Annual report of the Local Government Board for Ireland for year 1921

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xvii offices of .County 
Surveyor in the Counties of Kerry and Ros¬ common, and we were notified of a forthcoming vacancy in County Tipperary (S.R.). 
Arrangements were accordingly made for an examination to be held by the Civil Service Commissioners of the eligible applicants for the respective districts. 
The Kerry County Council decided to appoint two County Surveyors for the County in place of the one previous appointment. 
No general examination of candidates desiring to qualify for appointment as Assistant Surveyor ^as held during the year. 

Alteration of Local Government Areas. 
Proceedings were instituted during the year for the adoption of the Towns Impiovement (Ireland) Act, 1854, in the towns of Ballycastle (County Antrim) and Passage We^t (County Cork). 
We made Orders in these cases approving the boundaries and directing the holding of the necessary meetings of local electors. 
The meetings held being in favour of the adoption of the Act we issued further Orders declaring the Act to be in force in these Towns. 
The provisions of the Act came into force in Ballycastle on the 1st day of February, 1920, and in Passage West on the 1st day of May, 1920. 

River Navigation Improvement (Ireland) Act, 1914. 
Under the powers given to Us by Sections 5 and 7 of the River Navigation Improvement (Ireland) Act, 1914, we made an Order prescribing the procedure to be carried out by County and Dis¬ trict Councils as regards the levying and the chargeability of expenses under the Act. 
Our functions under this Act have been transferred to the Ministry of Transport by the Order in Council of the 20th December, 1919. 
Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898—Section 66. 
We issued the usual certificates under this Section of the sums to be paid to us by the Corporation of Dublin and the Dublin County Council to meet payments in respects of the pensions of the staff of the former Collector General of Rates in Dublin, the total sums payable by the City and County being the same as in last year. 

Extension of Time for Payment of Accounts. 
Section 51 (7) of the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898 and Section 4 of the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1902. 
The number of applications for extension of time for the pay¬ ment by local authoritiesj}f accounts due out of the poor rate