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sioners, salaries.

Secretary.

assistance.

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investigators.

For the salaries and expenses of the commissioners, a sum Commisnot exceeding two thousand dollars.

For the salary of the secretary, two thousand dollars.

For necessary clerical assistance, a sum not exceeding Clerical thirty-two hundred dollars.

For the salaries of agents and investigators, a sum not Agents and exceeding four thousand dollars.

For the compensation and expenses of wage boards, a Wage boards, sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars.

For office rent, the sum of sixteen hundred dollars.

For travelling and contingent expenses, including printing Travelling and binding the annual report, a sum not exceeding twentysix hundred dollars. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 24, 1915.

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compensation.

Office rent.

expenses, etc.

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AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR EXPENSES IN CON- Chap. 99

NECTION WITH THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR THE EM

PLOYEES OF THE COMMONWEALTH.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriapriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth tetiren from the ordinary revenue, for expenses in connection with system for

of the retirement system for certain employees of the common- the commonwealth, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit:

For the necessary expenses of administration, including Administration clerical services, office supplies, and expenses, a sum not exceeding nine thousand dollars. To provide for the necessary annuity funds and pensions Annuity funds

and pensions. for employees retired from the state service, a sum not exceeding thirty-one thousand dollars. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 24, 1915.

expenses.

(1855, 47; 1912, 526.) AN ACT TO EXTEND THE PROVISIONS OF THE CIVIL SERVICE Chap.100

ACT TO THE CHIEF OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE TOWN

OF WATERTOWN.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
SECTION 1. The provisions of chapter nineteen of the R. L. 19, etc.,

amended. Revised Laws, entitled “Of the Civil Service", and all acts

Civil service in amendment thereof and in addition thereto, and the civil rules to apply to chief of the service rules made thereunder and all acts now or hereafter Watertown fire department. in force relating to the appointment and the removal of

members of the fire department of the town of Watertown

shall apply to the chief of said fire department. Repeal.

SECTION 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

SECTION 3. This act shall be submitted to the voters of the voters, etc. the town of Watertown at the next municipal election, and

if accepted by the majority of the voters voting thereon shall take effect upon such acceptance; otherwise it shall not take effect.

Approved February 24, 1915. (Accepted March 1, 1915.]

Act to be submitted to

borrow money

1915.

(1872, 335; 1877, 136; 1883, 85, 139; 1894, 187; 1896, 212; 1897, 436, 473; 1901, 81; 1907,

522, 559; 1911, 335; 1912, 198, 199.) Chap.101 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF STONEHAM TO INCUR

INDEBTEDNESS FOR THE PURPOSE OF INCREASING ITS

WATER SUPPLY.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: Town of

SECTION 1. For the purposes mentioned in chapter Stoneham may

two hundred and twelve of the acts of the year eighteen to increase its water supply. hundred and ninety-six, the town of Stoneham is hereby

authorized to borrow, from time to time, such sums of money as it may deem necessary, to an amount not ex

ceeding thirty thousand dollars, and to issue therefor bonds Stoneham

or notes. Such bonds or notes shall be denominated on the Water Loan, Act

face thereof, Stoneham Water Loan, Act of 1915; shall be payable by such annual payments, beginning not more than one year after the respective dates thereof, as will extinguish each loan within thirty years from its date; and the amount of such annual payment of any loan in any year shall not be less than the amount of the principal of said loan payable in any subsequent year. Each authorized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a separate loan. Said bonds or notes shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding five per cent per annum, payable semi-annually, and shall be signed by the treasurer of the town and countersigned by the selectmen. The town may sell the said securities at public or private sale, upon such terms and conditions as it may deem proper, but they shall not be sold for less than their par value. The proceeds of any such sale, except premiums, shall be used only for the purposes herein specified.

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SECTION 2. The said town shall, at the time of author- Payment izing the said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in accordance with section one of this act; and when a vote to that effect has been passed, a sum which, with the income derived from water rates, will be sufficient to pay the annual expense of operating its water works and the interest as it accrues on the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid by the town, and to make such payments on the principal as may be required under the provisions of this act, shall, without further vote, be assessed by the assessors of the town annually thereafter, in the same manner in which other taxes are assessed, until the debt incurred by said loan or loans is extinguished. SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 26, 1915.

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(1867, 208; 1870, 160; 1872, 238; 1878, 57; 1885, 336; 1887, 126; 1890, 220; 1891, 417; 1892,

225, 278; 1893, 309, 433; 1895, 331; 1902, 415; 1907, 171; 1909, 150.)
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF MELROSE TO INCUR Chap.102

INDEBTEDNESS FOR WATER SUPPLY PURPOSES.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The city of Melrose for the purpose of ex- City of Melrose tending and improving its system of water works is hereby money to authorized to borrow, outside its statutory limit of indebted- improve its

water supply, ness, a sum or sums not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars and to issue therefor, from time to time, bonds or notes in addition to the amount heretofore authorized. Such bonds or notes shall be denominated on the face thereof, Melrose Water Loan, Act of 1915; shall be signed by the Melrose Water treasurer and countersigned by the mayor of the city; shall 1918, Act of bear interest payable semi-annually at a rate not exceeding four and one half per cent per annum; and shall be payable by such annual payments, beginning not more than one year after the date of each issue, as will extinguish each loan within thirty years from its date, and the amount of such annual payment of any loan in any year shall not be less than the amount of the principal of said loan payable in any subsequent year. Each authorized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a separate loan. The city may sell such securities at public or private sale or pledge the same for money borrowed for the purposes of this act, upon such terms and conditions as it may deem proper: provided, Proviso. that they shall not be sold for less than their par value, and

Payment of loan.

the proceeds shall be used only for the purposes herein specified.

SECTION 2. The said city shall at the time of authorizing said loan or loans provide for the payment thereof in accordance with section one of this act; and when a vote to that effect has been passed, a sum which, with the income derived from water rates, will be sufficient to pay the annual expenses of operating the water works and the interest as it accrues on the bonds and notes issued as aforesaid, and to make such payments on the principal as may be required under the provisions of this act shall, without further vote, be assessed by the assessors of the city annually thereafter in the manner in which other taxes are assessed, until the debt incurred by said loan or loans is extinguished. SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 26, 1915.

(1910, 604; 1911, 639; 1913, 661, 839; 1914, 772.) Chap.103 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF BLACKSTONE TO TAKE

ADDITIONAL LAND FOR WATER SUPPLY PURPOSES.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 1913, 661, $2, etc., amended.

SECTION 1. Section two of chapter six hundred and sixty-one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, as affected by chapter seven hundred and eightyfour of the same year, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "town”, in the fifth line, the words: — and Shoddy Mill pond, so-called, with land bordering thereon or adjacent thereto, known as the lowest privilege in the town of Uxbridge, or may take a ground water supply by means of wells, filter galleries, or other works from the land border

ing on or adjacent to said Shoddy Mill pond, so as to Town of read as follows: Section 2. The said town may obtain

its water supply by means of driven, artesian or other wells, additional land

or may take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold supply

the water of any pond, stream or spring, or artesian or driven well, within the limits of the town, and Shoddy Mill pond, so-called, with land bordering thereon or adjacent thereto, known as the lowest privilege in the town of Uxbridge, or may take a ground water supply by means of wells, filter galleries, or other works from the land bordering on or adjacent to said Shoddy Mill pond, and the water rights connected with any such water sources, and also all lands, rights of way and easements necessary for holding and

Blackstone may take

for water

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preserving the water and for conveying the same to any
part of the town: provided, that no source of water supply Proviso.
for domestic purposes and no lands necessary for preserving
the quality of such water shall be taken without first obtain-
ing the advice and approval of the state board of health.
Said town may also erect on the land taken or held as Erection of
aforesaid, proper dams, buildings, reservoirs, standpipes, structures.
tanks and other structures, and may make excavations, pro-
cure and operate machinery, and provide such other means
and appliances as may be necessary for the establishment
and maintenance of complete and effective water works; and
may construct and lay conduits, pipes and other works
under or on any lands, water courses, railroads, railways or
public or private ways, and along any such ways, in such
manner as not unnecessarily to obstruct the same; and for
the purpose of constructing, maintaining and repairing such
conduits, pipes and other works, and for all proper purposes
of this act the town may dig up any lands or ways in such
manner as to cause the least hindrance to public travel.
The town shall not enter upon, construct or lay any conduits,
pipes or other works within the location of any railroad
corporation except at such times and in such manner as it
may agree upon with such corporation or in case of a failure
so to agree, as may be approved by the public service com-
mission.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. .

Approved February 26, 1915.

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accounts.

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE AUDITING OF Chap.104
MUNICIPAL ACCOUNTS AND THE TAKING OF A SUMMER

CENSUS BY THE BUREAU OF STATISTICS.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
SECTION 1. A sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand Appropria

tion, auditing
dollars is hereby appropriated to pay the expenses of audit- of municipal
ing municipal accounts, the same to be met by assessments
upon the municipalities for which the work is done. A
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars is hereby appro- Special census.
priated to pay the expenses of taking a special census in
towns having an increased resident population during the
summer months, the same to be met by assessments upon the
towns for which the work is done.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 2, 1915.

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