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The ordinary monthly meeting of this Board was held on Monday, the 25th, ult. Present —Messrs McLean (chairman), Stitt, Sargeant, and Poole. The Overseer’s monthly report was then read. Correspondence as follows was read : From Mr A. McColl, tendering his resignation as a member of the Board, owing to the formation of a new Road District between the Rangitata and river Hinds. From Mr J. C. Bell, in reference to the Valuation List for this district made by him. From the Colonial Secretary, re the separation ef the Rangitata portion of the district, requesting the Board to suggest polling places, and to name a returning officer for holding the first election for the Upper Ashburton District. —The Clerk was directed to reply, stating that Mr R. D. Pullar would act as returning officer, and that the polling place would be the Road Board Office. From the Under-Secretary of Public Works, enclosing returns to be filled up. —The Clerk was directed to do so at his earliest possible convenience. From J. M. Twentyman, asking that certain works be done in picking off the stones, «tc., from the S.E. corner of section No. 32,632, thence towards the Rangitata traffic bridge.—The Clerk was directed to reply that, as a separation had taken place in the Board, it would come within the province of the new Board. From J. Wilkinson, asking to be informed if his name was on the Rate Roll. —The Clerk to reply.

From the Clerk of the Assessment Court, stating that the sitting of the Assessment Court was fixed to take place on Monday, the 18th inst., at noon. From William Meharry, stating that he had made a mistake in the number of the section he had tendered for (the house and reserve late in the occupation of Charles Sheppard). Mr Hugh Brennan interviewed the Board relative to the above reserve, and offered Ll2 10s per year, which the Board accepted, one half year’s rent to be paid in advance.

Messrs Fooks and Son wrote re surveys intrusted to them.

Mr Hugo Friedlander wrote, applying for a grant in aid towards the expense of the late Industrial Exhibition.—The matter was left for consideration till after the election of the new Board.

Accounts were then passed, and the Board adjourned.

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UPPER ASHBURTON ROAD BOARD, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 339, 9 May 1881

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UPPER ASHBURTON ROAD BOARD Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 339, 9 May 1881

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