Manawatu Times, Rōrahi XXVII, Putanga 7588, 19 Whiringa-ā-rangi 1902, Page 2
Tbe fortnightly meeting of the Borough Council was held last night. Present—Crs Haydon (in the chair), Goodger, Mowlem, Copeland, Edwards, Jack and Armstrong. Before tho minutes of the previous meeting were confirmed, a protest by Cr Edwards against the allocation of the sum of £300 for the stand at the sports ground was read, the grounds of the protest being that a previous resolution to spend £125 was not rescinded. After discussion Cr Gooke moved that the protest was disrespectful to the Council and that it be expunged from the minutes, but on a division being taken the motion was lost. CORRESPONDENCE. From W. Wiltshire, asking the Council to grant him a driver's license refused by the Inspector.—Eeferred to the Public Works Committee for report. From the Po3t and Telegraph Department, stating that an application could be made by a responsible person or body, for a telephone ■ solely for'the use of the cabmen and carriers.—Eeceived. From the secretary to the Hospital j Board, advising the Council that it had ihe right to elect two members to tho Board, and that tho election would be held on Wednesday, November 26tb.— Received. j From the Valuation Department, stating that the Borough could not be re-valued this year.—Received. From the Telegraph Department, stating that the rates for the Borough telephones could not be reduced. Received. From the Agricultural Department, demandingjthe destruction of " ragwort" growing on a property in the Boiough. - Eeferred to Public Works Committee, and Borough Solicitor, with power to act. From J. B. Wither, asking permission to form a right-of-way off Lombardstreet.—Referred to Public Works Committee, with power to act if application is in order. From August Max, asking that a few loads of gravel be put in front of his property in Tram-street.—Referred to the Public Works Committee to report. From R. L Mesteyer, stating that he considered he had already been appointed to carry out the sewerage scheme.—Consideration deferred, From J. S. Munro, asking for a refund of money advanced for water extension iaFeatherstbn-street. Resolved Chat the money be paid. DEPUTATION. Mr E. Larcomb waited on tbe Council and asked for a special permit to enable additions to be made to the Commercial Hotel.—Request granted. REPORTS The Public Works Comaiittee reported that they had accepted the tender of W. J. Phillips and Sons, at £55, for the construction of footpaths in Ferguson and Wellesbourne streets, and that the tender of Mr J. Mullan at £39 19s was accepted for the footpath in Linton street. The Committee recommended that provis'on be made in next year's estimates for improving the surface drainage of tbe Square.—Adopted. The Reserves Committee reported that the tenders received for the stand at the sports ground exceeded the amount allocated, and they recommended that they be referred to the Council. In reference to R. Collins' lease, the Committee reported that no restrictions as to transfer was contained in the conditions of lease, and that therefore in the opinion of the Committee, no objection could b8 raised to the transfer. The Committee recommended the Council to inform Mr Allman that the seotion, part of No. 6, he offered to lease, would be put up to auction on December 6th, and the water he complains of is as it always has been, and cannot be dealt with at present.—Report adopted.
The Sanitary Inspector was instructed to attend to a nuisance complained of in Church-street. The usual accounts were referred to the Finance Committee for payment it found correct. Resolved that the Public Works Committee report upon a better system of receiving contractors' deposits. It was resolved that a modified plan of the proposed stand for the showground be prepared. Cr Copeland moved that the engineer, be empowered to have the rough stones removed from the footpaths ia the Borough where required.—Motion lost. The Council then adjourned.