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An Act to Supplement the Public School in District No. 4, Guilford County, North Carolina, with a Special Tax.

1889 Public Laws: Chapter 484

Public Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1889 - Pages 457-458.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That all the territory embraced within the following boundaries—commencing at the southeast corner of the corporate limits of the city of Greensboro, running thence due south one mile; thence due west one mile and a half; thence north one mile; thence east to the southwest corner of the corporate limits of the city of Greensboro; and thence with the south corporate line of the city to the beginning—shall be known as school district No. 4.

Sec. 2. That the board of commissioners of Guilford County, upon the written application of a majority of the committee of said school district, is hereby authorized and directed to make special provisions for the registration of voters, designate the place of holding election, and submit to the qualified voters of said school district, on the first Monday in May, 1889, under such rules and regulations as they may prescribe, the question whether an annual tax shall be levied therein for the support of the public schools for white and colored children of said district. Each voter shall vote a written or printed ballot with the words "for school" or "no school" thereon, and said election or elections shall be conducted under the same rules, regulations and penalties as are prescribed by law for the election for members of the General Assembly.

Sec. 3. That in the event that a majority of the qualified voters of said district shall vote in favor of such tax, the same shall be levied and collected in the same manner as provided by law for the levying and collection of State and county taxes, and the sheriff shall pay over the same to the treasurer of the county board of education under the same liabilities as are now provided by law for the collecting and paying over of county school taxes: Provided, that the special tax so levied shall not exceed twenty-five (35) cents on each one hundred dollars worth of property and seventy-five cents on each poll.

Sec. 4. That the special tax thus collected from the taxable property and polls, together with the general school fund appropriated by the board of education to said district, shall be expended by the school committee of said district in keeping up the public schools of said district for the white and colored races of both sexes between the ages of six and twenty-one years of age, in accordance with the general school law of the State.

Sec. 5. That in the event that a majority of the qualified voters of said district shall vote against the special tax provided for in this Act, then, and in that case, it shall be the duty of the board of commissioners of Guilford County, on a petition of a majority of the said committee, to submit again the question of a special tax to the qualified voters of said district, but not oftener than once in any one year.

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

Ratified the 11th day of March, A.D. 1889.

Daniel G. Fowle, Governor
Thomas M. Holt, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Augustus Leazar, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, June 6, 1889.

I, William L. Saunders, Secretary of State, hereby certify that the
foregoing are true copies of the original acts and resolutions on file
in this office.

William L. Saunders,
Secretary of State.



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