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i^ity Document. — No. 5, 



REPORT 



JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE 



FINANCE, 



ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS 




ROXBUR Y: 
L. B. WESTON, PEINTEE, GUILD ROW. 

1866. 



CITY OF ROXBURY. 



In Common Council, February 26, 1866. 
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, 1867, and report 
hereon the Annual Appropriation Bill, as soon as practicable. 
Passed and sent up for concurrence. 

FRANKLIN WILLIAMS, Clerk. 

In Board of Aldermen, February 26, 1866. 
Concurred. 

JOSEPH W. TUCKER, City Clerk. 



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In Common Council, April 9, 1866. 
The Joint Standing Committee on Finance, who were in- 
structed under an order originating in the Common Council 
February 26th, 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, 1867, 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, , $56,000 00 
" Fuel for Schools, . . . 4,000 00 
" Contingencies, . . . 12,000 00 
" Roxbury Grammar School, (for 

High School,) ... 500 00 

New School House, Land, and En- 
largement of School House, 22,000 00 



$94,500 00 



For Sitpport of Poor. 

For support of Poor, in addition to 
their earnings, and repairs 
of Almshouse, . . . $14,000 00 



$14,000 00 



4 CITY DOCUMENT.— No. 5. 

Fire Bepartment. 

Pay of Chief Engineer, . . . $500 00 
" Assistant Engineers, . . 400 00 

" Secretary of the Board, . 15 00 



St'm Fire Engine ^ 


1 Pay of Engineer, 900 00 


No. 1. 5 


1 " 2 Drivers, 1,440 00 




« 1 Fireman, 780 00 




" For'n Hose, 80 00 




" 9 Men, $60, 540 00 



St'm Fire Engine ) Pay of Engineer, 900 00 

No. 2. ) " 2 Drivers, 1,440 00 

" 1 Fireman, 780 00 

« For'n Hose, 80 00 

" 9 Men, $60, 540 00 



St'm Fire Engine ) Pay of Engineer, 900 00 

No. 3. > « 2 Drivers, 1,440 00 

« 1 Fireman, 780 00 

" For'n Hose, 80 00 

" 9 Men, $60, 540 00 



Hook and > Pay of Foreman, $80 00 

Ladder Co. 5 " Ass't Foreman, 50 00 

« Clerk, 60 00 

" Steward, 80 00 

-' 17 Men, $60, 1,020 00 



$915 00 



3,740 00 



3,740 00 



3,740 00 



1,290 00 



Carried forward, $13,425 00 



Hose Co. 



ANNUAL APPROPRIi 


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Brought forward, 






$13,425 00 


Pay of Foreman, 


80 


00 




" Ass't Foreman, 


50 


00 




" Clerk, 


55 


00 




" Steward, 


65 


00 




" 9 Men, $60, 


540 


00 




For deficiences, 


180 


00 


970 00 








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$14,395 00 


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5,000 00 


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3,000 00 



Contingencies, 
New Hose, 

Reservoirs. 

For Reservoirs and Hydrants, . . . $3,200 00 

City 19eht and Interest. 

For Principal of Public Debt, . . . $23,000 00 

For Payment of Interest on Debt and Overdrafts, 52,000 00 

l¥ateh and Police. 

For Pay of Watch and Police, in addition to 

Fees received, $30,000 00 

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, . . ■ 2,400 00 

" Clerk to Assessors, 700 00 

" Five Assistant Assessors, 100 00 

" City Solicitor, . 800 00 

" City Physician, . 200 00 

" City Messenger, . 800 00 

« Sup't Public Buildings, 1,000 00 

" Harbor Master, . 200 00 

" Superintendent Sewers, 200 00 

For Clerk hire in City Treasurer's Office, 1,200 00 

$12,500 00 



6 CITY DOCUMENT— No. 5. 

Hig^hways, Bridges and Sidewalks. 

For Highways, Bridges and Sidewalks, . $27,000 00 

" Watering Streets, . . . . 2,500 00 

" Collecting Ashes, &c., . . . 2,500 00 

'' Laying out and Widening Streets, . 10,500 00 

Discount on Taxes. 

For Discount on Taxes, .... $14,000 00 

C^as, Fluid, liighting and ISSepair of lianips. 

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

Contingent Expenses. 

For Contingent Expenses, in addition to rents, 

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

All which is respectfully submitted. 

For the Committee, 

JOHN A. SCOTT, Chairman. 



Cit2 of llo^btirg. 



AN ORDER, relating to the SPECIFIC APPROPRIA- 
TIONS for the Financial Year of 1866-67. 
It is hereby ordered by the City Council, That to defray 
the EXPENDITURES of the City of Roxbury for the Finan- 
cial Year, which will commence with the first day of May, 
1866, and end with the last day of April, 1867, the follow- 
ing sums of money be, and the same are hereby respectively 
appropriated, viz : — 

FOR PAY OF SCHOOL TEACHERS, 

Fifty -six thousand dollars, . . . $56,000 00 

FUEL FOR SCHOOLS, 

Pour thousand dollars, .... 4,000 00 

CONTINGENCIES FOR SCHOOLS, 

Twelve thousand dollars, .... 12,000 00 

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

NEW SCHOOL HOUSE, LAND, AND EN- 
LARGEMENT OF SCHOOL HOUSE, 
Twenty-two thousand dollars, . . . 22,000 00 

SUPPORT OF POOR, in addition to their 
earnings, and for repairs of Almshouse, 
Fourteen thousand dollars, . . . 14,000 00 



Carried forward, . . $108,500 00 



8 CITY DOCUMENT— No. 5. 

Brought forward, . . $108,500 00 

PAY OF MEMBERS OP THE EIRE DE- 
PARTMENT, 
Fourteen thousand three hundred and ninety' 
five dollars, 14,395 00 

CONTINGENT EXPENSES OF THE FIRE 
DEPARTMENT, 
Five thousand dollars, . . . 5,000 00 

NEW HOSE, 

Three thousand dollars, . . . 3,000 00 

RESERVOIRS AND HYDRANTS, 

Three thousand two hundred dollars, . 3,200 00 

PRINCIPAL OF THE CITY DEBT, 

Twenty -three thousand dollars, . . 23,000 00 

INTEREST ON CITY DEBT, 

Fifty-two thousand dollars, . . . 52,000 00 

PAY OF WATCH AND POLICE, in addition 
to fees received. 
Thirty thousand dollars, . . . 30,000 00 

SALARIES OF CITY OFFICERS, 

Twelve thousand five hundred dollars, . 12,500 00 

REPAIRS OF HIGHWAYS, BRIDGES AND 
SIDEWALKS, 
Twenty-seven thousand dollars, . . 2 7,000 00 

WATERING STREETS, 

Two thousand five hundred dollars, . 2,500 00 

COLLECTING ASHES, &c.. 

Two thousand five hundred dollars, . 2,500 00 



Carried forward, . . . $283,595 00 



ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS. 9 

Brought forward, . . . $283,595 00 
LAYING OUT AND WIDENING STREETS, 

Ten thousand five hundred dollars, . 10,500 00 

DISCOUNT ON TAXES, 

Fourteen thousand dollars, . . . 14,000 00 

GAS, FLUID, LIGHTING AND REPAIRS 
OF LAMPS, 
Eighteen thousand dollars, . . . 18,000 00 

CONTINGENT EXPENSES, in addition to 
Rents, &c., from City Property, 
Eight thousand dollars, ... 8,000 00 



Making a total of three hundred and thirty- 
four thousand and nijiety-five dollars, . $334,095 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. 5. 



Cits of llo^hrj. 



In Common Council, April 9, 1866. 

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, 1866, and end with the last day of 
April, 1867. 

Ordered, That the sum of THREE HUNDRED AND 
THIRTY- FOUR THOUSAND AND NINETY- FIVE 
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, 1866, and close with the last day of April, 1867. 

Passed and sent up for concurrence. 

FRANKLIN WILLIAMS, Clerk. 



Concurred. 



In Board op Aldermen, April 9, 1866. 
JOSEPH W. TUCKER, City Clerk.