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Section 1. The Council shall have supervision and control of all public highways, streets, alleys, sidewalks and public grounds within the Village, and may regulate the use thereof, subject to the established rights of the public therein.
Section 2. The Council shall have the power to construct, improve and maintain highways, streets and alleys within the Village, and shall have the authority to lay out, establish, open, widen, extend, straighten, alter, close, vacate, or abolish any highway, street or alley within the Village whenever it shall deem the same a public improvement.
Section 3. The cost of all construction, improvement and maintenance of highways, streets and alleys within the Village shall be paid for in accordance with the general laws of the State governing the construction, improvement and maintenance of highways, streets and alleys within a village. In addition, the Council may determine that the whole or any part of the cost of construction or improvement of highways, streets and alleys within the Village shall be defrayed by special assessment upon the property especially benefited. The Council shall by general ordinance prescribe a complete special assessment procedure.
Section 4. The Council shall have the authority to determine and establish the grade of all highways, streets, alleys, sidewalks, and public grounds within the Village, and may change any established grades whenever in its opinion the public convenience will be promoted thereby. Whenever any such established grade is changed, however, and an adjoining property owner had previously made improvements in conformity with the established grade, such property owner shall be compensated for all damages reasonably resulting from the change in grade, and the damages shall be paid by the Village and shall not be assessed against property owners benefiting from the change in grade.
Section 5. The Council shall not have the power to construct any new sidewalks in residential areas, except that construction of new sidewalks shall be allowed along Franklin Road and Thirteen Mile Road.