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[House Joint Resolution No. 158.]
[106.] AUTHORIZING HARLEY E. MORSE, TRUSTEE, TO SELL REAL ESTATE
UNDER THE WILL OF HOLMES O. MORSE.
Resolved by this Assembly: That Harley E. Morse of Litchfield be and he is hereby authorized and empowered to sell and convey absolutely and in fee simple, at such time or times and for such price or prices and in such amounts as he may deem best, all of the real estate devised to said Harley E. Morse for life by Holmes O. Morse, by will duly proved, approved, established, and admitted to probate on the second day of July, 1898, on file and recorded in the court of probate for the district of Litchfield, which said real estate contains about one hundred and seventy-five acres and is bounded north by land of the Echo Farm Company, by land of Edson L. Perkins, and by land of Kate B. Lee; east by land of said Lee, by highway, and by land of Emily E. Morse; south by land of said Emily E. Morse, by highway, by land of George Beers, by land of Bigelow, by land owned or occupied by Ralph P. Smith, and by land of James Drury; and west by land of said Beers, said Smith, said Drury, and by Bantam river; upon his first giving bonds, with surety, to the state of Connecticut, to the satisfaction of the judge of the probate court for the district of Litchfield, with condition to hold, invest, and reinvest, the proceeds of such sale or sales, after deducting the costs of his application to this general assembly and of such sale or sales, in trust, for the same uses and purposes as said real estate would have been held and disposed of, if not sold; and if said Harley E. Morse shall decline to act, or die, or resign said trust, the judge of the court of probate for the district of Litchfield shall fill said vacancy and any like vacancy thereafter occurring, requiring such bond as above directed. And said Harley E. Morse and his successors in said trust are hereby authorized and einpowered to sell said real estate as above provided, either at public auction or private sale, as to him or them shall seem best, and to dispose of the proceeds of such sale or sales in the same manner as is provided in said will in regard to said real estate.
Approved, April 14, 1903.
[House Joint Resolution No. 149.]
[107.] EXTENDING THE TIME FOR THE ORGANIZATION OF THE MUNICIPAL
BOND AND MORTGAGE GUARANTEE COMPANY. Resolved by this Assembly: That the time for the organization of The Municipal Bond and Mortgage Guarantee Company is hereby extended for two years from and after the passage of this resolution.
Approved, April 14, 1903.
[House Joint Resolution No. 272.]
[108.] CHANGING THE NAME OF THE CONNECTICUT BUILDING AND LOAN
ASSOCIATION TO CONNECTICUT LOAN AND REALTY COMPANY.
Resolved by this Assembly: SECTION 1. That the corporate name of The Connecticut Building and Loan Association, a corporation located in Hartford, be and the same is hereby changed to Connecticut Loan and Realty Company, by which name it shall be hereafter known and called.
SEC. 2. All contracts, rights, obligations, property, privileges, and franchises of the said The Connecticut Building and Loan Association shall be and remain unimpaired and vested in the corporation under its new name.
Approved, April 9, 1903.
[House Joint Resolution No. 363.]
AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE SECURITY INSURANCE COMPANY
OF NEW HAVEN.
Resolved by this Assembly: SECTION 1. That the number of directors of the Security Insurance Company of New Haven shall be eleven, and each director must own at least twenty-five shares of the stock of said company.
SEC. 2. At the next annual meeting of the stockholders of said company, to be held in January, 1904, the stockholders may classify the directors into five classes, two to serve for a period of one year, two to serve for a period of two years, two to serve for a period of three years, two to serve for a period of four years, and three to serve for a period of five years; and they may elect at said annual meeting the whole number of eleven directors, specifying the period of years for which each is to serve; and at each successive annual meeting of the stockholders, directors shall be elected for five years, to fill the vacancies caused by the retirement of those whose terms then expire.
SEC. 3. In case of a vacancy in the board of directors occurring by death, resignation, or otherwise, prior to the expiration of the term of service, the stockholders, at the next annual meeting, shall fill such vacancy for the unexpired term, not interfering, however, with the right of the directors, under the charter of the company, to fill such vacancy until the next annual meeting of the stockholders.
Approved, April 14, 1903.
[Substitute for House Joint Resolution No. 353.]
[110.] AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE NEW HAVEN GAS LIGHT COMPANY.
Resolved by this Assembly: That the New Haven Gas Light Company be and it is hereby authorized to increase its capital stock from time to time to the amount of five million dollars; provided, that said stock be issued only at par for cash or its equivalent.
Approved, April 14, 1903.
[Substitute for House Joint Resolution No. 280.]
[111.) AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE NOROTON WATER COMPANY.
Resolved by this Assembly: SECTION 1. That The Noroton Water Company is hereby authorized to acquire, by purchase or otherwise, all of the stock of The Glenbrook Water Company, the organization of which is hereby validated, and of any company authorized to supply any part of the town of Darien or part of any adjoining town, and may issue its stock in exchange for such stock or subscriptions therefor on such terms as may be agreed upon between all parties, not exceeding, however, one share of its stock for each share of the stock of any other company. Whenever The Noroton Water Company shall have acquired all of the stock of any such company, and the directors of The Noroton Water Company shall have voted to merge such company, all of whose stock is so acquired, in The Noroton Water Company, and when the secretary of The Noroton Water Company shall have filed in the office of the secretary of the state a certificate that all the stock has been so acquired and such directors' vote passed, then the said stock of such company, and all its franchises, shall thereupon be and be deemed to be forever transferred to and merged in the stock and franchises of the said The Noroton Water Company, and all debts of such merged company shall be binding upon The Noroton Water Company, and all the duties, obligations, franchises, and privileges of said merged company, or companies, as given and expressed in their respective charters, shall be and remain upon and with the said The Noroton Water Company.
SEC. 2. Section six of the charter of The Noroton Water Company is hereby amended to read as follows: Said company is hereby authorized and empowered, under the provisions of this charter, to construct, repair, and maintain such reservoir or reservoirs as it may deem expedient and necessary, and to take and use the water of any spring or springs, stream or streams, lakes, or ponds, or other waters, not heretofore appropriated by any incorporated water company, within the limits of the towns of Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, and New Canaan, to such an extent as may be necessary and expedient in carrying into effect the objects of this resolution; also to construct, maintain, and repair such canals, aqueducts, conduits, and pipes, and over
flow such lands as may be or may become necessary and convenient for the retention or conveyance of water at or to such points as it may desire, and to be entitled to retain and convey the same; also to take and hold, by purchase or gift, or in the manner hereinafter provided, any real estate or easements necessary for the purposes of this resolution, or for laying and maintaining aqueducts and reservoirs for holding, conducting, and distributing water, and for all buildings and structures necessary for the most perfect and complete supply of water, as aforesaid, for public and private use, and for preserving said lands and water for the uses of said company pure and free from all contamination and nuisances, drains, and sewers; and the directors of said company may make, establish, and enforce all necessary and proper regulations and by-laws for the preservation of the same, provided such regulations and by-laws shall not be contrary to the laws of this state. And the said The Noroton Water Company is hereby authorized to supply those parts of Stamford known as Springdale and Glenbrook, being all that part of Stamford outside of the present city limits of the city of Stamford lying east of Mill river.
Approved, April 21, 1903.
[House Joint Resolution No. 284.]
[112.] EXTENDING THE TIME FOR THE ORGANIZATION OF THE GLENBROOK
Resolved by this Assembly: That the time for organizing The Glenbrook Water Company and of certifying such organization is hereby extended until the first day of June, 1905.
Approved, April 21, 1903.
[House Joint Resolution No. 278.]
[113.] EXTENDING THE TIME FOR ORGANIZING THE STRATFORD POINT
LAND COMPANY. Resolved by this Assembly: That the time for organizing The Stratford Point Land Company is hereby extended to July 1, 1905.
Approved, April 21, 1903.
[House Joint Resolution No. 354.]
[114.) AUTHORIZING THE REORGANIZATION OF THE NORWALK CEMETERY
ASSOCIATION. Resolved by this Assembly: SECTION 1. That the organization of The Norwalk Cemetery Association, as a body politic and corporate,
organized and existing under the statute laws of this state for the purpose of procuring and establishing a burying ground or place of sepulture in the town of Norwalk, as further evidenced by a certificate of such organization filed with the secretary of the state on or about September 8, 1849, be and the same is hereby confirmed; and said association shall be deemed to be a corporation for the purpose stated, with a present capital stock of the par value of seven thousand dollars divided into two hundred and eighty shares of twenty-five dollars each and held and owned as purporting to appear from the records of said association.
SEC. 2. The government and direction of said association, and the control, management, and disposition of its property and affairs, and the power to make such by-laws, rules, and regulations therefor as may be deemed best, shall be vested in a board of not less than five nor more than eleven trustees, but subject in all respects to a full power of review, amendment, and repeal by the appropriate action of any meeting of the shareholders and members of the association and to every appropriate action and limitation which the shareholders and members of the association may thus have taken or shall take concerning or affecting the same. The trustees may be chosen hereunder at the outset by the shareholders of the association at any meeting called for the purpose, and thereafter may be chosen annually or from time to time, collectively or severally, by and as deemed best from time to time by the association; and the remaining trustees may at any time fill any vacancy in the board where no appropriate action is previously taken by the shareholders and members of the association concerning the same.
The trustees shall severally hold their office until removed by resignation or some incapacitating cause or by the choice of their respective successors by the appropriate action of a meeting of the shareholders and members of the association, excepting that any trustee may be removed from office or superseded by the appointment of another, at any time, by the shareholders and members of the association, by appropriate action at any meeting, with or without cause, as they may deem best; and any trustee may be removed by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the board of trustees for any just or incapacitating cause. The board of trustees may, at any time and from time to time, choose an executive committee from among their number of not less than three nor more than seven members, including the president and treasurer ex officio. The members of the executive committee shall hold their offices, respectively and collectively, during the pleasure of the board of trustees, but any vacancy in the committee, caused by the death or resignation of any member, may be filled by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members of the committee, where no action concerning such vacancy has been previously taken by the board of trustees and pending such action as may subsequently be taken by said board concerning the same. The executive committee may have and exercise by representation all the powers of the board