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County Councils Conference.

[pee press association.] Chkistohuboh, April 24. A Conference was' held to-day of representatives from the Canterbury County Councils and Hospital and Charitable Aid Boards. Committees were appointed to report on the'best method of managing waterrraces and dealing ( with obstructions in rivers. The Conference also resolved as follows :— ; ■-•'-■< " That clause 248 of the Counties Act be altered so as to take the power, from the Governor to. force any Council, to. repair any road, bridge, or ferry, and, in lieu thereof to allow County Councils, to say whether these roads, -etc., be hiaiptained or not, their decision to'be final.'' '' That further addition 'be made n to section 248, to"class all bridges into .first and second class; all first class t6 be maintained by the County Councils,-and all others to be kept up or not as the Councils may decide." „- , : ■" That roads running along boundaries between two counties,' although' "such road is in one county, *"be declared ,boundary roads within the meaning of the Act." \ J; \ .- i Resolutions, were also gassed,' condemning the proposed' ..Hospitals and Charitable Aid 1 Bill, and'expressing the opinion that Hospitals and Charitable Aid Boards should be elected by the con-v, tributing local bodies; ' .. .. I

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County Councils Confer-ence., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2410, 25 April 1890

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County Councils Confer-ence. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2410, 25 April 1890

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