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to be done by other persons, pursuant to law and the ordinances of the Common Council. And the contractor refusing or failing to perform his said contract, shall be liable to pay to the Corporation of the city of New York, all such loss or damage as they may have sustained by reason of such refusal, neglect or failure.

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BOARD OF ALDERMEN.

FEBRUARY 23d, 1854.

The following report of the Finance Committee, in favor

of an ordinance organizing the Auditing Bureau in the Finance Department, was received, laid on the table, and directed to be printed.

D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk.

AN ORDINANCE

TO CARRY INTO EFFECT THE THIRTEENTH SECTION OF AN

ACT FURTHER TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK,” PASSED APRIL 12, 1853, CREATING A BU. REAU IN THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE, TO BE CALLED THE AUDITING BUREAU."

The Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty of the city of New

York, in Common Council convened, do ordain as follows :

SECTION 1—That Article III, Title 3d of the ordinance of 1849, entitled " of the Bureau in the Department of Finance," be amended, by adding a chapter at the end of said title 3, to be called chapter 4, and to be entitled the Bureau of the Auditor of Accounts," as follows:

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CHAPTER IV.

THE BUREAU OF THE AUDITOR OF ACCOUNTS.

§ 1. This bureau, the chief officer of which shall be called “ Auditor of Accounts," is charged with the duty of revising, auditing and settling fall accounts in which the city is concerned, as debtor or creditor ; and he shall keep an account of each claim for or against the Corporation, and of the sums allowed upon each, and certify the same, with reasons therefor, to the Comptroller.

§ 2. He shall, once in ninety days, make out a list of the same, and his decision on each claim referred to in the preceding section, to accompany the report to the Common Council, which the Comptroller is required to make, with his final action thereon.

3. He shall prepare warrants on the treasury, as provided by sections 129 and 130, amended by an ordinance approved by the Mayor, May 30,41849; and, after obtaining the approval of the Comptroller to the audit of the claim, and his signature to the warrant, shall cause the game to be presented to the Mayor and clerk for their signatures respectively.

§ 4. There shall be two assistant auditors, who shall perform the duties prescribed by the 132d section, chapter 3, of the ordinance of 1849, in relation to the Finance Department, and such other services as may be required of them, as assistant to the auditor of?accounts.

The Finance Committee have examined the ordinance hereto annexed, and respectfully

REPORT:

That the ordinance is for the organization of the Auditing Bureau, under the provisions of the amended charter of 1853, in the Finance Department, and recommend the adoption of the same.

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