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Longbeach Road Board.

The monthly meeting of the Longbeach Road Board was held on Monday. Present —Messrs Grigg (Chairman) Taylor and Shearer. CORRESPONDENCE. Water race crossings: From the Ashburton County Council, informing the Board that that body had decided to take over the maintenance of the water race crossings m the district. School : From the North Canterbury Board of Education agreeinc; to rent the Road Board office as a schoolroom, on the conditions pass*! by the Road Board. Contracts : From the Canterbury Trades and Labor Council, forwarding copy of resolution on the subject of contracts, and requesting the Board when accepting tenders to t&ke into consideration whether the amount of the tender will allow the payment if a fair rate of wage to the workmen. Received. ROAD ALONG RAILWAY LINE. It was'resolved—" That the Chairman be authorised to wiite to the member for the district and point out the position of the Board, with reference to the road running along the S.W.'side of the tailway, from Tinwald to Hinds, with • .view to compelling the adjoining lload Jtoards. to pay part of the cost of maintenance.'* And also request him to draw attention of the Government to the neceMty oi"'" so^ne provisions being made to' enable persons owning land that requires drainage, to obtain m a simple and direijt manner an outfall through an adjoining section. . . surveyor's report. The Surveyor's report was read as follows :— ■ 1. Ford's Road.—The contractor for deepening drain on this road is proce«d!tg with the work. We found on inspecting the work that it has not being carried out I as specified, only a foot being taken out instead of 18 inches. We have informed the contractor that the work must be done m accordance with the specification. 2. Windermerb Road.—The making of a drain and forming track on part of this road is being proceeded with. 3. Boundary Road.—The portion of this road from Chatmoss road to the Hinds is becoming very bad along the metal track. The day man will be along it m a day or so and fill up the worst of the holes, some of which are very dangerousw but. much heavy traffic at* present wottla render it impassable m places. 4. Drain, ; Bell's Road.—We hare seen Mr Cullen further on this subject, and we believe he intends interviewing the Board to-day. 5. Maintenance. ■—The mainterance man has been engaged patching roads, some of which, owing to the rain and frosts, are cutting up considerably. We are endeavoring to keep him at the worst places. His diary is on the table. The report was adopted. J; ' STRAY CATTLE. Complaints have been made to the Board of cattle being kept %on part of the Boundary Road. It was resolved to call the attention of the police to the matter. surveyors' road. The Surveyors were instructed to have a piece of Surveyors' road, near the Hinds, formed and metalled. OUTSTANDING RATES. Resolved—"That a ballot be taken for two defaulters m each of the four wards, to be sued for rates." The Clerk Was instructed to inform those persons whom the lot fell upon to be sued, that if the amount owing is not paid by Thursday, July 17th, a summons will ab drice be taken out to recover the same. It was further resolved-^-" To proceed against all defaulters, but the eight above referred to to be taken first." i MEETING PLACE. Mr Taylor brought up the inconvenient position of the place of meeting, and suggested that Flemington would be more central. It was resolved "That until further notice the meetings of the Board be held at Flemington," and the Clerks were instructed to make the necessary arrangements to obtain the use of a room for one half-day m each month. ACCOUNTS. After passing accounts the Board adjourned. „. . ;■; ■-■ ■ ; ; <

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Longbeach Road Board., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2462, 9 July 1890

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Longbeach Road Board. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2462, 9 July 1890