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The monthly meeting of the Wakanul Road Board wai held m iho Board's offices last Saturday. Presont — Meme M. Eruoe (Chairman), J. Brown and G. (Joe. CORRESPONDENCE Letters were read (1) From Mr H; Kennedy calling the Board's attention to the Lead of a culvert m ford aorocs Stanley road to give an ou'let for water that overflowed his land.— The Surveyors were instructed to report to next meeting. — (2) From the Aoditor-Ueneral requestIng the payment of £1 6* 8d coßt of auditing aroaunts for year ending 31 | Maroh, 1888.— The nmount was ordered to be paid.— (3) From Publlo Work* Da partment informing the Board, that all communications m connection with Public Works were m future to be sent to the Bon. the Minister of Lands.— (4) From Mr J. J. Kin Bey forwarding subscription list for New Zealand Exhibition, 1880. (6) From Property Tax bepwtment, forwarding statement of of real property m tho diqtript for throe years, oomtnenalng let April, 1889.— (6) Krora the same advising the Board of the pay. ment of 75 per oent of amount of subsidy for 1888-9. sukveyorb' rsfobt. The Surveyors' report w»n read ab fofloWH It— %. Oorbitt'e Bridge j In oommonoing the repairs and strengthening of this bridge on stripping the docking we found that the piloa wore quite sound and some of tho timbers, that appeared unsound were only superficially defective, also that by adding another Btringer, substituting new totara oapsills and some minor alterations the bridge might be made aa effective as a new one, and at all events likely to laßt for some few years. We therefore considered it wisest and moßt economical to carry out this plan. The ooat has boen a little less than £80, and we find that the temporary plan proposed of merely redeoking and strengthening would have cost nearly £20. 2. Mill Bridge ; We n.ave had the flooring p{ this bridge renflwed completely with n<W Btrlpftprs, decking; eto, the greater part of the material for the work wbb prooured some months ago. AH (he timbers of both, bridges have been well tarred, and the hand railing repair^ 5 r renewed and painted, " Tho maintenance VCfya jiao been, engaged m. j repairing wqlflf race, cplyer^s and fords on the plains, repairing bridges, and making approaches to same, etc., his diary lies on the table for your inspection. Clause 1. — The tfurveyors were Inetruoted to forward memo of amount expended In opening Corbltt'n Bridge to the proprietor of the Canterbury MUle, wllh a requeßt that he should pay half. ' T be report was adopted. jruckley's road. It naii resolved to call for tenders for formation of part of this road, to be In for next meeting water rack orossjnoi. The Surveyors wero Inatrqoted to oall the attention of the County Oounoll to ibe state of a wator raoe orcstlng on Station ro»d, whloh (• In an impassable state owing to there being no outlet for the water bolow. ROAD AT MOUTH OP RIVBR. On the motion of Mr Brown, it was resolved:— "That the Surveyors be In etruoted to havo the road to tho besob by section 4098, made pa«aable for light traffio, and that tie owners who now have the vie of the road bo reqaented, (o urovldo gates on the rqcd lino. .V. * NEW MEMIJBR, The Suveyors reported that the petition for an extra member for No. 3 itard was In oonrse of signature. RATES, It was resolved to give notice that all »tei«Dpald by Saturday M.roh 16thwill be sued for without further notice. DROMORB ROAD. The Surveyors were instructed to have the piece of this Road lately re-formed town with grass seed and clover. ACCOUNTS, After paeslng ncaouuts the B.Q*?d a dourned.

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WAKANUI ROAD BOARD., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2082, 8 March 1889

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WAKANUI ROAD BOARD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2082, 8 March 1889