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

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The following additional section, in relation to the , passed both houses of the Legislature and was approved, December, 1840.
“Any citizen of , may, by voluntary enrolment, attach himself to the Nauvoo Legion, with all the privileges which appertain to that independent military body.”
 
The following are the legislative powers alluded to in the 13th Section of the foregoing Act, as pertaining to the City Council of the City of , and which, consequently, become a part of the Charter of the City of , to wit:
 
OF THE LEGISLATIVE POWERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL.
Sec. 1. The City Council shall have powers and authority to levy and collect taxes upon all property, real and personal, within the city, not exceeding one-half per cent. per annum, upon the assessed value thereof, and may enforce the payment of the same in any manner prescribed by ordinance not repugnant to the Constitution of the , and of this .
Sec. 2. The City Council shall have power to require of all officers appointed in pursuance of this charter, bonds with penalty and security, for the faithful performance of their respective duties, as may be deemed expedient and also to require all officers appointed as aforesaid, to take an oath for the faithful performance of the duties of their respective offices upon entering upon the discharge of the same.
Sec. 3. To establish, support, and regulate common schools, to borrow money on the credit of the city: Provided, That no sum or sums of money be borrowed at a greater interest than six per cent. per annum, nor shall the interest on the aggregate of all the sums borrowed and outstanding ever exceed one-half of the city revenue arising from taxes assessed on real property within the corporation.
Sec. 4. To make regulations to prevent the introduction of contagious diseases into the city, to make quarantine laws for that purpose, and enforce the same.
Sec. 5. To appropriate and provide for the payment of the debt -[and]- expenses of the city.
Sec. 6. To establish hospitals, and make regulations for the government of the same.
Sec. 7. To make regulations to secure the general health of the inhabitants, to declare what shall be a nuisance, and to prevent and remove the same.
Sec. 8. To provide the city with water; to dig wells, and erect pumps in the streets for the extinguishment of fires, and convenience of the inhabitants. [p. 9]
The following additional section, in relation to the , passed both houses of the Legislature and was approved, December, 1840.
“Any citizen of , may, by voluntary enrolment, attach himself to the Nauvoo Legion, with all the privileges which appertain to that independent military body.”
 
The following are the legislative powers alluded to in the 13th Section of the foregoing Act, as pertaining to the City Council of the City of , and which, consequently, become a part of the Charter of the City of , to wit:
 
OF THE LEGISLATIVE POWERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL.
Sec. 1. The City Council shall have powers and authority to levy and collect taxes upon all property, real and personal, within the city, not exceeding one-half per cent. per annum, upon the assessed value thereof, and may enforce the payment of the same in any manner prescribed by ordinance not repugnant to the Constitution of the , and of this .
Sec. 2. The City Council shall have power to require of all officers appointed in pursuance of this charter, bonds with penalty and security, for the faithful performance of their respective duties, as may be deemed expedient and also to require all officers appointed as aforesaid, to take an oath for the faithful performance of the duties of their respective offices upon entering upon the discharge of the same.
Sec. 3. To establish, support, and regulate common schools, to borrow money on the credit of the city: Provided, That no sum or sums of money be borrowed at a greater interest than six per cent. per annum, nor shall the interest on the aggregate of all the sums borrowed and outstanding ever exceed one-half of the city revenue arising from taxes assessed on real property within the corporation.
Sec. 4. To make regulations to prevent the introduction of contagious diseases into the city, to make quarantine laws for that purpose, and enforce the same.
Sec. 5. To appropriate and provide for the payment of the debt -[and]- expenses of the city.
Sec. 6. To establish hospitals, and make regulations for the government of the same.
Sec. 7. To make regulations to secure the general health of the inhabitants, to declare what shall be a nuisance, and to prevent and remove the same.
Sec. 8. To provide the city with water; to dig wells, and erect pumps in the streets for the extinguishment of fires, and convenience of the inhabitants. [p. 9]
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