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and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That a City Marshal and deputies for the city of Macon shall be elected at the same time and in the same manner that al Mayor and Aldermen are elected, who shall hold his office for twelve months.
SECTION 2. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all laws and parts of laws militating against this act, be and the same are hereby repealed.
Approved, February 22, 1850.
AN ACT amendatory of and in addition to the various acts
heretofore passed, in reference to the city of Savannah.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep. resentatives of the State of Georgia in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That the Police Court of the city of Savannah be, and the same is hereby established and declared a Court of Record ; that the Mayor or acting Mayor of said city be, and he is hereby authorized to preside in said Court, and to hold sessions thereof as often as to him may appear to be necessary ; that said Court shall have cognizance in the first instance of all offences against the laws of the State touching said city, including as well this law and the laws and ordinances hereafter to be enacted and ordained, as those which are now of forcé, with power to inflict the punishments by fine and imprisonment, prescribed by the existing laws and ordinances, or which may be fixed by laws and ordinances hereafter to
. be enacted or ordained, and to enforce the same by execution or mittimus, directed to the Marshall of said city, or any lawful constable thereof, and to the jailor of Chatham county, when necessary; and that said Court shall have power to commit to the common jail of Chatham county any and all person and persons who shall disturb said Court during its sittings, or who shall in any other manner be in contempt of its lawful authority: Provided, nevertheless that an appeal may be taken from any judgment or decision of said Court (except à commitment for contempt) to the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Savannah and the hamlets thereof, in common council assembled, all costs being first paid and bond given, to abide the decision of the said common council.
SECTION 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforosaid, That the clerk of the council of the city of Savannah, the marshal of said city, and the constables of said city, be and they are hereby constituted officers of the Police Court of said city, and that they be, and they are hereby authorized 10 demand and receive for services rendered or duties performed in
said Court, such fees and costs for themselves, to be collected out of the defendants, as may be established by any present or future ordinance of said city.
Section 3. And be it further enacted, That the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Savannah and the hamlets thereof, be, and they are hereby vested with full power and authority from time to time, to make, ordain and establish such by-laws, rules, regulations and ordinances as shall appear to them requisite and necessary for the security, welfare and convenience of the said city, or for preserving health, peace and good government within the present or future limits of the same; and that the said the Mayor and Aldermen be, and they are hereby also vested with full power and authority to make such assessments and levy such taxes on the inhabitants of said city, or those who hold taxable property within the same, for the safety, benefit, convenience and advantage of the said city, as shall appear to them expedient, and to enforce the payment of any and all such assessments and taxes by the proper officers of said corporation, in the same manner as the payment of the assessments or taxes of the State is enforced.
SECTION 4. And be it further enacted, That all and singular the ordinances of said corporation heretofore passed and now in operation for the laying and collecting of any tax or assessment, be, and they are hereby adopted and confirmed, and declared of full force. · SECTION 5. And be it further enacted, That the Mayor and Aldermen shall have power and authority to widen, extend and straighten any street or lane in the city of Savannah, and shall also have power and authority to open, lay out and establish any new street or lane within the present or future jurisdictional limits of the said city.
SECTION 6. And be it further enacted, That whenever the said Mayor and Aldermen shall exercise the power delegated in the fifth section of this act, they shall appoint five freeholders, who shall assess the damages sustained, or the advantages derived by the owner or owners of the lots fronting on said streets or lanes so widened, extended, straightened, opened, laid out or established, with power and authority to said Mayor and Aldermen to levy, collect and enforce the same.
SECTION 7. And be it further enacted, That said Mayor and Aldermen shall have power to order such pavements or sidewalks as they may deem proper, and upon the failure of any person to comply with the same within the time
prescribed, the said Mayor and Aldermen may have the same done, and levy and collect the expenses thereof by execution against the lands and goods and chattels of the owner of the lot, whether holding the same under leasehold title from the city or by title otherwise derived.
Section 8. And be it further enacted, That the Mayor and the Aldermen of said city during their continuance in office, be, and they are hereby exempted from the performance of any and all jury duty.
SECTION 9. And be it further enacted, That as often as any doubts shall arise in the construction of this act, or any act heretofore passed touching the city of Savannah, the same shall in all Courts of law and equity and elsewhere, be construed and taken most favorably for said corporation.
Section 10. And be it further enacted, That all laws and parts of laws militating against this act be and the same are hereby repealed.
Approved, December 8, 1849.
AN ACT to amend the several acts in relation to the city
of Augusta, and to amend the act passed on the 27th day of December, 1845, to incorporate the Augusta Canal Company.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the Board of Managers of the Augusta Canal Company, or a majority of them, for the time being, upon being authorized by a vote of the stockholders in said Company, shall be authorized to sell, transfer, and convey to the City Council of Augusta, the canal, its appurtenances, and all other property and effects belonging to said company, upon such terms and stipulations as may be agreed on.
And be it further enacted, That upon such purchase and conveyance, the City Council of Augusta shall be vested with all the power, authority and privileges conferred on said company by the act incorporating it, and shall be subject to all the liabilities therein prescribed.
And be it further enacted, That in case of such purchase and conveyance, the corporate power and authoriiy of the City Council of Augusta shall be extended over, upon, and for one hundred feet on each side of the said canal, through its whole extent, and to Stalling's island above Bull sluice in Savannah river, so far as to allow the said City Council to pass all ordinances and perform all acts necessary to the use of said canal, and the protection of it and its appurtenances from injury.
And be it further enacted, That if the City Council of Augusta shall at any time hereafter deem iť advisable to sell and transfer the said canal and its appartenances to any individual or individuals, they shall be authorized to do so by ordinance passed by them for that purpose ; and thereupon
the purchaser or purchasers from them shall be vested with all the powers and privileges and subject to all the liabilities specified in the act incorporating the Augusta Canal Company.
And be it further enacted, That the Jailor of the city of Augusta shall hereafter pay over to the City Council of Augusta all fees received and collected by him in his said office of Jailor, at such times as they may require by ordinances, and that his sureties shall be liable for the payment of the same.
Approved, December 19, 1849.
AN ACT to amend an act incorporating the city of Dalton
in Murray county, approved 29th December, 1847. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repe resentatives of the State of Georgia in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from and after the passage of this act, that the corporate limits of said city of Dalton shall extend one mile from the Railroad depot in said city, and the municipal authorities shall be the Mayor and six members of Council, with such other officers as shall hereafter be described.
SECTION 2. That on the first Saturday in April, eighteen hundred and fifiy, and on the first Saturday in April in each and every year thereafter, the inhabitants of the city of Dalton, who are entitled to vote for members of the General Assembly of this State, who have resided for six months immediately preceding the election within the incorporate limits of said city, unless absent therefrom on lawful business, and who have paid als lawful county and State taxes imposed, as well as all city taxes hereafter legally and lawfully imposed, and which they have had an opportunity of paying, shall elect by ballot a Mayor and six members of Council, of individuals likewise inhabitants, who, upon accepting the office, shall take and subscribe to the following oath, before some lawful officer authorized to administer an oath: I, A. B., do solemnly swear, or affirm, that I will well and truly perform the duties of Mayor and member of Council, for the city of Dalton, by the adoption and enforcement of such measures as to me appear conducive to the general welfare and permanent good of the city of Dalton. They shall convene the
. first Tuesday after their election, and the said members of Council and Mayor shall serve twelve months from their election, and until their successors are elected and qualified, unless vacated by removal or death.
SECTION 3. And be it further enacted, That Edward H. Edwards, L. W. Earnest and William J. Underwood, be
and they are hereby appointed superintendents of the election for the said Mayor and members of Council on the first Monday in April next, or, in the absence of one of those individuals, the remaining two shall have power to appoint some other individual, also a citizen of Dalton, and who has resided within the incorporate limits six months preceding the day of election; and it shall be the duty of said superintendents to select some suitable place in said city, and to appoint clerks, and to conduct said election in the same manner and form as for members of the General Assembly.
SECTION 4. And be it further enacted, That the Mayor and members of Council shall appoint annually three individuals, one of which shall be a freeholder, to hold their appointments for one year, and whose duty it shall be to superintend all elections in and for the city of Dalton, and at such place as they may select; and in the event of a failure to hold such elections on the days hereinbefore specified from accident or otherwise, the said superintendents may at any time thereafter, by giving twenty days' notice previous to holding the same, under the restrictions before specified, order an election.
SECTION 5. And be it further enacted, That there shall be a Secretary and Treasurer, which offices shall be held by one individual, also one principal Marshal, who shall be elected by the legal voters within the incorporate limits of Dalton, at the same time and in the same manner and form as the Mayor and Council of said city of Dalton.
Section 6. And be it further enacted, That the said Mayor and Council, or a majority of them, are ernpowered to assess and levy a poll tas upon all taxable inhabitants of said city, or by tax on real and personal property within the corporate jurisdiction, such suin or suins of money as may be deemed requisite for the maintenance of said city in all matters of internal police, and for all other expenditures usual to cities, to be collected in the ordinary mode of enforcing State taxation : Provided, Said assessment shall not exceed the State and county tax, and that all sales under tax fi. fas. shall be good and valid.
SECTION 7. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Secretary to receive the names of all persons liable to pay tax in said city of Dalton, either as poll or on real and personal proper.y, and keep a register of the same; and that all persons giving in their taxable property shall be sworn by the said Secretary, who is hereby empowered to administer the oath in the same form as tax collectors do in receiving the State a:1d county taxes; and the said Secretary
and Treasurer shall receive as a compensation annually the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars.
SECTION 8. And be it further enucied, That the principal Marshal and assistant, should it be deemed by the said May