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The ordinary monthly meeting of the Aahbnrtoo County Coonol w« held today. Preaent— Meitw W. O. Walker (Chairman), 0. J. Harper, John Grig*, W. McMillan. Tfl. P. Ooater. OHAIBMAII'S BTAT»Me»I. The On.iriuun »id:-Tno »n»nut of £237 3» 6J. on account of th» KaKai* Gorge Bridge, has been plaoed to ft separate f«ouot at the Union Bank here, and a letter from the Assistant Engineer on this matter wM bo re*d to-day. The bnLnoe aheetß for the "«x mon.ha ondtnp 80th September Uut, altered according to tht wbhM o! the A«ditor-Genei*\ have bteo .eceivea from Wdllnjiwo .signed ». correct by him a«d the District Auditor. !nd are laid on the tabto tor Inspection. The Oonncll will notice that the .Govern ment fee for •odUtn* the mooodU i or tU nertodß ending 3l«t Metoh and 30th CSbJhifl. £10.- Mr AVan wr ile . to any that hi. Oompaty has decided cot to charge for the land required for the proposed auxiliary wster Bupply from the Sakala, provided the wftth o I land required doea not exceed half » obaln, bat ■till adhere* to Its former atlpulatlon that the Council do all the rapalre that may be nMsrary and maintain the rtoe. A | iScW meeting will be held after the ordinary meting to-day, to adopt the Special Order proclaiming the diafrlot liable to be rated for this propt Bed water supply, the Aot having been complied with m respect to the necessary advertising, and the maps of the propoied dlstrlot being on view, and alto to adopt generally the Local Bodlea Loan Aot. A Utter from Mr Allan and others, respecting the flounoll taking ovei the portion of raoe ■derided on at the Jaat meeting, about whbk Meiara MoAoulty and Dolan waited on the Council, will be read to-day. JThe tmonniof rat« paid to date la £4533 la 10d § leevtnp £394 3s 6d outstanding. Toe Clerk Inteuda to isiae aammonaeß at once on those ratepayera who have not as yet paid their ratea and water ohargea A Hat ot those peraoni applying for renewal of slaughtering Hoenßea thle year will be plaoed before the Council, The Hampjtead Town Board baa aaked the Oouoell |or the oobtrol of the slaughter houses In that dUtrlet. BHQINBER 8 XEFOBT. The Engineer reported as follows :— Upper Bangitata Traffic Bridge : The oontzaetors are now at work redeoking the southern end of this Bridge, the timber for which is nearly all prepared. About 44,000 superficial *eet of birch has already been forwarded from Oxford and the balance will be inspected and Bent forward next week. North and Booth Ashburton Biver Bridges: Some repairs of deoking have been exeouted *t the former, and fencing renewals on the Approaches of the latter aB authorised some ■ISanm 800, Ashburton-Bangitata Water Supply : With the exception of B. and Bl races, m Ending sad Ooldetreem district, there is a fair aerrioe throngout* The Limestone Greek, and Hinds porge supplies are now getting so low Oat the South Ashburton Biver has t» be 4rawn upon to make up the defioiency. This fsbeioftdone by adjusting the works at the inlet* foil supply will be available by Monday first. The leakage m bedrock near darn, Hindi Gorge, seems to be increasing, •ad some measures will have to be adopted to •heck it. I will take »n early opportunity of inspecting the site, to see what is best to be done. The supply for Wheatstone dis. Iriot is being weUkWup now. The supply from Stoddart'B creek for the settlers m WiUowby-Waterton diatriot requires to be pot on » better footing- Mr Stoddart senr., uoposes to out it off unless the Council will endertake the maintenance of the oreek throush the entire length of his property, and I understand he is likely to interview the Gounod to-day on the subject. — Some repairs are necessary m several of the races, . and these are being attended to. Plains Water Supply : The raceß m the dig. ■net are m fair order throughout, and with few exceptions the settlers are attending well maintenance preparatory to getting ♦b«Ontoan efficient state during harvest, , WhetVthiaißn^ being done, the Council if hvn&t? wo* ~ aone at boonplßrs* expense. The fencing of willow plantationa and otner JSJters m connection with head works have Somew' Water Supply : The races m ibis distriot are now m full flow, and the raoe * toAshburton Forks has again been fully Plantations t The fences have now bean all cot, where neoeesery, for the feason. Chapman's Creek extension : The storm water Committee having visited tba Methven district, will, I presume, report 10-day, as tobow they propose t6 deal i»»th thisques. don, as affeoting the properties of Messrs Holmes and Mr Chapman. Bevenue from W«ter Raoes : Having been fMuested to staW what races, hitherto parti. aSv or wholly exempted from rates, should now be mad**? »dd to the revenue, I am of minion the* the occupiers who have hitherto been payiflg W« » te only Bhould now P BV faU •KbT S that such w have had a fair year's Kemption shonld be chargeable with the Otdtoary rate after this year. WATBB OHAEOES, Tflth regard to the last olause In the jßtgineen' report, It was pointed cut tbat oertetn ocoopiera who oon»trooted their '' noes had been exempted from the ordinary water rate for a certain period, •nd It was resolved on the motion of Mr Costec : " That the Engineer be requested to prepare a sohedule of all noes whloh are exempt or partly exempt from water charges, showing the date on whlob suoh exemption will terminate by ffflaxlon of time." PATVBHTS. «, Accounts were passed for payment. SLAUOHTBB BOUSIS. - The Hampstead Town Board aaked tot the control of the alaughterhouaes In ita distriot. It employed an Inapeotor and thought It should rece've the fees. The request of the Board was agreed to. oco colters. The following were. authorised to Bell do? eellan :— G. H, AUngton, Methven ; < 0. Tocker, South Bakala ; E. B. Cooper, ' Hount Somtra. tMPOTJNDIWG ' OATTLI!. Mf I. Sargent oomplafned of cattle «e>nderlng In the river bed destroying a wlUotr pUntatlon he had ereoted for proteetlve purposes. As the river bed wa« xaAtm the control of the Council he aaked to be Appointed c ranger, bo that he -might ptt a stop to the nulsanot. It was decided to anthorlae Mr Sargent io Impound stray stook from the river bed. MOT/HT B?MBBS TBAMWAT. A long dlsousslon took place as to the , OouoeU'a liability In regard to a claim ot £8 made by the Mount Somers Road Board for damage alleged to have been •weed bjr storm water to Sooth's oattlng m eonsequenoe of the oonstf notion of the Tramway* ■ It was resolved on the motion of Mr Harper, Keonded by Mr Gilgg " That the sum of £5 be granted to Mouat Bomers Road Board aß a final settlement towards repairs and drainage of Booth's .cutting." AN OBJECTION. fievrrsl ratepayers m the lower Bakaia district wroto m regard to Council's -reso-ution m reply to a deputation which •came before it last meeting. It was then decided to taiga over the part of a water • -raca commencing at 8.8. 18260. The -ratepayers who now wrote strongly objected to this course, and stated that -they would treat as trespassers any Council employees found on their land. 2 hey wen and had alwsya been willing to keep the races m repair for their own •ikes, and for the Bakes of their neighbors Bearer the seaboard. They stated that the men who at the" Jast meeting of the Oounotl complained df the scarcity of water, would cot do anything towards keeping the race thrpngh the Company's land m repair, which at tbe time' of nltkiog the rice tiny agreed to do. ' The race referred to bad been oov> atruoted by the settlers at their own cost, tbe Council glvhu? the water frer. Messrs Dolan and MoAnulty, at tbo ffofember mtetioy of tbt Oogool^ oom*

plained that those who lived above them intercepted the water. They therefore offered to pay water rates if the Council would take over tho raoo and Bee that the water went to the end of the race. Thin th« 000001 l then agreed to do. It was reaolved— •' Tbafc Iho Council by resolution has expressed f«a intention cf onsortlrg I's powo« of control over all races (trim a distance of three miles from the ica dow awards, m order that the watei supp'y (a •.hose district* may be managed for the benefit of all nottlcrs concerned. Afi A 1 lon »nd others signing the letter under consideration be therefore informed tb'fcttho Ootinoll c»nnot go bsck from that popjiion, and h^pes that the loiter cf Dec. 4 will be at once withdrawn " DCO COLLARS. It w-w resolved that the registration fee for dogs nred for da'vrg stock be 7b 6d eaoh ; for other dogs 1(W _^-- BESELVB. It was dfcided to re-let a Couocil reserve formerly occupied by the late Mr 0. C, Fooka. BLACOHTIKG LICBKSEB. A number of renewals were granted, NOTIGS OF MOTION. Mr Harper gave notioo to move at next meeting : — '• That the resolution paused at the meeting of the Connty Council on November 1, 1888, not confirming tho special reßointiou reducing the rent of plantation reserves leas d by Mr Goodwin, be resoirded at meeting he!d m February next, and the special resolution be herewith confirmed."

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ASHBURTON COUNTY COUNCIL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2028, 4 January 1889

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ASHBURTON COUNTY COUNCIL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2028, 4 January 1889