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The ordinary fortnightly mooting of the Ashburton Borough Oounoil waa held laat evening. Present : The Mayor and Ore Williamson, Brooke, Keir, Bird, Oathbertaon, Maofarlane and Hooit. Tbe R.turning Officer reported that Messrs Bird, Brooke and Cnthbertson had been returned at the recent annual election of Councillor.. The Mayor briefly wnlcomad tho new members to tbo Oounoll Board, - ' mayor's staibmbnt. The Mayor said that ttie debit' balanoo at the Bank w*s £1177 13 1. The amounts whloh had b->eu reoeived sinoe last meeting were :-— Ratop, £23 5o ; rents or Roeervts, £5 * Libr try .ocounts, 15* ; sale of hand fire-pump, £1 10a, iotal, £30 10s. •*ORRESPONDENCB. Letters woue read (1) From Mesera Campbell, Outhridge and Co, Melbourne agents for Shand, Mtaon and 00, In regard to payments on steam fire engine recently pu* chased by the Oounoil and forwarding bills to be signed. — As undei the terms of the Municipal Oor^oratlons Aot the Oonnoll were debarred from gtvlug promissory notes, tbo Mayor was deputed to with Mess.s Campbell, Guthridge and Oo on the matter. (2) From the agent of the Gulcher Bleotrlo light JOompany with referenoe to the lighting of ths town by eleotrioty. — Refer rod to the Lighting Committee; (3) from an anonymous writer stating tbat much annoyance was caaoed to persons vtoiting the reading room, by a " perfeot pandemonium " oaused by a number of larrikins playing draughts — Referred to the Library Committed with power to aot. (4) From Mr M. Mayo nquosting permission to barn rubbish. — Permission was granted subjcot to the usual conditions. (5) From frJrs Wilkle offering to lease reserve. — Matter referred to Reserves Oommittee. engineer's report; The Enj-luoura' reported as follows : — Tho labor gang have boon engHged ln laying ths plp6B for the additional water BD PP Yi p'oughlug tbe running track on Sporta ground and carting off the soil, oartlng ol»y and shiggle and metalline; sireeio, putting down sump in Burnett street, cutting aud preparing poplar and willow stakes for piautlug, oartlng nets blown down by the gale, and placing same In river for protective pucpobes, planting -pruoe and other evergreen trees, poplars nnd willows, etc., In Domain, and also ln plantations below traffia bridge, repairing foncee, clearing channels, and attending to general mainteuc*_oe work. The report was adopted and some email mattors were referred to the Works Oommittee with power to aot. WATER OAKT. Or Keir drew -ttemiou to the -ooesslty of some bettor means being provided for filling the water oart. The Engineers were Instructed to report on the matter. 0{ MMITIEES. The Committees of the Coanoll were revised, iu order that the newiOoonolllerß might be included.


Or Keir aaid that tha uotloos placed In Baring squire warning persona against sitting on the railing were net worded in the terms of the resolution carried at a former moetlaur, ho enppoood beaauae there was no* Jn slHiog upon a railing. He hbd soon men sitting on the ftmce sinco the notice, were posted and the police oommunlraod with, therefore this coheme waa fooud wanting. Hu would therefore move tho resolution, whloh at a previous meoiiug wea allowed to stand in abuyanoo, that burbed wha bo fl*n*d on tbo r.ullug In front of the square,' and for a chain ou eaoh side.

Qe Maqfarlane socondod tbo motion, which, aitor dißoasalon, was oarried.


Or K<*lr drowfattentlon to a letter which had appeared In tha papo*\ jtatlHg »j Ja t the drainage from tha urinal at the railway station was allowed' to filter thrown the Bhlngle. {Ie did not know whether there was any truth In tbo matter, but he thought lt should ba 'euqulred into, A brief diftpaseion tooV place, hut the motion was not seconded and lapsed,

FAT* MJSNTB, , Aooounts ware pained for payment, tad

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ASHBURTON BOROUGH COUNCIL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2228, 17 September 1889

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ASHBURTON BOROUGH COUNCIL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2228, 17 September 1889

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