Municipal Franchises: Transportation franchises. Taxation and control of public utilities

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Gervaise Press, 1911 - Municipal franchises
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Page 153 - No law shall be passed by the general assembly granting the right to construct and operate a street railroad within any city, town, or incorporated village, without requiring the consent of the local authorities having the control of the Street or highway proposed to be occupied by such street railroad.
Page 722 - No person, partnership, association or corporation operating a public utility shall have the right to the use of the highways, streets, alleys or other public places of any city, village or township for wires, poles, pipes, tracks or conduits, without the consent of the duly constituted authorities of such city, village or township; nor to transact a local business therein without first obtaining a franchise therefor from such city, village or township. The right of all cities, villages and townships...
Page 155 - No law shall be passed by the General Assembly granting the right to construct and operate a street railroad within any city, town, village, or on any public highway, without first acquiring the consent of the local authorities having control of the street or highway proposed to be occupied by such street railroad; and the franchises so granted shall not be transferred without similar assent first obtained.
Page 615 - That any bridge constructed under this Act, and according to its limitations, shall be a lawful structure, and shall be recognized and known as a post-route, upon which, also, no higher charge shall be made for the transmission over the same of the mails, the troop*, and the munitions of war of the United States, than the rate per mile paid for their transportation over the railroads or public highways leading to said bridge ; and the United States shall have the right of way for postal telegraph...
Page 769 - No franchise nor any right to or under any franchise, to own or operate a railroad or street railroad shall be assigned, transferred or leased, nor shall any contract or agreement with reference to or affecting any such franchise or right be valid or of any force or effect whatsoever, unless the assignment, transfer, lease, contract or agreement shall have been approved by the proper commission.
Page 130 - Every such grant shall specify the mode of determining any valuation therein provided for, and shall make adequate provision by way of forfeiture of the grant, or otherwise, to secure efficiency of public service at reasonable rates, and the maintenance of the property in good order throughout the term of the grant.
Page 721 - Subject to the provisions of this constitution, any city or village may acquire, own and operate, either within or without its corporate limits, public utilities for supplying water, light, heat, power and transportation to the municipality and the inhabitants thereof...
Page 721 - ... transportation to the municipality and the inhabitants thereof; and may also sell and deliver water, heat, power and light without its corporate limits to an amount not to exceed twenty-five per cent, of that furnished by it within the corporate limits; and may operate transportation lines without the municipality within such limits as may be prescribed by law: Provided, that the right to own or operate transportation facilities shall not extend to any city or village of less than twenty-five...
Page 109 - Council may order to be connected therewith ; that they shall file with the Comptroller a statement, under oath, of the cost of each mile of road completed, and agree to surrender, convey and transfer the said road to the Corporation of the city of New York, whenever required so to do, on payment, by the Corporation of the cost of said road, as appears by said statements, with ten per cent, ^advance thereon...
Page 273 - ... to be determined by an apportionment of the whole amount of money to be raised by taxation upon property in the commonwealth during the same year, as returned by the assessors of the several cities and towns under the provisions of section ninety-three of Part I, after deducting therefrom the amount of tax assessed upon polls for the preceding year...

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