5mK! P , UBUC LIBRARY 3 9999 06660 785 2 'V V . \ . Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2010 with funding from Boston Public Library http://www.archive.org/details/citydocuments564roxb City Document — No. 4. REP ORT JOINT SPECIAL COMMITTEE alaries fax Ciig §ffktx$ 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. PUBLIC LIBRARY OK Tlllt 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 clays. A line 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- 3 r ond 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. M., 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. For renewing a book the card must be presented, together with the book, or with the shelf-numbers of the book.