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Tho usual fortnightly meeting of the Ashburton Borough Council was held last evening. Present—His Worship the Mayor (presiding), and Crs Fricdlander, Brooke, K»ir, Flower, Paul, Bird, and Cuthbertson. NKW MKMJJKRrt. Me3srs Hugo Friedlander and Edwin J. Paul signed the usual forms, and took their seats at the table. FIXANOE. His Worship stated that the debit balance at the Bank stood at £1031 13s lid, and there had been received since last meeting the following items of income :—Rates, 1890, £99 14s ; rents—reserves, £15 3s; pound, £8; Domain, £22 lls (id ; Licenses—dogs, 10s ; pawnbroker's, £10 ; library account, 8s ; Domain account—Ashburton Cricket Club, £2 10s ; total, £158 16s 6d. Of the .1890 rates £241 %vas still unpaid. JUUILKK CLOCK. Mr C. J. Harper wrote forwarding a cheque for £133; being the amount of funds at the credit of the Jubilee Committee, and now sent to the Council to be expended m payment of cost of Jubilee Clock. KOLL. Mrs Ann Butler wrote asking why her name had been removed from the Valuation Roll. The Clerk explained that Mrs Butler's j name remained on the roll for a smaller property than the hotel, and the fault of changing the name of the occupier of the Family Hotel did not lie with him. KAILWAY KERERVE.S; The District Engineer wrote stating that there was no intention at present of interfering with the tenancy of Messrs W. H. Collins and Co. of the reserves held by them.' The Mayor said the letter kw been

replied by the Clerk, whose letter urging upon the Department the propriety of having a clear line of planting was read. The correspondence was approved. ASIIBURTON CRICKET CI,UB. The Ashbnrton Cricket Club wrote accepting the offer of the Council, and enclosing the sum of £2 10a m accordance with that offer. The Club asked that certain work be done upon the pitch, an I that the pitch be retained for the Chili's use, or at any rate saved from • destruction by promiscuous play. The Council decided not to do any work upon the ground this year, but to permit no play on the ground by others than the Club without the Council's permission being firstasked and obtained. CHARITABLE AID. The Charitable Aid Board wrote asking that the Council's proportion of Charitable Aid cost be forwarded—£B3 10s. It was decided to send the money. RIGHT OF WAY. The Council agreed to sanction the right of way applied for by Messrs Mitchell and Turner, on the conditions laid down m the lease by the firm. engineers' report. The Engineers' report was read as follows and adopted :— Removing Fire Bell— According to instructions we have had the bell and timber framework removed to the Brigade Station at the Council yards, and now having it lengthened and repaired and generally made safer and more convenient for the purposes for which it is used. Until this is complete we have had the bell hung on the hose drying frame. Jubilee Clock~-&\\ the carpentering work, framing, etc., is now virtually complete, and we believe Mr Murray hopes to have the works m position at about the end of the month. Labor- Gang —The labor gang have been encaged m forming the North East Belt and V7illiam street, planting trees and willows, fencing m the Domain, watering streets, attending to the water supply, and general maintenance work. The planting the ten acre reserves and plantations m river bed with pinus inaignus, blue gums, etc., has been completed. It was decided to advertise the removal of the fire bell. AOCOtrWTS Accounts to the amount of £98 10a were passed for payment. This was all the Council business. DOMAIN BOARD. The Council then sat as a Domain Board. The caretaker's salary was fixed at 30s per week. The Board's attention was called to several depressions m a foothpath which the Engineer was asked to remedy. The Engineer reported that all the planting set down for the season had been completed. The matter of two wicket gates was left m the hands of the Engineer, The Board then adjourned.

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BOROUGH COUNCIL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2519, 16 September 1890

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BOROUGH COUNCIL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2519, 16 September 1890

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