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the work, done or put up contrary to such directions, shall be liable, to be demolished by order of the Board of Commissioners of the Streets and Lamps, and at the proper costs and charges of the person or persons, herein offending as aforesaid.
4. That no person or persons whatsoever, shall adRegulations vance the steps of any house or building, more than for building, fifteen inches, into any street ; nor shall any person projections. or persons, make or erect, or cause or suffer to be
made or erected, in front of any street, lane, alley or open court, any fixture, annexation, or projection whatever, extending or to extend more than fifteen inches beyond the foundation of the house or building, or beyond the extremity of the lot, to which it is to be attached ; (sign boards, awnings made of cloth, and balconies excepted) nor shall any person or persons make, or cause or suffer to be made, any cellar door in front of any street, lane, alley or open court, which shall extend more than four feet beyond the foundation of the house or building, to which it appertains, (except where foot pavements are not four feet wide, in which case cellar doors shall not extend beyond the width of such pavement) or which shall be more than one inch above the surface of the ground, or of the foot pavement, as the case may be, or which shall have another cover, than one rounded
at the upper edges, or which shall be secured by a Penalty.
bar across the cover; under a penalty of ten dollars for each and every such offence, and for each and every day, while any such offence shall or may continue; besides which, all such steps, fixtures, annexations, or projections, of whatever description the same may be, as shall be made or put up differently from the regulations herein and hereby prescribed, shall be removeable by order of the Board of Commissioners of Streets and Lamps, at the expence of
the offending party or parties. Awnings must
5. That no cloth awning shall be put up in such a foot passen. manner as to obstruct foot passengers; and that no
sign board shall be erected otherwise, than thirteen be placed 130 feet from the surface of the ground or foot pavement, feet high.
and according to the direction of the Board of Commissioners of the Streets and Lamps; and that not
more, than one wooden balcony, shall be affixed to Houses to any house or building in front of any street, lane, alley have but one or open court; and every such balcony shall be above above the first the first story of such house or building, and shall be story. uncovered or open at the top, and firmly supported by sleepers, fixed in the walls of the house or building to which it is attached, and shall not extend more than four feet beyond the same ; under a penalty of
Penalty. twenty dollars for each and every day, while any such awning, sign board, or balcony, fixed or formed otherwise than as herein directed, shall so remain. But nothing herein contained, shall extenil, or be construed to extend, to alter the mode of putting up those sign boards, which are by law prescribed to keepers of liquor stores, taverns, and retail shops.
6. That no white person or persons whosoever, shall, Persons not for the purpose of exposing any goods, commodities, permitted to or other articles for sale, place or cause to be placed, kelle streerd any such goods, commodities, or other articles whatsoever, or any table, bench, stall-board, box, or other appendage, in any street, lane, alley, or public thoroughfare, or any foot pavement, within the city ; or shall keep any cellar door or cellar doors, in front of Cellar door any street, lane alley, or public thoroughfare, or on
open at night. any foot pavement, open at night, or longer open in the day time, than while the same is or are in immediate use; under a penalty of twenty dollars, for each Penalty. and every such offence, and for each and every night or day, as the case may be, on which any such offence is cominitted. Provided however, That Vendue- Provise. Masters shall be permitted, to expose before their stores, such goods and commodities as they sell at public auction; but not to take up more room, than the front of their respective vendue stores, and to the distance of six feet beyond the same. And provided also, That no fine shall be incurred, for keeping a cellar door or cellar doors, open in the day time, if the same be provided with a grating or other temporary cover, at least two feet in width, so as not to obstruct or endanger foot passengers.
7. That no person or persons whosoever, shall suf- Fire-wood, de fer any fire-wood, coals, goods, wares, merchandize, e than 4 hours carriages of any description, or any other matter or in any street.
not to remain
are about to
thing, to him, her, or them belonging or consigned, to lay or stand for a longer space than four hours, inb any street, lane, alley, or public thoroughfare, within the city, under a penalty of two dollars, with costs, for every hour, that any such article or thing shall so lay or stand, beyond the above mentioned time; excepting materials for building, in regard to which
the following regulations shall be observed, namely: Regulations to
When any person or persons shall erect or repair, any wben persons house or other building, upon any street, lane, alley, build, &c. or open court, within the city, he, she, or they, shall
make application to a Commissioner of the Streets and Lamps, for the use of so much of the street or public way, as shall not exceed the front of the lot, on which such building is to be erected, nor extend more than six feet into the street; which space such person or persons shall forthwith enclose, with a sufficient fence at least six feet high, in order to deposit within the same, the requisite materials for building and repairing; and such fence, together with the remaining materials, he, she, or they, shall remove, as
soon as the work be finished, or whenever any two Penalty.
Commissioners of Streets and Lamps shall require it; on pain of forfeiting two dollars for every hour, that such fence, or such materials, shall afterwards remain unremoved; and on pain also, of having the same removed, at his, her or their expence, by the CityMarshal.
8. That all encroachments upon any street, lane, Obstructions alley, or open court, and all obstructions in the way removed by of foot passengers, not contemplated in the foregothe expence to ing clauses, shall be removed by the City Marshal, be defrayed by whenever ordered by any Commissioner of Streets croaching and Lamps; and if it be attended with any expence
or expences, the same shall be defrayed by the person or persons, so encroaching upon any street, lane, alley, or open court, or so obstructing any foot way
. And any white person or persons, hindering or prePenalty.
venting the City Marshal in the execution of any such duty, shall forfeit and pay a sum of fifty dollars ; and if a negro or person of colour, shall be
confined in the Work-House for one week, and rePunishment. ceive during such week, two corrections at the pub
market, in Queen or Market-streets, to be adjudged by any Warden of the city, but each correction not to exceed twenty lashes. (9. That all shavings and other light chips, which Shavings, &e shall be made during the day, in any work shop or to be removed
every evening enclosure, or at or near any house or other building, while constructing or repairing, shall, on every evening before the work is quitted, be carefully gathered, and carried to such place or places, as any Commissioner of the Streets and Lamps shall direct, on application being made to him. And every person, who Penalty for shall suffer any shavings or light chips, to remain letting them over night in any work-shop, enclosure, house, out house, or other place, within the city, where the same are made ; or who shall remove them or cause them to be removed, to any street, lane alley, court or open lot, within the city, contrary to the directions of any Commissioner of Streets and Lamps, shall for each and every such offence forfeit and pay the sum of ten dollars. And every person, building if rubbish in or repairing any house or tenement, shall remove all not removed the rubbish, arising or remaining therefrom, within come blic twenty-four hours after receiving notice, from any property. one of the Commissioners of Streets and Lamps, or from the Clerk of their Board, or from the City Marshal ; and such rubbish, if not removed within the time aforesaid, shall become public property, and carried away by either of the City Scavengers, to such place or places, as may or shall be directed by any of the said Commissioners; and the person or persons, refusing or neglecting to remove the same, when directed as aforesaid, shall moreover be liable
Penalty. to a fine of five dollars, for each and every such offence.
10. That no person, or persons, shall lay or throw, or cause to be laid, carted or thrown, into any street, laying dirt, &c
Penalty for lane, alley, court, common sewer, or public place, in any street. within the city of Charleston, any dirt, dung, soot, ashes, carrion, carbage, shreds, oyster shells, or other filfth or rubbish, on pain of forfeiting for any and every such offence, the sum of ten dollars. And to the end, that all dirt, dung, filth, rubbish, and other trash, which may happen to be in or about any house
or houses, yard or yards, enclosure or enclosures, on Scavenger's other dependences, may be removed and carried
away in due time, it shall be the duty of the City. Scavengers, to enter into, and pass through, every street, lane, alley, and open court, in their respective divisions, daily, or as often as they may be directed by the Chairman of the Commissioners of the Streets and Lamps, for the purpose of carrying off all such dirt, filth, rubbish, and other like stuff, as may lie exposed, or be brought out from the lots of the inhabitants. And, upon entering into as well as in passing through, any street, lane, alley, or open court, every driver of a Scavenger's cart shall, by ringing a hand-bell opposite to every house, give notice to the inhabitants, to bring or send out all such dirt, filth, rubbish, or other like stuff, as shall have been collected within their respective premises ; all which shall be deposited by the said Scavengers, in such place or places as shall be pointed out by the Com
missioners of the Streets and Lamps, or by the ChairPenalty for man of their Board. And every person, hiring, using, employing or employing any Scavenger's cart, horse, or labourer, Scavenger's
so as to divert them, or any of them, from the public work, shall for each and every such offence forfeit and pay the sum of ten dollars.
11. That the Commissioners of Streets and Lamps, ers to point out shall have power and authority, to point out and dewherere draitse signate such new drains and foot pavements, as they built, and to may deem necessary or expedient, in any part of the building the city ; and, with the consent of the City Council, to
contract for the building and making thereof, with
such workinan or workmen, as they may approve; Posts to be also to have posts of cedar or lightwood, put up on pavement
the edge of any foot pavement. And for defraying the expences of any such drain, foot pavement, and posts, the owners of lots, or parts of lots, fronting any
street, lane, alley or open court, where such drains Owners of ļots to be assessed or foot pavements are made, or posts put up, shall for drains, &c respectively pay such sum or sums of money, as shall
be assessed by the Commissioners of Streets and Lamps; in which assessment the charges of measurement and collection shall be included; but the expences of wood and other stuff, requisite for the
put along the