City Document — No. 6.
FOR THE REMOVAL OF
House Offal and Night Soil.
In Board of Aldermen, May 30th, 1853.
Laid upon the table and ordered to be printed.
JOSEPH W. TUCKER, City Clerk.
THOMAS PRINCE, CITY PRINTER.
CITY OF ROXBURY.
In Boaed of Aldermen, May 30th, 1853.
The Committee to whom was referred the order "to
consider the expediency of reporting an Ordinance regulat-
ing the collecting of offal, and also regulating the removal
of night soil within the City," have considered the subject
and report the accompanying Ordinance.
For the Committee.
CHARLES HICKLING, Chairman.
An Ordinance concerning the Removal of House Offal and
Night Soil from the City.
Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Roxbury :
Sect. 1. All house offal, whether consisting of animal
or vegetable substances, shall be deposited in convenient
vessels and kept in some convenient place, to be taken away
by, or under the direction of, the person appointed by the
Mayor and Aldermen for that purpose ; which shall be done
not less than twice in each week.
Sect. 2. No vault or privy shall be emptied except
under the direction of the person appointed by the Mayor
and Aldermen, and conformable to such regulations as the
Mayor and Aldermen shall make on the subject ; and
always at the expense of the owner, agent, occupant or
other person having charge of the tenement in which such
vault is situated.
Sect. 3. No person, except such as shall have been ap-
pointed by the Mayor and Aldermen for that purpose, or
his agents, shall collect, remove, or carry away from any
dwelling house or other place, through any of the streets of
this city, any house offal or night soil.
Sect. 4. The Mayor and Aldermen, immediately after
the passage of this Ordinance, and thereafter in the month
of April, annually, shall appoint a suitable person whose
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duty it shall be, to take charge of the removal of offal and
night soil : And the person so appointed shall cause the
same to be used on City lands, and shall have the power to
sell and dispose of the night soil not so used, that he may
deem proper ; and he shall make and render annually in
the month of February, an account of all that may have
been sold, and pay over the proceeds to the City Treasurer.
Sect. 5. A book shall be kept in the office of the Cily
Clerk, in which shall be entered all applications for open-
ing and cleansing vaults ; and the same shall receive atten-
tion in the order in which they are made. The Mayor and
Aldermen shall from time to time, determine the sum to be
paid by persons who shall make said applications.
Sect. 6. Any person offending against any of the pro-
visions of this Ordinance, shall be punished by a fine not
exceeding twenty dollars.
Sect. 7. This Ordinance shall take effect and go into
operation in twenty days from and after its passage.
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