Aberdeen Corporation Act 1891

Publication Date:January 01, 1891
 
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Aberdeen Corporation Act 1891

(54 & 55 Vict.) c. cxxiv

An Act to extend the Municipal Boundary of the City of Aberdeen to make further provisions with respect to the rates and assessments leviable by the Town Council to provide for the creation and issue of Corporation Stock and for other purposes.

[21st July 1891]

[54 & 55 Vict.] Aberdeen (jorporation Ad, 1891. [Ch. CXxiv.] OHAPTEK cxxiv. An Act to extend the Municipal Boundary of the City of a.d. iku. Aberdeen to make further provisions with respect to the rates and assessments leviable by the Town Council to provide for the creation and issue of Corporation Stock and for other purposes. [21st July 1891.] w HEREAS by the Aberdeen Municipality Extension Act 1871 and the Aberdeen Extension and Improvement Act 1883 the municipal boundaries of the city and royal burgh of Aberdeen were extended and defined: And whereas it is expedient that the municipal boundaries franchise rights privileges and immunities of the city and the powers and jurisdiction of the lord provost and magistrates and of the town council should be further extended over the lands and territory comprised within the limits herein-after described and that the Acts of Parliament relating to the city should be applied to the city as so extended : And whereas it is expedient that further provisions should be made with respect to the levying ? collection and recovery of the several rates and assessments leviable by the town council : And whereas the town council have in exercise of their statutory powers from time to time borrowed various sums of money amounting on the thirtieth day of September one thousand eight hundred and ninety in the whole to four hundred and ninety-eight thousand three hundred and ninety-nine pounds two shillings and twopence as set forth in the First Schedule to this Act: And whereas it is expedient that the town council should be authorised to exercise their borrowing powers by the creation and issue of Corporation stock : A rid whereas it will be for public and local advantage that the powers in this Act contained should be granted for the erection of a bridge over the River Don at Persley with Accesses thereto : [Price 3s. 6d.~] A 1 [Oh. CXXiV.] Aberdeen Corporation Ad, 1891. [54 & 55 Vict.J A.D. 1891. And whereas it is expedient that the further powers in this Act ~~~ contained should be conferred on the town council: And whereas plans.and sections showing the lines and levels of the bridge accesses and other works authorised by this Act and also books of reference containing the names of the owners and lessees or reputed owners and lessees and of the occupiers of the lands required or which may be taken under the powers of this Act were duly deposited with the principal sheriff clerk of the county of Aberdeen and are herein-after respectively referred to as the deposited plans sections and books of reference: And whereas the purposes of this Act cannot be effected without the authority of Parliament: May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted and be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in this present Parliament assembled and by the authority of the same as follows : Short title. 1, This Act may be cited as the Aberdeen Corporation Act 1891. Division of Act into parts. Part I.Preliminary. This Act is divided into parts as follows : Part I.Preliminary. Part II.-Extension of municipal boundaries. Part III.-Rates and assessments. Part IV.Borrowing and Corporation stock. Part V.-New works. Part YLMiscellaneous. Commencement of Act. Incorporation of Acts. This Act shall come into operation and take effect on and from the first day of August one thousand eight hundred and ninety-one. The Lands Clauses Acts and the clauses of the Commissioners Clauses Act 1847 with respect to the mortgages to be executed'by the commissioners (except sections eighty-four eighty-five eighty-six and eighty-seven) so far as such Acts and clauses are applicable to the purposes of and are not expressly varied by this Act are incorporated with and form part of this Act. Same mean- 5. In this Act the several words and expressions to which ing to words mear,ings are assigned by the Acts wholly or partially incorporated vatcTAots herewith have the same respective meanings unless otherwise in this and this Act. Act provided or unless there be something in the subject or context repugnant to such construction Provided always that in the Acts 2 [hi& 55 Vict.] Aherdeen Coloration AcU 1891, [Ch. Oxxiv.] wholly or partially incorporated with this Act the expression " the A.D. 18-J1. " special Act " means this Act the expressions " the commissioners " "the undertakers" mean the town council and the expression " clerk to the commissioners" means the town clerk. tion. 6. In this Act the following words and expressions where they Intorpreta hereafter occur have the meanings hereby assigned to them :? "The present burgh" means the city and royal burgh of Aberdeen within the municipal boundary thereof as defined by the Aberdeen Extension and Improvement Act 1883; " The city " means and comprehends the whole area lands and territory within the boundary and limits of the city and royal burgh of Aberdeen as extended and defined by this Act; " The district added " means and Comprehends so much of the city and royal burgh of Aberdeen as defined by this Act as is outside the present burgh; " The parliamentary burgh " means the burgh of Aberdeen within the boundaries thereof as fixed and defined by the Act second and third William the Fourth chapter sixty-five and this Act; " The police burghs " means the police burghs of Old Aberdeen and Woodside within the.district added ; " The town council" means the lord provost magistrates and town council of the city ; " The magistrates " means the magistrates of the city and includes the lord provost and baillies ; " The commissioners of the police burghs " means the magistrates and town council and commissioners of police of the burgh of Old Aberdeen and the magistrates and commissioners of police of the burgh of Woodside ; "The county councils" means the Councils of the counties of Aberdeen and Kincardine; " The sheriff" means the sheriff of Aberdeen Kincardine and Banff; " The "Valuation Acts " means the Valuation of Lands (Scotland) Act seventeenth and eighteenth Victoria chapter ninety-one and any Acts amending that Act; " The valuation roll '* means the valuation roll made' up under the Valuation Acts; " Lands and heritages" has the same meaning as is assigned to that expression in the Valuation Acts ; " Owner" used with reference to any lands and heritages in respect of which any assessment is to be levied under this Act means and includes the person for the time entitled to receive or who if such lands and heritages Were let to a tenant at a fackrenf would be entitled to receive the rack-rent from the A 2 3, [Ch. CXxiv.] Aberdeen Corporation Act, 1891. [54 & 55 Vict.] A,1t_!891' occupier thereof or who shall be in the actual receipt of the rent of such lands and heritages ; " The Election Acts " means the Acts in force for the time being relating to the registration of parliamentary and municipal voters and the election of town councillors for burghs in Scotland ; " The City Acts " means the several Acts and Provisional Orders specified in the Fifth Schedule to this Act; " City undertakings" means the undertakings created and the objects and purposes to be carried into effect by the City Acts; " The Rogue Money Acts " means the unrepealed sections of the Acts specified in the Schedule (A) annexed to the Aberdeen County and Municipal Buildings Act 1866 ; " The Police Acts"' has the sarnie meaning as is assigned to that expression in the Aberdeen Corporation Act 1881. Part II.Extension of Municipal Boundaries. Defining 7. The city and royal burgh of Aberdeen shall for all municipal limits of city purposes and for the purposes of this Act comprehend the whole area lands and territory within the following boundary and limits : Commencing on the north side of the North Pier at low-water mark proceeding thence along the north side of the said pier to the seaward extremity thereof thence across the navigation channel of the harbour to the seaward extremity of the South Breakwater thence southward along the east side of the South Breakwater and along an imaginary straight line drawn in continuation thereof to a point seventy-five yards or thereabouts south of the south side of the road leading from Grreyhope Bay towards Balnagask thence westward to the Old Church Road along an imaginary line drawn at the distance of seventy-five yards or thereabouts on the south side of and parallel to the said Greyhope Bay Road thence south-westward to the Wellington Suspension Bridge Road along an imaginary line drawn at the distance of seventy-five yards or thereabouts on the south side of and parallel to the road leading from the Old Church Road past Balnagask House and the north-western continuation thereof at the Farm of Craiginches thence across the said Wellington Suspension Bridge Road and northward along the west side thereof to the north boundary of the land at Craiginches belonging or reputed to belong to the Caledonian Railway Company thence along an imaginary straight line drawn due west to the centre of the channel of the River Dee thence west-4 [54 & 55 Vict.] Aberdeen Corporation Act, 1891. [Oh. CXXiv.] ward northward eastward and southward along the existing A-JX 1891. boundary of the parliamentary burgh of Aberdeen as denned by the Act second and third William the Fourth chapter sixty- tive to the point of commencement: The description of the said boundary and limits shall be subject to the rules of construction defined by the Act second and third William the Fourth chapter sixty-five section.five : The district added shall be disjoined from the counties of...

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