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AN ACT : Relating to County Commissioners. " Be it enacted by the Council and IIouse of Representatives of Colorado Territory, That the Board of County Commissioners of any County, whenever they may become satisfied that they have a population of ten thousand and upwards shall be empowerd to appoint orterol one competent person who is a citizen of the County in which such Board of Commissioners reside, to take the census of said County; and when it shall be ascertained that the County contains the amount of population as above specified, then the Board of County Commissioners shall consist of six qualified electors, any four of whom shall be competent to transact business.
SEC. 2. Upon such counties having such population required by section one of this act, there shall, ' at the next general election to be held in such county thereafter, be elected four County Commissioners, one of whom shall hold his office for one year, one for two years, and two for three years, and ever afterward there shall be elected annually two County . Commissioners who shall hold their offices for the term of three years.
Sec. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act and in conflict therewith be and the same is hereby repealed.
Sec. 4. This act shall be in force and effect from and after its passage.
Approved February 13th, 1874.
To Authorize County Commissioners to fill Vacancies in
Office. Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representstives of Colorado Territory, That in case of any va
cancy now existing or which may hereafter occur in any county office, or township or precinct office in any county of this Territory, except in the office of Commissioner, by reason of resignation, removal or otherwise, the County Commissioners of said County are hereby authorized and empowered to fill such vacancies by appointment, and such appointec shall hold his office until the next general election, unless sooner removed as now provided by law.
Sec. 2. Nothing in this act shall be deemed to impair the right of County Commissioners to order special elections whenever the public good shall seem tò require it.
Sec. 3. This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved February 6th, 1874.
Prescribing the duties of County Commissioners in Las
Animas County in regard to Establishing Voting Precincts.
Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of Colorado Territory, That hereafter the County Commissioners of Las Animas County shall not establish any election precincts in which the number of qualified electors shall be less than fifty (50) in vumber entitled to vote in such precinct when established.
Sec. 2. That this Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved February 13th, 1874.
Authorizing the Commissioners of Douglas County to Pro
vide a Fund for the Erection of Public Buildings.
Plats of survey
Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of Colorado Territory, That the County Commissioners of the County of Douglas, Colorado Territory, shall have power and full authority to make all needful arrangements for having the County Seat of said County laid off into blocks, lots, streets and alleys, by a competent surveyor, employed by them for that purpose.
Sec. 2. The said County Commissioners of said County are authorized to advertise and sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, any or all of the lots or blocks so laid off and surveyed.
Sec. 3. The said County Commissioners shall cause a plat of said surveys to be filed with the County to be niod. Clerk of said County, after which the said Board of Commissioners shall give to the purchasers of any of the said lots or blocks, describing the same therein certificates, which shall be signed by the Chairman of said Board and attested by the Clerk.
Sec. 4. Upon presentation of said certificate to the Probate Judge of said County, it shall be his duty to issue a deed to the person therein named, to the therein described lots or blocks of land, and the said judge is not authorized to issue any deed to any person, unless a certificate [be] first presented to him, signed as aforesaid, which certificate shall be filed by him and kept in his office, so svon as the said deed is delivered as aforesaid.
Sec. 5. The amount so realized from such sales ... shall be used only by said Commissioners in the erection and completion of a Court House and Jail in said County, where the majority of all the votes cast for the permanent location of the County Seat shall be.
Proceeds of sales
Sec. 6. The said County Commissioners are hereby authorized to levy, in addition to all other taxes required for County purposes, or cause to be levied a tax of not to exceed two mills on the dollar on all real and personal property on the tax rolls for the year A. D. 1874, for the purpose of putting up the County Buildings aforesaid.
Sec. 7. The said Commissioners shall possess full power and authority to make all and any contracts for the purpose of erecting the Court IIouse and Jail or either of them.
Sec. 8. This act to take effect and be in full force so soon as the place voted for for the County Seat of said County shall have received a majority of all the votes cast, and shall have been declared to be the County Seat by order of the Board of Commissioners, whose duty it shall be so to do within twenty days from the time of canvassing the vote by them cast, as now provided by law.
Approved February 13th, 1874.
Authorizing the County Commissioners of the County of
Bent to levy a Special Tax for the purpose of building a Court House and Jail.
Be it cnacted by the Council and lIouse of Representatives of Colorado Territory, That the County Commissioners of the County of Bent may, and are hereby authorized, if they deem it advisable, to levy a special tax of not more than three (3) mills on the dollar of the assessed valuation of all real and personal property in said County, for each year, for the purpose of building a Court Ilouse and Jail for said County, which fund shall, when collected, be kept as a separate fund for such purpose hy the Treasurer of said County, and shall be paid out by him on the order of the County Commissioners of said County.
Sec. 2. Said County Commissioners shall have full power to make all necessary contracts for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this Act.
Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved February 12th, 1874.
To Repeal an Act Authorizing the County Commission
ers of Pueblo County to levy a Special Tax for the purpose of Building a Bridge across the Arkansas River.
Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of Colorado Territory, That an act entitled “An act to authorize the County Commissioners of Pueblo County to levy a special tax for the purpose of building a bridge across the Arkansas river," approved January 22nd, 1872, be and the same is hereby repealed.
SEC. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
Approved January 31st, 1874.
To Legalize the Locating and Recording of Mines and
Property in La Plata County discovered and claimed previous to the purchase of such tract of land from the Indians.
Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of Colorado Territory, That the records of Animas and Eureka districts made since June 1st, 1871, of all property within the present limits of La Plata County, be and the same are hereby made a part of the County records of said County of La Plata, said