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At the usual monthly meeting of the above Board, held on Thursday, the Gth inst., the following members wore present Messrs. C. H. Mackie (chairman), Heil Maclean, E. S. Coster, and D. G. Holmes. The minutes of the previous meeting having been read and confirmed, the Clerk’s report was read and received. CORRESPONDENCE. The Ashburton County Council wrote, informing the Board that the sura of L 2,241 18s. 6d. had been paid into its credit with the Bank of New Zealand. At the request of Mr. L. Oxley, the Clerk was instructed to have the footpath extended along the north side of Railway Terrace West. Mr. W. Cox wrote, asking ’permission to erect a verandah in front of his premises in Rollcston street. The Clerk informed the Board that the verandah in question was already partly erected when the requisition came to hand, and as the work was being done in compliance with the expressed views of the Board, he (the Clerk) had given permission for the verandah to be erected. The Board confirmed the permission. On a letter being read from the Inspector of Brands, informing the Board that there were no copies of the Brand Book in existence, it was moved by Mr. Holmes, and seconded by Mr. Coster—“ That the attention of the Ashburton County Council be drawn to the fact that there is no published book of brands for sheep and cattle, and that the Council be requested to take such steps as they may deem necessary to supply the want, for the information of poundkeopers and others.” The motion was carried. Correspondence was received from the Mount Hutt Road, in reference to the drainage of Boundary road. On the motion of Mr. Coster, seconded by Mr. M/Loan, it was resolved—“ That in the opinion of this Board the resolution passed by the Mount Hutt Board is not sufficiently explicit relative to the drainage of Mackie’s Boundary road ; and this Board considers that a meeting of the clerks of each Board is necessary to decide what work should be done. ” Resolved —“That Denis McLaughlin’s tender for forming Lambio’s road at 6s. per chain, be accepted.” Moved by Mr. Coster, and seconded by Mr. Holmes —“ That this Board do apply to have the South Rakaia Recreation Reserve handed over to the district ; and that the following names be recommended to the Commissioner of Crown Lands to form a Domain Board, viz.— Messrs. C. H. Mackie, George Robinson, C. A. C. Hardy, W. Hartnell, J. H. Sharp, James Bruce, and A. Makeig.” Carried.

Moved by Mr. McLean, and seconded by Mi’. Holmes—“ That the Mount Hutt Road Board be written to, requesting them to forward a cheque for the amount due to this Board on account of payments made on contracts in the Mount Hutt Road District since the division of the districts, according to arrangement.” Carried. The Board then adjourned.

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SOUTH RAKAIA TO ID BOARD., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 99, 13 May 1880

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SOUTH RAKAIA TO ID BOARD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 99, 13 May 1880