City Document — No. 9.
JOINT SPECIAL COMMITTEE
PRINTED FOR THE CITY COUNCIL.
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In Common Council, Feb. 5, 1855.
Ordered, " That Messrs. Williams, Marston and Shed, with such as the
Board of Mayor and Aldermen may join, be appointed a Committee to
report what Salaries should be paid the City Officers the current year."
Sent up for concurrence.
JOSHUA SEAVER, Clerk.
In Board of Aldermen.
Concurred, and Aldermen Chase and Gardner added.
JOSEPH W. TUCKER, Cihj ClerL
In Common Council, March 26, 1855.
Mr. Williams, from the Committee on Salaries, submitted the Report of
that Committee, (except that part relating to Engineers and members of the
Fire Department,) which was read, ordered to be laid on the table and
printed for the use of the Council.
JOSHUA SEAVER, Clerk.
The Joint Special Committee appointed to consider what Salaries shall
be paid the City Officers the ensuing year, respectfully
That after a free interchange of opinion, the Committee were strong
in the belief, in consideration of the increasing business of the City and
the increased expense of living, that the Salaries of the Mayor and other
City Officers should be increased at no distant day. The Committee,
however, will content themselves with this expression of their opinion at
the present time, and instead of recommending a general increase of
Salaries, submit the following Order for the adoption of the City
For the Committee,
ORDERED, That the Salaries of the several City Officers, for the
year beginning on the first day of April, one thousand eight hundred
and fifty-five, shall be as herein named, to be paid quarterly. This
Order to remain in force during the municipal year of one thousand
eight hundred and fifty-five, and after that time until otherwise ordered.
Section 1. The Salary of the Mayor shall be at the rate of Eight
hundred dollars per annum.
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Sect. 2. The Salary of the City Clerk shall be at the rate of Nine
hundred dollars per annum. And the fees received by him in the dis-
charge of the duties of this office, shall be paid into the Treasury of the
City for the use of the City ; and the City Clerk shall, in the months
of January and July, make and render to the City Council, a statement
of the amount of moneys received by him as fees, specifying from what
sources said fees are received.
Sect. 3. The Salary of the Clerk of the Common Council shall be
at the rate of One hundred and fifty dollars per annum.
Sect. 4. The Salary of the Treasurer and Collector of Taxes shall
be at the rate of Twelve hundred dollars per annum.
Sect. 5. The Salary of the City Messenger shall be at the rate of
Thi'ee hundred dollars per annum.
Sect. 6. The Salaries of the Assessors of Taxes shall be at the rate
of Two hundred and twenty-five dollars each per annum, and One
hundred dollars shall be allowed to the Board of Assessors, per annum,
for a Clerk. The Assistant Assessors shall receive at the rate of
Twenty dollars each, per annum.
Sect. 7. The Salary of the City Solicitor shall be at the rate of
Five hundred dollars per annum.
Sect. 8. The Salary of the City Marshal shall be at the rate of
Seven hundred and fifty dollars per annum. The Salary of the Assist-
ant Marshals shall be at the rate of Six hundred and seventy-five dollars
each, per annum. The fees received by the Marshals in the discharge
of their duties, shall be paid to the Treasuiy of the City, in accordance
with the Ordinance declaring the duties of the City Marshal and his