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[House Joint Resolution No. 380.]

[199.]

AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE WALLINGFORD GAS LIGHT

COMPANY. Resolved by this Assembly: SECTION 1. That The Wallingford Gas Light Company be and it is hereby authorized and empowered to increase its capital stock, above the amount now authorized by its charter, by issuing new shares of stock from time to time, which new shares shall be issued and disposed of at not less than par in such manner and under such regulations as the stockholders of said company shall prescribe by a two-thirds vote of issued stock; provided, however, that the total amount of the capital stock of said company shall not at any time exceed seventy-five thousand dollars.

Sec. 2. Said company is hereby authorized and empowered to issue its bonds to an amount not exceeding at any time seventy-five per centum of the actual cost of the construction and equipment of its plant, said bonds bearing interest at a rate not exceeding five per centum per annum, and to make and execute a mortgage of and upon its franchises, real estate, and all other property to secure the bonds so issued; and all of said bonds so issued from time to time shall be secured by mortgage on any or all of the property and franchises of said company, and, when properly executed and recorded in the office of the town clerk of the town or towns wherein said company is authorized to exercise the powers granted under its charter or amendments thereto, shall take precedence of all liens, attachments, and other encumbrances, except taxes, originating subsequent to the recording of said mortgage; and said bonds may be given and exchanged in satisfaction of outstanding bonds or other indebtedness of said company, or said company may negotiate, sell, and dispose of said bonds for such prices and on such terms as it shall deem proper, the proceeds thereof to be used for the benefit and improvement of its plant. But no portion of the proceeds of said bonds, or of said authorized increase of capital stock, shall be used for the establishment of an electric plant for the sale of electricity within the limits of the borough of Wallingford so long as said borough shall maintain and operate its own electric plant and shall not establish a municipal plant for the manufacture and sale of gas in said borough.

SEC. 3. The territory within which said company may exercise the powers granted to it by the general assembly at its January session, A.D. 1881, for the purpose of manufacturing, distributing, and selling electricity, is hereby extended to include so much of the town of North Haven as lies northerly of an east and west line coincident with the prolongation to the town bounds of the center line of the highway known as Sackett Point bridge road, where it crosses the Quinnipiac river in said town of North Haven; provided, however, that said company in the location of its works, and in erecting its wires, cables, or other conductors, and erecting posts, poles, lamps, burners, reflectors, and other apparatus, shall, within the limits of the town of North Haven, be subject to the orders and under the control and general direction and supervision of the selectmen of said town of North Haven, and that the streets, walks, sidewalks, and crosswalks, public grounds, alleys, and avenues shall not be injured, but shall be left in as good and as perfect condition as before the erection of said posts, poles, or other fixtures or apparatus.

Approved, May 4, 1903.

[Senate Joint Resolution No. 210.]

[200.] AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE CONNECTICUT RAILWAY AND

LIGHTING COMPANY.

Resolved by this Assembly: That the Connecticut Railway and Lighting Company be and hereby is authorized and empowered to locate, construct, operate, and maintain an electric railway, with not inore than two tracks and all necessary switches, turnouts, terminals, and equipments along, upon, through, and over the following described route or routes in the town of Watertown, that is to say: Commencing at a point in the village of Oakville, on the Watertown road, so called, nearly opposite the property of William E. Russell, and running along said Watertown road and that certain highway known as the Old Watertown road on the north side of Steel's brook to a point nearly opposite the north line of the property of H. W. Warner; thence leaving said highway and running on private right of way, on the north side of Steel's brook, to a point on said Old Watertown road, at or near the property of Huldah Pring; thence along said highway to a point in front of the property of B. H. Mattoon and others; thence by private right of way through the land of B. H. Mattoon and others, to Hemingway street; thence along said Hemingway street, to the main Watertown road at the brick store, so called; thence northerly along said Watertown road, to a point in front of the residence of Henry J. Mattoon; thence along the highway or along private right of way immediately adjacent thereto, to Steel's brook at or near the property of A. N. Woolson.

Approved, May 4, 1903.

[House Joint Resolution No. 235.]

[201.] ANNEXING CERTAIN TERRITORY TO THE NINTH SCHOOL DISTRICT

OF THE TOWN OF WILLINGTON. Resolved by this Assembly: That all real estate now owned by Charles H. Davis, Mrs. William Eldredge, and Mrs. Jeanette Shaffer, and all the territory south of the highway leading by Mrs. William Eldredge's to the village of Daleville, now a part of the first school district of the town of Willington, be and hereby is annexed and made a part of the ninth school district of the town of Willington; and all residents upon and owners of said territory and real estate, for taxable purposes, are annexed and made a part of the ninth school district of said town.

Approved, May 4, 1903.

[Substitute for Senate Joint Resolution No. 155.)

[202.]

EXTENDING THE TIME FOR ORGANIZING THE MARINE POWER

COMPANY.

Resolved by this Assembly: That the time for accepting the charter of the Marine Power Company and the time within which said company may be organized is hereby extended to the first day of July, 1905.

Approved, May 4, 1903.

[House Joint Resolution No. 396.]

[203.] PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE FUNERAL EXPENSES OF

EDWIN A. BAILEY.

Resolved by this Assembly: That, whenever Sarah J. Bailey of the town of Monroe shall have presented to the quartermaster-general such evidence as she possesses concerning the military service and the death and burial of the late Edwin A. Bailey, a soldier who served in Company C, Second Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in the late civil war, and in accordance with the form prescribed by the quartermaster-general in similar cases, so far as the same may be applicable, the quartermaster-general is hereby directed to certify to the comptroller that said evidence has been presented, and the comptroller shall thereupon draw his order on the treasurer in favor of Sarah J. Bailey of the town of Monroe for the sum of thirty-five dollars for the funeral expenses of said Edwin A. Bailey.

Approved, May 4, 1903.

[House Joint Resolution No. 397.)

[204.] PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE FUNERAL EXPENSES OF

JOHN T. SWEENEY.

Resolved by this Assembly: That, whenever Ellen Sweeney of New London shall have presented to the quartermaster-general such evidence as she possesses concerning the military service and the death and burial of the late John T. Sweeney, a soldier who served in Company A, Third Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, in the war with Spain, and in accordance with the form prescribed by the quartermaster-general in similar cases, so far as the same may be applicable, the quartermaster-general is hereby directed to certify to the comptroller that said evidence has been presented, and the comptroller shall thereupon draw his order on the treasurer in favor of Ellen Sweeney of the city of New London for the sum of thirty-five dollars for the funeral expenses of said John T. Sweeney.

Approved, May 4, 1903.

[Substitute for Senate Bill No. 31.)

[205.) AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF NORWICH TO ISSUE BONDS AND

TO PROVIDE A GENERAL SINKING FUND.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General

Assembly convened:

SECTION 1. The city of Norwich is hereby authorized and empowered to issue its bonds, notes, or other certificates of indebtedness to an amount not exceeding one hundred and sixty-four thousand dollars, bearing semi-annual interest, not exceeding four per centum per annum, the principal of said bonds, notes, or other certificates to be payable at some time or times not exceeding thirty years from the date thereof. The funds realized from the sale of said bonds, notes, or other certificates shall be applied as far as necessary to the payment of the bonds of said city already issued, dated January 1, 1875, and payable January 1, 1905, being known as bonds issued for the courthouse, in amount one hundred and sixty-four thousand dollars, bearing interest at seven per centum per annum.

SEC. 2. The court of common council of said city of Norwich shall, in legal meeting of said council, prescribe and determine the several and aggregate amounts of said bonds, notes, or certificates, the form of the same, the rate of interest to be paid thereon, not exceeding the amount aforesaid, the time and places of paying the interest and principal of the same, and the person or persons who shall execute the same for and on behalf of said city. Said court of common council shall also provide for the negotiation of the same. Such bonds, notes, and other certificates, when executed in the manner so prescribed and issued and delivered by said city or by its officers or agents duly appointed by said court of common council, shall be obligatory on said city and upon the inhabitants thereof according to the tenor and purport of the same.

SEC. 3. The said city of Norwich may at any time hereafter create and maintain a sinking fund, to be known as the general sinking fund, the whole or any part of which may, when ordered by the vote of the court of common council of said city, be applied towards the payment of the principal and interest of any maturing bonds, notes, and certificates of indebtedness of said city. Said general sinking fund shall contain all moneys belonging to said city not specially appropriated to other uses and purposes, and also so much of the proceeds of the tax levied in any year by said city as said city, at its annual meeting when appropriations are made, may vote to set apart to said fund; and there shall be paid into said fund within sixty days after the city tax becomes payable whatever amount is to be applied to said fund according to the vote passed as aforesaid at such annual city meeting.

Sec. 4. The mayor and treasurer of the city shall be a committee to have jointly the charge of said general sinking fund, who shall be charged with the duty of receiving and accounting therefor, and who shall take care of, invest, reinvest, and manage the same. All investments and reinvestments of said fund shall be in accordance with the statute laws of this state relating to the investment of trust funds.

SEC. 5. This act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved, May 4, 1903.

[Senate Bill, Substitute for Senate Joint Resolution No. 116.]

[206.] AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF BRIDGEPORT. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General

Assembly convened:

SECTION 1. Section thirty-seven of the charter of the city of Bridgeport, approved July 1, 1895, is hereby amended to read as follows: Every vote, resolution, order, or ordinance which passes the common council shall be transmitted to the mayor, who shall either approve it, in which case it shall become operative and effectual, or disapprove it, in which case he shall return it to the common council with the statement of his objections; and after such statement has been read in said board, another vote shall be taken on such measure without amendment, and if it then passes the common council by a two-thirds vote of the whole number of aldermen, it shall become operative and effectual without the approval of the mayor. If any vote, resolution, order, or ordinance which passes the common council shall not be either approved or disapproved by the mayor within thirty-five days after the same shall have been transmitted to him, it shall thereupon become operative and effectual without his approval. No vote shall be taken upon any ordinance, resolution, or other measure in the common council until the same shall have been referred to and reported upon by an appropriate committee or one of the standing boards, unless by unanimous consent.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved, May 4, 1903.

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