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Precinct B. Shall comprise all that portion of the ward lying east of Seventeenth street and of the west line of the east half of the northwest quarter of section four, with voting place located at Frederick avenue and Twenty-third street.

THIRD WARD.

Precinct A. Shall comprise all that portion of the ward lying west of Third street, with voting place located at the corner of Main and Antoine streets.

Precinct B. Shall comprise all that portion of the ward lying east of Third street and west of Eighth street from Felix to Hall streets and west of Ninth street from Hall to Corby streets, with voting place located at Fifth and Faraon streets.

Precinct C. Shall comprise all that portion of the ward ling east of Eighth street from Felix to Hall streets, and east of Ninth street from Hall to Corby streets with voting place located at Ninth and Faraon streets.

FOURTH WARD.

Precinct A. Shall comprise all that portion of the ward lying west of Seventeenth street, from the southeast corner of Mt. Mora cemetery to Frederick avenue, west of Kemper and Eighteenth streets from Frederick avenue to Felix street, with voting place located at Sixteenth street and Buchanan avenue.

Precinct B. Shall comprise all that portion of the ward lying east of Seventeenth street from Colhoun street to Frederick avenue and east of Kemper and Eighteenth streets from Frederick avenue to Felix street, with voting place located at Twenty-second and Faraon streets.

FIFTH WARD.

Precinct A. Shall comprise all that portion of the ward lying west of Ninth street and north of Messanie street, with voting place located at Fifth and Sylvanie streets.

Precinct B. Shall comprise all that portion of the ward lying east of Ninth street and north of Locust street, with voting place located at Tenth and Charles streets.

Precinct C. Shall comprise all that portion of the ward lying west of Ninth street and south of Messanie street, with voting place located at Seventh and Patee streets.

Precinct D. Shall comprise all that portion of the ward lying east of Ninth street and south of Locust street, with voting place located at Tenth and Olive streets.

SIXTH WARD.

Precinct A. Shall comprise all that portion of the ward lying west of Nineteenth street and north of Olive street, with voting place located at Seventeenth and Messanie streets.

Precinct B. Shall comprise all that portion of the ward lying east of Nineteenth street and north of Olive street and the C, B. & Q. R. R. right of way, with voting place located at Twenty-second and Messanie streets.

Precinct C. Shall comprise all that portion of the ward lying south of Olive street and the C., B. & Q. R. R. right of way, with voting place located at Twenty-second and Lafayette

streets.

SEVENTH WARD.

Precinct A. Shall comprise all that portion of the ward lying west of the Hannibal & St. Joseph railroad, Atchison street, with voting place located at Sixth and

route, and Eighth Scott streets.

Precinct B. Shall comprise all that portion of the ward lying east of the Hannibal & St. Joseph railroad, Atchison route, and Eighth street, with voting place located at northeast corner Tenth street and Doniphan avenue.

EIGHTH WARD.

Precinct A. Shall comprise all that portion of the ward lying north of Jackson street, with voting place located at Seventeenth and Sacramento streets.

Precinct B. Shall comprise all that portion of the ward lying south of Jackson street and north of Atchison street, and a line produced eastward from Atchison street, with voting place located at Thirteenth and Pacific streets.

Precinct C. Shall comprise all that portion of the ward lying south of Atchison street and a line produced eastward from Atchison street, with voting place located at Eighteenth (or State) and Commercial streets. [G. O. No. 482, Sec. 1; G. O. No. 547.

SECTION

ARTICLE I.

CHAPTER XV.

BUILDINGS.

BUILDINGS; SURVEY AND INSPECTION OF.
II. PERMITS BY SUPERINTENDENT OF BUILDINGS.
UNSAFE BUILDINGS.

III.

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1. Executive department for inspection of buildings.

2. Superintendent of buildings. 3. Members of the department.

SECTION

4. Qualification of superintendent. 5. Duties of superintendent.

6. Powers of superintendent.

7. Records of executive department.

SECTION 1. Executive department for inspection of buildings.-There is hereby created in the city of St. Joseph, an executive department to be known and designated as the department for the survey and inspection of buildings, which shall have charge of the enforcing of all ordinances in force or which may be hereafter passed, pertaining to the erection, construction, alteration, repair or removal of build

ings, or the storage of combustibles, and the arrangement of heating appliances. Said department shall also perform the duties pertaining to the investigations as to the cause and origin of fires, and such other duties as may be imposed upon it by ordinance. [G. O. No. 88, Sec. 1.

SEC. 2. Superintendent of buildings.-The chief officer of the said department shall be called the superintendent of buildings. He shall be appointed at the same time and in the same manner as the other appointed officers of the city, or as soon thereafter as possible, and shall hold his office for the term of two years, the first officer to hold two years from third Monday in April, 1886, and until his successor shall be appointed and qualified, unless sooner removed. No. 88, Sec. 2.

SEC. 3.

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Members of the department.-The city engineer, the chief of police and the chief engineer of the fire department shall be the other members of the department ex-officio. [G. O. No. 88, Sec. 3.

SEC. 4. Qualifications of superintendent. — The superintendent of buildings shall be an able and experienced architect, builder or mechanic, competent to perform all the duties of the office to which he is appointed, and shall not, during his term of office, be employed or engaged in any other vocation, or be interested in any contract or contracts for building or for furnishing materials. [G. O. No. 88, Sec. 4.

SEC. 5. Duties of superintendent.-It shall be the duty of the superintendent of buildings to issue all permits for the erection of buildings or the making of repairs; to keep a record of all the transactions of said department, to report all violations of this ordinance to the city attorney, that the offenders may be prosecuted; to enter upon the premises wherein any fire has occurred, if necessary, in order to investigate the origin of such fire; and, further, to perform such other duties as are herein required of him. He shall examine

all buildings in the course of erection, alteration or repair throughout the city, as often as practicable, and see that all the requirements of the ordinances in relation thereto are complied with. He shall inspect all public school buildings, public halls, churches and theaters, and all buildings used for manufacturing or commercial purposes, hotels and lodging houses, at least once each year, for the purpose of determining the safety of such buildings, the facilities for egress in case of fire, the overloading of floors, the storage of combustibles or other dangerous substances, and shall apply such remedies as he may be empowered to apply. In the performance of his duties, the said superintendent shall have the right to enter any building or premises in the city of St. Joseph. [G. O. No. 88, Sec. 5.

SEC. 6.

Powers of. The superintendent of buildings shall have full discretionary power of declaring to be public nuisances, all such buildings and structures, or parts or walls thereof, as are evidently or palpably unsafe and dangerous as to fire, or have become unsafe and dangerous from fire, decay or other cause, and institute such steps as may be necessary for the immediate abatement of any and all such nuisances. He shall have power to stop the construction of any building or the making of any repair, where the same is being done in violation of the ordinances of the city. [G. O. No. 88, Sec. 6.

SEC. 7. Records of executive department.-The records of the department shall contain, besides a register of its transactions, a report of all violations of this chapter, in the improper construction, alteration or repair of buildings, or in the unsafe condition of any building, either from improper construction or from other causes, with the location, names of owners, lessees, occupants, master mechanic, contractor and architect interested in the construction of such building or its occupancy, and in case of fires, a record of the probable origin thereof. Such records shall be open for inspection and information to any official of this city. [G. O. No. 88, Sec. 7.

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