E. LOUIS LOWE, ESQUIRE, GOVERNOR.
| SEC. 4. And be it enacted,
That James P. Greenly,
John Tillotson, Philip Morgan, James H. Barwick
and William Wilkinson, have been duly elected and
are hereby appointed and constituted the first board of
commissioners for said town, and James P. Greenly,
president, and John Tillotson clerk, and John H.
Holt bailiff and collector, to hold their offices from the
passage of this act until the first Saturday of April in
the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and fifty-four,
or until another board of commissioners shall have been
duly elected and qualified.
|First board of
| SEC. 5. And
be it enacted, That every commissioner
to be appointed in pursuance of this act, before
he shall proceed to execute his office, shall take an oath
or affirmation before some justice of the peace of the
county aforesaid, that he will diligently and faithfully,
according to the best of his judgment, perform the duty
of commissioner of said town, according to the direction
of this act, without partiality or prejudice, and a
certificate of such qualification shall be made and returned
by such justice of the peace to the said commissioners,
to be filed and recorded among their proceedings.
| SEC. 6. And
be it enacted, That the commissioners
so elected, shall have power to meet and adjourn
from time to time, as they shall see fit, and shall on
the first meeting after said election choose, from their
own body, a president, who shall preside at all meetings
of the commissioners, vote on all questions before
them, and remain in office until superseded by the appointment
of a new president, after a new election of
commissioners as aforesaid.
|Power of commissioners.
| SEC. 7. And
be it enacted, That if any of the commissioners
so elected shall die, resign or remove from
the said town or be otherwise disqualified, during the
year for which he or they may be elected, the said
board of commissioners or a majority of them shall
hereby be entitled to fill up such vacancies.
| SEC. 8. And be it enacted,
That the said commissioners
or a majority of them, shall have power to appoint
a clerk, and assign his duties and allow him such
pay for his services as they may think proper, and that
all ordinances passed by the said commissioners or a
majority of them, shall by their clerk be entered in a
book to be kept by him for that purpose, and shall be
open at all times for the inspection of any person interested
and copies of all ordinances shall be put up in
the most public places of said town that the same may
be generally known.
| Power to appoint