TOWN OF FAIRBURN

[Fairburn, Town of, Incorporation]
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ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, PASSED IN 
MILLEDGEVILLE, AT AN ANNUAL SESSION, IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, 1866. 
PART II. LOCAL AND PRIVATE LAWS. 
TITLE II. CITIES AND TOWNS. 

1866 Vol. 1 -- Page: 186

Sequential Number: 259 
Law Number: (No. 259.) 

Full Title: An Act to continue in force and amend an Act entitled an Act to incorporate the town of 
Fairburn, in the counties of Fayette and Campbell, approved 17th February, 1854.

Section I. Be it enacted, etc., That from and after the passage of this act, the above recited act shall continue 
in as full force as though there had been no failure at any time to elect commissioners at the time of annual 
elections. 

Sec. II. That the commissioners, or a majority of them, of said town shall have power to levy and collect a 
tax on all property subject to taxation in said town, to the amount of not more than one hundred per cent. on 
the State tax; said tax to be collected as prescribed by the commissioners. 

Sec. III. The commissioners of said town shall have full power to regulate the sale of spirituous liquors, and 
levy such tax upon it as they may deem fit, within the limits of said town. 

Sec. IV. Said commissioners shall have power to levy a tax on all billiard tables, and upon all ten pin 
alleys, or tables used for playing or kept for renting in the limits of said town; and shall further have power 
to levy and collect a tax of not exceeding twenty-five dollars on all itinerent shows, sleight of hand, 
legerdemain tricks, or any other kind of exhibition; and also to levy a tax upon all artists taking pictures, 
and itinerant peddlers vending their merchandise within the limits of said town. 

Page: 187

Sec. V. Said commissioners shall have power to pass such regulations as they may deem fit for the working 
of the streets of said town. The citizens of said town shall not be required to work roads without the limits 
of said town. 


Sec. VI. Repeals conflicting laws.

Approval Date: Assented to 13th December, 1866.


[Town of Fairburn, Amend Incorporation]
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ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, 
PASSED AT THE REGULAR JANUARY SESSION, 1875. 

1875 Vol. 1 -- Page: 164

Sequential Number: 164 
Law Number: No. CLXIV. 
Origin: (O. No. 99.) 

Full Title: An Act to amend an act entitled an act to continue in force and amend an act entitled an act to 
incorporate the town of Fairburn, in the counties of Fayette and Campbell, approved February 17, 1854: to 
extend the corporate limits of said town, provide for the election of a Mayor and four Council members, 
and [Illegible Text] upon them certain [Illegible Text] powers, and for other purposes herein mentioned.

SECTION I. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, That from and after the 
passage of this Act the corporate limits of the town of Fairburn shall extend and be the circumference of a 
circle described from the center of the West Point depot, of the Atlanta and West Point Railroad, in said 
town, as a center, with a [Illegible Text] of one-half of one mile. 

SEC. II. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the corporate name of said town shall be, the 
Mayor and Council of the town of Fairburn, and by said name may sue and be sued, and said Mayor and 
Council are hereby invested with all the powers of said town commissioners. 

SEC. III. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the Mayor shall have power to hear and 
determine all cases brought before him, in the absence of the other four Council members, and have the full 
power to see the laws duly executed in said town. And appeals may be taken from the decisions of said 
Mayor, to a full board of their regular meetings: Provided the party interested shall pay all costs incurred in 
the trial of the case, and give a good and sufficient bond for his apperance at said meeting. Said costs shall 
be paid into the treasury of said town, to be paid out by order of the Mayor and Council. Said Mayor shall 
receive fifty dollars per annum, at the discretion of the Council. 


SEC. IV. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That in the event of a vacancy in said board, by 
resignation, death or otherwise, said Mayor and Council shall have the right to order an election, by giving 
notice of the same to the voters of said town, [Illegible Text] the time and place for said election, which 
election shall be conducted as provided for in other elections of said town. 

Page: 165

SEC. VI. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That on the first Saturday in January of each year 
there shall be an election held for Mayor and four Council members. The five receiving the highest number 
of votes shall be declared elected, and shall receive a certificate of the same at the hands of the managers of 
said election. 


SEC. VII. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the five Commissioners of said town now in 
office shall meet as soon after the passage of this Act as practicable, and choose one of their number as 
Mayor, who shall discharge the duties of such office until their successors are duly elected and qualified. 

SEC. VIII. Repeals conflicting laws.

Approval Date: Approved February 23, 1875.


FAIRBURN, ORIGINALLY IN FAYETTE COUNTY,

 LATER ABSORBED INTO CAMPBELL & THEN FULTON COUNTY


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