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Upper Ashburton Road Board.

The usual monthly meeting of this Board was held m the* Board's Office, Timvald, oh Monday, June 30th. All the members were present. : This being the first meeting held by the Board since the annual election the Chaftman (Mr McLean) vacated the 'chair, and on the motion of Mr Harper, seconded by Mr Sargent, it was unanimously rdsolved that Mr McLean again take the chair. Correspondence was then read as follows : —(1) From Mr R. P. Cllen stating that he had sold rural sections No. 28561 and 29241 to Mr John McLean, of Lagmhor Station, and asking that his name be taken ofF the valuation roll and Mr McLean's inserted.—(2) From Mr A. Cook stating that he had sold section 24, Winter's road, Allenton, to Mr Joseph Good, and asking that his name be taken off the valuation roll and Mr Good's inserted.—(3) From Mr 0. Palairet stating that he had sold rural section 29729 to Mr John McLean, of Lagmhor Station, and asking that his name be taken off the valuation roll and Mr McLean's inserted. The Clerk was instructed to make the alterations m each Case; also to alter the properties On the roll m the Allenton Ward from Mr C. W. Turner to Mr William Rollitt.—(4) From. Paymaster-General stating that the sum of £26 18s 4d had been remitted to the credit of the Board, Union Bank, Ashburton, being thirds of proceeds on Perpetual Lease and Deferred Payment Lands.—(s) From Ashburton County Council stating that the necessary repairs to the ford near O'Shea's are completed.;—( 6) From Mr P. Norman asking for allowance for extra work done to Bridge, Saunders' Mill; held over to next meeting. — (7) From Colonial Secretary's Office, Wellington, stating that the result of the annual elections was published m the "New Zealand Gazette" of May 29th.— (8) From Ashburton County Council stating that they had decided to take over the control of the fords and culverts across the roads m the Board's district. Resolved that the Clerk acknowledge the receipt of the letter, and draw the Council's attention to the importance of keeping the fords and culverts m proper repair.—(9) A circular was received from the Secretary of Canterbury Trades and Labor Council bringing under the Board's notice resolution passed by the Council, " That m accepting tenders to take into consideration whether the amount of the tender will allow the payment by the tenderer of a fair rate of wage to'the workmen."—(lo) A circular was also received from Mr M. Mitchell, Christchurch, re Andrews' poisoned grain for small birds. It was resolved that the Clerk procxire ten small packets for the Board to. try (five packets harmless to fowls and five packets dangerous to fowls). —(11) From Audit Office, Wellington, returning the Board's balancesheet for the year ending March 30th, 1890, duly certified correct. The Clerk's report was received and read, m which it was stated that the contract for shingling some 55 chains of the road from the racecourse road past Mr Hepburn's property, 10 yards shingle to the yard, had ■been let by the member of the ward to Mr W. J. Silcock; also the completion of the opening of Farm road, Allenton. The Clerk also stated, as Returning Officer to the Board, that the annual elections had resulted m Messrs Stitt and Campbell being again returned as members of the Board. Accounts amounting to £28 5s 9cl were passed for payment and the Board ad journed.

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Upper Ashburton Road Board., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2457, 3 July 1890

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Upper Ashburton Road Board. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2457, 3 July 1890

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