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time and place appointed, and if not present, the person or persons necessary to fill any vacancy, shall be selected by the electors of said town present at such time and place; and the requisite number of clerks for such town meeting shall be chosen by such electors present, from the persons present at such time and place.

SECTION 4. The assets and funds now pos- Division of sessed by or due the town of Lincoln shall be ascertained, and the town of Lincoln shall pay over to the town of Grant, such proportion of the same as the assessed valuation of the property in such detached territory shall bear to the whole assessed valuation of the town of Lincoln; all to be based upon the assessment as equalized by the town board of review of the town of Lincoln in the year 1898.

SECTION 5. All indebtedness now owing, and Division of all valid claims due or to become due, against the old town of Lincoln, shall be valid against and paid by both the town of Lincoln and the town of Grant, in the same proportion as provided in section 4, regarding the division of assets.

SECTION 6. This act shall take effect and be ir force, from and after its passage and publication.

Approved March 24, 1899.

No. 115, s.]

[Published March 25, 1899.

CHAPTER 57.

AN ACT to amend section 191 of the statutes of

Wisconsin for 1898 relating to joint free high school districts.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

Amendments to section 491.

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SECTION 1. Section 191 of the Wisconsin statutes of 1898 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “towns” in the first line of said section the following: "or school districts,” and by inserting after the word "towns" in the second line of said section the following: 'or school districts" and by inserting after the word "village" in the second line of said section the following: "or city” and by inserting after the word “town" in the sixth line of said section the following: “the directors of each school district, the common council of such city," and by inserting after the word "town" in the seventh line of said section the following: "school district, city," and by inserting after the word "town" in the ninth line of said section the following: "school district, citr," and by inserting after the word “meetings" in the eleventh line of said section the following: “in the several school districts as at annual school district meetings, in the city, if any, as at a charter election," and by inserting after the word “towns” in the twelfth line of said section the following: “lirectors of said school districts, common council of such city" and by inserting after the word “town” where it last occurs in the fourteenth line of said section the following: "the clerk of each school district, the clerk of such city,” and by inserting after the word “towns" in the fifteenth line of said section the following: “school district or school districts and city," so that when amended said section shall read as fol

be formed.

lows: "Two or more adjoining towns or school How joint freo districts, or one or more towns or school districts district may and an incorporated village or city; when the same together will make a district of contiguous territory, may unite in establishing and maintaining any such high school. The resolution proposing the same shall be approved and submitted and the notice of election signed by at least a majority of the supervisors of each town, the directors of each school district, the common council of such city and trustees of such village, if any, and the election shall be notified and conducted in each town, school district,.city or village as provided in the preceding section. Such resolution shall not be adopted unless a majority of the votes cast in each such town, school district, city or village be in favor thereof. The votes shall be canvassed at the first election, and all subsequent elections in the several towns as at town meetings, in the several school districts as at annual school district meetings, in the city, if any, as at a charter election, and in the village, if any, as at village elections; and the supervisors of the several towns, directors of said school districts, common council of such city and trustees of such village shall, within one week after such election; meet and canvass the votes and certify the result to the town clerk of each town, the clerk of each school district, the clerk of such city and to the village clerk of such village. If such resolution be adopted, the town, or towns, school district or school districts and city and village, so voting, shall constitute a joint high school dis

, triot.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication.

Approved Varch 24, 1899.

No. 92, S.]

[Published March 25, 1899.

CHAPTER 58.

AN ACT to amend chapter 186, laws of 1897, en

titled, “An act relating to school boards and common and high schools, in cities of the first class, containing a population of 150,000 or

more.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

School funds
not to be used

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other than

Ch. 58, § 1 1901. c 130

poses,

SECTION 1. Section 16, of chapter 186, of the or appropriat- laws of 1897, approved April 8, 1897, is hereby

amended so as to read as follows: Section 16. school pur

The said board shall report to the common coun. cil of each city under this act, at or before the first meeting of the council in September in each year, the amount of money required for the next fiscal year for the support of all the public schools, including high schools, in said city; and it shall be the duty of said common council to levy and collect a tax not exceeding three and one-half mills upon the dollar of the total assessed valuation of all property, real and personal, in such city, subject to taxation, in addition to the tax to be levied for general city purposes, upon all the taxable property of said city, at the same time and in the same manner as other taxes are levied and collected by law, which, with the other funds provided by law and placed at the disposal of such city for the same purpose, shall be equal to the amount of money so required by said board for the support of said schools. The said tax and the entire school fund of the city shall not be used or appropriated directly or indirectly for any other purposes than the payment of the salaries of the superintendent of schools and his legally authorized assistants, the secretary of the school board, the legally qualified teachers whose appointments are

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confirmed by said board, and such other employes as the board may deem necessary, and the necessary and current expenses of the schools, including the purchase of school supplies, apparatus, fuel, gas, electricity or electrical power. All moneys received by or raised in such city for school purposes shall be paid over to the city treasurer, to be disbursed by him on orders of the president and secretary of said board, countersigned by the city comptroller; provided that the president, instead of signing each order, may certify upon the pay-rolls furnished by the secretary to the comptroller, to the facts that the amounts iherein are correct, as allowed by said board.

SECTION 2. Section 17 of said chapter 186 of Leyxing of tax the laws of 1897, is hereby amended so as to read pense of re

pairs. as follows: Section 17. The common council shall, in addition to the funds hereinbefore provided for the support and maintenance of the public schools, levy and collect a tax upon all the taxable property of said city, at the same time and in the same manner as other taxes are levied and collected by law, for such amount of money as may be determined and reported to the common council in September in such year, for the purpose of defraying the expense of repairs of school buildings, fixtures, grounds and fences. Said tax, when collected, shall be set aside for Tax, how disthe purposes herein specified, to be disbursed only upon the order of the board of school directors, upon bills incurred and allowed by them for the purposes herein mentioned. Such tax shall not exceed one-fourth of a mill upon the dollar of the total assessed valuation of all property, real and personal, in said city, subject to taxation.

SECTION 3. All acts and parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect and he in force from and after its passage and publication.

Approved March 24, 1899.

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