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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 83

(5.) Meetings of Boards

(5.) Meetings of Boards.

First and other meetings of Boards.

32. The first meeting of each Board elected under the provisions of this Act shall be held at such time and place as the Minister shall appoint, and all subsequent meetings shall be held at such times and places as the Board may by any regulation in that behalf determine.

But at least one meeting shall be held in every month after such first meeting, and a quorum of the Board, having duly met, may from time to time adjourn, to meet at such other time and place as they shall appoint.

Quorum Boards.

33. The powers given to Boards by this Act shall be exercised at meetings convened as aforesaid, at which meetings three members shall be a quorum.

Chairman to be elected.

Every Board shall at its first meeting, or as soon thereafter as conveniently may be, elect one of its number to be Chairman, and on every question before the Board the decision of the majority shall be final and conclusive. The Chairman shall have a deliberative vote, and, in case the votes shall be equal, shall also have a casting vote.

No resolution or decision come to at any meeting of Board shall be revoked or altered at any subsequent meeting of such Board within twelve months from the passing thereof, unless notice of the intention to propose such revocation or alteration shall have been given at a previous meeting of the Board, and shall have been made known by the circular convening the meeting addressed to each member of the Board at his usual or last known place of abode.

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If the Chairman shall be absent from any meeting, the members present shall elect one of their number to preside in his stead at such meeting, and such presiding member shall have the same power at such meeting as the Chairman.

If the Chairman shall from any cause cease to be a member of the Board or resign the office of Chairman, the Board shall as soon thereafter as conveniently may be elect another member of the Board to be Chairman in his stead.

34. Minutes of the proceedings of every Board shall be

Minutes to be kept.

regularly entered in a book to be kept for that purpose, and at every meeting of the Board the minutes of the preceding meeting shall be read over and signed by the Chairman of the meeting at which the same shall be read, and the minutes when so signed shall for all purposes be held to be a true statement and record of the proceedings of the Board.