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The ordinary fortnightly meeting of the above waa held last evening. Present: Hia Worship the Mayor, and Councillors Roberts, Ivess, St Hill, Bird, and Orr. mayor’s statement. The Mayor reported the overdraft at the Bank to be L 1,138 4s Id. Amounts 1 received since last meeting : Licenses under by-laws, L 4; pans, L2 Ss 4d; earth sold, 14s; Borough seal, LI la; rates, L 73 10a; previously Ll6l 2a 6d. ; COR F.ES PONDBNC E. Correspondence was read as follows:— : From the Timaru Wreck Relief Fund Committee, asking for subscriptions in aid of the sufferers by the recent shipping disasters, and towards the erection of a suitable monument to those who lost their lives on the day of the wrecks.—The Council resolved to accord its hearty operation to the relief committee.' From the Lands Registry Office, noti-. fyingthat certificates of title for 64 sec i tiona (reserves), were now ready. From Mr GollinS, asking permission toj burn shavings id hia garden.-—Resolved that the request be granted, subject to the burning being done between sunrise: and sunset,' -

Cr St Hill asked permission to light fires for. killing blight on fruit-trees. Granted on the same conditions. 1

From Sergeant Felton, stating that the police knew no reason why the applications for carriers’ licenses, received last meeting, should not be granted by the Council

' ENGINEERS’ REPOST. This report was read as follows: ' Lighting fires for tiring wheels.—This question was referred to the Works Committee, who make the following recommendations: —That blacksmiths be allowed to tire wheels in the open .air by enclosing the. fires with iron plates three feet high, not less than twenty-five feet from any building or other property, and that blacksmiths take all the responsibility for any damage done to surrounding property, and leaving it optional with the Council to withdraw this permission at seven days’ notice, no fires to be lighted before sunrise or after sunset. Tenders for Metalling.-Six tenders were received for supply ot 1,000 yards of shingle. The Works Committee accepted that of Mr Frank Lowe, at is 3d per yard, for unscreened shingle, and 2s for screened shingle for footpaths. The Labor Gang have been engaged in re-forming West street, and forming railway crossing at Kermode street, fixing lamp-posts, making and fixing culverts and bridges, clearing trees in plantation on North-west Town Belt, attending to water supply, etc. Applications have been made to us as to whether the Council would allow deviations or loop holes to be made through private proper, y along the lines of the water races, for watering cattle, etc.. We do not know if the agreement with the proprietors of the mill-race will permit of this, otherwise we are not aware ot any very Serious objection, as there need not be much loss of waste, if carried out under the directions and supervision of the Council. If it be allowed, each case ought to be granted on its own merits, as though it may not be objectionable in tome instances, it might be inadvisable in 'others.

On the motion of Or St. Hill, it was resolved that the distance of the fire from the'building (referred to in clause 1) should be altered from 25 feet to 20 feet. Clause 2 and 3 were adopted. Action in clause 4 was deferred till the next me ■sting for his Worship to make enquiries and report upon the matter. INSPECTOR OF NUISANCES REPORT. ■This report, which contained nothing of special interest, was read and adopted. NEW BY-LAW. A .letter was read from the Borough solicitor enclosing draft of new by-law to be substituted for by-law 55, relating to cattle straying. This by-law enables cattle straying on reserves, elc., to be impounded by the Council whether they are attended or not. The solicitor to Council recommended that a special meeting be held to consider the new regulation. It was resolved to hold a special meeting of the Council to' confirm the by-law immediately previous to the nest ordinary meeting of the Council. . FIRE BRIGADE BALANCE-SHEET. The' Fire Brigade balance-sheet was laid on the table,as .desired by the Council at its last meeting. The statement showed a , small discrepancy, and the Council resolved, after discussion, to refer back the balance-sheet to the Fire Brigade Committee, with a request that the deficiency be corrected.

PRISON LABOR FOR THE DOMAIN. . Onthe motion of Cr Harrison, seconded by the Mayor, it was resolved—‘‘That it be a recommendation from this Council to. the Domain Board to endeavor to obtain prison labor to improve and beautify the Domain.” CARMECS’ LICENSES. Carriers’ licenses were granted to J. Edwards and Keil Duff. f COUNTS’ COUNCIL ELECTION. The application of the Town Clerk to conduct the County Council election on the 16th was granted. ACCOUNTS. Accounts amounting to Lllß 18s 9d : were passed for payment, and the Council adjourned. :

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BOROUGH COUNCIL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 649, 30 May 1882

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BOROUGH COUNCIL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 649, 30 May 1882

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