Civics of Pennsylvania

Civics of Pennsylvania

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...are given additional powers. In townships of the first class the following officers are chosen at the spring election, which occurs the third Tuesday in February: five commissioners and one extra for every 2ooo of population in excess of 5000, a treasurer, a township assessor, and township auditors.. Commissioners. The township commissioners have no powers except those expressly granted, and such implied powers as are necessary for the proper performance of their duties. They are the business managers of the township. They make regulations respecting slaughtcrhouses, factories, and abate nuisances prejudicial to public health. They maintain a police force, set vagrants at work, . furnish water, build sidewalks, pave streets, and do generally those things necessary to insure the public safety. When it is necessary to float a loan, the commissioners have authority to do so, provided the amount of indebtedness created does not exceed two per cent of the valuation of property within the township. The powers of the commissioners are carried out through the promulgation of ordinances. To this belongs the power to prescribe fines for the violation of township ordinances. The commissioners are apportioned among the election districts according to population. They meet at least once each month. They receive no pay, and unfortunately but little honor is attached to this oflice, which is often full of responsibility.' Treasurer. The treasurer takes charge of all township moneys which he receives from taxes and other sources. This money is paid out only upon a written order issued by the board of commissioners and signed by their president and secretary. The treasurer holds office for three years and is under bond to the probable amount of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236887085
  • 9781236887085