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To purchase, take and hold real property when sold for delinquent tax or assessment, levied or imposed under the authority of the city of Lewiston, and to sell the same. To provide for surveying the blocks and streets of the city and for the making and changing the boundary lines of such blocks and streets; to regulate the use of streets, roads, highways and public places, for foot passengers, animals, vehicles, cars, street railways and locomotives; to regulate the transportation of gunpowder, dynamite, nitro glycerine and other combustibles, through the streets of the city; to protect the public from injury by runaways, by punishing persons who negligently leave horses or carriages in the streets without fastenings, and to prescribe the weights of wagons, carriages, trucks and other vehicles, width of tires, used thereon, and the weight carried thereby for the preservation of the streets and highways; to regulate the use of the sidewalks and prevent the extension of awnings, porches, balconies, building fronts, and house fronts within or over the street line, and may prohibit the building and use of barbed-wire fences; to regulate the opening of street surfaces, the laying of gas, and water mains, the building and repairing of sewers, and the erection of electric, gas and other lights.
To open, establish and vacate streets, avenues, lanes and alleys and widen the same, and for that purpose to purchase or condemn and enter upon and take any lands within the limits of the city, under the regulations as are provided in the general laws of the State of Idaho; to grade, pave, plank, macadmize, gravel curb or otherwise improve, repair, or beautify the highways, streets avenues, lanes, alleys and sidewalks of the city; to provide for the sprinkling, cleaning and repairing of all the streets in said city, and to provide for the payment of expenses thereof, to levy a special tax or special assessments upon real property which is especially benefited by said improvements, which said special tax or assessments shall be a lien upon said property, until paid.
To regulate and prevent public criers and advertising notices, the ringing of bells, and playing of bands in the street, and to control and limit traffic on the streets, avenues, and places; to regulate the use of the streets and sidewalks for the use of signs, sign posts, hitching posts, awning posts, telegraph posts, telephone posts, and electric light posts, and other purposes; to regulate and prohibit the exhibition and hanging of placards or flags in, on or across the streets or from houses or other buldings; to prohibit the exhibition of deformed or crippled persons, and to prohibit such and all persons from begging upon the streets or any of the public places; to establish from time to time, such police and fire stations as may be necessary; to l'egulate the numbering of houses and lots on the streets and avenues, and the naming of streets and avenues; to prohibit persons from roaming the at unreasonable hours; to prevent the erection or removing of buildings within the city limits, which shall be dangerous to the passerby, or to the adjacent property or an obstruction to public travel, and in case any building or any public street shall become dangerous to passersby, the council shall have power to cause the same to be removed, or made safe at the expense of the property, upon five days' notice to the owner thereof, or agent therefor, and to determine by resolution, when the same is dangerous; such expense shall be made a lein upon the property and shall be levied, assessed and collected in the same manner as special assessments are collected; and the council may regulate the time and manner of, and prohibit the removal of buildings on the streets of the city, and may desgnate the character of the buildings which may or may not be removed ; to lease or sell the property of the city, also to lease the water front to any person, steamboat or railroad company for the purpose of erecting warehouse, wharves, wharf-boats or for any other purpose they may deem proper.
SEC. 53. The city of Lewiston has authority to receive bequests, devises, gifts, and grants, of real and personal property, for the purpose of improving, constructing laying out, building and ornamenting streets, parks, boulevards, hospitals, libraries, public buldings, public places, and for any other purpose to ornament and beautify the city, and may by ordinance provide a manner of investing and caring for such bequests, devises, gifts, and grants.
SEC. 54. That no right, authority or franchise granted to any person, persons, or company or corporations to use the streets, avenues, or alleys for any of the purposes stated in this act, shall be for a longer term than twenty-five years, and such condtions and restrictions may be placed upon such person, persons, company or corporations enjoying
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any of the rights and privileges which may be granted to them under the provisions of this act, as the council may, in its judgment, deem expedient for the protection of the city and the inhabitants thereof.
SEC. 55. The council of the city of Lewiston, shall establish and regulate fees and compensations of all its officers, except when otherwise herein provided. Said city shall have such other powers and privileges not herein enumerated, as are incident to municipal corporations of like character and degree, not inconsistent with the laws of the United States or of the State of Idaho, and as may be necessary for carrying into effect the provisions of this act, according to the true intent and meaning thereof; and shall have the same power and authority granted municipal corporations under and by virtue of the general laws of the State of Idaho, insofar as they are not in conflict with the provisions of this act.
SEC. 56. The mayor is entitled to and shall receive as a salary and compensation the sum of three hundred dollars a year; and the councilmen are entitled to and shall receive as a salary the sum of three dollars each, for each meeting of the council actually attended : Provided, That no one councilman shall be entitled to, or receive as such salary and compensation, more than two hundred dollars for any one year: Provided further, That none of the provisions of this section shall become operative until the question of the mayor and councilmen receiving the compensation herein provided, shall have been submitted to a vote of the qualified electors of the city, and majority of those voting upon said question shall be in favor thereof.
SEC. 57. No general laws of the State or any amendment that may be made thereto, shall have the effect to alter or amend this charter or any of the provisions thereof, when inconsistent therewith, unless the act, enacting said laws, clearly expresses such intention by reference to said charter.
SEC. 58. The council may adopt rules and regulations for the government and conduct of its members, and its proceedings. It may require of any of its said officers such official bonds for the faithful discharge of their duties as they may deem expedient and provide by ordinance for the giving, filing, approval and prosecution of such bond.
SEC. 59. On the first secular day of July there shall be
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a regular annual meeting of the council and such meeting is appointed by this act, and no notice or call thereof is necessary.
SEC. 60. The city council shall sit on the 4th Monday in August, as a board of equalization, and shall have the same powers of a board of equalization as is given to the county board of equalization, and any person feeling himself aggrieved by any assessment, either in valuation or listing of property may apply to the council. sitting as a board of equalization, to have such assessment revised, and if the board of equalization, on examination deem the same erroneous, they must correct it. All acts and proceedings of said city council, sitting as a board of equalization shall be conducted in the same manner as is provided by the general laws of the State of Idaho, and all amendments that may be made thereto, for county board of equalization.
SEC. 61. The official books and papers of the city officers are city property, and must be kept as such by said officers, during their continuance in office, and delivered to their successors.
SEC. 62. The official books and papers of any officer mentioned in this act, or by any ordinance, may be inspected at any time by a committee of the council appointed for that purpose.
SEC. 63. The city council is not bound by any contract or in any way liable thereon, unless the same is authorized by a city ordinance and made in writing, and by order of the city council, signed by the clerk or some other person in behalf of the city. But an ordinance may authorize an officer or agent of the city, naming him, to bind the city without a contract in writing, for the payment of any sum of money not exceeding fifty dollars, ($50.00).
SEC. 64. That any person, persons, company or corporation, owning property within the city of Lewiston, who shall permit or allow their property or any sidewalk abutting upon or adjoining their property, to remain in a dan. gerous condition, shall be liable to any person damaged or injured by reason of the neglect of such person, owning said property to repair or remove the dangerous condition of such property or sidewalks, and shall reimburse the city for any loss which it may sustain by reason of such neg. lect: Provided, That nothing herein shall relieve the city
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from any loss or injury to any person, growing out of the neglect or carelessness of said city.
SEC. 65. The city of Lewiston shall have power and authority to borrow money and issue therefor its negotiable bonds with negotiable interest coupons attached not to ex. ceed at any time in the aggregate, fifteen (15) per cent. of the value of all taxable property in the said city as shown by the last preceding assessment roll of said city, for any and all of the following purposes :
First. To provide for the purchase or construction and maintenance of necessary water works and supplying the same with water, and to provide for lights for streets, public buildings and grounds.
Second. To provide for the laying, constructing, equipment and maintenance of sewers and drains.
Third. To provide for the grading, paying, construct: ing and laying out of streets and alleys.
Fourth. To provide for the funding, refunding, purchase and redemption of the outstanding indebtedness of said city, either at this time, or at any future time.
Fifth. To provide for establishment and maintenance of hospitals, pest houses, and cemeteries, either within or without the corporate limits of said city.
Sixth. To provide for the purchase, improvement, equipment, and maintenance of lands for the use public parks, either within or without the corporate limits of said city.
Seventh. To provide for the construction, erection, of public buildings, and building sites for the use of said city: Provided, That said city may join with the State of Idaho, or any municipal corporation or subdivision of the State of Idaho, in the purchase, erection, construction and furnishing of a public building and building sites, and issue bonds for such proportion thereof which shall be used and utilized by the said city.
Eighth. To provide for the establishment, equipment, and maintenance of a fire department, and for the purchase of suitable and necessary apparatus and buildings, and building sites for the use thereof, and for all other nec. essary public improvements.
Ninth. To provide for the purchase or construction and maintenance of any bridge or bridges, across either Snake or Clearwater rivers: Provided, That said city may join with the State of Idaho or any municipal corporation or