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Interest and sale of bonds.

to the city of the right to purchase such waterworks at any time after the lapse of ten years from the date of the contract, upon payment to such individuals or corporation of an amount to be determined from the contract, not exceeding the cost of construction of such waterworks; in other respects such contract may be upon such terms as may be agreed upon by a two-thirds vote of the mayor and council, entered upon the minProvided, That no such contract shall be made unless thereunto authorized by a majority vote of the legal voters of said city, at a special election called for such purpose.

SEC. 70. No bonds issued by the city for any purpose shall draw interest at a greater rate than six per cent per annum, nor sold for less than par or face value. Redemption of SEC. 71. All bonds issued by the mayor and council shall be redeemable at the option of the city at any time after five years from their date.


Water commissioner, bond

Duties of water commissioner.

SEC. 72. Before the mayor and council shall enter upon the construction of any system of waterworks, a water commissioner shall be appointed, who shall give bonds in not less than the sum of five thousand dollars.

SEC. 73. Such water commissioner, under the direction and supervision of the mayor and council, shall have general management and control of such system of waterworks, and of the erection and construction of the same, fixing the rates within such limits as may be prescribed by ordinance, to be paid by the inhabitants of the city for the use of water, water-meters, and hydrants. It shall be his duty to collect all moneys receivable, by the city on account of said system of waterworks, and to faithfully account for the same and pay the same over to the treasurer, taking his receipts therefor in duplicate and filing one of the same with th

city clerk; to make a detailed report to the council at least once in six months of the condition of said water system, and of all mains, pipes, hydrants, reservoirs, and machinery, and recommending such improvements, repairs, and extensions thereof as he may think proper and showing the amount of the receipts and expenditures thereof for the preceding six months, and no money shall be expended upon or for the erection, construction, improvement, or extension of said system of water works except upon the written recommendation of such water commissioner, nor shall any bill or claim for any work or material done or furnished for said system of waterworks be paid or allowed in whole or in part, except as the same shall have been first audited and allowed by said water commissioner. Said water, commissioner shall perform such other duties as may be required of him by ordinance, and upon his recommendation the mayor and council may employ such laborers and clerks as to them may appear necessary.

SEC. 74. No member of the council or the mayor Eligible. shall be eligible to the office of water commissioner during the term for which he shall be elected.

sewer bonds.

SEC. 75. When any bonds shall have been issued water and by the city for the purpose of constructing or aiding in the construction of a system of waterworks or system of sewerage, there shall thereafter be levied annually upon all the taxable property of said city a tax of not less than one mill nor more than two mills for every twenty thousand dollars of bonds so issued, which shall· be known as the waterworks tax, or sewerage tax, as the case may be, and shall be payable only in money. The proceeds of such tax, together with all income received by the city from the waterworks and from the payment and collection of water rent, taxes, and rates or assessments, and shall first be applied to the payment

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Liquor license, 11 Neb., 371.

of the current expenses of waterworks and interest on money borrowed and bonds issued for their construction, and the surplus, if any, shall be retained as a sinking fund for the payment of such loan or bonds at maturity.

SEC. 76. The mayor and council may by ordinance provide for the registration of voters and prescribe their powers and duties, and may prohibit persons from voting at any or all city elections who shall not have first complied with such regulations and have been registered as required by such ordinance. Such ordinance or ordinances may be repealed, re-enacted and amended, from time to time, as in other cases.

SEC. 77. The mayor and council may by ordinance license, restrain, regulate, or prohibit the selling or giving away of malt, spirituous, or vinous mixed or fermented intoxicating liquors, the license not to extend beyond the municipal year for which it shall be granted, and to determine the amount to be paid for such license not less than the minimum sum required by any general law upon the subject. Provided, That special permits may be granted to druggists for the sale of liquors for medicinal and mechanical purposes. And provided further, That all such licenses except druggists, shall be required to give bonds in all respects, and they and their sureties shall be liable on such bonds in all respects, as in case of persons to whom licenses for the sale of intoxicating liquors are or may be granted by 'county boards, and all the restrictions, regulations, forfeitures, and penalties provided by law, respecting the sale of liquors by persons licensed therefor by the county boards, shall apply to and govern persons, except druggists, licensed by virtue of this section, and any person selling or giving away in said city any liquor of the description mentioned in this section,

without first having complied with such regulations, and procured a license or permit therefor, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not more than one hundred dollars for each offense, and be committed to the city jail until such fines and costs are paid. Provided, That any permits issued to a druggist may be revoked by the council at pleasure. And further, That any license issued by the mayor and council for any purpose mentioned in this section may be revoked by the mayor and council upon conviction of the licensee of any violation of any law, ordinance or regulation pertaining to the sale of such liquors.

tax collector.

SEC. 78. When any city personalty tax shall have Delinquent been delinquent for the term of six months or longer, the mayor or council may, if they see fit, appoint one or more delinquent tax collectors, who shall serve during the pleasure of the mayor and council, and shall have the same powers and receive the same compensation for the collection of such taxes as the county treasurer would have had or done in case such appointment had not been made. All taxes received by such collectors shall be paid over to the county treasurer at least once every week, and the county treasurer shall be entitled to no compensation in relation to moneys so collected; but such appointment shall not deprive the county treasurer of any of his powers or duties, or relieve him of any obligation with respect to the collection of such delinquent taxes as shall not be in fact collected by such collectors. The mayor and council may by a three-fourths vote increase the compensation of such delinquent tax collectors to an amount not exceeding ten per cent of any tax or taxes collected by him or them. The county treasurer shall, whenever required by a vote of the city council, make and fur

Sinking fund.

Printers' fees.

Special engineer.

Police judge jurisdiction.

nish to them a detailed statement of all delinquent city taxes appearing upon any of the records of his office.

SEC. 79. All taxes levied for the purpose of raising money to pay the interest or to create a sinking fund for the payment of the principal of any funded or bonded debt of the city, shall be payable in money only, and except as otherwise expressly provided, no moneys so obtained shall be used for any other purpose than the payment of the interest or debt for the payment of which they shall have been raised. Provided, That such sinking fund may, under the direction of the mayor and council, be invested in any of the under-due bonds issued by the city, provided they can be procured by the treasurer at such rate or premium as shall be prescribed by ordinance, And provided further, That any due or over-due bond or coupon shall be a sufficient warrant or order for the payment of the same by the treasurer out of any fund specifically created for that purpose, without any further order or allowance by the mayor or council..

SEC. 80. The mayor and council shall not allow or pay for the printing of any notice, advertisement, or publication in any newspaper any greater sum or rate than twenty-five cents per square of unleaded nonpareil type.

SEC. 81. The mayor and council may, whenever they deem it expedient, employ a special engineer to make or assist in making any particular estimate or estimates, survey or surveys; and any estimate or survey made by such special engineer shall have the same validity, and serve in all respects as though the same had been made by the city engineer.

SEC. 82. The police judge shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear and determine all offenses against the ordinances of the city, and concurrent and co-extensive

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