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SEC. 3. Tracks, how reconstructed. When the tracks of any street railway company are to be laid, relaid or reconstructed on any street, avenue 'or highway which is paved or ordered paved with granite blocks, wooden blocks, bricks or other material which is usually laid in accordance with a similar or like system, said track or tracks shall be so laid as to conform to the finished grade of said paving and so constructed that the tops of the cross-ties shall be at least eleven inches below the finished surface of the pavement: Provided, however, that upon streets upon which it is ordered. or permitted to pave between the rails and a limited distance outside thereof with brick on edge laid in sand upon a broken stone base, the tops of the cross-ties shall be not less than nine inches below the finished surface of the pavement; and each of said cross-ties shall be supported upon a layer of stone broken to pass through an inch and one-half ring; said layer to be not less than four inches thick and twelve inches wide and carried up on the sides of the cross-ties to the sub-grade prepared for the paving and thoroughly rammed under and about the cross-ties: Provided, however, that upon streets along and across which the tracks of any street railway have already been laid with "T" rails and which streets are now macadamized or shall be ordered macadamized, said tracks may be relaid or reconstructed with said "T" rail, so that the tops of the same shall conform to the finished surface of the street and the cross-ties supported each upon a layer of stone broken to pass through an inch and one-half ring, said layer to be not less than four inches thick and twelve inches wide and thoroughly rammed in place. All cross-ties, stringers, blocks or other parts or appurtenances, consisting of wood used in the laying, relaying, repairing or reconstructing any railway track or tracks or parts thereof, shall consist of sound white or burr oak timber; said cross-ties shall be sawed or hewed upon the upper and lower surfaces, to be not less than five inches thick and six inches wide at said upper and lower surfaces, and laid not more than thirty inches apart from
center to center of cross-tie. All brace chairs or brace blocks used in the laying, relaying, reconstruction or repairing of any street railway shall be of iron. All street railway tracks laid
or relaid with "T" rails upon any paved street shall have the cavity included between the head and flange of the rail, and on the outside of each rail, filled with hydraulic cement mortar mixed in proportions of one part cement and one part of sand, and in the same manner the like cavity on the inside of the rail shall be filled to a height reached by the flange of the street car wheel, and from which height the paving between the inside of the rails shall rise to a crown in the middle of each track corresponding with the surface of the tops of the rails. The stringers, chairs or other appliances for supporting the rails to be so constructed and placed as not to interfere with the proper laying of the paving. All of the above work to be done under the directions of and according to the reasonable orders and instructions and completed to the satisfaction of the city engineer. Any street railway track or tracks, parts or appurtenances thereof laid, relaid, reconstructed or repaired in violation of any provisions of this ordinance and in conflict with the reasonable orders and directions of the city engineer, shall be ordered removed from any street, avenue or highway in a written notice from the city engineer to the company owning or operating the track or tracks, parts or appurtenances, which have been laid, relaid, reconstructed or repaired in violation of the provisions of this ordinance; said removal to be made within forty-eight hours from the service of said notice. [G. O. No. 349, Sec. 3.
SEC. 4. Notices, how served-penalty for violating ordinance.-All notices mentioned in this ordinance shall be in writing and delivered in person to the president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, general manager or superintendent of the said railway company, as may be most convenient and expeditious and said service upon any one of the above mentioned officers or persons shall be deemed a sufficient notice to the railway company and any of the above men
tioned officers or persons neglecting, refusing or failing to comply with said notices or any officer or employe of said railway company violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and fined, upon conviction, in a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars. And each day said officer or person above mentioned shall fail, neglect or refuse to comply with the terms of any notice mentioned in this ordinance, shall be deemed a separate offense. [G. O. No. 349, Sec. 4.
SEC. 5. Rights of city not relinquished.—Provided that nothing contained in the foregoing sections of this ordinance shall be construed in any manner or form as relinquishing or in anywise impairing the right of the city of St. Joseph to compel any street railway to pave and keep in repair the spaces between its rails and eighteen inches on the outsides thereof. [G. O. No. 349, Sec. 5.
SECTION 1. Shall construct plank crossings, when.—It is hereby made the duty of all street railway companies within the city of St. Joseph, within ten days after being notified so to do by the city engineer, to construct at the intersection of the tracks of said company by any unpaved street, avenue or alley, a plank crossing extending across and between the tracks and not less than ten inches outside the rails thereof. Said crossing to be made of white or burr oak plank not less than three inches in thickness and not less than sixteen feet long; and if in the judgment of said city engineer the amount and importance of the travel on said street, alley or avenue justifies the same, it shall be the further duty of said street railway company to make said crossing of a length equal
to the width of the roadway of said intersecting street, alley or avenue; and the city engineer shall so notify said company. Upon tracks which are laid with the "T" rails, exceeding three inches in height, the thickness of the crossing planks shall in all cases equal the height of the rail and the plank shall be shaped to fit closely to the web and flange of said “T” rail and be properly beveled away from the head of the rail to allow the passage of the flange of the car wheels. [G. O. No. 336, Sec. 1.
SEC. 2. Same; notice, how served, penalty.-The notice, mentioned in section one of this ordinance, shall be in writing and delivered in person to either the president, vicepresident, secretary, treasurer, general manager, general superintendent, superintendent or assistant superintendent, as may be most convenient and expeditious and such delivery of notice in writing shall be held as sufficient notice to said company; and any officer or person as herein enumerated, refusing or neglecting to comply with the terms and conditions of this ordinance, after being notified by said city engineer to put in a crossing or crossings, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars. [G. O. No. 336, Sec. 2.
SECTION 1. Officers to pay over money.-All city officers, who shall, in the discharge of their duties, receive money belonging to the city, shall, on the first business day of each calendar month, pay into the city treasury such sums as they have collected during the preceding month, taking tripli
cate receipts therefor, one of which shall be filed with the city auditor, one with the city comptroller and the third retained. The last two receipts, before they shall be valid for any purpose, shall be countersigned by the auditor. [G. O. No. 525, Sec. 1.
SEC. 2. Judge of the police court-report of.The judge of the police court shall, on the first day of each month, make a report to the city comptroller of the business of his office during the month preceding, showing the total amount of fines imposed by him during the month, together with such other facts as the comptroller may require. [G. O. No. 525, Sec. 2.
SEC. 3. Superintendent of workhouse, report of. The superintendent of the workhouse shall, on the first day of each month, make a report to the city comptroller of the business of his office during the month preceding, giving the number of prisoners received and discharged during the month, money received, together with such other facts as the comptroller may require. [G. O. No. 525, Sec. 3.
SEC. 4. Other officers to report, when.-All other officers of the city shall make report to the city comptroller of the business of their respective offices whenever thereto required by him. [G. O. No. 525, Sec. 4.
SEC. 5. Disposition of canceled indebtedness.All canceled indebtedness and vouchers shall, after final examination by the finance committee, be deposited with the city comptroller and in that office preserved. [G. O. No. 525, Sec. 5.
SEC. 6. Failure to report, a misdemeanor.—Any officer failing or refusing to make report as required by ordinance, or whenever thereto required by the city comptroller, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and such failure or refusal shall be considered good cause for removal from office, [G. O. No. 525, Sec. 6.