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Tax exemptions.

Other roadways.

Building restrictions.

Proviso.

by this act in the manner herein prescribed, and also to
take or acquire in fee or otherwise, in the corporate name
of the said board for the benefit of the said county, by
purchase, gift, devise or eminent domain, any lands or
rights in lands, and easements or interests in lands with-
in the said county, although the lands so taken, or any
part thereof, be already a street or way, and said lands,
rights in land and easements or interests in land when
so taken, and all buildings and improvements which
may be placed thereon, shall be exempt from all taxes,
assessments and municipal liens of every kind what-
ever; and to construct and maintain along, across and
upon and over the same, or any other land acquired by
the said board under this act, roadways, parkways or
boulevards, and to grade and improve the same, to reg-
ulate the width thereon of sidewalks, roadways, service
ways bridle paths, bicycle paths or roads, to plant with-
in the same trees and shrubbery, to construct such side-
walks, roadways, service ways, bridle paths, bicycle
paths or roads, to pave the same, or any part thereof, in
such manner and of such material as said board may
deem advisable, which said grading, construction and
improvement may proceed simultaneously, or from time.
to time, and in and upon such parts or sections of said
parkways or boulevards as may be determined and pre-
scribed by said board from time to time; such board
also shall have power and authority to determine and
to prescribe in the case of any new parkway or boule-
vard laid out and opened by such board, the lines for the
frontage of any and all buildings to be located on the
lands fronting on such new parkway or boulevard; pro-
vided, however, that the concurrence of the common
council or other body having authority over highways
shall be necessary to take or appropriate any portion
of an existing street or road.

3. This act shall take effect immediately.
Approved April 22, 1907.

CHAPTER 96.

An Act to provide for the protection of improved streets in cities of this State, to authorize cities to require water, sewer and gas connections to be made before the improvement of any street, and empowering such city to make water, sewer and gas connections and the cost thereof a lien upon lands.

BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

1. Whenever any city of this State shall have determined to improve any street or avenue with asphalt, macadam, paving or wood block, and the proceedings respecting the proposed improvement have sufficiently advanced to permit the city to advertise for bids for said improvement, it shall be lawful for the Board of Aldermen, Common Council or other municipal body having power to pass ordinances in respect thereto in said city, by ordinance, to order and direct, in all cases where the sewer, gas or water mains are so located that in order to make private connections therewith it will thereafter be necessary to excavate and tear up the proposed improved portion of said street or avenue, the owner of any and all lands on the line of said proposed improvement to make all necessary excavations and connections with the sewer, gas or water mains in said street or avenue for all lots not already connected with said sewer, gas or water main in the street before the work upon said improvement shall be begun, and to prescribe the time, which shall not be less than thirty days after the passage of said ordinance, within which the said excavations and connections shall be made, and it shall thereupon be the duty of all owners of any lot or lots on the line of said improvement to, within the period prescribed in said ordinance, make said excavations and

Providing for pipes previous streets.

house service

to paving

If owner fail to lay pipes, city to do so and charge property therewith.

Referendum.

Notice of election.

Ballots.

connections.

It shall also be lawful for said ordinance to provide the width of the lot or lots for which connections shall be made, according to the character of the locality, and when so fixed, all connections shall be made in conformity with said ordinance.

2. In case the owner or owners of any lands for which said connections shall be ordered to be made shall not comply with the order or direction contained in said ordinance within the time therein specified, or shall make connections in a manner other than that specified therein, or in any other ordinance or rule of any department of said city respecting said works, the Board of Aldermen, Common Council or other legislative body of said city may, by resolution, direct the street commissioner, or other department or board having charge of its streets, to make or cause said excavations or connections made, at a reasonable price, without public advertisement for bids therefor, and pay the expenses and costs. thereof, which expenses and costs shall be added to the assessment for said street improvement and become a lien, as a part of the cost of said improvement, upon the lands chargeable therewith.

3. This act shall take effect immediately, but its provisions shall not become operative in any city until assented to by a majority of the votes cast upon the question of the adoption hereof at any general election at which the terms hereof shall be submitted, nor shall the acceptance of this act be submitted unless a petition for the same, signed by at least one hundred taxpayers of such city, shall be filed with the city clerk at least thirty days before said election. The clerk of such city shall cause public notice of the time and place of such election. and the purpose thereof to be given by advertisements. published for at least one insertion in one or more of the official newspapers of such city at least ten days previous to such election. Said clerk shall in such case print upon the official printed ballots, or have placed upon the voting machines, if used in such city, the title of this act, with the words "for" and "against" printed upon the ballot or placed upon the voting machine in such manner that the voter may vote for or against the

adoption hereof, and in case of a voting machine, each vote recorded "for" shall be counted in favor of, and each vote recorded "against" shall be counted against the adoption hereof. In case of voting by ballot, each ballot upon which the word "for" shall be stricken out shall be recorded against, and where the word "against" shall be stricken out, shall be recorded in favor of the adoption hereof; and if a majority of the votes recorded Result of as having voted upon the question submitted be in favor of the adoption of this act, its provisions shall forthwith be considered binding upon said city. Approved April 22, 1907.

election.

CHAPTER 97.

A Further Supplement to an act entitled "A supplement to an act entitled 'An act for the better regulation and control of the taking, planting and cultivating of oysters on lands lying under the tidal waters of the Delaware bay and Maurice river cove, in the State of New Jersey,' approved March twenty-fourth, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine," which said supplemental act was approved March twenty-first, one thousand nine hundred and five, and which supplement thereto was approved May twenty-fifth, one thousand nine hundred and five, and extending the provisions of said supplemental act, and extending the provisions of said original act, to certain lands under the tidal waters in Raritan bay, in the State of New Jersey, to wit: lands comprehended by the following lines: Beginning at the watch-house at Canaskonk point, on the shore of Raritan bay; thence, in a straight line to the government buoy, known as

Act for protection of

oysters extended to

Raritan bay and Cheesequake creek.

Repealer.

East Point Buoy; thence, on a true course west southwest, to the point where said course intersects a line drawn on a course due north from Cliffwood point; thence, on a true course south, to Cliffwood point; thence along the shore line to the place of beginning.

BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

1. The provisions of the act to which this act is a supplement, and also the provisions of an act entitled "An act for the better regulation and control of the taking, planting and cultivating of oysters on lands lying under the tidal waters of the Delaware bay and Maurice river cove, in the State of New Jersey," approved March twenty-fourth, one thousand eight hundred and ninetynine, be and the same hereby are extended to certain lands lying under the tidal waters of Raritan bay and Cheesequake creek, in the State of New Jersey, to wit: lands comprehended by the following lines: Beginning at the watch-house at Canaskonk point, on the shore of Raritan bay; thence, in a straight line, to the government buoy, known as East Point Buoy; thence on a true course west southwest to the south side of the boundary beacon; thence, on a true course west northwest, to the south side of the Great Beds light; thence to Conover's point on the shore of Raritan bay; thence along the shore line to Cheesequake creek, including all of Cheesequake creek and its tributaries, Travis creek and Flat creek; thence from the government jetty at Cheesequake creek along the shore line to the place of beginning.

2. This act shall be deemed a public act and take effect immediately.

Approved April 22, 1907.

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