WAKANUI ROAD BOARD.
The usual monthly meeting was held at the Road Board office on Thursday. Present Messrs. Hugo Friedlander (Chairman), Hunt, and Brown. Correspondence was read from the County Council, stating that a sum of LBO9 had been voted for drainage purposes for the Board. From the Secretary of the Ashburton High School Board, requesting payment of LI 4 2a. 2d., for gravel taken from the reserve on Jones’ Road. Resolved that the amount be paid. From the Secretary to the Treasury, stating that L 361 13s. Id. had been placed to the credit of the Board. The Chairman stated that a certain portion of this amount would be payable to the Longbeach Board. From the Rev. W. E. Paige, calling attention to two pits on the Beach Road, opposite Dr. Stewart’s. The necessary work was ordered to be done. From the Ashburton Borough Council, asking for a share of the subsidy due to the Borough. The Chairman explained that a small portion of the moiety was due to the Borough for rates collected on the 1878 rate. The amount, Ll 9 4s. Gd., was ordered to be paid. From Mr. George Roberts, declining to take less than L2O per acre for land taken for gravel pits, and the Board to fence them, otherwise he considered it a case for arbitration. The Board decided to adhere to its former resolution. Resolved—That in consequence of the Ashburton river having frequently overflowed its eastern bank, about three miles below the railway bridge, and caused much damage to private property, the County Council be requested to take the matter into consideration, and to take such steps as in their opinion seems best adapted to prevent such an occurrence in the future. It was resolved that the Chairman attend the Assessment Court to object to the Valuation List, and it was resolved to' recommend Mr. C. C. Fooks as valuator. It was resolved to call for tenders for forming the Beach road to the full width, from the finger-post to the Wakanui school, and for re-metalling same ; also to call for tenders for repairing cottages. The rate collector reported having paid in L4"G 14s. lOd. to the credit of the Board. It was resolved to metal the dedicated and formed roads on Mayo’s and Tancred’s and Allen’s land, and the Board then adjourned.
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