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Longbeach Road Board.

The monthly meeting of the Longbeach Road Board was held on Monday. Present —Messrs Grigg, Horsey and Wilson.


Annual Election—From the Returning Officer notifying the election of Messrs Horsey and Wilson for Nos. 3 and 4 Ward respectively.—Drain Pipes—From Messrs E. Reese and Son offering drain pipes to the Board. Received.—Poisoned Grain—From the Ashburton County Council asking the Board's opinion on the grain supplied last year. The Board was of opinion that the grain was fairly satisfactory, but appeared not to be of uniform quality, as at times no dead birds were found after the grain had been used.' —Road along Railway Line—From the Coldstream Road Board requesting the Board to improve the. road between Windermere and Winslow. It was resolved to reply that, from , information received, the Board is of opinion that there is no road laid off on. the south-east side of the railway ; that the great south road runs along the north-west side of the line, consequently the Upper Ashburton Road Board is the proper body to apply to I to improve the latter road. The Clerk was instructed to forward a copy of letter from the Commissioner of Crown Lands on the subject to the Chairman of the Coldstream Board.

surveyor's report. The Surveyor's Report was read as follows :—

1. Boundary Road.—The contractor for making drain and raising crown of road from Fords Road to the creek has completed the work. We would recommend that at some future date the stuff ?ying along the lower side of the road should be scooped into the crown, which would then make a very good track.

2. Terrace Road.—The contract for making drain and putting the stuff in the crown of this road has been completed. 3. Windermere Road.-r-We have inspected and arranged with Mr Bell the best way of forming the track on portion of this road. Tenders for the work will be laid before you to-day.

4. Ford's Road.—As instructed we called for tenders for deepening drain in this road, and the Chairman accepted ilie lowest that of P. Casey. The contractor intends commencing the work today. 5. Maintenance. — The maintenance man's diary lies on the table. The report was adopted. SCHOOL. The Chairman reported that the Board of Education had applied for the use of the Board's office for a schoolroom, and He had, after getting the opinion of the other members of the Board, written to the Education Board offering the room at a rental of £1 per month. The Chairman read a letter that he had received accepting the offer. The arrangement, was confirmed, and the clerk was instructed to write to the Education Board that this Board would require the use of the office , for one half day in every month. . DRAINAGE GRAHAM'S ROAD. Mr T. Cairns interviewed the Board with reference to outlet storm water along Graham's road. The Surveyors were instructed to have the work done as recommended in their report of September 2nd, 1889. i A3HTON EOAD. The Surveyors were instructed to have a little work done on part of this read opposite Mr Ryan's land, to let storm water off the side. bell's eoad. The Surveyors reported that Mr Cullen had cut a drain along part of Bell's Road, and he had asked to be allowed some part of the cost—The Surveyors to see Mr Cullen further on the matter. BOUNDARY ROAD. It was resolved to apply to the police to impound cattle found straying on the Boundary Road between Windermere Road and the Hinds. ACCOUNTS. After passing accounts tho Board adjourned.

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Longbeach Road Board., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2433, 5 June 1890

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Longbeach Road Board. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2433, 5 June 1890

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