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WAKANUI ROAD BOARD.

The ordinary monthly meeting of the above was held to-day. Present-*-All the members, Mr H. Priedlander presiding. chairman's statement.The Chairman reported the cash in hahd to be LB7B 7s 9d; rates collected last month, L 161135. NO REPLY. _ The Clerk reported having written to Government re subsidy for the year, but had received no reply. RESERVE It was resolved that Reserve 1413 should be let at L 6 per annum. SHINGLE RESERVES. It was then resolved that the County Council should be written to respecting the unsatisfactory state of thofhiagle reserves, and suggesting that on this account they should be vested in the Road Board. CORRESPONDENCE - was read as follows : From Mrs Martha Gibson, re Shipka Pass road.—Resolved —“ Tharthis Board cannot interfere with the road as laid out by the Government Surveyor, .. and that Mrs Gibson be asked again to take her fences off the road by . the 12th lost., otherwise the Board will be compelled to do so at her cost. ” From Secretary North Canterbury Road Board, stating that, any. application from a school committee, for assistance in carrying out sanitary improvements required by the Board of Health will be favorably considered. - ■ •' From F. Clemens, stating his inability to pay rent.—Held over till next meeting. From Williams and; Deacon,- solicitors, Christchurch, . instructed by Mr J. Corbett, claiming compensation for damage sustained by his lajid .through it beihg flooded, with water ,fr6in the Wakanui creek. The- write*- ‘held the Board responsible, they having turned a quantity of drainage water into the creek 1 and caused ito overflow.—The letter wat received. . .

Petitions were read from Buckley and others; asking Board to re-fdrtn and shingle the Beach Boundary road. bo done. 1 •; :>i From Thomas Undrill and .pthers, asking, the Boards to'-form;)footpaths in Tailored and Allen’s block, and remove large boulders from the bo done. From Hugh Smith and other rate- "■ payers,On Gibson’s road, asking _ that that I road be formed to its fall width from 5 western corner of R. 8. T 5725 i id) eastern i comer of R.S. 18248.—Engineer to report re cost of undertaking, and ; submit tracing, showing gullies at the next j meeting.,, From Murdoch Bruce, residing at Seafield and district*.,asking that the road J might be re-formed from comer of Fairfield estate to Charing Cross, and that the js road, from the smith’s shop at Seafield to Borough Boundary road might be formed. Resolved that tenders be for the . last-mentioned work, and thatErigineer i report on the other. • •' > C V. i.-.'lT The following tenders were accepted:— No, 41, cuttings Shipka Pass, • Robert Bennett, LU 10s; No. 12, Reforming Wilson’s road, N. Fitzgerald, for: sections 1 and 2, at 2s 6d per chain; No. 43, ■ metalling Corbett’s road, John Boyle, at Is per yard; No. 44, pt dis- - tricfc roads for twelvemontbs, Jobrißoak, | at 8d per chain, and for metaling. inspector’s report. f This report was read and, 1 SURVEYORS* REPORT. - ~

~ No 1 Protective Works, —We .have lengthened No. X groin 25 feet; it is ‘acting voiy well, the shingle, &c. is filling up on both sides and preventing scour. The groin, has been lengthened 20ft, and we; belive the .worknow .done will protect! the road for some time. No 2 groin.—T : The two currents setting ih against this groin.' since' last fresh caused a considerable scour to .. take place at the point of the groin, and lowered it some feet, the pipes preventing any washing away, in fact the depth of water here was 14-feet after the fresh had subsided. ... Before proceeding to lengthen it ah’ endeavor was made to turn the stream in mid-channel - to the other side so as'to divert nish of water at the groin, which made it impossible to lengthen with the means we had. -This was ■'. partly successful in making the .'water calmer, but to have done this efficiently 'would have ; taken some days, and as a certain, ampunt of Jj risk is attached to works of this kind;-we did I not feel justified in completing it—Ntt 2, re | place ■on Wakanui road alluded to by Mr Wilson at last meeting.-—We have inspected ■■ this, and find a well-defined water-course rf crosses the road. From appearances we !? shou 1 d say a considerable quantity. of| water I must sometimes come- this ■ way j' -this, no. doubt, could be diverted by. making a small j drain for a few chains to a culvert that crosses : the road at the junction of this road widr : Wilson’s road.—No. 3, drainage from Corbett’s and Walsh’s roads.'—We have takenj| level* along Corbett’s for-a drain to connect with with Leadley’s and Butterick’s drain, and with reference to P. Stewart’s offer to widen etc., to Walshe’s road (made at last meeting), . in'conjunction with Mr ‘ Browh, 5 we'have ac- ■ cepted his price of Lliosod, to jinake drain *: along Corbett’s road, and to widen and deepen -i the said outfall in accordance with his-letter. No. 4—Maintenance of Roads : The cbntractor has been at work repairing the roads, so as to leave them in good order at the _comp!e- ,£ tion of his contract (Oct. 31st last). No. S —m Footpath Great South Road : As ordered at last meeting, tenders were called for this work, ■: and let to Griffin and Bennett, who have completed their work. No. 6—WakanuSßoad, tfc Re-formation, etc : This work is .being pro- -? ceeded with. The re-formation is just upon ' completion, and what metalling is required will J then be done. We would ask the Board to form the footpaths and carriage way on the Wakanui road in accordance with the- Public-Works Act. No. 7 — Roads in Drompre District ; ,i We have engaged J, Kilgour *as working foreman for the labor required in, re-fonning . S portions of these roads as ordered at last meeting, and have also hired the necessary _ No. 1 adopted. No. 2 deferred until r County Council water races * are com- ' pleted. No. 6, resolved that Wakanui road from Trevor’s road to road s *® continuation of North East Belt be a carriage ; road, 46ft wide in the centre; and that i 10ft on each side be the footways, in ac- - cordance with the Public Works Act. The a remainder of the report was adopted. accounts.

Sundry accounts were passed for payment, and the Board adjourned.

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WAKANUI ROAD BOARD., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 494, 5 November 1881

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WAKANUI ROAD BOARD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 494, 5 November 1881

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