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A sum of four hundred dollars to the memberei President of the Legislative Council, and one

hundred and sixty dollars to each of the Members of the said Council, for his attendance during the present session, together with his travelling expenses (as allowed to Members of the House of Assembly) in coming to and returning fron the Legislative Council, the same to be paid out of the amount voted for the contingent expenses of the Legislative Council, and also the sum of twelve dollars to each member of the Council for stationery and postage.

CAP. VIII.

Charlottetown Water-works Act, 1887.

[Assented to, 7th May, 1887.)

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THEREAS the citizens of the City of

Charlottetown deem it necessary and advisable that the said city be supplied with pure and wholesome water for domestic, fire, and other purposes, and have by resolutions passed at a general public meeting of citizens called to consider the matter, Resolved that Water-works for the said city be built and constructed through the agency and management, and under the entire control of three Commissioners, to be elected by the citizens for that purpose. And that all such water-works and the lands and premises, and all machinery connected therewith and necessary for the undertaking, be vested in and become the property of the said City of Charlottetown.

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Be it therefore enacted by the Lieutenant
Governor, Council and Assembly as follows:

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1. That three persons shall be elected by Three.com.
the citizens of the said City of Charlottetown, bera borty cor-
in manner and form, as hereinafter by this Act
provided for, and that they and their successors
shall be a body corporate under the name of
“ Water Commissioners for the City of Char-
lottetown," and shall have all the powers neces-
sary to enable them to build, design, construct
and maintain the water-works hereinafter

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mentioned, and all buildings and appliances con-
nected therewith, and to entirely manage and
control the same, and to carry out all and every
the powers and duties conferred on them by
this Act, and for that purpose to make, and
enact, and enforce all by-laws and ordinances
for the due carrying out all the purposes and
intentions of this Act.

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2. It shall be the duty of the said Water Commissioners to examine, consider and decide, powers of upon all matters relative to supplying the said ers. City of Charlottetown with a sufficient quantity of pure and wholesoine water for the use of the said city and its inhabitants, for all purposes, and also to build and construct the necessary water-works, reservoirs, buildinys, machinery, and other appliances requisite for this said object, and to improve, secure, maintain, and enlarge any of the said works from time to time, as to the said Water Commissioners for the time being inay see meet. The said Water Commissioners shall have power to employ engineers, surveyors, and all such other persons, and to rent or purchase such lots, lands, ease

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ments, privileges, water rights, buildings and
property as in their opinion may be necessary
to enable them to fulfil their duties under this
Act.

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3. For the proper performance of their duties, and in order to ascertain the best and

most preferable localities and sites for the purAuthority poses of the said water-works, and all other ioners in per rights and privileges necessary for their contheir duties."struction and operation, it shall be lawful for

the said Water Commissioners and their engi-
neers, surveyors, servants and workmen, as
aforesaid, to enter into and upon the lands of
any person or persons, bodies politic or corporate,
in the City of Charlottetown, or within twenty
miles thereof, and to survey and examine the
same for preliminary purposes, and to test the
volume of water therein, or connected there-
with, and make all measurements thereof, and
to dig or bore the soil thereof, and sink wells,
and to do any other matter or thing therein
necessary to enable them to decide as to the
suitableness in their discretion of such site or
property for the purposes of the construction of
the said water works, and if any damage or
injury shall arise to the owner or owners of
such lands or water privileges, or to any person
having an estate or interest therein, in conse-
quence of any such entry, survey, test or mea-
surement, or disturbance of the soil therein,
such damages shall be paid by the said Water
Commissioners to the parties entitled to receive
the same, and in case of disagreement as to the
amount thereof, the same shall be settled by
arbitration in like manner as is by this Act
provided in the cases of purchase money
of lands and damages arising to lands and

water privileges in the construction of the said water-works: Provided always that all such entries and preliminary surveys and tests in this section mentioned shall be lawful and permissible before any amount of compensation or damages shall be claimed by or paid to any owner of the land or other property mentioned in this section, and also it shall and may be lawful for the said Water Commissioners, their agents, servants, and workmen appointed as aforesaid from time to time and at all such times hereafter as they shall see fit, and they are hereby authorized and empowered to enter into and upon the land of any person and persons, , bodies politic or corporate, in the said City of Charlottetown, or within twenty miles of the said city, and to survey, set out, and ascertain such parts thereof as they may require for the purposes of the said water-works, and also to divert and appropriate any springs, streams, lakes, or bodies of water as they shall judge suitable and proper, and to sink wells and make excavations in order to obtain water by filteration or percolation, or from subterranean streams, and for the construction of such works as may be necessary, and to contract with the owners or occupiers of the said lands and those having an interest or right in the said water or waters for the purchase thereof, or any part thereof, or of any privilege that may be required for the purposes of the said Water Commissioners and for the right to take all timber, stone, gravel, sand, and other materials from the same or adjacent lands for the use and construction of the said works, and in case of disagreement between the said Water Commissioners and the owners or occupiers of the said lands, or any person having an interest in

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