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sureties as said council may deem requisite for the interests

of the corporation.
Further pow. Sec. 22. The common council, in addition to the powers and
era of council.

duties specially conferred upon them in this act shall have
the management and control of the finances, rights and in-
terests, buildings, and all property, real and personal, belong.

ing to the city, and may make such orders and by-laws relating May enact or to the same as it shall deem proper and necessary; and, further,

it shall have power within said city to enact, make, continue,
establish, modify, amend and repeal such ordinances, by-laws
and regulations as it may deem desirable, within said city for

the following purposes :
Relative to First, To provide for and preserve the purity and salubrity
Saginaw of the waters of the Saginaw river; to prohibit and prevent the

deposit therein of any filthy and other matter, tending to ren-
der said water impure, unwholesome or offensive; to preserve
and regulate the navigation of said river and other navigable
waters within the city limits of said city; to prohibit and
prevent the depositing or keeping therein of any structure,
earth or substance tending to obstruct or impair the navi.
gation thereof, and remove all obstructions that may at any
time occur therein, and to direct and regulate the stationing,
anchoring, moving, shifting and mooring of vessels, and laying
out of cargoes and ballasts from the same, and appoint so many
harbor masters as it may deem necessary, and to prescribe their

powers, duties and compensation;
Licensing of Second, To license, continue and regulate so many ferries
bridges, etc. and bridges, from within said city to the opposite shore of the

Saginaw river, for carrying and transporting passengers and
property across said river, in such manner as shall be deemed

most conducive to the public good;
Wharves, Third, To erect, repair and regulate public wharves and docks
docks, etc.

at the ends of streets, and on the property of the corporation;
to regulate the erection and repair of private wharves and
docks, so that they shall not extend into the Saginaw river be-
yond a certain line, to be established by the council, and to
prohibit the encumbering of all public wharves and docks with
boxes, carriages, carts, sleighs, sleds or other vehicles, dray
or anything whatsoever; to lease the wharves and wharfing
privileges, at the ends of streets, upon such terms and condi.
tions, and under such covenants, and with such remedies, in
case of non-performance, as the common council may direct;
but no building shall be erected thereon; no lease thereof shall
be executed for a longer period than two years, and a free pass-
age at all times for all persons and their baggage shall be

maintained; Draining of

Fourth, To provide for the draining of any swamp, marsh, wet or low lands in said city, or within the distance of three miles therefrom, by the opening of ditches;

Fifth, To prohibit and prevent the location or construction of any wooden or frame house, store, shop or other building on such streets, alleys and places, or within such limits of said city as the council may from time to time prescribe; to prohibit


swamps, etc.

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and prevent the removal and change of location of wood or frame buildings within said limits, or from any part of said city to any lot or lots on such streets or places within said limits; to prevent the rebuilding or repairing of wooden, brick or other buildings on said streets, alleys or places, or within said limits, when decayed, out of repair, damaged by fire or otherwise. To prohibit and prevent within such places, limits or districts in said city, as the common council may from time to time prescribe, the location of shops, the prosecution of any trade or business, the keeping of lumber yards, the storing of lumber, slabs, staves, edgings. wood or other easily inflammable materials, when, in the opinion of the council, the danger from fire is thereby increased; to regulate the use of lights in buildings, and generally to pass and enforce such ordinances and regulations as it may deem necessary for the prevention and suppression of fires;

Sixth, To appoint one more inspectors, measurers, Inspection of weighers and gaugers of articles to be measured, inspected, measures. weighed or gauged; to prescribe and regulate their powers and duties, fees and compensation;

Seventh, To provide for the protection and care of paupers, Paupers, eto. and to prohibit and prevent all persons from bringing, in vessels. or in other mode, to said city, from any other port or place, any pauper, or other person likely to become a charge upon said city, and to punish therefor; Eighth, To lay out, establish, make, alter, and regulate Market places,

parks, etc. market places and public parks and grounds, and regulate the measuring and selling of firewood, and the weighing and sell. ing of hay and coal, and the selling of meats, vegetables, fish, fruits and provisions of all kinds;

Ninth, To prevent vice and immorality, to preserve the public Public peace. peace and good order, and to prevent and quell riots, disturbances and disorderly assemblages and conduct;

Tenth, To restrain and prevent disorderly and gambling Disorderly houses and houses of ill fame, the holding, keeping or using of

houses. all instruments and devices used for gaming, and to prohibit all gaming and fraudulent devices;

Eleventh, To license and regulate the keeping of hotels, Hotels, sataverns and other public houses, groceries, and the keeping of ordinary saloons, victualing and other houses, and places for furnishing meals, food or drink; to restrain, license and regulate saloons, and to regulate and prescribe the location thereof; to license and regulate the sale of manufactured tobacco and Sale of tocigars and to license and regulate or prohibit the sale of cigarettes;

Twelfth, To license electricians, steam. gas and water plumb- Plumbing. ers, and such professions, occupations and callings as the council may deem for the public good and protection, and to regulate and prescribe the manner of doing electrical work and plumbing; Thirteenth. To apprehend and punish all drunkards, va- Drunkards,

, grants, mendicants, street beggars, prostitutes, fortune tellers Vagrants, etc. and clairvoyants, disorderly persons, and persons soliciting

loons, etc.


Public exhibitions.


Slaughter houses, etc.


alms or subscriptions for any purpose, and to punish and pre vent all intoxication and disorderly conduct;

Fourteenth, To prohibit and prevent or license and regulate the public exhibition by itinerant persons or companies, of natural or artificial curiosities, caravans, circuses, menageries, theatrical representations, concerts, musical entertainments, exhibitions of common showmen, sparring, boxing, physical skill, horse racing feats of horsemanship and bowling alleys; mechanical contrivances and apparatus of every kind and description, or the use thereof in public for which money or other reward is directly or indirectly given or demanded; tricks of legerdemain, and all other public shows, exhibitions, entertainments and places of diversion and amusement, and to revoke such licenses at pleasure;

Fifteenth, To declare and define what constitutes a nuisance, and to prohibit, prevent, abate and remove all nuisances within said city, and to compel the owner or occupant of any grocery, tallow chandler's shop, butcher's shop or stall, soap factory, glue factory, tannery, slaughter house, stable, privy, hog pen, sewer, or other offensive house or place, to cleanse, remove or abate the same as often as it may deem necessary for the health, comfort and convenience of the inhabitants of the city;

Sixteenth, To direct, regulate and prohibit the location and maintenance of all slaughter houses, markets and buildings for storing gunpowder and other combustible substances, and prohibit and regulate the buying, selling, keeping for sale, stor. ing and transporting gunpowder, naphtha, saltpeter, benzine, benzole, petroleum, kerosene oil, firecrackers, fireworks and all other combustible substances, and the using thereof, the using of lights in barns, stables or other buildings, and the making of bonfires;

Seventeenth, To prevent the encumbering or obstruction of streets, sidewalks or crosswalks, lanes, alleys, bridges, wharves, or slips in any manner, or with any material or things of any kind or nature whatsoever, and to compel persons owning or occupying adjoining premises to keep the streets and sidewalks in front of such premises free from dirt and obstructions; to cause the removal of such obstructions or encumbrances by some city officer and cause the expense of such removal to be assessed on the abutting property and the expense thereof to be levied and collected in the same manner as herein provided for the levy and collection of local taxes for special improvements, the expense of which is assessed on the property specially benefited, according to the benefits derived. Any assessment so made and tax levied shall be a lien on the lands so assessed after the assessment roll shall have been confirmed. To control, prescribe and regulate the use and enjoyment of streets, alleys, squares and other public places in the city;

Eighteenth, To prevent immoderate riding or driving in any street; to compel persons to fasten or secure their horses or other animals while standing in any of the streets or alleys of the city, and to authorize the stopping and detaining of any person who shall be guilty of any immoderate riding or driving

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in any street, and to prevent persons from riding or driving in any street and to prevent any person from riding or driving upon or across any sidewalk, and to compel all persons to keep sidewalks in front of premises owned or occupied by them clear from snow, dirt, wood or other obstructions;

Nineteenth, To prevent and regulate the running at large of Dogs. dogs; to impose taxes for the keeping thereof; to require them to be muzzled and to authorize their destruction when running at large in violation of any ordinance;

Twentieth, To determine and designate the route and grades Railroads, etc. of any railroad or street railway now in or hereafter to be laid in said city, and to restrain and regulate the use of locomo tives, engines and cars upon the railroads in the city, and to compel the owners and managers of such roads to station flag. men and to erect and maintain safety, gates at street crossings, and make such rules and regulations concerning the same as to secure the safety of the citizens;

Twenty-first, To prohibit and prevent any indecent exposure Indecent er. of the person, the show, sale or exhibition of any indecent or obscene books, pictures or pamphlets, and all indecent or obscene exhibitions or shows of any kind, and all indecent, immoral, profane, or disorderly conduct or language, and to prohibit and regulate the bathing in any public waters within or adjoining said city;

Twenty-second, To establish, regulate and maintain one or Pounds. more pounds, and to restrain and prevent or regulate the running at large of horses, cattle, swine or other animals, geese or poultry, and to authorize the impounding and sale of the same for the penalty incurred and the cost of keeping and im. pounding;

Twenty-third, To prevent every species of gambling, and to Gambling. prevent the violation of the Sabbath and the disturbance of any religious congregation or any other public meeting assembled for lawful purposes;

Twenty-fourth, To protect and regulate all cemeteries and Cemeteries. graveyards within the city, and all such without the limits of said city as such corporation may acquire, and to regulate the burial of the dead and the keeping of bills of the mortality;

Twenty-fifth, To prohibit the bringing or depositing within Depositing of the limits of said city any dead carcasses or other unwholesome or offensive substance and to provide for the removal and destruction thereof wheresoever found;

Twenty-sixth, To erect and provide for the erection of a city City buildings. hall and all needful buildings and offices, for the use of the corporation or of its officers, and to control and regulate the same, and to purchase the neccesary real estate on which to erect the same, and to purchase and sell real estate for the use of said corporation for corporate purposes; to acquire works by purchase or otherwise, for the purpose of supplying said city, with electric light, power or heat, and to prohibit and punish injuries to public buildings and property;

Twenty-seventh, To regulate the setting of awning or other Awnings. posts, and to direct and regulate the planting of shade or orna

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mental trees in the streets and other public grounds, and to

provide for the preservation of the same; Regulating Twenty-eighth, To authorize and regulate the demand and refees of of ficers.

ceipt by officers of all fees and costs, and in such cases as the council may deem reasonable, and to prescribe, fix, determine and regulate the powers and duties of all officers of the city,

subject to the provisions of this act; Surveying of Twenty-ninth, To survey, ascertain and establish the boundcity.

aries of the city, and all highways, streets, avenues, lanes, alleys, parks, squares and spaces in said city; to prohibit and remove all encroachments, encumbrances or obstructions upon

the same in any manner, and to number the buildings; Hawkers, etc. Thirtieth, To license and regulate or prohibit auctioneers,

hawkers, peddlers and pawnbrokers, and to regulate auctions,

hawking and pawnbrokerage; Butchers, etc. Thirty-first, To license and regulate butchers and keepers of

shops, stalls and stands for the sale of meats, vegetables and Draymen, etc. provision of all kinds and to license and regulate all draymen,

common teamsters, hackmen and all persons who carry or transfer persons or property for hire, to designate stands for all carriages, carts and drays used in carrying persons and property

for hire, and to prescribe their fare and compensation; Weights and Thirty-second, To regulate the weights and measures used in

the city; to appoint one or more sealers of weights and measures, and to prescribe powers and duties thereof, and the penalty for using false weights and measures not conforming

to the standard as established by the laws of this State; Levy and as- Thirty-third, To assess, levy and collect taxes for the purtaxes. poses of the corporation upon all property made taxable by

law, which taxes shall be a lien on the property until paid; to appropriate money, provide for the payment of the debts and expenses of the city and make regulations concerning the

same; Confinement Thirty-fourth, To employ all persons confined for the nonof prisoners.

payment of any fine, penalty, forfeiture, or cost of any offense under this act or any ordinance of the council, in any jail, workhouse or prison, at work or labor, either within or without the same, or upon any street or public work under the control of the council; to allow any person thus confined for the non-payment of any fine, forfeiture or costs, to pay and discharge the same by such work and labor, and to fix and value

the price of such work and labor; Punishment of Thirty-fifth, To punish all offenders for violations of or

offenses against this act or any by-law or any ordinance of the common council adopted and passed under this or any other act of the legislature, by holding to bail for good behavior, by imposing fines and costs, and by imprisonment in the jail of Bay county, or any jail, prison or workhouse of said city, or by either, in the discretion of the court or magistrate before whom such conviction may be had. If only a fine be imposed, with or without costs, the offender may be sentenced to imprisonment until the payment thereof, for a term not exceeding three months. The limit and character of punishment for

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