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by the said park commissioners, as directed in the fifth and sixth sections of this act. And the said assessments Assess; shall constitute liens upon the several parcels of prop- constitute erty to be charged therewith, and shall be levied and property. collected in the same manner as other local assessments are levied and collected in said city.
§ 11. After Sackett street shall have been opened, so much thereof as lies eastward from Prospect Park shall may en. be under the exclusive control and management of the for use of said park commissioners, and they shall make and en Street, force proper rules and regulations for the public use thereof. And after it shall
have been improved, as hereinbefore directed, its subsequent maintenance shall be provided for in the same manner as the public parks now under the charge of the said park commissioners are provided for. $ 12. This act shall take effect immediately.
Chap. 632. AN ACT to amend an act entitled “ An act to establish fire limits, and for the more effectual prevention of fires in the city of Brooklyn,” passed April thirty, eighteen hundred and sixty-six.
Passed May 6, 1868; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :
SECTION 1. Chapter eight hundred and fifty-eight of the laws of one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six,
"An act to establish fire limits, and for the more effectual prevention of fires in the city of Brooklyn,” passed April thirtieth, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
There is hereby created in the western district of the Depart: city of Brooklyn, under and subject to the charter of survey and said city, an executive department, to be known and de- or Buildings signated as the department for the survey and inspection ern disa of buildings in the western district of the city of Brook- trict of
in the west
ment to possess powers
provided with office
lyn, which shall perform all the duties and possess all the powers heretofore performed and possessed by the fire wardens of the Western district of the city of Brook
lyn, and such further power and authority as is herein. Depart.
after conferred upon said department. And said de
partment shall be provided with office room, and all the and duties necessary supplies for the proper transaction of its busi
ness in the same manner as is now provided for other ment 1o be executive departments of said city.
§ 2. The chief officer of said department shall be rooms, etc. called the “ Superintendent of buildings,” who shall be Superintendent of qualified for such position as hereinafter provided, and
who shall be appointed by the board of trustees of the pointed
fire department of the western district of said city, and confirmed by the board of aldermen in said city, on or
before the first day of May, one thousand eight hundred Term of and sixty-eight, or as soon thereafter as possible, and he
shall hold office for the term of four years, or until his successor shall take office, but may be sooner removed
for malfeasance, incapacity or neglect of duty, by the To be ex. said board of trustees. He shall be ex-officio a member
of the board of trustees of the fire department of the
western district of said city, but shall hold no other fire depart. office in said board of trustees. The subordinate officers
of said department shall consist of five inspectors of ambuildings buildings and a clerk, who shall be appointed at the
same time and in the same manner as the superintendent pointed Terms of of buildings, all of whom shall hold office for the term office.
of four years, but may be sooner removed by said board
of trustees for malfeasance, incapacity, or neglect of Vacancies; how lied duty; and any position held under this act, upon becom
ing vacant from any cause, shall be filled in the same
manner as herein provided. Qualifica
§ 3. The superintendent of buildings, of said depart
ment, shall be an exempt fireman of the fire department and inspec. of the western district of the city of Brooklyn for the
past five years prior to such appointment, and also shall have been a fire underwriter for ten years before his appointment shall pass an examination before a committee on examination appointed by the said board of trustees, and shall furnish a certificate of such examination, signed by said committee, certifying to his knowledge and com
a member of the board of trustees
clerk How ap
tions of superintendent
petency to perform all the duties of such office, and the inspectors shall be exempt firemen of the fire department of the western district of the city of Brooklyn.
§ 4. It shall be the duty of the superintendent of Duties of buildings to issue all certificates and notices required to perintenbe issued under this act; to make return of violations to the said board of trustees, or such committee thereof as said board of trustees shall direct for prosecution; to have kept in proper books for that purpose a register of all transactions in said department; to submit to the mayor and common council once in every six months a detailed statement of said transactions; to return quar. To make a ter yearly to the board of trustees of the fire depart. report to ment of the western district of the city of Brooklyn a partment. statement under oath of all the transactions of said department in detail, and perform such other duties as are herein required of him, and he shall have a general supervision and direction over the officers of said department. $5. It shall be the duty of the inspectors to examine Duties of
inspectors all buildings whereon violations are reported, and all of buildbuildings reported dangerous or damaged by fire, and make a written report of such examinations to the superintendent, with their opinion relative thereto; to examine all buildings under application to raise, enlarge, alter or build upon, and report to the superintendent the condition of the same, with their opinion relative thereto; and in the absence of the superintendent they shall be empowered to act with all the powers enjoyed and possessed by said superintendent. And the said inspectors shall perform such other duties as the superintendent of buildings may, from time to time, require of them.
$6. The inspectors of buildings shall be under the Inspectors direction of the superintendent, and shall attend all fires and fires occurring in their respective districts, and report cher or to the chief engineer, or assistant engineers present, all assistant information they may have relative to the construction and condition of the buildings or premises on fire, and the adjoining buildings, whether the same be dangerous to depart. or otherwise, and report, in writing, to said department building all such buildings damaged by fire, or otherwise, with a by minises
ings in course of erection,
superintendent violation of
statement of the nature and amount of such damages, as near as they can ascertain, together with the street and
pumber of such building, the name of the owners, To czam lessees and occupants, and for what purpose occupied ;
and said inspectors shall examine all buildings in course
of erection, alteration and repair throughout their realteration,
spective districts, at least once every day (Sundays and Toreport_ holidays excepted), and shall report, in writing, forth
with, to the superintendent, all violations of any of the this act. several provisions of this act, together with the street
and number of the building or premises upon which violations are found, and the names of the owners, agents, lessees, occupants, builders, masons, carpenters, roofers, furnace builders and architects, and all other matters relative thereto, and shall report in the same manner all new buildings in their respective districts,
and the clerk shall perform such duties as may be as Right to
signed him by the superintendent. All the officers ap
pointed ander this act shall, so far as may be necessary and premi
for the performance of their respective duties, have the right to enter any building or premises in said city.
§ 7. The officers under said department shall receive
an annual salary, payable in equal monthly parts, as folSuperin
lows: The superintendent of buildings, in the sum of Inspectors two thousand five hundred dollars; the inspectors of
buildings, in the sum of one thousand dollars each; the Clerk. clerk, in the sum of eight hundred dollars, and shall Oficilmecute each, before entering upon the discharge of their rebond to spective duties, execute, to the corporation of the city
of Brooklyn, a bond, conditioned for the faithful performance of their respective duties, in a penal sum, in amount, twice that of their respective salaries, with such sureties as shall be approved of by the comptroller of
said city. Tax to be
§ 8. The joint board of supervisors and aldermen in
the city of Brooklyn shall, in the year eighteen hundred penses of and sixty-eight, and annually thereafter, raise and col. depart.
lect, by tax upon the real and personal property taxable, within the city of Brooklyn, such sum of money as shall be requisite and necessary to pay salaries and the expenses of the department provided for under this act; such sum of money, when collected, shall be paid into
levied annually for ex.
the treasury of the city of Brooklyn, and shall be dis- To be paid bursed to the several officers under this act, as they shall treasury. be entitled thereto. But the said inspectors shall only Inspectors draw their pay upon the certificate of said superintend pay on cerent, that they have performed their duties as required superinby law; and the said inspectors may be removed at any Subject to time, by the said board of trustees, upon the complaint removal. of the said superintendent. The salaries of the several Payment officers provided for under this act and the expenses of of departthe department hereby created, for the year eighteen the year hundred and sixty-eight, and until the beginning of the next fiscal year, shall be paid out of the fund raised or to be raised for the expenses of the fire department in said city, and the several officers charged with the distribution of such fund are hereby authorized and directed to pay the said salaries and such expenses of said department out of said funds.
$9. The fire limits of the western district of the city Fire limits of Brooklyn shall comprise all that portion of said city district of beginning at the East river, at the northwest corner of Brooklyn. the United States navy yard, and running thence southWesterly and southeasterly along said navy yard to the centre of Navy street; then southerly along the centre of Navy street to the northerly side of Flushing avenue; thence easterly along the northerly side of Flushing avenue to the centre of Washington avenue; thence southerly along the centre of Washington avenue to the southerly side of Warren street; thence westerly along the southerly side of Warren street to the easterly side of Vanderbilt avenue ; thence southerly along the easterly side of Vanderbilt avenue and across Flatbush avenue in a straight line to the southeasterly corner of Union street and Ninth avenue; thence southerly along the easterly side of Ninth avenue to the northerly side of Fifteenth street; thence easterly along the northerly side of Fifteenth street to the centre of Tenth avenue; thence southerly along the centre of Tenth avenue to the centre of Twenty-first street; thence westerly along the centre of Twenty-first street' to a point distant one hundred feet west of the westerly side of Third avenue; thence northerly and parallel with Third avenue, and one hundred feet westerly therefrom to a point distant