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Sec. 50. To regulate the storage of gunpowder, tar, pitch, rosin and other combustible articles.

Sec. 51. To regulate and order parapet walls and partition fences.

Sec. 52. To establish standing weights and measures to be used in the city in all cases not otherwise provided for by law.

Sec. 53. To provide for the inspection and measuring of lumber and other building materials, and for the measurement of all kinds of mechanical work.

Sec. 54. To provide for the inspection and weight of hay, and stone coal, the measuring of charcoal, firewood and other fuel to be Bold and used in the city.

Sec. 55. To regulate the inspection of butter, lard and other provisions.

Sec. 56. To provide for taking the enumerations of the inhabitants of the city

Sec. 57. To regulate the election of city officers and provide by ordinance for removing from office any person holding an office created by ordinance.

Sec. 58. To regulate the police of the city, to impose fines, forteitures and penalties for the breach of any ordinance and provide for the recovery and appropriation of such fines and forfeitures, and the enforcement of such penalties.

Sec. 59. To fix the compensation of all city officers and to regulate the fees of jurors, witnesses and others, for services rendered under this act, or any ordinance, except that the city clerk shall receive for his services the sum of three hundred (300) dollars per annum ; also, that the mayor and each alderman shall receive fifty (50) dollars per annum, and no greater sum.

SEC. 60. The city council shall have power to make all ordinances which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the powers specified in this act, so that such ordinance be not repugnant to nor inconsistent with the constitution of the United States and the constitution of this state.

Sec. 61. The style of the ordinances of the city shall be - Be it ordained by the council of the city of West St. Paul.”

Sec. 62. All ordinances passed by the city council shall, within one month after they shall have been passed, be published in some newspaper published in the city, and shall not be in force until they shall be published as aforesaid for two weeks, or'shall be posted up in three public places in the city for at least two weeks before such ordinance shall be in torce.

Sec. 63. All ordinances of the city may be proven by the seal of the corporation, and when printed or published in book or pamphlet form, and purporting to be printed or published by authority of the


corporation, the same shall be received in evidence in all courts or places without further proof.

SEC. 64. When it shall be necessary to take private property for opening, widening or altering any public street, lane, avenue or alley, the corporation shall make just compensation theretor to the person whose property is so taken; and if the amount of such compensation cannot be agreed upon, the mayor shall cause the same to be ascertained by a jury of six disinterested freeholders of the city, to be selected as jurors in justice's courts.

SEC. 65. In the matter of opening, laying out or vacating streets or alleys, and the assessment of damages, the common council shall be governed by and act under the general laws of the state, providing for altering, discontinuing and laying out roads; and appeal may be taken in the same manner to the county commissioners or the district court of the county, as appeals are under the general laws taken from the decisions of township supervisors.

SEC. 66. The cost and expenses of surveying streets, lanes, alleys, sidewalks, sewers, public grounds, pumps, reservoirs, cisterns, and drains and the erection of buildings for city purposes, and of cleansing and repairing the same, and constructing and repairing reservoirs, pumps, cisterns, drains, sewers, street crossings and sidewalks, may be paid out of the general fund; but the expense of opening, building, grading, graveling or paving streets to the center thereof, shall be chargeable to the lots adjoining on such streets, but the cost of erecting sidewalks shall be paid by the owners of the property fronting on such sidewalk.

Seo. 67. Whenever the common council sball deem it actually necessary or two-thirds of the resident owners that are living adjoining such contemplated improvement, shall petition said council in writing, to construct or repair such contemplated improvement in the city, they may notify or require the street commissioner to notify all owners of any lot or lots or parcels of land adjoining such contemplated improvements, to construct or repair the same at his or their own proper expense and charge, within a certain time designated, by delivering to the owners of said lot or lots, or parcel of land, or by publication in a newspaper, printed and published in said city, for no less than two weeks, of a notice to said owners, setting forth what work is to be done and the character of the same, by such owners and the time within which they are required to do the same.

SEC. 68. If such work is not done and the contemplated improve ment not built or repaired in the manner and within the time prescribed, the council may order the same to be done by the street commissioner or otherwise at the expense of the lots and parcels of land adjoining said improvements, and said expenses shall be as meet and determine the same within six months after the adoption of this act.


Sec. 78. It is hereby made the duty of the treasurer of Dakota county to pay all moneys received as taxes on all real estate and personal property within the limits of the city of West Saint Paul, which may come into his hands by virtue of his office, to the city treasurer elected and qualified under the provisions of this act, and to no other officer.

SEC. 79. It is hereby made the duty of the treasurer of the town of West Saint Paul to pay over to the treasurer of the city of West Saint Paul, and take his receipt therefor, all moneys received by him on account of any special law affecting exclusively the territory described within the limits of the city of West Saint Paul, on demand of the city Treasurer. This act is hereby declared to be a public act, and may be read in evidence in all courts of law and equity in this state, without proof.

SEC. 80. No special legislation affecting this city shall become law, until accepted by a majority of the votes cast at an election held for that purpose.

SEC. 81. This act shall take effect from and after its passage and approval, and adoption by the votes cast at an election to be held for that purpose.

Approved February 24, 1874.



Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota :


SECTION 1. That all that part of Kandiyohi county, in the state of Minnesota, embraced within the following boundaries, to-wit : All of section fitteen, the west half of the southwest quarter of section fourteen, the west half of the northwest quarter of section fourteen, the west half of the southwest quarter of section eleven, the south half of section ten, the east half of the northeast quarter of section sixteen, the east half of the southeast quarter of section

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