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ing in the months of January and July of each year; which said report shall be published in some newspaper, published in the city. He shall also perform such other duties as may be prescribed by this act, and by ordinances, duly and regularly passed:
SEC. 46. The city assessor must annully make a correct list of all property subject to taxation by the city, with the valuation thereof, and certify and return the same to the city clerk. He shall also perform such other duties as may be hereinafter contained relative to the assessment of property, within the limits of the city, and do and perform all things which may be prescribed by ordinances and resolutions of the council duly and regularly passed.
SEC. 47. The power and duties of all other officers of the city shall be as prescribed by ordinance.
SEC. 48. The style of every ordinance shall be “The City of Lewiston Does Ordain as Follows:" · All ordinances and resolutions or rules for the appropriation or payment of money shall require for their passage and adoption the concurrence of the majority of all the members of the council. No ordinance shall contain more than one subject, which shall be clearly expressed in its title, and no ordinance or section thereof shall be revised or amended unless the new ordinance contain the entire ordinance or section so amended shall be repealed.
SEC. 49. All ordinances shall, as soon as may be after their passage, be recorded in the book kept for that purpose and be authenticated by the signature of the presiding officer and the clerk; and all those of a permanent character, and those imposing any fine, penalty or forfeit, shall be published in some newspaper of general circulation within the city, and it shall be a sufficient defence to any suit or prosecution for such suit, fine, penalty or forfeiture to show that no such publication was made, and no such ordinances shall take effect and be in force until the expiration of five days after they have been published.
SEC. 50. The council has full power and authority within the limits of the city of Lewiston to assess, levy, and collect taxes, for general municipal purposes, not to exceed fifteen mills on a dollar per annum, upon all property both real and personal, which is taxable by law for State and county purposes; to license, tax, and regulate
brokers, auctioneers, taverns, hawkers, peddlers, pawn brokers, wash houses, places of public amusement or entertainment, including theatres, operas, exhibits, shows, and the like, hotel and boarding house keepers and runners, dealers in second hand articles, dealers in merchandise of all kinds, the keeping of billiard tables, skating rinks, bowling alleys and shooting galleries, and for the purpose of this act, to define and declare what constitutes any such professions, callings, employments or such places of amusement or entertainments.
To license, tax, and regulate, livery or boarding stables, hacks, cabs, hackneys, carriages, wagons, carts, trucks, drays or other vehicles used for transportation of persons or passengers, or other goods, wares, or merchandise, earth, rock, building materials or other articles, within the limits of the city and prescribe the rates to be charged for such transportation.
To license, regulate, restrain and to prohibit for cause, drinking saloons, beer shops, breweries, or other places where intoxicating or other beverages are sold or disposed of, and the disposal thereof; all offensive and dangerous trades, employments or business, and for the purpose of this act to define what are offensive and dangerous trades, employments or business, but this section does not empower the city of Lewiston to declare a trade, employment or business, offensive or dangerous, contrary to the common understanding of the subject nor to authorize any one to do any act or engage in any business, contrary to the law of the land; and to require bonds to be given by the proprietor of the business mentioned in this section, with sufficient sureties, conditioned not to keep, allow or permit a disorderly house, and to cancel and revoke any such license, in their discretion: Provided, That no State or county license shall authorize any person to engage in or conduct any business or anything mentioned in this or the following sections of this act, unless a license is first obtained from said city council, and the council may provide such conditions and penalties in the issuance of said license as in its judgment, it shall deem to the best interest of the city and the inhabitants thereof. To regulate and prevent bawdy-houses, or houses of ill-fame, or places where fornication is practiced and to punish any keeper or inmates thereof, and to punish the owners of any property who rent, lease or permit their property to be used as a bawdy-house or house of ill-fame, or places where fornication is practiced, and in the event the owner of said property, so used, is not a resident of the city of Lewiston, the punishment and penalty shall extend to his lessee or agent, in the same manner as to the owner; to prevent and suppress opium smoking, and houses or places kept therefor, and punish persons who shall vend or give away opium for the purpose of being smoked upon the premises, or who shall bargain for, buy, take or accept any opium in any house, or place to be smoked upon the premises, and to punish any keeper of such house or place, or person who smokes therein, or frequent the same; to tax regulate, license and prohibit the sale of cigarettes, cigars, tobaccos, or any of them to minors.
SEC. 51. To make regulations to prevent the introduction of contagious diseases in the city and to remove persons afflicted with such diseases therefrom, to suitable places provided by the city for that purpose; to secure the protection of persons and property therein and to provide for the health, cleanliness, ornament, peace and good order of the city; to regulate the plumbing and drainage of buildings, and the use of steam boilers, steam generators, and elevators, and to provide for the registration of plumbers, and to make effectual such regulations as the council may deem it expedient, providing penalties for the breach of any of the provisions thereof; to make such sanitary regulations as to the council may seem proper.
To provide for the lighting the streets, parks buildings and other public places of the city, and to furnish the city with gas, electric or other lights, and for the erection, construction and maintenance of such works, within or without the city limits as may be necessary or convenient therefor; to prevent and punish trespassers upon real and personal property; to define what shall constitute vagrancy and to provide for the support, restraint, punishment and employment of vagrants and paupers; to prevent the sale, circulation and disposal of obscene literature, including books, papers prints, pictures and the like, and to punish any person who sells or offers for sale, or who circulates or disposes of any such literature, books, papers, prints, pictures, and the like and to define and declare, from time to time, what, if any literature, books, papers, prints, pictures, and the like are obscene, within the purpose and province of this act; to prevent and remove nuisancesand to declare what shall constitute the same, and to punish persons permitting or suffering nuisances, and to provide the manner of their removal and to make the cost of such removal a lien upon the property where such nuisances existed; to fill up or drain any lot, block or parcels of land, where any stagnant water stands, and to declare the same a nuisance, and to make the cost of filling up or draining the same a lien upon the property so filled or drained, and the cost thereof collected in the manner hereinafter provided for the collection of special assessments; the work of filling up or draining such lots, blocks or parcels of land, shall be performed by the street commissioner.
To define the fire limits, to prohibit the erection or repair of wooden buildings within the fire limits and to restrict and limit the height of buildings within the city; to provide for and determine the entrances and exits from all theatres, public halls, places of amusement, churches and other buildings used for public gatherings and the modes of hanging doors thereat, and to regulate the plumbing and sewerage of all buildings within the city, and to require adequate fire escapes, apparatus and appliances for the protection against fire to be provided in such buildings and to prohibit the erection of dangerous and unsafe buildings, and the cost of the removal or of tearing down of the same wherever situated; to control and regulate fire departments, and to provide by ordinances for the officers thereof, and the election of the by the members of such fire department, and define the duties of the officers, and to remove them from office, for good cause shown, and to regulate the compensation to be paid for such officers, and employees of the fire department, when the same shall be so organized.
SEC. 52. To provide for the prevention and removal of encroachments and obstructions from the streets, sidewalks, cross-walks, alleys, avenues, lanes or other highways of the city, and for the cleaning and repairing of the same, and to compel owners, lessees, agents and occupants of lands abutting upon the streets to remove such obstructions and repair said street, sidewalk, alley lane or other highway of the city and to punish such person for refusing so to do. To provide for the establishment of markets, market houses, and places, and to regulate the location and management of market houses, hide house and places, and to prohibit and regulate the location and management of slaughter houses and hide house, and in their discretion to prohibit by ordinance the location and existence of slaughter houses and hide houses within three miles of the city limits, and provide a standard of weights and measures and authorize the inspection of weights and measures, and food and fuel, and prevent and prohibit the sale of unhealthful and unwholesome food and to provide for an office of city weigher and measurer. To purchase sites and provide for the erection of city jails, houses of correction, work houses and any other public buildings, and for the government and management of the same, both within and without the city limits.
To regulate the storage and sale of gunpowder, dynamite, giant powder, nitro-glycerine and other combustibles, and to prevent their manufacture in the city and to prevent by all possible means, danger or risks of injury or damage by fire, arising from carelessness, negligence or otherwise. To restrain and punish intoxication, fighting and quarreling, and any disturbance or unlawful or indecent practice and define what shall constitute the same; to regulate and prohibit the use of guns, pistols, firearms, firecrackers, bombs, and detonating works, within the city limits; to prevent restraint, punish and disperse any riot or riotous assemblage or any person taking part therein; to prohibit the carrying of dangerous weapons in a concealed manner.
To license, tax control and regulate laundries and occupations offensive to the senses or obnoxious to the health and to provide for their exclusion from the city limits.
To regulate the driving of animals through the streets and to prevent cruelty to animals and children; to prevent any and all domestic animals from running at large within the city limits or any part thereof; and to punish those persons who allow animals to so run at large; and to provide for the empounding of the same and also to provide for the sale of such animals upon five days' notice and to authorize the destruction of dogs when at large, contrary to any provision of any such ordinance. To compel all persons erecting or maintaining privies or cess-pools, within one hundred and seventy-five feet of any street or alley, in which a sewer is or may hereafter be constructed, to con nect the same therewith.