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AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION THREE OF CHAPTER ONE OF CHAPTER
FOURTEEN OF THE SPECIAL LAWS OF EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-TWO, ENTITLED AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE VILLAGE · OF FERGUS FALLS, AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER TWENTY OF THE SPECIAL LAWS OF EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY. THREE.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota :
SECTION 1. That section three of chapter one of chapter fourteen of the special laws of eightoen hundred and seventy-two, as amended by special laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-three, be amended so as to i ead as follows:
Sec. 3. There shall be an annual election held in said village on the first Tuesday of April in each year, at which the electors residing within the limits of said village, qualified to vote at town elections, may choose by ballot and by plurality of votes, the president, one recorder, three trustees, one treasurer, one assessor, and one justice of the peace. The trustees shall give ten days' notice of the time and place of holding said elections, by posting up written notices thereot, in three public places of the village, or by causing such notice to be published in one or more of the uewspapers printed and published in said village. The election shall be held and conducted in the same manner as town elections, and the laws of this state applicable to elections generally shall apply so far as consistency will admit, and the oath of a vote shall be the same as at town meetings, and false swearing shall be perjury.
SEC. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved March 5, 1874.
SECTION 1. That section one of an act entitled an act to incorporate the village of Lanesboro, Fillmore county, Minnesota, approved March third, eighteen hundred and sixty nine, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows, to wit:
Sec. 1. All that part of the townships of Carrollton and Holt, Fillmore county, Minnesota, included within the following described limits or boundaries, to wit: the northeast quarter and the southeast quarter and the east half of the northwest quarter and the east half of the southwest quarter of section thirteen, and the northeast quarter and the east half of the northwest quarter of section twentytour in township one hundred and three range ten west, and the northwest quarter and the southwest quarter of section eighteen and the northwest quarter of section nineteen in township one hundred and three range nine west, shall be a village and shall be known by the name of the village of Lanesboro,” and the people now inhabiting and those who may hereafter inhabit within the districts of country herein described, shall be a municipal corporation, by the name of the "village of Lanesboro" and shall have all the general powers possessed by municipal corporations at common law, and in addition thereto shall possess all the powers hereinafter specifically granted and the authorities thereof shall have perpetual succession, shall be capable of contracting and being contracted with, of sueing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded in all courts of law and equity and may have a common seal.
SEC. 2. That section two of an act entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the village of Lanesboro, Fillmore county, Minnesota, and the acts amendatory thereof, approved March tenth, eigbteen hundred and seventy-three, be and the same is hereby amended by inserting after the word “recorder” in the third line of said section the words one treasurer.
SEC. 3. That section sixteen of an act entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the village of Lanesboro, approved March fourth, eighteen hundred and aeventy, be and the
same is hereby amended by adding thereto the following subdivisions to-wit:
Fifth,—To establish the grades of the streets and cause them to be graded as the council may deem most expedient, at the expense of the owners of lots or parts of lots respectively fronting upon such streets and any lot or lots lying side to any street shall be deemed to be fronting the said street.
Sixth.—To prohibit the running at large of dogs and to impose fines upon the owners and to authorize the destruction of the same, when at large contrary to any ordinance passed by the village council of the said village.
SEC. 4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act, are hereby repealed. This act shall be deemed a public act and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved March 5, 1874.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF WABASHA. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota ;
SECTION 1. That the charter of the city of Wabasha, as comprised in an act entitled "an act to amend the charter of the city of Wabasha, approved March fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, shall be amended as follows:
SEC. 2. That subdivision nine of section one of chapter six of the said charter of the city of Wabasha, be amended to read as follows:
Ninth.–To impose license upon dogs kept within the city of Wabasha; to prevent dogs running at large with or without license; to impose fines upon the owners and keepers of dogs when not licensed, and to authorize the destruction of dogs when at large without license, or contrary to the ordinances of the city of Wabasha.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved March 5, 1874.
SECTION 1. That section one of chapter five of an act incorporating the city of Shakopee, approved March third, eighteen hundred and seventy, be amended by adding thereto the following: And provided further, That no debt shall be incurred or created by the city, the common council, or any officer of the city, except pursuant to the authority expressly given for that purpose; and no order or orders shall be issued upon the city treasury exceeding the amount of tax collected or assessed, and in process of collection, for the purpose named in this section.
SEC. 2. That section two of said chapter five be amended so as to read as follows:
Sec. 2. The common council shall have power to levy a special tax upon all the taxable property in the city, or of the different wards of the same, for the purpose of constructing, maintaining bridges and culverts, and opening, constructing, maintaining and repairing roads, highways, streets and alleys; for the construction of reservoirs, cisterns, sewers, drains, and [street] gutters, and grading of streets, and for other purposes conducive to good order and cleanliness and to protection against crime, disease and fire. Provided, That such taxes in no year exceed five mills upon a dollar of the assessed valuation. And provided further, That for the improvements in this section mentioned, the common council shall have power to assess the tax to pay the same upon the ward or wards benefited by such improvement, in such manner and to such extent as the common council may think just and equitable. The tax shall be apportioned upon a cash valuation of the property which it shall be determined is liable to assessment for such improvements. The common council may, by a vote of two-thirds of Ebose present and voting, issue the bonds of said city, bearing interest not exceeding ten per cent. per annum, in such amounts and under such regulations as the common council may prescribe, For a term not exceeding two years; or, they may issue orders
drawn upon the city treasury, bearing interest not exceeding ten per cent. per annum, for all purposes named in this section; or, they may issue both bonds and orders. Provided, That the amount of such bonds and orders, with the interest accuring [accruing? thereon, shall not exceed four-fifths of the amount authorized by this section, to be levied in the same or succeeding year to that in which such bonds and orders are issued.
SEC. 3. That section four of chapter eight of said act of incorporation be amended so as to read as follows:
Sec. 4. If said assessments be not paid to the city treasurer on or before the twentieth day of August in any year, a penalty of twenty per cent. shall attach thereto, and the common council shall cause a statement of the same to be transmitted, with the city taxes levied for that year, to the auditor of the county of Scott, on or before the first day of September in each year, and the said audi. tor shall insert the same with the other taxes in the duplicate statement of taxes annually transmitted by him to the county treasurer for collection and payment thereof enforced with and in like manner as county and state taxes are collected and payment thereof enforced. The common council may at any time for the purpose of anticipating the levy and collection of such assessments and of meeting the demands against the city for such improvements by a vote of two-thirds of those present and voting, issue the bonds of said city in such form, amounts and under such regulations as they may prescribe, for a time not exceeding two years and bearing interest not exceeding ten per cent. per annum, or the common council may issue orders drawn upon the city treasury bearing interest not exceeding ten per cent. per annum, and the proceeds thereof shall be applied to the purposes aforesaid, and the collections from such assessments in anticipation whereof they were issued shall stand appropriated and pledged for the payment of the principal and interest of the same.
SEC. 4. That sections six and fifteen of said act of incorporation be amended by striking out the word “ clerk ” in each of said sections, and inserting in lieu thereof the word “ recorder.”
SEC. 5. That section three of chapter thirty-two of the special laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-two, be amended so as to read as follows:
Sec. 3. That section eight of chapter three of the original act of incorporation, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
SEC. 6. That section seven of said act of incorporation is hereby repealed.
SEC. 7. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved March 9, 1874.