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§ 16. Appointive officers enumerated. There shall be appointed by the mayor a corporation counsel; city engineer; two commissioners of charities, one from each district hereinafter created; five members of the board of education; three civil service commissioners; a health officer; a city electrician, and a sealer of weights and measures. The common council may appoint not exceeding four city marshals, and as many commissioners of deeds as it may deem necessary. Other officers may be appointed as provided by this act or as otherwise provided by law, not inconsistent herewith. All appointments to any city office shall be evidenced by a certificate in writing, signed by the appointing officer and filed forthwith in the office of the city clerk. If any appointment be made by the common council, board or commission, such certificate shall be signed by the officer presiding at the time of appointment so made, attested by the clerk and filed forthwith in the office of the city clerk.

20. Compensation of appointive officers. The following appointive officers shall receive the following annual salary:

Corporation counsel, not less than one thousand dollars, to be fixed and determined by the common council. City engineer, not less than fifteen hundred dollars, to be fixed and determined by the common council.

Health officer, not less than eight hundred dollars, to be fixed and determined by the common council.

In addition to the compensation so fixed, the board of public safety shall allow the actual and reasonable expenses of said health officer in the performance of his official duties and in going to, attending and returning from the annual sanitary conference of health officers, or equivalent and such other reasonable and actual expenses as now are or may be prescribed by law.

Charity commissioner, not less than two hundred dollars to be fixed and determined by the common council.

Sealer of weights and measures, not less than one hundred twenty dollars, to be fixed and determined by the common council. City electrician, not less than nine hundred dollars, to be fixed and determined by the common council.

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§ 25. Additional fees or compensation not to be paid. officer or employee of the city, except corporation counsel, health officer, city marshal, commissioner of deeds and city officers acting as commissioner of deeds, shall have or receive any perquisites, compensation or fees for service pertaining directly

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§ 50 amended.

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or indirectly to the duties of his office in addition to his salary, and all perquisites, compensation and fees paid and received by any such officer for services pertaining directly or indirectly to the duties of his office, other than his salary received from the city, shall be the property of the city and shall be paid by the officer receiving the same into the city treasury.

§ 3. Subdivision seven of section forty-five of such charter is hereby amended to read as follows:

7. Have power and authority to call out and command the police and firemen of the city, including the chief executive officers thereof, whenever in his discretion he shall deem it recessary, and such command shall be in all respects obeyed.

§ 4. Section fifty of such charter is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 50. General powers and duties of the city engineer. The city engineer shall:

1. Keep in his office books and records properly indexed, in which shall be entered a survey and map of every street, park, avenue, lane, sidewalk, water main and service pipe, sewer and sewer inlet and conduit, with location and grade thereof as far as practicable, both those heretofore established and which may hereafter be established, which shall be and remain the property of the city, and such books and records shall be transmitted with all other matter pertaining to his office to his successor.

2. Perform all the ordinary civil engineering, make all surveys, prepare all plans, profiles and specifications and perform all the engineering required by the mayor or the common council and all other departments and officers of the city and such other duties as shall by this act or by law or ordinance be provided.

5. The opening paragraph of section fifty-one of such charter is hereby amended to read as follows:

Additional powers and duties of city engineer. The city engineer subject to the provisions of law, ordinances and resolutions of the common council, shall:

§ 6. Sections seventy-five and two hundred and twenty of such charter are hereby amended to read as follows:

8 75. When contract is to be let to the lowest bidder. Whenever any expenditure to be made or incurred by the common council of any city board, commission or any city official, in be half of the city, except such as may be lawfully made, incurred and paid by the board of education or public library commission,

for work to be done or material or supplies to be furnished, except ordinary repairing and macadamizing of streets, shall exceed five hundred dollars, the city clerk shall advertise for sealed proposals therefor in such manner as the common council or as the board or officers charged with making such contract, shall prescribe. The contract therefor shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder, who shall execute a bond to said city with one or more sureties, being freeholders, or a surety corporation, for the faithful performance of the contract. Such bonds shall be made in such penalty and the sureties shall justify in said sum as the common council shall prescribe. When the lowest bid, in the opinion of the common council, board or officer in charge with making the contract is too high, they shall if the common council consent thereto by resolution have the right to reject it and may discontinue or abandon the work, or may direct the city clerk to advertise for new proposals, or with the consent of the common council by a two-thirds vote of all the members elected thereto, such work may be done without public letting. If, however, the estimated expenditure does not exceed five hundred dollars, the work may be done without public letting, if the common council by a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to such common council by resolution consent thereto.

The provisions in this section, however, shall not apply to the board of education or library commission as herein by this act otherwise provided, nor to lighting and water contracts for the furnishing of light and water which may be made in pursuance to a resolution of the common council adopted by a majority of the aldermen in office, and is subject to the provisions of the following section.

§ 220. Sale to be included in such arrears sale. The arrears sale to be held under this act, by the city treasurer of the city of Rensselaer, October first, nineteen hundred and fifteen, and each year thereafter shall include such tax sale titles held by the city of Rensselaer and by the county of Rensselaer, in the city of Rensselaer which may be specified by the common council to be sold, which shall have been acquired by the city or by the said county two or more years prior to such arrears sale.

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87. The office of commissioner of public works is hereby abolished and the duties and powers heretofore vested in the com- sioner of missioner of public works shall be vested in the city engineer. abolished. 8. This act shall take effect immediately.

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L. 1910, ch. 481, § 73 amended.

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Chap. 867.

AN ACT to amend the railroad law, in relation to inspection of locomotive boilers and equipment.

Became a law May 21, 1920, with the approval of the Governor. Passed, three-fifths being present.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. Section seventy-three of chapter four hundred and eighty-one of the laws of nineteen hundred and ten, entitled "An act in relation to railroads, constituting chapter forty-nine of the consolidated laws," is hereby amended to read as follows:1

73. State inspectors of locomotive boilers and equipment. The office of state inspector of locomotive boilers is continued. Not less than six equipment inspectors shall be appointed by the public service commission, five of whom shall be familiar with the construction and operation of locomotive engines and their appurtenances, and one of whom shall be familiar with the construction of electric locomotives and the operation of electrical multiple unit trains, whose salaries shall be fixed by the commission. They shall, under the direction of the commission, inspect boilers or locomotives used by railroad corporations operating steam railroads within the state, and may cause the same to be tested by hydrostatic tests and shall perform such other duties in connection with the inspection and test of locomotive boilers as the commission shall direct. But this section shall not relieve any railroad corporation from the duties imposed by the preceding section.

2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 868.

AN ACT to amend the railroad law, in relation to uniform fares. Became a law May 21, 1920, with the approval of the Governor. Passed, three-fifths being present.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. Chapter four hundred and eighty-one of the laws of nineteen hundred and ten, entitled "An act in relation to rail

1 Section materially amended.

roads," is hereby amended by inserting therein a new section, to be section fifty-seven-a, to read as follows:

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§ 57-a. A steam or electric railroad corporation having a fran- Rates on chise from this state, operating to and from stations within a railroads city of over a million inhabitants, and owned, controlled or of over operated by a railroad corporation having a franchise from another million. state, shall not charge a rate per mile within such city in excess of the rates charged for similar service from such city to stations in an adjacent state, by such railroad corporation having a franchise from another state, whether over its own tracks or under an agreement with another railroad corporation. The penalty and remedy provided by section fifty-nine of this chapter shall be applicable to a failure to comply with the provisions of this section, and such remedy may be pursued and such penalty may be recovered by a person who shall have paid any such excess rate of fare.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 869.

AN ACT to authorize the commissioners of the land office to quitclaim to the city of Syracuse the right, title and interest of the state in and to certain canal lands situate in the city of Syracuse, provided the same are abandoned for canal purposes by the canal board.

Became a law May 21, 1920, with the approval of the Governor. Passed by a two-thirds vote.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

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Section 1. The commissioners of the land office are hereby Quitclaim authorized, in their discretion, on such terms and conditions as authorto them may seem just, to execute and deliver to the city of Syracuse a quitclaim deed conveying to it all the right, title and interest of the state in and to the following described tract or parcel of land, title to which is claimed by the state by virtue of the fact that prior to the year eighteen hundred and thirtyfour it was entered upon, taken possession of and used by the state for canal purposes, but which land has been continuously occupied by the city of Syracuse under a claim of title, hostile

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