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Highway Act 1835

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XXXVRate-payers may divide among themselves the Conveyance of Stone, &c. for Repair of Highways, which shall be paid for by the Surveyor.

And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for Two Hate-payers of any Parish, within Six Days next after the annual Appointment of the Surveyor, by a Notice in Writing, to require the said Surveyor to call a Meeting of the Rate-payers of the said Parish for the Purpose hereafter mentioned, and the said Surveyor shall call such Meeting within Eight Days after the Receipt of such Notice, and shall give Six Days previous Intimation of such Meeting; and if at such Meeting a Majority of the Rate-payers then and there assembled shall signify their Consent thereto, it shall and may be lawful for the Rate-payers keeping a Team or Teams of Two or more Horses or Beasts of Draught to divide among themselves, in proportion to the Amount of Rate to which they may respectively be assessed, the carrying of the Material which may be required by the said Surveyor for the Repairs of the Highways within such Parish, and that they shall be paid by the said Surveyor for such carrying or Task-work, within One Calendar Month after having performed such Service, after such Rate per Cubic Yard of Material per Mile, and so in proportion for any less Distance than a Mile, as shall be fixed by the Justices at their first Meeting in Special Sessions for the Highways after the Twenty-fifth Day of March in every Year, which Rate the said Justices are hereby required to fix at such Special Sessions: Provided always, that such carrying or Task-work shall be performed at such Times and Places and in such Manner as the said Surveyor may direct (the Periods of Spring, Seed-time, and Harvest always excepted); and that in case the said Surveyor shall not approve of the Manner in which such carrying or Task-work shall be performed, it shall be lawful for the Justices at a Special Sessions for the Highways to hear the Complaint of such Surveyor in that respect, and to award such pecuniary Redress or Forfeiture against the Party offending as to them shall appear reasonable.

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