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The usual monthly meeting of this Board was held at the Road' Board Office, Mount Somers,’ on Monday last. Present —Messrs Peache (Chairman),; Walker, Taylor, Cameron, and Tisch. The Surveyor’s report was read and considered. It was resolved to postpone the several works mentioned in the report until a: settlement of accounts has been arrived at with the Rangitata Road Board. It was resolved that the County Council l be written to with .reference to the road made by them leading to the Norjh Ashton bridge, and that a copy of the Sur. veyor’s report, upon the subject be enclosed, together with a request that the road referred to may be put in thorough repair before the Board are called upon to pay half cost of same. With reference to the road complained of by Messrs Macfarlane and Cooper Bros., it was resolved—" That the matter, be at once reported upon, and left in the hands of the Chairman and Surveyor. ”. The Board decided to pay the balance due to the stonebreakers on the Township road, and the Clerk was directed to write to John De very, informing him that until (he amount was refunded ho application for work made by him will be entertained. It was further resolved —“ That Mr J. De very be called upon to fill up the pit made by him across the branch road near Cameron’s road, and informed that unless the work be completed in a satisfactory manner before the 30th instant the full damages and fine will be enforced, as provided by the 97th clause of “The Public Works Act, 1876,” The following correspondence was received:—From the Rangitata Road Board, offering to accept the sum of L 2,600 as a final settlement of accounts between the two Boards. The Board decided to allow the matter to be settled by arbitration. The Clerk was directed to write to the Rangitata Board on the subject, and to enclose.cOpy of amended statement of . ac-counts.-—Letters were received from Mr , A. Macfarlane, and also from Messrs Cooper Bros., with reference to Carney’s road at Gough’s crossing. The Surveyor was instructed to report.—From J. R. 0. C. Graham, consenting to contribute one third of cost of forming track through Jolie’s bush. Deferred.

The Board then proceeded to take into consideration the Surneyor’s salary, but it was decided not to fix the amount until the next ordinary meeting of the Board. The pay-sheet, amounting to Ll2l 10s lOd having been passed for payment, the' Board adjourned.

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MOUNT SOMERS ROAD BOARD., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 389, 7 July 1881

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MOUNT SOMERS ROAD BOARD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 389, 7 July 1881

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