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— — ■ — ♦ The n<nal monthly meeting was held yesterday. Preient— Meesra I<yttelton, Mulligan, Strlogfellow. and Turner. In the ftbsenoe of Me Coster, lie Tamer presided. The minutes of last meeting belog confirmed, an apology from the Chairman was reoelved and leave of absence granted him, The Clerk's report was read and considered, he reported having pat labor on to finish Oronlo'e contract at a oast of £5. Ivess had not completed 'his oontraot, and he recommended that it be onoelled. It was resolved to give Mr Shellookpouadkeoper, a written authority to impound all stook found on the distrlot roads, Mr Baxter, County Engineer, wrote' oomplaimng of race crosalnga on Baaby Park and Sprott'a road. The clerk reported that the ovei flow was caused by the condition of the rnoas on private seotloca ac joining. It was decided to advance the sum ot £15 to the Cemetery Board for keeping the cemetery In order for 12 monthj. It waa deoided to osnotl IvsaV contract and the amount of £4 13) 9d dae to him was forfeited., Mr Qronln wrote complaining of labor being put on to complete his oontraot and a charge of £5 for a day and a hall's work, be contended that he had received contrary instructions from two members of the B >ard and the olerk, and considered it unwarranted Interference, Th.c members referred to Btated that they had not given any orders whatever and the work was n.ot done to specification. The Board considered thst Oroplp was to blame, and as he had had every opportunity given him. for completing bis oontraot on the Boundary road he mast suffer the penalty. On the motion of Mr Lyttelton, seconded by Mr Stringfellow, it wrb reaolvei to forwa.d the Ashburron Drug Company a testimonial slating that the poisoned, wheat supplied to this Bpard had proved very tff-'otlve lv destroying sm.aU birds.. 1» 9«s reported th%t watoc Qroaalng near Qromle's was o mpleted to npeo'fioatlqn and the ooniraot proa would be paid over. The pcundbook was (nepeoted and f ,und correct. The olerk wea instructed to oftllthe maintenance ontractora' atten« tlon to the slate of footpaths ggd »{des of roads m towqsftlp. *\ns tp. infprm them that In future «ocreot diaries mast be kept of alt wrok done, shewing the time on oaoh job, Agqoqntg were passed for £193 9j Id. The members then assembled as a Cemetery Board, when the oredit balanoj was reported as £1 5s 2d, Me»»rß Coßter, Tqrner and the O'.ork were appointed to arrange matters with present caretaker, and to make amn rements for keeping the grounds lv order for the ensuing twelve months. The meeting then adjonmed.

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SOUTH RAKAIA ROAD BOARD., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2028, 4 January 1889

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SOUTH RAKAIA ROAD BOARD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2028, 4 January 1889