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LONGBEACH ROAD BOARD.

The monthly meeting of the Longbeaeh Road Board was held on Monday, Present — Messrs J. Grigg (chairman), T. Taylor and J. Shearer. CORRESPONDENCE. Letters vrere read — (I) From Mr W. Hayman asking the Board for timber to make a bridge across drain on Terrace Road to give access to his land. — It was resolved to inform Mr Hayman that as he has other frontage on to a main road the Board cannot recognise aoy claim for timber, and that the Board is of opinion that a bridge is scarcely needed across the drain on the Terrace Road. — (2) From Mr A. Dawson asking for certain alterations to be made m the Valuation Roll, — (3) From Mr J. Lloyd on the same aubject. - The alterations were made and initialled by the Chairman. — (4) From Property Tax Commissioner advising the Board of the payment of balance of subsidy for 1888-9. — (5) From the Chairman Ashton School Committee calling the Board's attention to the bad state of Wilson's Road, and requesting the Board to improve the road as it prevented children from attending school m wet weather.— -A petition from a number of ratepayers on the same subject was received,— lt was resolved to call for tenders for forming the road. surveyors' report. The Surveyors' report was read as follows ; — (1) Drainage Graham's Road: We have inspected this with respect to the drainage of water from the race that comes though Mr Cairni' land, and it appears as if the water is diverted on the Boundary read into a drain running along the south- wesfcboundary of R.S. 18003 which leads into ihe water race, and consequently m flood time the Utter overflows. We could tell better the way to get rid of the water if we saw the road m flood time, but we should think from what we have seen that the best means of getting rid of the water would be to run it out of the water ra c m Graham's road into the creek below, a distance of about 20 chains by making a shallow drain down the side of the road, (2) Road to Mouth of the River : The contractor for forming road to beach has completed bis contract m a very satisfactory manner. The cutting and embankments have teen made 15 feet wide; the latter at the first terrace is rather narrow on the top for its height, and at the cost of about £3 more it could be made a first-rate job. We had a little extra work done to give a good approach to the beach. (3) Ford's Road; The contractor foi clearing out drains on Fotd's toad is ptoceeding with the work; (4) Lon?beach Road: The, portion of this road above Mr Heasley's is m a better condi ion owing tq the dry weather. The side of the road at this point that was filled up with the stuff taken out of the drain is as high as the crovn and consequently the water cannot get off, about ten yards of shingle to the chaia for a distance of eight to ten chains would raise the crown sufficiently to let the water off. Clause I : Surveyors to have the work done as suggested. Clause 4 : Resolved to have 15 yards to the chain put on the crown of the road, ihe shingle to be stacked. The remainder of the report was adopted. WATERTON NEW ROAD. > Kesolved to call for tenders for reforming a portion of this road and shingling same, 15 yards to the chain, the remainder of the road to be shingled 10 yards to the chain, TERRACE ROAD. It was resolved to call for tenders for putting on 15 yards of shingle cut of the side drain on to the crown of this road for the whole length of the piece lately made up, GORSE NUISANCE, The Clerk submitted a list of names of occupiers of land who had neglected to grub up the gorse on the roads fronting their property Lots were drawn to determine on which roads the Board should have the gorse grubbed at the cccupiers' expense, and it was resolve 1 to for tenders at once fox doing the work, the occupiers to be notified of the Board's intention. RATE. The resolution passed at last meeting striking a rate of three farthings m the £ ior the year ending March 31st, 1890, payable m one sum on September 16th, 1889, and of which due notice had be«n given, was confirmed and Messrs Grigg and Shearer were appoint :d to sign the rat* book.

ACCOUNTS After passing accounts the Board adjourned.

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LONGBEACH ROAD BOARD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2218, 5 September 1889

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