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LONGBEACH ROAD BOARD

*"lhe "ordinary monthly meeting of *h* Longbeach Road Board was held • r Monday, July 1. Present : Messrs J. Griffff (Chairman), T, Taylor, J. Shearer, A. Wilson and E. Horsey. COBB.ESP..KDRNCE. Letters were read (1) From the Heturn 'ing Officer reporting the election of Mr Edwin Horsey as a member of the Board for No 3 Ward — (2) From Ashburton County Council advising the Board of the amount of £9 8s available for poisoned grain.— The Clerk reported that the grain had been uroonred and was btiag distri buted. — (3) From the Commissioner of Orown Lands advising the Board of the amount accrued m respect of Stot.on •5754 Ashton It waa resolved to expend ,ihe money on the road adjacent to the ■eotlon.— (4) From Mr J. Tucker request Ing his name to be taken off valuation toll.— The Clerk to attend to the matter. SUBTBYOBS' HIPOET. , . The Surveyors' report was read as follows : — I

1. Great South Bo»d : We have Injpeoted the portion of this road between Wlnslow and Windermere road and find that to improve the road it would require reforming tn some places, ai at present there are a number of hollows which hold the watet and cause great pools to lie on the side of the road. These woold rrqalre to be filled ap so as to give the proper tall In the side channel for the water. The tOMOOkB od the orown of the road are very thick m places and require to be grnbbed whioh if done, we think a very good traok would be made without any shingle ezoept In the low places. There Is alio a ford or two along the road whioh requires alteration. . 2. Griffith's Road : We would recommend that the drain made on this road should be extended for say four or five chains to let off a quantity of water that runi across the road on to Mr Griffith's land and a hollow plaoe on the road filled up. The oost would not amount to more than £2 10j.

3. Waterton New Road: The contractor for shingling this road has not been able to oommenoe his work owing to the gorte not being grubbed up m places. The eontraotor for making ford and dsapanlog drain at Mooes' has commenced tha work.

' 4 Road near Athton : We called for tandtM for shiDgling part of tbla road aod as instructed by the Chairman accepted the lowest, that of Ryan and Cairns. Tne work is being proceeded with. 6. Crossing near Wlnslow : We have mad« enquiries into this matter and seen farther communication between the Railway Department and the Upper Ashburton Road Board, copies of which will be laid before yon.

6 Ford's Boad : Part of this road above Boundary road Is m a very bid state. We have had the maintenance man at work m It* for some considerable time patching the worst places, bnt the shingle to be obtained from the Board's pit Is not at all suitable for repairing roads at this time of the year as there Is too much day In it, The bridge on this road at W, Anderson's bat been noderm'.ned by the water again. We have taken steps to have it temporarily repaired till we oan make a thorough examination of the damage.

7. Drain, Waterton : Mr Protheroe hts jut completed his oontiaot for wideniog drain at Waterton.

Clause 1. The Sarveyori to take levels and report further. Olaoee 2. The work to be done ai recommended.

Oliidw 3. The work to'atand over for the ptetant, the occupier* of the land fronting the road lo get alz weeks r ottce to grab ap goics, falling whioh the Board will hare it 'dose at their experse.

JPUue 4. AotloD approved and It was regolved to shingle about 6 chains of Terrace road from corner near Wilson's.

Olaaie 7. Resolved to call for tenders •boot Ootober for taking oat aide drain ao&shlngling road.

remainder of the

report was

Tbe adopted.

GOBSR NT7IBANOE.

It was resolved f That six weeks' notice be given to all ocoaplers of land, who allow gocse to grow on the roaia fronting their sections, to grab and destroy the gori* or the Board will do the work at their expenae." BIDES 07 BOADB. The Surveyors were instructed to have ridges ploughed eff sides of shingled reads. BAIKS. It wai resolved to take proceedings to teoover all rates unpaid on July 20. h. FJtnnox. Mr Wilson presented a petition signed by 30 ratepayers praying that a turn not exceeding £20 should be expended m SOakiDK the road to tbe mouth of the river passable for traffics — Meters Shearer and Taylor and the Sorveyos were authorised to inspect and decide as to a plan to spend the money to the best advantage, tenders to be called for next meeting. TBBRACE BOAD.

Mr Fttzjerald interviewed the Board with reference to his contract In Terrace Road, and explained that no fault h*d bean found with the work until aftet he bad left it, and that it was Impossible to Mparate the shingle from tbe clay. After hearing tbe explanation of the Surveyor, that although the contract bad not been done np to specification, he had tod Fitzgerald that be wm eatUfied with the work, it wai resolved that the balance of ha money owing on the contract should be ptld. BHZMOIS. Mr Evan Davies waited on the Board •ad presented an account for shingle taken by tbe Board, and asked to be allowed to -plough out sides of tbe road near Ms plaoe fco make a better formation — it wa« resolred to allow Mr Davies 2d per yard for the shingle, and 2a per chain for Improving thn road. CHATMO3 BOAD, Mr Hayman interviewed tbe Board and asked to be allowed c little extra for bis contract on Obatmois Road as he had token the work too cheap, — Not granted. FOBD'B BOAD It was resolved to have drains on sfde of Ford'a road oleaned out and tbe tender sent In by O. O'Connor In April last, at 3s and 4s6d per cbain was accepted. LBVXL OAOSSING AT WINSLOW. Correspondence between the Upper Aahbnrton Road Board and tbe Railway Department on this subject was read and after dlasomsion It was resolved to pay half the cost of a new crossing opposite Rural Seotion 20818. OALIFORKIAN THISTLE. Ms Taylor moved and Mr Shearer seconded and it was oaerted : ' That as tbe Oaliforoiao thistle is spreading at an alarming rate through this and other districts, thia Board is of op'nlon that as the question is of Cjlonlal interest the Asbburton County Oounoll should be requested to take it ap with the view of petitioning: Parliament to legislate m tbe direction of empowering looal bodies to deal with the nulaanoa for it extermination or at any rate to keep it m obeok. And that a copy of tfc'a resolution be sent to Mesazi Walker and Bijxton M H.R 's, requesting them to use thbi* inflaenoe In farthering the samp." TBNDXRS. Tenders for work advertised were opened and the following accepted : — Reformation and formation of parts of Chktmose Road, H. Hooper at 4>4i and Bi B lf respectively. ACCOUNTS After passing aoooanta the Board adjouroed. _

The "Wairarapa Star" baa received the following letter from Pah-atna : —My naybor destroid my pigs, my 1 tarky kook, my 4 Drama hen. I tot I shod take him io to the magiitrat bat dem deoision of dat dog dat bi«teo me> Can you say vot I ahod do, tod Mriifii jw H, N, S»aMß<

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LONGBEACH ROAD BOARD Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2168, 9 July 1889

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