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Title (1866) Acts, Resolutions and Memorials, Passed at the Several Annual Sessions of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, 1866
Subject Law
Description (1866) The Fifteenth Legislature, 1865, passed an act to print the laws as prepared and reported by the Joint Committee on Revision and Compilation, including laws of the current session. No 1865 session law was printed because these acts were incorporated into the 1866 compilation.
Publisher Legislative Assemblye of the State of Utah
Date 1866
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Identifier KFU30 1866 .A193
Language eng
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Holding Institution S.J. Quinney College of Law, The University of Utah, South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT
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Date Created 2005-11-15
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Title Chapter 91_page_113
Description LAWS OP UTAH. 113 CHAPTER XCI. . An ACT incorporating Great Salt Lake City. Sec. 1.-Be it enacted by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah: That all that district of country embraced in the following boundaries, to wit:-Beginning at a point one hundred and thirty-six rods north of the Hot Spring, thence west to the west bank of the Jordan river, thence up the west bank thereof to a point directly west from the southwest corner of the five acre lots according to the present survey, thence east along the south line of said lots to the southeast corner thereof, thence east nine hundred rods, thence north to a point directly east of the beginning, thence west to the aforsaid place of beginning shall be known and designated by the name and style of Great Salt Lake City; and the inhabitants thereof are hereby constituted a body corporate and politic, by^ the name and style aforesaid, with perpetual succession; and shall have and used common seal, which they may change and alter at their pleasure. Sec. 2.-The inhabitants of said City, by the name and style aforesaid, shall have power to sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded, defend and be defended in all Courts of law and equity and in all actions whatsoever; to purchase, receive, hold, sell, lease, convey and dispose of property real and personal for the benefit of said City, both within and without its corporate boundaries; to improve and protect such property, and do all ether things in relation thereto as natural persons. Sec. 3.-Said City shall be divided into five Municipal Wards, whose boundaries* .shall be as prescribed by the city ordinance. Sec. 4.-The Municipal Government of said city is hereby vested in a City Council, to be composed of a Mayor, five Aldermen, one from each Ward,and nine Councillors, who shall have the qualifications of electors in said city, and shall be chosen by the qualified voters thereof, and shall hold their offices for two years, and until their successors are elected and qualified. Sec. 5.-An election shall be held on the second Monday of February next, and every two years thereafter on said day, at which there shall be elected one Mayor, five Aldermen, nine Councillors, one Marshal, one Treasurer and one Recorder; and the persons respectively receiving the highest number of votes cast in the city for said offices shall be declared elected. When two or more candidates for an elective office shall have an equal number of votes for the same office, the election shall be determined by the City Council. Sec. 6.-The first election under this act shall be conducted in the following manner, to wit:-The County Clerk of Great Salt Lake County shall cause notice of the time and place, and the number and kind of officers to be chosen, to be advertised in some newspaper of said city, or posted up in five public places therein, at least ten days previous to said election. Three Judges s"hall be selected by the Probate Judge of Great Salt Lake County, at least one week previous to the day of election; said Judges shall choose two Clerks; and the Judges an i clerks, before entering upon their duties, shall take and subscribe an oath or affirmation for the faithful discharge thereof. At the first election so held, the polls shall be opened at eight o'clock a.m., and shall close at six o'clock p.m. At the close of the election the Judges shall seal up the ballot box and the list of the names of the electors, and transmit the same, within two days, to the County Clerk of Great Salt Lake County. As soon as the returns are received, the County Clerk, in the presence of the Probate Judge, shall unseal and examine them, and furnish, within five days, to each person having the highest number of votes, a certificate of his election. Sec. 7.-The manner of conducting and voting at all subsequent elections to be held under this act, and contesting the same; the keeping of the poll lists; canvassing the votes; and certifying the returns, and all other things relating thereto, shall be as provided by city ordinance. Sec. 8.-There shall be appointed an Assessor and Collector, an Auditor of Public Accounts, a Supervisor of Streets, a Surveyor, an Attorney, a Board of School Inspectors, a Sealer of Weights and Measures, a Sexton or keeper of burial grounds, a Chief of Police, Inspectors, Measurers and Weighers, and such other officers and agents as the City Council may from time to time direct and appoint. Sec. 9.-Every person elected or appointed to any office under the provisions of this act may be removed from such office by a vote of two-thirds of the Uity Council; and no officer shall be removed except for cause, nor unless furnished with the charges and bave au opportunity of beiug heard in his defence; and the Council shall have power to compel tbe attendance of; and the production of papers when necessary for the purpose of such trial, and shall proceed, within ten days, to hear and determine upon the merits of the case; and if such officer shall neglect to appear
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Source Original Book: Acts, Resolutions and Memorials, Passed at the Several Annual Sessions of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, 1866
Setname uu_law_uschs
Date Created 2005-11-15
Date Modified 2005-11-15
ID 717075
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