Otautau Town Board.
Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle, Volume XXIII, Issue 1160, 14 February 1928, Page 3
Otautau Town Board.
Tho monthly meeting, held last night,-w.& 1 attended by Mr W. J. Weeney (Chairman. Mrs Cupples, and Messrs R. Scatter, R, B- Collett, E. Harrington and M.C.. Mclvor. L«:ave of abserpe was graufSd MrF. H- Hill. The Works Committee reported : That paih.3 of plots m new eometery required grass cut and gravel heaps elearnd off ; also that gorse thould be cut and entrance gates and posts pain tod. 'J hut m the old oemeteiy 'he grounds wanted clearing up, und that application should be made to plot holders for contributions, and that the Board should purchase from the Cemetery trustees the old shed for housing the fire engine. They also recommended clearing gorse. Reoommanded conversion- of the present gas house into a tool shed for surfaceman, ihat the footpath iv N<«rth OtautßU near the bridge should be repaired at once, and that all business 'men m Main block be asked to co-operate with the Board m keeping the tar sealed. portion clean by, keeping the gutters clear of refuse m front of their respective shops. That two or three refuse baskets be placed m street, .^hatvr stairs be effected to Harbison street bridge. — Report 'received and approved, and surfaceman to carry out the work. - It was resolved that 10 per cent, 'penalty be added to all rates, inclusive ot Southland Electric Power Board rates remaining unpaid on 24. th March, ( The Chairman repotted upon the vi^it cf the Highways Boat a 011 25th January, and to the sympathetic' hearing accorded the representations of the Town Board regarding a subsidy towards the tar sealing work. An outline of the evidence' put before the Highways Baard was submitted, and a vote of thinks accorded the Chairman and Clerk. , The Chairman's action m engaging T. Btroud to take a census of a week's truffio over Main street was approved. 'The .arrangements and commitments made by the Chairman on the occasion of 'the Governor-General's visit was confirmed and it _wa3' resolved the thanks ot the Board be convoyed to the Girl Guides and Boy Scouts for valuable . assistance rendered. . It was decided to notify the surfaceman to direct heavy traction traffic oo" the Main street. . The schedule of duties for caretaker prepared by the Works Committee was approved and Mr E» Jellyman appointed caretaker. ' ' ' :' It was resolved that the solicitor prepare a I*4 year lease of section occupier! by Mrs King, with such conditions for compensation for improvements and right of removal as the Board had authority to grant. S- H. Herron' was appoi need Kfoxious Weeds loa'pector for the .township, and Mr Suatter authorised to arrange a'conorete trough for the publio-pound. Tiie Works Cjommittee yere; empowered to have some .improvements efjj«oted m Queen street, and to carry out some cousrete work m Chester street. • 4 liceuse for refreshment rooms was granted Mrs Q- Boujt subject to Health Inspector^ ecdorsen^ent. . It was resolved that surfaceman prepare a requisition for tools requited. Acgouo^p amquntitig to £$61 »1 8 18d were passed for payment.