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Seo. 7. No bonds shall be issued in pursuance of the pro- Vote to be visions of this act, nor shall the credit of the city be loaned takén. to said railroad company, until a majority of the legal voters of said city, voting upon said question, shall vote in favor of the same at an election, called by the said city council for that purpose. At snch election those voting in favor, shall vote a ballot, with the words inscribed thereon, “For the Railroad,” and those voting against shall vote a ballot, with the words inscribed thereon, "Against the Railroad.” The city council shall give at least ten days' notice of the time and place of holding said election, by publishing the saine in all the newspapers printed and published in said city, and this act shall be published in con, nection with such notice. Said election shall be conducted and the returns thereof made and canvassed in the same manner as an election for city officers in said city.

Sec. 8. The said bonds shall be signed before issued by Bonds. the president and secretary of said board of commissioners, and countersigned by the mayor of said city of Sheboygan, who shall keep a correct register of all bonds so countersigned by him. The said bonds, when signed and countersigned as aforesaid, shall be, in the hands of any bona fide holder of the same, full and complete evidence, both in law and equity, to establish the indebtedness of said city of Sheboygan, according to the tenor and effect of said bonds: Provided, That no bonds shall be issued except by order of a majority of said commissions, at a meeting of said board, and wbich order shall be entered upon the records of their proceedings.

Sec. 9. The said city council shall bave power, at any further loan. future time, to submit the question of raising the further sum of one hundred thousand dollars upon the credit of said city of Sheboygan, in manner and form as hereinbefore provided, and it a majority of the legal voters of said city, voting upon said question, shall vote in favor of the same, then the said board of commissioners shall have power to raise, upon the credit of said city of Sheboygan, the further sum of $100,000, and expend the same in manner and form as provided in the sections of this act.

Sec. 10. All contracts entered into by said commission- Contracts ers, shall be made in the name of the Sheboygan railroad commissioners, shall be signed by the president and secretary of said board, and all contracts shall be made by consent of a majority of said board, or by some person duly authorized by a vote of the majority of said board, at a meeting of the same.

Vacancy Sec. 11. Whenever any vacancy shall occur in said board

of commissioners, by resignation, death, or removal from said city of Sheboygan, of any of said commissioners, it shall be filled by an election by the remainder of said board, of some freeholder of said city; and a majority of said cominissioners shall constitute a board for the transac

tion of any business authorized to be done by said board. Commission- Sec. 12. It shall be the duty of said board of commisers shall render

sioners, on or before the first Tuesday of April, in each statement.

year, to render a specific statement of their doings to the common council of the said city of Sheboygan, verified by the oath of the president of said board; and said statement shall also show the sum of money that will become due for interest or principal, or both, upon the bonds of said city, issued by them as aforesaid, for the ensuing year, and the place where the same is payable, and what sum of money so to become due, will be required to be raised

by a tax upon the taxable property of said city. Repealing

Sec. 13. The act entitled, an act to authorize the city of section. Sheboygan to aid in the construction of a certain railroad,

approved April second, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three, is hereby repealed.

SEC. 14. This act shall take effect, and be in force, from and after its passage.

Approved, January 17, 1854.

Chap. 2.

An Act to amend an act, entitled, “an act to incorporate the city of Janes

ville," approved, March 19, 1853. The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The act entitled, “an act to incorporate the city of Janesville," approved, March 19, 1853, is hereby so amended, that the time for making out and returning the delinquent list, mentioned in section six, of chapter eight of said act, and for paying over to the treasurer of Rock county, the monies belonging to said county, and the monies belonging to the state of Wisconsin, is extended to the last Monday of January, in this, and each succeeding year; and all the provisions of said act, conflicting herewith, are so modified as.to conform to this act.

Séc. 2. This act shall be in force from and after its passage and publication.

Approved, January 21, 1854.

An Act to extend the time for the collection of taxes in the city of Fond du Chap. 3.

The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. The time for the collection of taxes in the city of Fond du Lac, is hereby extended to the second Monday in February, next: Provided, That this act shall not be so construed as to alter the time for the payment of the state and county taxes to the county treasurer, as said city treasurer was required before the passage of this act.

ŠEC. 2. The said city treasurer shall have the same powers to collect all taxes in arrear, in said city, by levy and distress, or otherwise, as heretofore provided by law, at any time before the said second Monday of February next, on which day he is hereby required to make return of his warrant and doings in the premises, as required by law.

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

Approved, January 21, 1854.

An Act to amend Chapter six of an act, entitled “ an act to consolidate and Chap. 4.

amend the act to incorporate the city of Milwaukee, and the several acts amendatory thereof," approved February 20, 1832.

The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. The owner or owners of that tract of land Boundaries. lying in the second ward, of the city of Milwaukee, bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a point thirtythree (33) feet east of the south-west corner of the east half of the north-west quarter of section twenty, (20) town seven, (7) north of range twenty-two, (22) east; thence north, in a direct line, one thousand twenty-one 1.100 feet, to the point of intersection with the southerly line of the Milwaukee and Fond du Lac plank road; thence southeasterly, six hundred forty 8.10 feet, along said line of said plank road to a point; thence south, in a direct line, five hundred ninety-six 5-10 feet, to the point of intersection with the south line of said quarter section; thence west, along said sonth line, four hundred sixty-two feet, to the place of beginning; and his or their heirs and assigns are hereby authorized to lay out and enclose within the same, such part thereof as he or they shall deem proper, as a private park and pleasure grounds, or garden, for private use.

Council cannot Sec. 2. The common council of the city of Milwaukee opon street.

shall have no power to lay out or open, and are hereby prohibited from laying out or opening any highway, street, alley, lane, or public grounds, in, through, or upon the said tract of land, described in the preceding section, without the consent, in writing, of all the owners thereof, first had and obtained, anything contained in the act, to which

this act is amendatory, to the contrary, notwithstanding : Proviso. Provided, however, That the laying out of said private

park and pleasure grounds, or garden, shall be commenced within one year from the date of the passage of this act, and the same shall be enclosed and improved, for the purposes herein mentioned, within five years from said date; otherwise the privileges and immunities, hereby granted, shall be void, and the common council of said city shall have and possess the like power over said tract of land as heretofore.

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

Approved, January 24, 1854.

Chap. 5. An Act to amend an act entitled an act to authorize the improvement of Sauk

River; approved February 9, 1853.
The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in

Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :
Commission.

SECTION 1. Section 4 of chapter 371, of the private and ers shall appraisa dam- local statutes of 1853, is hereby amended so as to read as ages. follows: “Said commissioners shall appraise the damage

sustained by the owner or owners of any lot or lots through, or upon which, they shall locate the channel of said river; and shall make an assessment upon the several village lots in the blocks, and upon all pieces or parcels of land through which, or bordering upon which, said river runs or is located, as aforesaid, to pay the expense of said improvement, including all damages, appraised as aforesaid, taking into consideration the benefit accruing to any of said lots froin said inprovement.

SEC. 2. The assessment made by the commissioners under the provisions of the act to which this is amendatory, for the improvement of said river, are hereby declared to be legal and valid.

Approved, January 24, 1854.

An Act to extend the time for the collection of taxes in the County of Oconto. Chap. 6.

The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

Section 1. The time by law limited for the collection of taxes, and return thereof by the treasurer, is hereby extended for the county of Oconto, to the third Monday of March next.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect froin and after its passage.

Approved, January 24, 1854.

An Act to change the name of the town of Chili, in the County of Fond du Chap. 7.

Lac.

The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

Section 1. The name of the town of Chili, in the county of Fond du Lac, is hereby changed to the name of Ashford; and the said town of Ashford shall include all that portion of Fond du Lac county embraced in town thirteen (13) north of range eightee.1 (18) east.

Sec. 2. All official acts and proceedings of the several town officers of said town of Chili, heretofore done under the name and style as officers of the town of Ashford, are hereby declared legal in all respects.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its pas-
Bage.
Approved, January 26, 1854.

An Act to amend an act entitled an act to provide for the Inspection of Fish Chap. 8.

in the County of Manitowoc; approved April 2, 1853. The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. That the words “twelve sufficiently strong hoops, or eight flat hoops at least two inches broad,” in section five of said act be stricken out, and the words "eight good and sufficient hoops,” be inserted.

Sec. 2. This act to take effect from and after its passage.
Approved, January 26, 1854.

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