Mount Somers Road Board.
The ordmary monthly meeting of this Board was held at the. Road Board Office, Mount Somers, on Monday. November 1. Present : Messrs. A. E. Peache (chairman), I. E. Taylor, and Duncan Cameron. Correspondence was read as follows : From the Ashburton County Council, inclosing ■account', for balance due ,on Hood’s Grossing bridge, interest, &c. The Board decided to pay the balance on the construction of Hood’s Bridge—viz., Llooo—wliicb amount was not kept back at tht October meeting intentionally, but the omission was caused by a clerical error. With reference to account for interest, Ac., the Clerk was directed to apply to the Council fora full and detailed account of the amounts of the tenders for the different works, and to request that the Council will inform the Board whether half the surplus timber for Hood’s Bridge has been charged to the Mount Somers Board ; and also if the wheel-guards for the said bridge were included in Butt’s tender or not. From Air. A. Prunty’s solicitor, requesting the Board to make a.further payment for work done on Black Mountain track, and also for work done on Rutherford’s cuttings. The Clerk was directed to reply, and to forward to Mr. Prunty’s solicitor a copy of the Board’s letter of May 6th last. From the Ashburton County Council, informing tlie .Board that Air. Donald Kellas has been appointed pouudkeeper for the Mount Somers Board for twelve months, as recommended by the Board. From Mr. J. S. Bruce, re his account for preparing plans for stable. The Clerk to see Air. Bruce upon the subject. , Air. Corsbie waited upon the Board, and- requested them te make sbmo protective works in Taylor’s Stream, near Yaletta coach crossing ; and also to form, &c., the road from Alford Station road to the Alford Forest, via Gough’s crossing. The Surveyor to report. , . From Mr. John Anderson, re fittings for pile engine;' From the the Union Bank of Australia, Ashburton, acknowledging .the receipt of L 122 9s. 2d. to credit of Board’s account. • Donald Forbes interviewed the Board, refills contract' on Tramway Reserve road (Alford Forest). The Board decided to release Mr. Forbes from his contract, conditionally: upon liis forfeiting the amount of his deposit. The Surveyor’s report was read and considered. ' -‘ r : It was decided to .call for tenders for formation 97 chains Alorrow’s road ; also to re-advoitise formation, etc., on Tramway Reserve road (Alford Forest); and the maintenance of fords for twelve months. : , f--r.: ; ‘ r . : ■ ' It was resolved that the Mount Hutt Road Board be at once, written to, urging upon them the necessity of opening up a road direct from Holmes’ corner to :• the' North Ashburton bridge, instead of carrying out.the contract already let from the above corner along,the .wife fence to the coach road, which will, be a much longer route. Tenders were opened, and one accepted, for each of the following works No. 28, Hewson’s road, Hewson and Cook, L 35; 7s. 6d ; No. 29, Cameron’s road, Ohas Shepherd, L4IG 10s. lOd.; No. ■3O, Alford Forest road, J. Patterson, L 72 10s.; No. 31, Alorris’s road, P. Shearer, L 23 10s.; North Hinds road, P. Shearer, 1,15. The paysheet, amounting to L 1355 65., havin' boon" passed for payment, the Board adjourned.
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