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[ Act No. 3261, December 07, 1925 ]

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS TWENTY-ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY, TWENTY-ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-ONE, TWENTY-ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-FOUR, AND TWENTY-TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF NINETEEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN

Be it enacted by  the  Senate and  House of Representatives of the Philippines in Legislature assembled and by the authority of  the same:

SECTION 1. Section twenty-one hundred  and seventy of the Administrative Code of nineteen hundred and seventeen is hereby amended to  read as follows:

"SEC. 2170.  Classification of municipalities—Number of councilors.—Municipalities are divided into five classes,  according to their receipts, as follows: Municipalities of the first class shall be those the annual receipts of which averaged fifty thousand  pesos or more during the  last three years, and shall have eight councilors; of the second class, those  the annual receipts  of  which averaged thirty thousand pesos  or  more, but  less than fifty thousand pesos, during the last three  years, and shall have eight councilors; of the third class, those the annual receipts of which averaged fifteen thousand pesos or more, but less than thirty thousand pesos, during the last three years, and shall have six councilors;  of the fourth class, those the annual receipts of which averaged five thousand pesos or more,  but less than fifteen thousand pesos,  during the last three years, and shall  have six  councilors; of the  fifth  class, those the annual receipts of which averaged less than  five thousand pesos during the last  three years, and shall have four councilors :  Provided, That the councilors elected at  the  last general election in each municipality shall continue to hold office during the term for which  they were elected, and the reduction or increase of the  number of councilors in  accordance with the classification of municipalities prescribed in this  Act shall take effect beginning  with the general election of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight."

SEC. 2. Section twenty-one hundred and seventy-one of the Administrative Code of nineteen hundred and seventeen is  hereby amended to read as follows:

"SEC. 2171.  Change of amount of receipts as affecting classification of municipalities.—Beginning with the year nineteen hundred and twenty-five, and for each period of three consecutive years after  said  date, the Secretary of the Interior shall order the classification of the municipalities readjusted in accordance with the rules established in the last preceding section."

SEC. 3. Section twenty-one hundred and eighty-four of the Administrative Code of nineteen hundred and seventeen is hereby amended to read as follows:

"SEC.  2184. Maximum limit of salaries.—Except as otherwise specially provided, the annual salaries of municipal officers shall not exceed the amounts herein-below fixed:

"In municipalities  of the  first class: for the president, two thousand pesos; for the municipal  secretary, twelve hundred  pesos;  and for the municipal treasurer, eighteen hundred  pesos, of which twelve hundred pesos shall be payable out  of municipal funds, in his capacity as municipal treasurer, and six hundred pesos out of provincial funds, in his capacity as deputy of the provincial treasurer.

"In municipalities of the second class: for the president, sixteen hundred and eighty  pesos;  for the  municipal secretary, nine hundred and sixty pesos; and for the municipal treasurer, thirteen hundred and eighty pesos, of which nine hundred and twenty pesos shall be  payable out of municipal funds,  in  his capacity as  municipal treasurer, and four hundred and sixty  pesos out1 of provincial funds, in his capacity as deputy of the provincial treasurer.

"In municipalities of the third class: for the president, twelve hundred and sixty pesos; for the municipal secretary, seven hundred and twenty pesos; and for the municipal treasurer, one thousand and  eighty  pesos, of which seven hundred and twenty pesos shall  be payable out of municipal funds,  in  his capacity as  municipal treasurer, and three hundred and sixty pesos  out of provincial funds, in his capacity as deputy of the provincial treasurer.

"In municipalities of the fourth class: for the president, nine hundred and sixty pesos; for the municipal secretary, six hundred pesos; and for  the municipal treasurer, nine hundred  pesos, of which six hundred pesos shall be payable out of municipal funds, in  his capacity as municipal treasurer,  and three hundred pesos out of provincial funds, in his capacity as deputy of the provincial treasurer.

"In municipalities of the fifth class: for the president, six hundred pesos; for the municipal secretary, three hundred and sixty pesos; and for the municipal treasurer, five hundred  and forty pesos, of which three hundred and sixty pesos shall be  payable out of municipal funds, in his capacity as municipal treasurer,  and one  hundred  and eighty pesos out of  provincial funds, in  his  capacity as  deputy of the provincial treasurer.

"From the decisions of the provincial board with regard to salaries and per diems of municipal officers, the municipal officer or' council  concerned  or any  member  of  the provincial board  having expressed his disconformity when the resolution  objected to was passed, may appeal,  and such appeal shall, within ten days after its receipt by the provincial board,  be forwarded to the  Chief of the Executive Bureau, whose decision shall be final."

SEC. 4. Section  twenty-two hundred and twenty of the Administrative Code of nineteen hundred and seventeen  is hereby amended to read as follows:

"SEC. 2220. Regular and special meetings of council.— The municipal council  shall prescribe the time and place of holding its meetings.   Regular meetings  shall be held once in every two weeks and special meetings, not to exceed twenty-four annually,  may  be held whenever there is real necessity for them.  Any meeting, regular or special, may, in ease the amount of  business shall require, be adjourned iron: day to day until  the business is completed.

"The president,  or any two members of the council, may call a special meeting by giving written notice of it to each member of the council, which notice shall be served personally or left at his usual place of abode."

SEC. 5. All Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.

SEC. 6. This Act shall take effect on January first, nineteen hundred and twenty-six.

Approved.  December 7, 1925.

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