MOUNT SOMERS ROAD BOARD.
• The ordinary monthly meeting of this Board was held at the office, Mount Somers, on Monday, February 9th, 1880. Present —Messrs. W. C. Walker (Chairman), D. Cameron, and J. E. Taylor. The minutes of the last special meeting were read and confirmed. Correspondence was read as follows ; From the Provincial District Auditor, relative to the audit of the Board’s accounts. The Board resolved to accept the accounts as audited, after which they were signed by the Chairman. From the Union Bank of Australia, Ashburton, relative to the Board’s account. The Clerk’s report was read and considered. A letter was received from the Mount Hutt Road Board, enclosing cheque for L 153 18s. 2d. for work done by the Mount Somers Road Board on the West Coast road. From Messrs. R. Wilkin and Co., enclosing form re the Clerk’s fidelity bond, and requesting that it may bo filled in by the Board, and returned at once. The Board having complied with the request, the Clerk was directed to return it forthwith. A circular was received from Messrs. Ford and Ogdon, relative to drainpipes, and enclosing price list. The Clerk was instructed to write to Mr. John Hood and to Mr. John Devery, informing them that as they both hold authorities to receive all moneys due to Michael M'Avey, the Board are compelled to hold his cheque over for the present. Tenders were opened, arid one .accepted for each of the following works : —No. 1 contract, house and stable, William Howson ; No. 2 contract, protective works, Ashburton Gorge, Alex. Forbes. The Clerk was instructed to write to Mr. E. G. Tripp, informing him that the amount of Ll3O 4s. 6d., for contract on Coalpit road, has been paid to the contractor, and requesting him to forward his promised contribution of half that amount —viz., L 65 2s. 3d. The Clerk was instructed to report upon the immigrants’ cottages at the Spread Eagle, and also upon those at Mount Somers. Mr. Cookson, jun., was requested to report upon the difference in measurement on the Ashburton Gorge road made by Mr. Fraser and the contractor. The pay-sheet, amounting to LG76 4s. 7d., having been parsed for payment, the Board adiourned until Monday, March Ist, 1880.
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