ASHBUKTON COUNTY COUNCIL
The unending Bill dealing with Hospitals and Charitable Aid, which ia now before Parliament, was considered. Letters on the aobjeot were read from Mr W. 0. Walker, M.H.R., and the Sydenham Borough Council,
It was resolved, on the motion of Mr Grlgß, seconded by Mr McMillan, "That this Council enters it* unanlnoua protest against the olauae la Mr Hlslop'a Hospital and Charitable Aid Bill whlon provides for the Ashbarton Borough Oounoll being the oontrollinp 0 lunoll for the proposed Aahhurton District, inasmnoh aa the County Council's contribution for Oharlt able aid is so very much larger than that of the Borough, last year the County conbating £1011 as agaust tbe Borough's £94 14s, and for Ashbarton Hospital the ( County contributed £60 per month bb against £10 by tbe Borough Council. 1 Under the provisions of tbe Bill this i Council, though the largest contributory body, would have no voloe m the distributing of the funds it provider, and for the above reaeonu it urgently requests that tbe contributing bodies m»y be rapresented on tho controlling; Oounoll according to the amount of funds provided by oaoh." THE CALIFORNIA]* THISTLE, The Lorgbeaoh tioad Board aaked that' as the Oalifornian thistle was spreading at an alarming rate through that and other dlafcrlote, the Oounoll should take the matter up with a vlevi to petitioning Parliament to legislate m the diredtlon of emptwering looal bodies to effectually cope with tha nuisance. Tho Council decided to lend its support In the direction asked, and deolded to communicate with the members for the district, and also with Mr T. McKenzle, M H R , who his brought forward a Bill dealing with the matter. LICENSING. A circular was received from the Moant Hutt Road Board asking the co-operation of the Oounoll m the dlreotton of having loot bodies constituted the licensing authorities for their respective districts. It was resolved to grant the 00-operaliot) aßked for. SLAUGHTERING LICENSE. A slaughtering licensing was granted to E. Hardwloko, TENDEBB. : Tenders were accepted as follows :— Baugitata protective worke, No. 1 coltrnct, P. Fawo9tt£B9 la; N0. 2 contract B, Bannetlß, £43 18s ; water race Shepherd's Bush district, W. J. Si cock £U 19s 4d. Ihe Council then adjourned.
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