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CHAPTER 25.

An Act to amend Chapter 70, Revised Statutes, 1900,

“The Municipal Act.”

(Passed the 23rd day of April, A. D. 1909.)

SACTION.

1. Clause (1) of section '97

amended

SESTION.

2. Clause (1) of section 108

repealed. another substi. tuted.

Be it enacted by the Governor, Council, and Assembly, as follows:

Clause (1) of section 97 amended.

1. Clause (f) of section 97 of chapter 70 of the Revised Statutes, 1900, "The Municipal Act, is amended by inserting the words :-"together with such other information as may from time to time be prescribed by the Governor-in-Council ” between the words “Municipality" and "and" in the last line of said clause.

Clause (f). 2. Clause (f) of section 103 of said chapter is reof section 103, repealed an. pealed and the following substituted therefor: other substituted

(f) To transmit to the Provincial Secretary

each year, at least ten days before the commencement of the session of the legislature, an abstract of the receipts and expenditure of the municipality during the preceding year, and also a statement showing fully and accurately such information as may from time to time be prescribed by the Governor-in-Council; and such abstract and statement shall be laid before the legislature at such session.

CHAPTER 26.

An Act to amend chapter 71, Revised Statutes, 1900,

“The Towns' Incorporation Act.”

(Passed the 23rd day, of April, A. D. ,1909.)

SECTION 1. Section 135 amended.

Be it enacted by the Governor, Council, and Assembly, as follows:

1. Section 135 of chapter 71 of the Revised Statutes, Section 135, 1900, “The Towns' Incorporation Act,” is amended by inserting the words, "and such other particulars as may from time to time be prescribed by the Governor-in-Council,” after the word “Chapter," in the fourth line thereof.

CHAPTER 27.

An Act to amend Chapter 73, Revised Statutes, 1900,

“The Assessment Act.”

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Be it enacted by the Governor, Council, and Assembly, as follows:

amended.

1: Section 14 of chapter 73 of the Revised Statutes; Sention, 14 1990, “The Assessment Act,” is amended by inserting the word "occupation” after the word "name” in the seventh line, and the words "and occupation after the word "name" in the eighth line thereof.

2. Form B in the second schedule to said chapter Form in is amended by inserting the word “occupations” dule amended.

», second scheafter the word "person" in the heading to the first column.

Section 56 amended.

3. Insert after the word “districts" in the first line of section 55 of said chapter the words “and town.

Section 66 amended.

4. Insert after the word “Municipality" in the second line of section fifty-six of said chapter the words “or town clerk.

Section 84, repealed.

5. Section fifty-four of said chapter, seventy-three of the Revised Statutes, 1900, is hereby repealed.

CHAPTER 28.

An Act to repeal Chapter 81, Acts of 1908, entitled
“An Act to aniend Chapter 73, Revised Statutes,
1900, “The Assessment Act," in so far as it re-
lates to the Municipality of the county of

Halifax.

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(Passed the 23rd day of April, A. D. 1909.)

SECTION 1. Section 5, Chapter 73. R. S., N. S., as amended by Chapter 81, Acts

1908, further amended.

Be it enacted by the Governor, Council, and Assembly, as follows:

Section 5,
Chapter 73,

by

1. Section 5 of chapter 73 of the Revised Statutes R. S. N. ... of Nova Scotia, as amended by chapter 81 of the Chapter 81,"acts of 1908, is amended by striking out all the words further amend-by said chapter 81 added to said section 5, beginning

with the words “but in the municipality," and end: ing with the words "as herein provided."

ed.

CHAPTER 29.

An Act to amend Chapter 75, Revised Statutes, 1900,

Of Court Houses, Jails, and Lock-up Houses.".

(Passed the 23rd day of April, A, D. 1909.)

SECTION.
1. Powers given municipal coun-

cil by section 3 of this
chapter so far as relates to
Halifax county, vested in
court house commissioners.

SECTION.
2. Amount required annually

for up-keep of court house

to be paid as agreed.
3. Inconsistent acts repealed.

Be it enacted by the Governor, Council, and Assembly, as follows:

Powers

given

section

3 of

, vested

1. So far as relates to the municipality of the

Municipal county of 'Halifax, the power and authority 'vested Council by in the municipal council by section 3, of chapter 75 this chapter do of the Revised Statútes, 1900, as aniended by chapter to Halifax 44 of the acts of 1901, shall be vested in, and exercised in court house by, the commissioners of the court house at Halifax, commissioners. and said commissioners shall have power to make regulations for carrying out the same.

2. The amount required annually by said com- quired amualmissioners for the payment of the keeper of the court is former up beep house and for providing accommodation, fuel, light, to be paid as stationery and furniture in accordance with said section 3 of chapter 75, Revised Statutes,as so amended, shall be a charge upon and shall be paid by said municipality, and such portion of said amount as shall be agreed upon between the commissioners of the court house at Halifax and the Governor-in-Council shall be provided by the Province of Nova Scotia, and the balance shall be provided in the saine manner as "the annual expenditure" referred to in section 7 of chapter 71 of the acts of 1906.

of court house

.

3. All acts inconsistent with this act are hereby inconsistente repealed.

repealed.

CHAPTER 30.

An Act to amend Chapter 76, Revised Statutes, 1900,

“Of Public Highways.'

(Passed the 23rd day of April, A. D. 1909.)

SECTION 1. Sub-section added to Section 27.

Be it enacted by the Governor, Council, and Assem. bly, as follows:

Sub-section added to sece tion 27.

1. Chapter 76 of the Revised Statutes, 1900, "Of Public Highways,” is amended by inserting after section 27, sub-section 9, the following section:

(10) Where any road has been laid or marked out under the provisions of this act, or any statute or statutes of the Province applicable thereto, heretofore enacted, and said road has never been used by the public as a general thoroughfare, or has been abandoned by the public as a general thoroughfare, for a period of at least twenty years, the council of the municipality may, on the application of the person, firm or corporation owning the land the said road was laid or marked out of, make an order shutting up said road, and may convey the land taken for said road to said person, firm or corporation on payment to said municipality of such amount, not less than the amount originally paid as compensation for said road, with interest calculated at such a rate not exceeding five per centum per annum as the council may determine, and said conveyance shall vest the absolute ownership of said land in sạid person, firm or corporation.

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