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Application of Law

2. The provisions of this Law shall apply to the villages set out in the Schedule to this Law:

Provided that the Governor in Council may by Order to be published in the Gazette vary or amend the said Schedule and may by such Order-

(a) add to the said Schedule any village not being an improvement area within the meaning of the Villages (Administration and Improvement) Law, or a Municipal Corporation within the meaning of the Municipal Corporations Law, or part of such a Municipal Corporation;

(b) delete from the said Schedule any village and, subject to the provisions of section 58 of the Villages (Administration and Improvement) Law, give directions with regard to the procedure consequent upon such Order and for the disposal of any moneys in the Village Health Fund of such village at the date of such Order.

Constitution of Village Health Commission

3. There shall be established in every village to which this Law applies a Village Health Commission composed of the mukhtar, who shall be Chairman, and the azas of such village.

Constitution of Village Health Commission in Villages where there is more than one Village Commission

4.-(1) Where in any village there is more than one Village Commission, the Village Health Commission shall consist of the Mukhtar and one aza to be appointed by the o from each such Village Commission.

(2) The o shall appoint from among such mukhtars a chairman and a vice-chairman of the Village Health Commission.

Constitution of Village Health Commission where villages are grouped

5.-(1) Where any villages are grouped under the provisions of section 6, the Village Health Commission for the group shall consist of the mukhtar and one aza to be appointed by the o from each Village Commission.

(2) The o shall appoint from among such mukhtars a chairman and a vice-chairman of the Village Health Commission.

Grouping of villages

6. The o may, by notification to be published in the Gazette, direct that two or more adjacent villages shall be united into a group for all or any of the purposes of this Law as may be specified in such notification, and thereupon the villages mentioned in such notification shall form a group accordingly.

Duties and powers of Village Health Commission

7.-(1) The Village Health Commission shall, if so required by the o and in so far as there arefunds available, perform in the village any of the duties and exercise therein any of the powers hereinafter mentioned, that is to say-

(a) prevent the accumulation in any public or private place of any filth, refuse or water in a manner dangerous to the public health;

(b) require any building wherein any person has died of any kind of contagious or infectious disease and the clothing in and the contents of such building to be disinfected;

(c) ensure that all drains, urinals, privies and cesspits shall be so constructed andkept as not to be injurious to health;

(d) provide and maintain in good order and repair public dust-bins and other receptacles for the temporary deposit and collection of rubbish and cause such public dust-bins and other receptacles to be so kept as not to be injurious to health;

(e) prevent any hotel, khan, cook-shop, bar, coffee-house, confectionery shop, pastry-shop, bakery of any kind, barber's shop or public bath and the various appliances and utensils used therein being in an uncleanly state or in a state injurious to health;

(f) keep all streets and public places in proper repair and clean and clear of obstructions;

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(g) regulate any trade or business which may, in the opinion of the v o o Iv v, be injurious to public health or a source of danger to the public or which it is otherwise in the public interest expedient to regulate;

(h) keep or cause to be kept clean and in good repair and free from contamination all wells, public fountains, drains, aqueducts and irrigation channels other than drains, aqueducts or irrigation channels to which the Irrigation Divisions (Villages) Law, apply;

(i) provide for the establishment and regulation of village markets and prohibit the hawking of any goods in any place other than such markets;

(j) provide for the establishment and regulation of cattle markets during local fairs and prohibit the sale of any cattle during any such fair in any place other than such markets;

(k) provide for the setting aside of special places for the sale of perishable goods and prohibit the sale of such goods in any place other than such special places;

(l) provide slaughter-houses for the slaughter of animals and prohibit the slaughter of animals in any place other than such slaughter-houses;

(m) regulate the slaughter of animals;

(n) provide an efficient service for the removal of rubbish, night-soil, manure and other refuse from any public or private place;

(o) provide for the lighting and watering of any street or public place;

(p) generally to perform any public work which may tend to promote sanitation and cleanliness in the village;

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(2) he Village Health Commission shall, if so required by the o and in so far as there are funds available, contribute towards the cost of maintenance of rural hospitals, child welfare clinics and maternity services which may be established by the authority of the v o o Iv v.

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Remedy in case of default of Village Health Commission in performance of duty

8.-(1) Where it appears to the o that the Village Health Commission has made default in the performance of any of the duties mentioned in this Law or in enforcing any of the provisions of this Law or any rules made thereunder, the o may make an order limiting a time for the performance of the duty in respect of which the default has been made.

(2) If the duty is not performed by the time limited in the order, the o may appoint a temporary board consisting of two or more persons to perform such particular duty and shall by order direct that the expenses of performing the same shall be paid by the Village Health Commission in default, and any order made for the payment of such expenses may be removed into the District Court of the District in which the village over which the defaulting Village Health Commission exercises authority is situate, and such order shall thereupon be enforced as if the same were an order of such Court.

The o may from time to time by order change the constitution of any suchboard.

(3) Any board appointed under subsection (2) to perform the duty of a defaulting Village Health Commission shall, in the performance and for the purposes of such duty be invested with all the powers of such Village Health Commission (including the power to levy fees, charges or rates) necessary for the performance of such duty.

(4) Any sum specified in an order of the o for the payment of the expenses of performing the duty of a defaulting Village Health Commission shall be deemed to be expenses properly incurred by such Village Health Commission and to be a debt due from such Village Health Commission and payable out of any moneys in the hands of such Village Health Commission or out of any fee, charge or rate applicable to the payment of any expenses properly incurred by such Commission.

Rules

9.-(1) A Village Health Commission may make rules to be published in the Gazette for all or any of the following purposes-

(a) to enable or assist the Village Health Commission to perform any of the duties and to exercise any of the powers in section 7 mentioned;

(b) to prescribe fees or charges in connection with any of the matters in paragraphs (i), (j), (k), (l), (m), (), (), () () of section 7(1) mentioned;

(c) to provide-

(i) for the imposition of an annual rate not exceeding v vv pounds upon every occupier in the village to be assessed by the Village Health Commission according to the means within the village area of each such occupier;

(ii) for the time at which and the manner in which such annual rate shall be paid and recovered;

(iii) for the exemption of occupiers from payment of such annual rate on the ground of poverty;

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Provided that no rules shall be made under paragraphs (b), (c), and () hereof withoutthe approval of the o and that no rules shall be made under paragraphs (a) and () hereof without the approval of the o and the v o o Iv v.

(2) For the purposes of this section, "occupier" means-

(a) any person in actual occupation of any immovable property in the village without regard to the title under which he occupies such property or, in the case of an unoccupied immovable property, the person entitled to the occupation thereof;

(b) the owner of any movable property in the village.

(3) (a) Whenever any amount is assessed on any non-resident occupier, a special notice of the amount so assessed shall be immediately forwarded by the mukhtar to such non-resident occupier and such occupier may, within twenty days from the date of receiving such notice, appeal to the o in the manner to be prescribed by the rules forwarding at the same time a copy of the appeal to the mukhtar;

(b) the o shall, as soon as possible, proceed to inquire into the justice of the assessment and his decision thereon shall be final.

(4) Whenever any rules made under this section contain any provision regarding assessments and appeals therefrom, such rules shall, in so far as they apply to non-resident occupiers, be read subject to the provisions of subsection (3).

Power to Village Health Commission to borrow money

10. Notwithstanding anything contained in this Law, the Village Health Commission may borrow, with the consent and under the authority of an Order o o and subject to the terms and conditions that may be imposed by such Order, money from the Loan Commissioners or from any other person for carrying out any work or measure which the Village Health Commission may, in the performance of any of its duties or in the exercise of any of its powers under the provisions of this Law, carry out, and for the purpose of securing the payment of the principal and interest of any such loan may mortgage any property, fees, charges or rates to the lender:

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Offences

11.-(1) ny person who contravenes any of the provisions of this Law or any rule made thereunder, or who disobeys any lawful order of a Village Health Commission made in the performance of its duties or the exercise of its powers under section 7, shall be guilty of an offence.

Penalty: imprisonment for one month or a fine of ,75 or both.

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Village health fund

12.-(1) For every village to which this Law applies there shall be a village health fund which shall consist of-

(a) all fees, charges and rates collected under any rules made under this Law;

(b) all fines, penalties and costs recovered for any contravention of any of the provisions of this Law or any rules made thereunder;

(c) any moneys paid to the Village Health Commission on account of the Village health fund.

(2) The village health fund shall, subject to the control of the Village Health Commission, be in charge of a treasurer who shall receive money and make payments on account of the fund.

(3) The Chairman of the Village Health Commission shall be the treasurer:

Provided that the o may appoint any other person to be the treasurer.

(4) The treasurer shall, not later than such date as the o may prescribe in every year, forward to the o a detailed account up to the 31st December immediately preceding of all moneys paid into or out of the village health fund together with all relative vouchers and receipts.

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Account to be audited

13.-(1) he account mentioned in section 12(4) shall be audited by such person or persons as the o shall appoint who shall examine the account and make a report thereon to the o.

(2) he auditor or auditors may be paid such reasonable remuneration as the o shall approve, and such remuneration shall be a charge upon the village health fund.

(3) The o shall publish the audited account by causing a copy thereof to be posted in a conspicuous place in the village concerned or, in the case of a group of villages, a copy thereof in a conspicuous place in each of the villages concerned.

Power of o to surcharge improper payments

14.-(1) If after the receipt of the auditor's report it appears to the o that any sum forming part of the village health fund has been improperly expended, he may surcharge the person who, in his opinion, is responsible for the improper expenditure, with the repayment of such sum to the village health fund and shall, by notification in writing, call upon the person surcharged to make good the sum surcharged within such period of time as may be specified in the notification.

(2) If the person surcharged makes default in making good the sum surcharged within the period of time specified in the notification, the sum surcharged shall be recoverable from the defaulter as a civil debt at the suit of the o.

Annual estimates

15. very Village Health Commission shall, on or before the 1st day of November in every year, submit to the o for his approval an estimate of the revenue and expenditure for the year beginning on the 1st day of January next following.

Appointment of officers

16.-(1) The Village Health Commission may appoint such officers as may be required for the carrying out of the provisions of this Law, who shall receive such remuneration as the Village Health Commission, with the approval of the o, may appoint:

Provided that no officer so appointed shall be removed from his office except with the consent of the o.

(2) Every officer appointed by the Village Health Commission shall perform such duties and in such manner as the Village Health Commission may from time to time direct.

Power to enter premises

17.-(1) The Chairman of a Village Health Commission or any person authorized by him or a Medical Officer or Sanitary Inspector authorized by the v o o Iv v may without warrant enter any premises at any time between the

hours of sunrise and sunset or in the case of any business premises at any hour when the business is usually carried on, for the purpose of examining whether any person therein or thereon acts in contravention of this Law or any rules made thereunder.

(2) Any person who prevents or obstructs any person enumerated in subsection (1) in the execution of any of the provisions of that subsection, shall be guilty of an offence.

Penalty: a fine of ,125.

Village Health Commission to follow directions of v o o Iv v

18. The Village Health Commission shall, in carrying out any measures relating to sanitation or public health in the village, comply with directions given by the v o o Iv v in that respect.

SCHEDULE

(Section 2.)

NICOSIA DISTRICT

Akaki
Angolemi
Argaki
Astromeritis
Avlona
Ayia Kebir
Ayia Varvara
Ayii Trimithias
Ayios Yeoryios (Soleas)
Chakistra
Dhali
Dheftera, Pano
Dhenia
Elea
Engomi
Epicho
Evrykhou
Exometokhi
Eylenja
Galata
Galini
Geunyeli
Ghazivera
Kalokhorio (Lefka)
Kalokhorio (Orinis)
Kambi Phermaka
Kapedhes
Kato Kopia
Katydhata
Klirou
Kokkini Trimithia
Korakou
Laghumdhera
Lakatamia, Kato
Lakatamia, Pano
Linou
Livadha
Louroujina
Lymbia
Lythrodhonda
Mammari
Mathiati
Menico
Mia Milea
Milikouri
Mitsero
Mora
Moutoullas
Neokhorio
Nikos
Nisou
Omorphita
Orounda
Orta Keuy
Palekythro
Paleokhorio (Dagh)
Paleokhorio (Morphou)
Paleometokho
Pendayia
Pera
Pera Khorio
Peristerona
Petra
Pharmakas
Phlasou, Kato
Phlasou, Pano
Platanistasa
Politiko
Polystipos
Potamia
Prastio (Morphou)
Psomolophou
Pyrgos, Pano
Sina Oros
Skouriotissa
Spilia
Tympou
Trakhonas
Vizakia
Xeri
Xerovounos
Yerakies
Yerolakkos
Zodhia, Kato
Zodhia, Pano

LARNAKA DISTRICT

Alaminos
Anaphotia
Anglisidhes
Arsos
Ayia Anna
Ayii Vavatsinias
Ayios Theodhoros
Dhromolaxia
Ghoshi
Kalokhorio
Kato Dhrys
Khirokitia
Kiti
Kirisil
Klavdia
Kophinou
Kornos
Layia
Livadhia
Lefkara, Kato
Mari
Maroni
Mazotos
Melousha
Menoyia
Moshiloti
Odhou
Ora
Ormidhia
Pergamos
Perivolia
Petrophani
Psematismenos
Pyla
Pyrga
Skarinou
Tersephanou
Tokhni
Trouli
Tremithousa
Vavatsinia
Vavla
Voroklini
Xylophagou
Xylotymbou

LIMASSOL DISTRICT

Agridhia
Akapnou
Akrounda
Alekhtora
Amiandos, Kato
Anoyira
Apesha
Apsiou
Arakapas
Arsos
Asgata
Ayia Phyla
Ayios Amvrosios
Ayios Athanasios
Ayios Dhimitrios
Ayios Ioannis
Ayios Mamas
Ayios Theodhoros
Ayios Therapon
Ayios Tykhonas
Ayios Yeorghios
Dhora
Dhoros
Dhymes
Ephtagonia
Episkopi
Erimi
Kalokhorio
Kaminaria
Kandou
Kellaki
Khandria
Kividhes, Pano
Kolossi
Kyperounda
Lania
Lemithou
Limnatis
Lophos
Mallia
Mandria
Mathikoloni
Mesayitonia
Monagri
Monagroulli
Moniatis
Moutayiaka
Omodhos
Pakhna
Paleomylos
Parakklisha
Pelendria
Pendakomo
Perapedhi
Phasoula
Phini
Pissouri
Plataniskia
Platres, Kato
Polemidhia, Kato
Potamiou
Prestio (Evdhimou)
Prodhromos
Pyrgos
Silikou
Sounia
Zanalja
Trimiklini
Tris Elies
Vasa (Kilani)
Vasa (Limassol)
Vouni
Yerasa
Yermasoyia
Ypsonas
Zoopiyi

FAMAGUSTA DISTRICT

Akhyritou
Aphania
Angastina
Ardhana
Arhenia
Arnadhi
Athna
Avgolidha
Avgorou
Ayia Napa
Ayios Andronikos
Ayios Elias
Ayios Iacovos
Ayios Nikolaos
Ayios Seryios
Ayios Symeon
Ayios Theodhoros
Ayia Trias
Chatos
Dhavlos
Dherinia
Engomi
Ephtakomi
Gaidhouras
Galatia
Galinoporni
Gastria
Grouphes
Gypsos
Kalopsida
Koma tou Yialou
Korovia
Kouklia
Knodhara
Kondea
Kornokipos (Keurnech)
Kridhia
Lapathos
Leonarisso
Limnia
Liopetri
Livadhia
Makrasyka
Mandres
Marathovouno
Melanagra
Melounda
Milea
Moussoulida
Neta
Ovgoros
Paralimni
Patriki
Peristerona
Pervolia - tou-Trikomou
Phlamoudhi
Phrenaros
Piyi
Platani
Platanisso
Prastio
Psilatos
Pyrga
Sotira
Strongylos
Styllos
Syngrasis
Tavros
Topju Keny
Trypimeni
Vasili
Vathylakkas
Vatili
Vitsadha
Vokolidhe
Yenagra
Yerani

PAPHOS DISTRICT

Akourdhalia, Kato
Akourdhalia, Pano
Akoursos
Amarsos
Amarketi
Anadhiou
Anarita
Anavargos
Androlikou
Arkhimadrita, Kato
Arkhimandrita, Pano
Arminou
Armou
Arodhes, Kato
Arodhes, Pano
Asproyia
Axylou
Ayia Varvara
Ayios Dhimitrianos
Ayios Ioannis
Ayios Isidhoros
AyiosYeoryios
Dhrinia
Dhrousa
Dhrymou
Eledhiou
Emba
Episkopi
Evretou
Galataria
Goudhi
Inia
Istinjo
Kallepia
Kannaviou
Karamoullidhes
Kathikas
Kedhares
Kelokedhara
Khlorakas
Kholi
Khoulou
Kholetria
Khrysokhou
Kili
Kilinia
Kinousa
Kissonerga
Kithasi
Koloni
Konia
Kouklia
Kourtaka
Kritou Marottou
Kritou Terra
Lasa
Lemona
Letymbou
Magounda
Malounda
Mamonia
Mamoundali
Mandria
Marathounda
Marona
Meledhia
Melamiou
Melandra
Mesa Khorio
Mesana
Mesoyi
Milia
Miliou
Mousere
Nata
Neokhorio
Nikoklia
Pelathousa
Pentalia
Peristerona
Phasli
Phasoula
Philousa (Khrysokhou)
Philousa(Kelokedhara)
Phinikas
Phiti
Pitargou
Pomos
Prastio
Pretori
Salamiou
Sarama
Simou
Skouli
Souskiou
Statos
Stavrokono
Steni
Stroumbi
Tala
Terra
Theletra
Timi
Trakhypedhoula
Trimithousa (Khrysokhou)
Trimithousa (Paphos)
Tsadha
Vrecha
Yialia
Yiolou
Zakharia

KYRENIA DISTRICT

Asomatos
Ayios Epiktitos
Ayios Ermolaos
Ayios Yeorgios
Bellapais
Dhikomo, Kato
Dhikomo, Pano
Kalogrea
Karmi
Kazaphani
Kondemenos
Kormakiti
Larnaka tis Lapithou
Myrtou
Photta
Sisklipos
Vasilia