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the manner provided for taking and condemning of private property for public use, and the jurisdiction of such city or village to prevent any pollution or injury to the stream or source of water for the supply of such waterworks, shall extend fifteen miles beyond its corporate limits, and the council or board of trustees of such towns and villages shall have power to make and enforce all needful rules and regulations in the erection, construction, use, and management of such waterworks, and for the use of the water therefrom, and such cities or villages shall have the right and power to tax, assess, and collect from the inhabitants thereof such tax, rent, or rates, for the use and benefit of water used or supplied to them by such waterworks, as the common council or board of trustees shall deem just or expedient, and all such water rates, taxes, or rents shall be a lien upon the premises or real estate upon or for which the same is used or supplied, and such taxes, rents, or rates shall be paid and collected and such lien enforced in such manner as the common council shall by ordinance direct and provide. The expense of locating, erecting, and constructing reservoirs and hydrants for the purpose of fire protection, and the expense of constructing and laying water main pipes or such parts thereof as may be just and lawful, may be assessed upon and collected from the property and real estate especially benefited thereby, if any, in such manner as may be provided for the making of special assessments for other (public improvements in such cities, towns, and villages. All income received by such cities or villages from such waterworks, from the payment and collecting of water taxes, rents, rates, or assessments, shall be kept in a separate fund, and shall first be applied in the payment of running expenses and interest on bonds or money borrowed and used in the erection and construction of such waterworks, and should there be any surplus it shall be annually created into a sinking fund for the payment of water bonds or for the improvement of the works, as the common council or board of trustees may direct.


As soon as a system of water works shall have Water been established by any city, or village under the provisions of this section, the Mayor of such city or the president, of the board of trustees of such village shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the city council or board of trustees, as the case may be, shall appoint a resident freeholder, who shall be known as the water commissioner of such city, or village and whose term of office, shall be for one fiscal year or until his successor shall be appointed and qualified, and annually, on the first day of May, said water commissioner shall be appointed as aforesaid; but said water commissioner may, at any time, for sufficient Removal, cause be removed by a two-thirds vote of said city council or board of trustees; and any vacancy occurring in said office of water commissioner by death, resignation or removal from office as aforesaid, or removal from the city or village, may be filled in the manner hereinbefore provided for the

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appointment of snch commissioner. Said water
commissioner shall, before he enters upon the dis-
charge of his duties, execute a bond to such city,
or village, in a sum to be fixed by the Mayor and
council or president and board of trustees, but not
less than five thousand dollars, ($5000) conditioned
for the faithful discharge of his duties, and signed
by two or more good and sufficient sureties to be
approved by the Mayor and council or board of
trustees. It shall be the duty of such water com-
missioner, subject to the supervision of the mayor
and council or board of trustees to have the
management and control of the system of water
works in the city or village, fixing the rates to be
paid by the inhabitants thereof within such limits
as may be prescribed by ordinance for the use of
water, water meters, and hydrants; to collect all
moneys received by the city or village on account
of said system of water works and to faithfully
account for, and pay the same over to the treasurer
of said city or village, taking his receipt therefor
in duplicate, filing one of the same with the city
or village clerk to make a detailed report to the
city council or board of trustees at least once every
six months of the condition of said water system of
all the mains, pipes, hydrants, reservoirs, and ma-
chinery, such improvements, repairs, and extensions
thereof, as he


proper and showing the amount of receipts and expenditures on account thereof for the preceding six months; and no moneys

shall be expended for improvement, repairs or extensions of said water works or system, except

upon recommendation of said water commissioner.
Said water commissioner shall perform such other
duties as may be prescribed by ordinànce, said water
commissioner shall be paid a salary to be fixed by Salary.
ordinance, not exceeding four hundred dollars
($400) per annum, and upon his written recom-
mendation the council or board of trustees shall
employ such laborers or clerks as may to them seem
necessary, and no member of the council or board of
trustees shall be eligible to the office of water commis-
sioner during the time for which he was elected.

XVI. To regulate the running at large of cattle Impounding hogs, horses, mules, sheep, goats, dogs and 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 prohibitions and the expense of impounding and keeping the same, and of such sale.

XVII. To provide for the erection of all need- Pound ful pens and pounds within or without the city limits and to appoint and compensate keepers thereof and to establish and enforce rules governing the




XVIII. To regulate the construction of and Regulation order the suppression and cleansing of fire places, dangereis in chimneys, stoves, stove pipes, ovens, boilers, kettles, forges, or any apparatus used in any building, manufactory, or business, which may be dangerous in causing or promoting fires, and to prescribe the limits within which no dangerous or obnoxious and offensive business shall be carried on.

XIX. To prescribe and alter limits within Fire limits.

Regulation of depots and railway passage.

Railway tracks, speed, etc.

which no building shall be constructed except of brick, stone, or other incombustible material, with fire-proof roof, and after such limits are established no special permits shall be given for the erection of buildings of combustible material within said limits.

XX. To regulate levees, depots, depot grounds, and places for storing freights, and goods, and to provide for and regulate the passage of railways through streets and public grounds of the city or village.

XXI. To regulate the crossing of railway tracks, and to provide precautions and to prescribe rules and regulating the same, and to regulate the running of railway engines, cars, or trucks within the limits of said city or village, and to prescribe rules relating thereto, and to govern the speed thereof, and to make any other and further provisions, rules and restrictions to prevent accidents at crossings and on the tracks of railways and to prevent fires from engines.

XXII. To establish standard weights and measures, and to regulate the weights and measures to be used in the city or village, and to regulate the weighing and measuring of every commodity sold in the city or village in all cases not otherwise provided by law.

XXIII. To provide for the inspection and weighing of hay, grain, and coal, the measuring of

wood and fuel to be used in the city or village, and Market places. to determine the place or places of the same, and to

régulate and prescribe the place or places of ex

Weights and



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