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Homerville Registration of Voters.
“An Act to repeal an Act incorporating the Town of Homerville, in the County of Clinch, approved December 23, 1896, and the several Acts amendatory thereof, and to provide a new Charter for said Town, and for Acthofen 1907 the election of a Mayor and Councilmen, to prescribe their powers and duties, and for other purposes," approved August 22, 1907, Acts 1907, pages 723-728, as amended, be and the same is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following words, to wit: “Provided, the Mayor and Councilmen of the Town of Homerville may by proper ordinances provide for the registration of such voters and require them to register as an additional qualification,” by striking from said sec- be voters. tion the word “male," and by striking from said section the words, "for officers of said Town,” and placing in lieu thereof the words "held in the Town of Homerville, for any purpose whatever," so that said section six of said Act shall, when so amended, read as follows: "Be it further enacted, that all citizens qualified to vote for members of the General Assembly and who shall have paid all taxes legally imposed and demanded by the authorities of the Town and shall have resided thirty days within the limits of the corporation, and no other person, shall be qualified to vote at any election held in the Town of Homerville for any purpose whatever; provided the Mayor and Council of the Town of Homerville may by proper ordinances provide for the registration of such voters and require them to register as an additional qualification.”
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that all laws and parts of laws in conflict therewith be and the same are hereby repealed.
Approved March 31, 1926.
Jackson Street Improvements.
JACKSON STREET IMPROVEMENTS.
No. 10, FIRST SESSION
An Act to authorize and empower the Mayor and Alder
men of the City of Jackson, Butts County, Georgia, to establish and change the grade of any streets, avenues, alleys, lanes, sidewalks and other public places in said city to improve the same by paving, macadamizing, and draining the same; to provide for the procedure for such grading, improving, paving, and draining, and for the making and collecting of assessments for the same, and establishing a lien therefor; to provide for the payment of such grading, improving, paving, draining, or other street improvement by the abutting and adjacent property owners, either in whole or in part, on a basis of ten per cent. yearly of the amount assessed against the abutting and adjacent property owners and interest thereon for ten years; to provide for the payment of the part thereof to be paid by the City of Jackson, if any part, by payment in cash, notes, bonds, or other legal methods; to provide for the renewal of any such paving; and for other purposes.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, and it is hereby enacted by authority of same, That the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Jackson, Butts County, Georgia, is hereby authorized and empowered to establish and change the grade of any streets, avenues, alleys, lanes, sidewalks, and other public places in the City of Jackson and to improve the same by paving, macadamizing, and draining the same whenever in its judgment the public convenience and welfare may require such improvements, subject only to the limitations prescribed in this Act.
Assessment of abutting property.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that the lots, pieces, or parcels of land fronting and abutting upon both sides of said improvement shall be
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charged with the cost thereof, according to the just pro rata of the cost of said improvement for the said frontage, on a basis of lineal foot frontage, between the abutting property owners on each side of said street, avenue, lane, alley, or sidewalk, of said city. Also, that the space covered by the intersection of intersecting streets, avenues of streets. lanes or alleys shall be assessed either as real estate belonging to said City of Jackson, or against the abutting or adjoining property owners, or between the abutting or adjoining property owners, and the City of Jackson, as may seem right and just in the sound discretion of said Mayor and Aldermen of said City.
Sec. 3. Be it further enacted that the said Mayor and Aldermen shall have the power, and it shall be their duty, Costove to enact and pass any ordinance and to establish such ments. rules and regulations as may be necessary to require the owners of all property subject to assessment to pay the cost of such improvements and to cause to be put in and constructed all water, gas or sewer-pipe connections to connect with any existing water, gas, or sewer-pipes in and underneath the streets, avenues, lanes, and alleys and other public places where such improvements are to be made, and all cost and expense for making such connections shall be taxed against such property and shall be included and made a part of the general assessment to cover the cost of such improvements in addition to the basis of said lineal foot frontage.
Sec. 4. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Jackson shall be empowered to make and let contracts, and shall provide that the contractor shall execute to the City of Jackson a good and sufficient bond, in an amount to be fixed by the Mayor and Aldermen, conditioned for the full and faithful performance of the work and performance of the contract for the paving and improving such streets, lanes, alleys, avenues, and sidewalks of said City, and for the protection of the said City and all property owners
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interested against any loss or damage by reason of the negligent or improper execution of the work, and may require a bond, in an amount to be stated, for the maintenance of good condition of such improvements for a period of five years from the time of the completion of said work or such paving and improvements.
Advertisement for bids.
Sec. 5. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that the Mayor and Aldermen shall be empowered to advertise for sealed bids or proposals for the furnishing of materials and performing the work necessary in making such improvements, the notice of such proposal to state the street or streets, lanes, avenues, and sidewalks or other public improvements to be so improved, the kind of improvements proposed, what bond shall be required to be executed by the contractor aforesaid, and shall state the time when and the place where such proposals shall be filed, and to be considered by the said Mayor and Aldermen. Such notice shall be published in two consecutive issues of the newspaper wherein the Sheriff's advertisements are advertised in and for the County of Butts. At the time and place stated, said Mayor and Aldermen shall examine all bids received, and award the contract to the lowest and best bidder, reserving the right to reject any and all bids for any sufficient reason appearing to the Mayor and Aldermen.
Publication of notice.
Apportionment of assessments.
Sec. 6. Be it further enacteed by the authority aforesaid, that the said Mayor and Aldermen shall appoint three discreet persons as appraisers, either from among the Aldermen of said City or from the citizens of the City of Jackson, who shall appraise and assess the cost and expense of grading, draining, paving, or otherwise improving any street, avenue, alley, lane, sidewalk, or other public place to be improved, and apportion said cost and expense to the several lots, pieces, or parcels of land abutting and adjoining the said street, avenue, alley, lane, sidewalk, or other public place to be so improved, said apportionment to be prorata on a basis of lineal foot
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frontage of said property of the abutting land owners so improved, and shall immediately after making such apportionment, as aforesaid, make a written report and file the same. with the Mayor and Aldermen, who shall, upon receiving the report, publish notice of the filing of said report showing what streets, alleys, lanes, avenues, and sidewalks, or other public places to be improved and affected by said report, said notice to be published once in the newspaper in which the Sheriff of Butts County publishes legal notices, said notice requiring all persons interested, who oppose said improvements or the said cost and expense as appraised, assessed, or apportioned, to file their objections or protest to same within ten days from the date of said publishing of said notice; and in the event that any objection or protest may be filed, said Mayor and Aldermen shall, after the expiration of said ten days, pass on same, and may change same in any way as may seem to them just and right in the premises, and no protest shall be considered unless filed before the expiration of said ten days notice.
Sec. 7. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that after the expiration of the time of hearing of Levy of any protest that may be filed against the report of the assessments. said appraisers stated in Sec. 6, the Mayor and Aldermen shall levy assessments in accordance with said appraisements and apportionments, as so conferred, against the several tracts of land liable therefor, provided, however, Interest rate. that the rate of interest to be taxed shall not exceed one per cent. (1%) over and above the rate of interest stipulated in the bonds herein provided for, and that said assessments shall be payable in ten equal annual installments. The first installment of said assessments, together with interest to that date upon the whole, shall be due payments. and payable on the 1st day of December next succeeding the passage of an ordinance passed for the purpose above named, and one installment with the yearly interest upon the amounts remaining unpaid shall be payable on the first day of December in each succeeding year until all