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MOUNT SOMERS ROAD BOARD.
The usual monthly meeting of this Board was held at the office on Monday, the 3rd inst. All the members present. The Overseer’s report was read and considered. The Overseer reported on work required on roads to Mesopotamia and to Polhill’s. The work was ordered to be done. The Clerk was instructed to invite tenders for keeping all the shingled roads in repair for 12 months from Boyer's stream to the North Ashburton River ; also the ford on that river ; also to advertise for tenders for shingling the road from Anama crossing to M Clymont’s fence. The Clerk was instructed to cancel Carleton’s contract on Spread Eagle to Alford Forest Road The overseer was instructed to take the necessary steps to have Carleton’s contracts —Tramway road and Gorse Fence road—completed according to specification. The Clerk was instructed to advertise that all contracts not completed in the time specified in the specifications will have to be finished one month from the date of advertisement, otherwise penalties will be enforced ; also that all rates not paid by the advertised time will be sued for. roiißEßroNnrNf'E. From the Asburton County Council in answer to the Board’s letter re bridges over the Ashburton river and Taylor’s stream, and informing the Board that the Council had adopted the Board’s
r**coinimvi fl at;on in regard to bridge at Hood's crossing. From the same, informing the Board that the money granted for planting trees had been paid to the credit of the Boaid. From W. Fergus, asking the Board to met d a portion of the road near his place, as the same was not passable. The Overseer was instructed to report on the same at next meeting of the B a d. Petition from W. T. Smith and others, asking that a portion of Graham’s road be formed and shingled. The Overseer was instr ucted to report on same at next meeting. Tenders were opened for Nos. 27, 28, and 29, one in eacli case accepted. Accounts were then passed, and the Board adjourned till Dec. 1.
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