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City Document — No. 21. 

REPORT 



JOINT STANDING- COMMITTEE 



FINANCE 



ON THE 



A^T^UAL APPROPRIATIONS. 




R X B U R Y : 
PRINTED FOR THE CITY COUNCIL 

1855. 



CITY OF ROXBURY. 



Ix Common Council, January 29, 1855. 
Ordeeed, That the Committee on Finance be and they hereby are 
instructed to confer with the several Joint Standing Committees of the City 
Council, relative to the necessary sums of money to be raised for the 
expenses of the City for the fiscal year ending the 30th April, 1856, and 
report thereon the Annual Appropriation Bill, as soon as practicable. 

Passed and sent up for concurrence. 

JOSHUA SEAVER, Clerk. 



In Board of Aldermen, January 29, 1855. 
Concurred. 

JOSEPH W. TUCKER, City Clerk. 



Citjj 0f ^o^iiirg. 



In Common Council, April 27, 1855. 

The Joint Standing Committee on Finance, who were instructed, 
under an order originating in the Common Council, January 29th, 
to confer with the several Joint Standing Committees of the City 
Council, relative to the necessary sums of money to be raised for 
the expenses of the city, for the fiscal year ending April 30th, 
1856, and report the annual appropriation order as soon as prac- 
ticable, have attended to the duty assigned them, and submit the 
following 

EEPORT Al^D ORDERS. 



For Schools. 

For pay of School Teachers, . . $21,000 00 
" Fuel for Schools, . . . 2,000 00 

" Contingencies, . . , 5,500 00 

" Roxbury Grammar School, (for High 

School,) . . . 2,700 00 

$31,200 00 

For Support of Poor. 

For Support of Poor, in addition to their 

earnings, and repairs of Almshouse, $3,000 00 

S3,000 00 



CITY DOCUMENT.— No. 21. 



Fire department. 



Pay of Chief I 

" Assistai 
" Secreta 


Ingineer, 

at Engineers, 

xy of the Board, 

Pay of Foreman, 
" Clerk, . 
" Steward, 
" 38 Men, $30, 

Pay of Foreman, 
" Clerk, . 
" Steward, 
" 38 Men, $30, 

Pay of Foreman, 
" Clerk, . 
" Steward, 
" 38 Men, $30, 

Pay of Foreman, 
" Clerk, . 
" StoAvard, 
" 38 Men, $30, 

Pay of Foreman, 
" Clerk, . 
" Steward, 
" 18 Men, $30, 

Pay of Foreman, 
" Clerk, . 
" Steward, 
" 10 Men, $30, 


$200 00 

160 00 

15 00 


$375 00 
1 315 00 


Engine No. 1. 


40 00 

35 00 

100 00 

1,140 00 


Engine N"o. 2. 


40 00 

35 00 

100 00 

1,140 00 


1 315 00 


Engine No. 6. 


40 00 

35 00 

100 00 

1,140 00 


1 315 00 


Engine No. 7. 


40 00 

35 00 

100 00 

1,140 00 


1 315 00 


Hook and ) 
Ladder Co. ) 


40 00 

30 00 

25 00 

540 00 


635 00 
420 00 


Hose Co. 


40 00 

30 00 

50 00 

300 DO 




• 


Contingencies, 


$6,690 00 
2,500 00 


Reservoirs, 


$9,190 00 
1,200 00 



ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS. 5 

City Debt and Interest. 

For Payment of Interest on Debt, and Overdrafts, |12,500 00 

\¥atcli and Police. 

For Pay of "Watch and Police, in addition to Fees 

received, $5,000 00 





Salaries for City Officers. 


For Salary 


of Mayor, . . . $800 00 


a 


City Clerk, . . . 900 00 


u 


Clerk of Common Council, 200 00 


a 


Treasurer and Collector, 1,200 00 


u 


Assessors, . . . 675 00 


u 


Clerk to Assessors, . 100 00 


u 


Five Assistant Assessors, 100 00 


a 


City Solicitor, . . 500 00 


a 


City Messenger, . . 300 00 



$4,775 00 

Highivays, Bridges and l§ideiralks. 

For Highways, Bridges and Sidewalks, . . $16,000 00 

Uiscount on Taxes. 

For Discount on Taxes, $4,000 00 

For Abatement of Taxes, $1,500 00 

Gas, Oil, lii^liting* and repairs ofLianips. 

For Gas, Oil, Lighting and Repairs of Lamps, . $7,000 00 

Conting^ent Expenses. 

For Contingent Expenses in addition to rents, &c., 

from City Property, . . . . $3,000 00 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

For the Committee, 

JAMEb RITCHIE, Chairman, 



CITY DOCUMENT.— No. 21. 



Citg 0f |l0^^bwr5. 



AN ORDER, relating to the SPECIFIC APPROPRIA- 
TIONS for the Financial Year of 1855-56. 

It is herehy ordered hy the City Council, That to defray the 
EXPENDITURES of the City of Roxbury for the Financial 
Year, which will commence with the first day of May, 1855, and 
end with the last day of April, 1856, the following sums of money 
be, and the same are hereby respectively appropriated, viz. : — 

FOR PAY OF SCHOOL TEACHERS, 

Ttventy-one thousand dollars, . . . $21,000 00 

FUEL FOR SCHOOLS, 

Two thousand dollars, .... 2,000 00 

CONTINGENCIES FOR SCHOOLS, 

Mve thousand five hundred dollars, . . . 5,500 00 

ROXBURY GRAMMAR SCHOOL, (for High 
School,) 
Two thousand seven hundred dollars,' . • 2,700 00 

SUPPORT OF POOR, in addition to their earn- 
ings, and for repairs of Almshouse, 
Three thousand dollars, .... 3,000 00 

PAY OF MEMBERS OF THE FIRE DE- 
PARTMENT, 

Six thousand six hundred and ninety dollars, . 6,690 00 



Carried forward, $-10,890 00 



ANNUAL APPEOPRIATIONS. 7 

Brought forward, $40,890 00 

CONTINGENT EXPENSES OF THE FIRE 
DEPARTMENT, 

Ttoo tJiousand five hundred dollars, . . 2,500 00 

RESERVOIRS, 

One thousand two hundred dollars, . . 1,200 00 

CITY DEBT AND INTEREST, 

Twelve thousand five hundred dollars, . . 12,500 00 

PAY OF WATCH AND POLICE, in addition 
to fees received, 
Mve thousand dollars, . . . . 5,000 00 

SALARIES OF CITY OFFICERS, 

JFour thousand seven hundred and seventy-five 

dollars, 4,775 00 

REPAIRS OF HIGHWAYS, BRIDGES AND 
SIDEWALKS, 
Sixteen thousand dollars, .... 16,000 00 

DISCOUNT ON TAXES, 

Four thousand dollars, .... 4,000 00 

ABATEMENT OF TAXES, 

One thousand five hundred dollars, . . 1,500 00 

GAS, OIL, LIGHTING AND REPAIRS OF 
LAMPS, 
Seven thousand dollars, .... 7,000 00 

CONTINGENT EXPENSES, in addition to 
Rents, &c., from Citj Property, 
Three thousand dollars, .... 3,000 00 

Making a total of ninety-eight tlwusand three hun- 

hundred and sixty-five dollars, $98,365 00 

And it is further Ordered, That no excess in any of the re- 
spective appropriations aforesaid, shall be paid by the Treasurer, 
unless authorized by the City Council : Provided, however, that 
any sums of money which may be subscribed or contributed by 
individuals, to promote the object of any of the foregoing appro- 
priations, and which form no part of the estimated income of the 
city, shall be strictly apphed accordmg to the intention of the 
contributors, and shall be credited to said appropriation accord- 
ingly. 



CITY DOCUMENT.— No. 21. 



Citg of |l0^btirg. 



In Board of Aldermen, April 30, 1855. 

AN ORDER 

Levying a TAX to defray the expenses of the City of Roxbury, 
for the Financial Year, which "will commence with the first day 
of May, 1855, and end with the last day of April, 1856. 

Ordered, That the sum of NINETY-EIGHT THOUSAND 
THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FIVE DOLLARS, be 

raised by assessment on the Polls and Estates of the inhabitants 
of this city, according to law, to pay the current expenses of the 
City of Roxbury, during the Financial Year, which will commence 
with the first day of May, 1855, and close with the last day of 
April, 1856. 

Passed and sent down for concurrence. 

JOSEPH W. TUCKER, City Olerh. 

In Common Council, April 30, 1855. 
Concurred. 

JOSHUA SEAVER, Clerh.