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LONGBEACH ROAD BOARD.

Tba ordinary monthly meeting of the Longbeaoh Road Board, was held on Friday November 16'<h. Present : Messrs J. Urlgg (Chairman), J. Williams, J Shearer nud S. Hullaud. Tte Chairman moved .the following resolution which was oarried unanimously. " Be f ore proceeding with any further business, the B jard desiroi to reoord its great rogret at the loss of Its much respeotod officer, Mr 0. 0. Fooks, and to express i'a high appreciation of his Integrity and valuable) services " CORRESPONDENCE, (1). From the Gnaifoian of the Ooldatce^m Koai Board" c tiling attention to the bad state of the approaoh to the Hinde, and to o her works thtt require attentiou on the Boundary road, Tne olerk was Instruotod to reply that the approach to the Hluda would be attended to at once. With regard to the other matters tt was dtcided that the Chairman meet ths Chairman of the Ooldstream Road Board on the road, aad arrango hb to what was best to be done. (2) From Mr J M. Hampton nshiog the Board to remove a culvert norois Ford'a road and iuhkn a ford. The Surveyors were insiruot6d to Inspect the place and report to next, meeting. (3)- From Mr H. Grayburn asking that he might be allowed to take up a oulven that Was or no use near his place, and nil up the hole. — Grunted, the work to be done to the satisfaction of the Surveyors, (4). From Crown Lands Offioe.— The matter had been attended t) by the clerks. (5). From Public Works Offioe forwarding copy of proposed amendments to Public Works Act — The clerk was Instructed to apply for four more copies for each member of the Board. (G). From Mrs M. A Wools, asking the Board to a low her something towards oloariug gorse off terrace — Mr John Woods waited on the Bjard la support of the application — It was resolved to allow Mrs Wooda £2 10a towards the coat of the work. PBriHON. A pe'ltion was received from a number of ratepayers, calling tho Board's attention to a culvert ou tho Wbeatstono road. Tho Surveyors were instructed to have the matter attended to. BDHVEYOBB' BEPOBT. The Surveyors' report was read as follows: — 1. Terrace road — With Mr Shearer the member for the Ward, we have inspeotad this toad, and as instraoted by him have called tor tenders for widtmng and deepening the drain on part of the road, the stuff taken out to be used m raising the oiown of the road. We find that there are about 100 ohaina of this road not formed, and it appears to be veiy wet m winter time! The gorso growing on the side of the road along Mrs Wood's land }B being grubbed up and the road will be ready /or formation m the course of a week or two. A culvert aoross this road which takes the water into Mr Body's land is too small and we would recommend that it be enlarged or a ford made. 2. Mr Hawkins' application— After inspeotr ing the culvert at the junation of the Long* beach and South roads, we would reoommend that it be taken up and a ford oonßtruoted, as the culvert is not sufficiently large to carry the water m flood time. The drain along the north-east side of the Longbeaoh road is m a vary bad Btfcte with overgrowth of water cress, gorie. etc. , whioh causes the water to run down the (track on the side of the road. We would reoommend that the drain from the junotion to MoLean's oreek be widened (to say 6 feet) and deepened, and the stuff used to fill up the side of the road! We nave sent notices to oooupiera of land to trim the fences and grub the gorse; 3. Boundary road— We find that this road from Windermere rp &4 to the Hinds is m a very bad stata, though there does not appear to be muoh traffic along it. The rats yant filling m and part of the road requires to be made up on the crown} several of the bridges require attention. 4. Culverts and Bridges generally — A couple of bridges near Flomington are re. ported to be m a bad state, and require bearers and redeoking. A culvert m the Waterton road near Mr Dawson'a gate is broken m and the decking appears to be rotten; We would reoommend that the oulvert be taken up and a ford made. 5. Surveyors' road— Several of the bridges along this road are more or less m nped of rapair, and the flood water has washed tho' shingle o# the orown of the road m some places to the natural solid surf aoe. We would a«k the Board if we shall put op a man for a few days to make the nspessary repairs, 6. Maintenance man— The diary shewing work done lies on the table for inspection, Clause I.— ft was resolved to call tesders for forming part of Terrace road. Clause 2 —Surveyor* to report further. Clause 4.— Snrveyors to make thorough inspection of the bridges.— Resolved to to take uponWert on Waterton road and make ford. The report was adopted, BRIDGE WHEATBTONE DRAIN. The Surveyors were instructed to call the attention of the County Council to tho state of the bridge noar tho Wheatstone draia at tho junction of IVrrace road, and request that body to rodeok the same and erect band rails on both sides. TORD ON fOBLAB, RQAp. Tho Surveyor* to inspect a ford on Poplar Road, and get a prioi for widening the same, OOATMOBB EOAD. The Surveyors we"p instructed to report fully on the matter of the i drainage of the Ohatmosa Road oomplaiaed of by Mr McKay, OBICB'fI OBKEK. Tho Survey ors to report to next meeting as to the necessity of! bridge over (3 rice's creek on the Boundary road. TRNDEBB The tender of O. O'Connor (or widening »nd deepening drain la Temtoa road at 7s pet chain was accepted. ACCOUNTS. After passing accounts the Board ad* journod.

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LONGBEACH ROAD BOARD., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1991, 19 November 1888

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LONGBEACH ROAD BOARD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1991, 19 November 1888

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