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An Act to Raise Money for the Benefit of the Public Schools in Cherokee County.

1895 Public Laws: Chapter 244

Public Laws and Resolutions of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1895 - Pages 314-315.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That from and after the ratification of this Act it shall be lawful, and shall be the duty of the board of county commissioners of the county of Cherokee, upon the petition of two-fifths of the qualified voters of any township of said county, to order and call an election, to be held in said township, to vote a tax not to exceed twenty-five cents on the one hundred dollars' valuation of property, and seventy-five cents on each poll, observing the constitutional equation, to constitute the public school fund for the benefit of free public schools of the township so holding an election.

Sec. 2. That the said election shall be held in the same manner as that provided for the election of members of the general assembly.

Sec. 3. That persons wishing to petition for said election shall file their petition with the board of county commissioners at its meeting on the first Monday in April, of each year, which said petition shall be acted on by the board, and, if deemed sufficient, an election ordered to take place in said township or townships on the second Thursday in May following.

Sec. 4. That in case any township shall vote the tax above mentioned, or any part thereof, it shall be the duty of the sheriff, or tax collector of said county, to collect said tax in the manner and form as other taxes are collected by law, and pay the same over to the county treasurer, whose duty it shall be to keep said moneys separate and apart from other funds in his hands and pay the same over, upon proper vouchers, to the various school districts in said township or townships.

Sec. 5. That all laws, and clauses of laws, in conflict with this Act be, and the same are hereby, repealed.

Sec. 6. That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 12th 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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