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the month of September in a newspaper printed in said village if there be one, and if not, then by posting up in three public places in said village: Provided, that in case of assessment of taxes in Proviso. gross upon any tract or lot of land, the treasurer upon the application of any claimant or owner of a part thereof, either divided or undivided, shall receive a part of the taxes, interest and char. ges due thercon, proportionate to the quantity of such lot or tract so owned or claimed, and the balance of such taxes, interest and cbarges shall be a lien only on the remainder of such lot or tract of land. Sec. 31. The time fixed by said treasurer for the sale of Treasurer to
sell lands, lots or other picces of land for taxes, shall be at the same time which he may designate within the month of December next ensuing the publication of the advertisement thereof, and on the day mentioned in the said notice the treasurer shall commence the sale of the said lots and lands, and continue the same from day to day until so much thereof shall be sold as will pay the taxes, terest and charges due,assessed and charged thereon,agreeably to this act,and the treasurer shall give to the purchaser or purchasers of any such lots or lands a certificate describing the lots or lands purchased, stating the sum paid therefor, including fees, and time when the purchaser will be entitled to a deed for the said lots or lands, and if the person claiming the title to the said lots or lands described in said certificate shall not within two years from the date thereof, pay to the treasurer for the use of the purchaser, his heirs or assigns, the sum mentioned in said certificate, together with the interest thereon, at the rate of twenty-five per centum per apoum from the date of such certificate, the treasurer shall, at the expiration of the said two years execute to the purchaser, bis heirs or assigns, a conveyance of the lots or lands so sold, which conveyance shall vest in the person or persons to whom it shall be given an absolute estate in fee simple, and the said conveyance shall be conclusive evidence that the sale was regular according to the provisions of this act, and every such conveyance to be executed by the treasurer under his hand and scal in the name and on the behalf of the village of Sheboygan, and the execution thereof witnessed and acknowledged as by law as in other cases prorided, may be given in evidence, and recorded in the same manner and with like effect as a deed regularly acknowledged by the grantor may be given in evidence.
Sec. 32. la the month of July in each year, the treasurer shall Treasurer to publish in the manner mentioned in the last section an advertise. advertise.
ment stating each lot and tract of land which will be forfeited in the ensuing December, (stating the day thereof) if the taxes and charges upon the same are not paid before that day, together with the amount of such taxes and charges.
Sec. 33. That all lots or lands, the taxes on which shall not be paid before the last day of August as aforesaid, and which shall be advertised for sale for non-payınent of taxes, shall be subject to a charge of three cents for each lot or piece of land so advertised, for the first advertisement, and for each lot of piece of land which
shall be sold as aforesaid, it shall be lawful for the treasurer to deFees of treas- mand and receive the following fees: For each certificate to be
given to a purchaser at such sale of any lot or piece (of land,] twelve and a half cents; for certifying the sum necessary to redeem
any lot or piece of land held for taxes, twelve and a half cents, and one dollar for each conveyance executed in pursuance of this act; the said fees to be paid by the person receiving such instrument of writing. The charge for the second advertisement shall be ten cents for each lot or piece of land.
Sec. 34. That if any person who shall purchase any lot or
piece of land in pursuance of this act, shall pay any tax re:urned Ilow to re
subsequent to such purchase, on such lot or piece of land, the perdeem lands
son who shall redeem such lot or piece of land, shall pay the sold for taxes.
amount of such tax with interest at the rate of twenty-five per centum per annum for the benefit of such purchaser.
Sec. 35. The board of trustees shall cause to be summoned Ilow to assess
six freeholders, inhabitants of said village not directly interested, damages. who being first duly sworn for that purpose shall enquire into and
take into consideration the benefits and advantages that may accrue, and estimate and assess the damages that would be sustained by the reason of opening, extension or widening of any street, avenue, lane or alley, and shall moreover estimate the amount which the person shall be benefitted thereby, all of which shall be returned to the trustees under their hands and seals; whereupon the trustees shall levy (and) assess a special tax on the persons so benefitted, and the residue of such damages, if any, shall be paid out of the village treasury, and no street, avenue, lane or alley shall be opened, extended or widened until the damages thus assessed shall be paid to the person entitled thereto.
Sec. 36. It shall not be necessary for the trustees to publish any notice required to be published, except by-laws or ordinances, for any longer time than one week.
Sec. 37. The trustees shall have the sole right of licensing Who to license and regulating groceries, victualling houses, taverns, shows, public kroceries, &c. exhibitions and theatrical or other entertainmenis, and also the sale of spirituous or strong liquors within said villago, and shall have power to fix such rates of licenses, and enact such by-laws on the subject, with penalties for the breach thereof as they may deem proper, and to collect such penalties in the same manner provided for collecting other penalties in this act: Provided, that any person licensed shall be required to pay such additional tax for license as may be prescribed in the act for the collection of the county revenue and the board of county commis. sioners of the county of Sheboygan shall have authoriiy to collect such additional tax for the use of the county.
Sec. 38, The trustees of the village of Sheboygan shall have Power of truspower to levy a special tax not exceeding the sum of five hundred tees to levy a dollars to aid in the construction of a certain bridge authorized by a certain act of the Legislature and styled - an act to authorize the construction of a free bridge across the Sheboygan river," and approved Feb. 8th, 1845.
Sec. 39. That the said tax shall be levied on the following property and no other, to wit: All lands, town lots and out lots
ly taxable. which are not exempted from taxation by the laws of the United States or of this Territory, and not including any improvements thereon either in building or otherwise. Sec. 40. That after the said trustees shall levy such a tax
Clerk tu make the clerk of said village shall, as soon as he shall be notified there-out tax lista of, make out tax lists of the same and deliver the same to the treasurer within one month in the same manner as it is his duty to make out tax lists, by the twenty-sixth and iwenty-seventh sections of this act.
Sec. 41. That upon the receipt of said tax list and within Treasurer to one month thereafter, the treasurer of said village shall proceed advertise and to adver:ise and collect said taxes in the same manner as it is his duty to advertise and collect taxes by this aci, except that they shall be levied on lands and lots exclusive of improvements as aforesaid.
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Sec. 42. That the tax thus levied shall be a lien on real estale from the time of the first advertisement of the treasurer.
Sec. 43. That the trustees of said village be, and they are Authorty of heavy authorized and directed to appropriate all of the money trustees
raised in pursuance of the law to aid in the construciion of a certain bridge as contained in section ihirty-eight of this act, and for no other purpose, in such manner as the said trustees may deem expedient.
Sec. 44. This act shall be considered a public act, and may be altered, amended or repealed by any future Legislature, and shall take effect at such time as the voters who shall reside witbin the
corporate limits of the village of Sheboygan at the time of voling, and for one month previous to the passage of this law, shall by a majority of their votes accept this charter.
APPROVED, February 30, 1816.
AN ACT to incorporate the Village of Madison.)
BE IT ENACTED by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin:
Section 1. That all that district of country included in the Limits of corporation.
lown plat of Madison, in the county of Dane, and Territory of Wisconsin, shall hereafter be known and distinguislied by the name of the village of Madison, and the inhabitants residing, or who may hereafter reside within the limits of said town plat are hereby constituled a body corporate by the name of "ibe President and Trustees of the village of Madison," and by that name, they and their successors forever hereafter shall and may have perpetual succession, and shall be persons in law, capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered unto, defending and being defended, in all counts and places and in all suits whatever.
Sec.2. It shall be lawful for all free white male inhabitanış
of said village, over the age of i wenty one poirs to meet at the su- Election when preme court room, on the first Monday of March nexi, at ten o'clock beld. A. M. of said day and choose rira roce iwo judges of election and one clerk, and elect by ballot, one president, who shall be ex-officio a trustee, six trustees, one treasurer, one assessor, one clerk, and one marshal.
Sec. 3, On ihe first Monday of March, in each year thereafter, there shall be an annual clection of the officers of said village above specified, and the trustees shall give twenty days' notice of the time and place of holding the same; and they, or any iwo of them, shall preside at the same.
Sec. 4. No person shall be eligible to any of said offices, unless be is a voler in said village. Sec. 5. Ai all elections by the voters of the village,held under
Polls when This acı, the polls shall be opened at ten o'clock A. M., and con-opened and
elosed. finue open until four o'clock P. M., and the election shall be con. ducted in a similar manner, as far may be, to the election for dels egate to Congress. A plurality of voies shall in all cases dccide the election.
Sec. 6. In case such officers, or any of them, shall not be chosen on the day herein appointed for the same, the corpora!ion shall not thereby be dissolved, but vacancies in the office of pres- Vacancies
how Alled. ident or trustees shall be filled at a special election 10 be called by the remaining truslecs, and vacancies in all other ofices shall be filled by ihe trustees.
Sec. 7. All of said officers shall bold their offices until the first Monday of March next, after their election, and until otliers are elected and qualified in their stead.
Sec. 8. Every officer elected under this acı, before he enters Officers to upon the duties of his office, and within ten days after his clec. qualify. tion, shall take an oath faithfully to discharge the duties of his office, and to support the constitution of the United States and the laws of this Territory; and if any person shall not take such oath within ten days after his election, his office shall thereby become vacani. Sec. I. The treasurer and marshal, before they enter upon the
Treasurer and duties of their respective offices, shall severally give bonds to constable to the trustees in such sum with such conditions and with such sure
give bond. ties as said trustees, or a majority of them shall direci, wbich bond shall be filed with the clerk.