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same by appointment, a copy of which appointment shall shall be filed with the official oath and bond in the office of the county treasurer of said county, within ten days after said appointment.

SECTION 1. Said commissioners shall be allowed and paid out of said fund, two dollars per day for the time actually expended in said work, and shall at least once in each year make under oath to the clerk of each of said towns, a statement of the amount expended and to whom paid.

SECTION 8. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 14, 1868.

CHAPTER 56.

[Published March 18, 1868.]

AN ACT to legalize the proceedings of the board of supervisors of

the town of Barton, Washington county, changing the boundaries of a certain school district in said town,

Legalized.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. The order of the supervisors of the town of Barton, in the county of Washington, made on the 29th day of April, 1867, changing the boundaries of certain school districts therein mentioned, is hereby legalized and declared to be as valid and effectual for all purposes whatever, as the alterations would have been, had the provisions of the statutes in such cases made and provided been strictly complied with in all respects.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication.

Approved February 14, 1868.

CHAPTER 57.

[Published February 18, 1868. ]

AN ACT to amend chapter 70 of the private and local laws of 1867,

entitled "an act to incorporate the village of Evansville."

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate

and assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The third section of chapter 70 of the Amended. private and local laws of 1867, is hereby amended by striking out the words "frceholder and in the latter part of said section, so that the clause in wbich said words occur shall read as follows: “No person shall be eligible to the office of president, trustee, treasurer or clerk of said village unless he is a legal voter therein."

SECTION 2. The nineteenth subdivision of section How sidewalks fifteen of said act is hereby amended by adding there repaired. to the following, viz: "and also to cause any such owner or occupant to repair his, her or their sidewalk bounded thereon, whenever the same shall need repairing, and in default thereof to cause the same to be so repaired by some officer of said village at the expense of such owner or occupant; and all such expenses shall be a special tax against such lots or grounds, and may be returned and collected from the same, in the manner and at the same time that other taxes are returned and collected."

Section 3. The twenty-second subdivision of said Highway tax section fifteen is hereby amended so as to read as fol. levled. lows: "and between the first day of April and the first day of May in each year to levy a tax on every male resident of said village above the age of twentyone years and under the age of fifty-five years, one day's labor or in lieu thereof one dollar and fifty cents in money, as a poll tax for highway purposes ; and also to levy and assess, at the same time, a highway tax on the taxable property in said village not exceed. ing three mills on a dollar on the assessed value thereof, as appears by the last corrected assessment roll of said village, for the improvement of the streets, alleys aod bridges within the corporate limits of said vilage; and to cause a tax-list, with a warrant annexed, to be

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made out by the village clerk, and delivered to the street commissioner or such other person or persons as the board of trustees may appoint, who shall proceed and collect the same in the same manner that overseers of highways of towns are by law required to collect the highway taxes in their respective road districts ; and apply the same in such places and manner as the board of trustees may direct. And all such taxes as shall remain delinquent upon the return of such tax list and warrant to the village clerk, shall be certified by such village clerk to the town clerk of the town in which the said village is situated to be by him added to the next assessment roll of his town, to be collected at the same time and in the same manner as the general taxes of said village are required to be collected.”

SECTION 4. The twenty-first section of said act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

siThe president and trustees of said village shall, on or before the first Monday of November in each year, by resolution, to be entered on their records, determine the amount of general tax for village purposes for the current year, which tax shall not exceed one half of one per cent. on the assessed valuation of the taxable property in said village in any one year; and they may also at or before the same time, determine the amount of special taxes to be raised during the current year, for building bridges, procuring fire engines, or other apparatus for extingishing fires, or for any other special purpose, by resolution, to be entered on their records as aforesaid: provided, that if any such special tax shall exceed the sum of five hundred dollars, no such resolutions shall be entered of record as aforesaid, until the proposition to raise such special tax shall have been submitted to a vote of the qualified electors of said village at a special election to be called for that purpose, and be adopted by a majority of the votes cast thereon at such special election. Notice of every such special election shall be given in the same manner, and for the same length of time, as notices for annual elections; and every such notice shall moreover specially state the object of such special election and the amount of taxes to be voted on thereat. The vote at such special elections shall be taken by ballot, and the ballots in favor of such proposition shall have written or printed thereon the words,

Notice of special election.

"for special tax-yes," and those against it shall have written or printed thereon the words, "for special tax --no," and every such special election shall be conducted and the votes canvassed in the same manner as the annual elections of said village. And the clerk of the said village sball, on or before the second Monday of November, in each year, deliver to the town clerk of the town in which the said village is situated, à certified copy under his hand the corporate seal of said village, of all resolutions of the said president and trustees, determining the amount of all such general and special taxes to be levied and assessed for the current year, together with a description of the territory included within the corporate limits of said village.

SECTION 5. So much of the provisions of chapter seventy, of the private and local laws of 1867 as is inconsistent with the provisions of this act, is bereby repealed.

SECTIOS 6. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved Feburary 14, 1868.

CHAPTER 58.

AN ACT to lay out a state road from Superior, through Douglas

and Burnett counties, to St. Croix Falls, in the county of Polk, with a branch along the mineral range in town forty-seven, range fourteen west.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate

erui assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. E. C. Clark, James S. Ritchie and

Commissioner Thomas H. Hogan, of Douglas county, Magnus Nel. 800, Geril Tolferson and Peter Anderson, of Burnett county, and F. H. Peck, Joseph B. Churchill and John Robinson, of Polk county, are hereby appointed commissioners to lay out a state road, commencing at or Location of Dear sevənd street, in the town of Superior, Douglas road. county, and terminating at St. Croix Falls, in the county of Polk, with a branch along the mineral range in town forty-seven, range fourteen, who, or any five (of whom, after being duly sworn to perform the duties

Dạties of com. under this act, shall carefully view the ground over missioners.

which said road is to pass, and lay out a good summer wagon road between said points, not less than forty feet in width, the trees to be well elashed not less than forty feet on each side of said road, with a suitable grade, and shall distinctly mark the same; after which they shall make a correct map or draft thereof, and file the same in the office of the clerk of the county board of supervisors; whereupon said road shall become a public highway, and it shall be the duty of the county supervisors to open said road so marked as aforesaid, as soon as possible, and keep the same in repair as

other high ways in said counties. Special tax. SECTION 2. The county board of supervisors of

either of said counties, is hereby authorized to levy a special tax for road purposes, to be expended under the direction of the commissioners of each county within the respective counties.

SECTION 3. The commissioners of each county shall determine the ground and the course over which said

road is to run through the county in which such comPay of commis- missioners reside. The said commissioners shall re

ceive the sum of two dollars per day for every day they shall necessarily be engaged in the performance of their duties, and such assistants as they may employ, not exceeding three, shall receive one and a half dollars per day, to be paid from the treasuries of the counties through which said road shall pass, in proportion to the distance of the same: provided, that no part of the expense incurred under this act shall ever be

paid by the state. Other acts re

SECTION 4. All acts for the laying out of a state pealed. road from Superior to St. Croix Falls, heretofore

passed, are hereby repealed, save and except chapter 532 of the private and local laws of 1867, entitled "an act to authorize the use of the drainage fund belonging in the counties of Douglas, Burnett and Polk for highway purposes.

SECTION 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication.

Approved February 14, 1868.

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