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An Act to Enable the Commissioners of Yancey County to Levy a Special Tax to Extend the Public School in Burnsville School District.

1895 Public Laws: Chapter 371

Public Laws and Resolutions of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1895 - Page 417.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That upon presentation of a petition signed by twelve citizens of said, district the board of commissioners of said county shall order an election to submit the question of a special tax for the purpose of said school to the qualified voters of said district.

Sec. 2. That notice of said election shall be posted for a period of thirty (30) days at the court house in Burnsville before said election.

Sec. 3. That said election shall be appointed and held in the same manner as elections for members of the general assembly.

Sec. 4. That all votes cast in said special election shall be by written or printed ballots, and those voting for said special tax shall have written or printed on their ballots the words "for special tax," and those voting against it the words "no special tax." If a majority of the votes cast shall be in favor of said special tax, then it shall be levied; said tax not to exceed thirty cents (30) on the one hundred dollars ($100) of the taxable property of said district, no more than forty cents (40) on each poll in said district.

Sec. 5. That said tax shall be collected by the sheriff of said county and paid to the county treasurer, to be paid out to teachers of the public schools of said district on the order of school committeemen as other public school funds are paid out.

Sec. 6. That said special tax shall be levied each succeeding year at the rate agreed upon at the first election until voted down by the qualified voters of said district: Provided, that the same may be continued at a higher rate than that first agreed upon should the qualified voters of said district so vote for it.

Sec. 7. This law shall be in force from and after its passage.

Ratified the 9th day of March, A.D. 1895.

Elias Carr, Governor
Rufus A. Doughton, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Zebulon Vance Walser, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office of Secretary of State,
Raleigh, May 23rd, 1895.

I, Octavius Coke, Secretary of State, hereby certify that the
foregoing (manuscript) are true copies of the original acts and
resolutions on file in this office.

Octavius Coke,
Secretary of State.

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