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Fixing of salaries.
Delivery of bonds § 16. If any person, having been an officer in said city,
shall not, within ten days after notification and request, deliver to his successor in office all property, papers, and effects of every description in his possession belonging to said city, or appertaining to the office he held, he shall forfeit and pay for the use of the city, one hundred dollars, besides all damages caused by his neglect or refusal so to deliver. And such successor shall, and may recover possession of the books, papers and property appertaining to his office, in the manner prescribed by the laws of this State.
§ 17. All persons elected or appointed to any office under this act may be commissioned by warrant under the corporate seal, signed by the mayor or presiding officer of the common council, and clerk.
§ 18. The common council may by ordinance, establish salaries, as a fixed compensation for all officers of said city whose salaries are not named herein, and may provide for their removal from office, in case they receive or retain other or greater fees than so paid or fixed by the corporation for
their services. Fees belonging to § 19. All fees, perquisites and emoluments of office
whatever, by way of compensation for the performance of any official duty or duties, are hereby expressly prohibited to be retained by any officer whose compensation is provided to be paid by a salary, to be fixed by the common council under this act; and all fees, perquisites and emoluments whatever, received or paid, or payable, to any officer, justice of the peace, mayor, clerk, attorney, collector, treasurer, commissioner of public works, comptroller, or other person, whose compensation is to be so paid by a fixed salary, shall belong to, and be paid by such person or persons, into the treasury of said city, the same as all other revenues belonging thereto; and any violation of this provision shall subject the offender to removal from his office, and the amount received by him shall be recoverable by action of debt or
assumpsit, in favor of said city. Payments of sala- $ 20. All salaries shall be payable monthly or quarterly
out of the appropriate fund, voted by the common council to pay the same, upon the warrant of the comptroller, as in other cases.
§ 21. The common council shall have power to pay to the recorder of the city of Chicago, such compensation from time to time as said council may deem proper, in addition to the salary prescribed by law.
$ 22. No member of the board of guardians of the reform diansand Others school, or of the board of education, shall receive any com
pensation for any services he may perform, nor shall any teacher, agent or employee of either board, sell, dispose of, or be interested in any articles purchased, or work done, for the school or schools. Nor shall he be interested in any contract, loan, or anything else whereby he may receive any
commission, interest, or other profits from the fund appropriated to the reform school or public schools, under the penalty of having his office immediately declared vacant by the common council.
CHAPTER IV. THE COMMON COUNCIL : ITS GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES. § 1. The mayor
and aldermen shall constitute the com- Meetings of the mon council of said city. The common council shall meet at such times and places as they shall by resolution direct. The mayor, when present, shall preside at all meetings of the common council, and shall have only a casting vote. In his absence any one of the alderen may be appointed to preside. A majority of the persons elected as aldermen shall constitute a quorum.
§ 2. No member of the common council shall, during Compensation, the period for which he was elected receive any compensation for his services, or be appointed to, or be competent to hold, any office of which the emoluments are paid from the city treasury, or paid by fees directed to be paid by any act or ordinance of the common council, or be directly or indirectly interested in any contract, the expenses or consideration whereof are to be paid under any ordinance of the common council.
§ 3. The common council shall hold stated meetings, Stated and espeand the mayor or any two aldermen may call special meetings by notice to each of the members of said council, served personally, or left at his usual place of abode. Petitions and remonstrances may be presented to the common council, and the council shall determine the rules of its own proceedings, and be the judge of the election and qualifications of its own members, and have power to compel the attendance of absent members.
§ 4. All ordinances, petitions and communications to Order of business the common council shall, unless by unanimous consent, be referred to appropriate committees, and only acted on by the council at a subsequent meeting on the report of the committee having the same in charge. Any report of a committee of the council may be deferred to the next regular meeting of the same, and the publication of said report in the corporation newspaper required, by request of any two aldermen present.
§ 5. No vote of the common council shall be reconsidered or rescinded at a special meeting unless at such special meeting there be present as large a number of aldermen as were present when such vote was taken.
$ 6. The common council shall have power to require oficial reports. from any officer of said city, at any time, a report in detail of the transactions in his office, or of any other matter by said council deemed necessary.
General powers of the council.
Appropriations. § 7. Upon the passage of all orders, ordinances or reso
lutions appropriating money, imposing taxes, or authorizing the borrowing of money, the yeas and nays shall be entered on the record of the common council, and a majority of the votes of all the aldermen entitled to seats in the board shall be necessary to their passage.
$ 8. The common council shall have, subject to the provisions hereinafter contained, the general management and control of the finances, and all the property, real, personal and mixed, belonging to the corporation, and shall likewise have power within the jurisdiction of the city, by ordi
First. To lease the wharfing privileges of the river, at the ends of streets, upon such terms and conditions as may be usual in the leasing of other real estate, reserving such rents as may be agreed upon, and employing such remedies in case of non-performance of any covenants in such lease, as are given by law in other cases. But no buildings shall be erected thereon; nor shall a lease for a longer period than three years at any time be executed; and the owner or owners of the adjoining lot or lots shall, in all cases, have the preference in leasing such property; and a free passage over the same for all persons with their baggage shall be reserved in such lease: Provided, nothing in this section shall be so construed as to impair or prejudice, any rights which
any person may have acquired by the acceptance of any proposition heretofore made by said city respecting the wharfing privileges.
Second. To remove and prevent all obstructions in the waters which are public highways in said city, and to widen, straighten, and deepen the same.
Third. To prevent and punish forestalling and regrating and to prevent and restain every kind of fraudulent device
and practice. Gaming. Fourth. To restrain and prohibit, all descriptions of
gaming and fraudulent devices, and all playing of dice,
cards and other games of chance, with or without betting. Liquor selling Fifth. To regulate the selling, or giving away of any ar
dent spirits by any shop keeper, trader or grocer, to be drunk in any shop, store or grocery, outhouse, yard, garden, or other place within the city.
Sixth," To forbid the selling or giving away, of ardent spirits or other intoxicating liquors, to any child, apprentice or servant without the consent of his or her parent, guardian, master or mistress.
Seventh. To license, regulate and restrain, tavern keepers, grocers and keepers of ordinaries or victualing or other houses or places, for the selling or giving away, wines and
other liquors, whether ardent, vinous or fermented. tables, Eighth. To license, tax, regulate, suppress and prohibit,
billiard tables, pin alleys, nine or ten pin alleys, and ball alleys.
Obstructions to navigation,
Ninth. To license, regulate and suppress, hackmen, dray- Hackmen, men, carters, porters, omnibus drivers, cabmen, carmen, and all others, whether in the permanent employment of any individual, firm, or corporation, or otherwise, who may pursue like occupations with or without vehicles, and prescribe their compensation.
Tenth. To tax, license and regulate, auctioneers, distil- Auctioneers. lers, brewers, and pawn-brokers, and all keepers or proprietors of junk shops and places for the sale or purchase of second-hand goods, wares, or merchandise.
Eleventh. ”To license, tax, regulate and suppress, hawkers and pedlars.
Twelfth. To regulate, license, suppress and prohibit, all shows. exhibitions of common showmen, shows of every kind, concerts or other musical entertainments, by itinerant persons or companies, exhibitions of natural or artificial curiosities, caravans, circuses, theatrical performances, and all other exhibitions and amusements.
Thirteenth. To authorize the mayor, or other proper officer of the city, to grant and issue licenses, and direct the manner of issuing and registering thereof, and the fees to be paid therefor: Provided, that no license shall be granted for more than one year: and that not more than five hundred dollars, shall be required to be paid for any license under this act, and the fee for issuing the same shall not exceed one dollar, but no license for the sale of wines or other liquors, ardent, vinous or fermented, at wholesale or retail, or by innkeepers or others, as aforesaid, shall be less than fifty dollars. "Bond may be taken on the granting of license for the due observance of the ordinances or regulations of the common council.
Fourteenth. To prevent any riot, or noise, disturbance or disorderly assemblage.
Fifteenth. To suppress and restrain disorderly houses Disorderly houses and groceries, and houses of ill fame, and to authorize the destruction and demolition of all instruments and devices used for the purpose of gaming.
Sixteenth. To compel the owner or occupant of any grocery, cellar, tallow chandler shop, soap factory, tannery, stable, barn, privy, sewer, or other unwholesome, nauseous house or place, to cleanse, remove or abate the same, from time time, as often as may be necessary for the health, comfort and convenience of the inhabitants of said city.
Seventeenth. To direct the location and management of, Breweries, &c. and regulate and license breweries, tanneries and packing houses, and to direct the location, management and construction of, and regulate, license, restrain, abate, and prohibit, within the city, and the distance of four miles therefrom, distilleries, slaughtering establishments, establishments for steaming or rendering lard, tallow, offal and such other substances as can or may be rendered; and all establish
ments or places where any nauseous, offensive or unwholesome business may be carried on: Provided, that for the purposes of this section the Chicago river and its branches, to their respective sources and the land adjacent thereto, or within one hundred rods thereof, shall be deemed to be within the jurisdiction of the city.
Eighteenth. To establish and regulate markets and other public buildings, and provide for their erection and determine their location.
Nineteenth. To regulate, and license or prohibit butchers, and to revoke their licenses, for malconduct in the course of trade, and to regulate, license, and restrain the sale of fresh meats and vegetables in the city, and restain and punish the forestalling of poultry, fruit and eggs.
Twentieth. To direct and prohibit the location and management of houses for the storing of gun powder, or other combustible and dangerous materials within the city.
Twenty-first. To regulate the keeping and conveying of gun powder and other combustible and dangerous materials, and the use of candles and lights in barns, stables and outhouses.
Twenty-second. To prevent horse racing, immoderate riding or driving in the streets, and to authorize persons immoderately riding, or driving, as aforesaid, to be stopped by any person; and to punish or prohibit the abuse of animals ; to compel persons to fasten their horses, oxen, or other animals, attached to vehicles, or otherwise, while standing or remaining in the street.
Twenty-third. To prevent the encumbering of the streets, side walks, lanes, alleys, public grounds, wharves and docks, with carriages, carts, sleighs, sleds, wheelbarrows, boxes, lumber, timber, fire wood, posts, awnings, signs, or any substance or material whatever.
Twenty-fourth. To regulate and determine the times and places of bathing and swimming in the canals, rivers, harbor or other waters, in and adjoining said city, and to prevent any obscene or indecent exhibition, exposure or conduct.
Twenty-fifth. To restrain and punish vagrants, mendicants, street beggars, and prostitutes.
Twenty-sixth. To restrain, and regulate, or prohibit the running at large of cattle, horses, mules, swine, sheep, goats, and geese, and to authorize the distraining, impounding, and sale of the same for the penalty incurred, and the cost of the proceedings; and also to impose penalties on the owners of any such animals, for a violation of any ordinances in relation thereto.
Twenty-seventh. To prevent and regulate the running at large of dogs, to tax, and to authorize the destruction of the same when at large contrary to the ordinance.