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WAKANUI ROAD BOARD.

* The ordinary monthly meeting of tbe Wakanni Road Board wbs beld on Saturday. Present— Mobbtb M Brace (Chair man), G. Ooe, W. Strachan, Jas. Brown and W. Lill. CORMBFOHDBNCE Lettera were read (1) From Ashburton Oonnty Cooncll ia referenoe to an acoount forwarded by a ratepayer for eleariog gone and repairing fence on reserve, and stating that it could not pay tbe amount *g It had not anthorleed tbe expenditure: j A lengthy discussion took place regarding j the Board's position m referenoe to reserves. It was mentioned that tbe Wakanni Boad Board had am aye looked after the reserves under its control ; other Beards had not, and the Council was now attending to those reserves and paying the cost, therefore the Board considered that m all falrneua it ehonld not lie compelled to bear an expenditure to "whioh other Boards were not aubjept.— It was decided to write to the County Council pointing out tbe facts of tbe esse. (2) From the Ashburton Oounty Council forwarding oopy of report of conference of County and Borough Councils, Wakanui Road Board arid millowners m referenoe to the Wakanui creek,— Acknowledged BTJKVBYOK S JJBPOBT. The Surveyor's report - Has read as follows : \J L ',. M^} n Ro »a«-AU tha main rdrfa m the dlstrlot are, owing to the dry weather, In ft good itate, tbe Wak.nal, Stmfieid, and Ohertaey roads would be mooh improved by the sides of tbe orown being ploughed oat to destroy the tuaaooka, which are very thick m plaoea, and tbe stuff spread along tbo sides woold let ibe water off tbe oentre of the roadway, whioh. |a most of tbe roads fs lower (ban }ftt fldfif oa tb* ildtß, Part of tbe Qbf?t>

I iey road between Dundas and Bale's rrmi Is oat up a little with the heavy traffic bat a few days' work on It will put It right The centre of 'h^ Besoh totd between the terraces Is very low, and we would rooom* tner.d that abont 20 chains on each side of Ootbett'a bridge should have tha orown marie op by ra- firming the aides, and about 10 yards of shingle to the chain pat no, the ahingle could be jrot close handy; Io Us preaont eUrp, should there come much rain, the road would oat ap and beoome almost impassable. 2. Road to Boach— Our attention has been oiled to a dangerous corner on he road le*dlnjjlo tbe beach, at the month of tbe Wakanul oroek. We have Inapeoted the plaoe and find that for a very email expenditure the rise could bo taken cff and the stuff used to fill up a bole In tbe centre of the roadway; 3. Wakannt Greek— The water In tb« creek was turned off for a few days Utt week and we took tbe opportunity to Inspect the fords and found them to be In fairly good order. Tbe one on Milton's road is sU'log up a little, but the slit Is not of sufficient depth to Impede tbe traffic or cause any -inoonvenletoe* 4. Smlthfield Road— We bave called for tenders for metalling part of thta road. i The TTppet Aahbnrton Road Board has granted thia Board the ahingle from the < Raoe Oonrae pit for doing the work. A •bort length of tbe road next the Setfield road will require reforming before the mttal la pnt on, as the oentre Is much worn down. 5. Tusiooklng — Tenders have aleo been called for grnbbtng tucsocks on parts of Stanley, Dromore and Gardiner's road, whloh will be Uld before yon to day ; we specified for alternate tenders for 14 feet wide and the whole width of the crown, and we wonld strongly reoommend tbe Board to accept the latter especially where the roads are metalled, at It gives the water a better chance to get off the oentre of tbe road, and does not confine the traffics to one traok. 6; Maintenance Man — The malntenanoo man hat been engaged In repairing the Wakanal school road, ploughing ont and levelling aides of Wilton's road, fencing in dangerous places on Ooohrane'i road and maklDg drain In Ennls* road. Hl* diary lies on the table for your inspection. ■WHSOW'S BOAD, It was reiolved that tbe day man be Instructed to oomplete Wilson's road before going on with any other work. •BBAOH BOAD. Tt was decided that the repairing of the Beaoh road at Oorbett's bride" thonld be attended to,, and that tenders be Invited for the work. BOAD TO BRACH. It was resolved to have such work done as would render eafe the dangerous spot on the road to the beach, repotted on by the Bnrveyors. BMITHFIKLI> BOAD. It was rsaolved to have some two ehalna of this road reformed before patting on ahingle. LBADLBY'S BOAD. Mr Brown moved '* That tenders be Invited for the metalling t f about 100 chain i of Laadley's road, 20 yards to the chain." He considered that the work wai much needed and should be done. The motion was not seoooded, and, after an irregular discussion, was allowed to drop, the feeling of the other members of the Board being that tho matter should be postponed for the present. OCLVJtRTg. It was resolved to ask tbe permission of the County Council to take up water raoe oulverts, replacing them with open fordo. MXBOBLLAKSOnS A quantity of miscellaneous business was transacted and the Boar a then adjourned.

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WAKANUI ROAD BOARD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2221, 9 September 1889

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