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allowed to run at large, or for preventing such dogs from being allowed · Destroying Dogs. to run at large at improper times, and for killing and destroying such as

are found running at large contrary to such By-law, Destruction of Twenty-firstly. For the destroying and suppressing the growth of weeds.

weeds detrimental to good husbandry. Exhibitions, I wenty-secondly. For preventing, restraining or regulating exhibitions puppet shows,

of wax figures, wild animals, puppet shows, wire-dancing, circuswild animals, &c.

riding, and other idle acts or feats which common showmen, circusriders, mountebanks or jugglers usually exhibit, practice or perform, and requiring the payment of a sum not exceeding five pounds to the Town

ship Treasurer before any and every such exhibition shall be allowed to Fines for exhi be held or to take place; for imposing a fine upon the proprietors or biting contrary to

10 persons in charge of such exhibition, in case they shall exhibit without such By-laws.

such payment, and for the levying thereof by summary distress to be levied upon the goods and chattels of such showmen, or belonging to such exhibition, whether the owners shall be known or not, or for the imprisonment of the parties offending, for any time not exceeding one calendar month, and for the appropriation of such sums as may be received or recovered under any regulation or By-law to be passed for that

purpose. Damages pay e Twenty-thirdly. For appraising the damages to be paid by the owners able by owners of animals trespassing.

or regulations of such Township. Sale of animals Twenty-fourthly. For causing such horses, cattle or other animals as impounded.

shall be impounded, to be sold, in case the same are not claimed within a reasonable time, or in case the damages, fines and expenses shall not

be paid according to such By-laws or regulations. Height and de- Twenty-fifthly. For settling the height and description of lawful fences.

fences. Establishment of Twenty-sixthly. For procuring, in case the same hath not been already boundary lines. done, the ascertaining and establishment by public authority according to

law, of the boundary lines of such Township, and providing for the periodical inspection and preservation of the durable monuments by law required to be erected for evidencing the same, and for procuring the necessary estimates, and making the necessary application for the same

according to law. Compounding Twenty-seventhly. For empowering the landholders in such Township, for Statute

to compound for the Statute labour by them respectively performable, labour.

for any term not exceeding five years, at any rate not exceeding two shillings and six pence for each day's labour, and at any time before the labour compounded for ought to be performed, and by any such regu

lations to direct to what officer in each Township such composition Applying composition money.

money shall be paid, and how such money shall be applied and accounted for, and to regulate the manner and the divisions in which the Statute

labour shall be performed. Enforcing Sta Twenty-eighthly. For enforcing the performance of Statute or Road tute labour.

labour, or payment of a commutation in money therefor. Fines and

Twenty-ninthly. For the imposing and collecting by distress and sale penalties.

of the goods and chattels of the offender or offenders reasonable peralties an: i fines not exceeding in any case five pounds currency, and reasonable punishment by imprisonment, not exceeding twenty days, for the breach of all or any of the By-laws or regulations of such Munici

pality. Borrowing

Thirtiethly. For borrowing under the restriction, and upon the secumoneys.

rity hereinafter mentioned, all such sums of money as shall or may be

ers.

necessary for the executing of any Township public work within their jurisdiction, and the scope of the authority by this Act conferred upon them. Thirty-firstly. For raising, levying, collecting and appropriating such Raising and

levying moneys. moneys as may be required for all or any of the purposes aforesaid, either by way of tolls to be paid on any Township bridge, road, or other township work, to defray the expense of making, repairing, or maintaining the same, or by means of a rate or rates to be assessed equally on the whole rateable property of such Township, liable to assessment according to any law which shall be in force in UpperCanada, concerning rates and assessments.

Thirty-secondly. For making such other local regulations not contrary Local regulato any law of this Province, or to any By-law of the Municipal Council tions not con

trary to law. of the County within which such Township shall lie, and which shall by law extend to and be in force within such Township, as the good of the inhabitants of such Township may in their opinion require. Thirty-thirdly. For the repeal, alteration, or amendment, from time to Repeal, &c., of

By-laws.
time, of all or any of such By-laws, and the making others in lieu
thereof, as to them may seem expedient for the good of the inhabitants
of such Township.

II. COUNTIES.
XXXII. And be it enacted, That the inhabitants of each and every Counties

incorporated. County in Upper Canada, shall be a Body Corporate, and shall have perpetual succession and a Common Seal, with power to break, renew Corporate powor alter the same at pleasure, and shall be capable of suing and being sued, of pleading and being impleaded, in all courts and places whatsoever, -of purchasing, acquiring and holding lands and tenements and other real and personal property within such county, for the use of the inhabitants thereof in their corporate capacity,--and of making and u.

How exercised. entering into such contracts as may be necessary for the exercise of their corporate functions, and that the powers of the Corporation shall be exercised hy and through and in the name of the Municipal Council of such County. XXXIII. And be it enacted, That the Townreeves and Deputy-Town- Townshine and

Townreeves of reeves of the several Townships, Villages and Towns within each Deputies, &c., to County shall constitute the Municipal Council for such County.

form the Munici

pal Council of XXXIV. And be it enacted, that the Municipal Council of each such County. County shall meet at the Shire Hall, if there be one, or otherwise at Meetings of the County Court House annually, on the fourth Monday in January, or

County Munici

pal Councils. if not on that day, then on some day thereafter, and their meeting may be adjourned from time to time, and to the same place, or to any other place within the County, or any City lying within the boundaries of such As to Cities. County, although such City may be a County in itself for municipal or other purposes, or within the liberties of any such City, and any Municipal Council may hold special meetings, (to be summoned at any time Speci

Special Meetby the County Warden) at the place where the then last meeting of such Council shall have been held; and such special meetings may be adjourned from time to time, and to the same place, or to any other place within the County as aforesaid. XXXV. And be it enacted, That the Municipal Council of each E

Election of

County
County shall, at their first meeting on or after ihe fourth Monday in Warden.
January in each year, choose from amongst themselves a County War-
den, who shall thenceforth preside at all meetings of such Municipal
Council.
XXXVI. And be it enacted, That the keeping and repairing of the ten

Keeping and

repairing of Shire Hall, County Court House and Gaol, and of any House of Correc- Shire Hall, &c.,

ings.

Exhibitions,

allowed to run at large, or for preventing such dogs from being allowed Destroying Dogs. to run at large at improper times, and for killing and destroying such as

are found running at large contrary to such By-law. Destruction of Twenty-firstly. For the destroying and suppressing the growth of weeds.

weeds detrimental to good husbandry.

I wenty-secondly. For preventing, restraining or regulating exhibitions puppet shows,

of wax figures, wild animals, puppet shows, wire-dancing, circuswild animals, &c.

riding, and other idle acts or feats which common showmen, circusriders, mountebanks or jugglers usually exhibit, practice or perform, and requiring the payment of a sum not exceeding five pounds to the Town

ship Treasurer before any and every such exhibition shall be allowed to Fines for exhi- be held or to take place ; for imposing a fine upon the proprietors or biting.contrary to persons in charge of such exhibition, in case they shall exhibit without such By-laws.

such payment, and for the levying thereof by summary distress to be levied upon the goods and chattels of such showmen, or belonging to such exhibition, whether the owners shall be known or not, or for the imprisonment of the parties offending, for any time not exceeding one calendar month, and for the appropriation of such sums as may be received or recovered under any regulation or By-law to be passed for that

purpose. Damages pay he Twenty-thirdly. For appraising the damages to be paid by the owners able by owners of animals trespas

espas. of horses, cattle and other animals trespassing, contrary to the By-laws sing.

or regulations of such Township. Sale of animals Twenty-fourthly. For causing such horses, cattle or other animals as impounded.

shall be impounded, to be sold, in case the same are not claimed within a reasonable time, or in case the damages, fines and expenses shall not

be paid according to such By-laws or regulations. Height and de- Twenty-fifthly. For settling the height and description of lawful fences.

fences. Establishment of Twenty-sixthly. For procuring, in case the same hath not been already boundary lines. done, the ascertaining and establishment by public authority according to

law, of the boundary lines of such Township, and providing for the periodical inspection and preservation of the durable monuments by law required to be erected for evidencing the same, and for procuring the necessary estimates, and making the necessary application for the same

according to law. Compounding Twenty-seventhly. For empowering the landholders in such Township, for Statute

to compound for the Statute labour by them respectively performable, for any term not exceeding five years, at any rate not exceeding two shillings and six pence for each day's labour, and at any time before the labour compounded for ought to be performed, and by any such regu

lations to direct to what officer in each Township such composition Applying composition money.

money shall be paid, and how such money shall be applied and accounted for, and to regulate the manner and the divisions in which the Statute

labour shall be performed. Enforcing Sta Twenty-eighthly. For enforcing the performance of Statute or Road

labour, or payment of a commutation in money therefor. Fines and

Twenty-ninthly. For the imposing and collecting by distress and sale of the goods and chattels of the offender or offenders reasonable peralties an :i fines not exceeding in any case five pounds currency, and reasonable punishment by imprisonment, not exceeding twenty days, for the breach of all or any of the By-laws or regulations of such Munici

pality. Borrowing

Thirtiethly. For borrowing under the restriction, and upon the security hereinafter mentioned, all such sums of money as shall or may be

labour.

tute labour.

penalties.

Amoneys.

ers.

necessary for the executing of any Township public work within their jurisdiction, and the scope of the authority by this Act conferred upon them.

Thirty-firstly. For raising, levying, collecting and appropriating such Raising and moneys as may be required for all or any of the purposes aforesaid,

in levying moneys. either by way of tolls to be paid on any Township bridge, road, or other township work, to defray the expense of making, repairing, or maintaining the same, or by means of a rate or rates to be assessed equally on the whole rateable property of such Township, liable to assessment according to any law which shall be in force in UpperCanada, concerning rates and assessments.

Thirty-secondly. For making such other local regulations not contrary Local regulato any law of this Province, or to any By-law of the Municipal Council tions not con

trary to law. of the County within which such Township shall lie, and which shall ? by law extend to and be in force within such Township, as the good of the inhabitants of such Township may in their opinion require. Thirty-thirdly. For the repeal, alteration, or amendment, from time to Repeal, &c., of

By-laws.
time, of all or any of such By-laws, and the making others in lieu
thereof, as to them may seem expedient for the good of the inhabitants
of such Township.

II. COUNTIES.
XXXII. And be it enacted, That the inhabitants of each and every Counties

Counties

incorporated. County in Upper Canada, shall be a Body Corporate, and shall have incorpor perpetual succession and a Common Seal, with power to break, renew Corporate powe or alter the same at pleasure, and shall be capable of suing and being sued, of pleading and being impleaded, in all courts and places what soever,- of purchasing, acquiring and holding lands and tenements and other real and personal property within such county, for the use of the inhabitants thereof in their corporate capacity,-and of making and entering into such contracts as may be necessary for the exercise of their corporate functions, and that the powers of the Corporation shall be exercised by and through and in the name of the Municipal Council of such County. XXXIII. And be it enacted, That the Townreeves and Deputy-Town- townships and

Townreeves of reeves of the several Townships, Villages and Towns within each Deputies,'&c., to County shall constitute the Municipal Council for such County.

form the Munici

pal Council of XXXIV. And be it enacted, that the Municipal Council of each such County. County shall meet at the Shire Hall, if there be one, or otherwise at Meetings of the County Court House annually, on the fourth Monday in January, or

County Munici

pal Councils. if not on that day, then on some day thereafter, and their meeting may be adjourned from time to time, and to the same place, or to any other place within the County, or any City lying within the boundaries of such As to Cities. County, although such City may be a County in itself for municipal or other purposes, or within the liberties of any such City, and any Municipal Council may hold special meetings, (to be summoned at any time Special

Special Meet

ings. by the County Warden) at the place where the then last meeting of such Council shall have been held; and such special meetings may be adjourned from time to time, and to the same place, or to any other place within the County as aforesaid. XXXV. And be it enacted, That the Municipal Council of each Election of

County
County shall, at their first meeting on or after he fourth Monday in Warden.
January in each year, choose from amongst themselves a County War-
den, who shall thenceforth preside at all meetings of such Municipal
Council.
XXXVI. And be it enacted, That the keeping and repairing of the repair

Keeping and Shire Hall, County Court House and Gaol, and of any House of Correc- Shire Hall, &c.,

same.

improvements

tion.

to be charged tion that may be erected and established by the Municipal Council, . upon each

shall be charged upon each County in Upper-Canada, and it shall be County.

the duty of the Municipal Council to cause the same to be repaired and kept in repair at the expense of the County, and to raise by rate upon the County all sums of money which shall be necessary for such purposes, and for every other purpose, the expense whereof shall be by law

chargeable upon the County. Duty of Council XXXVII. And be it enacted, That whenever any new or existing with respect to properly repaire highway, road, street, bridge or other communication within any Towning highways, ship, shall by any By-law of the Municipal Council of the County in bridges, &c.,

which such Township is situate, be assumed by such Municipal Council assumed as County Roads or as a County County road or bridge as being one in which more than Bridges, &c.

one Township or the whole County is interested, it shall be the duty of such Municipal Council, and they are hereby required with as litile delay as reasonably may be, and at the expense of the County, to cause such road to be planked, gravelled or macadamized, or such bridge to be built in a good and substantial manner, and from the time of the passing

of the By-law assuming such road or bridge as a County work as aforePowers of Minor Municipalities

said, and so long as the same shall remain unrepealed, the Municipalito cease as t the ties of the Townships in which such road or bridge shall be situate, shall

cease to have any jurisdiction or control over the same or any part thereof as respects the making, maintaining or improving the same, or the stopping up, altering or diverting the same, or the protection or preservation of any timber, stone, sand or gravel growing or being thereon, or

the regulating the driving or riding thereon, or other use thereof: ProviProviso: certain

ded always, nevertheless, that the mere saying out of County money not to constitute upon any road lying between any two or more Townships for the imsuch assump

provement thereof, or exercising the other powers by this Act conferred upon them with respect to such line roads, shall not be deemed an assumption of the same as County roads, so as to render it obligatory upon the said County, to cause the same to be planked, graveled or macadamized as hereinbefore provided, and this notwithstanding that the line of such roads may occasionally deviate from its course between such Townships, or any two of them, so as in some places to lie wholly or in part within one of such Townships only.

XXXVIII. And be it enacted, That all roads and bridges running, Roads and Bridges between lying or being between different Townships, situate in the same County, ditterent Town- shall be exclusively within the jurisdiction and subject to the control of ships to be under jurisdiction of the Municipal Council of such County as far as respects the making, Counties through maintaining or improving the same, or the stopping up, altering or diwhich they run.

verting the same, or the protection and preservation of any timber, stone, sand or gravel growing or being thereon, or the regulating, the driving or riding thereon, or other use of the same, and this notwithstanding that the line of such road or bridge shall or may occasionally deviate from its course between such Townships, and in some parts thereof may

lie wholly within one of such Townships. Roads and

XXXIX. And be it enacted, That all roads and bridges running, lying Bridges between or being between different Counties or between a County and a City two Counties, & co be under lying within the boundaries of such County or on the bounds of a Town the jurisdiction or Incorporated Village within such County, shall be within the jurisof both.

diction and subject to the control of the Municipal Corporations of both such Counties, or of such County and City or Town and Village as far as respects the making, maintaining or improving the same, or the stopping up, altering or diverting the same, or the protection of any timber,

stone, sand or gravel growing or being thereon, or the regulating the As to By-laws driving or riding thereon, or other use of the same, and this not withstandregarding the

ing that the line of such road or bridge shall or may occasionally deviate

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