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CHAPTER 95.

An Act to amend Chapter 87, Acts of 1906, entitled, “ An
Act to enable the Town of Sydney Mines to

borrow Money.”

(Passed the 28th day of March, A. D., 1907.)

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

Sec. 2 repealed and substituted,

1. Section 2 of chapter 87 of the Acts of 1906 is repealed and the following substituted therefor:

"Such money to be borrowed as aforesaid shall be repaid : with interest at the rate of four and one-half per centum, payable half-yearly, and such sum of money and interest shall be secured to the lender, or lenders, by debentures for the sum of five hundred dollars, or some or any multiple thereof."

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CHAPTER 96.

An Act to amend Chapter 87, Section 2, Acts of 1906 entitled, "An Act to enable the Town of

Sydney Mines to borrow Money."

(Passed the 28th day of March, A. D., 1907.)

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

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Sec. 2 amended.

1. Section 2 of said chapter 87 of the Acts of the Legis lature of Nova Scotia, 1906, is hereby amended by inserting in the third line of said section 2, after the word "payable, the word “half.”

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CHAPTER 97.

An Act to amend Chapter 90, Acts of 1903, entitled An Act

relating to Sewerage in the Town of Sydney Mines.

(Passed the 25th day of April, A. D., 1907.)

SECTION.

1, Sections 1 and 19 amended,

SECTION.

2. Act, how construed.

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

19 amended

1. Sections 1 and 19 of said chapter 90 of the Acts of Sections 1 and the Legislature of the Province of Nova Scotia, 1903, are hereby amended by striking out the words " ($40,000) forty thousand dollars," in the second and third lines of section i, lines 2 and 3, and in the second line of said section 19, and substituting therefor the words “ ($90,000) ninety thousand dollars.”

2. This Act shall be read and construed as forming part Act, how

construed. of said chapter 90 of the Acts of 1903, and shall be considered to be and have been incorporated therewith. All the limitations and requirements of said chapter 90 in respect to the issuing of the debentures, their payment, the providing of sinking fund and any other provisions in respect to the borrowing powers therein made, shall apply to any additional powers conferred by this Act. Such debentures shall be subject to the provisions of “ The Municipal Debentures Act, 1902,” in so far as the same are consistent with this Act and said chapter 90 of the Acts of 1903.

3. Inasmuch as the ratepayers of the said town have in the manner by law provided, already authorized the Town Council to apply to the Legislature for authority to borrow said moneys and to make said expenditures, it shall not be necessary to convene any additional meeting of the said ratepayers, either under the provisions of “The Towns' Incorporation Act,” or under said chapter 90 of the Acts of 1903, or under this Act as a condition precedent to the borrowing of the moneys, the issuing of the town's debentures therefor, or the doing of any matter or thing by this Act authorized.

CHAPTER 98.

An Act to Legalize the Assessment made under the Cape

Breton Road Act for 1900.

(Passed the 25th day o: April, A. D., 1907.)

SECTION.

Preamble.

SECTION.

1. Proceedings legalized.

Preamble.

Whereas, the Act known as the “ Halifax Road Act," was. adopted by the municipality of Cape Breton at the January session of said Council in 1906;

And whereas, doubts exist as to the legality of the assessment made by the Council of said municipality prior to the publication of the proclamation referred to in said Road Act, and the amendments thereto;

And whereas, the said Council did in good faith, and in accordance with said Act, make an assessment and levy a certain rate upon the ratepayers and poll tax payers within the municipality, pursuant to the provisions of said Act;

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

Proceedings legalized.

1 All the proceedings under and by virtue of the Halifax Road Act, as adopted by the municipality of the county of Cape Breton, with the amendments thereto, are, for the year 1906, hereby confirmed, and declared to be legal, valid and binding upon every ratepayer, poll tax payer, firm or corporation within the municipality, in so far as the fixing of the rate for the year 1906 is concerned.

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CHAPTER 99.

An Act to empower the Municipality of Cape Breton to

borrow money for the building of a pew Jail.

(Passed the 25th day of April, A. D., 1907.)

SECTION,

1. Power to borrow.
2. Money, when deposited,
3. Debentures.
4. How signed.
5. How chargeable.
6. Joint expenditure.
7. Management.
8. Commission.

SECTION.

9. Power of commission.
10. Record of minutes.
11. Vacancy.
12. Remuneration.
13. Committee.
14. Sinking fund.
15. Power to sell certain property.
16. When Act shall come into force.

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

borrow,

1. The municipality of the county of Cape Breton is power to hereby authorized and empowered to borrow on the credit of the said municipality a sum of money, not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, for the purpose of erecting in the said municipality a new county jail, purchasiog a site therefor, and also for equipping the said jail.

2. The money so borrowed shall be deposited with the Money, when treasurer of the said municipality, and shall be by him paid out for the purpose mentioned in the first section of this Act, and for no other purpose, on the written order of the secretary of the construction commission hereinafter designated, and countersigned by the chairman of such commission. The chairman and secretary shall sign orders only on being authorized by the commission so to do.

deposited.

3. Such money to be borrowed, with interest thereon, Debentures. shall be secured by debentures of one thousand dollars each, bearing interest at four and one-half per centum per annum, the interest to be payable half yearly, at the office of the treasurer of said municipality, and the debentures to be redeemable in thirty years from June 15th, 1907.

4. The said debentures shall be issued and signed by How signed. the Warden and Municipal Clerk of said municipality, and sealed with the seal of the said municipality.

5. The money burrowed under the authority of this Act How chargeable. shall be a charge on the property, funds and resources of the said municipality.

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Joint expendi. ture.

6. The cost of erecting said jail shall be deemed to be an expense incurred by the said municipality for the joint benefit of the said municipality and the several cities and towns in the said county of Cape Breton, now incorporated or hereafter to be incorporated, and such debentures shall be issued under and be subject to the provisions of “The Municipal Debentures' Act, 1902," and amendments thereto, so far as the same are not inconsistent with this Act.

Management.

7. (1) The building and equipment of said jail shall be managed by and be under the direction, supervision and control of a commission, to be known as the Construction Commission" of said jail, and shall be composed of representatives of the said municipality, the city of Sydney and the several incorporated towns in the said county of Cape Breton, namely, one member to be appointed by the said municipality and one by the city of Sydney, and one by each of the incorporated towns in the said county of Cape Breton. Provided that the total membership of this commission may be increased to ten upon the joint recommendation of said commission and the Council of the municipality of Cape Breton.

(2) The Warden and any of the councillors of the said municipality, and the mayors of the city of Sydney and the several incorporated towns, and any of the aldermen or councillors of said corporations, shall be eligible for appointment on said commission.

Commission,

8. The said commission shall, at its first meeting, appoint one of its members as chairman, and shall also appoint a secretary, who may be the clerk of any of the corporations mentioned in the next preceding section.

Power of commission,

9. The “ Construction Commission” shall have power to superintend and generally manage the erection and completion and equipment of the said jail, and to ask for, receive and accept tenders for the construction of said building, and generally to supervise the erection of same; and further, to procure a suitable site for the purpose herein mentioned.

Record of minntes.

10. The chairman shall preside at, and the secretary shall record the minutes of all meetings of the commission. A meeting of the commission may be called at some convenient place in the city of Sydney by mailing a prepai notice to the address of each inember at least three days before the time named for such meeting. All matters that

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