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Mount Somers Road Board.

The monthly meeting of .the above Board was held in their office on Monday, August 4th. Present—Mr Edson (in the chair), Messrs Chapman, and Syme. The Overseer's report was read and considered. Village Settlement Road—The Overseer was instructed to make an open crossing on the road. Gorge Road to the Lime Kiln wag ordered to be repaired when the weather was suitable, also to clean out drain near kilns, and repair cutting at Wool Shed Creek. McFarlane's Road.—The overseer was instructed to call tenders for grubbing the gross on the road,.also to make an open crossing at the end of this road. Mr J. H. Ross interviewed the Board with respect to the reserve let to Mr P. Tisch, and objected to it being let for ten years ; as there was only three members of the Board present Mr Ross agreed to let the matter stand over till next meeting. Mr George McMillan interviewed the Board with respect to the road from Ross's Creek downward, about three miles, and asked to have it made so that the waggons can take their full load of wool this season instead of only taking half a load as at present. Mr McMillan was informed that the road would receive attention when the usual spring repair was in hand. CORRESPONDENCE. From MrJJoseph Price and others asking for road known as Price's Road to be shingled. Resolved to consider the application when the weather was dry, and in the mean time the Overseer was to inspect the road and report at the next meeting. —From Mr Herring asking permission to form in shis;le Reserve 1611, also to plough the sides of the road for the prevention of gorse. Granted. —From Mr T. His asking the Board to single a road in front of the Post Office. Resolved, that the Board could not do it as it was not in the main road.— From Mr V. $llen asking the Board to grant him £3 in aid of a bridge over a drain in front of Section 21490. Granted on condition that the bridge was built to the satisfaction cf the Overseer, and «-hat no further application be made at any time for similar work on the same drain. — From Mr Purnell enclosing cheque for the purchase of the Mount Somers Road Board cottage. RATES. Mr Chapman gave notice that he would at the next Board meeting propose that a rate of jd in the £ be made on all rateable property in the district. ACCOUNTS. The pay-sheet amounting to £75 16s 9d was passed for payment, and the Board adjourned.

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Mount Somers Road Board., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2493, 16 August 1890

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Mount Somers Road Board. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2493, 16 August 1890