Municipal Budget, 1879
City of Ottawa, Canada



 December 27, 2002:
1879 Municipal Expenditures
City of Ottawa
(Dollars)
Police Department 20,170
Fire Department 17,530
Salaries 17,223
Markets

4,930

Board of Health

2,660

Street Lights 14,168
Interest on Mortgages 16,750
Jail and Jury Expenses

8,000

Street Improvements 12,000
Major's Hill Park

1,130

New City Hall

1,500

Corporate Grants

4,210

Interest Account

7,000

Miscellaneous 12,637
Outstanding Items from Fiscal Year 1877 24,820
Public Schools 29,050
Collegiate Institute (Lisgar)

8,550

Debenture Interest 73,000
Total, All Items 276,128
The above expenditures were to be raised by property taxes. The mill rates were: Local rate ... 7.5 mills High School rate ... .75 mills Public School rate ... 3.5 mills In 1879 the city was experiencing a "severe depression" and the above expenditures, except for the schools, were about half of what they were in 1877. Source: 1879 Atlas of Carleton County, H. Belden, page xxix.

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