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but the sum to be raised by virtue of this section, shall not Proviso. in any year exceed twice the sum apportioned to the city from the state school moneys.

§ 2. The said board of commissioners shall appoint a Superintensuperintendent of common schools for the city, to hold his de

118 appointed. office during the pleasure of the board, and to perform such duties in the care and oversight of the schools in the city as it may charge him with. He shall be paid such compensation for his services as the board shall from time to time wisselera determine, which shall be audited and allowed as other town charges are in the said city.

$ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 67.
AN ACT to amend An act to incorporate the village of
Roundout,passed April 4, 1849.

Passed March 16, 1850.
The People of the State of New York, represented in
Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

8 1. The sixth subdivision of the thirteenth section of the Fire compa. act entitled “ An act to incorporate the village of Roun-nies magabe dout," passed April 4, 1849, is hereby amended so as to read as follows: “ To appoint one or more companies of firemen for said village, of not more than fifty members each; and one or more hook and ladder companies, of twenty members each; to appoint a chief engineer of said fire companies; to remove in their discretion the chief engineer, or any member of either of said companies, and to make rules and regulations for the government of said chief engineer, and each and every of said companies, for the performance of their respective duties; but each of said companies shall have the right to designate one member thereof a foreman of such company.

82. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap 68.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled An act relative to the

General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the city
of New York, passed April 3, 1811," passed February
18, 1833.

Passed March 16, 1850. The People of the State of New York, represented in

Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows : Amendment. § 1. The fifth section of the act entitled “ An act to re

new and amend an act entitled “An act relative to the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the city of New York,' passed April 3, 1811," passed February 18,

1833, is hereby amended so as to read as follows: May hold "$5. The said society shall be in law capable of purreal estate. chasing, holding and conveying any estate, real or personal,

for the use and benefit of said corporation; and said society is also authorized to take, receive and hold any donation, devise or bequest, either of real or personal estate, which may have been, or shall hereafter be made, either for the general purposes of said corporation or otherwise; provided,

that the lands, tenements, hereditaments and personal estate Proviso.

of said corporation shall not at any one time exceed in amount the sum limited by the act aforesaid, passed April 3, 1811.”

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap 69.
AN ACT to amend the charter of the New York Orphan

Asylum Society.

Passed March 16, 1850. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

§ 1. The corporation created by the act entitled “ An act to incorporate the Orphan Asylum Society in the city of New York,” passed April 7th, 1807, shall be and hereby is authorized to purchase, hold and convey any estate, real and personal, for the use of the said corporation; provided,

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that such estate shall never exceed in value two hundred Not esconde

ing 8200,000 thousand dollars, nor be applied to any other purposes than those for which the said corporation was founded, any thing in the said act hereby amended to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding.

Chap. 70.

AN ACT to amend the act incorporating the village of

Waterloo.
Passed March 16, 1850, “ three-fifths being present.”
The People of the State of New York, represented in
Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

§ 1. The village of Waterloo shall hereafter include all Boundaries. that tract of territory comprised within the following boundaries : Beginning on the north bank of the Seneca outlet, at the southeast corner of military lot number ninetyseven in said town of Waterloo; thence on the east line thereof ninety-one chains and two links, to the northwest corner of the lot commonly called Scauyas or Waterloo reservation lot; thence east on the north line of said lot, fifty chains and twenty links; thence along the centre of the road called the north road, first, south sixty-three and a half degrees east eighteen chains; second, south fifty-five degrees east twenty chains; third, south fifty degrees east eighteen chains; fourth, south sixty-one degrees east fifteen chains; fifth, south seventy-three degrees east twenty-six chains, to the east line of military lot number ninety-eight in said town; thence on said east line thereof south forty-six chains and forty-eight links to the southeast corner thereof, on the north bank of said outlet; thence south to the middle of said outlet, which is the south bounds of said town of Waterloo; thence along said south bounds westerly to a point south of said place of beginning; thence north to said place of beginning

02. The board of trustees of said village are authorized Fire Warto appoint as many fire-wardens as they may think proper, to each company; and to each hook and ladder company now organized in said village, a sufficient number of members not exceeding fifty to each company, with the consent of the individuals so to to be appointed.

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Coilector of taxes.

Collector how elected

§ 3. The collector of taxes of said village is authorized to exercise the same powers and pursue the same remedies in the collection of taxes, which by law are given to town collectors in this state.

§ 4. The collector of taxes in said village shall be elected and term of at the same time and in the same manner with the trustees office.

of said village, and shall hold the office for one year, and shall take the oath of office and give the like bail as is now required by the act amending the act to incorporate the

village of Waterloo, passed April, 1839. Unpaid taxes

§ 5. It shall be lawful for the assessors of the village to add to the tax of any individual or corporation, who shall have neglected to pay his tax of the preceding year,

the amount of his tax so unpaid, stating the amount thereof opposite his name, which the collector is authorized to collect

the same as other taxes. Sidewalks, $ 6. The trustees shall have power to make all necessary

regulations and by-laws, requiring all persons owning or occupying real estate in said village to construct or repair the sidewalks adjoining their respective lands, pursuant to an order of said trustees, duly published, under such penalty as they may think proper, not exceeding twenty-five dollars; and if any owner or occupant shall refuse or neglect to construct or repair such sidewalk, adjoining his premises, pursuant to said order, within sixty days after the time limited by said order, and due publication thereof, it shall be lawful for said trustees to construct or repair the same, as the case may be, and to collect the amount expended in said construction or repair, with costs of suit in an action in any court having cognizance thereof, from any such delinquent owner or occupant; and if such delinquent owner be a nonresident of said village, the amount so expended in said construction or repair is hereby declared to be a lien on his or her land adjoining said sidewalk so made or repaired; and said trustees are authorized to collect said amount, with interest and expenses of notice and sale, by sale of said land, in the same manner and on the same condition as they are authorized by sections forty-one, forty-two and forty-three of the act entitled “An act to amend an act incorporating the village of Waterloo," to sell real estate for the payment

of taxes. Proof of by.

$ 7. The certificate of the clerk of said village, duly aw, do." signed by him, and under the corporate seal of said village,

of any by-laws, regulations or orders of said trustees, certifying that the same have been duly passed and published pursuant to an order of said trustees, and in what manner,

shall be received as evidence in any court in which said corporation shall be a party, and shall be prima facie evidence of the facts therein stated, while said clerk is in office and afterwards.

$ 8. All laws or parts of laws inconsistent herewith, are Repeal. hereby repealed.

$ 9. This act shall take effect immediately.

clared valid.

Chap 71. AN ACT to amend the act for the incorporation of companies to construct plank roads and turnpike roads.

Passed March 16, 1850. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows : &$ 1. Every company heretofore formed or organized under the act entitled " An act for the incorporation of companies to formed de

Companies construct plank roads, and of companies to construct turnpike roads,” passed May 7, 1847, and the several acts amending the same, shall be deemed to be a valid corporation, although such company may not have complied with the requirements of such acts in the formation and organization of such company; and no act or omission on the part of any such company, or of its stockholders or officers, shall work a forfeiture of its corporate powers or franchises, unless the same was wilful or malicious; but this section shall not affect or impair any right of action which has heretofore accrued to any person or persons against such company, its officers or agents, for entering upon or taking possession of any real estate; or any right of action now existing, arising on contract; or any right of action against any company or its officers, for a misapplication of its funds; or any action pending to recover toll, or to recover any penalty for passing a gate without paying toll.

g 2. Section five of the act entitled “ An act in relation 45 repealed. to plank roads and turnpike roads,” passed April 6, 1849, is repealed, and the following substituted in lieu thereof:

“ § 5. Sections fifty-four and fifty-five of title first, chapter eighteen of part first of the Revised Statutes, shall apply to all companies formed under the before mentioned act, passed

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