The first county park system: A complete history of the inception and development of the Essex County parks of New Jersey (Google eBook)

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J.S. Ogilvie publishing company, 1905 - Essex County (N.J.) - 300 pages
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Page 294 - Four of these members are elected every two years, to serve for a term of six years.
Page 270 - ... many believed this to be an obligation under the trust imposed and accepted by the commission under the law for establishing the park system," and under their oath of office, which prescribed that they were to "preserve and care for, lay out and improve, any such parks and places," as provided in their charter; "and that the appropriations voted by the people had been made with the expectation that the commission would preserve as well as create the desired parks and designated parkways.
Page 72 - ... and impartially to perform the duties of his office, which oath or affirmation shall be filed with the clerk of the county wherein the commission of which he is a member is appointed ; every such commission shall annually choose from among its members a president and treasurer, and appoint a clerk or secretary and such other officers and employees as it may deem necessary to carry out the purposes of this act...
Page 21 - Said commissioners shall consider the advisability of laying out ample open spaces for the use of the public, in the towns and cities in the vicinity of Boston, and shall have authority to make maps and plans of such spaces and to collect such other information in relation thereto as it may deem expedient, and shall report to the next general court, on or before the first Wednesday of February, a comprehensive plan for laying out, acquiring and maintaining such open spaces.
Page 287 - ... and ratables of the county. "If in any year the park commission shall certify to the board of chosen freeholders that an amount less than the minimum hereinbefore prescribed is needed for the maintenance of the park system during that year...
Page 292 - ... there have been many excellent and public-spirited men who have served as Commissioners there. The Fairmount Park Commission of Philadelphia is composed of sixteen members: Five are appointed by the District Court, five by the Court of Common Pleas, and six members of the city government the Mayor, presidents of the Select and Common Councils, Commissioner of City Property, the Chief p]ngineer and the Chief Water Works Engineer are
Page 287 - ... (1-8) of one (1) mill for each dollar of the assessed valuation of the taxable property of the state, which amount when so levied and collected is appropriated to the university fund...
Page 211 - Whenever, either by constitutional or legislative requirement the president of the United States, the governor of a state or the mayor of a city is required to approve an act of congress, or of a legislature, or of a court of common ' council, the word 'approve...
Page 126 - ... farther extended in Millburn, and the closing of several of the land options secured through Mr. Bramhall was authorized. Later, in August, the lines were extended and purchases were authorized for practically the whole length of the valley and of the First Mountain to the south, and from the crest of the First Mountain to the sky line of the Second Mountain. The lines of this reservation as agreed upon in the official map then, as now, contain about 2,500 acres, and the cost has been approximately,...
Page 287 - M a w g i 9' holders, in the county tax levy each year, of "not less than one-half of one mill on the dollar, nor more than threefourths of a mill on the dollar, of the assessed valuation of the taxable property and ratables of the said county...

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