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MOUNT SOMERS ROAD BOARD.

The ordinary monthly meeting of the Mount Somers Road Board was held at the Board’s office, Mount Somers, yes l terday. Present—Messrs W. 0. Walker (chairman), Kdson, Macfarlaneand Mcßae. OVKRSEBK’s EEPOKf. The Overseer’s.report was read as follows : since last meeting I have had Boyd’s roaid repaired, also the river crossing on that road repaired at a cost of LI -Itr.-. McCloud’s flood channel : One of the falls was damaged a little during last

month. I have bad it repaired at a coat of 4a.—Buccleuch road : I have had this road repairoi near the cutting on the north side of Taylor’s stream at a cost of LI ss.—Ford and Newton’s road : I have had the ruts filled in on this road at a

cost of LI Is. These rats require filling again now at a similar cost.—Armstrong's road : At the request of some of the ratepayers I have had a crossing repaired on this road at a cost of 10a, a'so the drain by Carleton's lengthened at a coat of -Id. —D. Forbea has attended fairly well during this quarter to the fords, and he is.now entitled to his second payment of

75 per cent, together with his deposit, making a total of L9.—S. McOlimont starts to-day to finish his contract on Ur Peache’s road.—J. Carleton has not yet turned off the flood water near hia house. —1 would recommend that notioe be sent to Mr J. Oliver that the bridges in the Moan t Somers Road District are not strong enough to carry traction engines, and if he uses them he does so at his own risk. —Bedlam Bay road : I have inspected this road, and I find that it does not cross the gully as stated by Ur W.McClimont.—Rutherford’s road : This road wants repairing near the river ; the cost will be about 305.--Mr Todd reports to me that the wool shed creek wants repairing very badly. Ido not know what the cost would be.—The pound fences have not yet been satisfactorily repaired.” FORD AND NEWTON'S EOAD, la lieu of the arrangement made with Messrs Cooper Bros, at last meeting in respect to Ford and Newton’s road, it was resolved to grant a sufficient sum-to make the Boards contribution towards forming and shingling equal to the OOO? tribution of Messrs Cooper Bros. ALFORD FOREST-MOUNT SOMERS ROAD; The Clerk was directed to again require Mr Carleton to take steps to divert floodwater from the Alford Forest-Mount Somers road. . f TRACTION ENGINES.] It was resolved to publicly notify' that the bridges throughout the district were not safe for traction engines or other heavy traffic. It was further ’resolved td send a special notice in reference to this matter to Mr J. W. Olivet. CULVERT. Mr McOlimont applied to have a culvert formed upon a road leading toDinea’a bush section. It transpired there was no road at the point indicated |by Mr MoClimont, and the Overseer was directed to reply to that effect. ruthbrford’s road. It was resolved to expend 30s upon Rutherford’s road. WOOLSHED CREEK CROSSING. ‘The Overseer was directed to effect necessary repairs to the Woolshed crossing. . POUND The Clerk was instructed to inform the Ashburton County Council that the pouudkeaper had not executed certain repairs to the pound, and request them, to take steps in the matter; also, to inform the same body that W. Fergus’s tender for the pound, at a salary of L 25 per anhum, the Board to take the fees, had been accepted.—The Clerk was directed to advise Mr Fergus of the acceptance, of bis tender, and request him to attend the neat meeting of the Board with the books.—The Chairman was authorised to execute an agreement with Mr Fergus. THS DOMAIN. A letter was read from the Crown Lands Department, stating the Mount Burners Recreation Reserve had been brought under the Pub'ic Domains Act, 1881, and that the Governor’s powers under the Act had been delegated to the Mount Bomers Board Board.—lt was resolved that the Chaitmm of the Board act as Chairman of the Domain Beard, and that the two Boards meet ou the same day.—The Clerk was directed to write tq the Survey Office, requesting that the rase ye (So 2639) be surveyed as soon as possible, and a tracing forwarded to the Board. B \TE ! ON CROWN LANDS • A letter was read from the Treasury Department, stating that L 99 5j 7d, rates on Crown Lands, had been paid to the credit of the Board at the Union Bank, Ashburton. EXTENSION MOUNT SOMERS RAILWAY.

A letter was read from the Public Works Department, stating, that contracts for the extension of the Mount Somers railway to the Mount Somers township were in course of preparatipn. JIATKS Mr I. R, 0. 0. Graham tyrote call(n_ attention “to the double amount 6* rates ” which the Board had levied “ Inf comparison to former years,” Mr Graham suggested that the Board should make ratepayers specially benefitted pay a larger share of'the cost of improvements. ahnxjal meeting. It was determined to hold the annual meeting of ratepayers at noon on Monday, May 4th, the Board to meet at 11 a.m the same day.

STORM WATER. Mr Donald Forbes interviewed the Board in reference to storm water flowing on to his land from the Alford Forest road.—lt was resolved that Mr Forbes be allowed L2 to clear out the drain on the road, the work to be done to the satisfaction of the Overseer. VALETTA ROAD.

It was resolved to expend L 5 in improving the Valetta road, and a further sum of L 3 in filling hollow in the road leading to Valetta railway station. ASHBURTON TRAFFIC BRIDGE.

It was resolved, “ That, with reference to the protests made by the Wakanui and Longbeach Road Boards on the subject of the Ashburtan traffic bridge, this Board is of opinion that the financial proposals contained in the report of the Committee of the Ashburton County Council a-e satisfactory and should be sustained. ” ACCOUNTS, The usual monthly accounts having been passed for payment, tl*e Board adjourned till Monday; May 4, at J.I a m.

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MOUNT SOMERS ROAD BOARD., Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1513, 14 April 1885

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