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The following concludes the business transacted at the County Council meeting yesterday:— ,= , . , WATER SUPPLY AND ' IRRIGATION. ' :

The Committee appointed to prepare amendments to a Bill intituled " An Act to consolidate and amend the. law relating to Water Supply and Irrigation," sub-, mitted their report, which with an amendment moved by Mr "Wright was adopted, and ordered to be forwarded to the Selwyn County Council* fords. . " - Mr Wright's motion, of which notice, had been given—"That the fords across the water races throughout the county be maintained by the Council under the directsupervision of the County Engineer," —was carried unanimously. council's sittings. Mr McMillan'moved the motion he had given notice of " That during the winter months the sessions of the Council be made continuous until the 'whole of the business is disposed of." , . „,,.. ! Mr-Wright secohded,^expressinga'hope that members would be punctual in their attendance at eleven o'clock, as it 'frequently happened that business was delayed until half-past eleven, -owing to the difficulty in finding a quorum. , The motion was earned. : PAYMENTS.

The Council's pay-sheet, &c, were passed for payment.


The Minister for Lands wrote declining to pay any subsidy to the Council on account of Crown Lands sold for cash in the county in recognition of. the benefit received by such lands from irrigation works carried out by the Council. The Minister pointed out that the Council could recoup themselves out of the- extra rates they could levy on the Crown Lands so benefited and sold. RAKAIA. GORGE BBIDGE. The Mount Hutt Hoad Board wrote asking for a refund of £109 5s 7d—cost of repairs to the Council's work on cutting and approaches to Rakaia Gorge Bridge. The Council declined to refund the amount. The Assistant-Engineer reported on the progress of repairs going on at the bridge, and the cost to date. ■ ;: ; SLAUGHTER LICENSES. | . The site proposed by Mr Dowling, I Rakaia, as a slaughterhouse, not being deemed suitable, the Council declined to issue a license.

1 A license was granted to Mr S. Brown, Wakanui.


r It was decided that the proposed store at the back of the Council offices should be in brick, and that the Engineer accept the lowest tender. The Council then adjourned.

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COUNTY COUNCIL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2435, 7 June 1890

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COUNTY COUNCIL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2435, 7 June 1890

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