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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
Type Text
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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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Setname uu_law_uschs
Date Created 2005-11-15
Date Modified 2006-01-25
ID 717212
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6w37x2b

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Title Chapter 107_page_166
Description 166 LAWS OF UTAH. CHAPTER CVII. An ACT to incorporate the City of Saint George in Washington County. Sec. 1.-Be it enacted by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah: That all that portion of country situated within the following boundaries, to wit: beginning at the first point of rocks below the mouth of the Santa Clara and on the west bank of the Rio Virgin, in the County of Washington; thence, running due west two and a half miles; thence, due north five miles; thence, due east five miles; thence, due south five miles; thence, due west two and a half miles to the place of. beginning shall be known and designated by the name of the "City of St. George," and the inhabitants thereof are hereby constituted a body corporate and politic by the name aforesaid; and may have and use a common seal, which they may change and alter at pleasure. Sec. 2.-The inhabitants of said city, by the name and style aforesaid, shall have pewer 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 and hold property, real and personal, in said city; to purchase, receive and hold real property beyond the city for burying grounds or other public purposes for the use of the inhabitants of said city; to sell, lease, convey or dispose of property, real and personal, for the benefit of said city; to improve and protectsueh property, and to do all other things in relation thereto, -as natural persons. Sec. 3.-There shall be a City Council to consist of a Mayor, two Aldermen and three Councilors, who shall have the qualifications of electors of said city, and shall be cho'sen by the qualified voters thereof, and shall hold their offices for two years, and until their successors shall be elected and qualified. The City Council shall judge of the qualifications, elections and returns of their own members, -and a majority of them shall form a quorum to do business; but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day and compel the attendance of absent members, under such penalties as may be prescribed by ordinance. Sec. 4.-The Mayor, Aldermen and Councilors, before entering upon the duties of their offices, shall take and subscribe an oath or affirmation that they will support the Constitution of the United States and the laws of this Territory, and that they will well and truly perform all the duties of their offices to the best of their skill and abilities. Sec. 5.-One Mayor, two Aldermen and three Councilors shall be elected biennially, and the first election under this act shall be at such time and place as the Probate Judge of Washington County shall direct: Provided, said election shall be on or before the first Monday in August next. Said election shall be held and conducted as is now provided by law for the holding of elections for County and Territorial officers; and, at the said first election, all free white male residents, over twenty-one years of age, within said city limits, shall be entitled to vote. Sec. 6.-The clerks of election shall leave with each person elected, or at his usual place of residence, within five days after the election, a written notice of his election, and each person so notified shall, within ten days after the election, take the oath or affirmation hereinbefore mentioned, a certificate of which oath shall be deposited with the Recorder, whose appointment is hereinafter provided for, and be by him preserved; and all subsequent elections shall be held, conducted, and returns thereof made, as may be provided for by ordinance of the City Council. Sec. 7.-The City Council shall have authority to levy and collect taxes, for city purposes, upon all taxable property, real and personal, within the limits of the city, not exceeding one half of one per cent, per annum upon the assessed value thereof; and may enforce the payment of the same in any manner to be provided by ordinance, not repugnant to the Constitution of the United States or the laws of this Territory. Sec. 8.-The City Council shall have power to appoint a Recorder, Treasurer, Assessor and Collector, Marshal and Supervisor of Streets. They shall also have the power to appoint all such other officers, by ordinance, as maybe necessary, define the duties of all city officers and remove them from office at pleasure. Sec. 9.-The City Council shall have power to require of all officers, appointed in pursuance of this act, bonds with security, for the faithful performance of their respective duties, and also to require of all officers, appointed as aforesaid,to take an oath for the faithful performance of the duties of their respective offices. Sec. 10.-The City Council shall have power and authority to make, ordain, establish and execute all such ordinances, not repugnant to the Constitution of the United States or the laws of this Territory, as they may deem necessary for the peace,benefit, good order, regulation, convenience and cleanliness of said city; -for the. protection
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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 717128
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6w37x2b/717128