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hundred and twenty-two and six-tenths (2,922.6) feet to M; thence from M along a fifty-nine (59) minute curve, covering a central angle of twenty-five (25) degrees and twenty-eight (28) minutes to N. The bearing and length of the chord from M to N is south, twenty (20) degrees and three (3) minutes east, two thousand five hundred and sixty-eight and four-tenths (2,568.4) feet; thence from N south, thirty-two (32) degrees forty-seven (47) minutes east, one thousand eight hundred and nine and eight-tenths (1,809.8) feet to 0; thence from O along a sixteen (16) degree twenty-five (25) minute and thirty-six. (36) seconds curve, covering a central angle of one hundred and fifty-four (154) degrees and forty-six (46) minutes to A, the place of beginning. The bearing and length of the chord from 0 to A, the place of beginning, is north, sixty-nine (69) degrees and fifty (50) minutes east, six hundred and eighty-three and one-tenth (683.1) feet.

2. The sovereignty and jurisdiction of this State over the land herein authorized to be conveyed is hereby retained so far as that all civil and criminal process issued under authority of any law of this State may be executed in any part of the premises so conveyed.

3. This act shall take effect immediately.
Approved March 29, 1907.

Certain rights reserved to State.

CHAPTER 21.

A Supplement to an act entitled "An act making appro

priations for the support of the State government and for several public purposes for the fiscal year ending October thirty-first, one thousand nine hundred and seven,” approved May twenty-first, one thousand nine hundred and six.

Appropria tion for electrocution plant.

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

1. The following sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby appropriated out

of the State fund for the purpose of carrying into effect
the provisions of an act of the Legislature entitled “An
act concerning the infliction of the penalty of death,”
approved April fourth, one thousand nine hundred and
six, the sum of ten thousand dollars.

2. This act shall take effect immediately.
Approved March 29, 1907.

CHAPTER 22.

A Further Supplement to an act cntitled “An act to pro

vide for the formation, establishment and government of towns," approved March seventh, eighteen hundred and ninety-five.

.

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

1. It shall be lawful for the town council of any town Vacation of governed by the provisions of the act to which this is a dedo supplement, by ordinance, to vacate any street, road, alley or public place dedicated by the owner of any lands in such town, where such street, road, alley or public place shall not have been lawfully accepted by such town, and shall not have been actually opened, worked and used by the public; provided, that there shall first be presented to the town counsel a petition, signed by the owner or owners of all the lands fronting on such street, road, alley or public place so vacated, and upon the passage of such ordinance, all rights of the public in such street, road, alley or public place so vacated shall be forever extinguished.

dedicated land.

2. This act shall take effect immediately. Approved April 1, 1907.

Proviso.

CHAPTER 23.

An Act to amend an act entitled “An act to amend an

act entitled 'A general act relating to boroughs (Revision of 1897),' approved April twenty-fourth, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven," which amendment was approved April second, one thousand nine hundred and three.

Section amended,

Amount of bond issue.

Question submitted to voters.

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

I. Section forty-one of the act to which this is amendatory be and the same hereby is amended so as to read as follows:

41. Whenever in the judgment of the council it shall be necessary to issue bonds they may by resolution fix the amount thereof necessary to be issued, and shall in . such resolution also set forth generally the object for which said bonds are to be issued; said council may, after ten days from the date of the adoption of such resolution, submit the question of such issue to the voters of the borough at an annual or special election, of which special election, and the object thereof, at least thirty days' notice shall be given by advertisements, signed by the borough clerk, posted in at least three public places in such borough, and printed once each week for at least three weeks in a newspaper published in the borough, if any such exists, or if none, then in a newspaper published in the county wherein the borough is situate, and circulating in the borough; at such special election the only question submitted shall be: "In favor of the issue of bonds according to resolution of council, dated

(inserting in said blank the date of such resolution), or “Against the issue of bonds according to resolution of council, dated

” (inserting in said blank the date of such resolution) ; said election shall be

Special election.

Holding
of election.

unnecessary.

by ballot, shall be held by the election officers of the borough upon the day appointed by the council; the polls shall be kept open for the time provided by law for general elections in said borough, and such election shall be in all respects conducted and the vote canvassed in the manner provided by law for such general election; there shall be no registration for such election, but the Registration board of elections shall procure and use at such special election a certified copy of the register of voters used at the last preceding general election, and no person shall be entitled to vote whose name does not appear on said register; unless such person shall appear before said board and satisfy said board by affidavit, which the said board hereby is authorized to take, that such person has acquired the right of suffrage in said election district since said registration was made; if a majority of the ballots cast at such election shall contain the words "In favor of bonds according to resolution of council, dated

(inserting in said blank the date of such resolution), it shall then be lawful for the council to issue such bonds; provided, however, that if within ten days after Proviso. the adoption of such resolution a remonstrance or remonstrances against such issue of bonds, signed by the owners of one-half in value of the taxable property in said borough as shown by the latest assessment of valuations made by the assessor, be filed with the clerk, no such election shall be called or held, and no further proceedings taken based on such resolution and consent; and provided further, that no consent of property Proviso. owners or vote by the people shall be necessary to the issue of bonds for the purpose of meeting and paying any bonds previously issued and about to become due; and provided further, in order that the bonds issued under Proviso. this amendatory act may be paid and retired at maturity, the council of the borough shall provide a sinking fund, not exceeding in amount to be raised in any one year five per centum, or less than three per centum, of the face value of the bonds issued, which sum shall be raised annually, at the time and in the manner provided for the raising of other money's to be used by said borough; the money so raised for sinking fund purposes shall be

Sinking fund.

paid to the commissioners of the sinking fund of said
borough, to be used by them for the purposes herein
mentioned.

2. This act shall take effect immediately.
Approved April 1, 1907.

CHAPTER 24.

An Act respecting police departments of towns, and

regulating the tenure and terms of office of officers and men employed in said departments.

Tenure of police in towns.

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

I. In the several towns of the State the officers and men employed by municipal authority in the police department shall severally hold their respective offices and continue in their respective employment as such municipal officers and employes during good behavior, efficiency and residence in such town, and no person shall be removed from office or employment in the police department of any town, or from the police force of any town, for political reasons or for any other cause than incapacity, misconduct, non-residence or disobedience of just rules and regulations established or which may be established for the police force or police department of such town; provided, that any member of the police force of any town who shall be absent from duty without just cause for the term of five days shall, at the expiration of said five days, cease to be a member of such police force.

2. Each member and officer of the police force in towns shall be a citizen of the United States and a resident citizen for two years of the town in which he is appointed, able to read and write the English language understandingly, and he must be of good moral character, of good health and sound body.

Proviso.

Requirements for police officer.

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