Town of Burlington, CT
Hartford County
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Resolved by this Assembly, That the town of Bristol be divided into two distinct towns, and that all the inhabitants living within the lines and limits of the parish or society of New Cambridge, be and hereafter remain a distinct town by the name of Bristol, with all the rights, privileges, and immunities, and subject to the same duties as other towns in this state by law are, excepting only that said town of Bristol shall have a right to send but one representative to the general assembly, until by law they shall be authorized to send two.
That the first meeting of said town of Bristol shall be holden at the meeting-house in said Bristol, in the parish of New Cambridge, on the third Monday of June, A. D. 1806, at one o'clock afternoon, and the inhabitants thereof qualified by law to vote in town meetings shall be warned to meet on said day by a warrant or warrants signed by Bryan Hooker, Esq., a justice of the peace, and which warrant or warrants shall be posted up on the sign-post, and at each of the public houses in said Bristol, at least five days before said third Monday of June; and the inhabitants when so met shall proceed to make choice of such officers as other towns in this state are authorized to choose, and such officers when duly sworn shall continue in office until the annual meeting of said town held agreeable to law and others are chosen and sworn in their stead. And said Bryan Hooker, Esq., shall preside and be moderator in said first meeting, and in case of the death or absence of said Bryan Booker, Enos Ives, Esq., is hereby empowered to sign said warrant and preside in said meeting; and the records of the original town of Bristol are to remain and be kept in the present town of Bristol. And that all the inhabitants living within the lines and limits of the parish or society of West Britain, be, and the same are hereby, incorporated into and made a distinct town by the name of "Burlington," with all the powers, privileges, and immunities which other towns in this state by law have and enjoy, excepting only that said town of Burlington shall have the right to send but one representative to the general assembly until by law they shall be entitled to send two.
That the first town meeting of said town of Burlington shall be holden at the meeting-house in said Burlington, on the third Monday of June, A. D. 1806, at one o'clock afternoon, and that the inhabitants thereof qualified by law to vote in town meetings shall be warned to meet on said day by a warrant or warrants signed by Abraham Pettibone, a justice of the peace, and which warrant or warrants shall be posted up on the sign-post, and at each of the public houses in said Burlington, at least five days before said third Monday of June; and the inhabitants when so met shall proceed to the choice of such town officers as other towns in this state are by law authorized to choose; and such officers when sworn shall continue in office until the annual meeting of said town held agreeable to law, and others are chosen and sworn in their stead. And the said Abraham Pettibone, Esq., shall preside and be moderator in said first meeting; and in case of the death or absence of said Abraham Pettibone, Bliss Hart, Esq., a justice of the peace, is hereby empowered to sign such warrants and preside in said meeting.
The town poor of said original town of Bristol be divided between said towns of Bristol and Burlington according to the list of each of said societies of New Cambridge and West Britain for the year A. D. 1805, and that the debts and credits of said original town of Bristol be divided between said towns according to the aforesaid lists, and that in case any inhabitant who shall have belonged to said original town of Bristol, and who may have removed to any other town or state previous to said division, shall return or be returned as a town pauper, they shall be supported by each of said towns of Bristol and Burlington according to the list above mentioned, each town having the privilege of keeping such pauper their proportionable part of the time.
Unnumbered Resolution May 1806 Private Laws of Connecticut Vols. I and II 1789-1836 page 1139
Resolved, That the division line between the towns of Burlington and Canton shall hereafter be, and the same is hereby, established as follows, viz.: Commencing at the southeast corner of the town of New Hartford, and thence running easterly, in the place where the line now runs, to the Farmington river, on the west side thereof; thence by the west side of said river, southerly twenty-three chains and fifty-seven links; thence directly across said river to the mouth of a spring emptying into the same, on the east side thereof; thence in a straight line through the head of the spring to the present line between the towns of Burlington and Canton; and thence easterly, as the line now runs; and that so much of said town of Burlington as lies between the old division line of said towns of Burlington and Canton, and said line hereby established, be and remain a part of said town of Canton.
Unnumbered Resolution May 1830 Private Laws of Connecticut Vols. I and II 1789-1836 page 1141.
Upon the petition of Giles Woodford and others, of Burlington, in Hartford county, praying, for reasons therein set forth, that that part of said town lying on the east side of Farmington river may be annexed to the towns of Canton and Avon, as per petition on file, dated the 21st day of April, 1845, and duly served on said towns of Burlington, Canton and Avon, will more fully appear:
Resolved by this Assembly, That all that part of said town of Burlington lying on the east side of Farmington river and north of the following described line, to wit, -beginning on the east side of said river, at the mouth of a spring on land of Elias Woodford, and running easterly to the center of said spring, thence east to the west line of Avon, in a line parallel to the south line of Canton, with all the inhabitants residing therein, be and the same is hereby annexed to and incorporated with the town of Canton: and all that part of said town of Burlington lying east of said river and south of the above described line, with all the inhabitants residing therein, be and the same is hereby annexed to and incorporated with the town of Avon. And all the taxes now laid and payable from the persons hereby annexed to said towns of Canton and Avon, shall and may be collected by the collector of said town of Burlington, in the same manner as though this resolve had not passed. And all the poor within said limits, and all persons born within said limits hereby annexed to said town of Avon, and who may hereafter become paupers, and have not gained a settlement elsewhere, shall be supported and maintained by said town of Avon.
Unnumbered Resolution 1845 Private Laws of Connecticut Vol. IV 1836-1856 page 1228
Upon the petition of Thomas Spring, of Burlington, in the County of Hartford, showing to this assembly that prior to the year 1840 the lot of land upon which he resides, containing about one acre, situated in said Burlington, and adjacent to the village of Collinsville, was attached to the fourth school district in the school society of Burlington; and that in the year 1840, by the action of the school societies of Burlington and Canton, and the Collinsville school district, respectively, the petitioner, with said lot of land, was intended and supposed to be set off from the fourth school district and school society of Burlington, and annexed to the Collinsville school district and school society of Canton; and that the petitioner has ever since acted and been considered as a member of the latter district and society; and has but recently ascertained that the action of said school societies and district aforesaid was illegal and unauthorized by law; and praying that the same may be confirmed, and that he may be annexed to the Collinsville school district and Canton school society.
Appearing to this assembly that the facts stated in said petition are true, and that the prayer of the petitioner ought to be granted, therefore,
Resolved, That the action of the school societies of Burlington and Canton and the Collinsville school district, above recited, be and the same as hereby confirmed, and the said Thomas Spring, with the lot of land on which he resides, is hereby declared to be annexed to the Collinsville school district and Canton school society.
Unnumbered Resolution 1853 Private Laws of Connecticut Vol. IV 1836-1856 page 1130.
Resolved by this Assembly, that Patrick Walch, of the town of Burlington, in the county of Hartford, be and he hereby is separated from the school district and the school society in the town of Burlington, of which he now constitutes a part and that the said Patrick Walch and the lot of land on which he resides, be and the same are annexed to and made a part of the school district of Collinsville, and the school society of Canton.
Unnumbered Resolution 1857 Private Laws of Connecticut Vol. V 1857-1865 page 43.
Resolved by this Assembly: SECTION I. That the town of Burlington is hereby, and shall hereafter be, divided into two districts for the purpose of accommodating the electors of said town in voting at the electors' meeting therein, as follows:
That portion of said town which lies southerly and westerly two hundred feet of a line, commencing at a point on the southeast corner of the town of New Hartford adjoining the town of Burlington, thence two hundred feet southerly of south line of highway leading past the house of Daniel Carpenter, and westerly including the house of widow James Nulty, passing the residence of Isaac Barnes, to and including house of Isaac Belden; thence easterly to Farmington town line, and along said line to west bank of Farmington river, thence along said bank to Canton boundary line, thence west on said Canton boundary line to place of beginning.
All that portion of said town lying two hundred feet southerly and westerly of said line to be and remain the first district, and so much of said town as lies northerly and easterly of said first district to be and remain the second district; and the electors dwelling upon said territory shall vote in said district near Collinsville.
SEC. 2. The provisions of the general revised statutes in regard to towns which are, or may be, divided onto voting districts, shall be in force and applicable to said town of Burlington and to the electors' meeting held therein.
Unnumbered Resolution 1875 Special Laws of Connecticut Vol. VII 1871-1875 page 894
SECTION 1. The town of Burlington is hereby divided into two districts for the purpose of accommodating the electors of said town in voting at the electors' meetings and town meetings held for the election of officers voted for by ballot therein.
SEC. 2. The first of said districts shall be and include all that portion of said town which lies southerly and westerly of a line drawn parallel to the boundary line hereinafter described and two hundred feet southerly and westerly of said line. Said boundary line commences at a point on the southeast corner of the town of New Hartford, adjoining the town of Burlington, thence runs two hundred feet southerly of the south line of highway leading past the house of Daniel Carpenter, and westerly including the house of the widow of James Nulty to a point on the west side of the highway three hundred feet north of the dwelling house of Isaac Barnes, thence in a southeasterly direction in a direct line to the dwelling house of William R. Hartigan, situated on the south side of the highway leading from Burlington Center to the railroad depot, and thence easterly to the Farmington river. So much of said town as lies northerly and easterly of the first district as hereinbefore described shall be and remain the second voting district, and the electors dwelling in said territory shall vote in said district near Collinsville.
SEC. 3. All town business not requiring a vote by ballot shall be transacted in the first voting district.
SEC. 4. The provisions of the general statutes in regard to towns already or which may be hereafter divided into voting districts shall be in force and applicable to said town of Burlington as herein divided and to the electors; and town meetings held therein.
SEC. 5. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.
Chapter LXXXIX 1887 Special Laws of Connecticut Vol. X 1885-1889 page 762
House bill 92 session of the general assembly, known as chapter LXXXIX of the public acts of 1887, an act dividing the town of Burlington into voting districts, is repealed, provided the voting districts thereby established shall remain as established until altered in accordance with section 103 of senate bill 609 of the current session.
Sp. No. 528 Special Acts of the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut January Session 1953 page 1063
SECTION 1. The highway extending from Henry's Corner, so called, in the town of Burlington on route number 116 over Milford street through the village of Whigville to South Main street, thence easterly to Jerome avenue and the Bristol town line is included in the trunk line system and the highway commissioner is authorized and directed to reconstruct the bridge over Mine brook on said route.
SEC. 2. Number 301 of the special acts of 1937 is repealed.
Sp. No. 499 1955 Connecticut Special Acts vol. XXVII page 420 Regular Session January 1955 and Special Sessions June and November 1955
The provisions of sections N151 to N156, inclusive, of the November, 1955, supplement to the general statutes shall apply to a bridge to be constructed on Vineyard road in the town of Burlington to replace Hodges bridge, which was damaged by floods.
Sp. No. 621 Connecticut Special Acts Vol. XXVIII Regular Session January, 1957 Special Session September, 1957 page 825.
The town of Burlington may, at a town meeting warned for the purpose, provide for the appointment of the board of library directors of said town. The terms of the members of said board in office at the time of such action shall expire at such time, and their successors shall be appointed for such terms, as the town meeting determines.
Sp. No. 67 Connecticut Special Acts Vol. XXXI Regular Session January, 1963 page 49
Special Act No. 74-119
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
Section 1. The sum of fifty thousand dollars is appropriated to the department of environmental protection for the town of Weston, from the sum appropriated to the finance advisory committee, under section 1 of substitute house bill 5709 of the current session, for 1974 acts without appropriations for the purpose of providing a potable water supply to the residents of said town whose wells are delivering non-potable water as a result of a land fill operation, and shall be administered by said department.
Sec. 2. The sum of six thousand dollars is appropriated to the department of environmental protection for the town of Burlington, from the sum appropriated to the finance advisory committee, under section 1 of substitute house bill 5709 of the current session, for 1974 acts without appropriations for the purpose of providing a potable water supply to the residents of said town whose wells are delivering non-potable water as a result of the blasting for the installation of sanitary sewers in the area, and shall be administered by said department.
Approved May 13, 1974
Omitted from the above compilation are the following Special Acts concerning the Town of Burlington which are no longer relevant:
A. 
Confirming acts of Sixth School District. Private Acts of State of Connecticut 1844.
B. 
Annexing William Hale with his land to the Ninth District of the School Society of Burlington. Unnumbered Resolution 1852 Private Laws of Connecticut Vol. IV 1836-1856 page 1128.
C. 
Annexing William Hale and his land to the Ninth District of the School Society of Burlington. Unnumbered Resolution 1853 Private Laws of Connecticut Vol. IV 1836-1856 page 1128.
D. 
An Act Making an Appropriation for a Fish Hatchery in Burlington. Sp. No. 148 1925 Special Laws of Connecticut Vol. XIX 1923-1925 page 664
E. 
An Act Reimbursing the Town of Burlington for Expense of Support of Caroline Pyteroff and Her Children. Sp. No. 540 1931 Special Laws of Connecticut Vol. XXI 1931-1933 page 686.
F. 
An Act Including a Highway in the Towns of Burlington and Bristol in the Trunk Line System. Sp. No. 301 1937 Special LAWS OF Connecticut Vol. XXII Regular Sessions 1935 and 1937 Special Session November, 1936 page 723 Repealed See Sp. No. 499 Connecticut Special Acts Vol. XXVII Regular Session January, 1955 and Special Sessions June and November 1955.
G. 
An Act Concerning Maintenance by the Highway Commissioner of a Highway in the Towns of Burlington and Bristol. Sp. No. 469 1947 Special Laws of Connecticut Vol. XXX page 620 Special Session May 1946; Regular Session January 1947; Special Sessions Feb. and Aug. 1948; Regular Session January 1949; Special Session June 1949.