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IRRIGATION FARM. Mr Brown's mo tion re the irrigation farm was held over till next meeting. PAYMENTS. The usual payments were passed. ASHBURTON TRAFFIC BRIDGE. Mr Charles Braddell's letter to Sergeant . Felton, giving information as to the passage over the traffic bridge on Sunday, 4th May, at 5 a.m., of Mr Robert Meaclem's traction engine and combine without a permit, was read. The letter said Mr 'Meaclem came to Mr Braddell's house at 9 o'clock on Saturday, to ask if the engine could be taken over the bridge that night .when.fche engine came up. Mr Braddell : " declined, and informed him that the , engine could not. cross until Monday morning. The engine did not arrive, until early on Sunday morning, and the driver, a new hand, took •■> the bridge and crossed without iristrucfcionß,- Mr Braddell was quite sure the engine would not have crossed had Mr Meaclem been on the ground. _ After a considerable amount of discussion, in the course of which Mr Wright and Mr Brown were of opinion that a caution would seye all purposes, especially '< as Mr Wright said, the officer had no right '■'.' to say the bridge could not be crossed on „" Sunday, the Council decided to allow the ; "case to be dealt with in the ordinary . course. „ ,

.',■, ,'.".. „ THE, SMALL BIRD 3' NUISANCE. .. The Wakanui Road Board wrote en- .,.,, closing the resolution passed at the annual „:..; meeting of the Board's ratepayers that all \\< payments for the destruction of small .'. birds be paid out of County funds. Mr C. M. Brooke- wrote offering poi»ofted wheat for sale. ; After some talk on the subject of destroying small birds, the folio wing motions were given notice of for next meeting :— By Mr Brown—"That no poisoned grain . bepurchased this season, but instead 4s 2d per hundred be paid for the heads of full grown small, birds destroyed within the county. . > "'* By Mr Coster—" That £150 be voted for poisoned grain." BIISCELLANOUS.

An offer by Hon W. S. Peter to forego all claim for compensation for lands taken i ■ from him for road purposes in connection '.with.the headworks, in consideration of a diversion of water race made on his land was accepted. >.. A'letter from Mr Geo. Willers, milkman, re a water supply was left in the hands of the.Engineer to do what he , could, with. <•• ■ ■ The Engineer was instructed to call for tenders, and proceed with the work of fencing the stormwater channel at Mr r^Gordoh'Holmes property, provided Mr " Holmes approved of a 4ft 6in standard •3 instead" of a4ft one. l"'The balance of last year's contribution to the Charitable Aid Board was ordered to be paid. It was resolved to adrertise for tenders for leasing the Rangitata Ferry Reserve one of the conditions being that the lessee act as ferryman. NOTICE OP MOTION. Mr Wright gave notice of motion as follows:—"That the fords across the 'water races throughout the county be maintained by the Council, under the direct supervision of the Engineer." [Left sitting.]

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2425, 9 May 1890

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2425, 9 May 1890

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