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Longbeach Road Board.

The monthly meeting of the Longbeach Road Board was held on Monday, September Ist. Present—Messrs Grigg (Chairman), Shearer, Taylor, Horsey, and Wilson. CORRESPONDENCE. Revenue, etc., of Board: From the Colonial Secretary, asking for a return m accordance with an order of the House of Representatives of July 4th, 1890, " Showing—(l) The names of the local governing or administrative bodies m the Colony. (2) The revenue of each such body for the year ending March 31st, 1890. (3) The annual amount paid by each such local body for salaries and office expenses."—Tho clerks reported that the information had been furnished. Terrace Road : From ratepayers on Terrace road, asking that the newly formed part of the road be shingled. SURVEYORS* REPORT. 1. Windermere Road Extension : The contract for making drain and forming track on part of the Windermere road is nearly completed". We find that to make a track for traffic right through, the drain will require deepening, as m places only a few inches of clay have been obtained. We would recommend that the present formation be hit for a month or two and allowed to settle down, as the extra stuff taken out of the bottom would stand better. 2. Ford's Road: The contractor for deepening drain on this road has completed the work. We are having the metal taken out of the drain put on the crown of the road. 3. Graham's Road : The work authorised along this road is nearly completed. 4. Maintenance: The maintenance man's diary lies on the table for your inspection. The report was adopted. TERRACE ROAD. Resolved that the shingling of part of this road be carried out as asked for, and that the drain lately made be deepened and the stuff put on the crown of the road. MEETINGS. Mr Wilson moved the notice of motion standing m his name, viz., "That the Board meet every two months, the Chairman and Surveyor to call extra meetings if required at any time, and that the question of a place of meeting be considered at next meeting." The first part of the motion was carried. Mr Wilson moved: "That the meetings of the Board be held m the Road Board office, Longbeach road." The motion was stconded by Mr Horsey. An amendment of Mr Taylor's "That the meetings be held at Flemington as at present" was not seconded, and the Chairman declared the motion carried. bell's road. Mr Cullen interviewed the Board with reference to work done on pare of Bell's road, and explained the work done by him, and asked the Board to contribute towards the cost. The Board resolved to allow Mr Cullen the sum of £5 17s towards the cost of the work. DRAINAGE SCHEME. It was resolved to allow Mr Baxter the sum of £7 for work done m connection with the Flemington and Wheatstone drainage scheme. RATE. The resolution passed at last meeting striking a rate of three farthings m the £ on all rateable property m the district for the year ending March 31st, 1891, payable m one sum on Saturday, August 13th, 1890, and of which notice had been given, was confirmed, and Messrs Grigw and Shearer were appointed to sign the rate book. RESIGNATION. Mr Taylor handed m his resignation a« a meniber of the Board, which was accepted. osborne's road. It was resolved to have a portion of Osborne's road from its junction with the Longbeach road, metalled, and to have grades of a ford on the same road lessened, • ford's road, Resolved to have a length of the drajn on part of Ford's road lately deeepened further taken out to a depth of 9 inches. ACCOUNTS. After passing accounts the Board adjourned.

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Longbeach Road Board., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2511, 6 September 1890

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Longbeach Road Board. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2511, 6 September 1890