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Rakaia Road Board.

The usual meeting of tbeßakaia, Road Board was held on Thursday. Present— Messrs. C. M. Mackie (chairman), D..-G. Holmes, and W. L. Allan. The Clerk’s report was read and received. ;It recommended the removal of the shed from the old Pound, and that the yard be let. CORRESPONDENCE. f The Returning Officer wrote as follows: — . ■ ' * . ! ' ' Sir, —I have the honor to’report, m reply to Mr. F. B. Passmore’s letter dated January 6th, iBBi, in reference .tflthe legality of the election of three members to the South Rakaia Road Board on January 3rd, inst. First, I

cannot take Mr. Passmore’s time as correct, ,as he did not mention it at the election, and I had no opportunity to verify it. Second, that the time I went by at the election was, to the best of my knowledge and belief, correct. I closed the nomination at 12 o’clock, and then declared the three candidates nominated duly elected as soon as I could write out the necessary forms. Mr. Passmore came into the office almost immediately after 1 had posted the notices. He then never mentioned anything about the lime being incorrect. Third, I was particularly careful that the election was held in strict accordance with the Act. Fourth,

I hold that the election was legal, and Mr. Passmore’s objection thereto is untenable. —1 have, &c., A. Makexg, Returning Officer. The Colonial Investment and Agency Company wrote in reference to the selling of land for proposed road from Bushey Park to Chertsey. It was resolved that the sum of LlO per acre be offered to the Company, and the Board to do the fencing. A protest was received from twenty ratepayers near the Beach, objecting to the proposed road through Native reserve 2058, on the ground that it would be an unnecessary expenditure of ratepayers’ money. Mr. Allan gave notice that he would move at the next meeting of the Board that the resolution passed at a meeting of the Board on November 4th of last year, referring to opening the above road, be rescinded.

The agent of the Bank of New Zealand wrote with reference to deposits. In .the absence of Mr. Lambie, Mr. Allan moved a resolution standing in his name, that the resolution passed on Dec. 2nd, 1880, authorising the Chairman to deposit LB,OOO, be rescinded, and L 7,700 be deposited. Seconded by Mr. Holmes and carried. Mr. John Holmes wrote stating that he had handed to Mr. Gill the sum of Ll 5, and taken his receipt in satisfaction of all damages against the Board. Mr. E. Cuthbert, 0. E., offered his services to the Board, and enclosed testimonials. The Ashburton County Council acknowledged the Board’s letter re the state of the well at the new Pound.

Mr. Helmore wrote re the valuation of his property, stating that he had had no notice sent to him. The Clerk stated that the party occupying the land had received notice. The Wakanui Road Board wrote in reference to an objection by the chairman to the way the Boundary road was being formed. The Clerk stated that he had waited on the chairman of the Wakanui Road Board, who had promised to have the matter attended to. WATEH SUPPLY. On the motion of Mr. Holmes, seconded by Mr. Allan, it was resolved that 2s. a tank be charged to the public for water obtained at the wind-mill pump. FENCING. It was resolved that Mr. Allan be appointed to meet the manager of the Colonial Investment and Agency Company to arrange about the fencing to be erected on the new road. ACCOUNTS. Accounts to the amount of L 330 10s. lOd. were passed for payment, and the Board adjourned.

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Rakaia Road Board., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 267, 12 February 1881

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Rakaia Road Board. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 267, 12 February 1881

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