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cation or by purchase any real property within the county in which said city is located for like purposes, and cities situated in two or more counties shall have like power to acquire real estate for such purposes, in any or either of said counties. Any such city located upon or within one mile of the county boundary line may take real property by grant, devise or dedication for the purposes aforesaid, either in the county in which it is located or in such other county or
SECTION 5. All gifts, grants, bequests, devises charge of gifts, or dedications for the benefit or advantage of protits, now de any such corporation in its trust capacity as Voted, limita aforesaid, or for the benefit or advantage of any
such city for the purposes aforesaid whether made to trustees for or directly
directly to any such corporation or city, shall be legal and valid, including all provisions and directions in any such instrument for accumulation of the income of any fund or rents or profits of any real estate, and shall be executed and enforced and exclusively devoted to the specific objects for which they shall have been designed according to the provisions of the instrument making the same, without being subject to the limitations and restrictions provided by law in other cases; but no such accumulation shall be allowed to produce a fund more than twenty times as great as that originally given.
SECTION 6. Any such city may, by a vote of for property to the common council, vest in and transfer to any
such corporation, but in trust, as hereinbefore provided, the management and control of any real property held by it for the purpose of laying out, maintaining or carrying on parks, boulevards or pleasure drives, whether the same was received by said city by gift, grant, devise, bequest or dedication as aforesaid or obtained from any other source or held by said city at the time of the organization of any such corporation. But any such city may, by a like vote revoke the said transfer to said corporation and
revest the management and control of said property in its own officers at any time it may deem it for the public interests so to do.
SECTION 7. It shall be lawful for any such common councity to appropriate, by a vote of its common priate money council, to any such corporation, moneys for the poration. uses and purposes of such corporation, but such city. city shall not be bound by any contract or obligation made or incurred by any such corporation, unless expressly authorized by a two-thirds vote of the common council and approved by the mayor.
SECTION S. All lands acquired by any cor- Anilands acporation organized under this act or subject to poration to be its control and management, shall be held in for public trust as aforesaid for public parks, boulevards emptions froni and pleasure • drives for the recreation, health, welfare and benefit of the public, and shall be free to all persons, subject to such necessary and reasonable rules and regulations as shall, from time to time be adopted under the provisions of this act, for the well ordering and government thereof. And all such lands and personal property so held in trust for such purposes shall be exempt from taxation. Provided however that such lands only as are used for public parks, boulevards and pleasure drives shall be exempt from taxation.
SECTION 9. Such corporations shall have Management power to make rules and regulations for the gov- drives. Jurisernment, management and control of such parks, police court boulevards and pleasure drives and for the pres- oferogulations ervation of order therein, to restrict traffic and under sec. 13. prohibit heavy teaming thereon, to employ such persons and purchase such machinery and tools as may be necessary for the proper improvement, management and care thereof, and prescribe the respective duties and authority of their employes and fix the amount of their compensation. Copies of said rules and regulations shall be posted up in convenient places in and upon such parks, boulevards and drives, and the officers of said corporation or any superintendent thereof
Neither city nor corporation liable for damagos resulting from want of repair.
shall have power to summarily enforce all such regulations, and for that purpose shall have the powers of police officers. Any such officer or superintendent may also summarily arrest any person engaged in the violation of any provision of section 12 of this act, and for that purpose shall have the same powers as a policeman within the city in connection with which any such park, boulevard or drive shall be maintained, and the municipal or police courts of any such city shall have jurisdiction of any such offense and also of any offense committed under section 13 of this act in the same manner and to the same extent as they have jurisdiction of misdemeanor's.
SECTION 10. No city in connection with which any such park, boulevard or pleasure drive shall be maintained under the provisions of this act shall be liable for any damage resulting from any want of repair or insufficiency in construction or maintenance of any parks, boulevards or pleasure drives, nor shall any such corporation so bolding the same in trust, or its officers, agents or servants be liable for any damage resulting from any want of repair or insufficiency therein. There shall be placed at conspicuous points along such drives, outside the city limits, at intervals of not exceeding one mile, a notice in large plain letters as follows: "Any person using this drive does so at his own risk as to deferts therein."
SECTION 11. Any such corporation may procure by agreement with the supervisors of any town, the right to take and use any part of any public highway in said town, to be used in connertion with any drive or boulevard under the management and control of such corporation, and may agree with said supervisors upon the amount of compensation and damages to be paid by such corporation to the town therefor; every such agreement with the supervisors shall be in writing and be filed in the town cerk's office; and said compensation and damages, when paid to the supervisors, shall be expended by them in improving the highways of the town.
SECTION 12. Any person who shall injure, re
Right to use public highway, how ac. quired.
move, break, burn, cut down, root up, sever or Penalty for decarry away any tree, shrub, plant, root, vine or stroying park, flower, standing or growing in or upon any such drive property. park, boulevard or pleasure drive or who shall tear down, mutilate, deface, destroy or injure, any sign board, mile stone, post, guide board, bridge, fence, walk railing, any part thereof, or any printed or written copy of the rules
or regulations of said corporation of
statute relating to parks, boulevards or pleasure drives posted up or being in or upon such parks, boulevards or pleasure drives, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not exceeding ten dollars, but upon proof that any such act was maliciously done, he shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding fifty dollars.
SECTION 13. Any person who shall violate any Penalty for of the rules or regulations of such corporation sind reine rulos mentioned in section 9 of this act, which shall be tions of posted up as required by said section, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not exceeding ten dollars.
SECTION 14. If any corporation hereafter or- Failure of ganized under the provisions of this act shall at corporation to any time fail through neglect or from any other duties. How cause, to perform the duties of a trustee as provided in this act, and by reason of such failure injury may result to any of the drives, parks, boulevards or other property held by such corporation as trustee, then upon petition to the circuit court of the county in which said corporation shall be located of any five citizens and freebolders residing within said county, said court may, upon notice given to such corporation, appoint a day for hearing said petition and if upon such hearing it shall appear that damage has resulted to, or is likely to result to, any of the property held by such corporation, said circuit court may appoint such number of trustees ad interim as shall be deemed necessary to protect the interests of the public in said trust, until such time
as the disability of said corporation as trustee shall have been removed.
SECTION 15. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed, but sections 959-9 to 959-17 of the statutes of 1898, shall continue in force.
SECTION 16. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication.
Approved March 24, 1899.
No. 512, A.]
[Published March 24, 1899.
AN ACT to divide the town of Lincoln, Monroe
county, and create the new town of Grant.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in
senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
Town of]Grant SECTION 1. All that portion of the town of defined.
Lincoln, in Monroe county, described as township number nineteen north, of range number two west, is hereby set off and detached from the town of Lincoln, and erected into a separate town under the name and title of the town of Grant.
SECTION 2. The said town of Grant is hereby created and organized with all the rights, powers and privileges by law granted to other towns in this state, and subject to all the general laws en
acted for town government therein. Date of first SECTION 3. The first town meeting of the said town meeting. Appointment town of Grant, shall be held on the first Tuesday of inspectors. of April, A. D. 1899, in the school house of the
school district number one, located in section tifteen of said township, and the inspectors of said town meeting shall be James Shepard, William Mosher, and llenry Schroeder, if present at the