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The ordinary month!}' meeting of the Board was held on Monday. Members present were Messrs W. C. Walker (Chairman) Taylor, and M'Farlane. MINUTES. Minutes of previous meeting were read and confirmed. overseer’s report. Overseer’s report was then read and considered. TENDERS. Tenders were then opened as advertised, Nos. 31, 32, 33, 34, and one in each case accepted. CORRESPONDENCE. From the Ashburton County Council informing the Board that at its last sitting it accepted I. Butts’ tender for L4i)4o 14s. Id. for the construction of a wooden bridge across the South Ashburton, Hood’s crossing. Also informing the Board that the Government having promised to take in hand the extension of the Rangitata traffic bride by utilising the material received from England, the Council thought it best not to interfere with this material, thinking that a difficulty might arise therefrom. From the same asking the Board’s cooperation in endeavoring to cause all owners and occupiers of land in the County not to obstruct any natural watercourses, nor to interfere with the free passage of storm-water along the natural depressions in the plains. The clerk was instructed to acknowledge receipt of the same.

From the Secretary to the Treasury re subsidy on rates collected up to the 31st March, 1879. From George Gumming Cox, enclosing his account.

From James Carleton, in reference to his contracts. The overseer was instructed to employ labor to complete both contracts, and to write to Mr. Carleton informing him of the same. . The Clerk was directed to invite tenders for shingling Fergus road, and reforming the Alford and Spread Eagle road. The Chairman stated it was the wish of the County Council that the Board consider recommendations for a poundkeeper for Mount Somers pound. The Chairman and Mr. M‘Farlane were appointed a committee to consider the matter with power to recommend. The Clerk was requested to advertise the annual meeting of the ratepayers to take place on Monday, January sth, 1880, The Chairman, Mr. W. C. Walker, and Mr. Cameron, retire by lot, but are eligible for re-election. The Clerk was instructed to advertise that all claims against the Beard be sent in before 31st December, 1879.

Mr. M'Farlane tendered his resignation as a member of the Board.

The Clerk and Overseer’s resignation was accepted.

Accounts were then passed, and the Board adjourned.

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MOUNT SOMERS ROAD BOARD., Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 35, 16 December 1879

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MOUNT SOMERS ROAD BOARD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 35, 16 December 1879

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