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ASHBURTON BOROUGH COUNCIL.

Special Meeting. THE BURGESS LIST. A special meeting of the .above body was held last evening, for the purpose of considering objections to the Burgess List for the year; Crs Bullock (Deputy Mayor), St. Hill, Parkin, R. Friedlander, Robinson, Harrison, and Roberts were in attendance. Two objections—viz., requests to be placed on the roll were read from Mr Ivess and Mr P. Anderson, and the names were inserted as requested. Crs St. Hill and Harrison wore appointed to sign the roll. Ordinary Meeting. An ordinary meeting followed, the same Councillors being present. chairman’s statement. The Chairman reported that the rates collected since last meeting amounted to Ll6O Bs sx, the total to date being L 328 14s. The bank overdraft was L 226 16s 2d. THE OVERDRAFT. A letter was read from the manager of the Union Bank, offering an overdraft of LI,OOO at per cent., and suggested a six months’ notice on either side to terminate the transaction. The suggestion was adopted on the motion of Cr St. Hill, seconded by Cr Robinson. THOSE LEVELS. Re estimation of cost of obtaining Borough levels, the Town Clerk, Sydenham, wrote that the tender accepted for the Boroiigh map was L2OB, including the supply and fixing of stone bench-marks. The Timaru Town Clerk wrote that the levels in that town were not completed."— No action was taken in the matter. THE ENGINE SHED. A communication was read frera the Under-Secretary for Public Works acknowledging receipt of letter re this nuisance, and pointing out that the matter had been! dealt with. PETITION. The residents on the North East Belt wrote directing the Council’s attention to the bad state of the footpaths, stating that they had communicated similarly to the Upper Ashburton Road Board and bad been given to understand that the Board and the Council did the work jointly.—After some discussion, in which the general opinion appeared to be that the work was out of the jurisdiction of the Borough, it was resolved—“ That the petition be referred to the petitioners to forward to the Upper Ashburton Road 1 Board.” engineers’ report. This report, as follows, was read : 1 i. Outfall drain.—The contractor is now making good progress with tbs brickwork, and we trust the whole of the work will be com- ! pleted, weather permitting, in the course of • the next month.—2. Cox street, formation and shingling.—This work has been completed in . a satisfactory manner.—3. Mona Square.— The fencing, clearing, and ploughing of Mona , Square is completed. It is proposed to level | and plant the margin of the square, about fifteen feet wide, and sow oats in the centre portion, leaving the laying out, planting, &c., of this portion till next season.—4. Sumps.— ■ A sump, constructed with an xS-inch earthenware pipe, and 6-inch bend junction with the J side channel, has been put down in East street : opposite Quill’s Hotel, for trial by the Fire ; Brigade. If found satisfactory, it is intended to call for tenders for twenty. —5. Lamp posts.—A lamp post has been fixed at the corner , of Havelock and Cass streets, and one at ’ Moore and West streets. There are several lamp posts not painted, and those first fixed require re-painting.—6. The labor gang have been principally engaged in re-forming and shingling Barnett street. It would be an advantage if the soil,'shifted were consolidated with a heavy roller.' The Works Committee recommend that one be obtained. An opportunity may be taken of purchasing one secondhand. As there will be considerable cuttings on some of the streets on the west side of the line, and more soil to be removed than will be required in the fillin'", the Works Commit tree recommend selling the black vegetable soil to private parties at one shilling per yard. Consideration on the report resulted in the adoption of clauses 1,2, 3,4, and 6. Be clause 5 it was resolved that the Engineer bo authorised to paint the new lamp posts, and repair one mentioned by Cr St Hill, the glass of which had been broken for some eighteen months.

I INSPECTOR OF NUXSANCF.S. This functionary’s report was read and ’ adopted. * Or St Hill made enquiry if certain yards * at Prospect Buildings had been cleaned 1 out. 1 The Inspector replied’that there was no cause for complaint. 1 Some discussion ensued relative to the ' burial of children in a garden in the Borough, referred to in this journal, and , ultimately the investigation : of the matter was left in the hands of the DeputyMayor. LIGHTING COMMITTEE. On behalf of this Committee, Cr Harrison recommended that lamps should be placed at the corner of Alford Forest road and Winter street, and the corner of Havelock street and Winter street, and that the Gas Company be requested to light the same. This was agreed to. Or Parkin proposed that six lamp posts and lamps be ordered at once, which was seconded by Or Sfc Hill and carried. OBSTRUCTING THE FOOTPATHS. Cr St Hill pointed out that certain obstructions existed in front of a store at the corner of East and Tancred streets. These included three grindstones, and a woman had fallen over them on Saturday night. It was decided that Messrs Orr and Co. should be written to on the matter. FILL THEM UP. The Engineer was instructed to fill in the Shingle reserve facing East street, and the pool of stagnant water near Williamson’s. LICENSES. Drivers’ licenses were granted to Thos. Cotton and William Pergie, also a hackney carriage license to the latter applicant. PAID OUT. Accounts to the amount of L 594 2s lid were passed for payment. Cr St Hill pointed out that the frosty weather having set in no more concrete channelling should be done. They had had experience of the folly of doing this work in winter time last year. It was resolved that the contractor be written to, requesting him to complete the concrete channelling works in the contract time. The Council then adjourned.

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ASHBURTON BOROUGH COUNCIL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 358, 31 May 1881

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ASHBURTON BOROUGH COUNCIL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 358, 31 May 1881

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