Excerpt from Thirty-Fifth Annual Report of the City Engineer, Boston, for the Year 1901
Sir, - The following report of the expenses and operation of this department for the year ending January 31, 1902, is submitted: The duties of the City Engineer include the designing and superintending of the construction of new bridges, retaining walls, city wharves, and such other public engineering works as the City Council may authorize; the making of such sur vey, plans, estimates, statements and descriptions, and taking such levels as the City Government or any of its depart ments or committees may require; the custody of all surveys and plans relating to the laying-out, locating anew, altering, widening or discontinuing of streets; and the new engineer ing construction for all departments of the city. He must be consulted on all work where the advice of a civil engineer would be of service. The oﬂice of the City Engineer was established by ordinance on October 31, 1850, and by chapter 449 of the Acts of 1895.
The following is a statement of engineering expenses from February 1, 1901, to January 31, 1902.
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