Ordinance, 26 November 1842, as Published in the Wasp

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An Ordinance regulating the erection and removal of Slaughter Houses within the City of .
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the city of , that any establishment, house, or houses now erected or which may hereafter be erected within the limits of the corporation of said , for the purpose of slaughtering cattle, sheep, hogs or other animals, said establishment, house, or houses being situated within one half mile of any dwelling house within said , shall be considered public nuisance or nuisances, and shall be removed according to the ordinances in such case made and provided, said nuisance to be removed at the expence of the owner.
Sec. 2. If the owner of any such establishment, house, or houses, shall, on being duly warned by the Mayor or an officer appointed by him, refuse to remove such nuisance or nuisances, he shall be fined in the sum of one hundred dollars for each house, or establishment, for every week that he continues to use such establishment, house, or houses, for the purpose of slaughter.
Sec. 3. If such nuisance is not removed within one month of the time that the person or persons received warning thereof, the Mayor shall have power to remove such nuisance at the expence of the offending party, in addition to the above named fines, and the Mayor shall draw from the city Treasury all necessary expences incurred by such removal, which said fines and expences shall be collected before an Alderman, or the Mayor, as in other cases of debt.
Sec. 4. This ordinance to take effect, and be in force, from and after its passage.
Passed Nov. 26, 1842.
JOSEPH SMITH, Mayor.
, Recorder. [p. [3]]