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be due and collectible at the expiration of each year thereafter until the whole thereof shall be paid. Said assessment and all parts thereof remaining unpaid shall bear interest at the rate of not to exceed six per centum per annum from and after the publication of such notice by such treasurer. Such person or corporation shall be deemed to have availed himself or itself of such option of paying in installments by failing to pay the whole of any such assessment within thirty days after the publication by the treasurer of said notice. Any such person or corporation by paying within thirty days after the same shall be due and collectible, any installment of the assessment imposed upon his or its property with the interest at the rate of six per centum per annum upon the whole amount of the assessment remaining unpaid, computed from the time of the publication of said notice of the receipt of said roll and warrant by the city treasurer, shall be discharged from said installment and interest thereon; and such person or corporation, not being in default for the nonpayment of any installment of said assessment or interest, may be relieved and discharged from the whole of said assessment, at any time, by paying to the treasurer the amount thereof remaining unpaid with interest as aforesaid; and any such person or corporation, being in default for the non-payment of any in. stallment of assessment upon his or its property, or interest thereon, may be relieved and discharged from such installment or interest by paying to the city treasurer the amount thereof with interest thereon added at the rate of twelve per centum per annum from the time when said installment became due and collectible, and all fees for the collection thereof and expenses, if any, incurred by the city in attempting to collect the same. If any such installment or interest thereon or on said assessment shall not be paid within thirty days after the same shall be due and payable, the whole of said assessment then remaining un. paid, with all accrued interest shall at once become due and collectible and the treasurer shall proceed to collect the same with five per centum fees for the collection thereof and interest thereon at the rate of twelve per centum per annum from the time when the same became due and payable in the same manner as provided in this act for the collection of state and county or city taxes by distress and sale. Whenever it shall grant an option of paying assessments for local improvements in installments to persons or corporations against whom or against whose property any such assessment shall have been made, and a portion of the cost and expense of such improvement shall be payable by the city, or in case the whole of the cost or expense of such improvement shall be payable by the city, then within thirty days after the certificate of the city engineer of the completion of any such improvement shall have been filed with the city clerk, the city of Little Falls may, by resolution of the common council passed by a two-thirds vote of all the aldermen and approved by the mayor, extend the time of payment by the city of its share of the cost and expense of any local improvement, or of the whole of said cost and expense thereof in case the whole thereof shall be payable by the city, and provide for the payment of the same in such number of equal annual installments as sball be fixed for the payment of a portion of such cost and expense assessed against such persons or corporations or their property, or where the whole cost and expense thereof shall be payable by the city, in such number of equal annual installments, not to ex. ceed five, as said common council shall determine; the first of said installments to become due within thirty days from the publication of the notice above mentioned, or in case the whole of such cost and expense shall be payable by the city then within thirty days after the passage of such resolution. Whenever the bonds issued by the city to provide means for the payment of such improvement shall bear interest at a rate less than five per centum per annum, a corresponding reduction shall be made in the interest on said assessment.

a. The foregoing provision for extending its time of payment by the city of the cost and expense of any local improvement, or of its share thereof, shall not apply when the amount thereof payable by the city does not exceed two thousand dollars.

§ 3. Section eighty-three of said act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

$ 83. Assessment bonds - To provide means for the payment by the city of the cost and expense of any improvement, the payment of which or of the assessment for which has been extended as herein provided, at the expiration of sixty days from the time when the first installment of such payment or assessment, as herein provided, shall become payable or due and collectible, the treasurer of the city shall ascertain the amount remaining unpaid of the remaining installments of such cost and expense payable by the city, and of such assessment, and shall certify such amount to the mayor of the city. Thereupon it shall be lawful for the city of Little Falls to issue the bonds of said city, under the signature of the mayor and countersigned by the treasurer, for a sum not exceeding the amount so certified by the treasurer as aforesaid; such bonds shall be known as “assessment bonds,” and shall be payable in classes of from one year up, such classes, however, not to exceed the number of installments remaining unpaid nor to extend beyond the number of years limited by the common council for such extension; they shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding five per centum per annum, and shall not be sold at less than par. Said bonds shall be sold by the treasurer of said city; who shall give due notice of the time and place of the sale thereof, at least ten days prior thereto, by publishing the same in the official newspapers of the city. The proceeds of the sale of such bonds shall be paid into the treasury for the sole purpose of paying for the costs of any such improvement, and shall be used for no other purpose. Such bonds when due and the interest thereon, shall be paid from the treasury of the city, and when paid shall be cancelled and destroyed. No action or proceeding to set aside, cancel or annul any assessment made for local improve. ment under any of the provisions of this act shall be maintained by any person unless such action or proceeding shall have been commenced within thirty days after the delivery of the assess. ment-roll and warrant for such local improvement, to the city treasurer and notice by him in the official newspapers of the city of the receipt thereof, and unless within said thirty days an la. junction shall have been procured by such person from a court of competent jurisdiction restraining the common council from issu. ing the assessment bonds hereinbefore provided to be issued for such assessment.

§ 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 290. AN ACT to amend the fisheries, game and forest law, and the acts

amendatory thereof, relative to quail. Became a law April 10, 1899, with the approval of the Governor. Passed,

three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

Section 1. Section seventy-three of chapter four hundred and eighty-eight of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-two, the title to which was amended by chapter three hundred and ninety. five of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-five to read “An act relating to game, fish and wild animals and to the forest pre serve and Adirondack park, constituting chapter thirty-one of the general laws and to be known as the fisheries, game and forest law,” as amended by chapter nine hundred and seventy-four of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-five, as amended by chapter four hundred and fifty-nine of the laws of eighteen hun. dred and ninety-eight, is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 73. Quail when not to be possessed.—Quail shall not be sold or possessed except during the months of November and December, but possession thereof during the month of December after expiration of close season is forbidden and shall be deemed a vio. lation of this section unless it be proved by the possessor that said birds were killed within the lawful periods for killing the same, or outside the state, and in the counties of Genesee and Montgomery at no time prior to January first, nineteen hundred and three. The provisions of this section shall not apply to Robin's Island and Gardiner's Island. Whoever shall violate or attempt to violate the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and in addition thereto shall be liable to a penalty of twenty-five dollars for each bird killed, trapped or possessed contrary to the provisions of this section.

$ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Hoctors may voto

position.

Chap. 291.
AN ACT to authorize the town of Henderson in the county of

Jefferson to acquire a site and construct a town hall thereon and

to issue bonds therefor. Became a law April 10, 1899, with the approval of the Governor. Passed,

three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. The electors of the town of Henderson, in the county upon pro of Jefferson, may at a special town meeting of sueb town to be

called, held and conducted in pursuance of provisions of law for calling, holding and conducting special town meetings for the purposes for which such special town meetings are authorized by law to be called and held, vote by ballot upon the proposition to authorize such town to construct a town hall therein and to furnish and equip the same and to borrow a sum of money not exceeding five thousand dollars, for the purpose of acquiring a suitable site therefor and constructing, furnishing and equipping such

town hall thereon. Appoint § 2. If a majority of the votes cast at said town meeting, as

shown by the return of the presiding officers thereof filed by the ble town clerk of said town pursuant to law, be in favor of such propo

sition, the town board of said town shall thereupon by an instrument in writing filed in the town clerk's office of said town appoint five representative taxpayers of such town to act in con

junction with said town board of commissioners for the purposes Acquist- herein provided, and thereupon said town board and such commissite and we sioners shall be authorized and they are directed to acquire in

the name and on behalf of such town by purchase or condemnation, such land as in their judgment may be necessary and proper therefor, and to erect and furnish a town hall thereon as herein

after provided. Authority § 3. The town board of said town is hereby authorized to bor

row upon the faith and credit of said town the sum of five thousand dollars or so much thereof as may be necessary, for the pur. pose of acquiring said site and erecting and equipping a town hall thereon. For the money so borrowed the said town board is here. by authorized to issue the bonds of said town in due form of law, with interest coupons attached, signed by the supervisor and town

ment of commissioners upon favorable vote.

tion of

hall,

Authority to borrow money.

Issue of bonds.

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