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of the town of Madison in Morgan county, be and the same are hereby extended in every direction, one mile from the public square, so as to include within the limits of said corporation, all persons and property, (without an exception) residing or being, or who may hereafter reside within one mile from said public square; Provided always, that no field or woodland, situate within the said one mile, and not hereafter embraced within the corporate limits of said town, shall be subject to corporation tax until the same shall be built upon or laid off into town lots; And provided also, that nothing in this act contained shall be so construed as to subject any property included in said one mile, and not heretofore embraced within the corporate limits of said town, to a higher State, or county tax, than it would have been subject to, had this act never been passed.
Section 2. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the corporation tax to be imposed by the Commissioners of said town of Madison, upon such building improvements as have been made, or which may be hereafter made upon any ground embraced in said one mile, and not heretofore included in said corporation, shall not be assessed upon a larger sum than the value of said improvement, and four acres of land contiguous thereto.
SECTION 3. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all laws and parts of laws militating against this act be and the same are hereby repealed. Approved, December 19, 1849.
AN ACT to amend an act to incorporate the town of Lump
kin in Stewart county, assented to December 26th, 1831.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from and after the passage of this act, the citizens of Lumpkin in the county of Stewart, shall be and they are hereby authorized to meet annually and choose by ballot from among themselves, five Commissioners, to be called a Board of Commissioners, who, when so chosen and elected, shall have full power and authority, and their successors in office, to pass all by-laws, rules and regulations which they, or a majority of them, may deem expedient and necessary for the good order and government of said town; Provided, the by-laws be not repugnant to the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution and laws of this State.
SECTION 2. And be it further enacted by the authority afore said, That on the first Saturday in February, in the year 1850, and on the first Saturday in February in every subse
quent year thereafter, all free white citizens of said town of Lumpkin, who shall be entitled to vote for members of the General Assembly, shall assemble at the Court-house in said town, and by ballot elect five Commissioners, who shall continue in office one year, and shall be re-elegible, and said election shall be held by one Justice of the Peace, or Judge of the Inferior Court, together with a freeholder in said town; Provided, that in the event of there being no election of Commissioners of said town, in the manner and at the time herein pointed out, the Commissioners elected for the preceding year shall continue in office and rernain the Commissioners of said town until their successors are elected ; And provided also, That in the event there shall be no election held at the time and in the manner pointed out, the Commissioners of said town may and they are hereby empowered to order an election for Commissioners, to be held in the Court-house in said town at any time
five days notice being given of said election upon the Courthouse door.
SECTION 3. And be it further enacted, That the jurisdiction of the Commissioners and corporate limits of said town shall extend over the lot or tract of land first purchased and laid off in the original survey of said town, and that the said Commissioners are hereby authorized to act as Commissioners of all roads and streets in said corporate limits.
SECTION 4. And be it further enacted, That the said Commissioners are hereby authorized to cause the persons within the corporate limits of said town, who are liable to perform road duty under the laws of this State, to pay road tax, which shall not exceed three dollars.
SECTION 5. And be it further enacted, That it shall not be lawful at any time for the persons within the corporate limits of said town, who are subject to road duty, to be compelled to perform road duty without the corporate limits of said town; neither shall it be lawful for any citizen or person who resides without the corporate limits of said corporation, to be required to perform road duty within the limits of said town.
SECTION 6. And be it further enacted, That said Commissioners shall be liable to be fined in the same manner as the Commissioners of the roads are by law liable for any failure or neglect to keep the roads and streets within said corporate limits of said town in good order, and the fine imposed and collected for such neglect, shall become a part of the funds of said town and applied as the other funds.
SECTION 7. And be it further enacted, That the said Commissioners are hereby invested with authority to appoint a person to act as Tax Receiver and 'Tax Collector, and any other officers they may deem necessary for said town, and to make a reasonable compensation for their services, to be
paid out of the Treasury of said town, and said officers shall be appointed annually.
SECTION 8. And be it further enacted, That the Commissioners aforesaid shall appoint from their number, a Treasurer, who shall hold his office during the term that he may remain Commissioner, and shall at the close of the year, make out and return all of his actings and doings as Treasurer aforesaid.
SECTION 9. And be it further enacted, That all persons who are by this act made subject to the payment of tax, shall at some time between the first day of March and the first day of April in each year, make a true and just return under oath, of all taxable property held by them in said town, with the fair valuation of the same, and of all their liability to taxation, to the Receiver of: Tax Returns and Collector, who shall proceed to collect the tax on the same after the fifteenth day of April, all of which shall be paid to him before the fifteenth day of May, and if any person who is required by this act to pay tax or shall neglect or refuse to pay the same, or to make the return to the said Receiver and Collector that they are required by this act to do, within the time specified in this act for doing the same, they shall be subject to the same penalties that they would by law be subject to for refusing or neglecting to make a return of their taxable property to the county Receiver of Tax Returns, or for refusing to pay their State tax; and the said town Receiver and Collector shall proceed against them after said time for making returns and paying taxes expires, in the same manner that is pointed out by law for county Receivers of Tax Returns and Collectors of taxes against defaulters.
SECTION 10. And be it further enacted, that the said Receiver and Collector shall attend one day at some convenient place in said town, for the purpose of giving the citizens an opportunity of making their returns and paying their taxes, and he shall give five days' notice, both for receiving and collecting, by advertisement at three public places in said town, of the time and place of said attendance, and the said Receiver and Collector shall pay over all money received by him for taxes, &c., on or before the first day of June, to the Town Treasurer, who shall receipt for the same.
SECTION 11. And be it further enacted, That the east half of lot of land number one hundred and eleven, in the twenty-third (23d) district of originally Lee, now Stewart county, shall be included within the limits of said corporation, under the same rules and regulations as govern said original incorporation.
SECTION 12. And be it further enacted, That all laws militating against this act be and the same are hereby repealed.
Approved, January 16, 1850.
CT to revive and amend an act assented to Novem-
Ns militating against this act, be and the same ant nereby repealed.
Approved, January 17, 1850.
AN ACT to revive the several acts passed by former Le
gislatures of this State, incorporating the town of Craw
fordville in the county of Taliaferro. WHEREAS the citizens of said incorporation have forfeited
their charter by failing to elect Commissioners in the manner prescribed by the several acts providing therefor, and there being no provision in said acts for the election of Commissioners unless said act be revived; and whereas the citizens of said incorporation are desirous of having their charter revived:
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Georgia in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from and after the passage of this act, that all laws heretofore enacted for the purpose of incorporating the town of Crawfordville in the county of Taliaferro, be and the same are hereby fully revived, and are of as much force as if they
had never been forfeited by the citizens of the said town of Crawfordville.
SCTION 2. Be it further enacted, That if the citizens of said incorporation shall at any time omit or fail by reason of neglect or otherwise to elect Commissioners on the second Tuesday in January of each year, as is provided for in said acts, then and in that case it shall and may be lawful, if there be Commissioners in office, for them to remain in office till new Commissioners are elected; or if there be no Commissioners in office, then and in either case the citizens of said incorporation may hold such election by giving ten days' notice thereof publicly at three different places within the limits of said incorporation.
Section 3. Be it furiher enacted, That all laws and parts of laws militating againstithe provisions of this act, be and the same are hereby repeaded.
Approved, Janiąry 31,'1850.
AN ACT to make permanent the site of the public build
ings for the county of Marion, in the town of Buena Vista,
and to incorporate said town. WHEREAS, by the provisions of an act of the General As
sembly of this State, entitled “an act to add a part of the county of Stewart to the county of Marion, to point out the mode of electing Commissioners, to provide for the location of a county site, to dispose of the public buildings in Tazewell, to provide payment for the undertakers of the Court-house now being erected, to levy an extra tax, and for other purposes," assented 10 on the 27th day of December,1847, the site of the public buildings for said county of Marion, has been located in the town of Buena Vista on lot of land number one hundred and ten in the fourth district of originally Muscogee, now Marion county ; therefore,
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Georgia in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authori y of the same, That the site of the public buildings for said county of Marion, is hereby made permanent in said town of Buena Vista, on the above and foregoing described lot of land : Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to repeal any portion of the above recited act.
SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That the citizens of said town, entitled to vote for members of the General Assembly of this State may, on the first Monday in February, eighteen hundred and fifty, and on the first Monday in Feb