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Selectmen's Report

The Selectmen of the Town of Concord submit herewith their annual report of the receipts and expenditures of the town for the year ending March 4, 1861. The town has been put to unusual expense

this
year

for the repairs of its roads and bridges.

The new road to Bedford sunk in some places to the depth of twelve feet, and it cost nearly one thousand dollars to fill up

and grade it so as to make it safe for travel. It is believed to be secure now against further sinking.

Two of the bridges -- at Damon's factory and the powder mill — were found to be very much decayed, and have been very nearly re-built. The best of lumber has been used in the repairs, and the bridges are all in good order, and it is not probable that any appropriation beyond the usual one for ordinary repairs will be necessary for some years to come. The expense has exceeded the appropriation about two hundred dollars.

Engine No. 1 has also received a thorough repair, in accordance with the vote of the town, at an expense of two hundred dollars.

The Chief Engineer of the Fire Department reports the hose of Engine No. 2 as being in very bad condition, and recommends the purchase of new hose, at a cost of not more than two hundred dol

We accordingly recommend an appropriation of that sum for that purpose.

The following sums are recommended to be raised by the town for the ensuing year : Support of Schools,

$3,300 00 Payment of Town House debt and interest,

1,720 00 Repairs of Highways,

1,000 00 Support of Poor,

1,000 00 Fire Department,

400 00 Repairs of Bridges,

300 00 Town Library,

280 00 Improvement of Public Grounds,

100 00 General Expenses,

1,500 00 The following statement of receipts and expenditures of the town for the year ending March 4, 1861, is herewith submitted.

EPHRAIM W. BULL,
BARZILLAI N. HUDSON,

JULIUS M. SMITH,
CONCORD, March 4, 1861.

Selectmen

of Concord.

Appropriations and Receipts.

APPROPRIATIONS.

For Support of Schools,

$3300 00 Payment of Town House debt and interest, 1780 00 Support of Poor,

1000 00 Repairs of Highways,

1000 00 Repairs of Bridges,

700 00 Fire Department,

350 00 Town Library,

287 00 Improvement of Public Grounds,

50 00 County Tax,

1566 33 State Stax,

535 00

$10,568 33

RECEIPTS FROM OTHER SOURCES.

Overlay on taxes,
Rent of Town Hall,
Commonwealth, School Fund,

Military Bounty,
Income Cuming and Beaton Funds,

Silent Poor Donations, Town Clerk, license of dogs,

" menagerie,

$393 67
261 50

89 59
267 00

94 00 253 83 26 10 10 00

$1395 69

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Appropriation,
Paid Jabez Raynolds, Chairman Overseers of Poor,

$1000 00 1000 00

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FIRE DEPARTMENT.

Appropriation,
Paid Geo. L. Prescott, Chief Engineer,

$350 00 $400 62

$50 62

Deficiency,
Repair of Engine No. 1, under direction of Committee

appointed for that purpose,

$200 00

REPAIRS OF BRIDGES.

$700 00

Appropriation,
Paid Geo. L. Prescott, lumber,

$692 80
Jos. P. George, labor, stone and iron work, 189 28
J. M. Smith, painting and sanding,

22 43

$904 51

Deficiency,

204 51

BEDFORD ROAD.

$29 24

Unexpended balance last year,
Paid T. M. Balcom, for filling up and grading

said road,
Geo. L. Prescott, lumber,

953 79
18 02

$971 81

Deficiency,

$942 57

TOWN LIBRARY.

Appropriation,
Paid E. R. Hoar, Chairman of Library Committee,

$287 00 287 00

IMPROVEMENT OF PUBLIC GROUNDS.

$50 00

9 43

Appropriation,
Unexpended balance last year,
Paid Samuel Staples, Superintendent,

Unexpended balance,

$59 43

$51 16

8 27

$59 43

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