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The usual monthly meeting ' Board of this district was held at on Monday last. 'Present—Messrs Grig<; (Chairman), Chapman, and Dobson. The following correspondence was ! 1 ’From Morris and Connor, the fotaner contractors for a side ditch on QKw’itoad, stating that theyhad taken the work tod cheaply, and could not finish it Tinlesf the'Jßoard worild allow them a little would not do this, as th&t work had been let by tender, and the deoired to call for fresh tenders to complete the work. •<Fi»m' : tho "Waterton Public ■ Cemetery Board, ; ft4king for permission to fence in attd plant a Small portion of the gravel reserve situate alongside of a part of. the Permission was Manawatu County Council, apircular, asking, the co-operation of all local New -Zealand to bring Perliatneiitary pressure to bear on ■ t.hfcOi-awntneot : hi order that subsidies, or their'equivalent, be paid by Government - ta-) Ideal- bodies having charge of yoada, such subsidy to be regulated by the Sal^' waste lands, or otherwise to be raised. by increased taxation, The Board were Of opinion that, although this, Bright suit the North Island, it would by no means suit Canterbury, aaJaere nearly all the land was sold, ‘ arid taxation was quite heavy enough. ' The Clerk was desired to acknowledge the‘Circular* r From Mr Giddings, racking; Hurt the, boundary road from Ford’s to Graham’s road may be fo. med. Board decided, and instructed the Sorveydr, to call for tenders for the fcicmation of this road from Longbeach tn Graham s roads in two contracts; forjihe'shinglivig of Ford’s road, in two Contracts ; and for the reformation of the road from Willow hy to Winal9*-rri~.~. “-.i:,;-::: r-f -From the: Ashburton County: Council, asking the Board to nominate some person to Bcti'as poundkeeper of the Waterton pdtfrid. and the amount of remuneration, if J ririy, that' tbe Board would consider to be necessary.—The Clerk also read a letter from Mr Holland, the poundkeeper during the la»t year, offering to continue to- act on the same terms as .hereto!< re . IfcwaaitCaolvfed that -Mr Holland’s offer bttrecommended to the County Council ' - The Surveyor’s report, as follows, was reath=

x. Tenders: I h?>S honor.lo /report that tenders forlljerlor»“tipn of au iipprpacfi-to the La»mohr reformation of paS«ifiWS® Vbad,'and theArompletion of formation and shinglingt of part; of Dobson’s roisd HfiU .belaid .before you to-day.— 2. Ashburton, Rfulwas Bridge : I have had large stones fo this bridge, and-tb'e placing fixed to fence, .as directed.— 3. Rpad: T .accepted the lowest for, die rodecking of, Carter’s Creek bridge. A' considerable delay has occurred in obtaining the required liml>er. but " the ! odAtnJctor re-decking -ha; undertaken to keep the bridge in repair until -the -timber arrives.—p. Craham’s Roadij Ihaye.letthe formation of a watering place? fdr horses; on the real to Mr James Ctqsi shape of a ford on .of me road, with river shingle and bomders ip thebottom, a concrete dam in sidpWc]vim,medi|ateiy lieTOw the ford, raising thcTwir toW.clear; depthof nine inches.—s. <3n tW road, where' the Wlte&titbHe Urttm/crOises ; it,' the decking cf taflwsft -iiiade b*y the County Council is of a vSryTnferiOr qualify. If this Board is to Ite responsibleforany accidents, I would recommend; that ft be 1 rerdecked at once.—6. Approaches toGylycrUl notice: that the ap-.-prqachesito a very iatge number of the culverts Uuipthjhoju the dbtuct have subsided so as Cq.;Jf»ve. f ’the tjnnber. pf the culve.ts from three to ping .apd .in ptje' place thirteen inches} approach! a man with a and repair all ihe. places at a small Road: I' accepted thelovyysi’tehiter for the shingling Of a small part of th« road through'the swamp. --There is still of shingle! required to compdefethe-worki butthe late:rain has put a stop td- any mbrework being done.—B. Water-, tons* r. A SMW» nculvert jhas,;-:been: erected by Jibe Cpunty.' Council oyer their new drain at Church, but no topplicd, and .the old cregt J»ed alongside. of drain has . not been filleiT up, thus ,'the;. culvert is still useless for Rostd ;; : 1, r would beg to renKtiff you' : ,that th'ri rirtch > oti' the side of a part of’ this Vbad : -has been Abandoned by the contractors, and'shbuld ’be finished before the would advise that be seven feet wide at top instead of the present width, (lye feet.. Cutting in accordance with insttuctf6tfc;rccfelved', l of enlargingttbijfWttrag at tbOsanie price as Was given for •*"originally. ’ It will now be 16ft next it-Wednesday.■‘-^AV.: CUTHitErt, District Surveyor. - - Glauses t, 2,3, 4, 6,7, and 10 were approved bn 1 -’' With regard to clauses 6 and 8, the Oleik was desired to write to thWAshfeiirtoif Connty Council, informing it ofthese matters,-and clause 9 hkd alreaflyi!‘been'disposed'of. ‘ received instructions to attlnd-Vb sevetaP small defects' in various roatfe&i fc;i - Tenders for the work mentioned m clalfe^ :s otf T thb" Sflrvipj'or’s report were opdttSdA i Jletors - Crowe ahd Lysaght’s An J hppi?bach to railway crossing, and the re-formation of Isles worth roatFWrSWb iifeeeptedV' f tftid-4hat of Messrs Gibson and Grace fur the work on Dotimft-r&dT- t ; - i -

The pay-sheet having leeeh examined an&paßifed fdv payment, * the meeting adjourned. ....

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LONGBEACH ROAD DISTRICT, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 312, 6 April 1881

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LONGBEACH ROAD DISTRICT Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 312, 6 April 1881

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