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4. “Year” means a period of twelve month beginning with the first day of August in each year.
5. Every male person of the age of twenty-one years, who is the owner or occupant of ratable land within the village, who has paid all taxes due the village in respect of such land, who is not under any disabilities hereinafter specified, and who is a duly qualified elector of the village, shall be qualified to be elected and act as a member of the council of the village.
6. A meeting of the electors of the village shall be held in each year for the nomination of candidates for the office of councillors, on the second Saturday in July, at 8 p.m., provided that if such day is a holiday, the nomination shall take place on the next subsequent day not being a holiday.
7. The secretary-treasurer shall report to the department the names and addresses of the councillors elected for the current year, together with the name of the chairman of the council, not later than the fifteenth day of August following.
8. Every council shall meet at such times as are appointed by resolution, and shall meet at least twice in every year, and every meeting shall be open to the public.
9. The assessment provided for in The Village Act to be made of all property in the village, shall be completed not later than the first of December in each year.
10. All persons paying taxes on or before the first day of July of the year in which such taxes were levied, may be allowed a reduction of ten (10) per centum on the same; from the first day of July until the thirty-first day of July, taxes shall be payable at par; on the first day of August following, as a penalty, an additional sum, amounting to ten (10) per centum of such taxes shall be added thereto; on the first day of August in each year thereafter, as a penalty, an additional sum, amounting to ten (10) per centum of all arrears of taxes shall be added thereto.
11. The books of every village shall be audited as soon as possible after the first day of August and not later than the fifteenth day of August following, in each and every year by an official auditor appointed under the provisions of any Act or by a competent person to be named for the purpose by the Minister. The auditor shall make a full report of his examination, and audit of all such books, accounts, records, lists, vouchers and moneys, transmit one copy thereof to the Minister and hand a second copy to the council.
12. The secretary-treasurer shall not later than the first mail after the 9th day of August in each year, render the Minister a return in writing of those matters required by The Village Act to be included in such return.
13. The secretary-treasurer shall in the first fifteen days of August in each year make to the Minister the return of unpaid taxes required by The Village Act.
14. The said municipality is hereby empowered to pay the costs in connection with its incorporation.
15. The nomination for councillors for the first council shall be held on the 12th day of July, 1913, and the first election of councillors shall be held on the 19th day of July, 1913, and the first returning officer shall be appointed by the Minister.
Act to amend the Charter of the City of Lethbridge.
(Assented to March 25, 1913.)
HIS MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Alberta, enacts as follows:
1. The Lethbridge City Charter, being chapter 64 of the Statutes of Alberta, 1906, is hereby amended as follows:
(1) Section 1 of title II of The Lethbridge Charter as amended is hereby repealed and the following substituted therefor: "All of sections twenty-eight (28), twenty-nine (29), thirty-one (31) and thirty-two (32); that portion of section thirty (30) lying east of the Belly River, the west half of section thirty-three (33); and that portion of the east half of section thirty-three (33) lying to the south and west of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company's line from Lethbridge to Coutts, all in township eight (8) range twenty-one (21) west of the fourth meridian.
That portion of sections twenty-five (25) and thirty-six (36) lying to the east of the Belly River in township eight (8), range twenty-two (22), west of the fourth meridian.
The south-west quarter of section four (4); all of sections five (5) and eight (8) and all of section six (6) saving and excepting thereout legal subdivision thirteen (13) and the west half of legal subdivision fourteen (14), save and except the most easterly sixty-six (66) feet throughout of the most northerly sixty-six (66) feet of the west half of said legal subdivision fourteen (14), all in township nine (9), range twenty-one (21), west of the fourth meridian.
And that portion of the south half of section one (1) township nine (9), range twenty-two (22), west of the fourth meridian lying to the east of the Belly River.
And all of the east half of section seven (7), and the east half of legal subdivision three (3) and six (6) of said section seven (7), in township nine (9), range twenty-one (21) west of the fourth initial meridian.
The most easterly sixty-six (66) feet throughout of the west halves of legal subdivisions three (3) and six (6) in section seven (7), township nine (9), range twenty-one (21) west of the fourth meridian.
Together with all lands surveyed as Government road allowances bounding and abutting on such sections.
And such persons as shall hereafter become inhabitants of such area, are hereby incorporated into a municipal corporation under the name of the City of Lethbridge, and the said corporation by the same name shall have perpetual succession and shall have power to sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, in all courts and all actions, causes and suits at law, or in equity whatsoever, and shall be in law, capable of giving or accepting of any note, bill of exchange, bonds, obligations or other instruments or securities, for the payment of, or securing the payment of any sum of money borrowed or loaned, executing or guaranteeing the execution of any duty, right or thing whatsoever, and for the payment, or securing the payment of any money borrowed, or of paying loans made or debts owing by the said "The City of Lethbridge," or of taking up bonds that may become due, or of making a loan or loans or any other legitimate and sufficient purpose whatsoever. And for any of the purposes aforesaid the said corporation may grant and issue bonds for the sum or sums of money therein to be specified under the provisions hereafter set forth payable at such time and times after the granting and issuing thereof and in such place or places, either in the Dominion of Canada or elsewhere, or either in the currency of Canada or of the country where the same are respectively payable as by the said corporation may be thought advantageous or expedient; provided always that the said corporation shall not make or give any bond, bill, note, debenture or other undertaking for the payment of a less amount than one hundred dollars. And any bond, bill, note, debenture or other undertaking issued in contravention of this section shall be void; provided always that nothing herein contained shall be construed to authorize the said corporation to issue notes or bills of exchange payable to bearer or to issue notes to circulate as those of a bank."
2. Title III by adding the following section as section 3a "The mayor may be paid a salary not to exceed three thousand dollars ($3,000) per annum.'
3. This Act shall be and be deemed to have been in force and effect from and after the first day of January, A.D. 1913.
An Act to amend the Wetaskiwin Charter.
(Assented to March 25, 1913.)
WHEREAS a petition has been presented by the City of Wetaskiwin praying for certain amendments to the Wetaskiwin Charter, and it is expedient to grant the prayer of the said petition;
And whereas The Municipal Ordinance and amendments thereto is in so far as applicable, deemed to be incorporated with and to form part of the said Wetaskwin Charter;
Therefore His Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Alberta, enacts as follows:
1. The Municipal Ordinance being chapter 70 of the Consolidated Ordinances of the North-West Territories is amended as far the City of Wetaskiwin is concerned in the following particulars, namely:
(a) Section 12 is amended by striking out the words,
"79. For giving the council power to make
"1. Land shall be assessed at its fair actual value. In estimating its value regard shall be had to its situation and the purpose for which it is used and, if sold by the present owner, it could and would probably be used in the next succeeding twelve months.