Cases Decided in the Court of Appeal of the Cape of Good Hope

Cases Decided in the Court of Appeal of the Cape of Good Hope

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: show cause why all proceedings at a certain meeting of ratepayers at Kimberley should not be declared void ab initio. Now if the law required that before the Town Council of Kimberley can contract they should call a meeting of ratepayers, no doubt there would be a great deal in the arguments adduced on behalf of the appellants. But nothing has been shown in the Ordinances to this effect that such a meeting was required at all. A meeting is however required for the purpose of levying a special rate, and the question is, whether this particular meeting was called for that purpose. 'The notice itself was not put in in the Court below. It has been produced here, however, and, as I thought from the beginning, it was a notice calling upon the ratepayers to meet in an informal manner for the purpose of giving expression to their opinion whether the electric light should be introduced into the town or not. It is quite competent for the Town Council to call such a meeting, although it is not compelled to do so. It may be of course a great pity that the meeting was not regular, but at the same time no one is entitled to call upon the Town Council to show cause why the proceedings at the meeting should not be set aside, if in an informal manner they wish thus to get the opinion of the ratepayers. At that meeting a certain resolution was passed, and it is important that that resolution should be read. It was proposed by Mr. Selby Coryndon, seconded by Mr. Jones, " That it is advisable to adopt the electric light in Kimberley, and that the Town Council be authorized to enter into a contract with the Cape Electric Light Company, on the understanding that no special rate beyond a penny in the ' be levied for the purpose." This...
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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 358g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236940741
  • 9781236940742