An Act to Amend the Charter of the City of New York, Passed April 2, 1849, with the Amendments Thereto, Passed July 11, 1851

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McSpedon & Baker, 1852 - 18 pages
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Page 4 - A majority of each house shall constitute a quorum to do business; but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and may compel the attendance of absent members in such manner, and under such penalties, as each house may provide.
Page 10 - Corporation, shall be directly or indirectly interested in any contract, work or business, or the sale of any article the expense, price or consideration of "which is paid from the city treasury...
Page 11 - The heads of departments shall nominate, and by and with the consent of the Board of Aldermen, appoint the heads of bureaux in their several departments, except the Chamberlain of the city of New York, the Receiver of Taxes, and the Chief Engineer of the Fire Department. The heads of departments shall also in like manner appoint the clerks in their immediate offices.
Page 3 - The Clerk of the Board of Aldermen shall, by virtue of his office, be Clerk of the Common Council, and shall perform all the duties heretofore performed by the Clerk of the Common Council, except such as shall be assigned to the Clerk of the board of Assistant Aldermen ; and it shall be his duty to keep open for inspection, at all reasonable times, the records and minutes of the proceedings of the Common Council, except such as shall be specially ordered otherwise.
Page 2 - Each house shall be the judge of the election,, returns, and qualifications of its own members...
Page 13 - ... shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, in addition to the penalties imposed by law, shall forfeit his office...
Page 4 - Each house shall keep a journal of its proceedings, and publish the same, except such parts as may require secrecy. The doors of each house shall be kept open, except when the public welfare shall require secrecy.
Page 16 - Mayor by and with the advice and consent of the Board of Aldermen, shall appoint a person to fill the same, until the vacancy shall be filled by the electors at the next Charter election. The heads of departments shall nominate and by and with the consent of the Board of Aldermen, appoint the heads of bureaux in their several departments, except the Chamberlain of the City of New York, the Receiver of Taxes, and the Chief Engineer of the Fire Department.
Page 10 - ... no expense shall be incurred by any of the officers or departments of the corporation, whether the object of the expenditure shall have been ordered by the city council or board of trustees or not, unless an appropriation shall have been previously made concerning such expense, except as herein otherwise expressly provided.
Page 13 - Whenever any work is necessary to be done to complete or perfect a particular job, or any supply is needful for any particular purpose, which work and job is to be undertaken, or supply furnished, for the Corporation, and the...

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