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year suit shall have been instituted to collect such tax bill, in which case the lien of such tax bill shall continue until sale of the property under execution on the judgment rendered establishing the same, and no default in the payment of any previ ous installment shall operate to diminish the period during which such lien shall continue. Such tax bills and liens thereof shall be assignable, and suits may be brought thereon in the same manner as on other tax bills issued by such city. [Laws 1891, p. 48.
SEC. 4. Sprinkling of streets, alleys, avenues and highways.-The common council of such city may, by ordinance, cause any street, alley, avenue or public highway or any part thereof to be cleaned or sprinkled, or both cleaned and sprinkled, and three-fourths of the cost thereof paid out of the money collected on special taxes or assessments against the land fronting on such street, alley, avenue or public highway, or the part thereof on which such work may be done, according to the frontage of such land on the street, avenue, alley or public highway, and the remaining one-fourth or balance of the cost thereof to be paid out of the city treasury. The board of public works shall prepare each year, and present the same to the mayor and common council, an estimate of the streets, alleys, avenues or public highways to be cleaned or sprinkled during the coming fiscal year, showing the amount of work to be done and the estimated cost thereof. The common council may, by ordinance, provide that the work or any part thereof shall be done and three-fourths of the cost be paid. for in special assessment. [Laws 1891, p. 48.
SEC. 5. Manner of issuing tax bills.--All tax bills issued under the authority of this act shall be issued in the same manner and under the same regulations for ascertaining the amount which shall be assessed against each lot or parcel of real estate, to be assessed as may be provided in the charter of any such city for issuing tax bills for work of the same character as those specified in this act. [Laws 1891, p. 48.
SECTION 1. Power of council over streets, etc., in additions.-The common council of such city shall have power to establish a general plan for the location and grading of streets, alleys and public highways within the city; and in all subdivisions of the property hereafter to be made by the respective owners, they shall be required to conform their streets, alleys and public highways to said general plan; and it shall be the express duty of the mayor to see that all ordinances to enforce his power are strictly executed. [R. S. 1889, Sec. 1403.
SEC. 2. Plats to be submitted to council.--It shall not be lawful for any person or persons to make or file any plat of land as an addition to such city, or to subdivide or alter any blocks, lots or other subdivisions of land of which plats have never been filed, or to sell any lots, blocks or other subdivisions of land according to such plat, unless such plat shall have been submitted to the common council for their approval, and a certificate of such approval has been indorsed thereon by the city clerk, by order of the common council, to be recorded therewith. Any person or persons who shall file, or cause to be filed or recorded, any such p'at, or shall sell or offer for sale any lots or other subdivisions of land hereafter made, before such plat shall have been so approved and the certificate thereof recorded, shall be liable to the penalties prescribed in the chapter relating to plats. [R. S. 1889, Sec. 1401.
SEC. 3. Plats of cities, etc., to be made out, when-shall show what.-Whenever any city, town or village, or any addition to any city, town or village, shall be laid out, the proprietor of such city, town or village, or addition, shall cause to [be] made out an accurate map or plat thereof, particularly setting forth and describing: First, all parcels of ground within such town, village or addition reserved for public purposes by their boundaries, course and extent, whether they be intended for avenues, streets, lanes, alleys, commons. or other public uses; and, second, all lots for sale, by numbers, and their precise length and width. And the streets of all such additions to cities, towns or villages, or of plats of ground, except plats for cemetery purposes, shall conform to the streets of such city, town or village, so that the streets and avenues of such additions or plats shall, as near as may be, run parallel with or be continuations on a straight line of the streets of said city, town or village, and all taxes against the property proposed to be platted shall be paid. [R. S. 1889, Sec. 7309.
SEC. 4. Plat to be acknowledged and recorded. -Such map or plat shall be acknowledged by the proprietor before some court or officer authorized by law to take the acknowledgment of conveyances of real estate, and recorded in the office of the recorder of deeds of the county in which the land platted is situated: Provided, however, that no such plat of an addition to a city, town or village, or plat of ground, shall be so recorded until the same has been submitted to and approved by the common council of such city, town or village, by ordinance duly passed and approved by the mayor, and such approval thereof indorsed upon said plat, under the hand of the clerk and seal of said city, town or village, nor until all taxes against the same have been paid. [R. S. 1889, Sec. 7310.
SEC. 5. Duty of recorder when plat delivered, certified copies to be in evidence. It shall also be the duty of the recorder to record all plats delivered to him for
record, in a book to be called a plat book, and, when necessary to preserve uniformity, he shall reduce the scale of the original plat, and on each copy so made he shall indorse the following certificate under his hand: "This plat is truly copied from the original. (Signed) -, recorder." Copies of the record of plats from said plat book, properly certified under the hand and official seal of the recorder, shall be evidence in all courts of justice. [R. S. 1889, Sec. 7311.
SEC. 6. Penalty for selling lots-fee vested in city, when.—If any person shall sell or offer for sale any lot within any city, town or village, or any addition thereto, before the plat thereof be made out, acknowledged and recorded, as aforesaid, such person shall forfeit a sum not exceeding three hundred dollars for every lot which he shall sell or offer to sell. Such maps or plats of such cities, towns, villages and additions made, acknowledged, certified and recorded, shall be a sufficient conveyance to vest the fee of such parcels of land as are therein named, described or intended for public uses in such city, town or village, when incorporated, in trust and for the uses therein named, expressed or intended, and for no other use or purpose. If such city, town or village shall not be incorporated, then the fee of such lands conveyed as aforesaid shall be vested in the proper county in like trust, and for the uses and purposes aforesaid, and none other. [R. S. 1889, Sec. 7313.
SEC. 7. Penalty for recording imperfect plat. -If any person, his agent or attorney, shall cause a map or plat of any such city, town, village or addition thereto to be recorded, which does not set forth and describe all parcels of ground which have been or shall be promised or set apart for public uses, such persons shall forfeit double the value of the ground so promised or pretended to have been set apart for public uses, and not set forth on the plat. The forfeitures arising under this chapter may be recovered by civil action, with costs, in the name of the county to the use of the school
fund of the incorporated city, town or village in which the land lies, or the county, as the case may be. [R. S. 1889, Sec. 7314.
SECTION 1. Of sewers.--The common council shall have power to cause a general sewer system to be established, which shall be divided into three classes, to wit: Public, district and private sewers. Public sewers shall be established along the principal courses of drainage, at such times, to such extent, of such dimensions and under such regulations as may be provided by ordinance, and these may be extensions or branches of sewers already constructed or entirely new throughout, as may be deemed expedient. The common council shall levy a tax on all property made taxable for state purposes over the whole city to pay for the constructing, reconstructing and repairing of such work, which tax shall be called special public sewer tax," and shall be such amount as may be required for the sewer provided by ordinance to be built; and the fund arising from said tax shall be appropriated solely to the building and repairing of said sewers. No sewer shall be run diagonally through private property when it is practicable, without injury to such sewer, to construct it parallel with one of the exterior lines of such property; nor shall any public sewer be constructed through private property when it is practicable to construct it along or through a street or other public highway. [R. S. 1889, Sec. 1428.
SEC. 2. District sewers.-District sewers shall be established within the limits of the districts to be prescribed by ordinance, connecting with a public sewer or other district sewer, or with the natural course of drainage, as each case may be. Such district may be subdivided, enlarged or changed by