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WAKANUI ROAD BOARD.

An ordinary monthly meeting of this Board was held this morning. Present— Messrs Friedlander (chairman), Mayo, Brown, and Winter. that LSO vom On the minutes being read, Mr Brown took exception to the confirmation of the resolution voting the sum of LSO to the Industrial Exhibition Committee. The same was illegal, and therefore he took exception thereto. Under the Road Board Ordinance the Board could not make a vote of such character. The Chairman pointed out that the minutes could be confirmed and the rescinding of the resolution considered further on. Mr Brown contended that he could move the expunging of any portion of the minutes. The Chairman ruled that such a course would be out of order. Mr Brown differed with the Chairman and protested against the same. The vote was entirely outside the business of the Board. He moved the expunging of the resolution referred to, but this fell through there being no seconder. The minutes were then confirmed, Mr Brown voting therc-against. CORRESPONDENCE was read from Mr Fitzgerald, re road near his property being in a bad state. —Left in the hands of the Engineer. From Mr Walsh and others, petitioning for the repair of the flat between Corbett’s road and McLeary Bros’, property, and for the repair of Corbett’s road.— Resolved—That the letter be acknowledged, and that the portion of the road at Corbett’s terrace be shingled in the spring, and the flat be attended to at once. From Mr Roberts, making an application for the sum of L4O as compensation for land taken for gravel pits by the Board, and also requesting the Board to fence such pits in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Act, and threatening legal proceedings for the recovery thereof should the Board not immediately comply with his request.— Mr Brown moved the payment of the sum claimed, and this was seconded and carried.—The Surveyor was authorised to fence in all gravel pits owned by the Board.

From the Ashburton Borough Council, re appointment of Inspector of Nuisances and giving amount to he paid to the Council by the Wakanui Road Board and Upper Ashburton Road Board in the defrayal of his salary—viz., first mentioned two bodies two fifths each thereof, and Upper Ashburton Road Board one fifth. Also enclosing account for the amount due by the Wakanui Road Board.—Resolved—That at the expiration of the term mentioned in the previous communication from this Board, the Board is willing to contribute to the extent of two sixths of the salary of the Inspector of Nuisances.

From the Public Works Office, re. annual returns.—The Secretary reported that the necessary information had been supplied Circulars from the Manawatu County Council re local Government, and Rangitikei County Council re subsidies to local bodies.—Ordered to be acknowledged and laid on the table. From petitioners in the Wakanui road district, praying the formation of footpaths on the Wakanui road from the Town Belt to Trevor’s road.—lnstructions for the work to be undertaken were given by the Board. BROUGHT UP AGAIN. Two letters from the District Provincial Auditor (Mr 011ivier)and one from Mr D. Wilson, pointing out the illegality of the vote made by the Wakanui Road Board in the matter of the Industrial Exhibition were read. It was resolved—“ That the Board having been informed by the Provincial District Auditor that the grant made to the Industrial Exhibition being illegal, and farther as the amount has not been paid yet, the resolution passed at last meeting, voting the sum of LSO towards defraying expenses of the Industrial Exhibition, be rescinded.” surveyor’s report. This report, as follows, was road : We beg to report as follows : —Wakanui Township Road.—Formation of this road has been completed; the remainder of the metalling will now be proceeded with. Corbett’s Cutting.—ln accordance with instructions, P. Stewart’s tender for reducing this cutting has been accepted. On account of hardness of ground, the work could not be proceeded with till after the late rains. Suburban Road. — Tenders were asked for metalling this road (about 5 chains), as authorised at last meeting, and W. J. Silcock’s accepted, at is 3d per yard. Maintenance of Roads.—The contractor has been at work on roads requiring attention. Beach Road. - —This road requires a coating of metal near the township—about 200 yards would be needed. We would call attention to the bad state of the road below the Wakanui homestead, between Corbett’s cutting and the opposite cutting; about 20 chains, or thereabouts, requires re-forming. Regarding same, it was resolved—- “ That the Beach road be metalled, as advised in the report.” collector’s statement. The report from the Collector of Rates showed that in this respect L 73 Is 4d had been collected. SEPARATE RETURNS. Mr Brown moved, it was seconded and carried—“ That a separate account be kept of all rates collected in the suburbs, and also of all moneys expended by the Board for their benefit. ” ACCOUNTS. Accounts to the amount of Ll6B 12s lid were passed. In re Boroughs’ claim for services of Inspector of Nuisances, amounting to L 8 8s 6d, it was resolved—“ That it be referred back to the Borough Council, the Board agreeing to pay in terms of their letter of Feb. 4th, 1881.” INSPECTOR OF NUISANCES. The report from this official was as follows : Sir, —I have ihe honor to lender my report of the Wakanui districts as follows :1. Re Closets. All that I found that I thought required to be emptied and cleansed, I have had clone, and those that I have mentioned in my last report, as being so bad, are now clean and repaired, 2. Re Pig Styes.—-The generality of them are clean, but in some cases it is difficult to keep them so. All heaps of manure that come from them I have removed, the residents using it for their girdens. 3. Re Rubbish, Slops, etc. —All heaps of rubbish that I thought detrimental to health, I have had removed, slops in most instances being used for garden purposes or given to the pigs. I also apologise for not sending in a report at the last meeting of the Board ; I did not know one would be required, but thought that I should receive a notice when the Board wished for one—but iu future I will tender a report at each monthly meeting of the Board, as requested by Mr Fooks’ letter.—l am, &c., John Davidson. It was adopted. The Board then adjourned.

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WAKANUI ROAD BOARD., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 336, 5 May 1881

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WAKANUI ROAD BOARD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 336, 5 May 1881

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