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A meeting was held at the Somerset Hotel on Tuesday night, about twentyfive members present. Mr George Compton, captain of the brigade in the chair. The Treasurer reported the balance in hand £.S'i If’s. The Standing Committee reported having ordered a 3 cwt bell from Messrs A. and T. Burr, of Dunedin, at Is 3d per ib, and ii was proposed by Ivir G. Parkin ana seemmed by jUr «l. Bradley, tnat the action of too landing Committee be endorsed. —C r ied.

The disposal of the old bell was then considered, and some of the members were of opinion that the old bell should remain as an extra bell, and the others that two bells would lead to confusion.

Mr M. Friedlan ler proposed, and Mr iargemu seconded —‘ ‘ That the old bell be sept and the Standing Committee arrange mv a new site for it if necessary. ” Carried. Mr J imes Bradley proposed, and Mr J. Dolman seconded—“ That the Borough Council be requested to allow the brigade to hold their meetings in the Council Chambers temporarily.’’—Carried. It was mentioned that providing the Borough refused the request, that Mr Tucker would give the use of a room in Montgomery's buildings. The following members were appointed on the .Standing Committee to net with the ofibr-rs: —Messrs J. Bradley, J. Wilkie, M. Friedlander, and 0. Miller Tenders were opened for shifting enguie house and erecting new bell tower. Mr Parkin, 1:23 10s ; Mr Compton, £27. Mr G. Compton’s tender was acoepte !. It \v;i. —solved that the secretary apply to ~h<' secretary of tin; Insurance Acv 0.-ia-tiou U‘f • subscription towards tlii cost of the erection of the bull tower. The inutility of the wcl. Saunders’buildings was refer.\i * the secretary was instructed to ap, Lo the Council to have a hole sunk so as lower the engine within reach of the water.

Mr J. Dolman said lie had taken some trouble over the matter, and was aware that Mr Foots had ordered the foreman of works to do the work, "but it had not yet been done. Messrs Compton and Parkin to wait on the Mayor. Two new members were balloted for and elected.

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ASHBURTON FIRE BRIGADE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 18, 6 November 1879

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ASHBURTON FIRE BRIGADE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 18, 6 November 1879

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