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(1894, 161; 1910, 542.)

Chap. 72 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF BEVERLY TO PAY PERMA

NENT MEN IN ITS FIRE DEPARTMENT THREE DOLLARS A
DAY.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: Pay for

SECTION 1. The city of Beverly is hereby authorized to permanent men in Beverly fire pay permanent men in the fire department a wage of three department.

dollars a day. Time of taking SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its accepteflect. ance by the board of aldermen of said city.

Approved February 17, 1915. (Accepted February 23, 1915.) (1915, 141, Spec.)

(1914, 777.)

Chap. 73 An ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF SALEM TO TAKE CERTAIN

TIDE WATER LANDS FOR STREETS AND FOR THE PRESERVA-
TION OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH.

Salem rebuilding commission may take certain lands for streets, etc.

Description of
lands taken
to be filed.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. For the purpose of extending Derby street to Lafayette street in the city of Salem, the Salem rebuilding commission, established by chapter seven hundred and seventy-seven of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, may from time to time purchase or take so much of the South river or the lands and flats lying therein or in Bowker's dock, so-called, for a distance of not more than four hundred feet easterly of Lafayette street, as may be necessary or convenient for the extension aforesaid.

SECTION 2. The said commission shall file from time to time in the registry of deeds for the southern district of the county of Essex, and cause to be recorded therein, a description of any lands or flats taken as aforesaid, sufficiently accurate for identification, with a statement signed by the said commission that the same are taken in the name and behalf of said city under the provisions of this act; and the act and time of the filing thereof shall be deemed to be the act and time of the taking of such lands or flats, and to be sufficient notice to all persons that the same have so been taken. The title to all lands and flats so taken shall vest absolutely in said city and its assigns forever.

SECTION 3. The city shall be liable for all damages to property sustained by any person by reason of the taking of

City liable for all damages.

any lands or flats as aforesaid. The said commission shall Commission have full power to settle by agreement or arbitration the power to settle

damages, etc. amount of such damages; and, if not so settled, the same may be assessed by a jury of the superior court for the county of Essex, upon a petition filed at any time within one year after the taking. The provisions of sections seventy-two, seventy-three and eighty-seven of chapter one hundred and seventy-three of the Revised Laws shall apply to any such proceeding; and the rights of persons having different, separate or contingent interests or estates in any parcel of lands or flats so taken shall be the same, in respect to the disposition of the damages agreed upon or awarded as aforesaid, as are provided by law in respect to damages for land taken for highways.

SECTION 4. The said commission may from time to Improvement time fill with suitable material and otherwise improve any lands and flats acquired as aforesaid, or any portion thereof, and may lay out and extend Derby street to Lafayette street upon and over the same and across South river, and may sell and convey, or otherwise dispose of any portions of said lands and flats not required for public uses. SECTION 5. All things done under the authority of this Acts subject to

certain statutes. act in and over tide water, shall be subject to the provisions of chapter ninety-six of the Revised Laws and all amendments thereof.

SECTION 6. This act shall take effect when accepted by Time of taking the city council of said city.

Approved February 18, 1915. (Accepted March 3, 1915.)

of lands, etc.

effect.

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF GREENFIELD TO Chap. 74

APPROPRIATE MONEY FOR PUBLIC BAND CONCERTS. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The town of Greenfield is hereby authorized Greenfield may to appropriate a sum of money annually, not exceeding one appropriato thousand dollars, to be expended under the direction of the public band selectmen, for defraying the expense of public band concerts. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 19, 1915.

concerts.

(1845, 212; 1847, 60, 152; 1848, 229; 1850, 24, 30; 1852, 177; 1853, 171; 1855, 74, 76, 488; 1857,

2; 1859, 287; 1863, 149, 153, 163; 1868; 52, 228; 1869, 360; 1870, 316; 1871, 180; 1874, 324; 1875, 140; 1876, 36, 92; 1879, 162; 1883, 34; 1884, 57; 1886, 309; 1888, 104; 1889, 167; 1890, 342; 1891, 251; 1893, 430; 1896, 246, 266; 1898, 237; 1901, 155; 1902, 460;

1912, 278, 341; 1914, 141, 271.) Chap. 75 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CITY SOLICITOR OF THE CITY OF

NEW BEDFORD.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
City solicitor of
New Bedford,

SECTION 1. The mayor of the city of New Bedford may how appointod. appoint annually in the month of January, or as soon there

after as may be practicable, a city solicitor who shall hold office until his successor is appointed and qualified. The mayor may at any time remove the city solicitor without

assigning any cause therefor. Compensation,

SECTION 2. The city council of the city may fix the com

pensation and define the duties of the city solicitor. Repeal, etc. SECTION 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent

herewith are hereby repealed and all ordinances of the city of New Bedford inconsistent herewith are hereby annulled. SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 19, 1915.

etc.

1911, 78, 83, amended.

Vote to be taken by ballot on certain questions.

(1911, 78.) Chap. 76 AN ACT RELATIVE TO TOWN MEETINGS IN THE TOWN OF

PEABODY.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. Chapter seventy-eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven is hereby amended by striking out section three and inserting in place thereof the following: - Section 3. Whenever any question is brought before the town meeting involving the raising, paying or appropriating of money, the disposal of any property of the town or any interest therein or in any way creating a town debt or expenditure, the vote upon such question shall be taken by ballot, if, before the main question is put to vote, ten legal voters shall so request. But if an amendment to any report of the finance committee, other than an amendment offered by said committee, is voted by the town meeting, the proposed amendment shall be voted upon by ballot without the request of ten legal voters. The ballot shall be prepared and voting booths used as in the Australian ballot system.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect when accepted by Time of a majority of the voters of the town voting thereon by taking effect. official ballot at any regular town meeting or at any special meeting called for the purpose.

Approved February 19, 1915. (Accepted March 8, 1915.)

commissioner.

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR SALARIES AND EX

Chap 77 PENSES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE TAX COMMISSIONER

AND COMMISSIONER OF CORPORATIONS. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriations. priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the department of the tax commissioner and commissioner of corporations, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: For the salary of the tax commissioner and commissioner Commissioner,

salary. of corporations, five thousand dollars.

For the salary of Charles A. Andrews, deputy commis- Deputy sioner, four thousand dollars.

commissioner, For the salary of the second deputy commissioner, three Second deputy thousand dollars.

For the salaries of four assistants, eleven thousand dol- Assistants. lars.

For the salaries of examiners, a sum not exceeding two Examiners. thousand dollars.

For the salary of the first clerk, twenty-five hundred First clerk. dollars.

For the salary of the second clerk, eighteen hundred dol- Second clerk. lars.

For the salaries of the supervisors of assessors, seventy-five Supervisors of hundred dollars.

For additional clerical assistance, a sum not exceeding Clerical forty-nine thousand dollars.

For incidental and contingent expenses, including rent of contingent rooms outside the state house, a sum not exceeding seventeen thousand dollars.

For travelling expenses of the commissioner and other Travelling officers and employees of the department, a sum not ex- expenses. ceeding four thousand dollars.

For valuation books for assessors of cities and towns, a Valuation sum not exceeding twelve hundred dollars.

assessors.

assistance.

expenses, etc.

books.

Printing and binding.

For printing and binding the annual report of the table of aggregates, including lists of corporations for the use of assessors, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 22, 1915.

City of Boston Imay pay a sum of money to Anna Kennedy.

Chap. 78 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF BOSTON TO PAY A SUM

OF MONEY TO THE WIDOW OF JOHN F. KENNEDY.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to pay to Anna Kennedy, widow of John F. Kennedy, a sum of money equal to the amount of salary to which said John F. Kennedy would have been entitled as a schoolhouse commissioner of said city had he lived to complete his term of service.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by the city council of the city of Boston, with the approval

Time of taking effect.

of the mayor.

(The foregoing was laid before the governor on the sixteenth day of February, 1915, and after five days it had the force of a law", as prescribed by the constitution, as it was not returned by him with his objections thereto within that time.)

may pay an annuity to Helen M.

Chap. 79 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF BOSTON TO PAY AN

ANNUITY TO THE WIDOW OF FRANK J. PENDERGAST.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: City of Boston

SECTION 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to

pay an annuity not exceeding five hundred dollars to Helen Pendergast. M. Pendergast, widow of Frank J. Pendergast, who was em

ployed by the city at the Freeport street bath houses and who died on the fourteenth day of July, nineteen hundred and fourteen, while in the discharge of his duties as such employee. Said annuity shall cease in case the widow marries

again. Time of taking

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by the city council of the city of Boston, with the approval of the mayor. Approved February 22, 1915.

(Accepted May 6, 1915.)

effect.

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