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Ashburton Borough Council.

The ordinary fortnightly meeting of the Borough Council was held last evening in the Council Chamber, Burnett street Present —His Worship the Mayor and T Councillors Friedlander, St. Hill, Harrison, and Robinson. CREDIT BANK BALANCE. , . His Worship reported that the balance at the bank to the credit of the Boroughfunds was L 75 7s Bd. MINUTES. ' The minutes of the previous meetings . were read and confirmed. CORRESPONDENCE. Correspondence read included the fol- - lowing:— From Messrs Cunningham and .'Co., • requesting permission to construct a railway siding across West- street to the he# grain store, recently purchased from Mr , Bullock. —Granted, subject to the 1 approval and supervision of the Engineer.- t From Mr Wendel Ely, applying for

permission to remove a cottage along the road from Peter street to Ross street.— Granted, under similar conditions. ; From Mr J. Clark, requesting the Council’s permission to erect a portion of a verandah, giving facilities for tethering horses, in Burnett street. This application was at first granted, under conditions • similar to those imposed on the previous, applications, But, subsequently, the JShJfi* ; neer drew the attention of the Council to the fact that the portion of a verandah Mr Clark desired to erect was merely the posts, which would be utilised as sign . posts. The Council consequently wfth| £ drew its permission. . ■ , INSPECTOR OF NUISANCES’ REPORT. The report presented by the Inspector of Nuisances was as follows : Since last meeting, I have the honor,to (tender my report as follows :— (l) Re closets— Some of the pit closets are already cleaned out . and pans instituted, and many more will bt 5 • done as soon as the Council have accepted the 5 tender for pans, and got Softie in'Sock. {s) Re pits—The pits referred to in my last report I have the honor to report are filled up, and in ’ ' all cases where 1 found them I shall have them filled up at once. (3) Re slops and other, refuse matter —As I mentioned in my last? report; these are generally thrown ou-theb* ground, and in cases where I consider if ;.'J detrimental to health, I. have them cleared: away, - ' '.-.b-i Cr St. Hill drew the Council’B attention. • to the necessity which existed for some , , provision being made by that body for the removal of refuse water. If the recommendation of the- Inspector - {carried out, what would the ratepayers do ? .Ho . would suggest that the Council should y give permission for the construction of small concrete tanka, to be at short Intervals. It the case of ,- the. owner should be compelled to .sink -^i., 400 gal tank. . . Cr Robinson considered this was asub*,, ~ 4 jectfor the Inspector of Nuisances. 1 , u> '; Or Harrison (spoke in ’ <pr HilFs suggestion, Finally it was decided that such should be adopted,, permission being rto the burgesses to siok : con<n?etje tanks to a depth of two or throe |eetin^hft r Further consideration of the report Iraq deferred.

ENGINEERS’ REPORT. The Engineers reported as follows 1. Outfall Drain.—Mr J. Bradley has sh ned the contract for this work, ami lias op neci ground for the extra depth. We have arranged with the contractor, subject to the Council’s approval, for him to deposit as security the sum of L 75, being 5 per cent, on the amount of the contract, in lieu of finding securities. It would be advisable to have a clerk of the works on the job during a portion of the time it is in progress. 2. Cox street.—The contractor is making good progress with this work. 3. JS.E. Town Belt.—The shingling of the footpath, made on account of the Wakanui Road Board, has been commenced. 4. The Labor Gang has been engaged in finishing works at the reservoir, clearing plantation' in Baring Square, spreading shingle and Gox streets, clearing up streets, side chihnels, etc. ... 5. Mr Fowler has sent in plans ol verandah to be erected in Tancrcd stieet. We have examined them, and found them in accordance With the regulations. 6. Mr Joseph Clark has also made an appl - cation to erect a part of a verandah with- horse ' post. 1 On enquiry we find i; is of the character of a sign hoard across the footpath, which the Council has before disapproved. 7. There are two or three subjects requiring discussion- which we would ask permission of the Council to lay before them at the special meeting proposed to be held on .the 28th instant. "• The consideration of the same was deferred till next meeting. FINANCE.

Cr St. Hill asked his Worship if the Finance Committee proposed, when obtaining their next loan, borrowing sufficient to not only meet the necessities of the Council, but also pay off the LBOO borrowed from the rates. His Worship’replied that the intentions of the be laid before the Council previous- to any action being taken. .1,7.1 ADXIRFSSTO THE GOVERNOR. The address to be presented to the ... Goyemoc on the occasion of-the .opening ! of the Industrial Exhibition, was placed before, the Council, and a vote of thanks - recorded to Cr Harrison, who had en- .. groined the same. - . V ; : baiVBHS’ LICENSER. Drivers’ licenses were granted to Ashby and Scott. . TENDERS. Thg tender of J C. Dolman was acceptedjfor the supply of pans at 10s lOd each. "h i'./A'-’i 1 : -h ACCOUNTS To the amount of L 49 were passed for - payment. ROlttftQr motion. .:. ;. Mayor tabled the fol--lowingrioticq oUp-iotiou to be consideied ‘^Str'thdlie'ft iheering—That the sum of : derated towards defraying the expenses of the 1 Industrial Exhibition. The meeting then terminated.

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Ashburton Borough Council., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 299, 22 March 1881

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Ashburton Borough Council. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 299, 22 March 1881