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A mealing of thin Board was held on •he lO'.h inst, all the membora being present. The Chairman reporbed that a maetlog of ratepayers had been held Id the Wakanul school to consider ihe question of borrowing money to oonatruot proteo tive works, and the opinion of the maoting was nearly equal on both sides of tho question, a motion In favor of borrowing being loat by one vote only, The Works Committee reported that io accordance with the resolution < f the l*Bt meeting, the Committee invited tondera for two contracts for the banks to stop ove'fljw, that five tenders were B3nt m and the lowest accepted — that of Mr D. J.ihnsto'n who had agreed to have tho works completed by the 20ch of November. Alno that the Committee had found it neoeeaary to engage teams at day work for a few daya at 14s a day, making a total of £4 18a, and alen to expend on willow planting a further aum of £1. The Committee recommended Ist That one and a-half chain of the natural river bnnk between the two contracts, be faced with gorae and willows secured by rails and wire so aa to prevent further encroachment at this point. 2 id That something like a wire fence, with rails for standards, driven say 20 feet into the river bed be ereedted, just above No 2 contract, nlantiog down and aoroua tho stream for the purpose of guiding the stream oat of the bight at No 2. 3rd That willow trees be anchored In the stream at No 2 to save the bank from further scour, otherwise the bank m course of ereotion will be m great danger of being washed away before long. 4th. That, m conseqaonce cf the rivet road having beea further encroached on farther do^n, Mr tJcoiru's fonce on the roadside ba strengthened, and alao something m the way of anchoring willow tree 3or large bundles of goraj and willow be done to prevent the land from being washed away. The worka dona by the Committeo wore { approved of, and accounta for lha same passed for payment, Clause No 3 of the Committee's recommendations was adopted, and consideration of the other recommendations was deferred as the Committee oould give no estimate of the cost of the works proposed. Litters were read as follows :~From Mr Crlßp, Bollolior, on behalf of Mr S. Brown, warning the Board that it would bo held responsible for any damage done by the Board to his client's property, and thal.Mrßrowu objected to the proposed wotka and would be no party to any of the Board's proceedings ; alao b ating that Mr Brown was willing to sell the land for protective purposes and would prefer the Board baying the land t:> their omiinually treuspasslne: Jn hie property. Received. From Mr D Ji has on asking for an extension of time to complete his oontraot, (stating that the river had ovei flowed and ' stopped work— 11 drowned Jiioa out "), ualeaa he could be allowed to take the earth to make the bunk from the lower side. Revived that 14 days additional time be granted. Mr Olephane moved " that the resolution passed ' that this Board approves ol all the aotlons of the previous Board ' be raeolnded." This was seconded by Mr Thomas and carried, Meaara Brown and M. Wilson voting against it, and Mr Jas Wllaon for it. The other motions given notloe of by Mr Olephane, were, at bis request, allowed to stand over till next meeting. Mr VT. Wilson resigned as a member of the Works Committee, and Mr Olephaue waa elected m hia stead. It was stated that eoveral of the ratepayers had expressed tholr determination not to pay the rate. Resolved— " That Mestrs Fooka aud Son ba requested to sue, without further delay, for all outatending rales that have not been part-paid to the extent of onehalf the amount dne." The meetlpg then »djoiunoe\

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WAKANUI ROAD BOARD., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1998, 16 November 1888

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WAKANUI ROAD BOARD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1998, 16 November 1888