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April, A. D. 1874, and Nickolas Riplinger, Frank Gores and Jobu Moes, or any two of them shall act as judges of said election, and shall give ten days' notice of such election and the place of hold. ing the same, by posting up three notices of the same in three public places in said village. They shall canvass the votes and issue certificates of election to those having the highest number of votes.

Sec. 6. Said village of New Trier and the remaining portion of the township of Hampton outside of said village, shall, for general election purposes, constitute as heretofore an election district of said Dakota county, and the officers of said township of Hampton shall conduct such general election under the laws of the state ; and the said township of Hampton may hold their general and township elections within the corporate limits of the said village of New Trier, if such township shall by majority vote resolve so to do.

Sec. 7. The justice of peace, clerk and treasurer shall respectively possess all the powers, and enjoy all the rights, and be subject to all the liabilities, rules, laws and fees, as far as the same may apply, as such township officers are by the general laws of the state, and their bonds shall run to the trustees of said village and their successors in office. The marshal shall have all the powers and perform all the duties, be under the same liabilities, and receive the same compensation for his services as a township constable, throughout his county. Provided, That the trustees shall receive all moneys belonging to said village, keep a just and true account thereof, in a book to be provided by the trustees for that purpose, and shall pay out the same only upon the order of the president of the board of trustees attested by the clerk. He shall settle with the trustees at the close of each year and oftener if required to do so by said trustees. It shall be the duty of the marshal to arrest all disorderly or drunken persons in said village, and for this purpose he shall have all the authority and power of the sheriff of his county.

SEC. 8. A majority of the trustees shall be a quorum for the transaction of business, they shall appoint a clerk, assessor and marshal, and such other officers as may be deemed necessary, and may prescribe by laws the duties of such officers when not defined by law, the trustees may enact ordinances and by-laws for all purposes contemplated in this act, and may affix penalties for violating the same, and they shall be signed by the president and clerk, and be filed and recorded by the clerk, and be posted up in three public places in said village ten days or more.

Sec. 9. It shall be the duty of the assessor to assess all property liable to taxation within the limits of said corporation and in the discharge of his duties he shall be governed by the laws of the state, in the same manner as township assessors.


Sec. 10. The trustees shall report to the auditor of Dakota county, on or before the first day of August, of each year, the amount of general and special taxes levied upon any of the property or lots in said village of New Trier, and it shall be the duty of the county auditor to insert such taxes in the assessment roll of said village, and the same shall be collected by the county treasurer or returned by him as delinquent. And all proceeding in relation thereto, including the selling, conveying and redeeming the same, shall be as in proceedings on account of other property under the laws of this state.

Sec. 11. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 3, 1874.


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

SECTION 1. That section two of chapter four of said act be amended by striking out the words, “ Provided, however, That twenty-five dollars shall be the maximum, and five dollars shall be the minimum for such license,” where the same occur.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 9, 1874.



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

SECTION 1. That section two of chapter one of an act entitled “ an act to reduce the law incorporating the city of Stillwater in the county of Washington, and state of Minnesot i and the sev. eral acts amendatory thereof, into one act and to amend the same," approved March third, eighteen hundred and seventy, be amended so as to read as follows:

SEC. 2. That the territory included within the following boundaries and limits shall constituite the city of Stillwater, viz: Beginning at a point in the middle of river Saint Croix on the section line directly east of the northeast corner of section number twenty-one in township number thirty north, of range number twenty west of the fourth principal meridian, thence west along the north line of said section twenty-one and the north line of section twenty to the north east corner of the northwest quarter of said section twenty, thence south on the line dividing the east and west halves of sections twenty, twenty nine and thirty two, to the northeast corner of the southwest quarter of said section thirty two, thence east through the center of said sections thirty and thirty-four [thirty two and the centre of sections thirty three and thirtyfour] to a point in the middle of lake or river Saint Croix, thence northerly up the middle of said river or lake including the islands therein to the place of beginning. And provided, That the authorities of said city may exercise concurrent jurisdiction with the state of Wisconsin over the waters of the said lake and river opposite said city to the eastern margin of said river and lake, and Provided further, That nothing herein contained shall be deemed to exclude any portion of the city of Stillwater from the limits of Washington county.

That section five of chapter three of said act be amended so as to read as follows:

Sec. 5. There shall be a clerk of said city styled the city clerk,

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who shall be elected by the city council. ' He shall keep the corporate seal and all the papers and records of the city and keep a record of the proceedings of the city council. He shall draw and countersign all orders on the treasury, in pursuance of any order or reso -lution of the city council, and keep a full and accurate account thereof in books provided for that purpose, and make a fair and full record of all the by-laws, rules and ordinances made or passed by the city council. The city clerk shall have power to take acknowledgements and administer oaths and affirmatious, and copies of all papers filed in his office, and transcripts of any records in his office certified to by him under the corporate seal, shall be evidence in all courts in like manner as it the original were produced. He shall report annually on or about the first day of May to the coun

an estimate of the expenses of the city for the current year, and the revenue necessary to be raised therefor, and the fiscal year of the city shall commence on the first of May. He shall make or cause to be made estimates of any work to be done by the city, and countersign all contracts made in behalf of the city, and all certificates of work in behalf of the city by any officer thereof, or any committee of the city council. In connection with the mayor, the clerk upon order of the council, may from time to time borrow for and in behalf of said city such sums of money as may be necessary for temporary purposes, and to anticipate the current revenue only, such loans to be subject to the approval of the city council. He shall examine the reports, books, papers, vouchers and accounts of the treasurer, and shall perform such other duties from time to time as the council may direct. All claims before they shall be allowed by the city council, shall be audited and adjusted by a committee of the city council appointed for that purpose. The city clerk shall keep a record of all his acts and doings, which record shall be at all times open to the inspection of all parties interested. He shall not be directly or indirectly interested in any contract or job to which the city is a party, or in any loan negotiated by the city.

That section nine of chapter three of said act be amended and the same hereby is amended to read as follows:

Sec. 9. The city council shall have power from time to time to require other and further duties to be performed by any officer whose duties are herein prescribed, and appoint one or more assessors and such other officers as may be necessary to carry into effect the provisions of this act and to prescribe their duties, and to fix the compensation of all officers elected or appointed by them whose compensation is not fixed by this act. The mayor shail receive a salary of three hundred dollars per annum, the city clerk a salary of six hundred dollars per annum, and the aldermen each one hundred dollars per annum. No other or further compensation shall be paid to said officers or either of them for any services performed by them as such officers. The treasurer, justice of the peace and constable sball be entitled to the same fees as like officers in towns receive for similar services under the laws of this state. The city attorney shall receive such compensation as the services rendered by him shall be reasonably worth, and the aggregate amount of all fees compensa tions and emoluments allowed or paid to any and all officers and committees by the city, and the gross amount of all expenditures incurred by said city shall not exceed in any year the tax levied during that year for the support and maintenance of the said city government. · That section seven of chapter three of said act be amended by adding thereto the following:


Provided, That the city council may in case of necessity require the treasurer to transfer any funds in his hands pertaining to any fund not immediately required to be paid out from any such fund, to the credit of any other fund, to be replaced when the same may be required, or is on hand for that purpose, by order to the treasurer, to be entered in the minutes and a copy thereof to be served on the treasurer by the clerk, which shall be the voucher and authority to the said treasurer therefor.

That section two of chapter four of said act be and the same is hereby amended by adding thereto two new sub-sections, to read as follows:

Thirty-eighth.To establish the land boundaries of said city on lake and river Saint Croix, and to provide that no filling shall be made in said lake, nor building, bank, dirt, stone, piles, or any obstruction or thing whatever, shall be be placed within said lake or river, in front of said city, beyond the limits that may be prescribed by the city council of said city, and the said council may require the removal, and in case of a refusal may cause to be removed, any such obstructions or things placed in said lake or river in front of said city, and if necessary may maintain actions against any persons responsible for such obstructions, in courts of competent jurisdiction, to compel such removal.

Thirty-ninth.—The said council may take possession of and appropriate, and therein and thereon construct, establish and maintain within Lake Saint Croix, beyond low water mark, public wharves and levees, and may condemn of the property (on the land side of the said water line, such property) as shall be necessary,

and thereon may construct, in whole or in part, such wharves and levees.

That chapter five of said act be and the same is hereby amended so that the same shall read as follows:

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