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CHAPTER LVI.

An Act to amend an act entitled an act to amend the

Charter of West St. Paul."

SECTION 1. Prohlblted from incurring liabilitles and expenses, not to exceed what sum.

2. Amendment to section 1, of chapter 7, of an act approved March 20, 1553. 8. Act, when to take effect,

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota:

SECTION 1. The city of West St. Paul, as incorporated by an act of the legislature, approved March 22d,

eighteen hundred and fifty-eight, and as amended by an Prohibited from act approved March eighth, one thousand eight hundred incurring liabili- and sixty is hereby prohibited from incurring liabilities ceed what sum} dollars for improvements of any and of all kinds, and ties whetorum and expenses in any one year to exceed two hundred

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three hundred dollars for salaries and fees, disbursements for stationery, and all other purposes of all city officers, so that the total expenses and disbursements shall not exceed the sum of tive hundred dollars per annum, and no salaries or fees shall be allowed or paid to the mayor or aldermen of said city.

Sec. 2. Section one, of chapter seven, of an act approved March 22d, 1858 is hereby amended by striking

out in the third and fourth lines of said section, the folsection 1 chap. lowing words, viz: “except, he shall in no case entertain

any civil proceedings to which the city is not a party.

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Approved March 2d, A. D. 1861.

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CHAPTER LVII.

An Act to amend an act entitled an act to amend an

act entitled an act to incorporate the city of St. Anthony, approved March 10th, 1860.

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SECTION 1. Amendment to section 3, chapter 3, of an act approved March 10th, 1860.

Io case of vacancy of city officers, how filled.

Amendment to section 6, of chapter 4. Power of city council.
8. Amendment to section 1, of chapter 5. City council to levy and collect

taxes,
4. Amendment to section 3, of chapter 3. Officers to give bonds for faithful

performance of duties--may borrow money on the credit of the city--to be

submitted to a vote of the people.
3. May have power to raise any bonds outstanding-in what manner.
6. Amendment to section 3, chapter 9. May levy and collect a special tax-

for what purpose.
7. Amendment to section 1, of chapter 11. To require all male inhabitants to

work out a road tax, or pay its equivalent money.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota:

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SECTION 1. That section five of chapter three of said act, approved March 10th, 1860, be and the same is here. Vacancy of city

officers, how by amended so as to read as follows:

Sec. 5. Whenever any vacancy shall happen in the office of either of the elective officers of the city, except that of mayor or aldermen, such vacancy may be filled by the city council until the next general election; and when a vacancy shall happen in the office of mayor, a new election may be ordered by the city council.

Sec. 2. That section six of chapter four of said act, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as fol- Power of city lows:

Sec. 6. The city council may make, by ordinance, any provisions necessary for carrying out the provisions of this charter, not inconsistent therewith.

Sec. 3. That section one of chapter five of said act, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Sec. 1. The city council shall have power to levy and collect taxes on all property, real and personal, within the limits of the city, not exempt by law, not exceeding

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City Council may one half of one per cent. per annum, upon the assessed levy and collect value thereof, and may enforce the payment of the same

in the manner hereinafter prescribed ; and in addition to the foregoing powers, the city council shall have power to levy and collect an aditional tax on all the said property, not exceeding one fourth of one per cent. per annum upon the assessed value, for the purpose hereinafter named and none other, which shall be collected in gold or silver, or current bank bills, and the city council inay entirce the payment of the same in like manner as the tax first above named; and the same, when collected, or so much thereof as may be necessary for that purpose, shall be set apart for the purpose of paying the interest and coupons on the outstanding bonds of said city, and the balance of said last named tax, after paying said interest or coupons, shall be applied to the payment of said bonds as they shall become due; and all qualitied voters of said city shall be liable to a poll tax, not exceeding one dollar in any one year, to be levied by the city council.

SEC. 4. That section tlıree of chapter tive of said act, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as folluws:

Sec. 3 The city council shall have power to require of all officers elected or appointed in pursuance of this

charter, such bonus, with penalty, and security for the To give bond for faithful performance of their respective duties, as inay be performance of

deerned expedient; and also to require all officers elected

or appointed as aforesaid to take an oath for the faithful the credit of the performance of the duties of their respective offices, becityto be sub tore entering upon the duties of the saine; to borrow

money on the credit of the city, Provided, That no sum or sums of money shall be borrowed at a greater interest than ten per cent. per annum. And Provided, That the city council shall not borrow on the credit of the city, wiilout first submitting a proposition to a vote of the qualitie electors of the city, at an annual or special election which sail proposition shall state the object and amount of the proposeil loan, the proposed time or times of payment and the proposed rate or rates of interest; and if a majority of the electors voting at sich election shall vote in favor of the said proposition, then the city council shall be authorized to carry out the said proposition, but not otherwise; and the inanner of submitting such proposition, the voting thereon and ascertaining the result thereof, shall be prescribed by ordinance.

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Sec. 5. That in addition to the aforementioned pow. Manner of raisers the city council shall have power to raise any bonds ing outstanding now outstanding against said city, by issuing new bonds bondo therefor in such amounts, not exceeding the principal suin of sach outstanding bonds exclusive of interest, and on such time as said city council shall deem expedient.

Sec. 6. That section tive of chapter nine of said act be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as ful lows:

Sec. 5. The city council shall have power to levy and may levy special collect a special tax on the owners of the lots on any tax-for what street or part of any street, according to the respective purpose fronts of such lots, for the purpose of grading, paving, and planking the sidewalks along such street or part of a street, which may be collected as follows, to wit: Whenever the city council shall, by resolution, order the sidewalks of any street, or any part thereof, to be graded and paved or planked, the supervisor of streets shall forthwith notify the owners of the lots adjacent to such sidewalks, (or if the owners thereof do not reside within said city then the notice may be left with the occupants thereot, or affixed thereon if such lots are unoccupied ), to build such portions of such sidewalks as extend along the line of such lots, in conformity with the requirements of such resolution within thirty days after ench notice, and if any of the owners of such lots shall fail or neglect to build his, her or their proportion of such sidewalk within the time above prescribed, the supervisor of streets shall proceed to build and complete the same, and shall keep and report to the city council, as soon as may be, an accurate account of the expense thereof, opposite to each lot respectively; and the city council shall thereupon levy the several amounts of such expense as a special tax on such luts respectively, and it not paid at or before the expiration of thirty days thereafter, the city clerk shall thereupon proceed to sell and convey such lots, or so much thereof as may be necessary to pay such tax, charges and interest, in the same manner, upon like notice, upon the same conditions, and with the like effect, as lands are sold under said act of incorporation for delinqnent unpaid taxes; and such special tax and charges together with interest thereon from the time such tax and charges shall accrue, at the rate of twenty-five per cent. per annum, shall be and remain a lien on such lots from the time the same is assessed until paid.

Sec. 7. That section one of chapter eleven of said act be, and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Sec. 1. The city council shall have power, for the Who to work out road tax

purpose of keeping the streets in repair to require every male inhabitant in said city over the age of twenty-one years and under the age of titty years, to labor on said streets, not exceeding two days in each and every year or in lieu thereof to pay the sum of one dollar eacli per day to be expended on said streets for the purpose aforesaid ; and if any such person shall, after having been notified by the supervisor of streets, fail and neglect to appear and perforin such labor, either in person or by a substitute, and shall neglect or refuse to pay the said sum in lieu thereof, the supervisor shall proceed forth with to collect such sum by levy, distress and sale of the goods and chattels of such person at public auction, first giving six days notice of such sale, to be posted in three public places in said city, and no property shall be exempt from distress and sale for such tax.

Approved March 11th, A. D. 1861.

CHAPTER LVIII.

An Act to amend "an act to incorporate the City of

Rochester."

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Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota:

SECTION 1. That section one (1) of chapter six (6) of an act entitled an act to incorporate the city of Rochester, be amended by adding to said section, as follows:

T hirty-EighthThe common conncil shall have power and it is hereby made their duty to take charge of the poor of the city, and provide for the same at the expense of the city.

Approved January 30th, A. D. 1861.

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