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Upper Ashburton Road Board.

The regular monthly meeting of this Board was held in the Jtsoard's office, Tinwald, on Monday, July 28th, 1890. Present — Messrs McLean (Chairman), Sargent, Campbey., and Stitt. The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. Correspondence was read aa follows :—From the Property Tax Commissioner, enclosing form of declaration which, when duly signed and returned would entitle the Board to receive the amount balance of subsidy due for the year 1889-90. The Clerk stated the form had been duly signed aa required by the Chairman and returned.—From James Feather, stating that he had sold sections 84 to 86, 162 and 173 in the township of Winslow to Mr P. Kellar, and asking that his name be taken off the roll and Mr Kellar's inserted.—From Mr W. J. Widdowson, Ohristchurch, asking the value of the properties as assessed for rating purposes belonging to the late Mr John Drinlv-well, No's. 14C, 141, 150 and 151, part of R.S. 17353, situated in Winslow township.—From the Property-Tax Commissioner, requesting the Board to strike out the entry of Mr Geo. Scarlett's on the rate roll, as all his property is correctly assessed in South Rakaia road district.—From the Ashburton County Council acknowledging receipt of the Board's letter, drawing the Council's attention fco the importance of having the fords over the roads kept in thorough repair, and stating that the matter had been referred to the County Engineer.— From the Ashburton County Council, asking if the Board had any poisoned grain in hand supplied last year. The Clerk stated the letter had been replied to. —-From Mr P. Norman forwarding further particulars re extra work done to bride, Saundev's Mill.—From Mr A. F. Rommorville, by lm attorney Mr W. F. Sommevville, asking that the road known as the Hackthorne Road may be made passable for wheel traffic between the points where the road leaves his property, and where it intersects the Ashburton 'Alford Forest Road. Matter held over to next meeting, as the member of the Ward was not present.—From the manager of the Bank of New Zealand Staling that Lot 3, part of R.S, 400(5, had

been sold to Mr T. Bullock, and asking that his name be inserted on the Roll in* place of that of the Bank. Mr Home' wished his name taken off the Roll for section 27223 and Mr Pocock's inserted, Having sold the section to him ; also Mr. 0. J. Truckle wished his name taken off the Roll for Lot 23, Allenton, and Mr Jno Trezise's name inserted, having sold the section to him. A petition was also received from a number of ratepayers in the Allenton district, asking that Allen's road, from the bridge to the racecourse road, be shingled. It was resolved that the Clerk write to: the petitioners informing them that the Board had no funds at present to do the work, but if the district wished the work to be done, and would present a petition to the Board signed by two-thirds of the ratepayers in that portion of the district asking that the Board levy a special rate for the purpose, they would be glad to then do the work required. • ■ It was resolved that the portion of Alford Forest road requiring repairs be attended to at once. It was resolved, on the motion of Mr McLean, seconded by Mr Campbell, and carried, that a general rate be struck and levied on August 25th, 1890, as under :— No. 1 Ward—Three-eighths of a penny in the £. No. 2 Ward—One farthing in the£. No. 3 Ward—'Half-penny in the £. Nos. 4 Ward and 5 Ward—One farthing in the £, payable in one sum on Septemcer 9th, 1890. Accounts amounting to £.24 8s 6d were passed for payment, and the Board adjourned.

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Upper Ashburton Road Board., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2477, 29 July 1890

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Upper Ashburton Road Board. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2477, 29 July 1890

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