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UPPER ASHBURTON ROAD BOARD

The ordinary monthly meeting of .this Board was held on Monday last, .alt the members being present overseer's report. , The Overseer reported several necessary works requiring immediate repur. ' ‘ CORRESPONDENCE. Correspondence was read from ratepayers in that portion qf the district known as Tancred and Allen’s;' asking that certain- roads might: be made ,passable.—Mr McLean thought that provision should be made by owners, when cutting up their properties and laying off streets and roads, that they should be made and - metalled by the proprietors, and dedicated before the Board go to any expend!- „. ture.—Mr Williamson coincided with Mr - McLean. Land was sold jarmanj instances in small building aitotinenta ; blocks of a quarter-acre. and the, like realised from.L2o to LI 00 pqr Acre. Large proprietors could swamp a Board- .v----by laying off streets, and roads on their & property (which no doubt looked well on the sale plan); but he,. ought to be compelled to contribute ‘ to/ their construction;' —Mr Harper said j that 'f * the member for the. district should bd \ written to ; and that, irrtheevent of any legislation in the matter; talyngjplape, the Board’s opinion be conveyed to mm. Messrs Aitkeu and Smithel wrote, ofito-

and metal the ro.ul from tl* bridge into the Hinds at a low OD account of their being camped < clone to it—As thia road ia not dedicated j Jb the Board their request could not be „v ■ entertained. ?’ A:petition, signed by Mr O. Digby and f .tseventcen others, asking that the road Jhiongh reserve No. 1122,, lately pur- ■ chased by the Board, being: the direct of the road - from Digby’s - itjrjdge into the' Alford Forest road opposite • Sargeant’a, be formed.—The Clerk was .'‘.directed to refer the matter to the County •Council, asking a refund of the purchase - money of the road, and stating that the Board, on account of their want of funds, : cannot accede to the petitioners’ request. ■ Mr Corbett wrote, complaining of a - portion of the road opposite his house.— The Overseer, along with Mr Sargeant, 'was requested to see to the necessary repairs. The Rangitata Road Board wrote, asking to be furnished with particulars of : &hy works contracted for, or in the course ■?of execntion in their district.—The Clerk was requested to furnish the same. . _.-t The same body wrote, re Furneaux’s account for work done in the Rangitata 1 < district. ’Several letters were read relative to the . ■ purchase of gravel pita and new roads - proposed to be taken by the Board. - ; .Messrs Jones and Bradshaw wrote, aak- : - ;ing- liberty to take a few loads of shingle . out of the pit at Tinwald.—The Board ■ "did not consider themselves justified in • giving gravel outside of their district. LIABILITIES AND ASSETS. , The Clerk,submitted a statement of the .‘inabilities and assets of the Board, and wka ; requested to forward a copy of the same to tha Rangitata Road Board. . 1... A ’DISPUTED ACCOUNT. * The Clerk was directed to write to Messrs Harper and Harper, asking their ‘l V opinion as to the Board’s liability to pay Messrs Furneanx and Co.’s account. A RATE. A rate of One shilling in the pound on • all rateable property in the district was .. struck, to be payable on or before the Slat day of July next. . PLOUGHING. The Surveyor was requested to have a ploughed furrow made ou the Maronan and Tinwald road and the cross road into Winslow. •> TENSER. ’ Tenders were opened for repairs on the ' Domain road, as advertised, and resulted in the acceptance of Charles Sheppard’s tender at LlO 10s.

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UPPER ASHBURTON ROAD BOARD, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 383, 30 June 1881

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UPPER ASHBURTON ROAD BOARD Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 383, 30 June 1881

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