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Registers and correspondence relating to highway maintenance and repair

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of three registers, and correspondence from the Office of the Comptroller relating to the maintenance and repair of highways. The first register contains entries for monies expended by the State Engineer for the improvement and repair of public highways. The second and third registers are concerned with taxes levied for the maintenance and repair of highways. There is also one folder of incoming correspondence of the State Comptroller relating to the maintenance and repair of highways.
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0.2 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1902-1909
Series Number:
A1061

Arrangement

Alphabetical by county.

Administrative History

These registers were generated pursuant to an act of the legislature (Chapter 115, Laws of 1898) entitled "An act for the improvement of public highways," which was amended by subsequent acts including Chapter 53, Laws of 1902; Chapter 426, Laws of 1904; Chapter 468, Laws of 1906; and Chapter 717, Laws of 1907.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of three registers, and correspondence from the Office of the Comptroller relating to the maintenance and repair of highways. The first register, dated 1902-1908, contains entries for monies expended by the State Engineer for the improvement and repair of public highways. Entries include the date of notification by the State Comptroller of county roads improved or repaired; the name or number of the road improved; the amount paid by the state for such improvements; and the date and amount of this sum refunded to the state by the county. This register has 200 pages (many of which are blank) and is not indexed.

The second and third registers (dated ca. 1907 and 1909 respectively) are concerned with taxes levied for the maintenance and repair of highways. Entries list the towns in each county and, for each town, the amount of taxes levied for the improvement of highways and the amount of state aid received for this purpose. These ledgers are not indexed. There is also one folder of incoming correspondence of the State Comptroller relating to the maintenance and repair of highways. This correspondence is dated from 1902 to 1908, and consists of letters, reports, memoranda, etc. from the State Engineer and Surveyor and from the clerks of the Boards of Supervisors of various counties.

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