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audited by the auditor of the poor
ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT.
Act '78, s. 9. The accounts of the highway authority of every Accounts of
highway highway district and highway parish shall be made up districts and in such form as the Local Government Board shall be made up from time to time prescribe, and shall be balanced to to the 25th the 25th day of March in each year, and as soon as
March, and conveniently may be after such day the said accounts shall be audited and examined by the auditor of law district. accounts relating to the relief of the poor for the audit district in which the highway district or highway parish, or the greater part thereof in rateable value, is situate.
Every such auditor shall (as nearly as may be) have Auditor has in relation to the accounts of the highway authority of and duties as a highway district or highway parish and of their in case of officers, the same powers and duties as he has in the accounts ; case of accounts relating to the relief of the poor; and person any person aggrieved by the decision of the auditor by his shall have the same rights and remedies as in the case same right of such last mentioned audit.
The auditor shall receive such remuneration as the Local Government Board direct; and such remunera- tion to be tion, together with the expenses incident to the audit, Local shall be paid by the highway authority of the highway Government district or highway parish out of the fund or rate ap- pand by plicable to the repair of highways within such district authority, or parish; and such remuneration and expenses may, able sumin default of payment, be recovered in a summary default of
case of poor law audit. Auditor's
Act '78 s. 9.
c. 79, . .
Within thirty days after the completion of the audit Act '64 s. 36. under the Highways and Locomotives (Amendment) 85 & 36 Vict. Act, 1878, sect. 9, the board shall cause a state- Statement of
receipt and ment showing the receipt and expenditure in respect expenditure of each parish, and the apportioned part of expenditure purish, and
Act '75. 8. 9.
of apportioned part
Act '64, s. 86. chargeable thereto in respect of the district fund, 35 & 38 Viet
: and such other particulars and in such form as the Local c. 70, 8. 36. Government Board may direct, to be printed, and sent
by post or otherwise to each member of the board, and chargeable to the overseers of every parish within the district to be sent to having overseers; and the clerk of the board shall of the board furnish a copy of such statement to any ratepayer or and to over
owner of property situate within the district, on his every parish.
application, and on the payment of a sum not exceedboard to fur- ing one penny.
The books of account of the board shall at all seasonable times be open to the inspection of any ratepayer of any highway parish within the district of the board.
nish copy to any ratepayer or owner on payment. Books of account open to inspection of ratepayers
APPEAL TO SPECIAL SESSIONS.
Act '64, s. 37.
If any person feels aggrieved by any rate levied on him for the purpose of raising moneys payable under a precept of a highway board, on the ground of incor
rectness in the valuation of any property included in incorrectness such rate, or of any person being put on or left out of
such rate, or of the inequality or unfairness of the sum justices in
charged on any person or persons therein, he may
&c., may appeal to
APPEAL TO QUARTER SESSIONS.
Id. s. 38.
Where any waywarden of a highway parish of a or ratepayer district, or any ratepayer of such parish, feels aggrieved in respect of in respect of the matters following:
(1.) In respect of any order of the highway board
for the repair of any highway in his parish
order for repair of highways, &c., or of items of
on the ground that such highway is not Act 64, s. 89.
(2.) In respect of any item of expense charged to
the separate account of his parish on the
to the district fund on the ground that such
law to make any expenditure whatever;
made by each parish to the district fund on
portion required by the Highway Act, 1864; he may, upon the complying with the conditions mentioned in sect. 39 of the Highway Act, 1864, appeal to the court of general or quarter sessions having jurisdiction in the district;
But no appeal shall be had in respect of any exercise of the descretion of the board in matters within their discretion; and no appeal shall be had except in respect
Conditions of appeal.
Notice of appeal must be served ou clerk of the board within two months after order, or within one month after statement of account.
Act ’64, s. 89. of the matters and upon the grounds hereinbefore
No appeal can be entertained by any court of general or quarter sessions in pursuance of the Highway Act, 1864, unless the following conditions have been complied with : (1.) Notice of the intention of appeal must be served
by the appellant on the clerk of the highway board in the case of an appeal against an order within two months after the order, and in the case of an appeal in respect of any item of expense or contribution within one month after the statement of the account of the board has been sent to each member of the board, as mentioned in sect. 36 of the Highway
(2.) The notice must state the matter appealed of appeal.
against, and the ground of the appeal. On the receipt of the notice the board may serve a counter notice on the appellant, requiring him to appear in person or by his agent at the next meeting of the
board, and support his appeal. On hearing the appelappeal. lant the board may rectify the matter complained of, rectify mat
and if they do so to a reasonable extent, and tender to the appellant a reasonable sum for the costs of his attendance, it shall not be lawful for the appellant to
proceed with his appeal. In any other case the appelattendance, appellant lant may proceed with his appeal, and the reasonable
costs of his attendance on the board shall be deemed appeal. on proceed- part of the costs of the appeal.
If at any time after notice of appeal has been given appeal costs ofattendance it appears to the court of general or quarter sessions, deemed costs on the application of either party in the
presence of appeal.
Xotice must state ground
Board may serve counter notice requiring appellant to appear and support
ter complained of; and on tender of costs of
cannot proceed with
Id. s. 41. Provisions
Vict. c. 125,
after notice has been given to the other party, that the Act '04, s. 41. matter in question in such appeal consists wholly or in If the matter part of matters of mere account which cannot be satis- consists of factorily tried by the court, it shall be lawful for such of account, court to order that such matters, either wholly or in &c., cours part, be referred to the arbitration of one or more per- referred to sons, to be appointed by the parties, or in case of arbitration. disagreement, by the court; and the award made on Award such arbitration shall be enforceable by the same pro- like order of cess as the order of the court of quarter sessions.
The provisions of “The Common Law Procedure Act, 1854,” relating to compulsory references, shall be of 17 & 18 deemed to extend to arbitrations directed by the court relating to of quarter sessions; and the word “court” in the said references, Act shall be deemed to include the court of quarter
If upon the hearing of the appeal it appears to the fl. 6: 49, court that the question in dispute involves an inquiry in dispute as to whether a road is or is not a highway repairable inquiry as by the public, or an inquiry as to any other important road is or is matter of fact, the court may either themselves decide such question, or may empanel a jury of twelve key court disinterested men out persons returned to serve as jurymen at such quarter sessions, and submit to such a jury, and jury such questions in relation to the matters of fact questions as
they think in dispute as the court think fit; and the verdict of fit. such jury, after hearing the evidence adduced, shall clusive as to
questions be conclusive as to the questions submitted to them.
The questions so submitted shall be in the form and jury. shall be tried as nearly as may be in the manner in be submitted which feigned issues are ordinarily tried; and the court of feigned shall decide the parties to be plaintiffs and defendants issues. in such trials.
Subject as aforesaid, the court may, upon the hearing Court maga
not a highway, &c.,
in the form