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Session Laws, 1914
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tures in, under or over same; to require the owner or occupant
of premises to keep the sidewalks in front of same and the
gutters thereof free from snow and other obstructions, and to
prescribe the hours for cleaning same; to regulate and prevent
the throwing of sweepings, dust, ashes, offal, garbage, paper,
handbills, dirty liquids or other material into any street, alley or
public place, or on any vacant lot in said city; to regulate or
suppress slaughter houses and smoke houses in said city, and

regulate canning houses within the corporate limits, and to
enforce the provisions of all such ordinances by appropriate
penalties; to regulate, restrain or prohibit the running at large
of horses, bulls, cows, sheep, goats, ducks, geese and chickens on
any of the streets, lanes, alleys or highways of said city, and to
further forbid or regulate the keeping of swine in said city; to
regulate and prevent the use of the streets, sidewalks and pub-
lic places for signs, sign-posts, awning, posts, horse troughs,
steps, railings, entrances, rocks, posting hand-bills and adver-
tisements and display of goods, wares and merchandise; to con-
struct at public expense, or to grant franchises, regulate the put-
ting of sewers or drains on or under its streets, alleys or high-
ways, and the charge for entering same; to grant and regulate
franchises to electric light companies, power companies, gas
companies, telephone companies, telegraph companies, street
railway companies, water companies, sewer or drain companies,
and any other which they deem advantageous and beneficial to
said City or the inhabitants thereof, and to regulate the charges
for service of such companies as now possess or may hereafter
obtain franchises in said City; all such franchises shall be for a
definite term of years not exceeding twenty-five years, and be re-
newable at the discretion of the Mayor and Council, and shall

specially set out the nature, right and duration of same, and no
power or right, not expressed in the franchises or grant shall
pass thereunder; and the Mayor and Council, notwithstanding
anything that may be set out in any such franchise or grant,
shall not have the" power to divest itself of the right to regulate
and control the use of the rights under any franchise granted
or that may be granted by it, and to fix and regulate the charge
for service whenever they deem the public interests may require
it; to regulate the keeping of dogs in said City and to provide
for taxes thereon, and to provide for the collection of same as
other city taxes are collected, and to provide that any person
or persons owning a dog or dogs, and refusing or neglecting to
pay such tax within twenty days after notice thereof shall be
deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof be-


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