Reports of Cases at Law and in Chancery Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Illinois Volume 206

Reports of Cases at Law and in Chancery Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Illinois Volume 206

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...ordinances are directory, merely, and a failure to follow a prescribed form will not render the ordinance void. (21 Am. & Eng. Ency. of Law, --2d ed.--975.) Each ordinance provided for the construction of the sidewalk with necessary crossings, which plainly referred to crossings over the sidewalk for the use of property owners. It was agreed on the trial that the term "property crossing" meant that part in the line of the sidewalk over which the owner would travel with a wagon or other vehicle in going from the street upon his property or leaving the same. Appellee objected that the location, number or method of construction of such crossings was not fixed by the ordinances. It is manifest that it would be impossible, in an ordinance for a sidewalk, to provide the exact location or number of such crossings necessary or convenient for the property owner in going to and from the street. It would be unreasonable to require an ordinance to specify that such a crossing should be put at a given point, but the necessities of the situation would determine the location and number of such crossings. There was no objection and no evidence that crossings were not put in where necessary or were constructed where unnecessary. It was agreed that the custom in the city of Carlinville was to construct crossings byplacing bricks edgewise instead of flat, as the rest of the walk was laid. If there were no other provision than the general description of the sidewalk, the ordinance would not be void as lacking in matter of description, but the agreement was suflicient to show the meaning of the ordinance as to the construction of the crossings. The ordinance for the sidewalk on West Main street was passed October 2, 1899, and contained an...show more

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  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236978803
  • 9781236978806