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SOUTH RAKAIA ROAD BOARD

Tho usu*l monthly mooting was held on Thursday. Pteioiit: Moters Coster (obairram), Lyt'eltou, Milligan, MoLoun and Scriogfoilow. Tho cltrk'a report -tab road and conolderod. A number of ratepayers portioned to hava the present water troughs removed and a cortc-eta tank erected In tho ceatre of tho crosa road., Ou iho motion of Mr I-ytloiton seconded by Mr MoLaan it was dio'dod to oall tood^ra for tho erection of a ctroalar ooncrato tank ten feot m diameter and two foat ax lnohes above i the road level oppo.lta the Library aootlon. The Birao io be oonnootod with the mill tanks. It was rrs lived to oall tondors for ro- ! planting ' ttoon on tbo three ohaln reiorvi*, a tondcr to be a.ooptcd by the oh drraan end Mr Lyttelton on August 10th It wai reiolvcd to plant tho noith t»rd eaat aides of tho Board'a premlßOi with a maorooarpa leno?. A number of ratepayers petitioned lo Ia a about 220 ohaios of lover Mainpa'iog Road shingled and blinded . r | m tod and tho clerk Inatiuotod to call for 'lendfrs. On the motion of Mr Mulligan, seconded by Mr ftringfellow, a&d it was docidod to let the maintenance of roads m threo oontmcls, ono above the liao and two bolow ; the Wakanui boundary road to form ono ointract ; this road to bo roformod from Vucotech's gate to Ohortaoy at onoe TonderH to ba ca'led for tho works i Rosolvcd that th» maintensneo con' tractors be oot allowed to go to any other work without tho sanction of tho Board. Mr £hoehan wrote asking to bo paid for carting out footbridges. It was dooi-led to allow him 2s por bridge, and for 6 days ox'ra woik on tho Great South Road. Contractor Collins was allowed 2s extra per bridge, and 65s for extra work done on his oontraot. Mr 0. Dixon requested tho Board to not aside a soolion for the erection of a Sunday Kohcol m the solt'oment. Tho Olerk was instructed to enquire if the Board had power to sell the laud, and m wh%t manner. The Ash' nrton CouotyfOm.oil wroto ra poisoned grain. The Oleik stat'dlt had been distributed. , Tho Property Tax Comurisßloner for- ' warded valuation toll. Some Vil'age Settlers wrote requesting the Bofcrd fo olofle a rond noar tho railway. Th'a wi-. Uftovor till next meeting, It Wfiß docidod tint tho Poundkoepor ehou'd bo informed that tho Board would accept ono-ba'f of the amount realised by shrop sale. Jimea lobb's tender at In 9 i per 100 for clearing round Irons was accepted. Accounts for £87 18s 2d, were passed for payment, and the members met on cetneiory business, and then adjourned.

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SOUTH RAKAIA ROAD BOARD Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2193, 7 August 1889

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