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S 13. All inbabitants of the village qualified to vote at town Qualificameetings, who bave resided within

the bounds of said village voters. thirty days next preceding such election, shall be entitled to rote for all officers to be elected, and at all elections to be held by this act, unless otherwise herein directed; but no person shall vote upon any proposition to raise a tax or appropriate the same, or purchase property, unless he shall at the time be liable to be assessed for such tax in his own right or in the right of his wife.

$ 14. Any officer appointed by the board of trustees may Removnice. be removed by the board for misconduct on notice to such officer, and opportunity given him to make his defense.

S 15. Elections of elective officers of the corporation, after Annual “the first election of officers, shall be held annually on the third Tuesday of March, at one o'clock in the afternoon, and continue till sunset, at such place as shall be designated by the trustees, or a majority of them; at least six days' notice sball be given by the trustees, or a majority of them, prior to said election, by posting notices in six conspicuous places in the village, by the clerk, or some one appointed by the trustees, if there is no clerk. In case the trustees neglect to appoint a place, the election shall be held at the place of the last preceding annual election.

$ 16. The trustees and clerk of the village, after the first Inspectors election of officers, shall be inspectors of elections for the village, and one or more of them shall preside at all elections. In case a trustee or the clerk shall not be present the electors may appoint a chairman to preside, who shall have all the powers of an inspector under this act.

$ 17. The return of every election under this act, after the Returns of election or elections as to incorporation, shall be filed with the clerk of the village.

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TITLE III.

SECTION 1. The board of trustees shall meet at such times Meetings of and place in the village as they shall by resolution direct. trustees. Special meetings may be called by the president or by the clerk, on the written request of two trustees, at such time and place as the written notice to be served on the trustees shall direct. This notice shall be served at least one hour before time of meeting.

$ 2. The president, when present, shall preside at meetings Presiding of the board, and have a vote on all questions; in his absence, officer. any trustee may be appointed president for the time. A ma- Quorum. jority of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

S 3. The trustees shall have the care, management and con- Powers of trol of the finances and property, and custody of the records trustees. and papers and seal, belonging to the corporation; and may

To define

of

vice.

persons.

keep all buildings and other property of the corporation in To make repair, and insured against damage or loss by fire. The trus

tees shall have power, as to acts and matters within the corporate bounds, to make, publish, amend and repeal rules, ordinances and by-laws for the following purposes:

1. To declare and define the duties and manner of discharge officers and ing the same, of all officers of the corporation whose duties compensa- are not specially prescribed by this act, and to add to the du

ties of those officers whose duties are thus prescribed, if the board of trustees deem necessary, and to fix the compensa

tion of such officers, if not fixed by this act. To prevent 2. To prevent vice and immorality, preserve the public

peace and order, to restrain and suppress disorderly houses and houses of ill fame or of assignation, gaming houses, and

instruments and devices for gaming. To establish 3. To establish and maintaiu a police. and prescribe their police.

powers and duties; to erect or procure and maintain a lockup, or designate a place for the detention of persons arrested under this act, or under any by-law, rule or ordinance, and to

confine said persons therein. Disorderly 4. To apprehend and punish common prostitutes, vagrants

and disorderly persons, and persons unnecessarily congregated upon the sidewalks or corners, or disturbing a public assembly.

5. To employ an attorney or attorneys for the transaction of any matter requiring legal skill.

6. To prevent incumbering the streets, squares, sidewalks,

cross-walks, lanes and alleys, with any material whatever. To prevent 7. To prevent or regulate any encroachment, or the erection

of any projection from or opposite of any building in or over or upon any of the streets or sidewalks, and cause the same to be removed at the expense of the owner or occupant of the premises.

8. To establish and maintain a public pound, and appoint pound.

a keeper thereof, and to regulate bis compensation and fees. Running at 9. To restrain the running at large of cattle, sheep, horses, large of

swine, geese or other animals, and to authorize the distraining, impounding and sale of the same for the penalty and

costs of keeping and proceedings. Lighting 10. To provide for the lighting of the streets and safety of

the lamps. Engine 11. To erect and maintain fire engine-houses, hook and lad

der and hose-houses.

12. To provide for the purchasing and repairing of fire engines and apparatus. engines, hooks and ladders, hose carts and hose, and all other

necessary apparatus for the same. Reservoirs 13. To construct and maintain reservoirs and cisterns, and

supply them with water for use at fires, and to protect and preserve property at fires, prevent fires and provide for their extinguishment.

To employ attorneys.

Incumbering of streets.

encroachments.

Public

animals.

streets.

houses.

Fire

and cisterns.

and bathing.

14. To regulate and prevent any act, amusement or prac-To regulate tice endangering property or person, on the streets, sidewalks ments. or public grounds.

15. To regulate and prevent the running at large of dogs Dogs. in the village.

16. To protect trees, provide for keeping the sidewalks free Trees. from snow, ice, dirt and other obstructions; and to direct and Removal compel the cleaning of the streets by the persons owning and ice. or occupying the premises fronting thereon.

17. To regulate swimming and bathing in the waters within Swimming and bounding the village. 18. To prevent immoderate riding or driving within the Immoder

ate driving. corporate limits, leaving horses untied in the streets, and to authorize any officer to stop any one guilty of such riding or driving in the streets.

19. To regulate the time, place and manner of keeping and sale of selling meats, fish, vegetables and other agricultural products, gunpowder. and the location of slaughter-houses and places and houses for storing of gunpowder or other explosive material.

20. To compel the removal and abatement of any public Abatement nuisance, and, if not done within such time as the trustees ances. may allow, to cause the same to be removed or abated at the expense of the village, and to declare such expense to be a lien upon the lot on or in front of which it was, and to enforce the collection of such expense by leasing the premises in the manner prescribed in this act for the collection of unpaid taxes, or by action against the owner or occupant of such lot, or any other person who may maintain or control such nuisance.

21. To prohibit or regulate all exbibitions or performances Exhibifor money or bire, or authorize the same, on such terms as the trustees shall deem expedient.

22. To restrain and prevent hawking and peddling in the Hawkers, streets, to regulate, restrain or prohibit sales by auction, and and anc. grant licenses to auctioneers.

23. To regulate the use of candles, kerosene or burning Use of materials of any kind, or lights or fires in barns and stables, kerosene, and other places liable to take fire.

24. To regulate and control all existing public cemeteries, Cemeteries. and provide for the establishment of new ones, and to prevent all interments within the bounds of the corporation, except in such cemeteries.

25. To keep the roads, avenues, streets, lanes, public build- Roads, pabings and public places of the village in good repair, order and lic buildcondition; to construct sewers, culverts and drains; to make sewers, and repair all bridges which may be necessary within the bridges. bounds of the village; to regulate and prescribe the width, line and grade of streets, avenues, lanes and sidewalks; to pave, plank or flag roads, streets, cross-walks or sidewalks, lay out and open new roads and streets; to widen, alter and

tions,

tioneers.

etc.

and fire ars.

etc., to carry out act.

sidewalks.

change the grade or otherwise improve roads, avenues, streets, lanes and sidewalks; to drain stagnant waters, ard to raise or fill up low grounds, if nuisances, at the expense of the persons benefited, and to regulate the water courses, ponds and

watering places in the village. Fireworks 26. To prevent and punish the discharge of fire arms, rock

ets, gunpowder and fireworks in the roads, avenues, lanes, streets and public places of the village, or in the vicinity of

any building therein. By-laws, 27. The board of trustees shall have power to make and ordinances,

establish all legal by-laws, rules and ordinances necessary to carry out the purposes of this act, prict and pay for the same, and to enforce such by-laws, rules and ordinances, and to pay the expeuses of such enforcement, out of the corporate funds. The trustees shall also have power to prescribe penalties for a violation thereof, not exceeding one hundred dollars for each offense; but all such by-laws, rules and ordinances shall be posted in three public places in the village ten days before

they shall take effect. Trustees $ 4. The trustees shall have power to compel the owners repairs of and occupants of lands or lots in front of and adjoining which

a sidewalk is to be made or repaired, to make such improvements upon the sidewalk in front of said land or lot, to determine and prescribe the manner of doing the same, and the materials to be used therein, and the quality or kind of such materials; and in case the owner or owners, occupant or occupants, of any such land or lot shall neglect or refuse to complete the said required improvements within such reasonable time as shall be required by the trustees, the said trustees may cause such improvement to be made or completed, and the expense thereof may be by tbem assessed on such owner or owners so neglecting or refusing, and be collected by warrant issued by the president and trustees as other taxes are directed to be collected by this act; and in case such tax or assessment shall not be paid or collected, the trustees may cause such real estate to be leased, or the owner thereof to be sued, for payment and collection of such tax, and the costs and expenses arising from non-payment, in the manner and with the effect, and subject to the provisions, of this act in regard to the collection of taxes and assessments, by leasing

of real estate, or by action at law against the person liable. Fire depart $ 5. The trustees are authorized and empowered to organ

ize a fire department, and provide for the government and discipline of the same, to consist of one or more engine companies, one or more book and ladder companies, one or more hose companies; to appoint a sufficient number of suitable persons as members, not exceeding sixty to each engine company, and not exceeding twenty to each hose and hook and ladder company, with the consent of the persons appointed. A foreman and assistant foreman for each company sball be

ment.

of firemen.

health.

chosen by the members of each company in the manner to be directed by the trustees, and subject to their approval and ratification.

$ 6. Every member of the fire department, while such Exemption member, shall be exempt from serving in the militia, except in cases of war, invasion and insurrection, and every person who shall serve in such fire department five successive years shall thereafter be entitled to the like exemption from military service; and a certificate of such service, authenticated by the president of the village and the corporate seal, shall be presumptive evidence before all courts and officers, civil and military, of such exemption.

S 7. The chief engineer of the fire department, and, in his chief and absence, the senior assistant engineer, shall have the direc- engineers. tion and control of the department, subject to such regulations as shall be prescribed by the trustees.

$ 8. The trustees may, and it shall be their duty to, take Public precautionary measures to guard the public health in times of infectious and pestilential diseases, and to provide against them when they appear in the village, by providing places for the removal of persons having such diseases from the populous parts of the village, and to pay the expenses incident to such removal, and they shall have the power to remove such persons; and they shall have power to appoint one or more health commissioners, who, with the president, shall constitute a board of health of the village ; and such board of health shall possess the powers conferred by, and be subject to the provisions of, the act of the legislature of the state of New York, entitled “An act for the preservation of the public health,” passed April tenth, eighteen hundred and fifty, and acts amendatory thereof, in addition to the powers which may be given under this act.

$ 9. The trustees shall have the auditing of all accounts Andlit of and claims against the village, and no account or claim shall be paid unless allowed by them, or after judgment obtained thereon. When an account or claim shall be andited by them, the trustees auditing the same shall catise to be indorsed thereon, or annexed thereto, a certificate, signed by the president and countersigned by the clerk of the village, of such auditing, and allowing or disallowing the same, in which the sum allowed and the fund out of which the same is to be paid shall be specified.

S 10. No such account or claim shall be allowed by the Claim how trustees unless it shall be made out in items and accom- out. panied by the affidavit of the person claiming to have rendered the services, or furnished the materials, or made the disbursements therein charged, that the items of such account or claim are correct as to the service, materials and disbursements mentioned ; that such services and materials were rendered and furnished, and disbursement made for the corpora

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