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which this is a supplement, shall determine by resolution to acquire by purchase or condemnation any land or real estate, or the buildings and erections thereon, necessary for the purpose of laying out, opening, widening, or altering any road, street or avenue, or for the purpose of locating or constructing sewers, it shall be lawful for said board of commissioners or other governing body, by resolution, to cause the costs, damages and expenses of the same, when ascertained and determined to be certified to the assessor of taxes of said town, village or municipality, or if there be no such assessor, then to the assessor of the township within the limits of which the said town, village or municipality is located; and

the amount of such costs, damages and expenses shall and collection thereupon be levied, assessed and collected from all the repairs. real and personal property in said town, village or mu

nicipality in the same manner, at the same time and
under the same penalties (but without extra compen-
sation therefor) as the taxes for the working or re-
pairing of roads or streets in said town, village or mu-
nicipality are levied, assessed and collected.

2. This act shall take effect immediately.
Approved May 11, 1907.

Manner of assessment

as for road

CHAPTER 164.

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

use of power vessels and boats navigating the waters within the jurisdiction of this State above tidewater, and to provide for the inspection and licensing of power vessels, their masters, pilots and engineers," approved April ninth, one thousand nine hundred and six.

Section 28 amended. Inspection fees.

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

1. Amend section twenty-eight to read as follows:

28. The owner of a vessel inspected and certified as provided in this act shall pay to the inspectors for each vessel under two tons burden, two dollars; for each vessel over two tons and under ten tons burden, ten dollars; for each vessel over ten tons and under twenty tong burden, fifteen dollars; for each vessel over twenty and under fifty tons burden, twenty dollars; for each vessel over fifty tons, forty dollars. Each person licensed as License fees. a master, pilot or engineer of a vessel under two tons burden shall pay one dollar for each original license. Each person licensed as a master, pilot or engineer of a vessel over two tons burden shall pay five dollars for each original license and three dollars for each renewal thereof. All moneys received by the inspectors for All moneys examinations, licenses or renewals of licenses shall be by them turned over to the treasurer of the State of New Jersey for the use of the State.

2. This act shall take effect immediately. Approved May 11, 1907.

CHAPTER 165.

A further supplement to an act entitled "An Act for

the incorporation of cities and providing for their officers, government and powers," approved March twenty-fourth, one thousand eight hundred and ninety nine.

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

1. The governing body of any city incorporated un- Cities may der the act to which this act is a supplement may provide sprinkle for the sprinkling of its public streets or highways with water.

2. The cost and expense of such sprinkling may be Expenses met. paid from the revenues of the water department of any such city, in whole or in part, or be raised by taxation, in whole or in part, in the same manner as other city taxes are determined, assessed, levied and raised.

Who to have charge.

3. Whenever the governing power of any city determines to pay the whole or part of the costs and expense of street sprinkling from the revenues of its water department, then the actual work of sprinkling with water the streets or highways of such city shall be under the management and supervision of the commission, board or body having under its control the operation of the water department of such city.

4. This act shall take effect immediately.
Approved May 11, 1907.

CHAPTER 166.

An Act prohibiting the sale or lease by any city of this

State of its municipal water, light, heat, power or other public utility plant or plants, except by assent of a majority of the legal voters of said city voting at a special election to be held therein.

Sale of utility plants submitted to voters.

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

1. Neither the water works or water works plant or plants, nor the municipal light, heat and power plant or plants, nor any other public utility plant or plants, shall be sold or leased by any city in this State until such sale or lease is assented to by a majority of the legal voters of such city voting at a special election to be held in such city at a time to be fixed by the city council or other legislative body of such city, which election shall be conducted as near as may be according to and under the provisions of the General Election act of this State, and the question to be submitted to the voters of such city at any such election shall be "for" or "against the sale" or “lease” (as the case may be) of (here insert the name or a short description of the plant or other property to be sold or leased).

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

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CHAPTER 167.
A Supplement to an act entitled “A general act relating

to boroughs (Revision of 1897).”
BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly
of the State of New Jersey:

1. The Council of any borough shall have power and Vacation of authority, in addition to the powers heretofore conferred sent of all upon it, by ordinance, to vacate any street, avenue or owners. highway, or any part or section thereof, whenever a petition therefor, in writing, shall be presented to the council at a stated meeting thereof, signed by the owner or owners of all the land abutting upon both sides of the street, avenue or highway, or section thereof, to be vacated, which petition shall also contain a release to said borough of all rights of the signers thereof in said street, avenue or highway, or section thereof, as a public highway, and a waiver of all claims for remuneration Waiver of or damages by reason of the closing of the same, or any part thereof; provided, that notice of such proposed Proviso. action shall be given to the public at large by advertisement, for thirty days, in a newspaper published or circulating in said borough, and posted for a like term in five public places in said borough.

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

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CHAPTER 168.
An Act to authorize the erection of town halls in towns

of this State, and the purchase of lands whereon to
erect said buildings.

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

1. The common council or other governing body of Erect town any incorporated town in this State are hereby author

hall.

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Time and rate.

ized and empowered to erect a town hall or municipal building, and to purchase land whereon to erect such building; provided, that the ordinance therefor shall be

passed by a majority vote of the council or the governLimit of cost. ing body, and that the aggregate cost of said land and

of the erection of such building in said town shall not exceed one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000).

2. To provide moneys necessary to carry this act into effect, the common council or other governing body of any such incorporated town shall have power to issue bonds of such town to an amount not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000), having not more than thirty (30) years to run, and bearing interest at a rate not exceeding four and one-half per centum per annum, and to pledge the faith, credit and property of said town for the payment of the principal and interest thereof, and to provide for the redemption of said

bonds by taxation. Referendum. 3. This act shall take effect immediately, but its pro

visions shall remain inoperative in any town of the State until the question, "Shall this town adopt the provisions of an act authorizing the erection of town halls and the purchase of lands whereon to erect town halls, passed by the Legislature of this State in the year one thousand nine hundred and seven?" shall have been submitted to the legal voters of said town and assented to by a majority of said voters voting thereon, at any general election to be held in such town, in the manner now provided by law for submitting and voting upon questions submitted to the people of the State or any

political division thereof. And in addition to any other question to notice required by law, the town clerk shall cause public

notice of the fact that the said question will be sub-
mitted to the voters, and of the time of such submission,
to be given by advertisement, signed by himself, and
set up at least thirty days preceding said election in at
least two public places in each election district in said
town and published in two or more newspapers, printed
or circulated in said town, at least once a week for three
successive weeks immediately preceding the time of
said election,

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

Notice of submission of

voters.

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