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burgesses of said borough, or before any justice of the peace of the county aforesaid, shall forfeit and pay the sum of thirty shillings for every such offence. And the said regulators, or any two of them, shall and may take up, regulate, pull down, remove, and replace such pavement and posts, in such manner as they shall think proper, and the costs of taking up, regulating, pulling down, removing, and rem placing such pavements and posts shall be paid by the party or parties 80 oftending in the premises." (38.)
“ That if any person or persons shall hereafter make and set up, or shall cause to be made and set up, in any street of fifty feet wide, or upwards, within the said borough, any porch, cellar door or step, which shall extend beyond the distance of four feet and three inches into such street, or a proportionate distance into ang narrower street, and if any person or persons shall hereafter make and set up, or cause to be set up, any bulk, jut-window, or incumbrance whatsoever, whereby any passage of any street, lane or alley, shall be obstructed, or shall place, or cause to be placed, any spout or gutter, whereby the passage of any street, lane or alley, shall be incommoded, every person so oftending, and being thereof convicted, before the bargesses of the said borough, or either of them, or before any justice of the peace of the county aforesaid, shall, for every such offence, forfeit and pay the sum of thirty shillings, and shall forth with remove the said nuisance, or cause the same to be removed; and on failure thereof by the space of three days after notice to him, her or them, for that pur. pose given, by order of the burgesses of the said borough, or by the said regulators, or any two of them, then, and in that case, the regu . lators aforesaid, or any of them, shall and may remove the same, or cause the same to be removeil ; and the expenses attending such removal shall be paid by the party or parties so offending." (39.)
" That the owner or owners of every house within the said borough, having, at the publication hereof, any porch, celler-door or step, extending into any street beyond the limits aforesaid, or having fixed or fastened to such house any bulk, jut-window, or other incum. brance whatsoever, shall yearly and every year, pay to the supervisors of the said streets, lanes, alleys and highways, to be applied towards repairing and amending the same, such sum or sums of money as the said burgess and assistant shall assess, until such porch, cellerdoor or step, to him, her or them, respectively belonging, shall be reduced to the limits aforesaid, or such bulk, jut window or other incumbrance, shall be removed and taken away; and every owner or owners of any house or houses, whereunto any spouts or gutters shall at the time of the publication hereof, be so fixed or placed, that the
waters thereby, discharged, may incommode persons passing in the streets, lanes or alleys, shall and they are hereby enjoined and required, forth with to remove or effectually to alter or amend the
(40) “ That if any person or persons, after the publication of this act, shall wilfully or maliciously remove, misplace or injure any pipes or trunks, already fixed or placed, or that may or shall be hereafter fixed or placed, by direction of the burgesses and assistants of the said borough, for conveying water to, from or through any part of the said borough; or if any person or persons shall wilfully and maliciously, without the consent and direction of the burgesses and assistants aforesaid, by any ways or means whatsoever, obstruct or prevent the course of such water in or through any such trunks, pipes or conduits as are or shall, or may be placed as aforesaid, or shall spoil or injure any cistern which shall or may be placed for the reception of such waters, every person so offending, and being thereof legally convicted before the Burge.ses of the said borough,or either of them, or before any justice of the peace for the county aforesaid, shall forfeit and pay the sum of five pounds, for every such offence, and shall pay the costs of repairing and putting such trunks, pipes, 'conduits or cisteros, in good order and repair.” (41)
" And whereas it hath been usual for the merchants and traders within the said borough to keep large quantities of gunpowder in their dwelling-houses and shops, to the manifest danger of the inhabitants : Be it therefore enacted by the authority aforesaid, that no person or persons whatsoever, within the limits of said borough, shall from and after the publication of this act, keep in any house, shop cellar, store or other place, within the said borough any more or greater quantity than twenty-five pounds weight of gun-powder which shall be kept in the highest story of the house, at any one time, unless it be at least fifty yards from any dwelling house, under the penalty of ten pounds."
(49) Sect. 2. Be it ordained and enacted by the authority aforesaid, That for the prevention of the public squares, streets, lanes and alleys of the said borough, from being incommoded by reason of wood for fuel, being laid and suffered to remain an unreasonable time in the same, that all such wood as shall be suffered to remain on the said square or any of the streets lanes or alleys for the space of forty eight hours shall be forfeited for the use of the borough, and the high constable of the borough, is hereby enjoined and directed to seize it, and shall immediately proceed to sell the same, and pay over the proceeds
thereof to the treasurer, first retaining thereout for his trouble twenty
(Sect. 3. Repealed by Ordinance of June 1st 1822.)
Sect. 4. Whereas it is reasonable and proper not only to preserve the pavements of the borough from every injury and damage (as far as the same can be done consistent with public convenience and use) but also to prevent the public highways and streets within the same from being obstructed, Be it ordained, &c. That no wagon, cart, or carriage, belonging to any person whomsoever, shall be permitted to remain upon and occupy that portion of the street which hath been paved by individuals opposite to the house and lot of the owner or occupier, that is to say, eight feet in High and Hanover streets, and six feet in all the other streets, in such way or manner, as to tear up injure or damage the same; or shall be permitted to obstruct or fill up any part whatever of the public highways or streets in said borough, so as to hinder or impede the free passing or repassing over the same at all times, and that every transgressor of these regulations or any of them, shall forteit and pay for each offence a fine of five dollars.
Sect. 5. And be it further ordained by the authority of the same, That no person or persons residing within the borough shall be permitted or suffered to obstruct the public square, or any of the streets, lanes or alleys within the inhabited parts thereof, by keeping therein any wagon, cart or carriage, or any oxen or horses for draught for a longer period than one hour, (and that at the part of the street directo ly opposite to the house or lot occupied by him) except for such further time as may be necessary for the purpose of lading or unlading and excepting also such wagons, carts or carriages, as may necessarily be kept opposite or near to wagon-makers, or black-srniths shops, for the purpose of finishing or repairing the same, and that every person so offending shall forfeit and pay a fine of two dollars for every such offence.
Sect. 6. And be it further ordained, That all and every person or persons, who shall open any quarry, dig any clay, or make
hole or cavity or break ground in any way, for any purpose whatever, in the public square or in any of the streets, lanes or alleys, without having first obtained a license or written permission from the burgesses and countersigned by the regulators, shall for every such offence pay a fine of 20 dollars together with the costs of filling up and levelling the same.
Sect. 7. And be it further ordained by the authority of the same, That no person or persons hereafter, who shall dig cellars or other excavations for improvement or otherwise, shall be at liberty to de
posit clay or other matter in any part of the public squares, or of the streets, lanes or alleys, within this borough, excepting such places aş the regulators for the time being shall direct and appoint, under the direction of the burgesses as most convenient for leveling and pitching the said public square, streets lanes or alleys, and all persons depositing clay or other matter under such regulations shall level and apportion the same as said regulators shall direct; and that every person offending against the provisions of this ordinance, shall pay for every such offence, a fine of twenty dollars.
Sect. 8. And be it further ordained, That if any person or persons shall kindle any fire in the public square, or in any of the streets lanes or alleys within the borough, or shall fire or throw any squib or crackers, or fire any gun or pistol within the same, or throw any stones, brick bats, snow balls, or other matter on or at the market house, or in the public square, or in any of the streets lanes or alleys, within the inhabited parts thereof, or shall wilfully or negligently injure, damage or abuse, in any way whatever the market building, or any pump or pumps standing in the public square, or in any street lane or alley in said borough, or shall wilfully or negligently tear up, injure, damage or abuse any pavement in the same; or sball ride, lead or drive, any horse, mare or gelding, or drive any cart wagon or carriage of any kind upon any part of the foot pavements within the said limits; or shall hitch or fasten any horse mare or gelding at or near any foot pavement, so as to stand or tread upon or damage the same, or so as to interrupt or endanger any one in passing or repassing over said foot pavements or any of them; or shall gallop any horse. mare or gelding within the inhabited parts thereof, or shall frequent and use the market house as a place for playing at ball, or any game. whatever; or shall disturb the peace and quiet of the town, or of any of the citizens, by any noise, or disorderly conduct whatever, in or at the market house, or in the public square, he she or they, so oftendïng shall for each and every such offence, forfeit and pay a fine of one dollar:* And the high constable, the burgesses, and every officer of the corporation, and all good citizens desirous of preserving order, are required and enjoined to inform upon, and prosecute to conviction all and every offender and offenders; and they are moreover particularly required and enjoined, to disperse, and to aid and assist in dispersing, all disorderly collection of boys and others in or at the market house, or in the public square, and more especially in the night and on the sabbath; all which said disorderly collections and assemblies
See Ordinance passed 12th June, 1824.
are hereby forbidden and prohibited under the pain and penalty of a fine of one dollar for every offence and breach, to be paid by or recovered from every such offender, besides the costs of prosecution,
Sect. 9. Whereas serious accidents and injuries have been suffered and sustained, and may be suffered and sustained, by means of the galloping of horses with wagons or other carriages within the inhabited parts of the borough, as also by the negligence of drivers in leaving or quitting the same and thus suffer and permit them to run away, Be it ordained, &c. That if any person or persons shall wilfully gallop any horse or horses in gears fixed or fastened to any wagon, sleigh or carriage, or shall by any negligence in leaving or quitting them permit the same to run away, every offender shall forfeit and pay for each offence a fine of ten dollars,
Sect. 10. And be it further ordained, That if any person or persons, inhabitants within the bounds of the borough, shall cause or permit any horse mare or gelding, for colt above one year old) or any ass or mule, to run at large within the same, or to be driven to or from water without bridle or halter, and without being led or rode to or from the same, the person so offending shall forfeit the sum of one dollar for every such horse, mare or gelding, &c.
Secr. 11. And be it further ordained, That no person or persons whatever, shall be permitted to exhibit for public show any stud horse within the inhabited parts of said borough, or use him as a covering horse therein under the penalty of five dollars for every such offence.
Sect. 12. And be it further ordained, That no swine (whether ringed or yoked, or dot) sheep, geese, ducks, turkeys or other poul. try, shall be suffered to run at large within the bounds of this borough, and if any such swine or sheep shall be found so running at large, the same shall become forfeited for the use of the borough, and the high constable shall immediately proceed to seize the same and make sale thereof on the next market day, giving reasonable notice, and shall pay over to the treasurer the amount thereof, after retaining 20 per cent thereout as a compensation for his trouble. And if any geese, ducks, turkeys or other poultry, shall be found running at large, contrary to the true meaning of this ordinance, the same shall become forfeit to the use of the borough, and the high constable shall proceed immediately to seize and sell the saine, paying over to the treasurer the amount of said sale, except 20 per cent. to be retained by him as a compensation for his trouble; and every person or persons keeping and suffering any geese, ducks, turkeys or other poultry, to run at large within said borough, contrary to the provisions and meaning of