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ROAD BOARDS.

WAKANUI. The usual monthly meeting of the Wakauui Road Board was held at the office, Moore street, on Thursday. Present Messrs. H. T. Winter, Hugo Friedlander, G. Earle, and J. Hunt. Mr. Hunt proposed, and Mr. Friedlander seconded ‘ That Mr. Winter be elected Chairman for the ensuing year.” Carried. The following correspondence was read and disposed of From Mr. Jno. Corbett, complaining of water overflowing his land, caused by water coming into the creek from Moffat’s mill race. Resolved —“ That the letter be referred back to Mr. Corbett—the Board regretting it has no pow er to interfere in the matter. ” From the Secretary to the Treasury, stating tha f the second moiety for tire current year would be paid next March, the due date. From the Chief Surveyor, re roads to sections, G,6BG and 19,244. Resolved—“To write to Mr. H. Becket, the owner of R. S. 20,485, enclosing particulars of the Chief Surveyor's latter, and requesting him to remove his house, Ac., which have been built on th° rp.ad, From Mr, W. j. Silgook, stating that the price he had put in for cuttings on the Seaside road had been only for 17k chains for one section, as stated in his tender, and asking for an extra allowance of L2O for additional cuttings. Resolved —“ That LSO be paid to Mr. Silcock for cuttings, being Ll 5 ss. for extra work dona by him. ” TENDERS. The tender of Mr. J. R. Chapman, for painting offices, &c., was accepted at Llo. On the Surveyor’s report being read and received, it was resolved—“ That tenders be called for additions to the Road Board cottage, and that Messrs. Hqnt and Friedlaudei- bo empowered to accept tenders. FINANCIAL. The Clerk wag instructed to get information from the manager of the Bank of New Zealand why interest amounting to LI2G 19s. Id. had been paid to tbo credit of the Longbeach Road Board. Resolved—“ That the rates for 18791880 bo collected at once, instead of in April as advertised, as the Board would otherwise lose their share of subsidy on rates collected up to 31st March. The collector was instructed to take immediate proceedings for outstanding rates of 1878-9. THE ROLL. Resolved—“ That the rare roll be returned to the County Council, informing them of its incompleteness.” leadley’h drain. The clerk wan instructed to write to the County Council for a grant in aid of works already executed on the drain along Loadley’s road Mr. Mayo’s application to have roads shingled which are already dedicated, was held over till after harvest. The Beard then adjourned. SOUTH RAKALA. The South Rakaia Road Board met at the Board’s office, Rakaia, on Thursday. Present —Messrs. C. N. Mackie, chairman, D. G. Holmes, and E. S. Coster. The' surveyor’s Report was reacj qnd a^optpd. A letter was read from Mr. Copeland declining to accept LlO an acre for the land necessary for the making of a new road at Chertsey. The Chairman informed the Board that lie had received a similar letter from Mr. W. A. Brown. The Clerk drew the attention of the Board to the incomplete state of the ratepayers’ roll for 1880, as compiled by Mr. Leach. It was resolved that the usual notice be given that the Board object to the new roll. Mr. H. Connor wrote to the Board asking to have some repairs done to the cottage he is occupying. It was resolved that the necessary repairs to the immigrants’ cottages be effected.

A letter was received from Mr. Turner, asking for co npensation for loss of time through the fencing material for his contract under the Board not coining to hand quickly enough. It was resolved that the Board’s men he employed in making a footpath in the direction of the parsonage. The pay-sheet was adopted and the Board adjourned.

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ROAD BOARDS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 58, 7 February 1880

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