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1895-59-1
    SEC. 1. That section 3 is hereby amended to read as follows:
    Section 3. There shall be an election held in the court house, in Vernon by the legal voters of said town, on the first Monday in March, 1895, and biennially thereafter, for the purpose of electing a Mayor, one Councilman, for each ward, who shall be residents therein, a Recorder, a Marshal, and a Treasurer, for said corporation, who shall respectively hold their offices for two years and until their successors are elected and qualified, at which election each person having the qualifications to vote for the State and county officers and shall have resided within the bounds of said corporation, for three months next preceding any election, shall be entitled to vote at the same.
    Section 8, of the above entitled act is hereby amended to read as follows: The officers elected as above shall meet within ten days after such election, and take an oath, faithfully, diligently and impartially to discharge their respective duties as such officers; and the Mayor, Marshal, and Treasurer shall each enter into bond with surety to be approved by the Council, in such sums as they shall direct, for the faithful performance of their duties and for the proper application of all moneys which may come into their hands as such officers, upon which bonds suits may be brought for the use of the corporation or any person or persons aggrieved.
    Section 12, of the above entitled act is hereby amended to read as follows: It shall be the duty of the Marshal to suppress all riots, disturbances, and breaches of the peace, and to apprehend all riotous and disorderly persons or disturbers of the peace and forthwith convey them before the Mayor, and in case of resistance, it shall be lawful for him to command the aid of any bystanders in apprehending and conveying such offender to the Mayor's office, and it shall be the duty of the Mayor forthwith to hear and determine such complaint or the Marshal shall be authorized to arrest and commit to the jail of the county any person or persons who may be disturbing the peace of the town, and who shall refuse to desist from such disturbance at his request or command; but such imprisonment shall not exceed in duration at any one time more than twelve hours. It shall be the duty of the Marshal to receive and execute all process issued by the Mayor, and he shall be governed in his official acts by the laws of the State regulating the duties of the Constables, and shall have a right to charge and collect the same fees as are allowed to Constables for similar services, and it shall be the duty of the Marshal to act in the capacity of Street Commissioners and delinquent tax collector.
    Section 20, of the above entitled act is hereby amended to read as follows: It shall be the duty of the Recorder to enter in a book to be provided for that purpose a copy of said assessment roll, and to enter in a column opposite each person's name the amount of tax levied against him, her or them for the current year and from this record he shall make a fair duplicate and deliver the same to the Treasurer on or before the first day of June, which when signed by the Mayor and attested by the Recorder shall be sufficient authority for collecting the taxes on the same.
    Section 21, of the above entitled act is hereby amended to read as

follows: It shall be the duty of the Treasurer, upon the receipt of said duplicate to receive the taxes from any person or persons at his office until the first day of August, after which time the Marshal shall proceed to collect all arrearages by distress and sale of any of the personal property of such delinquents, after giving ten days' notice of the time and place of sale, by advertisement set up in three public places in said town: Provided, That if any person or property has been omitted to be taxed in the duplicate the Marshal shall assess and collect the same and make return of the same as in other cases.
    Section 32, of the above entitled act is hereby amended to read as follows: The Marshal shall, from time to time pay over to the Treasurer all money which may come into his hands by virtue of his office, taking his receipt for the same and on the second Monday in November, he shall make return of the tax duplicate and make final settlement with the Mayor and Council who shall meet for that purpose, and who shall make him an allowance for all reasonable delinquencies, as collector and such compensation for all other services as they may think proper.