This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 Excerpt: ... council is by law authorized to issue. Second--To appropriate moneys and to provide for the payment of the debts and expenses of the city. Third--To make regulations to prevent the introduction of contagious diseases into the city; to make quarantine laws for that purpose, and to enforce them within the city and within five miles thereof.: fourth--To make regulations to secure the general health and comfort of the inhabitants; to prevent, abate and remove nuisances, and punish the authors thereof by fines, penalties and imprisonment; to define and declare what shall be deemed nuisances, and authorize and direct the summary abatement thereof. Fifth--To provide the city with water; to make, regulate and establish public wells, pumps and cisterns by drains, hydrants and reservoirs in the streets within the city, or beyond the limits thereof, for the extinguishment of fire, and for the convenience of the inhabitants and manufacturing interests, and to prevent the unnecessary waste of water. Sixth---To have the exclusive control and power over the streets, highways and alleys of the city, and to abate and remove any obstruc tions and encroachments thereon; to open, alter, abolish, widen, extend, straighten, establish, regulate, grade, clean, or otherwise improve any street or alley anywhere within the city limits, and to put drains or sewers therein, and to prevent the encumbering thereof in any manner, and to protect the same from any encroachments or injury. Seventh--To establish, erect, construct, regulate and keep in repair bridges, culverts and sewers, sidewalks and crossings, and regulate the construction and use of the same, and to abate any obstruction or encroachment thereof. To establish, alter, change and straighten the channel of water courses and n...
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