Charles G. Allen, Austin G. Wheelock, Joseph F. Gay-lord, Helen A. Goddard, Caroline W. Woods, Alice M. Hathorne, Lucy Rice, James O. Cook, Frank A. Rich, Asahel N. Elliott, Minerva A. Bailey, LouiseGorhani Wilder, Elihu L. Sawyer, William H. Whiting, Alexander G. Williams, Edward Flynn, Sylvester Both well, Isabel Chase Shattuck, Marianne Russell Bartholomew,George P. King, Alberto P. Clark,
E. Allen, Benery Ford, Mary G. Woods, J. Allen Rice, EstesHawes, Charles H.
, Elizabeth L. Pierce, Nellie M. Conant, Clara Maria Rice, Harding Jenkins,T. Hanson White, J. Frank Barrett, Anna B. Comee, Mary Bates Atwood, Charles N.
, TimothyH. Spooner, George E. Bates, James Crane, John L. Smith, Mary L. Cook, Alice C. Follansby, Benjamin F.Brooks, William C. Peck, Edwin J. Ames, Mary J. Rogers, Jennie R. E. Johnson, Charles S. Root, HenryW. Harwood, James N. Heald, Charles E. Haven, Ann J.
P. Smith, LizzieIngersoll, Herbert A. Knight, Alfred Holden, F. Eugene Williams, Annie M. Barry, Mabel Adams Munroe, P. Mirick Harwood, Justin F. Rice, Thomas P. Blakely, Abner R. Mott, Marshall H.
,Thomas B. May, AVilliam F. Tay, James B. Taylor, James A. Rice, Ernest E. Rice and their associates andsuccessors, are hereby made a corporation by the name of the
Barre Village Improvement Society
for the purpose of constructing, repairing and maintaining sidewalks and crossingsin the public streets, planting and protecting shade trees by the roadsides, ornamenting and caring for public grounds and parks in the town of Barre, under the direction and subject to theapproval of the selectmen
of said town, with power to hold, maintain, improve and ornament any park, grove, or other lands in said town of which said corporation may become possessed, by purchase, gift or otherwise. Also to preserve natural scenery, curiosities and places of historic interest in said town; withall the powers and privileges and subject to all the duties, restrictions and liabilities set forth in all general laws which are now or may hereafter be in force, applicable to such corporations and notinconsistent with this act.
. Said corporation shall consist of
not less than forty members
, three fourths at least of whichnumber shall be residents of the town of Barre.
. The management and control of the property and affairs of said corporation, subject to its by-laws, shall be vested in a board of
, who shall be elected, four each year, for the term of three years : provided, however, that at the first election four trustees shall be elected for one year, four for two years and four for three years. Said trustees shall elect annually from their number a president,treasurer and clerk, who shall serve until their successors are elected and qualified. The treasurer shall give such bonds as the trustees direct. In the case of a vacancy on the board of trustees from any causesuch vacancy may be filled at any regular or special meeting of the corporation; and in case of vacancy inthe offices of president, treasurer or clerk, said vacancy may be filled at any regular meeting of the trusteesor at any special meeting, if notice of said election shall have been given. In the choice of members of thecorporation and the board of trustees, or the above-named officers, no distinction shall be made on accountof sex.
. Said corporation may adopt such by-laws as it deems best for carrying out the purposes of itsorganization, and said board of trustees may make such by-laws for their government as they see fit: provided, however, that such by-laws contain nothing inconsistent with the provisions of law or this act.
Said corporation may obtain by purchase, gift or otherwise, lands in the town of Barre not exceeding one hundred acres
in extent, and may hold, develop and administer the same for park and pleasure purposes, the public to have free access to said lands and parks, under reasonableregulations to be approved by the selectmen of said town.
. Said corporation may receive and hold for the purposes aforesaid any grants, donations or bequests, under such conditions and rules as may be prescribed in such grants, donations and bequests, if not inconsistent with the provisions of law or this act; and in the absence of conditions attached to any grants, donations or bequests all funds thus received shall be held in trust, the income only to be expended for the general purposes of the corporation as before mentioned; and such grants, donations or bequests,