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said apportionment and division, and the city treasurer shall thereupon remit to the chairman of each school district the amount to which said district is entitled, together with the amount due said district under section 2271 of the general statutes for the balance of the amount raised by said one mill tax, after deducting the sum so apportioned and divided by said board of finance.

1905. 14 S. L. 565.

§ 91. Limitation of powers of joint standing committee on ways and means. From and after the organization of said board of finance, all duties of the committee of the court of common council known as the joint standing committee on ways and means conflicting with sections 84 and 85 of this chapter shall cease and determine.

1905. 14 S. L. 657.

$ 92. Board of contract and supply. Composition of. There shall be in the city of Hartford a board of contract and supply, consisting of the mayor, the president of the board of street commissioners, the president of the board of charity commissioners, the president of the board of fire commissioners, and the president of the board of police commissioners.

1905. 14 S. L. 1066.

§ 93. Special duties of board of contract and supply. It shall be the duty of said board, after public notice, and in accordance with regulations to be prescribed by ordinance or ordinances of the court of common council, to let to the lowest bidders who shall give adequate security for the performance of their several contracts, all contracts for the performance of any work or the supplying of any materials, or both, for the use of any department of the city, except the water and park departments, in all cases where such work and materials will cost a sum exceeding five hundred dollars, unless, by a resolution passed by a two-thirds vote of each branch of the court of common council, it shall be determined in a special instance or instances to be impracticable to procure such work or materials by contract, or unless emergency requires the appropriate department of the city to secure, forthwith, the repair of property in its charge or materials for such repair or the use of such department. Said board, in the performance of its duties, shall have power to reject any and all bids.

§ 94. Committee on abatement and assessments, etc. Composition of, etc. The mayor of the city of Hartford is hereby authorized and directed to appoint, subject to the approval •of

14 S. L. 658.

1905. 14 S. L. 662. 1907. S. L.

the board of aldermen, on or before June 1, 1905, two persons, citizens and taxpayers of the city of Hartford, and in case of the death, resignation, or disability of either or both of said persons, a successor or successors, also so qualified, to serve, together with the mayor, city collector, and corporation counsel, until June 1, 1909, as a committee of abatement of assessments, for public improvements within the city of Hartford, now due and unpaid.

Said committee is hereby authorized and empowered to collect, adjust, compromise, settle, and abate any and all assessments for public improvements laid upon real estate by the city of Hartford, or any department thereof, now due and unpaid, and to discharge certificates of lien filed against such property to secure the payment of such assessments.

The members of said committee shall receive no compensation for the performance of their duties under this appointment, but shall be allowed their reasonable expenses for clerical assistance and incidentals, as approved by the court of common council of

said city.

1907. Special Laws.

§ 95. Commission on the city plan. Membership. There shall be in the city of Hartford a commission on the city plan, which shall consist of the mayor, who shall be its presiding officer, the president of the board of street commissioners, the president of the board of park commissioners, the city engineer, two citizens, peither of whom shall hold any other office in said city government, one member of the board of aldermen, and one member of the common council board, to be appointed as hereinafter provided. The necessary expenses of said commission shall be paid by the city, but no member thereof shall be paid for his services as such member.

Idem,

§ 96. Appointment of. During the month of April, 1907, the

mayor shall appoint one citizen member of said commission to hold office for two years, and one citizen member to hold office for three years from the first of May then next ensuing, and in the month of April, 1909, and in April in the years thereafter when the terms of such citizen members respectively expire, the mayor shall appoint one citizen member of said commission for the term of three years from the first day of May then next ensuing. During the month of April, 1907, and in cach April thereafter, the board of aldermen and the common council board of said city shall each appoint from its own number a member of said commission to hold office for the term of one year from and after the first day of May then next ensuing. The members of said commission shall hold office until their respective successors are elected and qualified.

Idem.

§ 97. Duties and powers of. All questions concerning the location of any public building, esplanade, boulevard, parkway, street, highway, square, or park shall be referred to said commission by the court of common council for its consideration and report before final action is taken on such location. The court of common council may refer to said commission the construction or carrying out of any public work not expressly within the province of other boards or commissions of said city, and may delegate to said commission all powers which the said council deems necessary to complete such work in all details. Said commission may make or cause to be made a map or maps of said city, or any portion thereof, showing locations proposed by it for any new public building, esplanade, boulevard, parkway, or street, and grades thereof, and street, building, and veranda lines thereon, or for any new square or park, or any changes by it deemed advisable in the present location of any public building, street, grades and lines, square or park, and may employ expert advice in the making of such map or maps. Said city of Hartford, acting through said commission or otherwise, shall have power to appropriate, enter upon, and hold in fee real estate within its corporate limits for establishing esplanades, boulevards, parkways, park grounds, streets, highways, squares, sites for public buildings, and reservations in and about and along and leading to any or all of the same; and, after the establishment, layout, and completion of such improvements, may convey any real estate thus acquired and not necessary for such improvements with or without reservations concerning the future use and occupation of such real estate so as to protect such public works and improvements and their environs, and to preserve the view, appearance, light, air, and usefulness of such public works.

CHAPTER 9.

COMMISSIONERS IN GENERAL.

1872. 7 S. L. 255

§ 98. Appointment of commissioners and terms. The mayor of said city of Hartford shall, by and with the advice and consent of the board of aldermen of said city, appoint the members of the several boards of water commissioners, street commissioners, police commissioners, fire commissioners, and park commissioners of said city, and when members of any of said boards of commissioners are to be appointed for different terms, the term for which each member is to serve shall be designated by the mayor at the time of making the appointments as aforesaid.

Idem.

$ 99. Political composition of boards. The appointment of the members of the said several boards of commissioners as aforesaid shall be made in such a manner as to divide the membership of each of said boards as nearly as may be equally between the two leading political parties for the time being.

Idem.

$ 100. Vacancies; how filled. Whenever a vacancy shall occur in any of said several boards of commissioners, it shall be filled in the manner provided aforesaid for the appointment of members.

Idem.

$ 101. Removals. The mayor of said city of Hartford, by and with the advice and consent of any four members of the board of aldermen, may remove any member of either of said boards of commissioners for cause.

1872. 7 S. L. 259.

§ 102. No member of common council to be a commissioner. No member of either branch of said court of common council shall be chosen or appointed to serve upon any of the several commissions having charge of the various departments or public works of said city.

CHAPTER 10.

BOARD OF STREET COMMISSIONERS.

1869. 6 S. L. 743.

§ 103. Composition of board of street commissioners. There shall be a board of street commissioners of the city of Hartford, consisting of six freeholders of said city, who shall not be members of the court of common council. [The mayor shall appoint two each year and] they shall respectively hold office for the term of three years from the second Monday of April of the year in which they are appointed and until their respective successors shall be appointed and qualified. The members of said board may be paid from the city treasury such sums as shall be fixed by the court of common council. In case of vacancy in said board by death, resignation or otherwise, there shall be appointed in the manner provided in section 98 a freeholder not a member of the court of common council for the unexpired term.

1869. 6 S. L. 744.

1869. 6 S. L. 744.

§ 104. Records, appointment of clerk, superintendent of streets, etc. Said board shall keep a record of all their acts and proceedings, and an account of expenditures and receipts, which shall be open to the inspection of any member of the court of common council. Said board may, if they see fit, appoint a clerk to keep such record and accounts, and shall appoint a superintendent of streets, to hold office during the pleasure of said board, and to act under the instructions thereof, in the immediate care and management of such works as may be under the charge of said board; and said clerk and superintendent of streets shall receive such compensation for their services as the court of common council may grant.

1869. 6 S. L. 744.

1905. 14 S. L. 852.

§ 105. General powers and duties of board of street commissioners. Said board shall have power, and it shall be their duty, to cause to be executed all orders of the court of common council, for the construction or alteration of highways, streets, avenues, bridges, curbs, and all public ways and grounds, the care of which is not expressly imposed upon other departments, sewers, gutters, sidewalks, and crosswalks, the exchange or sale of highways, the establishment of building lines, the erection of street

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