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Local Government (Galway) Act, 1937

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Number 3 (Private) of 1937.


LOCAL GOVERNMENT (GALWAY) ACT, 1937.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1.

Short title.

2.

Definitions.

3.

Incorporation of inhabitants.

4.

Formation of the Borough of Galway.

5.

Dissolution of the Urban District Council.

6.

Power for Corporation to hold land.

7.

Application of powers of a municipal borough.

8.

Application of law relating to councils of boroughs and corporations of boroughs.

9.

The treasurer of the Corporation.

10.

The borough fund.

11.

Removal of limitation on borough rate.

12.

Improvement of the law relating to the contract water rate.

13.

Application of Public Health (Ireland) Acts and Local Government (Ireland) Acts.

14.

Exercise of corporate authority by the Borough Council.

15.

Composition of Borough Council.

16.

Borough electoral area.

17.

The first election of the Borough Council.

18.

The first meeting of the Borough Council.

19.

Application of section 83 of the Municipal Corporations (Ireland) Act, 1840.

20.

Application of law relating to election, etc., of members of Borough Council.

21.

Application of section 92 of the Municipal Corporations (Ireland) Act, 1840.

22.

Transfer of property.

23.

Transfer of powers and liabilities.

24.

Joint committees.

25.

Continuance of existing rates, mortgages and contracts.

26.

Provision for collection of rates.

27.

Continuance of bye-laws.

28.

Continuance of resolutions, orders and notices.

29.

Prosecution of pending proceedings.

30.

Audit of accounts of District Council.

31.

Transfer of officers of District Council.

32.

Transfer of servants of District Council.

33.

Admissibility in evidence of minutes of Borough Council.

34.

Admissibility in evidence of books of District Council.

35.

Vocational education.

36.

Coroner.

37.

Continuance of local Acts.

38.

The day of election.

39.

Costs of Act.

SCHEDULE

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Number 3 (Private) of 1937.


LOCAL GOVERNMENT (GALWAY) ACT, 1937.


AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN OF GALWAY AS A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION UNDER THE NAME OF “THE MAYOR, ALDERMEN AND BURGESSES OF THE BOROUGH OF GALWAY,” AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE AFFAIRS OF THE CORPORATION BY A BOROUGH COUNCIL IN SUCCESSION TO THE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL OF GALWAY, AND TO EFFECT THE TRANSFER TO THE CORPORATION OF THE PROPERTY, RIGHTS, FUNCTIONS, DUTIES AND LIABILITIES OF THE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL OF GALWAY, AND TO IMPROVE THE LAW OF RATING IN THE AREA WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE CORPORATION, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES CONNECTED WITH THE FOREGOING MATTERS. [10th June, 1937.]

WHEREAS the inhabitants of the Town of Galway enjoyed the privilege of incorporation from the fourteenth century until the passing of the Municipal Corporations (Ireland) Act, 1840;

AND WHEREAS the Town of Galway was administered under the provisions of an Act passed in the third and fourth years of the reign of His Majesty King William the Fourth intituled “An Act for regulating and improving the Town of Galway in the County of the same town” until the passing of The Galway Town Improvement Act, 1853, and thereafter by Town Commissioners under the last mentioned Act until the year 1899, when an Urban District Council was established under the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898, and the Town has since been administered by the said Urban District Council;

AND WHEREAS it is expedient that the inhabitants of the Town of Galway should be incorporated as a municipal borough in manner provided by this Act;

AND WHEREAS it is expedient at the same time to improve the law of rating within the area of the Town of Galway;

AND WHEREAS the purposes of this Act cannot be carried into effect without the authority of the Oireachtas;

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS OF SAORSTÁT EIREANN AS FOLLOWS:—