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The Metropolitan Abattoirs Act.--1908. PART II. Appointment of 14. (1) Immediately after the passing of this Act, and before the members to represent first day of March, one thousand nine hundred and nine, and again Adelaide and Unley.
before the second day of March in every second year thereafter, the Councils of the Corporations of the Cities of Adelaide and Unler, and of such other Corporations and Districts as by Proclamation are entitled to separate representation on the Board, shall each appoint a person to be a member of the Board, and so often as the person so appointed shall from any cause whatsoever cease to be a member of the Board, the Council by whom he was appointed shall, within twenty-one days thereafter, appoint a person to fill the vacancy. Notice of every such appointment shall be forthwith given by the Town Clerk or District Clerk of the appointing Council to the Mayor, who shall, as soon as practicable, give notice of such
appointment in the Government Gazette. Mayor may appoint (2) If either of the said Councils shall neglect or refuse to if Council makes default.
make such appointment within the time aforesaid, the Mayor may appoint a person to be a member of the Board, and the person so appointed shall hold office in all respects as if he had been regularly
appointed by the defaulting Council. Nominations.
(3) Immediately after the passing of this Act, and before the first day of January, one thousand nine hundred and nine, and again before the second day of January in every second year thereafter, nominations of candidates willing to act as representatives on the Board of the respective groups of joint constituent Corporations and Councils named in section 10 (subsections tl., IV., V., and vi.), or in any Proclamation under that section, shall be made by such Corpo
rations and Councils to the Mayor. Voting and election. 15. (1) The names of persons so nominated shall be forwarded to
each Corporation and Council of the group concerned, who shall, before the first day of March following, each vote for a representative from persons so nominated, and advise the Mayor of their vote. If any one or more of the joint constituent Corporations or Councils shall neglect to nominate or join in nominating a candidate, or to vote or to advise the Mayor of their vote by the time aforesaid, such neglect shall not invalidate any election.
(2) In the month of March following every election, and as soon as practicable after each extraordinary election, the Mayor shall, by notice in the Government Gazette, declare from the votes before him the names of the persons elected, and such notice shall be conclusive evidence of such election.
(3) When the seat of any elective member has become vacant from any cause whatever other than by effluxion of time, such vacancy shall be filled up by an extraordinary election of a new member, to hold office only for the unexpired portion of the term of his predecessor. On the happening of the vacancy the Mayor shall notify the joint constituent Corporations and Councils concerned, and fix a date not less than three weeks thereafter for such Corporations and Councils to advise him of their votes. The mode of nomination and voting in the case of an extraordinary election shall be the same as nearly as circumstances will admit as in an ordinary election.
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PART 11. (4) In the case of equality of votes among the joint constitnent Corporations and Councils, the Mayor shall have a casting vote. (5) If any of the said groups of joint constituent Corporations Mayor in certain
cases may appoint. and Councils shall neglect or refuse to exercise the rights of nomination and election in manner and within the time hereinbefore provided, the Mayor may appoint a person to be a member of the Board to represent such group of joint Corporations and Councils in default, and the person so appointed shall hold office in all respects as if he had been regularly nominated and elected pursuant to the provisions hereinbefore contained. (6) The seat of a representative member shall become vacant on- Vacancies, how
namumo vacanty on caused.
execution by the member of a statutory deed of assign-
the Board without leave of the Board.
(7) Notice of every appointment made by the Mayor in pursuance of any of the provisions hereinbefore contained shall be given by him in the Government Gazette as soon as practicable.
16. The representative members shall hold office until notification Term of office. of the appointment or election of their successors, and on the expiration of their terms of office shall be eligible for re-appointment or re-election,
17. A quorum shall consist of any four members. If the ex-officio Quorum. chairman be not present within five minutes after the time for which any meeting shall have been convened, or if, having been present, he retires, the members present may, by the votes of the majority, elect any member present to be chairman for that meeting, or until the ex-officio chairman arrives, or during his absence, and such
Chairman to have a chairman, while so acting, shall have and exercise the powers of the à
wers of me deliberative and a ex-officio chairman. Every chairman shall have a deliberative vote, casting vote. and also a casting vote.
18. (1) The Board shall meet for the dispatch of business in the Meetings of Board. council chamber, Town Hall, Adelaide, or elsewhere, at such times, not being less than once in every six weeks, as the Board shall from time to time determine. The chairman, in case of emergency, may call a meeting of the Board, and a special meeting shall be held at any time on requisition in writing signed by not less than three members of the Board delivered to the secretary.
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(2) Three days' notice of any ordinary meeting and previous notice of any special or emergency meeting, signed by the secretary, shall be sent to each member of the Board before the time appointed for such meeting; and such notice shall in all cases of special or emer. gency meetings state the time, place, and business of such meeting,
(3) The Board may, from time to time, appoint a committee or committees of its members, and may delegate to any such committee such of its powers and duties under this Act as it shall think fit.
Power to appoint committees.
Defects in appoint 19. No Act or proceeding of the Board shall be invalidated or ment not to invalidate :11
f Board. illegal in consequence only of the number of the members of the
Board not being complete at the time of such act or proceeding, and all acts or proceedings of the Board shall, notwithstanding the subsequent discovery of any defect in the appointment or election of any member thereof, or that any member was disqualified or disentitled to act, be as valid as if every such person had been duly appointed or elected and was qualified to be and to act and vote as a member of the Board, and as if the Board had been fully constituted.
Board shall receive fees, penalties, &c.
20. The Board shall receive and recover all fees, dues, and charges, prescribed or otherwise, payable under this Act or under any regu. lations made in pursuance of the powers herein contained, and the receipt of the secretary or other person duly authorised by the Board in this behalf shall be a sufficient discharge for the same, and all penalties under this Act and the regulations shall, when recovered, be paid over to the Board.
Officers may be appointed.
21. The Board may appoint such superintendents, inspectors, and other officers and servants (not being members of the Board) as they shall deem necessary for enabling the Board to carry into execution the various powers and duties vested in or imposed on it by virtue of this Act, and all persons appointed by the Board shall hold their offices only during the pleasure of the Board.
Payment of salaries,
22. The Board may pay to the secretary and treasurer (whether appointed by this Act or by the Board) and to every person appointed or employed by the Board such allowance, salary, wages, or professional fees as shall seem reasonable or proper, and may pay the premiums on the fidelity and workmen's compensation insurance policies of its officers and servants.
Travelling expenses may be paid.
23. The Board may pay the travelling expenses of members of the Board or of its officers and servants when engaged on the special business of the Board.
Remuneration for information.
24. The Board may remunerate any person giving information of the commission of any offence under this Act to the Board or any of its officers, and may agree with any informer to pay him not more than Twenty-five Pounds per centum of the fine recovered from any person convicted of an offence under this Act upon information given to the Board by such informer.
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25. The Board may promote any Bill before Parliament which it
PART 11. may consider necessary or desirable for the benefit of the metropolitan Boa abattoirs area, and may pay the costs and expenses incurred in so Bill. doing either out of its revenue or borrowed money or both, and out of such revenue or borrowed money or both may reimburse any constituent Corporation or Council all moneys expended by such Corporation or Council incidental to the passing of such Bill and this Act and preliminary thereto.
26. Every deed, conveyance, agreement, or instrument which it Execution of deeds
and instruments. may be necessary for the Board to execute or sign shall have the seal“ of the Board affixed thereto, and be sigued by the chairman and countersigned by the secretary.
27. The Board shall keep a minute-book in which the proceed- Minute-book to be ings of each meeting and the business performed thereat shall be entered, and the ininutes of each meeting shall be signed by the chairman of that meeting, and be confirmed at the next subsequent meeting of the Board.
28. The custody of the books, journals, records, and all documents Custody of books and
u documents. whatsoever belonging to the Board shall be in the secretary, who shall" not permit any such books, journals, records, or documents to be removed from his office at the Town Hall, Adelaide, or other the office for the time being of the Board, without the express leave or order of the Board or of the chairman.
29. There shall be two auditors of the Board, to be from time to Appointment of time appointed by the Board Members of the Board and members auditors. of the Council of any Municipality or District within or partly within the Metropolitan Abattoirs Area shall not be eligible for appointment as auditors. Subject to section 21, an auditor shall hold office for one year, and may be reappointed, but shall not hold office for more than two consecutive years. The auditors shall be paid such remuneration as the Board may think fit.
30. The secretary and treasurer shall cause to be kept proper Proper books of books of account for the purpose of entering all sums of money re- account to be kept. ceived and paid on behalf of the Board, which books shall at all times be open to the inspection of the chairman, any member of the Board, or the auditors, and in case of default being made as is mentioned in section 38, of any Mayor or chairman of any of the constituent Corporations or Councils, and any person appointed for that purpose in writing by any such Mayor or chairman.
31. The accounts of the Board shall be balanced annually, and Accounts to be
be balanced each year drawn up in such form as to distinguish capital from income, with a statement of profit and loss for the year ending the thirtieth day of November in each year, and shall, within thirty days next after that day, be prepared by the secretary and delivered to the auditors for examination.
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32. The auditors shall carefully examine such accounts and balance-sheet with the books, papers, and vouchers of the Board, and shall cause the same to be corrected or altered whenever found necessary; and, for the purpose of completing such audit, their duties shall continue until such accounts have been duly examined and audited by them, notwithstanding that their successors may have been appointed.
Balance sheet to be laid before the Parliament and printed for distiibution.
33. An account of all moneys received and expended by virtue of and for the purposes of this Act, signed by the chairman and secretary and certified by the auditors, specifying the total sum received from each source of income, and the total annual revenue and the total amounts disbursed under each head of expenditure, and the total annual outlay, made up to the thirtieth day of November in each year, shall, on or before the first day of March next ensuing, be laid before Parliament, if then in Session; otherwise, as soon thereafter as Parliament may be sitting. Such annual account shall, on or before the first day of March, also be printed and published for distribution, or advertised for public information, as the Board may direct.
Power to borrow £100,000.
BORROWING POWERS. 34. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in “The Municipal Corporations Act, 1890,” “ The District Councils Act, 1887," and in any other Act referring to the borrowing powers of Municipal Corporations and District Councils, in addition to and without limiting the powers hereby conferred, it shall be lawful for the Board to borrow, from time to time, and to take up at interest, upon the credit of the constituent Corporations and Councils, any sum or sums of money not exceeding in the whole the sum of One Hundred Thousand Pounds, for all or any of the purposes following, namely, the purchase of land and the erection of abattoirs and markets for stock, and all other works which the Board may consider necessary or advisable in connection therewith, including cool chambers and machinery and the construction of railway sidings.
35. All moneys so borrowed shall be raised by the sale of debentures, which shall be in the form or to the effect contained in the Third Schedule hereto. Every such debenture shall be for such period and amount, and issued at such time or times, and on such terms and conditions, and at such rate of interest, as the Board may from time to time determine; and coupons in the form in the said Third Schedule may be annexed to such debentures. The title to every such debenture and every such coupon (whether separated or not from the debenture to which it belongs) shall pass by delivery only without any assignment or indorsement.