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and alleys in such district in proportion to the feet front so abutting upon such streets and alleys.

The assessment of the special taxes for paving Method of purposes herein provided for shall be made as follows: The total cost of the improvement shall be levied at one time upon the property and become delinquent as herein provided: One-tenth (1-10) of the total amount shall become delinquent fifty Delinquency. (50) days after such levy, one-tenth (1-10) in one year, one-tenth (1-10) in two years, one-tenth (1-10) in three years, one-tenth (1-10) in four years, one-tenth (1-10) in five years, one-tenth (1-10) in six years, one-tenth (1-10) in seven years, one-tenth (1-10) in eight years, one-tenth (1-10) in nine years; each of said installments except the first shall draw interest at the rate of seven per cent per annum from the time of levy aforesaid until the same shall become delinquent, and after the same shall become delinquent a penalty of five per cent, together with interest at the rate of one per cent per month, shall be paid thereon, as in the case of other special taxes.

Such taxes shall be collected and enforced as in other cases of special taxes.

In all cases of special taxes, the city treasurer shall have the right and authority, after the same or any part thereof shall have become delinquent, to seize personal property of the party who owns Seizure of the real estate upon which such taxes have been property. levied, and to sell such personal property for the satisfaction of such taxes upon the same advertisement and in the same manner that constables are

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now authorized by law to seize and sell personal property upon execution, but failure to seize or subject personal property shall in nowise affect the lien of tax or any proceedings authorized by law to enforce the tax. In case of omissions, errors, or mistakes in making such assessment, or levy in respect of the total cost of the improvement or defi

ciencies or otherwise, it shall be competent for the Supplemental council to make a supplemental assessment and levy

to supply the deficiencies, omissions, errors, or mistakes.

The cost of paving, macadamizing or repaving of streets.

the intersections of streets and space opposite alleys in any paving district shall be paid by the city as

hereinafter provided, but nothing herein contained Street railways shall be construed to exempt any street or other

railway company from paving or repaving its whole right of way, including all space between and one foot beyond their outer rails, at its own cost whenever any street shall be ordered paved or repaved by the Mayor and council of the city as provided

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by law.

Bonds.

For the purpose of paying the cost of paving, macadamizing or repaving the streets and alleys in any paving district, exclusive of the intersections of streets and space opposite alleys therein; the Mayor and council shall have power and may by ordinance cause to be issued bonds of the city, to be called “District Paving Bonds of District No.

payable in not exceeding ten years from date and to bear interest payable annually not exceeding the rate of seven per cent per annum,

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with interest coupons attached, and in such case shall also provide that said special taxes and assessments shall constitute a sinking fund for the payment of said bonds and interest.

Provided, That the entire cost of paving, repaying or macadamizing any such street or alleys properly chargeable to any lots or lands within any such paving district according to the front feet thereof, may be paid by the owner of such lots or lands within fifty days from the levy of such special taxes, and thereupon such lot or land shall be ex-exempel empt from any lien or charge thereof.

Said bonds shall not be sold for less than their par value, and if said assessment or any part thereof shall fail or for any reason be invalid the Mayor and council may make other and further assess- Additional ments upon said lots or lands as may be required to collect from the same the costs of any paving or macadamizing properly chargeable thereto as herein provided.

Whenever the Mayor and council deem it ex- Paving bonds. pedient they shall have power for the purpose of paying the costs of paving, repaving or macadamizing the intersections of streets and spaces opposite alleys in the city, to issue bonds of the city to run not more than twenty years, and to bear interest payable semi-annually at the rate not exceeding six per cent per annum, with coupons attached to be called “Paving Bonds,” and which shall not be sold for less than par, and the proceeds of which shall be used for no other purpose than paying for the cost of paving, repaving, or macadamizing, the intersections of streets and alleys, in the city,

Maximum amount.

Bonds shall be voted on.

l'avement where real estate is exempted.

Provided, That the aggregate amount of such bonds issued in any one year shall not exceed the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000;) and

Provided, further, That no such bonds shall be issued until the question of issuing the same has been submitted to the electors of the city at a general or special election therein, and authorized by a vote of the majority of the electors voting at such election.

If in any city governed by this act there shall be any real estate not subject to assessment or special taxes for paving purposes, the Mayor and council shall have the power to pave in front of the same, and to pay the cost thereof that would otherwise be chargeable on such real estate in the same manner as herein provided for the paving of intersections of streets and paying therefor.

The word “lot” as in this act used shall be taken to mean a lot as described and designated upon the recorded plat of any such city, and in case there is no recorded plat of such city it shall mean a lot as described and designated upon any generally recognized map of such city. The word “land” shall mean any subdivided real estate.

Provided, That if the lots and real estate abutting upon that part of the street ordered paved, repaved, or macadamized as shown upon any such recorded plat or map are not of a uniform depth or if for any other reason it shall appear just and proper to the mayor and council, the mayor and council are authorized and empowered to determine and establish the depths to which the real

"Lot" and
"land" defined.

Depth of lot.

estate shall be charged and assessed, with the cost of improvement which shall be determined and established according to benefits accruing to the property by reason of improvement.

Real estate may be so charged and assessed to a greater depth than the depth of the lot, as shown upon any such plat or map, the

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and council may in their discretion include all the real estate to be charged and assessed with the cost of such paving or improvement in the paving district in this section hereinbefore provided for, but are not required so to do, and the mayor and council may in their discretion, in determining whether the requisite majority of the owners who are hereinbefore authorized to petition for paving, repaving or macadamizing and to determine the kind of material to be used therefor, have joined in such petition and determination, consider and take into account all the owners of real estate to be charged and assessed with the cost of improvement, or only such as own real estate that in fact abuts upon the part of the street proposed to be improved. The provisions of this section in regard to depth to which the real estate may be charged and assessed, shall apply to all special taxes that may be levied in proportion to the foot front in cities governed by this act.

Whenever curbing or curbing and guttering is done upon any street or avenue in any paving district in which paying has been ordered, and the mayor and council shall deem it expedient so to do, they shall have power and authority, for the pur

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