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City Document. — No. 14 



REPORT 



JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE 



FINANCE, 



ANNUAL APPKOPRIATIONS. 




ROXBURY: 
L. B. & 0. E. WESTON, PRINTERS, GUILD ROW. 

1858. 



CITY OF ROXBUKY. 



In Board of Aldermen, March 15, 1858. 

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, 1859, 
and report thereon the Annual Appropriation Bill, as soon as practica- 
ble. 

Passed and sent down for concurrence. 

JOSEPH W. TTJCKEK, City Clerk. 

In Common Council, March 15, 1858. 
Concurred. 

FRANKLIN WILLIAMS, Clerk. 



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In Common Council, April 26, 1858. 
The Joint Standing Committee on Finance, who were in- 
structed under an order originating in the Board of Aldermen, 
March 15th, 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, 1859, and report the annual 
appropriation order as soon as practicable, have attended to 
the duty assigned them, and submit the following 

EEPORT A.NI3 ORDERS: 



For Schools. 

For pay of School Teachers, . $27,650 00 
" Fuel for Schools, . . 2,000 00 

" Contingencies, . . 7,000 00 

' : Roxbury Grammar School, (for 

High School,) . . 2,000 00 

" New School Houses and Land, 10,000 00 



$48,650 00 



For Support of Poor. 

For Support of Poor, in addition to 
their earnings, and repairs 
of Almshouse, . . $6,000 00 



>,000 00 



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Fire ^Department. 

Pay of Chief Engineer, . . $225 00 

" Assistant Engineers, . 320 00 

" Secretary of the Board, . 15 00 

Engine No. 1. Pay of Foreman, . 80 00 

" Clerk, . 70 00 

" Steward, . 100 00 

" 3S Men, $36, 1,368 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, . 70 00 

" Clerk, . 60 00 

" Steward, . 80 00 

" 18 Men, $36, 648 00 



Pay of Foreman, . 65 00 

" Clerk, . 55 00 

" Steward, . 65 00 

" 10 Men, $36, 360 00 



$560 00 



1,618 00 



1,61S 00 



1,618 00 



1,618 00 



858 00 



545 00 



Contingencies, 



Reservoirs and Hydrants, 



$8,435 00 
3,000 00 

$11,435 00 
$1,000 00 



ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS. 



City Debt and Interest. 

For Payment of Interest on Debts, and Over- 
drafts, $16,000 00 

Wateh and Police. 

For Pay of Watch and Police, in addition to 

Fees received, $10,000 00 

Salaries for City Officers. 

For Salary of Mayor, . . $1,000 00 
" City Clerk, . . 1,000 00 

" Clerk of Com. Council, 200 00 

" Treas'r and Collector, 1,400 00 

" Assessors, . . 750 00 

" Clerk to Assessors, 100 00 

" Five Assistant Assessors. 100 00 

City Solicitor, . 'S00 00 

" City Physician, . 200 00 

" City Messenger, . 550 00 



),100 00 

Highways, Bridges and Sidewalks. 

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

Discount on Taxes. 

For Discount on Taxes, .... $5,300 00 

For Abatement of Taxes, .... $2,000 00 

Gas, Oil, lighting and Repairs of Lamps. 

For Gas, Oil, Lighting and Repairs of Lamps, $10,000 00 

Deficiencies in Appropriations. 

For Deficiencies in Appropriations, 1857-58, $20,000 00 

Contingent Expenses. 

For Contingent Expenses in addition to rents, 

&c, from City Property, . . . $6,000 00 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

For the Committee, 

JOHN S. SLEEPER, Chairman. 



CITY DOCUMENT. — No. 14. 



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AN ORDER, relating to the SPECIFIC APPROPRIA- 
TIONS for the Financial Year of 1858-59. 

It is hereby ordered by 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, 1S58, and end with the last day of April, 1859, the 
following sums of money be, and the same are hereby re- 
spectively appropriated, viz. : — 

FOR PAY OF SCHOOL TEACHERS, 

Twenty-seven thousand six hundred and fifty 
dollars, $27,650 00 

FUEL FOR SCHOOLS, 

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

CONTINGENCIES FOR SCHOOLS. 

Seven thousand dollars, .... 7,000 00 

ROXBURY GRAMMAR SCHOOL, (for High 
School,) 
Two thousand dollars, .... 2,000 00 

NEW SCHOOL HOUSES AND LAND, 

Ten thousand dollars, .... 10,000 00 

SUPPORT OF POOR, in addition to their 
earnings, and for repairs of Almshouse, 
Six thousand dollars, .... 6,000 00 

PAY OF MEMBERS OF THE FIRE DE- 
PARTMENT, 

Eight thousand four hundred and thirty -five 

dollars, 8,435 00 

CONTINGENT EXPENSES OF THE 
FIRE DEPARTMENT, 
Three thousand dollars, .... 3,000 00 

Carried forward, $66,085 00 



ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS. 7 

Brought forward, $66,085 00 

RESERVOIRS AND HYDRANTS, 

One thousand dollars, .... 1,000 00 

CITY DEBT AND INTEREST, 

Sixteen thousand dollars, .... 16,000 00 

PAY OF WATCH AND POLICE, in addi- 
tion to fees received, 
Ten thousand dollars, .... 10,000 00 

SALARIES OF CITY OFFICERS, 

Six thousand one hundred dollars, . . 6,100 00 

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

DISCOUNT ON TAXES, 

Five thousand three hundred dollars, . 5,300 00 

ABATEMENT OF TAXES, 

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

GAS, OIL, LIGHTING AND REPAIRS OF 
LAMPS, 

Ten thousand dollars, .... 10,000 00 

DEFICIENCIES IN APPROPRIATIONS, 

1857-58, 
Twenty thousand dollars, ... . . 20,000 00 

CONTINGENT EXPENSES, in addition to 
Rents, &c, from City Property, 
Six thousand dollars, .... 6,000 00 

Making a total of one hundred and fifty -eight 
thousand four hundred and eighty-five dol- 
lars, $158,485 00 

And it is further Ordered, That no excess in any of the 
respective 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 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. 14. 



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In Common Council, April 26, 185S. 

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, 1858, and end with the last day of 
April, 1859. 

Ordered, That the sum of ONE HUNDRED AND 
FIFTY-EIGHT THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED AND 
EIGHTY-FIVE DOLLARS, be raised by assessment on 
the Polls and Estates of the inhabitants of this city, ac- 
cording 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, 1858, and close with the last day 
of April, 1859. 

Passed and sent up for concurrence. 

FRANKLIN WILLIAMS, Clerk. 



In Board of Aldermen, April 26, 1858. 
Concurred. 

JOSEPH W. TUCKER, City Clerk.