Изображения страниц


power to tax, assess, and collect from the inhabitants thereof such tax, rent, or rates, for the use and benefit of water, used or supplied to them by such waterworks as the common council or board of trustees shall deem just or expedient, and all such water rates, taxes or rents shall be a lien upon the premises, or real estate upon or for which the same is used or supplied ; and such taxes, rents, or rates, shall be paid and collected and such lien enforced in such manner as the common council shall by ordinance direct and provide. The expense of locating, erecting and constructing reservoirs and hydrants for the purpose of fire protection, and the expense of constructing and laying water main pipes, or such parts thereof as may be just and lawful, may be assessed upon and collected from the property and real estate especially benefitted thereby, if any, in such manner as may be provided for the making of special assessments for other public improvements, in such cities, towns and villages. All income received Water fund. by such cities or villages from such waterworks, from the payment and collection of water taxes, rents, or rates or assessments shall be kept in a separate fund, and shall first be applied in the payment of running expenses—and interest on bonds or money borrowed and used in the erection and construction of such waworks; and should there be any surplus it shall be annually created into a sinking fund for the payment of water bonds or for the improvement of the works, as the common council or board of trustees may direct. As soon as a system of waterworks shall have been established by any city or village, under the provisions of this section, the mayor of such city, or the president of the board of trustees of such village shall nominats, and by, and with the advice and consent of the city council or board of trustees as the case may

[ocr errors]

be, shall appoint three persons who shall be known as Water commis- the Water Commissioners of such city or village, one sioners, appointment, du- of whom shall hold his office for the term of one year, ties, salary.

and one for the term of two years, and one for the term of three years, and respectively until their successors shall be appointed and qualified; and annually thereafter there shall be nominated and appointed in such city or village, one water commissioner who shall hold his office for the term of three years and until his successor shall be appointed and qualified, but any or all of said commissioners may at any time, for sufficient cause, be removed by a two-thirds vote of said city council or board of trustees; and vacancies occurring in the board of water commissioners, by death, resignation, removal from office as aforesaid, or removal from the city or village, may be filled in a manner hereinbefore provided for the appointment of such commissioners. Each of said commissioners shall, before he enters upon the discharge of his duties, execute a bond to such city or village in a sum to be fixed by the mayor and council or board of trustees, but not less than five thousand dollars ($5,000), conditioned for the faithful discharge of his duties, and signed by two or more good and sufficient securities, to be approved by the mayor and council or board of trustees; it shall be the duty of such board of water commissioners, subject to the supervision of the mayor and council or board of trustees, to have general management and control of the system of waterworks in their city or village, fixing the rates to be paid by the inhabitants thereof within such limits as may be prescribed by ordinance, for the use of water, water metres and hydrants; to collect all monies receivable by the city on account of said system of waterworks, and to faithfully account for and pay the same over to the treasurer of said city or village, taking his receipt therefor in duplicate, filing one of the same with the city or village clerk; to make a detailed report to the city council or board of trustees, at least once every six months, of the condition of said water system, of all the mains, pipes, hydrants, reservoirs and machinery, such improvements, repairs and extension thereof as they may think proper, and showing the amount of receipts and expenditures, on account thereof for the preceding six months; and no moneys shall be expended for im. provement, repair or extension of said waterworks or system, except upon recommendation of said water commissioners. Said water commissioners shall

perform such other duties as may be prescribed by ordinance. They shall each be paid a salary to be fixed by ordinance, not less than two nor more than four hundred (400) dollars per annum; and upon their written

; recommendation, the council or board of trustees shall employ such laborers and clerks as may to them seem necessary; and no member of the council or board of trustees shall be eligible to the office of water commissioner during the term for which he was elected.

Sixteenth.--To regulate the running at large of cat- Domestic tle, hogs, horses, mules, sheep, goats, dogs, and other animals, and to cause such as may be running at large to be impounded and sold to discharge the costs and penalties provided for the violation of such prohibitions, and the expense of impounding and keeping the same and of such sale.

Seventeenth.—To provide for the erection of all Pounds. needful pens and pounds within or without the city limits, and to appoint and compensate keepers thereof, and to establish and enforce rules governing the same.

Eighteenth.--To regulate the construction of, and Fire

animals. Fire limits.


[ocr errors]

Railways, depots, etc.

order the suppression and cleaning of fire places, chimneys, stoves, stovepipes, ovens, boilers, kettles, forges, or any apparatus used in any building, manufactory, or business, which may be dangerous in causing or promoting fires, and to prescribe limits within which no dangerous or obnoxious and offensive business may be carried on.

Nineteenth.—To prescribe and alter limits within which no building shall be constructed except of brick, stone, or other incombustible material with fire-proof roof, and after such limits are established no special permit shall be given for the erection of buildings of combustible material within said limits.

Twentieth.—To regulate levees, depots, depot grounds, and places for storing freights and goods, and to provide for and regulate the passage of railways through streets and public grounds of the city or village.

Twenty-first. To regulate the crossing of railway tracks, and to provide precautions and to prescribe rules regulating the same, and to regulate the running of railway engines, cars, or trucks, within the limits of said city or village, and to prescribe rules regulating thereto, and to govern the speed thereof, and to make any other and further provisions, rules and restrictions to prevent accidents at crossings and on the tracks of railways, and to prevent fires from engines.

Twenty-second.—To establish standard weights and measures, and regulate the weights and measures to be used in the city or village, and to regulate the weighing and measuring of every commodity sold in the city or village, in all cases not otherwise provided by law.

Twenty-third. - To provide for the inspection and weighing of hay, grain, and coal, the measuring of

[merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors]



wood and fuel to be used in the city or village, and to determine the place or places of the same, and to regulate and prescribe the place or places of exposing for sale hay, coal, and wood; to fix the fees and duties of persons authorized to perform the duties named in this subdivision.

Twenty-fourth.—To remove all obstruction from the Obstructions to side walks, curbstones, gutters, and cross-walks at the expense of the person placing them there, or of the city or village, and to require and regulate the planting and protection of shade trees in the streets, the building of bulkheads, cellars, and basement ways, stairways, railways, window and door ways, awnings, hitching posts and rails, lamp posts, awning posts, and all other structures projecting upon or over and adjoining, and all other excavations through and under the side walks in the said city or village.

Twenty-fifth.—To prevent and restrain riots, routs, Disorder. noises, disturbances, or disorderly assemblies; to regulate, punish and prevent the discharge of fire arms, rockets, powder, fire-works, or any other dangerous com- Firearms and bustible material in the streets, lots, grounds, alleys, or about or in the vicinity of any buildings; to regulate, prevent, and punish the carrying of concealed weapons; Concealed to arrest, regulate, punish, fine, or set at work on the streets or elsewhere, all vagrants and persons found Vagrants. without means of support or some legitimate business.

Twenty-sixth.--To prevent and remove all encroach-Obstructions. ments into and upon all sidewalks, streets, avenues, alleys, and other city or village property, and to punish and prevent all horse racing, fast driving or riding in Fast driving. the streets, highways, alleys, bridges, or places in the city or village, and all games, practices, or amusements Amusements. therein, likely to result in damage to any person or property; to regulate, prevent, or punish the riding,


« ПредыдущаяПродолжить »