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CHAPTER 25.

AN ACT to amend section seventy-seven (77) of article one (1) of

chapter seventeen (17) of the Compiled Statutes, defining the boundaries of Washington county.

Amendment of @ 77, art. I,

Boundaries of Washington county defined.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Ne

braska:

SECTION 1. That section seventy-seven (77) of shak 27. Comp. article one (1) of chapter seventeen (17) of the

Compiled Statutes, be amended to read as follows:

Sec. 77. The county of Washington is bounded as follows: Commencing at the northeast corner of section thirty (30), in township twenty (20) north, of range nine (9) east; thence east on a line parallel with the dividing line between townships nineteen (19) and twenty (20), and two (2) miles north of the same, to the middle of the main channel of the Missouri river; thence down said channel to a point where the dividing line between ranges sixteen (16) and seventeen (17) intersects the same; thence west to the southeast corner of section thirty-one (31), township seventeen (17) north, range ten (10) east; thence north on section lines three (3) miles to the northeast corner of section nineteen (19), township seventeen (17) north, of range ten (10) east; thence west on section lines two (2) miles to southwest corner of section thirteen (13), township seventeen (17), range nine (9) east; thence north on section lines one (1) mile, to northwest corner of section thirteen (13) last aforesaid; thence west on section line one (1) mile, to south west corner of section eleven (11), township seventeen (17) north, range nine (9) east; thence north on section line one (1) mile, to northwest corner of said section eleven (11) last aforesaid; thence west on section lines one mile, to the southwest corner of section three (3), township seventeen (17), range nine (9) east; thence north on section line one mile, to the northwest corner of said section three (3); thence west on section line one mile, to north west corner of section four (4), township seventeen (17), range nine (9) east; thence north on section line one mile, to northeast corner of section thirty-two (32), township eighteen (18), range nine (9) east; thence west one-half mile on section line, to northwest corner of the northeast quarter of section thirty-two (32), township eighteen (18), range nine (9) east; thence north on half-section line two miles, to the southeast corner of the southwest quarter of section seventeen (17), township eighteen (18), range nine (9) east; thence west on section line one-half mile to southwest corner of section seventeen (17), township eighteen (18), range nine (9) east; thence north to the place of beginning.

SEC. 2. That section 77 of said article as now Repealing existing is hereby repealed.

Approved March 31, 1887.

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CHAPTER 26.

AN ACT to amend section twenty-three (23) of an act entitled an

act concerning counties and county officers approved March 1, A.D. 1879,

Amendment of sec, 23, p 60, Laws of 1879.

Powers of county board detined.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of

Nebraska:

SECTION 1. That section twenty-three (23) of an act entitled “An act concerning counties and county officers” approved March 1, A.D. 1879, be amended to read as follows:

SEC. 23. The county boards of the several counties shall have power

First-To take and have the care and custody of all the real and personal estate owned by the county.

SecondTo manage the county funds and county business, except as otherwise specifically provided.

Third—To make all orders respecting the property of the county, to keep the county buildings insured, to sell the public grounds or buildings of the county and purchase other property in lieu thereof:

Provided, That said county boards may if they deem it for the best interests of the county to sell county property upon such terms of credit as shall by resolution of said county boards be determined upon:

Provided further, That such deferred payments shall be for not more than two-thirds of the pur

Sale of real estate.

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Sale of notes

chase price, the same to be secured by a note or notes, and a first mortgage upon the property so sold, said deferred payments to draw not less than six (6) per cent interest per annum from date until paid, said interest to be paid annually. Said county boards shall also have the power to sell or and mortgages, negotiate, without recourse upon the county, said notes and mortgage so by them taken:

Provided, The same shall not be sold for less than

par value including accrued interest. Fourth—To lay out, alter, or discontinue any County roads. road running through their county and perform such duties concerning roads as may be prescribed

by law.

Fifth-To examine and settle all accounts against Accounts. the county, and all accounts concerning the receipts and expenditures of the county.

Sixth—To authorize the vacation of any city or chat.or village village plat when the same is not within any incorporated city or village, on the petition of two-thirds of the owners thereof.

Seventh-To change the name of any city or Change of village plat on the petition of a majority of the legal voters residing therein when the inhabitants thereof have not become a body corporate.

SEC. 2. All acts or parts of acts in conflict Repeal. herewith are hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. Whereas an emergency exists, therefore Emergency be it enacted that this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 28, 1887.

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CHAPTER 27.

AN ACT to amend section one of chapter twenty-six of the Laws of

Nebraska, 1883, entitled “An act to amend section twenty-five
of chapter eighteen, of the Compiled Statutes of 1881, defining
the duties of the Board of County Commissioners and to repeal
all acts not consistent therewith."

Amendment of 1, ch. 26,

Duties of county board.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Ne

braska:

SECTION 1. That section one of chapter twenty1.aws of 1883. six, of the Laws of Nebraska, 1883, defining the

duties of county commissioners, be amended so as
to read as follows:

SEC. 25. It shall be the duty of the county board

of each county-
Levy of taxes, First—To cause to be annually levied and col-

lected, taxes authorized by law for county purposes
not exceeding one dollar and fifty cents on the one
hundred dollars valuation, unless authorized by a
vote of the people of the county, and in addition
thereto sufficient to pay the interest and create a
sinking fund for the payment of the principal of all
indebtedness which existed at the adoption of the
Constitution, November 1, 1875.

Second—To erect or otherwise provide, when
necessary, and the finances of the county will justify
it, and keep in repair a suitable court house, jail
and other necessary county buildings, and to pro-
vide suitable rooms and offices for the accommoda-

tion of the several courts of record, the county board, .

County buildings.

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