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: The Board met on Monday, i 1 c 13th Instant. Present —Messrs D. I cLean (chairman), M. Stitt, Sergeant, Warper, and Williamson. The Overseer’s report was read. In reply to applications made by the Board for the purchase of land for gravel pita, several letters were read, the prices quoted ranging from L2 to Ll 5. Mr John Carter wrote asking that the piece of the road from the Hinds river to the White bridge be formed and shingled. The Board decided that the' matter should be considered. Mr Stitt wrote in reply to the Board’s letter re land required for a road through sections Nos. 28863, 28864, and 28865. Mr H. H. Pitman, steward of Education Reserves, wrote re the purchase of land from the School Commissioners, being portion of Reserve No. 1122, required by the Board for the purpose of a toad. Messrs'Miles and Co. replied to the Board’s letter re land required for a road through section No. 26902. The Ashburton Borough Council forwarded the account for the proportion of salary of Inspector of Nuisances. Messrs Mitchell and Turner wrote asking that the road known as Allan’s road on Tancred and Allan’s sale plan be made passable. _The Clerk was instructed to reply that all the roads in that portion of the district known as Tancred and Allan’s estate must be formed by the ratepayers and dedicated to the Board before anything can be done in the matter.

Mr Corbett wrote on the subject of the proposed road from Digby’s bridge to the Alford Forest road through Reserve No. 1122.

Mr E. G. Wright (chairman of the Rangitata Road Board) wrote asking for a return of all the real and personal estate vested in the Upper Ashburton Road Board at the date on which the division of the district was gazetted. The Clerk was instructed to reply that this would be done as early as possible.

The Manager of the Union Bank, Ashburton branch, wrote in reply to the Board’s letter, relative to their credit balance on March Slat, 1881. Mr Williamson, member for the N.E. portion of the district, laid before the Board a petition sent to the Ashburton Borough Council, and which had been referred to this Board, asking that certain drainage works of a very small nature be carried out. —The Clerk mentioned that the road at the commencement was carried out by the Borough Council, this Board having paid one half of\the cost. — After consideration, the Clerk was instiuoted to see the ratepayers interested and to carry out the work, if it was as represented. The Clerk gave an approximate statement of the Board’s liabilities up to date. He was requested to go carefully over the several claims incurred before the separation of the district, and to make a list of the psrsonal f estate of the Board, as required by the Chairman of the Bangitata Hoad Board,The Clerk* was instructed to write to the Trustee in the estate of W. Sutherland, re Sutherland’s contract for repairs on all roads in the district, asking him to proceed at ence with the works for which Sutherland was contractor, as the late rains had greatly damaged the roads in the whole of the district, and a penalty attached for the non-performance, improper workmanship, or delay of the work ; that he will either have to carry it on immediately, or allow the Board to use their own . discretion in the matter, and forwarding a copy of the general conditions.

It was resolved that in the case of any dangerous or urgent - works, the member of that portion of the district in which such may be is''empowered to deal with the matter to the amount of LlO, this authority to exist until an arrangement has been come to with Mr Sutherland’s trustees. The Clerk was instructed to write to the Chairman of the Bangitata Boad Bpard, enclosing W. Furneaux and Co.’s Account, and to state that the Board had > paid all pressing claims out of an overdraft. It was resolved that the Board meet the first Monday of the month at noon. Several accounts were then passed for ’ payment, and the Board adjourned. To Builders. —Tenders are invited elsewhere by Mr B. Bird for additions to a store. . Holloway’s Ointment and Pills. — Autumnal Remedies.—Towards the fall of the year countless causes are at work to lower the tone of the nervous system, which will be followed by ill-heajth unless proper means be -employed to avert that evil. Holloway’s far- ! anted preparations supply a faultless remedy oru both - external and internal complaints bonuected with changes of season. All affections of; the skin, roughness, blotches, pimples*. superficial and deep-seated inflamma- . tions, erysipelas,, rheumatic pains, and gouty pgngs alme succumb to the exalted virtues of Holloway’s Ointment and Pills; which will ' Effect a happy revolution in the patient’s condition,''though the symptoms of his disorder indiiave obstinately withstood the best efforts of science to subdue them.—Advt.

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UPPER ASHBURTON ROAR-BOARD., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 372, 16 June 1881

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UPPER ASHBURTON ROAR-BOARD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 372, 16 June 1881

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