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South Rakaia Road Board.

The usual monthly meeting was held on Thursday. Present —Messrs Coster (Chairman), Stringfellow, McLean and Vucetich.

The clerk reported that the.; contracts in hand wore progressing satisfactorily arid recommended that a portion of the Pound road be reformed and metalled.

The Returning Officer reported the election of Messrs Lyttleton and Vucetich as members.

On the motion of the Chairman, two month's leave of absence were granted Mr Lyttelton. It was decided to call tenders for the re-formation and metalling of about six chains of Hardy's Road as recommended by the clerk.

The clerk was instructed to call for benders for cutting fences when required.

The Chairman reported that he had been to the Land Board office re Village Settlements, and was informed that there was a considerable sum due this Board on the Village Settlement account. The matter was being fully looked up and particulars would be supplied as early as possible.

Mr Hardy waited-on the Board on behalf the New Zealand and Australian Land Company, asking permission to plant, one chain of the east side of the Great South Roads, the Board to have control.

On the motion of Mr McLean seconded by Mr Vucetich it was resolved " That the offer of the New Zealand and Australian Land Company to plant one chain of the Great South road from the Parsonage to the Kyle road be accepted, provided

that the Company fence and keep in repair all fences and grub all gorse, the Board reserving the light to resume pos-. session of the road or any portion thereof at any time, and that all timber grown on the land should be the- property of the Board.

The Ashburton County Council wrote intimating that they had decided to maintain all water-race road crossings in future.

The Chairman was requested to see the County Engineer about the footbridges over same.

The clerk was instructed to have the cutting on Hogg's Whare road reduced three feet at once.

It was resolved to accept Downier tender for gorge grubbiug.

Resolved to accept Messrs Tulley and Alexander's tender at 9s 7d per chaLi for Strachan's road.

Contractor Hhechan wrote re his metal contract in the township. Letter received. The Now Zealand and Australian Land Company wrote asking for alterations to

be made on the roll. The request was granted.

Messrs Recce and Co. wrote re pipes, Received.

A number of ratepayers petitioned the Board to close about 70 chains of road running through rural section 7129 and and 17,003, as it was not required. On the motion of the Chairman, seconded by Mr Vucetich, it was resolved to take necessary steps for closing the same. .-

A number of maps showing Government lands for sale were received from the Commissioner of Crown Lands.

It .was decided that the cum of thirty shillings be paid W. Pycroft for pound work. , ■ , '

The annual balance sheet was read, and it-was resolved that the same be advertised in the Ashburtonl" Mail." : ■

Accounts were pa^s'edfor payment, and the members met.as Board. The onlyi business,-being the passing of accounts. 1 "" ■ i' •

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2441, 14 June 1890

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South Rakaia Road Board. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2441, 14 June 1890

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