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City Document, — No. 13. 



R E I> O R T 



JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE 



ON 



FINANCE, 



ANNUAL APPEOPEIATIONS. 




ROXBURY : 

NORFOLK COUNTY JOURNAL PRESS. 
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CITY OF ROXBURY. 



In Common Council, March 31, 1856. 

Ordered, 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, 1857, 
and report thereon the Annual Appropriation Bill, as soon as practica- 
ble. 

Passed and sent up for concurrence. 

JOSHUA SEAVER, Clerlt. 



In Board of Aldermen, March 31, 1856. 
Concurred, 

JOSEPH W. TUCKER, City Clerk. 



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In Common Council, April 21, 1856. 
The Joint Standing Committee on Finance, who were in- 
structed under an order originating in the Common Council, 
March 31st, to confer with the several Joint Standing Com- 
mittees 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, 1857, and report the annual 
appropriation order as soon as practicable, have attended to 
the duty assigned them, and submit the following 

jREFOUT A.ND ORDERS: 



For Schools. 

For pay of School Teachers, . $24,000 00 

" Fuel for Schools, . . 2,000 00 

" Contingencies, . . 5,500 00 

" Roxbury Grammar School, (for 

High School,) . . 3,200 00 

" New School House, . . 5,000 00 



$39,700 00 



For Support of Poor. 



For Support of Poor, in addition to 
their earnings, and repairs 
of Almshouse, . . $5,000 00 

$5,000 00 



CITY DOCUMENT. — No. 13. 



Fire l>epartiBient. 



Pay of Chief Engineer, 


|225 00 




" Assistant Engineers, 


240 00 




" Secretary of the Board, 


15 00 


$480 00 






Engine No. 1. Pay of Foreman, . 


80 00 




" Clerk, 


70 00 




" Steward, . 


100 00 




" 38 Men, $36, 


1,368 00 


1,618 00 



Engine No. 2. Pay of Foreman, . 80 00 

" Clerk, . 70 00 

" Steward, . 100 00 

" 38 Men, $36, 1,368 00 



Engine No. 6. Pay of Foreman, . SO 00 

" Clerk, . 70 00 

" Steward, . 100 00 

" 38 Men, $36, 1,368 00 



Engine No. 7. Pay of Foreman, . 80 00 

" Clerk, . 70 00 

" Steward, . 100 00 

" 38 Men, $36, 1,368 00 



Hook and 
Ladder Co. 



Hose Co. 



Pay of Foreman, . 50 00 

" Clerk, . 40 00 

" Steward, . 40 00 

" 18 Men, $36, 648 00 



Pay of Foreman, . 50 00 

" Clerk. . 40 00 

" Steward, . 55 00 

" 10 Men, $36, 360 00 



Contingencies, 



Reservoirs, 



1,618 00 



1,618 00 



1,618 00 



778 00 



505 00 

$8,235 00 
2,500 00 

$10,735 00 

1,200 00 



' ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS. 5 

City Bcbt and Interest. 

For Payment of Interest on Debts, and Over- 
drafts, !|15,5UU UO 

^l¥atcli and Police. 

For Pay of Watch and Police, in addition to 

Fees received, |7,500 00 

SaJaries ibr City Omcers. 

For Salary of Mayor, . . |800 00 

" City Clerk, . . 1,000 00 

" Clerk of Com. Council, 200 00 

« Treas'r and Collector, 1,400 00 

" Assessors, . . 675 00 

" Clerk to Assessors, 100 00 

" Five Assistant Assessors. 100 00 

" City Solicitor, . '500 00 

" City Messenger, . 450 00 



,225 00 



Highways, Bridges and Sidewalks. 

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

]>iscount on Taxes. 

For Discount on Taxes, .... $4,500 00 

For Abatement of Taxes, .... $1,500 00 

Gas, Oil, liighting and Kepairs oi* lianips. 

For Gas, Oil, Lighting and Repairs of Lamps, $7,500 00 

©eficiencies in Appropriations. 

For Deficiencies in Appropriations, 1855-56, $8,000 CO 

Contingent £:Kpenses. 

For Contingent Expenses in addition to rents, 

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

All which is respectfully submitted. 

For the Committee, 

JOHN S. SLEEPER, Chairman. 



CITY DOCUMENT. — No. 13. 



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AN ORDER, relating to the SPECIFIC APPROPRIA- 
TIONS for the Financial Year of 1856-57. 

// is hereby oi^dered by the City Comicil, That to defray 
the EXPENDITURES of the City of Roxbury for the 
Financial Year, which will commence with the first day of 
May, 1856, and end with the last day of April, 1857, the 
following sums of money be, and the same are hereby re- 
spectively appropriated, viz. : — 

FOR PAY OF SCHOOL TEACHERS, 

Tiventy-four thousand dollars, . . . ^24,000 00 

FUEL FOR SCHOOLS, 

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

CONTINGENCIES FOR SCHOOLS. 

Five thousand Jive hundred dollars, . . 5,500 00 

ROXBURY GRAMMAR SCHOOL, (for High 
School,) 
Three thousand two hundred dollars, . 3,200 00 

NEW SCHOOL HOUSE, 

Five thousand dollars, . . , . 5,000 00 

SUPPORT OF POOR, in addition to their 
earnings, and for repairs of Almshouse, 
Five thousand dollars, .... 5,000 00 

PAY OF MEMBERS OF THE FIRE DE- 
PARTMENT, 

Eight thousand two hundred and thirty-jive 

dollars, , . . 8,235 00 

CONTINGENT EXPENSES OF THE 
FIRE DEPARTMENT, 

Two thousand jive hundred dollars, . . 2,500 00 



Carried forward, $55,435 00 



ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS. T 

Brought forward, $55, 435 00 

RESERVOIRS, 

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

CITY DEBT AND INTEREST, 

Fifteen thousand Jive hundred dollars, . 15,500 00 

PAY' OF WATCH AND POLICE, in addi- 
tion to fees received, 
Seve?z thousand Jive hundred dollars, . 7,500 00 

SALARIES OF CITY OFFICERS, 

Five thousand two hundred and tivejity-Jive 

dollars, ....... 5,225 00 

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

DISCOUNT ON TAXES, 

Four thousand Jive hundred dollars, . . 4,500 00 

ABATEMENT OF TAXES, 

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

GAS, OIL, LIGHTING AND REPAIRS OF 

LAMPS, ^ ■ 

Seven thousand Jive hundred dollars, . 7,500 00 

DEFICIENCIES IN APPROPRIATIONS, 
1855-56, 
Eight thousand dollars, .... 8,000 00 

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

MaJdng a total oj one hundred and twenty-Jive 

thousand three hundred and sixty dollars, . $125,360 00 

And it is Jurther Ordered, That no excess in any of the 
respective appropriations aforesaid, shall be paid by the 
Treasurer, unless authorized by the City Council : Provided, 
hoiuever, that any sums of money which may be subscribed 
or contributed by individuals, to promote the object of any 
of the foregoing appropriations, and which form no part of 
the estimated income of the city, shall be strictly applied 
according to the intention of the contributors, and shall be 
credited to said appropriation accordingly. 



CITY DOCUMENT. — No. 13. 



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In Board of Aldermen, April 28, 1856. 

AN ORDER 

Levying- a TAX to defray the expenses of the City of Rox- 
bury, for the Financial Year, which will commence with 
the first day of May, 1856, and end with the last day of 
April, 1857. 

Ordered, That the sum of ONE HUNDRED AND 
TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED 
AND SIXTY DOLLARS, be raised by assessment on the 
Polls and Estates of the inhabitants of this city, according to 
law, to pay the cm-rent expenses of the City of Roxbmy, 
during the Financial Year, which will commence with the 
first day of May, 1856, and close with the last day of April, 
1857. 

Passed and sent down for concurrence. 

JOSEPH W. TUCKER, City Clerk. 



In Common Council, April 28, 1856. 
Concurred. 

JOSHUA SEAVER, Clerk. 



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