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CHAPTER 9.

A Supplement to an act entitled “An act for the ap

pointment of fire wardens, the prevention of forest fires and the repeal of sundry acts relating thereto," approved April eighteenth, nineteen hundred and six.

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

1. The State Board of Forest Park Reservation Com- Fire district missioners may include parts of several townships in a several town

ships. single fire district and appoint a fire warden thereof, and the services of and expenses incurred by said warden shall be paid as provided in the act to which this act is a supplement, jointly by the State and by the township in which they were incurred. If such fire district shall include the right of way of any railroad company and the land adjacent thereto, the board may make such arrangement with said railroad company regarding compensation and expenses of such fire warden as it may deem best; provided, however, in no case shall the State Proviso. pay a larger proportion of such expense than it would pay if such agreement were not made.

2. Wherever the word "township” is used in the act "Township" to which this act is a supplement, the said word shall be taken to mean and include a city, town, borough and village as well as a township.

3. This act shall take effect immediately. Approved March 14, 1907.

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CHAPTER 10.

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An Act to provide for the purification of the waters of

the Passaic river within the Passaic valley sewerage
district, prohibiting the discharge of sewage or other
polluting matter into said portion of said river after
a fixed date, and authorizing municipalities lying in
whole or in part within the Passaic valley sewerage
district, from the territory of which sewage or other
polluting matter is or may be discharged into said
portion of said river, to enter into contracts with each
other and with the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commis-
sioners for the intercepting and disposal of such sew-
age and other polluting matter, and to provide the
necessary funds therefor.

Preamble.

WHEREAS, A large number of municipalities and the

inhabitants thereof are now discharging sewage and
other polluting matter into the waters of the Passaic
river within the Passaic valley sewerage district, be-
tween the Great falls at the city of Paterson and the
mouth of the Passaic river at Newark bay, and said

waters are thereby polluted; and
WHEREAS, In order to purify said portion of said river,

it is necessary that power be granted to said munici-
palities to adopt some method to prevent the dis-
charge of sewage and other polluting matter into said
portion of said river by mutual co-operation, and that
a reasonable time be granted within which to provide
the necessary means for intercepting and disposing of
said sewage and other polluting matter:

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

1. Every municipality, corporation and individual is hereby prohibited and forbidden to discharge, directly

Discharge of sewage into certain por tion of Passaic river prohibited.

or indirectly, any sewage or other polluting matter into the waters of the Passaic river at any point between the Great falls in the city of Paterson and the mouth of the said river at Newark bay, or into any tributaries of the Passaic river which empty into the Passaic river between said points, after the twelfth day of December, in the year one thousand nine hundred and twelve; and the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners are hereby authorized and empowered to enforce the provisions of this act over and throughout all municipalities which may, or the inhabitants of which may, directly or indirectly, discharge sewage or other polluting matter into the waters of the Passaic river between the points above designated, or into the tributaries aforesaid, after the said twelfth day of December, one thousand nine hundred and twelve.

The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners are Municipalities hereby authorized and directed, within thirty days after afiected to be the approval of this act, to notify each municipality from which sewage or other polluting matter is or may be discharged into the said river between said points, either directly or indirectly, and the inhabitants thereof, that the discharge of sewage and other polluting matter into the waters of the said river must be discontinued on or before the twelfth day of December, in the year one thousand nine hundred and twelve. Such notice shall be How notice in writing, signed by the president and secretary of the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners, and shall be served upon the clerk or the equivalent officer of every such municipality, and shall be published in one of the newspapers printed and circulating in the counties of Passaic, Bergen, Hudson and Essex, for two consecutive weeks, once in each week, such public notice to be in the following form:

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Public notice is hereby Wording of given that the discharge of sewage and other polluting matter into the waters of the Passaic river at any point between the Great falls, at the city of Paterson, and Newark bay, and into the tributaries of the said river emptying therein between said points, is prohibited and must cease and be discontinued after December twelfth, in the year one thousand nine hundred and twelve.

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The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners are fur-
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diction of ther authorized and empowered to institute in their cor-
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porate name suits at law or in equity, as may be deemed
necessary or appropriate to enforce the provisions of
this section of the act after said twelfth day of Decem-
ber, in the year one thousand nine hundred and twelve;
and the Court of Chancery of this State is hereby vested
with special jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of
this section of this act in a summary manner upon appli-

cation of the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners. Acceptance 2. The governing body or board having charge of municipalities. finances of any municipality or municipalities, lying in

whole or in part within the Passaic valley sewerage
district may, by resolution, determine that it is advis-
able and to the interest of such municipality or munici-
palities, in order to comply with the provisions of this
act, to cause the sewage and other polluting matter dis-
charging or which may be discharged into the waters of
the Passaic river, from its or their territory, within the
Passaic valley sewerage district, to be intercepted by a
trunk or main intercepting sewer or sewers, and to be
conducted to a safe and proper place for discharge and
disposal, and there to be discharged and disposed cf;

and may further, by said resolution, request the Passaic estimates, etc. Valley Sewerage Commissioners to prepare and submit

maps, plans and specifications, for the construction of a
joint trunk or main intercepting sewer or sewers, and of
the necessary works for the discharge and disposal of
sewage and other polluting matter, at some safe and
proper place or places, together with an estimate of the
probable cost of such construction and of the operation
and maintenance thereof, and of obtaining the necessary
property rights for the construction thereof, and also an
estimate of the sewage capacity in said trunk sewer or
sewers, required by each municipality lying in whole or
in part within said sewerage district. Also, an estimate
of the proportion of said cost of construction, as near as
may be, which would be apportioned to each of said

municipalities, upon the basis expressed in section four Agreement as of this act.

of this act. The municipality making such request shall, of preliminary in and by said resolution, agree to pay the said Passaic

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Valley Sewerage Commissioners the cost, not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000), of preparing such maps, plans, specifications and estimates so requested.

And such municipality shall, at the time of making Part paysuch request, pay as part of said expenses the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners, which said moneys the said municipality is authorized to appropriate and pay from any fund or balance not otherwise appropriated; and it is Balance. also further authorized to raise by temporary loans, notes or bonds, said sums so to be advanced and paid by said municipality, which shall be repaid to it, with interest at the rate of five per centum per annum, when contract, as hereinafter provided, shall have been entered into for the building of said sewer, sewers, plant or works.

3. Upon receiving a copy of such resolution or resolu- Preparation tions, authenticated by the clerk or other like officer of specifications, any one or more of such municipalities, the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners shall forthwith prepare the said maps, plans and specifications and estimates, so requested, and copies thereof shall be delivered by the clerk of the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners, to each of the clerks or other like officers of all the municipalities lying in whole or in part within the Passaic valley sewerage district.

An accurate record of the time and manner of the Time and delivering of said copies by the clerk of the Passaic delivering

copies to be Valley Sewerage Commissioners to the clerks of said kept. municipalities shall be made by the clerk of the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners, and entered upon the minutes of said boards, and a like record shall be kept by the clerks of the said municipalities and shall be entered upon the minutes of the boards or bodies having charge of the finances in said municipalities respectively.

In preparing the maps, plans and specifications for the Provisions to intercepting sewer or sewers, plant or works, to be made in preparing by the said commissioners as herein provided, and in

plans, etc. making the estimate of the sewage capacity required for each municipality, regard shall be had by the said commissioners both to the area and population to be provided

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