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WAKANUI ROAD BOARD.

The usual monthly meeting of the above Board was held on Thursday, at the Board’s office. Present—Messrs Friedlander, Saunders, Hunt, and Wilson. Mr Friedlander apologised for the absence Mr Winter, and the chair was taken by Mr Friedlander. UNPAID RATES. The rates still due amounted to £284 It was stated by some of the members chat they had not been served. Corbett’s road, &c. A petition was presented from Thomas Walsh and others, to the effect that the cutting .was unsafe, and that Corbett’s road required shingling. Referred to the surveyor. stagnant water.

Mr Thcmas Covill complained of stagnant water near cottages on Wakanui road. Referred to the surveyor. SUBSIDIES. A circular was read from the Secretary to the Treasury stating that the sum of £760 15s 4d had been paid to the Board’s credit. alteration of name. From the County Council stating that the Government had consented to alter the name of the district to Wakanui. petitions. A petition was presented from a number of ratepayers in the Seafield district asking that Denihay’a road be formed to the Rakaia boundary. Referred to the surveyor. GRAVEL PITS.

From Saunders Bros., stating that the price required by Mr Denshire for one acre of land for a gravel reserve would be £lO. The offer was accepted. Also from Mr W. Smith, offering one acre on same road for £SO. This offer was refused.

From Mr J. V. Ross, offering one acre on rural section 26,526, for £ls, and the Board must fence it. Accepted. The surveyor’s report was then' read. report.

“ Ashburton, Nov. 6, 1879. “ To the Chairman and members Waka nui Road Board.

“ We beg to submit the following re port: — “ Chertsey Road.—The contract for metalling this road has been completed. “ Gibson’s Road.—Part of the contract for formation and metalling of this road has been done, as it is difficult to get shingle out of the pit the Board have secured, on account of water, it would be as well to let the contract stand over until such time that it can be conveniently worked. “Butterick’s Road.—The contract for metalling this road has been completed satisfactorily. “ Mill Road by Holmes’.—The contract for metalling this road has been completed. We would recommend that the contractor be required to metal a fui’ther portion about twenty chains towards the Wakanui Creek—which would connect this road with a good metalled road to the town.

“ Maintenance of roads.—Mr SiTcock is at work repairing the roads in the Wakanui district.

“Road to Kennedy’s.—We have inspected this road, and estimate the cost of making road fit for traffic at about £25. It is difficult to determine where the north western end of this road is, as all pegs have been removed, and existing fences evidently cross the road, thus making it necessary that the road should be resurveyed. “ According to instructions, we have prepared plans &c, and have called for tenders for works authorised at your last meeting, which will be laid before you to-day. “ We have the honor to be, “Yours Obediently, “ C. E. Fooks, & Son, “ Surveyors, &c., to the Wakanui Road Board.”

The report was received, and it was decided to request the Chief Surveyor to have the road to Kennedy’s defined. Re Gibson's road. The surveyor was instructed to see Mr Bennett re gravel, and the contractor be requested to let the contract stand over. It was resolved that Fletcher’s contract for metalling Mill road be extended to Bruce’s road.

The following tenders were accepted : No. 7. Beach Road—Charles Smithel, re-formation, per chain, 9s 6d ; metal, per yard, Is 4d. No. 8. Supply of 3000 yards metal to Beach Road.—John Gritfen, per yard, Is sd.

No. 9. Drain on Leadley’s road.—The tenders for this work were held over until Messrs Winter and Hunt had waited on the County Council with a view to obtaining a grant in aid. 10. Shingling Denshiro’s Road. —John Boyle, ll£d per yard. 11. Shingling Rule’s Road. John Black ; drain, per chain, 3s ; shingle, per yard, llid. 12. Sliingling Butterick’s Road, not to be done.

The pay sheet was then passed and the Board adjourned.

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WAKANUI ROAD BOARD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 19, 8 November 1879

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