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The monthly meeting of the Wakanu.l Road Board was held on Saturday. Present : Mesara M. Btuoe (ohalemao), J. Brown, W. T. LIU, and G. doe. OOEBB3PONDKNCB. • Letters were read— (l) From the Olerk Mount Hutt Road Board asking for information as to aoreage and rateable value of agricultural and pistoral land m the dlbtriot.— ls was resolved to reply that tbs iciformaion was on the Roll, and any officer of the Mount Hutt Board could examine the tame and obtain the Information *rea/ihe3.~(2) From Messrs J. Wilaon, T. Lanfcley, T. Kelly, and M. Griffia, asking the Baaed to h*va the part of Dromora Road lately reformed ploughed to kill the gorso and toascoka growing on the road before It is sown down. with grusj.— ln w»s resolved to reply that II the petitions?* wilt do the work to tho satisfaction of tho Board's surveyors the Boird wtfl no- otfjaji ; it they will not do t s e work themselves the Board ywill sow thj grass eeed oq the road. ■ '■•-•-."- --' soarjiTOEs' beport. The Surveyors' report was read at follows :— (1) Road to Beaob, Mouth of Aahburton River : We havu examined the rotda laid ootnaar the mouth of the river to give access to the baacb, and are of oplnioa that the merely making practicable of either of the alternate roads, owing to the heavy cuttings neoessary In the deep gullies would cost a considerable sum, say from £60 to £100. The road thai could be made at lowest cost would be that runniog throagh Mrs Gibson's paddock, pait of R.S. 7186 ; to render passable that running by Mr Rtokard'i two large extra catlings down the banks of the gulHea would have to ba made, nearly doubling the expense necessary m the first named If, however, a diversion oonld be made m taking down one of the galllea a saving could be mads, we estimate, of at least 60 per cent, and toil, not only In^. the first cost, but also m .maintenance;

We shall be happy to explain the mattes more fully on the maps; (a) Stanley Road: We have Inspected thte road- with reference to the drainage complained of by Mr Kennedy, and. are of opinion that all that is necessary Is a ford or culvert put across the road, and the watar taken through Mr Evans* land into the Wakanul creek.

(3) Lsatham's Road : We find thai the pipes put aoroas this road at Its janotlon with the Beach road to take the water into the Wakannl mill-raoe are too low, and ia. flood time oause the water to baok op onto Mr J. Brown's land. The outlet foe the water hefore the mlll-raoa was mad* was down the Beaoh road and we think lft should still be taken that way by raiting the pipes, which are below the present height of the water and patting a flame across the race, Mr Brown oomplalns of the water being diverted from a natural oourae at the other end of this road. We have made an Inspection of the place, and find that the owner of the land below tho road has out a drain and led the water Into the big gully* and put a stank aorou the old water course, but we are of opinion that If this drain was kept oleaned oat, and the gully whence it crosses the road wbb oleaned of the vegetation and a, flood gate substituted for the present post and rail fenoa it would give the neoesiary relief to the land above It. (4) Maintenance Man ; The maintenance man has been engaged In repairing bridges and culverts, raising footbridges on Milton and Ooohrane's road, patohlng Elgin and other roads, etc. Clause 1. — The matter was deferred, the members of the Ward with the Surveyor to inspeot and decide on the best route. Clause 2. — The Surveyors to hare tht necessary work done. Clause 3.— The Surveyors to have the matter attended to. DBAICIAGB, BEAOH BOAS. The Surveyors were instructed to report as to the best way to relieve Mr Keeley of water lying on hlo laud. WAfBR BAOB OULTBBTS. The Surveyors wore instructed to Inspeot the water race culverts that require repairing In the district, and to ask the Ooanty Oounoll if fords onu be substituted fot culverts, as the Board is of opinion thai the expense of maintenance wonldtbe far less If this were done. ANNUAL MEETING. It was resolved to hold the annual meeting of ratepayers on Saturday, Haw 4tb, at 12 noon. GKNBBAL ELECTION. The date of the general election of members of the Board was fixed foi Tuesday, May 7tb. BSTUBNINGf OFIIOBB. Mr Edmund John Pooks was appointed Returning Officer to the Board, KIW MBMBEB. Mr Brown moved and Mr Ooe seconded and It was carried " That by special ordes one more member be elected to represent JSo 3 Ward on the Baard." Wilson's road. The Surveyors were Instructed to hare some metal put on this road below the Wakanul School Road and to have the tussooks out off the sides of the road. CHERTSEY ROAD. The Surveyors were instructed to have the large stones ploked off portion of thii road. tenders. The tender of Clifford and Fitzgerald fot formation of part of Baokley'a Road at 4a lOd per chain was accepted, GORSS NUISANCE, j- The Surveyors were instructed to notify certain occupiers of land to grab up gone on roads fronting tbeli sections. ACOOUAT3. After passing accounts tin Board adjourned.

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WAKANUI ROAD BOARD., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2103, 9 April 1889

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WAKANUI ROAD BOARD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2103, 9 April 1889