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An Act in Relation to Public Schools in the City of Asheville.

1891 Public Laws: Chapter 446

Public Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1891 - Page 507.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That it shall be the duty of the city of Asheville to issue and deliver to the treasurer of the graded-school committee bonds on [for] such amount as the school committee shall designate as necessary for the purpose of building one or more public-school buildings in said city and equipping the same; that said bonds shall be in denominations of five hundred dollars each and shall have coupons attached bearing interest at five per centum, payable semi-annually on the first day of January and June of each year. The said bonds shall be signed by the mayor of the city and countersigned by the clerk, with his official seal thereto attached. The bonds shall run for thirty years, and said bonds shall show upon their face that they were issued for school purposes.

Sec. 2. That it shall be the duty of the treasurer to sell said bonds and hold the proceeds of the same subject to the proper order of the school committee: Provided, said bonds shall not be sold less than par: And provided further, that no larger amount than twenty-five thousand dollars shall be issued.

Sec. 3. That at the regular election for mayor and city aldermen for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one the question of issuing said bonds shall be submitted to the qualified electors of said city, and those favoring the issue shall vote a ticket on which shall be written or printed the words "For the subscription," and those opposed a like ticket on which shall be written or printed the words "Against the subscription." If a majority of the electors shall vote for the subscription, then and in that case the bonds shall be issued, but if a majority do not so vote the bonds shall not be issued: Provided, that in case the majority do not vote for the subscription the board of aldermen shall, on the petition of one-third of the electors of the city, submit the question again, and from time to time as they may be so petitioned, and if at any such election a majority shall vote for the subscription, then the bonds shall be issued as herein set forth: Provided, that not more than one election shall take place in any year.

Sec. 4. The election herein required shall be held under the same rules, regulations and laws as now govern the city of Asheville, and the qualifications for voters shall be the same in this election as for mayor and aldermen of said city.

Sec. 5. This Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 7th day of March, A.D. 1891.

Daniel G. Fowle, Governor
Thomas M. Holt, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Rufus A. Doughton, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, June 13, 1891.

I, Octavius Coke, Secretary of State, hereby certify that the fore-
going are true copies of the original acts and resolutions on file in
this office.

Octavius Coke,
Secretary of State.

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