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CHAPTER 10.

CITIES OF THE METROPOLITAN CLASS.

Section. 33. Dogs. 34. Impounding domestic ani

mals. 35. Inspection of steam boilers

and plumbing. 36. Fire limits. 37. Construction of buildings

and fire escapes. 38. Traffic through streets. 39. Same, amusements in streets 40. Care of sidewalks, 41. Sale of articles in streets. 42. Combustible and explosive

articles. 43. Public auctions. 44. Cemeteries and bills of mor

tality. 45. Steam, cable, and horse

cars.

Section. 1. Cities of the metropolitan

class, 2. Same. 3. Corporate limits. 4. Corporate name. 5. Rights reserved. 6. Powers defined. 7. Wards. & Same, division for election

purposes. 9. Precinct and ward lines, 10. Elections. 11. General city elections. 12 Councilmen, qualifications

and bond. 13. Councilmen-at-large. 14. Canvass of election returns. 15. Duties and powers of míayor

and councilmen. 16. Same, elections. 17. Power to create an office. 18. Requirement of bond, 19. Report of officer. 20. May punish for disorderly

conduct. 21. Same, vagrants, tramps. 22. May suppress tippling shops. 23. Regulations of police. 24. Horse-racing. 25. Protection of strangers. 26. Concealed weapons. 27. Unsound meats, putrid car

casses. 28. Streets continuous. 29. Same, drainage, grading. 3). Sanitary regulations. 31. Board of Health,quarantine. 32. Cruelty to children and ani

mals,

46. Accidents on railway tracks. 47. Lighting of railways. 48. Railroad viaducts. 49. Lighting of toll bridges. 50. Lighting of streets; tele

phone service. 51. Appropriation of money. 52. Fire department. 53. Night watch. 54. Protection of birds and trees. 55. Hospitals; houses of correc

tion. 56. Numbering houses, naming

streets. 57. Signs, awnings. 58. Weights and measures. 59. Public libraries and reading,

rooms.

60. Sewerage districts, 61. Water-works

Section. 62. Market houses. 63. Census. 64. Appropriation of private

property. 65. Power to license certain

classes of business. 66. Issue of bonds; rate of in

terest. 67. Sinking fund to redeem

bonds. 68. Commissioners of adjust

ment. 69. Streets and sidewalks, 70. Railway companies shall

pave right of way. 71. Refusal to pave. 72. Water, gas, and sewer con

nections before paving. 73. Special taxes for public im

provements. 74. Lots held jointly by differ

ent parties. 75. Improvement in street in

tersections. 76. Special taxes, when levied. 77. Officers' warrant. 78. Method of levying special

sewerage tax. 79. Objects of tax; maximum

amounts. 80. Provisions for sinking fund. 81. Water tax. 82. Taxes paid in cash. 83. Sale of real estatefor taxes. 84. Ordinances to secure collec

tion of taxes. 85. Board of equalization. 86. Taxes, when delinquent, 87. City clerk shall make tax

list. 88. Form of tax list. 89. Power conveyed by such

warrant. 90. Powers of city treasurer. 91. City treasurer shall make

out delinquent tax list. 92. Municipal taxes, a perpet

ual lien.

Section. 93 Irregularities shall not af

fect sale. 94. Re-levy in case of error. 95. Examination of city treas

urer's books. 96. Warrants. 97. City treasurer, duties of. 98. Monthly report of treasurer. 99. Funds of city, how kept. 100. Treasurer's annual report. 101. Funds shall not be diverted. 102. Same. 103. Bond of treasurer. 104. Board of Public Works. 105. City engineer. 106. Street Commissioner. 107. Board for inspection of

buildings. 108 Park Commissioners. 109. Boiler inspector. 110. Comptroller, duties of. 111. City attorney, duties of. 112. Assistant city attorney. 113. All improvements shall be

done by contract. 114. Acceptance of public works. 115. Street sprinkling. 116. Establishment of grade. 117. Damages of grade. 118. Appropriation of private

property. 119. Damages, how paid. 120. Right of appeal. 121. Precedence of such appeal

upon their docket. 122. Form of enacting clause. 123. Rules and regulations of

council. 124. Proof of authenticity of or

dinances. 125. Appropriations, how made. 126. Same, veto by mayor. 127. Approval of ordinances by

mayor. 128. President and acting Presi

dent of council, 129. Election of city clerk, 130. Attendance of witnesses.

Section. 131. Special meetings. 132. Council shall act as board of

equalization. 133. Official papers, powers of

mayor. 134. Conservator of peace. 135. Power of appointment and

removal. 136. Superintending control of

officers and affairs. 137. Message. 138. Suppression of riots. 139. Vacancy. 140. Annual fiscal report. 141. Shall sign orders and drafts, 142. Notice of accident or in

jury, appointive officers. 143. Appointive officers, when

and how filled. 144. Length of term. 145. Board of Fire and Police. 146. Chief of Police. 147. Same, shall be principal

ministerial officer, 148. Shall suppress riots, &c. 149. Shall have like powers as

sheriff. 150. Policemen shall have like

powers as constables. 151. Duties of police judge.

AN ACT entitled “An act incorporating metropolitan cities, and de

fining, regulating, and prescribing their duties, powers, and government."

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of

Nebraska:

Section.
152. Same.
153. Appeal.
154. Shall sigo bill of exceptions.
155. Trial by jury.
156. Judgment.
157. Prosecution shall pay costs,

when.
158. Postponement of trial.
159. Fees.
160. Vacancy
161. Remittance of fines.
162. Further powers of mayor

and council. 163, Same. 164. Defense of city in suit. 165. City's property exempt from

tax. 166. Fines, to whom paid. 167, Compensation of the several

officers. 168. Same, how determined. 169. Greater compensation not

allowed. 170. Penalty for violation. 171. Penalty for becoming inter

ested in contract for public

works. 172. Removal of nfayor or other

officer, 173. Acts repealed.

politan class.

SECTION 1. That all cities in the state of Ne-Number of

inhabitants to braska, now having a population of sixty thousand cathes or metroinhabitants, or more, as shown by the state census of 1885, and all cities which shall hereafter have attained a population of sixty thousand inhabi

How cities may take advantage

Corporate limits, how defined.

tants, or upwards, shall be considered and known as cities of the metropolitan class, and shall be governed by the provisions of this act.

SEC. 2. Whenever any city shall hereafter have ions el'this act. attained a population of sixty thousand inhabi

tants, or upwards, and such fact shall have been ascertained by any national or state census, and shall be so certified to the governor by the mayor of such city, it shall thereupon be the duty of the governor, by public proclamation, to declare such city to be of the metropolitan class, and thereupon such city shall be subject to the provisions of this act.

Sec. 3. The corporate limits of any city of the metropolitan class shall be fixed and determined by the mayor and council of such city, by ordinance, within one year after the passage of this act, or within one year after being proclaimed by the governor a city of such class, the said corporate limits to include an area not to exceed twentyfive square miles, including any township or village organization within such limits, which organization shall thereupon cease and terminate, and after said corporate limits have been so fixed and determined, the same shall not be changed until the population of such city shall have increased at least twenty thousand, as shown by a state or national census, whereupon the mayor and council of any such city may extend said corporate limits such distance as may be deemed proper in any direction not exceeding one mile.

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affected.

defined.

Sec. 4. The corporate name of each city organ- Corporate ganized under or governed by this act,'shall be vice of procese. “The city of

,” and all and every process or notice whatever affecting any such city shall be served upon the mayor, or acting mayor, or in the absence of both of said officers from the city, then upon the city clerk.

Sec. 5. No right of property accrued to any rights not city, corporation, or person under any law heretofore in force shall be affected by this act, and all city ordinances now in force, and not repugnant to the provisions of this act, shall remain and continue in force until altered or repealed by the mayor and council.

Sec. 6. Each city governed by the provisions of Power of moes this act shall be a body corporate and politic, and shall have powers

First. To sue and be sued.

Second. To purchase and hold real and personal property for the use of the city, and real estate sold for taxes.

Third. To sell and convey any real or personal estate owned by the city, and make such order respecting the same as may be conducive to the interests of the city.

Fourth. To make all contracts and do all other acts in relation to the property and concerns of the city necessary to the exercise of its corporative or administrative powers.

Fifth. To exercise such other and further pow-Powers shall ers as may be conferred by law. The powers herebyumaxor und by granted shall be exercised by the mayor and

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