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The ordinary foit nightly meeting was held last night. Present : The Mayor and Councillors Williamson, H. l-'rled-lander, K«lr, Scaly, Bird, R Frledlander. Aa apology was received foe the absence of OrSoott. matok's statement. The Mayor said that the debit balanoe at the Bank was £1679 Is sd. The amounts whloh had been received since last meeting were : Bates, 1888, £1 8s ; dog licenses, £1 ; library aooount, £1 Is. Total, £3 9a. The Mayor also reported on the bulsneas done by him since last meeting, CORRESPONDENCE Letters wore read (1) From Mr J E. March asking for information In regard to Immigration cottages. — The Olerk had been instructed to reply, — (2) From Ojmara Borough Oonncl asking cooperation m endeavoring to secure an amendment of the Manlolpal Oorporations Aot In the direotlon of enabling pnbllo bodies to consolidate their loans, — It was deoided on the motion of Or Williamson to reply that the Oouncll having no loan did not feel interested m the matter. (3) From Hampstead Town Board In reference to Dunedin Exhibition. Received. — (4) From Audit Office requesting piyoaentof £4, costs of auditing Borough accounts The amount was passed for payment. — (5) From Mr J. Scaly asking to be furnished with a draft copy of Glasgow lease. — (6) From Mr H. 0. Segers stating that he wai desirous of obtaining a Glasgow leaae, bnt was of opinion the valuation of the Oounoll was too high.— (7) From Mr W. Patching asking for a new lease of reserve ouonpied by him, suoh lease to contain a compensation clause — The Olerk was Instructed to send suitable replies to Messrs Sealy'a and Seger's letters. Mr Patching's application was referred to the Reiervel Committee. ASPHALT. A petition was received from ratepayers m the vlolnlty, asking tbat the footpath m Wills street, past the Oddfellows' Hall, from Bast street to Casn street, be asphalted. Or Scaly moved " Tbat the footpath be asphalted half width, the ratepayers to pay one-half the cost." Or H, Friedlander seconded, Or Kelr moved as an amendment "|That the footpath be asphalted to the full width, provided the ratepayers pay half the cost," * It was pointed out that there was a ■standing role of the Ooonoll that where footpaths were asphalted to the fall width the ratepayers interested should bear throe-fourths of the oost. The amendment was withdrawn and the motion carried. ENGINEERS 1 BEPOUT. The Engineers; reported as follows :— i Water Supply for Hampstead Town district . The Works Committee at a meeting held on January 16 examined the scheme proposed by the County Engineer and also went fully into the plan and estimates prepared by ourselves, and came to the conclusion that they oould not favor the plan of open channels or fords carried across the streets within the Boroqgh, and that if the water be conveyed to the Wakanul Road at its jaootlon with the south-east Town Belt, along the north-east and south-east Town Belts It should be taken along the frontage of the sections on the Hampstead side of the belts for the length extending from East street. The Committee, however, were of opinion that the most advisable way to supply the Hampstead district for the Borouuh Oounoll to do the work, supply the pipes for orosslngt, etc, and oharge the Town dlatrlot an annual amount, of say Jg3Q, the prfaolpal supply to he taken down the Wakanul Road from the Post office, and a smaller one aorcas the south-east Town Belt at the bottom of Moore street. This proposal was submitted to a conference held on the 11th inst consisting qf deputations from the C.?nnty Oonnpll, the Hampstead Town Board, *nd the Borough Oounoll, and was favorably received. — In referenoe to Mr Ward 1 * application the Committee reported that the Oounoll bad some time ago deoided that It could only allow water to be taken from the supply raoes for watering |tpok r . and not for irrigation purposes.— The question of the waste wnter being taken from the Woollen Factory into the Borough water raoe on the Alford Forest Road was deferred for the Ooutioil's consideration. The clauses m the Engineers' report relating to the Hampstead Water Supply and to Mr Ward's application were adopted. The Inspector of Nuisances submitted a report upon the nuisance caused by the Woollen Faotory turning waste water into the Borough Water Supply channel. — A long discussion took plaoe at this subject, whloh was ultimately referred to the Works Committee with power to aot. A NUISANCE. The Inspeotor of Nuisances reported that some one had deposited a quantity of night toll In the north branch of the river. A lengthy discussion took plaoe upon the question of the deposition of the Borough night qqII, Inslrootlono were given to the Inspeotor to tak« oertalo steps so that the fall terms of the night soil oon tract should be can led oat. It was resolved to Inform the contractor that ho must strlotly adhere to the conditions of his contract JUBILKK CLOCK. The tender of Mr K. Murray at £107 10 1 was aocepted for tho erection of the ! Jubilee dock, subjeot to the approval p? the Committee. The Mayor who authorfeed to ascertain If a larger beil could be i substituted fov that mentioned m the I specification f, SWIMMING BATHS. Or R. FrledUnder moved " That the Domain Board Committee be requested to bring up a report *s to the most tultable alte m the Domain for swimming baths. ■ Or Kelr seoonded the motion. The motion was oatrled, PAYMENTS. Aooountt were passed for payment and the Oounoll «djonrned.

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ASHBURTON BOROUGH COUNCIL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2067, 19 February 1889

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ASHBURTON BOROUGH COUNCIL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2067, 19 February 1889