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City Document. — No. 6. 



REPORT 



JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE 



FINANCE, 



ANNUAL "APPROPRIATIONS. 




ROXBURY: 

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

1864. 



CITY OF EOXBURY. 



In Board of Aldermen, February 29, 1864. 

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, 1865, 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, February 29, 1864. 
Concurred. 

FRANKLIN WILLIAMS, Clerk. 



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In Common Council, April 25, 1864. 
The Joint Standing Committee on Finance, who were in- 
structed under an order originating in the Board of Aldermen, 
February 29th, 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 April 30th, 1865, 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, . $40,650 00 
" Fuel for Schools, . . 4,000 00 
" Contingencies, . . 10,000 00 

" Roxbury Grammar School, (for 

High School,) . . ' 500 00 



$55,150 00 



For Support of Poor. 

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



$9,000 00 



CITY DOCUMENT.— No. 6. 



Fire Department. 

Pay of Chief Engineer, . . $500 00 

" Assistant Engineers, . 400 00 

" Secretary of the Board, . 15 00 



Engine No. 1. Pay of Foreman, 3 months, 20 00 

Ass't do., " 12 50 

Clerk, " 17 50 

Steward, " 25 00 

4 Men, $41, « 41 00 

33 Men, $36, » 297 00 



Engine No. 6. Pay of Foreman, 3 months, 20 00 
" Ass't do., " 12 50 
" Clerk, , " 17 50 

" Steward, « 25 00 

" 4 Men, $41, " 41 00 
" 33 Men, $36, " 297 00 



Engine No. 7. Pay of Foreman, 3 months, 20 00 
" Ass't do., " 12 50 
" Clerk, " 17 50 

" Steward, « 25 00 

" 4 Men, $41, » 41 00 
" 33 Men, $36, " 297 00 



Steam Fire ) Pay of Engineer, . 780 00 

Engine. 5 " 2 Drivers, . 1200 00 

" 1 Fireman, . 660 00 

" Foreman Hose, 80 00 

" 9 Men, $41, 369 00 



$915 00 



413 00 



413 00 



413 00 



3,089 00 



Carried forward, . . $5,243 00 



ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS. 5 

Brought forward, . $5,248 00 

Hook and ) Pay of Foreman, . $80 00 

Ladder Co. $ " Ass't Foreman, 50 00 

" Clerk, . 60 00 

" Steward, . 80 00 

" 6 Men, $41, 246 00 

" 11 Men, $36, 396 00 



Hose Co. 



Pay of Foreman, 


80 00 


" Ass't Foreman, 


50 00 


" Clerk, 


55 00 


" Steward, 


65 00 


" 4 Men, $41, 


164 00 


" 5 Men, $36, 


180 00 



912 00 



594 00 

Two New Steam Fire Engines. Pay of Engi- 
neers, Firemen, Drivers and Hosemen for 
nine months, ..... $4831 00 



$11,580 00 
Contingencies, . . . . . • 5,000 00 



$16,580 00 

New Steam Fire Engines, Engiase Eiowse, &c. 
For two New Steam Fire Engines, Engine 

House, &c, $21,000 00 

Reservoirs. 

For Reservoirs and Hydrants, . ' . . $2,500 00 

City E*cbt and Interest. 

For Principal of City Debt, . . . $5,000 00 
For Payment of Interest on Debt and Overdrafts, $54,000 00 

Watch and Police. 

For Pay of Watch and Police, in addition to 

Fees received, .... $20,000 00 



6 CITY DOCUMENT— No. 6. 

Salaries for City Officers. 

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

" * City Clerk, . . 1,200 00 
" Clerk of Com. Council, 200 00 

« Treasurer and Collector, 2,000 00 

" Assessors, . . 1,800 00 

" Clerk to Assessors, 200 00 

" Five Assistant Assessors, 100 00 

" City Solicitor, . 500 00 

" City Physician, . 200 00 

" City Messenger, . 700 00 

" Harbor Master, . 100 00 

For Clerk hire in City Treasurer's Office,l,100 00 
" extra Clerk hire, . . 400 00 

10,000 00 

Highways, Bridges and Sidewalks. 

For Highways, Bridges and Sidewalks, . $32,000 00 

Biscount on Taxes. 

For Discount on Taxes, . . . . $10,000 00 
For Abatement of Taxes, . . . $4,000 00 

Gas, Fluid, Lighting and Repair of Lamps. 

For Gas, Fluid, Lighting and Repairs of Lamps, $18,000 00 

Bounty to Volunteers. 

For Bounty to Volunteers, ... $85,000 00 

Contingent Expenses. 

For Contingent Expenses, in addition to rents, 

&c, from City Property, . . . $7,000 00 

All which is respectfully submitted. 
For the Committee, 

HORACE H. WHITE, Chairman. 



Citj of $U*bnrB. 



AN ORDER, relating to the SPECIFIC APPROPRIA- 
TIONS for the Financial Year of 1864—65. 

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, 1864, and end with the last day of April, 1865, the 
following sums of money be, and the same are hereby respec- 
tively appropriated, viz : — 

FOR PAY OF SCHOOL TEACHERS, 
Forty thousand six hundred and fifty dol- 
lars, . . . . . . $40,650 00 

FUEL FOR SCHOOLS, 

Four thousand dollars, . . . 4,000 00 

CONTINGENCIES FOR SCHOOLS, 

Ten thousand dollars, . . . . * 10,000 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, 
Nine thousand dollars, . . . 9,000 00 

PAY OF MEMBERS OF THE FIRE DE- 
PARTMENT, 
Eleven thousand five hundred dollars, 11,500 00 



Carried forward, . . $75,650 00 



8 CITY DOCUMENT.— No. 6. 

Brought forward, . . $75,650 00 

FOR TWO NEW STEAM FIRE ENGINES, 
ENGINE HOUSE, &c, 
Twenty-one thousand dollars, . . 21,000 00 

CONTINGENT EXPENSES OF THE FIRE 
DEPARTMENT, 

Five thousand dollars, . . . 5,000 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, 

Fifty-four thousand dollars, . . . 54,000 00 

PAY OF WATCH AND POLICE, in addi- 
tion to fees received, 
Twenty thousand dollars, . . . 20,000 00 

SALARIES OF CITY OFFICERS, 

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

REPAIRS OF HIGHWAYS, BRIDGES AND 
SIDEWALKS, 
Thirty-two thousand dollars, . . 32,000 00 

DISCOUNT ON TAXES, 

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

ABATEMENT OF TAXES, 

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

GAS, FLUID, LIGHTING AND REPAIRS 
OF LAMPS, 

Eighteen thousand dollars, ... 1 8,000 00 

BOUNTY TO VOLUNTEERS, 

Eighty-five thousand dollars, . . 85,000 00 



Carried forward, . . . $342,150 00 



ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS 9 

Brought forward, . . . $342,150 00 

CONTINGENT EXPENSES, in addition to 

Rents, &c, from City Property, 
Seven thousand dollars, .... 7,000 00 



Making a total of three hundred and forty - 
nine thousand one hundred and fifty dol- 
lars, . $349,150 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. 



10 CITY DOCUMENT— No. 6. 



Cits of $o*hrj. 



In Common Council, April 25, 1864. 

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, 1864, and end with the last day of 
April, 1865. 

Ordered, That the sum of THREE HUNDRED AND 
FORTY-NINE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND 
FIFTY DOLLARS, 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, 1864, and close with the last day of 
April, 1865. 

Passed and sent up for concurrence. 

FRANKLIN WILLIAMS, Clerk. 

In Board of Aldermen, April 25, 1864. 
Concurred. 

JOSEPH W. TUCKER, City Clerk. 



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