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The ordinary meeting was, then held, the same members present,


The. Chairman reported the debit balance at the. bank as standing as £1354 18s 6d, The following items of income had been received since last meeting :— Rates, 1890, £42 8s ; rents reserves, £90 Is 3d ; licenses—dogs, £3 10s • carriers, £2 ;* petroleum, £1; bell ringing, 10s J; hire of trolly, 2s 6d ; Fire Brigade, refund Cemetery Board, £1 15s ; library account, 18s 1; earth" sold, 18s j excise license, £s,—total, £147 17s 9d.

TJIE MAYOR. " Cr Williamson apologised. [- for absence-of->the Mayqr t)


Correspondence was read from (1) Messrs Palliser and Jones, re iron pipes ; (2) Mr A. Harrison,' re water supply for fire prevention ; (3) J. Hale, for permission to burn rubbish:'(4)MrC. W. Pumell, re by-laws affecting cabs and carriages ; (5) Fire Brigade, notifying election oi member. ■ The Clerk stated tha.t he had replied to Messrs, PaJliser, and Jones supplying th.c, information asked for. ;. Mr Harrison's letter was referred ■ to' the Works Committee. Mr Hale's request was granted on the usual conditions and Mr Purnell's letter was received, The election by the Fire.Brigjyle, of a member was confirmed, ' / *" ' , ,- SNGINEEKS' REPORT. The Engineers reported as follows :— The contractors have completed between 7 and 8 chains of channelling in Burnett street West, 5 chains in East street, and about 20 chains in Gameron street East. Tenders have been called for the alteration of the Library tower, necessary for the Jubilee Clock, which will be laid before you this evening. ' The labor gang have been engaged in maintenance work, &c. - The foreman has been laid up with a sprained ankle for the past fortnight, and we expect it will be some days before he will be'able to get about.

The report was adopted, and the foreman was allowed half wages during the. time he was off work.


There was only one tender put in for the contract to erect the clock tower— that of Mr J. L, Brown—which was referred" back to the Works Committee with power to act,

PAYMENTS, The usual pay-sheet was passed,

LICENSES. Carriers' licenses were granted to John Hefford and W. Smith.


Or Friedlander gave notice to move, "That the resolution passed by this Council on September 3, 1888, referring to reduction of rents be rescinded." The Council then adjourned.

The best of Ir^sh bulls has been perpetrated when the author has b.een most in earnest. "Anglq-Hibernian,"in concluding a perfervid panegyric on the late Baron Dowse, writes in the " Times " of March 15: " A great Irishman has passed away, God grant that many as great, and who as wisely shall love their country, may follow Mm." The italics are not in the original,

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ORDINARY MEETING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2428, 13 May 1890

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ORDINARY MEETING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2428, 13 May 1890

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