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Swainsboro Charter Amendments.

was collected, ratably, and in proportion to frontage of property assessed, abutting on such improved streets, sidewalks, alleys, lanes, or public ways. Provided further that assessments levied said abutting property and the owners thereof, in accordance with the apportionments herein provided for, shall be paid in not more than ten equal annual installments, and shall bear interest at a rate not to exceed eight per cent. per annum until paid.

Co-operation

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that from and after the passage of this Act, the City with State Council of the City of Swainsboro be and the same is Department. hereby authorized to co-operate with the proper authorities of the County of Emanuel, and of the State Highway Department of the State of Georgia, by contract or otherwise in their discretion, as touching the paving, macadamizing, or otherwise improving sidewalks, streets, lanes, alleys, or other public ways of said City adjacent; and as touching streets, alleys, lanes, or public ways within said City, any portion or the whole of which may be paved, or otherwise improved, by the said authority of the County of Emanuel, or of the said State Highway Department of Georgia; provided, that nothing in this paragraph shall in any way abridge or limit the City limited. Council of the City of Swainsboro in making and enforcing the assessments hereinbefore provided for, against public-owned property, where same abuts on sidewalks, streets, lanes, alleys, or ways of said City so paved, or otherwise improved.

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Sec. 6. 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by the authority aforesaid, that all laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act be and the same are hereby repealed.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 27, 1926.

Union City Street Improvements.

UNION CITY STREET IMPROVEMENTS.

No. 4, FIRST SESSION.

An Act to amend an Act approved August 17, 1908,

entitled “An Act to incorporate Union City in the County of Campbell, State of Georgia," as amended on August 7, 1925, so as to authorize and empower the Mayor and Council of said City of Union City to pave or hard-surface the streets and sidewalks of Union City, and to issue bonds for that purpose, and to assess, with consent of a majority of the property owners affected, one half of the cost thereof, and to issue executions against said property owners for their assessments, and to enforce the collection thereof, and for other purposes.

Act of 1908 amended.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, that, from and after the passage of this Act, the Act of the General Assembly approved August 17, 1908, entitled "An Act to incorporate Union City in the County of Campbell, State of Georgia,” as amended on August 7, 1925, be and the same is hereby amended by adding after Section 23 in said act a new

section to be numbered 23-A, to read as follows: SecNew sec. 23A. tion 23-A. Be it further enacted, that the City Council

shall have full power and authority by and through ordinance to require and provide for the paving of streets, sidewalks, lanes, and alleys of said city, and to prescribe the material to be used and the character of such pavement, and prescribe the method of payment thereof; and to this end said City of Union City is authorized and empowered to apportion the cost of said paving in such manner as may seem equitable and just and in such amount as may seem equitable and just to the Mayor and Council, between said City and the abutting property owners on each side of said streets, sidewalks, lanes, or alleys or said City, provided that in no instance

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TITLE II.—

Vidalia School Tax.

shall the amount apportioned against the abutting property owner be more than one-half of the total cost of such paving; and provided further that such owners shall not be apportioned as herein provided, on any street, sidewalk, lane, or alley, unless the majority of the owners of the property abutting said street, sidewalk, lane, or alley shall first consent to said paving in writing. Such apportionment or amount of such pavement or paving herein provided for as may be assessed against the abutting property owners may be collected by the issuance of executions in the same manner as taxes are collected; and said executions may be levied on any of the property of said abutting property owners after serving notice to said property owner as the Mayor and Council may prescribe. The Mayor and Council shall have the right to issue bonds in accordance with the Constitution and general laws of force in this State, for the purpose of paying the City's pro rata part of such pavement of paving.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted that all laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act be and the same are hereby repealed.

Approved March 15, 1926.

VIDALIA SCHOOL TAX.

No. 26, SECOND SESSION.

An Act to amend an Act entitled An Act to provide for

a system of Public Schools for the City of Vidalia, in Toombs County; to provide for a special tax for the support and maintenance of the same; to provide suitable buildings therefor; to establish a Board of Education to conduct the same, and for other purposes, approved August 20th., 1906, as amended by Acts approved August 8th, 1908, August 16th, 1920,

Wadley Street Improvements.

and August 17th, 1925, by striking out the entire section 2 of the Amendatory Act approved August 17th, 1925, and for other purposes.

Act of 1925 amended.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, that from and after the passage of this Act, that the Amendatory Act approved August 17th, 1925, be, and the same is hereby amended by striking out the entire Section 2 of said Amendatory Act, approved August 17th, 1925.

Sec. 2 stricken.

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

Approved April 10, 1926.

WADLEY STREET IMPROVEMENTS.

No. 14, SECOND SESSION.

An Act to amend the Charter of the City of Wadley,

Jefferson County, Georgia, as approved August 14th, 1909, and the subsequent amendments thereto, so as to authorize and empower said City of Wadley, Georgia, through its governing authorities, to pave, macadamize, curb, and otherwise improve any or all of the sidewalks, footways, crosswalks, drains, gutters, streets, roads, lanes, alleys, public squares or other public places or highways, or any portions thereof, within the corporate limits of said city and to assess the costs of making such improvements in whole or in part against the abutting property owners, and of its owners benefited thereof; to provide for the apportionment and collection by legal process of such assessments, and to create a lien on such therefor; to provide for the issuing of bonds to be known as “Street

Wadley Street Improvements.

Improvement Bonds” to be negotiated by the city, or otherwise used in making provisions for the payment of the cost of such improvements; to provide for a special fund for the retiring of such bonds, and to authorize the levy and collection of a tax on all the property in said city subject to municipal taxation, to be used in defraying the City of Wadley's share of the expense of said improvements; to authorize said improvements to be made and said paving and macadamizing to be done by said City of Wadley as herein provided, or in connection with any department of this State; to provide for the condemnation of private property for the public use, and the manner of acquiring same by the City, and for other purposes.

Act of 1909

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Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, and it is hereby enacted by authority of the same, that the Act of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, approved August 14th, 1909, consolidating and amending the several Acts amended. incorporating the City of Wadley, Jefferson County, Georgia, and the Acts amendatory thereof, be and the same is hereby amended by adding thereto the following provisions, to wit: The aforesaid City of Wadley, Jefferson County, Georgia, through its legally constituted authorities, is hereby authorized and empowered to pave, macadamize, curb, and otherwise improve any ferred. or all of the sidewalks, footways, crosswalks, drains, gutters, roads, lanes, alleys, streets, public squares or for paving, other public places or highways, or any portion thereof, etc. within the corporate limits of said city, and to assess the cost of such improvements in whole or in part, against the abutting property owners, and of the owners thereof benefited, and by suitable ordinance of the aforesaid authorities to provide for the apportionment and collection by legal process of such assessments, and to create a lien on such property therefor, and to provide for the issuance of bonds to be known as street improvements bonds, which may be negotiated, sold, or other

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