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VARIOUS CITY, COUNTY AND STATE

OFFICERS.

The following table shows the manner in which public officers, other than the regular City department heads, are appointed or elected as prescribed by statute, ordinance, or regulation, the time of appointment or election, the term of office, and the salary, if any, of each officer. Appointments by the Mayor marked with a are subject to approval by the State Civil Service Commission; those marked with a † are confirmed by the City Council:

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A With the advice and consent of the Exec. Council.
B Salary $10 per day, not to exceed $1,000 per yr.
c Chairman, $5,000; other members none.
D Chairman, $500 additional.
E As vacancies occur.

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With the advice and consent of the Executive Council.
Confirmed by City Council.
İTwo inspectors in the Building Dept. act as Fence-viewers.

VARIOUS CITY, COUNTY AND STATE
OFFICERS, DEPARTMENTS, COMMIS-

SIONS, COURTS, ETC.

ART DEPARTMENT.

Office, 1001 City Hall Annex. (Stat. 1898, Chap. 410; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 4; C. C. Title IV., Chap. 11;

Spec. Stat. 1919, Chap. 87.)

OFFICIALS.

John HARLESTON PARKER, Chairman.
HENRY FORBES BIGELOW, Secretary.

COMMISSIONERS.*

GEORGE H. EDGELL, named by the Boston Society of Architects. Term

ends in 1930. CHARLES D. MAGINNIS, named by the Massachusetts Institute of Tech

nology. Term ends in 1929. Philip S. SEARS, named by Trustees of Museum of Fine Arts. Term

ends in 1928. HENRY FORBES BIGELOW, named by the Boston Art Club. Term ends in

1927. JOHN HARLESTON PARKER, named by the Trustees of the Public Library.

Term ends in 1926. The Art Department, established in 1898, is in charge of five commissioners, who are appointed by the Mayor. Each of the following-named bodies, namely, the Trustees of the Museum of Fine Arts, the Trustees of the Boston Public Library, the Trustees of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Boston Art Club, and the Boston Society of Architects, submits a list of three persons to the Mayor; and the Mayor appoints one person as Art Commissioner from each of the lists so submitted. Whenever the term of a member of the Board expires, the Mayor appoints his successor from a list selected by the body which made the original selection, as aforesaid. The Board may appoint a secretary outside of its own membership, who serves without compensation.

No work of art can become the property of the City without the approval of the Art Department, which may also be requested by the

* The Commissioners serve without compensation.

Mayor or the City Council to pass upon the design of any municipal building, bridge, approach, lamp, ornamental gate or fence, or other structure to be erected upon land belonging to the City. Moreover, all contracts or orders for the execution of any painting, monument, statue, bust, bas-relief, or other sculpture for the City shall be made by said Board, acting by a majority of its members, subject to the approval of the Mayor. By Chap. 87, Special Acts of 1919, all works of art owned by the City were placed under the exclusive control of the Art Commissioners.

BOARD OF APPEAL.

Office, 804 City Hall Annex, eighth floor. (Stat. 1907, Chap. 550, $$ 6, 7; C. C., Title IV., Chap. 13, 8 6; Stat. 1910,

Chap. 631; Stat. 1920, Chap. 440; Stat. 1924, Chap. 488; Stat. 1925, Chap. 219.]

OFFICIALS.

WALTER S. GERRY, Chairman.
HUBERT G. RIPLEY, Secretary.

THE BOARD.

GEORGE S. PARKER. Term ends in 1930.
JAMES H. FITZPATRICK. Term ends in 1929.
HUBERT G. RIPLEY. Term ends in 1928.
JAMES A. McELANEY. Term ends in 1927.
WALTER S. GERRY. Term ends in 1926.

The Board consists of five members, one appointed each year by the Mayor from two candidates nominated in successive years by the following organizations respectively: Real Estate Exchange and Auction Board, Massachusetts Real Estate Exchange, Boston Society of Architects, Boston Society of Civil Engineers, Master Builders' Association, Contractors' and Builders' Association, and Building Trades Council of the Boston Central Labor Union; also one member of the Mayor's own selection. The term of office is five years. Each member is paid $10 per day for actual service, but not more than $1,000 in any one year.

Any applicant for a permit from the Building Commissioner whose application has been refused may appeal therefrom within ninety days, and a person who has been ordered by the Commissioner to incur any expense may, within ten days after receiving such order, appeal to the Board of Appeal by giving notice in writing to the Commissioner. All cases of appeal are settled by this Board, after a hearing. Permits to restore damage by fire can only be issued with the approval of the Board.

Appeal may also be made to this Board from certain requirements of the Commissioner of Wires.

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BOSTON AND CAMBRIDGE BRIDGES COMMISSION.

Office, 506 City Hall Annex, fifth floor. (Stat. 1870, Chaps. 300, 302; Stat. 1898, Chap. 467, § 14; Ord. 1906, Chap. 1; C. C., Chap, 35, 88 2, 4, and 5; Stat. 1912, Chap. 92.]

JOSEPH A. ROURKE, Commissioner for Boston.
FRANCIS J. SMITH, Commissioner for Cambridge.

JOHN J. O'NEIL, Secretary. This Commission was established in 1870, to have charge of the maintenance of the West Boston, Canal or Craigie's, and the Prison Point bridges. In 1892 the Harvard bridge was placed in their charge. The powers of the Commission were greatly enlarged in 1898 when all bridges and draws between the two cities were placed in their charge. The expense of maintenance is borne equally by the City of Boston and the City of Cam. bridge. The two Commissioners are appointed by the Mayors of Boston and Cambridge respectively. The Commissioner for Boston, who serves without pay, is the Commissioner of Public Works.

BRIDGES IN CHARGE OF THE COMMISSIONERS.

*
Anderson Bridge, from Brighton to Cambridge.
Brookline street, from Brighton to Cambridge.
Cambridge, from Boston to Cambridge.
Cambridge street-River street, from Brighton to Cambridge.
Harvard, from Boston to Cambridge.
Prison Point, from Charlestown to Cambridge.
Western avenue, from Brighton to Cambridge.

BOSTON FINANCE COMMISSION.

Office, 11 Beacon Street. (Stat. 1909, Chap. 486, 88 17-21; Stat. 1921, Chap. 81; Stat. 1924,

Chap. 369; Stat. 1925, Chap. 333.)

OFFICIALS.

CHARLES L. CARR, Chairman.
Guy C. EMERSON, Consulting Engineer.
John C. L. DOWLING, Counsel and Acting Secretary.

COMMISSIONERS.
CHARLES L. CARR. Term ends in 1930.

Term ends in 1929.
JOSEPH A. SHEEHAN: Term ends in 1928.
COURTENAY Guild. Term ends in 1927.
JOHN F. MOORs. Term ends in 1926.

* All of the bridges named in this list are over navigable waters.

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