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City Document — No. 4. 

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OF THE 



CITY OF EOXBUET, 



1856-57. 




ROXBURY: 

NORFOLK COUNTY JOURNAL PRESS. 

1856. 



CITY OF ROXBURY. 



In Common Council, Feb. 25, 1856. 

Ordered, That a Joint Special Committee be appointed, to consider 
and report what salaries should be paid the City Officers the current 
year. 

Messrs. Cushing, Little, and Fowle appointed. 

Sent up for concurrence. 

JOSHUA SEAVER, Clerk. 

In Board of Aldermen, Feb. 25, 1856. 
Concurred. And Aldermen Grant and Thompson added. 

JOSEPH W. TUCKER, City Clerk. 

In Common Council, March 10, 1856. 

Mr. Cushing, from the Committee, submitted the following Report 
and Order, which were read ; and, on motion of Mr. Lewis, laid on the 
table, and ordered to be 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 current year, 
respectfully 

HEIGHT : 

That after a full and careful consideration of the sub- 
ject, the Committee are unanimous in their opinion, that 
the salaries of those City Officers whose whole time is 
required in the faithful discharge of their duties, are not 
in accordance with the increased business of the City, or 
the greatly increased cost of living. 

The Committee regard 'the salary of the Mayor as alto- 
gether too inadequate for the duties required, and services 
performed ; but as the City Council have no power to alter 
his salary during the year for which he is chosen, the Com- 
mittee would unanimously recommend that an Order be 
adopted establishing the salary of the Mayor for the next 
year at Twelve hundred dollars. 

The Committee submit the accompanying Order, and 
recommend its adoption by the City Council. 
For the Committee. 

JAS. W. CUSHING. 



CITY OF ROXBURY. 

In Common Council, March 10, 1856. 

ORDERED, That the Salaries of the several City Offi- 
cers, for the year beginning on the first day of April, One 
thousand eight hundred and fifty-six, 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-six, and until otherwise ordered. 



Section 1. The salary of the Mayor shall be at the rate 
of Eight hundred dollars per annum. 

Sect. 2. The salary of the City Clerk shall be at the 
rate of One thousand dollars per annum. And the fees 
received by him in the discharge 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 Janu- 
ary and July, make and render to the City Council a state- 
ment 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 Two hundred dollars per 
annum. 

Sect. 4. The salary of the Treasurer and Collector of 
Taxes shall be at the rate of Fourteen hundred dollars 
per annum. 

Sect. 5. The salary of the City Messenger shall be at 
the rate of Four hundred and fifty dollars per annum. 

Sect. 6. The salary of the Assessors of Taxes shall 
be at the rate of Two hundred 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 Physician shall be at 
the rate of Two hundred dollars per annum. 

Sect. 9. The salary of the City Marshal shall be at the 
rate of Two dollars and twenty-jive cents per diem. The 
salary of the Assistant Marshals shall be at the rate of 
Two dollars per diem. 



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