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shall have made and signed, before One of the Commissioners, a
according to the best of my Skill and Judgment, execute all the
XIII. Any Person who shall falsely or corruptly make and subscribe
the Declaration aforesaid, knowing the same to be untrue in any material Particular, shall be deemed guilty of a Misdemeanor, or in Scotland shall be deemed guilty of Perjury.
Also the Section numbered 14 of the same Act:
the Meeting of Commissioners at which he first attends as a Com-
Also the Section numbered 15 of the same Act:
citated or not duly qualified to act, or before he has made or
Also the Section numbered 16 of the same Act.
his Appointment neglects to make and subscribe the Declaration
His Acts valid.
Commissioner neglecting to act to cease to be one.
and Sections 47 and 48 of 10 & 11 Vict. c. 16. incorporated with this Act.
Sections 15. herein-before required, or who for Six Months in succession is' 16. 17.) absent from all Meetings of the Commissioners, and* to act in the [*So in Act.] Execution of this and the special Act, shall be deemed to have
refused to act, and shall cease to be a Commissioner. And with respect to the Meetings of the Commissioners, be it Meeting of here enacted,
XVI. That the Commissioners shall hold their First Meeting First Meetings. at the Public Office in Cheltenham on the Second Monday after the passing of this Act, at the Hour of Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon.
XVII. That the following Sections of the “ Commissioners Sections 37 to 45 Clauses Act, 1847,” shall be incorporated with this Act :
The Section numbered 37 in the said Act :
the Majority of the Votes of the Commissioners present, elect Meetings.
Commissioners present at such Meeting.
(a) By another part of this 17th section, post, the Annual Meeting is to be the 27th November and by section 10, page 11 ante (see note,) the Election takes place on the 20th, and by section 8 ante page 8, the Commissioners go out of Office on the 20th; this 37th section of the Commissioners Clanses Act in connection with the 38th section of the same Act post cannot be construed to allow the Chairman to act as such on the 27th November, if he be one of those Commissioners going out on the 20th, and not re-elected ; and even if re-elected he can hardly come within the words of the 38th section as he does not go out of office as chairman, or Commissioner, on the 27th, if on the 20th he cease to be a Commissioner at all: the office of chairman must be considered as vacant on the 20th, when he went out of office altogether by Rotation, it could not revive for the 27th by any re-election by the Rate-payers, as Commissioner.
(b) If neither Chairman or Vice-chairman be present, it is probable, tho' not clear, that the Commissioners may elect a temporary chairman from those present.
Also the Section numbered 38 in the same Act :
Manner of voting.
Chairman's casting vote.
XXXVIII. At all Meetings of the Commissioners the Questions
there considered shall be decided by the Votes of the Majority present, and if there be an equal Division of Votes upon any Question the Chairman or Commissioner acting as Chairman at such Meeting shall, in addition to his own Vote as a Commissioner, have a second or casting Vote; provided always, that if at any such Meeting there be an Equality of Votes in the Election of the Chairman, it shall be decided by Lot which of the Commissioners having an equal Number of Votes shall be the Chairman ; provided also, that at every annual Meeting the Chairman going out of Office at that Meeting shall, if present and willing to act, be the Chairman of such Meeting. (a.)
Acting at annual Meeting on retiring.
Also the Section numbered 39 in the same Act:
Commissioners to hold annual and monthly Meetings.
XXXIX. All Powers vested in the Commissioners under this or the
special Act may be exercised by the prescribed Number, and
Also the Section numbered 40 in the same Act :
scribed Time and Place, and if no Time or Place be prescribed
And the First Annual Meeting of the Commissioners shall be held on the Twenty-seventh Day of November One thousand
(a.) See note to the 37th section of the Commissioners Clauses Act ante, page 23.
Mee ings, &c.
(Section 17) eight hundred and fifty-two, and subsequent Annual Meetings on the Twenty-seventh Day of November yearly; and at every Annual and Monthly Meeting of the Commissioners any Rate- Rato-payers payers or Owners of Property may be present, but they shall not present at take part in the Business of such Meetings; and any Ratepayer or Owner present at any Meeting who, in the Judgment of the major Part of the Commissioners then present, and voting on the Question, misbehaves himself, may be summarily removed by the verbal Order of the Chairman of such Meeting; and the Commissioners shall from Time to Time make Bye laws with respect Bye Laws as to to the Summoning, Notice, Place, Management, and Adjournment of such Meetings, and generally with respect to the Transaction and Management of Business by the Commissioners under this Act :
Also the Section numbered 41 in the said Act : XLI. The Commissioners present at such first Meeting, or at any Meetings of Com
missioners may annual or monthly Meeting, or at any adjourned Meeting, may be adjourned from Time to Time adjourn such Meeting to the same or any other Time.
from Time to Place within the Limits of the special Act, and if at any Meeting. of the Commissioners there be not the prescribed Number, or where no Number is prescribed Five Commissioners, present within One Half Hour after the Time appointed for such Meeting, the Commissioners present, or the major part of them, or any One Commissioner if only One be present, or their Clerk if no Commissioner be present, may adjourn such Meeting to another Day at the same or any other place within the Limits of the special Act.
Also the Section numbered 42 in the said Act: XLII. The said monthly Meetings of the Commissioners shall be Monthly Meet
ings shall be held held for transacting the ordinary Business of the Commissioners fo
S for transacting under this or the special Act, and amongst the rest for appointing : and removing the inferior Officers of the Commissioners, and and the special superintending their Conduct, and for inquiring into the Conduct See laferior of the Contractors or other Persons employed by them to execute any Works, and into the State and Progress of such Works, and generally for giving such Directions from Time to Time as may be necessary for carrying into effect the Purposes of this and the
special Act. And by the Words “inferior Officers” in the said Section shall Meaning of infobe understood Officers other than the Clerk, Surveyor, Treasurer, Officer of Health, and Inspector of Nuisances ; which said ex
the ordinary Bu. wou u "Prunus siness under this
transacted at monthly Meet
cepted Officers shall be appointed and removed at Special Meetings of the Commissioners: (a)
Also the Section numbered 43 in the said Act : Noextraordinary XLIII. Where any Business other than ordinary Business is required
or intended to be transacted at any monthly Meeting, the Clerk ings unless Notice shall give Notice thereof to each of the Commissioners, and no
such extraordinary Business, nor any new Rules or Regulations, shall be adopted at the monthly Meetings unless due Notice thereof have been given at a prior Meeting, and sent to each Commissioner in the Manner required for special Meetings.
And the Section numbered 44 in the said Act:
revoked or altered at any subsequent Meeting unless Notice of
Commissioners to be revoked at a subsequent Meet. ing unless under certain Circumstances.
As to the holding XLV. The Commissioners may hold special Meetings, and any Five of special Meetings.
or more of the Commissioners may require a special Meeting to be
Also the Section numbered 47 in the said Act:
in Writing or in Print, or partly in Writing and partly in Print,
How Notices of Meetings of Com. missioners are to be given.
(a.) It would appear that in consequence of this limitation the conduct, &c. of these excepted Ofticcrs can be superintended at a special meeting only.