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City Document. — No. 9. 
REPORT 



JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE 



FINANCE, 



ON THE 



ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS 




ROXBURY : 

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

1861. 



CITY OF ROXBURY. 



In Board of Aldermen, March 25, 1861. 

Ordered, That the Joint Standing 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 year ending the 
30th of April, 1862, and report thereon the Annual Appropriation 
Bill, as soon as practicable. 

Passed and sent down for concurrence. 

JOSEPH W. TUCKER, City Clerk. 

In Common Council, March 25, 1861. 
Concurred. 

JOSHUA SEAVER, Clerk. 



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In Common Council, April 26, 1861. 

The Joint Standing Committee on Finance, who were in- 
structed under an order originating in the Board of Aldermen, 
March 25th, 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, 1862, and report the annual 
appropriation order as soon as practicable, have attended to 
the duty assigned them, and submit the following 

REPORT AND ORDERS: 



For Schools. 

For pay of School Teachers, . $35,275 00 
" Fuel for Schools, . . 2,500 00 

" Contingencies, . . 8,000 00 

" Roxbury Grammar School, (for 

High School,) . . 500 00 



$46,275 00 



For Support of Poor. 

For Support of Poor, in addition to 
their earnings, and repairs 
of Almshouse, . . $7,000 00 



$7,000 00 



CITY DOCUMENT. — No. 9. 



Fire Bepartment. 

Pay of Chief Engineer, . . $450 00 

" Assistant Engineers, . 320 00 

" Secretary of the Board, . 15 00 



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

" Ass't Foreman, 50 00 
'• Clerk, . 70 00 

" Steward, . 100 00 
" 4 Men, |41, 164 00 
" 33 Men, $36, 1,188 00 



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

" Ass't Foreman, 50 00 

" Clerk, . 70 00 

" Steward, . 100 00 

" 4 Men, $41, 164 00 

" 33 Men, $36, 1,188 00 

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

" Ass't Foreman, 50 00 

" Clerk, . 70 00 

" Steward, . 100 00 

" 4 Men, $41, 164 00 

" 38 Men, $33, 1,188 00 



Steam Fire ? Pay of Engineer, . 660 00 
Engine. ) "3 Drivers and 

Firemen, 1,620 00 
" Foreman Hose, 80 00 
" 9 Men, $41, 369 00 



$785 00 



1,652 00 



1,652 00 



1,652 00 



2,729 00 



Carried forward, $8,470 00 



ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS. 







Brought forward, 


$8,470 00 


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Pay of Foreman, . 


$80 00 




Ladder Co. ) 


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Ass't Foreman, 


50 00 






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Clerk, 


60 00 






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Steward, . 


80 00 






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6 Men, |41, 


246 00 






Pay 


11 Men, |36, 
f Foreman, . 


396 00 


Q12 00 


Hose Co. 


SO 00 


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Clerk, 


55 00 






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Steward, . 


65 00 






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4 Men, $41, 


164 00 






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6 Men, $36, 


216 00 


580 00 






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$9,962 00 


Contingencies, 


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4,000 00 



$13,962 00 
Interest on City Debt. 

For Payment of Interest on Debt and Overdrafts, $36,000 00 

Watch and Police. 

For Pay of Watch and Police, in addition to 

Fees received, . . . . . $15,000 00 

Salaries for City Officens. 

For Salary of Mayor, . . $1,500 00 
City Clerk, . 



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1,200 00 
Clerk of Com. Council, 200 00 
Treas'r and Collector, 1,800 00 
Assessors, . . 1,050 00 
Clerk to Assessors, 100 00 

Five Assistant Assessors, 100 00 
City Solicitor, . 800 00 

City Physician, . 200 00 

City Messenger, . 600 00 

Harbor Master, . 100 00 



$7,650 00 



6 CITY DOCUMENT.— No. 9. 

Mig^hwayis, Bridges and 8idewalkis. 

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

I>i§couiit on Taxes. 

For Discount on Taxes, .... $7,000 00 

For Abatement of Taxes, .... $2,500 00 

Gas, Fluid, liig^liting and Kepairs of lianips. 

For Gas, Fluid, Lighting and Repairs of Lamps, $13,000 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, 

WILLIAM GASTON, Chairman. 



ANNUAL APPEOPRIATIONS. 
CITY OP ROXBURY 



AN ORDER, relating to the SPECIFIC APPROPRIA- 
TIONS for the Financial Year of 1861-62. 
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, 1861, and end with the last day of April, 1862, the 
following sums of money be, and the same are hereby re- 
spectively appropriated, viz. : — 

FOR PAY OF SCHOOL TEACHERS, 
Thirty-jive thousand two hundred and 

seventy-Jive dollars, . . , . ^35,275 00 

FUEL FOR SCHOOLS, 

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

CONTINGENCIES FOR SCHOOLS, 

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

ROXBURY GRAMMAR SCHOOL, (for High 
School,) 
Five hundred dollars, .... 500 00 

SUPPORT OF POOR, in addition to their 
earnings, and for repairs of Almshouse, 
Seven thousand dollars, .... 7.000 00 

PAY OF MEMBERS OF THE FIRE DE- 
PARTMENT, 

Nine thousand nine hundred and sixty-two 

dollars, 9,962 00 

CONTINGENT EXPENSES OF THE FIRE 
DEPARTMENT, 

Four thousand dollars, . " . . . 4,000 00 



Carried forward, $67,237 00 



8 CITY DOCUMENT. — No. 9. 

Brought forward, $67,237 00 

INTEREST ON CITY DEBT, 

Thirty-six thousand dollars, . . . 36,000 00 

PAY OF WATCH AND POLICE, in addi- 
tion to fees received, 
Pi/teen thousatid dollars, .... 15,000 00 

SALARIES OF CITY OFFICERS, 

Seven thousand six hundred and fifty dollars, 7,650 00 

REPAIRS OF HIGHWAYS, BRIDGES AND 
SIDEWALKS, 
Twenty thousand dollars, .... 20,000 00 

DISCOUNT ON TAXES, 

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

ABATEMENT OF TAXES, 

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

GAS, FLUID, LIGHTING AND REPAIRS 
OF LAMPS, 
Thirteen thousand dollars, . . . 13,000 00 

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



Making a total of one hundred and seventy-four 
thousand three hundred and eighty-seven dol- 
lars, . $174,387 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. 



ANNUAL ArPROPRIATIONS. 



Cita 0f lU^^hir!}, 



In Common Council, April 26, 1861 . 

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, 1861, and end with the last day of 
April, 1862. 

Ordered, That the sum of ONE HUNDRED AND 
SEVENTY-FOUR THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED 
AND EIGHTY-SEVEN DOLLARS, be raised by assess- 
ment on the Polls and Estates of the inhabitants of this 
city, according 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, 1861, and close with 
the last day of April, 1862. 

Passed and sent up for concurrence. 

JOSHUA SEAVER, Clerk. 



In Board of Aldermen, April 26, 1861. 
Concurred. 

JOSEPH W. TUCKER, City Clerk. 



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