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an itemised account of the expenses of
such work, and file a statement
thereof as required in Section 133, whic h
statement shall be certified to by
such council, street committee or street
commissioner and filed with the
recorder. The recorder shall thereupon
enter the same in the docket of
city liens and the same shall thereupon
become and be a Hen upon the
abutting property upon which
said repairs were made or said obstructions
Section i 135. , Notice
of the entry of such' assessment in the lien docket
hall be given in the same manner that such notice is required to be given
in assessments for improvements and if the said assessment is not paid
within twenty days from the date of said notice the same may be collected
in the same manner that assessments for improvements
Section 136. The territory embraced within the corporate limits of
1 ih°f Jack8Onvllle’ bein* that commencing at the southwest corner of
southeast quarter of section 31, township 37 b ■■
south, range 2 west, Wiliam*
ette Meridian, running thence east 160 chains?
» thence north to the south
.a 7 7 J 7 T- MilIer’8 land Clahn: thence
—.. j ; thence
south to the place of beginning, shall be and constitute a road
a road district
in Jackson county to be known as the Jacksonville Road District
Section 13J The street commissioner, acting under such rules and re
gulations as shall be prescribed by the city council, shall have the care and
supervision of the roads, streets, highways, alleys and other public grounds
Ha d ™ad dl8tr,ct- Said street commissioner shall obey all orders given
him by the mayor but said mayor shall not make any order that conflicts
with the provision» of this charter or the ordinances of the city or the rules
and regulations of the council.
Section 138. All male residents of said road district between the ages
of twenty-one and fifty years, inclusive, except active firemen and
Ripples who are disabled for manual labor, shall annually, on or before
the fiist day of June of each year, pay in cash to the treasurer of the city
the sum of $3 as a poll tax, which shall be placed to the credit of the street
fund of the city.
Section 139. The city council may prescribe the mode of collecting said
poll tax, the officers to collect the same and all other things germane to its
collection, management and disbursement, but all the proceeds of said
tax must be expended for the benefit and improvement of roads, streets
Section 140. The council shall have power and authority to provide by
ordinance the amount which shall be levied on taxable property for street
and road purposes, the manner in which the same shall be expended on
said streets, roads and alleys, the manner of establishing the grades
thereof, and all other things relative and necessary to the improvement and
repair of the streets, roads and alleys of said city.
Provide for Changes Being Filed with Mayor.
Section 141. The street commissioner shall be removed by the council
after a proper hearing by the council if he be found guilty of inattention to
duty, carelessness or negligence in the discharge of the same, disobedience
to the orders of the mayor or council, or if he shall, without leave of said
mayor or council, be absent from said city for more than ten days at any
Initiative am! Referendum.
Section 142. Proposed amendments to the charter of the City of Jack
sonville may be submitted to the legal voters of said city by ordinance
passed by the city council, which said ordinance shall embody or have at
tached thereto and made a part thereof, the complete text of the proposed
amendments in such sections and subdivisions as the council shall deem
necessary for an intelligent vote upon the various amendments proposed.
Such ordinance shall appoint a time at which the legal voters of said city
shall vote upon said proposed amendments. Said ordinance, with the full
text of said proposed amendments shall be published for not less than ten
days nor more than sixty days, either by posting on the bulletin board at the
front door of the city hall in said city, or by publication in a newspaper pub
lished in said city for a designated number of issues within said time, or by
both such posting and publication, as shall be designated in such ordinance.
Section 143. If the publication be made by posting, either with or with
out publication in a newspaper, proof of such posting shall be made at any
time before said amendments shall be voted upon, by the recorder of said
town filing in his office a certificate in which he shall certify that pursuant
to an ordinance he did, on a date named, post said ordinance with a full
copy of the proposed amendments embodied therein, or attached thereto
and made a part thereof, upon said bulletin board, where same remained
posted for more than the required number of days. If the publication,
however, be directed by said ordinance to be made in a newspaper, proof
of such publication shall be made by filing of the affidavit of either the
printer, publisher or foreman of said newspaper, with the recorder on or
before the time of voting upon said amendments. Said affiant shall certify
that as printer, publisher or foreman (as the case may be) said ordinance,
containing a copy of the amendnients therein proposed, was published in
said newspaper, and that such publication was made in the number of
issues required by said ordinance.
Section 144. Said ordinance shall also prescribe a title to be printed
upon the ballot, which title shall be such as in the judgment of the council
shall fairly and impartially convey the import of the proposed amendments.
The proposed amendments shall then be submitted to a vote of the legal
voters of said city, who shall ballot upon the same in the manner provided
by law for balloting upon laws submitted to the vote of the people.
The council may, or may not, in its discretion, issue any statement
to the voters containing a reason or reasons for said proposed amendments
end any arguments thereon, and may provide for the printing and distribu
tion, either of said arguments or of said proposed amendments, or any part
Section 145. If at said election said or any of said proposed amend
ments shall receive a majority of all of the votes cast for or against the
same, then the amendment or amendments receiving such majority shall
become a part of the charter of said city, as herein provided, to-wit: At
the first regular meeting of the council after said election or at any special
meeting thereof called or held for that purpose, the mayor shall issue a
proclamation, which shall be spread upon the record, stating that said
amendments were carried or lost (as the case may be), designating those
that were carried or were lost, and proclaiming that from and after said
date those that were carried should be a part of said charter and the
charter amended to conform thereto. Said proclamation shall be sub
stantially in the following form, to-wit:
Proclamation of the Mayor of the City of Jacksonville on Amendments to
the Charter Submitted by Ordinance No.-------
By virtue of the authority in me vested as Mayor of the City of Jack
sonville, I do proclaim that amendments No.------- proposed by Ordinance
No.------- , received a majority of all of the votes cast for or against the
same, or failed to receive a majority of all of the votes cast for or against
the same (as the case may be). That from and after this date, amend
ments No.----- — are a part of the charter of the City of Jacksonville, and
the same 13 amended to that effect.
Dated nt Jacksonville, Oregon, this............ day of...................................19...
Section 146. If any amendments to said city charter shall receive
a majority of the votes cast thereon, and the mayor shall at the first regu
lar meeting of the council or at a special meeting called or held for that
purpose, refuse or neglect to issue said proclamation, then such facts
shall be entered upon the record by the recorder and said amendments so
carried shall be deemed a part of said charter with the same force and
effect as though said proclamation had issued. Within five days after any
such amendments shall become effective, the recorder shall note the fact
upon the record and shall copy into the record the amendments so carried.
Thereafter the same shall be printed with the charter as a part thereof
whenever the printing of said charter shall be authorised.
Section 147. The people of the City of Jacksonville shall have the
power to petition by the initiative petition for amendments to the city
charter. Said petition shall be proposed by not less than 10 per cent of
the legal voters of the city, and shall be substantially in the following form:
To the Honorable Mayor of the City of Jacksonville and the Recorder
We, the undersigned legal voters of the City of Jacksonville, respect
fully demand that the following proposed amendments to the charter of
said city be submitted to the legal voters thereof for their approval or re
jection at an election to be held on the................. day of...........................................
We have personally signed this petition, and are remainder of such unexpired term. I a case a member of the council it
each legal voters of said city. (Here follow the required number of signa- absent from the city for three consecutive meetings, unless by permission
of the council, his office shall by the council be declared vacant and the
Section 148. Such petition shall have attached to It the affidavit of the same be filled as in the case of other vacancies.
person who circulated said petition or of any person who knows the signa
Section 161. All claims or demands against the city shall be presented
tures of the voters thereto, to the effect that the signatures are genuine to and audited by the council in accordance with such regulations as they
1 and are all legal voters of said city.
may by ordinance prescribe; and upon the allowance of any such claim or
Section 149. Several forms for said petition may be circulated at the demand, the recorder shall draw .a .warrant upon the treasurer for the
same time, and when filed shall be deemed oue petition. Attached to eacji sum, which said warrant shall be countersigned by the'mayor, and shall
form shall be the full text of the amendments proposed. Said petition shall specify for what purpose the same is drawn.
be filed with the recorder not less than fifteen days before the time pre-
Section 162. it shall be the duty of all persons ow.ning lots or lands
I scribed in said petition for holding of said election. Said petition shall which have sidewalks abutting the same to maintain and keep in repair
prescribe the title by which said amendments shall be designated upon the said sidewalks and not permit the same to become or remain in danger
ballot and which title shall convey briefly the import of the proposed ous or unsafe condition. Any owner of lots or lands who neglects to
amendments. Upon the filing of said petition the recorder shall immediate promptly comply with the provisions of this section shall be atwwerable to
ly post a copy of said petition embodying or having attached thereto the any person injured by such negligence.
proposed amendments, which said petition shall be published by being
Section 163. The City of Jacksonville shall not in any event be liable
posted upon the bulletin board of the city hall, and shall remain so in damages to any person for any injury caused by any defect or dangerous
posted until after said election. The posting of said petition shall be place at, upon, or in any sidewalk, crosswalk, street, alley, bridge, culvert,
deemed a notice and call for said election and said election shall be held in public grounds, public buildings, or ditch, unless the mayor, or street com
the same manner as though the amendments had been proposed by missioner shall have had actual notice of such defect or dangerous place,
council. Proof of the publication of said petition shall be made in sub and a reasonable time thereafter in which to repair or remove such defect
stantially the same as for the posting of an ordinance submitting amend or dangerous place before the happening of said accident or injury, and if
ments proposed by the council. The amendments thus voted upon which any property holder, by his carelessness or neglect to perform any duty
receive a majority of the votes cast thereon shall become a part of said required of him by the terms of this act, contributed to cause said injury
charter in the same manner as herein provided for those proposed by the and damages, he shall reimburse the city for all damages which it has been
compelled to pay in such case.
council, and shall be spread upon the record and printed in like manner.
Section 164. All taxes levied by the Town of Jacksonville shall be col
Section 150. Ordinances and resolutions of the City of Jacksonville in
addition to being passed by the council, may be ordained by the people lected and become the property of the City of Jacksonville; and, in all
through the initiative petition, as follows: Not less than ten per cent of the matters whatsoever, every right or obligation of the Town of Jacksonville
legal voters of said city may propose any ordinance thereof to be voted shall attach to and become a right or an obligation of the City of Jackson
upon by the legal voters by an initiative petition signed by at least ten ville upon the adoption of this charter.
Section 165. The ayes and nays shall be called and duly entered upon
per cent of the legal voters of said city, embodying or having attached
thereto a copy of said ordinance or resolution, and designating a date at the journal of the council on the final passage of every ordinance or resolu
which an election thereon shall be had and held. Said initiative petition tion; and on the payment of all claims and demands against tho
shall be substantially the form given in Section ------- , and shall be verified city; and in any and all cases where the financial rights or Interests
of the city or any of its taxpayers are involved, either directly or Indirectly,
in the same manner as is provided in section ------- .
Section 151. Said petition shall be treated in all respects the same as and in all other cases where the same is called for by two or more members
a petition proposing amendments to the charter, and the manner of giving of the council, or by its presiding officer.
Section 166. No compensation whatever shall be paid the mayor or any
the notice of said election, the proof of notice, the holding of said elec
tion and the procedure for making said ordinance effective if passed, shall of the councilmen for services performed by them as such officers. Tho
conform as nearly as possible to the proceeding herein prescribed for recorder, treasurer, marshal, street commissioner and other subordinate
amendments to the charter proposed by the initiative. The time for giving officers shall each receive compensation for their services in an amount
notices of said election shall be the same as that prescribed for amend to be fixed by ordinance passed by the council.
That the said proposed amendment and enactment of a new charter
ments to the charter. When any ordinance shall be thus passed, it shall
have the same force and effect as though passed by the council and be sub for the government of the City of Jacksonville be and the same is hereby
submitted to the voters of said town for their approval or rejection at the
ject to the same requirements as to proclamation, record and printing.
Section 152. When any ordinance shall be passed by the council it shall election hereinafter called.
That the following is the title and form In which said charter amend
become effective on the eleventh day thereafter without further action by
the council, unless within said time a referendum petition shall have ment and enactment shall appear upon the ballot ¡md which in the Judg
been filed as herein provided. At any time within ten days after the pas ment of the board of trustees of the Town of Jacksonville conveys the
sage of any ordinance by the council a referendum petition thereon may full import of said amendment:
be filed with the recorder, the effect of which shall be to suspend the
To be torn off by the Chairman
To be torn off by the First Clerk
operation of said ordinance subject to a vote thereon by the legal voters
of said city. The following shall be substantially the form of petition
For Special Town Election of the Town of Jacksonville, Jackson County,
for referendum to the voters on any ordinance passed by the council.
State of Oregon, June 24, 1900.
PETITION FOR REFERENDUM.
Vote YES or NO.
To the honorable Mayor of the City of Jacksonville and the recorder Mark between the number and answer voted tor.
Charter Amendment and Enactment Proposed and Submitted by Ordinance
Passed by the Board of Trustees of the Town of
We, the undersigned legal voters of the City of Jacksonville respect
fully order that Ordinance No.------- (giving the number of the ordinance
For a proposed amendment of an act entitled “An Act to Incorporate the
only, or if the petition is against less than the whole ordinance, set forth
the part of the part on which the referendum is sought), passed by the Town of Jacksonville,” enacted by the first legislative assembly of the
council of the City of Jacksonville-on the.................. day of.................................... State of Oregon, approved October 19th, A. D. 1860, and all acts or parts
................................ . be submitted to the legal voters of said city for of acts amendatory thereof, the same being the Charter of the Town of
the approval or rejection by said voters at an election to be held on the Jacksonville, Oregon, by amending, enacting and providing a complete
................. day of........................................................... . and each for himself says charter in the place thereof for the government of the Town of Jacksonville
that I signed said petition and am a legal voter of said city. (Here follow and therein providing for a change of the name of said municipality
from the name of "Town of Jacksonville” to the name of "City
the required number of signatures.)
This petition shall be signed by at least ten per cent of the legal voters of Jacksonville,” and therein providing and defining the geo
of said city, and if against a part only of any ordinance shall have that part graphical corporate limits and boundaries of said city; providing
embodied in the petition or attached thereto. If against the whole of said for a city council and all municipal officers, their election, appointment,
ordinance, it shall have the whole of the same embodied or attached thereto. term of office, powers, authorities and duties; providing the police powers
To said petition shall be appended an affidavit conforming as nearly as and regulations of the city and the manner of the exercise thereof; provid
possible to that provided for initiative petitions. Several forms of said ing a municipal court, its officers, powers, authority, jurisdiction and
petition may be circulated at said time and when filed shall be deemed procedure and the powers and duties of its officers; providing power and
authority for the punishment by fine, imprisonment and labor, one, both
Section 153. Said petition shall be filed with the recorder at least or all, for the violation of any ordinance, resolution, crime or police regu
T5 days before the date designated in said petition for the holding of said lation; providing for the exercise of the right of eminent domain, the pur
election. Notice of said election, publication thereof, the manner of holding poses for which private property may be condemned by the city and the
the same and of voting on said petition, shall conform as nearly as possible procedure therein; providing for what acts and improvements special
to the manner provided for initiative petitions. Proof of publication and benefit assessments may be levied, upon what property, the manner and
the manner of making said vote effective shall conform as nearly as possible procedure therein and the collection and payment thereof; providing
to the provisions respecting votes under the initiative petition. Whether for the borrowing of money on the faith of the city, the issuance of war
said ordinance 1 b lost or carried shall be proclaimed by the proclamation rants and bonds and the limitation of indebtedness; powers and purposes
of the mayor, or upon his failure so to do, the will of the people shall be of taxation and the collection of the same; providing and defining the
carried out in the same manner provided for in cases voting on charter qualifications of electors at all elections and the manner of conducting the
amendments. Should said ordinance be lost it shall be the same as an same; the manner and procedure of exercising the initiative and referen
ordinance submitted to the council and lost by a vote of the council. If dum powers reserved to the municipality by the constitution of Oregon; and
the action of the council in passing the ordinance shall be sustained, the fully providing and defining all and every power and authority of the
council of the City of Jacksonville and the City of Jacksonville and fully'
ordinance shall become effective from and after the proclamation of the
providing for the government of the City of Jacksonville and everything
mayor, or in case of failure to make said proclamation, from and after the
needful and requisite to maintain, establish and promote the peace, good
time at which said proclamation should have been made.
order, health, cleanliness, ornament, prosperity, general
Section 154. Should the recorder fall to give notice of the holding of
government of the city and to protect the property and person of its in
any election on any Initiative or referendum petition as herein provided, any
legal voter may mandamus said recorder in the Circuit Court of the State habitants.
VOTE YES OR NO.
of Oregon, and if in said proceeding said election he ordered to be held,
the court may, it the circumstances require it designate another date than 12. YES.
that named in the petition on which the election shall be held, and said 13. NO.
That the 24th day of June, A. D. 1909, between tho hours of 10 o’clock
date shall be Inserted in said petition by the recorder in lieu of the date
a. m. and 4 o’clock p. m. of said day is hereby designated and appointed as
therein contained, or upon his failure so to do, shall be deemed inserted
therein and the clerk of the court may be orederd in said mandamus pro the time for holding said election.
The city hall is hereby designated and appointed as the polling place
ceeding to perform any or all of the duties required of the recorder should
of said election and the following are designated and appointed as the
said recorder refuse or fall to comply with the mandate of the court.
chairman, judges and clerks of election:
S. P. DeRoboam, chairman;
Section 155. Not more than ten days shall be required for any elec
Frank Roundtree and George N. Lewis, Judges, and C. J. Kenney and Lewis
tion for voting either upon charter amendments, ordinances proposed by
the initiative, or voting upon a referendum or any ordinance passed by the Ulrich, clerks.
The town recorder is hereby directed to give notice of said election, tho
council. In all matters of procedure provided for herein, or which may
time and polling place thereof, the proposed amendment and the sub
not be provided for by subsequent ordinance or charter amendments the
mission thereof to the voters and all things herein by the publication ot this
provisions of the general laws of the State of Oregon shall govern.
ordinance in the Jacksonville Post once a week for two successive wicks
Section 156. In determining the number of legal voters whose signa
and make due proof of such publication on or before the day and date fixed
tures are required to any initiative or referendum petition the number of the
for said election.
legal voters of the city shall be the number who cast their ballots for
T. T. SHAW,
mayor at the last general election held In said city at which a mayor was
President of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Jacksonville.
elected or voted for.
Section 157. Whenever any Initiative or referendum petition Is filed, Attest: HENRY G. DOX, Recorder.
the recorder shall at once enter upon his record a statement to the effect
Thousands of hands wanting acies in
that the last general election at which a mayor was elected or voted for,
east. Thousands of acres wanting
a certain number of votes were cast, giving the exact number of votes so
hands all around Echo, says the Regis
cast for said office, so that the recorder may then show what number of
Creswell is now an incorporated ciiy. ter. Journal.
legal voters are required on an initiative or referendum petition. At any
man fined $50 for spearing
time when any legal voter desiring to file an initiative or referendum
petition shall demand of the recorder to know the number of legal voters
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required to sign said petition, said recorder shall give such voter a certi
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ficate stating the number of signatures required for Initiative or referen
No more near-beer in Cottage Grove
Its too near.
“I have used Chamberlain’s Cough
Coyote hides are coming in to county Remedy and find it to be the best on
Be'tion 158. No order for the payment of money shall be passed at clerks’ offices.
the market,” says E. W. Tardy, editor
any other than at a regular meeting, and no such order shall have validity
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or effect unless passed by the votes of at least three councllmen.
“Our baby had several colds the past
Section 159. The council shall have the power to fix the maximum | in Marion county.
winter and Chamberlain's Congh Rem
rate for gas or other lights, and water rates, and said city shall never de- ' Many building permits being issue in
edy always gave it relief at once and
prive itself of the right through its council of regulating and adjusting Klamath Falls.
cured it in a short time. I always rec
any such rates so that the same shall be reasonable for the services render
Two miles of cement sidewalks in ommend it when opportunity presents
ed at least once in any period of two years.
itself.” For sale by C ty Drug Store.
Cornwallis this summer.
Section 160. Should a vacancy occur in any of the offices provided
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for In this act, the same shall be filled by appointment by the council; but
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regular election, at which time a person shall be elected to serve for the