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Longbeach Road Board.

The monthly meeting of the Longbeach Road Board was held on Monday.-—Pre-sent—Messrs J. Grigg (chairman), T.Taylor, J, Shearer, E. Horsey and A. Wilson. COEEESPONDENCE Letters were read : From the Receiver of Land Revenue advising the Board of the payment of £1 2s B<i amount due ' from deferred payment find perpetual lease receipts on R.S. 35754. From the same advisingifche Board of a.further.sum due on the same section, and asking' the Board to mark on the plan the road which the Board intends to open up and improve for $ie~ benefit of the selectors. v It was resolved to reply that the money will be expended in improving the road fronting the section. From the Property Tax office advising the Board of the payment of 4s 6d being one-fourth of rates on Crown Lands in the diserict. From Mr G. Gilmour asking the Board .to compel owners of property to erect proper flood > gates across public water courses especi-~ ally where bounding- on a public, road. The" Board decided that it had no/Power to interfere in the matter. . From "Mr E. Bell on tiehalf of the proprietors of the, i Chatmos3 Estate asking to have a dray' track made along the lower end of Win-" dermere road for a distance of about 64 chains. Mr Bell interviewed the Board and offered, on behalf of the proprietors, of the -estate, 1 to contribute*, pound for pound to do the work. The Surveyors were instructed to have the work done. From 7 ratepayers in No. 1 Ward asking the Board to shingle portion,of Shepherd's road. Resolved' "That as no funds are available at present the matter be •left over'till the spring. ; PEOCLAMATION OF ENGLISH 1 SOVEEEIGNTY. A circular was received from the Mayor of Akaroa asking the Board to,assist]in erecting a. suitable monument to commemorate the jubilee of the proclamation of English Sovereignty at Akaroa, and forwarding a subscription'list. -On the motion of the chairman the following resolution was passed : —"That this Board approves of the proposal /contained in the circular and would venture , to' suggest, that inasmuch as the erection of some suitable monument \ to< eommcmnraV i"ho formal proclama: lii.n ci" ilio -.vt'ioi.'iL'iy of Great Britain over these islands is essentially of wide colonial interest application should \be ■ first made to the General Government of the Colony." }

*' STTVEYORS' BEPOBT. ■ The .SuveyorV ,report was read' as follows.:~ ■' *"■* i , i/TBridge Fora's :Road: The repairs 1 'fo the bridge' at Mr .Anderson's corner oitf Ford's Road! have been completed and we think will stand good for some years. Mr Taylor has suggested that a" shallow ford about a chain or so above the bridge' be made to take some of the water in flood, time, and we think it a good idea [and would prevent such a large body of water which comes down the creek after heavy rains, from running under the bridge. \ ■ (2) Terrace Jitoad : Messrs Shearer and I Taylor Jflecided ori'the mariner^ 1, in. which the 'dra'ni ' onHhis r6ad/shoula\be l continued, viz., on the JST.E. side from;the end of the present drain to Mr Straflt;e's gate, and, as instructed, we called for tenders for the work, and the Chairman accepted the lowest, that of T. Cairns. The work has been commenced.

: (3) Boundary Road: The several bridges on the Chatmoss and Windermere portion of thia road, and also on McLerinan's road- have t been, repaired. The side drains along this portion of the Boundary road require to be cleaned out, as they are getting very, much overgrown with watercress and other vegetation. The c6~trrr L~ri~ ■::,"--...■ .-■.> with his jcoritract o:i i' ■: ]_'<■■ : !■■ i'.,.-i Ford's road and Ford's creek. The portion of the road between Ford's ■ road and the boundary of Graham's,farm is,in a very dangerous state. One, of. the bridges is entirely gone and the others require redecking and other repairs; There are one or two drains cut across the road which are very unsafe to cross. ■ - ■

(4) Longbeach Road :. The contractor for metalling part of this road:is proceeding with the work/ -We found the stuff taken "out of the side drain, was not very, suitable to put on the crown of a road with so much traffic on it. We had a quantity of the best put out, and the contractor is now shingling the other portions. '

(5^ Surveyor's Road : As instructed at last meeting, we called for tenders for shingling part of this road, but the Chairman did.npt accept one, bub.instructed us ,t<j invite 'jtetiders, for^shinclihg out of the side drain." Only one teMer was received and the Chairman considering it too high did not accept. (6) The maintenance man has been., engaged mainly in repairing bridges in the lower end of the district. His diary lies on the table for your inspection.' . !

The report was % adopted. - ■ ' -bltes. It was resolved to notify that all rates not paid at once will be sued for without further notice. ; . POKD's eoad'. • -; It was resolved to have the drain on Ford's Road, from the Boundary Road, down, deepened about 18 inches. '.'■ i:H: ... accounts. • \ After passing accounts the Board adjourned. _

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Longbeach Road Board., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2411, 26 April 1890

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Longbeach Road Board. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2411, 26 April 1890

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