East New Market

Acts and Laws

1860 - Incorporate East New Market

AN ACT to amend article ten of the Code of Public Local Laws, relating to the Incorporation of East New Market, by substituting the following sections, and repealing sections one hundred and thirty-four, one hundred and thirty-seven, one
hundred and forty-one, one hundred and forty-two and one hundred and forty-six of said article.

Passed March 5, 1860.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, That the white male citizens of East New Market, of the age of twenty-one years and upwards, who have resided in said town for six months preceding the election, and are otherwise qualified voters by law, shall, on the first Saturday of July next, between the hours of twelve o'clock, M. and three o'clock, P. M., elect five commissioners for said town, who shall be qualified as the said voters, for the term of one, two, three, four and five years, and the first board shall determine, by lot, the term of service, of each commissioner, and on the first Saturday of July in each year thereafter, between the hours aforesaid, shall elect one commissioner for five years, to take the place of the commissioner whose term shall have expired. 

SECTION 2. And be it enacted, That the limits of said town shall extend to the distance of one third of a mile from the sign post of the tavern house, known as James Lecompte's, or the frame tavern, each way, and the property within said limits, except such parts of adjacent farms as are embraced in the limits aforesaid, shall be subject to such taxes and charges as may be deemed necessary by the said commissioners, or a majority of them, to support and maintain the expenses which may at any time be incurred in the improvement of said town. 

SECTION 3. And be it enacted, That they may pass all such ordinances and by-laws, not contrary to law, as they may think proper for the comfort, health and convenience of the town and its inhabitants, for the prevention and removal of nuisances, and the suppression of vice and immorality within said town, and may lay out and widen streets in said town, but shall not extend the width of any street to more than forty feet, and all damages done to the citizens of said town, by the opening and extension of streets, shall be paid by the corporation, and it shall not be lawful for the clerk of the Circuit court for Dorchester county to grant any applicant or applicants a license to retail any spirituous, distilled or malt liquors within the limits of said town, unless the applicant or applicants shall exhibit to said clerk the recommendation of a majority of the commissioners of said town, obtained from them in town meeting assembled, and attested by their clerk, and if any such license is granted without said recommendation, and any person shall retail said liquors in virtue thereof, he, she or they shall be subject to the same penalties as are now imposed by law for selling without license.

SECTION 4. And be it enacted, That a public lot may be laid out in said town, or its vicinity, for the use of said town, by John B. Leckie, Dr. James T. Jacobs and John Dean, or a majority of them, and they shall have the same powers and duties conferred in the act of the General Assembly of eighteen hundred and forty-nine, chapter three hundred and twenty-two, or if already laid out as therein directed, the said lot is vested in said corporation.

SECTION 5. And be it enacted, That all fines and forfeitures, imposed by the ordinances of said corporation, shall be recoverable before any justice of the peace as small debts are recoverable.

SECTION 6. And be it enacted, That section one hundred and thirty-four, section one hundred and thirty-seven, section one hundred and forty-one, section one hundred and forty-two and section one hundred and forty-six of article ten, of the code of public local law is hereby repealed, and the aforegoing sections, one, two, three, four, five and six, be substituted in lieu thereof.

SECTION 7. And be it enacted, That this act shall take effect from the day of its passage.