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BOARD OF REVIEWERS.

A meeting of the Board of Reviewer* —Messrs John Grlgg, W. McMillan and Q, Jameson — was bald at the Courthouse yesterday, to bear and consider obj melons bo the Property-Tax Assessments for the County and Borough of Aubburton. When the Board met at eleven o'clock, Ifc was found that two of the Reviewers had not been sworn ai provided by the Act. The clause In the Act set forth that the oath •hould be taken, before the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, or a Resident Magistrate. None of these functionaries were at band, and seme donbt was expressed ac to whether the oath pould be taken, before a Jtutloe of the Peace. 1 1 order to settle the point a telegram wan despatched to the Solicitor-General, who replied that a J.P. had power to swear the He viewers. The oath having been taken the Board sat at two o'olook. A large number of objections had been lodged, bat In some oases reduoilons had been made by consent, and In very few Instances did the obj actors appear* MOUNT SOMEIIS, The Assessor failed to appear, and the Chairman of the Board thought that some notloe should be taken of bis absence, and that the faot should be reported to the Property-Tax Commit* slower. He thought that objections would have to stand over. It was pointed out that the Aot did not make attendance obligatory on the assessor. A. E. Peaoba obj aot ed to valuation of his property. The Board said that the objection would have to stand over. — Mr Peaohe said that when an obj otor did not appear the oase wan deolded against him, and when the Grown was not represented he thought the same course *honld be followed. ---The Board said that bit Peaohe wonld be justl6ed In olalming hla expenses from the Government. 00LD8TBEAM. Adam Jackson obj->ot^d to valuation of property owned by him at Baling. The property consisted of 150 aores of land valped at £2 per aore, house valued at £90, and Improvements at £80 The assessors declined to make a reduction, and th« objector said that he would relinquish the property to the Oommls> slonei at the valuation with the addition of the statutory t<m per cent,— Two other objections were made by Adam Jaokson In rcapiot of leasehold properties oconpled by him, but In each owe the valuation was upheld, John Withell objected to valuation of H6aorea £407; and 106 oorcs £600.— Valuation of 117 acres redoond to £345, and of 106 acres reduced to £409. LONGBBAOB. John Btalker objected to val nation of 150 aores «od Improvaments, £975. Valuation reduced to" £860. James Heasley objected to valuation of 5 aores and and Improvements, £200 — Valuation reduced to £180. The Trust and Agency Company of Australasia ohjeoted to valuation of 144 aores, £865— Valuation reduced »o £720 A. Wilson objected to valuation of 160 aores and Improvements, £800~Valuttloo upheld. TJPPB* ABHBOBTOK. T, Bullock objioted to valuation of dx sections, Valuation redooed to £65. There was .also an objeo'lon to valuation °Joln° 0i ? P" 008 ". with Imorovemonti, £250. and a reduction to £185 ww made One of the Assessors In this district failed to appear, and the Board adjourned the hearing of objections to osseeamenta made by him. WAKANUI J, W. Anderson obj 30 t e d to valuation of one acre, £25, and of 8 acres 3 roods 37 perches, £257. Total valuation reduced to sboo lua, Jas. Brown objeoted to valuation of 49 aores and Improvements, £471. Valuation upneid. no?i' Buoklev objected to valua lon of 881$ aores and Improvements, £8492 Valuation upheld. G. Cole objeoted to venation of 266 ao ™" . 3 . ™ o ** »t £«173.~Vslu6tlon rednood to £1933 9». W. Haston objected to valuation of 441 acres and Improvements, £1451.-Valu-ation upheld. J»maa Jamleson objeoted to valuation i vLa" 0 ' 8 " lod 'mprovements, £2593, 9D h ?<? i re "» £624 — Forraer -valuation upheld, latter reduoed to £474. HAMPSTBAD Tho Ashburton Building Soolety ob» jeoted to valuations of £160 and £90. V»la»tlonB reduced to £125 and £66.. ..J. BnllooV objooked to valuations of fJ2n an 4& Valuations reduced to £250, and £45,0. niS.' F^r ming . ob J ßotßd *<» valuation of £18,0, Valuation rednoed to £160. /.t? X*K * T? re .*. ob | BOted valuation of £16b. Valuation reduoed to £100. MOUNT HOT? DISTBIOT. nH' n ?M,^ c ob i 9(st ed to valuation of £4595 for 1327 aores 1 rood 15 perohof. Valuation upheld. The Biok of New Z 9 alan3 objno»ed to the ownership and valuation £75 of sections at Methven, Seotlons proved to be tho property of the Bank and the valuation upheld. OODTH BAKAIA ROAD DISTRICT John Gardiner objeoted to valuation of £8397 onlsosaores 1 rood 24 perches. Valuation upheld. John WlMims objooted to v»ln»tlon of £1907 on 476 acres 3 rood*. Valuation upheld. W. T)ohe*fy objuted to a valuation of £75 on acre irnotlon at Raknln with Improvemeota. Valuation upheld. W. Oromle objooted to valuation of £50 on Rakaia seotloa with taprovemiatv,

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BOARD OF REVIEWERS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2136, 28 May 1889

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