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The usual monthly meeting of this Board was held on Monday, the Ist March Present—Messrs. Grigg (Chairman), Chapman, and Clark. CORRESPONDENCE. A letter was received from Mr. E. G. Wright, apologising for his absence, and suggesting certain steps to be taken with regard to having the district legally divided into wards. WARD SYSTEM. As two of the members were absent, it was decided by those present that a special meeting of the Board should beheld that day fortnight, at 3 o’clock p.m., to fix the boundaries of the future wards, this being a necessary part of the petition to the Governor to have them gazetted. PRIVATE CREEK. Mr. Win. Stoddart wrote asking the Board to clear out a creek situated on his land. It was decided that as this creek was on private property, and the overflowing of it did not injure any road, the Board hid nothing whatever to do witli it, and that the Olork reply to Mr. Stoddart to that effect. COMPENSATION. Mr. .John McQuilkin claimed five pounds as compensation for damage done to his crop by the entry of the Board on his land for the purpose of taking gravel. The Surveyor said that after a gravel pit had been opened, it was found that there was too much Water to allow of its being worked. The ground was therefore carefully re-levclletl,.and allithe damage done was the destruction of a quarter of an acre of oats. The Board decided to offer Mr. McQuilkin one pound as compensation. ford’s road. The Surveyor reported that no tender had been received for claying Ford’s road. He was instructed to advertise .again. Tenders to be opened at the special meeting. RATES. As L 771 odd of road rates were reported as still outstanding, the collector was strictly enjoined to continue taking out summonses against all defaulters forthwith. PAY-SHEET. Accounts amounting to LlB2 10s. lOd. were passed for payment and the meeting adjourned.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 70, 6 March 1880

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LONGBEACH ROAD DISTRICT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 70, 6 March 1880