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THE BOROUGH COUNCIL ELECTIONS.

The burgesses are. called npon tomorrow to make their annual nomination of candidates to fill the vacancies which arise m the Borough Council, The last year has been an uneventlul one, there having been during the year an entire absence of " burning " questions, and at tbe present time there is no immediate prospect of any disturbance of this state of calm. Practical Borough work, m tbe way of improving the state of the streets, forming pathways and channels, has been the chief duty of tbe Council, and while great improvement is visible m these respects there yet remains much to be done — even m central parts of the Borough. The councillors whose term expires this year are Messrs Tucker, Bird and B. Friedlander, all of whom have done good service for the bnrgesses m time past, aud all of whom have been regular m their attendance and assiduous m the discharge of their duties. Councillor Bird m particular has a technical knowledge, which makes him a valuable member of the Council. It will not be forgotten also that Councillor Tucker has on occasion upheld the opinions of the majority of the burgesses when a majority m the Council has shown a disposition to run counter to them ; while Councillor Friedlander's long experience, which includes an occupancy of the Mayoral Chair, has given him a fund of knowledge of the affairs of the borough which is valuable m a councillor. Still " man is not perfeot," and we hear that a considerable section of the burgesses are of the opinion that the present constitution of the Council can be improved upon, and with that view the ensuing election is to be contested. The candidates by whom an effort is to be made to infuse new blood into the Council are, if we are rightly informed as to their identity, gentlemen well qualified for the office of councillors— one, if not both, having had considerable experience inmunicipal business ; and a reason which we have heard assigned for their candidature is that one of the retiring Councillors is not now so intimately interested m the borough as formerly, and another represents a seclion of the community more than pro portionately represented m the Council. Assuming that all the retiring Councillors stand for re election, as we understand is their intention, tho burgesses will have five good candidates to select from, and whoever aro elected the personnel of the Council will not suffer.

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THE BOROUGH COUNCIL ELECTIONS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2217, 4 September 1889

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THE BOROUGH COUNCIL ELECTIONS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2217, 4 September 1889

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