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City Document — No. 5.
ESTABLISHING THE OFFICE OF
COMMISSIONER OF STREETS,
DEFINING THE DUTIES THEREOF.
NORFOLK COUNTY JOURNAL PRESa
CITY OF ROXBURY.
In Board of Aldermen, February 13, 1854.
Ordered, That the Ordinance siAmitted by Alderman Brewer be laid upon the
table and printed for the use of the City Council.
JOSEPH W. TUCKER, Citi/ Clerk.
Establishing the Office of Commissioner of Streets,
and defining the duties thereof.
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Roxbury,
Sect. 1. In the month of April, annually, there shall be
appointed by the Mayor and Aldermen a Commissioner of
Streets, who shall continue in office until removed, or until
a successor be appointed. He shall receive such compensa-
tion for his services as the Mayor and Aldermen shall estab-
lish, and shall be removable at the pleasure of the Mayor
and Aldermen ; and in case said office shall become vacant
by death, resignation, or otherwise, a successor shall forth-
with be appointed.
Sect. 2. It shall be the duty of the Commissioner of
Streets, under the general care and direction of the Mayar
and Aldermen, to superintend the general state of the streets,
roads, sidewalks, lanes, bridges, public walks, and squares
of the city, to attend to the making, widening, or alteration
of the same, to cause the same to be kept in good, sufficient,
and suitable repair, to make all contracts for the supply of
labor and materials therefor, to superintend the building
and repairs of any drains or sewers for the city, and shall
give notice to the Mayor or the City Marshal in case of nui-
sance, obstruction, or encroachment in or upon any of the
streets, roads, sidewalks, bridges, public walks or squares
of the city. And the city shall not be responsible for any
of his doings that have not been ordered by the City Coun-
cil, the Mayor and Aldermen, or the Surveyors of High-
ways, or sanctioned by express vote.
Sect. 3. The said Commissioner, under the control and
direction of the Mayor and Aldermen, shall have the care
and superintendence of the city stables, horses, carts, vehi-
cles, tools, implements, and other property of the city be-
longing to or attached to this department, and shall see that
the same are kept in good order and condition, and shall
make all necessary arrangements for cleaning the streets
and disposing of manure and house dirt.
Sect. 4. The said Commissioner shall keep an exact ac-
count of the receipts and expenditures in his department,
with the names of all persons who have furnished materi-
als, and of all workmen, and the amount due to each indi-
vidual, and shall lay the same before the Mayor and Al-
dermen for their examination and allowance, at least once
in each month, and at such other times as the said Mayor
and Aldermen may direct. And he shall, on or before the
last Monday in January, annually, make and render to the
City Council a report, containing a general statement of the
expenses of his department, during the preceding year, and
specifying as near as may be the amounts expended upon
different streets, for sidewalks, number of feet of edge stones
laid, number of yards of paving and cost of same, and such
other information as he may consider desirable, together
with a schedule in detail of the property under his charge
belonging to the city.
Sect. 5, The Ordinance entitled "An Ordinance estab-
lishing the office of Commissioner or Commissioners of High=-
ways, and defining the duties thereof," passed the twenty-
second day of June, in the year eighteen hundred and forty-
six, is hereby repealed.
Sect. 6. This Ordinance shall take effect and go into
operation from and after its passage.
CITY OF BOSTON.
One volume can be taken at a time from the
Lower Hall, and one from the Bates Hall.
Books can be kept out 14 days.
A fine of 2 cents for each volume will be
incurred for each day a book is detained more
than 14 days.
Any book detained more than a week be-
yond the time limited, will be sent for at the
expense of the delinquent.
No book is to be lent out of the household
of the borrower.
The Library hours for the delivery and re-
turn of books are from 10 o'clock, A. JI., to
8 o'clock, P. M., in the Lower Hall ; and from
10 o'clock, A. M., until one half hour before
sunset in the Bates Hall.
Every book must, under penalty of one dol-
lar, be returned to the Library at such time
in August as shall be publicly announced.
The* card must be presented whenever a
book is returned. Tor renewing a book the
card must be presented, together with the
book, or with the shelf-numbers of the book.
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