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An Act to Authorize the Condemnation of Foot Paths to School Houses in Durham County.

1899 Public Laws: Chapter 484

Public Laws and Resolutions of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1899 - Pages 628-629.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That upon petition of any three patrons of any public school in Durham County that there is no convenient way to get to a public school house except over the lands of others, and that a foot path is necessary for the convenience of the school children attending such school, and that such land owners refuse to consent to the same, it shall be lawful for the board of commissioners of said county to hear and pass upon the same, and if they are satisfied that the said foot path is necessary for the use and convenience of said school children, they shall appoint three disinterested freeholders to layout the same and assess the damages therefor, who shall proceed in the premises after due notice to such land owners of the time and place of meeting.

Sec. 2. That upon the filing of such petition said commissioners shall cause a copy of the same to be served upon the land owners over whose lands its [the] proposed foot path is to run, together with a notice that such petition will stand for hearing at the next monthly meetingof said board, and said petition shall not be heard until such landowners have been served with notice as aforesaid.

Sec. 3. That all the costs of the proceeding and the amount of damages assessed by said jury shall be paid by the petitioners, and the said path shall not [be] laid out until the same are paid in full.

Sec. 4. That said jury shall report their proceeding hereunder to the said board of commissioners for confirmation, and either the petitioners or land owners or all or every one of them may file exceptions to said report, and from the decision of said board of commissioners may appeal to the superior court under the game rules and regulations as are prescribed by law governing appeals from courts of justice of the peace.

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

Ratified the 6th day of March, A.D. 1899.

Daniel L. Russell, Jr., Governor
Charles A. Reynolds, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Henry Groves Connor, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office of Secretary of State,
Raleigh, April 28th, 1899.

I, Cyrus Thompson, Secretary of State, hereby certify that the
foregoing (manuscript) are true copies of the original acts and reso-
lutions on file in this office.

Cyrus Thompson,
Secretary of State.

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