A county council is the elected administrative body governing an area known as a county. This term has slightly different meanings in different countries.
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... The reason given by the County Council for not appointing her as librarian was her insufficient grasp of Irish “ A certain advertisement was issued by the Local Appointments ... That resolution subsequently came before the County Council, and was ratified by that body ... of a product of Trinity to the position of Librarian in this County ...
... of cities these were the four largest burghs they exercised the powers of both a county council and burgh ... of twenty-nine counties they were governed by a county council consisting partly of members nominated by the town councils of burghs in the county and partly by ... The chairman of a county council was known as the "convener" ...
... in nine states, they are headed by a county council ... In other states, each county is headed by a county commission or a county board of supervisors or a board of chosen freeholders ...
... Shropshire Council (prior to 1 April, 2009, Shropshire County Council) is elected every four years ... The previous county council was the top-tier of local authorities in the non-metropolitan county of Shropshire, England ... is now the principal local authority of the non-metropolitan county ...
... County councils were required to divide their county into districts, each of which was under the supervision of a district committee with powers and ... Burgh councils could transfer the maintenance of the highways and bridges of the town to the county council, whereupon a representative of the burgh was appointed to the committee ... In counties with fewer than six parishes, the county council was not obliged to form districts ...
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“Daughter to that good Earl, once President
Of Englands Council and her Treasury,
Who lived in both, unstaind with gold or fee,
And left them both, more in himself content.
Till the sad breaking of that Parliament
Broke him, as that dishonest victory
At Chaeronea, fatal to liberty,
Killd with report that old man eloquent;”
—John Milton (16081674)
“Dont you know there are 200 temperance women in this county who control 200 votes. Why does a woman work for temperance? Because shes tired of liftin that besotted mate of hers off the floor every Saturday night and puttin him on the sofa so he wont catch cold. Tonight were for temperance. Help yourself to them cloves and chew them, chew them hard. Were goin to that festival tonight smelling like a hot mince pie.”
—Laurence Stallings (18941968)