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Persons convicted may
at such labor as his health and strength will permit, within or without said city, not exceeding eight hours each day; and for such work and labor the person so employed shall be allowed, exclusive of his board, a credit upon his fine and costs, at the rate of seventy-five cents per day, until the whole amount is discharged, when he shall be released. No person shall be Not required to compelled to work longer than three months for any one of
work out sentence or fine.
than 3 months. fense.
ARTICLE XI-THE MARSHAL.
SECTION 1. There shall be a City Marshal for said city. He Council to elect shall be elected by the City Council at its first regular meeting in June, 1889, or as soon thereafter as practicable, for the term of two years, and biennially thereafter. He shall receive a salary to be fixed by the City Council before his elec tion, which shall not be changed during his term of office; First election. Provided, however, That the first election shall be held at the first regular meeting of the City Council in January, 1888, or as soon thereafter as practicable, and the term of the Marshal then elected shall continue only until the election and qualification of a Marshal to be chosen in June, 1889.
SEC. 2. It shall be the duty of the City Marshal to attend the City Duties of Mar Council during its sittings, to aid in the enforcement of order under the direction of the President, to execute the commands of Council from time to time, and to execute all process issued by authority thereof, which shall be directed to him by the President; to attend in person, or by deputy, the City Court during its sittings; to execute the commands of said court from time to time; to aid in the enforcement of order therein, and to perform such other duties as may be appropriate to his of fice under the provisions of law, or that may be imposed upon him by ordinances of the City Council consistently with this act. He shall have police powers of arrest.
What subject to taxation.
SECTION 1. All property which is subject to State taxes shall be assessed and listed for taxation, alphabetically, for the entire city without reference to wards. The assessment of taxes Valuations not shall be made by the Recorder under the laws by which such property is assessed for State and county purposes, but the valuations shall not exceed those imposed for State and county Privileges may purposes. Privileges may be licensed and taxed by city ordi
to exceed that of State.
Collection of taxes, how enforced.
SEC. 2. Collectors of taxes on property and privileges shall have power to issue distress warrants and alias and pluries distress warrants in the name of the city, to enforce collections, The same may be executed by the City Marshal or any Constable or Sheriff.
SEC. 3. The Mayor and City Council are empowered to pro- 1887 vide by ordinance for the correction of erroneous assessments Erroneous asand for any defect in the assessments.
taxes on real
SEC. 4. Collectors shall not make sales of realty for unpaid taxes or assessments. Taxes and assessments on realty shall Collection of be and remain a lien on the property assessed until the same property, how shall be paid. Such lien may, after return of nulla bona on a enforced. distress warrant, be enforced as other liens. All unpaid taxes and assessments may be collected by suits in court at law or in equity. The cost of all suits and proceedings for the collection of unpaid taxes and assessments, including a reasonable attorney's fee, shall be recovered and collected by such suits.
to city not
SEC. 5. No property in territory added to said city by this bill shall be subject to special taxation for water works or fire Property added protection or sewers until such improvements respectively liable for cershall be extended to such property; Provided, however, That tain taxes until in the event of said city issuing bonds for sanitary work, the improvements extension of the water and sewer systems, and other needed for which improvements, all property within the city limits shall be liable to be taxed for the payment of the principal and interest of said bonds. No property in territory added by this act to the city of Jacksonville shall be held liable for any indebtedness of the city of Jacksonville incurred anterior to the approval of
retain fees or
SECTION 1. No officer or employee of said city shall retain any fees or costs for any services he may perform, nor shall he officer or emreceive any compensation other than the salary fixed by law. ployees not to All fees and costs which may be provided by law to be paid costs. shall be received by the officers and employees for and on account of the city, and shall be paid to the City Treasurer under Fees, &c., to be such regulations as the City Council may prescribe, and they paid into Treasshall make monthly reports thereof to the Comptroller, stating ported to Compin detail from whom and on what account such fees and costs troller. were received, and shall accompany such reports with receipts tor the money paid over to the Treasurer.
ury and re
SEC. 2. The City Council shall have power to provide for the appointment of such other employees as may from time to time Council authorbe necessary for the public service of the city, not inconsistent other empolyes. with the provisions of this act.
ized to appoint
SEC 3. There shall be prepared and published by the City Council, within one year after the passage of this act, and once Digest of Ordiin three years thereafter, a digest of all the ordinances and resolutions of a public nature in force.
SEC. 4. All ordinances, resolutions and proceedings of the Ordinances. City Council may be proved by the seal of the corporation, at- how proved. tested by the Recorder, and when printed and published by au- To be evidence.
thority of the corporation the same shall be received in evidence in all courts and places without further proof.
SEC. 5. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
SECTION 1. The charters of the cities of Jacksonville, La Villa Certain charters and Fairfield, in Duval county, under which said cities have heretofore been incorporated, are hereby abolished.
erty, &c. vested
SEC. 2. The title, rights and ownership of all property, uncollected taxes, dues, claims, judgments, decrees and choses in in corporation action, held or owned by each of said cities, shall pass to and are hereby vested in the corporation created by this act.
created by this
SEC. 3. Nothing in this act shall be so construed as to impair Obligation of the obligations of any existing contract into which any of said cities has heretofore entered.
Approved May 31, 1887.
clare result of election.
CHAPTER 3776-[No. 96.]
AN ACT to Amend an Act entitled "An Act to Establish the Municipality of Jacksonville, Provide for its Government and Prescribe its Jurisdiction and Powers," approved May 31, 1887.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
SECTION 1. That section 3, of Article IV, be amended so as Recorder to de- to read as follows: It shall be the duty of the City Recorder, within one day after he shall have ascertained the result of each general election or special election, to furnish his certificate to each person elected. The following persons, Commissioners citizens of Duval county, namely, Dexter Hunter, F. M. Robinson, Porcher L' Engle, F. P. Fleming, Joseph E. Lee, James W. Archibald, Philip Walter, A. W. Barrs, James Hoey, A. W. Owens, Loton M. Jones, T. V. Gibbs, are appointed commissioners to divide the territory of said city into nine wards, for the purposes of the first election to be held after the passage of this act.
to divide city into wards.
SEC. 2. That sec. 3, of Article [XIV,] be amended so as to Obligations of read as follows: Nothing in this act shall be so construed as to impair the obligations of any existing contract into which any of said cities has heretofore entered, and that the officers of the cities of Jacksonville, La Villa and Fairfield, whose charters were abolished by act approved May 31st, 1887, remain in office spectively, shall continue to discharge the duties of their respective offices until the officers of the municipal corporation succeeding thereto shall have been elected and shall have qualified; and all city ordinances not inconsistent with this act in
Officers of existing corporations to re
until successors elected
under new law.
force in the cities whose charters are hereby abolished shall continue in force and have the effect of laws in each of said cities, respectively, until repealed or amended by the succeeding city government, or until they expire by their own limita
SEC. 3. All laws and parts of laws inconsistent with this act Repeal. are hereby repealed.
SEC. 4. This act shall take effect immediately after its pass- When to take
Approved June 2, 1887.
CHAPTER 3777-[No. 97.]
AN ACT to Repeal and Abolish the Present Municipal Charter or Government of the City of Fernandina.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
SECTION 1. That the municipal charter or corporation of the city of Fernandina is hereby abolished and repealed, and all Charter abolacts and portions of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.
SEC. 2. That the title, rights and ownership of all property, uncollected taxes, dues, claims, judgments, decrees, choses in Successor to action held or owned by said city, whose charter is repealed to by this act, shall pass to and be vested in the corporation which may be chartered and organized to succeed it.
SEC. 3. That this act shall not be construed as to impair the obligation of any existing contract into which such corpora- Obligation of tion has heretofore entered. All the debts and obligations of contracts not impaired. such corporation shall be a charge upon the territory included in said corporation, respectively, and shall become the valid and binding obligations of the successors to said corporation, respectively, in the same manner and proportion, and to the same extent, as the corporation repealed by this act is now liable, respectively.
SEC. 4. That the officers of such corporation shall continue to discharge the duties of their respective offices until the officers of exofficers of the municipal corporation succeeding to the same isting corpora territorial limits shall have been elected and shall have quali- in office until fied; and all city ordinances not inconsistent with this act in elected. force in said city, whose [charter] is hereby abolished, shall continue in force and have the effect of laws in said city until repealed or amended by the succeeding city government.
fect at once.
SEC. 5. This act shall go into effect and become operative Act to take efimmediately upon its approval.
Approved May 31, 1887.
City of Fernandina reorganized.
CHAPTER 3778-[No. 98.]
AN ACT to Provide for the Reorganization of the City of Fernandina.
SECTION 1. That the municipal government of the city of Fernandina, abolished under the provisions of an act passed at the present session of the Legislature, entitled "an act to repeal and abolish the present municipal charter and government of the city of Fernandina," shall be reorganized and incorporated in manner hereafter provided by this act.
SEC. 2. That the territory now known as the city of FernanPowers of new dina, and such adjacent municipal corporation or territory as may be embraced therewith, if any, shall be known as the city of Fernandina, and shall have perpetual succession, may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, may purchase, lease, receive and hold property, real and personal, within said city, and may sell, lease or otherwise dispose of the same for the benefit of the city; and may purchase, lease, receive and hold property. real and personal, beyond the limits of the city, to be used for the burial of the dead, for poor houses, pest houses, hospitals, houses of detention and correction, parks, and for any other purpose for the public good of the city, that the Mayor and City Council may deem necessary; and may sell, lease, or otherwise dispose of such property for the benefit of the city to [the] same extent as natural persons may. Shall have an use a common seal, and change it at pleasure.
Property of former city vested in new corporation.
SEC. 3. That the title, rights and ownership of property. uncollected taxes, dues, claims, judgments, decrees and choses in action held or owned by the city of Fernandina shall pass to and be vested in the corporation which may be organized under this act. All the debts and obliga ions of said city or town shall continue unimpaired.
SEC. 4. The corporate authority of the city shall be vested Officers of city. in a Mayor and City Council, a Clerk, a Treasurer, Collector of Revenue, and such other officers as may be appointed or elected in pursuance of law. No person shall be eligible to Who eligible to any of said offices who shall not be a citizen of the State of Florida and who shall not have been a resident of the city for at least two years immediately preceding such election, and a registered voter at the time of election. Should any such officer cease to be a resident of the city, his office shall thereupon be vacated, and so declared by Council.
Mayor, term, salary.
SEC. 5. The Mayor shall be elected for the term of two years. by the qualified electors of the city at large. His compensa