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CHAPTER 2. RELATIVE TO THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKs. Section one of chapter twenty-eight of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, - as amended by chapter three of the Ordinances of 1916, chapter two of the Ordinances of 1917, and chapter three of the Ordinances of 1921, is hereby further amended by adding at the end thereof the following:

The commissioner may, from time to time, by a writing approved by the mayor and deposited with the city auditor, designate, for such period as may be specified therein, one of his division engineers to be deputy commissioner. The deputy commissioner shall have authority, by virtue of such designation, to approve and sign bills, drafts, pay rolls, and requisitions, and to perform such other routine duties as the commissioner may require, but shall not have authority to make any permanent appointments nor to make contracts, except in the absence of the commissioner, and then only under a separate authorization under section twenty-two of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914.

(Approved by Mayor, March 28, 1922.

CHAPTER 3. CONCERNING THE SALARY OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MARKETS. Section five of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby amended in the clause establishing the salary of the superintendent of markets by striking out the words “three thousand” and inserting in place thereof the words "four thousand.”

(Approved by Mayor, March 28, 1922.

CHAPTER 4. ESTABLISHING THE BOSTON CONSERVATION BUREAU. Section 1. There shall be a conservation bureau consisting of nine members appointed by the mayor, three of whom shall be appointed for a period ending May 1, 1923, three for a period ending May 1, 1924, and three for a period ending May 1, 1925. The chairman shall be designated by the mayor. Thereafter beginning with the year 1923, three members shall be appointed annually for a term of three years from the first day of May in the year of appointment. Any vacancy that shall occur shall be filled in like manner for the balance of the unexpired term. The members shall serve without compensation.

Sect. 2. The bureau shall from time to time make such recommendation to the mayor as in their opinion will be conducive to the conservation of human life and the promotion of public health.

Sect. 3. The bureau may appoint such additional persons as in its judgment it may deem necessary, who shall be designated as advisory members, but in no case shall the said advisory members consist of more than one hundred.

(Approved by Mayor, September 19, 1922.

CHAPTER 5. CONCERNING PARK FRONTAGES IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. SECTION 1. No building hereafter erected or altered upon land within a distance of one hundred feet from any park or parkway in the city of . Boston, excepting, however, Boston Common and the Public Garden and Commonwealth avenue, from its junction with Beacon street to the dividing line between the city of Newton and the city of Boston, shall be used for a livery or public stable or public garage, or for any mechanical, mercantile or manufacturing purposes, nor exceed five stories in height above the basement or cellar nor exceed seventy feet in height from the mean grade of the edgestone or sidewalk in front to the ceiling of the extreme upper story (excepting churches or chapels), and no roof shall be used for laundry or clothes-drying purposes.

SECT. 2. No building or structure shall hereafter be erected or altered within a distance of one hundred feet from park or parkway in the city of Boston, without permission in writing having first been obtained from the park commissioners of the city of Boston.

SECT. 3. On lands abutting upon parks and parkways and to a distance of one hundred feet therefrom, from the Fens to Franklin Park, both inclusive, no wooden house arranged for more than one family, nor wooden block consisting of more than two houses, nor wooden house or block standing at a distance less than five feet from the side line of the lot upon

which the same is placed, and no wooden house costing less than five thousand dollars, nor brick or stone house costing less than seven thousand dollars, nor apartment house costing less than four thousand dollars per suite of apartments, exclusive in each case of the cost of the land, shall be erected or placed upon said premises.

SECT. 4. On land abutting upon parks and parkways and to a distance of one hundred feet therefrom, on the Dorchesterway and Strandway, no wooden house of more than three stories, nor wooden block consisting of more than two stories, nor wooden house or block standing at a distance less than five feet from the side line of the lot upon which the same is placed, and no wooden house sting less than four thousand dollars, nor brick or stone house costing less than six thousand dollars, nor wooden apartment house of two stories costing less than five thousand dollars, nor wooden apartment house of three stories costing less than six thousand dollars, nor apartment house of brick or stone costing less than three thousand dollars per suite of apartments, exclusive in each case of the cost of the land, shall be erected or placed upon said premises.

SECT. 5. No building shall be erected or placed upon premises within twenty feet from the exterior line of parks and parkways, from and including the Fens to Perkins street; and no building shall be erected or placed upon said premises hin twenty-five feet from the exterior line of said parks and parkways from Perkins street to and including Franklin Park; provided, that steps, windows, porticos and other usual projections appurtenant to the front wall of a building are to be allowed in this reserved space

of twenty and twenty-five feet respectively, subject to the following limitations, viz.: First, that no projections of any kind (other than doorsteps and balustrades connected therewith, and also cornices and roof of the building) shall extend more than five feet from the rear line of the aforesaid space; provided, however, that outside the building limits piazzas projecting not more than ten feet shall be permitted within the reserve space from the Fens to Franklin Park; second, that no projections in the nature of a bay window, corner-bay, circular front, or octagon front, with the foundation wall sustaining the same (such foundation wall being a projection of the front wall), will be allowed (excepting oriel windows above the first story on a street corner), unless any horizontal sections of such projections would fall within the external lines of trapezoids, the sum of whose bases upon

the rear line of the aforesaid space does not exceed seven tenths of the whole front of the building, and the base of any one of which trapezoids does not exceed eighteen feet, and whose side lines make an angle of forty-five degrees with the base; and each house in a block shall be considered a separate building within the meaning of this limitation.

SECT 6. No building shall be erected or placed upon premises within twenty feet from the exterior line of parks and parkways, on the Dorchesterway and Strandway; provided, that steps, windows, porticos and other usual projections appurtenant to the front wall of a building are to be allowed in this reserved space of twenty feet, subject to the following limitations, viz.: First, that no projections of any kind (other than doorsteps and balustrades connected therewith, and also piazzas projecting not more than eight feet) shall extend more than five feet from the rear line of the aforesaid space; second, that no projections in the nature of a bay window, corner bay, circular front, or octagon front, with the foundation wall sustaining the same (such foundation wall being a projection of the front wall), will be allowed (excepting oriel windows above the first story on a street corner), unless any horizontal sections of such projections would fall within the external lines of trapezoids, the sum of whose bases upon the rear line of the aforesaid space does not exceed seven tenths of the whole front of the building, and the base of any one of which trapezoids does not exceed eighteen feet, and whose side lines make an angle of forty-five degrees with the base; and each house in a block shall be considered a separate building within the meaning of this limitation. SECT. 7. This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage.

(Approved by Mayor, October 13, 1922.

CHAPTER 6. CONCERNING THE SECRETARY OF THE STATISTICS DEPARTMENT. SECTION 1. Section one of chapter thirty-three of the Revised Ordinances of nineteen hundred and fourteen is hereby amended by adding in the second line thereof after the word “trustees,” the following:- “one of whom shall be chosen by the board as secretary,” so that said section one, as amended, shall read as follows: Section 1. The statistics department shall be under the charge of a board of five trustees, one of whom shall be chosen by the board as secretary, who shall collect, compile, and publish such statistics relating to the city of Boston, and such statistics of other cities for purposes of comparison, as they may deem of public importance.

SECT. 2. Section five of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of nineteen hundred and fourteen is hereby amended by adding at the end of said section the following:— "The secretary of the statistics department, thirty-three hundred dollars."

(Approved by Acting Mayor, October 25, 1922.

CHAPTER 7.

CONCERNING AVENUE Louis PASTEUR. Avenue Louis Pasteur, from Longwood avenue to the Fenway, is hereby placed under the care, control and custody of the park commissioners, and all rules, regulations or ordinances, now in force or hereafter adopted, relating to parks or parkways shall apply to said avenue.

(Approved by Mayor, November 2, 1922.

CHAPTER 8.

CONCERNING THE SALARY OF THE SOLDIERS' RELIEF COMMISSIONER.

Chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, as amended by chapter eight of the Ordinances of 1920, is hereby further amended in the clause establishing the salary of the soldiers' relief commissioner, by striking out the words "five thousand" and inserting in place thereof the words "six thousand.”

(Approved by Mayor, November 28, 1922.

CHAPTER 9.

CONCERNING THE PRICE OF THE “City RECORD." Section two of chapter thirty-three of the Revised Ordinances of nineteen hundred and fourteen is hereby amended by striking out in the sixth line the word “five" and inserting in place thereof the word “ten" and by striking out in the same line the words "one dollar” and inserting in place thereof the words “two dollars," so that said section as amended shall read as follows,- Section 2. The board shall publish the City Record once a week, and shall distribute and sell it under the direction of the mayor. The City Record shall contain all matters required by statute to be published therein and such other matters as the mayor may direct. The price for single copies shall be ten cents, and the yearly subscription price shall be two dollars, payable in advance. The price to be paid by departments for advertising therein shall be fixed by the city auditor with the approval of the mayor. The sums so received shall be used to defray the expenses of said publication.

[Approved by Mayor, January 16, 1929.

CHAPTER 10. CONCERNING THE SHUTTING OFF OF WATER. Chapter 28 of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby amended in section 22 by inserting after the word “necessary” in line 16 the following:

provided, however, that if it is represented to the department that the life of any tenant would be endangered by shutting off the water, and if a physician designated by the city so reports, the water shall not be shut off while such conditions exist.

(Approved by Mayor, January 18, 1923.

CHAPTER 11. CONCERNING THE HOURS OF LABOR OF FIREMEN. SECTION 1. The fire commissioner is hereby authorized and directed to arrange the officers and members of the fire department into two bodies or platoons, which shall be designated as a day force and a night force, and the day force and night force shall alternate on tours of duty every third day.

SECT. 2. The hours of duty of the day force shall be from eight o'clock ante meridian to six o'clock post meridian, and the hours of duty of the night force shall be from six o'clock post meridian to eight o'clock ante meridian; provided, that on every third day, for the purpose of alternating the day force with the night force and vice versa, the number of hours of duty herein stated may be exceeded, but one force shall be at liberty at all times, except as otherwise provided in section 3 of this ordinance.

Sect. 3. In case of a conflagration, the officer or board having charge of the fire-fighting force shall have full authority to summon and keep on duty any or all of the members of the fire-fighting force while the conflagration continues.

Sect. 4. The provision of this ordinance shall not repeal, affect or change any rule, order or ordinance now in force relating to the fire department, or the officers or members thereof, except as herein specified.

SECT. 5. All ordinances affecting the meal hours or days off of the members of the fire department are hereby repealed. SECT. 6. This ordinance shall take effect February 1, 1924.

(Approved by Mayor, February 16, 1923.

ENACTED IN THE MUNICIPAL YEAR 1923-24.

CHAPTER 1. CONCERNING THE SALARY OF THE ELECTION COMMISSIONERS. Chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, as amended by chapter seven of the Ordinances of 1921, is hereby amended in section five by

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