Kingston George VI Memorial Park Act

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Published: 1956-07-30

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47 of 1964.
THE KING GEORGE VI MEMORIAL PARK ACT

[30tli July, 1956.1

29 Of Ad ‘’S.

WHEREAS tzle land m Kingstm known as the Kingston
Race Course is no longer used for the purposes of horse-
racing, and it is considered desirable thai it should be
hlDpw as the King Georgc VI Memorial Park :

AND WHEREAS it is necessary to confer extended powers
npw the Colmcil of t#e Kingston and St. Andrew Cor-
poration for th pnrposa of dwelophg and improving the
said land for the benefit of the inhabitants of the Corporate
Area.

Memorial Park Act.
1. This Act may be cited as the King George VI Shorttitk.

2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires- Interpm
tatton.

“the Council” means the Council of the Kingston and
St. Andreur Corporation;

“the Corporate Area” means the area detined and
described in the First Schedule to the Kingston
and St. Andrew Corporation Act;

“the King George VI iMemorial Park” and “the
Park” mean the land in the parish of Kingston
bounded by the thoroughfares known as North
Race Course, South Race Course, East Race
Course and West Race Course

3.41) The Kingston Race Course shall hereafter be Changeof
name and
vcsting of
Park in
corpora-

bcncfit of

of Corpor-
ate Area.

known as the King Georgf: VI Memorial Park.

(3 The Park is hereby declared to be vested in the taonfor
Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation to be used as a Inhabitants .

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public garden, pleasure park and recreation area for the
benefit of the inhabitants of the Corporate Area.

powersot 4. Subject to the provisions of section 7, the Council
Council. may-

(U) develop and lay out all or any part of the Park
for use as a public garden, pleasure park and
recreation area or for any of these purposes and
may manage and conduct such garden, pleasure
park or recreation area;

(b) apportion parts of the Park for use for purposes
of recreation, including athletics and other out-
door sports and games;

(c) construct, widen or improve or permit the con-
struction, widening or improvement of roads in
the Park;

(d) erect or permit the erection in the Park of any
buildings or structures necessary for or incidental
to the use of the Park for any of the purposes
mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b);

(e) lease any part of the Park to be used for any of
the purposes mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b);
and

(f, grant licences for the use of any part of the Park
for any period not exceeding three months.

Llmiktion

toiea~e.
5. Every lease granted under the provisions of para-

(a) contain a provision for the termination thereof if
the land is not being used for the pnrposes
expressed in the lease or in accordance with the
provisions of this Act or any regulations there-
under;

on power
graph (e) of section 4 shall-

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(b) contain such covenants and conditions as shall
have been approved by the Minister generally or
in any particular case;

(c) be for a term not exceeding twenty-one years.

6.-(1) The Council may, subject to the provisions of Rcgulaliona
section 7, make regulations-

(U) prescribing the purposes for and the conditions
under which the Park or any part thereof may be
used;

(b) prescribing the fees to be paid to the Council for
the use of the Park or any part thereof;

( E ) for the removal from the Park of any person con-
travening the provisions of this Act or of any
regulations made under this section;

(d, generally for the control, management and main-
tenance of the Park or any part thereof and for
the conduct of persons using the same.

(2 ) The Council shall, in making regulations under
this section, have regard to the provisions of subsection (2)
of section 3.

(3) All regulations made under this section shall be
subject to the approval of the Minister responsible for
local government who may allow, disallow, alter or add
to such regulations or any of them.

7.41) The Minister, after consultation with the Council Mcrcaticn
of the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation, may by
order published in the Guzerte declare any land in the ?hush.
Park to be vested in the Commissioner of Lands, to be Ftbuild-
used for the construction of parliament buildings and such
administrative and other buildings as the Minister may
consider necessary, and such land shall vest in the Com-

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missioner of Lands by virtue of this section and the pro-
visions of the order and without further assurance.

(2) The maximum area of land that may be vested
in the Commissioner of Lands for the purposes specified
in subsection (1) shall be 11.4 acres and the Council shall
be paid compensation therefor.

(3) Any building, structure, fence or other thing
(whether affixed or not) on any land so vested in the
Commissioner of Lands unless removed by the person to
whom such building, structure, fence or other thing belongs,
within three months of a written request by the Commis-
sioner of Lands, may be removed, demolished or destroyed
by order of the Commissioner of Lands, and no compen-
sation shall be paid to such person in respect of such
removal, demolition or destruction.

R c s ~ m t i o n

or

purport.

8. The Council may reserve any land in the Park (not
being land required for the purposes mentioned in sub-
section (1) of section 7) for use in connection with any

for public

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public or municipal purpose or development project, so,
however, that the general character of the Park as a public
garden, pleasure park and recreation area shall not thereby
be altered :

Provided that nothing in this section shall prevent any
such land being reserved for use in connection with the
burial of the remains of distinguished persons.

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