MOUNT SOMERS ROAD BOARD
The usual monthly meeting of the above Board was hald In its cffioe on Monday. Present — Messrs Peaohe (Chairman), JioFarlace, Chapman and Harrison. The Overseer's report was read and considered. shay's boad. The Overseer reported having Impeded thti road, and stated that it would take £15 to make it passable. Resolved to grant Me O'Shiy the anm of £? 10a towards the work, ' on condition that no application be made for work on tha seme road within two years from date. ! WATEB BACE OBOESIKQ. | Tt was resolved to repa'r the crossing near the Baooleach cheep yards, and forward to the Oonnty Oonnoil the acoonnt lor payment SVTAMP ROAD. The O?ereeer was instructed to repair the road npa? the Sptingburn School, with about 50 yards of shingle, GOEGE KO2D. The Overeser waa SnEiructed to plant a qaantity of wli'ow plmtß ou this road nesr TrlnUy Hili Cnttiog. *boposxd kkw cuniNa ax sakdy's knob The Overseer reported hf.vitg again been over the proposed new road, and was of tfco opinion that the first plaoe was the beet for a road. After some disoasrfon it was 'resolved to adhere to the firatpUce, and to aak Mr W. 0. Walker *h*t mnonot of oompaniiiloa will be!
required for tut* iand tiken for the forma'loa of the road and for the land oat off.
Mr Hutchison aaksd permission to oat a drain oa tho side of the road near his property. — Qrinte-I
OORRFSFONDESC 3. Letters w.-a- .cc. v-.d (1) f-om Mr W. 0 Walker re ?'»3 v. S*-«tiy Kaob — This nnfce- waH iionh w i*i m His overaoerV t p^at(2) From Mr J H. 8 kor, r-a]oa iDg acooarit f r tr> 0 n&» <">f blo?k Vtll pa-.-iod tir jwyanr-t (3) From iho andh .ffiae oartifyioj; Iho tcccnjfc for tbo ynor ending 3 1st March 1839. Receive (4) P.oaMr J Sn-jr.-y, 5 stlna; that the valUitloa coll fa* the triennial pertae oommtnestner the lat April 1889 had b-jen Beat. — UeoeJvad (5) From >ie Qooige E. Ncaolaa, ask n^ tv h;ive hia rama t*ko; off the roll and that of Mr A. McOonntek pot on In its pleoe.— Tae Clark was in-straote-i '0 t*ks neceasary s'.epa (6) From Me R. F Wright, drawing the Board's attentiou to the road between >be llmakilo and the hotel, also that the entrance to the kiln waa cutting np and wanted repairing. — The ovareear was instructed to attend to the matter (7) From Me J. King, asking that a crossing be made on the road near his section.— The overseer was instructed to inspect the place and report at the next meeting of the Boatd(8) From the Aahburton Drag Company, re poisoned wheat.— Received (0) From ihs Manager Union Bink of Australia, AahbnrtoD, In reply to the Board 1 ! letter of the 2nd July, re Interest on monthly balance, stating that no Interest bad been allowed by any bank for the last 25 years on minimum monthly oredlt balan3«. Aleo that there was no probability of tho exchange on cheque being remitted. — Resolved that the Chairman Bee the manager and endeavor to get the exchange remitted, and if not to interview other Bank managers, and if necessary to shift the Board's banking aoaonnt. BATE. Mr Chapman gave notice that he will at the next meeting, propose that a general rate of one half-penny In the £ ba struck dn a 1 ) ratable property payable m ona sum on October Ist 1889. boads j Mr Chipman drew the Board's attention to the bad sute of iho road leading to Mr D. McKenzVn bouse end asked that something ba done to it. — Resolved to mtkd a drain oa thw upper side of the toad. Peschs'a Road : The overseer was Inatraoted to inspect th's road and report at the nrxt meeting. Gorge Road, Near Trl: tty Hill : The overseer v?as Instructed to report on this road and muke a eatimite of this coat of forming and shingling. clerk's duties.
A long diecasai n took place as to what were the clerk and overseer's duties. This took place over some d zan or bo of boulders on Eo -th's cutting which Mr Harrison thought the overseer should hav.^ removed, bavin? passed them on two d fferer t days The overaeer elated that it was not part of hla doliei to pick stones since bis salary had bean reduced to .30* per weik, Af?er some further conversation it was resolved that the Clerk state ia writing what his duties ware to be. This was dona later m the meeting, the clerk agreeing to act as clerk, overseer, rateooSleotor and returning officer, also that he will do any cemeot or bridge work the Board may have to do for the sum of 30s per week. This was agreed to, ths Boaid stipulating that a diary bs kept
PAYMENTS. The pay-sheet amounting to £125 10a 101 was passed for payment and the Board adjourned.
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MOUNT SOMERS ROAD BOARD, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2194, 8 August 1889
MOUNT SOMERS ROAD BOARD Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2194, 8 August 1889
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