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13-436. Health and sanitation; election, when. To make regulations to secure the general health of the city; to prevent and remove nuisances; to regulate or prohibit the construction of privy vaults and cesspools, and to regulate or suppress those already constructed; to compel and regulate the connection of all property with sewers; to suppress hogpens; to regulate or suppress slaughterhouses and stockyards, and prescribe and enforce regulations for cleaning and keeping the same in order; and the cleaning and keeping in order of warehouses, stables, alleys, yards, private ways and grounds, outhouses, and other places where offensive matter is kept or allowed to accumulate, and to compel and regulate the removal of garbage and filth beyond the city limits; and also to provide for taxing and to tax the cost of abating or removing any nuisance against any lot or tract of ground upon which the same is located and maintained, and to levy, certify and collect the same as a special assessment, in the same manner as for repairing and building sidewalks, in all cases where the owner, occupant or agent of said property shall fail, refuse or neglect to abate or remove said nuisance, after receiving notice to do so and being given a reasonable time in which to remove or abate the same, where said city has been compelled to abate or remove said nuisance.

The city may, when authorized by a majority of the votes cast at an election held for the purpose of voting funds to pay for the same, also establish and construct or cause to be established and constructed crematories, desiccating or reduction works, within or without the city, for the purpose of destroying dead animals, night soil, and garbage, and make all rules necessary for the operation of the same.

History: L. 1903, ch. 122, § 56; L. 1905, ch. 109, § 1; March 21; R.S. 1923,§ 13-436.


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