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South Rakaia Road Board.

The usual monthly meeting was held on Thursday. Present—Messrs Coster (Chairman), Lyttleton, Stringfellow, McLean and Vucetich. The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. The Clerk reported accepting Compton's tender for labor at the well for £2. He called the Board's attention to the fact that certain parties were in the habit of removing gum wood from the plantations. The Chairman stated that he had inBtructed the police to see to the matter. The constable reported that he had interviewed the party suspected, and lie had denied cutting saplings, and ■ expressed regret at removing the tops. It was resolved to have notices put up at all the plantations warning people against taking trees, and that in future prosecution be made. Mr J. Brimxnicombe applied for leave to take a few loads of shingle from one of the pits near the settlement, so as to get access to his section. The Clerk stated that he had instructed the contractor to do the work. Resolved that Mr Brimmicombe be allowed timber to make a culvert. Mr J. Brown wrote relative to damaging Mr Allan's fences on the Cemetery road, and stating that he had settled the matter. A number of residents wrote complaining about the wtate of some of the roads near Chertsey, and the water logged state of some of the township. It was pointed out that the roads were private property, and that the water race was the cause of the water floodingthe land. Itwasresolved to write to the railway authorities and ask them to make a channel to take the water through the railway culverts. It was also pointed out that the water complained of round the New Zealand _ Loan Co'e. granery was out of the district, and there was no power to spend money on it. Mr Stringfellow moved and Mr Vucefcich seconded " That the Board take steps to have the road in the Chertsey township R.S. 16213 dedicated in legal manner." —Carried. It was decided to form about three chain of road asked for in the petition which is in this district. Tenders to be called for the work and also for metalling in the township, any two members to accept on the 18th. Petitions requested the Board to form the footpath (about six chain) between Rolleston and Michael streets. —Petition granted. It was resolved to call the Council's attention to a number of water crossings which required immediate attention. Mr Pearce called the Board's attention to the bad state of the road from Sherwood station to the Micham road, about 130 chains. The Clerk was instructed to report to the next meeting. The Chairman reported that the Conhty Council would refund the £10 expended by the Board on poisoned wheat. John Stevenson forwarded, a report showing how he had distributed the poisoned wheat, It was resolved to apply to the County Counpil for a supply of poisoned wheat, Petitioners (8) ask that the Board reform and metal a number of roads in the j Village Settlement. Resolved to leave the matter in abeyance till more signatures are obtained. Mr W. L. Allan wrote on Road Board j matters generally and made certain suggestions. —Resolved that the letter be received. The clerk reported on the unpaid rates for the past year's rate struck. It was decided to leave the matter in the Clerk's hands. The Chairman reported that the fixed deposit of £500 fell duo to morrow, that would give a credit of current account of L5Ol 12s 7d. . It was decided to shingle about 3 chains on Mainwaring's Road. Accounts for £200 were passed for payment, ajid pie members met as aCemetery Board, the; only business being the passing of accounts, The- meeting then adjourned,

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South Rakaia Road Board., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2486, 8 August 1890

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South Rakaia Road Board. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2486, 8 August 1890