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from taxation.

Exemption $ 4. The said real property so acquired and now owned by

said association shall constitute a park, which shall be free to the public forever and which said real property shall be exempt from taxation for any purpose or purposes whatever..

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Proceedingy legalized.

Chiap, 64.
AN ACT to confirm the proceedings heretofore taken by the village

of Oneonta, in the county of Otsego, for the issue of its bonds
in the amount of fifteen thousand nine hundred dollars and to

authorize the trustees thereof to issue and deliver same. Became a law March 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: Proceed. Section 1. All the proceedings heretofore taken by the village

of Oneonta, in the county of Otsego, to authorize the issue and sale of its corporate bonds in the amount of fifteen thousand, nine hun. dred dollars, for the purpose of providing funds for the payment of a judgment obtained against said village on the third day of June, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, by the Wilber National Bank

of Oneonta, are hereby in every respect duly ratified and conDelivery of firmed. And the trustees of the village are hereby authorized and

empowered to deliver or cause to be delivered said village bonds, payable in the manner provided in the notice of sale thereof dated September twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight and bearing interest at the rate of three and one-half per centum per annum, to the payment of which bonds the said village of Oneonta is hereby authorized to pledge its faith and credit.

§ 2. The board of trustees of the village of Oneonta, in the county of Otsego, is hereby authorized to appropriate and pay out of any moneys raised by taxation under the provisions of the charter of said village, a sum sufficient each year to pay off and discharge the severalsums of interest and principal on said bonds as the same become due and payable.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

village bonds.

Payment of principal and interest.

amended.

| Chap. 65. AN ACT to amend chapter four hundred and eighty-five of the

laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-three, entitled "An act in
relation to the construction of sewers in the city of Schenectady,
and to authorize the common council of said city to borrow money
for that purpose," as amended by chapter eight hundred and
sixty-seven of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-six, as
amended by chapter one hundred and sixty of the laws of eigh-
teen hundred and ninety-eight, relative to the issue of bonds.

Accepted by the city.
Became a law March 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 one of chapter four hundred and eighty-five Sewer act of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-three, entitled "An act in relation to the construction of sewers in the city of Sche. nectady, and to authorize the common council of said city to borrow money for that purpose,” as amended by chapter eight hundred and sixty-seven, of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-six, as amended by chapter one hundred and sixty of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

§ 1. The common council of the city of Schenectady is hereby Issue and authorized to issue the bonds of said city to an amount not ex. bonds. ceeding in the aggregate one hundred and thirty-five thousand dollars, in sums of one thousand dollars each, payable at such times within thirty years as the said common council shall determine, with interest payable semi-annually, at a rate not exceeding five per centum per annum. Such bonds shall be executed by the mayor and treasurer of said city under the corporate seal, and shall be sold by said treasurer to the highest bidder or bidders therefor at prices not less than par.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

sale of

amended.

trustees

cies.

Chap. 66.
AN ACT to amend chapter six hundred and forty-four of the laws.

of eighteen hundred and seventy-two, entitled "An act to incorpo-
rate the trustees of the Presbytery of Westchester,” relating to

the powers of such presbytery. Became a law March 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: Charter Section 1. Section five of chapter six hundred and forty-four

of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-two, entitled “An act to incorporate the trustees of the presbytery of Westchester,”

is hereby amended to read as follows: Terms of $ 5. The presbytery of Westchester may at any meeting and vacan- thereof declare the term of any such trustee or trustees to be

ended, and may at any such meeting fill any vacancy thereby made, or otherwise existing, in the number of said trustees, and may at any time divide such trustees into classes to serve for: different terms of years, and assign trustees in office to such classes, to take the places of trustees in office.

§ 2. Said act is further amended by adding at the end thereof two new sections to be known as sections six and seven and to read as follows:

§ 6. The corporation by this act created shall be deemed in all powers,

courts and places to have all rights, powers, privileges, and authority, as by law now is or may hereafter be, conferred upon, an incorporated presbytery in connection with the Presbyterian church in the United States of America, and such rights, powers, privileges and authority as the presbytery of Westchester would have if incorporated, but shall at all times be under the control and direction of said presbytery of Westchester or its successors.

§ 7. Whenever any church or religious society, association or churches corporation now or hereafter in connection with the presbytery

of Westchester, or heretofore in connection with it, or with any presbytery within the same bounds or territory, and being a presbytery in connection with the general assembly of the Pres. byterian church in the United States of America, shall be or shall have been by •said presbytery of Westchester declared to have become extinct, and to have failed for two consecutive years next

New sec. tions,

Rights,

etc.

Property of extinct

may suc ceed to.

prior thereto, to maintain religious services according to the discipline, customs and usages of the Presbyterian church in the United States of America, or to have less than thirteen resident attending members paying annual pew rent or making annual contribution toward its support, then and in such case, upon such declaration, the said trustees of the presbytery of Westchester shall become seized of and shall succeed to the ownership of and may take possession of the temporalties and property belonging' to such extinct church or religious society, association or corporation, and shall manage the same and may in pursuance of the Disposiprovisions of law relating to the disposition of real property of of sar religious corporations, sell or otherwise dispose of the same and apply the proceeds thereof to any of the purposes to which the property held by the trustees of the presbytery of Westchester is devoted and shall not divert such property to any other purposes.

§ 3. All acts heretofore done by the said presbytery of West-Acts.conchester which it is authorized hereafter to do under this act, are hereby ratified and confirmed.

$ 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

ion, etc.,

firmed.

amended

Chap. 67.
AN ACT to amend section thirty-one of the Code of Civil Pro-

cedure, relating to the sittings of the courts.
Became a law March 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 thirty-one of the code of civil procedure is Code hereby amended so as to read as follows:

§ 31. Except where other provision is made therefor by law, Rooms, the board of supervisors of each county, and in The City of New jurylexYork the municipal assembly thereof, must provide each court of record, appointed to be held therein, with proper and convenient rooms and furniture, together with attendants, fuel, lights, and stationery suitable and sufficient for the transaction of its business; and, upon an order of the court, for suitable and proper food and lodging and expenses for a jury kept together either during the progress of the trial or after their retirement for delib

for by law, supplies

jury expenses, etc., how furnished.

oration. If the supervisors, or said municipal assembly, shall neglect so to do, the court may order the sheriff to make the requisite provision; and the expense incurred by him in carrying the order into effect, when certified by the court, is a county charge.

§ 2. This act shall take effect September first, eighteen hun. dred and ninety-nine.

When takes effect.

Chap. 68.
AN ACT to amend the town law, in relation to establishing water

supply districts.
Became a law March 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. Chapter five hundred and sixty-nine of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety, entitled “An act in relation to towns, constituting chapter twenty of the general laws,” is hereby amended by adding at the end of article seven thereof a section to be numbered one hundred and eighty-eight, and to read as follows:

$ 188. Town board may establish water supply districts. The town board of any town may establish one or more water supply districts in such town outside of an incorporated village therein, by filing a certificate, describing the bounds of any such dis. trict, in the office of the town clerk; and may contract in the name of the town for the delivery, by the water commissioners of a village owning a system of water works, of a supply of water through hydrants or otherwise, for fire, sanitary or other public purposes, to such districts, and the whole town shall be bound by such contract, but the rental or expense thereof shall annually, in the same manner as other expenses of the town are raised, be assessed, levied upon and collected only from the taxable property within such water supply district. Such money when col. lected, shall be kept as a separate fund and be paid over to such board of water commissioners by the supervisor of the town, according to the terms and conditions of any such contract.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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