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given to said surveyor; and when the same shall be Expenses of by him accomplished, it shall be the duty of the said collected, etc. town council to certify the expenses thereof to the assessors of taxes for said town, together with ten per cent, in addition thereto to cover the interest, cost of assessing and collection; and the said sum so certified shall be by the assessors added to the tax of the owner of such adjoining land sọ neglecting as aforesaid; provided, however, when a new sidewalk shall be ordered made, and an appropriation shall be available for such purpose, if any owner of land adjoining such sidewalk shall within thirty days after notice as herein provided notify said town council in writing to apportion said expense together with ten per cent. in addition thereto, said town council shall apportion said sum into three equal parts and shall certify such apportionment to the assessors of taxes, and the assessors of taxes shall add one of such parts to the annual tax of said estate for each of the three years next ensuing; which proceedings shall be conclusive; and the said owner, with his estate, shall be responsible therefor in the same manner and to the same extent as for other taxes. And all societies, organizations, and corporations owning real estate in said town, with the estates by them owned, shall be subject to the same regulations and liable for the same charges, costs, expenses, and assessments, in the same manner and to the same extent as are private individuals, notwithstanding they may be exempt from taxation in other respects; notice being given to the treasurer, or the person performing the duties of treasurer, of any such society, organization, or corporation."

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

CHAPTER 509.

(2394)

H 714 A.
Approved
May 14, 1923.

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE ASSESSING AND COLLECT

ING OF POLL TAXES IN THE TOWN OF EAST PROVI

DENCE.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

Of the assessing and collecting of poll taxes in the town of East Providence.

SECTION 1. The assessors of taxes in the town of East Providence shall, on completing their assessment of poll taxes as prescribed by law, date and sign the same and deliver to, and deposit the same in the office of, the town clerk, and shall also deliver forthwith an attested copy of the same to the town treasurer; and the town treasurer shall forthwith issue and affix to said copy a warrant under his hand, and which need not be under seal, directed to the collector of taxes of the town, commanding him to proceed and collect the several sums of money therein expressed of the persons liable therefor by the time directed by the town and to pay over the same to him or to his successor in office: Provided, however, that whenever the town of East Providence shall elect its town treasurer as collector of taxes, the assessors of taxes upon completing their assessment shall date and sign the same, and deliver the same to the town clerk together with an attested copy thereof, and such town clerk on receipt of said attested copy shall forthwith issue and affix to said copy a warrant under his hand directed to said town treasurer as collector of taxes of said town, commanding him to proceed and collect said tax of the persons liable therefor.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed in so far as they may affect the assessing and collecting of poll taxes in the town of East Providence.

CHAPTER 510.

(2395)

S 84. AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE Approved

May 28, 1923. TOWN OF EAST PROVIDENCE TO APPORTION CURBING ASSESSMENTS IN SAID TOWN.

Curbing

apportioned.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. If the owner of any estate in the assessments in town of East Providence shall within thirty days Providence, after notice of a curbing assessment thereon, notify the town council in writing to apportion the same, said town council shall apportion said assessment into three equal parts and shall certify such apportionment to the assessors of taxes, and the assessors of taxes shall add one of such parts, with interest from the date of such apportionment, to the annual tax of said estate for each of the three years next ensuing. All liens for the collection of such assess- continue. ments shall continue until the same are paid, and all assessments remaining unpaid after the date of payment stated in the order making the same shall draw interest from such time until paid.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

H 1036.
Approved
May 14, 1923.

Town of Little
Compton
authorized to
appropriate
$800 annually
for a public
health nurse.

CHAPTER 511.

(2396)
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF LITTLE COMPTON

TO MAKE AN APPROPRIATION TO HELP DEFRAY THE
EXPENSES OF A PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE AND VALID-
ATING THE VOTE OF THE FINANCIAL TOWN MEETING
HELD APRIL 3, A. D. 1923 IN MAKING AN APPROPRIA-
TION TO HELP DEFRAY THE EXPENSES OF A PUBLIC

HEALTH NURSE.
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. The town of Little Compton is hereby authorized and empowered to appropriate annually a sum of not exceeding eight hundred dollars to help defray the expenses of a public health nurse in said town.

SEC. 2. The vote of the financial town meeting in said town held on the third day of April, A. D. 1923, making an appropriation of eight hundred dollars to help defray the expenses of a public health nurse in the town of Little Compton is hereby validated to the same extent as if said town had been fully authorized before taking said action.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Certain vote of financial town meeting, validated.

S 92.
Approved
Mar. 17, 1923.

CHAPTER 512.

(2397]
AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 2277 OF THE

PUBLIC LAWS, PASSED AT THE JANUARY SESSION,
A. D. 1922, ENTITLED “AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE
TOWN OF MIDDLETOWN TO APPROPRIATE MONEY
FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE MIDDLETOWN RED CROSS

PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE.'
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 1 of chapter 2277 of the public laws, passed at the January session, A. D. 1922,

Middletown

entitled "An act authorizing the town of Middletown to appropriate money for the benefit of the Middletown Red Cross Public Health Service" is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

“Section 1. The town of Middletown is hereby Town of authorized and empowered to appropriate the sum appropriadeo of twelve hundred dollars for the use and benefit of Red Cross the Middletown Red Cross Public Health Service." Service.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

Public Health

CHAPTER 513.

(2398)

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF MIDDLETOWN TO H 970.

Approved ERECT AND MAINTAIN HYDRANTS ON THE PUBLIC May 14, 1923. HIGHWAYS IN SAID TOWN AND TO CONTRACT FOR

THE SUPPLY OF WATER FOR THE SAME AND FOR

OTHER PURPOSES.

Middletown authorized to erect and contract for

of hydrants.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. The town council of the town of Town of Middletown is hereby authorized and empowered to erect and maintain hydrants on the public high- maintenance ways of said town and from time to time to contract with the Newport water works for such length of time and upon such terms and conditions as the said town council and the said Newport water works may agree, for the erection and maintenance of hydrants on the public highways of said town and for the supply of water for said hydrants and for the supply of water for the domestic and business uses of the inhabitants of said town and for the supply of water for all public uses of said town.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect when accepted This act when by a majority vote of the electors of said town of effective.

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