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OF MISSISSIPPI

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CHAPTER 389.

HOUSE BILL No. 783.

AN ACT authorizing the town of Ackerman, Mississippi, to borrow a sum of money not exceeding ten thousand dollars, for the purpose of repairing and improving the water and light plant of said municipality and purchasing machinery for same, and to issue the loan warrants, or notes of said town, in payment thereof.

Ackerman to borrow money to improve water works.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That the mayor and board of aldermen of the town of Ackerman, Mississippi, be and they are hereby authorized and empowered to borrow a sum of money, not exceeding ten thousand dollars, for the purpose of repairing and improving the water and light plant of said municipality and purchasing machinery for same, and execute the loan warrants, or notes, of said municipality, due and payable either annually, or monthly, as the said mayor and board of aldermen may elect, not exceeding four years from the date of execution thereof, and bearing interest at a rate not exceeding six per centum per annum, said funds to be used for the purpose of paying for any machinery bought for said purpose and the installation and equipment thereof.

Indebtedness to be liquidated by income from plant.

Sec. 2. That said indebtedness incurred under and authorized by this act may be paid and liquidated by the income from said water and light plant, or from the general revenues of said town, or from both sources, as the mayor and board of aldermen may provide while said indebtedness is unpaid, and any note executed as provided by this act may be retired at maturity by the issuance of a new note in lieu thereof with the consent of the holder of such note or notes.

Mayor and clerk to execute loan warrants.

Sec. 3. That the mayor of said town, and the clerk of the board of said municipality, when authorized by said board, may execute the loan warrants, or notes of said town, payable to the lender in accordance with the terms of the loan, or to the seller of any machinery bought in accordance with this act, for the purpose afore

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said, and said mayor and board of aldermen are hereby authorized and empowered to levy a special tax, if necessary, for the purpose of repaying any note or notes payable out of the general revenues of said municipality, in case said board shall elect to pay any part of said indebtedness out of the general revenues of said town, as provided for in section two of this act.

Indebtedness not to be incurred until twenty-one days notice given.

Sec. 4. That no indebtedness shall be incurred under the provisions of this act until twenty-one day's notice of the intent of the board to do so shall have been published in a newspaper with a general circulation in said town of Ackerman; and if in the meantime, a petition is filed with the clerk of said board of aldermen, signed by twenty per centum of the qualified electors of said town, protesting against the project, then no such proposed indebtedness shall be incurred until submitted to and ratified by a majority of the qualified electors voting at the said election of said town. Sec. 5. That this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved April 1, 1924.

CHAPTER 390.

HOUSE BILL No. 954.

AN ACT authorizing the city of Bay St. Louis, Hancock county, Mississippi, to issue public improvement bonds in the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000.00), or so much thereof as may be necessary for the purpose of constructing sea walls or other necessary beach protection and to levy taxes to pay said bonds and interest.

Bay St. Louis may issue bonds for sea wall protection.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That the city of Bay St. Louis, Hancock county, Mississippi, be and is hereby authorized and empowered to issue and sell public improvement bonds in the sum of fifteen thousand dollars, ($15,000.00) or so much thereof as may be necessary at a rate of interest not exceeding 6% per annum, for the purpose of constructing sea walls or other beach protection, and may issue said bonds even though the amount thereof including outstanding bonds may exceed the limitation fixed by general laws of the state or city.

Betterment tax to be levied to pay principal and interest on bonds.

Sec. 2. That the said city of Bay St. Louis, be and is hereby authorized and empowered to fix a betterment assessment and levy a betterment tax against all property benefited as provided by the

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charter of said city and its amendments. The proceeds of said betterment tax shall be placed in a sinking fund and used to pay the principal and interest on said bonds.

Ad valorem tax may be levied.

Sec. 3. That the said city of Bay St. Louis be and is hereby authorized and empowered, to levy and collect an advalorem tax on all of the taxable property in said city, to pay the city's prorata share or betterment assessment made against said city.

Issuance of bonds to be submitted to qualified electors.

Sec. 4. The issuance of said bonds shall first be submitted to an election and approved by a majority of the qualified electors of said city, voting in an election held for that purpose, in the manner provided for by the general election laws of the city and state.

Sec. 5. That this act take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved April 1, 1924.

CHAPTER 391.

HOUSE BILL No. 1004.

AN ACT to authorize the board of trustees of the Bogue Chitto Consolidated High School of Lincoln county to borrow forty-five hundred dollars ($4,500.00) or so much thereof, as may be necessary to be used only in paying for material and the deficit in the teachers' salaries and authorizing the board of supervisors of Lincoln county to make a special levy on all personal and real property within the Bogue Chitto Consolidated School district sufficient to liquidate within three years.

Bogue Chitto Consolidated School may borrow money.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That the board of trustees of the Bogue Chitto Consolidated school district in Lincoln county, shall be and are hereby authorized to borrow forty-five hundred dollars ($4,500.00) with interest not to exceed six per cent per annum, or so much thereof as may be necessary to be used only in paying for material used in the completion of school building, and the deficit in the teachers' salaries for the last month of the 1923-1924 term.

Special levy to liquidate money borrowed.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted that the board of supervisors of Lincoln county shall be and are hereby authorized and empowered to make a special levy within the Bogue Chitto consolidated school district sufficient to liquidate the $4,500.00 or so much thereof as may be necessary, within three years.

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Notice of intent to borrow money shall be given for three weeks.

Sec. 3. No indebtedness shall be incurred under this act until after said board of supervisors shall have given notice of their intention to do so by publication for three consecutive weeks, in a newspaper published in said county, and provided, further that if twenty per cent of the qualified electors residing within said consolidated school district shall protest by petition, to said board of supervisors against creation of said indebtedness, then an election shall be called as provided by law, and the question of whether or not such indebtedness shall be created, shall be decided by a majority of those voting in said election in said consolidated school district.

Sec. 4. That this act take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved April 11, 1924.

CHAPTER 392.

SENATE BILL No. 240.

AN ACT to empower the municipality of Booneville to contract for and to advance the costs of establishing a fire equipment in and for the fire district in said municipality, and to lay and collect special levies for the repaying of such advancement.

Booneville authorized to provide for fire department.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That the mayor and board of aldermen of the town of Booneville, Prentiss county, Mississippi, be and the same are authorized and empowered, on petition of a majority of the tax payers owning property within the fire district of said munici pality as now established or as might hereafter be established under the provisions of Section 5895 of Hemingway's Code of 1917, to contract for the laying and connecting up of water mains and for material to provide said fire district with a suitable fire protection; that said municipality of Booneville and its official board, on petition of the tax payers of the fire district as aforesaid, be and are empowered to advance the payment for such improvement and equipment out of any fund and municipality may have or provide for the fostering of a fire department equipment, but such expenditure for the said fire district shall not exceed in cost the maximum sum of ten thousand ($10,000.00) dollars, for and on behalf of the said fire district, and to distribute a refund of such advancement over a period of years not to exceed five (5) and to charge a reasonable rate of interest for such advancement

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not to exceed six (6) per cent per annum, and to lay and collect a special levy annually on the real and personal property in and of such said fire district sufficient to liquidate the said obligation in one or more equal annual levies, not to exceed five (5).

Sec. 2. That the said municipality be and is hereby clothed with all necessary power to enforce the collection of such said levy or levies and to resort to and to employ all the means given to municipalities by statute for the collection of taxes.

Sec. 3. That this act take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 20, 1924.

CHAPTER 393.

HOUSE BILL No. 713.

AN ACT providing for the relief of the Brandon Consolidated School District.

Brandon Consolidated School authorized to borrow money.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That the trustees of the Brandon Consolidated School District in Rankin county, Mississippi, be and they are hereby authorized to borrow a sum of money not to exceed four thousand dollars ($4,000.00) for the purpose of paying for school desks and other furniture for the school located in said district and for retiring a deficiency existing in the maintenance fund of said school district. Said money to be borrowed by said board of trustees on or before the first day of January, 1925, and the trustees of said school district are authorized to execute and deliver a note for the sum or sums so borrowed under this act, payable to the person or persons from whom borrowed and bearing interest at a rate of interest not to exceed six per centum per annum from date borrowed until paid and said note payable out of any funds in the county treasury to the credit of the said school district.

Notice of intent to borrow money shall be given for three weeks.

Sec. 2. That before the board of trustees are authorized to borrow the said money they shall first publish of its intention to borrow the said money by notice published in the Brandon News for three consecutive weeks and if in the meantime a petition signed by 20 per centum of the qualified electors of the said school district is presented to the said board protesting the borrowing of

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