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change, or raise the grade of any railway therein, or to place any pole or structure or any temporary obstruction therein, such person, board, or corporation shall give reasonable notice to said commissioner of said intention, with a plan or description of such proposed work, together with a bond, if required, payable to the city of New London, in such sum as shall seem to said commissioner to be reasonable, to hold said city harmless from all damages arising therefrom; and thereupon such commissioner may permit such person or corporation to make such excavation, alteration, or change, or do such work under his supervision, or place such temporary obstructions, poles, or structures in such manner and upon such conditions as he shall prescribe for the doing, continuance, and completion thereof. Said commissioner shall perform such other duties relative to highways and sidewalks as may be prescribed from time to time by the ordinances or orders of the court of common council; and may appoint a deputy and employ such persons to assist him in the performance of said duties as may be necessary, to such number and at such rates of compensation as may be determined by the court of common council or its appropriate committee. Said commissioner shall cause a record to be kept of all his official doings, expenses, and disbursements, and make report of the same in writing quarterly to the court of common council, and shall be subject in all respects as to his duties to the orders of the court of common council. The compensation of said commissioner and of any deputy appointed by him shall be determined by the court of common council.
SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of said commissioner to prescribe the time and manner of, and to enforce reasonable rules and regulations respecting, the removal and disposition of all street sweepings, garbage, and offal.
SEC. 4. Every person or corporation who shall, without the permission of said commissioner or of said court of common council, make or open any excavation in, upon, or under any street, or who shall alter or change the grade thereof, or elevate the grade of the track of any railway company therein, or plant any pole, structure, or wire therein or thereon, or shall neglect to remove any obstruction occasioned by him or it from any street or sidewalk after notice by such commissioner to remove the same, or to repair any defect in any sidewalk owned by him after notice to repair the same, or shall refuse to obey any proper order of said commissioner after due notice thereof, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction thereof, pay a fine to the treasurer of the city of New London of not less than ten nor more than one hundred dollars for each and every offense so committed. SEC. 5. So much of the act relative to sewerage.
and sewers in the city of New London, approved March 4, 1886, or of the act to provide the city of New London with a supply of pure and wholesome water, approved July 5, 1871, or of the charter of by-laws of said
city or any private corporation, as is inconsistent with the provisions of this act, is hereby repealed.
Approved, June 3, 1903.
[House Joint Resolution No. 399.]
REIMBURSING WILLIAM ALBERT DOYLE FOR INJURIES RECEIVED
WHILE IN THE SERVICE OF THE STATE.
Resolved by this Assembly: That the comptroller be and he hereby is authorized and directed to draw his order on the treasurer for the sum of one hundred and forty-five dollars in favor of William Albert Doyle of Hartford, in full payment for injuries received by him while in the service of the state.
Approved, June 3, 1903.
[House Joint Resolution No. 416.]
AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE STAFFORD SPRINGS STREET
Resolved by this Assembly: SECTION 1. That, in addition to the routes specified in section three of the resolution incorporating The Stafford Springs Street Railway Company, approved June 4, 1901, said company is hereby authorized to locate, construct, equip, and operate by electricity, or any other power than steam, a railroad of not more than two tracks, with such turnouts, switches, and connections as may be necessary, upon the streets, highways, and private property hereinafter specified: Across private land to a point near the corner of Park street and Tolland avenue, in the borough of Stafford Springs, and thence across private lands, certain highways, and over the tracks of the New London Northern Railroad Company to the upper end of Main street in said borough; also, from a point near the said corner of Park street and Tolland avenue, easterly on said Tolland avenue over the tracks of said railroad company to said Main street; also, from said corner of Park street and Tolland avenue, westerly on said Park street or on private land to the village of West Stafford; also, from the corner of Furnace avenue and Main street, in said borough, easterly on East Main street to the corner of East street, and thence northerly on East street and the road to Wales to the state line; also, on private land from said East Main street, northerly on the east side of the mill ponds and the brook to a suitable point on said East street, between said East Main street and the village of Stafford Hollow; also on private land on either side of said road to Wales from Stafford Hollow to the state line; also, from a suitable point in Park
street northerly over highways and private land, through the villages of Orcutville and Ellithrope, to the state line; also in the city of Rockville diverging from the layout previously granted to said company on East Main street, near the Adams mill, crossing private property to a point near the southerly end of Schenipsit lake; and all privileges and rights granted to said company in its charter in relation to the layouts or locations therein described shall apply to the above additional layouts or locations.
SEC. 2. The corporate office of The Stafford Springs Street Railway Company, incorporated by the general assembly of the state of Connecticut at its January session, 1901, shall be hereafter located in the city and town of Hartford, instead of in the town of Stafford as provided in its charter.
Approved, June 3, 1903.
[Substitute for Senate Joint Resolution No. 158.]
CONCERNING TRADE SCHOOLS. Resolved by this Assembly: SECTION 1. That the governor be and is hereby directed to appoint a commission consisting of three persons, whose duty it shall be to investigate practical means and methods of industrial and technical education.
Sec. 2. Said commission shall, on or before February 1, 1905, report to the general assembly at its session to be held in 1905, and shall make such recommendations for legislation as it may deem wise.
Sec. 3. No member of said commission shall receive any compensation for services as such member, but the commission may expend a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars for incidental and necessary expenses incurred in the discharge of its duties, and said sum shall be paid by the treasurer upon the order of the comptroller, with whom the commission shall file proper receipts and vouchers.
Approved, June 3, 1903.
[Senate Joint Resolution No. 228.]
[335.] AMENDING THE CHARTERS OF THE CITY OF NEW HAVEN AND OF THE
NEW HAVEN WATER COMPANY.
Resolved by this Assembly: SECTION 1. That the terms of a certain contract entered into by and between the city of New Haven and the New Haven Water Company on the seventeenth day of February, 1902, concerning the supplying of water for the use of said city and its inhabitants, be and they are hereby made obligatory upon the said city of New Haven and the said New Haven Water Company as though specifically authorized in their respective charters.
SEC. 2. A certain stipulation executed and delivered by the New Haven Water Company to the city of New Haven on the seventeenth day of February, 1902, concerning the construction of the contract referred to in section one hereof, is hereby made obligatory upon the said New Haven Water Company whenever said city shall exercise its option to claim the construction, or any part thereof, in said stipulation particularly set forth.
Approved, June 1, 1903.
[House Joint Resolution No. 409.]
[336.] AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE HARTFORD STREET RAILWAY
COMPANY. Resolved by this Assembly: SECTION 1. That the Hartford Street Railway Company is hereby authorized and empowered to locate, construct, and operate an extension of its present line of street railway, with single or double tracks and with suitable and convenient switches and turnouts, from the present terminus of its line in Broad street in the town of Wethersfield, southerly through the South Lane road, so-called, crossing the tracks of the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad Company above grade, and through the main highway to the town of Rocky Hill. And for the purpose of avoiding grades, curves, and other obstacles, said company is hereby authorized and empowered to construct and operate its railway over and across such private lands along said route as its directors may deem necessary, and for such purpose said company is hereby authorized and empowered to take such lands, the same to be taken, appraised, and paid for in the manner provided by law for the condemnation of land by steam railroad companies.
SEC. 2. Said railway company is hereby authorized and empowered to connect its present lines of street railway on the north and south sides respectively of the tracks of The New England Railroad Company in Main street in East Hartford, by means of a trestle over said tracks with suitable and convenient approaches thereto, and to construct and operate a street railway upon said trestle and approaches. Said trestle shall span the entire right of way of the said railroad company at said point of crossing, and shall be at least eighteen feet in the clear above the rails of said railroad company at said point. Said trestle and approaches and said railway upon the same shall be located and constructed to the satisfaction and approval of the railroad commissioners. If any owner of land adjoining the highway in which said trestle and approaches may be constructed shall sustain special damage by reason of the construction of the same, said railway company shall be liable to pay such owner the amount of such special damage, the same to be ascertained in the manner provided for ascertaining damages by the change of grade in highways under sec
tion 2051 of the general statutes. If the highway grade crossing in East Hartford Main street at said point shall be hereafter abolished, the cost of such abolition may be assessed as though said trestle had not been erected.
SEC. 3. The time within which said railway company may construct its railway through the highways and private lands in Wethersfield and Rocky Hill specified in an amendment to its charter, approved June 13, 1899, is hereby extended until July 1, 1905.
Approved, June 4, 1903.
[Senate Joint Resolution No. 254.]
[337.) AUTHORIZING THE DONATION OF A MOUNTED CANNON AND LIMBER
TO FRANKLIN A. BARTLETT CAMP, NO. 11, SONS OF VETERANS.
Resolved by this Assembly: That the acting quartermaster-general be and he is hereby authorized to grant to the Franklin A. Bartlett Camp, No. 11, Sons of Veterans, located at Bridgeport, Connecticut, one obsolete mounted cannon and limber complete.
Approved, June 3, 1903.
[Senate Joint Resolution No. 245.]
[338.] AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE MIDDLETOWN AND MERIDEN
Resolved by this Assembly: That the capital stock of The Middletown and Meriden Traction Company shall be one hundred thousand dollars, instead of two hundred thousand dollars as specified in its charter.
Approved, May 29, 1903.
[Substitute for Senate Joint Resolution No. 86.]
INCORPORATING THE PAWCATUCK STREET RAILWAY COMPANY.
Resolved by this Assembly: SECTION 1. That Edgar H. Cottrell of Stonington and Charles P. Cottrell and Arthur M. Cottrell, both of Westerly, Rhode Island, with such other persons as may be associated with them, their successors and assigns, be and they are hereby constituted a corporation under the name of The Pawcatuck Street Railway Company, to be located in Stonington, and by such name shall have perpetual succession and enjoy all powers and privileges conferred by the laws of this state upon street railway corporations and private corporations generally, and all such powers as are