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Tweed Fisheries Act 1969

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(1)On and after the appointed day the powers and duties of the commissioners under the Act of 1857 and the Act of 1859 shall be vested in, and exercised and complied with on behalf of the commissioners by a council which shall consist of thirty-eight proprietary commissioners elected as hereinafter provided and the representative commissioners.

(2)(a)Before 1st March 1970, and on or before the first Monday in March in each succeeding year a meeting of the proprietary commissioners shall be held within the [F1former] burgh of Kelso for the purpose of electing thirty-eight of their number as members of the council.

(b)At every such meeting the proprietary commissioners shall elect one of their number to act as chairman of the meeting and every proprietary commissioner present at the meeting shall have one vote, except that in the case of an equality of votes the chairman of the meeting shall be entitled to a second or casting vote.

(3)Each person elected in accordance with the provisions of subsection (2) (a) of this section shall hold office as a member of the council for the ensuing year unless he shall previously die, resign, become disqualified or otherwise cease to be a proprietary commissioner.

(4)If any vacancy shall arise in the office of a member of the council elected in pursuance of the foregoing provisions of this section the clerk shall convene a special meeting of the proprietary commissioners for the purpose of electing another of their number and the person so elected shall be entitled to hold office as a member of the council so long only as the member in whose stead he is elected would have been entitled to have continued in office.

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