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Session Laws, 1878
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gently and faithfully, to the best of their skill and
judgment, perform the duties of their office, and


shall file a certificate thereof of the officer before


whom the same was made among the records of the




SEC. 11. The clerk and chief bailiff shall give


bond to the commissioners in such penalty and with

Bond to be

such sureties as said commissioners may require,


conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties


of their respective offices.


SEC. 12. The commissioners shall receive all re-


turns of elections and determine all questions arising
thereon, but any person considering himself aggrieved
by such decision may appeal therefrom to the Circuit

Right of ap-

Court for Montgomery county, which court shall


hear and determine such appeal and decide who


shall pay the costs thereof.


SEC. 13. The commissioners may pass such ordi-


nances not inconsistent with law as they may deem


beneficial to the town, may open and close streets,

Powers of

lanes and alleys, grade and pave the same, remove
nuisances and obstructions therefrom, restrain all


disorders and disturbances, prevent all congregations
of disorderly persons in public places, apprehend and


fine all tramps and vagabonds, impose a tax on dogs,


geese and hogs running at large in the streets, or


totally prohibit the same, and may impose fines,


penalties and forfeitures for the violation of their or-


dinances, and commit offenders to the county jail


until the same be paid with costs.


SEC. 14. The commissioners may pass such ordi-


nances as they may deem necessary for the preserva-
tion of the health of the town, and remove all

Pass health

nuisances from or prohibit all business within the


corporate limits thereof as shall in their opinion in-


juriously affect the sanitary condition thereof.


SEC. 15. The commissioners may, as often as they


may deem advisable, cause an assessment to be made


of all the real and personal property within the cor-

Assess prop-

porate limits, by a person to be appointed and paid


by them, which assessment shall not exceed the



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