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Second part of town ordinances from 1869

An Ordinance In Relation To Saloons,
As Amended By The Village Of Rutland, April 28, 1869

No person shall keep an eating saloon, victualing house, (a house were provisions are provided for strangers), shop or cellar, and therein furnish to any person any article of victuals, fruit or drink, until he shall have first obtained a license thereof, signed by a majority of the Trustees, and procured the same to be recorded in the Village Clerk’s office, and paid a fee of one dollar for recording the same to the Village Clerk.

No person shall keep a billiard saloon, eating saloon, victualing house, shop or cellar in a room or rooms wherein intoxicating liquor is sold, furnished or given away contrary to law, or in a room or rooms adjacent to a room upon the same floor or story wherein intoxicating liquor is kept for an unlawful purpose.

Every eating saloon, victualing house, or shop or cellar shall be closed at eleven o’clock in the afternoon of each day and remained closed until daylight of the next day.

The Trustees may at any time revoke any license granted to any person to keep an eating saloon, victualing house, shop or cellar.

Any person violating the provisions of this ordinance, or either of them, or any provisions of said "ordinance in relation to saloons," as hereby amended, shall forfeit and pay to said village the sum of one hundred dollars.

An Ordinance In Relation To Fines.

All fines collected for the breach of any ordinance, by-law, rule or regulation, of said village, together with all fines collected for the breach of any section of the act of incorporation, shall be paid to the Treasurer of said village.

An Ordinance In Relation To Billiard Saloons Adopted April 28, 1869

No person shall keep a billiard saloon, wherein billiard tables are kept for hire or public use, after having received a notice signed by a majority of the Trustees, forbidding him to keep such billiard saloon. Any person keeping a billiard saloon will conform to, obey all rules and any person violating said rules shall forfeit and pay to the village the sum of one hundred dollars.

An Ordinance Relative To The Removal of Snow etc.,
From Sidewalks And Gutters

Every person owning or occupying premises in the village, adjacent to the sidewalks and gutters, in such streets or parts of streets, shall be and required to remove from said sidewalks and gutters adjacent to his or her premises, respectively, all snow, and to keep said walks and gutter clean.

Every such owner or occupant mentioned in the foregoing section, who shall neglect to comply with the provisions thereof shall forfeit and pay to said village a fine of two dollars for each and every period of twenty-four hours he or she shall at any time or times be guilty of such neglect.

An Ordinance In Relation To Ball Playing

No person shall be engaged in the game or playing of ball in any of the streets, highways or sidewalks of the village.

Every person violating the provisions of this ordinance shall forfeit and pay to said village a fine of two dollars for each and every violation.

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