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Sunday Edition. Mar. IS.
its disbursement. The Central Park Commis
sinners, the Commissioners for laying out the
upper part of the city, the Commissioners of
Charity and Correction, the Police Commissioners,
the Harbor Commissioners,the Pilot Commission
ers, the Commissioners for the Revision and Cor
rection of Assessments, all perform their function
without reference to the Common Council,
the only properly or legally chosen representa
tives of the people of this 'city, who, as before
stated, are held responsible for the acts of these
respective commissions, although not posses
sing the slightest control over them in any
respect, not even in the amount of appropria
tions required or asked by them. It is true,
they certainly submit estimates to the
Common Council, and if its action conforms
to their requirements, well and good, if not,
application is made by them to the Legislature,
and our City Tax-Levy or Budget is made up to
suit their supposed wants, the action of the
city authorities being entirely ignored in the
premises.
The Police Commissioners are possessed of
despotic and unlimited powers over the lives
and property of our citizens, and are responsi
ble to no local, if to any authority for the ex
ercise of such unrestricted powers. Even the
command of our local militia, in times of riot
or disturbance of any kind, is vested in them,
the duly and legally chosen representatives of
the people of the city having no more the right
to employ it than have the people themselves.
Tire Commissioners of Charities and Correction
have unlimited control of the Alms House
and the Prison Departments of the city; the
Central Park Commissioners control the princi
pal park or pleasure ground, belonging to and
paid for by the city; the Commissioners for
laying out the upper part of the city, fix and
establish grades, and lay out the streets and
avenues on the upper' end of the island, in a
manner to suit themselves, totally regardless of
any local control; the Harbor and Pilot Commis
sioners claim and exercise exclusive jurisdiction
over our habor, and the wharf, pier and slip
property of the city; while the control over
the streets and public highways within our cor?
porate limits, supposed to be vested in fee in the
Mayor, Aidermen and Commonalty of the City
of New York, have been seized upon by the
State Legislature,and their almost exclusive use
parcelled out to railroad monopolists, not only
against the wishes, but against the most earn
est protests of. the city authorities and the peo
ple.
The statements in the first part of the report,
exhibit the agency by which the taxation on
real and personal property in this city is increas
ed to the present alarming extent, and at the
same time, shows how utterly powerless the
city authorities are to prevent or remedy, the
evils of which our entire population so justly
•omplain.
But if the increase in the amount of expend!
ture for the Government of the City is a source
of just complaint to our tax-payers, that of the
County would seem to justify them in resorting
to revolutionary measures, in order to free
themselves from the blight that has fallen upon
them, and which is squandering in unchecked
expenditure, and irresponsible extravagance, the
moneys of the people of this city. Previous tc
the creation of the Board of Supervisor's of thi.
County by the Legislature of 1857, the annual
amount raised by tax, for County purposes, ex
ceeded in no one year the sum of $2,000,000,
the estimate for the present year is
nearly $7,000,000, being a regular annual in
crease of over $700,000 from the time of the
organization of the Board until the present year. ,
The creation of the County Legislative Body
was in keeping with the other acts of spoliation
enacted by the Legislature of -the State against
the municipality of New York; it was totally
unnecessary to the well-being and good govern
ment of the County, as was demonstated by the
manner in which the affairs of the County were’
managed previous to the Act of 1857, and was
passed only with a view of depriving the citizens
of the city of all control over the disburse
ments made by the County officers.
The mode of electing this model Legislative
Body is a burlesque-on the elective franchise;
half its members are elected, the other half ap
pointed, with a view ot preserving a political
equilibrium in the Board, which is composed of
twelve members, six elected and six appointed
for a period of six years each, one being elected
and one being appointed each year. It cannot
be called a representative body, as one-half of
its members are appointed by the Mayor, after
the formality of being balloted for by a minori
ty of the votes cast for the office, and the lengthy
term of six years for which they respectively
hold office, being one-haif longer than the term
of. office of the President of the United States,
renders them totally indifferent to the wishes or
opinions of those they claim to represent, or the
wants or requirements, of the citizens of the
County, as they are totally irresponsible to any
human power for the faithful performance of
their duties. In the expenditure of moneys
taxed upon the property of the County, there
is a total . lack of resp msibility. We
have New City Hall Commission rs, Har
lem Bridge Commissioners, and ot,icr similar
commissions for disbursing the finds of the
County, and an evidence of their integrity is to
be found in the fact 11i the County
expenses have been increx s■C' in a ratio still
greater than of the City, .while both com
bined present, for the r< rent year, the aggre
gate sum of $13,930,7 ) 88.
Of this enormous Amount to be taxed upon
our citizens, the t resent year, the Common
Council-is directly responsible only for the ex
penditure of the sum of $1,250,968 02, as
will be seen I y reference to page of this re
port, the difference between that amount and
the amount contained in the City estimates,
being expended by Boards or Commissions, over
which the Common Council have no control.
The amount of tax assessed for City and
County purposes is given above, with a
view of exhibiting the snm properly charge
able to the City Government, and the sum over
which it has no control, and which is disbursed
by Boards and Commissions appointed by the
State Legislature. Both amounts are in
cluded in on'e rate of taxation, which leads to
the misapprehension that the City authorities
are responsible for the annual increase in such
rate. The error is a very natural one, and is,
in consequence, the more difficult to correct.
Justice could be done .to the corporate authori
ties, however, were such intended, by making
each rate separate, or at least separating the
City rate from that of the County, and
imposing a separate rate of tax for each.
It would then be apparent, at a glance, in which
item the greatest increase occurred annually,
and our citizens. could then place the responsi
bility where it properly belonged.
Your Committee are actuated solely by the de
sire to exhibit, in a manner, to be readily under
stood, the gross injustice heretofore practiced to
ward the Corporation by the Legislature of this
State in every relation existing between the two
governments. A liberal, wise and just State
government would encourage the growth and
prosperity of this, the principal seaport of the
State, the largest and most populous city on the
continent, and the business centre of the west
ern hemisphere. When the State was governed
by such men as De Witt Clinton, William H.
Seward, Silas Wright, William L. Marcy, and
the other great men and master minds that con
trolled and directed its destinies in former
times, and raised it from the condition of a pro
vince to the proud position of the Empire State
of this union of States, no such petty, no such
contemptible huckstering as we now witness,
and have witnessed during every session of the
Legislature for the past few years in the private
affairs of the corporate'authorities of the city,
would have been tolerated, much less encour
aged, and opportunities sought to intermeddle
in our local government. On the contrary,
these men, in the executive chair of the State
government, aided and counseled by men of
equal ability, or at least equal integrity, in the
Legislature, encouraged and fostered the growth
and prosperity of the promising and rapidly ad
vancing City of New York—a city that then
did, and still does, pay into the State treasury
about one-fifth of the entire taxes for State
purposes—and many of the great works of the
(State were devised simply with that object in
view. They observed the most rigid regard for
the chartered rights, privileges and immunities
granted to it before the adoption of the State
Constitution, and confirmed in that instrument,
and legislated for it, when such legislation be
came necessary, only upon the request of its
duly constituted authorities. The. general
good of the entire State engrossed their
sole attention, and they left to the city,
county and town authorities the care and
government of their respective localities. In the
primitive and middle stages of our existence as
a State, party advancement was regarded as
secondary to the best interests of the people ;
the legislator's.of those days always recognized
this as a principle, and entirely ignored legisla
t tion of a local character, as belonging exclusive
iv to the local governments or authorities. In
these latter days, party advancement is the
primary object in oar State Legislature; to it,
every other consideration is secondary, and the
degrading spectacle is annually presented of be
bolding the Government of a great State like
New York, descending into the political arena,
and giving and receiving blows in the effort to
overcome the people of this city, and to convert
hem, if not into willing, at least into obedient
übservency to the behests of the dominant
plitieal party in the state.
It is an established fact, that persecu
tion never makes proselytes. Tyranny and
oppression naturally beget resistance and dis
affection. A noble instinct, implanted in our
natures, impels us irresistibly to resist aggres
sion, come from what quarter it may, and
that resistance is certain to be more fierce and
unrelenting when practiced against those
from whom we have the right to expect
and obtain protection and care. Thus far
resistance to the tyranny and oppression so
unsparingly practised against us by the State
authorities, has been manifested only in an
nually increasing the majorities against their
candidates for office.
That distrust of, and disaffection to, the State
Government is fast taking possession of the
minds of our people, is as certain as fate, and is
a fact very much to be deplored, although it is
not to be wondered at. They behold, year after
year, their dearest and most sacred chartered
privileges invaded —parcelled out to needy po
litical'jobbers, and made the sport and play
things of the unscrupulous and designing,
They see, in silent astonishment, those immuni
ties which were guaranteed to them long an
terior to the formation of the State Government ,
of which they were so justly proud, and which
have, in a marked degree, tended to facilitate
the advancement and progress of our city, en
tirely ignored, and set aside as of no value, by
those whose duty it is to cherish and foster
them, -while their most earnest protests against
such sacriligious profanations of their guaran
teed and chartered rights, made through their
representatives in the Common Council, are not
only disregarded but oftentimes treated with
contempt and derision.
Too much legislation, the decentralization of
power and responsibility, and a total disregard
of our chartered rio-hte bv the State Legislature,
is rapidly producing their inevitable results, viz.:
Increased taxation, with diminished representa
tion, unrestricted, irresponsible and lavish ex
penditures of public money, and eventually if
not already consequent corruption and jobbery,
encouraged and fostered in every one of these
irresponsible commissions or other State agen
cies for disbursing moneys raised by taxation in
this city.
These various unauthorized acts of Btate
legislative interference in the affairs of the
city could have •no other result than the one
so j ustly complained of by our taxpayers. Since
the introduction of this system of legislating
for the city, the rate of tax has nearly qua
drupled, while the property taxed, if it has
not deteriorated, certainly has not increased
in value in anything like the same ratio. The real
estate owners derive no more income, at the
present time, from their property, while their
taxes having increased out of all p oportion to its
value, at once, and very forcibly, become im
pressed-with the idea that a wrong is being
perpetrated against, them by some one.
Who, they never stop to inquire; but,
without reflection, at once raise an outcry
against the local authorities, supposing
them to be now, as formerly, respon
sible for the expenditure of the moneys taxed
upon their property. To disabuse their minds
of this impression, and to place the responsi
bility where it properly belongs—upon the State
Legislature, instead of this Common Council—
is what is intended by your Committee in
making the statements contained in this report.
They believe they have conclusively shown
that no responsibility whatever should be
thrown upon the city authorities, whose func
tions are simply clerical, their acts being sub
ject to revision by the State authorities—who
claim and exercise despotic powers over even
the comparatively small appropriations for the
ordinary supportof the City Government.
The most earnest protests of the authorities
of this city, heretofore made, from time to time
against these usurpations, have been unheeded or
totally disregarded,until previo”sCommon Coun
cils have abandoned all idea of obtaining that
consideration to which they are entitled from the
Legislature of this State, in their intercourse
with the Corporation of the City. The several
assaults made upon our liberties, all the more
insidious as they are made under the guise of
the public good—a fallacy which your Commit
tee believe they have thoroughly exposed in
this report—must be met and repelled by our
citizens, by the exercise of that constitutional
right of which they cannot be deprived by any
Legislature until their liberties are entirely sub
verted—the ballot. For every act of spoliation
inflicted upon us by the State, the people
of this city will add. to the majority against
their spoliators. There can be no question as
to the ultimate result. The ballot, the most pow
erful agency yet known to the people since our
formation as a Government, will inevitably be
victorious, and the people of the city, it is to
be fervently hoped, when the “second sober
thought” shall pervade the people of the State,
and they, in justice for the outrages
perpetrated against us, shall be willing to make
reparation, will again be invested with oui
rights as a free people, and have restored to us
those chartered franchises, privileges and im
munities of which we have been deprived by
the action of the corrupt and venal Legislatures,
with which, not only the people of the. city,
but the entire people of the State, have been
cursed for the past ten years.
When the management of the affairs of this
municipality is again secured to the officers
chosen directly by the people of the city’to ad
minister such trusts, by them certain to be held
to a strict accountability, we may expect to
realize a return of that beneficent and economi-'
cal legislation that characterized the. Govern
ment of the city previous to the interference of
'■the Legislature. Apart from direct responsi
bility to the people, for the faithful discharge
of the duties entrusted to their public servants,
there is no safety, no guaranty that such trusts
will be properly administered. In proof of this
assertion, let it be remembered, that in no
prominent case within the recollection of your
Committee, has an official of known dishonesty
or incompetency been returned by the people of
the city to reoccupy an office, which it was
generally known, was disgraced by his incum
bency. There may be such persons, it is true,
now holding offices of trust and emolu
ment, but . they have . been appointed
thereto, if not by the Legislature
direct, then by some of the many Com
missions created by the State. This one fact,
alone, is a convincing refutation of the slander
ous insinuations or charges made against the
people of this.city, viz., that they are incapable
of self-government! Not capable of self-gov
ernment I What a libel on the character of the
people of this city; yet .it is the fulcrum
upon which the legislative lever is
placed to overturn the local government
of our city in order to give it into
the hands of the very persons, who, themselves,
having felt the-weight of the popular indigna
tion, are afraid to brave it in order to attain
place and power, and who, in order to secure
it, raise this degrading outcry against the city,
proceed to Albany, and there mature and per
fect those schemes of which past Legislatures
have been so prolific, and in which these iden
tical persons have been and now are the princi
pal participators.
Much of the legislation directed against this
city in past years can be' tr ced directly to the
agency of unscrupulous men (and there
are many of them) base enough to barter their
birthright for a mess of pottage. To secure
place and power these degenerate sons of our
noble city would sacrifice not only the welfare
and good government of the city they dishonor,
but they would even peril their hopes of salva
tion hereafter, in order to secure office. Having
forfeited the confidence of their fellow-citizens
by abuses of the trusts confided to their keep
ing by their constituents, they dare not again
present themselves before them, and ask their
suffrages to be returned to administer the trusts
they had abused, well knowing by experience
that dishonest, incapable or unworthy public
officials, although they may impose themselves
upon our community for a brief period, are cer
tain to meet with the honest and indignant
reprobation of those whose trusts they have be
trayed, and the second attempt at such imposi
tion is certain to meet with the condemnation
it so richly merits. The political
antecedents of these schemers taken
in connection with the success attending their
efforts with former State Legislatures, in secur
ing place and patronage in this city against the
wishes of its citizens, admits of no other in
ference, will justify no other conclusion.
The City and County of New York, alone of
all the cities and counties of this State, is the
only one that is required to submit the estimate
of appropriations for the support and mainte
nance of its local government to the examina
tion of the State Legislature, in order to obtain
permission to realize the amount necessary to
conduct such government. Why should this
State surveillance be exercised particularly over
this strictly local matter ? Are not the people
of this city, by their representatives in the
Common Council, as well qualified to judge of
the amounts required to conduct their local
government as are the Senators and Assembly
men from the interior part .of the State?
And is it not much more likely to con
duee to a good aad economical loeal govern
ment by allowing the representatives of our
citizens to legislate for them exclusively, in
order to enable them to hold to a strict
accountability those who are directly reSponsi
ble to the people for the proper administration
of the government of the city, than it is to
intrust such functions to the supervision of
totally irresponsible persons, who are beyond I
the reach of all accountability for the moneys
they appropriate, and who are totally indifferent
to, or, perhaps, entirely.ignorant' of, the requi
sites of our City Government ? Common sense,
apart from considei'atious of justice, equity and
constitutional rights, will answer affirmatively.
Yetthe very reverse is the case ; as every item
of expenditure made for the support and main
nance of the government of the city has to
receive the sanction of the State Legislature
before the money can be realized by the city ;
and such items of appropriation are made to
conform to the supposed requirements of our
city, by the State Legislature, regardless of
every local authority. As before stated, the
reason given for such acts is, that the people of
this city are incompetent to manage their own
affairs —are unqualified for self-government.
What a degrading insult to the people of this
city 1 A city that provides accommodation for,
and has an actual average daily attendance of,
200,000 children in its public schools, with an
additional number of 50,000 in its private
schools, academics, colleges and universities—
a city that disburses, through its educational
system, (entirely independent of the corporate
authorities), nearly two millions of dollars an
nually, in educating its youth, and that pays
into the Treasury of the State nearly’ half a
million dollars annually for educational pur
poses,in other and the most remote portions of the
State. Not capable of self-government I Cer
tainly a sad commentary upon the results of
our vaunted system of public instruction. Ad :
mit the charge, however, and the degrading re
sult is chargeable directly to the State. Our sys
tem of public instruction is the creation of the
State Legislature. It is totally independent of
the city authorities. Yet they are held re
sponsible for the alleged ignorance and degrada
tion of our population, and such alleged abuses
are taken advantage of to still further degrade
our people, by diminishing the control over
other and equally important trusts of a purely
local character. But the charge is as unjust as
it is false. No people on the face of the globe
are better qualified by education and habit for
the enjoyment of the blessings of self-govern
ment : our system of public education chal
leges the admiration of the world.
Your Committee, in presenting these facts to
the notice of the Common Council, in order
that they may be made public, and that our
citizens may perceive the wrongs perpetrated
against them, and to apprise them of the dan
gers to their liberties from a continuatioif of
such practices, qre actuated by no mercenary or
unworthy motives. They do it more in sorrow
than in anger. They feel that every such in
terference, every act of the Legislature passed
for the ostensible purpose of diminishing the
control of the Common Council over the affairs
of our City, is a blow aimed at the inalienable
right of self-government. The fact that these
outrageous and iniquitous acts have not been
more strenuously resisted in their operations,
thus far, does not argue that such meek sub
mission or passive indifference will be perpetual.
However, as each succeeding year more glaringly
exposes their depressing effects upon our City,
and every interest centered in it; and, as each
succeeding year the rate of taxation, now nearly
intolerable, increases, until it becomes un
endurable, it is to be hoped that appeals to the
Legislature for justice, and a restoration of
our chartered rights, will not be made in vain.
Your Committee, however, are much gratified
to note an apparent change in sentiment in mem
bers of the present State Legislature, as compared
with, previous ones, in respect to the rights of
the people of this city. Thus far no action
having a tendency further to interfere with
our chartered privileges has been favorably en
tertained by either branch of the State Gov
ernment, and while many projects similar, in
their contemplated operations to those with
which this city is now cursed, have been intro
duced, no likelihood of their becoming
laws is to be apprehended. A better feeling
seems to animate the Senators and Members of
Assembly from other portions of the State in
their intercourse with the Representatives
from the city; let us hope, that it is. but the
inauguration of a new era in our affairs .which
which will culminate in restoring to us the
rights of which we have heretofore been so
ruthlessly deprived by former Legislatures.
This done —the sovereign people once again per- .
mitted to choose their own public servants —
to intrust whom they please with the management
and control of their strictly local interests—by
the people certain to be held to a strict accoun
tability for the trusts confided to their care—we
may again expect to see realized an economical
and intelligent administration of the govern
ment of our city. This result, so desira
ble to every taxpayer, so absolutely neces
sary to the future welfare and prosperity of
the metropolis, and every interest centered in it,
is attainable in no other way—can be accom
plished in no other.manner. The facts and
figures contained in the first part of this report
are conclusive on this point. If such legislation
was undertaken simply as an experiment, it must
be apparent to every unprejudiced mind that it
is a miserable failure, and that the abuses it was
intended to correct have only grown with its
growth and strengthened with its strength, until
no other remedy can be applied, with any hope of
success, than a return to first principles —a res
toration to the people of the city of the right
to govern themselves, in all matters of a purely’
local character.
The conclusions of your Committee, concern
ing the amount of money for the maintenance
of the City Government for the current year,
differ but slightly from the estimates submitted
by the Comptroller.
The items of appropriation upon whichthey
differ are the following :
Recommend.
Comptroller’s alion of
Estimate. Committee.
Central Park—Maintenance
and Government $150,000 00 $l3O 000 00
City Dispensaries 6,000 00 7,000 00
Fire Telegraph For con-
tinuing New Fire Tele
graph above Fourteenth
street— .... 60,000 00
National and War Purposes
—For paying expenses
incurred in receptions,
for funerals, providing
colors, engrossing and .
framing resolutions of
Common Council .... 100,000 00
Public Instruction 1,787,000 00 1,087.000 00
Salaries Legislative De-
partment, for members
of Common Council, &o- 41,800 00 144,300 00
Salaries—a apartment of Fi-
nance143,823 00 144,423 00
Salaries—Street Department 103,830 85 108,155 85
Salaries—Croton Aqueduct
Department—. 79,367 5'2 79,367 52,
Salaries City Inspector’s
Departmentll6.3B7 00 138,160 00
Salaries—Fire Department.. 50,500 00 61,100 00
Sewerage System Surveys- 10,000 00 5,000 00
Streets—Repaving and Re-
pairs 125,000 00 100,000 00
Water Pipes aad Laying— 173,250 00 150,000 00
Sewers —Repairing and
Cleaning 40,000 00 30,000 00
The difference in the estimates of the amounts
required under the head of salaries was occa
sioned by omissions of the several Departments
to transmit the amounts required previous to
making up the Budget, as submitted by the
Comptroller, or by additions made to such sala
ries by increases, &c., subsequent to its presenta
tion to the Common Council. The amounts
recommended by your Committee are given
from statements furnished them by the heads
of the several Departments, asking that such
increases be made in the amount of salaries for
their respective Departments.
Provision is also made, under the head of
“Salaries—Legislative Department,” for the
payment of salaries to the Members of the Com
mon Council.
The i eduction of the sum of SIOO,OOO in the
estimates of the Board of recom
mended by your Committee, they believe, will
commend itself to the Common Council. By
reference to page 131 and 132 of the Budget, as
submitted by the Comptroller, it will be found
that in the estimates of the Board of Education
the amount asked' Tor “Incidental Expenses of
said Schools” is $150,000; “Incidental Ex
penses of the Board, including Printing,” is
$30,000, and for “Purchasing, leasing, and
procuring sites for erecting buildings, and for
furnishing, fitting up, altering, enlarging and
repairing the buildings and premises under their
charge,” &c., $127,000 is asked, making a total
of $307,000 properly chargeable to “Incident
als.” This your Committee deem entirely too
much, and have concluded to recommend a re
duction in the amount of SIOO,OOO, believing
that the sum of $207,000 is ample for the re
quirements of the Board for its incidental ex
penses for the current year.
Your Committee, in order to provide a fund
from which to pay for . receptions of returning
regiments of volunteers, extending honors to
deserving men, and paying the last tribute of
respect to those from this City who lose their
lives in the service of their country, providing
colors for new regiments, paying for engrossing
and framing resolutions of condolence for the
decease of illustrious persons, or of compliment
to live ones, Ipive concluded to recommend that
the sum of SIOO,OOO be inserted in the ordi
nance for the above purposes.
The extension of the Fire Alarm Telegraph
to the upper portions of the City, your Com
mittee believe to be a matter of public neces
sity, and they have recommended an appropria
tion of $60,000 to complete the work.
The Committee' have also added the sum of
SI,OOO to the appropriation for City Dispensa
ries, Intending thereby to make provision for a
NEW YORK DISPATCH.
(donation of SI,OOO to the Dispensary corner of
Twenty-third street and Second avenue.
They have also agreed to recommend a re- j
duction in the items of “ Central Park, Main
tenance and Government,” and in ‘‘Sewers, Re- I
pairing and Cleaning.” They believe the sum
of SIBO,OOO is ample for the former and that
830,000 is sufficient for the latter.
The Committee, in conclusion, respectfully
present for your adoption the following ordi
nance :
AN ORDINANCE
MAKING THE ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUP
PORT OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE CITY OF NEW
YORK FOR THE YEAR EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND
SIXTY-FOUR, THE PAYMENT OF THE INTEREST ON A
PORTION OF THE CITY DEBT, AND THE REDEMPTION
OF THE PRINCIPAL OF SAID DE3T BECOMING DUE IN
SAID YEAR.
77i< Mayor, Aidermen and Commonalty oj the City of
New York, do ordain as follows :
Section 1. In order to provide for the support of the
Government of the City of New York, and of the seve
ral Departments, Boards and Commissions, charged
with the administration of particular branches thereof,
for and during the year one thousand eight hundred
and sixty-four, the following sums of money are hereby
respectively appropriated to and for the objects and
purposes hereinafter set forth, that is to say :
ADVERTISING FOR THE COMMON
COUNCIL—For publishing in the news
papers, designated and employed by
the Corporation, notices of meetings
of the Common Council and. of Com
mittees thereof, also the official pro
ceedings of each Board, Thirty thous
and dollars, p. 39 of Comptroller’s Re
port. .$30,000 00
AQUEDUCT REPAIRS AND IMPROVE
« MENTS—For expenses of necessary
alterations, repairs and maintenance of •
the Croton Dam and Aqueduct, includ
ing the works at Croton River and the
receiving and distributing reservoirs,
with their respective gate houses and
other fixtures, fencing along the line
and taxes on the property situated in
Westchester County, also for the im
provement of the main pipes in Fifth
avenue, between the receiving and dis
tributing reservoirs, Fifty-one thousand
dollars, p. 99..— 51,000 00
BELGIAN PAVEMENT—For the payment
of that portion of the expense of laying
trap-block or Belgian pavement, which
- is borne by the Corporation, under or
dnances of the Common Council, One
hundred thousand dollars, p. 104 100,000 00
BOARD OF HEALTH —For<he compensa-
tion of the Resident Physician- for his
services as agent of the Board of
Health, and for expenses which may
be incurred by said Board beyond the
amount provided -for under other
heads of account, Five thousand dol
lars, p. 133 5,000 00
CENTRAL PARK—MAINTENANCE AND
GOVERNMENT OF—For the expenses
.of repairs, maintenance and govern
ment ot the Central Park, in pursuance
of the fourth section of of
the Laws of 1860, One hundred and
thirty thousand dollars, p. 140.. 130,000 00
CLEANING STREETS—For sweeping and
keeping clean and in order the streets
and avenues of the city, and removing
dirt, ashes and. other refuse matter
therefrom, Three hundred, and fifty
thousand dollars, p. 122 $350,000 00
CLEANING MARKETS —For sweeping and
keeping clean and in order the Public
Markets, also removing therefrom all
dirt and other refuse matter, except as
otherwise provided for, Thirteen thou
sand five hundred dollars, p. 72 13 500 00
CITY CONTINGENCIES—For the expenses
of public celebrations, including
Washington’s Birthday and the Fourth
of July; entertaining public guests;
compiling and preparing for publica
tion the yearly “Manual of the Cor
poration/’.payment of rewards for the
apprehension of fugitives from justice,
and all other contingent expenses
lawfully incurred by the Common
Council, not specially provided for un
der other titles of accounts, Seventy
thousand dollars, p. 40 70,000 00
CITY DISPENSARIES—For the payment of
the stated annual contributions of one
thousand dollars to each of the six
Public Dispensaries, Seven thousand
dollars, p. 41 7,000 00
CONTINGENCES-MAYOR’S OFFICE—
For expenses of advertising, postage,
telegraphing, expressing, cartage, and
for killing dogs, Ten thousand dollars,
P-58- 10,000 00
CONTINGENCIES—COMPTROLLER’S OF-
F.ICE—For advertising, postage, inves
tigating old claims and accounts, of
fice expenses; preparing statistical
tables, &c., for reports; expenses inci
dent to the charge of the real estate of
the Corporation and the prevention of
encroacnments thereon, and for legal
counsel authorized by law, Fourteen
thousand dollars, p. 60 14.000 00
CONTINGENCIES—LAW DEPARTMENT
—For expenses of additional counsel;
sheriff’s, witnesses’, and other fees;
procuring necessary copies of records
and documents, postage, a r .d other
contingent expenses not specifically
provided for under other heads, Thir
ty thousand dollars, p. 113 30,000 IX)
CONTINGENCIES STREET DEPART-
’• MENT—For advertising, office expen
ses, and all other contingent expenses
necessarily incurred in the perform
ance of the duties derived upon said
Department, not specified and provid
ed for under other heads, Ten thou
sand dollars, p. 77 lO,OOO 00
CONTINGENCIES—CITY INSPECTOR’S
DEPARTMENT—For advertising, of
fice expenses, and all other expenses,
necessarily incurred in the enforce
ment of the Corporation ordinances
relating to said Department, not speci-
and provided for under other
heads, Twenty thousand dollars, p. 122. 20,000 00
CONTINGENCIES—CROTON AQUEDUCT
BOARD—For ‘advertising, preparing *
tables and returns, postage, and other
incidental expenses, not specially pro
vided for under other heads, Five
thousand dollars, p. 99 5,000 00
DONATIONS—For payment of the stated
annual contributions to various chari
table institutions, a d for occasional
donations; damages on account of
casualties, and annuities granted by
the Corp jration, including the sum of
$3,000, for the Charitable Fond of the
New York Fire Department, Thirty
thousand dollars, p 42 30,000 00
EIGHTEENTH PRECINCT STATION-
HOUSE—For rebuilding the Eighteenth
Precinct Station-house in East Twenty
second street, near Second avenue, for
the accommodation of the Metropo
litan Police force of that Precinct,
pursuant to the requisition of the
Board of Police Commissioners, Twen
ty-five thousand dollars, p. 12825,000 00
ELECTION EXPENSES-For advertising,
printing, posting notices, maps, sta
tionery, fitting up polling places, and •
for compensation of inspectors, can
vassers, and clerks of election, and
the Board of City Canvassers; rewards
• for, detesting and exposing illegal
voting; also, all other incidental ex
penses attending the annual charter
election, Thirty-four thousand dol
lars, p. 44 34,000 00
FIRE MACHINES AND APPARATUS—
For purchasing, repairing, altering,
and taking care of fire-engines, hose,
and hook and ladder and hose car
riages, and other apparatus and imple
ments, including salaries of engineers
of steam fire-engines, cartage, and all
materials, labor, and incidental ex
penses connected therewith, except as
otherwise specially provided for, One
hundred and fifteen thousand dollars,
p. 78- 115,000 00
FIRE-ALARM TELEGRAPH—For repairs
to and maintenance of the telegraph
line, its instruments and fixtures, and
for all materials required in operating
said telegraph, Five thousand dollars,
p. 139 5,000 00
FIRE TELEGRAPH —For continuing the
new fire telegraph into the portion ot
the city above Fourteenth street, Sixty
thousand dollars .... 60,000 00
LAMPS AND GAS—For purchasing, repair
ing, and maintaining the public lamps
in the streets, avenues, squares, mar 7
kets, and public offices of the Corpoia
tion (excepting the police station
houses B.and prisons), and the city
Courts; supplying gas and oil for and
lighting the same, including all ma
terials. labor, and incidental expenses
connected therewith, Four hundred
and twenty thousand dollars, p. 81--—. 420,000 00
LANDS AND PLACES—For construction,
repairs, and maintenance of the rail
ings, fences, seats, walks, gutters,
and drains; removing and replacing
decayed tn es and shrubbery; setting
plants and flowers; mowing, raking,
sweeping, and keeping the public
- squares, parks, and lands of the Cor
poration in good order, including all
materials and labor and incidental ex
penses connected therewith, Thirty,
six thousand dollars, p. 82 36,000 00
NATIONAL RURPOBES—For the recep-
tion of returning regiments of volun
teers, funeral services of officers and
soldiers Killed in battle, testimonials
to officers and soldiers, colors for regi
ments, engrossing and framing reso
lutions, and other incidental expenses
connected with the war, One hundred
thousand dollars-. ——... 100.000 09
OPENING NEW STREETS—EXPENSES
OF—For the payment of costs and ex
penses attending unsuc:essful appli
cations to the Supreme Court for open
ing streets, avenues and parks, and of
the portion of the value of buildings
required to be removed on the open
ing of streets, &c., which, by law, is
borne by the Corporation ; also, to
supply, deficiencies in amounts assess
ed for benefits, to pay expenses and
awards for damages ; and fur the fees
allowed by the Corporation to the Col
lector of Assessments, on assessments
confirmed by the Supreme Court, over
and above the amounts included in
such assessments, to provide for the
expense of collecting the same, Ten
thousand dollars, p. 50-—- 10,000 00
PRINTING FOR THE COMMON COUN-
CIL—For printing and binding tho
journals, documents, and joint pro
ceedings of the Common Council, in
cluding the drawings, engravings, lith
o.'raphing, and other work for the
yearly Manual of the Corporation,
Seventy-five thousand dollars, p. 49 75,000 00
PRINTING FOR DEPARTMENTS—For
printing specifications of work to be
done by contract, blank forms of con
tracts, handbills, or posters, and all
other printing required by the several
Executive Departments, the City
Courts, the Board ef Assessors, and
all other offia«rs for wh ch the Corpo
ration is, by law, required to provide
L the same, except such as is herein
provided for under the head of “ Sta
tonery and Blank Books,” Twenty
stx thousand eight hundred dollars, p,
83
PUBLIC BUILDINGS —CONSTRUCTION -
[ AND REPAIRS For general repairs,
. alterations, additions, and improve
ments to, and construction of, publie
1 buildings, and the rooms of the City
I Courts, and all materials, labor, and
I expenses incident thereto, not speci-
I fically provided for under other heads,
Two hundred and three thousand dol
lars, p. 85 , 203,000 00
PUBLIC INSTRUCTION—For salaries of
- the officers and clerks of the Board
of Education the Superintendents,
Teachers, and Janitors of the Free
Academy and of the Public Schools,
and all necessary supplies for the
same; also for purchasing sites, and
erecting school buildings thereon, fit
ting up and furnishing the same, and
for necessary repairs and alterations
of school buildings, One million six
hundred and eighty-seven thousand dol
lars, p. 132 . _ 1,687,000 00
RENTS—For the payment of rent of prop
erty leased to the Corporation for
public offices and other public pur
poses, Forty-two thousand dollars, p. 62 42,000 00
REAL ESTATE-PURCHASES OF—For
the purchase of grounds for the use of
the Fire Department, Forty thousand
dollars, p. 61 40,000 00 •
REAL ESTATE EXPENSES—For the pay
ment of assessments on real estate be
longing to the Corpor ttion, for public
improvements; also the taxes on prop
erty in Brooklyn and elsewhere out of
the City of New York, except as other
wise provided for, One hundred and
sixty-four thousand dollars,'?. 61 164,000 00
REMOVING NIGHT-SOIL, OFFAL, AND
DEAD ANIMALS—For the expenses of
collecting night-soil offal, and dead
animals, and removing the same from
the city, Thirty-four thousand five hun
dred dollars, p. 122 34,500 00
ROADS AND AVENUES—For general re
pairs and maintenance of the roads
and avenues within the city limits, au
thorized and required to be done by
the Street Department, Fifty thousand
dollars, y.%1 . $50,000 00
S AL AR I E S-LEGISLATIVE DEPART
MENT—For salaries for members of
the Common Council, and salaries of
the Clerk of the Common Council,
Deputy Clerk, Assistant Clerks, Mes
sengers, Sergeant-at-Arms, Librarian,
Engrossing Clerks, Reader, and Door
keeper of the Board of Aidermen; also,
of the Clerk, Deputy Clerk, Assistant
Clerks, Engrossing Clerk, Messefigers,
Sergeant-at-Arms, Reader and Door
keeper of the Board of Councilmen,
One hundred and forty-four thousand
three hundred dollars, p. 55.—* 144 300 00 ;
SALARIES—MAYOR’S OFFICE—For sala
ries of the Mayor, and of the Marshals,
Clerks, Interpreter, Messengers, and
Copyists attached to the Mayoralty.
Twenty-five thousand two hundred and
Hf .y dollars, p. 58— 25,250 00
SAL ARIE S—DEPARTMENT OF FI-
NANCE—For salaries of the Comp
troller, and of each of the Officers,
Clerks, and Messengers in his office,
and each of the bureaux and offices of
said Department, One hundred and
forty-four thousand four hundred and
twenty-three dollars, p. 73 _• 144 423 00
SALARIES STREET DEPARTMENT— ’ I
For- salaries of the Street Commig
sioner and pach of the Officers, Clerks,
Messengers, and Inspectors, in, or con
nected with, his office, and in each of
the bureaux and offices of said Depart
ment, One hundred and eight thousand
one hundred and fifty five dollars and
eighty-five cents, p. 91. 108,155 85 I
SALARIES - CROTON AQUEDUCT DE-
PARTMENT—For salaries of Presi
dent, Assistant Commissioner, Chief
CITY APPROPRIATIONS—IB64. '
The following statement shows, at a glance, the amount of expenditures under each head of account for and during the years 1859 1860,
1861, 1862, 1863, respectively, to which is added the Comptroller’s estimates of the- amounts required to be appropriated for city purposes
for the year 1864, as submitted to the Common Council January 15; also, the amount appropriated by ordinance adopted by the Common
Council February 12, for such accounts as money is authorized to be raised upon without further legislative authority, to-which is added,
the additional appropriations requiring legislative sanction recommended by the Finance Committee of Aidermen on Wednesday.

1864.
Expenditures. Additional*
Comptrol- amount re.
, ler’s Esii- commend'il
V- Titles of Accounts mate of Ap Amount ap- to be appro.
No - titles or Accounts. propria- propriatetl priated by
lions requi- by ordi- ordinance
. - red for 1864. nance ap- reported by
submitted proved Finance*
1859. . 1860. 1861. 1862. 1863. to the Com Feb. 12. Committee
monCo’nciJ of Board ot
_ ; - I . v , March 9.
1 Advertising for the Common Council ...... 819.7‘Jd 39 7ui oj s<9,i>su «e sati.uoo w ...........~
2 Abatement of Nuisances $1,742 60 757 40 2,000 00 -.2
3 Arrearages $355,451 92 17,857 30 ’ ”, - ---’’
4 Almshouse Department—Public Charities and Correction - 665.000 00 639,150 00 589,875 00 ”679J7'3’u6 "sGo’cOo’oU "666’666’60 ’~6c6"666"6d
5 Almshouse—Buildings and Repairs ... 115,250 00 107,049 00 79,500 00 < ’ ’ . ’ .
6 Aqueduct—Repairs and Improvements 18,046 82 16,841 01 32,791 03 '”26’319'33 ”’90'2'2'5’33 "’sLOOo’oO IIH 51 000 M
7 Battery Enlargement - 281 58 .......
8 Belgian Pavement 14,805 20 217,165 65 214.261 66 ioo’o'dd’do IIIHIHIHI 100 000 •)
9 Board of Health - 24,787 32 49.650 21 40,175 201 7,535 51 4,833 70 5.090 00 .. 5 000 01
10 Central Park—Maintenance and Government of 80,000 00 114.000 00 118,841 00 131,604 00 150,000 00 4 130 003 ■ 1
11 Charges on Arrears of Taxes 4,745 74 4.436 13 3 578 13 ’
12 Charges on Arrears'of Assessments 3,704 11 3,456 25 3.789 89 HH
13 Coenties Reef—Blasting and Removing 95 00 7,725 00 164 (0 I
14 Common Schools for City, hr Public Instruction 1,246,000 00 1,278,781 00 1,300,( 00 00 1,358.435 00 1,450 000 00 1,787,000 00
15 City Contingencies 62,908 99 69,300 67 47 413 27 94.227 52 89.421 79 70,000 co ’7O 000
16 City Dispensaries 5 000 0u 6,000 00 8,000 00 6 000 00 . 7 0()0
17 City Inspector’s Department—Contingencies ... 11,109 30 18.799 71 23,832 72 25,710 38 25.052 46 20 000 00 20 000 () dHKB
18 Cleaning Streets 319,911 70 325,371 37 270.711 53 279 600 00 426,399 65 850,000 00 —1111"! SSO 000 , >
19 Cleaning Markets 7,676 57 8,278 66 9,047 34 9,712-33 11,35719 13 500 00 13*500 0
20 Conover, D. D., and Cl-rks - 699 79
21 Contingencies—Comptroller’s Office— - 10,673 81 .11,907 69. 11,009 28 9.705 79 15,404 34 14 000 00 14 000 1
22 Contingencies*-Law Department 26.274 64 18,824 63 23 176 28 17,542 67 24.563 39 30.000 00 ...11.. 30 000
23 Contingencies—Mayor’s Office .... 8,819 69 15.198 59 16,913 04 9,477 23 13.014 59 10,000 00 10 000 >
24 Contingencies—Street Department -- 24,331 82 37.311 57 11,674 97 8 123 74 12.932 61 lO OuO Ou 10 00(11
25 Contingencies—Croton Aqueduct Department 1 2,774 08 5,302 60 2,950 29 6,919 31 5,00 JOO .. ’ 5 non : ? fifl&S!
26 Coroners’Fees- - - - 3.397 31 .. ...
27 Court-House- Fourth Police District - - 30,677 91 29,562 22 46 317 39
28 Defense of official acts ot Corporation officers 7,750 00 12,250 00 I—III"
29 Deficiencies in (axes... . .............. ............ 195,000 00 __ ; HIHII
30- Diamond Reef—Blasting of u-i.- 10,42 ) 00 7,294 00 ,848 00 —II—””
31 Donations 13,452 98 3X351 72 52.959 71 35.804 61 56,032 79 30 000 00 nrn 1
32 Docks and Piers, or Wharves, Piers and Slips..— 145.651 33 186,928 50 229,995 54 126,980 04 158 013 13 125 000 00 i?<i nnn ITWS®
33 Election Expenses - 27,898 94 34,982 76 28,393 49 30,450 01 30,311 92 34 000 00 ...”. S
34 Errors and Delinquencies 2,105 92 929 65 . 1,401 20 3,032 05 693 02 ' o4,uuu o»
35 Eighth avenue—Grading - 39,800 00
36 Eleventh avenue—Working as a Country Road 603 55 3,474 80 13,220 64 ........._......
37 Eighteenth Precinct Station-house OG II 0=; nnn a 1
38 Fire Department— < 64,227 68 89,469 49 10,530 51
39 Fire Machines and Apparatus 82,628 98 119,589 55 106,756 29 "1151666'66 IIIIIIII”’. 1 1.-, n nn n »'-WKS
40 Fire and Police Telegraph 6,101 69 14,887 03 5,020 23 250 00 . xm.vuv u 1
41 Fire-Alarm Telegraph 2 2,999 37 2,999 77 5,666 66 IIIIIIII'”! r, nnn n 1
42 Fire Telegraph... 6,12100 .. co
43 Flagging Sidewalks and Fencing Vacant Lots— 1,164 92 44 60 39 68 uu.uuu u* rag
44 Fourth Avenue Parks ....... 4,716 00 24,728 41 554 89 *. 4 930 00
45 Fifteenth Ward Station-house— 85 00 11,915 00 "ZII ”
46 Fire Department—Lot and House for Engine Co. No. 20—.. ............ 13,500 00 1111111111— "II"
47 Fire Department—Lot and House for Engine Co. No. 41.- 6,200 00 .... X’i
48 Fire Department—Lot and House for H. and L. Co. No. 3 7,500 00 I. ..I "I””I
49 Foundling Hospital, or Infants’Home—Construction of—— 275 00 23,186 66 808 00 730 34 - IIIII—IIIII ”IIII'”I"
50 Hebrew Benevolent Society - 30,000 00 —IIIIIIII” IIIIIIII—II
51 Iron Pavement—.... — —--- 12,653 35 205 56 ... ............ ........
52 Interest on Revenue Bonds - 290,506 44 328,962 55 117,080 67 34 439 88 47,611 46 65,666'66 ”C5*666’66
53 Interest on Union Defense Fund Bonds 53,902 82 ...;
54 Interest on Union Defense Fund Redemption Bonds 26,918 79 53,785 99 53'734'20 "53’734'26
55 Interest on Volunteer Soldiers’Family Aid Fund Bonds— 28,989 21 1 ’ “
56 Intercston Volunteer Soldiers’Family Aid Fund Bonds No. 2 29’808 06
57 Interest on Volunteer Soldiers’Family Aid Fund Bonds No. 3 44,597 52 30 666 00 "36'666’66 £
58 Interest on Volunteer Soldiers’Family Aid Fund Bonds No. 4 24 046 84 30.000 00 30 000 00
59 Interest on Volunteer Soldiers’Family Aid Fund Bonds No. 5 *..... 14,890 70 25 000 00 25 000 00 £
60 Interestou Volunteer Skiers’Family Aid Fund Bonds No. 6 6,82193 25.000 00 25,000 00 '
61 Intereston Volunteer Soldiers’Family Aid Fund Bonds No. 7 22 500 00 22 500 00
62 Interest on Volunteer Soldiers’Bounty Fund Bonds 29,847 99 /. . . .
63 Interest on Vol. Soldiers’ Bounty Fund Redemption Bonds.. > 2,283 23 28,183 23 28.183 23
64 Interest on Central Park Debt—....—......—............ -128,824 34 t _ , •
65 Interest on Public Stock for Rebuilding Tompkins Market.. 10.200’00 10,111 971 9,095 00 8,075 00 7,055 00 6.034 97 ’'”6'634’67
66 Iron Railing—Tompkins square 27,684 85 357 00 ........
67 Interest on Public Building Stock No. 3—— - 20,000 00: 17,500 00 15,000 00 12 500 00 10,000 00 7 500 00 *’”7'566’66
68 Interest on Central Park Fund Stock of 1887 171,286 23 183.963 18 183,964 24 183.964 24 183,964 24 183 963 39 183 963 39
69 Interest on Central Park Fund Stock of 1898 36,465 00 36,465 00 36,465 00 36,465 00 36,465 00 36,465 00 36 465 00 '
70 Interest on New York City 5 per cent Stock for Docks and Slips 25,000 00 25 000 00 25,000 00 25,000 00 25,000 00 25 000 00 25 000 00
71 Interest on Central Park Improvement Fund Stock of 1887— 58/475 79 120,229 39 121,992 00 124 992 00 124.992 00 124 99118 12199118 H
72 Interest on Central Park Improvement Fund Stock of 1876 9,398 41 49,009 42 80,849 50 109,387 21 127,386 51 127’386 54 ' t
73 Interest on Central Park Awards .... ... 173,628 90 223 71 25 37 .. —.I ...
74 Interest oh Public Education Stock of 1873—.. 30,800 00 7,700 00 7,700 00 7,700 00 7,700 00 7 700 06 ' 7'70(5"00
75- Interest on Floating Debt Fund Stock of 1878 - 10,038 71 161,037 73 164,880 00 164,880 00 164,879 44 164’879 44
76 Interest on Central Park Additional Fund Sto kof 1874 * 19,266 90 55,879 90 55 879 90
77 Japanese Embassy—Entertainment of 70,869 11
78 Judgments 773,486 82 45,851 18 * 16,771 00 42.819 23. 59,312 68 .
79 Lamps and Gas - 418,872 58 431,355 01 452,886 07 447,956 89 430,487 24 420.000 00 1. I joa nen
80 Lands and Places - 12,682 59 23,249 56 31,480 50 25,117 30 -31,965 11 36,000 00
81 Lands and Places for Tompkins square 7,614 16 . 374 24 11 60 ........... ............
82 Lands purchased lor Taxes and Assessments.. ............ 25,882 89 84,117 11
83 Lighting, Cleaning and Supplies for Corporation Offices, or .
Supplies for and Cleaning Public Offices 25,207 95 41,989 46 59,993 84 65,389 39 62,124 05 60,000 00 rn hnn > 1
84 Laying out city north of One Hundred and Fifty-fifth street | 13,221 13 11,348 82 10,706 82 HI-I II”.I
85 Madison Park-Iron Railing 23,000 00 IIIIIIII”!! v
86 Mount Morris Square—lmprovement of 720 00 II>II„
87 National Purposes— - I innnnavi
88 Old Claims- 43,697 52 140,108 21 25,448 24 25,000 00 xw.uw s ’W
89 One hundred and fifty-fifth st.—Working as a Country Road 690 67
90 Opening New Streets—Expenses of 59,952 12 65,016 70 10,735 30 10,000 00 ." in n
91 Pulice Investigations in 1855 3,000 00 —-,-s I. • J
92 Police Sanitary Expenses—— .... 2,000 00 1.709 90 ’ " ' |
93 Police Station-houses—Rents, Repairs,-&c 20,000 00 „- 36,802 00 21,500 00 21’506’66
94 Printing and Advertising for the Common Council 76,859 09 79,144 07 22,203 95 I
95 Printing for the Common Council —. 74,338 23 83,066.28 75,105 37 75,000 00 7,-h
96 Printing and Advertising for Departments 28,238 47 3,725 28 59 26 . m.uuu ij
97 Printing and Stationery, &c., 1859 (for E. Jones & Co.) 76,000 00
98 Printing for Departments - 20,000 00 20,000 00 19,216 96 31,917 78 26,800 00
99 Public Buildings—Construction and Repairs 138,684 46 198,770 41 201,429 32 194,683 27 132,179 21 203 000 00 ,/
100 Police Telegraph -.. . 4,400 00 5 800 00 '''’Blsoo’oo
101 Public Education Stock of 1873—Annual Installment 18,629 44 4,657 3c 4,657 36 4,657 36 4.657 36 4 657 36 4 657 37
102 Public Building Stock No. 3-Annual Installment 50,000 00 50,000 00 * 50,000 00 50,000 00 50,000 00 50 000 00 50*000 00
103 Public Stock for Rebuil’g Tompkins Market—An.lnstallment 17,000 00 17,000 00 17,000 00 17,000 00 17,000 00 17 000 00
104 Rents - 35,628 66 39,886 78 54,680 94 52,011 33 49,959 65 42,000 00 ’ ao nn«, n
105 Repairs to Engine-Houses 9,619 23 380 77 . IIII’IIII"
106 Roads—Kingsbridge, from Tenth avenue to Kingsbridge.— 9,302.99 697 04 . ....1 *
107 Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum 50.000 00 J
108 Real Estate—Purchases, including Fire Department 20,550 00 18,800 00 61,925 00 41,747 50 57,195 17 40 000 00 vj J
109 Real Estate Expenses. - - 132,976 04 240,782 15 107,938 48 44.066 96 73.317 24 164,000 00 iSl’Xv. 1
110 Roads and Avenues 40,000 00 50,000 00 54,976 00 44,038 74 89,244 13 50,000 00 11111.1111.' Rn’Xto M
111 Russ Pavement Improvement - - 757 45 623 37 J ’■
112 Removing Night-Soil, Offal and Dead Animals . ... 40,500 00 32,300 00 34,500 00 ' ' juro hJ
113 ' Removing Obstructions in Streets and Harb0r.............. 278 19 1 083 50 585 00 . 1,072 86 ' 'I ’ v
114 Second avenue, macadamizing above Sixty-first street—.... 12,971 71 17,381 22 10.820 97 —1 .... ...
115 Stationery, or Stationery and Blank Books - 14,991 25 25,477 08 24,630 62 31,073 68 36,753 92 ’ "46 000 00 innoo’J
116 Seventh Regiment, N. Y. 8. Militia—Camp Equipage for— 5,000 00 ...
117 Seventh Precinct Station-House—For Building 4.971 43 8,771 42 - - I’!'IIIIIIII Jt
118 Sewers—Repairing and Cleaning 31.081 00 45,330 05 38,927 50 27,384 04 59,097 60 40 000 00 II 111 -30 («V. JJ
119 Sewerage System—Surveys lO 000 00 s’
120 Supplies tor Police Department 15,818 26 24,045 64 114 75
121 Sunken Vessels—Removing - * 400 00 915 00 2,337 998 00 250 00 ......1..... 111 IIIII” <
122 Steam Fire-engines ........ 11,956 46 43 54 •„ ’
123 Salaries 419,534 14 6,303 65 709 81 250 00 ... .111..-11.. '
124 Salaries—Legislative Department - 71,962 37 72,372 27 77,469 33 83,932 96 41 800 00 lit * B t
125 Salaries—Mayor’S Office- 13,000 00 13,000 00 13,000 00 18 653 33
126 Salaries—Department of Finance—.....—- 93,871 12 9.,766 18 89.783 99 110,918 52 143,823 00 I’I_I’II.I . 141’4 ;/j
127 Salaries —Street Department.— ............ 75,995 31 84.016 38 86,041 43 96,105 07 103.830 00 II .'.."1 " nau’i >
128 Salaries—Croton Aqueduct Department
129 Salaries—Law Department— 26,749 77 28,000 00 28,083 20 31,394 02 39 500 00 I.•A’fi.i r- ’
130 Salaries—City Inspectors Department —— 88,360 69 112,620 77 118,765 83 113,455 82 115,387 00 HI”1”’ 1 , 11*
131 Salaries—Commissioners of Health- , 4,250 00 4,250 00 4.250 00 5,345 00 5,345 00 I s’o4
132 Salaries—Fire Department—.. ........ ........ _t.. ... 42,217 08 36 589 81 42,102 86 43,082 91 50,500 00 __ Ki’i .>>
133 Salaries—Board of Assessors——... 7,000 00 7,000 00. 7,000 00 7,000 00 7,000 00 ’’’’ 7’o . t .
134 Salaries—City Courts --t 93,827 54 113,501 G 8 115,599 95 139,650 00 127,366 65 ,4-/
135 Salaries—Unsafe Building Officers 14,200 00 13,043 10 10,216 52 * '
136 Salaries—Board of Revision and Correction of Assessments- - 3,000 00 3,000 00 ’.‘l q a, . 5 ,
137 Street Improvements 13,599 90 12,600 82 6,644 57 4,774 16 4,336 36 5 800 00 —..
138 Streets—liepaving and Repairs 77,299 11 120,724 44 76,112 03 61,921 19 101,926 48 125,000 00 II"'H HI . I -z- „
139 Society for Reformation of Juvenile Delinquents..-- B,OOO 00 4,000 00 12.000 00 8,000 00 8,000 00
140 Third Precinct Station-house— j -
141 Twenty-second Ward Station-house— ......... 150 00 10,047 00 1,800 00 ... ............ ..t.... ............
142 Union Defense Fund Redemption Bonds—Redemption of 895,570 00 "bBHsTO 00
143 Volunteer Soldiers’Family Aid Fund Bonds—Redemption oi 500,000 00
144 Volunteer Soldiers’ Family Aid Fund Bonds No. 2—Redemp-
tion 6i——-—-— — ............ .... ......—.... 500,000 00 ..... .... ............
145 Wells and Pumps—Repairing and Cleaning.-.--—.—..... 3,224 52 3,815 62 2,194 43 2.614 83 2.369 58 2,500 00 .. . i •
146 Water Pipes and Laying....-------------------------------- 92 452 01 108.017 56 116,177 16] 92,586 03 123,556 98 173,250 00 ............ 150* Cm > ■
Totals $6,6g1.852 94 $6 413,486 22JF6, 733 570 49 |y 9080J>3627_235.001 83 «S 013 263 86 ywp H
Recapitulation—lß64.
Comptroller’s estimates $8,013,263 86
Appropriated by ordinance ’ -
approved February 12.. $2,673,745 21
Reported by Committee of- Wcl'-
Aidermen yesterday... 5,462,083 02 < 'Hd
Increase of appropriations already made
and proposed over Comptroller’s fel
estimates $62,549
Engineer, and other Officers, Clerks,
| and Messengers in the office of the
I Croton Aqueduct Board, and in each *
| of the bureaux and offices in said D -
M9I partment, including the Superinteml-
I ents on the line of the Aqueduct, and
I the Water Police, Seventy-nine thou-
i sand three hundred and sixty-seven
dollars and fifty-two cents, p. 107 79,367 52
SALARIES—LAW DEPARTMENT-For
salary of the Counsel to the Cor dura
tion, and Clerk-hire in his office ; also
salaries of the Officers and Clerks in
each of the bureaux of said Depart
ment, Thirty-nine thousand five hun
dred dollars, p. 114 39,500 00
SALARIES—CITY INSPECTOR’S DE- ,
' PARTMENT—-For salaries of the City
Inspector, and of the Officers, Clerks,
Messengers, and Inspectors attached
to, or connected with, his office, and
j i in each of the bureaux and offices in
• said Department, One hundred and
thirty-eight thousand one hundred and
sixty dollars, p. 121 138,160 00
. : S A L A R I E S—COMMISSIONERS OF
’! HEALTH—For salaries of the Resident
Physician, Health Commissioner and
the Clerk of the Board or Commis
sioners of Health, Five thousand three
hundred and forty-five dollars, p. 131— 5,345 00
SALARIES -FIRE DEPAR IMENT—For
salaries of the Clerks and Messengers
x of the Commissioners of the New York
Eire Department, tbo Chief Engineer,
the Fire-Alarm Bell-ringers, and Fire-
Alarm Telegraph Operators, Fifty
one thousand one hundred dollars, p.
138 51,100 00
j SALARIES—BOARD OF ASSESSORS—
For salaries of the members of the
Board of Assessors, and of their Clerk,
Seven thousand dollars p 139.—. 7,000 00
SALARIES—BOARD OF REVISION ANU
CORRECTION OF ASSESSMENTS—
j For salaries of the members of said
Board, Three thousand dollars, p. 142- 3,000 00
SALARIES—CITY COURTS—For salaries
of the Justices, Clerks, and Interpret
ers of the Police District Courts ; alsy
of the Justices, Clerks, and Officers of
the District (Civil) Courts, One hun
dred and twenty seven thousand three
hundred and sixty-six dollars and sixty-
, five cents, p. 158 127,366 65
STATIONERY AND BLANK BOOKS-Fur
stationery, blank books, payrolls,
. accounts, and other printed blanks for
financial returns, and reports ior tlie
( use of the several departments of the
City Government, the City Co irts, and
the Officers, which the Corporation is,
by law, required to supply with such
I articles, Forty thousand dollars, p. 92.. 40 000 00
i SEWERS—REPAIRING AND. CLEANIN G
,; -—For general repairs and cleansing of
sewers, receiying-basins and culver;s,
also for rebuilding sewers, under re
solutions of the Common Council, in
cluding materials, labor, and inci
dental expanses connected therewith,
not provided for under other heads,
Thirty thousand dollars, p. 101— • 30 000 00
, I SEWERAGE SYSTEM SURVEYS-Eur sur
veys and plans, as iu the opinion of
the Croton Aqueduct Board may be
i necessary, for the establishment of a
proper system of Sewerage for the
present undrained districts of this
city, Five thousand dollars, p. 100.... ’5,(100 00
I STREET IMPROVEMENTS—For expenses
onstreet signs and numbers, resetting
j boundary monuments, preparing maps
(the cost of which is not reimbursed
by assessment), and repairs of side
walks in front of property owned by
f the Corporation, and other Fecessa v <
street iin rovemeuts. not provided f n .. . ’S.
• under other h :ids, Fir,- thousand ‘
eight hundred dollars, p. 93... . 9
STBBETS-BEPAVING AND If PAltfs" > “
For general repairs or the pavements'
of the streets, avenues, and squares of
the city, Including sR motet la’s and
labor required therefor, One hundred W
thousand dollars, p. 101— iSaw.
SOCIETY FOB-J HE REI ORMA UO.N OF.' .° 00 00
JUVENILE DELINQU . NTS—For the
payment • of the customary annual
contribution iu aid of sa d society,
- Eight thousand dollars, p. 55 a ’ nnn on
10 iSUPPLIES FOR, AND CLEANING PUJJ. ,UW 00
Lie OFFICES—For furni.ure, printed
I - books, stoves, fuel, ice. and all other -' ‘
necessary supplies lor the pubii? offl.
ces of the Corporation, the city Court
room s, and all other rooms and premi
ses occupied for city purposes, hot
i otherwise provided for, al.-o for the
I care and cleaning of the same, Sixty
n\ thousand dol'ars, )>. 94 .. ' „ n ..... .
WATER PIPES & LAYING-FSr r’urtta". fco ' Wi>
lug iron distributing pipes, fire and-
lead, -stop-cooks,
and all other materials necessary for
laying, fitting and repairing water
Q : pipes, wages of mechanics and labor
; eis, and incidental expenses connect
i ’ ed therewith, One hundred and Mlu
\ thousand dollars, p. 103 ifnam
WELLS AND PUMPS-LEP.TuTNG AND ’ ’
CLEANING—For repairs to public
wells and pumps, including the proper
covering aud pro ection of disused
0 wells, with all necessary labor and
s Tw ° ‘bousand
five hundred dollars, p. 103 » .
' WHARVES, PIE.. 8 ANL 8
q str action, general repairs, rebuilding
and maintain ng of piers, wha: ves and
bulkheads, owned by the Corporation,
i and for dredging slips, One hundred
0 ; and twenty-five thousand dollars, p. 97. 105 non an
Seo. 2. It snail not be lawful tor any Department or
officer Ox the City Government, or other person or
pzisons, to incur expenses lor any purpose whatever
I n?^J oUnt 01 tho , Cor Poration, or to be paid from the A
iriSi^ F^ BUry ’ au a PP ro P r iation tnerefpr, suf
hcxent to cover such expens >, shall have been pre
viously made by th o Common Council, nor unless
■ jsuch expense shall have been expressly authorized by
'competent authority. uy
’ Se '7 3 T A e Comptroller is hereby authorized tobo- -
; row, from time to time, creditor the Cornora
|iion, in anticipation of its revenues, and not to exceed
;in amount such revenues, such sums of money as
may b© necessary to meet expenditures under
tne appropriations for the current year (1864) aud to
issue Revenue Bonds, in the usual form, for the
j moneys so borrowed; also, to redeem a H d cancel the
said bonds, from time to time, at or before the xnaturi
!ty of the same, oat of the moneys arising from the **
revenues aforesaid.
lour Committee also recommend the adop
tion of the following resolution:
Resolved, Thatt -e Comptroller be and he is herebv
authorized and requested to make application to the
■1 Legislature, iu behalf of the Corporal on, for the pase
-1 .age ot the usual enabling act, autnoilziug the Board cl
Supervisors to raise, by tax, the several sums
which are designated by the ordinance making tbo
mnualappr pnat ons for the year 1854, for city pur
poses, not already so authorized to oo raised under
■existing laws—less the estimated amount of the re ve
nues of the General Fund for said > ear, to be deduct.
> jed from the aggregate amount of said sums, accoriUmr
to law.
LEWIS B. BYEBS, '
JOHN D. OITIWELL,
BETEB MASTERSON,
Commi.tee on finance.
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