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<£, The usual monthly meeting of the Wakanui Road Board was held on Thursday. Present—Messrs. Fricdlander (Chairman pro tern.) J. Hunt, and J. Brown : AN OPEN RESERVE. , Mr. William Rose wrote, objecting to pay the rent at which he tendered for a reserve, owing to the gate being left open for the purpose of contractors taking shingle out. It was resolved that Mr. Rose be allowed to withdraw his tender, and the reserve was then let to Mr. Wilkie at 10s. per acre. A NEWSPAPER ACCOUNT. The proprietors of the “ Lyttelton Times ” wrote, asking for payment of LI 175., for subscriptions due by the old Ashburton Road Board. The letter was referred back to the applicants. GRAVER PITS. Mr. George Roberts applied for payment of L4O for two acres of land at Newlands taken for gravel pits. It was resolved to offer Mr. Roberts Ll 5 per aero. Mr. B. Hampton wrote, demanding payment of L2O for an acre of land near Cambridge. The Board decided to adhere to their former offer of Ll 5 for the land and L2 10s for the crop destroyed. Mr. F. G. Steadman, Registrar, Canterbury College, asked for payment for shingle taken from reserve 739, in the occupation of Mrs. Gibson. It was resolved to pay lid per yard for the quantity taken. FENCING. Mr. E. M'Girr wrote claiming for half cost of 17 chains of fence between his property and a Road Board reserve. The consideration was postponed for a full meeting of the Board. RATE DEFAULTERS. It was resolved to at once take proceedings for rates. FINANCIAL. The Chairman reported that he had interviewed the Longbeach Road Board respecting the adjustment of accounts, and there would be a settlement made before next meeting. The pay sheet was passed for payment. MISCELLANEOUS. It was resolved—“ That all the main roads be cleared of thistles, and to repair the Wakanui township road.” The Surveyor was instructed to report on the state of the Road Board cottages. The Board then adjourned.

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

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WAKANUI ROAD BOARD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 70, 6 March 1880