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ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 

FOR THE 

YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1944. 

Boston, January 2, 1945. 

Hon. Maurice J. Tobin, 

Mayor of Boston. 
Dear Mr. Mayor, — In compliance with the 
provisions of section 24 of chapter 3 of the Revised 
Ordinances of 1925, I respectfully submit the Annual 
Report of the Public Works Department for the year 
ending December 31, 1944. 

Yours respectfully, 

William T. Morrisset, 
Commissioner of Public Works, 



City Document No. 24. 



The records of the department show that there are 
now 2,309 persons ehgible for employment in the several 
divisions, and of that number 2,174 were upon the 
January, 1945, pay rolls. 

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January 1, 1944. 
January 1, 1945. 



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490 


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Bridge 

Ferry 

Paving and Lighting 

Sanitary 

Street Cleaning 

Sewer 

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MAINTENANCE APPROPRIATIONS AND 
EXPENDITURES. 



Division or Service. 


Total Appropriations, 
Including Transfers. 


Expenditures. 


Unexpended 
Balance. 


Central Office 
Bridge Service . 
Ferry Service 
Tunnel Service . 
Lighting Service 
Paving Service . 
Sanitary Division 
Sewer Division . 
Water Division . 






S3 1,437 00 
419,816 12 
219,584 32 
265,290 00 
962,698 00 
915,878 94 

3,108,071 98 
356,039 00 

1,095,891 00 


$30,615 83 
418,837 50 
215,406 69 
260,220 64 
961,732 22 
911,355 37 

3,093,460 32 
349,291 87 

1,041,897 85 


S821 17 

978 62 

4,177 63 

5,069 36 

965 78 

4,523 57 

14,611 66 

6,747 13 

53,993 15 


Totals 


$7,374,706 36 


$7,282,818 29 


$91,888 07 



Expenditures from Special Appropriations, 

Bridges, Repairs, etc. (revenue) 

Ferry Improvements (revenue) 

Public Ways, Construction of (revenue) 

Public Ways, Construction of (non-revenue) 

Sidewalks, Construction and Reconstruction of 

Bridges, Construction of (revenue) 

Bridges, Construction of (non-revenue) 

Snow Removal 

Sewerage Works (non-revenue) 



Etc. 



$43,641 16 
27,076 95 

140,083 48 

1,052,679 93 

50,525 83 

84,317 91 

84,317 66 

219,376 62 

322,628 83 



Total i ; . . $2,024,648 37 



City Document No. 24. 



REVENUE. 

On Account of Public Works Department. 



Central Office: 
Sale of plans, etc 



Bridge Service: 
Clerical Service 
Chelsea North Bridge . 
Chelsea South Bridge . 
Northern Avenue Bridge 
Meridian Street Bridge 
Rents .... 
Refunds .... 



Ferry Service: 

Tolls .... 
Rents .... 
Cleaning telephone booths 
Commission on telephones 
Junk .... 



Sumner Tunnel : 
Tolls 
From State 



$250 00 

19,792 05 

98 00 

11 00 

22,081 31 

2,575 00 

240 56 



$9,921 12 

125 00 

26 00 

28 50 

47 34 



,288,090 00 
100,000 00 



Lighting Service: 
Damage to posts 



Paving Service: 

From assessments on abutters for 
cost of laying sidewalks in front 
of their premises, including material 
for same: 

Assessments added to taxes 
Assessments paid in advance 
Unapportioned assessments 

Permits 

Sale of materials, etc. . 
Labor and materials furnished 
Street openings account 

Junk 

Rents of signs 

Damage to property 

Land taking, ]\Iarginal street 



$4,127 13 

649 89 

106 89 

10,108 27 

301 68 

172 12 

4,860 00 

127 33 

25 00 

873 00 

1,785 28 



Sewer Service: 




Disposal of sewage 


$19,450 00 


Labor and materials furnished . 


284 10 


Entrance fees .... 


1,153 08 


Junk 


132 32 


Rent 


50 00 



$962 00 



45,046 92 



10,147 96 

1,388,090 00 
240 00 



23,136 59 



21,069 50 



Carried forward 



$1,488,692 97 



Public Works Department. 



Brought forward .... 

Sewerage Works (Assessments under 

chapter 450, Acts of 1899) : 

Added to taxes 

Paid in advance 

Unapportioned 



Sanitary Service : 

Collection of commercial waste 
Sale of junk, etc. . 
Sale of manure 
Sale of horses 
Damage to property 



Water Service: 

Water rates 

Water added to taxes . 

Tax titles 

Service pipes for new takers, extend 

ing, repairing, etc. 
Fees on overdue rates . 

Sale of junk, etc 

Elevator and pipe connections . 
Damage to property 
Relocating hydrants 
Labor and materials 
Weighing fees, etc. 
Reimbursement .... 
Deposit account .... 
Installing gates, etc. . 



$13,891 62 
3,592 61 
1,442 58 



$12,845 36 


211 34 


154 02 


50 00 


100 00 


$5,198,541 07 


221,452 30 


51,546 81 


2,921 89 


133 00 


4,125 78 


1,947 73 


1,112 91 


100 00 


1 62 


447 53 


28,163 96 


16,905 84 


485 75 



$1,488,692 97 



18,926 81 



13,360 72 



5,476,339 38 



Grand Total $6,997,319 88 



PART II. 

APPENDICES 



(9) 



10 City Document No. 24. 



APPENDIX A. 



REPORT OF THE DIVISION ENGINEER OF 
THE BRIDGE AND FERRY DIVISION. 



Boston, January 2, 1945. 

To the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Dear Sir, — I respectfully submit the following 
report of the income, expenditures and operation of the 
Bridge and Ferry Division for the 3^ear ending Decem- 
ber 31, 1944. The appropriations and expenditures of 
the division were as follows: 

Bridge Service. 

Regular appropriation, 1944 $414,165 10 

Transfers to 5,651 02 



$419,816 12 

Expenditures for 1944 418,837 50 

Unexpended balance $978 62 

Bridges, Repairs, Etc. 

Balance from 1943 $24,640 68 

1944 appropriation 25,000 00 

$49,630 68 

Transfers to 3,900 00 



$53,530 68 
Expenditures, 1944 43,641 16 



Unexpended balance, December 31, 1944 . . $9,889 52 

Bridges, Construction of. 

Balance from 1943 $129,836 57 

Expenditures, 1944 84,317 66 

Unexpended balance, December 31, 1944 . . $45,518 91 



Public Works Department. 11 

Civilian Defense Activities. 

Balance from 1943 $1,653 48 

Expenditures, 1944 492 75 

Unexpended balance, December 31, 1944 . . $1,160 73 

Ferry Service. 

1944 appropriation $225,604 32 

Transferred from .... $7,000 00 
Transferred to 980 00 



Total transferred from 6,020 00 



Total amount available $219,584 32 

Expenditure 215,406 69 



Balance $4,177 63 

Ferry Improvements, Etc. 

Balance from 1943 . . $15,392 56 

1944 appropriation .... 20,000 00 



{5,392 56 
Transferred from 4,680 00 



Total amount available $30,712 56 

Expenditure 27,076 95 



Carried forward to 1945 $3,635 61 

Sumner Traffic Tunnel. 

Regular appropriation, 1944 $265,290 00 

Expenditures, 1944 260,220 64 

Balance $5,069 36 

The foregoing does not include certain expenditures 
for construction work for other divisions and depart- 
ments, which work was supervised by the engineers of 
this division. 

Under orders of the Department of Public Utilities, 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, schedules of tolls 
and charges for the use of the Sumner Traffic Tunnel, 
between Boston Proper and East Boston, were ap- 
proved, covering the year 1944. 

The city has been operating only one ferry, the so- 
called "South Ferry," since early in 1933, with the 



12 City Document No. 24. 

Boston terminus at Eastern avenue and the East 
Boston terminus at Lewis street. 

The more important works undertaken during the 
past year in the Bridge and Ferr_v Division were repairs 
to the draw fender pier of Chelsea Bridge North; 
repairs to westerly sidewalk, span 1, of Charlestown 
Bridge; making wash borings at INIeridian Street 
Bridge; grouting the abutments and piers of Granite 
Avenue Bridge; construction work on the Maiden 
Bridge, over the Mystic river; repairing Winthrop 
Bridge; resurfacing in Sumner Tunnel with granite 
block, Ultimite block and white center marker blocks; 
repairs to steel ferry bridge, etc.. South Ferry, north 
slip, Boston side; repairs to the south fender, south 
slip, South Ferry, Boston side; resurfacing with granite 
block, Ultimite block, etc., Sumner Tunnel; repairing 
hull, etc., ferryboat "Charles C. Donoghue"; repairs to 
steel ferry bridge, South Ferry, south slip, Boston side; 
repairs to wharf at Spectacle Island; removing snow in 
area No. 2 and East Boston and removing snow in 
area No. 3 and Roxbury. 

Bridge Service. 

Repairs to Westerly Sidewalk, Span 1 , Charlestown 
Bridge. 

Due to corrosion the steel sidewalk brackets and 
fascia of the sidewalk were found to be in a very bad 
condition, and on June 26, 1944, the Mayor approved a 
contract with A. Orlando, Inc., the lowest bidder, to 
make necessary repairs. Work started on the contract 
on June 5, 1944, and will be completed about June, 1945. 

Repairs to Draw Fender Pier of Chelsea Bridge North. 

Due to failures of the draw fender pier, downstream 
end, adjacent to the portion repaired in 1943, it was 
necessary to rebuild the walkway and face piles for the 
full length. 

On February 15, 1944, the Mayor approved a con- 
tract with W. H. Ellis & Son Companj^, the lowest 
bidder, to remove the damaged material, drive new 
piles and spurs and connect the new work with the old, 
etc., necessary' to complete the repairs. Work started 
on the contract on April 18, 1944, and was completed 
on July 18, 1944, at a cost of $24,448.18. 



Public Works Department. 13 

Construction Work on the Maiden Bridge, over the 
Mystic River. 

Under a contract entered into in 1942 between the 
city and A. D. Daddario, for general construction work 
on the Maiden Bridge, the contractor, due to war con- 
ditions and his inability to obtain the necessary materi- 
als, has been compelled to allow the work to run into 
its third year. 

The steel Irving type floor was furnished and placed 
by the end of 1942, on the tower and draw spans. 

Work commenced on the approach roadways in May, 
1944, and continued to the end of the year. Total work 
done amounted to $96,790.40. It is expected that the 
work will be completed early in 1945. 

Making Wash Borings at Meridian Street Bridge. 

Due to the necessity of rebuilding the Meridian Street 
Bridge to provide a 175-foot clear waterway and to 
obtain necessary data for preliminary studies and plans, 
the Mayor approved a contract with the Raymond Con- 
crete Pile Company, the lowest bidder, to make a series 
of wash borings on both sides of the bridge. 

Work started on the contract on June 15, 1944, and 
was completed July 14, 1944, at a cost of $1,961.95. 

Summer Street Bridge, over Reserved Channel. 

A contract with Marinucci Brothers & Co. for con- 
struction work on the Summer Street Bridge, over the 
Reserved Channel, was completed September 29, 1943. 

At the close of the fiscal j^ear the contractor had been 
paid the sum of $154,814.47. On account of a claim 
by the contractor against the city, the amount of 
$3,790.79 is still being retained by the city. 

Repairing Winthrop Bridge. 
On December 14, 1943, the Mayor of Boston and the 
chairman of the Board of Selectmen of the town of 
Winthrop approved a contract with Baker & Co., the 
lowest bidder, to remove the existing roadway pave- 
ment, repair the 5-inch Y. P. deck, sidewalks, stringers, 
etc., as necessary and to place new 4-inch Y. P. T. & G. 



14 City Document No. 24. 

planking on the present 5-inch deck and after water- 
proofing the roadway with hot asphalt place a 2-inch 
wood wearing surface. 

Work commenced December 27, 1943, and was com- 
pleted April 19, 1944, at a cost of $13,428.79. Sixty per 
cent of the cost was paid by the City of Boston and 40 
per cent by the town of Winthrop. 

Granite Avenue Bridge Commission. 

Grouting the Abutments and Piers of Granite Avenue 

Bridge. 

Due to the washing out of the joints in the masonry 
piers and abutments of the Granite Avenue Bridge, and 
to prevent further settlement, the Granite Avenue 
Bridge Commission approved a contract with Mari- 
nucci Brothers & Co., the second lowest bidder, to fill 
all voids and point the masonry by the ''Gunite" 
process. 

Work commenced on August 28, 1944, and was com- 
pleted September 29, 1944, at a cost of $6,121.80. One 
half of this cost was paid by the County of Suffolk and 
one half by the town of Milton. 

Sanitary Division. 
Repairs to Wharf at Spectacle Island, Boston Harbor. 

Several times since this wharf was built it has been 
repaired and strengthened but the condition of the 
outer half of the wharf was so bad that it was necessary 
to rebuild this portion. 

It was decided that a wharf 10 feet wide instead of 
the present 20-foot wharf, would serve the purpose. 

This division designed and supervised the construc- 
tion of the new section of wharf. 

A contract was awarded to the James B. Rendle 
Company, approved by the Mayor June 7, 1944, for 
this rebuilding. Work started June 30, 1944, and was 
completed August 14, 1944, at a cost of $11,825.30. 

Removing Snow and Ice, Areas Nos. 2 and 3. 

A contract was awarded to Walter Reed Corporation, 
approved by the Maj^or December 31, 1943, for remov- 
ing snow in snow area No. 2. The work was completed 
February 13, 1944, at a cost of $2,369.10. 



Public Works Department. 15 

A contract was awarded to Baker & Co., approved by 
the Mayor December 31, 1943, for removing snow in 
snow area No. 3. The work was completed Februarv 
13, 1944, at a cost of $2,509.42. 

A contract was awarded to Walter Reed Corporation, 
approved by the Mayor December 28, 1944, for remov- 
ing snow in snow area No. 2. No payment was made 
under this contract in 1944. 

A contract was awarded to Baker & Co., approved b}- 
the Mayor December 28, 1944, for removing snow in 
snow area No. 3. No payment was made under this 
contract in 1944. 

Day Labor Force. 

The da}' labor force patched and replaced deck 
sheathing, headers and sidewalk planking on the various 
bridges; repaired platforms, refastened treads, cleaned 
and painted drawhouses and shelter houses; made 
repairs to drawhouses and controller houses; added to 
and deducted from counterweights; repaired steps; 
removed snow and ice from bridges and sanded same; 
repaired piers; painted fences and gates; did general 
carpenter work and painting and made mechanical 
repairs, etc., repaired wood block paving, refastened 
treads on various bridges; repaired and rebuilt gates 
at various bridges; repaired floats; built and repaired 
sand boxes; rebuilt coal bins at various bridges; repaired 
boats; set glass at various drawhouses; made miscel- 
laneous small repairs at various bridges, etc. 

The maintenance force cleaned the bridge sidewalks 
and steps in the intown areas of snow and other refuse 
during the year. Electrical and machinery maintenance 
was taken care of by the electricians and machinists. 

Another duty of the division during the winter 
months was the supervising and inspecting of snow 
loading and removal from snow areas Nos. 2 and 3, 
in common with other divisions of the department. 
This work was done under contract. 

In the course of the year part of the activities of the 
"office force was taken up in work for other divisions 
and departments of the city. While these efforts, 
spread over the entire period, did not require a con- 
siderable amount of time, the nature of the work was 
of an advisory and investigating nature. 



16 



City Document No. 24. 



Ferry Service. 
The following ferryboats are in commission : 



N.\ME. 


When 
Built. 


Length. 


Gross 
Tons. 


Charles C. Donoghue 

Daniel A. MacCormack .... 
Ralph J. Palumbo 


1926 
1926 
1930 


174 feet, 4 inches 
174 " 4 " 
174 " 4 " 


756.77 
756.77 
779 



All these boats are of the propeller type and are all 
steel boats. 

The work of this service for the year consisted of the 
following: 

Ferries. 

Ferryboat ^'Charles C. Donoghue." 

On December 20, 1945, formally advertised bids 
were called for to make general repairs to this boat 
which had been out of commission for over one year 
due to the utter failure of the main condenser. At that 
time no bids were received from any repair yard on 
account of press of work required by the armed services. 

In order to insure at least a one boat service on the 
ferry route, steps were taken at once to attempt com- 
pleting the necessary repairs as soon as possible, since 
after January 2, 1944, the only boat on the run was 
the ''Daniel A. MacCormack," the ship's papers of 
which would expire on June 9, 1944. 

After authority was granted by the Mayor to expend 
up to $23,855 to make the annual repairs, the boat 
was delivered to the Quincy Dry Dock and Yacht 
Corporation, which finally had been able to arrange its 
government work so as to take over the ''Donoghue." 

On April 17 work stated under a contract awarded 
without advertising to make the routine repairs which 
included painting, hull work and machinery repairs. 
At this time the contractor installed the whole of the 
water end of the jet condenser, which was furnished 
b}^ the city; this work included the cutting in of an 
access opening in the monitor and fitting a removable 
section in place. Work under this contract was com- 
pleted on May 24, 1944, at a cost of $21,423.90. 



Public Works Department. 17 

Since June 9, ferry operation has again been 
reduced to a single boat since the 'Talumbo" and the 
''MacCormack" have been decommissioned on account 
of the expiring of the United States ship's papers 
under which every vessel of United States registration 
operates. In event of accident or unpredictable 
machinery failure to the one boat in commission, ferry 
service ceases. In view of the fact that the city has 
three good boats, it is but reasonable to keep at least 
two boats in commission with Federal ship's papers 
at all times to avoid an extended stoppage of the service. 

Repairs to Steel Ferry Bridge, South Ferry, North Slip, 

Boston Side. 

A contract was awarded to J. A. Singarella Company, 
approved by the Mayor November 26, 1943, for neces- 
sary repairs to the steel work of the north drop. South 
Ferry, Boston side. 

Work started November 29, 1943, but very little 
work was done under the contract until January of 
1944. Work was completed January 22, 1944, at a 
cost of $4,220.90. 

Repairs to Steel Ferry Bridge, South Ferry, South Slip, 
Boston Side. 

A contract was awarded to Frederick W. Byron, 
approved by the Mayor June 13, 1944, for necessary 
repairs to the steel work of the south drop, South 
Ferry, Boston side. Work started June 15, 1944, and 
was completed September 27, 1944, at a cost of 
$14,140.42. 

Repairs to the South Fender, South Slip, South Ferry, 
Boston Side. 

A contract was awarded to the Roy B. Rendle Com- 
pany, approved by the Mayor December 29, 1943, for 
rebuilding the outer half of the fender and making 
minor repairs to the inshore end. 

Work started April 10, 1944, and was completed 
April 26, 1944, at a cost of $7,411.09. 

Department Force. 
During the year machinists, carpenters, painters, 
riggers and electricians, who are included in the personnel 



18 City Document No. 24. 

of the Ferry Service, made all repairs possible to the 
plant to the extent of equipment at their disposal. 
This work consisted mainly of minor repairs to the 
machinery on the boats, repairs to ferry bridge 
machinery, ferry bridge roadways and headhouse repairs 
in general. 

Sumner Traffic Tunnel. 

Resurfacing the Sumner Tunnel with Granite Block, 
Ultimite Block and White Center Marker Blocks. 

A contract was awarded to the Rufo Construction 
Company, approved by the Mayor October 19, 1943, 
for resurfacing the Sumner Tunnel. Work started 
November 7, 1943, and was completed January 8, 1944, 
at a cost of $14,605.00. 

Resurfacing the Sumner Tunnel with Granite Block, 
Ultimite Block, Etc. 

Due to the failure of additional areas of the pavement, 
a contract was awarded to the Rufo Construction 
Company, approved by the Mayor February 16, 1944, 
for further resurfacing in the Sumner Tunnel. Work 
started February 18, 1944, and was completed April 13, 
1944, at a cost of $10,610.50. 

Summary of Work During Idl^Jj-. 

1. Personnel. 

During the year 1944 three employees entered the armed services 
of the United States. This makes a total of eleven men who have 
entered the service. 

Summary of Employees, 1944. 

Resignations 2 

Retirements 1 

Transfers 3 

Leave of absence 2 

Mr. John DeMeulenaer, appointed as Division Engineer of the 
Bridge, Ferry and Tunnel Service as of December 27, 1944. 

2. Vehicular Traffic. 

1940. 1941. 1942. 1943. 1944. 

Total 6,309,524 7,362,848 6,770,855 5,715,999 6,449,934 

Monthly average. .. 525,793 614,000 564,238 476,000 536,500 

Weekly average ... . 121,337 141,700 130,209 110,000 124,000 

Daily average 17,293 20,180 18,055 15,650 17,600 

3. Garage Service. 

1940. 1941. 1942. 1943. 1944. 

Tow jobs 189 97 160 104 185 



Public Works Department. 19 

4. Booth Red Signals. 

1940. 1941. 1942. 1943. 1944. 

Booth, Red On 16 6 6 8 4 

Total duration 113 min. 45 min. 79 min. 255 min. 76 min. 

5. Power. 

1940. 1941. 1942. 1943. 1944. 

Total kilowatts 3,091,410 3,177,004 2,912,544 2,183,427 3,422,443 

Number of vehicles.. 6,309,524 7,362,848 6,770,855 5,715,999 6,449,934 

6. Fires. 

During the past year there was only one fire in the tunnel for a 
duration of two minutes caused by a defective brake band on a 
United States Army truck. 

7. Tunnel, General. 

Extensive roadway repairs were undertaken during the past year. 
This work was started on February 18 and finished April 27, 1944. 
During this period the tunnel was closed to vehicular traffic from 
12.30 a. m. to 5.30 a. m. Tunnel walls are washed two or three 
times a month as needed. During the past year a total of 5,552 
200-watt lamps were used in the relamping of the Tunnel lights. 
All catch-basins and sump roonis have been cleaned. 

8. Tolls. 

All Army, Navy, Marine Corp and Coast Guard vehicles started 
paying tolls by a special military ticker for the use of the Tunnel 
as of March 15, 1944, previous to this time all of these government 
vehicles passed through the Tunnel free of tolls. 

9. Toll Booths. 

Electric heaters were installed in all toll booths at Boston and 
East Boston and were completed in November, 1944. These heaters 
replaced a steam heating system that had proven unsatisfactory. 

10. Automotive Equipment. 

On July 21, 1944, a Ford emergency ambulance was installed 
at the Tunnel and is subject to calls from outside of the Tunnel in the 
event of any emergency that might require its use. 

11. Ventilating Fans, Motor, Dampers. 

The twenty-eight motors used in the operation of the ventilating 
system have been oiled, cleaned and greased as the occasion required. 
All switches and controllers used in conjunction with these motors 
have been cleaned and overhauled and adjusted and are in good 
working order. All damper motors, switches and controls have been 
cleaned and adjustments were made as needed. 

12. Circuit Breakers, Air Type, Oil Type. 

During the year all circuit breakers have been tested, set and 
adjusted in order to assure efficient operation. 

13. Transformers, Relays. 

The oil in all transformers has been tested and changed as it was 
needed. All of the relays have been calibrated, set and adjusted for 
proper operation. 

14. Toll Registering Equipment. 

All key boxes and toll registers are in good working condition. 
Monthly and periodic insulation, resistance and pressure tests are 
made on all treadles. 



20 City Document No. 24. 

15. Pumps. 

The main harbor pumps and the two portal pumps have been 
cleaned, overhauled, painted and lubricated. Various changes to 
pipes and valves were made as needed. 

16. Telephone System. 

All switchboard relays have been adjusted and set for efficient 
operation. All defective cords, instruments, coils have been replaced. 

17. Storage Batteries. 

These emergency power storage batteries are inspected and tested 
at regular intervals. The telephone storage battery has also been 
inspected and tested and in good operating condition. 

18. Traffic Signal Controls. 

All broken glass in the traffic signals replaced as needed. During 
the past year 353 60-watt lamps were used in the relamping of these 
units. All traffic signal controls have been repaired and tested, 
all defective coils and contacts have been replaced. 

19. Motor Generators. 

All four of the motor generators are in excellent working condition. 
These machines have been cleaned and painted. The commutators 
have been undercut, and new brushes installed as required. 



Yours respectfully, 



John DeMexjlenaek, 

Division Engineer. 



Public Works Department. 



21 



BRIDGE SERVICE. 



Financial Statement for 1944. 
Expenditures from Maintenance Appropriation. 



Boston and Cambridge bridges 


4,355 07 

ures. 


$418,837 50 


Total Expendit 




From Maintenance Appropriation 


. $418,837 50 




From Special Appropriations . 


. 128,451 57 






ton Bridges. 


$547,289 07 


Expenditures of Bos 




Administrations 






Salaries : 






Division Engineer, Acting 


$4,000 00 




Supervisor .... 


2,554 29 




Engineer and draftsmen 




35,207 61 




Clerks .... 




5,200 00 




Inspectors . 




2,300 00 




Foreman 




2,500 00 




Veterans' pension 




5,294 00 




Injured employees . 




408 50 


$57,464 40 






Printing, postage and station 


. 




ery 


$1,355 78 




Travelling expense 


31 20 




Engineers' supplies and instru 


- 




ments 


50 97 




Typewriter and adding machin* 


3 




inspection . . . . 


51 30 




Binding 


13 80 




Office supplies . . . . 


37 59 


1,540 64 












$59,005 04 



22 



City Document No. 24. 



Yard and stockroom: 
Yard: 
Clerk, yardman and watchman, 
Holidays .... 
Vacations .... 
Travelling expenses . 
Telephone .... 
Tools, new and repaired . 
Repairs in yard and buildings 
Supplies .... 
Motor Equipment 



Stockroom : 

Stock purchased 
Stock used 



Increase in stock 



$6,888 74 

1,186 59 

235 42 




346 25 




159 54 




289 27 




951 17 




873 01 




5,929 32 


$16,859 31 


$14,730 03 
12,700 08 






2,029 95 






$18,889 26 



Tidewater Bridges. 



Bridges. 



Drawtenders' 
Salaries. 



Mechanics' 
Wages. 



Material. 



Repair 

Bills. 



Supplies. 



Totals. 



Bioadway 

Charles town 

Chelsea North . . . . 

Chelsea South 

Chelsea Street. . . . 
Congress Street . . . 
Dorchester Avenue 

Dover Street 

L Street * 

Maiden 

Meridian Street . . . 
Northern Avenue . . 
Summer Street . . . . 
Warren 

Totals 



$13,381 84 
26,468 48 
19,651 26 
15,168 03 
20,420 61 
16,401 15 
16,771 05 
13,877 49 
16,198 75 
20,139 25 
20,255 65 
19,758 58 
20,058 57 
16,645 90 



$255,196 61 



$2,481 67 

2,221 53 

1,892 28 
1,730 48 

1,152 41 
1,050 95 

3,165 38 

2,255 36 

725 21 

826 88 

1,270 98 

1,.582 66 

2,931 21 

2,733 44 



$26,020 48 



$2,397 38 
687 99 

1,165 63 
845 05 
234 62 
232 51 

1,119 00 

714 50 

60 46 

253 73 

428 36 

1,080 38 

1,416 80 
772 37 



$11,408 78 



$735 98 

4,640 08 

2,338 38 

338 78 

211 62 

225 65 

1,673 93 

570 53 

624 76 

300 00 

3,885 22 

1,532 13 

1,021 12 

1,059 71 



$19,157 89 



$353 41 


653 


95 


1,886 


11 


783 


04 


570 


10 


597 


46 


434 


35 


810 46 


444 


42 


713 


46 


454 


22 


3,376 


50 


292 


68 


424 


77 


$11,794 93 



$19,350 28 
34,672 03 
26,933 66 
18,865 38 
22,589 35 
18,507 72 
23,163 71 
18,228 34 
18,053 60 
22,233 32 
26,294 43 
27,330 25 
25,720 43 
21,636 19 

$323,578 69 



* Now Summer Street, over Reserved Channel. 



Public Works Department. 



23 



Repairs on Inland Bridges. 



Bridges. 



Labor 
and 

Material. 



Adams Street 

Allston 

Arlington Street 

Babson Street 

Beacon Street, over Boston & Albany Railroad 

Beacon Street, over outlet 

Blakemore Street 

Bennington Street 

Boston Street 

Boylfiton Street 

Braddock Park-FoUen Street (foot) 

Broadway, over Boston & Albany Railroad. . . . 

Brook Street (stairs) 

Byron Street 

C Street (stairs) 

Cambridge Street, Boston & Maine Railroad . . 

Central Avenue 

Charlesgate, West 

Clarendon Street 

Cummins Highway 

Dana Avenue 

Dartmouth Street (rent) 

Everett Street 

Fairmount Avenue 

Freeport Street. . . . : 

Gove Street 

Glen wood Avenue 

Granite Avenue 

Huntington Avenue 

Longfellow 

Milton Lower Mills 

Mystic Avenue 

Neptune Road 

New AUen Street 

Norfolk Street 

Carried forward 



$190 93 
466 21 
138 10 
165 51 
152 65 
151 72 

1,092 99 

62 30 

129 60 
398 65 

86 88 

47 32 
9 75 

99 37 
231 95 

55 91 
524 17 
199 72 

83 65 

98 75 
145 4& 
300 00 
886 43 
390 37 
231 45 

130 76 
524 32 

63 83 

48 00 
506 90 
119 23 
417 78 
323 09 

96 16 
•169 46 



$8,739 37 



24 



City Document No. 24. 

Repairs on Inland Bridges. — Concluded. 



Bridges. 



Labor 
and 

Material. 



Brought forward 

Old Colony Avenue (overpass) .... 

Perkins Street (foot) 

Public Landing, Northern Avenue. 
Public Landing, Summer Street. . . 

Redfield Street 

Reservation Road 

Southampton Street 

Sprague Street 

Summer Street, over C Street 

Tollgate Way 

Webster Street 

West Fourth Street 

Winthrop 

Cleaning bridges 

Snow and sanding 

Other services 



J8,739 37 

24 45 

280 67 

3 50 

146 50 

173 91 

171 75 

240 38 

440 60 

131 68 

52 50 

103 97 

140 88 

152 86 

391 34 

1,176 90 

638 18 



Total. 



$13,009 44 



Administration 
Yard and stockroom 
Tidewater bridges 
Inland bridges 



SUMMARY. 



Boston and Cambridge bridges 
Total .... 



$59,005 04 
18,889 26 

323,578 69 
13,009 44 

$414,482 43 
4,355 07 

$418,837 50 



Public Works Department. 25 



SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS. 
Bridges, Repairs, Etc. 



Allston Bridge: 

Flagman $364 96 

Broadway Bridge: 

Machinery repairs ........ 192 00 

Charlestown Bridge: 

Fender repairs $1,761 48 

Sidewalk repairs 344 15 

2,105 63 

Chelsea North Bridge: 

W. H. Ellis & Son Company . . . $24,448 18 

Kenworthy & Taylor, Inc 3,198 12 

27,646 30 

Chelsea South Bridge : 

Machinery repairs $585 96 

Steel repairs 91 69 

677 65 

Chelsea Street Bridge: 

Machinery repairs 468 96 

Congress Street Bridge: 

Counterweights 188 45 

Maiden Bridge: 

Machinery repairs $65 20 

Counterweights 541 95 

Motor repairs 536 16 

1,143 31 

Meridian Street Bridge: 

Machinery repairs $48 00 

Material lumber 128 33 

176 33 

Summer Street Bridge, over Fort Point Channel: 

Machinery repairs $318 80 

Jack-Up leaf 32 25 

351 05 

Winthrop Bridge: 

Baker & Co $8,057 27 

Advertising 28 00 

8,085 27 

Dover Street Bridge: 

Machinery repairs $194 80 

Repair gates 300 40 

495 20 

Northern Avenue Bridge: 

Machinery repairs 245 20 

Warren Bridge: 

Machinery repairs 40 00 

Carried forward $42,180 31 



26 City Document No. 24. 

Brought forward $42,180 31 

Summer Street Bridge, over Reserved Channel: 

Fence repairs $32 37 

Fender pier repairs 712 63 

745 00 

Brooks Street Stairs: 

Install new treads 530 75 

Columbus Avenue Bridge: 

Electrical repairs 185 10 

$43,641 16 



BRIDGES — CONSTRUCTION OF. 



Broadway Bridge, over Boston & Albany Railroad: 

Frederick W. Byron $11,354 30 

Maiden Bridge: 

A. D. Daddario $52,935 36 

Test concrete cylinders .... 28 00 

52,963 36 

Summer Street Bridge, over Reserved Channel: 

Marinucci Brothers Company 20,000 00 

$884,317 66 



SUMMARY. 

Expenditures from Special Appropriations. 





Balance 
from 
1943. 


Total Credits, 

Including 

Balances 

Carried over 

and Transfers. 


Expended 

During Year 

1944. 


Unexpended 

Balances 

December 31, 

1944. 


Bridges, repairs, etc 

Bridges, construction of . . . . 
Civilian defense activities . . 


$24,630 68 

129,836 57 

1,653 48 


$53,530 68 

129,836 57 

1,653 48 


$43,641 16 

84,317 66 

492 75 


$9,889 52 

45,518 91 

1,160 73 


Totals 


$156,120 23 


$175,020 73 


$128,451 57 


$56,569 16 







Public Works Department. 



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GRANITE AVENUE BRIDGE.* 



Drawtenders' salaries $3,506 40 

Material 41 50 

Marinucci Brothers & Co 3,060 90 

Supplies 109 82 

























$6,718 62 






* One half paid by County of Suffolk and one half by Town of Milton. 




TtToa. 


Bakqes. 


All Others. 


Total Number 
OP Vessels. 


1^ 


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Night. 


Total. 


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Public Works Department. 



29 



FERRY SERVICE. 



Financial Statement for the Year Ending 

December 31, 1944 

Toll Receipts. 

Total cash receipts during the year . 

Cash in hands of tollmen at beginning of year, 

Cash paid over to City Collector 

Cash in hands of tollmen December 31, 1944 . 



Breakdown of Toll Receipts. 

From foot passengers 

From vehicles 



$9,913 90 
S90 00 

$9,913 90 
$90 00 



t,505 60 
),408 30 



From Foot 

Passengers. 



From 
Vehicles. 



Totals. 



Boston side 


$2,322 90 
2,182 70 


$2,777 45 
2,630 85 


$5,100 35 


East Boston side 


4,813 55 






Total 


$4,505 60 


$5,408 30 


$9,913 90 



Travel on the South Ferry from January 1, 1944, 

TO December 31, 1944, Inclusive. 
Foot passengers at 1 cent .... 450,560 

Handcart, or wheelbarrow and man 5 cents] 

Horse and rider 5 cents 

Horse and cattle, each with attendant 5 cents >• 11,087 

One or two-horse vehicle with driver 5 cents 

Motorcycle with driver 5 cents] 

Trailer 10 cents] 

Three or four-horse vehicle with driver 10 cents [ 34,907 

Passenger automobile with driver and one passenger, 10 cents] 

Passenger automobile with driver and more than one 

passenger 15 cents! - ggo 

Motor truck, six tons or less, with driver 15 cents/ ' 

Motor truck, over six tons, with driver 20 centsl , q-^ 

Auto bus with driver 20 cents/ ' 

Auto bus with driver and passenger 30 cents 000 

Free vehicles 162 



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31 



SUMNER TRAFFIC TUNNEL. 

Comparison of Receipts, Expenditures, Interest and Sinking Fund Requirements, 

1940 to 1944, Inc. 





1940. 


1941. 


1942. 


1943. 


1944. 


Expenditures 


$229,635 64 
832,123 75 
204,131 00 


$232,802 62 
831,400 00 
204,981 00 


$253,169 54 
830,487 50 
271,577 00 


$243,257 21 
825,995 00 
272,549 00 


$260,220 64 
836,411 25 


Sinking Fund Requirements 


273,024 00 




$1,265,890 39 
960,365 16 


$1,269,183 62 
1,110,428 47 


$1,355,234 04 
991,160 64 


$1,341,801 21 
1,026,227 33 


$1,369,655 89 




1,288,104 38 








$305,525 23 


SI 58.7.55 15 


$364,073 40 


$315,573 88 


$81,551 51 


Amount transferred from toll receip 


ts to primary sinking fund reqi. 




136,627 61 








1944 deficits 




$218,179 12 















SUMNER TRAFFIC TUNNEL. 

Comparative Traffic Count. 



1940. 



1941. 



1942. 



1943. 



1944. 



January 

February 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September 

October 

November 

December 

Yearly totals 



385,204 
326,894 
428,797 
459,697 
554,389 
650,329 
726,508 
673,667 
555,474 
550,792 
495,826 
501,947 



402,754 
422,704 
472.748 
543,507 
680,203 
740,337 
794,095 
766,717 
656,450 
667,694 
600,123 
615,516 



528,392 
499,935 
580,371 
609,665 
628,151 
652,020 
642,056 
574,917 
543,220 
536,787 
510,650 
464.691 



354,100 
357,103 
465,245 
444,604 
498,689 
487,746 
557,116 
568,911 
542,060 
502,399 
470,066 
467,954 



440,178 
423,318 
455,999 
471,847 
590,106 
650,255 
680,787 
631,264 
572,112 
519,426 
502,798 
511,844 



6,309,524 



7,362,848 



6,770,855 



5,715,999 



6,449.934 



32 City Document No. 24. 



APPENDIX B. 



REPORT OF THE DIVISION ENGINEER OF THE 
HIGHWAY DIVISION. 



Boston, January 2, 1945. 

To the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Dear Sir, — I submit the following report of the 
operations and expenditures of the Highway Division 
for the year ending December 31, 1944. 

The following is a summary of the budget appro- 
priations for 1944 for the below-mentioned items: 

Maintenance. 

Appropriation for 1944 $934,256 00 

Transfers to this appropriation .... 2,800 00 



$937,056 00 
Transfers from this appropriation . 21,177 06 



$915,878 94 
Amount expended 911,355 37 



Balance unexpended $4,523 57 

The amount of money taken in through the Permit 
Office of the Paving Service was $10,245.62. Of this 
amount $8,009.62 was deposited with the City Collector, 
and $2,236 was billed to Public Service Corporations. 
There are now on file 1,824 bonds covering the city 
against claims for damages, etc., through the use of 
permits. 

The regular forces of the Paving Service were em- 
ployed as usual in the maintenance of all public streets, 
resurfacing and patching macadam pavements, patching 
all permanent pavement such as asphalt, granite blocks, 
etc., and taking care of all gravel, brick and artificial 
stone sidewalks. 

Contracts were let for the construction and recon- 
struction of one hundred and eighty-four streets during 
the year. Artificial stone sidewalks were installed on 
twenty of these streets. 



Public Works Department. 33 

Some of the most important thoroughfares recon- 
structed cku'ing the year were as follows : 
Rutherford Avenue, Charlestown, Chapman to Cam- 
bridge Streets. 
Dorchester Street, South Boston, Andrew Square to 

West Ninth Street. 
Columbus Avenue, Roxbury, Dudley to Centre Streets. 
Blue Hill Avenue, Dorchester, American Legion High- 
way to River Street. 
Washington Street, Dorchester, Bowdoin Street to 

Talbot Avenue. 
Centre Street, West Roxbury, South Street to the 
Arborway. 
In the City Proper work was done on the following- 
named streets: 

Summer Street; Kneeland Street; Massachusetts 
Avenue; Beacon Street; Newbury Street; Hamp- 
den Street. 

Lighting Service. 

The Lighting Service Appropriation of the Highway 
Division called for $961,198. A transfer of $1,500 
was received from the Paving Service and $961,732.22 
was expended, leaving a balance of $965.78. 

Mazda lamps of 1,000 c.p. were installed as follows: 
Brookline Avenue (2), City Proper; Main Street (2), 
Charlestown; Washington Street (1), Dorchester; 
Porter Street (1), East Boston; Hyde Park Avenue 
(1), Hyde Park. 

One 600 c.p. lamp was installed on American Legion 
Highway, West Roxbury. 

Mazda lamps of 400 c.p. were installed as follows: 
Goodenough Street (1), Egremont Road (1), Brighton; 
Breed Street (1), East Boston. 

Mazda lamps of 250 c.p. were installed as follows: 
Bower Street (1), Delle Avenue (5), Roxbury; Wood 
Avenue (4), Hyde Park. 

■Mazda lamps of 80 c.p. were installed as follows: 
Hallo well Street (1), Regan Road (1), Columbia Road 
(1), Stow Road (1), Dorchester; Tower Street (1), 
East Boston; Lewis Street (3), Magee Street (3), 
Sherrin Street (2), Milton Avenue (1), Crown Street 
(1), Hyde Park; La Grange Street (1), Prospect Street 
(1), Byrd Avenue (1), Buchanan Road (1), Bullion 
Road (1), Furbush Road (1), Bryant Road (2), Gloria 
Road (3), West Roxbury. 



34 City Document No. 24. 

Mazda fire lamps were installed as follows: Cam- 
bridge Street (1), City Proper; Chestnut Hill Avenue 
(1), Commonwealth Avenue (2), Lanark Road (1), 
Brighton Avenue (1), Brighton. 

Owing to war conditions there was no prescribed 
underground district for the year 1944. 

Yours respectfully, 

R. J. Kelley, 
Acting Division Engineer. 



Table Showing Length and Area of Paving on Accepted Streets, Corrected to January 1, 1945. 



Length in Miles. 


Area in Sqcaue Yabd8. 




Sheet 
Asphalt. 


Asphalt 
Concrete. 


Granite 
Block. 


Wood 
Block. 


Plank 
Bridges. 


Brick. 


Con- 
crete. 


Macadam. Gravel. 


Not 
Graded. 


Totals. 


Sheet 
Asphalt. 


Asphalt 
Concrete. 


Granite 
Block. 


Wood 
Block. 


Plank 
Bridges. 


Brick. 


Concrete. 


Macadam. 


Gravel. 


Not 
Graded. 


Totals. 


Year 1943 Report 


* 139.63 
19.67 


t 202.95 
28,60 


t 73.07 
10.38 


0.06 
09 


0.71 
0.10 


0.97 
0.14 


§28.08 
3.96 


11246.16 
34.68 


15.23 
2.15 


1.05 
0,23 


709.71 
100 00 


* 2,691,109 
19.80 


t 3,954,953 
29.19 


§ 1,956,152 

14.44 


14,249 
0.10 


15,923 
0.12 


21,366 
0.16 


§ 574,582 
4.24 


11 4,034.242 
29.77 


240,012 
1.77 


47,456 
0.35 


13,550,044 






January .1. 1945. 


34.74 
1.64 
3.81 
8.45 
24.44 
23.68 
34.58 
11.08 
0.60 


27.73 
4.07 
11.02 
9.79 
23.17 
44.82 
48.70 
32.34 
9.53 


24.80 
9.19 
5.05 
10.31 
11.33 
3.41 
0.77 
0.02 
0.05 


0.27 
0.08 
0.01 
0.04 
0.10 
0.01 
0.00 
0.00 
0.09 


0.13 
0.07 
0.05 
0.19 

0.07 
0.07 
0.08 
0.05 


40 

0.04 
0.12 
0.14 

0.27 


3.23 
1.07 
1.08 
0.77 
0.81 
5.35 
6.53 
2.30 
0.94 


4.95 
0.53 
14.. 56 
13.83 
27.28 
60.59 
08.96 
15.52 
22.91 


0.22 
O.OS 
0.09 
0.17 
0.92 
1.80 
2.70 
0.90 
0.95 


0.01 
0.04 
0.97 
0.00 
0.32 
0.07 
0.00 
0.24 


90.47 
22.74 
30.35 
44.04 
94.19 
142.05 
108.77 
03.44 
41.42 


71.5,475 
30.490 
85.194 
107.040 
443,149 
408,003 
6.50,510 
2.54,089 
15,031 


031,226 
63,714 
222.429 
194,388 
444,932 
817,971 
878,843 
012.040 
207,735 


550,004 
223,397 
121,923 
285.805 
289,169 
155,.363 
191,260 
73,348 
8,049 


3,014 
2.011 

325 
1,255 
2,089 

210 
1,009 

958 
1.384 


3,750 

1,999 

777 

4.797 

1,.380 

1,242 

1.231 

747 


6,685 

771 
2,993 

5.438 

5,479 


114,819 
22,768 
35.891 
21,676 

117.457 
76,111 

117,770 
50,048 
17,.373 


78,853 
93,669 
318.154 
241.690 
399.842 
976.033 
1,080,384 
263,638 
.390.4.56 


1,563 
1.840 
131944 
2,080 
12,520 
28,847 
44,400 
13,750 
100,001 


41 
805 
25,029 
61 
10,351 
2,341 
2,820 
7,255 






439,941 
800,273 
947,959 










2,534,329 
2,973,964 

1,272,528 






Hyde Park 








145.68 
20.52 


211.17 
29.74 


71.53 
10.07 


0.66 
0.09 


0.71 
0.10 


0.97 
0.14 


28.08 
3.90 


235.13 
33.11 


14.49 
2.04 


1.65 
0.23 


710.07 
100.00 


2.830.247 
20.88 


4.073.278 
30.00 


1,905,518 
14.06 


14.115 
0.10 


15.923 
0.12 


21,300 
0.10 


574.513 
4.24 


3,842,719 
28.35 


226,229 
1.67 


48,763 
0.36 


13,552,731 
100 00 









Total Public Streets 710.07 Miles. 

Note. — In the above table the city is subdivided substantially on the boundary lines between the districts as they existed when annexed to Boston. Territory annexed from Brooklino included in City Proper. 
* Of this amount 0.10 mile or 834 square yards is Biturock; and 0.03 mile or 537 square t Of this amount 98.93 miles or 1,770,033 square yards is asphalt concrete; and 102.01 

,.„..j.. -.. T.' — «i ,1 n nn „•!., .. o^r, - ,. -.!„ -.. TT„- ..:♦.. . miles or 2.086,847 square yards is Bitulithic: and 0.02 mile or 4,973 square yards is Col- 

yards IS Kyrock; and 0.00 m.le or 310 square yards is Umonite. p^„,,i^. ^^^ g gg ^^^ ^^ ^^3 square yards is Filbertine; and 0.00 mUe or 4,000 square 

t Of this amount 0.02 mile or 185 square yards is Cobble; and 48.05 mUes or 1,482,256 .vards is Hepburnite; and 0.00 mile or 3,903 square yards is Laykold; and 0.00 mUe or 

, . . . , , . ^ . 4,107 square yards is Macasphalt ; and 0.21 mile or 5.200 square yards is Simasco; and 

square yards is granite block paving on concrete base. IO.06 miles or 180,917 square yards is Topeka; and 0.00 mile or 4,153 square yards is 

§ Of this amount 0.06 mile or 924 square yards is Blome granitoid concrete block. Warcolite; and 0.18 mile or 3 474 square yards is Carey Elastite asphalt plank; and 0.11 

mile or 2,507 square yards is Flmtkote asphalt plank; and 0.11 mile or 1,234 square yards 
II Of this amount 191.99 miles or 3.173,251 square yards is bituminous macadam. is Johns-Manville asphalt plank. 

6.67 miles or 35,444 square yards public alleys included in this table; 7.41 miles or 33,065 square yards public streets in charge of Park Department included in this'table; 7.01 miles or 236,673 square yards 
public streets in charge of Commonwealth of Massachusetts included in this table. In addition to this table there are 1.98 miles or 10,619 square yards of accepted footways. 



Public Works Department. 



35 



Highway Division — Paving Service. 

Work Done by Contract, 1944. 

Type of Work. 

Earth excavation 41,712 cubic yards. 

Rock and wall excavation 923 cubic yards. 

Bank gravel filling 10,958 tons. 

Crushed stone 3,150 tons. 

Old concrete base removed 6,530 square yards. 

Old pavement removed 207,165 square yards. 

Scarifying 41,760 square yards. 

Fine grading 45,576 square yards. 

Straight edgestone set 10,802 linear feet. 

Circular edgestone set 1,405 linear feet. 

Edgestone reset 49,997 linear feet. 

Class B concrete laid (cubic yards) . . 10,252 cubic yards. 

Class B concrete laid (square yards) . . . 55,822 square yards. 

Extra concrete laid 30 cubic yards. 

Bituminous macadam base 105,349 square yards. 

Oa asphalt 51,611 gallons. 

Bituminous macadam pavement . . . . 2,111 square yards. 

Granite block pavement 5,525 square yards. 

Sheet asphalt pavement 46,764 square yards. 

Sheet asphalt top 17,091 tons. 

Sheet asphalt binder 19,437 tons. 

Bituminous concrete pavement .... 236,189 square yards. 

Cement concrete pavement 1,450 square yards. 

Artificial stone sidewalks and driveways . . 395,199 square feet. 

Brick sidewalks 1,919 square yards. 

Bituminous concrete sidewalks .... 3,200 square yards. 

Artificial stone foundation 2,185 cubic yards. 

Covers reset 3,319 cubic yards. 

Street sign posts 17 



Yearly Report of Work Done by Department 



Forces for 1944. 



Brick sidewalks, laid and relaid 
Gravel sidewalks, relaid . 
Granolithic sidewalks, laid (new) 
Granolithic sidewalks, relaid (old) 
Tar sidewalks . 
Block gutters, laid . 
Granite block roadway, laid 
Edgestone set (new) 
Edgestone reset (old) 
Macadam roadway, patched 
Macadam roadway, resurfaced 
Street cleaning . 
Snow removal . 



6,546 

18,392 

42,617 

50,233 

27,942 

83 

207 

54 

4,711 

81,594 

5,858 

30,626 

56,007 



square yards, 
square yards, 
square feet, 
square feet, 
square yards, 
square yards, 
square yards, 
linear feet, 
linear feet, 
square yards, 
square yards, 
cubic yards, 
cubic yards. 



36 



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Public Works Department. 37 



Permit Office Activities, 1944. 

Under classes 1 and 2 of the schedule of permit fees, 
permits were issued for openings in public ways as 
follows : 

Number of 
Permits. 

City departments 1,500 

Public service corporations 1,300 

Emergency permits for same 1,500 

Miscellaneous 593 

Total 4,893 

Permits for other than openings were as follows : 

Painting and building repair occupation .... 1,591 

Sign work 81 

Special permits 301 

Awning work . 87 

Raising or lowering safes and machinery .... 164 

Total 2,224 

Grand total 7.117 



Fees received, $10,245.62. Deposited with City Col- 
lector, $8,009.62. Billed to pubhc services, $2,236. 

Bonds. 
There are now on file 1,824 bonds covering the city 
against claims that may be made on account of permits 
issued. 



38 City Document No. 24. 



APPENDIX C. 



REPORT OF THE DIVISION ENGINEER OF THE 
SANITARY DIVISION. 



Boston, January 2, 1945. 

To the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Dear Sir, — I submit herewith a statement of the 
activities and expenditures of the Sanitary Division 
for the year ending December 31, 1944: 

Maintenance expenditure $3,093,460 32 

I. Waste collection and disposal $2,122,491 13 

(a) By contract (Table II) . $1,460,671 97 
(6) By day labor (Table III) . 661,819 16 

II. Street cleaning (Table V) $853,108 44 

III. Not directly chargeable to 1944 operation . $117,860 75 

(a) For other services . . $9,542 12 
(6) Pensions 11,106 25 

(c) Injured roll .... 5,341 22 

(d) Unused stock . 14,008 29 

(e) Salvage (tin, paper, etc.) . 31,561 03 
(/) Preventive street cleaning . 46,297 84 

Personnel changes in permanent force: 

Total personnel January 1, 1944 779 

Transfers from other departments and divisions . .15 

New appointments 108 

Reinstatements 8 

131 

910 

Deaths 13 

Resignations 17 

Retirements 17 

Transfers out 11 

Discharged 1 

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Total Personnel January 1, 1945 851 

Garbage and Refuse Collection Work. — The garbage 
and refuse collection work, as heretofore, has been done 
principally under the contract system. The collection 
by city forces includes only the City Proper, South, 
North and West Ends, and a part of Roxbury. These 



Public Works Department. 39 

districts are known as 9, 10 and 7, respectively. There 
are thirteen contract collection districts, numbered 
1, 2, 3, 4, 5A, 5B, 6, 7A, 7B, 7C, 9A, 9B and 11, com- 
prising the South Boston, East Boston, Charlestown, 
Brighton, West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Dorchester, 
and part of Roxbury sections, the Back Bay section and 
part of the City Proper. 

The collection work by city forces has been main- 
tained satisfactorily throughout the year despite war- 
time conditions, with attendant shortage of adequate 
equipment, coupled with an understandable unrest in 
labor circles because of the differential in wages paid to 
municipal employees and those in private employment. 

The employees engaged in this work, however, were 
intensely loyal, and it is to their credit that Boston did 
not have to curtail or suspend any garbage or refuse 
collection work at any period of the year, whereas many 
cities throughout the country had intervals of strikes 
among municipal collectors, and many had to curtail 
the collection work due to shortages of labor and 
equipment. 

Publicly advertised bids for the collection of garbage 
and refuse in the contract areas were opened on Decem- 
ber 21, 1943, with very few competitive bids being sub- 
mitted. In nine out of the thirteen districts, only one 
bid was submitted in each district; in one district, only 
three bids, and in the remaining three districts, only 
two bids were received in each of the three districts. 
Only ten contractors submitted bids, nine of whom had 
the contracts in the year 1943. 

The lack of competition for this work at this time is 
understandable because of the shortage of labor. The 
contractors who are currently doing the work have the 
advantage over potential competition because all em- 
ployees of the contractors engaged in garbage and 
refuse collection work have been designated by the War 
Production Board as being ''locally needed," with the 
result that they cannot change their jobs without the 
permission of the W. P. B. and the contractor to whom 
they are assigned. Under the circumstances, therefore, 
the present contractors have, in great measure, cornered 
the employment market, and have practically elimi- 
nated competition. Appeals were made to the War 
Production Board to correct this condition and have 
the employees assigned to garbage and refuse work, 
rather than to contractors doing this kind of work. The 



40 



City Document No. 24. 



W. P. B. replied that the policy of assigning employees 
to contractors and not to industries or trades was in 
effect all over the country, and no exception could be 
made for Boston. 

The contract collection work proceeded satisfactorily 
throughout the year, considering the wartime conditions ; 
and, as in the case of collections by city forces, there was 
no curtailment or suspension of this important service 
during the year. 

Garbage and Refuse Disposal.- — At the completion of 
the ten-year disposal contract,, which terminated on 
June 30, 1942, a one-year contract was entered into 
with the Coleman Disposal Company. This contract 
was followed by another one-year contract, which termi- 
nated on June 30, 1944. Prior to the completion of this 
contract, an examination was made by a competent 
auditor of the books and records of the company affect- 
ing the disposal contract, and several meetings were 
held with representatives of the Coleman Disposal 
Company and of this department for the purpose of 
negotiating another one-year contract to start on July 1, 
1944. 

As the result of the audit and following negotiations 
between representatives of the department and the 
Coleman Disposal Company, a contract was executed 
covering the period from July 1 to December 31, 1944, 
with the option on the part of the city, if agreeable to 
the contractor, to extend the time to June 30, 1945. It 
was agreed that the base sum paid to the contractor for 
this service would be the same as provided in the pre- 
vious contract, namely, $30,000 per month. It was 
also further agreed that the city would pay — up to a 
limit of $5,000 for the six-month period of 1944 — 
one half of any increases in pay for the contractor's 
employees if said increases were approved by the War 
Labor Board. 

The work required under the provisions of this con- 
tract has been proceeding most satisfactorily, and no 
serious complaints were received regarding the condi- 
tion of the dumps at Spectacle Island or at Mile road, or 
at the water-front receiving stations on Atlantic avenue, 
Albany street and Victory road. 

This contract, in substance, required the contractor 
to dispose of all refuse collected by city forces and by the 
contractors in the City Proper, North and South and 
West Ends, Back Bay, Roxbury, South Boston, Charles- 



Public Works Department. 41 

town, and also all garbage collected in the above- 
listed districts and from the Dorchester district. 

The yearly disposal contracts of the past three years 
have all terminated on June 30, which has made it neces- 
sary for us to insert a provision in the collection contracts 
affected by the Coleman Disposal Contract to the effect 
that the contracts would terminate on June 30, with the 
option of extending them to December 31. The collec- 
tion contracts affected by the Coleman Disposal Con- 
tract were in those districts where the refuse and gar- 
bage were required to be delivered to the dumps and 
water-front stations operated by the Coleman Disposal 
Company. 

Such a provision in the collection contracts was un- 
satisfactory, and in order to have the collection contracts 
and the disposal contract cover the same period, namely, 
a calendar year, negotiations were entered into by the 
department and the Coleman Disposal Company in 
December to execute a contract for the calendar year 
of 1945. These negotiations ended satisfactorily, and a 
contract was executed in December for the calendar 
year of 1945 on the same basis and at the same price 
that governed the contract which was in effect from 
July 1 to December 31, 1944. 

Street Cleaning Work. — The city is divided into 
thirteen street cleaning districts, one pushcart patrol 
district in the downtown area, and one district com- 
bining the market area and the North and West Ends 
where cleaning is done at night. Three of the thirteen 
districts, Brighton, Jamaica Plain and Hyde Park, are 
cleaned by the Highway Division. The division has 
been handicapped to some extent in keeping the streets 
clean by our inabiHty to purchase trucks and an ade- 
quate number of street cleaning machines, but we have 
been handicapped to a far greater extent by the so- 
called "extracurricular" duties that we have had to 
assume because of the war. 

All street cleaning employees and equipment have 
been assigned for one full week of each month to the 
house-to-house collection of waste paper and tin cans, 
and all street cleaning employees have likewise been 
required to participate in the air raid precaution drills 
and tests conducted by the local Safety Committee. 
Assignments of the latter-mentioned nature, worthy 
and necessary though they may be, have had practically 



42 City Document No. 24. 

the same effect on the division that a 25 per cent 
reduction in personnel and equipment would have. 
Despite handicaps of this kind, we were able to keep 
the streets in most sections of the city in a reasonably 
clean condition, but, unquestionably, we did not reach 
the degree of efficiency that we hope to reach when we 
shall be able to purchase modern street cleaning equip- 
ment, and when we shall be able to devote the time and 
efforts of the street cleaning personnel to street cleaning 
work only. 

Spring Clean-Up Drive. — A most successful spring 
clean-up drive was conducted by the division with the 
cooperation of the Health Department for the two- 
week period from March 27 to April 8. 

Detailed preparations for the drive were started early 
in March, and full cooperation of the Boston newspapers 
and the general public was obtained. During this two- 
week period, every public street in the city was cleaned 
at least once of the winter's accumulation of sand, mud 
and other debris. The residents cooperated by cleaning 
out their back yards, cellars and attics, and by placing 
the debris and rubbish on the sidewalks on the regular 
rubbish collection days. The collectors were instructed 
to remove all such rubbish and haul it to the dump. 

In order to arouse public interest in the clean-up, 
and to obtain the cooperation of all residents, the 
following steps were taken: 

Each school child was given a pledge card and 
letter signed by the Mayor asking the full coopera- 
tion of the children and parents in the Clean-up 
Drive. The pledge was to be signed by the parent 
and returned by the pupil to the school. 

Each family in the city was furnished with a card 
containing a copy of Boston's Clean City Code. 
This card was to be hung up in the kitchen as a 
daily reminder to the householder. 

Three thousand (3,000) cardboard posters were 
printed and placed in store windows throughout the 
city. 

One hundred (100) full-sized bill posters were 
erected on prominent billboards in the city. 

Three hundred (300) posters were placed on the 
fronts of street cars and four hundred and fifty (450) 
posters were placed in subway stations. 



Public Works Department. 43 

The general theme of all these posters, billboards, 
etc., was to call attention to the big clean-up to be 
held in Boston from March 27 to April 8, and asking 
the people to cooperate by cleaning up yards, alleys 
and vacant lots. 

In addition to this printed publicity, meetings were 
held for a period of two weeks prior to the start of the 
drive in the various health centers. Our object was to 
get as manj^ of the residents as possible to attend these 
meetings, and to take part in informal discussions as to 
the steps to take to make the clean-up drive a success 
and to keep the city in a clean condition thereafter. 
At these meetings. Mayor Tobin, Health Commis- 
sioner Gately, and Public Works Commissioner Hyland 
addressed the gatherings and participated in the 
informal discussions. 

A newsreel was also made, with Mayor Tobin as 
narrator appealing to the people for cooperation, and 
portraying unsanitary conditions, improper refuse dis- 
posal methods, proper methods, etc. This newsreel 
was shown in the principal theaters of Boston one week 
before the drive, and during the first week of the drive. 

Radio talks were also given in the interest of the 
drive by Mayor Tobin, Commissioner Gately, and 
Commissioner Hyland. As a result of this extensive 
publicity, and the cooperation of the residents and 
newspapers, Boston held one of the most successful 
spring clean-up drives, and the city was in a nearly 
spotless condition for Easter, April 9, the day following 
the end of the drive. 

Wartime Activities. — Every employee in the Sanitary 
Division was assigned to some task in connection with 
Air Raid Protection, sponsored by the Boston Safety 
Committee. Each employee had a card containing his 
name, address, place of assignment and the type of 
work to which he was assigned, and which he would 
be required to perform in the event of an air raid. 
Several air raid tests were held by the Safety Com- 
mittee, and the employees responded with alacrity to 
all such calls and reported to their previously assigned 
locations, and to the scenes of all so-called ''incidents" 
upon receipt of calls from the various report centers 
located in all sections of the city. 

The collection system adopted by the Boston Salvage 
Committee for the collecting of waste paper and tin 



44 City Document No. 24. 

cans provided for a house-to-house collection in the 
third week of every month. This collection work was 
done principally by employees and trucks of the Street 
Cleaning Service, and the men did an outstanding job, 
as evidenced by the results. Every street in the city 
was covered in this important wartime salvage work, 
and each month complaints of noncoUections were rare. 
This is an outstanding record in view of the fact that 
there are approximately 200,000 families in Boston, 
most of whom saved waste paper and tin cans faithfully. 

During the year, 15,868,140 pounds of waste paper 
and 3,010,510 pounds of tin cans were collected and 
shipped to the waste paper mills and detinning plants. 

Personnel and Expenditures. — The number of em- 
ployees working in the Sanitary Division during the 
year averaged 815, and the budgetary expenditures 
totalled $3,093,460.32. 

I wish to take this opportunity to pay tribute to 
the employees of the Sanitary Division for their devo- 
tion to duty throughout a most difficult war year. The 
work of the division was carried on without interrup- 
tion, and Boston was one of the few cities that did not 
experience any labor trouble on refuse collection work, 
or any curtailment or suspension of garbage and refuse 
collection services. 

Former Commissioner of Public Works, George G. 
Hyland, resigned from that position on December 21, 
1944, and was assigned as engineer in the Sanitary 
Division on the following day. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Adolph J. Post, 

Division Engineer. . 



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49 



TABLE IV. 
Comparative Costs for Cubic Yards, 1943=1944. 



ij 


Day Labor Districts. 


Collection Cost. 


Total Cost, Disposal. 


Cubic Yards. 
1943. 


Cubic Yards. 
1944. 




1943. 


1944. 


$0 46055 


$0 599 


7. 


Roxbury 


$1 6918 
2 1866 
1 4810 


$1 562 
2 076 
1 568 


$2 1523 
2 6491 
1 9416 


$2 161 
2 675 
2 168 


80.337 

84,376 

11.5,746 


90,718 


9. 


South End 


80,316 


10. 


North and West Ends 


115,550 






$1 7542 


$1 708 


$2 2149 


$2 307 


280,459 
$491,989 81 


286,584 




Collection Cost 


$489,735 63 

















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Contract Districts. 


Cost Per Cubic Yard. 


Cubic Yards. 
1943. 


Cubic Yards. 




1943. 


1944. 


1944. 



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South Boston 


$1 5504 

9190 

1 5078 

9648 

1 3591 
1 0958 
1 1241 
1 3947 
1 0475 

9243 

1 1251 


$1 952 
I 061 
1 654 
1 107 
1 392 
1 533 
1 176 
1 700 
1 580 
1 175 
1 462 


80,561 
84,294 
40,561 
97,366 

123,497 

345,300 
36,841 

118,417 
78,606 

110,410 
36,404 


77.568 


2. 


East Boston 


81,314 


3. 


Charlestown 


39,506 


4. 




89,136 


S. 


West Roxbury 


124,036 


6. 




343,889 


7A. 


Elm Hill 


36,059 


7B. 
9A. 


Dudley (including Mission Hill, 7C) 

Back Bay 


111,511 
44,888 


9B. 




95,736 


11. 


Hyde Park 


29,794 












$1 1590 


$1 360 


1,152,257 


1,073,437 









50 City Document No. 24. 



TABLE V. 
street Cleaning Service, 1944. 

Distribution of Expenditures. 

Removing snow $494,140 00 

Brooming 172,206 80 

Pushcart patrolling 71,438 36 

Refuse box collections 46,859 40 

Motor sweeping - 58,412 66 

Flushing 3,676 00 

Sanding sUppery streets 3,204 60 

Underpass 1,792 20 

Hurricane 1,377 42 

Total . . . ' $853,108 44 



Public Works Department. 51 



APPENDIX D. 



REPORT OF THE DIVISION ENGINEER OF 
THE SEWER DIVISION. 



Boston, January 2, 1945. 

To the Commissioner of Public Works: 

Dear Sir, — I submit herewith statement of the 
activities and expenditures of the Sewer Division for the 
year ending December 31, 1944. 

During the fiscal year 1944, there were built by 
contractors and day labor 0.52 miles of common sewers 
and surface drains throughout the city. After deduct- 
ing 0.06 miles of sewers and surface drains, rebuilt or 
abandoned, the net increase for 1944 is 0.46 miles, 
which added to the existing 1,222.05 miles of common 
sewers and surface drains and 30.93 miles of inter- 
cepting sewers, makes a grand total of 1,253.44 miles 
of all sewers belonging to the City of Boston, and under 
the care of the Sewer Division on January 1, 1945. 

There were 50 catch-basins built or rebuilt and 3 
abandoned or removed during the year, making a net 
gain of 47 catch-basins and a grand total of 22,586 
catch-basins under the care of the Sewer Division on 
January 1, 1945. 

Entrance fees to the amount of SI, 153.08 have been 
deposited with the City Collector for collection from 
estates upon which no sewer assessments were ever 
paid, in accordance with Ordinances of 1925, chapter 27, 
section 10. 

424 permits have been issued, viz., 221 to district- 
foremen and contractors and 203 to drainlayers for 
repairing or laying new house drains. Inspectors from 
this office have personally inspected the work done under 
these drainlayers' permits. 

Plans for the assessments of estates for sewer con- 
struction have been furnished the Board of Street Com- 
missioners, representing 892.23 linear feet of sewers. 



52 City Document No. 24. 

1,923 complaints have been investigated and in- 
spectors are instructed to report in writing in each case. 

829 catch-basin complaints were received. 

100 gasoline traps have been examined in garages and 
cleansing establishments. 

100 grease traps have been examined in hotels, 
restaurants and commercial establishments. 

Reported in writing on 1,917 municipal liens to the 
City Collector, in accordance with chapter 60, section 25, 
of the General Laws. Reported orally on about 2,100 
requests for information on municipal liens. 

Notices have been mailed to abutters in conformity 
with the Ordinances, chapter 27, section 8, apprising 
them of the construction of new sewers or repairs to 
old sewers. 

During the year 1944, 3,427 catch-basins were cleaned 
by day labor. None were cleaned by contract. 



Respectfully, 



Robert P. Shea, 
Division Engineer, 



Public Works Department. 



63 



Summary of Sewer Construction for Twelve 


Months End 


ing December 31, 1944. 


Districts. 


Built by the 

City either by 

Contract or 

Day Labor. 


Acquired by 
Accession. 


Built by 

Private Parties, 

etc., or 

Other City 

Departments. 


Total Lengths Built 
or Acquired. 


City Proper 


Linear Feet 
143.00 
None. 
91.00 
24.00 
92.00 
None. 
1,504.66 
251.00 
None. 


Linear Feet 


Linear Feet 


Linear Feet 
143.00 
None. 
91.00 
24.00 
714.20 
None. 
1,504.66 
251.00 
None. 


Miles 
027 




None. 


None. 




South Boston 


017 


East Boston 






005 




*351.70 
None. 


270.50 
None. 


136 






West Roxbury 


285 








0.047 


Hyde Park 


None. 


None. 








Totals 


1,105.66 


*351.70 


270.50 


2,727.86 


0.516 



♦Acquired by accession. 



Summary of Sewer Construction for Five Years Previous to 
January I, 1945. 





1940. 


1941. 


1942. 


1943. 


1944. 


Built by city by con- 
tract or day labor . . . 

Built by city under 
auspices of W. P. A., 
etc 


Linear 
Feet. 

5,178.99 

43,649.38 

8,237.38 


Linear 
Feet. 

11,209.99 

32,363.69 

9,029.94 


Linear 
Feet. 

10,181.74 

457.00 

1,968.20 


Linear 
Feel. 

2,008.53 


Linear 
Feet. 

2,457.36 


Built by private parties 
or other city depart- 




270.50 








Totals 


27,065.75 


52,603.62 


12,606.94 


2,008.53 


2.727.86 







54 



City Document No. 24. 



Total Length of Sewers. 



Districts. 



Total 
Length 
Built 
During 
Twelve 
Months 
Ending 
December 
31, 1944. 



Lengths 

Removed or 

Abandoned 

During 

Twelve 

Months 

Ending 

December 

31, 1944. 



Additional Lengths 

for the 

Twelve Months Ending 

December 31, 1944. 



City Proper. . . 

Roxbury 

South Boston . 
East Boston . . 
Charlestown . . 

Brighton 

West Roxbury 
Dorchester. . . . 
Hyde Park. . . 

Totals.... 



Linear Feet. 
143.00 
None. 
91.00 
24.00 
714.20 
None. 
1,504.66 
251.00 
None. 



Linear Feel. 

143.00 

None. 

91.00 

24.00 



None. 



18.00 
None. 



Linear Feet. 



None. 



714.20 
None. 
1,504.66 

233.00 

None. 



Miles. 



None. 



0.135 
None. 
0.285 
0.044 

None. 



2,727. i 



276.00 



2,451. { 



0.464 



Grand Total Length of Sewers. 

Common sewers and surface drains built previous to 
January 1, 1944 

Common sewers and surface drains built between January 1 
and December 31, 1944 

Total length of common sewers and surface drains built to 
December 31, 1944 

Total length of city intercepting sewers connecting with 
Metropolitan sewers to December 31, 1944 

Total length of Boston main drainage intercepting sewers to 
December 31, 1944 

Grand total of common and intercepting sewers to 
December 31, 1944 

Total mileage of streets containing sewerage works to 
January 1, 1945 

* No additional lengths built during 1944. 



Miles 

1,222.05 
0.46 

1,222.51 

*6.81 

*24.12 

1,253.44 
686.80 



Public Works Department. 



55 



Catch-Basins in Charge of Sewer Division. 



Districts. 



Catch-Basins for Twelve Months 
Ending December 31, 1944. 



Number 
Built or 
Rebuilt. 



Number 
.Abandoned 
or Removed. 



Net 
Increase. 



Total for Whole City 

In Charge of Sewer 

Division. 



Previous 

Report to 

January 1, 

1944. 



Grand Total 

to 

January 1, 

1945. 



City Proper . . 

Roxbury 

South Boston. 
East Boston. . 
Charlestown . . 

Brighton 

West Roxbury 
Dorchester . . . 
Hyde Park. . . 

Totals . . . 




5 
2 
3 
26 
6 
2 




5 

5 
2 
3 
26 
4 
2 



3,627 
3,389 
1.456 
1,100 

839 
1,980 
3,885 
5,341 

922 



3,627 
3,394 
1,456 
1,105 

841 
1,983 
3,911 
5,345 

924 



50 



22,539 



22,586 



Sewage Statistics for Year 1944, Calf Pasture Pumping Station. 



Month. 



Total 
Gallons 
Pumped. 



Average 
Gallons 
Pumped 
Per Day. 



Maximum 
Gallons 
Pumped 
Per Day. 



Minimum 
Gallons 
Pumped 
Per Day. 



Average 

Lift. 
(Feet.) 



January. . . 
February . . 
March. . . . 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September. 

October 

November . 
December . , 



3,129,109,000 
2,855,695,000 
3,219,353,000 
3,152,453,000 
2,915,511,000 
3,023,078,000 
3,050,925,000 
3,099,673,000 
3,229.374,000 
3,002.393.000 
3,258,016,000 
3,183,318,000 



104,164,806 
98,472.241 

103.850.097 

105.081.767 
94,048,742 

100,769,266 
98,416.936 
99,989,451 

107.645,800 
96,851,387 

108,600,533 

102.687.678 



146,812,000 
137.500,000 
139,375,000 
142.200,000 
112,494,000 
107,185,000 
131,912.000 
140,017,000 
171,600.000 
163.975.000 
179,950,000 
139,326,000 



85.625,000 
79.900,000 
81,850,000 
93.425,000 
87,325,000 
85,712,000 
85,645,000 
79,232,000 
85,712,000 
85,860,000 
87,237,000 
89,514,000 



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39.5 
39.6 
39.6 
39.5 
39.5 
39.5 
39.6 
39.6 
39.6 
39.6 
39.6 



Totels . . . 
Averages . 



37,1 18,898 JOOO 
101,417,754 



1,220,578,704 
101,714,892 



Running Time of Pumps. — Number 1, 2,265 hours, 50 minutes; Number 2, 2,857 hours; Number 3, 4.346 
hours. 40 minutes; Number 4, 1,095 hours, 15 minutes; Number 5, 4,949 hours, 5 minutes; Number 6, 8.116 
hours. 5 minutes. 



56 



City Document No. 24. 



Sewage Pumped, Calf Pasture Pumping Station, Year 1944. 

Total gallons pumped . . . . 37,118,898,000 



Daily average gallons pumped 
Average dynamic head . 
Foot gallons .... 
Foot pounds .... 



101,417,754 
39.5 

1,466,196,471,000 
12,270,598,265,799 



Fuel Record for 1944, Calf Pasture Pumping Station. 



Month. 



Coal. 
(Tons.) 



Pounds. 



Amount. 



January . . . , 
February . . 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August. . . . 
September. 
October. . . . 
November . 
December. 



221 


1,000 


199 


1,000 


219 


1.000 


187 


1,300 


160 


1,500 


139 


1,500 


128 


1,000 


122 


1,000 


118 


1,600 


128 


1,600 


137 


1,000 


152 


500 


1,917 







$1,986 85 
1,789 52 
1,968 91 
1,683 22 
1,441 93 
1,253 56 
1,152 64 
1,098 82 
1,065 64 
1,155 34 
1,233 38 
1,365 68 



Totals. 



$17,195 49 



Coal at $8.97 ton. 



Public Woeks Department. 



57 



Electric Current Used for 1944, Calf Pasture Pumping Station. 



Month. 



Edison 
Engine 
Meters. 
Kilowatt 
Hours. 



Edison 
Outside 
Meters. 
Kilowatt 
Hours. 



Amount. 



January.. . 
February.. 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August. . . . 
September. 
October. . . 
November. 
December. 

Totals 



480,700 
443,100 
499,800 
493,200 
451,800 
463,500 
442,400 
442,600 
477,700 
438,700 
475,300 
473,700 



514,220 
478,824 
515,980 
538,280 
495,200 
528,000 
477,900 
462,000 
508,000 
478,600 
474,140 
532,620 



S5,568 14 
5,253 20 
5,336 11 
5,663 58 
5,361 41 
5,606 72 
5,290 29 
5,229 28 
5,479 62 
5,176 39 
5,603 34 
5,846 38 



5,582,500 



6,003,764 



$65,414 46 



Credit due for heating switch house and received in bill. 



Cost of Pumping for 1944, Calf Pasture Pumping Station. 



Items. 


Cost. 


Cost per 
Million 

Foot 
Gallons. 


Labor 


$61,590 16 

65,414 46 

17,195 49 

97 85 

4,715 29 

475 62 


$0 04201 


Edison 


04462 


Coal 


01173 


Packing 


00006 




.00322 




. 00032 






Totals 


$149,488 87 
$10,741 57 


$0.10196 




$0.00733 







58 



City Document No. 24. 



Amount of Refuse Removed from Filth Hoist for 1944, Calf 
Pasture Pumping Station. 



Month. 




Weight.* 
(Pounds). 



January . . . 
February. . 
March .... 
April. .'. . . . 

May 

June 

July 

August. . . . 
September. 
October . . . 
November. 
December. 

Totals 



8,740 

5.415 
t6.935 

8,170 
10,165 

9,310 
11,780 
11,210 

8,740 
11,685 

8,550 
10,450 



111,150 



* Average 95 Pounds Each, 
t Amount of refuse removed from Gate House. 



Public Works Department. 



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MAINTENANCE EXPENDITURES FROM JAN- 
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Sewer Division. 
Improved Sewerage. 

Pumping Station, Calf Pasture, inside . . $92,215 79 

Pumping Station, Calf Pasture, outside . . 577 37 

Pumping Station, Calf Pasture, engines . . 36,042 62 

Pumping Station, Calf Pasture, boilers . . 29,996 60 

Pumping Station, Union Park Street . . 12,757 28 

Pumping Station, Summer Street . . . 3,991 81 

Moon Island 24,721 00 

Main and intercepting sewers .... 25,809 83 

$226,112 30 



Maintenance — Regular. 



Automobiles . 
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Hardware and tools 
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Maintenance, Stony Brook 
Office and engineers' expense 
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36,997 08 

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Repair catch-basins, South Boston 
Repair catch-basins. East Boston 
Repair catch-basins, Charlestown 
Repair catch-basins, Brighton . 
Repair catch-basins. West Roxbury 
Repair catch-basins, Dorchester 
Repair catch-basins, Hyde Park 
Repair catch-basins, Roxbury . 
Repair catch-basins. City Proper 
Repair sewers, South Boston 
Repair sewers, East Boston 
Repair sewers, Charlestown 
Repair sewers, Brighton 
Repair sewers. West Roxbury 
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Brought forward $399,325 47 

Miscellaneous $19,261 09 

Back Bay Fens 218 86 

Telephones 648 62 

Wearing apparel (rubber goods) 122 70 

Pensions and annuities 6,148 04 

Holidays, vacations, sickness and time allowed, 20,700 05 

Civilian defense — 

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Total $446,424 83 

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Cost of maintenance stock used on main- 
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Cost of sewerage works stock used on main- 
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Cost of maintenance materials paid for by 

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Cost of maintenance pay rolls paid for by 

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Debit transfer to sewerage works (trucks on 

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Public Works Department. 71 



APPENDIX E. 



REPORT OF THE DIVISION ENGINEER OF 
THE WATER DIVISION. 



Boston, January 2, 1945. 

To the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Dear Sir, — I respectfully submit the following 
report of the activities, operations and expenditures of 
the Water Division for the year ending December 31, 
1944. 

The department was able to cope with the increased 
demands for water service to government agencies and 
private manufacturing plants engaged in war work 
without extension of additional water mains or the 
rela3'ing of old mains. 

In order to cooperate with the United States Govern- 
ment in the conservation of critical material, the work 
of laying and relaying water mains has been severely 
curtailed so that but very little work of this nature was 
performed during the year. 

365 linear feet of water mains were extended, this 
work being performed to provide facihties to new 
housing areas developed in connection with the war 
work. 374 linear feet of pipe w^ere relaid due to 
defective water mains. 

Engineering Branch. 

This branch of the Water Division was engaged 
principally in supervising the installation of additional 
service pipes to premises occupied by government 
forces, occasioned by the war. 

Due to the decrease in the personnel, and the diffi- 
culty of replacing employees during the war, the 
department has engagecl the services of contractors to 
assist the departmental forces in the City Proper, 
Dorchester and West Roxbury districts. 

Distribution Branch. 
The regular work of the Distribution Branch, con- 
sisting of installation of new services and fire pipes, 



72 



City Document No. 24. 



repairing of leaks, caring for complaints, shutting off 
and letting on water, freeing of stoppages in pipes, etc., 
was performed in such a manner and at such periods as 
to cause minimum delay and inconvenience to appli- 
cants for water, water takers and the general public. 

The machine shop and plumbing shop were forced 
to handle all the drilling and connecting of services in 
addition to the regular work carried on in these shops, 
such as the machining and assembling of gates, valves 
and hydrants, and the department assisted the other 
branches of the Public Works Department in per- 
forming special jobs. 

In order to check the leakage of water, a Pitometer 
Survey of East Boston and parts of Roxbury and 
Dorchester, known as Pitometer Sections 5, 6 and 14, 
was completed in 1944, and the contractor was paid for 
the actual leakage found, not to exceed $17,000. 



Business Office. 

The campaign inaugurated in 1938 to enforce the 
payment of outstanding water bills is still in force. 
Customers in arrears are notified that the flow of water 
will be reduced, but yet enough water is left on the 
premises to provide a minimum for health and sanitary 
requirements. As a result of this campaign the Water 
Division ended the year 1944 with a surplus of SI, 350,- 
224.10, this surplus being due mainl}^ to the collection 
of bills past due, and the increased consumption of 
water in government properties and war plants. 



Main pipe petitions received 
Domestic service applications 
Fire pipe applications . 
Special meter tests 
Hydrant permits issued 
Repair deposits received 
Miscellaneous deposits 



1 

94 

9 

304 

20 

104 

74 



Appropriations, Expenditures and Revenue. 
Amount appropriated . . $1,095,891 00 
Amount expended . . 1,041,897 85 



Balance 



$53,993 15 



Amount of money collected during the year 
Amount expended from all sources . 



$5,527,886 19 
$4,177,662 09 



Public Works Department. 73 

The Metropolitan assessment for 1944 amounted to 
$2,974,083.69, an increase of $294,918.37 over the 
assessment for 1930. 

Total amount billed in 1944 .... $5,655,497 65 
Total amount collected for 1944, bills as of 

December 31, 1944 $4,455,844 04 

Total amount abated for 1944, bills as of 

December 31, 1944 $59,217 72 

Total amount collected in 1944 on bills 

rendered prior to 1944 $756,423 77 

This department contacts the water consumers very 
frequently throughout the year, and the conduct of the 
office has been such that I believe a spirit of good will 
between the customers and the employees has been 
brought about which is beneficial to the consumer and 
the City. 

Another service to the consumer was inaugurated 
this year, namely, the issuance of a statement of out- 
standing water bills. The appreciation of the cus- 
tomers is shown by the fact that the number of liens 
placed on premises this year has been reduced more 
than fifty (50) per cent. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. M. Sullivan, 
' Division Engineer. 



74 



City Document No. 24. 



Table No. I. Statement of Work Done During the Year 1944. 



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Hersey Rotary 

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Federal 

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95 



49 



72 



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15 

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4 

4 

7 

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11 

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347 

277 

66 

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Public Works Department. 



75 



Table No. 2. Meters in Service December 31, 1944. 





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Total. 


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21 


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5,169 


2,973 


1,839 


1,199 


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358 


133 


36 


26 


9 


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1 


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3 


4 


6 


10 


12 




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312 


86 


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76 



City Document No. 24. 



Table No. 4. Meters Repaired and Rebuilt at Factory. 



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34 


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77 



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6 


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236 


213 


91 


45 


16 


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4 


6 


12 




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2 


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1 






















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4 
















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1 






















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2,643 


308 


211 


92 


57 


16 


8 


6 


1 


3,342 



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Watch Dog 


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16 

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218 




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3 


2 


4 


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1 
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146 


2.554 


149 


69 


152 


14 


139 


5 


114 


3,342 







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Diameter in Inches. 


Total. 


Make. 


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15 


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5 Meters applied on old services. 

95 Total meters applied in 1944. 



Public Works Department. 79 

Table No. 9. Meters Discontinued in Year 1944. 



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72 


142 


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831 


56 


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54 


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101 


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1,270 


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277 

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81 



Financial Transactions, Water Service, 

Receipts: 

Water rates and services . . $5,476,339 38 

Tax titles — water .... 51,546 81 



1944. 



Expenditures from revenue: 

Current expenses and extension $1,041,897 85 

Collecting Department . 107,622 69 

Auditing Department . . 600 00 

Refunded water rates . . 228 00 

Refunded tax titles .... 16 56 

Metropolitan assessment . . 2,974,083 69 



Expenditures from debt account: 

Boston water debt .... $41,00000 

Interest on loans .... 12,212 50 



Surplus of receipts over expenditures .... 

Loan Account: 
Balance outstanding January 1, 

1944 $418,000 00 

Paid 1944 on Boston water debt . 41,000 GO 



Balance outstanding December 31, 1944 



Construction account: 

Extension of mains (from revenue) 
Cost of construction December 31, 



1944 



Cost of construction December 31, 



$24,531,608 06 



1943 24,522,422 43 

Increase in plant cost during year 1944 

Cost of existing works December 31, 1944: 

Pipe, yards and buildings * . $84,332 16 

Engineering expense . . 57,873 58 

Distribution system f . • . 24,214,402 32 

Hyde Park water works . 175,000 00 



High pressure fire system % 
Total cost 



$5,527,886 19 



4,124,449 59 
$1,403,436 60 



53,212 50 
$1,350,224 10 



$377,000 00 



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$24,531,608 06 
2,293,316 75 

$26,824,924 81 



*S10,500 deducted on account of abolishment of Charlestown yard. 

t Includes $155,023.89 expended on high pressure fire system in 1925, 1926, 1931, 
1932. 1933. 

t $33,850.96 deducted from cost of high pressure fire system on account of abandon- 
ment of pumping station, Battery street. 



82 City Document No. 24. 

Shutting Off and Turning On Water in 1944. 

Shut off for repairs ....... 4,355 

Let on for repairs 3,887 

Total off and on for repairs .... 8,242 

Shut off for vacancy 1,050 

Let on for vacancy 657 

Total off and on for vacancy .... 1,707 

Let on for the first time 37 

Shut off for non-payment 20 

Let on for non-payment 26 

Total off and on for non-payment ... 46 

Shut off for waste 4 

Total shut-off for all causes .... 5,429 

Total let-on for all causes 4,607 

Total off and on for all causes .... 10,036 



Public Works Department. 



83 



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Dorchester (public) 

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East Boston (public) 

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Hyde Park (public) 

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Roxbury (public) 

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South Boston (public) 

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West Roxbury (public) 

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Gallups' Island (private) . . . . 

Long Island (private) 

Rainsford Island (private) . . . 
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9 

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9 

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1 

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275 

3 

169 

1 
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319 

8 

31 

38 

174 

1 

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170 



44 



213 

4 

136 

14 

846 

15 

16 

3 

6 

3 

2 

9 



170 



556 



951 

2 

197 



587 



1,009 

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276 

3 

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1,098 

10 

338 

59 

1,506 

54 

2,621 

17 

537 

43 

712 

72 

1,526 

21 

664 

50 

2,348 

17 

20 

4 

6 

3 

2 

9 



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Total number (private) . 



537 
33 



275 
5 



2,210 
29 



2,851 
127 



5,368 
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13 



Total number (public and 
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High pressure fire hydrants . 



94 
111 



11,350 
3.837 

11,737 
505 



Total hydrants (all kinds) . 



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84 City Document No. 24. 

Waterworks Statistics, City of Boston, 
For the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 1944. 
Distribution. 

Mains. 
Kind of pipe: Cast iron, wrought iron, steel. 
Size: 2-inch to 48-inch. 
Extended, miles, .195. 
Size enlarged, miles, none. 
Total miles now in use, 1,000.14. 
Public hydrants added, 1. 
Public hydrants now in use, 12,242. 
Stop gates added, 11. 
Stop gates now in use, 15,994. 
Stop gates smaller than 4-inch, 37. 
Number of blow-offs, 862. 
Range of pressure on mains, 30 to 90 pounds. 

Services 
Kind of pipe and size; Lead and lead-lined, ^-inch; cast iron, 2-inch to 
16-inch; wrought iron and cement lined, f-inch to 2-inch; brass and 
copper, f-inch to 25-inch. 



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APPENDIX F. 



REPORT OF BOSTON AND CAMBRIDGE 
BRIDGES COMMISSION. 



Boston, January 2, 1945. 
To the Honorable the Mayor. 

Sir, — As Commissioner for the City of Boston, I 
respectfully submit herewith the annual report of the 
Boston and Cambridge Bridges Commission for the 
year ending December 31, 1944. 

The Commission is composed of two members, one 
appointed by the Mayor of the City of Boston and the 
other by the Mayor of the City of Cambridge, under 
provisions of chapter 467, Acts of 1898. 

The Commission has charge of the maintenance of 
the following-named bridges between Boston and Cam- 
bridge : 

Cottage Farm, Longfellow and Prison Point. 
As there is no separate appropriation for the City 
of Boston's portion of the expenses of this Commission, 
the same is taken from the appropriation for the Bridge 
and Ferry Division, Bridge Service. The amount 
expended during the fiscal year ending December 31, 
1944, was $4,414.57. 

Respectfully submitted, 

William T. Morrissey, 
Commissioner for the City of Boston. 



City Document No, 24. 



Boston and Cambridge Bridges. Expenditures for the Year Ending 
December 31, 1944. 

Being the Portion Paid by the City of Boston, Which Is One Half of the 
Total Expenditure. 







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$1,530 00 




$1,580 00 


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$190 00 


200 00 


$210 00 


600 00 


Light 




774 13 


1,261 51 
39 00 




2,035 64 


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39 00 


Printing and stationery. . . . 


8 53 




8 53 


Repairs . ' 




51 60 
17 83 


7 50 
74 47 




59 10 








92 30 










Totals 


$58 53 


$1,033 56 


$3,112 48 


$210 00 


$4,414 57 







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