Weston-super-Mare Improvement and Market Act 1851

Publication Date:January 01, 1851
 
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Weston-super-Mare Improvement and Market Act 1851

(14 & 15 Vict.) c. lxv

An Act for extending the Provisions of the Westonsuper-Mare Improvement and Market Act, and for granting further Powers relating to the Sewage of the Town.

[3rd July 1851]

ANNO DEC1MO QUARTO & DECIMO QUINTO VICTORLE REGIN^E **^^^*^**^*^*^******^**^*^^^^^**^^^*^*******^***^^*^ Cap. lxv. An Act for extending the Provisions of the TVeston-super-Mare Improvement and Market Act, and for granting further Powers relating to the Sewage of the Town. [3d July 1851.] w 5&6 Vict. c. 20. HERE AS an Act was passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of Her present Majesty, intituled An Act for paving, lighting, watching, cleansing, and otherwise improving the Town of Weston-super-Mare in the County of Somerset, and for establishing a Market therein ; And whereas it is expedient that some of the Provisions of the said Act should be altered and amended, and that further Powers should be granted for the N better and more effectual Disposition and Appropriation of the Sewage of the said Town, and that the Limits of the said Act should be extended to additional Lands within the said Parish ; but the same 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; that is to say, ment of tULs II. That Act- I. That this Act shall commence on the Fourth Monday next after Commence the passing thereof. 10 X 910 14 & 15 VICTORIA Cap.lxv. The Weston-super-Mare Improvement and Market Acl9 1851. Short Titles of recited Act and this Act. II. That in citing the recited Act for any Purpose it shall be suffi- Weston-siwer-Mare Weston-sumr- Mat and Market Act, 18423 to use the Expression Market Act 1851/' Provisions of III. That the Provisions and Enactments contained in the recited re^tedd^* Act shall, unless expressly varied, extend to this Act, and be deemed this Act. a Part thereof, in like Manner as if the same Provisions and Enactments were in this Act expressly re-enacted. . The Expression " Superior Courts" ex tended to " County Courts," IV. That in all Cases in which by the recited Act Jurisdiction is given to the "Superior Courts," or " Her Majesty's Courts of Record . at Westminster? "the County Courtv having Jurisdiction within the Limits of this Act, in as far as such Court shall be competent, shall also have Jurisdiction over such Cases. As to First and other Meetings of Commissioners. Power of making Bye-Jaws ex tended. V. And with respect to the Meetings of the Commissioners, the Section numbered Twenty, fixing the first and other Meetings, and the Section numbered Twenty-four, relative to the Expenses at Meetings, in the Copies of the recited Act printed by the Printers to the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, shall be repealed ; and in the Place thereof a General Meeting of the Commissioners shall be held on the Second Wednesday in each Month, between the Hours of Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon and Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, at some convenient Place within the said Town, and the Commissioners present may from Time to Time adjourn such Meeting to such Time, and to be held at such Place within the said Town, as they may think proper ; and if at any such Meeting there shall not be Five Commissioners present within One Hour after the Time appointed for such Meeting, then it shall be lawful for the Commissioners pre sent, or the major Part of them, or any One Commissioner if only One be present, to adjourn such Meeting to another Day, and if the Meeting shall not be adjourned then it shall be lawful for any Two of the Commissioners or the Clerk to appoint a Meeting to be held at any convenient Place within the said Town, and not less than Seven Days Notice? shall be given of such intended Meeting. VI. That the Power by the recited Act given to the Commis sioners to make Byelaws for regulating the carrying on of their Business and the .Business of their Committees, and of imposing For feitures and Fines upon their Officers and Servants or other Persons in their Employ offending against the same, shall be extended to the making of Byelaws and the imposing of Forfeitures and Fines on the Commissioners. ^ F VII. That 14 & 15VICTORLE, Cap.lxv. 911 The Weston-super-Mare Improvement and Market Act, 1851. VII. That the Commissioners may from Time to Time provide and Commis-maintain fit and convenient public Offices, together with all necessary sloners nui)' 1 ' o j provide and proper Furniture for the same, for holding the Meetings and public Of-transacting the Business of the Commissioners, and for the Use of fices & -their Officers, and for the holding of such public Meetings and transacting such public Business relating to the Town as the Commissioners shall from Time to Time, under the Powers of the recited Act or this Act, direct or allow to be held or transacted therein, and for such Purpose may purchase or hire any Lands or Buildings which the Commissioners think necessary from any Person willing to sell or let the same, or may cause any new Building to be erected upon any Land purchased or hired under the Provisions of the recited Act or this Act, or otherwise belonging to the Commissioners. ?g provided. VIII. That at every Election of Commissioners under the Provi- Votinw siorfs of the recited Act and this Act the Commissioners shall cause ^*?e}? be to be. printed a sufficient Number of Voting Papers in Blank in the Form given in the Schedule (A.) to this Act annexed or to the like Effect, and the Commissioners shall furnish, on Demand, a Copy of such Voting Paper to each Person entitled to vote at such Election ; and if at any Time before the Hour of Four of the Clock One Hour have elapsed during which no Polling Paper has been tendered at such Place of Voting, the Clerk to the Commissioners or the Person duly authorized to receive such Votes may close the Voting or Poll. sioners. IX. And with respect to the Qualification of Commissioners and of Qualification Commissioners neglecting to act, the Sections numbered respectively /^om|ms- I wo, Eight, and Twelve relative thereto in the Copies of the recited Act printed by the Printers to the Queen's most Excellent Majesty shall be repealed, and in the Place thereof every Commissioner for executing the recited Act and this Act shall be a resident Inhabitant within the Limits of this Act rated to the Rates made for the Relief of the Poor of the Parish of Weston-super-Mare in the annual Sum of Forty Pounds or upwards, or be seised or possessed or in the Enjoyment of the Rents and Profits of Lands and Hereditaments within the Limits of this Act of the clear annual Value of Thirty Pounds above Reprizes for an Estate not less than a Life in being for his own Use or as a Trustee. X. That no Person shall be capable of acting as a Commissioner Declaration (except in administering the Declaration herein-after mentioned) b7Commis- until he shall have made and signed before One of the Commissioners bloners' a Declaration to the Effect set forth in the Schedule (A.) to this Act annexed. XL That if any Commissioner fail to attend a Meeting of the As to Cow-Commissioners for Six Months such Commissioner shall be deemed mLsfoners neglecting to to act. 1)12 14&15 VICTORIiE, Cap.lxv. The Weston-super-Mare Improvement and Market Act 1851 to have refused to act, and thereupon shall cease to be a Commissioner until he shall be re-elected a Commissioner. Power to borrow on Mortgage. Form of Mortgage. XII. That it shall be lawful for the Commissioners from Time to Time to borrow at Interest on Mortgage of the several Rates, Tolls, Rents, or Assessments by the recited Act and this Act granted, and other Property vested in the Commissioners, in addition to any Money which they have borrowed or are authorized to borrow under the Provisions of the recited Act, any Sum of Money which shall not exceed the Sum of Seven thousand Pounds, and in the event of any Part of such Money being repaid by the Commissioners to reborrow the same, and so toties quoties, but so nevertheless that there shall not be owing on the Security aforesaid, in addition to the Money autho rized to be borrowed by the recited Act, any more than the Sum of Seven thousand Pounds in the whole at any One Time; and for securing the Repayment of the Monies so borrowed, with Interest, the Commissioners or any Five of them may assign over or mortgage the said Rates, Tolls, Rents, Assessments, and Property, or any Part thereof, to the Person who shall advance or lend such Money or any Part thereof, or his Trustee, as a Security for the Payment of the Money to be so borrowed, together with Interest for the same. XIII, That every such Assignment or Mortgage shall be by Deed, duly stamped, in which the Consideration shall be truly stated, and every such Deed shall be under the Hands and Seals of Five of the Commissioners ; and the Form of every such Assignment or Mort gage, the Grant of every Annuity, and the Transfer of the same respectively, may be in the Form prescribed in the Schedule (A.) to this Act annexed, or to the like Effect. Former Mortgages to have Priority. XIV. Tha^ all Assignments or Mortgages already granted in pursuance of the recited Act shall during the Continuance thereof have Priority over every Assignment or Mortgage to be created by virtue of this Act. Application of Money borrowed under the Authority of this Act. XV. That the Money to be borrowed under the Authority of this Act shall be applied in more effectually draining the District within the Limits of this Act, and erecting Buildings, Cesspools, Tanks, or other Receptacles for such Purpose, in erecting Slaughter-houses and Weighing Engines, in providing a Police Station, in making a Landing Slip, and providing Land...

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