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age within the said city of McMechen ; provided, that no such claims, demands, or evidences of debt against the city shall be paid out of said proceeds resulting from the said issue of bonds unless the same shall have been authorized and directed to be paid by the common council of the said city of McMechen.

Sec. 5. Bonds authorized to be issued under this act shall not be sold or negotiated for less than par value, and shall be exempt from taxation for municipal purposes, which fact shall appear upon the face thereof as a part of the contract with the purchaser. Said council shall have the authority to prescribe the manner or mode of selling or disposing of said bonds.

Sec. 6. Whenever the said corporate authority shall provide by ordinance for the issuing of the bonds authorized by this act, and for the purpose mentioned therein, said ordinance shall not become operative, and shall not have force and effect until it shall have been published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county of Marshall for two consecutive weeks, and have been approved by three-fifths of the legal votes of said city cast for and against the same at an election, either special or general, to be held at the usual voting places, within said city, within ten days after the expiration of the publication of two weeks of such ordinance, as herein provided for, and in the publication of said ordinance notice shall be given of the day on which said election shall be held; and in such election the conduct and returns thereof shall be as provided by law of all other elections held in said city for officers and other purposes.

CHAPTER 17.

(Senate Bill No. 213.)

AN ACT to enlarge the boundaries of the independent school dis

trict of the city of Charleston.

[Passed February 22, 1907. In effect ninety days from passage.

without the approval of the Governor.)

Became a law

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Sec. 1. Boundaries of independent school 2. Submitted to vote; special elecdistrict enlarged.

tions; when held.

How elections held; result. Be it enacted by the 'Legislature of West Virginia:

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Sec. 1. That the boundaries of the independent school district

of the city of Charleston shall be enlarged so as to include all the territory embraced in the corporate limits of said city, as provided in an act of the legislature of West Virginia passed on the fifteenth day of February one thousand nine hundred and seven, entitled: “An act to amend and re-enact the act of the legislature of West Vir ginia passed on the thirteenth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five," and for the additional purposes set out in the title thereof.

Sec. 2. Provided, however, that before this act shall take effect as to the territory proposed to be included in said independent school district from the district of Charleston, it shall be submitted to the voters of the school district of Charleston at a special election to be held in said district under the direction of the board of education thereof, to be held on the fourth day of June, one thousand nine hundred and seven, and before the same shall take effect as to the territory proposed to be included in the said independent school district, from the district of Loudon, it shall be submitted to the voters of the said school district at a special election to be held in said district, under the direction of the board of education there. of, on the fourth day of June, one thousand nine hundred and seven.

Sec. 3. The tickets for the said elections herein provided for shall have written or printed thereon for independent school district” and “against independent school district.” The said elections shall be held and conducted and the result thereof, in each of said districts, ascertained by the same officers respectively charged with these duties at the last preceeding school election in each of said districts, and if the majority of the votes cast upon said question shall be in favor of said independent school district in either of the districts aforesaid, then so much of said territory now within the city of Charleston as lies within the districts or either of them so voting in favor of the independent school district, shall thereafter be included within the independent school district of the city of Charleston.

CHAPTER 18.

(Senate Bill No. 68.)

AN ACT to create and establish the independent school district of

Logan, in the county of Logan, state of West Virginia.

(Passed February 12, 1907.

In effect from passage.

February 21, 1907.]

Approved by the Governor

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Logan; boundary line defined.
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tion, when held. 3. Vacancies in board; how filled.

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bilities.

Text books; attendance of pupils. 8. Power to establish high schools ;

who to attend. 9. Admission to schools.

School for colored children.
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and duties.
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fication of. Provisions as to moneys belonging to the old district and appor

tionment of liabilities. Levy; how conducted ; limit. Polling places; ballot for special

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Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

Sec. 1. That in the event the majority of the votes cast at an election to be held on the first Monday in May, one thousand nine hundred and seven, be in favor thereof, the following described territory of Logan district, Logan county, shall after the result of such election is ascertained and declared, be “The independent school district of Logan”. If a majority of the votes cast at such election be for the independent school district, to-wit:

Beginning at a stake in the center line of the Guyandotte Valley railroad at Bill Ellis hollow; thence north 17 33' east 854.65 feet to a dead sugar tree in said hollow; thence north 29 39' west 7019 feet to a stake in the center line of said railroad at the mouth of Varney branch; thence north 78 29' west 528.07 feet crossing Guyandotte river to a stake at high water mark on the lower edge of the county road; thence with the high water mark of said river to the mouth of Island creek, a distance of about one-half mile; thence with the right hand side of said creek as you ascend the same to the mouth of Coal branch; thence crossing said Island creek to a stake at high water mark; thence down said Island creek with the right hand side thereof as you descend to the mouth of a small tributary thereof known as the Tide; thence with the meanders of the Tide in an easterly direction to a stake at high water mark on the bank of the Guyandotte river at the east mouth of said Tide; thence following the right hand side of said Guyandotte river at high water mark as you ascend the same to a point opposite the mouth of the Bill Ellis hollow, a distance of about a mile; thence crossing said Guyandotte river to a stake, the point of beginning.

Sec. 2. The board of education of said district shall consist of three members who shall be elected by the qualified voters residing therein, and shall be vested with the same rights and exercise the same powers and perform the same duties and be governed by the same laws that boards of education elsewhere in the counties, or are may hereafter be governed, except in so far as changed by the provisions of this act, and in the event of the establishment of the school district, a board of education shall be elected on the second Monday in July, one thousand nine hundred and seven. The term of office of the members of said board shall commence on the first day of July following their election, and the said members so elected shall hold their office until the first day of July in the year one thousand nine hundred and nine, and until their successors have been elected.

The qualified voters of the independent school district shall elect a board of education at the general election held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, in the year one thousand nine hundred and eight, for the said district, consisting of three members, one of whom shall serve for the term of one year, one for the term of two years and one for the term of three years, and until their successors have been elected and qualified. The term of office of which each candidate is voted for shall be designated on the ballots used at said election. The regular term of members of said board of education shall be six years, and one member of said board shall be elected each two years after said election in November, one thousand nine hundred and eight, and the general election held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. The terms of office of members of said board shall commence on the first day of July following their election. The compensation of the members of the said board of eductaion shall not exceed two dollars per day per member for the time actually engaged in performing the duties required of them, and no member to receive more than twenty dollars in any one year.

Sec. 3. Any vacancy that may occur in the office of school commissioner by death, resignation or from any cause, shall be filled by the board of education of the district at their first regular meeting thereafter, or as soon as circumstances will permit, by the appointment of a suitable person, who shall hold his office until the next election of school commissioners or members of the board of education, when a member of said board of education shall be elected to fill the unexpired term.

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Sec. 4. The board of education shall elect annually, at the first meeting, one of its members to act as president of said board, who shall perform all the duties which are required to be performed by such officer of any board of education which shall not be inconsistent with this act; the board shall elect at the same time a secretary, who shall perform such duties as are required by secretaries of other boards of education in the county. The president shall have one vote as a member of said board and shall not vote on any question arising in the board more than once by reason of being the presiding officer; the president and other members of the board of education and the secretary shall, before performing any other duty required of them, take the oath of office required to be taken by presidents, members and secretaries of boards of education in said county; the secretary shall record in the book provided for the purpose, all the official acts and proceedings of the board, which shall be a public record, open to the inspection of all persons interested therein, and shall perform all such other duties which are not inconsistent with this act, which are required of the secretaries of the several boards of education in the county ; for his services as secretary he shall receive such compensation, not exceeding one hun. dred dollars per annum, as the board may allow; in his absence the board may appoint one of its members or some other person secretary for the time being.

Sec. 5. The board of education shall hold stated meetings at such times and places as they may appoint, not less than two members being required to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business; special meetings may be called by the president when he shall deem it necessary, or at the request of the other two members, by the secretary. The concurrence of two members of the board shall be required to elect superintendents or teachers and to decide all questions involving expenditure of money.

Sec. 6. The board of education of the independent school district of Logan shall be a body corporate, and as such may purchase, hold and grant estate, real and personal, contract, sue and be sued,

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