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The usual monthly meeting of this Board was held at the office, Mount Somers, on Tuesday last. Present—Messrs Peache (Chairman), W. C. Walker, and P. Tisch. • Mr Corsbie interviewed the Board wltn reference to protective works in Taylor S--stream, &c. The Board decided they could do nothing further m the matter, and Mr Corsbie upon being requested to pay his promised contribution of Lit) towards the original protective works, dedined to do so. . . , Mr Tisch requested the Board to metal a portion of the Sawmill road and handed in a cheque for LlO towards the work The Surveyor was instructed to call for tenders; should any extension of the contract be required by Mr Tisch, the cost to be defrayed by him. The Surveyor’s report was read and considered. , It was resolved —“ That the road up Taylor’s stream gorge be cleared of all stones, provided Mr Friedlander and the other parties interested contribute half the cost of the work.” . With regard to fencing the gravel pit near Alford Forest School, it was resolved —“ That the work is considered unnecessary for the present. The Surveyor was authorised to put a team on the Ashburton gorge road, to re- . metal the bad places; It was.resolved —“That fresh tenders be called for, the maintenance of fords for twelvemonths.” 'I It ; was resolved — ct That the had place ; referred to in the Surveyor’s report, on . the road leading from Yaletta to Mr W. C. Harper’s he levelled* Shd ' ar ß° stones removed. ” ~ •« The following correspondence was re- r ceivedFrom Mr J Boylere ,unused road near his house. The Glerk was. rected to reply that if Mr Boyle will pay. , into the Board’s credit the sum of Jils_ towards defraying the expenses, the ne v Cessary steps will At onoe be taken,. and;! |tfr Fobks will be requested; the-

necessary, survey, Mr Cookson, junior, cofi&itihg 1 "toactaa valuator for the land.-r-Fr<|m the Ashburton. County Ootxnc3>^’enclosing copy <of -' letter frqm, Rangitata Road Board, with teferettbe ‘ tb‘ payment of balance" on Hood’s bridge approach. The Board decided to pay the the' Rangitata Road Board, requesting to be furnished, with return of rates, collected in thefinancial year ended March Slat, 188 L The Clerk was, instructed to forward a return of the rates collected in the Rangitata portion of the district. —From the Ashburton County Council re poundkeeper/ scud also with reference to grafts for planting in the Mount Somers district —From Mr -Gerard re Black Moup-, tain track. The Surveyor was directed to have-the bad places repaired at once; •MV Twch-vgavp notice. that owing to there ndt f bCihig a 1 full 'ihebting he would; move at,the next meeting, “ That a gene-* nl rate of one' shilling in'the’ y»ound be levied’on all the rateable property in the district. ” Mr Walker moved, Mr Tisch seconded, aud it ’Was oarriefdj “ That" Mr CooksOh, ’ junior, be appointed valuer for the Mount Somers district ” ; ' : The pay-sheet, amounting to Llsl Is 6d, havmg been passed, for payment,, the Board adjourned.

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MOUNT SOMERS ROAD BOARD., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 492, 3 November 1881

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MOUNT SOMERS ROAD BOARD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 492, 3 November 1881

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