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The usual monthly meeting of the Wakanui Road Board was held yesterday. There were present —Mr .1 amca Brown (in the chair), and Messrs Earle and Mayo. CORRESPONDENCE. Letters were read by Mr Gundry on behalf of the Parsonage of St. Stephen s, and by Mr Maclean on behalf of the Presbyterian Manse, asking that the rates on these church buildings should be remitted.—lt was resolved that the matter should stand over for a full meeting of the Board. . Letter from the Wakanui School Committee stated that the school had increased, and asking for a grant of part of the shingle reserve as a playground. The Chairman said that the place was of no use for shingle reserve. Moved by Mr Earle, seconded by Mr Mayo, and carried—“ That Mr Fooks be instructed to take such steps as may be necessary to transfer part of reserve 1420 to the School Committee.”

The Surveyor stated that an application had been made to him to get reserve 1413 leased to the School Committee for 7

years, at its previous rental. The Chairman moved —“That the Surveyor be requested to bring up, as soon as convenient, a full report of the Board’s reserves.” The motion was carried. small works. It was agreed that a small drain, 8 chains in length, should be cut alongside of Loddy’s property, and also that the Seaside road through Mr Wilson s property should be made possible. SURVERORS’ REPORT. The Surveyors reported as follows: — “ 1, Boundary road : The contractor has completed the work on this road.—-2. Fitzgerald’s road ; A contract has been let to Mr Fitzgerald for cutting a drain and putting in culvert at the sum of Ll 3 The work is nearly finished.—3. Beach road metalling : The shingle contracted for has been delivered and spread. The quantity originally intended has been somewhat exceeded, but it was found necessary to put an extra thickness on some slack places in the road. 4. Wakanui road footpaths contract has been commenced. We would suggest the advisability of re-forming the roadway for the same distance for which the contract is let for forming the footpaths. The present formation is far too round, in some places dangerously so, and there is now considerable traffic on the road.—s. Paynter’s road : We have examined this road, and are of opinion that it would be inadvisable to form a width of more than 30 feet, as the ground is very uneven and the traffic small. A specification of the necessary work has been drawn up and tenders invited, which will be laid before you to-day.—6. Fencing gravel reserves : Posts and rails for the fencing of your gravel reserves have been prepared. Two of the reserves are just on completion, and the remainder will be finished shortly. —7. Stanley’s road : We have had a pipe culvert laid across this road at its junction with Butterick’s road, in order to drain a large stagnant pool in a gravel pit on R.S. 21688.—8. Suburban road, off S.E. Belt. A culvert is needed at the junction of this road with the S.E, Belt.—9. Seaside road : Owing to the closing up of an old track on private land, it will he necessary to make the road passable in the gully leading into R S. 4844 . We believe the cost would be about L 5. ” Mr Bruce has made a statement to the Board about some ruts in the road near his house on the Albion road.

The applicant was told that the matter would be attended to, and it was resolved that Patterson’s attention should be called to the matter. TENDERS. Tenders were opened for formation, &c, on Painter’s road, and that of William Silcock, at 3d per yard for side cutting, and 6s per chain for formation, Ll 9 14s 8d for the job, was accepted. BANK BALANCE. The Clerk stated that the balance at the Bank, exclusive of L6OO on fixed deposit, was L 1,106 8s 3d. About L 65 had been received for rates since last meeting. As the term of the fixed deposit had expired, on the motion of Mr Earle, it was resolved—“ That LI,OOO be placed in the Bank on fixed deposit for four months. REPORT OF INSPECTOR OP NUISANCES. The report of the Inspector of Nuisances was read and adopted. ACCOUNTS. Accounts amounting to Lll7 10s were passed for payment. The Board then adjourned.

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WAKANUI ROAD BOARD., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 390, 8 July 1881

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WAKANUI ROAD BOARD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 390, 8 July 1881

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