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■. — No. 5. 



R E I^ O R T 



JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE 



FINANCE, 



ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS. 




ROXB UR Y : 

L. B. & O. E. WESTON, PRINTERS, GUILD ROW. 

1859. 



CITY OF ROXBURY. 



In Common Council, April 4, 1859. 

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, 1860, 
and report thereon the Annual Appropriation Bill, as soon as practica- 
ble. 

Passed and sent up for concurrence. 

FRANKLIN WILLIAMS, Clerk. 



In Board of Aldermen, April 11, 1859. 
Concurred. 

JOSEPH W. TUCKER, City Clerk. 



Citj of |t0^kriT» 



In CoMMOiN Council, April 25, 1859. 

The Joint Standing Committee on Finance, who were in- 
structed under an order originating in the Board of Aldermen, 
Marcii 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, 1860, and report the annual 
appropriation order as soon as practicable, have attended to 
the duty assigned them, and submit the following 

REFOTIT A.ND OHDERS: 



For ISclaools. 

For pay of School Teachers, . $28,750 00 
" Fuel for Schools, . . 2,000 00 

" Contingencies, . . 8,000 00 

" Roxbury Grammar School, (for 

High School,) . . 2,600 00 

" New School Houses and Land, 12,000 00 



For Support of IPoor. 

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



$53,350 00 



,000 00 



CITY DOCUMENT. — No. 5. 



Fire l>epartiiieiit. 

Pay of Chief Engineer, . . $300 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 

" 38 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 ) Pay of Foreman, . 70 00 

Ladder Co. " Clerk, . 60 00 

" Steward, . 80 00 

" 18 Men, $36, 648 00 



Hose Co. Pay of Foreman, . 65 00 

" Clerk, . 55 00 

" Steward, . 65 00 

" 10 Men, $36, 360 00 



$635 00 



1,618 GO 



1,618 00 



1,618 00 



1,618 00 



858 00 



545 00 



$8,510 00 
Contingencies, 3,000 00 

$11,510 00 
Pveservoirs and Hydrants, .... $2,000 00 
New Engine House, $2,000 00 



ANNUAL APPROPEIATIONS. 5 

City Bebt and Interest. 

For Payment of City Debt, . . . $9,000 00 

For Payment of Interest on Debt and Over- 
drafts, .$18,000 00 

l¥atch and FoIice» 

For Pay of Watch and Police, in addition to 

Fees received, $12,000 00 

Salaries for City Officers. 

For Salary of Mayor, . . $1,250 00 

" City Clerk, . . 1,200 00 

'' Clerk of Com. Council, 200 00 

" Treas'r and Collector, 1,400 00 

" Assessors, . . 900 00 

" Clerk to Assessors, 100 00 

" Five Assistant Assessors. 100 00 

" City Solicitor, . 'SOO 00 

" City Physician, . 100 00 

" City Messenger, . 550 00 



$6,600 00 

Highways, ISridg^es and Sidewalks. 

For Highways, Bridges and Sidewalks, . $20,000 00 

!>iscount on Taxes. 

For Discount on Taxes, .... $5,600 00 

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

€ras, Fluid, lii^litin^ and Kepairs of I^amps. 

For Gas, Fluid, Lighting and Repairs of Lamps, $11 ,000 00 

Deficiencies in Appropriations. 

For Deficiencies in Appropriations, 1858-59, $8,500 00 

Contingent £}xpenses. 

For Contingent Expenses in addition to rents, 

&c., from City Property, . . . $5,000 00 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

For the Committee, 

THEODORE OTIS, Chairman. 



CITY DOCUMENT. — No. 5. 



CITY OF ROXBURY. 



AN ORDER, relating to the SPECIFIC APPROPRIA- 
TIONS for the Financial Year of 1859-60. 

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, 1859, and end with the last day of April, 1860, the 
following sums of money be, and the same are hereby re- 
spectively appropriated, viz. : — 

FOR PAY OF SCHOOL TEACHERS, 

Tic enty -eight thousand seven kundred and fifty 
dollars, $28,750 00 

FUEL FOR SCHOOLS, 

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

CONTINGENCIES FOR SCHOOLS, 

Eight thousand dollars, .... 8,000 00 

ROXBURY GRAMMAR SCHOOL, (for High 
School,) 
TiDo thousand six hundred dollars, . . 2,600 00 

NEW SCHOOL HOUSES AND LAND, 

Tivelve thousand dollars, . . . 12,000 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 jive hundred and ten dollars, 8,510 00 

contingf:nt expenses of the fire 
department, 

Three thousand dollars, .... 3,000 00 

NEW ENGINE HOUSE, 

Tivo thousand dollars, .... 2,000 00 



Carried forward, $72,860 00 



ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS. 7 

Brought forward, $72,860 00 

RESERVOIRS AND HYDRANTS, 

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

CITY DEBT AND INTEREST, 

Twenty-seven thousand dollars, . . 27,000 00 

FAY OF WATCH AND POLICE, in addi- 
tion to fees received, 
Twelve thousand dollars, . . . 12,000 00 

SALARIES OF CITY OFFICERS, 

Six thousand six hundred dollars, . . 6,600 00 

REPAIRS OF HIGHWAYS, BRIDGES AND 
SIDEWALKS, 

Twenty thousand dollars, . . . 20,000 00 

DISCOUNT ON TAXES, 

Five thousand six hundred dollars, . . 5,600 00 

ABATEMENT OF TAXES, 

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

GAS, FLUID, LIGHTING AND REPAIRS 
OF LAMPS, 
Eleven thousand dollars, .... 11,000 00 

DEFICIENCIES IN APPROPRIATIONS, 

1858-59, 
Eight thousand Jive hundred dollars, . 8,500 00 

CONTINGENT EXPENSES, in addition to 
Rents, &c., from City Property, 
Five thousand dollars, . . . 5,000 00 

Making a total of one hundred and seventy-two 

thousand Jive hundred and sixty dollars, . $172,560 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. 5. 



CITY OF ROXBURY. 



In Common Council, April 25, 1859. 
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, 1859, and end with the last day of 
April, 1860. 

Ordered, That the sum of ONE HUNDRED AND 
SEVENTY-TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED 
AND SIXTY 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, 1859, and close with the last day 
of April, 1860. 

Passed and sent up for concurrence. 

FRANKLIN WILLIAMS, Clerk. 



In Board of Aldermen, April 25, 1859. 
Concurred. 

JOSEPH W. TUCKER, City Clerk.