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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 A. E. Peache (Chairman), W. C. Walker, T. E. Taylor, and D. Cameron. It was proposed by Mr Cameron, seconded by Mr Walker, and carriedr- “ That owing to Mr Corsbie having altered the whole character of the protective works in Taylor’s. _ stream, _the Board do not hold themselves, responsible for any damage that may be caused by the breakwater on either side in the future.” —The Clerk was directed to forward to Mr Corsbie a copy of the above resolution. The Suveyor’s report was read and considered. It was resolved —“That tenders be called for the re-formation of 80 chains on North Ashburton road, near, Cameron's out station, and also for about 6 chains formation and metalling on Cameron’s road. ” .

It was resolved that the Immigration Officer be written to asking if he would consent to the Board’s selling the cottons at Mount Somers, as they are not serving the legitimate purpose for which they were built.

The Surveyor was instructed to send notice to Mr J. Johnston to complete contract on the Single-tree road, near North Ashburton bridge, within three days, otherwise the necessary work will be done at his expense. - Tiie Surveyor was authorised to expend the sum of Ll 5 on the Mesopotamia road in forming wet places, etc. Also to divert the Ashburton where it encroaches on “ Sandy’s Knob.” The following correspondence was r'ead ; —From the Ashburton County Council, enquiring if the Board’s officer had audited the pouudkeeper’s book. The Clerk to forward a copy of report on the subject to ilie Council.—From the Rangitata Koad Hoard, asking the amount of rates collected in the Mount Somers Road District during the jear ending March 31, 1880. The information to be forwarded.—From the Wakanui Hoad Board, asking the Board to contribute towards cost of memorial re the reduction of railway tariff. The Clerk to reply that if the Wakanui Board cun ascertain that the auditor’s opinion upon the subject is favorable, they will pay the amount applied for. • From the Colonial Treasurer, advising the Board of the payment of the sum of L 367 15s sd, subsidy on rates collected.— From the Land Transfer Office, Christchurch, re the transfer, etc., of Cameron’s road. The Clerk to take the enclosed certificate to the Registrar, and to get the necessary endorsement drafted upon it. The Surveyor was instructed to report upon the road leading through the centre of Gould and Cameron’s property from Cameron’s road to Reynolds road, and also to take levels on Price’s road. Tenders were opened for the following works :—No. 43, metalling,etc., 20 chains Sawmill road, T. Bright L3B 6s, accepted conditionally. No. 44, maintenance of fords for twelve months, Thomas Hix Ll9los. ■ It was proposed by Mr Walker, seconded by Mr Cameron and carried—“ That Mr C. J. W. Cookson, senr., be appointed Returning Officer for the Mount Somera District. ” It was resolved—“ That the annual meeting of the ratepayers be held at. tie Road Board Office, Mount Somers, on Thursday, the sth of January, 1882, at 11 a.m., after which the election of two I members will take place to fill the seats of Messrs J. E. Taylor and A. E. Peuchfe, who retire by ballot, but who are eligible for re-electibiV: A pgll, (t deinanded^Vnll

take place the same day, and will close at 4 p.m. The pay-sheet, amounting to L 73 3a lid, haying been . passed for payment, the BoHiftt: a&journed.

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MOUNT SOMERS ROAD BOARD., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 504, 9 December 1881

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MOUNT SOMERS ROAD BOARD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 504, 9 December 1881

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