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An Act to Authorize the Board of Commissioners of Edgecombe County to Submit to the Voters of Tarboro Township the Levying of a Tax for the Schools of Said Township.

1893 Public Laws: Chapter 212

Public Laws and Resolutions of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1893 - Page 167.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That the board of commissioners of the county of Edgecombe be and they are hereby authorized and required to submit to the qualified voters of Tarboro Township in said county on the first Monday in May, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, under such rules and regulations as said board may prescribe, whether an annual tax shall be levied therein for the support of public schools for the children in said township. Each voter shall vote a written or printed ballot with the words "For schools" or "Against schools," and said election shall be conducted under the same rules, regulations and penalties as are prescribed by law for the election of members of the general assembly. The board shall submit such amount of taxation as the Tarboro school-board shall by resolution request, not to exceed twenty cents on the one hundred dollars of property and sixty cents on the poll, the said tax to be in lieu of the present special tax.

Sec. 2. That in case a majority of the qualified voters of said township shall vote for said tax, the same shall be levied and collected in the manner provided by law for levying and collecting state and county taxes, and the sheriff of Edgecombe County shall collect and pay over the same to the treasurer of the Tarboro school-board by the first of January in each year under the same liabilities as are now provided by law for the collection and paying over of county taxes.

Sec. 3. That for any year after eighteen hundred and ninety-three the board of commissioners, upon resolution requesting them so to do by the Tarboro school-board, shall submit to the qualified voters, as provided in section one, such increase of said taxes as said school-board may deem necessary, not to exceed in all thirty cents on the one hundred dollars and ninety cents on the poll, under the rules and regulations and with the consequences prescribed herein.

Sec. 4. In addition to the above taxes, and subject to all the foregoing provisions, a tax of ten cents on the one hundred dollars and thirty cents on the poll may be levied, collected and distributed, if authorized as above, to make additions and repairs to the school buildings.

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

Ratified the 1st day of March, A.D. 1893.

Elias Carr, Governor
Rufus A. Doughton, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Lee S. Overman, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, June 13, 1893.

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

Octavius Coke,
Secretary of State.

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