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An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Anderson County, and for the Levying and Collecting of a Special School Tax Therein.

December 15, 1885

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1885, Pages 21-22.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That a new School District is hereby established in the County of Anderson, to be known as the Slabtown School District, and shall be embraced in the following described area: Taking the Slabtown Academy as a point of departure, let four lines be run toward the cardinal points of the compass, each of said lines to the distance of two (2) miles; then let lines be drawn at right angles to the four lines above given, touching the extremity of each, and extend until they cut each other, thereby forming a square, and the area thus enclosed shall constitute the said School District.

SEC. 2. That the voters of said School District who return real or personal property for taxation are authorized to levy and collect an annual tax not exceeding two (2) mills to supplement the Constitutional two mill tax, and for said purpose the Trustees of said School District, upon the written request of ten taxpayers of said District, shall call a public meeting of said taxpayers, at any time before the first day of June of each year, which meeting must be advertised in the County paper having the largest circulation once a week for two weeks, and by post ing four notices of such meeting in the most public places in said District. When assembled the meeting of taxpayers shall have power to elect a Chairman and Secretary, adjourn from time to time, and levy a special tax for the ensuing year for such school purposes as a majority of those present shall determine, and no tax so levied shall be repealed at any subsequent meeting.

SEC. 3. That within ten days after said meeting the Chairman and Secretary thereof shall furnish the Board of Trustees of said District and the County Auditor with the amount of said levy, and the Auditor shall enter the same in his tax duplicate, and the Treasurer shall collect the same as other County and State taxes, which in like manner shall be a lien upon the property of the respective taxpayers of the School District; that the taxes so collected shall be held by the County Treasurer, whose bond shall be liable for any default, and paid out by him upon the warrant of the Board of Trustees for said School District, countersigned by the School Commissioner of Anderson County.

In the Senate House, the fourteenth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five.

John C. Sheppard, President of the Senate.
James Simons, Jr., Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Approved: December 15th, A.D. 1885.
Hugh S. Thompson, Governor.

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