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WAKANUI RIVER BOARD

The monthly mooting ol the Wokannl ' RWer Board wab held on Saturday. Present — Messrs Oleph&ne (Ohnlrrnan) , Brown, Wilson, Johnston and Thorn *&• j Correspondence waa road — (l)Fro-Ji Mr S, Brown informing the Board that h ■•> had lost a number of shoap through drowning, mud also a valnable filly, whote de?th was caused by the wlrss stretched aad tightened by the Board at the protcit ye w< rko, and giving hla opinion that \i tbo land taken for the protective worka had bo&n fenced off he would not have srjff.irod iihis lohb. Me Brown wlahed to km w if the Board was prepared to make him an? compensation. — (2) From the eamo informing the Board that bis land is ntill depredating In value and sonVlng damtg" owing to flaods and enoroaobmeats of the Ashburton river, and offering tn ea)) the : and taken by tbo Board, about 15 acres, at £6 10s per acre ; if the Board was wiUtng to do this he was prepared to abandon all olalm for d imsga to date. It was reaol ved to noknowledgo tho receipt of the lettars. The Works Oommlttee'o report was r<<ad. It was resolved that the Works Oomuiitteo Inapoot the works carried out by Mr S. Brown at the river (the account of whloh waa sent m), and make a recommendation to the next meeting of the Board as to the amount to be paid for the work done. I was resolved to plant more willows along the river bsnk.

After passing aooonnts the meeting adjourned. A special m9eting of the Bonrd Wat held after the ordinary meeting to oonalder the baUnoe nheet, whloh was adopted »od signed byt ha Chairman. It was deo'ded to advertise thrtt the balance sVioet ts open for impeotton at tho Wak*nul Road Board offioes.

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WAKANUI RIVER BOARD Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2229, 18 September 1889

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