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City Document. — No. 6. 



REPORT 



JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE 



FINANCE, 



ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS. 




ROXBURY: 

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

1863. 



CITY OF ROXBURY. 



In Board of Aldermen, March 23, 1863. 

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, 1864:, 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 30, 1863. 
Concurred. 

JOSHUA SEAVER, Clerk. 



Citg of |lo^bttr2. 



In Common Council, April 27, 1863. 
The Joint Standing Committee on Finance, who were 
instructed under an order originating in the Board of Al- 
dermen, March 23d, to confer with the several Joint Stand- 
ing 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 April 30th, 1864, and report the 
annual appropriation order as soon as practicable, have 
attended to the duty assigned them, and submit the fol- 
lowing 

REPORT AND ORDERS: 



For §choo]§. 

For pay of School Teachers, . $36,350 00 
" Fuel for Schools, . . 3,500 00 
" Contingencies, . . 7,500 00 

" Roxbury Grammar School, (for 

High School,) . . 500 00 

" New School Houses and Land, 17,000 00 



$64,850 00 



For Support of Poor. 

For Support of Poor, in addition to 
their earnings, and repairs 
of Almshouse, . . $9,000 00 



),000 00 



4 CITY DOCUMENT. — No. 6. 

Fire department. 

Pay of Chief Engineer, . . $400 00 

" Assistant Engineers, . 320 00 

" Secretary of the Board, . 15 00 



Steam Eire > Pay of Engineer, . 660 00 
Engine. > "3 Drivers and 

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



$735 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 

1,652 00 

Engine No. 6. 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 

1,652 00 

Engine No. 7. 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 



1,652 00 



2,729 00 



Carried forward, . $8,420 00 



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ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS. 

Brought forward, 
Pay of Foreman, . $80 00 
" Ass't Foreman, 50 00 
" Clerk, . 60 00 

" Steward, . " 80 00 
" 6 Men, 41, 246 00 

" 11 Men, $36, 396 OP 



5 

5,420 00 



Hose Co. 



7 of Foreman, . 


80 00 


" Clerk, 


55 00 


'-' Steward, . 


65 00 


" 4 Men, $41, 


164 00 


" 6 Men, $36, 


216 00 



912 00 



Contingencies, 



580 00 

^9,912 00 
4,000 00 



$13,912 00 
$2,500 00 

$5,000 00 



Reserroirs. 

For Reservoirs and Hydrants, 

€ity Debt and Interest. 

For Principal of City Debt, 

For Payment of Interest on Debt and Overdrafts, $48,000 00 

H^atcli and Police. 

For Pay of "Watch and Police, in addition to 

Fees received, . . . . $13,000 00 

Salaries for City Officers. 

For Salary of Mayor, . . . $1,500 00 
" City Clerk, . . 1,200 00 

« Clerk of Com. Council, 200 00 

« Treas'r and Collector, 1,800 00 



Carried forward, 



$4,700 00 



6 CITY DOCUMENT. — No. 6. 

Brought forward, . $4,700 00 
For Salary of Assessors, . . 1,200 00 
" Clerk to Assessors, 100 00 

" Five Assistant Assessors, 100 00 

" City Solicitor, . 500 00 

« City Physician, . 200 00 

" . City Messenger, . 600 00 
« Harbor Master, . 100 00 

For Clerk hire in City Treasurer's 

Ofiice, .... 1.000 00 

$8,500 00 

Mi^liway^, Hrld^e^ and ^ide^yalkis. 

For Highways, Bridges and Sidewalks, . $40,000 00 

l>i§couiit on Taxes. 

For Discount on Taxes, .... $8,000 00 

For Abatement of Taxes, . . . $3,000 00 

Cras, Fluid, liig^htm^ and Repairs of Ijamps. 

For Gas, Fluid, Lighting and Repairs of Lamps, $13,000 00 

Contingent Expenses. 

For Contingent Expenses, in addition to rents, 

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

All which is respectfully submitted, 

For the Committee, 

JOHN F. NEWTON, Chairman. 



ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS. 



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AN ORDER, relating to the SPECIFIC APPROPRIA- 
TIONS for the Financial Year of 1863-64. 

It is hereby ordered by the City Council, That to de- 
fray the EXPENDITURES of the City of Roxbury for the 
Financial Year, -which will commence with the first day of 
May, 1863, and end with the last day of April, 1864, the 
following sums of money be, and the same are hereby respec- 
tively appropriated, viz : — 

FOR PAY OF SCHOOL TEACHERS, 

Thirty -six thousand three hundred and fifty - 
dollars, $36,350 00 

FUEL FOR SCHOOLS, 

Three thousand five hundred dollars, . 3,500 00 

CONTINGENCIES FOR SCHOOLS, 

Seven thousand five hundred dollars, . 7,500 00 

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

NEW SCHOOL HOUSES AND LAND, 

Seventeen thousand dollars, . . . 17,000 00 

SUPPORT OF POOR, in addition to their 
earnings, and for repairs of Almshouse, 
Ni7ie thousand dollars, .... 9,000 00 

PAY OF MEMBERS OF THE FIRE DE- 
PARTMENT, 
Nine thousand nine hundred and twelve dollars, 9,9 12 00 



Carried forward, . . $83,762 00 



8 CITY DOCUMENT.— No. 6. 

Brought forward, . . $83,762 00 
CONTINGENT EXPENSE.S OF THE FIRE 
DEPARTMENT, 
Four thousand dollars, .... 4,000 00 

RESERVOIRS AND HYDRANTS, 

Two thousand jive hundred dollars, . 2,500 00 

FOR PRINCIPAL OF CITY DEBT, 

Five thousand dollars, .... 5,000 00 

INTEREST ON CITY DEBT, 

Forty-eight thousand dollars, . . 48,000 00 

PAY OF WATCH AND POLICE, in addi- 
tion to fees received, 
Thirteen thousand dollars, . . . 13,000 00 

SALARIES OF CITY OFFICERS, 

Eight thousatid Jive hundred dollars, . 8,500 00 

REPAIRS OF HICHWAYS, BRIDGES AND 
SIDEWALKS, 
Forty thousand dollars, . . . 40,000 00 

DISCOUNT ON TAXES, 

Eight thousand dollars, . . . 8,000 00 

ABATEMENT OF TAXES, 

Three thousand dollars, . . . 3,000 00 

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

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

Carried forward, . . $233,762 00 



ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS. 9 

♦ 

Brought forward, . . $233,762 00 
FOR DEFRAYING THE EXPENSE OF 
FENCING THE SOLDIERS' LOT AT 
FOREST HILLS CEMETERY, 
Four thousand jive hundred dollars, . 4,500 00 



Making a total of two hundred and thirty - 
eight thousand two hundred and sixty-two 
dollars, $238,262 00 

And it is further Ordered, That no excess in any of the 
respective appropriations aforesaid, shall be paid by the Treas- 
urer, unless authorized by the City Council : Provided, how- 
ever, 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 ac- 
cording to the intention of the contributors, and shall be 
credited to said appropriation accordingly. 



10 CITY DOCUMENT. — No. 6. 



Cits of llc^btirB. 



In Common Council, April 27, 1863. 
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, 1863, and end with the last day of 
April, 1864. . 

Ordered, That the sum of TWO HUNDRED THOU- 
SAND TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY-TWO DOL- 
LARS, be raised by assessment 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, 1863, and close with the last day of April, 1864. 

Passed and sent up for concurrence. 

JOSHUA SEAYER. Clerk. 



In Boaed of Aldermen, April 27, 1863. 
Concurred. 

JOSEPH W. TUCKER, City Clerk.