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Process according to the terms of his warrant, on complaint there-
his warrant, under his hand, directed to the bailiff, to dis-
be collected or paid out of his estate. Power of bai.
SECT. 6. The bailiff shall, within the limits of each liff.
borough, and on the waters of each harbor, adjoining
borough to which he belongs, or by the laws of the state, of the treasur- within his said described limits. And the treasurer shall
have the same powers as town treasurers have by law,
and shall be accountable in the same manner. Power of lay
SECT. 7. The warden and burgesses shall have power
to lay out new highways, streets, and public walks, for
laid out by the select-men, for the use of their towns : Remedy for and the party aggrieved by the laying out of such highparty aggrieve ways or streets, may have the same remedy, by applicaed.
tion to the county courts, as is by law provided, in case Discontinu of highways laid out by select-men. And whenever any ance of inigh- highways, laid out by the warden and burgesses, may beways.
come unnecessary for public use, they may be discontin
ed by such warden and burgesses.
and enjoy all the powers and privileges granted to the
ing in case of sickness.
gesses of each borough, at the expense thereof, to erect
establishing a sign-post in each town.
ough, respectively, or a majority of them, shall have pow-
er to make by-laws relative to markets and commerce,
nels, public landings, anchoring and mooring vessels ; relative to trees, planted for shade, ornament, convenience, use, public or private ; relative to the fruit of such trees ; relative to trespasses committed in gardens, or in the limits of said borough ; relative to walks and buildings, public and private ; relative to sweeping of chim. nies, and preserving said borough from injury by fire; relative to the forms of oath to be taken by the treasurer; relative to warning meetings of said borough, and of said warden and burgesses, and the time and place when and where they shall be holden; relative to the mode of taxation, as to taxes to be levied in said borough; relative to the penalties to be incurred by those who, being chosen to office, shall, (not being excused by said borough,) refuse to serve; relative to a watch; relative to the burial of the dead; relative to public lights and lamps ; relative to restraining horses, cattle, mules, sheep, geese, swine, and poultry, from going at large within the limits of said borough ; relative to firing of guns ; relative to noise and disturbance in the night season ; relative to preventing any building, or buildings, already erected, or which may hereafter be erected, within the limits of any borough, from being used or occupied as a baker's shop, tallowchandler's shop, or blacksmith's shop, or for purposes which equally, or in like manner, in the opinion of the warden and burgesses, shall immediately expose such borough to injury by fire, without licence first obtained from said warden and burgesses; and to inflict penalties Penalties linfor the breach of such by-laws, not exceeding the sum ited ; of fifteen dollars, for one offence, payable to the treasurer, or such other person as the by-laws shall direct, and recoverable by a proper action on such by-law, to how recoverabe brought before a justice of the peace, resident in said ble. borough, or in the town in which such borough is situated: Provided, that no by-law shall be repugnant to the laws of the state ; and that all by-laws, made by the warden and burgesses, shall be approved by the borough, By-laws to be in legal meeting assembled, and, after being so approved, approved and
published. shall be published, at least three weeks, successively, in some public newspaper, published in said borough, or if none, in the nearest, before the saine shall be of any validity : and all by-laws, within eight months after they are made and published, as aforesaid, may be repealed Repealable by the superior court, bolden in the county in which the by the supeborough is situated, 'if said court, on a hearing, shall ríor court. adjudge them to be unreasonable and unjust.
SECT. 11. The borough of Killingworth shall have powers of the power and authority to purchase or erect a building, or Killingworth
borough of buildings, for the establishment of a school within its lim- as to schools ;
its ; to establish a fund, or devise other means, for the support of the same; to prescribe the different branches that may be taught therein ; and to make all necessary regulations, and to exercise such powers, as the interest of said school may require : and to make by-laws, in man
ner aforesaid, relative to the improvement and preservaas to shell
tion of the shell and scale fisheries, and taking fish within and scale fish- their said limits; provided, that in relation to said fisheeries;
ries, said town of Killingworth shall have given their asas to dee pen- sent thereto; and relative to improvements made in ing the water deepening the water in the harbor of said borough. And
the freemen of said borough, in legal meeting assembled, may appoint all proper officers necessary to carry into effect the by-laws relative to the regulations of said harbor,
and of the shell and scale fisheries, within said limits. Power of con sect. 12. All grants or leases of real estate, belonging veying real es- to said boroughs, signed by the warden, and sealed with
the borough seal, and approved by the borough to which such estate belongs, in legal meeting assembled, and recorded in the town where the lands granted or leased lie,
shall be good and effectual in law. of appointing sect. 13. Each borough shall have power, in legal inspectors ; meeting assembled, to appoint inspectors of every kind
of produce of the United States, brought to the same for sale, or exportation ; and to appoint haywards, and all other officers not enumerated in this act, necessary to
carry their by-laws into execution. of forming and
SECT. 14. The warden and burgesses of each borough, reg'ilatiog a shall have power to form, continue, and regulate a firefire-company. company, and enlist a sufficient number of firemen to fill
the same ; and in case a sufficient number cannot be enlisted, to appoint a sufficient number to fill up the same, and make all suitable and necessary by-laws for
regulating such fire-company. Officers to be SECT. 15. The warden, burgesses, bailiff and clerk of
each borough, and the inspectors of produce, shall be sworn to a faithful discharge of their duty ; and the form
of the oath to be taken by the warden and burgesses, shall Form of oath, be as follows : You, A. B. being elected warden (or for warden, &c.
do burgess, as the case may be) of the borough of swear, that you will faithfully and uprightly discharge the duties of that office, so long as you shall hold the same ; so help you God. And the form of the oath to be
taken by the clerk, shall be as follows: You, A. B. for clerk ;
being clerk of the borough of do swear, that you will faithfully attend, and execute the office of clerk, according to your best skill, and make true entries and records of all the votes and proceedings of said horough, and such other matters as by law, or by the by-laws of
said borough, are to be recorded in your office; and that you will deliver true copies of the records in your hands, when they shall be required of you, taking only your lawful fees ; so help you God : and that the oath to be taken by the bailiff, shall be the same mutatis mutandis, as is pre- for bailift. scribed by law to be taken by constables ; and the form of the oath to be taken by the inspectors of pro- for inspectors, duce, haywards and other subordinate officers, shall be &c. the same mutatis mutandis, as is by law prescribed for surveyors of highways. Which oath may be administer. By whom aded by any justice of the peace of the county, in which ministered, the borough is situated, or if none be present, by the clerk of the borough ; and the clerk shall make a true record of the administering of such oath, and by whom, before the person to whom the same has been administered, shall be able to execute the office to which he is chosen. SECT. 16. Whenever the warden, or other officer, Vacancies,
how supplied. shall resign, or be removed, by death or otherwise, another shall be chosen in his place, to hold the office for the same period as the person he succeeds was entitled to holdit: and the warden of each borough, or in his absence, Moderator. the senior burgess present, at any meeting of the borough, or of the warden and burgesses, shall, ex officio, be moderator thereof; and each borough may, at any time, hold special borough-meetings, whenever, in the opinion of Special meetthe warden and burgesses, or a majority of them, the cir. ings. cumstances of the borough require it: and the vote or choice of the major part of the freemen present at any legal meeting, shall be considered as the vote or choice of said borough.
SECT. 17. And the inhabitants living within the limits of Inhabitants of either of said boroughs, shall remain and continue in- boroughs to be
inhabitants of habitants of the towns in which such boroughs are situat- the towns. ed, entitled to all privileges, and subject to all burdens, in the same manner as if this act had never been passed. And if this act, or any provision therein contained, shall be found inconvenient, or in any respect inadequate, the Power of re. same may be repealed, altered or revoked, by the gene- rocation ral assembly.
An Act giving additional powers to the Borough
E it enacted by the Senate and House of RepSECT. I.
resentatives, in General Assembly conionid, That the corporate meetings of the warden and burgesses
Court of bure of the borough of Bridgeport, shall, in all legal acts and
proceedings, be styled the court of burgesses; and that the
clerk of said borough.
sect. 2. Said court of burgesses shall be, and they are raised or
hereby empowered, to cause all grounds in said bodrained, rough, where water at any time stands, or becomes
stagnant, either in the open air, or under buildings in
and to give liberty or orders to the proprietor or proprieat the expense
tors of such buildings or grounds, to raise, fill up or drain of the proprie- the same, at his, her or their own expense; and designate tors.
how high such buildings, shall be raised, and such grounds
proprietors of the buildings so raised, or grounds so filled Mode of col- up or drained ; and may also assess the damages which lecting monies may be done to any particular proprietor, by cutting for such pur- such drains through his or her land, which damage shall
be paid by the proprietors of the lands so drained. And