This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...or repair of roads or bridges, or either, in any town of such county, shall be expended under the supervision and direction of the supervisors of the town receiving such appropriation: provided, that no part of such appropriation shall be expended in the payment of supervisors' fees or per diem in letting any contract or superintending any work for which such appropriation shall have been made.--Id. § 1850. An act was passed April 26, 1895, and amended April 23, 1897, enabling owners of land to lay out and construct public roads, by the terms of which, act the board of county commissioners, upon receiving the proper petition signed by the owner or owners of more than one-fourth of the land liable to be assessed for the construction of the same, may appoint viewers, who, with a civil engineer, will proceed to make a complete survey of the proposed route, and make report to them of the earth to be excavated or filled in for each 100 feet, and of any ditches necessary to be constructed, after which the board may hear the report and establish the road. Bonds may be issued for the construction, and a tax may be levied on all lands within one mile from the center of said road to pay such bonds. As the act is elaborate and lengthy, and does not seem to interfere with the regular statutory modes of laying out roads, and does not involve the duties of township officers, the details of it are herewith omitted. CHAPTER IV.--BOARDS OF HEALTH. I.--State Board Of Health. §,1. State Board Of Health, How Appointed, Terms Of Office.--There shall be a state board of health and vital statistics, to be appointed by the governor as hereinafter stated. The term of office of all of the present members of the said board of health and vital statistics shall...
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