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Appropriation, how made.

published or printed by authority of the city council, shall be read and received in all courts and places without further proof.

SEC. 125. At the first meeting of the council in each month the mayor and council shall provide by ordinance for the payment of all liabilities of the city incurred during the preceding month, or any time prior thereto. No moneys shall be expended or payment made by the city except in pursuance of a specific appropriation made for that purpose by ordinance, and no liability shall be incurred, debt created, or contract involving the expenditure of money approved by the city council, except by a majority of the entire council, upon call of the yeas and nays, and the record of the council proceedings shall show how each member voted, and any councilman voting to incur any liability or to create any debt in excess of the amount limited or authorized by law; or if the mayor shall approve any ordinance or contract involving the expenditure of money in excess of the amount limited or authorized by law, such officer shall thereby render his bond liable for such unlawful


Bame, veto by mayor.

Sec. 126. Any ordinance appropriating moneys shall be subject to the veto of the mayor, and the mayor may veto any single item in any such ordinance, and if such item be not passed over his veto, such item shall be stricken out, and shall not be paid by the city.

Sec. 127. Every resolution adopted or contract approved by the city council appropriating or in

Presentation of ordinances for approval of mayor,

return with objections in

volving the expenditure of money, and every ordi

, nance passed by the city council, shall, within forty-eight hours after the action of the city council, be presented to the mayor for his approval, and he shall have at least three days thereafter for the consideration thereof.

If he approve the resolution, contract, or ordi- Shall signor dinance, as the case may be, he shall sign the same writing. and return the same to the city clerk, and so report to the council at its next regular meeting, after the espiration of the time herein limited; if not, he shall return the same, with his objections in writing, to the city council at its next regular meeting, after the expiration of the time herein limited.

When any ordinance, contract, or resolution shall Passage with be returned without the approval of the mayor, the mayor.

, council shall thereupon consider whether the same shall be approved, notwithstanding the objections

out approval of

of the mayor.

If two-thirds of all the members elected shall vote in the affirmative, such ordinance, contract, or resolution shall be considered approved, and shall take effect and be valid in the same manner and with like force as if it had received the approval of the mayor; and should the mayor fail, neglect, or refuse to approve any ordinance, contract, or resolution, or return the same with his objections in writing, within the time herein limited, the same shall take effect and be valid in the same manner and with like force as if approved by him.

SEC. 128. The city council shall have power to President and elect one of their own body president of the council, counci.

acting dent of the

Council ghall elect city clerk.

the attendance of witnesses.

who shall preside at all meetings of the council, and
in his absence to elect one of their own body to
occupy his place temporarily, who shall be styled
acting president of the council, and the president,
or acting president, when occupying the place of

shall have the same power as the mayor and shall also have the same rights and privileges as other members of the council.

SEC. 129. At the first meeting of the council, after its organization, they shall elect a city clerk, who shall hold his office for the term of one year

and until his successor is elected and qualified. May compel SEC. 130. The council, or any committee of the

members thereof, shall have power to compel the attendance of witnesses for the investigation of matters that may come before them, and the presiding officer of the council, or the chairman of such committee for the time being, may administer the requisite oath; and such council or committee shall have the same authority to compel the giving of

testimony as is conferred on courts of justice. Special meet SEC. 131. The



any five councilmen shall have power to call special meetings of the council, the object of which shall be submitted to the council in writing, and the call and object, and the disposition thereof shall be entered upon the journal by the clerk.

SEC. 132. The council shall have power to act of equalization. as a board of equalization for the city; to equalize

all taxes and assessments, and to correct any errors in the listing or valuation of property, and to supply any omissions in the same, and shall have the

lågs, how called.

Council shall act as a board

same powers as county commissioners have in simi

lar cases.

SEC. 133. The council at the commencement of Omcial paper,

how designated each year, or as soon thereafter as may be, shall designate some daily newspaper printed in the city as the official paper of the city, in which shall be published all general ordinances and all notices or other proceedings required by law or ordinance to be published. All publishing of the city shall be let by contract to the lowest responsible bidder, and the newspaper

which shall be awarded the contracts as the lowest responsible bidder for publishing all the matters as herein before specified shall be the one designated as the official paper of the city; Provided, That said paper shall have at least two thousand (2,000) circulation for six months last preceding the time of bid.

SEC. 134. The mayor shall be a conservator of Mayor shall be the peace throughout the city, and shall have power, Way appoint by and with the consent of the city council, to appoint any number of special policemen which he may deem necessary to preserve the peace of the city, and to dismiss the same at pleasure. He shall sign the commissions or appointments of all officers elected and appointed by the city government. He shall have such jurisdiction as may be vested in him by ordinance, over all places within three (3) miles of the corporate limits of the city, for the enforcement of any health or quarantine ordinance, or regulation thereof.

Sec. 135. He shall have power, by and with the Power of consent of a majority of the entire council, to ap

special police,

appointment and removal.

Superintending control of officers and affairs.


point all officers other than those provided for in this act that may be deemed necessary for the good government or efficient police of the city; and shall have power, in like manner, to remove from office, by and with the consent of the council, any person holding an office created by ordinance.

SEC. 136. He shall have the superintending control of all the officers and affairs of the city except when otherwise specially provided and shall take care that the provisions of this act and the ordinances of the city are complied with. He may, when he deems it necessary, require any officer of the city to exhibit his accounts or any other papers, and to make report to the council in writing touching any subject or matter he may require pertaining to his office.

SEC. 137. He shall, from time to time, communicate to the city council such information and recommend such measures as in his opinion may tend to the improvement of the finances, police, health, security, ornament, comfort, and general prosperity of the city. He shall be active and vigilant in enforcing all laws and ordinances of the city, and shall cause all subordinate officers to be dealt with promptly for any neglect or violation of duty. He shall give written notice to the city clerk of his intended absence before leaving the city.

SEC. 138. The mayor and chief of police shall each have power to call upon any citizen to aid in the enforcement of any ordinance or suppression of any riot, and any person who shall refuse or neglect to obey such call shall forfeit and pay a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars.

Suppression of riots.

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