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Title VII, Article VII. $ 80. Within such time, not less than ten days, as the trustees shall allow him for such purpose, the collector, before receiving the first warrant for the collection of money, shall execute a bond to the trustees, with one or more sureties, to be approved by a majority of the trustees, in such amount as the district meeting shall have fixed, or if such meeting shall not have fixed the amount, then in such amount as the trustees shall deem reasonable, conditioned for the due and faithful execution of the duties of his office. The trustees, upon receiving said bond, shall, if they approve thereof, indorse their approval thereon, and forthwith deliver the same to the town clerk of the town in which said collector resides, and said clerk shall file the same in his office, and enter in a book to be kept by him for that purpose, a memorandum, showing the date of said bond, the names of the parties and sureties thereto, the amount of the penalty thereof, and the date and time of filing the same, and said town clerk is authorized to receive as a fee for such filing and memorandum the sum of twenty-five cents, which sum is hereby made a charge against the school district interested in said bond; and in case the trustees of any school district, other than those within the limits of any city or incorporated village, shall deem it for the best interests of the district or the public to have the collector of such district disburse to teachers the money apportioned by the state for teachers' wages, they shall so direct, by resolution to be entered upon the minutes of their proceedings, and there. upon the said collector, before receiving any such money for such purpose, shall execute a bond to the trustees, with two or more sureties, in double the amount of the last apportionment, with like condition of sureties, approval of trustees, and amount and like directions as to filing as are required above for a bond for the collection of taxes, and conditioned also for the due and faithful execution of the duties of his office as such disbursing agent. In districts in which a treasurer shall be elected as hereinbefore provided in this title, the collector shall not receive or disburse any of the money apportioned by the state for teachers' wages, but the same shall be paid by the supervisor to such treasurer as hereintofore provided.
§ 81. The collector, on the receipt of a warrant for the collection of taxes, shall give notice to the taxpayers of the district by publicly posting written or printed, or partly written and partly printed notices in at least three public places in such district, one
District Taxes and Tax Collector.
SS 82–83 of which shall be on the outside of the front door of the schoolhouse, stating that he has received such warrant and will receive all such taxes as may be voluntarily paid to him within thirty days from the time of posting said notice. Such collector shall also give a like notice, either personally or by mail, at least twenty days previous to the expiration of the thirty days aforesaid, to the ticket agent at the nearest station of any railroad corporation, or the president, secretary, general or division superintend. ent, or manager of any canal or pipe line, assessed for taxes upon the tax list delivered to him with the aforesaid warrant, and where the amount of the tax is one dollar or more the collector shall also give a like notice to all nonresident taxpayers on said list whose residence or postoffice address may be known to such collector, or which may be ascertained by him upon inquiry of the trustees and clerk of his district, and no school collector shall be entitled to recover from any railroad corporation, canal company or pipe line, or nonresident taxpayer more than one per centum fees on the taxes assessed against such corporation or nonresident, unless such notice shall have been given as aforesaid ; and in case the whole amount of taxes shall not be so paid in, the collector shall forthwith proceed to collect the same. He shall receive for his services on all sums paid in as aforesaid, one per centum, and upon all sums collected by him, after the expiration of the time mentioned, five per centum, except as here. inbefore provided ; and in case a levy and sale shall be necessarily made by such collector, he shall be entitled to traveling fees, at the rate of ten cents per mile, to be computed from the school. house in such district. (As amended by chap. 575 of 1896 and chap. 440 of 1899.)
§ 82. Any collector to whom any tax-list and warrant may be delivered for collection may execute the same in any other district or town in the same county, or in any other county where the district is a joint district and composed of territory from adjoining counties, in the same manner and with the like authority as in the district in which the trustees issuing the said warrant may reside, and for the benefit of which said tax is intended to be collected; and the bail or sureties of any collector, given for the faithful performance of his official duties, are hereby declared and made liable for any moneys received or collected on any such tax-list and warrant.
83. If the sum or sums of money, payable by any person or
persons named in such tax-list, shall not be paid by him or them or collected by such warrant within the time therein limited, it shall and may be lawful for the trustees to renew such warrant in respect to such delinquent person or persons; and whenever more than one renewal of a warrant for the collection of any tax-list may become necessary in any district, the trustees may make such further renewal or renewals, with the written approval of the supervisor of any town in which a school-house of said district shall be located, to be indorsed upon such warrant.
8 84. Whenever the trustees of any school district shall discover any error in a tax-list made out by them, they may, with the approval and consent of the superintendent of public instruction, after refunding any amount that may have been improperly collected on such tax-list, if the same shall be required by him, amend and correct such tax-list, as directed by the superin. tendent, in conformity to law.
$ 85. Whenever any sum or sums of money payable by any person or person named in such tax-list, shall not be paid by such person or persons, or collected by such warrant within the time therein limited, or the time limited by any renewal of such warrant; or in case the property assessed be real estate belonging to an incorporated company, and no goods or chattels can be found whereon to levy the tax, the trustee or trustees may sue for and recover the same in their name of office.
$ 86. The collector shall keep in his possession all moneys received or collected by him by virtue of any warrant, or received by him from the county treasurer or board of supervisors for taxes returned as unpaid, or moneys apportioned by the state or raised by direct taxation for teachers' wages or library, to be by him paid out upon the written order of a majority of the trustees ; said collector, when a treasurer shall have been elected in his district, shall pay over the moneys collected by him by virtue of his warrant, to said treasurer as hereinbefore providers in this title ; and he shall report in writing, at the annual meet ing, all his collections, receipts and disbursements, and shall report to the supervisor on or before the first Tuesday of March in each year the amounts of school moneys in his hands not paid out to trustees' orders, and shall pay over to his successor ir office, when he has duly qualified and given bail, all moneys ir his hands belonging to the district.
$ 87. If by the neglect of any collector any moneys shall be
lost to any school district, which might have been collected within the time limited in the warrant delivered to him for their collection, he shall forfeit to such district the amount of the moneys thus lost, and shall account for and pay over the same to the trustees of such district, in the same manner as if they had been collected.
$ 88. For the recovery of all such forfeitures, and of all balances, in the hands of the collector, which he shall have neglected or refused to pay to his successor, or to the treasurer of such district, the trustees, in their name of office, shall have their remedy upon the official bond of the collector, or any action and any remedy given by law; and they shall apply all such moneys, when recovered, in the same manner as if paid without suit.
$ 89. Within fifteen days after any tax-list and warrant shall have been returned by a collector to the trustees of any school district, the trustees shall deliver the same to the town clerk of the town in which the collector resides, and said town clerk shall file the same in his office.
Union Free Schools, how Established, who are Voters at Meet
ing and their Powers; Election and Terms of Office of Members of Board of Education, and Powers of such Board.
OF THE PROCEEDINGS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF UNION
FREE SCHOOLS, POWERS OF VOTERS AT MEETINGS ; CLASSI. . FICATION OF TERMS OF OFFICE AND ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF BOARDS OF EDUCATION; CERTIFIED COPIES OF PROCEEDINGS OF MEETINGS TO BE FILED; BOARD OF EDUCATION TO ELECT A PRESIDENT AND APPOINT A TREASURER AND COLLECTOR.
SECTION 1. Whenever fifteen persons entitled to vote at any meeting of the inhabitants of any school district in the state, shall sign a request for a meeting, to be held for the purpose of determining whether a union free school shall be established therein in conformity with the provisions of this title, it shall be the duty of the trustees of such district, within ten days after such request shall
Title VIII, Article I. have been presented to them, to give public notice that a meeting of the inhabitants of such district entitled to vote thereat will be held for such purpose as aforesaid, at the school-house, or other more suitable place, in such district, on a day and at an hour in such notice to be specified, not less than twenty nor more than thirty days after the publication of such notice. If the trustees shall refuse to give such notice, or shall neglect to give the same for twenty days, the superintendent of public instruction may authorize and direct any inhabitant of said district to give the same. The qualifications of the inhabitants entitled to vote at such meeting, shall be sufficiently set forth in the notice aforesaid. (As amended by chap. 264 of 1896, § 9.)
§ 2. Whenever such district shall correspond wholly or in part with an incorporated village, in which there shall be published a daily or weekly newspaper, the notice aforesaid shall be given by posting at least five copies thereof, severally, in various conspicuous places in said district, at least twenty days prior to such meeting, and by causing the same to be published once a week for three consecutive weeks before such meeting, in all the newspapers published in said district. In other districts the said notice shall be given by posting the same as aforesaid, and in addition thereto, the trustees of such district shall authorize and require any taxable inhabitant of the same, to notify every other inhabitant (qualified to vote as aforesaid), of such meeting, to be called as aforesaid, who shall give such notification by reading said notice in his or her hearing, or in case of his or her absence from home, by leaving a copy thereof, or so much thereof as relates to the time, place and object of the meeting, at the place of his or her abode at least twenty days prior to the time of such meeting; but the proceedings of any meeting held pursuant to sections one and two of this title, shall not be held illegal for want of a due notice to all the persons qualified to vote thereat ; unless it shall appear that the omission to give such notice was willful and fraudulent.
§ 3. The reasonable expense of such notices, and of their publication and service, shall be chargeable upon the district, in case a union free school is established by the meeting so convened, to be levied and collected by the trustees, as in case of taxes now levied for school purposes; but in the event that such union free school shall not be established, then the said expenses shall be chargeable upon the inhabitants signing the request, jointly and