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ided, and it shall fix a time and place when such assessors shall meet or that purpose. Persons so assessed, who shall make any payment revious to the maturity of said last installment therein, shall be entitled o a discount at the same rate as is paid on the city's note issued to pay or such improvement. The common council may determine, at the May auime of fixing such amount to be assessed, if the sum shall exceed two payment housand dollars, that the taxpayers pay their assessments in not more in installthan three equal payments, one-third within thirty days from the time hat the treasurer shall advertise the same, as hereinafter provided, one-third within one year, and one-third within two years from the confirmation of such roll; and in case the amount to be assessed, ascertained as aforesaid, shall exceed ten thousand dollars, the common council may determine, as aforesaid, that the taxpayers may pay their assessments in not more than five equal payments, one in thirty days from the time that the the treasurer shall advertise the same, as hereinafter provided, and the balance within one, two, three and four years, respectively, after such confirmation. The city treasurer may, in his discretion, issue his warrant for the collection of any part of such assessment that may have become due.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 36.

AN ACT in relation to the records, books, papers, decisions and files of the late State Board of Audit, and the care and custody thereof, and to provide that copies thereof may be certified and read in evidence.

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:

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SECTION 1. The Secretary of State is hereby authorized to transfer Transfer and deliver to the Board of Claims of the State of New York, all of the records, records, books, papers, decisions and files of the late State Board of etc., au Audit, remaining on deposit or on file in the office of the Secretary of State on the first day of June, eighteen hundred and eighty-three, and now so remaining on deposit or file in said office.

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§ 2. The said Board of Claims are hereby authorized, within sixty Board of days after the passage of this act, to receive from the Secretary of State receive all of the records, books, papers, decisions and files of the late State records, Board of Audit, referred to in the first section of this act, and to deposit and file the same in the office of the clerk of said Board of Claims in the Capitol in the city of Albany. The presiding commissioner of To receipt said board or the clerk of said board is hereby authorized and required to execute and deliver to the Secretary of State a receipt for all such records, books, papers, decisions and files of said late State Board of Audit, so as aforesaid delivered.

for same.

records,

§3. From and after the deposit and filing of such records, books, Future papers, decisions and files in the office of the said clerk of the Board custody of of Claims, the same shall be kept and remain in the office of said clerk, etc. and under his custody and care, as part of the records, books, documents aud papers of his said office.

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84. The copy or copies of any of the aforesaid records, books, decis ions, documents or papers, certified by the clerk of said Board of Claims, under the seal thereof, shall be entitled to be read in evidence in any and all courts, and before any and all boards and officers of this State, with the like force and effect as records, documents and papers certified under the seal of the Supreme Court by a clerk thereof, or by any of the public officers, boards or departments of this State, pursuant to statute, or the provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure.

Appropri. § 5. The sum of two hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury of this State, not otherwise appropriated to be paid to the Secretary of State for expenses necessary to carry into effect the provisions of this act. § 6. This act shall take effect immediately.

Village

bonds,

issue.

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payable.

Chap. 37.

AN ACT supplemental to chapter one hundred and fortynine of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-five, entitled "An act to provide for the further removal and disposal of the sewage discharge of the village of Saratoga Springs, and to raise money for that purpose.'

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PASSED February 25, 1887; three-fifths being present.

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 trustees of the village of when to Saratoga Springs, whenever required by the sewer commissioners appointed by and pursuant to chapter one hundred and forty-nine of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-five, to issue bonds on the faith and credit of said village, to an amount not exceeding in all the prin cipal sum of twenty thousand dollars, in addition to those issued pur suant to the provisions of said chapter one hundred and forty-nine of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-five, to be issued at such times and in such amounts as shall be required by said commissioners, which bonds shall be payable, five thousand dollars of the principal thereof in the year nineteen hundred and five, and five thousand dollars of the principal in each year thereafter until the whole amount shall be paid; together with interest thereon, payable semi-annually. Said bonds shall have interest coupons attached thereto, payable at such time and place within the village of Saratoga Springs as shall be designated in said bonds and coupons. The said trustees shall, upon the execution of said bonds, deliver the same to the receiver of taxes and assessments for the said village, to be used by him as hereinafter provided. The said receiver of taxes shall, from time to time, as he shall be directed by said commissioners, sell said bonds at public auction, after notice shall be given of the time and place of such sale for three successive weeks immediately preceding the day of such sale in the newspapers designated by the board of trustees for the publication of advertisements in said village. Such bonds shall be issued at such rate of interest, not exceeding five per centum per annum, as will enable said receiver of taxes to sell them for not less than par. The proceeds of said bonds shall be kept by the receiver of taxes in

Sale of

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the separate account under the head of "sewer extension," as pro- Proceeds vided in chapter one hundred and forty-nine of the laws of eighteen how held. hundred and eighty-five aforesaid, and held and paid out as hereinafter provided. For the purpose of paying the bonds herein author- Annual ized to be issued it shall be the duty of said trustees to levy and col- tax for ind lect in the same manner that other village taxes are authorized to be principal levied and collected, in each year after the issuing of said bonds, a sum sufficient to pay the interest on all outstanding bonds, and the principal of so many of said bonds as shall come due in that year. until the whole amount of principal and interest on said bonds shall be fully paid.

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§ 2. Such moneys, or so much thereof as shall be necessary, shall Money, by be applied and expended under the direction of James M. Marvin, expended. Seymour Ainsworth, Elias H. Peters, Charles H. Holden and George B. Hinkley, the present sewer commissioners, and their successors, in the manner directed by chapter one hundred and forty-nine of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-five aforesaid, for the comple- For what tion of the work therein specified and for the repairing, protecting and improving of the bed of the village brook in such manner as shall, in the judgment of the commissioners, make it serviceable and sufficient for carrying off the clean water and surface drainage which may be required to flow therein.

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83. For the purpose of performing the above work upon the village Rights brook the said commissioners, and their successors, shall have all the pow. rights and power bestowed upon them by chapter one hundred and sewer forty-nine of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-five aforesaid. sioners. §4. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 38.

AN ACT to amend and make additions to chapter four hundred and sixty-three of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty, entitled "An act to revise the charter of the city of Oswego," and the acts amendatory thereof.

PASSED February 25, 1887; three-fifths being present.

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

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SECTION 1. On and after the second Tuesday of March, eighteen Number hundred and eighty-seven, there shall be one alderman, and no more, men rein and for each ward of the city of Oswego. The persons holding the duced. office of alderman in said city, at the time of the passage of this act, incumshall continue to hold said office until the expiration of the terms for bents. which they were respectively elected. At the annual charter election, Election to be held on the first Tuesday of March, eighteen hundred and and thereeighty-eight, and annually thereafter, one alderman shall be elected after. from each ward, and the said aldermen shall hold their offices for the term of one year. The vacancy now existing in the office of alder- Vacancy man in the seventh ward of said city shall be filled for the unexpired ward. term thereof, in the manner now provided by law for the election of aldermen, at the charter election to be held on the first Tuesday of March, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven.

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chamberlain.

powers of

lain.

§ 2. The offices of treasurer and collector of taxes and assessments are hereby abolished, and in lieu thereof a city chamberlain shall be appointed by the mayor. The term of office of the city chamberlain shall be three years.

Salary, § 3. The city chamberlain shall receive a salary of two thousand duties and dollars per year, payable in equal monthly installments, which shall chamber be in full compensation for all services rendered by him and the clerks in his office. He shall perform the duties heretofore discharged by the treasurer and the collectors of taxes and assessments, together with the duties prescribed by this act, and such other duties properly pertaining to his office as the common council or the mayor may require. He shall be subject to the liabilities and obligations prescribed by law for town collectors and shall have and possess all the powers and authority conferred by law on the collectors of county taxes.

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§ 4. Before entering upon the duties of his office, and annually thereafter on or before the first day of April, he shall enter into a bond to the city of Oswego in the penal sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, with two or more sureties, to be approved by the mayor, or common council, and conditioned for the faithful discharge of his duties, which bond, when so approved and indorsed by the mayor, or common council, shall be filed in the clerk's office of the county of Oswego, where it shall be recorded as required in the case of collect ors of towns. Said bond shall be a lien on all the real estate of said city chamberlain and his sureties in the county of Oswego, until the conditions thereof, together with all the costs and charges which may accrue upon the prosecution thereof, shall be fully satisfied; but th said bond shall expire and the lien thereunder shall cease, two years from the date of its filing as aforesaid, unless suit thereon shall be commenced within said period.

§ 5. Before any warrant for the collection of taxes that shall have been issued by the board of supervisors of the county of Oswego shall be delivered to the said city chamberlain he shall execute an additional bond to the supervisors of said city, with two or more sureties, to be approved by said supervisors, in a penalty double the amount of taxe directed to be collected in the several wards by such warrant or warrants, conditioned that he shall faithfully collect such taxes and pay over the same according to law; which bond said supervisors shall, within six days after the same shall have been approved by them, deliver to the clerk of the county of Oswego with such approval indorsed How fled thereon. Such bond shall be duly recorded by the clerk, as in the case of collectors of towns, and shall be a lien upon the real estate of said city chamberlain and of his sureties in the county of Oswego; said bond shall continue and hold good without renewal, until the expiration of the time allowed for the collection of said taxes and until the moneys collected by virtue of said warrant or warrants, shall have been paid over according to law. The form of said bond shall be in accordance with the above-named provisions. In case the city chamberlain shall refuse or neglect for ten days after being notified of the amount of taxes directed to be collected by him, by warrant of the supervisors of the county, to execute and deliver the bond herein last above required, such neglect or refusal shall be immediately reported by the supervisors of the city, or some one of them, to the mayor, who shall thereupon declare the office of city chamberlain vacant, and proceed forthwith to appoint another in his place.

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§ 6. The office of the city chamberlain shall be kept at the city hall, located. or in such place as shall be by ordinance of the common council de

signated, in case a temporary removal shall be necessary, and shall be kept open on each day in the year (Sundays and legal holidays excepted) from nine o'clock in the forenoon until four o'clock in the afternoon, and at such other hours as the common council may direct from time to time.

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§ 7. It shall be the duty of the city chamberlain to receive all county, Duties of city and local taxes and assessments which may be paid at such office, and to retain there, and not elsewhere, the possession of the warrants and assessment-rolls which may from time to time be delivered to him by the supervisors or clerk of the city, and to give his individual attention to the duties of his office.

§ 8. He shall enter daily, in suitable books, all the items of money Ibid. received by him for taxes or otherwise during that day, with the name of the person or corporation on whose account the same shall have been paid, and the wards for which such taxes are received, and shall, at the expiration of each month and as much oftener as required, exhibit the same, together with a trial balance or balance sheet taken therefrom, and made in duplicate in his office, to the mayor and finance committee of the common council for inspection, and it shall be the duty of the mayor and finance committee of the common council, at the time or times specified, to meet and examine the said books and balances. One copy of said balances shall be retained by the said chamberlain and kept on file in his office and the other copy shall be taken by the said committee, and after their indorsing thereon the fact that they have examined it they shall file it with the city clerk. He shall also enter in a column in the assessment-rolls in his possession, opposite the names of the persons or corporations who shall pay their taxes or assessments, the fact of payment and the day when paid. He shall also keep a record of all persons and their respective addresses who may pay taxes for non-residents of said city, and the addresses of such non-residents, so far as he can ascertain the same.

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$9. The board of supervisors of the county of Oswego shall cause Ward asthe corrected assessment-rolls of the wards of the city of Oswego to be rolls, dedelivered to the city chamberlain of said city, according to law, to livery of, which a warrant under the hands and seals of said supervisors, or a berlain. majority of them, shall be annexed, commanding said city chamberlain to collect from the several persons named in the assessment-rolls the several sums mentioned in the last column opposite their respective names, and pay over the same in the manner directed in the

warrant.

receiving

$10. Upon receiving any assessment-roll with the warrant attached, Notice of the city chamberlain shall give notice in the official papers of the city, rolls. of its receipt by him, and all persons named in said assessment-roll are required to pay their taxes at his office.

lain's fees.

$11. During the first thirty days following the first publication of Chambersuch notice, any person or corporation may pay his, her or its tax to said city chamberlain without any fees added thereto; after said thirty days such fees shall be added to the tax and collected by him as shall be fixed by the common council, not exceeding five per centum of the amount of the tax.

§12. All fees, percentages and interest moneys received by the city Fees to be chamberlain shall be forthwith paid by him into the treasury of the to city, for the use of the city.

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unpaid

$13. The city chamberlain shall deposit with the county treasurer Return of of Oswego county all assessment-rolls received by him from the board of supervisors with warrants attached, together with a return of all

taxes.

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