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Session Laws, 1884 Session
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often if they think proper, and a majority shall con-

stitute a board for the transaction of business; they

shall, at their first meeting, or as soon thereafter as

Elect president

may be possible, elect one of their number president,

who shall preside at the meetings of the board when

present, give directions to the clerk and bailiff by the

advice of the commissioners, and superintend such im-

provements of the town as may be ordered by the

SEC. 9. And be it enacted, That the said commis-

sioners may appoint a clerk, being one of their own

number or otherwise, and prescribe his duties; the-

said clerk shall keep a book or record of the proceed-

ings and ordinances of said commissioners, which shall

Deities of clerk.

be open at all times for the inspection of any person

interested; and said clerk shall make out and furnish

the collector once in every year a list of taxes for col-

lection; and he shall post up in at least three public

places in said town, copies of all ordinances passed by

said commissioners and intended to take effect and1

operate as local laws previous to their going effect.

SEC. 10. And be it enacted, That the said commis-

sioners may pass ordinances to preserve the health of

the town; to prevent and remove nuisances; to prevent,

restrain and regulate the running at large of horses,

cattle, swine and geese within the limits of said town;.

to prohibit the firing of guns and pistols within the

limits of said town; to prohibit and disperse the

tumultuous or disorderly meetings of idle, dissolute or

Power to past

drunken persons; to provide for working and mending

the public streets; to open, close, alter and widen the

streets; to provide for the making and repairing of side-
walks and gutters, and generally to provide for the

regulation, good government and improvement of

said town, and may enforce the observance thereof

under such penalties, fines and forfeitures as they shall

deem proper, not exceeding ten dollars for any one

offense, and all such penalties, fines and forfeitures

may be recovered before a justice of the peace by a

warrant and judgment, and in case of failure or

refusal to pay the same, the party so fined shall be

committed for a period not exceeding ten days to the

public jail of Garrett county, in the same manner

that commitments are made for fines imposed by the cir-

cuit courts of this state on conviction for misdemeanor;

but the said commissioners, or majority of them, shall

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