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Twenty first. To regulate the crossing of railway and street-railway tracks, and provide precautions and prescribe rules regulating the same, and to regulate the running of street-railroads or cars and railway engines, cars and trucks within the limits of said city, and to prescribe rules relating thereto and govern the speed thereof, and to make any other and further provisions, rules and regulations to prevent accidents at crossings and on the tracks of railways, and to prevent fires from engines, and to require such railroad companies to erect viaducts over their railroad-tracks at the crossing of streets.
Twenty-second. To grant the right of way for the erection of telegraph, electric-light or telephone posts and wires along and upon any of the streets, alleys or ways of the city, and change, modify and regulate the same.
Twenty-third. To grant to any person or corporation the use of the streets, alleys and public grounds for the purpose of laying gas-, water- or steam-pipes, or conduits for electric light, to be used in furnishing or supplying such city and inhabitants, or any person or corporation, with gas, water, steam or hot air for heating purposes or light, and to grant permits or to make contracts with persons or associations to mine for coal, metals or stone within the corporate limits of such city, under such restrictions as shall protect public and private property and insure proper remuneration for such grants; provided, that no franchise, rights of way or privileges of any character whatever shall be granted by the mayor or council for a longer period than twenty years.
Twenty-fourth. To provide by ordinance for the punishment of all persons who may in any way wrongfully interfere with or obstruct, injure or destroy any railway-tracks, cars or engines, trucks, or loiter around or about the same, or injure any pipe or pipes, lampposte, lampe, hydrants, or any instrument or fixtures used in connection with the same, or who may unlawfully cause the waste of or appropriate any of the gas, water, steam or hot air conveyed by or through such pipe or pipes.
Twenty-fifth. To prevent or regulate the running at large of cattle, hogs, horses, mules, asses, fowls, sheep, goats, dogs, and all 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 regulations and the expense of impounding and keeping the same, and of such sale, and to regulate and provide for the taxing of owners and harborers of dogs, and to destroy dogs running at large contrary to any ordinance regulating the same.
Twenty-sixth. To provide for the erection of all needful pens, pounds and buildings for the use of the city, within and without the city limits, and to appoint and confirm keepers thereof, and to establish and enforce rules governing the same.
Twenty-seventh. To require and regulate the planting and protection of shade-trees in the streets and on the public grounds of the city, the building of bulkheads, cellar and basement ways, stairways, railings, windows and doorways, awnings, hitching posts and rails, lamp-posts, awning posts, and to regulate or prohibit awnings, awn. ing posts, and all other structures projeeting upon or over or adjoin. ing the street or sidewalk, and all excavations through and under the sidewalks of the city; provided, that no person or corporation that now has or may hereafter acquire the right to use the streets, avenues or alleys of the city for laying gas-, steam- or water-pipes, or conduits for the transmission of light, beat or power, or for any other purpose, make any excavation on any street, avenue or alley of said city that has been paved except in conformity to the regulations and rules established by the mayor and council by ordinance.
Twenty-eighth. To prohibit and suppress the tippling.shops, saloons, dram-shops, club-rooms; to restraio, prohibit and suppress slaughter-houses, houses of prostitution, disreputable houses, games and gambling houses, dance-houses, keno-rooms, desecration of the Sabbath day, and all kinds of indecency and other disorderly practices, disturbance of the peace, assault and battery, and petit larceny, and to provide for the punishment thereof.
Twenty-ninth. The council may prescribe rules for the weighing and measuring of every commodity sold in the city in all cases not otherwise provided for by law, and may provide for the inspection of grain, and weighing of hay, grain, and coal, the measuring of wood and fuel, and determine the place or places of the same, and regulate and prescribe the place or places of exposing for sale hay, coal, and wood, and fix the fees and duties of the persons authorized to perform the duties named in this section; and to provide for the inspection and condemnation of coal.oil, gasoline, naphtha, and all other inflammable and combustible oils, fluids or gases used for heating or lighting purposes, when the same shall not be of the quality and standard prescribed by the law or by ordinance.
Thirtieth. To provide for the government and regulation of markets, market-places, and meat-shops, and to collect a license tax therefrom, and determine the amount of license to be paid therefor.
Thirty-first. The mayor and council shall have the right to estabJish, alter and change the channels of streams and watercourses, and to bridge the same; provided, that any such improvement mentioned in this subdivision costing in the aggregate a sum greater than $2000 shall not be authorized until the ordinance providing therefor shall be submitted to and ratified by a majority of the legal voters of the city.
Thirty-second. To provide that any person desiring to subdivide any tract of land within the city limits shall submit a plat and map of such subdivision, and a correct abstract of title of the land platted, to the mayor and city council, to be approved by said mayor and council, before the same shall be filed in the office of the register of deeds of the county in which said land is located; provided, that the person or persons so desiring to subdivide his or their tract of land shall not, in the dedication of the streets and alleys or public grounds of said subdivisions for public use, reserve to themselves their heirs or assigos, the right to quarry or dig any rock, coal, or other mineral, or make any reservation whatever in any streets, alleys or public grounds.
Thirty-third. To make all needful police regulations necessary for the preservation, good order and peace of the city, and to prevent injury to or destruction or interference with public or private property.
Thirty-fourth. Each city shall constitute a separate road district; and the mayor and council are authorized and empowered to compel each male resident of said city between the ages of twenty-one and forty-five years to perform two days' labor of ten hours each on the streets, alleys or avenues of the said city, or, in lieu thereof, pay to the street commissioner the sum of three dollars. The city clerk shall make out and certify to the street commissioner and city treasurer, on or before the 1st day of April of each year, duplicate lists of persons registered by him as voters, between the ages of twenty-one and forty-five years, and the street commissioner shall collect the sum of three dollars from each person so certified by the clerk, or com pel each person to perform personally two days' labor on the streets, alleys or avenues of said city. The street commissioner shall, every forty-eight hours, turn over to the city treasurer all moneys collected by him during said time, together with a list of the persons from whom said money was collected, and shall, once every week, make out and deliver to the city treasurer a list of all persons who have performed their two days' labor on the streets. The city treasurer shall place the money collected by the street commissioner in the general improvement fund. All work or labor done under the provisions of this section shall be under the superintendence of the street commissioner. Each city shall have power to pass all ordinances, and to enforce the same by fine, imprisonment, or both, necessary to carry out fully the provisions of this section.
Thirty-fifth. To provide for the election of city officers, and prescribe the manner of conducting the same, and the returns thereof, and for deciding contested elections, in any manner not in conflict with the laws of the state.
Thirty-sixth. To provide for removing officers of the city for misconduct.
Thirty-seventh. To regulate the police of the city, and to impose fines, forfeitures and penalties for the breach of any ordinance, and to provide for the recovery and collection thereof, and, in default of payment, to provide for confinement in the city prison or to hard labor.
Thirty-eighth. To regulate and prescribe the duties, powers and compensation of all officers and servants of the city not herein pro. vided for.
Thirty-ninth. To require from all officers and agents bonds and security for the faithful performance of their duties, and to take and subscribe an oath of office.
Fortieth. To appropriate money and provide for the current expenses of the city; provided, that no indebtedness shall be incurred, or order or warrant or evidence of indebtedness of the city shall be drawn or issued on the treasurer in payment of any indebtedness to exceed the amount of funds on hand in the treasury at the time; and provided further, that every order or warrant drawn on the treasurer shall express on its face to whom issued and for what purpose allowed, and the same shall be payable to such person or bis order.
Forty-first. All expenditures of moneys, and for any purpose whatever, shall be in pursuance of a specific appropriation made by ordinance, and in no other manner.
Forty-second. To elect one of their own body, who shall be styled “president of the council," and who shall preside at all meetings of the council in the absence of the mayor, and, in the absence of the president of the council, select one of their own body to occupy the place temporarily, who shall be styled "acting president of the council”; and the president and acting president, when occupying the place of mayor, shall have the same power as the mayor, but who shall not exercise the rights, duties or privileges of a councilman while so acting as mayor; provided, that the acting mayor shall have no power to sign or execute contracts or approve or disapprove ordinances, except for the current expenses of the city for the preceding month.
Forty-third. To cause to be constructed all sidewalks, determine the material, plans and specifications of the same, and to levy and collect special taxes for the payment thereof.
Forty-fourth. To close and vacate any street or alley, or any portion thereof.
Sec. 5. Section 746 of the General Statutes of 1901 is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
At no time shall the levy of all city taxes of the current year for all purposes, exclusive of school, water-works, sewer and special improvement taxes, and a general tax for the paving or macadamizing of areas formed by the intersection of avenues, streets and alleys, exceed one per cent. of the taxable property of the city.
Sec. 6. Section 771 of the General Statutes of 1901 is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
The mayor and council of such city may grant any person, company or corporation the right to construct, maintain and operate water-works, and lay pipes within such city for the conveyance of water for the use of such city and its inhabitants, as well as to contract with any person, company or corporation to furnish water for such purposes, and may contract with or grant to any person, company or corporation the right to lay and maintain water-mains under, along, upon and across the streets and alleys and other public grounds of such city for the purpose of conveying water to any city in this state or any other state. And in case the mayor and council shall grant or shall have heretofore granted to any person, company or corporation the right to construct and maintain water-works for the use and benefit of the city, shall contract or have heretofore contracted with any person, company or corporation to furnish water for such purposes, the mayor and council shall have the power to levy annually on all the property of said city, taxable according to law, a tax in addition to other taxes, not to exceed one mill on the dollar in any one year for the purpose, and to pay said person, company or corporation in full for such year for water finished to such city.
Sec. 7. Section 901 of the General Statutes of 1901 is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
The mayor and council of any city coming within the provisions of this act are hereby empowered to levy an annual tax upon all property, not exceeding one-half of one mill on the dollar, to be used in the acquisition, improvement and maintenance of parks and parkways. The revenue thus provided shall be designated as the “park fund.".
Sec. 8. Section 912 of the General Statutes of 1901 is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
Any city of the first class having a population of over 30,000 is hereby authorized to issue the bonds of such city to an amount not exceeding one-half of one per cent. of the taxable property of said city, as determined by the assessment books of the preceding year, to aid any railroad corporation having a railroad constructed into or through such city in securing and paying for lands for additional terminal facilities and shops; such bonds to run not less than ten nor more than thirty years; to bear interest at not to exceed six per cent. per annum, payable semiannually.
Sec. 9. Section 919 of the General Statutes of 1901 is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
In cities of the first class having a population of over 40,000, the tax levy for general improvements shall not exceed two mills on the dollar, and a levy not exceeding one and one-fourth mills on the dollar shall be made each year to pay the cost of lighting the streets and other public places of such city by electricity or gas. All acts or parts of acts in conflict with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.
SEC. 10. Section 972 of the General Statutes of 1901 is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
The cities coming under the provisions of this act in their corporate capacities are authorized and empowered to enact ordinances for the following purposes, in addition to the other powers granted