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Payment of

fees to governor.

CHAPTER CCXV.

A SUPPLEMENT to the act entitled "An act to regulate fees," approved
April fifteen, eighteen hundred and forty-six.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That from and after the passage of this act the fee of the governor for "the seal to every certificate, exemplification, or other paper," authorized by the second section of the act to which this is a supplement, shall be paid in all cases not otherwise provided for by law, by the person receiving the "certificate, exemplification, or other paper," to the secretary of state, for the use of the governor, at the time and before the delivery of such certificate, exemplification, or other paper.

2. And be it enacted, That this act shall take effect immediately.

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CHAPTER CCXVI.

SUPPLEMENT to the act entitled "An act to regulate fences," passed January twenty-third, A. D. seventeen hundred and ninety-nine.

of former act

to certain

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of Provisions the State of New Jersey, That so much of the act to which not to extend this is a supplement as requires that all fences set in the cases. line of partition between persons, either of whom improve their adjoining lands, shall be so close, strong and sufficient as to prevent sheep from going through or under the same, shall not hereafter apply or be extended to lands of adjoining owners lying upon streams or rivers subject to overflow, commonly known as low-land meadow, but said owners shall be exempt from fencing as against sheep in all such cases, unless by mutual agreement; provided always, Proviso. that nothing in this act shall exempt the owners of said lands from fencing against horses and neat cattle, as required by existing laws.

2. And be it enacted, That this act shall go into effect immediately.

Approved March 23, 1859.

Roads not worked or used to be vacated.

CHAPTER CCXVII.

A SUPPLEMENT to an "Act concerning roads," approved April sixteenth, one thousand eight hundred and forty-six.

WHEREAS, difficulties have occurred, by public roads being laid, and not opened, used, or worked, therefore,

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That all public roads, having been laid by surveyors or otherwise, and not opened, worked, or used, for more than twenty years, shall be considered and they are hereby vacated.

2. And be it enacted, That this act shall take effect on the passage thereof.

Approved March 24, 1859.

Proceedings

in cases of

CHAPTER CCXVIII.

A SUPPLEMENT to an act entitled "An act to authorize the land owners of West Hoboken, in the county of Hudson, to improve the avenues, streets, highways, and sidewalks, within the boundaries of the West Hoboken school district, in the township of North Bergen," approved February twenty-sixth, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of improve- the State of New Jersey, That whenever any three persons

streets,

owning land bordering upon any avenue, street or high- ment of way in said district, may desire to improve such avenue, avenues, &c. street, or highway in said district, or make sidewalks thereon, they shall have power to call a meeting of such land owners, by putting up twenty notices in said district. in the most public places, with the names of the three persons calling such meeting, ten days immediately preceding such meeting, and designating the time, place, and the object of such. meeting, and said land owners or a majority of those who have assembled at the time specified in such notice, shall choose a chairman and secretary, they being land owners in said district, who shall determine the number of votes to which each land owner is entitled, owning land, bordering upon such avenue, street or highway, who shall vote at such meeting, each land owner to be entitled to one vote for every twenty-five running feet of land owned by him or her bordering on such avenue, street or highway, and each said land owner to be entitled to one vote at least; the chairman and secretary shall receive orally or by proxy, and count the votes, and if a majority of the votes as given are in favor of such improvement as stated in the notice, their certificate of such determination, shall be evidence sufficient to carry out the provisions of this act.

2. And be it enacted, That all parts of said act, contrary Part of to this supplement, be and are hereby repealed.

3. And be it enacted, That this act shall take effect immediately.

Approved March 23, 1859.

former act repealed.

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Assessment

and collec

tax.

CHAPTER CCXIX.

A SUPPLEMENT to an act concerning roads, approved April sixteenth, eighteen hundred and forty-six.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of tion of road the State of New Jersey, That all taxes assessed for making and repairing roads shall be paid in money and collected in the same manner as other taxes for county and township purposes, and at least three-fourths of the same shall be worked out on the roads, in such townships as are entitled to receive it, between the first of May and the first day of July of each and every year.

Election of commissioners of highways.

Taxes to be

paid over to commissioners.

2. And be it enacted, That each township shall elect, at their annual town meeting, three men who shall be freeholders of the township, and who shall be called commis sioners of highways, and meet at some convenient place in the township the first Monday after town meeting and proceed to lay off the townships of the different counties in the state into districts, usually of not less than three miles in length of road, having reference in all cases to equalizing the districts, and assign to each district the amount of road to be worked by each overseer, and appor tion the moneys received for roads to each district in proportion to the amount of labor required to be done, and make the overseers lists accordingly, and forward them. to the overseers elect; and the said commissioners shall receive for each day's service actually performed by them the sum of one dollar each, to be paid by the township committee of such township where the work has been done.

3. And be it enacted, That all taxes collected for roads be paid by the collector and by the constable, if collected by the tax warrant, over to the commissioners, and that they be required to give security for the safe disbursement of same, and to pay over to the several overseers of the

the

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