Annual Report of the Board of Public Works to the Common Council

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Page 16 - The corporate authorities of counties, townships, school districts, cities, towns and villages may be vested with power to assess and collect taxes for corporate purposes, such taxes to be uniform in respect to persons and property, within the jurisdiction of the body imposing the same.
Page 120 - Board shall determine the value of the work so added or omitted, such value to be added to or deducted from the contract price, as the case may be.
Page 123 - An act to reduce the charter of the city of Chicago, and the several acts amendatory thereof, into one act, and to revise the same...
Page 123 - Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the consent of Congress is hereby given to...
Page 121 - ... to finally decide all questions arising as to the proper performance of said work, and in case of improper construction to suspend said work at any time, and relet the same, or to order the entire reconstruction of said work if improperly done, or relet the same to some more capable and faithful contractor or contractors...
Page 121 - And the said party of the second part, for and in consideration of the covenants and agreements to be kept and performed by the said party of the first part...
Page 123 - Illinois, to extend a tunnel, or inlet pipes, into Lake Michigan, so far as may be deemed necessary to insure a supply of pure water, and to erect a pier, or piers, and crib...
Page 116 - The excavation for the tunnel, when through sufficiently firm clay, shall conform exactly to the outside of the masonry on the bottom and sides. On top, just enough of excavation above the masonry will be allowed, to give room to turn and key the upper arch properly.
Page 41 - ... necessary to pump to supply the wants of the canal itself, and nothing more was done by the city. During the whole summer and the early part of autumn, the river, though receiving its full amount of sewerage, did not become so offensive at any time as to be a cause of complaint. Very soon, however, after the packing season commenced, a most disagreeable odor was observed near the Old Street Bridge, on the South Branch, which is above the outlet of any existing sewer. This peculiar odor could...
Page 120 - Should the commissioner of public works deem it proper or necessary, in the execution of the work, to make any alterations which shall increase or diminish the expense, such alterations shall not vitiate or annul the contract Vo1.

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