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Brine Pumping (Compensation for Subsidence) Act 1891

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36Estimates and rates

(1)Every board shall from time to time estimate the sums required to be levied in order to pay the claims under this Act, and of the amount per one thousand gallons of brine, estimated to be pumped or raised in their district, which will suffice to provide for such claims, and for the expenses of the board, and for the formation of the reserve fund herein-after mentioned, subject to the provisions of this Act, and shall make a rate accordingly within their district.

(2)Every rate made by the board shall be payable on demand at the expiration of one month after such rate has been made, and the sum assessed on any person by any such rate may be recovered by the board either as a civil debt summarily, or in like manner as a poor rate is now recoverable, or by action in any court of competent jurisdiction.

(3)Any rate or rate book purporting to be made by authority of the board, and to be sealed with their seal, or a certificate in writing, signed by the chairman or clerk, purporting to be given under this Act, and to be sealed with the seal of the board, shall be evidence that the person named therein is liable for the sum mentioned therein, and of all matters necessary to entitle the board to recover such sum.

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