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auditors for the purpose of auditing all accounts payable by said village; and the recorder shall be clerk of said board, and a member thereof.

SEC. 19. The said board of auditors shall meet annually on the Tuesday next preceding the annual village election to be held in said village, and at such other times as they shall deem necessary and expedient for the purpose of auditing and settling all charges against the said village; and they shall state on each account the amount allowed by them, but no allowance shall be made for any account which does not specially state each item of the same, and the nature thereof.

SEC. 20. Said board shall draw up a report stating in detail the items of accounts audited and allowed, the pature of each account and the name of the person to whom such account was allowed, including a statement of the fiscal concerns of the village.

Sec. 21. Such report shall be produced and publicly read by the clerk of the said board at the next ensuing village election; and the whole or a part of such report may be referred by the order of the meeting to a committee of three, whose duty it shall be to examine the report and report thereon to such meeting.

SEC. 22. The amounts of any accounts audited and allowed by the board of auditors, and the amount of any account voted to be allowed by any meeting of the voters of said village shall be paid by the village treasurer, on the order of the said board signed by the president and countersigned by the clerk of said board, and all orders issued to any person by such board for any sum of money due from said village, shall be received in payment of village taxes of said village.

Sec. 23. The village justice shall report quarterly to the village council all the proceedings instituted before him in which the village is interested ; and shall at the same time account for and pay over to the village treasurer all fines and penalties collected by him and belonging to said village; and said justice shall be entitled to receive from the county of Steele such fees in criminal cases accruing [occurring] without the village as are allowed to other justices in the county for similar purposes.

SEC. 24. The cost and expense of building, grading, paving or repairing sidewalks shall be at the option of the village council chargeable to the lots fronting on said improvement. Whenever the village council shall deem it necessary to construct or repair any sidewalk in said village, they may notify the owners and occupants of any lot or lots, or parcels of land adjoining such sidewalks to construct or repair the same at his or their own proper expense or charge, within a certain time limited or desiguated by delivering to the owners or occupants of said lot or lots or parcels of land, or by vote, shall direct them so to do. They may also sell lots therein, and convey title to the same, and have the care and custody of the grounds. Deeds of lots in said cemetery shall be as other deeds of real estate, except they shall be used for cemetery purposes only, and be signed by the president and the village recorder.

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Sec. 31. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 2, 1874.

CHAPTER X.

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE VILLAGE OF NEW TRIER, IN THE

COUNTY OF DAKOTA.

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

SECTION 1. All that part of the township of Hampton, county of Dakota, and state of Minnesota, hereinafter described, shall be known and constitute the village of New Trier, and as such corporation shall have all the powers generally possessed by municipal corporations at common law, and in addition thereto shall possess all the powers hereinafter granted, and by that name may sue and be sued, make contracts, purchase, take and hold real and personal property, and have a corporate seal, alterable at pleasure.

SEC. 2. The territory included in said village of New Trier shall be all of the territory included in said township of Hampton, as follows: The west half of the southwest quarter of section twelve, and another parcel of land commencing on the southeast corner of section eleven, thence running north eighty rods, thence west fifty rods, thence south fifty rods, thence west sixteen rods, thence south thirty rods, thence east sixty tour rods to the place of beginning; also, another parcel of land commencing on the northeast corner of section fourteen, running thence west twenty-four rods, thence south twenty-four rods, thence east twen. ty-fuur rods, thence north twenty-four rods, to the place of beginning; also, another parcel of land, commencing on the northwest corner of section thirteen, running thence east twentyfour rods, thence south wenty-four rods, thence west twenty-four rods, thence north twenty four rods, to the place of beginning; all

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