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a sum not exceeding $135,000 for the further extension and improvement of the water system;

And whereas, the council of the said city did on the 27th day of June, 1907, duly resolve to borrow, under the authority of the said act, the sum of $25,000 for the construction of new sewers;

And whereas, the said council did also, under the same authority, on the 22nd day of July, 1907, resolve to borrow the sum of $50.000 for the installation of water meters, that being in the opinion of the council at that time a further extension and improvement of the water system;

And whereas, on the 25th day of April, 1907, that being the date of the passage of the act hereby amended the water construction account of the city was overdrawn in the sum of $21,612.89 which amount was on or before the 30th day of April, 1908, increased to the sum of $28,435.83;

And whereas doubts have arisen

(a) As to the right to apply any part of the said

sum of $50.000 so borrowed to the discharge
of the said overdraft, and also

(b) As to the power of the city to borrow any

further sum under the authority of the said
act, for the construction of new sewers, and

(c) As to the power of the city to borrow any

further sum under the authority of the said act
for the construction or improvement of the
water system,

and it is desirable that such doubts should be set at rest;

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

Schedule to

1. The schedule to chapter 71 of the acts of 1907 Chapter 71 is hereby amended by striking out, in the first item Acts of 1907

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in the said schedule, the words 'not exceeding $50,000," and inserting in lieu thereof the words following: “such sum or sums as the council from time to time determines, not exceeding in the whole $50,000," and the said act shall be construed as if it had originally read as amended.

Said schedule further amended.

2. The said schedule is further amended by striking out in the second item the words "not exceeding $135,000,” and inserting in lieu thereof the words following: “such sum or sums as the council from time to time determines, not exceeding in the whole $135.000," and the said act shall be construed as if it had originally read as amended.

City authorized to

3. The city is hereby declared to be authorized to borrow balance borrow from time to time, in such sums as it deems fit, of $135,000.

the remaining part of the said sum of $135,000, and may apply out of the moneys so borrowed the sum of $28,435.83 for payment of the said overdraft, and may apply the remainder of such moneys to any purpose which it deems to be for either the construction or improvement of the water system or both.

Act not to affect litigation,

4. Nothing in the act shall :

(a) Affect the pending litigation between the

Neptune Meter Company and the city of Halifax, or

(b) Be held to be a declaration that the act

hereby amended did not previously have the meaning and operation which it is hereby declared to have.

CHAPTER 86.

An Act to Enable the City of Halifax to Borrow Money.

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

SECTION.
1. City authorized to borrow

the sums for the purposes
specified in schedule.

SECTION.
2. Sums to be borrowed to be

in addition to that previous-
ly authorized.

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

ized tos

1. The City of Halifax is hereby authorized to City authorborrow the amounts set out in the schedule hereto, for borrow the the purposes specified for each amount respectively, the purposes and for no other.

specified in

schedule.

to that

2. The sums to be borrowed shall be in addition Sums to be

borrowed to to the amount authorized to be borrowed by the be in addition Halifax City Consolidated Fund Act, 1905, and amend previously ments thereto, and shall form part of that fund and authorized. shall be secured by debentures or stock to be issued in conformity with the provisions of that act, such debentures or stock to be made redeemable on the 1st day of July, 1940. Such debentures shall bear interest at the rate of four per centum per annum.

SCHEDULE.

For the construction of new sewers a sum not exceeding

$50,000.00 to be borrowed from time to time in
such sums as the Council determines.

To pay the City's share

of the deficit on Capi-
tal account of the A sum not to exceed $3,000.00.
Provincial Exhibi-
tion Commission.

To pay the amount

required to defray
the City's share of A sum not exceeding $2,400.00.
the permanent pave-
ment laid in the City)

CHAPTER 87.

An Act Relating to the City of Halifax.

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

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City of Halifax may authorize the crossing of Cornwallis

St. by I. C. R. to Acadia Cold Storage Co.

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

City of Halifax may authorize crossing of Cornwallis

to

Co.

1. The council of the City of Halifax may authorthe ize the crossing of Cornwallis Street by the tracks

of the Intercolonial Railway of Canada to the premises St. by I.C. R. of the Acadia Cold Storage Company, Limited, on Cold Storage such terms and conditions as may be approved of

by the said council upon the recommendation of the city engineer, which shall include the erection and maintenance of suitable gates at the crossing; provided the said company shall have its buildings erected and completed and be in operation as a going concern within one year from the passing of this act; but in no case shall such said railway tracks be built or laid in front of any private property other than that of said company, and said city of Halifax shall in no way be responsible at any time for any costs, loss or damage caused by or from the laying of said tracks or the running, storing, or loading of cars thereon.

CHAPTER 88.

An Act to Enable the City of Halifax to Assist in the
Erection of Model Tenement Houses in the City

of Halifax.

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

SECTION.
1. City authorized to guarantee

Bonds.
2. Act not to be in force until

proclaimed 3. Proclamation, when to be

made. 4. Election not to be before

Jude 1, 1909. 5. Notice to be given as required

by city charter. 6. City to provide polling

booth and officials. 7. No person to vote more than

once. 8. Ballot papers to be in form

prescribed.

SECTION.

9. Duty of Presiding Officer.
10. Polling station to be screen-

ed, etc.
11. Presiding Officer to explain

method of voting.
12. Voter blind, etc., how to vote
13. Ballot paper, when not

counted.
14. Separate ballot box to be

provided.
15. Proceedings at close of poll.
16. City Clerk to make return

of vote to Provincial Secre

tary.
17. Provincial Secretary, when to

publish proclamation.

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

ized to
guarantee

1. The city council of the city of Halifax may city authorguarantee the bonds of any company formed for the purpose of establishing model tenement houses in the Bonds. city of Halifax to an amount equal to three-fourths of the cost of the land and buildings of such company, but not exceeding the sum of ninety thousand dollars ($90,000).

in force until

2. This act shall not come into force until a pro- Act not to be clamation declaring the same to be in force has been

proclaimed. made by the Governor-in-Council and published in the Royal Gazette.

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3. Such proclamation shall not be made until a Proclamation, majority of the votes polled by the electors of the when to be city of Halifax, entitled to vote in the election for mayor or aldermen, have expressed themselves in favor of this act in the manner hereby provided.

4. The voting upon such question shall be by Election not ballot at an election to be held at a date to be deter- June 1. 1909. mined by the city council of Halifax, but at a time not earlier than June 1st, 1909.

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