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Sec. 2. Those favoring the said act of incorporation, and the act or acts amendatory of the same, shall cast at said election a ballot, on which shall be written or printed the words "for the city," and those opposing the said acts shall cast a ballot, on which shall be written or printed the words "against the city." If a majority of the legal votes cast at said election shall be "for the city, then it shall be deemed and held that the voters of said city desire to retain their present city government; but if a majority of said votes shall be "against the city," then it shall be deemed and held that the voters of said city have rejected their present city government, and the said act incorporating the city of Black Hawk, and all acts amendatory thereof shall thereafter be inoperative and void.
SEC. 3. All laws, rules and regulations in force, relative to the time and manner of holding the next regular election of city officers for the city of Black Hawk, and the qualifications of voters at said election, shall apply to the vote provided for by this act, Provided, That none but actual tax-payers, as appears by the last city tax-list, shall be allowed to vote on the question, and such names as do not appear on that list, and are now property-owners or tax-payers in the city, shall register their names with the city clerk one week prior to the election.
SEC. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved February 6th, A. D. 1866.
TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED “AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE CITY OF
CENTRAL,” APPROVED MARCH 11TH, A. D. 1864.
Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of Colo
SECTION 1. That section one of article four of said act be so amended as to read after the word “Mayor,” in the eighth line of said section, as follows: One treasurer, one assessor, one police judge, one street commissioner, and one alderman from each ward ; that the marshal and city attorney shall be appointed by the city council at the time and in the manner prescribed by ordinance for the appointment of city clerk and other city officers.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage:
Approved February 5th, A. D. 1866.
AN ACT TO REDUCB THE LAW INCORPORATING THE CITY OF DENVER, AND THE
ACTS AMENDATORY THEREOF INTO ONE ACT, AND TO AMEND
Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of Colorado Territory:
OF BOUNDARIES. SECTION 1. That the inhabitants of the city of Denver, in Arapahoe county, and territory of Colorado, be, and are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of "The city of Denver,” and by that name shall have perpetual succession, may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in all courts of law and equity, and may have and use a common seal, and alter the same at pleasure.
SEC. 2. That hereafter, the corporate limits of the city of Denver shall be as follows: Beginning at the north-west corner of section thirty-three (33), in township three (3) south, range sixty-eight (68) west, thence south along the west side of said section, to a point where the same intersects the main channel of South Platte river, thence up the main channel of said river to the point where the said river intersects the south line of the north-west quarter of section four (4), township four (4) south, range sixty-eight (68) west, thence east along said last mentioned line produced, to the center of section three (3), same township and range, thence north to the north-east corner of the northwest quarter of said section three (3), thence east to the southeast corner of section thirty four (34), township three (3) south, range sixty-eight (68) west, thence north to the north-east corner of said last mentioned section, thence west to the northwest corner of the north-east quarter of said last mentioned section, thence north to the center of section twenty-seven (27) in said last mentioned township and range, thence west to the west line of section twenty-eight (28), in the same township and range, thence south to the place of beginning, all of which land, included within the aforesaid boundaries, is situate in the county of Arapahoe, in the territory of Colorado, and the same is hereby declared to be within the limits of the city of Denver.
SEC. 3. Whenever any tract of land adjoining the city of Denyer shall be laid off into town lots, platted and duly recorded, as may be required by law, the same shall be annexed to, and become a part of the city of Denver.
Sec. 4. The inhabitants of the said city, by the name and style aforesaid, through and by the said city council, shall have power and authority to purchase, hold, possess and enjoy both real
and personal property for a city hall, jail, public grounds, and for other public purposes, and shall have power and authority to sell and convey the same, and may also, for the use of the inhabitants of said city, purchase, hold, possess and enjoy real property beyond the limits of said city for burying grounds and cemeteries, and improve the same.
SEC. 5. The inhabitants of said city, by the name and style aforesaid, shall have power and authority, and they are hereby empowered and authorized to take, hold, possess, use and enjoy both real and personal property by deed, grant, gift, bequest, devise, or otherwise, and they shall have the power through and by the city council, to sell and convey the same for the sole use and benefit of the inhabitants of said city.
OF THE CITY COUNCIL.
SECTION 1. There shall be a city council, to consist of a mayor and board of aldermen.
ŠEC. 2. The board of aldermen shall consist of two members from each ward, to be chosen by qualified voters, for two years, and until others shall be legally qualified.
SEC. 3. No person shall be an alderman, unless at the time of his election he shall have resided within the limits of the city one year immediately preceding his election, and shall have the requisite qualifications to vote for members of the legisla. ture, be a resident of the ward for which he is elected, and a citizen of the United States.
SEC. 4. If any alderman shall, after his election, remove from the ward for which he was elected, the city council may, and it shall be their duty to declare the seat of the alderman for the said ward vacant, and they shall, by vote, order a new election to fill the vacancy. The mayor and aldermen shall serve without compensation from the city funds, until there shall be five thousand inhabitants in said city, and when the population shall exceed five thousand, the mayor shall receive such compensation as the city council shall determine.
Sec. 5. The city council shall judge of the qualifications, elections, and returns of their own members, and shall determine all contested elections under this act.
Sec. 6. A majority of the city council shall constitute a quorum to do business, but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and compel the attendance of absent members, under such penalties as may be prescribed by ordinance.
Szc. 7. The city council shall have power to determine the ules of its proceedings, punish its members for disorderly conduct, and with the concurrence of two-thirds of the members elected, expel a member.
SEC. 8. The city council shall keep a journal of its proceedings, and from time to time publish the same; and the ayes and nays, when demanded by any member present, shall be entered upon the journal.
SEC. 9. No alderman shall be appointed to any office under the authority of the city, which shall have been created, or the emoluments of which shall have been increased during the time for which he shall have been elected.
Sec. 10. All vacancies that shall occur in the board of aldermen, shall be filled by election.
SEC. 11. The mayor, and each alderman, before entering upon the duties of his office, shall take and subscribe an oath, or make an aflirmation that they will support the constitution of the United States and the organic act of this territory, and that they will well and truly perform the duties of their office, to the best of their skill and ability.
SEC. 12. Whenever there shall be a tie in the election of alderman, the judges of election shall certify the facts to the mayor, who shall determine the same by lot, in such manner as shall be provided by ordinance.
SEC. 13. There shall be twelve stated meetings of the city council, in each year, at such times and places as may be prescribed by the city council.
OF THE EXECUTIVE OFFICER,
SECTION 1. The chief executive officer of the city shall be a mayor, who shall be elected by the qualified voters of the city, and hold his office for one year, and until his successor shall be elected and qualified, and shall be entitled to vote upon all questions pending before, or which may be determined by the city council, in like manner as the aldermen of said city.
Sec. 2. No person shall be eligible to the office of mayor, who shall not have been a resident of the city for one year next preceding his election, or who shall be under twenty-five years of age, or who shall not, at the time of his election, be a citizen of the United States.
SEC. 3. Whenever the mayor shall absent himself, or remove from the city and remain for the space of three months; or when the mayor shall resign or die, or his office shall otherwise become vacant, the board of aldermen shall immediately proceed to elect, by ballot, one of their members president; who shall be mayor pro tem., and he shall take an oath to faithfully discharge the duties of said office, and shall perform all the duties required of the mayor, until the office shall be filled by election, as herein provided.
Sec. 4. Whenever a vacancy shall occur in the city counc either of the mayor or board of aldermen, it is hereby made the duty of the city council to immediately order an election to fill the vacancy:
Sec. 5. When two or more persons shall have an equal number of votes for mayor, the judges of election shall certify the same to the city council, who shall proceed to determine the same by lot, in such manner as may be provided by ordinance.
Sec. 6. Whenver an election for mayor shall be contested, the city council shall determine the same, as may be prescribed by ordinance.
Sec. 7. Whenever any vacancy shall happen in the office of mayor, it shall be filled by election.
OF ELECTIONS. SECTION 1. On the first Monday of April, A. D. 1866, an election shall be held in each ward of said city for one mayor for said city, and one alderman in each ward, also a city assesbor, city surveyor, and city marshal, to serve for the term of one year, and until their successors are elected and qualified. And forever thereafter, on the first Monday of April, in each year, there shall be an election held for one mayor for the city, and one alderman in each ward, also, a city assessor, city surveyor and city marshal, as aforesaid. The said city marshal shall have the same powers as county constables, and upon filing like bond as is now required by law, of constables, may exercis, such power in all cases, both civil and criminal.
Sec. 2. All male inhabitants over the age of twenty-one years, who are entitled to vote for members of the territorial legislature, and who shall have been actual residents of said city thirty days next preceding said election, shall be entitled to vote for city officers, Provided, that said voters shall give their votes in the wards in which they respectively reside.
Sec. 3. All laws which may be passed by the legislative asBembly of the territory of Colorado, in relation to the registration and qualification of electors, shall be taken and held to apply to the electors and all elections held under this act.
SECTION 1. The city council shall have power and authority to levy and collect taxes for city purposes, upon all taxable