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■■» The ordinary monthly meeting was held last evening. Present : The Mayor and Ors H, Friedlander, Tucker, Mufarlane, BIH, R. Friedlander, Se»iy. mayor's statement. The Mayor said that the debit batame at the Bank was £1601 7s 7d. The amoanta whloh had been received since last meeting were :— Rates, £1 193 , licenses, hawkers, £1 ; dog licences, £1 10i ; rates on Grown land*, £16 15s. Total, £2045. ** CORRESPONDENCE. Letters ware read:— (l) Prom Mr J. Ward a«klug, on behalf of Mr G. Lee, for permission to take water occasionally from raoe on Alford Foreßt road.— Referred to the Works Committee (2) From Hamp ■tead Town Board, asking what steps had been taken towards the formation of a Central Board of Health.— Or Sealy said that several ineffdotual attempts had been made to get a oonferenoa of the looal bodies interested, The matter had accordingly dropped. He hoped It woald be taken np again, as the formation of such a body was most desirable. — The general feeling of the Oounoll was that the matter should be gone on with, and the Committee whloh bad been previously appointed was instructed to take the Fetter of the Town Board into consideration. (3) From the Secretary to the Treasury. (4) From the Executive Committee, Christchurcn Branch, of the New Zealand Jubilee Exhibition, in reference to the forthcoming Exhibition. — £he Mayor said there was no doubt this district was one of the most important in Canterbury, if not in New Ze iland, and ho should like to see it thoroughly represented. Of course the Council oould not undertake the whole of the work, but he looked for the 00-operation of the County Council and Road Boards. He would likj an expression of opinion from the Couqo<l — It was agreed that the 00-operation of the County Council, Town and Road Boards should be sought in securing the representation of the Aahburton District at the Dnnedin Exhibition, and that a public meeting should be called for next Monday. — The Mayor was authorised to take the necessary steps to carry out the views of the Council. — (5) From the Fire Brigade inviting the Mayor and Councillors to be present at the annual meeting of the Brigade —It was decided that as many of the Councillors as oould attend should avail themselves of the invitation, INSPECTOR OF NUISANOB3. The Inspector of Nusanoes reported that he had lately found it necessary t. proceed against several persons fot breaches of the by-laws. In two cases persons bad been fioed for having allowed goods to remain on the footpath. Several complaints had late y been made of boyc ists riding on the footpaths and he presumed he would have to lay informations to prevent accidents. The report was adopted. XBASES OF KES3RVKS, Or Friedlander pointed out that no replies had been reoelved from some of those Borough tenants to whom the option of having a compensation clause inserted in their leases bad been offered He did not tblnk the matter should stand ovei Indefinitely, and moved that these tonanti be informed that nnleas the Oouncll'c terms ba aooepted within one month, the Council would reconsider its previous decision. Or Bird seconded (be motion whjo,h trftf oarrled. XSTPECONIOUS PATIENTS. Or R. Friedlander said that at the las! meeting nf the Hospital Board an aooounl for £60 had been reoelved from the Christ* ohuroh Board for the maintenance o! patients from the Ashburton district. He wanted to know if a man oould go to anj hospital be pleased and saddle the dlatricl he belonged to with the cost. We had tc maintain a hospital here, which was undei effiolent medical control. He thought ii the law allowed the sort of tbing he referred to to be done steps should be takec to secure an 'Amendment as it was most nnfair. The Mayor oononrred with Or Friedlander. Still, some of the cases referred tc (of eye dinease) oo aid not btve been treated here. In regard to ordinary oases he entirely agreed with what bad been said. Ho might state that the patients had been sent from the Rakaia and Mothven ends of the district. Or H. Frtedlander aald that be noticed the Premier had stated his intention of dealing with the difficulty. After some further dlsouseion the mattei dropped. Subsequently, however, Or R. Friedlander gave notice of motion for nexi meeting requesting the local members of Parliament to endeavor to secure an amondment of the law, providing that patients should be sent to the nearesi hospital, except in oases where the hospital surgeon orders otherwise. THE OVERDRAFT. Cr H, Friedlauder said that the Council'* overdraft was now about as high as it had ever been, and seeing the high rate of interest they were j aying he thought some steps Bhould be taken to plaoe theii finances on a more satisfactory footing. He moved «* That tbo Finance Committee be requested to devise some means to pui the overdraft on a more satisfactory footing, and to report at an early date." They might be able to raise a loan from Government at a low rate of interest, with which they could pay oft the \ resent overdraft, and the diffcrenoe in interest would provide a slaking fund which would extinguish the entire debt in the course of a few years. Crßird seconded the motion, and at his instance the names of Crs Willamson and H. Friedlander were added to the Committee. C.O-GRATCLATJON,. The Mayor welcomeci Or ii. Friedlander, the recently eleoted Councillor, to the Counoil tablet THE JDBILKE CLOCK. Five tenders were reo:ived for the ereotion of a clock in the library Bnild inge, but acceptance was deferred pending further enquiry. fcWIMMING BATHS. Or R. Friedlander moved that all papers and reports in connection with this matter be laid on the table at next meeting. Agreed to. JAYMBNTfy Aooounta amounting to 4355 were passed for payment and the Council adjourned.

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ASHBURTON BOROUGH COUNCIL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2055, 5 February 1889

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ASHBURTON BOROUGH COUNCIL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2055, 5 February 1889