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CHAPTER 3.

(House Bill No. 316.) AN ACT to amend and re-enact the act of the legislature of West

Virginia passed on the thirteenth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, entitled "An act to amend and re-enact the charter of the city of Charleston, and to change the corporate limits of said city so as to include Elk City and other additional territory," and being chapter fifty-eight of the acts of said year, as amended by chapter one hundred of the acts of the legislature for the session of the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven, and as further amended by chapter thirty-six of the acts of the legislature for the session of the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine, and as further amended by chapter one hundred and fifty-two of the acts of the legislature for the session of the year one thousand nine hundred and one, and as further amended by chapter sixty-three of the acts of the legislature for the session of the year one thousand nine hundred and three, and to change the corporate limits of said city so as to include additional territory and consolidate into one act the whole charter of said city.

(Passed February 18, 1907.

Approved by the Governor

In effect from passage.

February 26, 1907.)

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SEC.
1. Corporate name.
2. Corporate limits and boundaries.
3. Boundaries of Wards.

Municipal officers.
5. Officers.
6.

Corporate powers of mayor and to 8. 5 councilmen. 9. 10. Powers of municipal authorities. 11. Qualification of voters. 19. Registration of voters. 13. Elections, election precincts, spec

ial elections, board of canvassers. 14. Election of officers. 15.

Qualification of officers. 16. Election of councilmen, term of

office.
17. Councilmen to be residents of ward,

members, board of affairs, resi-
dents of district: jurisdiction by

mandamus.
18. No officer to be interested in any

city contract; penalties. 19. Oath of mayor. 20. Oath of other officers. to Vacancies and removals. 25. Must hold no other office. 28. ('ouncil and board of affairs to keep

journal. 27 Meetings of council. 28. Quorum.

Salaries. 30. Appointive officers. 31. No salary for members of council. 32 Duties of mayor.

SEC.

Election of board of affairs.
34. Duties of board.
35. Duties of recorder.

Duties of treasurer.
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Duties of auditor.

Duties of city attorney. 40. Duties of police judge; salary; 41.

powers.
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to Ordinance, general provisions.
44.
45. Franchises.
46. Estimate of expenses and levy.
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Licenses.
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49.

Taxes; how collected; llen upon
to
53.

s real estate. 54. Money, how appropriated. 55. ! Sewers, paving and curbs; manner 56. 1

of: how paid. 57. ļ Sewers, sewerage assessment; liens 58. ) upon real estate.

Refunding bonded indebtedness. 60. Hospitals, libraries, etc. 61. Health; regulation sale of poison

ous drugs: penalty for violation; to

health commissioner; board of 63. health.

Police department; how appointed;

term of office; suspension or removal.

Fire department. 66. No free passes or other gifts. 67. Existing officers and ordinances. 68. Inconsistent acts repealed.

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Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That the act of the legislature of West Virginia passed on the thirteenth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, entitled “An act to amend and re-enact the charter of the city of Charleston, and to change the corporate limits of said city so as to include Elk City and other additional territory," and being chapter fifty-eight of the acts of said year, as amended by chapter one hundred of the acts of the legislature for the session of the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven, and as further amended by chapter thirty-six of the acts of the legislature for the session of the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine, and as further amended by chapter one hundred and fifty-two of the acts of the legislature for the session of the year one thousand nine hundred and one, and as further amended by chapter sixty-three of the acts of the legislature for the session of the year one thousand nine hundred and three, be amended and re-enacted so as to read as follows:

ARTICLE I.

The City of Charleston. Sec. 1. That the inhabitants of so much of the county of Kanawha as are within the boundaries prescribed by article two of this act, and their successors, shall constitute, be and remain a municipal corporation by the name of “The City of Charleston.”

ARTICLE II.

Corporate Limits. Sec. 2. The corporate limits of the city of Charleston shall be as follows, to-wit:

Beginning at the lower or west property line of Patrick street at its intersection with the Kanawha river at low water mark; thence following the property lines on the west side of said street northeast to a point on the northeast side of the Charleston and Point Pleasant turnpike, common corner to Littlepage and Gardner land; thence with the line dividing the land on Littlepage and Gardner up the hill six hundred feet from the northeast side of Charleston and Point Pleasant turnpike to a stake; thence a straight line in an easterly direction to a stake at the extreme

northern end of Carr street; thence with a straight line in an easterly direction to Magazine road on Magazine branch at a point on the southeastern corner of a lot belonging to W. A. Hoffman; thence with line of same across Magazine road up the hill fifty feet to a stake; thence in a southerly direction parallel with Magazine road fifty feet from the east side of said road to a point within two hundred feet of the Crescent road; thence in a line two hundred feet distant and parallel with the Crescent road to Gill hollow; thence with the Gill hollow with a line extended across the Elk river and up the hill one hundred feet; thence in a line one hundred feet distant from and parallel with the county road to a point in the center of Rock Quarry hollow; thence in a line up the hill to the rear of the Capitol Hill property as shown on the map and recorded in the office of the clerk of the county court of Kanawha county; thence with a line so as to include Spring Hill cemetery; thence by a line to a point in Ruffner hollow two hundred feet from Piedmont road; thence in an easterly direction parallel with the Piedmont road and two hundred feet northeast of same to the center of the branch in Wilson's hollow on the center line of the culvert under the K. & M. railroad extended; thence with said center line of said culvert extended to lower water mark in Kanawha river; thence with low water mark of Kanawha river to a point opposite Porter's hollow; thence across said river to the mouth of said hollow; thence up Porter's hollow south 53° 30' west 427.6 feet; south 47° west 200 feet; north 73° west 215 feet; south 84° 30' west 490 feet; south 47° west 475 feet; south 23° 30' west 500 feet; south 49° 9' west 185 feet; 23° 30' west 165 feet; south 56° west 200 feet; south 75° 30' west 230 feet; north 59° 30' west 322 feet; north 78° .09' west 151 feet; north 89° 30' west 174.9 feet; north 69° 45' west 416 feet; north 74° west 1005 feet; north 85° west 340 feet; south 88° west 510 feet; south 44° 30' west 279 feet; south 50° west 260 feet; thence leaving Porter's hollow north 70° west 307} feet; north 47° west 941 feet; thence with line of lands of South Side Improvement Company and James Paulain north 33° 30' west 180 feet to the corner of said James Paulain's fence; thence north 35° 30' east 565 feet; north 36° west 495 feet; north 4° west 235 feet; north 75° west 275 feet; thence with the meanders of the eastern side of the main county road north 18° east 175 feet; thence leaving said road north 71° 30' west 649 feet; south 71° 30' west 138 feet; south 64° 30' west 200 feet; to the line

of the properties of the South Side Improvement Company, and Augustus Paulain to the corner of said Paulain's fence; north 68° 30' west 234 feet; north 34° 30' west 180 feet; north 81° west 130 feet; north 29° 30' west 195 feet; north 21° west 130 feet; north 8° 15' east 660 feet; north 7° west 264 2-5 feet; north 1° 30' west 215 feet; north 15° west 140 feet; north 7° 30' east 194.1 feet; north 29° east 370 feet; north 31° east 349.7 feet; north 18° west 390 feet; north 37° 30' west 280 feet; north 40° 30' west 200 feet; north 30° 30' east 315 feet; north 1° 30' east 294 feet; north 50° 34' east 200 feet; north 41° east 781 feet; north 79° east 400 feet; north 1° 30' west 810 feet to low water mark on the said Kanawha river, at the mouth of Ferry branch; thence down the Kanawha at low water mark, on the south side of said river, to a point opposite the lower or west line of said Patrick street; thence across said Kanawha river to the place of beginning.

ARTICLE III.

Boundaries of Wards. Sec. 3. The said city shall consist of ten wards, which shall be bounded as follows:

First ward—To include that territory lying between the lower or western corporation line, the center of Park avenue of Glenwood addition, extended to the corporate line, northeast of Charleston and Point Pleasant turnpike, and to low water mark in the Kanawha river.

Second ward—To include that territory east of the eastern line of the first ward as above described to center of Elk river and between Kanawha river and the center of Hale street, formerly in Elk City, extended to corporation line.

Third ward-Remainder of territory west of the center of Elk river and east or northeast of center of said Hale street so tended.

Fourth ward—That territory east of the center of Elk river to center of Court street and between center of Donnally street and Kanawha river at low water mark.

Fifth ward-That territory lying between the center of Court street, center of Donnally street, center of Elk river, center of Summers street, extended to corporation line and Summers and Court streets extended to low water mark in Kanawha river.

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Sixth ward—That territory lying between the center of Summers street, extended to corporation line and center of Broad street, extended to corporation line and both extended to low water mark in Kanawha river.

Seventh ward—That territory between center of Broad street and Morris street, both extended to corporation line on hill and low water mark in Kanawha river.

Eighth ward—That territory between center of Morris street and Ruffner avenue, both extended to corporation line on hill and low water mark in Kanawha river.

Ninth ward-Remainder of the territory east of the center line of Ruffner avenue, extended to corporation line on hill and low water mark in Kanawha river.

Tenth ward-All of said territory south of said low water mark on the north side of said Kanawha river.

ARTICLE IV.

Municipal Authorities. Sec. 4. The municipal authorities of the city of Charleston shall be a mayor, and two councilmen from each ward, who together shall constitute the common council.

ARTICLE V.

Officers. Sec. 5. In addition to the municipal authorities mentioned in article four of this act, said city of Charleston shall have a board of affairs, a treasurer, recorder, sergeant, police judge, city attorney, city engineer, commissioner of streets, chief of police, chief of the fire department, building inspector, auditor and health commissioner, and such other officers and agents as the council may from time to time create or employ.

ARTICLE VI.

Corporate Powers. Sec. 6. All of the corporate powers of said city shall be exercised by the said council or under its authority, except as otherwise provided herein.

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