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Special assessments, how made.
assessment of such improvement, petition the council or trustees to make the same, such improvements shall not be made until three-fourths of all the members of such council or trustees shall by vote assent to the making of the same.
Fifth. To repair sidewalks, and to assess the expense thereof on the property in front of which such repairs are made.
Sixth. To provide for the laying of temporary plank sidewalks upon the natural surface of the ground, without regard to grade, on streets not permanently improved, at a cost not exceeding fifty cents a lineal foot, and to provide for the assessment of the cost thereof on the property in front of which the same shall be levied.
Seventh.-Assessments made under the provisions of the last three preceding subdivisions of this section, shall be made and assessed in the following manner:
1. Such assessment shall be made by the council or board of trustees at a special meeting, by a resolution fixing the valuation of such lot assessed, taking into account the benefits derived or injuries sustained in consequence of such contemplated improvements, and the amounts charged against the same, which with the vote thereon by yeas and nays, shall be spread at length upon the minutes. Notice of the time of holding such meeting, and the purpose for which it is to be held, shall be published in some newspaper published or of general circulation in said city or village, at least four weeks before the same shall be held, or in lieu thereof, personal service may be had upon persons owning or occupying property to be assessed.
2. All such assessments shall be known as "special assessments for improvements," and shall be levied and collected as a separate tax in addition to the taxes for
6 Neb., 108. 7 Neb., 378.
3 Neb., 33.
general revenue purposes, to be placed on the tax roll for collection, subject to the same penalties and collected in like manner as other city or village taxes. Eighth. To raise revenue by levying and collecting Business a license tax on any occupation or business within the 5 Neb., 812; 512 limits of the city or village, and regulate the same by ordinance. All such taxes shall be uniform in respect to the classes upon which they are imposed; Provided however, That all scientific and literary lectures and entertainments shall be exempt from such taxation, as well also as concerts and other musical entertainments given exclusively by citizens of the city or village.
Ninth. To license, regulate and prohibit the selling Liquor license. or giving away of any intoxicating, malt, vinous, mixed, or fermented liquor, the license not to extend beyond the municipal year in which it shall be granted, and to determine the amount to be paid for such license; Provided, That the city council or board of trustees may grant permits to druggists for the sale of liquors for medicinal, mechanical, sacramental and chemical purposes only, subject to forfeiture, and under such restrictions and regulations as may be provided by ordinance; Provided further, That in granting licenses such corporate authorities shall comply with whatever general law of the state may be in force, relative to the granting of licenses.
Tenth. To impose a license tax of not less than Dog tax. three nor more than ten dollars upon the owners and harborers of dogs, and enforce the same by appropriate penalties, and to authorize the destruction of any dog, the owner or harborers of which shall refuse or neglect to pay such license tax; Provided, That no such license shall authorize the keeping, owning or harboring of more than one dog.
Eleventh.-To appoint judges and clerks of all Elections.
General ordinances. 4 Neb., 103. 6 Neb., 13.
Regulation of officers.
Gas works. 9 Neb., 340.
elections, and prescribe the manner of conducting the same, and the return thereof, and for holding special elections for any purpose provided by law.
Twelfth. To make all such ordinances, by-laws, rules, regulations, resolutions, not inconsistent with the laws of the state, as may be expedient, in addition to the special powers in this chapter granted, maintaining the peace, good government, and welfare of the corporation and its trade, commerce, and manufactories, and to enforce all ordinances by inflicting fines or penalties for breach thereof, not exceeding one hundred dollars for any one effense, recoverable with costs, and in default of payment to provide for confinement in prison or jail, and at hard labor upon the streets or elsewhere, for the benefit of the city or village.
Thirteenth. To regulate and prescribe the powers and duties, and compensation of officers not herein provided for, and to require from all officers and servants elected or appointed, bond and security for the faithful performance of their duty.
Fourteenth. To make contracts with and authorize any person, company or associations, to erect gas works, and give such persons, company or associations, the exclusive privilege of furnishing gas to light the streets, lanes, and alleys, for any length of time not exceeding twenty-one years.
Fifteenth. To establish, alter, and change the channels of watercourses, and to wall them and cover them over; to establish, make, and regulate wells, cisterns windmills, aqueducts, and reservoirs of water, and to provide for filling the same.
2. To make contracts with and authorize any person, company or corporation, to erect and maintain a system of waterworks and water supply, and to give such contractors the exclusive privilege, for a term not
exceeding twenty-five years, to lay down in the streets. and alleys of said city, water mains and supply pipes, and to furnish water to such city or village, and the residents thereof, and under such regulations as to price, supply, rent of water meters, as the council or board of trustees may from time to time prescribe by ordinance for the protection of the city,village,or people. The right to supervise and control such corporation, as above provided, shall not be waived or set aside.
3. To provide for the purchase of steam engines, Same contract and for a supply of water for the purpose of fire protection and public use, and for the use of the inhabitants of such cities and villages, by the erection, construction and maintaining of a system of waterworks. Provided, That all contracts for the erection or construction of any such work or any part thereof, shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder therefor, upon not less than twenty days public notice of the terms and conditions upon which the contract is to be let, having been given by publication in a newspaper published in such city or village; and if no newspaper is published therein, then in some newspaper published in the county; Provided further, that no member of the city council or board of trustees, or mayor, shall be directly or indirectly interested in such contract; and in all cases the council or board of trustees, as the case may be, shall have the right to reject any and all bids that may not be satisfactory to them. Such cities or villages may borrow money, or issue bonds for the purpose, and levy and collect a general tax in the same manner as other municipal taxes may be levied and collected, for the purchase of steam engines, and for the erection, construction and maintenance of such waterworks to an amount not exceeding three mills on the dollar in any one year on all property within such city
Location of waterworks.
or village as shown and valued upon the assessment