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The mayor and common council of the city of Milwaukee do ordain as follows:
Section 1. The Milwaukee Street Railway Company, its successors and assigns, is hereby authorized to construct, maintain and operate its railway by a single or double track, with all necessary switches and turn-tables, across, along and upon certain streets in the city of Milwaukee, until July 1, 1924, as follows: From a junction with the tracks of the Milwaukee & Whitefish Bay Railway Company, so-called, at the intersection of Glen avenue and Folsom place, on and along Folsom place easterly to the western boundary of the Lake Side Park, so-called; thence into said park to a point not more than eighty (80) feet from the west line thereof, all being in the Eighteenth ward of the city of Milwaukee. Said company may erect and maintain a station at the terminus of its line in said park, and the location thereof shall be approved by the board of park commissioners, and nothing herein contained shall be construed as an abridgement of the power of said board of park commissioners within said park. The power used for the propulsion of the cars to be operated over said line shall be either electric or animal power. The tracks hereby authorized shall be constructed, kept, maintained, used and operated in the manner and upon the terms and conditions which are now provided by the ordinances of the city in reference to other tracks laid by said company. Provided, that the construction of the line hereby authorized shall be commenced within sixty (60) days and be completed within four (4) months from the passage and publication of this ordinance.
Passed April 9, 1894.
147--AN ORDINANCE To authorize the Milwaukee Street Railway Company to extend its tracks.
The mayor and common council of the city of Milwaukee do ordain as follows:
Section 1. The Milwaukee Street Railway Company, its successors and assigns, are hereby authorized to extend its railway by double track from the intersection of Nock and Ellen streets southerly along Ellen street, and
thence along and across Estes street to Delaware avenue, Ellen street, Estes and thence along Delaware avenue to Pennsylvania ave- street, Delaware
avenue, Pennsylnue, and thence along Pennsylvania avenue to the city vania avenue. limits.
Section 2. The track or tracks hereby authorized shall be constructed, kept, maintained, used and operated in the manner and upon the conditions which are now provided by the ordinances of the city in reference to the other tracks laid by said company; and it shall be the duty of Repair of streets. said company to keep the roadbed within the rails and for at least one foot outside thereof in good order and repair.
Section 3. The right hereby conferred shall cease July 1, 1924.
Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication.
Passed October 28, 1895.
XXI.—MILWAUKEE & WAUWATOSA RAPID
34–Av ORDINANCE To authorize the Milwaukee & Wauwatosa Rapid Transit
Company to construct and operate a street railway.
The mayor and common council of the city of Milwau- . kee do ordain as follows:
Section 1. The Milwaukee & Wauwatosa Rapid Transit Company is hereby authorized to construct and operate a street railway upon and along the streets in the city of Milwaukee hereinafter designated, and for that purpose there is given and granted to the said Milwaukee & Wauwatosa Rapid Transit Company and its successors and assigns, the right, privilege and authority to lay and inaintain a double track for the said railway, with all necessary and convenient tracks and turn-outs, sidetracks and connections, switches and turn-tables, upon and along the streets in the city of Milwaukee named in the next following section of this ordinance, and to keep, maintain, use and operate thereon railway cars and car
riages propelled by the power of electricity applied by the storage battery, overhead or other approved system, subject to the conditions and restrictions hereinafter named, for and during the term commencing with the passage of this ordinance, and ending July 1, A. D. 1924.
Section 2. The said Milwaukee & Wauwatosa Rapid Transit Company, and its successors and assigns, is and they are hereby authorized to lay, maintain and use a double track, with connections, side-tracks, turn-outs, switches, turn-tables and turn-table excavations for such street railway, on and along the following streets in said city of Milwaukee, to-wit: Commencing at the inter
section of Washington avenue (Twenty-seventh street) Walnut street and Walnut street, thence westerly on Walnut street to the
city limits. Power to be used.
Section 3. The said Milwaukee & Wauwatosa Rapid Transit Company is hereby authorized to operate its cars and carriages upon and along its aforesaid track or tracks by means of power produced by electricity, applied by the storage battery system, or by means of electricity conducted upon wires suspended overhead above these tracks on the streets aforesaid, and upon such other streets and approaches as it may hereafter be authorized to lay and maintain a street railway, and the said company is hereby authorized to keep and maintain the necessary plant, machinery and power house for the purpose of generating such electric power, and is also further authorized to erect and maintain on, along and across the streets above mentioned in the city of Milwaukee, the necessary poles, wires, cables and fixtures for the purpose of conducting and applying the power to be used as aforesaid, subject to the conditions and restrictions hereinafter contained.
Center poles to be Section 4. All poles erected by said company to carry used.
the wires shall be constructed of iron, in a neat, ornamental manner, and of a sufficient strength to support the same, and shall always be kept neatly painted.
All such poles shall be placed with brackets connected to their tops and at right angles to the tracks and of such length that the trolley or feed wires may be fastened from them over the center of the tracks in the center of the streets, and not at the curbs, except at corners where the lines run, where poles may be also placed at the curb line; provided, that upon such streets as may be designated by the chief of the fire department the said company may place its poles at the curb line.
All such poles shall be set at a distance of not less than one pole in every 125 feet, except at the intersection of streets, and all wires to be strung therein shall not be less than eighteen feet above the surface of the street. Should the company use in connection with said overhead system any supplementary or feed wires, such supplementary or feed wides shall be properly and safely insulated, and all wires used to conduct electric currents for the purpose aforesaid shall be constructed with a return paralleled metallic circuit. Said company shall carefully and in a workmanlike manner place its trolley and feed wires upon said poles, and shall break the same from other wires by a proper and suitable wire of sufficient size over said trolley or feed wires. And all of this work shall be done to the satisfaction of the board of public works of the city of Milwaukee.
In case permission be given by the chief of the fire department for the erection of such poles at the curb lines, and by reason of excavation under the sidewalks or other cause, said poles cannot be set inside of the said curb line, then the said board of public works may, upon the application of said corporation, permit the same to place the said poles outside of and immediately adjacent to the said curb.
Section 5. At least twenty-four hours before the open- Notic ing of any street or public place, the said corporation shall of street to be notify the board of public works, or such other officers or given. department of the city of Milwaukee as may hereafter perform the duties of the board of public works, in writing of such intention, stating the street where and the object for which opening is to be made. And in the opening and refilling of all openings made as aforesaid, the relaying of pavements and all other necessary work to secure the speedy restoration of the pavements and streets to an equally good condition as before disturbed, said corporations and its servants and employes shall be under the supervision and direction of the board of public works or its authorized agents, and shall promptly comply with any order of such board or agent of said common council in reference thereto.
Nor shall any street, avenue or public place be allowed to remain open, encumbered or obstructed for a longer period than shall actually be necessary to execute the work
for which the same has been opened, and in all cases where the work requires the exercise of skill, as in the laying and relaying of pavement, and all other necessary work, the corporation shall employ none but skillful workmen, familiar with the execution of such work; and all such work shall be done subject to the control and under the direction of the board of public works or its authorized agent; and whenever it shall be necessary to make excavations, ditches or trenches, and thereby interfere with or disturb any street, pavement or public place, the same shall be replaced and restored by or at the expense of the said corporation or its assignees, under the supervision and direction of the board of public works, and no public sewer or water pipes shall be tapped or any sewer or any water connections made therewith by such corporation, unless a permit therefor shall have been duly issued in the manner provided by law; and said corporation shall, within sixty (60) days after the passage and publication of this ordinance, execute to the city of Milwaukee, and file with the city clerk of said city, a good and sufficient bond in the penal sum of twenty-five thousand ($25,000) dollars, to be approved as to form and execution by the city attorney, with two sureties satisfactory to the mayor of said city, conditioning to pay all damages which may in any manner arise, either to the city or individuals, on account of the non-fulfillment of any of the provisions of this ordinance.
Section 6. The said Milwaukee & Wauwatosa Rapid Transit Company, its successors or assigns, shall commence work as contemplated herein, in good faith, within sixty days after the passage and publication of this ordinance, and shall also complete said work, and shall have said railway in operation on or before one year from the passage of this ordinance. And it is especially provided that a failure to commence work in good faith within sixty days as above named, shall work a forfeiture of all the rights and privileges granted hereunder as to that portion of said streets or territory over which the same shall have been completed, but not as to any part or portion which shall have been completed and be then in operation.
Section . The tracks of said railway company shall be of a gauge of four feet eight and one-half inches, and shall not be elevated above the street, and shall be laid with modern improved rails in such a manner that carriages.
Tracks, how laid.