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SEC. 2. All necessary expenses attendant upon the carrying out by the said commission of the objects for which it is created shall be paid out of the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, which is hereby appropriated to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to carry out the provisions of this act; said sum to be divided as follows: Education, seven thousand five hundred dollars; shell-fish, one thousand dollars; agricultural interests, eighteen thousand dollars, said sum to be divided as follows: farm products, seven thousand dollars; pomological, four thousand dollars; dairy, two thousand five hundred dollars; tobacco, one thousand five hundred dollars ; horticulture, three thousand dollars; Connecticut building, erection of same, thirty thousand dollars; furnishing, seven thousand five hundred dollars ; care and maintenance, two thousand five hundred dollars; for use of the governor and for ceremonies of Connecticut week, twenty-five thousand dollars ; commission's salary and expenses, six thousand dollars; incidentals and sundries, two thousand five hundred dollars. Said money so appropriated shall be paid by the treasurer, on the warrant of the comptroller issued upon a requisition signed by the president and the secretary and treasurer of the commission, and countersigned and approved by the governor, which requisition shall be accompanied by an estimate of the expenses for the payment of which the money so drawn is to be applied. The said commission shall make a sworn report to the comptroller on or before the last days of March, June, September, and December in each year of all disbursements made by it for the quarter ending on such day, accompanied by receipted vouchers for the same, and shall make its final report of receipts and disbursements within ninety days after the close of such exposition, and reimburse to the state treasurer any unexpended balance of money drawn or received in pursuance of this act.
The commission shall have no power to incur any indebtedness or obligations under this act, in excess of the appropriation herein made, and shall, as requested by the governor from time to time, render to him reports of its proceedings.
SEC. 3. This act shall take effect from its passage.
[House Joint Resolution No. 18.]
[60.] CHANGING THE NAME OF THE E. A. CHATFIELD COMPANY AND
AMENDING ITS CHARTER.
Resolved by this Assembly: SECTION 1. That the name of the corporation heretofore known as The E. A. Chatfield Company, incorporated by a resolution of the general assembly at its January session, 1889, and located in the town of New Haven, be and it is hereby changed to The Howard Company, and by the latter name said
corporation shall be entitled to all the rights, powers, and privileges and be subject to all the duties, obligations, and liabilities to which it would have been entitled and subjected had its name not been changed.
SEO. 2. Said corporation upon the passage and acceptance of this resolution shall forthwith be invested under its new name with all its property rights, claims, and demands which it owned and held under its former name, and shall, in addition to the purposes and powers formerly held and exercised by The E. A. Chatfield Company, have power to buy, sell, and deal in grain, feed, hay, and straw; and to build, buy, sell, and deal in steam and other power boats and sailing vessels and no-power boats and barges for transportation of the raw material, finished products, and goods dealt in and manufactured in its line of business and for general freighting business.
Sec. 3. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to affect in any manner any right of action in favor of or against The E. A. Chatfield Company that shall exist when this resolution shall be passed and accepted or any suit or proceeding then pending in favor of or against said company, but the same may be brought, maintained, continued, and proceeded with by or against said company with the same effect as to the rights of all parties and as fully as the same might have been brought, maintained, or proceeded with by or against said company if this resolution had not been passed and accepted.
SEC. 4. This resolution shall not take effect until the same shall have been accepted by the stockholders of said The E. A. Chatfield Company at an annual or special meeting duly called and held under its charter and by-laws and until after said corporation has filed with the secretary of the state a certificate signed by its president and secretary setting forth the date and phraseology of such vote of acceptance, and when such certificate is so filed this resolution shall take effect forthwith.
Approved, April 1, 1903.
[Substitute for House Joint Resolution No. 308.]
[61.] AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE BOROUGH OF NEW CANAAN.
Resolved by this Assembly: SECTION 1. That the warden and burgesses of the borough of New Canaan are hereby authorized and empowered to lay out, build, construct, maintain, and repair drains, through and along streets and highways and through public and private grounds either within or without the limits of said borough, for the purpose of carrying off and disposing of the surface water of the streets of said borough and of any lands, public or private, which in the opinion of said board should be drained for the protection of the public health, and to provide for the discharge of said surface water
into any stream or streams deemed proper by said board of warden and burgesses.
Sec. 2. Before said board of warden and burgesses shall enter upon any private lands, except for the purpose of draining such lands u in their opinion should be drained for the protection of the public bulth
, they shall proceed in the same manner of assessment and award as is required by sections four, five, and six of a resolution amending the charter of the borough of New Canaan, approved May 18, 1893, relating to the laying out of highways, in so far as the same skall apply, and the benefits assessed against any person shall be recovered and remain a lien in the same manner as provided in section seven of said atendment.
Sec. 3. The owner of any property abutting upon a street in which any drain shall be laid under the provisions of section one hereof may connect with such drains, under the supervision of said board and upon payment to said borough of a sum of money to be determined by said board, for the purpose of draining his land of surface water; provided that he discharge no house sewage into such drain.
Sec. 4. Said board of warden and burgesses may expend such sum each year, not to exceed fifteen hundred dollars in any one year, as shall be deemed by said board necessary to provide for such drainage.
Sec. 5. The warden and burgesses of the borough of New Canaan are hereby authorized and empowered to lay out, build, conGract, maintain, and repair sewers, through and along streets and highways, through public and private grounds in said borough, and through and across the lands of others from any point in said borough w any land or lands either within the limits of said borough or withvat said limits, to be determined and established by said warden and turgesses as a place for depositing, filtering, or disinfecting sewage, and, in all cases above mentioned of laying out, building, constructing, maintaining, and repairing, except where sewers are laid through private grounds, to assess such of the expenses thereof as said warden azd burgesses shall deem just and reasonable, but in no case less than twenty-five per centum nor more than fifty per centum of the cost thereof
, upon the property abutting upon the streets and highways ther rugh which said sewers are laid, and which may be in any way betei:ed or improved thereby, and in proportion to the benefits by such property received therefrom.
Sec. 6. Before said warden and burgesses shall determine to lay vesi
, build, and construct any sewers, or establish any place of deposit, Eltration, and disinfection for sewage, either within or without said borough, they shall proceed in the same manner of assessment and award as is required by sections four, five, and six of a resolution amending the charter of the borough of New Canaan, approved May 1S, 1883, relating to the laying out of highways, in so far as the same shall apply
, and the benefits assessed against any person shall be recovered and remain a lien in the same manner as is provided in section veten of said amendment.
Sec. 7. Said warden and burgesses, subject to the approval and direction of the legal voters of the borough, as expressed by a majority vote of said legal voters, at a meeting called by the warden or any two burgesses specially for that purpose, of which meeting and its purpose notice shall have been given by publication in at least two successive issues of a newspaper published in said borough and by posting the same in the town clerk's office for the period of two weeks before the holding of the same, are hereby authorized and empowered to issue bonds in the name and upon the faith and credit of said borough to an amount not exceeding the sum of thirty thousand dollars, registered or with coupons attached, bearing interest at a rate no greater than four per centum per annum, payable semi-annually, the principal of said bonds to be payable at some certain time or times not more than thirty years from the date thereof, both principal and interest of said bonds to be payable in United States gold coin of the present standard of weight and fineness; which said bonds shall not be sold below par, and the funds realized from the sale of said bonds shall be used for the sole purpose of providing for such sewers and drains as may be adopted by said warden and burgesses under the authority hereby conferred.
SEC. 8. Said warden and burgesses shall determine and prescribe, subject to the foregoing limitations, the denomination and form of said bonds, the several and aggregate amounts thereof, the time and place or places of paying the interest and principal thereof, the manner of signing, countersigning, selling, exchanging, or otherwise disposing of said bonds, and the person or persons who shall execute, negotiate, and deliver the same for or on behalf of said borough.
Sec. 9. Said bonds, when so executed and delivered, shall be obligatory upon said borough and upon all the inhabitants and property thereof according to the tenor and purport of the same. SEC. 10. The said warden
The said warden and burgesses shall provide a sinking fund for the payment of the principal of the bonds hereinbefore authorized, and, in each year during which any of said bonds shall be outstanding, shall appropriate from the treasury of said borough such sum for the purpose of said sinking fund as, with the accumulation thereon, shall be sufficient to pay said bonds at their maturity; and said sinking fund shall be in the care and control and under the management of the treasurer of said borough, who shall keep the same invested entirely separate from other funds of said borough in a savings bank of this state, for the sole purpose of redeeming at their maturity all said bonds issued by this authority.
SEC. 11. The provisions contained in sections five, six, seven, eight, nine, and ten of this resolution shall not take effect or become operative until the same shall be approved by the legal voters of said borough at a meeting called by the warden or any three burgesses for the purpose of acting upon the provisions contained in said sections, the warning of which meeting shall be given by publication of the
notice thereof in a newspaper published in said borough and by posting a like notice in the town clerk's office at least two weeks before the holding of the same; the vote at such meeting shall be by ballot and the check list used at the last annual meeting of the voters of said borough for the election of borough officers shall be used. The board of warden and burgesses shall prepare a ballot box for use at said meeting and shall appoint a moderator, checker, and counters who shall be sworn for the taking and counting of the votes at said meeting, which vote shall be only upon the question of the approval of the provisions contained in said sections five, six, seven, eight, nine, and ten; those legal voters in favor of approval shall vote by a ballot upon which shall be written or printed only the word “Yes” and those opposed thereto shall vote by a ballot upon which shall be written or printed only the word "No." After the counting of the ballots cast the result shall be declared by the moderator in open meeting and before an adjournment thereof. The ballot box shall be open from ten o'clock in the forenoon until five o'clock in the afternoon of said day. If there shall be a plurality of said ballots cast at said meeting containing the word “Yes," then the provisions contained in said sections five, six, seven, eight, nine, and ten shall become operative and of full force and effect, and the provisions contained in section four of this resolution shall become null and void.
Approved, May 15, 1903.
[Substitute for House Joint Resolution No. 236.]
[62.) RELEASING THE INTEREST OF THE STATE IN CERTAIN LAND IN
STRATFORD TO MARGARET L. HOHMAN.
Resolved by this Assembly: That the treasurer be and he is hereby authorized and directed to release to Margaret L. Hohman of Stratford, Connecticut, all the right, title, and interest which the state of Connecticut now has, or may hereafter acquire, from the final settlement of the estate of Henry W. Hohman, husband of said Margaret L. Hohman, by reason of escheat, in and to two certain tracts or parcels of land, situated in said Stratford, Connecticut, which, at the death of said Henry W. Hohman, appeared of record to belong to the said Henry W. Hohman. The first tract is bounded and described as follows: North by highway; east by land of G. H. Curtis; south by land now or formerly of George H. Stott and J. H. Stagg; and west by Nichols avenue; being the same premises conveyed to Henry W. Hohman, deceased, by deed recorded in the land records of the town of Stratford, volume 48, page 268. The second tract is located at Second Hill, so called, and is bounded and described as follows: North by highway and by land of John Kenna and by land now or formerly of Albert Zint; east and south by land now or formerly of Albert Zint;