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An Act to Enable and Authorize the City of Spartanburg to Guarantee the Payment of Certain Bonds of the School District of the City of Spartanburg and to Provide for the Holding of an Election Therefor, and for the Levy of a Special Tax for Said Purpose.

December 24, 1888

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1888, Pages 226-227.
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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 city of Spartanburg be, and the same is hereby authorized and empowered to guarantee the payment of certain bonds of the School District of the City of Spartanburg, now issued or soon to be issued, under the provisions of an Act entitled "An Act to enable and authorize the School Distict of the City of Spartanburg to issue bonds for the purpose of building public school houses in the city of Spartanburg," approved December 24th, 1887, to the amount of twelve thousand dollars, as now provided by law: Provided, That a majority of the votes cast by the qualified voters of said city, in an election to be held for the purpose, shall be in favor of such guarantee.

Sec. 2. That the City Council of the city of Spartanburg are hereby required to hold an election on the question of said guarantee prior to the first day of March, 1889, after two weeks, notice in one or more newspapers, and the City Council shall appoint the managers, receive the returns, and declare the result.

Sec. 3. That should the said school district for any cause fail to pay said bonds so guaranteed, or the interest thereon, when the same shall respectively become due, the City Council may use and apply any funds in the city treasury not otherwise specially appropriated by Statute to the payment of same; and should it become necessary at any time so to do, the City Council of the city of Spartanburg is hereby authorized and required to levy a special tax on all the taxable property of said city for the payment of said bonds and the interest thereon, and such special tax or taxes from time to time to renew as often as may be necessary.

Sec. 4. That this Act shall take effect from the time of passage.

Approved December 24th, A.D. 1888.

John P. Richardson, Governor.
William L. Mauldin, President of the Senate and Lt. Governor.
James Simons, Jr., Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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