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Wakanui Road Board.

The monthly meeting of the Wakanui Road Board was held on Saturday. PresenjH-Messrs M. Bruce (Chairman), ] Brown and Lill. | . CORRESPONDENCE. | Letters were read : (1) From the Ashburton County Council, asking the Board's opinion as to the efficiency of the poisoned grain.—The Board was of opinion that the wheat was properly poisoned, but that it is a failure as a destroyer of small birds. ) (2) From the Returning Officer, advising | the Board of the election of Mr G. Coe as j a member for No.' 2 Ward, that no nomination had., been received for the vacancy in No. 3 Ward, and that steps were being taken to fill the extraordinary vacancy caused thereby. surveyors' report. The Surveyors' report was read as foli lows :—

(1) Drainage of Wakanui Road.—As instructed at the last meeting, we have inspected and taken some levels to ascertain the best means of getting rid of the flood-water at the lower side of Mr John Brown's land. We find that from the bottom of the dry creek to the bottom of the running one, a distance of four chains, there is a fall of a little over a foot. The ford over the dry creek at present is six inches above the bottom of the creek at the fence, but it is very hard to ascertain whether the ford is as low as the original water course, owing to the latter being more or less filled in and deepened on either side of the road. We should think the best and most effectual plan to get rid of the water would be to make a drain about 3 feet wide along the upper side of the road from the dry creek to the other one, to take the water from the former into the latter before it crosses the road. The cutting would be 8 inches in the deepest place, arid the cost, we , estimate would not exceed £3.

2. Chertsey Road.—The piece of this road from its junction with Rule's road has been cut up a good deal along the sides of the metal that was ploughed out a few months ago. A few day's work on it with the team will repair it, and should make it "good for the winter., ■ ' . 3. Offices.—The contractor for painting the Board's buildings is proceeding with the work, and should finish next week. 4. Ford, Stanley Road.—We wrote to Mr Ennis asking him to give his written consent to the approach to the ford over the Wakanui creek going through the comer of his property. 5. Maintenance. — The maintenance man was laid tip for about a fortnight during the month, but He is now at work. We put a man on to work the .team during his illness.' . ' •,'»■■ Clause I.—lt was resolved >to do the work as recommended. The remainder of the report was adopted. PERPETUAL LEASE RECEIPTS. The clerks were instructed to reply to the Commissioner of Crown Lands, that the amount accruing from perpetual leases of reserves would be expended. in improving the main roads to Chertsey and Ashburton. . ; ; . ACCOUNTS. After passing accounts the Board adjourned.

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Wakanui Road Board., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2423, 7 May 1890

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Wakanui Road Board. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2423, 7 May 1890

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