falling due during the year then ensuing and it shall thereupon be the duty of the board of supervisors of the county of Ulster to cause to be levied and assessed upon the taxable persons and property of said town of Ulster in the same manner that other town charges are levied the amount so reported by said supervisor as falling due; and said money when raised shall be paid to the supervisor of said town and by him applied to the payment of said obligations so falling due.

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§3. Before performing any duty prescribed by this act the super- Official visor of the town of Ulster shall execute and deliver to the clerk of said supertown a bond to said town in the penal sum of ten thousand dollars with visor. sufficient sureties to be approved by a majority of the justices of the peace of said town, or by two of said justices and the clerk of said town, conditioned for the faithful application of all moneys received by him by virtue of the provisions of this act. §4. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 30.

AN ACT to make the office of supervisor in the county of
Onondaga a salaried office.

PASSED February 24, 1887; three-fifths being present; without the approval of the
Governor.*

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1. Each supervisor elected for any town or ward in the county Annual of Onondaga shall receive for his services, as a member of the board of salary of county canvassers and as supervisor, an annual salary of two hundred ors. dollars, besides travel fees at the rate of eight cents per mile for each Travel mile actually traveled in going to and returning from the place of ing fees. meeting, once at each regular or special session, on the most usual route, and besides the fees now allowed by law for copying or extending their assessment-roll, payable from the treasury of said county on the last day of the annual session of said board in each year, and no supervisor shall receive any other or greater sum for his fees or services, except when employed and actually rendering service on any committee Commitof said board, by its direction, when said board is not in session he ices. may charge for and receive at the rate of three dollars for each day's services service thus actually performed, except also for services rendered in for towns. towns which are by law a town charge.

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§ 2. It shall not be lawful for said board of supervisors to audit or Audit reallow, or for the county treasurer to pay any supervisor a greater sum than is allowed by this act. Every offense against the provisions of Penalty. this act shall be a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not less than one hundred dollars, or imprisonment in the county jail not more than six months, or both such fine and imprisonment.

§3. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby Repeal. repealed, so far as the same may relate to the county of Onondaga. §4. This act shall take effect February sixteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven.

Not returned by the Governor within ten days after it was presented to him, and became a law without his signature. [Art. IV, Sec. 9, Constitution of the State of New York.]

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Chap. 31.

AN ACT to amend section five hundred and seven of the
Code of Criminal Procedure.

PASSED February 24, 1887; three-fifths being present.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section five hundred and seven of the Code of Criminal Procedure is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Who to be § 507. It is the duty of the sheriff or under sheriff of the county to execution be present at the execution, and to invite the presence, by at least

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three days' previous notice, of the county judge, district-attorney, clerk and surrogate of the county together with two physicians and twelve reputable citizens of full age, to be selected by the sheriff or under sheriff. The sheriff or under sheriff must, at the request of the criminal, permit such ministers of the gospel, priests or clergymen of any religious denomination, not exceeding two, and such of the imme diate relatives of the convict as he desires, being of full age, to be present at the execution; and, in addition to the persons designated above, the sheriff may appoint seven assistants or deputy sheriffs who may attend the execution. The sheriff shall permit no other person to be present at the execution except those designated in this section. §2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap. 32.

AN ACT to amend chapter five hundred and ninety-eight of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-one, entitled "An act to incorporate the New York Building and Improvement Company."

PASSED February 24, 1887; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section four of chapter five hundred and ninety-eight of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-one, entitled "An act to incorporate the New York Building and Improvement Company," is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

84. The business and corporate powers of said company shall be exercised by a board of seven directors, to be chosen as hereinafter provided, and who shall elect from their number a president; a regu lar quorum for the transaction of business shall be constituted by five Business directors, but a special quorum for the transaction of business may constituted by a less number of directors specially empowered to act upon specific matters stated in a by-law submitted to and ratified by the stockholders of said company.

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§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap. 33.

AN ACT to authorize the city of Rochester to supply water from its water-works mains to the Co-operative Foundry Company of Rochester, New York, at that portion of its works located outside of, but near to the corporate limit of, said city.

PASSED February 24, 1887; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The executive board, or its successor in office, in charge of the Rochester water works for and in behalf of the city of Rochester, is hereby authorized to supply water from the public water works mains of said city, to that portion of the works of the Co-operative Foundry Company of Rochester, New York, which is located adjacent to the continuation of West avenue westward, and outside of, but near to the corporate limit of said city. And the said executive board, or its successor in office, in charge of the water works is hereby authorized to collect for the water thus furnished, in addition to the rates established and in force for like uses of water in said city, such further sum as shall seem to the said board to be just and equitable.

§ 2. All acts or parts of acts inconistent with this act are hereby repealed.

§3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 34.

AN ACT to amend chapter one hundred and fifty-eight of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-one, entitled "An act to create a police pension fund for disabled and retired policemen and their widows and orphans in the city of Yonkers.'

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PASSED February 24, 1887; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section ten of chapter one hundred and fifty-eight of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-one, entitled "An act to create a police pension fund for disabled and retired policemen and their widows and orphans in the city of Yonkers," is hereby amended so as

to read as follows:

§ 10. The treasurer of the police pension fund shall, within ten Treasurdays after his appointment and before entering upon the discharge of er's bond his duties, and at such other times as the board shall require, with two or more sureties, execute, and deliver to the board of trustees, a joint and several bond to the people of the State of New York, to be approved by the said board, in a sum to be determined by the said

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board, not less than the amount of the pension fund as specified in the annual report to the common council last preceding the giving of such bond, conditioned for the faithful discharge of his duties as such treas urer and the payment and delivery to his successor, or to the said board, of the said fund upon the expiration of his term of office, or upon his resignation, death, or removal from office; which said bond when approved shall be filed in the office of the city clerk of the city of Yonkers.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap. 35.

AN ACT to amend section one hundred ninety-eight of chapter fourteen of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty entitled "An act to further amend chapter one hundred forty-three of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-one entitled An act to amend and consolidate the several acts in relation to the charter of the city of Rochester" and to consolidate therewith the several acts in relation to the charter of said city.

PASSED February 24, 1887; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section one hundred and ninety-eight of the charter of the city of Rochester, as contained in chapter fourteen of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

§ 198. Whenever the common council shall determine that the whole or any part of the expenses of any improvement shall be defrayed by an assessment on the real estate to be benefited thereby, they shall declare the same by an entry in their minutes; and after ascertaining, as they think proper, the estimated expense of such improvement, they shall declare whether the whole or what portion thereof shall be District of assessed on such real estate, specifying the estimated expense, and the portion of the city which they deem will be benefited by the improvement. When the estimate of the expense of such improvement to be assessed shall exceed, in the aggregate, the sum of two thousand how paid. dollars, the expense of such improvement to be assessed may be paid one-third in cash and the balance in the city's note at one and two years, with interest not exceeding six per centum, payable annually, and the city may get its notes discounted for a period not exceeding one year with which to make such first payment. When such improvement is completed, the entire expense thereof and connected there with shall be ascertained by the city treasurer, together with the interest paid or to be paid on the orders or notes issued by the city to pay the expense of such improvement; and interest on such sum shall be reckoned to the time the last installment of such assessment shall become due. The aggregate amount shall thereupon be reported to the common council, they to adjust and report to the assessors the amount to be assessed upon the property benefited, as hereinafter pro

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