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'.The usual monthly meeting of this Board was held at the Boad Board office, Moilnt Somers, on Friday last. Present —Messrs A. E. Peaohe (chairman), W. C. Walker, I. E. Taylor, Duncan Cameron, aftd J. Hood. The Surveyor’s report was road. The consideration of the report was deferred until the first ordinary meeting of the new Board. The following correspondence was read: --—From Mr C. P. Cox, requesting to be furnished With a list of ratepayers residing in. ithe separate portion of the Mount Somers district. The Clerk stated that Mr Oqx had been supplied with the information he requested.—Mr Cox also wrote with reference to the additional places at which the electoral roll was open for inspection.—From Mr J. 0. Bell, returning officer, re elections.—From the Ashburton County Council, forwarding cheques for L30912s 3d, amount of promised subsidy on Alford Forest bush roads, and also 1i2712s 6d, in payment of half cost valuation list and copy. The Clerk stated that the receipt of the above cheques had been duly acknowledged. The Clerk was directed to forward the Board’s cheque for 1(910 17s 3d to the County Council, in payment of balance on Ashburton bridges and'twelve maps of the district.—From the Manawatu County Council, informing the Board of the postponement of the conference of chairmen of local bodies. Several other letters were read, the consideration of which was deferred until the next meeting of the new Board on J uly 4th, Accounts amounting to L 513 5s lid having been passed, the Board adjourned. A meeting of the new Board was held subsequently. Present—Messrs Walker, Peache, Taylor, Cameron, and Tisch. Mr Taylor proposed, Mr Walker seconded, and it was carried —“ That Mr A, E. Peache be chairman for the ensuing year.” A letter was read from Mr J. C. Bell, returning officer, stating that at a meeting of ratepayers, held that day, the following gentlemen had been elected to serve on the Mount- Somers Boad Board for the ensuing year, no other candidates having been,^nominated: —Mr William Campbell Walker, Mr Isaac Edward Taylor, Mr Duncan Cameron, Mr Alfred Edward Peache, Mr Philipp Tisch. Tenders were opened for the formation of Wright’s road, near North Hinds. The Board declined to accept any tender for this work. Mr Walker moved—“ That a letter be written, to the chairman of the Hangitata Hoad Board, proposing a speedy settlement of accounts, leaving the preliminary steps in the hands of the chairman, and until such settlement is arrived at that none , but I absolutely necessary work be undertaken. ” Mr Taylor seconded the motion, which was agreed to. It .was further resolved that the chairman.he requested to call a special meeting of< the Board as soon as he has anything to report. Mr IX Cameron proposed, Mr Tisch aeconded,fand it was# carried—“ That in order to preserve continuity of action this Board is prepend to take np the position of the late Board in respect of existing contracts, etc.” The Clerk was directed to prepare a statement of assets and liabilities as soon as possible. The Board then adjourned. I - ■■

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MOUNT SOMERS ROAD BOARD., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 366, 9 June 1881

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MOUNT SOMERS ROAD BOARD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 366, 9 June 1881