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oard of police shall, within ten days after the passage of this act, letermine the amount necessary for the expense of the board and Expense olice force for the year ending February twenty-eight, eighteen hun- ending ired and eighty-seven, in addition to moneys received by said board February herefor (other than from loans), not exceeding ten thousand dollars, deter nd the common council shall transfer from its contingent fund to the mined. olice fund the said amount, less the amount of money in the city reasury to the credit of the police fund. The said board of police Annual hall, within ten days after the passage of this act, and between the requisi irst and fifteenth days of December in each and every year, make a police exequisition upon the common council of the city of Yonkers, in detail, or the amount said board shall fix and determine as necessary for the xpense of the board and police force by this act established, for the iscal year next ensuing, but such amount shall not exceed, in any one Limita'ear, the sum of thirty-seven thousand five hundred dollars. The fisal year shall commence on the first day of March. The common Duty of ouncil of the city of Yonkers shall annually assess and levy, in the common nanner provided by law for assessing, levying and collecting the city axes, the amount of said requisition, less the amount in the city treasry to the credit of the police fund, at the date thereof, in excess of he balance unexpended of the amount of the requisition for the expense of the board and police force for the current fiscal year. The common council shall, in addition to all other sums which have been or nay hereafter be authorized to be raised by tax in the city, levy and ssess, with the taxes for the ensuing fiscal year, the amount transerred from the contingent fund to the police fund, as herein provided, and such amount, when received, shall be credited to the contingent und. All salaries and all claims, accounts and demands against the Salaries aid board of police, which shall be allowed by said board, shall be claims, aid out of the moneys in the city treasury to the credit of the police how paid. und, but no such moneys shall be paid out except by warrants signed by the president and the secretary of said board. The said board of Reports of olice shall annually, on the first day of March in each year, and at police such other times as required by the common council of the city of Yon- council.j kers, deliver to the said common council a detailed statement of all the accounts of said board of police, a general statement of its work and he condition of its affairs and the state of its finances.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap. 3.

AN ACT to authorize the city of Buffalo to issue bonds to pay the indebtedness incurred by said city in acquiring additional park lands.

PASSED January 31, 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 lawful for the city of Buffalo to borrow a sum City may of money sufficient to pay the indebtedness incurred by the city in borrow acquiring and to pay the expenses of laying out, improving and em- park purbellishing, for park purposes, the following described lands, namely:

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Commencing at the point of intersection of the northeast corner of Eagle and Pine streets, thence easterly on the north line of Eagle street two hundred and ninety feet, thence northerly on a line draw at right angles with Eagle street to the south line of Clinton street, thence westerly on the southerly line of Clinton street two hundred and ninety feet to the east line of Pine street; thence southerly on the east line of Pine street to the north line of Eagle street, the place of beginning.

§ 2. For these purposes the mayor and comptroller shall issue the bonds of said city to such an amount not exceeding one hundred and twenty thousand dollars as shall be necessary; said bonds shall be known as "The Buffalo park bonds issue of eighteen hundred and eighty-six," and shall be payable by their terms in not less than ten nor more than forty years, as the common council of said city shall determine, and shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding four per and when centum per annum, payable semi-annually from the date thereof.

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bonds which shall be issued by virtue of this act may be sold at public or private sale, or by subscription and on such terms, not less than par, as the common council of said city may prescribe. And the said bonds Proceeds, and the proceeds of the sale thereof shall constitute the fund for liquidathow ap- ing the indebtedness incurred by the city in acquiring the aforesaid lands and in paying the expenses of laying out, improving and embellishing the same.

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The said city shall annually provide by tax for the payment of the interest of the bonds issued pursuant to the provisions of this act, and shall provide for the payment of said bonds as they become due. § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 4.

AN ACT to provide for the payment of certain expenses and obligations incurred by the Brooklyn park commissioners in the city of Brooklyn.

PASSED February 1, 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 Brooklyn park commissioners are authorized to pay such sum or sums of money for salaries and expenses in the depart ment of parks incurred during the year one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six as may be due and unpaid at the time of the passage of this act, and to repay any sum or sums of money which have heretofore been loaned or advanced to pay such salaries and expenses so incurred during the year aforesaid; and they are further authorized to make such payments and repayments from the amount of money heretofore appropriated for the maintenance of the department of parks for the fiscal year beginning on the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-seven.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 5.

AN ACT to amend chapter three hundred and ninety-nine of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-six, entitled "An act to enable the electors of the town of Collins, in Erie county, to vote by districts for the election of town officers."

PASSED February 3, 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 seventeen of chapter three hundred and ninetynine of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-six, entitled "An act to enable the electors of the town of Collins, in Erie county, to vote by districts for the election of town officers" is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

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§ 17. The annual election of the town of Collins shall be held on the Annual first Tuesday in March in each and every year, and the annual town tion and meeting for the town of Collins shall be held on the Wednesday after town the first Tuesday in March in each and every year. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap. 6.

AN ACT in relation to the city of Troy and the several departments thereof, authorizing the said city to ascertain, determine, audit and allow claims and demands against said city, and to issue its bonds to raise money for the purpose of paying the same, and to hereafter prohibit expenditures in excess of the amount authorized therefor by the board of estimate of said city, and to prohibit certain contracts which are not by their terms to be performed during any current fiscal year, and to prescribe punishment for violations thereof.

PASSED February 4, 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. It shall be lawful for the city of Troy, by the contracting City conboard of said city, to hear, ascertain and determine any and all claims tracting and demands arising on contract, express or implied, whether legal or duties and equitable, against the said city of Troy, or against any department to certain thereof which is now authorized by the charter of said city or by any claims. statute applicable to any such department to enter into contracts and to audit claims arising therefrom, which have matured or shall mature and become due and payable by the terms of any such contract or contracts on or before the first Tuesday of March, eighteen hundred and

eighty-seven, and which are or shall be in excess of and not provided for in any estimate made by the board of estimate of said city since the first Tuesday of March eighteen hundred and eighty-three, and the tax levies based thereon made by the common council of said city. The contracting board shall enter upon the discharge of the duties imposed upon said board by the provisions of this act with all conver ient speed and shall diligently proceed and finish the same; and all such claims and demands, when the same shall have been so ascer tained, determined and allowed by the said city, through its said Its audits contracting board, are hereby declared to be legal and valid, and valid as against the city of Troy.

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§ 2. It shall be lawful for the said city to borrow money sufficient ta money to pay and discharge in full all such claims and demands which shall pay audit- have been ascertained, determined and allowed as provided in the first ed claims. section of this act, and to issue its bonds for the payment thereof; city bonds which bonds shall be signed and issued in the usual form by the may therefor. and chamberlain, and countersigned by the comptroller of said city, in

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such sums, and to be made payable at such time or times, as the said mayor, comptroller and chamberlain shall deem proper and for the bes interests of said city, and shall bear a rate of interest not exceeding four per centum per annum. The said bonds shall be negotiated and sold by the said comptroller at not less than par, and the money realized therefrom shall be appropriated and used to the payment of such claims and demands as shall have been so ascertained, determined and allowed as aforesaid, and for no other or different purpose; and such claims and demands so ascertained, determined and allowed as herein provided shall be paid upon the same certification and in the same manner as other audited bills and claims arising on contract are required to be certified and paid under existing laws applicable to the city of Troy.

§3. The interest on all bonds issued under the provisions of this act thorized. shall be annually raised by tax as other moneys are now raised by tax in said city, and shall be annually paid to the owners of said bonds; and the principal of said bonds shall be raised in a similar manner in each year in which the said bonds, or any of them, shall become due and payable, and shall be paid to the owners thereof.

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§ 4. After this act shall go into effect it shall not be lawful for any excess of officer, board or department of the city of Troy to make or enter into any contract for work, labor or services, or for the purchase of any sup plies or materia's, or the making of repairs, which by the terms of such contract involve an expenditure of money or liability therefor, which, after taking into account the expenditures and liabilities already made and incurred, shall be in excess of the amount which has been estimated and allowed to such officer, board or department by the board of estimate of said city in its annual estimate of the moneys necessary to be raised in said city, and directed by the common council to be raised by tax, for the current fiscal year in which such contracts shall Restric- be made; nor shall it be lawful for the board of school commissioners expendi- to enter into any contract for hiring school teachers, janitors or other tures by employees, which by the terms thereof is not to be fulfilled and performed within the then current fiscal year of said city; nor shall it be lawful for the contracting board of said city to enter into any contract tracting for cleaning the streets or alleys, including gutters and crosswalks of board as said city, or for removing therefrom refuse, garbage and ashes, which cleaning, by its terms is not to be fulfilled and performed within such current fiscal year of said city of Troy. Any contract, verbal or written, made

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in violation of this section shall be null and void as to the city of Troy, Contracts and no moneys belonging to said city shall be paid thereon. Any tion of act officer, or any member of any board or department of the said city of to be void. Troy making or voting for any contract prohibited by this section, or Penalty anditing any account or claim thereunder, shall be deemed guilty of a tion misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be punished by fine or imprison- hereof. ment, or by both, in the discretion of the court before which such conviction shall be had.

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§ 5. The several provisions of this act shall be liberally construed so Act, how as to enable the same to be carried into effect, anything in the charter to be conof said city of Troy, or in chapter one hundred and twenty-six, of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and the acts amendatory thereof, to the contrary notwithstanding.

§ 6. This act shall take efect immediately.

Chap. 7.

AN ACT to amend chapter three hundred and fifty-two of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-six, entitled "An act to authorize the appointment of a commission to investigate and report to the Legislature the most humane and approved method of carrying into effect the sentence of death in capital cases.'

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PASSED February 7, 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 of chapter three hundred and fifty-two of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-six entitled "An act to authorize the appointment of a commission to investigate and report to the Legislature the most humane and approved method of carrying into effect the sentence of death in capital cases," is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

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$1. Elbridge T. Gerry of New York, Doctor A. P. Southwick of CommisBuffalo and Matthew Hale of Albany are hereby appointed a commis- en sion to investigate and report to the Legislature of the State of New report. York on or before the fourth Tuesday of January eighteen hundred and eighty-eight the most humane and practical method known to modern science of carrying into effect the sentence of death in capital

cases.

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