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Baxley Street Improvements.

along the sides of all public thoroughfares in said City, which, together with the whole cost of all materials used in making such street improvements, shall be assessed against the property abutting on such thoroughfares and receiving the benefits of such improvements, and paid by the owners of such property as heretofore provided according to its frontage; and that the cost of making such other street improvements as are authorized by this Act may be apportioned and assessed as between the City of Baxley and the abutting property and the owners thereof on each side of the street or public thoroughfares to be paved, macadamized or otherwise improved, in just such proportions as the Mayor and City Council may deem proper, not in excess of the proportion herein provided, and the Mayor and City Council of said City are hereby given power and authority, in their discretion, to apportion and assess any part or all of the cost of making said improvements against the City of Baxley, or they may in their discretion apportion and assess any part or all of the cost of making said improvements against the abutting property and the owners thereof to be paved, macadamized, or otherwise improved, according to the frontage of said property thereon, not in excess of the cost heretofore specified. If, in the discretion of the Mayor and Council, any portion of such cost is assessed against and is to be borne by the City, such assessment and expenses may be paid out of any available funds for that purpose in the City Treasury, or from the proceeds of bonds duly authorized and issued by said City.

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Subsection 61H. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that the Mayor and City Council may in interest. its discretion, by proper written resolution, provide for and require the payment of interest on the bonds authorized to be issued in accordance with and in the same manner, under the same conditions, and under the same rights and powers as to apportionment and assessment for the cost thereof as they are in this Act authorized to make improvements in the first instance.

Baxley Street Improvements.

Railroads assessed.

County liability.

Repaving, etc.

Subsection 611. Be it further enacted, that where the right of way of any railway company crosses any public thoroughfare within the corporate limits of the City of Baxley, such company is to be deemed for all the purposes of this Act as the owner of the property on both sides of such thoroughfares to the extent of the entire width of the right of way, irrespective of the use to which the same may be put or the portion thereof actually occupied by its track or tracks, and where the right of way or other occupied or unoccupied land of any railway company lies longitudinally along and abuts upon any street or thoroughfare in said City, such company and its said abutting property shall be subject to all the provisions of this Act in the same manner and to the same extent as other persons, firms, and corporations owning property in the City of Baxley. And all property owned by County of Appling lying within such corporate limits and abutting upon any square or public thoroughfare of the City shall be assessable for any and all public improvements authorized by this Act in the same manner and to the same extent as such property would be if owned by any private individual, without regard to the use made by the County of such property.

Subsection 61J. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that the Mayor and the City Council of said City shall have the power and authority to repave, regrade, recurb, redrain, and remacadamize, in their discretion, any and all of the streets and other places which they are authorized in this Act to improve, in the same manner, under the same conditions, and under the same rights and powers as to apportionment and assessment for the cost thereof, as they are in this Act authorized to make improvements in the first instance.

Subsection 61K. Be it further enacted by the authority intersections. aforesaid, that the Mayor and City Council, may assess any part or all of the cost for so improving street intersections, as well as any part or all of the costs of making

Baxley Street Improvements.

any and all necessary curbing, against the owners and their property abutting on the street or streets in which the intersections may occur or the curbing may be necessary, whether the street intersections or the curbing abuts upon the property of private individuals or not, said cost. to be proportioned among the owners and their property which abuts upon the street or streets in which the intersection may occur or the curbing may be necessary in just such proportions as the Mayor and City Council of said City may deem equitable and just, but in no event shall it be in excess of two thirds of the actual cost of same against any property owners or abutting properties.

Contracts.

Subsection 61L. Be it further enacted by authority aforesaid, that the Mayor and City Council of said City Agency. shall have the power and authority to create between itself and any person, firm, corporation, or governmental agency, division, or department thereof, the relation of principal and agent for the making of any and all contracts for the doing of said improvements, so the that City may authorize any person, firm, corporation, or governmental agency, or division, department thereof, to make for it and in its behalf any and all contracts and agreements for the making of said improvements.

Subsection 61M. Be it further enacted by authority aforesaid, that the Mayor and City Council of said City Bonds. shall have the right and authority in their discretion to issue the bonds of said City for the purpose of making any portion or all of said improvements herein authorized, or which have heretofore been authorized by law, provided that in issuing said bonds all the provisions of the Constitution and laws of this State regarding the issuing of municipal bonds shall be fully complied with.

Subsection 61N. Be it further enacted by authority aforesaid, that said City shall have the right to accept Donations. and receive any gift, donation, or contribution from any source whatever for the purpose of making any of said

Commerce Registration of Voters.

Tax ad valorem.

improvements, and the Mayor and City Council of said City are hereby authorized to use and appropriate any such gift, donation, or contribution, either in reduction or any assessments which it may see fit to make against said City as its proportion of the assessments for making any of said improvements, or in reduction of any of the assessments which may be made against the owners and their abutting property.

Subsection 61 O. Be it further enacted by authority aforesaid, that said City shall have the right and authority to levy an ad valorem tax not exceeding eight mills on all the property, real and personal, within the corporate limits of said City which is taxable under the laws of the State of Georgia for the purpose of supporting and maintaining and bearing the general expense of said City and its government, and that any portion of the funds so raised may, in the discretion of the Mayor and City Council of said City be used to make any of the improvements herein authorized, and that this method of payment for said improvements shall be additional and cumulative of the other methods of payment provided for herein.

Subsection 61P. 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 16, 1926.

COMMERCE REGISTRATION OF VOTERS.

No. 6, SECOND SESSION.

An Act to amend an Act approved August 17th, 1909, to incorporate the City of Commerce in the County of Jackson, and prescribe its limits, to provide for the election of the Mayor and Councilmen and other officers of said City of Commerce, to prescribe their

Commerce Registration of Voters.

powers and duties and the manner of their election, to declare and provide for the Police Force of said City, and to provide for all matters of municipal concerns and cognizance, to provide that all valid bonds and contracts heretofore made and entered into by the municipal authorities of the City of Commerce and the Town of Harmony Grove shall be good and valid for and against the City of Commerce, that 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 issuing of additional bonds for the enlargement of the present waterworks and sewerage system in said City of Commerce, so as to add a new Section to be numbered Section 45-A, providing that the Mayor and Council of the City of Commerce shall have authority to elect three or more City 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 pave the same also act in the same manner in all similar elections, to prescribe their duties, their term of office, and for other purposes.

amended.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, and it is hereby enacted by au- Act of 1909 thority of the same, That an Act approved August 17th, 1909, to incorporate the City of Commerce in the County of Jackson, and prescribe its limits, to provide for the election of the Mayor and Councilmen and other officers of said City of Commerce, to prescribe their powers and duties and the manner of their election, to prepare and provide for the Police Force of said City, and to provide for all matters of municipal concerns and cognizances, to provide that all valid bonds and contracts made and entered into by the municipal authorities of the City of Commerce and the Town of Harmony Grove shall be

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