Town of Clinton, CT
Middlesex County
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BOUNDARIES — HOMONOSCITT AND SAYBROOK
At a Session of the Genll Assembly at Hartford, March 10th, 1663.
To pruent future inconueniences that may arise between Saybrook and Homonoscitt plantations, and for a full issue of the case, this Court orders that the bounds between ye said plantations shall be where the common passage ouer Manunketesek Riuer is, and so to run north into the Country and south into the sea. The former uote concerning the bounds of these plantations is retracted. Mr. Rossiter, Mathew Griswold and Joh: West are to lay out the bowndes according to order of Court.
Colonial Records of Connecticut — 1636-1665, pp. 418, 419.
PLANTATION — COMMITTEE TO LAY OUT
At a Generall Assembly of Election, Held at Hartford, May 14, 1663.
This Court doth impower Mr. Toppin, Mr. Gould, Mr. Shermon and Mr. Howell as a Comittee to hear and consider the busines respecting Hamonossitt, and to make reporte of their considerations to ye Court; and likewise the case of the horss in Nicholas Clarkes hand is left according to the premises to the consideration of the sayd Comittee.
This Court doth determine that the land at Homonoscitt doth not of right belong unto the Town of Seabroke.
This Court appoynted Wm. Wadsworth, Ens. Auery, Lnt. Smith, as a Committe to view the lands at Homonoscitt, and if they judg it nott fitt for a plantation, and will not be uery prejediciall to Saybrook, then they are to lay it out to Mr. Math; Allyn, Capt. Tallcott, John Allyn, Mr. Willis, and according to the graunt of the Court; but if it be prejediciall to Saybrook, they are to lay out what they judge right to the Towne of Saybrook and the rest to Mr. Math: Allyn, Capt. Tallcott, John Allyn, Mr. Willys, Mr. Joseph Haynes or Mr. Daniell Clerk, according as the Court shall determine, as farr as it will go, according to their graunts, ye 1st graunt to be layd out 1st, and so successiuely; and what any two of this Committe agree to, shall be a finall issue of the case. The time of meeting and attending this seruice is to be appoynted by Saybrook and the Gent: concerned, sometime in June next.
Colonial Records of Connecticut — 1636-1665, pp. 400, 401, 404.
PLANTATION RESERVED
At a Session of the Genll Assembly Holden at Hartford, the 19th of August, 1663.
The Comitte appoynted to view Hommonoscit, returned a writing under their hands, dated June 3, 1663, wherein they expresst that according to their best judgment it will make a comfortable plantation for the entertainment of thirty families to subsist comfortably. The Comitte were Wm. Wadsworth, Samll Smith, James Auery.
John Clow Junr presented a Petition to the Court for the planting of Homonoscitt, and engaged to pay 10s. to the Treasury for it, according to order.
This Court orders, that the land at Homonoscit be reserued for a plantation.
This Court orders that the planting of Homonoscit be reffered to October Court.
Colonial Records of Connecticut — 1636-1665, pp. 408, 409.
PLANTATION AUTHORIZED
At a Session of the Generall Assembly at Hartford, [October] the 8th, 1663.
This Court doth judge that Seabrook hath no right to Hommonoscitt.
This Court doth declare that the former act about Homonoscitts not being a plantation is hereby reuoaked; and the former order, that it should be a plantation is to stand.
The Court doth appoynt S. Willys, Mr. Woollcott, and Wm. Wadsworth as a Commity for the ordering of the plantation at Homonoscitt.
Colonial Records of Connecticut — 1636-1665, p. 414.
TOWN NAMED
At a Court of Election Held at Hartford, May 9th, 1667.
This Court orders that ye towne of Homonoscit shal for ye future be named Kenilworth, & for yr brand of horses they shal have ye letter V on ye near buttock.
Colonial Records of Connecticut — 1665-1677, p. 58.
CHURCH — GATHERING OF
A Generall Assembly Held at Hartford, October 10th, 1667.
This Court, upon the petition of the inhabitants of Kenilworth, doe hereby declare and give them theire approbation and encouragemt to gather themselves into church order, according to the order of the gospell.
Colonial Records of Connecticut — 1665-1677, p. 71.
BOUNDARIES — KENILWORTH
A General Assembly Held at Hartford, October the 8th, 1668.
This Court orders that if Saybrooke & Haddum Plantations doe agree that theire bownds shall be setled according to the minde of this Court recommended to them, that then there shall runn a west line from Saybrooke bownds, which lyne shall be the north bownds of Kennilworth and the sowth bownds of Haddum, soe farr as the grant of Haddum bownds goeth; and from thence the bownds of Kenillworth shall runn of the same till it meet with Guilford bownds.
Colonial Records of Connecticut — 1665-1677, p. 97.
BOUNDARIES — KENILWORTH AND SAYBROOK
At a Court of Election Held at Hartford, May 14th, 1674.
This Court appoynts Ens: Nath: White and Deacon John Hall to lay out the line between Saybrooke and Kenilworth, and allso to lay out the North line of Kenilworth from Saybrook lyne on the east till it meets with Guilford lyne on the west, according to their grant.
Colonial Records of Connecticut — 1665-1677, p. 225.
At a Court of Election Held at Hartford, May 13, 1675.
This Court recommends it to the inhabitants of Kenilworth to accomadate Saybrooke in the bownds between them, soe that Saybrooke may run from the riuer towards the west, three miles at their north bownds, and from thence to runn a straight line till they meet with the line where the wadeing place is at Manuncketesseck.
Colonial Records of Connecticut — 1665-1677, p. 256.
HAMMOCK RIVER BRIDGE
At a Genrll Court Held at Hartford, Octobr 8th, 1696;
At this Court John Kelcey, Will Barber, Will Stephens, Robert Lane, and Peter Farnam, moved this Court in behalfe of some proprietrs in the Town of Killinworth that a sluice and cart bridge might be built upon the river called the Hamock River, at the charge of such persons as might be benefitted thereby. This Court having considered that notice hath not been given to all persons concerned, doe referre the matter to further consideration at the Genll Court in May next, due notice thereof being given in the mean time to all persons concerned.
Colonial Records of Connecticut — 1689-1706, p. 188.
At a Court of Election Held at Hartford, May 13th, 1697:
Mr Samll Buell of Killinsworth in behalf of severall of the inhabitants of the said Town prosecuted a petition exhibited in October last by Jno Kelsie, Will Barber, Will Stephens, Robert Lane, Peter Farnam, in behalfe of some of the proprietors of the said Town that this Court would order that a sluice and cart bridge should be built upon the river called the Hamock River, at the charge of such persons that might recieve benefit thereby being proprietors of lands in the said Town, in proportion to the benefitt that might accrue to them by the bettering their lands thereby. This Court considering that the worke may be of comon benefitt to those whose lands are upon the said river, doe grant their petition, and doe order that the worke be carried on by the consent of the majr part of the said proprietors, and that all the persons that may according to the judgment of intelligent men in such workes be benefitted thereby, shall bear an equall proportion of the charge, according to their respective quantities of land that may be advantaged and bettered, to be determined and stated by the select men of the said Town of Killinsworth or the majr part of them in case the parties concerned canot aggree.
Colonial Records of Connecticut — 1689-1706, p. 211.
BOUNDARIES — TOWN OF KILLINGWORTH
Att a Genll Assembly holden att Newhaven October the 14th, 1703, and continued by Adjournment to the end of the 22d day of the same month:
This Assembly doth grant to Lieut Henrie Crane, William Stephens, Samll Buell and John Kelsie, and their associates, the present proprietors and inhabitants of Killinworth, their heirs, successors and assignes forever, according to their and each of their respective and just rights therein, all that tract of land lying between the tracts of land belonging to the inhabitants of the townes of Gilford and Saybrook, butted and bounded as followeth, viz. on the south or southward by the sea; on the east or eastward running north from the sea to a white oak staddle on the banke with the top cutt off, and a heap of stones about it; thence runing a north line to a white oak tree standing in the line near Ma-na-qua-tesott River at the old riding place, marked with K.B. on the west, and with S.B. on the east; thence running a north line to Haddum bounds where is a heap of flat stones cast up, and near Haddum bounds is marked two chestnutt trees growing on one root close by a great rock which is upright like a wall on the south side; on the north running from said heap of stones in Haddum line due west to an oak tree marked with H.B. on the north side and K.B. on the south side, with a heap of stones laid about it; from thence a due west line to the westermost branch of Hamanassett River; on the west by the midle of the said Hamanassett River, as the river runnes till it fall into the sea; together with all and singular the rights, profitts, priviledges, members and appurtenances to the said tract of land or any part thereof belonging or in any wise apperteining, and doe order that the parties above-named shall have a pattent for confirmation of the premises to them, their heirs, successors and assignes as above-mentioned. The pattent to be signed by the Honbl the Governr, and by the Secretary, in the name and behalfe of the Governr and Company of this Colony.
Colonial Records of Connecticut — 1689-1706, p. 449.
ECCLESIASTICAL SOCIETIES
At a General Assembly holden at Hartford, in his Majesty's English Colony of Connecticutt, in New England, in America, on the ninth day of May, in the 7th year of the reign of our sovereign lord George the 2d, of Great Britain, &c., King, &c., Annoque Dom. 1734.
Upon the memorial of the inhabitants of the northern part of the Town of Killingsworth, praying that a committee may be appointed to view the circumstances of said inhabitants, and if they think them to be of ability to be a distinct society; that then the said committee would affix a line for the southern bounds of the same, and return their doings to this Assembly as soon as the work shall be finished: Which prayer this Assembly grants, and do appoint Messrs. James Wadsworth and Samuel Lynde, Esqrs, and Capt. Samuel Hill, a committee to view the circumstances of said memorialists, and if they think them of ability to be a distinct society to affix a line for the southern bounds of said society, and make return of their doings to this Assembly as soon as said work shall be finished.
Colonial Records of Connecticut — 1726-1735, Vol. VII, p. 489.
At a General Assembly holden at Hartford, in his Majesty's English Colony of Connecticutt in New England in America, on Thursday the 8th day of May, anno regni Regis Georgii 2di, Magnae Britanniae, &c., 8vo, Annoque Domini 1735.
Be it enacted by the Governour, Council and Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That the said Town of Killingsworth, by a line to begin at Saybrook bounds, at a place commonly called the southeast corner of Pelatiah Ward's farm, being the proper southeast corner of Capt. Peter Ward's ninth division land, and to extend from thence west-south-west five degrees south to Guilford line, shall and is hereby divided into two distinct ecclesiastical societies; and that the part of said Town lying southerly of said line is hereby declared to be a distinct ecclesiastical society, with all powers and privileges proper for such a society; and that such part of said Town that lyeth northerly of the abovesaid line shall be and is hereby, by the authority aforesaid, made into one distinct ecclesiastical society, with all powers and privileges proper for such a society; always provided that all lands in said Town (if the owner liveth in the Town aforesaid) shall be taxed for the defraying parish charges only where the owner or owners of such lands do live.
Colonial Records of Connecticut — 1726-1735, Vol. VII, p. 552.
BOUNDARIES — GUILFORD AND KILLINGWORTH
At a General Assembly of the Governor and Company of his Majesty's English Colony of Connecticut in New England in America holden at Hartford in said Colony on the second Thursday of May (being the tenth day of said month,) and continued by several adjournments until the seventh day of June next following, annoque Domini 1759.
Whereas the river called and known by the name of Hommosset River is the bounds or dividing line between the towns of Guilford and Killingworth, and that whereas said river in the great swamp called and known by the name of the World's End Swamp divides into many branches or rivulets and the true dividing branch never was agreed upon and settled by said towns through said swamp, and it being represented to this Assembly that the said swamp in those months by law prefixed for perambulating the line or renewing bounds between towns is impassable, it being frequently overflowed with water: Therefore it is resolved by this Assembly, that the towns of Guilford and Killingworth have liberty and liberty is hereby granted them to fix and renew their bounds through said swamp in any month or season in the year, and that the same shall be as valid as tho' the same should be done in the months of March and April; any law, usage or custom to the contrary notwithstanding.
Colonial Records of Connecticut — 1757-1762, Vol. XI, p. 293.
BOUNDARIES — GUILFORD AND KILLINGWORTH, PORTION OF TOWN LINE RELOCATED
Upon the Petition of Abraham Pierson & Job Wright both of Killingworth and the rest of the Inhabitants of said Killingworth shewing to this Assembly that it would be greatly for the convenience of the Petitioners and much for the Public good to make a small alteration in the dividing Line between the Town of Guilford and Killingworth beginning at the Mouth of Dudleys Creek in Hamonasset River and running South 50 Degrees 10 minuts East to West Rock so called upon the Sound being 216 Rods Praying that said alteration may be made &c as per Petition on file &c Upon which Petition this Assembly at their Sessions in October last appointed a Committee to repair to said Killingworth and view said proposed alterations examine into the Facts and make Report, which said Committee have Reported to this Assembly that said alteration will be of Public Advantage and beneficial to the Petitioners and no disadvantage to the Petitioners as per Report on file &c
Resolved by this Assembly that a Streight Line from the Mouth of Dudleys Creek in said Haomonasset River running South 50 Degrees 10' East to West Rock so called upon the Sound being 216 Rods be and the same is hereby established to be the dividing Line between the said Towns of Guilford & Killingworth And that the Lands lying East of said Line be and the same are hereby Annexed to the said Town of Killingworth, exclusive of the Power and Authority in Town Meetings to make Rules and Ordinances for regulating the Fisheries of Clams & Oysters which Power and Authority is hereby reserved to the Town of Guilford in the same manner as though this alteration in the Line between said Towns had not been made.
General Assembly — December 1790.
Public Records, State of Connecticut, From May 1789 through October 1792 — Vol. VII, p. 243.
Private Laws — Vol. II, p. 1150.
BOROUGH OF KILLINGWORTH — INCORPORATED
AN ACT INCORPORATING THE BOROUGH OF KILLINGWORTH, PASSED, MAY 1820.
SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Assembly convened, That all the freemen of this State, inhabitants of the Town of Killingworth, in Middlesex county, dwelling and inhabiting within the following bounds, viz. beginning at the southern extremity of the division line between the towns of Killingworth and Guilford, on Long-Island-Sound: thence northwardly, on said division line, to Farm Bridge, on Hamanasset River: thence north on said line to Hatter's Creek, (so called) which empties into said river: thence following said creek northeasterly, until the said creek crosses the Nodd Road, (so called): thence northeastwardly, in a direct line so as to include the house of Jedediah Buell: thence northeastwardly, so as to include the house of Samuel Kelsey: from thence following the highway, leading to the house of Jesse Buell, and including said house: thence southeasterly, so as to include the house of Eber Wilcox: thence southeasterly, so as to include the house of Asa Kelsey: thence eastwardly, on the highway, to the place where it intersects with the Brush Hill Road, (so called): thence southwardly, by the road leading to the house of Harvey Buell, and including the same: from thence, in a line due south, to the southern boundary of the State of Connecticut, on Long-Island-Sound: thence westwardly, following said last mentioned boundary, to the first mentioned bounds, be, and the same are hereby ordained, constituted, and declared to be, from time to time, forever hereafter, one body corporate and politic, in fact, and in name, by the name of, "The Warden, Burgesses, and Freemen of the Borough of Killingworth": and by that name, they and their successors, forever shall, and may have perpetual succession, and shall be persons in law, capable of sueing and being sued, pleading, and being impleaded, in all suits of whatever nature; and also to purchase, hold and convey any estate, real or personal, and may have a common seal, and may change and alter the same at pleasure.
SEC. 2. And for the better government of said borough, be it further enacted, that there shall be a meeting of said borough, holden annually, in the month of September, at such time and place, as by the by-laws of said borough, shall be directed, for the purpose of choosing all the officers of said borough, and that the officers chosen at said meeting, shall continue in office, for, and during the term of one year, from said annual meeting, unless others shall be chosen sooner, and qualified in their stead.
SEC. 3. And that the said borough, in legal meeting assembled, shall annually choose a warden, and six burgesses, a Clerk, treasurer, and bailiff, all which officers shall be chosen by ballot, and on each ballot which shall be given in, shall be written the name, for whom the same is given, and such ballot shall, by the person giving the same, in the presence of the warden and burgesses, or such of them, as are present at such meeting, be put into a proper box for that purpose, by said borough, to be provided; and when the freemen present at any such meeting, shall have had a reasonable time to give in their ballots, the warden, or in his absence, the senior burgess present, in the presence of the meeting, shall open the box, sort and count the ballots, and the person who shall have the majority of the ballots given in, shall by the bailiff, or in his absence, by the senior burgess present, be declared to be elected; and no ballot shall be received after the box shall have been opened.
SEC. 4. And said borough, in legal meeting assembled, shall have power, (the warden and majority of the burgesses concurring) to admit to the freedom of said borough, all such freemen of this State, inhabitants of the Town of Killingworth, without the limits of said borough, as hold real estate, and are doing regular business in said borough; which persons, so admitted, shall be entitled to all the privileges of freemen, of said borough.
SEC. 5. And said borough, in legal meeting assembled, shall have power to levy taxes on the polls and rateable estate, within the limits of said borough, for such purposes as said borough shall think proper; and to choose a collector or collectors, to collect such taxes, who shall, having received a warrant for that purpose, signed by the warden, have the same power as collectors of Town taxes by law have, and shall be accountable to the warden and burgesses, in the same manner as collectors of Town taxes are by law accountable to the select-men: and in case any collector shall not perform the trust committed to him, but shall fail of collecting such tax, according to the terms of the warrant committed to him, on complaint thereof, made by the burgesses to the warden, he shall issue his warrant under his hand, directed to the bailiff, to distrain the sums or rates, neglected by such collector, to be collected, or paid out of the estate of the collector.
SEC. 6. The bailiff shall, within the limits of said borough, and on the waters of said Killingworth harbour, whether within said limits or not, have the same powers, authorities and privileges, and be liable to the same suits and penalties, for neglect of duty in any case whatever, to all intents and purposes, as constables by law now have, and use in their respective towns, and shall execute all lawful precepts to him directed, whether issued by virtue of the by-laws of said borough, or by the laws of this State, within his said described limits: and that the treasurer shall have the same powers and privileges as Town treasurers now by law have, and shall be accountable to said borough.
SEC. 7. The warden and burgesses be, and they are hereby empowered to lay out new highways, streets and public walks, for the use of said borough, and to exchange highways for highways, or to sell highways for the purpose of purchasing other highways, taking in all respects the same measures, as are directed by the laws of this State, to be taken, in case of highways, laid out by select-men, for the use of their towns; and the party aggrieved by the laying out of such streets, or highways, may have the same remedy by application to the County Courts, as is by law provided in case of highways laid out by select-men; and whenever such highways so laid out by the warden and burgesses, may become unnecessary to the public, it may be discontinued by said warden and burgesses.
SEC. 8. Said warden and burgesses, within the limits of said borough, have, use, possess and enjoy all the powers and privileges granted to the select-men, and a justice of the peace in the several towns, by the seventh and eighth paragraphs of an act of the legislature, entitled "An Act providing in case of sickness."
SEC. 9. The warden and burgesses may, at the expense of said borough, in some proper place in said borough, erect and keep in sufficient repair a sign-post, which shall be a lawful sign-post, according to an act of the legislature, entitled "An Act for erecting and continuing a sign-post in each Town in this State."
SEC. 10. The warden and burgesses, or a majority of them, shall have power to make by-laws, relative to markets and commerce within the limits of said borough; relative to the streets, and highways of said borough; relative to nuisances within said borough limits; relative to wharves, docks, channels, anchoring and mooring of vessels; relative to trees planted for shade or ornament, convenient use, public or private; relative to sweeping of chimneys, and preserving said borough from injury, from fire; relative to the forms of oath, to be taken by the treasurer; relative to warning meetings of said borough, and of said warden and burgesses, and the times and places when and where they shall be holden; relative to the mode of taxation, as to taxes to be levied in said borough; relative to the penalties to be incurred, by those, who being chosen to any office, shall (not being excused by said borough) refuse to serve; relative to a watch; relative to the burial of the dead; relative to public lights and lamps; relative to restraining horses, cattle, swine, sheep and geese, from going at large within the limits of said borough; relative to their improvement and preservation of the shell and scale fisheries, and taking fish within said limits, provided that in relation to said fisheries, said Town shall have given their assent thereto; relative to improvements made in deepening the water in said harbour; relative to schools which may be established by said borough; relative to trespasses committed within the limits of said borough; relative to public landings; relative to firing of guns; relative to noise and disturbance in the night season; and to inflict penalties for the breach of such by-laws; Provided however, that such penalties shall, in no case, exceed the sum of fifteen dollars for one offence; and said penalties shall be payable to the treasurer, and such other persons as the by-laws shall direct, and be recoverable by the persons to whom forfeited, by action of debt, to be brought before a justice of the peace, or other court within said borough, proper to try the same. Provided however, that no by-law of said borough shall be repugnant to the laws of this State; and provided also, that all the by-laws made by said warden and burgesses shall be approved by said borough, in legal meeting assembled, and after being so approved, shall be published at least three weeks successively, in some public newspaper published in said borough, and if no newspaper be published in said borough, then in a newspaper published nearest thereto, before the same shall be of any force or validity; and all the by-laws of said borough, shall, at any time within eight months after they are made and published as aforesaid, be liable to be repealed by the Superior Court, holden in said county of Middlesex, if by said Superior Court, on hearing, adjudged to be unreasonable and unjust.
SEC. 11. The warden and burgesses of said borough, shall have and possess full power and authority, to make all such by-laws as shall be necessary, to prevent any building or buildings, already erected, or which may be hereafter erected within said limits, from being used or occupied as a baker's shop, tallow chandler's shop, or blacksmith's shop, or for purposes which equally, or in like manner, in the opinion of said warden and burgesses, shall immediately expose said borough to injury by fire, without licence first obtained from said warden and burgesses. Provided, that said by-laws be approved and published in manner required, to render valid other by-laws of said borough; and in like manner may be repealed by the Superior Court.
SEC. 12. Said borough shall have full power and authority, to purchase or erect a building or buildings, for the establishment of a school within said limits; to establish a fund, or devise other means for the support of the same; to prescribe the different branches which may be taught therein; and to make all necessary regulations, and to exercise such powers, as the interests of said school may require.
SEC. 13. And all grants or leases of real estate, belonging to said borough, signed by the warden, and sealed with the borough seal, and approved by said borough in legal meeting assembled, shall be good and effectual in law, to convey the estate intended to be conveyed by such grant or lease; Provided, the same is recorded in the records of the Town where the lands granted or leased lie—And that said borough shall have power to appoint inspectors of every kind of produce of the United States, brought to said borough for sale or exportation—And the vote or choice of the major part of the freemen present at any legal meeting, shall be considered as the vote or choice of said borough.
SEC. 14. The freemen of said borough, in legal meeting assembled, may appoint all proper officers, which may be necessary to carry into effect the by-laws relative to the regulation of said harbour, and of the shell and scale fisheries within said limits, may appoint haywards and all other officers and inspectors not enumerated in this act, which shall be necessary to carry the by-laws of said borough into execution.
SEC. 15. The warden and burgesses have power to form, constitute, and regulate a fire company, and to enlist a sufficient number of firemen to fill the same, and in case a sufficient number cannot be enlisted, to appoint a sufficient number to fill up the same, and make all suitable and necessary by-laws for regulating said fire company.
SEC. 16. The warden and burgesses, bailiff and Clerk of said borough, and inspectors of produce of the United States, brought to said borough, for sale or exportation, shall be sworn to a faithful discharge of their duty, and the form of oath to be taken by the warden and burgesses, shall be as follows. You, A.B. being elected warden (or burgess, as the case may be) of the borough of Killingworth, do swear that you will faithfully and uprightly discharge the duties of that office, so long as you shall hold the same; so help you God: and that the form of oath to be taken by the Clerk shall be as follows, viz. You, A.B. being Clerk of the borough of Killingworth, do swear that you will truly and faithfully attend and execute the office of Clerk, according to your best skill, and make true entries and records of all the votes and proceedings of said borough, and such other matters as by law, or by the by-laws of said borough, are to be recorded in your office; and that you will deliver true copies of the records in your hands, when they shall be required of you, taking your lawful fees; so help you God. And that the form of oath to be taken by the bailiff, shall be the same, mutatis mutandis, as is prescribed by law to be taken by constables; and that form of oath to be taken by inspectors of produce of the United States, brought to said borough for sale or exportation, haywards and other subordinate officers, shall be the same as is by law prescribed for surveyors of highways, leather-sealers, &c. mutatis mutandis; which oath may be administered by any justice of the peace, for the county of Middlesex, and in the absence of any such justice of the peace, in any of the meetings at which said warden, burgesses, &c. may be chosen, such oaths may be administered by the Clerk, and the Clerk shall make a true record of the administering of such oath, and by whom, before the person to whom the same has been administered, shall be able to execute the office to which he was chosen.
SEC. 17. Whenever the warden or other officer of said borough shall resign, or be removed by death, or otherwise, another shall be chosen in his place, until the annual meeting in the month of September, then next, unless another shall be sooner chosen and sworn in his stead; and that the warden of said borough, or in his absence, the senior burgess present at any meeting of said borough, or of said warden and burgesses, shall, ex officio, be moderator thereof; and the meeting of said borough may from time to time be adjourned, by a major vote of the freemen present; and that said borough may, at any time, hold special borough meetings, whenever, in the opinion of the warden and burgesses, or a majority of them, the circumstances of the borough require it.
SEC. 18. The first meeting of said borough shall be holden at the academy in said Killingworth, on the first Monday of July next, at one o'clock in the afternoon of said day, for the choice of a warden, burgesses, Clerk, treasurer and bailiff, and to transact such other business as shall be necessary, which may be from time to time adjourned; and a copy of this paragraph of this act, certified under the hand of the Secretary of this State, and set upon the public sign-post in said Killingworth, at least eight days before the said first Monday of July, shall be a legal warning of the freemen of said borough to attend said first meeting; and the officers chosen at such meeting, shall continue in office until the expiration of the annual meeting in the month of September, unless others are sooner chosen and qualified in their stead; and that said borough shall, at such meetings, first choose a Clerk of said borough, who shall be immediately sworn, and shall forthwith make a record of his being chosen and sworn, and the record thus by him made, in such cases, shall be good and effectual in law; and such record may be made by clerks thereafter, and shall be good, any thing in this act notwithstanding. Said borough shall thereupon proceed to choose a warden and other officers of said borough, mentioned in this paragraph of this act. And that Austin Olcott, Esquire, justice of the peace for Middlesex county, shall have, as to the first election of the warden, burgesses, Clerk, treasurer and bailiff of said borough, the same powers, and proceed in the same manner, as the wardens, burgesses and bailiff of said borough are by this act to have and proceed in, at the future elections in said borough, and shall be moderator of said meeting till a warden be chosen and qualified according to this act; and said borough shall, at said first meeting, appoint a time and place for holding the first meeting of said warden and burgesses, which meeting shall have power to adjourn from time to time: Always provided, that any thing in this act, notwithstanding, the inhabitants living within the limits of said borough, shall, to all intents and purposes, be and remain a part of the Town of Killingworth, entitled to all its privileges, and subject to all its burdens, as if this act had not been passed. Provided nevertheless, that if this act, or any provision therein contained, shall be found inconvenient, or in any respect inadequate, the same may be repealed, altered or revoked, by the General Assembly.
SEC. 19. All charges and expenses that shall have been, or may be incurred, in consequence of this act of incorporation, shall be borne and defrayed by said borough, by taxes on the polls and rateable estate of said borough, within said limits.
IN ADDITION—PASSED, MAY 1833.
Whereas it has been represented to this Assembly, that said borough at the time for holding their last annual meeting, neglected to choose any officers of said borough, and that in consequence, no person is legally empowered to warn a meeting of the freemen of said borough, agreeable to the provisions of their by-laws—therefore,
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened, That Austin Olcott, of said borough of Killingworth, be, and he is hereby authorized and empowered to call a meeting of the freemen of said borough, to be holden for the choice of officers, at the academy in said borough, at such time in the months of May or June, A.D. 1833, as he may direct. A notification signed by him, specifying the object and time and place of said meeting, and set upon the public sign-post in said borough, at least five days before the day appointed for said meeting, shall be sufficient notice. The said Austin Olcott shall preside at said meeting, until a warden shall be chosen and sworn. The freemen of said borough, when convened as aforesaid, shall have power to appoint all such officers as they are authorized by law to appoint at their annual meeting; and the officers, so appointed, shall continue in office until the expiration of the month of September next, unless others shall be sooner chosen and qualified in their stead.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, that this act shall take effect from the time of its passage.
Private Laws — Vol. I, pp. 197-203.
BOROUGH OF KILLINGWORTH — FIRE COMPANY
AN ACT IN ADDITION TO AN ACT, INCORPORATING THE BOROUGHS OF
BRIDGEPORT, STONINGTON, GUILFORD, KILLINGWORTH AND ESSEX
PASSED, MAY 1822.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened, That the warden and burgesses, in each borough, shall have power to form, continue, and regulate one fire company, in addition to the one already authorized in the fourteenth section of the aforesaid act, with all the powers granted to the said fourteenth section.
Private Laws — Vol. I, p. 234.
BOUNDARIES — KILLINGWORTH AND SAYBROOK
RESOLVE ANNEXING A PART OF KILLINGWORTH TO THE SECOND SCHOOL DISTRICT, AND THE THIRD SCHOOL SOCIETY, IN SAYBROOK.
PASSED, MAY 1834
Resolved That the dividing line between the eastern school district in Killingworth, and the second school district of the third school society in Saybrook, be so altered as to include the dwelling house of Benjamin P. Jones, within the limits of said second school district, in the third school society of Saybrook, as follows; beginning at the southerly side of the highway or stage road, where said dividing line crosses said road: thence running upon the south side of said highway, to a point parallel with the western end of the petitioners dwelling house; thence around and by said house to the southeast corner thereof; and then in a straight line parallel with the southern side of said house, to said dividing line; and said Benjamin P. Jones, together with the land and house included within the above described limits, is hereby set off from the eastern school district in Killingworth, and the school society to which said eastern school district belongs, and is annexed to the second school district in the third school society in Saybrook, and hereafter to be and remain a part of said society in Saybrook, for all purposes whatever.
Private Laws — Vol. II, pp. 1092, 1093.
CLINTON — TOWN INCORPORATED
INCORPORATING THE TOWN OF CLINTON.
PASSED 1838.
Upon the petition of sundry inhabitants of the Town of Killingworth, in the County of Middlesex, praying for reasons therein set forth, that a division may be made of said Town, and that a new Town may be incorporated therefrom, as per petition on file:
Resolved, SEC. 1. That all that part of the Town of Killingworth, in the county of Middlesex, lying south of the line dividing the first and second school societies in said Town, be and the same is hereby made and constituted a separate and distinct Town, by the name of CLINTON. And all the inhabitants now, or at any time, residing south of said line in said Town, shall be and remain a separate and distinct corporation, with all the powers, rights and privileges, and subject to all the liabilities and obligations of other towns in this state, with the right of sending one representative to the general assembly.
Resolved further, SEC. 2. That all the paupers of said old Town of Killingworth shall be divided between the two towns of Killingworth and Clinton, according to their respective assessment lists on the levy of 1837; and all persons who may hereafter become paupers of said old Town of Killingworth, but who are now residing elsewhere, shall be divided between said two towns of Killingworth and Clinton as aforesaid. And said new Town shall pay its proportion, according to the assessment list of 1837, of all the debts, liabilities, charges and expenses already due and commenced, or which may exist against said old Town of Killingworth, at the time of the passage of this bill; and said new Town shall receive its proportion according to said list, of all funds and property belonging to said old Town of Killingworth, at the time of the passage of this bill, excepting the public records. Provided always, that if after the organization of said Town of Clinton, the selectmen of said two towns cannot agree as to which Town any such paupers belong, or as to the division of funds and property belonging to said old Town of Killingworth, the selectmen of either Town may apply to Ely Warner, Ebenezer Cone and Obadiah Spencer, who are hereby authorized and empowered to divide said paupers and said funds and property, in manner and form as aforesaid, which division shall be final and conclusive.
SEC. 3. The Town and highway taxes, laid upon the polls and ratable estate in said old Town of Killingworth, on the first Monday of October last, shall be divided between said two towns, according to the list of polls and ratable estate in said two towns respectively; and said Town of Clinton may appoint a collector, who shall have power to collect all that part of said Town tax, which has accrued within and belonging to said new Town.
Resolved further, SEC. 4. That a meeting of the inhabitants of said Town of Clinton shall be warned by Austin Olcott, Esq., or in his absence by David Dibble, Esq., to be held in the meeting house of the first Congregational society of said Town, at such time as he shall appoint, within twenty days from the time this bill shall take effect, for the purpose of choosing all the necessary and proper officers of said Town, which meeting shall be warned in the same manner as other Town meetings in this state, and shall have power to transact any business proper to be done by said Town; and said Olcott or Dibble shall be moderator of said meeting.
SEC. 5. That this act shall take effect from and after the day of its passage.
General Assembly — Private Laws — Vol. IV, p. 1230.
MILEAGE OF CLINTON.
PASSED 1839.
Resolved by this Assembly, That the mileage from Clinton in Middlesex County, [to Hartford,] shall be thirty-eight miles.
General Assembly — Private Laws — Vol. IV, p. 1231.
MILEAGE OF CLINTON.
PASSED 1840.
Resolved by this Assembly, That the mileage from the Town of Clinton in Middlesex county, be, to New Haven, twenty-five miles.
General Assembly — Private Laws — Vol. IV, p. 1232.
BOROUGH OF KILLINGWORTH — NAME CHANGED TO CLINTON
[BOROUGH OF CLINTON.]
AN ACT IN ADDITION TO THE ACT, ENTITLED "AN ACT INCORPORATING THE BOROUGH OF KILLINGWORTH."
PASSED 1841.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Assembly convened, SEC. 1. That Austin Olcott, Esq., of said borough of Killingworth, and in case of his absence for the space of thirty days after the passing of this act, George Carter, Esq., be, and he is hereby authorized and empowered to call a meeting of the freemen of the said borough to be holden for the choice of officers, at the academy in said borough, at such times in the month of May, A. D. 1841, as he or they may direct. A notification signed by said Olcott, or in case of his absence as aforesaid, by said Carter, specifying the object, time and place of said meeting, and set upon the public sign-post in said borough, at least five days before the day appointed for said meeting, shall be sufficient notice. The said Austin Olcott, and in his absence the said George Carter, shall preside at the meeting aforesaid, until a warden shall be chosen and sworn. The freemen of said borough when convened as aforesaid, shall have power to appoint all such officers as they are authorized by law to appoint at their annual meeting, and the officers so appointed shall continue in office until the next annual meeting of said corporation, and until others are chosen and qualified in their stead.
And be it further enacted, SEC. 2. That the name of the said borough of Killingworth be changed to that of Clinton, and that this act take effect from the time of its passage.
Private Laws — Vol. III, p. 227.
BOUNDARIES — CLINTON AND SAYBROOK
Relating to House Petition No. 21; The Same Being the Petition of Benjamin P. Jones for a Resolution Annexing Him to the School Society or Town of Clinton.
Resolved by this Assembly: That the resolution passed by the general assembly, May session, A. D. 1834 changing and establishing a dividing line between the eastern school district in Killingworth and the second school district of the third school society of Saybrook, be, and the same is hereby, approved.
Approved, June 25, 1873.
General Assembly — 1873.
Special Laws — Vol. VII, p. 505.
[House Joint Resolution No. 345.]
[43]
CONCERNING SCHOOL PROPERTY IN TOWN OF CLINTON.
Resolved by this Assembly: That the Town of Clinton shall succeed to all rights which any of its school districts enjoyed in any real estate within said Town, at the time when said Town voted to consolidate its school districts.
Approved, March 21, 1895.
General Assembly — January, 1895.
Special Laws — Vol. XII, p. 43.
[House Joint Resolution No. 352.]
[88]
INCORPORATING THE GROVE BEACH IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION.
Resolved by this Assembly; SECTION 1. That all owners of cottages, dwellings, and building lots within the limits hereinafter specified in the locality known as Grove Beach, in the towns of Clinton and Westbrook, Middlesex county, are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name of The Grove Beach Improvement Association, and by that name they and their successors shall be a corporation in law capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded in all courts of whatsoever nature, and shall be vested with and possess the powers hereinafter specified.
SEC. 2. The limits and territory of said Grove Beach Improvement Association are hereby defined and established as follows, to wit: all that territory in said towns of Clinton and Westbrook bounded westerly by a line drawn due south from the center of the first culvert east of the bridge over Hammock creek, on the new road from Clinton to Westbrook, to low-water mark on Long Island sound; southerly by the low-water line of Long Island sound from said mark tot he highway running northerly near the farm house now owned by William L. Lewis: easterly by said highway from low-water mark on said sound to its junction with the new road from Clinton to Westbrook; and northerly by said new road from said junction to the point of starting.
SEC. 3-15. — [Text omitted — Generally provides for meetings, officers, by-laws, powers, and assessments.]
Approved, April 3, 1895.
General Assembly — January, 1895.
Special Laws — Vol. XII, P. 118.
[Senate Bill No. 441.]
[213]
AN ACT AUTHORIZING H. W. REYNOLDS TO BUILD SEA WALLS.
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly Convened:
H. W. Reynolds of West Hartford is authorized to construct and maintain a sea wall or sea walls in front of his land situated at Grove Beach, in the Town of Clinton, on Long Island Sound, said land being bounded northerly by the highway, easterly by land formerly of Edward T. Mason, southerly by Lond Island Sound, and westerly by land formerly of Catherine G. Means, and to fill in and grade the space within said walls as he may deem expedient, provided the same shall not obstruct public navigation; and the space so filled, or to be filled as aforesaid, and the space southerly and easterly of said land between said land and low water mark is granted to said H. W. Reynolds, his heirs and assigns forever.
Approved, April 29, 1927.
General Assembly — 1927.
Special Laws — Vol. XX, p. 239.
[House Bill No. 947.]
[382]
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF CLINTON TO ISSUE SCHOOL BONDS.
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly Convened:
Summary: This act of three sections authorized the Town of Clinton to issue bonds to an amount not in excess of $175,000. for the repair or reconstruction of buildings at the time of the passage of this act upon land owned by The Trustees of the Morgan School Fund in the Town of Clinton or the erection of new buildings thereon, and the equipping and furnishing of such buildings, all for school purposes. Provisions for the detail of the bonds were specified and reference made to applicable debt limitations.
Approved, June 18, 1929.
General Assembly — 1928.
Special Laws — Vol. XX, p. 974.
[Substitute for House Bill No. 415.]
[418]
AN ACT CONCERNING CERTIFICATION OF THE RECORDS OF KILLINGWORTH BY THE TOWN CLERK OF CLINTON.
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly Convened:
The Town Clerk of the Town of Clinton, from photostatic copies on file in his offices, is authorized to certify copies of the public records of the Town of Killingworth recorded prior to June 1, 1838, which certified copies shall have the same legal effect as copies certified from the original records of the Town Clerk of the Town of Killingworth.
Approved, June 18, 1929.
General Assembly — 1929.
Special Laws — Vol. XX, p. 1018.
[Substitute for House Bill No. 1174.]
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AN ACT CREATING A BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS AND A POLICE DEPARTMENT IN THE TOWN OF CLINTON.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened
SECTION 1. There is created a board of police commissioners for the Town of Clinton. Said board shall consist of three resident electors of said Town to be appointed by the board of selectmen thereof within thirty days after the passage of this act. One of said police commissioners shall be appointed to serve until July 1, 1939, one to serve until July 1, 1940, and one to serve until July 1, 1941. In the month of June, 1939, and annually thereafter, said board of selectmen shall appoint one police commissioner for the term of three years from the first day of July succeeding his appointment. Said commissioners shall serve until their successors shall be appointed and shall have qualified. Each of said commissioners shall be sworn to the faithful performance of his duties. At no time shall all three commissioners be members of the same political party. Said board shall elect annually a chairman and secretary from their number. Meetings may be called by the chairman or by a majority of the members of the board. A majority of the members of the board shall constitute a quorum. Said board shall make an annual report to the selectmen, which report shall be included with and published by the selectmen in the annual report of said Town.
SEC. 2. All vacancies occurring in said board shall be filled by the board of selectmen.
SEC. 3. The members of said board shall serve without compensation, but the necessary expenses of said board, including cash disbursements or actual expenses incurred by any member thereof in the performance of any duty imposed upon him by direction of said board shall be paid by said Town.
SEC. 4. Said board shall organize, maintain and have the general management and control of a police department of the Town of Clinton. All apparatus, equipment and buildings owned and used by said Town for police purposes shall be under said board's control and management. Said board shall requisition all equipment for the department; shall annually prepare a budget; shall appoint, remove, suspend, discipline and prescribe the duties of the police officers whether regular, supernumerary or call members and fix their compensation and shall make all rules and regulations governing the department which it may deem necessary consistent with the provisions hereof.
SEC. 5. Said board shall fix the number and designation of all members of the police department, one of whom shall be a chief of police, who shall be the chief administrative officer in the department and responsible to the board of commissioners for its efficiency and for the execution of all laws, rules and regulations prescribed by said board.
SEC. 6. The officers appointed by said board shall be known as policemen and shall have the authority and shall perform all the duties delegated to Town constables in criminal matters. All fees for services rendered by such officers in any criminal matter shall be paid to the Town.
SEC. 7. After this act shall be in effect, constables in the Town of Clinton shall no longer have the authority to serve criminal process.
SEC. 8. Any person appointed a policeman by said board under the provisions of this act shall serve as such from the date of such appointment unless sooner removed for cause by said board. If any charge shall be filed against a policeman appointed by said board, the same shall be in writing, and such policeman may file any proper answer thereto and action shall not be taken upon such charges until after reasonable notice thereof and opportunity afforded such policeman to appear before the board and be heard concerning the same. After such hearing, any policeman aggrieved thereby may appeal to the next or next but one following return day of the superior court for Middlesed county.
Approved, May 29, 1939.
General Assembly — January, 1939.
Special Acts, 1939 — p. 273.
[Substitute for House Bill No. 1125.]
[547]
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR BIENNIAL ELECTIONS IN THE TOWN OF CLINTON
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assemble convened.
SECTION. 1. At the annual Town election of the Town of Clinton to be held on the first Monday of October, 1939, and biennially thereafter, there shall be elected three selectmen, two registrars of voters, seven constables, six grand jurors, two auditors, a collector of taxes, a Town treasurer and an agent of the Town deposit fund, each of whom shall hold office for two years from the date of his election and until his successors shall be elected and shall have qualified. There shall also be elected at said election, and biennially thereafter, a Town Clerk, who shall hold office for two years from the first Monday in January next succeeding his election and until his successors shall be elected and shall have qualified.
SEC. 2. There shall also be elected at said election on the first Monday of October, 1939, and biennially thereafter, one member of the board of assessors and one member of the board of tax review, each for a term of six years. The term of office of the member of the board of assessors and the term of office of the member of the board of tax review elected on the first Monday of October, 1937, shall be extended until the first Monday of October, 1943.
SEC. 3. There shall also be elected at said election on said first Monday of October, 1939, three members of the board of education for a term of four years. The terms of office of the members of the board of education elected on the first Monday of October, 1937, shall be extended until the first Monday of October, 1941. At the election to be held on the first Monday of October, 1941, and biennially thereafter, there shall be elected members of the board of education for a term of four years to succeed those whose terms expire at such time.
SEC. 4. If the number of officers to be elected under the provisions of this act shall be even, no person shall vote for more than one-half of the number and, if the number to be elected shall be odd, no person shall vote for more than a bare majority of the number.
SEC. 5. This act shall take effect upon its approval by the electors of the Town of Clinton at a special Town meeting to be held on or before the first Monday of August, 1939.
Approved, June 20, 1939.
General Assembly — January, 1939.
Special Acts, 1939 — p. 615.
ELECTIONS
RESOLVED: That an Act of the Legislature of the State of Connecticut entitled an "Act Providing for Biennial Elections in the Town of Clinton" be approved.
Special Town Meeting — June 22, 1939.
TM — v. 4, p. 238.
SPECIAL ACTS
- Beach Associations -
[House Joint Resolution No. 153.]
[304]
AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE GROVE BEACH IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
BE IT RESOLVED BY THIS ASSEMBLY:
Summary: Amend the charter of the Grove Beach Improvement Association, approved April 3, 1895, by adding two sections to be known as sections 16 and 17.
SEC. 16 gives the association full and complete power to construct and maintain a system of sewerage and drainage within its limits and to levy and collect assessments with respect thereto.
SEC. 17 provides that the sanitary board of the association shall have authority to order and direct the connections with the sewerage system.
Approved, May 27, 1903.
General Assembly — January, 1903.
Special Laws — Vol. XIV, p. 237.
[Substitute for House Bill No. 69]
[170]
AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE GROVE BEACH IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION.
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly Convened:
Summary: Amends the charter of the Grove Beach Improvement Association, approved May 27, 1903, by striking out the words "sanitary board" wherever they appear and inserting in lieu thereof the words "governing board." Also authorizes the governing board to enact by-laws or ordinances for various specified purposes, including travel over the highway, removal of debris and obstructions, control of garbage and waste material disposal, and to affix penalties. Also provides for basis of assessment of property.
Approved, May 1, 1919.
General Assembly — January, 1919.
Special Laws — Vol. XVIII, p. 134.
[Senate Bill No. 736.]
[526]
AN ACT CONCERNING THE INCORPORATION OF THE BEACH PARK POINT ASSOCIATION.
SECTION 1. The owners of record of land within the limits specified in section 2 of this act, in the locality known as Beach Park Point, Beach Park, in the Town of Clinton, shall be, while they continue to be owners of such land, a body politic and corporate by the name of Beach Park Point Association, and by that name they and their successors shall be a corporation in law, capable of suing and being sued, and pleading and being impleaded in all courts, and shall be vested with the powers hereinafter specified. Each member of the association, of the age of twenty-one years or over, not otherwise prohibited by law from voting, so long as he shall continue to own real estate in said territory, shall be entitled to vote at any meeting of said association and shall be eligible to hold any office therein. All owners of any interest in any lot or parcel of real estate shall be considered as one owner for the purpose of voting and shall be entitled collectively to cast one undivided vote. Husbands and wives of said owners shall be members of said association but shall not be empowered to vote at any meeting of said association except in the absence of said owners.
SEC. 2. The limits of said association shall be that part of the Town of Clinton known as East Walk and West Walk, Beach Park, Connecticut, consisting of Lots numbers 1 to 35, inclusive, on East Walk and Lots numbers 1 to 34, inclusive, on West Walk, as shown on a certain map entitled "Property of R. B. Jacobs, Beach Park, Conn., Scale 1 foot = 40 inches, Raymond B. Jacobs, maker, who also certified that map was substantially correct," which map is on file in the office of the Town Clerk of Clinton, Connecticut, together with the beach between Lots numbers 31, 32, 33 and 34 on West Walk and Lots numbers 33, 34, and 35 on East Walk to the mean high-water line of Long Island sound. Said territory is bounded as follows: Beginning at a point in the south line of the highway at a point marked "Bound" on said map; thence running southerly along the easterly boundary of the road, and opposite Lots numbers 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32 and 34, to the mean high-water line of Long Island sound; thence following the shore line in a general westerly direction along the mean high-water line of said Long Island sound, to the westerly boundary of Lot number 31, extended; thence northerly along the westerly boundary of the road and opposite Lots numbers 31, 29, 27, 25, 23, 21, 19, 17, 15, 13, 11, 9, 7, 5, 3, 1 to a point in the southerly boundary line of the highway; thence easterly along the highway to the point or place of beginning.
SEC. 3. The object of said association shall be to provide for the improvement of the land within its limits and for the health, comfort, protection and convenience of the inhabitants thereof.
SEC. 4-16. — [Text omitted — Generally provides for meetings, officers, by-laws, powers, and taxation.]
Approved, July 26, 1949.
General Assembly — January, 1949.
Special Acts, 1949 — p. 1307.
[House Bill No. 195.]
[615]
AN ACT INCORPORATING THE BEACH PARK ROAD ASSOCIATION
SECTION 1. The owners of record of land within the limits specified in section 2 of this act, in the locality known as Beach Park road, Beach Park, in the Town of Clinton, shall be, while they continue to be owners of such land, a body politic and corporate by the name of Beach Park Road Association, and by that name they and their successors shall be a corporation in law, capable of suing, being sued, pleading and being impleaded in all courts, and shall be vested with the powers hereinafter specified. Each member of the association, of the age of twenty-one years or over, not otherwise prohibited by law from voting, so long as he shall continue to own real estate in said territory, shall be entitled to vote at any meeting of said association and shall be eligible to hold any office therein. All owners of any interest in any lot or parcel of real estate shall be considered as one owner for the purpose of voting and shall be entitled collectively to cast one undivided vote. Husbands or wives of said owners shall be members of said association but shall not be empowered to vote at any meeting of said association except in the absence of said owners.
SEC. 2. The limits of said association shall be that part of the Town of Clinton known as "Beach Park Road, Beach Park," consisting of lots one to twenty-four, inclusive, and lot five A as shown on "Map of property of Elizabeth S. Blake, made by John S. Dickinson, surveyor" and filed in the office of the Town Clerk in the Town of Clinton, Connecticut, on August 5, 1899, together with the beach between the bulkhead shown on said map and tide water. Said territory is bounded as follows: Beginning at a point in the southerly boundary line of Hammock road and the northeastern boundary of lot 23; thence in a southerly direction along the easterly boundaries of lots 23, 21, 19, 17, 15, 13, 11, 9, 7, 5A and 5, 3 and 1, to the mean high water line of Long Island sound; thence following the shore line in a generally westerly direction along the mean high water line of said Long Island sound to the southwesterly boundary of lot 2 extended; thence northerly along the westerly boundaries of lots 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 and 24 to the southerly boundary line of Hammock road and the northwestern boundary of lot 24; thence easterly along the southerly boundary line of Hammock road to the point of place of beginning.
SEC. 3. The object of said association shall be to provide for the improvement of the land of said territory and for the health, comfort, protection and convenience of the inhabitants thereof.
SEC. 4-17. — [Text omitted — Generally provides for meetings, officers, by-laws, powers, and taxation.]
Approved, July 2, 1953.
General Assembly — January, 1953.
Special Acts, 1953 — p. 1208.
[Modified House Bill No. 2561.]
[271.]
AN ACT CONCERNING INCORPORATION OF THE CLINTON BEACH ASSOCIATION.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
SECTION 1. The owners of record of any land within the limits hereinafter specified in the Town of Clinton shall be, while they continue to be owners of such land, a body politic and corporate, under the name of "The Clinton Beach Association," and by that name they and their successors shall be a corporation in law with all the powers and privileges of corporations as set forth in the general statutes and with the rights, powers, privileges and duties hereinafter set forth. Each such landowner who is twenty-one years of age or over shall, while he continues to own land within said limits, be a member of The Clinton Beach Association and entitled to vote at any meeting of said association and shall be eligible to hold any office in said association. All owners of fractional or undivided interests in any land shall be considered as one member for the purpose of voting and for purposes of the assessment under section 5 of this act and shall be entitled collectively to one vote to be cast as the majority in interest shall determine. No member shall have more than one vote.
SEC. 2. The territory of said association shall be that part of the Town of Clinton known as Clinton Beach, Clinton, Connecticut, consisting of all lots on the north and south sides of Shore road and Causeway from that property known as Ridgewood on the west to the Grove Beach Improvement Association limits on the east end of Shore road, and shall include the meadowland north to the Tidal river also known as Hammock creek or Hammock river and bounded on the north by the Hammock creek or Hammock river and an imaginary line from a point two hundred feet from the southerly edge of the Post road, United States route 1, and the filum of the Hammock creek or Hammock river, castorly to the westerly boundary of the Grove Beach Improvement Association, as shown on certain maps entitled Areal Map CLI-1-25, No. 79 and CLI-1-4, No. 86 each dated 4-21-65 which maps are on file in the office of the Town assessor of Clinton, Connecticut, together with the beach on the south side along the mean highwater line of Long Island sound. Said territory is bounded as follows: Commencing at a point two hundred feet from the southerly edge of a road known as the Post Road, United States route 1, and the filum of a stream in the marsh land, there located, known as Hammock creek or Hammock river; thence easterly about five hundred seventy-five feet to a point two hundred feet from the Post road, United States route 1, on the west boundary of the Grove Beach Improvement Association; thence running due south to the mean high-water mark of Long Island Sound, said line being the westerly border of the Grove Beach Improvement Association; thence westerly along the mean high-water mark of Long Island sound to the westerly border of property now or formerly of Elizabeth W. Dorsch, and formerly of Lilla Woolley, and more particularly described at Volume 29, Page 477 of the Clinton Land Records; thence northerly along said border to the southerly side of the shore road; thence westerly along the southerly edge of shore road about fifty feet to an imaginary point formed by extending the westerly border of land now or formerly of Charles Burton, and more particularly described at Volume 51, Page 83 of the Clinton Land Records, in a southerly direction to the southerly edge of Shore road; thence northerly along the said imaginary line and westerly border of said land past the northerly border of said land along an imaginary line, formed by extending said westerly line of said land in a northerly direction, to the point where it reaches the filum of a stream in the marshland there located known as Hammock creek or Hammock river; thence easterly along the filum of the said Hammock creek or Hammock river to the point of beginning. It is bounded: Easterly by the westerly line of the Grove Beach Improvement Association; Southerly by Long Island sound; Westerly by the westerly borders of land now or formerly of Elizabeth W. Dorach and of land now or formerly of Charles Burton, and by above described extensions of the westerly borders of said lands; Northerly by the Tidal river, also known as Hammock creek or Hammock river and an imaginary line from a point two hundred feet from the southerly edge of the Post road, United States Route 1, and the filum of the Hammock creek or Hammock river, easterly to the westerly boundary of the Grove Beach Improvement Association.
SEC. 3. The object of said association shall be to provide for the improvement of the land and adjacent waters of said territory as a residential and resort area and for the health, safety, welfare, comfort, protection and convenience of the inhabitants thereof.
SEC. 4. At any time hereafter any parcel of land which is contiguous to the territory in said association as above defined may become a part of the territory of said association in the following manner: The owners may make a written application that such contiguous land bounding the same be added to the territory of the association. The officer receiving such application shall cause same to be considered and acted upon by the board of directors within ninety days. If a majority of the whole membership of such board favor such annexation, they may call a special meeting of the association to consider said matter. Such meeting shall be warned as special meetings of the associations are warned. If a special meeting is not called to consider said matter, that matter shall be acted upon at the next annual meeting. Notification of said business will be given to the membership pursuant to section 10 of this act. If a majority of the members present vote in favor of such annexation, then the territory in question shall be annexed to the territory of the association and such property and the owners thereof shall thereafter have the same rights and be subject to the same liabilities as if the same had been an original part of the territory of said association. The owners of said contiguous territory or their representatives shall be fully responsible for compliance with chapter 105 and other applicable provisions of the general statutes, and The Clinton Beach Association shall in no way become liable for defending any actions which may be brought in any connection with the annexation of said contiguous territory to said Clinton Beach Association, nor shall said Clinton Beach Association be subject to any liability whatsoever of said annexed territory either as a unit or in any of or all of its parts. Upon the annexation of any territory to the said association as herein provided, the Clerk shall within one month provide appropriate notation thereof on the Clinton Land Records.
SEC. 5-20. — [Text omitted — Generally provides for meetings, officers, by-laws, powers, and taxation.]
SEC. 21. This act shall take effect upon its approval by a majority vote of the qualified members of the association as defined in section 1 of this act attending a meeting held for the purpose, duly warned.
Approved June 20, 1967.
Approved: Date of vote, July 14, 1967. Vote for, unanimous.
General Assembly — January, 1967.
Special Acts, 1967 — p. 259.
[House Bill No. 3664.]
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AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF CLINTON TO ADOPT PENSION PLANS AND VALIDATING EXISTING PLANS.
The Town of Clinton, acting by vote of its board of selectmen, may, from time to time, establish, amend and modify pension and retirement systems for any or all employees of the Town, provided that such action shall not impair, abridge or abrogate any rights vested in any such employee under any pension or retirement system established prior to the effective date of this act, without the consent of such employee. The action of the board of education of the Town of Clinton in establishing, on November 10, 1965, the "Pension Plan—Custodial Staff of Clinton School System," and the action of the Clinton Town meeting of December 13, 1966 in establishing "The Clinton Police Pension Plan" and the retirement pension for the chief of police, are hereby authorized, ratified and validated.
Approved May 26, 1967.
General Assembly — January, 1967.
Special Acts, 1967 — pp. 100-101.