|Incorporation of Danburg 13-Aug-1904|
ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA 1904
1904 Vol. 1 -- Page: 455
Sequential Number: 175
Short Title: DANBURG, TOWN OF, INCORPORATED.
Full Title: An Act to incorporate the town of Danburg, in the county of Wilkes, and to provide for the government of the same, and for other purposes.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Georgia, and it is hereby enacted by the same, That from the passage of this Act the town of Danburg, in the county of Wilkes, shall be incorporated under the name and style of Danburg, by which name it shall sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the incorporate limits of the said town shall extend one mile in every direction from the front door of A. S. Anderson's store.
Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That said town shall be officered by a mayor and three members of the city council, to be elected by the qualified voters in the said town.
Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That an election shall be held on the fourth Monday in September, and for each second year thereafter, for mayor and three councilmen, who shall serve two years, and until their successors are elected and qualified, said election to be conducted in same manner as elections for members of the General Assembly; and all persons living in the corporate limits who shall be qualified to vote for members of the General Assembly shall be qualified to vote for mayor and councilmen; and the person or persons receiving the highest number of votes for either of the above-named offices shall be declared duly elected by the managers; and said managers shall so certify and return said certificate, together with the election papers, to the mayor and council. Said mayor and council shall take an oath to faithfully discharge the duties of their office, which said oath may be administered by any officer qualified to administer oaths.
Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That said mayor and council shall elect a clerk and marshal, and fix the compensation of same.
Sec. 6. Be it further enacted by the authority of the same, That said mayor and council shall have authority to cause the roads, streets and lanes of the said town to be worked in said town by residents therein subject to road duty, and to levy such a road tax as they may deem for the best interest of the town. Said mayor and council shall have power to make any and all by-laws, rules and regulations, or ordinances, necessary for the government of said town which are not inconsistent with the laws and Constitution of this State; to punish by fine and imprisonment, or both, in the discretion of the mayor and council, by a fine not to exceed fifty dollars, or imprisonment beyond thirty days. They shall also have power to fix the salary of the mayor and council, and to fix the costs in all cases for a violation of the town ordinances or by-laws.
Sec. 7. Be it further enacted, That such costs shall be taxed against the person or persons convicted of violating any of the town laws.
Sec. 8. Be it further enacted by authority of the same, That all laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act be, and the same are, hereby repealed.
Approval Date: Approved August 13, 1904.