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I : The usual monthly meeting was held .it the Office bn Thursday.' Present—Messrs. H. T. Winter (Chairman), E. Saunders, Hugo Friedlander, and D. Wilson. correspondence. 'Correspondence was read from residents in Trevorton, asking that both footpaths be, formed on the Beach road through Trevorton. Refresh survey of.a road near Kennedy’s. The Chief Surveyor wrote that his department could not undertake to re-survey sections where the pegs had been removed through carelessness by owners of sections, and the Secretary was instructed to inform Mrs. Gibson that the . pegs required to be put in by an authorised surveyor. . _ From the Bank of New Zealand, stating ■ that the amount of £704 15s 4d had been paid into the credit of the Ashburton Road Board, and had been divided as follows : —Wakanui Road Board, £361 13s Id ; Long Beach Board, £39!) 2s 3d. ’ A petition was read. from Mr. John Lambie and 14 others, asking for a road to bo formed from Mr. Murdock Bruce’s gate to the Rakaia boundary road. To be reported on. STORM-WATER, From the County Council requesting the Board to assist them in preventing obstructions being placed across natural water courses. COUNTY COUNCn. OFFICE. A notice was sent by the County Council that they would not require the Board’s offices after the present month. THE SUBSIDIES. Messrs. Bullock and- R. Friedlander ■waited upon thq Board as a deputation from the Borough . re their share of the subsidy lately paid by Government, and pointed out, that the sum of £Bl 19s. was due to the Borough from the subsidy. Mr. Hugo Friedlander pointed out that the Government had only paid half the subsidy and suggested paying the share due by the Board. This was agreed to, and the balance was referred to the Longheach Board. eeadley’s drain. Frojn John Corbett and others, pointing out that unless the drains on Leadley’s road were let and . completed before harvest, should wet weather come on their crops would be irretrievably damaged. . It was resolved that John Black’s tender for No. 1 drain at £365 1 Os be accepted, and for No. 2 section, P. Stewart at £92 Bs. MISSOELI/A neous. Mr. P. Innes applied for the road leading to his place to be formed. It was pointed out that this road gave access to no one but Mr Innes, and the Board resolved that the surveyor report on the matter. It was resolved that no work be let or business transacted except at ordinary or special meetings of the Board. The Surveyox-’s report was read and adopted. TENDERS. The Board resolved to call for tenders for formation of the Seaside road, and a drain on the boundary of AVilson and Fitzgerald's sections on the Beach road, and the Overseer was instructed to give notide to land holders re cutting gorse ofl roads on their frontages. The applica-

tion for formation of Denihay’s road was j refused. Tenders were accepted for—Smith’s road, Arthur O’Neil, formation, 5s per chain ; shingling, Is Id per yard. Collecting rates, James Vvi’kic, 5 per cent, also to act as collector of Dog Tax at 10 per cent. NEW KITE FOI; OFFICES. The Chairman pointed out that according to law they could not. hold theif annual meeting in the township, and proposed that the election take place at the Wakanui school on Wednesday, January 7th, 1880, and three new members will have to be elected in place of Messrs. E. Saunders and Joseph Hunt, who retire by rotation, and Mr. David Wilson, who resigns. A number of accounts were passed for payment, and the Board adjourned.

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THE WAKANUI ROAD BOARD., Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 31, 6 December 1879

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THE WAKANUI ROAD BOARD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 31, 6 December 1879