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Commerce Registration of Voters.

good and valid for and against the City of Commerce, and all property formerly held and owned by the Town of Harmony Grove shall be and become the property of the City of Commerce, to provide for the issuing of bonds for the establishment of an electric-light plant, and also for the issuance of conditional bonds for the enlargement of the present waterworks and sewerage system in said City of Commerce, be and the same is hereby amended by adding a new Section to be numberSection 45-A, and to read as follows:

New section.

Registration of voters.

Duty of registrars.

Sec. 45-A. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, and it is hereby enacted by authority of the same, That immediately after the passage of this Act the Mayor and Council of the City of Commerce shall be and they are hereby authorized and empowered to elect three or more upright and discreet persons who shall be freeholders and citizens of said City of Commerce, to Act as registrars for said City of Commerce, and whose term shall be for two years and until their successors shall be elected and qualified. It shall be the duty of said registrars to prepare a registration list of the qualified voters of said City of Commerce who shall be entitled to vote in elections held in said City for the purpose of issuing bonds to improve the streets and highways thereof or to pave the same, also in the same manner in all similar elections, which said registration list shall be furnished by said registrars to the managers of such elections in the way and manner provided by section 45 of said Act approved August the 17th, 1909.

Service.

Sec. 45-B. Provided, however, that the registrars herein provided for shall serve in like manner in all other similar elections held in said City.

Terms of office.

Sec. 45-C. Provided also that the term of office of the registrars first name under the provisions of this Act shall expire on January first, 1928.

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Gainesville Industrial and Publicity Board.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act be and the same are hereby repealed.

Approved March 31, 1926.

GAINESVILLE INDUSTRIAL AND PUBLICITY
BOARD.

No. 24, SECOND SESSION.

An Act to amend the Charter of the City of Gainesville, Georgia, by empowering the commissioner of said city of Gainesville to provide, maintain, and conduct an Industrial and Public Board; to provide how said board shall be organized; to provide for funds to be used by said board by authorizing and directing that the commissioners of said City shall levy an annual tax thereof, for the purpose of promoting the growth and interest of said City, the prosperity and welfare of its inhabitants, by advertising the advantages of said city; to provide for the ratification of this Act, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, and it is hereby enacted by authority of the

same:

Power to

Section 1. That from and after the passage and approval of this Act the Commissioners of the City of Gainesville shall be empowered to establish an Indus- tablish trial and Publicity Board by appropriate resolution or ordinance providing for the ratification of this Act by vote of citizens of Gainesville, Georgia, and therein vest the power and authority to advertise the advantages of the City of Gainesville, Georgia, and surrounding territory for the purpose of promoting the interest in and growth of said City, thereby contributing to the prosperity and welfare of its inhabitants.

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Gainesville Industrial and Publicity Board.

Terms and duties.

Sec. 2. That when said board shall have been so Expenditures. designated, and organized, it shall have the power to

expend moneys hereinafter provided for, to employ agencies and mediums for advertising, and do any and all things necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act.

Sec. 3. Said Industrial and Publicity Board, when Membership.

established as provided for by this Act, shall consist of three members, one of whom shall be elected by a majority of the Commissioners of said City, either from among said Commissioners or other citizens of said City; and one of whom shall be President of the Chamber of Commerce of said City; and the other member to be elected by two above designated members, he being a resident and taxpayer of said City. All the members of said Board herein provided for shall serve without pay, and their term of office shall be for one year and until their successors shall be elected and qualified. Said Board when so designated shall meet on the first Saturday in January of each year and organize by electing one of their members chairman, another secretary and such other officers as said Board may deem necessary. All checks or warrants on said funds shall be signed by both the secretary and chairman of said board. Any vacancy occuring, except by expiration of term of office shall be filled by the remaining two members.

In case the President of the Chamber of Commerce should refuse to act on said Board, then said Chamber of Commerce shall elect from among its membership a member of said Board. Should the Chamber of Commerce cease to function as such, then said Commissioners of said City shall elect a second member of said Board from among the citizens and taxpayers of said city, other than said Commissioners, so that at no time there will not be more than one member of said board who shall be a commissioner of said city.

Sec. 4. That when said Act has been adopted as herein provided, the Commissioners of said City shall pass

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Gainesville Industrial and Publicity Board.

a resolution calling for the organization of the said Board by this Act created, and shall levy an annual tax on all Tax levy. the taxable property within the city, unless otherwise by law exempted from taxation, for the purpose of providing said Board with funds for conducting an industrial and publicity program, which said tax shall not excede one (1) mill on each dollar of assessed taxable property. That when said tax has been collected by said City, said fund shall be deposited in the designated depository of said City of Gainesville, to the credit of the Industrial and Publicity Board.

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Advertising.

Sec. 5. That said Industrial and Publicity Board shall have the power and authority to spend said money Authority of raised by tax hereinbefore provided, for the purpose of board. advertising the advantages and opportunities afforded by the City of Gainesville and surrounding territory and in inducing industrial plants to locate in or near said City, said Board to conduct said advertising in the way and manner that seems best to them; and for this purpose said Board shall have the authority to establish agencies and mediums of advertising for said purposes herein provided, and may in its discretion work in conjunction with or through the Chamber of Commerce, always looking to the best methods of carrying into effect the rights and powers prescribed in this Act. That all the funds provided herein shall be spent in the conduct of the affairs of said Board, in defraying its expenses of establishment, maintenance, and conduct in the interest in the publicity program.

By-laws.

Sec. 6. That said Industrial and Publicity Board, when organized, shall have the power and authority to adopt such by-laws, by a majority vote of said Board, not inconsistent with this Act, for the operations of said Board as it deems the conduct of the Publicity program.

Sec. 7. That before this Act shall become effective Referendus for the organization of said Board, the Commissioners to voters.

Hartwell Street Improvements.

of the City of Gainesville, Georgia, shall pass a resolution or ordinance providing for said Industrial and Publicity Board to be created and organized and a tax not to exceed one (1) mill to be levied, as hereinbefore provided, for the purpose of carrying on the publicity program herein authorized, and directing same to be voted on by the voters at any regular election or any regularly called election, thereafter. After the same has been voted on by those citizens of the City of Gainesville voting in the next regular election of said City, and who are qualified to vote for Commissioners in said election, and if a majority of those voting shall vote in favor of said Board, on ballots as hereinafter prescribed, said Board shall then be organized and said tax levied. Those voting in favor of the creation of the Industrial and Publicity Board and the tax of one mill shall have written or printed on their ballot the following: “For the creation of an Industrial and Publicity Board and tax not to exceed one (1) mill for Publicity.” Those voting against said Board shall have written or printed on their ballot the following: “Against the creation of an Industrial Publicity Board and tax not to excede one (1) mill for publicity.”

Ballots.

Sec. 8. That all laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.

Approved April 10, 1926.

HARTWELL STREET IMPROVEMENTS.

No. 9, SECOND SESSION.

An Act to amend an Act incorporating the Town of

Hartwell, Hart County, Georgia, approved February 26th, 1856, and an Act approved September 9th, 1889, defining the corporate limits thereof, and an Act amending the Act approved February 26th, 1856

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