RODNEY COUNTY COUNCIL
Rodney and Otamatea Times, Waitemata and Kaipara Gazette , 6 February 1918, Page 5
RODNEY COUNTY COUNCIL
The Eodney County Council met on Thursday last, when there were.present—Crs. J. A. Shepherd, Albert Biding (Chairman); J. F. Lawrie, Mahurangi; H. A. Hooper, Kaipara; W. E. Grant, Hoteo ; John v Morison, Kourawhero; D. W. Knaggs, Matakana; S. F. Boler, Tauhoa; J. B. Witten, Omaha; E. Schischka, Puhoi. I FINANCE. The Finance Committee (Or. J. F. Lawrie, Chairman), reported that accounts totalling £992 17s 3d had been passed for payment. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. A deputation, consisting of Messrs Ma'theson and itemp, representing the Leigh Hall Committee, waited on the Council requesting permission to erect a fence over portion of a road adjoining the hall. It was to be used as a paddock for the settlers' use. '••( After consideration it was 'resolved that the request of the Leigh Hall Committee to erect fence on the unused half, of road adjoining the ,hall be granted during the Council's pleasure. Law 1 ie—Sheph er d. The correspondence was read. MOTIONS PASSED. That Mr Anderson's tender for old wharf timber.be accepted. Lawrie — Grant. That the Engineer be authorised to make better arrangements with regard to the metalling of the Warkworth- Matakana l*oad. Knaggs—M orison. That the Engineer be authorised to act in the best way in the matter of Contract No. 5-r-Pakiri-Leigh Eoad. Witten—Schischka.
"That Mr Petherick's tenderer concreting the upper side of Wafrkworth Wharf be accepted. Lawrie—Grant.' That the Engineer be anthorised to proceed with Big Omaha contract by day labor, in the event of no tender being available. La wrie—Grant. That the rates" referred - to, viz:, William Orclwiiri (on active service) be remitted, and thut J. P. Thornbush arid Win. Boss's account fe rates be struck out. Boler—Shephord. That the liairanga County council's resolution asking the Government to reduce railway charges on road material to. County Councils" and Eoad Boards be endorsed. Shepherd—
Lawiie. That a new' cheque for £8 0s lid be issued to Mr Greenwood on his signing a written" guarantee that in the event of the previous cheque turning up he will be responsible. Lawrie—Grant.
That the clerk be instructed to con-suit a solicitor re the claim of Messrs Paul and ICatavitoh on the Council. "ITawrie—Shepherd. • That the Council is prepared to meet Mr Jenkins half way in the matter of interest oh purchase money of land to the amount of £2 5s on the completion Of the transfer. Lawrie—Shepherd. That the matter of the Mahurangi Heads Whai t: repairs be left with tho Biding member and Engineer. Shepherd— Eoler; • y , That the Engineer be authorised to proceed with new works as specified in his report. Boler— Hooper. . That the < half holiday in the outlying districts be the same as last year. Buler—Shepherd. : That cue Eugindor use his bust eu'aeavours to come to terms with the owners of the property re the right^ot way Aliuioa to Komokoriki and it this iails, ta« inatt«i be put through under the Public Works Act. Hooper— Boler; .• , ; -i'hat the Engineer be authorised to communicate with^ the Education authorities to ascertaiu if an exchange can be effected for portion of old road for that proposed to be taken m the Pak.iri liver road. Whitten—Hooper. NEXT MEETING. ■' That the next meeting be held on Tuesday, the 5th rMaich, 1918. BoJer —-Lawrie. ,- "'•■•■ . /■■.'■'■'':/■ ,
The British Food Controller has sent a cable to America urging the dispatch of 75,000,000 moie bushels of wheat to the Allies. He adds : '• It jowlies with America to decide whether Allies shall have enough foo^ ty*m out till the Americans take the held.