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An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in the County of Lexington, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Special School Tax Therein.

December 24, 1885

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1885, Pages 187-188.

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 Lexington, to be known as “Martin School District,” and shall be embraced in the following described area: Taking Mitchell Academy as the central point, draw lines extending three miles North, South, East and West. Let lines be drawn at right angles to the extremities of these lines and be extended till they cut each other, and the area thus included 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 to exceed (3) three mills, to supplement the Constitutional two mill tax. And for said purpose the Trustees of said School District, upon the written request of ten (10) taxpayers of said District, shall call a public meeting of the taxpayers of said School District, at any time before the first day of June in each year, the call for which meeting must be advertised in some newspaper published in said County, once a week for two weeks, and published by posting the same in three conspicuous places in said School District before said meeting. 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, not exceeding three mills, for such school purposes as a majority of those present shall determine, and no tax so voted shall be repealed at any subsequent meeting.

SEC. 3. That within ten (10) days after the 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 said School District. That the taxes so collected shall be held by the County Treasurer, whose bond shall be liable for any default; and the said taxes shall be paid out by him upon the warrant of the Board of Trustees for said School District, countersigned by the School Commissioner of Lexington County.

In the Senate House, the twenty-third 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 24th, A.D. 1885.
Hugh S. Thompson, Governor.

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