City Charter: Laws, Ordinances, and Acts, July 1842

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shall at all times be open to the inspection of the electors of said city, and shall perform such other duties as may be required of him by the ordinances of the City Council, and shall serve as Clerk of the Municipal Court.
Sec. 21. When it shall be necessary to take private property for opening, widening, or altering any public street, lane, avenue, or alley, the corporation shall make a just compensation therefor to the person whose property is so taken; and if the amount of such compensation cannot be agreed upon, the Mayor shall cause the same to be ascertained by a jury of six disinterested freeholders of the .
Sec. 22. All jurors empanneled to enquire into the amount of benefits or damages that shall happen to the owners of property, so proposed to be taken, shall first be sworn to that effect, and shall return to the Mayor their inquest in writing, signed by each juror.
Sec. 23. In case the mayor shall at any time be guilty of a palpable omission of duty, or shall wilfully and corruptly be guilty of oppression, mal-conduct, or partiality in the discharge of the duties of his office, he shall be liable to be indicted in the Circuit Court of , and on conviction he shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars, and the court shall have power, on the recommendation of the jury, to add to the judgment of the court that he be removed from office.
Sec. 24. The City Council may establish and organize an Institution of learning within the limits of the , for the teaching of the Arts, Sciences, and Learned Professions, to be called the “University of the City of ,” which institution shall be under the control and management of a Board of Trustees, consisting of a Chancellor, Registrar, and twenty-three Regents; which Board shall thereafter be a body corporate and politic with perpetual succession, by the name of the “Chancellor and Regents of the University of the City of ,” and shall have full power to pass, ordain, establish and execute all such laws and ordinances as they may consider necessary for the welfare and prosperity of said University, its officers, and students; Provided, That the said laws and ordinances shall not be repugnant to the Constitution of the , or of this ; and Provided, also, that the Trustees shall at all times be appointed by the City Council, and shall have all the powers and privileges for the advancement of the cause of education which appertain to the Trustees of any other College or University of this .
Sec. 25. The City Council may organize the inhabitants of said city, subject to military duty, into a body of independent military men to be called the “,” the Court Martial of which shall be composed of the commissioned officers of said Legion, and constitute the law making department, with full powers and autho [p. 7]
shall at all times be open to the inspection of the electors of said city, and shall perform such other duties as may be required of him by the ordinances of the City Council, and shall serve as Clerk of the Municipal Court.
Sec. 21. When it shall be necessary to take private property for opening, widening, or altering any public street, lane, avenue, or alley, the corporation shall make a just compensation therefor to the person whose property is so taken; and if the amount of such compensation cannot be agreed upon, the Mayor shall cause the same to be ascertained by a jury of six disinterested freeholders of the .
Sec. 22. All jurors empanneled to enquire into the amount of benefits or damages that shall happen to the owners of property, so proposed to be taken, shall first be sworn to that effect, and shall return to the Mayor their inquest in writing, signed by each juror.
Sec. 23. In case the mayor shall at any time be guilty of a palpable omission of duty, or shall wilfully and corruptly be guilty of oppression, mal-conduct, or partiality in the discharge of the duties of his office, he shall be liable to be indicted in the Circuit Court of , and on conviction he shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars, and the court shall have power, on the recommendation of the jury, to add to the judgment of the court that he be removed from office.
Sec. 24. The City Council may establish and organize an Institution of learning within the limits of the , for the teaching of the Arts, Sciences, and Learned Professions, to be called the “University of the City of ,” which institution shall be under the control and management of a Board of Trustees, consisting of a Chancellor, Registrar, and twenty-three Regents; which Board shall thereafter be a body corporate and politic with perpetual succession, by the name of the “Chancellor and Regents of the University of the City of ,” and shall have full power to pass, ordain, establish and execute all such laws and ordinances as they may consider necessary for the welfare and prosperity of said University, its officers, and students; Provided, That the said laws and ordinances shall not be repugnant to the Constitution of the , or of this ; and Provided, also, that the Trustees shall at all times be appointed by the City Council, and shall have all the powers and privileges for the advancement of the cause of education which appertain to the Trustees of any other College or University of this .
Sec. 25. The City Council may organize the inhabitants of said city, subject to military duty, into a body of independent military men to be called the “,” the Court Martial of which shall be composed of the commissioned officers of said Legion, and constitute the law making department, with full powers and autho [p. 7]
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