Section 3.2 Specific Powers of the City.
   Without limiting the general grant of powers contained in Section 3.1., the City shall have power to manage and control the finances, rights, interests, buildings, and property belonging to the City, to enter into contracts, and to protect the public peace, morals, health, safety, and general welfare. In the exercise of the City's powers, the Council may enact ordinances, rules, and regulations, and take such other action as may be required, not inconsistent with law, to:
   (1)   Declare as a hazard or nuisance any act or condition which is or may be dangerous to the health, safety, morals, or welfare of the inhabitants of the City; to provide for the abatement thereof; and to provide that the costs of such abatement shall be charged as a special assessment against the real property on which the hazard or nuisance is located;
   (2)   Provide for the public welfare by:
      (a)   Regulating trades, occupations, and amusements within the City, and prohibiting trades, occupations, and amusements which are detrimental to the safety, health, morals, or welfare of its inhabitants;
      (b)   Regulating the preparation, storage, transportation and sale of foods, drugs, and beverages for human consumption;
      (c)   Collecting and disposing of garbage and rubbish;
      (d)   Licensing, regulating, and limiting the number and locations of oil and gasoline stations;
      (e)   Licensing, regulating, and limiting the number of vehicles which carry persons or property for hire, fixing the rates of fare and charges, and determining the location of stands for such vehicles;
      (f)   Licensing, regulating, and limiting the number and locations of billboards and advertising signs;
      (g)   Directing and regulating the construction, erection, alteration, equipment, repair, moving, removal, demolition, occupancy, and maintenance of buildings and structures and their appurtenances and service equipment;
      (h)   Establishing zones within the City and regulating therein the use and occupancy of lands or structures; the height, area, size, and location of buildings; the required open spaces for light and ventilation of buildings; and the density of population;
      (i)   Regulating, limiting, and prohibiting the construction and use of buildings and lands in order to promote the public safety and to prevent and suppress fires;
      (j)   Regulating and controlling the use of streams, waters, and watercourses within the City;
   (3)   Establish and control streets, alleys, bridges, and public places, and the space above and beneath them, and the use thereof by:
      (a)   Creating and vacating the same and acquiring and disposing of the land, or any interest in land, required therefor;
      (b)   Providing a plan of streets and alleys within the City and for a distance of not more than three miles beyond its limits;
      (c)   Requiring the owners of real property to build and maintain public sidewalks abutting upon such property, and upon the failure of any owner to do so, constructing and maintaining such sidewalks and assessing the cost thereof, or such part of such cost as the Council shall establish by ordinance, against such property as a special assessment;
      (d)   Compelling all persons to care for the space between street curbs and the sidewalks which abut upon premises owned, controlled, or occupied by them, and to keep the same free from weeds and from objects which are offensive or hazardous to public health and safety;
      (e)   Compelling persons to keep sidewalks which abut upon premises owned, con trolled, or occupied by them, free from snow, ice, dirt, wood, or any other object which obstructs such sidewalks, or which makes the same offensive or hazardous to the public health or safety;
      (f)   Providing for the grade of streets and requiring public utility users of the streets to conform thereto with respect to their tracks or facilities located on, above, or under the streets; requiring railroads or street railroads to keep their tracks and the street surface between, and for a distance of one foot on each side of them and other utility facilities in the streets, in reasonable repair at all times; and requiring railroads to give warning by person or automatic signal of the approach of trains upon or across the streets and to light all such crossings at night;
      (g)   Regulating the speed of vehicles, trains, and locomotives upon or across the streets within the provisions and limitations of law, and the stopping and parking of the same upon the streets and at street crossings;
      (h)   Providing for and regulating the lighting of streets and alleys;
      (i)   Preventing and abating the encumbering of streets and alleys or any part thereof;
      (j)   Providing for and regulating the numbering of buildings upon property abutting the streets and alleys and compelling the owners and occupants thereof to affix numbers thereto;
      (k)   Providing for the use by others than the owner thereof of any property located on, or under, or above streets, alleys, and other public property, which is devoted to public utility purposes, upon the payment of a reasonable compensation therefor to the owner;
   (4)   Undertake any public work or make any public improvement or any repair or replacement thereof either directly or by contract with private persons; and to participate in any public work or public improvement under any lawful plan by which the whole or partial support of such work or improvement is provided by another governmental unit or agency;
   (5)   Construct, provide, maintain, extend, operate, regulate, and improve:
      (a)   Within the City; a City Hall; community buildings; police stations, fire stations; a civic auditorium; and polling places; and,
      (b)   Either within or without the corporate limits of the City or of Livingston County; public parks; recreation grounds and stadiums; Municipal camps; public grounds; zoological gardens; museums; airports and landing fields; cemeteries; public wharves and landing upon navigable waters; levees and embankments for flood control and other purposes related to the public health, safety, and welfare; electric light and power plants and systems; gas plants and systems; public heating plants and systems; waterworks and 
   water treatment plants and systems; sewage disposal plants and systems; storm sewers; garbage disposal facilities; refuse and rubbish disposal facilities; market houses and market places; facilities for the storage and parking of vehicles; hospitals; facilities for the docking of pleasure crafts and hydroplanes; and any other structure or facility devoted to or intended for public purposes within the scope of the powers of the City.
      (6)   Acquire by purchase, gift, condemnation, construction, lease, or otherwise, property, and interests in property, either within or without the corporate limits of the City or of Livingston County, for any public use or purpose within the scope of its powers, including, but not by the way of limitation, the uses and purposes set forth in clause (5) of this section, including the necessary lands therefor;
      (7)   Join with any municipal corporation or with any other unit of government, or with any number or combination thereof, by contract, or otherwise, as may be permitted by law, in the ownership, operation, or performance, jointly, or by one or more on behalf of all, of any property, facility, or service which each would have the power to own, operate, or perform separately;
      (8)   Provide for the public peace and health and for the safety of persons and property.