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The usual monthly meeting of the above was held on Thursday. Present — Messrs Coster (chairman), Lyltelton, Stringfellow, Mulligan, I and Turner ; The Clerk reported on the various works carried out and m progress during the month : ; Mr Druey had not carried out his contract : faithfully, and his cheque was held over. A tention was called to the spreading of gorse from town sections still m the hands of the I Government. The Clerk also reported that this year there were fewer small birds about It was resolved to call for tenders for tjrubbimj the roads adjoining Crown Lan'ls m the township. Tenders to be accepted on the 1 ioth t y the Chairman and another member Tenders were also to be called for clearing i gorse on the Chertsey Road near the township The Chairman reported that the County 1 Council never wished to claim any of the 1 accrued monies from the sale of Village i_ Settlement lands, and the Commissioner of 1 Crown Lands w?s mistaken m his views ;' Resolved that the Clerk see Mr Gardner re 1 gravel pit, and if satisfactory arrangements 1 were made, Mr G. J. Webster be requested to . survey same at once I Resolved that W. Shannon be paid at the I 1 rate of 123 per day for 24 days for the work done on the River Road ; It was resolved to fence m the remainder ■ of the Board's section with iron fence ; tenders r to be called for labor i With legard to the cuttings on the Mitcham , River Road it was reported that the contractor ■ had not commence i the work, and it was decided that he now be requested to commence 1 the work at once It was decided to give is 6d per 100 for ■ small birds' eggs and heads, not including 1 starlings or goldfinches, the amount to be ■ raised to 2s per 100 if the County subsidised 1 the various Boards 1 Ihe Clerk's action with regard to holding 1 over Mr Druey's cheque, for the non-completion ! of his work was con idered, and Messrs Turner, Lyttelton, and Mulligan were 1 appointed a committee to inspect the crossing and deal with the matter With regard to the contractor on the Chertsey Boundary, it was reported <hat the crossings were m a very bad state, m fact unsafe for traffic, and Mr Stringfellow was requestei to inspect the work along with the Clerk, and if Mr Cronin, the contractor, did not finish according to specifications within one week, to put men on at the contractor's expense It was resolved that notices be sent to all occupiers of laftd to clear the roads of gorse, the same to be advertised. The Rev H. Collins waitad on the Board ' with a petition to the Bishop of the district, with respect to having the portion of the Cemetery set apart for the use cf the « hurch of England consecrated. — The same was signed by all iv the room. Correspondence was read from Morris Brown, relative to an account of Ijs for gorse grubbing sent m to the last meeting, and a deposit which he stated he could not get back. The Clerk reported that most of the work was included m. Brown's contract, and other items were to be paid by private individuals. The money really owing for work done was twenty shillings. Mr Brown waved on the Board and eij» plained his views, and on other accounts, which he now produced, It was resolved that the Hum £z 4s for work done be paid him, and with regard to his deposit it was decide i to return it, although he bad ploughed the side of a road to kill tussocks, and left it m a bad state. Mr G. J. Webster wrote, asking for a con* tinuance of the Board's surveying work, he having taken over h : s father's business, — Granted. ' The Property Tax Commissioner wrote re rates on Crown lands.— Left m the hands of the Clerk. ■ f It was reported that the sum of £21 i6s 8d had been yaid into the Board ? s' account as balance of subsidy on rates. ' The Under-Secretaiy for Pvblic Works forwarded a copy of Bill to amend the Public Works f 1 ct. — Laid on the table. An account for advertising ' ratepayers meeting at Chertsey was 1 ordered to be charged to the Board." "*' " ' - • i*» It was resolved to call for tenders for fencing gravel pits-on South * oad, also to call tenders for shingling portions of Chertsey Boundary load, two yards to the chain. Accounts amounting to ,£146 18s 8d were passed for payment, after which tl>e members sat as a Cemetery Board, and after parsing accounts adjouvne^.

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SOUTH RAKAIA ROAD BOARD, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1886, 2 November 1888

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SOUTH RAKAIA ROAD BOARD Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1886, 2 November 1888