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ASHBURTON BOROUGH COUNCIL

The ordinary fortnightly meeting of the Borough Counoil was held last night. Present : The Mayor and Crs Tuoker, Keir, Scaly, R. Friedlander, Williamson, Maofarlane, Saott.

The absence of Crs Bird and H. Friedlander was apologised for

MAYOR'S STATEMENT. The Mayor said that the debit balance at the Bank was £1720 133 9d. The amountß whioh had been reoeived sinoe last meeting were :— Rates, 1888, £45 ; rents of reserves (arrears), £86 14a lOd ; dog licenses, £3 j Library account, £1 Is ; earth, £28 193 6d j asphalt, 10s; refund cost of summonses, £1 2s. Total, £166 8s 4d. CORRESPONDENCE. Letters were read ;— (I) From Messrs Shand, Mason and Co., stating that work of constructing B steam fire engine had been put m hand and they expeoted to shjp it m about bix weeks from the date of writing the letter.— Reoeived (2) From Mr 0. Bevell offering his services should any work be required to be carried out m the Domain. It was deoided to reply that the assistance offered was not required.— (3) From Akaroa Borough Council asking information as to the sanitary regulations of the Borough. It was deoided to furnish the information required. —(4) From the Paymaster General, stating amounts reoovered from fines had been paid to Oounoil's credit.— (s) From the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agenoy Company, asking consent of the Oounoil to a sublease of portion of their reserve m West street to Messrs Friedlander Bros. — Granted subieot to the usubl oonditionß (6) From Mr H. 0. Segers with regard to Glasgow lease of reserve oooupied by him,— Referred to Reserves Committee — (7) From Mr 0. Digby oallim? attention of Oounoil to gorse growing on streets m the vioinity of Lion Brewery, and to the ineffioienoy of the drainage m that looality.— Referred to the Works Committee. —(8) From the Fire Brigade forwarding aooount for payment— Referred to the Fire Brigade Committee.

engineers' report. The Engineers' reported as follows :— Street Channels: We have had to engage extra labor m order to give the side channels where not concreted a thorough oleaning. This will be furnished m a few days. The water races outside the town will also require their annual olearing. The other men have been engaged m maintenance work, watering streets, removing large stones from streets, attending to water supply, etc The report was adopted. THE PROPOSED LOAN. In the absence of Cr H. Friedlander, the ohairman of the oommittee appointed to consider the advisableneas of raising a loan to extinguieh the overdraft, the report of the committee was allowed to stand over till next meeting.

STONB PICKING. In reply to a question the Engineer stated that the men had not finished picking the large stones off Wills street. RATE. The resolution adopted at last meeting striking an ordinary rate of Is m the £ was oonfirmed. Ors Friedlander, Maofarlane, and Keir were appointed to sign the ratebook.

DISTRICT COURT. The Mayor said that he had been waited upon by a legal gentleman m town who represented that the sittings of the Dißtriot Court m Ashburton at present were much too few for the transaction of the business that should properly come before it. His Honor Judge Ward and the legal gentlemen practising m the Court were of opinion that the number of sittings m the year should be at least eight or nine. The Oounoil was aßkedtopass a resolution to strengthen the bands of-thsse who were moving for an increase m the number of sittings. °£ th _ c potion of Or Williamson, eeoonded by Or Scaly, a resolution was oarried urging the neoossiiy of more frequent sittings, and also that the dates of sittings thould be duly notified.

DEFAULTERS. A list of defaulting ratepayers was laid on the table for the inspection of Councillors. The Mayor was authorised to oonfer with the Sohoitor with a view to steps being taken for the recovery of the outstanding amounts.

THE FIRE BRIGADE. Or Keir, the Chairman of the Fire Brigade Committee of the Oounoil, reported having been present by invitation at a meeting of the Brigade. He had ascertained that there were some matters relating to the Brigade that reqaired attention. One of these was m regard to the necessity for an alteration m the responsibilities of custodian. As the steam fire engine might shortly be expeoted it would be neoessary to make arrangements for its reoeption. After some dißoassion it was deoided to refer the several matters brought up to the Fire Brigade Committee to report. PAYMENTS. ■ Accounts amounting to £44 14s Id were passed for payment and the' Oounoil adjourned. '

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ASHBURTON BOROUGH COUNCIL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2091, 19 March 1889

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ASHBURTON BOROUGH COUNCIL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2091, 19 March 1889

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