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LONGBEACH ROAD BOARD.

Tho usual monthly meeting of this Board was held at the new office on the Longbeach road on Saturday, the Cth inst. Present—Messrs Grigg (Chairman) Clark, Dawson, and Taylor. THE DIVIDED BOARD. A letter was read from the Bank of New Zealand, Ashburton, advising the receipt of the sum of L 760 15a 4d from the Treasury in favor of the Ashburton Road Board, and as this account was now closed, asking to bo informed to whom Hie money should be credited. Tho Chairman was asked to see the Chairman of the Wakanui Road Board, in order that they may together write to the Treasury, explaining that the Ashburton Road District had been divided into two districts, and that the money should also he divided. WATEPTON POUND. A letter was read from the Ashburton County Council, asking the Board to nominate a poundkecper for the new pound at Waterton. It was resolved to advertise for tenders. INSURANCE ON OFFICES. Mr. George Parkin, tho contractor for the erection of the new Road Board offices, wrote, asking for a refund of money paid for insurance of the building. The matter was referred to Mr. Bruco, tho architect. THE WEATHER AND WORK. Mr. Samuel Anderson, the contractor for the formation of Ford’s road, wrote, asking for the extension of the contract time, owing to tho wet weather which has lately occurred. The request was granted. SIDE DRAIN BRIDGES. Messrs. Donaldson,, Morgan, ■ Moses, and Read, wrote asking for bridges to be placed over tho large side drains on the Waterton road, in order to give them access to their properties. In terms of a former resolution of the Board, it was decided to supply the timber at Ashburton, the applicants doing the work of carting and erection. SURVEYOR’S REPORT. The Surveyor’s report was read as follows :—l. I have the honor to recommend that a footpath he formed on parts of the Great South and Graham’s roads at Tinwald, with a timber korbing and side channels. 2. That tho ruts on Bell’s, Longbeach, and tho Great South roads be filled in. 3. That the road between the Islesworth and Lowcliff stations be repaired where already formed, by drainage, the manager agreeing to contribute half the cost of an outfall drain. 4. That tho approach to the Hinds Ford on the Lowcliff Beach Road be repaired. 5. That a culvert be placed on the main road at the Waterton school, and another at the blacksmith’s shop at Waterton on the same road. 6, And that the Upper Ashburton Road Board be asked to enlarge the present culvert over the Tinwald creek on Road alongside of railway. The first four clauses were adopted, together with instructions to put about teii additional yards per chain of shingle on 120 chains of the road between Winslow and Willowby. The remaining two clauses were deferred until the drainage scheme was definitely arranged. RETURNING OFFICER. Mr. W. Cuthbert was appointed to be the Returning Officer for the district. THANKS. Instructions were given to the Clerk to write to tho Willowby School Committee, and also to the schoolmaster expressing the thanks of the Board for the use of the schoolroom during the meetings of the Board lately held in it. MISCELLANEOUS. It was resolved to insure the new Road Board office and cottage for L4OO, and the stables for LIOO, in the New Zealand Insurance Company ; and to advertise that all outstanding rates for the year ending 31st March, 1879, would be sued for. Accounts amounting LS29 17s. 2d. were examined and passed for payment, and the meeting adjourned.

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LONGBEACH ROAD BOARD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 32, 9 December 1879

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