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powered to annually levy, upon the grand duplicate of the county, an amount which, in their opinion, may be sufficient for the payment of said bonds and interest thereon ; and for the purpose of keeping said roads in repair, the county commissioners are authorized and empowered to annually levy upon the grand duplicate of the county an amount sufficient to keep said roads in repair, which fund skall be known as a special pike fund, and shall be collected as other taxes, and shall be and remain under the control of the county commissioners; and to further provide for keeping in repair said roads, there shall be elected in each of the townships of said county, wherein any of said roads or parts thereof may be situated, on the first Monday of April, 1882. and annually thereafter, one or more special pike commissioners, as said county commissioners may direc', whose duty it shall be to keep in repair said roads or part of roads in such township, and who shall give bond for the faithful discharge of his duties, in the sum of three thousand dollars (83,000), with good and suffici-nt surety, to be approved by the county commissioners, and who shall also report, seu i-annually, on the first Monday of September and the first Monday of March, to said county commissioners, with accompanying vouchers, a detailed statement of the receipts and expenditures of his oflice, and upon failure to report upon demand made in writing therefor by the commissioners, or if he shall neglect to perform his duty according to law, the con missioners may, by a unanimous vote at any regular metting, suspended or remove said special pike commissioner, and appoint a suitable person to fill said. Vacancy, and he shall do and periorm his labor upon said roads under the instruction of the county commissioners, and receive from them, from time to time, such portion of the special pike fund as they may deem proper, to be paid upon estimate and upon the order of the county auditor.

They shall have all the powers and privileges of road supervisors, and may, when in their opinion the interest of any of the pikes require it, enter upon any lands in the county, and take the gravel, or other material necessary for the repair of the pikes, and shall pay a reasonable amount therefor, together with the amount of damages to the lands by reason of the removal of such material. If an owner be dissatisfied with the amount paid, or offered to be paid by said pike commissioner, he shall go before the board of county commissioners, and if not satisfied with their award, he may appeal to the probate court of the county, subject to all the provisions of the statutes relating to the appropriation of material for road purposes.

Said commissioner shall receive for his services, two dollars for each and every day he may be actually employed on said roads; but nothing in this act shall be so construed as to allow him buggy hire, or additional pay of any kind; and in case of a vacancy occurring in the office of special pike commissioner, in any of the townships herein mentioned, the county commissioners are hereby empowered to fill such vacancy until the same can be regularly filled at the succeeding township el ction.

SEC. 2. That said original section five (5), as amended April 12, 1880, March 27, 1882, be and the same is hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

A. D. MARSH,

Speaker of the House of Representatives. Passed March 27, 1884.

JOHN G. WARWICK, 19

President of the Senate.

[House Bill No. 138.]

AN ACT

To provide for the construction, improvement and maintenance of roads and high

ways in the county of Morgan, Ohio. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the trustees in each township in the county of Morgan shall, within ten days after the first Monday in April, 1884, divide their respective townships into road districts, and annually thereafter may make any alterations they may deem proper in such road districts. They shall cause a description of the districts so made or altered to be entered in the township record; after such division or alteration they shall appoint one supervisor of roads for each district so constructed, who shall be a resident of such road district and not related to either of the trustees making such appointment. Each road district shall contain not less than nine square miles nor more than twenty-five square miles of territory; provided, each township shall constitute at least one road district, and shall designate the number of constables to be elected for their townships and give notice of their election.

Sec. 2. The trustees of the several townships in the said county of Morgan shall, on or before May 15, 1884, and annually thereafter, levy on the taxable property of their respective townships, for the purpose of opening, grading, improving and repairing the roads and highways of such township, one and one half mills upon the dollar valuation in such township, and the trustees shall certify such levy to the county auditor in writing, on or before the fifteenth day of May in each year. The county auditor shall assess the same on the taxable property of such township, and the same shall be collected at the December installment. All road taxes so levied and collected shall be paid by the county treasurer, to the treasurer of the township from which the same had been collected, and shall be paid out as hereinafter provided.

Sec. 3. Each supervisor so appointed shall, before entering upon the discharge of his duties, execute a bond with surity in the sum of five hundred dollars, payable to the township trustees for the use of the roads, and to be approved by them, conditioned that he will honestly and faithfully perform his duties as such supervisor, and shall take an oath of office, which bond shall be deposited with the township clerk. Such supervisors shall each receive two dollars per day for time actually and necessarily employed in the discharge of their duties. Each supervi-or shall keep an account of the date and time employed, and shall, at the end of each month, make an itemized statement of such account and present the same to the township trustees for approval, and such account, when approved in writing by the trustees, shall be a voucher for the clerk to draw his order upon the township treasury for the amount thereof in favor of such supervisors, and the same shall be paid out of the road fund of such township, and the supervisors shall be subject to the same penalties and governed by law as now in force, except as herein expressly provided otherwise.

SEC. 4. The trustees shall control the supervisors as to the time, amount of money to be expended, and place and manner of performing all work and making all improvements on the roads of their respective townships; but the supervisor shall have the immediate supervision of the work and workmen in their respective districts. He shall give to

each workman employed a certificate, showing the time, kind of labor performed and price per day, and also the items and price of materials furnished or purchased under the direction of the trustees, which certificate, when approved by the trustees of the township, shall constitute a voucher for the clerk to draw an order upon the township treasurer for the amount thereof in favor of the holder. Each supervisor shall keep an account, in a book to be provided by the township trustees, of all certificates issued by him, containing the items of each certificate, and such supervisor shall, at the regular meetings of the trustees, furnish transcripts of such records to the trustees, who shall compare the same with the orders issued by the clerk, and discrepancies, if any, shall be adjusted. Any supervisor may be removed at any time by the trustees in regular session, and the vacancy filled by the appointment of some other person.

SEC. 5. The county commissioners of the said county of Morgan may, in their discretion, on or before June 10, in 1884, and annually ther. after, levy on the taxable property of the county, not to exceed one mill on the dollar valuation, in addition to all other taxes allowed by law, for the purpose of opening, grading and improving the roads and highways of the county, and the amount of such levy shall be placed on the tax duplicate by the county auditor, and shall be collected at the December installment in the manner now provided by law, and shall constitute a "county road fund,” to be expended by and under the direction of the county commissioners, upon such roads of the county and in such manner as they may deem best.

Sec. 6. The two days' work required by law to be performed upon the roads and highways shall be performed under the direction of the trustees and supervisors in this act authorized, and for the years 1884 and 1885. The trustees of said several townships may anticipate one half the tax herein authorized to be levied in their townships by the issue of bonds of such township, payable in six months, with interest from date of issue, in denominations not less than ten nor more than one hundred dollars, which shall be sold at not less than their pir value, and the proceeds applied to the rouls, as in this act contemplat 1.

Sec. 7. The provisions of this act within the limits of said Morgan county, shall be in lieu of sections 1457, 1459, 2829, 2830, 4738, 4739, 4755 4756 and 4757 of the revised statutes of Ohio and the amendments thereto, and the same are by this act rendered inoperative in the said county of Morgan, and all other acts or parts of acts which are inconsistent with this act, or in conflict with this act, are by this act superseded within the limits of said county of Morgan. All other acts, laws or statutes or parts thereof, not excepted herein, are in as full force in said county as though this act had not been passed.

The authority of the county commissioners of said county of Morgan to levy taxes for road purposes by virtue of the authority in sections 2822 and 2824 of the revised statutes of Ohio, is by this act superseded and annulled.

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

A. D. MARSH,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

JOHN G. WARWICK,

President of the Senate. Passed March 27, 1884.

(Senate Bill No. 118.]

AN ACT To authorize the council of the incorporated village of Sabina, Clinton county, Ohio,

to borrow money and issue bonds. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the council of the incorporated village of Sabina, Clinton county, Ohio, be and they are hereby authorized to borrow, not exceeding five thousand dollars, for the purpose of establishing a system of sewerage in said village, and for the purpose of paying said ind-btedness, they are authorized to issue the bonds of said village, dollar for dollar, in de nominations of not less than two hundred dollars, and payable in not less than five years from the date of issue, and bearing a rate of interest not to exceed six per centum per annum, payable semi-annually; and for the purpose of paying the interest on said bonds, and the principal as they become due, said council is authorized to levy a tax annually upon ail the taxable property of said village sufficient for that purpose

Sec. 2. Provided, however, that before borrowing said money and issuing said bonds, the council of said village shall, after five days' notice published in a newspaper of general circulation in said vill ge, submit to the qualified voters thereof, on the first Monday of April, 1881, the proposition of issuing said bonds.

Seu. 3. The electors voting in favor of the provisions of the first rection of this act shall have written or printed on their tickets the words, “ Tax for sewerage purposes-Yes;” and the electors voting against the provisions of said section shall have written or printed on their tickets the words, “Tax for sewerage purposes—No;” and if a majority of the electors voting at said election shall vote “Tax for sewerage purposesYes," then the provisions of section one of this act shall be in full force and effect.

But if a majority of the electors voting at said election shall have written or printed on their tickets the words, “Tax for sewerage purposes-No," then the authority to borrow money and issue bonds shall not be granted to said council.

Sex: 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

A. D. MARSH,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

JOHN G. WARWICK,

President of the Senate. Passed March 27, 1884.

enate Bill No. 139.]

AN ACT

To authorize the commissioners of Sandusky county to settle certain claims herein

named. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the commissioners of Sandusky county, Ohio, be and they are hereby authorized to pay Charles Pohlman, Jr., sheri of said county, such sum

as they may deem reasonable for his extra services, not exceeding three hundred dollars, in the hanging of John Radford, and for extra expenses incurred in the repairing of the county jail to prevent his escape before the execution.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its pas-age.

A. D. MARSH,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

JOHN G. WARWICK,

President of the Senate. Passed March 27, 1884.

[House Bill No. 232.]

AN ACT

"To authorize the board of education of Eaton village school district of Preble county,

to issue bonds to complete and furnish a school-house and improve the grounds thereof.

SE TION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That. the board of education of Eaton village school district in Preble county, Ohio, be and the said board is hereby authorized to issue the bonds of said district and sell the same, not exceeding eighteen thousand dollars, in addition to the amount which said board is now authorized to issue, and to use the proceeds thereof in building, or completing and furnishing, a school-house in said district, and in improving the grounds thereof.

Sec. 2. Said bonds shall be in sums of one thousand dollars each, the first of which shall be payable not later than the year A. D. 1897, and the remainder thereof shall be made payable, two each year thereafter until all are paid. They shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding six per cent. per annum, to be paid semi-annually, and shall not be sold for less than the par value thereof. Said bonds shall be signed by the president and clerk of said board upon the resolution of the board, and a complete record of the same shall be kept by said clerk.

Sec. 3. Said board of education shall cause the necessary taxes to be levied to pay the interest on said bonds, and to pay the principal thereof as the same shall become due, in the manner provided by law for levying taxes for school and school-house purposes.

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

A. D. MARSH,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

JOHN G. WARWICK,

President of the Senate. Passed March 27, 1884.

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