When the removal of a poor person from the place of his domicile or where he is found
to the place of his settlement in the same county is lawful and necessary, it shall
be made by means of a written notice signed by the director of welfare of the county
to the governing body having jurisdiction in the place to which such person is to
be removed, that on a day certain, not less than ten nor more than twelve days after
the date and mailing of the notice, an order will be made by the director of welfare
that the poor person be removed to the place of his settlement, stating the reasons
therefor, the place of his settlement or the place where he became poor prior to his
becoming an inhabitant of the municipality from whence he is to be removed.
On the day named in the notice, the order for removal shall be made by the director
of welfare of the county, and thereafter the poor person shall forthwith be removed
by the director of welfare to the place indicated in the notice upon the making of
an order that the poor person has no settlement in the municipality in which he is
a resident or is found, and has a settlement or became poor in the other municipality
in the same county prior to his becoming a resident and inhabitant or being found
in the municipality from whence he is to be removed, unless within ten days after
the mailing of the written notice the governing body to whom it shall have been mailed
shall proceed to contest the allegation of the settlement of the poor person or of
the right to remove him to the municipality in which it has jurisdiction.
The contest shall be made by notice to the director of welfare giving the original
notice, fixing a time and place when the governing body shall apply to the Superior
Court, when and where the court shall hear and determine the controversy, which time
and place shall not be less than ten or more than thirty days from the time of giving
the original notice thereof.
On failure to resist the removal by the receiving municipality the receiving municipality
may not contest receiving the poor person, and he shall be removed by the county welfare
director at the cost and expense of the municipality from which he is removed, out
of the appropriation made by the municipality for the relief of the temporary or outdoor
poor of the municipality, but for good cause shown for the failure to contest the
removal the receiving municipality may, within thirty days after the receipt of the
poor person in its municipality, apply to the Superior Court to review the proceeding
and to make such revised order and disposition for the care and relief of the poor
person and his removal, if lawful, as may be proper and necessary.
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