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ORDINANCES

OF THE

CITY OF HARTFORD.

Revision of October, 1907.

CHAPTER Í.

CITY AND COUNCIL MEETINGS.

Rev. 1898. Chap. 1. $i.

§ 1. City meetings. City meetings for the election of city officers or for any other purpose shall be warned in accordance with the provisions of the charter, and shall be held and proceeded with so far as may be in the same manner and in the same places as electors' meetings.

Rev. 1898. Chap. I. $2.

§ 2. Ward meetings. Annual ward meetings for the election of city and ward officers shall hereafter be held in the Charter gio. several wards of said city, simultaneously in all the wards on the first Tuesday of April in each year, and shall be warned in the manner hereinafter provided, without any previous order of the court of common council.

Rev. 1898. Chap. I, $3.

§ 3. Places. Polls open when. City and ward meetings shall be held at such places, in the respective wards, as the mayor, or other officer, acting in place of the mayor, shall, in his warrant warning the same, designate, and the polls shall be opened at six o'clock in the forenoon, and remain open until five o'clock in the afternoon of said day, and no longer, at each of said meetings.

March 28, 1905.

§ 4. Two voting districts in Seventh Ward. Election officers. From and after the first Tuesday of April, 1905, the Seventh Ward of the City of Hartford as now established shall be divided into two voting districts, to be known as the First and Second Voting Districts respectively and bounded as described below. All electors residing within said first voting district shall vote at future elections held within and for said ward at such voting place established witnin said district as the mayor, or other officer, acting in the place of the mayor, shall in his warrant warning the same, designate; all electors residing in said ward within the limits of said second voting district shall vote at all elections hereafter held within and for said ward at such voting place established within said district as the mayor, or other officer, acting in the place of the mayor, shall in his warrant warning the same, designate.

A moderator and other election officers shall be appointed as in other wards, but the moderator of the Second Voting District shall make his returns to the moderator of the First Voting District, who shall combine the two reports and make declaration as of one ward.

FIRST OR NORTH DISTRICT.

Beginning at a point on Main street opposite the center of Charter Oak street; thence easterly through the center of Charter Oak street to the Connecticut river; thence southerly by the Connecticut river to a point opposite the center of Wawarme avenue; thence westerly through the center of Wawarme avenue to the center of Wethersfield avenue; thence northerly through the center of Wethersfield avenue to the center of Annawan street; thence westerly through the center of Annawan street to Franklin avenue; thence southerly through the center of Franklin avenue to the center of Pawtucket street; thence westerly through the center of Pawtucket street to Maple avenue; thence southerly through the center of Maple avenue to the southern boundary line of the Retreat for the Insane; thence westerly along said boundary line to the center of Washington street; thence northerly through the center of Washington street to the center of Park street; thence easterly through the center of Park street to the center of Main street; thence northerly along the center of Main street to the place of beginning.

SECOND OR SOUTH DISTRICT.

Beginning at the point on Washington street opposite the southern boundary line of the Retreat grounds; thence southerly through the center of Washington street to the center of Webster street; thence southerly through the center of Webster street to the center of Maple avenue; thence southerly through the center of Maple avenue to the southern boundary line of the city; thence easterly by said southern boundary line of the city to the Connecticut river; thence northerly along said Connecticut river to a point opposite the center of Wawarme avenue; thence westerly through the center of Wawarme avenue to the center of Wethersfield avenue; thence northerly through the center of Wethersfield avenue to the center of Annawan street; thence westerly through the center of Annawan street to the center of Franklin aveenue; thence southerly througn the center of Franklin avenue to the center of Pawtucket street; thence westerly through the center of Pawtucket street to the center of Maple avenue; thence southerly through the center of Maple avenue to the point opposite the southern boundary line of the Retreat for the Insane; thence westerly by said boundary line of the Retreat for the Insane to the place of beginning.*

§ 5. Moderator to preserve order at meetings. The moderator at all city and ward meetings shall have full power and authority to preserve order at said meetings, and for that Chap. I. $6. purpose he may call to his aid any police officer, and may also command the assistance of any citizen or citizens who may be present. The said moderator, if he shall deem it expedient, may cause any person disturbing any such meeting to be taken into custody and restrained until the adjournment thereof.

Rev. 1898.

*For provisions concerniag election officers see Gen. St. $1641 ff.

Rev. 1988.
Chap. I, 87.

Rev. 1898. Chap. I, $8.

§ 6. Disorderly conduct. Penalty. Any person or persons who shall, by any disorderly conduct, disturb any such city or ward meeting, or shall abuse or interrupt the moderator of such meeting while in the discharge of his duties, shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not less than one dollar nor more than five dollars for each and every offense.

§ 7. Illegal voting. Penalty. If any person not a legally qualified voter shall vote at any city or ward meeting, or if any legal voter shall vote in more than one ward, or give in more than one ballot at any such meeting, such person so voting, or such legal voter, so voting in more than one ward, or depositing more than one ballot, shall, on conviction, be fined not less than twenty-five, nor more than fifty dollars.

Rev. 1898. Chap. I. $12.

§ 8. Appointment and duties of clerk of ward. The moderator in each ward shall appoint a clerk of such ward, whose duty it shall be, within twenty-four hours after the close of any ward meeting, to deliver to each person, who appears by the certificate of the counters of the ward to have been elected as alderman or common councilman of such ward, or to leave at his usual place of abode, a certificate of such election signed by such clerk, which certificate shall be presumptive evidence of such election, and shall entitle such person to a seat in the court of common council; provided, however, that the court of common council shall have authority to decide ultimately all questions relative to the qualifications, elections, and returns of its members, but no member shall vote upon any question relative to his own right to a seat in the council.

Rev. 1898. Chap. I, $13.

§ 9. Common Council as board of canvassers. The mayor, aldermen, and common councilmen, last chosen, shall

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