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AN ACT to amend the charter of the town of Bentonsport in Van Buren

County Iowa

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SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa, That in addition to the powers and privileges now conferred upon the town council of the town of Bentonsport by the recorded charter of said town, they shall

have power,

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Tax dogs.

Poll tax.

Improvements,

1st to levy and collect taxes, as now provided by said Charter not to exceed one and half

per

cent in any one year, on all property within the limits of said corporation subject to county and state taxes, also, to tax dogs ; assess a poll tax on actual residents of the corporation not exceeding one dollar.

SEC. 2. The town council shall have power to make or aid in making improvements of Roads, Streets, Bridges, and other works of improvements for the good and prosperity of the inhabitants of said town, and to facilitate the business and trade thereof, and may within the foregoing limitations, assess taxes, and borrow money thereof.

Sec. 3. Provided, that no extraordinary work of improvement shall be authorized, or aided by said Town Council, or money borrowed therefor, without the consent of two thirds of the legal voters, voting at a special election of said town, after due notice given of the time, place and purpose of said election, in pursuance of the provisions of said Charter for the holding of special elections.

Sec. 4. This act to take effect and be in force from and after its publication according to law.

APPROVED, July 12th, 1856.

Limitation.

Take effect

CHAPTER 25.

BONDS OF FT. MADISON.

AN ACT to legalize the issuing of Corporation Bonds of Ft. Madison.

ed.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Bonds legalizState of Iowa, That all bonds which have been voted or issued by the Town of Ft. Madison subsequent to the taking effect of an Act approved January 25th 1855 regulating County and Corporation bonds the proceeds of which bonds have been or are intended to be expended without the limits of the county in which said town of Ft. Madison is situated are hereby confirmed and declared valid.

SEC. 2. This Act to take effect and be in force from Take effect. and after its publication in the Iowa City Republican and Iowa Capital Reporter without expense to the State.

APPROVED, July 15th, 1856.

I ify that the foregoing act was published in the Iowa Capital Reporter on the 30th of July, and in the Iowa City Republican on the 23rd of day July, A. D., 1856.

GEO. W. MCCLERAY,

Secretary of State.

CIIAPTER. 26.

DIVISION OF R. R. TAX.

AN ACT in relation to taxes assessed upon the non-resident stockholders

of the Mississippi and Missouri Railroad Company.

Scott Co. to

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Treasurer of State of Iowa, That the treasurer of Scott County is hereby

pay over. required to pay over to the treasurer of Muscatine, Johnson & Cedar Counties respectively, a portion of the County tax collected from the non-resident stockholders of the Mis-Portion of

taxes oolloot. sissippi & Missouri Railroad Company for the year 1856 ed.

equal to the number of miles constructed in each of the four said counties so that each county shall receive such portion of the taxes collected from the non-resident stockholders asthe number of miles constructed in each county shall bear to the whole length of the Railroads so constructed.

APPROVED, July 16th, 1856.

CHAPTER 27.

SALINE LANDS.

AN ACT authorizing the Register of the State Land Office to close the

Saline Grant.

Register's du- SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the ty.

State of Iowa, That the Register of the State Land Office be, and is hereby authorized and required, under the direction of the Governor of the State of Iowa, to obtain the approval, close the grant, and obtain patents for all the saline lands selected in and for the State of Iowa, and all necessary expenses incurred thereby, to be paid by order

of the Governor on the State Treasurer. Take effect.

Sec. 2. This act to be in force from and after its publication in the Iowa Capital Reporter and Iowa Weekly Republican, published at Iowa City.

APPROVED, July 14th, 1856.

Published in the Iowa Capital Reporter, July 30, and in the Iowa Weekly Republican July 23d 1856.

G. W. McCLEARY,

Secretary of State. CHAPTER 28.

AN ACT to amend Chapter 139 of the laws of the State of Iowa, passed at

the regular session of the 5th General Assembly.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Amendments. State of Iowa, That the 11th section of the 139th Chapter of the laws of the State of Iowa, passed at the regular session of the 5th General Assembly, be amended by striking out the word "and" after the word “Ringgold,” and inserting the words and Union,” after the word “Adams," so that said section as amended will read as follows :—The counties of Fremont, Mills, Page, Taylor, Montgomery, Adams and Union, shall constitute the eleventh district, and have one Senator.

Sec. 2. This act to be in force after its publication in the Take effect. Iowa Capital Reporter and Republican.

APPROVED, July 15th, 1856.

The above act was published in the Iowa Capital Reporter and Republican July 23rd A. D. 1856.

GEO. W. McCLEARY,

Secretary of State.

CHAPTER 29.

RAIL ROAD STOCK.

AN ACT to authorize certain Towns therein named, to subscribe to the

Capital Stock of Railroad Corporations, and to issue bonds to aid in the construction of Railroads.

rized.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Towns authoState of Iowa, That the city of Lyons, in Clinton county, and the towns of Maquoketa and Bellevue in Jackson county, and Anamosa, in Jones county, towns'incorporated under the laws of this State, may subscribe to the capital To subscribe stock of any railroad corporation, legally incorporated stock.

Election.

Votice.

under the laws of this state, and issue bonds to aid in the

conctruction of any such railroad, in the manner following, Petition.

to-wit: The local authorities of said city, or either of the said towns, shall, when petitioned by one-fourth of the legal voters of such city or town, submit the question whether such city or town will subscribe to the capital stock of any railroad corporation named in said petition, or aid in the construction of their railroads, and shall appoint an election for the purpose of determining the same, and shall proscribe the manner of voting on said question, and of conducting the election. Ten days notice shall be given of the time and place of said election, which notice shall contain a statement of the proposition, the maner of voting, and the amount proposed to be subscribed, the amount of tax to be assessed per annum to pay the interest and principal of said bonds, and shall be given by a publication in some newspaper published in the city, or town, or by posting a notice in at least five public places in the city or town, upon the

adoption of such proposition, the proper local authorities Taxes.

shall have power to levy and collect the tax therein provided for, which shall not exceed one per cent. per annum upon the taxable property of the city or town, and shall constitute a separate fund to pay said interest and princi

pal. Mayor's duty: Sec. 2. Should a majority of the votes cast at said elec

tion of the proposition thus submitted, it shall be the duty of the Mayor of the city, or the Mayor or other principle executive officer of the town, as the case may be,to subscribe the stock and issue bonds in accordance with the proposi

tion. Take effect

Sec. 3 This act to take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the Iowa Capital Reporter and Iowa City Republican; Provided the state shall incur no expense in such publication.

APPROVED, July 15th, 1856.

I certify that the foregoing act was published in the Iowa Capital Reportter July 23rd and in the Igwą City Republican July 29th 1856.

GEO, W. McCLEARY,

Secretary of State

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