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II. To purchase, hold or convey any estate real or personal for the use of the corporation,
III. To make, open, keep in repair, grade, improve or discontinue streets, avenues, lanes, alleys, sewers and side walks, to keep them free [from} incumbrances and to proiect them from injury.
IV. To organize fire companies and hook and ladder coinpanies, to regulate their government, and the time and manner of their exercise, to provide all necessary apparatus for the extinguishment of fires, to require the owners of buildings to provide and keep suitable ladders and fire buckets which are hereby declared to be appurtenances to the real estate, and exempt froin seizure, distress or sale in any manner, and if the owner refuses to procure suitable ladders or fire buckets after reasonable notice, the trustees may procure and delives the same to him, and in default of payment therefor, may bring an action of debt against such owner, and be entitled to recover in such action the value of such ladders or fire buckets, or both, with costs of suit: 10 regulate the storage of gun powder and cother dangerous materials: to direct the safe construction for the deposites of ashes, and severally to enter into, or appoint one or more officers 10 enrer into, at reasonable times, and examine all dwelling houses, lots, yards, onclosures and buildings of every description in order to discover whether any of them are in a dangerous condition, and cause such as may be dangerous to be put into a safe condition: to compel the owners of houses and buildings to have scuitles on the roofs of said houses and buildings: to regulate the manner of putting up stoves and stove pipes: to prevent fires and the use of fireworks and fire arms within the limits of said village: 10 compel the inhabitants of said village iv aid in the extinguishment of fires, and to pull, break down [and] raze such buildings in the vicinity of fires as shall be directed by the trustees or any three of then who may be present at a fire, for the purpose of preventing its communication to other bnildings, and any buildings so destroyed shall be paid for by the corporation; to construct and preserve reservoirs, pumps, wells and other water works, and to regulate the use thereof, and generally to establish such other measures of prudence for the prevention or cxtinguislıment of fires as they shall deem proper.
V. To clear out and remove vegiiablo natter and nuisances
from the creeks, rivers and other waters in said village, and prevent their accumulation in sai) waters, and generally to take such other measures for the public health as they shall deem proper.
VI. To prevent, abale, or remove nuisances.
VII. 'To restrain the running at large of cattle, and all other animals: 10 establish pounds and appoint pound masters and fence viewers, and prescribe their powers and duties.
VIII To proieci irees and monuments in said village.
X. To establish and regulate markets, and restrain sales in the streets: 10 establish and regulate a public scale, and appoint a weigher to attend the same: to regulate the place and manner op selling hay and other grass (gross] commodities.
XI. To suppress disorderly, and gaming houses and devices for the purposes of gambling.
XIĮ. To call regular and special meetings of the voters of said village.
XUI. To prescribe the compensation of all officers of the corporation except their own.
XIV. To tax every male resident of said village above the age of twenty-one years, and under the age of fifty years, two days labor or in lieu thereof, two dollars, to be appropriated in improving the roads and streets in said village, under the direction of such person as they may appoint. Said labor to be in lieu of the county poll tax.
XV. Upon the application of two-thirds of the resident owners of the lots on any streci, or one side of any block, to levy and collect a special tax on the owners of the lots on such street, or part of street, according to their respective parts, for the purpose of making a side walk along the same.
XVI. To organize school districts in said village, and to take ib. such measures for the benefit of public instruction as they may deem proper.
XVII. To make and pass, ordain and establish such by-laws Ib. ordinances and regulations not repugnant to the laws of this Territory or to the laws and constitution of the Uuited States for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this act as they may deem proper, but no such ordinance or by.law shall take effect until the saine shall have been published three weeks successively, and to repeal or amend the same at pleasure,
Sec. 15. The said trustees as often as they shall make ur publish any by-laws, regulations or ordinances may ordain and provide such reasonable fines, forfeitures and penalties upon the of fenders against any such by-laws, regulations or ordinances as they shall deem proper not exceeding twenty dollars for any one offence, to be prosecuted and recovered before any justice of the peace or court having cognizance of the same, in the name of the corporation, to and for the corporation, and in any such action it shall be lawful to declare generally in debt for such penalty or forfeiture and to give the special matter in evidence, and the defendant may plead the general issue and give the special matter in ev. idence. All expenses incurred in prosecuting for the recovery of any penalty or forfeiture shall be defrayed by the corporation; and all penalties and forfeitures when collected shall be paid to the treasurer for the use of the village; also to remit such fines op penalties or any part thereof.
Sec. 16. The affidavit of the printer of the publication of any by-laws or ordinances, or the affidavit of the clerk of the corporation of the putting up notices, by-laws [or] ordinances as required by this act shall be sufficient proof in all courts and elsewhere that such by-laws, notices and ordinances were properly published or posted up.
Sec. 17. Whenever in this act the publication of any notice, by-law or ordinance is required, the same shall be published in a newspaper printed in said village, if there be one, for three weeks successively; if there be no newspaper then the same or copies thereof shall be posied up by the clerk in four public places in said village, three weeks, which shall be a sufficicent publication.
Sec. 18. Any three of said trustees shall be a board for the transaction of all business. No by-law or ordinance shall pass unless three of said trustees concur therein.
Sec. 19. No person shall be an incompetent judge, justice, witness or juror by reason of his being an inhabitant or freebolder in the village of Sheboygan, in any action or proceeding in which said village is a party or interested.
Sec. 20. Every inhabitant of said village belonging to any fire
company or hook and ladder company therein, shall be exeinpted from serving on juries and from doing military duty except in cases of war, invasions or insurrection,
Publication how made.
Who exen pt from juries.
Šfc. 21. It shall be the duty of the trustecs before the annual election to publish a full and correct statement in detail of the receipts and expenditures by said trustees for said village during the past year.
Sec. 22. The following property shall not be taxed by virtue of any ordinance or law adopted by the authority of the said vilJage, in the village of Sheboygan, namely: The property of the United States, of this Territory, of Sheboygan county, and of all incorporated, literary, benevolent, charitable and scientific instru. ments [institutions) and all property which is by law exempted from sale on execution. Sec. 33. [23.] All property real and personal, within the lim. Property sub
ject to tax. its of the village, not exempted as ahove, shall be subject to taxaation. Personal, shall be construed to include all goods, chattles, ships and vessels, and all stocks in any monied corporation.
Sec. 24. The trustees shall have power to levy and collect, annually, a tax on all property subject to taxation in said village not exceeding the rate of one dollar on every one hundred dollars of the assessment value thereof.
Sec. 25. It shall be the duty of the assessors during the month Duty of assesof February of each year, to make an assessment roll in which they shall set down the names of all the taxable inhabitants of said village, and the names so far as they can be ascertained of non-residents who shallown real estate therein, and the description, quantity and value of all the property subject to taxation in said village, and when the said roll shall have been completed, it shall » be certified to by at least two of the assessors as a true assessment soll of all the property subject to taxation in said village, and immediately deposited with the clerk of said village.
Sec. 26. It shall be the duty of the clerk, annually, upon rc- Duty of clerks, ceiving the assessment roll as aforesaid, to lay the same before the trustees for their consideration relative to the rate per cent. um of tax to be levied for the current year, and when the said trustees shall have determined the rate per centum to be laxed on the assessed value of property as contained in the assess. ment roll as aforesaid, it shall be the duty of the clerk in the month of March to make out, in accordance with such determination a schedule of all the property, as contained in said assessmen! roll togethcr with the names of the owners thercof, when known, annexing 10
each fot or other kind of property the amount of tax which shait be chargeable on the same, agreeably 10 the assessment as returned, and the rate per centum of taxation as fixed by the trustees, which schedule shall be called the tax list, and shall be recorded in a book to be by him kep! for that purpose, and said tax list or the record thereof, shall either of them be conclusive evidence of the amount of corporation taxes assessed for the current year, in which the same shall be made out and dated.
Sec. 27. It shall be the duty of the clerk in complete The tax list as aforesaid, and deliver the same to the treasurer in the month of March and make a record of such delivery in the book where said list shall be recorded, which record shall be conclusive evidence of such delivery, and the tax assessed on real estate shall be a lien on the same from the first day of April,until the tax shall be paid, together with all penalties and costs which may accrue thereon agreeably to the provisions of this act.
Sec. 23. Upon the receipt of the tax list as aforesaid, and du. ring the month of April, it shall be the duty of the treasurer to give public notice in a newspaper printed in said village, or by posting up notices in three public places in said village, that such tax list has been committed to him for the purpose of collecting the tax thereon, and that he will receive payment for taxes at his office
until the last day of August then ensuing. Treasurer 10 collect taxes
Sec. 29. If the taxes are not paid to the treasurer on or before the said last day of August, he may proceed to collect the same by distress and sale of the goods and chattles of the person cbarged, giving six days notice of the time and place of such sale, by written notices set up in three public places in said village.
Sec, 30. In case the tax on any lot or other piece of land shall remain unpaid on the said last day of August, and there are no goods and chattles of the person charged therewith to be found in the
village, it shall be the duly of the treasurer to make out a general Trensurer in
advertisement stating that all lots and other pieces of land upon advertise.
which the taxes have not been paid will be sold by him at a certain time and place to be therein mentioned for the purpose of pas. ing the taxes which may be assessed thereon, together with all costs and other liabilities which shall accrue by advertisement and sale, agrecably to the provisions of this act. Said advertisement shall be published four successive wecks, commencing in