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3. No person shall be appointed an officer or member Age limits. of the police force in any town who is less than twentyone years or over fifty-five years of age at the time of his appointment.

4. No person, whether officer or employe, in the police Removal for department of any town shall be removed from office or charges preemployment therein, except for just cause, as provided in the first section of this act; then only after written charge or charges of the cause or causes of complaint shall have been preferred against any such officer or employe, signed by the person or persons making such charge or charges, and filed in the office of the municipal officer, officers or board having charge of the department in which the complaint arises, and after the said charge or charges have been publicly examined into by the appropriate board, officer or authority, upon reasonable notice to the person charged, it being the intent of this act to give every person against whom charges for any cause may be preferred under this act a fair trial Fair trial. upon said charges and every reasonable opportunity to make his defense, if any he has or chooses to make; and the officer, board or body having power to try such charges shall have the power to issue writs of subpoena to compel the attendance of witnesses, which writs shall witnesses. be served in the same manner as subpoenas issued out of the Court for the Trial of Small Causes, and every person who neglects or refuses to obey the command of such writ shall be liable to a penalty of twenty-five dollars, to be sued for in the corporate name of the town in any court of competent jurisdiction, and the penalty, when collected, shall be paid into the treasury of such town. 5. All acts and parts of acts, general or special, incon- Repealer.

. sistent with the provisions of this act, be and the same are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect immediately.

Passed April 2, 1907.

CHAPTER 25.

An Act to annex to the borough of Belmar a part of the

township of Wall, in the county of Monmouth,

Description of portion of Wall township annexed to Belmar.

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

1. All that portion of the township of Wall, in the county of Monmouth and State of New Jersey, lying within the following boundaries, to wit:

Beginning at the point formed by the intersection of the middle line of Twentieth avenue produced westerly with the westerly side of line of “B” street produced southerly; thence (1) northerly, along said westerly side or line of “B” street, two thousand and eighty feet, more or less, to a point distant sixty feet southerly from the northerly side or line of Twelfth avenue; thence (2) westerly, parallel to and sixty feet distant from the northerly side or line of Twelfth avenue, sixteen hundred and fifty feet to the middle line of “E” street produced southerly; thence (3) southwesterly, five hundred and forty feet, more or less, to the point in the middle line of Thirteenth avenue, distant one hundred and fifty feet easterly from the easterly side or line of “F” street; thence (4) southerly, parallel to the easterly side or line of “F” street, six hundred and ninety feet to the southerly side or line of Sixteenth avenue; thence (5) westerly, along the said southerly side or line of the county road known as Sixteenth avenue to its intersection with the westerly line of the right of way of the New York and Long Branch railroad; thence (6) southerly, along said westerly line of the right of way of said railroad, to its intersection with a line extending from a point formed by the intersection of the middle line of said right of way with the center line of its pipe or culvert, through which the waters of Pollypod Bog or Marsh are drained into Lake Como, at right

angles to said center line of the right of way of said railroad; thence (7) easterly, at right angles to the center line of the right of way of said railroad, to said point formed by the intersection of the middle line of said right of way with the center line of its pipe or culvert through which the waters of Pollypod Bog or Marsh are drained into Lake Como; thence (8) southwesterly and along the northerly line of the borough of Spring Lake, sixteen hundred feet, more or less, to a point in the east side of "F" street, one hundred and fifty feet north from the north line of North Boulevard; thence (9) easterly, on a line one hundred and fifty feet north from the north line of North Boulevard and parallel thereto, and continuing along the northerly line of said borough of Spring Lake until it intersects the present boundary line of the borough of Belmar; thence (10) northerly, along the present boundary line of the borough of Belmar to the point or place of beginning,

Is hereby set off from said township of Wall, in the county of Monmouth, and annexed to and made a part of the borough of Belmar, in said county.

2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided, Referendum. however, it shall not operate to effect such annexation of the territory above described to the borough of Belmar until it shall have been accepted by both the territory above described and the borough of Belmar by majorities of the qualified voters thereof voting thereon at a special election to be held on the fifteenth day of April next. The clerk of the borough of Belmar shall Votice of cause public notice of the time and place of holding said borough. election, to be given by advertisement signed by himself and set up in at least ten public places in said borough of Belmar, and published in one or more newspapers printed and circulating therein, at least ten days prior to such election, and said clerk shall provide for each elector voting at such election, ballots, to be printed or Ballots. written, or partly printed or partly written, on which shall be printed the word "for" and the word "against," above and immediately preceding the title of this act, and if the word “for” be marked off or defaced

defaced upon the ballot, it shall be counted as a vote against the accept

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ance of said act; if the word "against” is marked off or defaced upon the ballot it shall be counted as a vote in favor of the acceptance thereof; and in case neither the word "for" or the word "against" be marked off or defaced upon the ballot, it shall not be counted either as a vote for or against such acceptance; and such special election shall be conducted by the officers of such borough provided by law for the time being to conduct

elections therein, and official ballots and envelopes shall Statement of be used in said special election. The officers holding

such election shall make return to the council of the said borough of the result thereof by a statement in writing, under their hands, and the same shall be entered

at length on the minutes of said council; the clerk of Township the township of Wall shall also cause public notice of notice.

the time and place of holding said election to be given by advertisement, signed by himself and set up in at least ten public places in the territory above described, and published in one or more newspapers circulating therein, at least ten days prior to such election, and said clerk shall provide for each elector voting at such election ballots, to be printed or written, or partly printed and partly written, on which shall be printed the word "for" and the word "against" above and immediately preceding the title of this act, and if the word "for" be marked off or defaced upon the ballot, it shall be counted as a vote against the acceptance of said act; if the word “against” is marked off or defaced upon the ballot it shall be counted as a vote in favor of the acceptance thereof; and in case neither the word “for" or the word "against" be marked off or defaced upon the

ballot, it shall not be counted either as a vote for or Township against such acceptance; and such election shall be election, how conducted. conducted by the officers of the township of Wall pro

vided by law for the time being to conduct elections in the territory above described, and official ballots and

envelopes shall be used at said election. The officers Return of holding such election shall make return to the com

mittee of said township of the result thereof, by a statement in writing under their hands, and the same shall be entered at length on the minutes of said township

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of Wall, and thereupon and upon such adoption, but not otherwise, this act shall in all respects be operative.

3. The register of voters used at the general election Register next preceding the holding of such special elections shall be used for the purpose of conducting such special election; it shall not be necessary for the boards of registry Revision of

register. and elections in said borough and township to make a new register of voters for such special election, but only to revise and correct the register made for the last general election, and for that purpose the said boards shall meet at such places in their respective election districts as shall be designated by the clerks of said borough and township, respectively, one week next preceding the Day, for election in each of said municipalities, respectively, said meetings to begin at one o'clock in the afternoon and to continue until nine o'clock in the evening of that day for the purpose of revising and correcting the register, and of adding thereto the names of all persons entitled to vote in the respective election districts at said special election, who shall appear in person before them and establish to the satisfaction of the majority of the board that they are entitled to vote in that election district at said election, or who shall be shown by written affidavit of a voter residing in the same election district to be entitled so to vote; a separate affidavit shall be required for each person so registered, which shall contain the address of the affiant and shall be signed by him; and on the following day one copy thereof shall be delivered to the chairman of the county board of elections, to be filed by them, and one copy shall be retained by him for use by the district board of elections at such special election.

4. Immediately after the statement of the result of Copy of resuch election shall be made to the council of said bor- borough and Cugh, a copy thereof, certified by its clerk, shall be township. forthwithi served upon the clerk of said township, and immediately after the statement of the result of such election shall be made to the committee of the said township, a copy thereof, certified by its clerk, shall be forthwith served upon the clerk of said borough; provided, Proviso. the result of said election shall be in favor of the acceptance of this act.

Approved April 3, 1907.

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