Proceedings of the ... National Conference for Good City Government and of the ... Annual Meeting of the National Municipal League ... 1896 - 1910


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Sivu 238 - It is a general and undisputed proposition of law that a municipal corporation possesses and can exercise the following powers and no others: First, those granted in express words; second, those necessarily or fairly implied in or incident to the powers expressly granted; third, those essential to the accomplishment of the declared objects and purposes of the corporation — not simply convenient, but indispensable.
Sivu 167 - No law shall be passed by the General Assembly, granting the right to construct and operate a Street Railroad within any city, town, or incorporated village, without requiring the consent of the local authorities having the control of the street or highway proposed to be occupied by such Street Railroad.
Sivu 237 - A corporation is an artificial being, invisible, intangible, and existing only in contemplation of law. Being the mere creature of law, it possesses only those properties which the charter of its creation confers upon it, either expressly or as incidental to its very existence.
Sivu 154 - ... per cent of the total number of votes cast at the last preceding election for all candidates for the office which the incumbent sought to be removed occupies.
Sivu 129 - AN ACT to amend chapter four hundred and ten of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-two, entitled " An Act to consolidate into one act and to declare the special and local laws affecting public interests in the City of New York.
Sivu 167 - ... and all contracts, stipulations, licenses and undertakings, made, entered into or given, and as made or amended by and between the said common council and any one or more of the said corporations, respecting the location, use or exclusion of railways in or upon the streets, or any of them, of said city, shall be deemed and held and continued in force during the life hereof, as valid and effectual, to all intents and purposes, as if made a part, and the same are hereby made a part, of said several...
Sivu 198 - What those difficulties were are clearly set forth in the following brief resolution, offered by Dr. CD Ashley in the Republican county convention, of June 20, 1860 : WHEREAS, In nominating candidates for the several county offices, it clearly is or ought to be, the object to arrive as nearly as possible at the wishes of the majority, or at least a plurality of the Republican voters; and WHEREAS, The present system of nominating by delegates, who virtually represent territory rather than votes, and...
Sivu 237 - An intellectual body, created by law, composed of individuals, united under a common name, the members of which succeed each other, so that the body continues always the same, notwithstanding the change of the individuals who compose it, and which for certain purposes is considered as a natural person.
Sivu 198 - ... location who are decidedly unpopular, even in their own districts, and because it affords too great an opportunity for scheming and designing men to accomplish their own purposes, therefore Resolved, That we are in favor of submitting nominations directly to the people — the Republican voters — and that delegate conventions for nominating county officers be abolished...
Sivu 308 - January, 1834, urged the necessity of "requiring the parish accounts to be kept in a methodical and accurate form, such as will convey clear and correct information to those who audit them, as well as to parliament and statisticians investigating the subject, on the real character of the several payments. At present," the writer continues, "all is confusion and perplexity. Each parish — nay, every successive overseer — has his own method of entering and keeping his accounts, intelligible to no...

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