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drains of said city, as said Common Council shall by ordinance prescribe. Said Commissioners shall receive no compensation for their services, and shall hold their office for the term of five years, with the exception of the first Board."

The first Board was organized in 1858. The amount to he appropriated for public sewers in any one year was at first limited to the sum of $30,000. This sum has been increased from time to time, and is now fixed at $85,000.

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS.

A. E. Bissell

Walter H. Coots,

Harvey King. Engineer.....

Thomas Ledbeter. The Engineer receives an annual salary of $1,600. Chief Clerk in Office.

Edward B. Chope.

TOTAL SEWERAGE, WITO COST OF THE SAME FROM 1835

TO 1872 INCLUSIVE,

Length of main sewers built from 1835 to 1872 iuclusive.

38 miles 338 ft. 6 in. Length of lateral sewers built

from 1835 to 1872 inclusive..... 44 iniles 8.185 ft. 6 in.

Total length of all sewers built. 79 miles 3,524 feet.

Cost of main sewers built from 1835 to 1872. $979,244 61 Cost of lateral sewers built from 1835 to 1872 267,949 79 Total cost of all the sewers built...

-$1,247,194 40

SEWERS BUILT IN 1872.

Length of main sewers built in 1872 20,179 ft. 6 in. Length of lateral sewers built in 1872... 24,477 ft. 6 in.

Total lungth of all sewers built in 1872 44,657 feet.

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Cost of main sewers built in 1872......... $120,383 88 Repairs to main sewers, and 49 new receiving basins.

9,304 62 Cost of lateral sewers built in 1872

30,324 09 Total cost of all sewers built in 1872...... $160,012 59

Main sewers are built and maintained at the public expense, and are provided for from the annual appropriations for that purpose.

Lateral sewers are provided for by assessments upon the property which is ben ted thereby.

COMMISSIONERS ON PLAN OF THE

CITY. This commission is provided for by the Charter, which enacts that it shall consist of three members, to be appointed by the Council on the nomination of the Mayor, to serve three years (except the first Board, whose terms were decided by lot), without compensation. No land within the limits of the city can be laid out into blocks and public streets without the approval of a majority of the Board, to be recorded, with the plan, in the Register's office, and filed in the office of the City Clerk. Plans are of no validity unless so approved and filed. The City Clerk is Olerk of the Board.

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS.

John N. Ford.

Emery Wendell.
Theodore J. Campau.

President..
Clerk...

.John N. Ford.
Charles H. Borgman.

The meetings of the Board are held on the first Monday in each month, at 10%, o'clock a. M.

GRADE COMMISSIONERS. The Board of Grade Commissioners was established by an ordinance approved July 12, 1869. The members are appointed by the Common Council on the nomination of the Mayor, to serve until removed, without compensation. The Board and City Surveyor have power to fix, alter and establish the grades upon all streets, alleys and public spaces in said city, preparatory to the paving, grading, graveling, planking, macadamizi g, or otherwise working the same, and the laying of side and cross-walks thereon; to establish permanent measurements or bench marks whenever necessary; to keep a record of the grades for confirmation by the Council.

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS.

James Anderson.

Simeon Folsom.
James Dubois.

President.
Surveyor

James Anderson.
Eugene Rɔbinson.

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PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
The Board of Education is composed of twenty mem-
bers —"two School Inspectors from each and every ward
of the city, elected in the following manner: At every
annual charter election there shall be elected one School
Inspector for each ward, who shall hold his office for
the term of two years." The School Board for 1873
consists of the following members:
First Ward.. Wm. Jennison, Arch. G. Lindsay.
Second Ward.. Chas. K. Backus, Geo. S. Davis.
Third Ward.......G. S. Goodale, Wm. Y. Rumney.
Fourth Ward ...... Geo. B. Hall, Chas, Rassman.
Fifth Ward....... A. H. Wilkinson, Jno. W. McGrath.
Sixth Ward.... .John Flintermann, Mark Flanigan.
Seventh Ward Wm. D. Wilkins, Henry Z Potter.
Eighth Ward..... Thomas McGrath, Jas. J. Martin.
Ninth Ward. John Ford, Wm. C. Colburn.
Tenth Ward.. ...James D. Weir, John A. Berry.

The officers and standing Committees of the Board of
Education for the year 1873, are as follows:
President.........

Chas. K. Backus.
Secretary of Board and Supt. Schools...Duane Doty.
Treasurer...

A. Ives.

COMMITTEES.

Teachers and Course of Study-Inspectors Wilkins,
Colburn, Flanigan, Weir and J. W. McGrath.

Schools, Text-Books and School Supplies—Inspectors
Wilkinson, Flinterman, T. M. McGrath, Dennison and
Davis.
Library-Inspectors Jennison, Wilkins and Rumney.
Ways and Means-Inspectors Berry, Hall and Potter.

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