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Time of opening
SECT. 5. It shall be the duty of the board of poll shall be fixed aldermen to fix the time when the poll shall close,
as well as the time for the opening thereof, in the election of all officers, and insert the same in any warrant and notification to the inhabitants, of such election.
SECTION 1. In the month of January, in each year, there shall be appointed a joint committee of the city council to be called the committee on the city engineer's department, to consist of two members of the board of aldermen, and three members of the common council. The said committee shall have the care and supervision of the city engineer's office; and the appointment and discharge of all persons employed therein shall be with their approval; and they shall fix the amount of compensation to be paid to said employés respectively; provided, that the same shall not, in the aggregate, exceed the
sum appropriated therefor by the city council.
Choice of city en-
SECT. 2. There shall be chosen, annually, on the first Monday of February, or within sixty
1 An ordinance relating to the city engineer's department, passed Oct. 12, 1868.
days thereafter, by concurrent vote of the two Oct. 12, 1968. branches of the city council, a city engineer, who shall be a citizen of Boston. He shall hold his office for one year from the first Monday of April, in the year in which he shall be elected, unless sooner removed; he may be removed at the pleasure of the city council; and vacancies may be filled at any time for the unexpired term. He shall receive such compensation as the city council may, from time to time, determine.
Sect. 3. Said engineer shall perform all such Duties and serservices for the city of Boston as properly come Ibid. under the direction of a civil engineer, and shall be consulted on all important matters relating to public improvements of every kind where the advice of an engineer would be of service. He shall take charge of all such structures and public works of the city as the city council, or any committee of the city council, or of either branch, may direct; and under their direction he shall prepare all plans and specifications for such structures, and shall prepare, or cause to be prepared under their direction, all contracts for the same. He shall measure or cause to be measured, when required by any committee of the city council, or of either branch thereof, all work done by contract for the city, and shall certify to the
He shall be the custodian of all city plans belonging to his department.
SECT. 4. He may employ such assistants as May employ asshall be necessary to perform the services which Ibid
. may be required of him, with the approval of
Oct. 12, 1868.
the committee on the city engineer's department, as provided in the first section
SECT. 5. Said engineer shall make annually, or oftener if required, a careful examination of all the bridges within the city limits, and make such reports respecting their condition as to safety, need of renewal or repairs, as the exigency of the case may require.
SECT. 6. Said engineer shall, annually, in the month of January, present to the city council a report in relation to his department (in addition to the report which he is hereinafter required to make to the Cochituate water board) showing the number of persons employed, the detailed expenses of the department, the general nature of the work, the condition of all structures that come under his supervision, — that are in
that are in process of construction, or that have been completed during the previous year, — and such other general information in relation to the same as he may deem expedient.
To have care of lake and reservoirs, &c. Ibid.
SECT. 7. Said engineer shall take such charge of Lake Cochituate, the aqueduct and lands, and the several reservoirs, and all other structures, works, and property connected with the water works, as
the Cochituate water board may direct; and he shall perform all such services in relation to the water works as may be required of him by the Cochituate water board or the city council. He shall cause accurate ob servations of the height of the water at the
lake, the pipe chambers, and the several reser- Oct. 12, 1968. voirs, to be made daily, or oftener, at his discretion, in order to estimate the daily consumption of water in the city.
SECT. 8. Said engineer shall, on or before the Report to water fifth day of May in each year, present to the said Ibid. water board a report of the general condition of the water works, with a detailed statement of all expenditures in his department, relating to the same, and such other matters as he, or the said board, may deem expedient.
1. Superintendent to be appointed
by the mayor with advice of
2. To examine the apartments once
closing of the hall.
SECTION 1. There shall be appointed annu- Superintendent to ally, on the first Monday of February, or within mayor and aldersixty days thereafter, by the mayor, by and with duties the advice and consent of the board of aldermen, 1854, c. 148, § 49. a superintendent of Faneuil Hall, who shall hold
men. His general Oct. 14, 1833.
1 See ordinance concerning the care and management of the water works, post.
2 Faneuil Hall was originally built by Peter Faneuil, and presented to the inhabitants for a market and town house. It was commenced September 8, 1740, and completed September 10, 1742; burned January 13, 1761, rebuilt in 1762, and much enlarged in 1805-6. For a full history of Faneuil Hall," and the powers and duties of the board of aldermen in the care and management of said hall, see City Doc. 1851, No. 33, and 1852, No. 48.
3 An ordinance providing for the appointment of a superintendent of Faneuil Hall, passed October 14, 1833.
Oct. 14, 1833. 1854, c. 448, § 49.
his office for one year from the first Monday of April in the year in which he may be appointed, and until his successor is appointed and qualified, or he is removed. He may be removed at the pleasure of the mayor, and a vacancy may be filled at any time for the unexpired term. He shall receive such compensation as the city council may from time to time determine. He shall supervise and take proper care of said hall and all the rooms over the same and connected therewith, attend to the admission of visitors, provide that the said rooms are kept clean and in good order, and report to the board of aldermen all repairs that may be necessary in the same.
To examine tlie
apartments once a
SECT. 2. The said superintendent shall examine at least once in each month, and as much oftener as he may deem expedient, the various apartments, comprising the armories, offices, and stores connected with said Faneuil Hall, for the purpose of ascertaining any danger that may exist from fire or other causes, and whenever he shall discover any such cause of danger he shall report the same to the board of aldermen.
To attend to the opening and cloging of the hall. Ibid.
SECT. 3. The said superintendent shall attend to the opening and closing of said hall, at such hours and under such provisions as the board of aldermen may direct.