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Following is the conclusion of our report of yesterday's meeting :— ./

NOTICE OF MOTION. -J Mr Wright gave notice to mbve'atf-riext meeting : . ' .; - ',;"

" That the Engineer carefully examine the district between the North and South Branches of the Ashburton, and advise this Council as to the safest and cheapest meshod of secvring an auxiliary supply of water from the South Branch for -the benefit of the district north of the Ashburton in dry seasons.

PAYMENTS. • ' : The usual accounts were passed: for payment. . . .■ .- - RIVER CONNECTION. The Borough Council wrote intimating that that body had made a grant of £10' 10s towards the cost of making the river connection. RESERVE TRANSFER. Mr C. G. Hawdon wrote asking that the plantation reserves he leased be transferred to Mr W, de B. Wilson, to whom the property adjacent had been sold, and the reserves were useless without the freehold. It was decided to inform Mr Hawdon that he could sub-let with the consent of the Council, but the Council' could not release th» original lessee of the reserves. POISONED WHEAT. Mr J. M. Cambridge wrote asking for an expression of the Council's opinion of the wheat poisoned by the writer last season. It was decided to ask the opinion of the local bodies on the poisoned wheat used last season. PROPOSED CONFERENCE.

The Geraldine County Council wrote suggesting the holding" of a conference of Chairman of County Councils Hospital and Charitable Aid Boards in the provincial district of Canterbury, to discuss county matters, charitable aid business, and necessary amendments in local government before the meeting of Parliment.

The Council expressed its readiness to agree to such a conference, but thought the representation should- not be limited to Chairmen" only. The Chairman' and Mr Grgg were, asked, to represent the Comity Council.

WATER RATES. Mr Wright moved the resolutions of which he had given previous notice, and Mr Grigg seconding, they were carried as follows :—That for the purpose of altering the annual charges payable by occupiers and owners of land served by county i water races in the several districts constituted by resolution of this Council passed on the 7th of March, 1884, the said resolution be, and the same is hereby amended, as follows :—The words " ten shillings " in the second paragraph of the said resolution are struck out and the words "fifteen shillings" substituted therefore, The words "five shillings" in the third paragraph of the said resolution are struck out and the words seven shillings and sixpence substituted, therefor. The words "five shillings " in the fourth paragraph of the said resolution are struck out and the words " seven shillings and sixpence " substituted therefor. Resolved further that the, first payment ot-the above increased charges shall become due on the first day of May 1890." It was decided on the motion of -Mr Wright, after a vote taken, that the Engineer should prepare a a statement showing the proper dimensions of the various water races, in view of the approaching half-yearly cleaning, IRRIGATION FARM.

Mr Harper asked for an extension of time on behalf of the Irrigation Committee. It had been a very busy month and there had,been .great difficulty in obtaining meetings, but the report would be ready next meeting.

The extension of time was granted. LEAVE OF ABSENCE. Mr Julian Jackson obtained leave of absence. THE UNEARNED INCREMENT, It was decided to make application to Government for a share of the proceeds of waste lands recently sold within the | county, in consideration or the value given to these lands by the county water races. It was further decided that a letter embodying the foregoing resolution be drafted and. submitted to next meeting of the Council. reserve 2573. Mr E. F. Wright applied for a lease of Re 5..2573, and it was decided to put the reserve up to tender in the usual way. MOUNT SOMERS TRAMWAY, - It was resolved to pay off £IQO of the Mount ; Somers tramway loan, • After some, other business the Council adjourned,

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COUNTY COUNCIL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2399, 12 April 1890

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COUNTY COUNCIL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2399, 12 April 1890

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