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LAWS OF WISCONSIN,
PASSED AT THE
BIENNIAL SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE OF 1883,
CITY CHARTERS AND THEIR AMENDMENTS,
PUBLISHED BY AL'THORITY.
LAWS OF WISCONSIN.
(No. 4, S.)
[Published February 14, 1883,]
amendatory of chapter 169 of the laws of 1882.
in senate and assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. Section 1, of chapter 2, of chapter 169, of the laws of 1882, is amended so as to read as follows: Section 1. The elective officers of
Omicers of the said city shall be a mayor, three aldermen from city. each ward, a city treasurer, city clerk, and three justices for the city at large; one of said justices shall be elected as, and called police justice. All other officers necessary for the proper manage. ment of the affairs of said city shall be appointed by the common council, except the police force, which shall be appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the council.
SECTION 2. Section 5, of chapter 3, of chapter Relating to 169, laws of 1882, is amended so as to read as fol- and his duties. lows: Section 5. The common council shall, at their first meeting for organization in each year after the annual election, choose by ballot a city attorney. The city attorney shall conduct all the law business of the corporation. He shall, when required, furnish opinions upon subjects connected with the welfare of the corporation, submitted to him by the council or any of its committees.
He shall keep a docket of all cases to which the city may be a party, in any court of record, in which shall be briefly entered all steps taken in each cause, which docket shall be the property of the city, and shall at all times be open to the inspection of the mayor, or any committee of the common council. It shall also be the duty of the city attorney to draft all general ordinances, all bonds, contracts, leases, conveyances and other instruments of writing that may be required by the business of the city, and to perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the charter and