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or by-law relative to nuisances injurious to health, illegal voting, obstructions of highways, if malicious, illegal charges of hackmen, and weights and measures, or any by-law or ordinance designed to prevent vice, immorality, or disorder, or the obstruction and resistance of officers, shall be a misdemeanor, and may be prosecuted as such before the city police court, like other offenses, which court may inflict therefor the penalty named in such by-law, and enforce the same in the same manner as other judgments of said city police court are enforced: provided, that no penalty, or forfeiture of goods, other than such forfeiture as shall indirectly accrue by the abatement of nuisances, shall exceed the sum of fifty dollars for a single offense; except in the case of the illegal sale and transportation of gunpowder, for which, when the quantity of the same sold or transported exceeds twenty-five pounds, a penalty at the rate of one dollar per pound for the excess may be imposed. In addition to said penalty, said court may by their ordinances, subject to four-fold city taxation any building erected or added to, or removed, or located, in violation of any by-law or ordinance designed to save said city from the perils of fire, or to keep streets and public places free from encroachments and obstructions.
1879. 8 S. L. 341.
§ 168. Further powers to make, alter, and repeal ordinances. The court of common council of the city of Hartford shall have power by a majority of the members of each branch present and absent, subject to the approval or disapproval of the mayor, to make, alter, and repeal ordinances for the following purposes : To require a suitable license fee from and grant licenses to all persons who desire to sell any kind of goods, wares, or merchandise, for a short space of time at holiday seasons, or at other times, and who only temporarily occupy storerooms, sidewalks, or street corners, for the purpose of such sales, also to require a suitable license fee from and grant licenses to peddlers and venders of goods, wares, and merchandise about the streets, and at the stores, houses, offices, and banks in said city, and to regulate all such traffic and vending, provided that such ordinances shall not hinder or interfere with the sale within said city of the produce of the farms and gardens of this state.
Said court of common council shall also have power to make, alter, and repeal ordinances to suppress the playing of policy, so called, and all kinds of gaming or gambling, and to prevent idlers and persons without apparent employment from inveigling youth and unsuspecting persons into policy shops, gambling places, and places of ill-repute.
§ 169. Punishment for violation of ordinances. Said court of common council shall have power by ordinance to provide for the punishment in and by the police court of said city, by fine not exceeding fifty dollars, or imprisonment not exceeding thirty days, or both, of all violations of ordinances made under the authority of the preceding section, and of all violations of ordinances relating to nuisances, and ordinances regulating public hacks or carriages, the charge of hackmen and public drivers, cartmen and truckmen, and ordinances requiring sidewalks to be kept clean and free from snow, ice, and other obstructions, and ordinances to prevent the running at large of cattle, sheep, swine, and goats.
1906. 14 S. L. 1076.
$ 170. Public amusements. No person, association, corporation, or partnership shall hereafter, within the corporate limits of the city of Hartford, display or produce publicly to be seen or heard any sport, public amusement, musical, operatic, dramatic, theatrical, or pictorial performance, or other exhibition, or advertise the same by any illustrated bill, poster, hanger, or display card, or open for business any billiard or bowling saloon, without a written license previously obtained from the mayor of said city. Any such license may at any time be revoked by said mayor.
Subject to the foregoing provisions of this section, the court of common council shall have power, by a majority vote of the members of each branch present and absent, with the approval of the mayor, to make, alter, and repeal ordinances for the restraint and regulation of all sports, exhibitions, public amusements and performances, and billiard and bowling saloons within said city, and to provide penalties for violation of such ordinances and of the provisions of this resolution.
Chapter sixteen of the revised ordinances of the city of Hartford, adopted March 28, 1898, as amended by an ordinance approved March 12, 1901, except so much thereof as is inconsistent herewith, is hereby validated and confirmed.
1880. 8 S. L. 390
§ 121. Inspection of existing buildings. The court of common council of the city of Hartford shall have power to make, alter, and repeal ordinances providing for the proper inspection and examination of all walls, buildings, and structures within its limits, with reference to their safety, and to regulate their construction or continuance, and shall have power to make, alter, and repeal ordinances, to provide for the maintenance, repair, or removal of all such walls, buildings, or structures as upon examination and inspection shall be found to be unsafe or dangerous, and to regulate or prevent the use of heavy and dangerous machinery, or the storage of goods, wares, and merchandise in any building or structure in a manner to render it dangerous or unsafe, and to regulate or prevent the exercise of any business in any building or upon any land in a manner to expose the same, or the adjoining or neighboring property, to danger by fire or otherwise.
Said court of common council shall have power in and by said ordinances to provide for the punishment of any violation thereof in and by the police court of said city by fine or imprisonment, or both, or by forfeiture recoverable in the city court of said city.
§ 172. Building inspector. The court of common council of the city of Hartford shall have power to make ordinances to prevent the erection of unsafe buildings and the unsafe alteration or extension of any building within the limits of said city; to provide for the examination of all plans and specifications of proposed buildings and of proposed alterations and extensions of existing buildings; to provide for the inspection of all buildings in process of erection, and of all buildings undergoing alterations or extensions; to make general rules and provide for particular directions regarding the materials to be used in building, and the strength and manner of using the same; to prohibit the erection and the alteration and extension of any building not in conformity with such rules and directions, or the plans and specifications of which have not been examined or approved of, in accordance with such ordinances; and to compel such changes in the location of and in the plans and specifications for proposed buildings and for proposed alterations and extensions of buildings, and in the manner of construction and in the materials used therefor, as may
be necessary to secure safety from the dangers of fire, collapse, explosion, and disease.
Said court of common council shall have power in and by said ordinances to provide for the appointment of a building inspector, and a deputy building inspector, who shall hold office for such term and shall exercise such powers and perform such duties as may be prescribed in said ordinances.
Said court of common council shall have power in and by said ordinances to confer upon such building inspector and deputy building inspector the power, from and after the third Monday in April, A. D. 1893, to perform all the duties and be vested with all the rights and privileges now by law or by the ordinances of the city of Hartford imposed upon or vested in the fire marshal of said city of Hartford; and said building inspector and deputy building inspector shall, during the term of office for which they may be appointed, perform the duties and be vested with the rights and privileges now by law or by said ordinances performed by and vested in the fire marshal of said city.
Said court of common council shall have power in and by said ordinances to provide for the punishment of any violation thereof by fine or imprisonment, or both.
The ordinance of the city of Hartford providing for the appointment of a building inspector, and defining his powers and duties, and providing for the prevention of the erection of unsafe buildings and of unsafe alterations and extensions of buildings, adopted by the court of common council of said city June 28, 1892, and approved by the mayor of said city June 28, 1892, is hereby validated, ratified, and confirmed.
§ 173. Punishment of injuries to fire alarm telegraph. 68. 169657. The court of common council of the city of Hartford shall have power to pass ordinances providing for the punishment of all wilful or malicious injuries to the fire alarm telegraph and fire apparatus and property of said city, and for the unlawful making, use, or possession of keys to the alarm boxes connected with said telegraph; and the penalty for violating the provisions of any ordinance passed in pursuance hereof, may be a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding three months, or such fine and imprisonment both. The city police court shall have jurisdiction of all cases arising hereunder; provided, an appeal shall be allowed to the superior court, as in other
1889. 10 S. L. 1059.
§ 174. Removal of garbage. The court of common council of the city of Hartford is hereby authorized and empowered to adopt such ordinances as it may deem expedient respecting the removal of garbage within said city, and to cast the duty of causing and caring for such removal upon such board or officer as it may designate, any law or charter provision now existing notwithstanding.
1866. 6 S. L. 107.
§ 175. Sanitary measures. The court of common council of the city of Hartford is hereby empowered to adopt such sanitary measures as, in the judgment of said council, may be necessary to protect the health of said city.. And for that purpose to cause to be removed from the limits of said city, or from any part there of, such animals, trades, business, and occupations as are, or may become, injurious to the health of the residents of said city. And to pass such ordinances as may be necessary or proper to carry out the provisions of this section. And all ordinances heretofore passed by said council, for protecting the health of said city, and all rules and regulations established by any sanitary board or committee, in pursuance of such ordinances, and all acts done by such sanitary board or committee, in carrying out such rules and regulations, are hereby ratified and confirmed.
1863. 5 S. L. 635.
§ 176. Appropriations for public celebrations. The court of common council of the city of Hartford is hereby authorized and empowered, by concurrent vote, to appropriate at its discretion from time to time, sums of money for the purpose of defraying the expenses of public celebrations and receptions within said city; said sums of money so appropriated not to exceed the amount of five hundred dollars for any one public celebration or reception.
1867 6 S. L. 317.
§ 177. Appropriations for navigation of the Connecticut river. The city of Hartford is hereby authorized to expend a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars annually, in improving the navigation of the Connecticut river: provided, the same be voted and authorized by a majority of the board of aldermen and common council of said city.