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New section 489a

Cost of construction of boulevard

New section 561

Inquiry

agree upon a sum which shall be accepted by the board in full payment of all arrears of taxes due in respect of lands purchased by the city at a tax sale and specified in the agreement."

23. The following is inserted after section 489:

"489a. Where the work done is the construction of a boulevard the council may permit any owner of land liable to assessment for the improvement to pay in cash upon the completion of the work a sum of money representing his share of the cost, and thereupon the land shall be free from the annual assessments."

24. Section 561 is repealed and the following substituted therefor:

"561.-(1) In case the council passes a resolution requesting that an inquiry be made into any matter mentioned in the resolution and relating to an alleged malfeasance, breach of trust or other misconduct on the part of a member of the council, commissioner or other officer, servant or agent of the city, or of any person having a contract therewith, in relation to the duties or obligations of such person to the city; or in case the council by resolution requests that inquiry be made into or concerning any matter connected with the good government of the city or the conduct of any part of the public business thereof, the Attorney General may appoint the district court judge of any judicial district in the province or some other suitable person to make the inquiry.

"(2) The person so appointed shall, with all convenient promptitude enter upon the inquiry and he shall, upon the conclusion thereof, report to the Attorney General and to the council the result of the inquiry and the evidence taken thereon.

"(3) The person appointed shall for the purpose of the inquiry have all the powers which may be conferred upon commissioners under The Public Inquiries Act.

"(4) Such person shall be entitled to receive and shall be paid the same fees as an arbitrator is entitled to receive under section 396.

"(5) The council may engage and pay counsel to represent the city, and may pay all proper witness fees to persons summoned to give evidence at the instance of the city; and any person charged with malfeasance, breach of trust or other misconduct, or whose conduct is called in question, may be represented by counsel."

HIS

CHAPTER 37

An Act to amend The Town Act.

[Assented to February 9, 1922.]

IS Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, enacts as follows:

1. The Town Act is amended in the manner hereinafter Rev. Stat. set forth.

c. 87

amended

2. Paragraph 8 of section 2, as enacted by section 2 of Section 2 chapter 35 of the statutes of 1920, is repealed and the following substituted therefor:

"8. 'Hawker' or 'pedler' means a person who:
"(a) goes from house to house selling or offering for
sale goods, wares or merchandise; or

"(b) carries and exposes for sale goods, wares or
merchandise; or

"(c) carries and exposes samples or patterns of goods, wares or merchandise or specimens of work done, cuts or blue prints for purposes of sale by such samples, patterns, specimens, cuts or blue prints, and upon the understanding that such goods, wares or merchandise will afterwards be delivered in the town to any person who is not a wholesale or retail dealer therein; or

"(d) sells goods, wares or merchandise upon the streets of the town;

notwithstanding that the sale includes an agreement regarding the erection, construction or installation of, or other work to be performed in connection with, such or similar goods, wares or merchandise, or an agreement to use artistic or mechanical skill in the production of the goods, wares or merchandise to be delivered; but does not include:

"(e) any person selling newspapers, magazines, books, farm implements, lightning rods, tombstones or nursery stock;

"(f) any farmer selling products of his own farm; "(g) any person selling fish of his own catching;

"Hawker"

or "pedler"

New section 55

Treasurer furnishes security

Section 87 amended

"(h) the bona fide servant or employee of any such person or farmer having written authority to sell; or

"(i) any merchant selling or offering for sale goods, wares, or merchandise which he ordinarily deals in, if he has a recognised place of business in the town and pays a business tax in respect thereof."

3. Section 55 is repealed and the following substituted therefor:

"55.-(1) The treasurer shall before entering upon his duties give security to the council by a bond or policy or guarantee of any corporation empowered to grant securities, bonds or policies within the province for the integrity and faithful accounting of public officers or servants or persons occupying positions of trust, and such security shall be for such an amount as the council deems expedient and shall be renewed at the beginning of each year or changed at other times whenever renewal or change is required by the council.

"(2) The members of any council failing to take such security shall be jointly and severally liable for any default of the treasurer to the extent of the sum or sums for which such bond should have been taken:

"Provided that when a majority of the council refuses or neglects to take such security on the demand of any councillor, such demand being duly recorded in the minutes, such councillor shall be relieved from all personal liability in case of the default of such officer.

"(3) The bond shall be in such form as may be prescribed by the minister and no bond in any other form shall be accepted. A duplicate copy of the bond shall be forwarded to the, minister by the town clerk."

4.-(1) Clause (a) of subsection (1) of section 87 is repealed and the following substituted therefor:

"(a) the names of all men and women of the full age of twenty-one years, resident within the province, who are assessed upon the last revised assessment roll."

(2) Section 87 is further amended by inserting after subsection (2) the following:

"(2a) Where a burgess resident outside the province desires to vote at an election he may obtain from the assessor, or such other officer as may be appointed for the purpose by the council, a certificate that he is properly assessed and is qualified to vote, and may present such certificate to the deputy returning officer at the polling station of the ward or polling subdivision in which his

property is situated; and the deputy returning officer shall thereupon enter the particulars of the burgess' qualification in the polling book and shall allow him to vote."

amended

5.-(1) Section 194 is amended by striking out the Section 194 words "or regulations" in the third line.

(2) Paragraph 76 of the said section is amended by adding thereto the following proviso:

"Provided that no such bylaw shall prohibit the continued maintenance for any of said purposes of any building used for those purposes at the time of the passing of the bylaw."

(3) Section 194 is further amended by inserting the following as paragraph 83a:

"83a. Granting aid for the erection of memorials to soldiers who have fallen in the war."

amended

6. (1) Subsection (6) of section 196 is amended by Section 196 inserting after the word "retail" in the third line the words "or public auction."

(2) Subsection (1) shall apply retrospectively in favour of bylaws passed heretofore at any time in conformity with the subsection as now amended.

amended

7. Clause (b) of subsection (1) of section 217 is Section 217 amended by altering the expression "$20" to "$30."

amended

8. Section 229 is amended by striking out the words Section 229 "or regulations" where they occur therein.

9.

amended

Clause (b) of subsection (2) of section 244 is Section 244 amended by substituting the words "fifteen days" for the words "one week" in the second line.

244a

destitute

10. The following section is inserted after section 244: New section "244a.-(1) The council shall make provision for the Burial of decent burial of the bodies of destitute and friendless. persons persons who have died within the town or who have died in an hospital while under the care of the town.

"(2) Should any such person die leaving goods within the town the expense of burial may be recovered by the treasurer by distraint and sale of the same.

"(3) Should any such person die possessed of an interest in land, the town shall have a charge upon the land for the expense of burial, and may file a caveat for the protection of such charge in the proper land titles office."

Section 275 amended

Preparation of lists

New section 325

Registration of transfer

Section 326 amended

Section 389 amended

Section 390 amended

11. Subsections (1) and (2) of section 275 are repealed and the following substituted therefor:

"275.-(1) The same lists shall be used in taking the vote as would be proper voters' lists to be used at a municipal election.

"(2) Such lists shall be prepared by the town clerk and shall be final and conclusive as to the right to vote, save that the council may, up to the eighth day before the day fixed for voting on the bylaw, strike from the said lists the name of any person who has ceased to have the necessary qualification or include therein the name of any person who has since the final revision of the list acquired such qualification"

12. Section 325 is repealed and the following substituted therefor:

"325. Any debenture issued by the council may contain a provision in the following words:

"This debenture or any interest therein shall not, after a certificate of ownership has been indorsed thereon by the treasurer of this town, be transferable except by entry by the treasurer or his deputy in the debenture register until a transfer to bearer has been registered."

13. Subsection (3) of section 326 is repealed and the following subsections substituted therefor:

"(3) After a certificate of ownership has been indorsed as aforesaid, the debenture shall only be transferable by entry by the treasurer or his deputy in such debenture register from time to time, as transfers of such debenture are authorised by the then owner thereof or his lawful attorney, until a transfer to bearer has been registered.

"(4) The treasurer, on receipt of a debenture accompanied by a written request purporting to be signed by the owner, the signature being verified by a certificate of a notary public that the request was signed in his presence and that he knows the person signing and believes him to be the owner of the debenture presented, shall register the same or a transfer of the same in accordance with the request, and in so doing neither the treasurer nor the town shall incur liability to the true owner for any loss caused by the registration in case the request was not signed by him."

14. Subsection (2) of section 389, as enacted by section 11 of chapter 35 of the statutes of 1920, is repealed.

15. Paragraph 11 of section 390, as amended by subsection (1) of section 12 of chapter 35 of the statutes of 1920, is repealed and the following substituted therefor:

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