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Towns to re Sec. 12. That the said several towns hereby organized, main altach. ed for certain or the several parts thereof, shall remain attached to the purposes. elective districts in which they would have belonged if the
above organization had not been made ; and until the first election of town officers therein, they shall for all town purposes be considered as parts of the respective towns of which they now constitute a part.
Sec. 13. This act to be in force from and after its pas. sage.
HORATIO N. WELLS,
President of the Council. APPROVED March 11, 1848,
To authorize Platt town school district number
two in Platt school town, in Grant county, to levy a tax to build a school house, and for other purposes..
Tax may le levied.
Be it enaeted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin:
Section 1. That it shall be lawful for the trustees of Platt town school district number two, in Platt school town, in Grant county, to levy and collect a tax on the assessment roll of said district, in addition to the amount now allowed by law, of a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, for the purpose of building a school house within said district ;
Provided, that such additional assessment shall first have been authorized by a role of the legal voters of said school district. Sec. 2. That the said tax shall be levied, collected and Tas how co!
lected and re. returned in the same manner that is now provided by law for turned. the collection of taxes for building school houses. Sec. 3. That it shall and may be lawful for the trustees
Monroe of Monroe school district, in Green county, to levy a tax of sehool disany amount on the taxable property in said district in the
raise tax. aggregate not exceeding three hundred dollars, as may be decided upon by a vote of the majority of the legal voters of said district present at a meeting called for that purpose, Said tax, when collected, to be applied to building a school house, and for no other purpose.
HORATIO N. WELLS,
President of the Council,
To incorporate the Madison and Oconomewoc
Plank Road Company.
Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives i of the Territory of Wisconsin:
Section 1. That David R. Hyer, George Hebard, Miles Commission. Millard, Thomas R. Doolittle, H. H. Sedgwick, Thomas ers appointed. Brayton, James Paine, William W. Woodman, Charles J. ·
Bell, Austin Kellogg, and H. N. Carllon, be; and they are hereby appointed commissioners under the direction of a majority of whom subscriptions may be received to the capital stock of the Oconemewos and Madison Plank Road Compa. ny, and they may cause books to be opened at sach times and places as they shall direct, for the purpose of receiving subscriptions to the capital stock of said company, first giving thirty days' notice of the times and places of taking such subscriptions, by publishing the same in a newspaper in each of
the counties of Dane and Jefferson. Stockholders
Sec. 2. All persons wlio shall become stockholders pur. created a bo. dy corporate, suant to the provisions of this act, are hereby created a body
corporate in law, with continual succession, for fifty years, by the name and style of The Madison and Oconomewoc Plank Road Company,” for the purpose of constructing a plank road, from the village of Madison, in Dane county, by the way of Lake Mills, Aztalan, and Farmington, in the county of Jefferson, to intersect the Milwaukee, Watertown and Madison plank road at, Ocone mowoc, or at such oher place as the buard of directors may determine, or to intersec! with the Milwaukee and Rock River plank road at Uniun Centre, or at such other place as the board of directors may determine; which company shall hare power io sue and be sued in all courts, to receive by gift or purchase, and hold al such real or personal estate as may be necessary for the construction and management of said road, and to contract or be contracted with, in all matters pertaining to the object of said road; to have and use a common seal, and pass all bye
laws necessary for the government of said company. Amount of
Sec. 3. The capital stock of said company shall be one capital stock. [hundred] thousand dollars, to be divided into shares of tirer
ty-five dollars cach; and shall be assignable and transferable in such manner as shall be prescribed in the bye-laws of
said company. When corpo
Sec. 4. Whenever ten thousand dollars of the capitai ration may
stock of said company shall be subscribed for and distribuorganize.
ted, it shall be the duty of the commissioners' named is this act, to call a meeting of the stockholders, at such time
may be call.
and place as they shall designate, by giving public notice thereof in two or (more) newspapers published in either of the counties through which the said road is run, for the pur. 'pose of choosing nine directors, and the persons then chosen shall be the first directors of said company, and shall hold their offices for one year, and until others are chosen in their stead. The board of directors shall choose one of their num. ber as president of the company, who shall also hold his of fice for one year, and until his successor is elected. At every election of directors of said company, each stockholder shall be entitled to one vote for every share of capital stock he shall hold, and may vote in person or by proxy. Sec. 5. Whenever ten thousand dollars of the capital when first
instalment siock of said company shall be subscribed, the directors may call upon
the stockholders for the first instalment of five dol-cd in. lars on each share of stock, which shall be paid to the treas. urer of said company within thirty days after a call for such first instalment shall be made by a publication in two or more newspapers printed in either of the counties through which said road shall pass. Sec. 6." The company when so organized shall have
Road how the right to locate and construct a single or double track constructed. plank road between the points mentioned in the second section of this act, or any part of the distance, and may connect said road, and use the same with other roads in the territory of Wisconsin. The track of said road shall be constructed of timber and plank, so as to have a hard, smooth, and even surface. The particular manner of building said road to be determined by the said board of directors.
Sec. 7. The location of she route of said road shall be de- Location of iermined by the board of directors of said company, and if rou!e. the same be located on any highway, they shall have power to contract with the commissioners of highways of the town in which such road may be, for the right to use such highway for the purposes of said road, and the commissioners of highways are hereby authorized to grant to said company the right to use any highway in their town, as aforesaid, on such terms as they may agree
When road to Sec 8. If the said company shall not, within five years from be commenc
passage of this act, commence the construction of said road, and shall not within that time bave constructed a sin gle or double track for a distance of twenty miles, then and in :hat case, it shall be considered a violation and non user of their charter, and all the rights, privileges, and powers of said company under this act, shall be resumed by the state of Wisconsin, and such disposition made with regard to any portion of said road which may have been constructed, as the legislaiure thereof may deem meet and proper, consistent with law and justice.
Sec. 9. It shall and may be lawful for said company, be taken. their officers, engineers and agents to enter upon any lands
for the purpose of exploring, surveying and locating the route of said road, doing thereto no unnecessary damage, nor locating any such route through any orcbard or garden without the consent of the owner thereof, nor through any buildings, or any fixtures or any erections for the purposes of trade or manufactures, or any yard or enclosures becessary to the use or enjoyment thereof, without permission from the owners; and when the said route shall be determined by the said company, it shall be lawful for them, their officers, agents, engineers, contractors and servants, at any time, to enter upon, take possession of, and use such lands, to the width of four rods; and also to take from any land adjoining said road, gravel, stone or earth, for the purpose of constructing or repairing said road; subject, however, to the payment of such compensation as the company may have agreed to pay therefor, or as shall be ascertained in the manner hereinafter die
rected and provided. llow lauds
Sec, 10. Whenever it shall be necessary for the said comassessed and
pany to enter upon, and occupy, for the purpose of making paid for.
said road, any land upon which the same may be located, and the owner or owners of said land shall refuse to permit such entry, or occupation, and if the parties cannot agree upon the compensation to be made for any injury that may be done to such land by such entry and occupation, it shall and may be lawful for the parties to appoint three disinterested persons to estimate the same, who shall take an oath or