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South Rakaia Road Board.

At the usual monthly meeting of the above Board, there were present—Messrs Coster (Chairman), Stringfellow, andMcLean, Apologies were received from Messrs Pycroft and Lyttelton for unavoidable absence. I It was resolved that the annual meeting of ratepayers should be held' on' Monday sth May, at noon. The Board took the ballot for retiring members, the result being that Messrs Lyttelton and Pycroft go out. The returning officer was instructed to take the necessary steps for an election of 2 members to fill the vacancies, nominations to be in by noon on April 28th, and that a poll, if necessary be taken at Bakaia and Kyle on Tuesday, 6th May. The receiver of land revenue wrote informing the Board that the sum of £31 18s Id, being one third of cash received from deferred payment purchasers and perpetual leaseholders, had been placed to its credit. The Commissioner of Crown Lands intimated that the sum of £44 7s lOd had accrued from deferred payments oi village settlement lands, and asked the Board to delineate on the plans supplied the roads, etc., to be improved in the settlement. The Chairman was requested to ascertain from the'settlers what their requirements were. . l.

Permission was given to the agent of the Bank of New Zealand toi run a one inch pipe from the Boards tanks to the Bank, on the►usual conditions. ' The Mayor of Akaroa wrote asking for the Board's co-operation in erecting an obelisk on the site where the British flag was hoisted on August 10th—Letter ordered to lieon the table. Complaints were made of sand holes, etc., near the properties of Messrs Dolan I and Beattie, arid the Clerk ; was instructed to have the same attended to at once.: ' '. Mr M. Sheehan wrote stating that he would start work on his contract at once. Contractor Cronin received a week's extension of time on his contract. ' The Board intimated that there was no objection to a water race being constructed on the side of the road from Osborne's reserve to Mr McLean's land. It was decided that about. 10 chains of Railway Ten-ace west, through the township, should be metalled and blinded. It was resolved to form and sow down with grasses the road running from the cemetery to Thompson's track. Accounts for £51 l?s 7d- were passed for payment and the members sat as a CEJJETERY BOARD. ; ' The matter of , appointing a caretaker was left in the hands of the Chairman.. It was resolved, as Mr Brimicombe had received no notice of the termination of his duties as caretaker in December 1388, to pay him the sum £2 lQs for work done after that time, The meeting then adjourned.

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South Rakaia Road Board., Ashburton Guardian, Volume xii, Issue 3402, 16 April 1890

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South Rakaia Road Board. Ashburton Guardian, Volume xii, Issue 3402, 16 April 1890

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