The Longbeach Valuation Roll was thrown out by the Judge of the Assessment Court, on the plea that the Valuer had omitted to make the statutory declaration. (pee, pigeon post.) Mount Sombks, April 19. Mr. Guinness held the Assessment Court here-to-day. Mr. Walker, chairman of the Road Board, objected to the roll prepared by Mr. Leach, as he had not complied with the sth clause of the Rating Act, which provides for a declaration by the valuer. The Judge ruled that the objection was fatal, and the roU was thrown out.
Mr. Wentworth Cookson is to bo paid LSO for compiling new roll. Mr. Loach, the valuer, admitted in Court that he had not seen several of the sections he had rated, and could not swear that they were in the district. There were a large number of objections, and a fair attendance of ratepayers.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 89, 20 April 1880
ASSESSMENT COURTS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 89, 20 April 1880
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