History of the Corporation of Birmingham; With a Sketch of the Earlier Government of the Town Volume 1

History of the Corporation of Birmingham; With a Sketch of the Earlier Government of the Town Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...The report set out in detail the powers conferred by the Municipal Act, the " plain meaning of which," the Committee added, " is that it shall be lawful for the Town Council, by order made on the Overseers, to levy rates on the several parochial divisions within the Borough, according to the respective amounts of their full and fair rateable value." Two rates, the Committee reported, might be levied---a Municipal Rate for general purposes, and a Watch Rate, for the police; but they recommended that these should be combined in one rate, and the amount of this, on an estimate for six months, they fixed at 12,000, divided as follows: ---Police, 5,500; Quarter Sessions, Gaol expenses, Coroner, Recorder, &c., 4,200; "Sundry smaller expenses, which it is impossible at present to estimate, 2,300/' The amount of 12,000 represented, the Committee stated, a rate of "about equal to 6d. in the pound; and they recommended that, as a condition precedent to making the rate, the Mayor should issue his precept requiring returns of rateable value to be made by the Overseers of the several parishes. This report was approved, the rate ordered to be levied, and the returns called for. At the next meeting, May 15, the Overseers made their returns of rateable value, as follow: -- s. d. Parish of Birmingham 297,383 15 10 Parish of Aston, within Borough 88,502 0 0 Parish of Edgbaston 21,496 13 4 At the next meeting, on the 4th of June, a Committee was appointed to enquire into the accuracy of the returns made by the Overseers, it being reported that they had not been made on a common and uniform principle, and the Committee were directed "in case they shall find the same, or Cfief...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236505530
  • 9781236505538