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CHAPTER 174.

An Act concerning free public libraries in certain cities

of this State.

BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey: 1. In all cities of this State now or hereafter having Maintenance

of library by within their territorial limits a population of not less taxation. than one hundred thousand nor more than two hundred thousand inhabitants, and in which there has heretofore been established or shall hereafter be established a free public library or libraries under proper legislative authority, the board of aldermen, common council, board of finance or other governing body having charge and control of the finances of such city, shall annually appropriate and raise by tax in the same manner as other city taxes are assessed, levied and collected in said city, a sum which in their judgment is sufficient for the purpose of properly improving, increasing, maintaining and conducting said free public library or libraries, which sum, when so appropriated, shall be used for no other purpose than that of improving, increasing, maintaining and conducting a free public library or libraries, and shall be paid by the disbursing officer of such city to the treasurer of the board of trustees or other governing body having charge of said library or libraries.

2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith be Repealer. and the same are hereby repealed, and that this act shall take effect immediately.

Approved May 13, 1907.

CHAPTER 175.

An Act concerning public parks in certain cities of this

State.

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

1. In all cities of this State now or hereafter having within their territorial limits a population of not less than one hundred thousand nor more than two hundred thousand inhabitants, and in which there has been heretofore purchased or shall hereafter be purchased lands for a public park or parks under proper legislative authority, the board of aldermen, common council, board of finance or other governing body having charge and control of the finances of such city, shall annually appropriate and raise by tax, in the same manner as other city taxes are assessed, levied and collected in said city, a sum which in their judgment is sufficient for the purpose of properly maintaining and caring for said park or parks, which sum, when so appropriated, shall be used for no other purpose than that of improving, maintaining and caring for said park or parks, and shall be paid by the disbursing officer of such city to the treasurer of the board or commission having charge of said parks.

2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith be and the same are hereby repealed, and that this act shall take effect immediately.

Approved May 13, 1907.

Repealer.

CHAPTER 176.

An Act to amend an act entitled "An act to regulate

fences in cities of this State," approved March twenty-eighth, one thousand nine hundred and four.

amended.

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

I. Amend section one of an act entitled "An act to Section regulate fences in cities of this State," approved March twenty-eighth, one thousand nine hundred and four, so that the same shall read as follows:

1. Where the lands of any two or more persons shall Regulation of join each other in any city in this State, the common tween lands. council or governing body thereof may, by ordinance, regulate the size, height and dimensions of any and all fences existing or erected on said lands at the time the passage of any such ordinance, or in the future to be built or erected, as division or partition fences between such lands, whether the same exist or be erected entirely or only partly upon the lands of any such adjoining owners or along or immediately adjacent to any division or partition line of such lands, and may provide, in such ordinance, for the manner of securing, fastening or shoring the same, and, in the case of fences thereafter erected contrary to the provisions thereof, for a penalty for the violation of such ordinance; and in the case of such fence or fences erected or existing at the time of the passage of any such ordinance may provide therein for the removal, change or alteration thereof so as to make such fence or fences comply with the provisions of any such ordinance.

2. Amend section two of said act so that the same Section shall read as follows: 2. The owner or owners of any such fence or fences Compensation

for damage and of the land or lands upon which the same shall in changing exist or be erected, and which fence or fences shall be

amended.

fence.

removed, changed or altered under the provisions of
any such ordinance, shall be entitled to just and rea-
sonable compensation for the damage, if any, done to
such land and fence or fences in making the same con-
form or comply with such ordinance; which award of
damages shall be made in the same manner as damages
for street openings are made, and such ordinance shall
prescribe the procedure to be followed for the ascertain-
ment and payment of any such damage.

3. This act shall take effect immediately.
Approved May 13, 1907.

CHAPTER 177.

A Supplement to an act entitled "An act concerning

townships (Revision of 1899)," approved March twenty-fourth, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine.

Providing for
township
funds.

Proviso.

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

1. Whenever at any annual township election the voters have failed to vote, grant or raise any sum of money whatever for township purposes for the ensuing fiscal year, it shall be lawful for the township committee of such township, by resolution, to determine and fix the amount of money necessary to be raised for the various township purposes for the ensuing year; provided, however, the amount so fixed for any purpose shall not exceed the amount appropriated for the same purpose at the last preceding township election at which appropriations were voted.

The township clerk shall serve on the township assessor a copy of such resolution, and thereupon it shall be the duty of the township assessor to assess and levy upon all the ratable and taxable property in such township, and of the township collector to collect the sums

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Clerk to
notify
assessor.

so ordered to be raised, in the same manner and at
the same time as if the appropriations had been author-
ized by the vote of the persons qualified to vote at the
preceding township election ;'and provided further, that Proviso.
nothing in this act contained shall be construed or held
to authorize any township committee to appropriate a
sum or sums in excess of the amount authorized by
chapter one hundred and sixteen of the laws of one
thousand nine hundred and six.

2. This act shall take effect immediately.
Approved May 13, 1907.

CHAPTER 178.

An Act to amend an act entitled "An act to establish

a sanatorium for persons afflicted with tuberculous diseases, and to provide for the selection of a site and the erection of buildings therefor and the government thereof," approved April third, one thousand nine hundred and two.

amended.

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

1. Section nine of the act to which this is an amend- Section ment be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

9. Any person who has been a resident of this State Must be resifor at least one year continuously next preceding the and curable. application for his or her admission to said sanatorium, and who is afflicted with tuberculous disease of the respiratory organs of a curable nature may be admitted into said sanatorium and treated therein, subject to such rules and regulations as the board of managers may from time to time prescribe, and at a cost to be determined in the following manner :

dent of State

a. Persons of sufficient ability to pay for the same, Ability to pay. or who have persons or kindred bound by law to main

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