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An Act to Authorize the Levy and Collection of an Additional Tax for the Support of the Graded Schools of Raleigh Township, in the County of Wake.

1889 Public Laws: Chapter 550

Public Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1889 - Pages 513-515.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That for the purpose of increasing the annual tax for the support of the graded schools of Raleigh Township, in the county of Wake, as now provided by law, the board of aldermen of the city of Raleigh may apply to the board of county commissioners of Wake, asking that an additional annual tax of ten (10) cents on one hundred dollars of property and thirty (30) cents on the poll be annually levied and collected in said Raleigh Township for the support of the graded schools in said township; whereupon, at their next regular meeting to be held after said application shall have been made by said board of aldermen, said board of county commissioners shall order and direct that the question whether such additional tax shall be levied be submitted to the vote of the qualified voters of said township at the different wards and election places therein. Said election shall be held under rules and regulations to be fixed by said board of county commissioners and conforming as near as may be to the rules and regulations as prescribed in chapter sixteen, volume two, of The Code of North Carolina: Provided, a petition to county commissioners for this election shall be signed by one-fifth of the freeholders of the township.

Sec. 2. That said board of county commissioners shall, for the purposes of the election [to] be held under this Act, direct that there shall be an entirely new registration of voters in said township, notice of which shall be given by thirty days advertisement in some daily newspaper published in said township, said publication to begin not later than the day on which the books are opened for registration of voters; and the said election shall be advertised by said board of commissioners in some daily newspaper published in said township for thirty days prior to the day of election.

Sec. 3. That at said election those who are in favor of the levy and collection of said additional tax shall vote "for additional school tax," and those who are opposed shall vote "against additional school tax."

Sec. 4. That the number of votes cast for and against said additional tax shall be deposited in a special box, counted and duly certified by the registrars and judges of election, and returned to said board of county commissioners, who shall canvass said returns and certify the result to the Secretary of State and to the register of deeds of Wake County. If at said election a majority of the qualified voters of said township shall vote "for additional school tax," the said board of county commissioners shall thereafter annually levy said additional tax hereinbefore mentioned in said Raleigh Township in the manner prescribed by law for the levying of other school taxes; and said additional tax, when collected, shall be appropriated in the manner prescribed by law for the appropriation of other school funds for the public schools of Raleigh Township in chapter one hundred and forty-one, laws of one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five: Provided, not more than seven grades shall be taught in the public schools in Raleigh Township.

Sec. 5. That if a majority of said qualified voters of Raleigh Township shall not vote for said additional tax, then other elections shall, upon application by said board of aldermen, be thereafter held under this act: Provided, said elections shall not be held oftener than once a year.

Sec. 6. That this Act shall not be construed to release or repeal or in any manner interfere with any annual taxes heretofore voted by said township for school purposes.

Sec. 7. That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 9th day of March, A.D. 1889.

Daniel G. Fowle, Governor
Thomas M. Holt, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Augustus Leazar, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, June 6, 1889.

I, William L. Saunders, Secretary of State, hereby certify that the
foregoing are true copies of the original acts and resolutions on file
in this office.

William L. Saunders,
Secretary of State.



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