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Police regulations LI. And be it enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Police with respect to-- Trustees of every such unincorporated Village to execute and enforce,
and cause to be executed and enforced, within the limits of such Village, the Regulations of Police herein and hereby provided and established
for all such Villages, that is to say: Ladders on roofs; Firstly. All and every the proprietors and proprietor of a house or
houses of more than one story in height, in any of the said Villages, shall place or cause to be placed a ladder or ladders on the roof of their respective houses, near to or adjoining the chimney or chimneys thereof, and another ladder reaching from the ground to the roof of each and every of their respective houses as aforesaid, under the penalty of five shillings currency, for every neglect so to do, and of ten shillings currency, for each and every week during which they shall neglect to
provide themselves with such ladder or ladders as aforesaid. Buckets;
Secondly. All and every householder or householders in the said Village shall be held to furnish and provide himself or themselves with two buckets, fit and proper for carrying water, in case of accidents by fire, under the penalty of five shillings currency, for each bucket which
may be deficient. Bakers, Brewers, Thirdly. It shall not be lawful for any baker, potter, brewer, manu
facturer of pot and pearl ashes, or any other person, to build, make or cause to be built and constructed, any oven or furnace within the limits of any of the aforesaid Villages, unless the same adjoin and be properly connected with a chimney of stone or brick, which chimney shall rise at least three feet higher than the house or building in which the said oven or furnace may be, and three feet higher than any building within one chain of the said oven or furnace, under a penalty which shall not exceed ten shillings currency, and for non-compliance with this regulation, the offender shall incur a penalty of fifteen shillings currency, for
each week during which he shall neglect to comply therewith. Stove pipes; Fourthly. It shall not be lawful for any person in any of the said
Villages to conduct any stove pipe through any wooden or lathed partition or through any floor, unless there be a space of six inches between the pipe and the partition or floor, or the nearest wood-work, and the pipe of every stove shall be inserted into a chimney, and there shall be left at least ten inches in the clear between any stove and any wooden or lathed partitions, or other wood-work, and each and every person offending against this regulation shall incur a penalty of ten
shillings currency. Entering certain Fifthly. Any person or persons who shall enter into any mill, barn,
ih can outhouse or stable within the limits of any of the said Viilages with a
places with candies, &c.
lighted candle or lamp, without having the same well inclosed in a lantern, shall for every such offence incur a penalty of five shillings currency, and any person or persons who shall enter into any mill, barn, stable or out-house, within the limits of any of the said Villages, with a lighted pipe or cigar, or carry fire not properly secured into such barn, stable, or out-house, shall for every such offence incur a penalty of five shillings currency.
Sixthly. No person or persons shall be allowed to light or have a Lighting fires in fire in any wooden house or out-house, of any description, within the &c. limits of any of the said Villages, unless the same be in a brick or stone ehimney, or in a stove of iron or other metal, under a penalty of five shillings currency, for each offence. Seventhly. All and every person or persons who shall carry or Using vessels for
conveying fire; convey fire into or through any street, lane, yard, garden or place, in any of the said Villages or cause fire to be so carried or conveyed without having the same confined in some copper, iron, or tin vessel, shall for every such offence, incur a penalty of two shillings and sixpence currency, and for every subsequent offence of a like nature, a further penalty of five shillings currency.
Eighthly. Any person or persons who shall put or cause to be put or Hay. Straw, &c., placed any hay, straw or fodder, in any dwelling house, within the houses; limits of any of the said Villages, shall incur a penalty of five shillings currency for the first offence, and a penalty of ten shillings currency for every week during which he or she shall neglect to remove the said hay or straw from the said dwelling house.
Ninthly. All and every person or persons who shall keep or have Keeping of Gungunpowder for sale, in any of the said Villages, shall keep the same in boxes of copper, tin or lead; and for every omission or neglect so to do, such person or persons shall incur a penalty of twenty shillings for the first offence, and forty shillings for every subsequent offence.
Tenthly. Any person or persons in any of the said Villages, who Sale of Gun: shall sell or permit gun-powder to be sold at night in his or their
. powder at night;
ght in his or bio Power ou might; houses, store-houses or shops, out-house or other building, shall on being thereof convicted, incur a penalty of forty shillings currency for every first offence, and of sixty shillings currency, for every subsequent offence.
Eleventhly. Any person or persons who shall in any of the said Deposit of Ashes, Villages keep or deposit any ashes or cinders of any kind, (ashes in the possession of manufacturers of pot and pearl ashes excepted) in any wooden vessel, box or other thing not lined or doubled with sheet iron,
tin or copper, so as to prevent all danger of fire or combustion from such ashes or cinders, shall for every such offence incur a penalty of five shillings currency.
Twelfthly. Any person or persons who shall in any of the said Villages place or deposit any quick or unslacked lime in any house, out-house or building, so that such lime may be in contact with or touch any wood thereof, whereby there may be any danger of fire or combustion, shall for every such offence incur a penalty of five shillings currency, and a further penalty of ten shillings currency, for each day until such lime shall be removed or secured, to the satisfaction of such Inspecting Trustee, and in such manner as not to cause any danger of
accident by fire. Lighting fires in Thirteenthly. Any person who shall light a fire in any of the streets,
lanes, or public places of any of the said Villages, shall for every such offence incur a penalty of five shillings currency.
Fourteenthly. No person or persons shall erect or cause to be erected any furnace for making charcoal of wood within the limits of any of
the said Villages, under a penalty of twenty shillings currency. Filch, Rubbish, Fifteenthly. All and every person or persons who shall throw or
cause to be thrown any filth, rubbish or ordure, into any of the streets, lanes, or public places within the limits of any of the said Villages, shall, for every such offence, incur a penalty of two shillings and six pence currency, and of five shillings currency for every week during which they shall neglect to remove the same, after notification to that effect by the Inspecting Trustee, or some other person authorized by him for that purpose.
IV. INCORPORATED VILLAGES. Inhabitants of LII. And be it enacted, That the inhabitants of every Village in ed in Schedule A. Upper Canada, mentioned in the Schedule to this Act annexed marked
A, and intituled “Incorporated Villages," and the inhabitants of each
Village shall be situate, and as such shall have perpetual succession and Corporate powers a Common Seal, with such powers within the limits of such Village as
are by this Act conferred upon the inhabitants of the different Townships in Upper Canada within the limits of such Townships respectively, and the powers of such Corporation shall be exercised by, through, and in the name of the Municipality of such Village.
Case in which the Governor
LIII. And be it enacted, That on the first Monday in January in Election of each year, and in case of Villages hereafter to be erected and incorpo- cillors, &c. rated by Proclamation as aforesaid on the first Monday in January next after the end of three calendar months from the teste of such Proclamation, and on each succeeding first Monday in January thereafter, there shall be held an election by voters qualified in like manner with the voters at elections of Township Councillors, for five Councillors for each of such Villages; and a Townreeve for each of the said Villages Election of a shall be thereafter elected from amongst the Councillors of such Village, in like manner as Townreeves are appointed by this Act to be chosen or elected for every Township as aforesaid.
LIV. And be it enacted, That in each of the said Villages which has Anpointment of been heretofore incorporated, whether under the name of Town or Village, or for which there have been Police Trustees appointed, the Clerk of the Board of Police or Town Clerk, or the Inspecting Trustee, as the case may be, shall be the Returning Officer for the first election to be held under this Act, and at each succeeding election the Village Clerk of such Village, for the time being, shall be the Returning Officer.
LV: And be it enacted, That in case of an election in any Village Case in which where there shall not have been a Clerk of the Board of Police or a inay appoint a Town Clerk, or an Inspecting Police Trustee, or which shall not have Officer. been before incorporated, it shall and may be lawful for the Governor of this Province to appoint a Returning Officer to hold the first election for such Village under this Act.
LVI. And be it enacted, That the Returning Officer for every such Places o: holding Village shall appoint the place for holding such Village election, of notice thereor. which appointment he shall give notice, by posting the same at least ten days before the election, in at least three public places in such Village.
(LVII. And be it enacted, That it shall be the duty of the 14 and 15 Vic., Returning Officer for every such Incorporated Village to procure a can:: 5 correct copy of the Collector's Roll for such Village, for the year next to procure certitibefore that in which the Election shall be holden, so far as such Rollie contains the names of all male Freeholders and Householders rated upon such Roll, in respect of rateable real property lying in such Village, with the amount of the assessed value of such real property for which they shall be respectively rated on such Roll, which copy shall be verified in like manner as the copies of the Collector's Rolls for Township Elections, as hereinbefore provided; and no person shall Qualification of be qualified to be elected a Village Councillor at any such Election who Village Councilshall not be a Freeholder or Householder of such Village, seized or possessed of real property, held in his own right, or that of his wife, as proprietor or tenant thereof, which shall be rated on such Collector's
ed copy of Collector's Roll.
Roll in the case of a Freeholder, to the amount of Ten Pounds per annum or upwards, and in the case of a Householder to the amount of Twenty Pounds per annum or upwards; and who shall not be seized or possessed to his own use or that of his wife of the real property for
which he shall be so assessed, either in fee or freehold, or for a term of Qualification of one year and upwards, situate within such Village. And the persons voters in incor- entitled to vote at such Election shall be the freeholders and house
holders of such Village, whose names shall be entered on the said Roll as rated for rateable real property held in their own names, or that of their wives respectively, as proprietors or tenants thereof, to the amount
of Three Pounds per annum or upwards, and who, at the time of such Proviso as to pro- Election, shall be resident in such Village; Provided always, neverperty.
theless, Firstly, That it shall not be necessary that the property qualification of such Village Councillors or voters shall consist wholly of freehold or wholly of leasehold property, provided the aggregate
amount at which both shall be assessed shall be sufficient as above Occupant of
required; and provided also, Secondly, that the occupant of a house built of logs, whether hewed or unhewed, shall be considered a householder within the meaning of this Act, in case he shall be rated therefor as a householder upon such Collector's Roll as aforesaid: Provided also, Thirdly, that the occupant of any separate portion of a house having a distinct communication with a public road or street by an outer door, shall also be considered a householder, within the meaning
of this Act, in case he shall in like manner be rated therefor as a houseWhen owner and holder upon such Collector's Roll as aforesaid: Provided also, Fourthly,
that whenever both the owner and occupant of any such real property shall be so rated in respect of such rateable real property, the owner
and the occupant shall both be deemed rated within the meaning of Joint owners. this section; and provided also, Fifthly, that where any such real
property shall be owned or occupied jointly by more than one person, and the amount at which the same shall be so rated shall be sufficient, if equally divided between them, to give a qualification to each, then and in every such case every male whose name shall appear on such roll as one of the joint owners or occupants of such real property shall be deemed a person rated within the meaning of this section; but if the amount at which such real property shall be so rated shall not be sufficient if so divided to give a qualification to each of such joint owners or occupants, then none of such owners or occupants shall be
deemed a person rated within the meaning of this section.] Provision with LVIII. And be it enacted, That when and so often as any Police respect to the incorporation of or other Village, Hamlet or place in Upper Canada not incorporated by the population name under this Act, together with the immediate neighbourhood shall increase to a certain number. thereof, shall be found by the Census Returns for the same to contain
over one thousand inhabitants whose residences are or shall be collected within a convenient neighbourhood or proximity to each other, to form an Incorporated Village, it shall and may be lawful for the Police Trustees of such Village, if the same shall be a Police Village, or for any number of resident, freeholders or householders of such Village, Hamlet or place, in case it shall have no Police Trustees, not less than
incorporation of Villages in which