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An Act to Levy a Special Tax in School District No. 1, Wake Forest Township, Wake County.

1897 Public Laws: Chapter 337

Public Laws and Resolutions of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1897 - Pages 514-515.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That the board of county commissioners of Wake County be, and are hereby authorized to levy a special tax in school district No. 1, Wake Forest Township, Wake County, not to exceed in any one year 10 cents on the one hundred dollars valuation of real and personal property, and 30 cents on the poll for the year 1897, and every year thereafter until at least one thousand dollars shall have been collected.

Sec. 2. That the special tax herein provided for shall be used only for the purchase of a lot (not less than one acre) and the building of a public school house for the white race in said district No. 1.

Sec. 3. That the said special tax shall be levied in the same manner and at the same time that other taxes are levied in said county, observing the constitutional equation between property and poll.

Sec. 4. That said special tax shall be collected and accounted for by the sheriff of Wake County or other collecting officer in the same manner and under the same penalties, and at the same time, that other school taxes are collected and accounted for.

Sec. 5. That the treasurer of Wake County shall, upon the warrant of the school committee of district No. 1, in Wake Forest Township, pay out the money in his hands for the special purpose herein provided for.

Sec. 6. That the board of county commissioners of Wake County shall order an election to be held in the town of Wake Forest on the first Monday in May, 1897, for the purpose of ratifying or rejecting this Act, and under the same conditions and regulations that the officers of the lown of Wake Forest are elected. Those favoring the special tax herein provided shall vote a ballot upon which is written or printed the word "Ratification," and those opposing shall vote a ballot upon which is written or printed the word "Rejection." If a majority of the votes cast shall be for ratification, the mayor of the town of Wake Forest shall immediately certify to the commissioners the result, whereupon said commissioners shall levy the said special tax herein provided for.

Sec. 7. That all voters in the school district No. 1 shall register in the town of Wake Forest for the purpose of this election, under the laws and regulations now required by law for elections to be held in said town.

Sec. 8. That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 5th day of March, A.D. 1897.

Daniel L. Russell, Jr., Governor
Charles A. Reynolds, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
A.F. Hileman, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office of Secretary of State,
Raleigh, April 28th, 1897.

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

Cyrus Thompson,
Secretary of State.



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