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poration shall exceed in any one year the amount provided for such an improvement in the annual appropriation bill; Provided, however, That Emergency. nothing herein contained shall prevent the city council from ordering, by a unanimous vote of all the members elect, any apparatus or machinery, the necessity of which is caused by any casualty, accident, or emergency happening after such annual appropriation is made, or, by a like vote, from making necessary appropriations for quarantine or hospital purposes in case of outbreak of a virulent epidemic or contagious disease. The city council may, by a like vote, order the mayor to borrow a sufficient sum to provide for the expense necessary to be incurred in making any such repairs, or restoration of improvements, or purchase of apparatus or machinery, the necessity of which has arisen, as is last above mentioned, or to pay the city employes or laborers for a space of time not exceeding the close of the next fiscal year, which sum
, and the interest shall be added to the amount authorized to be raised in the next general tax levy and embraced therein.
Sec. 9. That section forty-six (46) of said act Amending sec. be amended to read as follows:
Section 46. No officer of any city shall be in-um.cer not to terested, directly or indirectly, in any contract to pico atract which the corporation, or any one for its benefit, is a party; and such interest in any such contract shall avoid the obligation thereof on the part of said corporation. Nor shall any officer of the city be interested, directly or indirectly, in any contract to perform any work for or furnish any material to any contractor or subcontractor intended for use,
Extra pay ; perquisites.
or which shall be used, by the latter in the performance of any contract with the city. Nor shall any officer of the city, directly or indirectly, sell or furnish any material to such contractor or subcontractor to be used or which shall be used by such contractor or subcontractor in the performance of any such contract, or any employe of the city in performance thereof. Any violation of the provisions of this section shall avoid the obligation of every such contract on the part of the city and defeat any recovery for any materials so sold or . furnished. Nor shall any officer receive any pay or perquisites from the city other than his salary, as provided by ordinance and this charter, and the city council shall not pay or appropriate any money or other valuable thing to any person, not an officer, for the performance of any act, service, or duty, the doing or performance of which shall come within the proper scope of the duties of any officer of such corporation, unless the same is specially appropriated and ordered by a unanimous vote of all the members elected to the council.
SEC. 10. That section forty-nine (49) of said act be amended to read as follows:
Section 49. The mayor and council shall have power to levy and collect taxes for general purposes not exceeding ten mills on the dollar valuation in any one year, on all real estate and personal property, within the corporate limits of the city, taxable according to the laws of this state and such tax for interest and sinking fund of the bonded debt as may be requisite and authorized by law; and the mayor and council shall also have power to levy and collect on all such property for the sole
Amending sec. 49.
Taxes for general purposes.
Valuation of property.
and exclusive purpose of maintaining and paying the police department of said city not to exceed three (3) mills on the dollar valuation in any one year ; taxes levied for said purposes to constitute a special fund therefor; and shall also have power to department. levy and collect on all such property for the sole and exclusive purpose of maintaining and paying the fire department of any such city not to exceed five (5) mills on the dollar valuation in any one year; taxes levied for said purpose to constitute a special fund therefor. The valuation of such
property to be taken from the assessment rolls of the proper county, and it shall be the duty of the county clerk to permit the city clerk to make out from the assessment rolls of the county an assessment roll for the city, of all property liable to taxation, as above specified, which the city clerk shall complete on or before the third Monday in June of each year, unless otherwise ordered by the council; upon the completion of such copy of such assessment roll the city clerk shall add to said roll any and all real estate in said city which is exempt from taxation for general purposes and assess the same as near as may be to correspond with the assessed value of like property on said county roll and enter the same in a separate column for the purpose of special assessment in said city, authorized by law, and shall be subject to equalization. The council shall also Poll tax. have the power to assess, levy, and collect a poll tax, not to exceed three (3) dollars, upon every male inhabitant of said city between the ages of twenty-one (21) and fifty (50) years, sane, and not a public charge as a pauper, or member of the police or fire department. The council shall also have Dog tax.
Amending scc. 52.
power to assess, levy, and collect a special tax on
Sec. 11. That section fifty-two (52) of said act
Section 52. On the first day of December next succeeding the levy thereof, all unpaid city taxes shall become delinquent, and shall thereafter draw interest at the rate of one per cent per month; Provided, That if one-half of such tax is paid on or before the same becomes delinquent, and the remaining one-half on or before the first day of June, following, no interest shall be charged thereon. It shall be the duty of the city treasurer to proceed, as soon as practicable after the first day of January, to make such delinquent tax out of the personal property of such delinquent, if any such property can be found within the city; no demand of taxes shall be necessary, but it shall be the duty of every person owing any municipal tax or taxes in such city to attend at the treasurer's office and pay the same.
SEC. 12. That subdivision III of section sixtyseven (67) of said act be amended to read as follows:
Section 67. III.-Streets, grades, and repairs.To provide for the grading and repairing of any street, avenue, or alley, and the construction of bridges, culverts, viaducts, and sewers, and shall defray the repairs of the same out of the proper fund of such city; but no street shall be graded
Amending subdiv. 3 of sec. 67.
Streets, grad ing, repairing, etc.
except the same be ordered done by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the city council. The mayor Viaducts, and council shall have power to require any railroad company or companies, owning or operating any railroad track or tracks upon or across any public street or streets of the city, to erect, construct, reconstruct, complete, and keep in repair any viaduct or viaducts upon or along such street or streets, and over or under such track or tracks, including the approaches of such viaduct or viaducts, as may be deemed and declared by the mayor and council necessary for the safety and protection of the public; Provided, That the approaches to any such viaduct which any railroad company or companies may be required to construct, reconstruct, and keep in repair, shall not exceed for each viaduct a total distance of eight hundred feet. Whenever any such viaduct shall be deemed and declared by ordinance necessary for the safety and protection of the public, the mayor and council shall provide for appraising, assessing, and determining the damages, if any, which may be caused to any property by reason of the construction of such viaduct and its approaches. The proceeding for such purpose shall be the same as provided herein for the purpose of determining damages to property owners by reason of the change of grade of a street, and such damages shall be paid by the city, and may be assessed by the city council against property benefited, and the cost of approaches beyond said distance of eight hundred feet may also be assessed by the council against property benefited by reason of the construction of any such viaduct and its approaches. The width,