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roads, or any public road in Dale County, Alabama, as follows: (a) For each wagon, or dray, used for hauling logs, timber, lumber, gasoline, kerosene, turpentine, naval stores, bottle drinks, cord wood, cross ties, stave material, shingle material, board material, machinery or any kind or coal for other than farming purposes, exclusively, drawn by two horses, mules, oxen, or any combination thereof, $15.00. (b) For each wagon or dray used for the purposes named above drawn by four horses, mules, or oxen, or any combination thereof $30.00. (c) For each wagon or dray used for the purposes named above drawn by six horses, mules or oxen or any combination thereof $50.00. (d) For each wagon or dray used for the purposes named above drawn by eight horses, or mules, oxen, or any combination thereof $75.00. (e) For each one horse wagon, buggy, surrey, or cart used for other than farming purposes exclusively $7.50. (f) For each two horse wagon, buggy, surrey, or cart used for other than farming purposes exclusively $15.00. (g) For each motor truck or automobile used for other than farming purposes exclusively, or used for hire with pneumatic tires : (1) with one ton capacity and less $15.00 (2) with over one ton and not over one and one-half tons capacity $25.00 (3) with over one and one-half tons and not over two tons capacity $50.00 (4) with over two tons and not over three tons capacity $75.00 (5) with over three tons and not over four tons capacity $100.00 (6) with over four tons capacity $150.00. (h) For each motor truck or automobile used for other than farming purposes exclusively or used for hire, with solid tires (1) with one ton capacity and less $25.00 (2) with over one ton and not over one and one-half tons capacity $50.00 (3) with over one and one-half tons and not over two tons capacity $100.00 (4) with over two tons and not over three tons capacity $150.00 (5) with over three tons and not over four tons capacity $200.00 (6) with over four tons capacity $250.00. (i) For each trailer with pneumatic tires : (1) To trucks of one ton capacity and less $25.00 (2) To trucks of over one ton and not over one and one-half tons capacity $37.50. (3) To trucks of over one and one-half tons and not over two tons capacity $50.00 (4) To trucks of over two tons and not over three tons capacity $62.50 (5) To trucks of over three tons and not over four tons capacity $75.00 (6) To trucks of over four tons capacity $100.00. (j) For each trailer with solid tires: (1) To trucks of one ton capacity and less $50.00 (2) To trucks of over one ton and not over one and one-half tons capacity $62.50 (3) To trucks of over one and one-half tons and not over two tons capacity $75.00 (4) To trucks of over two tons and not over three tons capacity $87.50 (5) To trucks of over three tons and not over four tons
capacity $100.00. (6) To trucks of over four ton capacity $125.00. (k) For each tractor driven over the public roads $25.00. (1) For each tractor operating over the public roads for commercial purposes $50.00. Provided said annual vehicle license tax shall not be required to be paid on any or either of said above named vehicles, when used by any farmer, for the purpose of hauling, or otherwise transporting, stove wood, light wood or cord wood, cut and severed from his own lands, to be sold, or otherwise disposed of, and consumed, in Dale County, Alabama.
Section 11. The license tax provided for in the preceding section shall be paid by the owner or person having possession of control of such vehicles on or before the 1st day of November of the year 1923, and each succeeding year, and said license tax shall become delinquent for the year 1923 on the 1st day of November, 1923, and said license tax shall become delinquent each year thereafter on the 1st day of November of each succeeding year. Said license tax years shall begin on the 1st day of October of each year and end on the 30th day of September of the year following. Said license tax must be taken out for an entire year; provided that after the first day of May of each year, the said license may be taken out for a half year, the amount to be paid for such half year being one-half the amount to be paid for an entire year.
Section 12. The license tax hereinabove provided for shall be paid to and collected by the Probate Judge in the same manner as the State and County license taxes are paid to and collected by him. The Probate Judge shall have furnished tags to persons or corporations paying the license herein provided for which said tags shall be attached to the rear axle of the vehicle for which said license is paid. The Probate Judge shall keep a record of each vehicle for which such license is paid, and the name of the owner; the cost of obtaining such tags, and printing all books of record pertaining to the road tax receipt and the vehicle license tax, shall be paid by the County out of the funds derived from the road and license tax herein provided for. On or before the fifth day of each month the Probate Judge shall turn into the County depository the proceeds of all license and per capita taxes collected by and turned over to him during the preceding month.
Section 13. The Commissioners shall not pay over five per cent to the road tax collectors for the collection of the per capita road tax. The Probate Judge shall receive a commission of two per cent, not to exceed $200.00 for any road tax year, for keeping the records of the per capita road tax, and a commission of five per cent for the collection of the license taxes herein provided for.
Section 14. The owners or operators of any vehicle of any kind for the operation of which a license tax is required in Section 10 of this Act who shall fail or refuse to pay such license on or before the date herein above provided for shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not less than double the annual license therefor unless double such license exceeds $500.00, and in that case the fine shall be $500.00. It shall be the duty of all officers of the county, including the road tax collectors, to report all violations of this license tax law.
Section 15. That each person subject to road duty who shall fail to pay the per capita tax as herein provided for, or who shall fail or refuse to work on the public roads after legal warning, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction shall be fined not less than one nor more than three dollars for each day in default.
Section 16. That where the license tax herein provided for has been paid on any vehicle and same is thereafter sold, exchanged, swapped, or otherwise traded during the tax year no additional license shall be required on said vehicle during the tax year.
Section 17. No person shall operate, or run a truck, wagon, or other vehicle on or along any public road in Dale County having thereon a load weighing more than five thousand pounds, except that trucks may carry a load on said roads equal to their rated load capacity plus twenty per cent thereof. But no load shall exceed ten thousand pounds.
Section 18. No person shall operate on said roads any four-wheel trailer attached to an automobile or truck and having thereon a load weighing more than two thousand pounds; provided that trailers having pneumatic rubber tires four inches in width or more may carry on said roads a load weighing not. more than three thousand pounds.
Section 19. No person shall operate on said roads any such trailer having only two wheels and having on the trailer and truck or automobile combined a load of more than the load allowed for the truck in Section 17 hereof, plus one-third of said amount additional; provided that no such trailer shall have a tire of less than four inches in width.
Section 20. No person shall operate or drive a wagon on any public road in Dale County which shall carry thereon a load of more than one thousand five hundred pounds for each inch of tire width with which such wagons are equipped, and that rate for a fraction of an inch; provided that wagons having eight wheels may carry fifty per cent more load than above provided for four wheel wagons.
Section 21. No person shall run or operate any truck or wagon or other vehicle except automobiles or other vehicles used for carrying mail and passengers only on or along any public road in Dale County on which a rain shall fall until after the expiration of twenty-four hours after such rain shall have ceased to fall, except as follows: Wagons may carry fifty per cent of the load allowed in Section 20 hereof; trucks may carry a load of not more than fifty per cent of their rated load capacity as defined and limited hereinabove; and four wheel trailers drawn by automobiles or trucks may carry a load on said roads of not more than fifty per cent of the load allowed to be carried by such trailers in Section 18 hereof; provided that two wheel trailers drawn by automobiles or trucks together with such automobile or truck, shall not carry more than one-half of the combined load allowed for such truck and trailer in Section 19 hereof.
Section 22. No person shall place, or cause to be placed any earth, rubbish, timber, brush, or other substance in, along or on the edge or banks of any ditch, sewer, gutter or other conveyance placed in or along any public road in Dale County for the purpose of draining said road, or carrying off surface or stream water, or otherwise to obstruct the flow of such water.
Section 23. No person shall load or unload, or permit to be loaded or unloaded with lumber or logs any truck, wagon or other vehicle while such truck, wagon or other vehicle is standing on the driveway of any public road in Dale County, but it shall be the duty of any such person to see that such truck, wagon or other vehicle is entirely removed from the driveway of any such road while being loaded or unloaded.
Section 24. No person shall place chains, commonly called "trace chains" or other chains of larger size than trace chains, upon the running surface of the wheel or tire of any truck or wagon or other vehicle while the same is being operated on any public road in Dale County.
Section 25. No person shall operate or run on any public road in Dale County any tractor or other vehicle having cleats or lugs on the running surface of any wheel thereof.
Section 26. No person shall lock any wheel of any wagon while the same is being drawn on or along any improved public road in Dale County.
Section 27. No person shall move or use over or on any improved road in Dale County any balance carts or two-wheel logging carts except when entirely empty.
Section 28. No person, firm or corporation shall knowingly do, cause or permit to be done by any servant or agent any act which is injurious to any public road in Dale County and inconsistent with the reasonable and ordinary use of said roads.
Section 29. Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of the foregoing laws and regulations shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction, unless otherwise provided for herein, shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars and also may be sentenced to hard labor for the county for not more than ninety days, either or both, and each violation shall constitute a separate offense.
Section 30. Be it further enacted that if any section item or provision herein enumerated shall be declared invalid or unconstitutional, it shall in no wise affect the remaining provisions of this Act.
Section 31. All laws or parts of laws, local or general, inconsistent or in conflict with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.
Approved September 26, 1923.
(H. 1010. Forman.
To divide Morgan County into five school districts and to provide for the
election of a Board of Education for Morgan County and to prescribe their term of office, power and duties and to provide that one member of said board shall be elected from each school district.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of Alabama:
Section 1. That Morgan County is hereby divided into five school districts to consist of the following. First district to be composed of what is now Decatur Precinct No. 1; New Decatur, Precinct No. 19; Flint, Precinct No. 13; Trinity Precinct No. 11; Lane's Precinct No. 2; Box 1 and 2; Austinville Precinct No. 23; Moulton Heights Precinct No. 25. Second district to be composed of what is now Danville Precinct No. 3; Oak Ridge Precinct No. 22; Shady Grove Precinct No. 16; Massey Precinct No. 4; Lacon Precinct No. 21; Third district to be composed of what is now Falkville Precinct No. 5; Hartselle Precinct No. 10. Box 1 and 2 ; Priceville Precinct No. 12. Fourth district to be composed of what is now Eva Precinct No. 17; Lawrence Cove Precinct No. 6; Gum Pond Precinct No. 24; Ryan's X Roads Precinct No. 18; Apple Grove Precinct No. 7; Florette Precinct No. 14: Fifth district to be composed of what is now Wolf, Precinct No. 15; Lacey's 'Springs Precinct No. 20; Valhermosa Precinct No. 8; Somerville Precinct No. 9; Box 1 and 2.
Sec. 2. That at the general election to be held in 1924, there shall be elected from each of the five school districts of Morgan County, Alabama, a member of the County Board of Education of Morgan County, Alabama; that the member elected from the first district shall be elected by the qualified electors of the first