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property, real, mixed and personal, within the limits of the city, not exceeding one per centum per annum upon the assessed value thereof, and may enforce the payment of the same in any manner that may be prescribed by ordinance, not repugnant to the constitution of the United States, or the organic law of this territory.
Sec. 2. The city council shall have power to provide, by ordinance, for the appointment of a city clerk, city attorney, city treasurer, city collector, and all other officers necessary to enforce and carry into effect the provisions of this act, and the ordinances of the city of Denver, and to provide for their compensation, duties, the time for which they shall hold their respective offices, and their removal from office; also, to provide, by ordinance, for the removal from office of the assessor, surveyor and city marshal, for any omission or neglect of duty on their part, and to fill all vacancies which may occur by reason of such removal, until the next general election.
Sec. 3. The city council shall have power to require of the officers, appointed or elected in pursuance of this act, bonds with penalty, and security for the faithful performance of their respective duties, as may be deemed expedient, and also to require of all officers, appointed or elected, as aforesaid, to take such oaths, or make such affirmations as the city council may prescribe, for the faithful performance of the duties of their respective offices, before entering upon the discharge of the same; to establish, support and regulate common schools, and 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 eight per centum per annum, nor shall any sum or sums of money be borrowed, as aforesaid, until after the subject shall have been submitted to the legal voters of said city, for which purpose, a special election shall be called by the city council, after giving ten days notice thereof, and if a majority of the legal voters of said city shall vote in favor of any such loan, the same may be negotiated, and not otherwise; and Provided, further, That the annual interest on the loans of the city shall never exceed onehalf the revenue annually derived from the tax levied by said city upon the real estate within the limits of said city.
SEC. 4. To appropriate money and provide for the payment of the debts and expenses of the city.
Sec. 5. To make regulations to prevent the introduction of contagious diseases into the city ; to make quarantine laws for that purpose, and to enforce the same within five miles of the city.
ŠEC. 6. To establish hospitals and make regulations for the government of the same.
Sec. 7. To make regulations to secure the general health of the inhabitants; to declare what shall be a nuisance, and to prevent and remove the same.
SEC. 8. To provide the city with water; to erect hydrants and pumps; build cisterns and dig wells in the streets for the supply of engines and buckets; to provide for, and regulate the manner of introducing water into the city for irrigating and other purposes, and to regulate and provide for constructing ditches, canals and gutters for conducting and distributing water through the city; and to regulate the use of water by the inhabitants of the city for irrigating the soil, and the seasons of the year when water shall be introduced, and the quantity of water in the several seasons; to establish and maintain one or more ferries upon the South Platte river, within the corporate limits, whenever such ferries shall be necessary, and for the purpose of paying the expenses of operating such ferries, to charge toll for crossing in the same.
Sec. 9. To open, alter, abolish, widen, extend, establish, grade, pave, or otherwise improve and keep in repair, streets, avenues, lanes and alleys, side-walks, drains and sewers.
Sec. 10. To establish, erect and keep in repair bridges.
Sec. 11. To divide the city into wards; alter the boundaries thereof, and erect additional wards, as the occasion may require.
SEC. 12. To establish, support and regulate night-watches.
SEC. 13. To provide for lighting the streets, and to erect lampposts.
SEC. 14. To erect market-houses; to establish markets and market-places, and to provide for the government and regulations thereof.
Sec. 15. To provide all needful buildings for the use of the city.
ŠEC. 16. To provide for enclosing, improving and regulating all public grounds belonging to the city.
Sec. 17. To license, tax and regulate auctioneers, peddlers, taverns, ordinaries, bankers, brokers and pawn-brokers, and to tax merchants, retailers, grocers and money-changers.
Sec. 18. To license, tax and regulate hackney-carriages, wagons, carts and drays, and fix the rates to be charged for the carriage of persons, and for wagonage, cartage, and drayage of property.
SEC. 19. To license and regulate porters and rates of porterage.
SEC. 20. To license, tax and regulate theatrical and other ex- . hibitions, shows and amusements. This act shall in no way be construed so as to give authority to the city of Denver to license gambling or gambling-houses.
SEC. 21. To license, restrain, regulate, prohibit and suppress tippling-houses, dram-shops, and the selling and giving away of any intoxicating or malt liquors, by any person within the city, except by persons duly licensed.
SEC. 22. To provide for the prevention and extinguishment of fires; to organize and establish fire companies, and to regulate or prohibit the erection of wooden buildings in any part of
Sec. 23. To regulate the building and fixing of chimneys, and to fix the flues thereof.
Sec. 24. To regulate the storage of gunpowder, tar, pitch, resin, and other combustible materials.
SEC. 25. To regulate parapet walls and partition fences, and restrain cattle, hogs, horses, sheep and dogs from running at large.
SEC. 26. To establish standard weights and measures, and regulate the weights and measures to be used in the city in all cases not otherwise provided for by law, and to order all ordinances on the subject to be enforced, and to fix and enforce payment of fines for non-compliance with any such order.
ŠEC. 27. To provide for the measuring and inspection of lumber and other building materials, and for the measuring of all kinds of mechanical work.
SEC. 28. To provide for the inspection and weighing of hay and stone-coal; the measurement of charcoal, fire-wood, and other fuel to be sold and used within the city.
SEC. 29. To provide for and regulate the inspection of flour, in barrels or sacks; also, tobacco, beef, pork and whisky in barrels.
SEC. 30. To regulate the inspection of butter, lard, and other provisions.
SEC. 31. To regulate the weight and quality of bread to be used in the city.
SEC. 32. To regulate the size of bricks to be sold and used in the city.
SEC. 33. To provide for taking the enumerations of the inhabitants of said city.
SEC. 34. To regulate the election of city officers, and to provide for removing from office any person holding an office created by ordinance.
Sec. 35. To fix the compensation of city officers and regulate the fees of jurors, witnesses and others, for services rendered under this, or any ordinance made in pursuance thereof.
Sec. 36. To regulate the police of the city; to impose fines, forfeitures and penalties for the breach of any ordinance, and to provide for the recovery and appropriation of such fines and forfeitures, and the enforcements of such penalties; and all money collected under or by authority of any city ordinance, shall be deemed and taken to belong to said city, and be disposed of by the city couucil, under the ordinances of said city, for the general use and benefit of the inhabitants thereof.
SEC. 37. The city council shall have exclusive powers within the city, by ordinance, to license, suppress and restrain billiardtables and bowling-alleys.
SEC. 38. The city council shall have power to prohibit gambling and gambling-houses, bawdy houses, disorderly houses, and houses wherein lewd persons assemble for dancing.
SEC. 39. To provide for the removal of buildings, when erected or allowed to remain in any locality, contrary to the or. dinance of the city; to regulate and prevent the carrying on of manufactures dangerous in causing or producing fires, or dangerous or injurious to health; to appoint fire-wardens and property-guards, with power to remove and keep away from the vicinity of any fire, all idle and suspicious persons lurking near the same, and to compel any person or persons present to aid in extinguishing such fire, or in the preservation of property exposed to the danger of the same, and in preventing goods or property from being purloined thereat, and with such other powers and duties as may be prescribed by ordinance.
Sec. 40. The city of Denver shall have the exclusive right, within the corporate limits of said city, to levy and collect a
, poll-tax, not exceeding one dollar and fifty cents, upon every male person over twenty.one years of age, who shall have resided three months within the city, which, when collected, shall con. stitute a special fund, to be used for repairing and clearing the streets; and the city council may enforce payment of such tax by fine or imprisonment, or both, as may be provided by ordinance.
SEC. 41. To remove all obstructions from the streets, lanes, avenues and alleys of the city, and from the side-walks and curb-stones within the city.
SEC. 42. To provide for the construction and repair of all the side-walks, and for cleaning the same, and of the gutters, at the expense of the owners of the ground fronting thereon.
SEC. 43. To prevent and remove all encroachments into or upon all or any streets, lanes, avenues or alleys within the city, established by law or ordinance,
SEC. 44. To levy and collect a special tax, not exceeding ten dollars, upon each and every dog, whether male or female, owned or kept within the city of Denver, and for that purpose, such dogs are hereby declared to be taxable property, and the city council may enforce the payment of such tax, by ordinance, in such manner as they may determine.
SEC. 45. To levy and collect the damages and costs of opening, widening or altering any street, lane, avenue or alley upon the lots or parts of lots, or parcels of ground deemed benefited by the opening, widening or altering of such streets, lanes, avenue or alley, and upon any of the holders of such lots, or parts of lots or parcels of ground.
SEC. 46. The city council shall have power to make all ordinances which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the powers specified in this act, so that such ordinances be not repugnant to, or inconsistent with the constitution of the United States or the organic act of this territory.
Sec. 47. The style of the city ordinance shall be: Be it ordained by the city council of the city of Denver.
Sec. 48. All ordinances of the city council shall, within one month after they shall have been passed, be published in some newspaper in the city, or posted up in three public places in said city, and shall not be in force until they shall have been published as aforesaid.
SEC. 49. All ordinances of the city council may be proven by the seal of the corporation, and when printed in book form or pamphlet form, and purporting to be printed and published by authority of the corporation, the same shall be received in evidence in all courts and places, without further proof.
SEC. 50. It shall be lawful for the city council of the city of Denver, to provide by ordinance for the collection of taxes levied or assessed under the ordinances of said city, by distraining the goods, chattels, personal property and effects of the person or persons from whom taxes may be due, and the way and manner in which, and the person or persons by whom such distress warrants shall be issued and levied.
SEC. 51. In all cases of distress for non-payment of taxes under the provisions of this act, the person or officer inaking the same, shall immediately file with some justice of the peace, in said city of Denver, in case the amount due and unpaid does not exceed three hundred dollars, or with the clerk of the district court, in case the amount exceeds that sum, a copy of the distress warrant, together with an inventory of the property levied upon; and thereupon the person or persons against whom the distress warrant shall have been issued, shall be duly summoned in the manner required in actions of assumpsit in said courts respectively, and the amount of taxes due from such person or persons, shall be assessed and entered of record, by the court in which, or the justice of the peace before whom such proceedings shall be pending. The court or justice of the peace shall certify to the person or officer making such distress, the amount so found due, together with the costs which have