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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 hereinbefore 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.

Superintendo ing control of officers and affairs.

point all officers other than those provided for in this act that may be deemel 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 in

tended absence before leaving the city. Suppression of 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.

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SEC. 139. When any vacancy shall happen in Vacancy the office of mayor by death, resignation, absence from the city, removal from office, refusal to qualify, or otherwise, the president of the council, for the time being, shall exercise the office of mayor, with all the rights, privileges, powers, and jurisdiction of the regular mayor, until such vacancy be filled, or such disability be removed; or in case of temporary absence, until the mayor shall return, and during that time he shall receive the same compensation that the mayor would be entitled to, the same to be deducted from the salary of the mayor.

SEC. 140. The mayor and council shall cause to report. be published annually, on the first day of January, a statement of the receipts and expenditures of the city and the financial condition of the same. Sec. 141.

All orders and drafts on the treasury arafes shall be for money shall be signed by the mayor and shall hanged by be attested by the city clerk, who shall also affix the seal of the city, and keep an accurate record thereof in a book provided for that purpose.

SEC. 142. No city of the metropolitan class Noticer of accishall be liable for damages arising from defective fled and prostreets, alleys, sidewalks, public parks, or other thereon. public places within such city, unless actual notice in writing of the accident or injury complained of, with a statement of the nature and extent thereof, and of the time when and place where the same occurred, shall be proved to have been given to the mayor, within twenty days after the occurrence of such accident or injury; and it is hereby made the •duty of the mayor to keep a record of such notice,

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showing time when and by whom such notice was given, and describing the defect complained of, and at once file the same with the city clerk, who shall report the same to the city council at its next meeting

Sec. 143. Upon the second Tuesday after the election in 1887, and on the second Tuesday in January after each general city election, the mayor, subject to confirmation by the city council, shall appoint the following officers, to-wit: a city engineer, a city attorney, an assistant city attorney, a chairman of the board of public works, a street commissioner, a superintendent of buildings, a boiler inspector, and such other appointive officers as may be authorized herein, or specially provided for by ordinance. It shall require a majority of all the members of the council to confirm each of said appointments. Upon the failure or refusal of the council to confirm any of said appointments, it shall be the duty of the mayor, on the first Tuesday of each month thereafter, to make other appointments for such offices as the appointees thereto be not confirmed, and to so continue until approved by the council.

SEC. 144. All officers appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the council shall hold the office to which they may be appointed until the end of the mayor's term of office, and until their successors are appointed and qualified, unless sooner removed, or the ordinance creating the office shall be repealed.

Same, length of term.

SEC. 145. In each city of the metropolitan Board of fire class there shall be a board of fire and police, to consist of the mayor (who shall be ex-officio chairman of said board) and four electors of said city to be appointed by the governor. The governor Governor shall shall appoint as the commissioners above, four citizens, not more than two of whom shall be of the political party, two of them of different political party faith and allegiance shall be designated in their appointment to serve for two years, and the other two also of different political party faith shall be designated to serve for four years. And thereafter, at the expiration of said term, and each period of two years, the governor shall appoint two members of said board. For official misconduct Same, may rethe

governor may remove any of said commis- All vacancles. sioners; and all vacancies in said board by death, resignation, or removal, shall be filled by the

governor for the unexpired term, and all vacancies from whatever cause shall be so filled that not more than two of the members of said board shall be of the same political party, or so reputed. All powers and duties connected with and incident to the

appointment, removal; government, and discipline of the officers and members of the fire and police departments of the city, under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by ordinance, shall be vested in and exercised by said board. A majority Quorum. of said board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and in the absence of the commissioner of fire and police, the mayor shall act as chairman. Before entering upon their duties

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