9. Majority decision of valuers: power to survey
And be it enacted that in case of any difference of opinion between such valuators as to the amount of compensation as aforesaid, the opinion of the majority shall be taken to be the award; and that it shall be lawful for such valuators, or the majority of them, to employ a surveyor in order to obtain a correct mensuration and description of the area and boundaries of any piece of land for which they shall be called upon to award compensation, and to allow and pay to such surveyor for such mensuration and description any sum not exceeding $1.05; and to demand and receive, over and above any sum paid or engaged to be paid to any such surveyor, for each and every award fairly written out (on parchment if furnished to them for that purpose), the sum of $2.10, to be equally divided between the valuators making and signing such award.
[Section 9 amended by No. 113 of 1965 s. 8(1).]