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To inflict penalties.
Limitation of penalties and Jorfeiturs.
from fire. And the court of common council of each
not exceeding twenty-five pounds, and for each and
evey further amount of twenty-five pounds, an additional
eity court, to be holden in and for said city, in the same manner as in other cases : provided, that no by-laws shall be made, repugnant to the laws of the state ; and that all by-laws made by the court of common council, shall be approved by the cities, in legal meeting assembled, and shall be published, at least three weeks successively, in some newspaper in, or nearest the cities where made, before the same shall be of any validity. And all the by-laws of said cities, shall, at any time, within six months after they are made, be liable to be repealed, by the superior court, or supreme court of errors, in the county to which the city belongs, if on hearing, they shall be Judged to be unreasonable or unjust. sect. 21. The mayor, aldermen and common council of each city, shall have power to lay out new highways, streets, and public walks for the use of the cities, or to alter those already laid out, and exchange highways for highways, or to sell highways for the purpose of purchasing other highways, taking the same measures, in all respects, as are directed by law, in case of highways to be laid out by the select-men, for the use of their towns; and the party aggrieved, by the laying out of such streets, or highways, may have the same remedy, by application to the county courts, as is by law provided, in case of highways laid out by select-men. sect. 22. Each city shall have power to appoint inspectors of every kind of produce, of the United States, brought to such city for sale and exportation. sect. 23. All grants and leases of any real estate belonging to either of said cities, signed by the mayor, and sealed with the city seal, and approved by the city, in a legal meeting, and recorded in the town where the lands granted or leased lie, shall be effectual to convey such estate. sect. 24. Whenever the mayor of either of said cities, or any other officer eligible by the freemen, shall resign, or be removed, by death or otherwise, another shall be elected in his place, and (if the appointment be annual) shall continue in office for the same time as the person whom he succeeds would have done, had he not resigned, or been removed. sect. 25. The mayor of each city, or in his absence, the senior alderman present, at any meeting of the city, or any court of common council, shall, ex officio, be moderator thereof. A meeting of the city may be adjourned, from time to time, by a major vote of the freemen present. And a special meeting of each city. may be called in such manner as said cities shall direct: and all questions, in a
By-laws to be published.
May be repealed.
Mayor, &c. to lay out, alter and exchange highways.
Inspectors of produce.
Grants and leases.
Vacancies in office, how supplied.
Mayor &c. to he idoderator of mectings;
which may adjourn.
city meeting, shall be decided by a majority of the votes
An Act to secure the cities of Hartford and NewHaven from damage by fire, by regulating the mode of building.
- E it enacted by the Senate and House of RepSECT. 1. -
B resentatives, in General Assembly convened, That all meeting-houses, and dwelling-houses to be erected within the limits hereinafter described, and all other buildings, having a chimney, fire-place, or stove, to be erected within the same limits, shall have their outer walls composed entirely of brick, or of stone, and mortar; and all additions to be made to any house, or other building, already erected, or hereafter to be erected, within the same limits, shall have their outer walls entirely composed of brick, or stone, and mortar ; provided such addition have in it a chimney, fire-place or stove.
sect. 2. And the aforesaid regulations shall take place, and be established, in all parts of the city of Hartford, comprehended within the limits following, to wit: beginning at the dividing line between Front-street and Schoolstreet; thence running through the middle of the following streets, to wit, westwardly, through School-street and Mill-street, to Maiden-lane; thence northwardly, through Maiden-lane and Trumbull-street, to Main-street; thence south-easterly, through a part of Main-street, and eastwardly, through Morgan-street, to the place where Morgan-street intersects Meadow-lane; thence due east to the bank of Connecticut river; thence southwardly, on the bank of Connecticut river, to the north side of the large store formerly owned by William Ellery; thence westwardly, in a straight line, to the north-west corner of the distillery formerly owned by George Merrill, and lately by Normand Butler; thence southwardly, to the place of beginning.
sect. 3. And the aforesaid regulations shall take place, and be established, in all that part of the city of New-Haven, comprehended within the following limits, to wit: beginning near the house of Gilbert Totten, in the centre of Water-street, where the centre of Meadow-street intersects the said Water-street ; thence up the centre of Meadow-street, to the place where that line intersects the centre of George-street, and comprehending all the land lying within one hundred and fifty feet of the westerly line of said street; thence up George-street, in the centre thereof, to a point one hundred and fifty feet west of the westerly line of Temple-street, and including all the land lying within one hundred and fifty feet of the southwesterly line of said street; thence running easterly, in the line parallel with Temple-street, to a point one hundred and fifty feet south of the southerly line of Crownstreet; thence westerly, in the line parallel with Crownstreet, and one hundred and fifty feet from the southerly side thereof, to a point one hundred and fifty feet west of High-street; thence northerly, in a line parallel with Highstreet, one hundred and fifty feet west of the westerly side thereof, to a point one hundred and fifty feet north of the northerly side of Elm-street; thence easterly, in a line parallel with Elm-street, and one hundred and fifty feet from the northerly side thereof, to a point one hundred and fif. ty feet easterly of State-street; thence southerly, in a line parallel with State-street, and one hundred and fifty feet from the easterly side thereof, to a point one hundred and fifty feet northerly of Court-street; thence easterly, in a line parallel with Court-street, and one hundred and fifty feet from the northerly side thereof, to a point one hundred and fifty feet easterly of Olive-street; and thence
Houses to be fourfolded.
Cities may appoint committees.
Common council to regulate sidewalks.
by a line parallel to Olive-street, and one hundred and fifty
An Act regulating Side-Walks, in the cities of
E it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Assembly convened, That the courts of common council of the cities of Hartford, New-Haven, and Middletown, shall have power, from time to time, as public convenience may require, to designate and fix the width, course, height, and level of