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WAKANUI ROAD BOARD.

The usual monthly meeting of the Wakanui Road Board was held in the Board’s office, Ashburton, on Thursday. Present—Messrs. H. T. Winter (chairman), James Brown, and George Earle. CORRESPONDENCE. From J. Kilgour, asking a refund of outlay in putting a floor in the cottage he rented of the Board. Resolved to pay the amount—L 3 10s. Bd.

From Mr. Samuel Wright, asking for a culvert to be placed near the corner of lots 22 and 23, Corbett’s road, a small ditch to be cut along the upper side of the same lots, and timber to be supplied for a bridge. The Surveyor was requested to report on the matter, and on work required in the locality ; the timber was granted. From Mr. 0. R. Leadley, offering to withdraw his claim for LIOOO compensation re the Leadley drain, if the drain were at once filled and levelled. The Board resolved to adhere to their former decision.

From Ingram and White, re prices of timber supplied by them to the Board Their account was ordered to be paid.

lie a gravel pit on Mr. G. Robert’s section 26716, it was decided to refer the matter to Mr. G. P. Cox, to act as assessor between the Board and Mr. Roberts, and to write to Mr. Roberts asking him if he were willing to abide by Mr. Cox’s decision.

A petition was read from Wakanui residents, praying for a road to be made through Messrs. Wilson and M'Leary’s property to connect Wilson’s road with the Wakanui road.

A similar petition had been presented previously, but had not not been granted owing to the excessive cost of acquiring a a road along the route. The Board now expressed its willingness to consider the matter were the petitioners to supply particulars of price at which the necessary land could be procured. surveyor's report. The Surveyor’s report on works completed and in progress was read and adopted. It was as under : Leadley and Butterick’s Drain. —We gave the contractor for No. 1 section, immediately after last meeting, notice to finish his contract forthwith. He has now a good staff at the work and should be finished in a fortnight. Corbett’s Boad. —We have taken levels, &c., for draining part of this road into Leadley’s Drain, and with Mr. Brown’s sanction the work is now being proceeded with; the cost will be about L 7 or LB. Suburban Boad. —The metalling of this road has been passed subject to the large stones being broken. Beach Boad—Forming to full width. —A small portion of this work has been completed. We have given the contractor notice that his time expires on the 6th inst., and have requested him to push forward the work.

Immigrant's Catiages, —The contractor for repairing, etc., these cottages is progressing satisfactorily with his work, and will finish next week. As we could not get tenders within the limit allowed us for forming fotpath on east side of the Beach x’oad, we have called for tenders which will be laid before you We have taken levels and prepared plans, etc., for alteration to part of the Seafield Road, called for tenders.

TENDERS. Tenders were then opened for the following i works: —No. 23—Re-formation &c., part of Seafield road. Mr. W. J. Silcock, accepted, for L 29 19s. _ 3d. No. 24.—Forming footpath east side Beach road. As the tenders , were considered high, they were rejected; the work to stand over. A STOPPED WATERCOURSE. It having been brought before the Board’s notice that Mr. D. Fitzgerald had stopped a watercourse on the river roads opposite R.S. 14174, by erecting a fence thereon, it was resolved that he be written to to have the obstruction removed immediately. UNPAID RATES. It was resolved that the collectorJje informed that the Board wish their engagement to terminate at next Board’s meeting, and that he must take immediate steps to have all rates collected by that time. SHINGLE. In answer to Mr. B. Hampton’s request to be paid 2d. per yard for shingle taken off his land, instead of selling the Board an acre, it was resolved that Mr. Hampton be offered the usual price, viz., per yard. EXTENSION OF TIME. fFIt was resolved to grant Mr. H. Anderson an extension .of ten days for completing formation of Beach road.

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WAKANUI ROAD BOARD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 109, 5 June 1880

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