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Watkanui Road Board.

The monthly meeting of the " Wakantii Road Board was held on Saturday. Present—Messrs Brown, Coe, and Strachan. In the absence of, the Chaiiman, Mr Brown was, voted to die Chair. - ■ }- CORRESPONDENCE. - , :. Letters were read:. (1) Prom the Com. missionerof Crown Ljands, advising the : Board of the payment of £4 3s 2d on' accounc of deferred'payment and perpetual leases. (2) From the same advising the Board of certain suras which have accrued under "The Land Act 1886," and informing the Board that as soon as the Board decided what work should be done fojj the benefit of' the •electors the money, if the work proposed to be done is approved, will be paid over., lifter a lengthy discussion the Board expressed its opinion that the money should be expended for water supply purposes. The matter of deciding definitely was left over. (3) From the Mayor of Akaro»-re the ' celebration of the jubilee of the proclamation of English Sovereignty at Akaroa, and asking the Board s support. Received. surveyor's report. 1. Shipka Pass Road.—We har« had the old culvert on the road taken up, and a ford substituted a little lower down. . The old ford we also had lowered a little. / The side drains have been cleaned out* -• and other minor works effected. 2. Ford, Elgin Bridge.—We have arranged with Mr^Ennis with reference to making the apprpaotf to the ford across the creek at the Elgin bridge through the eorher- of his property, and the work is being proceeded with. , 3. The Maintenance man has been engaged in taking up. culverts and making fords ovor water race, crossings, and in Shipka Pass etc; his diary lies on the table for your inspection. Clause 2. The Surveyors were instructed to get Mr Ennis's * written consent. . . The remainder of the report. .was adopted, ; ' COTTAGES. , The clerks, reported tihat two- of the cottages in the Wakanui Road had been let and that Mr Clemens had offered -4s per week for the two reserve 141?. Mr Clemens offer.was not accepted as the Board considered 2s 6d per week for each qottage was little enough. DRAINAGE. OP VAKAKUI ROAD. ' The Suveyors wereinstructed to report in tjhe whole matter of the drainage of the Wakanui Road nearMra Brankin's. .j r; GORSEITOISANCE, ' *'■' * The Surveyors were instructed to ascertain the owner of R,S. 22343 and notify, that the gorse growing on the road j fronting the section must be grubbed at once., „ , .. .; : TENDERS. The tender of Mr E., Warne was accepted for painting the Boards buildings. —Mr A. Leatham's tender was •. accepted for the supply of 12 tons of chaff. ANNUAL ELECTION. ' - * i Resolved, '.' That Messrs W. Strachan, : I and G. Coe be the .-retiring members"— ■- The Returning Officer was instructed to "-'■ take the necessary steps to fill the . vacancies causgd by the. retirement of the t\yo members mentiqrie4. ; ' "x" * ANNUAL MBETJNG. ' .■ ' "V, I It .was resolved to hold the annual meeting of ratepayers on Saturday May 3rd at 1 p.m. * ACCOUNTS. After passing accounts the Board ath jpurned. - ' ,"

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2398, 11 April 1890

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Watkanui Road Board. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2398, 11 April 1890