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all establishments where any nauseous, offensive, or unwholesome business may be carried on, blacksmiths', coopers', cabinet makers', carpenters' and joiners' shops, and all buildings, business and establishments of any kind usually classed as extra hazardous in respect to fire; tannery and stable, privy, hog-pen, sewer, or any other offensive or unwholesome house or place, to cleanse, remove or abate the same from time to time, as often as the health, comfort and convenience or safety of the inhabitants of said city may require;

Sixth, To direct the location of all slaughterhouses, markets, Slaughter stables, and building for storing gunpowder or other combustibles or explosive substances;

Seventh, To regulate the buying, carrying, selling and using Explosives. of gunpowder, fire crackers or fireworks manufactured or prepared therefrom, and other combustible materials, and the exhibitions of fireworks, and the discharge of firearms, and lights in barns, stables and other buildings, and to restrain the making of bonfires in streets and yards;

Eighth, To prevent the encumbering of streets, sidewalks, Encumcross-walks, lanes, alleys, bridges or aqueducts, drains or ditches, in any manner whatever;

Ninth, To prevent and punish horse racing and immoderate Racing. driving or riding in any street, or over any bridge, and to authorize the stopping and detaining of any person who shall be guilty of immoderate driving or riding in any street or over any bridge in said city;

Tenth, To determine and designate the routes and grades of Railroads. any railroad coming into or passing through said city, and to restrain and regulate the use of locomotives, engines, and cars upon any railroad within the city;

Eleventh, To prohibit or regulate bathing in any public Bathing. water, or in any open or conspicuous place, or any indecent exposure of the person in the city ;

Twelfth, To arrest and punish drunkards and persons found Drunkards. drunk in the streets, lanes, alleys or public places of said city, disorderly persons, vagrants, common prostitutes, street walkers, mendicants, street beggars and persons soliciting alms and subscriptions for any purposes whatever;

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

Fourteenth, To prevent and regulate the running at large Dogs. of dogs, and to impose taxes on the owners of dogs, and to prevent dog fights in the city;

Fifteenth, To prohibit any person from bringing or deposit. Dead ing within the limits of said city any dead carcasses or other unwholesome or offensive substances, and to require the removal or destruction thereof; and if any person shall have on his premises such substances or any putrid meats, fish, hides or skins of any kind, and shall neglect or refuse to remove the

carcasses, etc.





same when ordered, to authorize the removal or destruction

thereof, as a public nuisance, by some officer of the city; Sidewalks. Sixteenth, To compel all persons to keep sidewalks in front

of premises owned or occupied by them, clear from snow, ice, dirt, wood or other obstruction;

Seventeenth, To regulate the ringing of bells and crying of goods and other commodities for sale at auction or otherwise, and to prevent disturbing noises in the streets;

Eighteenth, To appoint and prescribe the powers and duties of watchmen, and the fines and penalties for their delin

quencies; Buildings.

Nineteenth, To prohibit, restrain or regulate within such parts of the city as they may deem expedient, and prescribe the building, rebuilding, enlarging, repairing or placing of wooden buildings therein; to regulate and establish the line upon which buildings may be erected upon any street, lane or alley in said city, and to compel such buildings to be erected upon such line, by fine upon the owner or builder thereof, not to exceed five hundred dollars;

Twentieth. To provide for obtaining, holding, regulating and managing burial grounds, within or without the city, when established for the benefit thereof; and to regulate the burial of the dead, and to compel the keeping and return of bills of mortality;

Twenty-first, To establish, order and regulate market places, to regulate the vending of wood, hay, meat, vegetables, fruits, fish and provisions of all kinds, and prescribe the time and place of selling the same, and the fees to be paid by butchers for license; to prohibit the sale of unwholesome meat, poultry, fish, vegetables or other articles of food or provisions; impure, spurious or adulterated wine, spirituous liquors or beer, or knowingly keeping or offering the same for sale; and to provide for and regulate the inspection of animals used for food, and the slaughter of the same: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall authorize the common council to restrict in any way the sale of fresh and wholesome meats by the quarter within the limits of the city;

Twenty-second, To establish, regulate and preserve public reservoirs, wells, penstocks and pumps, and to prevent the waste of water; and to authorize and employ, under such regulations and upon such terms and conditions as they may choose, the laying of water pipes in the streets and alleys of the city, for the purpose of supplying the inhabitants of said city with water; and to grant such exclusive privileges as they may deem expedient to any company organized to supply said city and its inhabitants with water; and to contract with such company to supply the city with water for fire and other public purposes;

Twenty-third, To regulate sextons and undertakers for buryundertakers, ing the dead, cartmen and their carts, hackney carriages and

their drivers, omnibuses and their drivers, scavengers, porters and chimney sweeps, and their fees and compensation; and




scavengers, etc.



to make regulations for preventing auctions, peddling, pawn. brokerage, or using for hire carts, drays, cabs, hacks or any kind of carriage or vehicle, or opening or keeping any tavern, hotel, victualing house, saloon or other houses or place for furnishing meals, food or drink, or billiard tables or ball alleys, without first obtaining from the common council license therefor; for licensing and regulating carts, drays, cabs, backs, and all carriages or vehicles kept or used for hire; for licensing and regulating auctioneers, peddlers, pawnbrokers, junk dealers, dealers in second-hand goods and merchandise, and transient tradesmen, auctions, peddling, pawnbrokerage,

, taverns, hotels, victualipg houses, restaurants, saloons, or other houses for furnishing meals, food or drink, and keepers of billiard tables and ball alleys not used' for gaming. Whoever Transient occupies any premises within the city of Ann Arbor, for a temporary period only, and is not assessed for taxes in said city, and who offers for sale goods, wares, or merchandise, is hereby defined and declared to be a transient tradesman;

Twenty-fourth, To regulate, license, and control hackmen, Hackmen, omnibusmen, porters, runners and all others soliciting passengers and others to ride in any hack, omnibus or carriage, or upon any railway, or to go to any hotel or other place, and to prevent said hackmen, omnibusmen, porters and runners from entering within any railroad station, at such times as the common council may determine;

Twenty-fifth, To make regulations for the lighting of the Lighting. streets and alleys and the protection and safety of public lamps;

Twenty-sixth, To provide for and regulate the numbering Numbering of of buildings upon the streets or alleys, and to compel the owners or occupants of buildings to affix numbers on the same;

Twenty-seventh, To prescribe the duties of all officers ap- Duties and pointed by the common council, and their compensation, and compensation the penalty or penalties for failing to perform such duties, and to prescribe the bonds and sureties to be given by the officers of the city for the discharge of their duties, and the time and executing the same in cases not otherwise provided for by law;

Twenty-eighth, To provide for the cleansing and preserving Salubrity of of the salubrity of the waters of the Huron river, or other Huron river. streams within the limits of the city; to fill'up all low ground or lots covered or partially covered with water, or to drain the same, as they may deem expedient;

Twenty-ninth, To prescribe and designate the stands for Carriage carriages of all kinds, which carry persons for hire, and carts and carters, and to prescribe the rates of fare and charges, and the stand or stands for wood, hay, and produce exposed for sale in said city; Thirtieth, To provide for taking a census of the inhabitants Census.


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Weights and measures.

Drains, etc.

Poor persons.

of said city, whenever they may see fit, and to direct and regulate the same;

Thirty-first, To establish a grade for streets and sidewalks and cause the sidewalks to be constructed in accordance with the game;

Thirty-second, To prescribe the duties of sealer of weights and measures and the penalty for using false weights and measures, and all the laws of this State in relation to the sealing of weights and measures shall apply to said city, except as herein otherwise provided ;

Thirty-third, To direct and regulate the construction of cellars, barns, private drains, sinks and privies; to compel the owner or occupant to fill up, drain, cleanse, alter, relay or repair the same, or to cause the same to be done by some proper officer of the corporation, and to assess the expenses thereof on the lot or premises having such cellar, barn, drain, sink or privy thereon;

Thirty-fourth, To provide for the protection and care of poor persons and of paupers, and to prohibit and prevent all persons from bringing or sending to the city from any other place any pauper or any other person likely to become a charge upon said city, and to punish therefor; to provide by ordinance for the election or appointment of an overseer of the poor for the city, and to prescribe his duties and vest him with such authority as may be proper for the exercise of his duties, and to provide for the organization of a board of poor commissioners, who shall serve without compensation;

Thirty-fifth, To provide for and change the location and grade of street crossing of any railroad track, and to compel any railroad company or street railway company to raise or lower their railroad track to conform to street grades, which may be established by the city from time to time, and to construct street crossings in such a manner as the council may require, and to keep them in repair; also to require and compel railroad companies to keep flagmen or watchmen at all railroad crossings of streets, and to give warning of the approach and passage of trains thereat, and to light such crossings during the night; to regulate and prescribe the speed of all locomotives and railroad trains within the city; but such speed shall not be required to be less than four miles an hour, and to impose a fine of not less than five or more than fifty dollars upon the company, and upon any engineer or conductor violating any ordinance regulating the speed of trains.

SEC. 100. All actions agains the city of Ann Arbor shall be commenced by summons, which shall be served upon the city clerk at least six days before the return thereof, by giving him a copy of said summons with the name of the officer serving the same endorsed thereon; or in case of the absence of the said city clerk from the city, then by leaving such copy with the mayor, endorsed as aforesaid: Provided, That no suit shall be maintained against the city until the claim whereon the same is founded shall have been presented to the common

Grade crossings.

Suits. how commenced against city.


declare improvements

council of said city, duly verified, at a regular meeting of the
same, for allowance, and until after one regular meeting of
the common council shall intervene: And provided further, Further
That all claims for damages against the city growing out of the proviso.
negligence or default of said city, or of any officer, or employe
thereof, shall be presented to the common council of said city,
in the manner above provided, within sixty days after such
claim shall arise, and in default thereof shall thereafter be
forever barred; and in any action in any court on any such
claim, the claimant shall be required to show that such claim
has been duly presented in the manner in this act specified, to
the common council of said city.

Sec. 130a. Whenever the common council shall order any Council to local or public improvement, the cost of a part or the whole whereof it is proposed to assess and levy on the lands, premises by resolution. and tenements, which are benefited thereby, they shall by resolution so declare, and determine what part of the whole thereof, shall be levied and assessed upon the owners of the lands, premises and tenements deemed to be thus benefited, and thereupon they shall by resolution fix and determine the district or portion of the city benefited and specify the amount to be assessed upon the owners and against the taxable real estate situate therein: Provided, That no such assessment for the Proviso. pavement of any street or alley shall be made or collected other than by general tax, unless upon the petition for such pavement, signed by the parties owning a majority of the foot frontage of the real estate on the line of such street or part thereof proposed to be paved.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved June 18, 1903.

[No. 544.]

AN ACT tó prohibit the business of manufacturing, selling,

furnishing, delivering, or keeping for sale sacramental and intoxicating liquors, or malt, brewed, and fermented liquors and vinous liquors, in any township or part of township and in any village of less than five hundred population, within the county of St. Clair, State of Michigan, except by the keeper of a hotel, and to define the term "hotel."

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. In any township or part of township and in When liquor villages of less than five hundred population within the county

not to be sold. of St. Clair in this State, it shall not be lawful for any person, firm or corporation to engage in the business of manufacturing, selling, keeping for sale, furnishing, giving or delivering spirituous and intoxicating liquors and malt, brewed, or fer

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