Report to the General Board of Health on a Preliminary Inquiry Into the Sewerage, Drainage, and Supply of Water, and the Sanitary Condition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Darlington, in the County of Durham

Report to the General Board of Health on a Preliminary Inquiry Into the Sewerage, Drainage, and Supply of Water, and the Sanitary Condition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Darlington, in the County of Durham

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...rate; and except in cases where from the bankruptcy or insolvency of the occupiers, the rate cannot by due diligence be recovered; and also except in the cases of persons excused by the magistrates from this rate on the ground of poverty, or in any other way legally exempted therefrom; and that in future no allowance be made for interest in overdrawing the account at the bank. "And also that the accounts be kept in accordance with the Act of Parliament, and a balance sheet showing the amount of rates and expenditure, be printed with the names of all defaulters, and circulated annually among the rate-payers. ' We beg to submit this our unanimous Report, to the rate-payers, as being the result of the most careful consideration we have been enabled to bestow upon the subject; and venture to recommend the adoption of the suggestions, as in our judgment fair and equitable to the whole of the rate-payers. "Joseph Stephenson. J. A. Stewart. Wm. Chapman. F. Harrison. William Thompson. "Darlington, April 2th, 1848." The third district, consisting of Priest-gate and Prebend-row, was represented by the surveyors Messrs. Kitching and Kay, by letter, as follows: --"The property in this district is valued at,511l. 15s. Od., the present rate of 9d. per pound produces 571. 5s. 9d. In 1846, no rate was collected, the streets requiring little repair. In 1847, a rate of id. in the pound was levied, and in 1848, 6d. There has been expended out of the rates a sum of 531. for paving the footpaths within the last two years." The surveyors go on to state, that the street is in a good condition, and that no rate will be required for along period; and request the district may, in this respect, be dealt leniently with in the amalgamation. The...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236487273
  • 9781236487278