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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
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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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Title Chapter 108_page_168
Description 168 LAWS OF UTAH. i\ property, and to do all other things in relation thereto, as natural persons. Sec. 3.-The Municipal government of said city is hereby vested in a City Council, to be composed of a Mayor, three Aldermen, one from each Ward, and five Councilors, who shall have the qualifications of electors in said city, and shall be chosen by the' qualified voters thereof, and shall hold their office for two years, and until their successors are elected arid qualified. Sec. 4.-An election shall be held on the second Monday in February next, and every two years thereafter on said day, at which there shall be elected one Mayor, three Aldermen and five Councilors; and the persons respectively receiving the highest number of votes cast in the city for said officers shall be declared elected. When tvyo or more candidates shall have an equal,number of votes for the same office, the election shall be determined by the City Council. , Sec. 5.-The first election under this act shall be conducted in the following manner, to wit: The County Clerk of Utah county shall cause notice of the time and place, and the number and kind of officers to be chosen, to be posted up in four public places in said city, at least ten days previous to said election. Two Judges shall be selected by the Probate Judge of Utah county, at least one week previous to the day of election; said Judges shall choose two Clerks; and the Judges and Clerks, before entering upon their duties, shall take and'subscribe an oath or affirmation for the faithful discharge thereof. The poll shall be open 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 names of the electors and transmit the same, within two days, to the County Clerk of Utah 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. In case of a tie, it shall be decided by lot drawn by the County Clerk in presence of the Probate Judge. Sec. 6.-All subsequent elections held under this act shall beheld, conducted and returns thereof made as may be provided for by ordinance of the City Council. Sec. 7.-The City Council shall be judge of the qualifications, elections and returns of their own members; and a majority of them shall form a quorum to do business, shall determine the rules of their own proceedings and shall meet at such time and place as they may direct; the Mayor shall preside when present, and have a casting vote; and, in the absence of the Mayor, any Aldermen present may be appointed to preside over said meeting. Sec. 8.--The City Council may hold stated meetings; and special meetings may be called by the Mayor or any two Aldermen, by notice to each of the members of said Council, served personally or left at their usual places of abode. Sec. 9.-The City Council shall have power to appoint a Marshal, Recorder, (who shall be the Auditor of Public Accounts,) Treasurer, Assessor and Collector, Supervisor of Streets, Surveyor and Attorney, a Sexton, a Sealer of Weights and Measures and all such other officers as may be necessary, define their duties, remove them from office at pleasure, and fix and establish the fees of all officers, jurors and witnesses. Sec. 10.-All officers elected in accordance with the fourth section of this act may be removed for cause from such office by a vote of two-thirds of the City Council, and shall be furnished with the charges and have an opportunity to be heard in his defense; and the Council shall have power to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of papers, when necessary. Sec. 11.-When a vacancy shall happen by the death, resignation or removal of any officer, such vacancy may be filled by the City Council; and every person* elected or appointed to any office under this act shall, before he enters upon the duties thereof, tajie and subscribe an Hoath or affirmation that he will support the Constitution of the United States, the laws of this Territory and the ordinances of the city, and that he will well and truly perform all the duties of his office to the best of his knowledge and ability; and he may be required to give bonds as shall be prescribed by city ordinances, which oath and bond shall be filed with the City Eecorder. Sec. 12.-The City Council shall have power to divide the city into Wards and specify the boundaries thereof; and, when necessary, create additional Wards and add to the number of Aldermen and Councilors and proportion them among the several Wards, as may be just and most conducive to the welfare of said city. Sec. 13.-The Mayor and Aldermen shall be Conservators of the Peace within the limits of the city, and shall give bonds and qualify as other Justices of the Peace; and, when so qualified, shall possess the same powers and jurisdiction, both in civil and criminal cases arising under the laws of the Territory, and may be commissioned as
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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
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Date Created 2005-11-15
Date Modified 2005-11-15
ID 717130
Reference URL