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The usual meeting of the Borough Council was held last night. Present— Hia Worship the Mayor (presiding), and Crs Cuthbertson, Bird, Scaly, Scott, Brooke, Friedlander and Williamson. FINANCE, The Mayor reported that the debit balance stood at £1419 10s lOd. The amounts received since last meeting were —Form rates^-1888, 12s ; 1889, £5 6s ; 1890, £64 9s ; rents of reserves, £2112s 6d ; clog licenses, £5 ; library, 5s ; earth sold, 4s; refund, cost of summons, 3$ Total, £97 11 6d. CORRESPONDENCE, Mr C. W. Purnell wrote thanking the Council for his appointment as solicitor for the Borough ; and the Paymaster General advised the Council of the sum of Us (fines) having been paid to the Council's credit. Both letters were received. engineers' report. The Engineers reported as follows:— Clock Tower.—We have submitted a tracing of the design chosen by the Council at the last meeting to the Jubilee Committee. The Chairman has signified his approval of the same. Concrete Channelling.—We have advertised for tenders for channelling to be laid before you this evening. The labor gang have been principally engaged in reforming the N.E. Town Belt, also cleaning side channels, and grubbing thistles, gorse, etc., in streets, and attending to the water supply.

The report was adopted. RESERVE LEASES, The matter of arranging the old and new leases of reserves was referred to the Reserves Committee. WATER CART, Cr, Brooke called attention to the fact that Saturday, a very dusty day, passed over without the water cart being out. He thought that Saturdays, at least, when the wind was high and the dust flying about, the cart should be out. He had been asked to bring the matter before the Council. The Mayor said, as a matter of fact, the cart had been out on Saturday morning. Cr Scaly said he had seen the Engineer on Saturday about mid-day. The water man could not have gone out then without throwing a number of men idle, but he believed he was out later on. Cr .Williamson said the present weather was quite unseasonable, and it was never in prospect that the water cart would have to be used at this season of the year.

CLOCK TOWER. It was decided to call for tenders at once for the erection of the Jubilee Clock Tower. FIRE BRIGADE BY-LAWS. The question. of several new by-laws for the Fire Brigade was referred to the Chairman«of the Fire Brigade Committee to bring up a report. ENGINEER, The question of remuneration to the ( Engineer for architect's work clone by him, outside his duties as Engineer, was left over for consideration until the Clock Tower had been erected. CHANNELLING.

I Tenders for concrete channelling and kerbing were opened. Two offers were made, one of which was informal: The tender of Mr John Crum at PA 10s per chain for concrete channelling and kirbing was. accepted, provided he undertook to do at least ten chains per week. CR MCFARLANE. The resignation of Cr McFarlane was formally accepted and orders issued for the necessary steps to be taken for the election of his successor. ' LICENSES. The Clerk was ordered to communicate with the police on the subject of unlicensed carriers, etc. Cr Friedlandcr drew the Council's attention to the fact that one of the carriers was in the habit of gallopping his horse . instead of moving at iho usual rate of j speed, ' • accounts, Accounts amounting to £00 Is lOd wove passed for payment and the Council adjourned,

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BOROUGH COUNCIL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2401, 15 April 1890

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BOROUGH COUNCIL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2401, 15 April 1890

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