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of their respective offices; and no member of common
Duties and powers of mayor.
Police justice not to try civil suits.
Duties and powers of police justices.
Court of police justice to be court of record.
Justices may issue subpoena, &c,
Justice may issue warrant or suitainous.
Complaints for violation of city ordinances to be made under oath.
under the provisions of this act, shall, as nearly as may be,
aforesaid, for the violation of any of the ordinances of the said city, unless upon oath or affirmation made and filed before said justice, establishing to his satisfaction, by one or more particulars mentioned therein, that such process is necessary to secure the due enforcement of the ordinance, in the matter of said complaint, against such person or persons.
15. And be it enacted, That every person against whom judgment may be obtained before any police justice for the violation of any of the ordinances of the said city, shall have the right of appeal, in common with the city, to the higher courts, as in case of civil suits before justices of the peace.
16. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for a majority of the whole number of members of common council that may be assembled, in council meeting convened, to pass all ordinances for establishing a public ground, or grounds, and for reclaiming, improving, regulating and protecting the public grounds and walks, and for regulating, levelling, grading, paving, flagging, gravelling, improving, clearing, and repairing the avenues, streets, alleys or side-walks therein, for ascertaining and establishing (by appointing a city surveyor, or otherwise) the lines and boundaries of the same, and for preventing and removing all encroachments, incumbrances and nuisances upon the same, and for regulating the planting and protection of shade trees, for compelling the occupiers and owners of lots to grade, curb and pave the side-walks opposite their lots, and to keep the same and the gutters clear, and clear of snow and ice, and other impediments, for regulating wharves, docks and piers, belonging or about said city, and the rates of wharfage for all wharves in charge of, or owned by said city; for abating and removing all nuisances on or in the Mullicas, or Little Egg Harbor river, opposite the said city, and in any creek, street, wharf, or city, or other place in said city, and for preventing or removing all obstructions in the Little Egg Harbor river opposite the same, and for the regulation of the distances any wharf or wharves may be built out
Persons aggrieved may appeal.
Duties and powers of containorcouncil.
into the Little Egg Harbor river, opposite the same, for causing common sewers or drains to be made, and granting permission to construct vaults in any part thereof; for lighting the streets, and for regulating the laying of gas or other pipes in or under the same; for sinking and regulating wells, cisterns, and pumps in said streets; for erecting, maintaining and regulating public markets in said city; for erecting and maintaining a city hall, city prison, school houses and such other public buildings as may be necessary or convenient in said city; for the better regulation and support of the poor; for preventing persons from riding, driving, or passing over or upon the side-walks with horses, wagons, carts or carriages, or animals of any description, and for preventing the immoderate riding or driving through, or in any avenue, street or alley in said city, for the prevention or suppression of fires, for compelling the cleaning of chimneys, for appointing watchmen and additional police, and prescribing their powers and duties; for regulating the vending of meats and vegetables, for regulating butchers, hawkers, peddlers and petty chapmen; for the more effectual suppression of vice and immorality; for preserving peace and good order; for restraining vagrants, mendicants and street beggars; for suppressing and restraining disorderly and gaming houses, or public gaming in the said city; for preventing and restraining riots, routs, dis- . turbances, or disorderly assemblages, and the carrying of
concealed weapons in any street, alley, house, or any other place in said city, and on the Little Egg Harbor river opposite thereto; for preventing the running at large of cattle, horses, goats, geese, dogs and swine, and for imposing a reasonable tax upon the owners or possessors of dogs; for prescribing and defining the duties of the several officers elected in said city; and such other ordinances for promoting the peace, good order and prosperity of said city as they may deem expedient, not repugnant to the constitution of the United States, or of this state; and to enforce the observance of all such ordinances, by prescribing a forfeiture or penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars, to be
recoverable by action of debt, with costs, before any police justice of said city, in the name of “the treasurer of Egg Harbor City,” for the use of said city, or they may prescribe punishment therefor by fine or imprisonment in the city prison, or both, to be imposed by the police justice hearing and determining the same, the fine not to exceed one hundred dollars, and the imprisonment thirty days, and until fines and costs be paid; all said ordinances shall be caused to be published by printed handbills, put up in five of the most public places in said city by the clerk of said city, for at least ten days before said ordinances shall go into effect; and no ordinance shall be enacted or passed by said common council, unless the same shall have been introduced before said common council at a previous meeting. 17. And be it enacted, That a majority of the whole number of members of common council that may be assembled, exclusive of the mayor, or presiding officer in council meeting convened, shall have the sole, only and exclusive right and power of granting licenses under the common seal of said city, to all and every innkeeper and retailer of spirituous liquors residing within said city, subject to the same provisions, and in like manner, as the same may law. fully be done by the courts of common pleas in this state, except that they may grant them for such length of time, not exceeding one year, as they may deem best; and they shall have the sole, only and exclusive right and power of licensing such and so many keepers of oyster houses and cellars, and places for the sale of fermented liquors, within "said city, upon such terms and conditions, and under such regulations, as they may deem most conducive to the good of said city; and the amount assessed and paid upon granting all licenses, shall be paid to the city treasurer for the use of said city. 18. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for the voters of said city, at the annual elections, by ballot (by specify. ing the amount desired, and the object or objects to which it is desired to have it appropriated, and the manner in which it is desired to have it raised, whether by tax or
Common council may grant licenses for inns, &c.
Money may be raised by tax.