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City Document — No. 5. 



AN ORDINANCE 



ESTABLISHING THE OFFICE OF 



COMMISSIONER OF STREETS, 



AND 



DEFINING THE DUTIES THEREOF. 




ROXBURY: 

NORFOLK COUNTY JOURNAL PRESa 

1854 



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. 



AN ORDINANCE 

Establishing the Office of Commissioner of Streets, 
and defining the duties thereof. 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Roxbury, 
asfollotos : 

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. 



4 ORDINANCE. 

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. 



PUBLIC LIBRARY 

OF THE 

CITY OF BOSTON. 



ABBREVIATED REGULATIONS. 

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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