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attorney in regard to the proper conduct of the trial of any proceeding or action at law, or to deprive said county attorney of the powers or privileges ordinarily exercised in the course of litigation by attorneys at law when acting for private clients. He shall not confession

of judgpermit, offer or confess judgment against the county, or accept any ment. offer of judgment in favor of the county, unless previously duly authorized so to do by the board of supervisors. He shall make an annual annual report at the close of each fiscal year to the board of supervisors covering generally the work of his office, and showing the status of all actions and proceedings pending.

§ 3. The county attorney may appoint and at pleasure remove Secretary, a secretary and such number of deputies and other clerks and sub- deputies. ordinates as the board of supervisors of the county of Nassau may ordinates. authorize and direct, and the salary or compensation of such secretary, deputies and other clerks and subordinates shall be fixed by the board of supervisors and paid in the method and manner as drected* by them. Such deputies shall act generally for and in the place of the county attorney in reference to the particular branch of work assigned to them. The secretary, clerks and subordinates shall perform such services as may be assigned to them by the county attorney, or his deputies acting for him. Special counsel to Special assist or conduct important cases or proceedings for or against the county or any officer, board, body or commission thereof shall be employed only when autherized by the board of supervisors at such compensation as shall be approved by it.

§ 4. All process and papers for the commencement of actions Service of and legal proceedings against the county of Nassau shall be served putress in either upon the chairman of the board of supervisors, the county against comptroller or the county attorney.

§ 5. The board of supervisors may remove the county attorney Removal of only for cause, upon charges preferred, and after an opportunity attorney. to be heard.

$ 6. This act shall take effect immediately.

counsel.

CHAPTER 105
AN ACT to ratify, confirm and legalize the proceedings had and taken by the

city of Oneonta in the matter of paving, curbing and filling Chestnut street
extension and constructing a retaining wall and laying sidewalk along
certain portions of said street, the issuance of bonds therefor and to provide

for the payment of such bonds.
Became a law March 11, 1925, with the approval of the Governor. Passed by

a two-thirds vote under emergency message. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows: Section 1. All the acts and proceedings had and taken by or in Proceedingu

legalized. behalf of the city of Oneonta, by its board of public works, its common council, its boards or commissions, its officers and agents, for and in respect to the paving, curbing, and filling of Chestnut

* So in original. [Word misspelled.)

Certification of cost.

bonds authorized.

street extension, and constructing a retaining wall and laying and relaying side walk along certain portions thereof, and the issuance of bonds therefor, are in all respects ratified, confirmed, and legalized, and are hereby expressly declared a full and sufficient compliance with the statutes applicable thereto and with all the requirements and conditions precedent to the issuance and sale of bonds in payment for said improvements. The board of public works shall certify to the common council the cost and

expense of said improvements, including all costs and charges Issuance of connected therewith or pertaining thereto. The common council

of said city is hereby authorized and empowered to issue and sell bonds in payment thereof, as so certified, and upon the due sale and delivery of said bonds, said bonds shall become and be the valid and binding obligations of the city of Oneonta, notwithstanding any defect, irregularity or the omission of any lawful requirement in, or the want of any statutory authority for, any act or proceeding had or taken. Said bonds shall be of such de

nomination, shall bear such rate of interest, not exceeding the terest, etc. legal rate, and shall be payable at such time or times, as the

common council shall determine, but not less than four percentum thereof shall become due and payable annually.

§ 2. The said city of Oneonta by its common council, its proper payment.

officers, and agents, is hereby authorized and directed to raise annually, by tax, a sum sufficient to pay the interest and principal of each and all of such bonds, as the same shall become due.

§ 3. This act shall not affect any action or proceeding now pending in any court.

§ 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

Bonds; denomination, in

Tax for

Pending actions.

L. 1861,
ch. 62,
$ 25
amended.

CHAPTER 106
AN ACT to amend chapter sixty-two of the laws of eighteen hundred and

sixty-one, entitled "An act to incorporate the village of Panama,” in rela

tion to the road and bridge money of the town of Harmony. Became a law March 11, 1925, with the approval of the Governor. Passed,

three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. Section twenty-five of chapter sixty-two of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-one, entitled “An act to incorporate the village of Panama," as amended by chapter three hundred and seventy-one of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-two, is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 25. The said village shall constitute a highway district, and

the powers and duties of commissioners and overseers of highways powers of are hereby devolved upon, and shall be exercised by the trustees of

the village, except as otherwise provided in this act; and the jurisdiction of the commissioners and overseers of highways of the town of Harmony, within the limits of said village, over the taxable inhabitants, corporations and banking associations, and the property therein, and the highway taxes levied or to be levied on the

Village to constitute highway district;

trustees.

same or any of them, or any pact thereof, is hereby entirely abrogated, except such as shall be assessed on said village by the board of supervisors for roads and bridges.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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amended.

for certain purposes,

CHAPTER 107
AN ACT to amend chapter one hundred and seventeen of the laws of eighteen

hundred and eighty-three, entitled "An act to amend, consolidate and revise
the charter of the village of Peekskill, and the several acts amendatory

thereof,” in relation to village taxes. Became a law March 11, 1925, with the approval of the Governor. Passed,

three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. Section two of title nine of chapter one hundred L. 1883, and seventeen of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-three, tit

. 9, entitled “An act to amend, consolidate and revise the charter of 2 the village of Peekskill, and the several acts amendatory thereof," as last amended by chapter three hundred and two of the laws of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 2. The board of trustees are authorized and empowered to raise money by tax, in the manner as herein provided, to pay all Power of contingent and actual expenses of the corporation, and also to levy tax. carry into effect the several powers and privileges granted by this act; but no such tax, except the tax for street expenses and dam- Tas, except ages occasioned or assessed by or for laying out or opening streets, alleys or highways, or altering or widening the same, or the ex- to be aupenses incurred in proceedings to lay out or open streets, alleys or vote of highways, and except also all sewer expenses, shall be levied or collected until the same shall have been authorized by a vote of the taxable inhabitants of the corporation, at their annual election of officers, or at a meeting called by the board of trustees, for the purpose of authorizing the assessment and collection of taxes. Before any tax for contingent or stated expense of the corporation Notice of can be voted for at any such meeting a notice must be published, meeting. by order of the board of trustees and signed by the president and clerk, for at least two weeks before such meeting, in all the newspapers published weekly in said village, stating that the meeting will be called upon to vote for a contingent or stated tax, specifying the object or objects, stating the sum proposed to be raised for each object, and an estimate by items of the cost of each proposed object, and submitting one or more resolutions substantially in

1 Sentence omitted which read: “ And said corporation shall be entitled to and shall receive from said commissioners of highways of the town of Harmony, such proportion of the road and bridge money thus raised for said town as the taxable property within said corporation bears to the taxable property of said town of Harmony.

2 Previously amended by L. 1888, ch. 180; L. 1897, ch. 485; L. 1902, ch. 25; L. 1907, ch. 287; L. 1909, ch. 510; L. 1912, ch. 23; L. 1919, cha 89; L. 1923, ch. 498.

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the following form: “Resolved, that the

of one hundred and thirty thousand dollars: be raised by tax for the purpose of” (stating concisely the purpose of raising the proposed

tax); if more than one resolution be proposed, they shall be numVote, how bered. The vote thereon shall be taken by ballot, which shall have

in the inside the words “For the resolution" or Against the resolution," and deposited in a separate box to be labeled "village tax, and when more than one resolution is submitted, the vote shall have the words “For the first resolution” or “Against the first resolution, and so as to each resolution submitted. No contingent or stated expense, except the expense denominated street expenses,

and the damages occasioned or assessed by or for laying out, openexceptions. ing or widening streets, alleys or highways, and the expenses at

tending the same, and any sewer expense and except also any sum required to be raised by law, or which is made by law a charge against said village, which is not thus presented and voted upon, shall be collected; and no item thus voted, or any part thereof, shall be used for any other purpose than the specific purpose for which it was voted, and any surplus thereof unexpended for that specific purpose shall be and remain in the treasury, and be accounted for and reported by the board of trustees; but its purpose and object may be changed to any other object by a subsequent resolution of another meeting, submitted by the board of trustees, and adopted, after due notice, in the same manner as herein provided for the resolution directing such tax, when such change can be made without violating a contract. The vote on such resolution

shall be taken by ballot, having on the inside the words, “For the Amount of resolution,” Against the resolution ;'' but the amount of taxes

to be raised by the board of trustees in any one year over and above what are herein denominated street expenses, and what are required for opening new streets or alleys, extending or widening streets, and for sewerage expense and to pay fixed charges, bonded indebtedness and interest on obligations, shall not exceed one hundred and thirty thousand dollars.?

§ 2. T'his act shall take effect immediately.

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annual tax limited.

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AN ACT to amend chapter thirty-seven of the laws of nineteen hundred and

one, entitled "An act authorizing appropriations by the board of supervisors of Rockland county for the support and maintenance of the inmates

of the Nyack hospital,” in relation to the amount of such appropriations.
Became a law March 11, 1925, with the approval of the Governor. Passed,

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 thirty-seven of the laws of nineteen hundred and one, entitled “An act authorizing appro

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priations by the board of supervisors of Rockland county for the support and maintenance of the inmates of the Nyack hospital” as last amended by chapter five hundred and twenty-eight of the laws of nineteen hundred and seven, is hereby further amended to read as follows:

§ 1. The board of supervisors of the county of Rockland is appropre hereby authorized in its discretion to appropriate to the Nyack thorized. bospital and to the Good Samaritan hospital of Suffern, corporations located in said county for the care, support and maintenance of such inmates of the hospitals of such corporations as may be received and retained therein pursuant to the rules established by the state board of charities, such sums annually as such board of supervisors shall deem proper, and payment may be made therefor subject to such rules. The amount thus appropriated in any one Amount year shall not exceed six thousand dollars to each of the said corporations. The board of managers of each of such cor- Annual porations shall report annually in writing to the board of super- board of visors of said county, the number of patients so received and cared supervisors, for, with the names, age, sex, nature of disease or wounds and date of entrance and departure from the hospital.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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CHAPTER 109

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AN ACT to authorize the town of Scott, in the county of Cortland, to issue

bonds for the purpose of meeting certain obligations of said town outstand

ing on December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and twenty-four. Became a law March 11, 1925, with the approval of the Governor. Passed,

three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. The town of Scott in the county of Cortland is Issuance of authorized to issue bonds in a sum not to exceed ten thousand five specified hundred dollars ($10,500), for the purpose of (1) paying five purposes separate notes due The Homer National Bank of Homer, New York; one for two thousand two hundred forty-three dollars and forty-four cents; one of one hundred forty-six dollars and seventynine cents; two of two thousand dollars each; one of nine hundred and fifty-nine dollars, and one of one thousand six hundred six dollars and thirty-two cents and accrued interest on each of said notes to date of payment and (2) paying two separate notes due Elam Clark of Scott, New York; two of six hundred dollars each, and accrued interest on each of said notes to date of payment; each of which enumerated notes was issued to raise money which was used for town purposes, and the issue and creation of said notes is hereby in all respects legalized and confirmed. The bonds hereby authorized shall be termed Bonds ;

nominated, 1 Previously amended by L. 1903, ch. 351.

maturity, 2 Formerly “ three thousand dollars.”

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etc.

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