Spalding County Communities - Griffin

ACTS OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, 1843.
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1843 Vol. 1 -- Page: 106

Sequential Number: 125

Full Title: AN ACT to incorporate the City of Griffin.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from and after the passage of this act, the citizens of Griffin, in the county of Pike, shall be and they are hereby authorised to meet annually, and choose from among themselves five Commissioners, to be called a Board of Commissioners, who when so chosen and elected, shall have the power and authority, and their successors in office, to pass all by-laws, rules and regulations which they or a majority of them may deem expedient and necessary for the good order and government of the said city of Griffin: -- Provided, the by-laws be not repugnant to the constitution of the United States and the constitution and laws of this State.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall have full power to convene at any time and at any place within the corporate limits of said city, after the passage of this act, and proceed to the appointment of a Clerk, Marshal, and such other officers as they may deem necessary to carry this act into execution.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That said commissioners shall hold their office for the term of one year, and that said term shall expire on the first Saturday in January, when an election shall be held each succeeding year for the appointment of new commissioners, and that all free white males residing in the corporate limits of said city, who are entitled to vote for members of the Legislature, shall be entitled to vote for said commissioners.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the authority and jurisdiction of the said commissioners, and their successors in office, shall extend over and embrace that portion of land which lies within one mile of the centre of said city according to its original plan.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That if any vacancy occur by death, resignation, or otherwise of said commissioners, the said commissioners shall have power to fill such vacancy until an election shall take place as herein provided.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid,


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That the said board of commissioners of the said city of Griffin, by such, their corporate name, shall have power to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, and do all other acts relating to their corporate capacity, and shall have and use a common seal.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said commissioners or a majority of them, shall have special powers to make all contracts which they may deem necessary for the welfare of said city, to levy a tax of not exceeding fifty per cent. over the State tax on all persons who are subject to taxation according to the laws of this State, and to impose a tax not exceeding three dollars on each person residing within said corporation subject to road duty, which shall be in lieu of said duty -- Provided, that any person subject to said tax shall not relieve himself therefrom by doing six days labor on the streets subject to the order of the Marshal of said city -- to empower their Marshal or Deputy Marshal to remove all nuisances within the corporate limits of said city.

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That any of the officers of said corporation sued for an act done in his or their official capacity, shall justify under this act.

Sec. 9. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all laws and parts of laws militating against this act, be and the same are hereby repealed.

Approval Date: Assented to, 28th December, 1843.
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ACTS OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, 1849-50.
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1849 Vol. 1 -- Page: 82

Sequential Number: 101

Full Title: AN ACT to alter and amend the several acts incorporating the city of Griffin.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Georgia in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the municipal government of the city of Griffin shall consist of a Mayor and eight Aldermen, who are hereby constituted a body corporate under the name and style of Mayor and Council of the city of Griffin, and the charter of said city shall be and it is hereby declared to be the same as the present charter of the city of Augusta; and the said Mayor and Council of the city of Griffin shall be elected as is provided in said charter for the election of Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Augusta, and shall be entitled to all the corporate privileges enjoyed by the corporate authorities of the city of Augusta.

SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That all laws and parts of laws militating against this act, be and the same are hereby repealed.

Approval Date: Approved, February 21, 1850.

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