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An Act to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax in School District Number Nineteen, in Aiken County, for School Purposes.

December 19, 1887

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1887, Pages 943-944.

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 the inhabitants of School District Number Nineteen, commonly known as the Montmorenci School District, in Aiken County, are hereby created a body politic and corporate, and authorized to levy on all real and personal property in said District a local tax, not exceeding two mills on the dollar, to supplement the Constitutional tax for the support of free schools, by said inhabitants and in the following mode, to wit: The School Trustees of said School District shall, on or before the 15th day of March next, and again on or before the 1st day of November, 1888, and on or before the last named day in each succeeding year, call meetings of all the legal voters living in said School District returning real or personal property therein; that a notice of each of said meetings, specifying the time, place and object thereof, shall be published in one or more newspapers of Aiken County, and posted on the doors of the school houses or school house, and at the depot at Montmorenci, at least fifteen days before the said meetings. The persons answering the above designations shall appoint a Chairman and Secretary, adjourn from time to time, decide what additional tax, if any, shall be levied, and appropriate the same in such manner as they may think best for maintaining such schools. No tax thus levied shall be repealed at any subsequent meeting held within the same fiscal year. The Chairman of each of said meetings shall, within ten days thereafter, notify the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of said School District and the County Auditor of the amount of tax thus levied, and how, in each instance, it has been appropriated, and the County Auditor shall at once assess such tax on all real and personal property returned in said School District, and the County Treasurer shall collect the same with the State and County taxes, and, if unpaid, such tax shall be a lien on all property for two years, and defaulting taxpayers shall be liable to like pains and penalties as defaulters for State and County taxes. The money collected from said tax levy in said District shall be paid out of the County treasury for the purposes to which it has been appropriated, on warrants drawn by the Trustees of said School District, countersigned by the County School Commissioner; and said Treasurer shall be liable to said School District for non-performance of his duty as in respect to State and County taxes. The first assessment under this Act shall be for the scholastic year beginning on the 1st of November, 1887.

Sec. 2. This Act shall take effect from its approval, and all Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed.

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

William L. Mauldin, President of the Senate.
James Simons, Jr., Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Approved: December 19th, A.D. 1887.
John P. Richardson, Governor.

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