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The usual fortnightly meeting of the Ashburton Borough Council Avas held last night. Present—His Worship the Mayor (presiding), and Crs Cuthbertson, Paul, Flower, Scaly, Brooke, and Keir. new Member. Mr .Toseph Scaly* took his seat as aneAV member, and apologies were tendered for the absence of Grs Williamson and Friedlander. V . ; .'■ FINANCE. ' The Mayor reported the debit balance at the Bank as standing at £1172 17s Id. The income for the past fortnight had been £26 17s--£'2-4 10s of which had been rates paid, 10s for dog registration, 29s j for eartli; sold, and 8s on library account. Of the 1890 rates, there were still £217 outstanding. ; ELECTION, The Returning Officer reported the election of Mr Joseph Scaly as a member ol the Council. ItAILAVAY RESERVES. : A letter from the Railway Department was read intimating that the Department i had no intention at present of Interfering I ! with the lease of Messrs Collins and Co., I as the division of the Avork avhs beneficial. ; The Mayor said lie presumed the " Avork " referred to the sidings. Cv Keir moved the adjournment of the discussion on this subject until next meeting, Avlncl" was carried. j MUNICIPAL INSURANCE. A letter from Sydejiharn Borough ! Council on the subject pf municipal insurance Avaa ordered to be acknoAvledged Avith a statement to the effect that the Council 'had decided to alloAv the matter to lie over for ..twelve montlis. BUUGES.4 11OLL, Mrs Butler's request to have her name inserted m the roll for certain sections m place of her daughter's name was granted. TRESPASS CASES;. The poundkeeper wrote on the subject of trespass cases before the 11.M. Court, and it avas decided to empower the Borough solicitor to appear to prosecu! c m such cases. ....... . engineers', report. The Engineers reported as follows :— At the meeting called of the Work Committee, a sufficient number of members to form a quorum did not attend. Those present, howoA'er, considered the business before the Committee, and make Lho following recommendations, informally, viz. :—(1) That a light iron ladder be fixed on the lire alarm structure instead of the present wooden steps. (2) That turnstiles, be placed m the Domain fences whero mentioned by the Engineer. '3) That. the plaster m the Public Library building be repaired, and that the Avails and ceilings throughout the building be distempered and whitewashed. (4) That the formahiou of Cox street Avesfc, that was resolved to bo done, be the next Avork taken m hand by the Labour Gang. The Labour Grniff have been engaged j m forming the N.E. Belt; aud William .street, watering streets, spreading shingle, cleaning side channels, planting trees, AvilloAvs, Arc, attending to the Avator supply and sundry maintenance work. The report was adopted. BATHING IN THIS DOMAIN. In reply to Or Paul, the Mayor stated that the hours for bathing m the Domain had been fixed, and boards bearing these hours Avould be erected m the course of the Aveek. The question of fixing the hours <br ladies Avas held over till next meeting. CHANNELLING AND ASPHALT. ! Cr. Brook moved that the balance of the channelling resolved upon be proceeded Avith not later than the Ist of November, and that the contractor have the option of taking the Avork jvt the same rate ; should he decline, the work, to be tendered for. Cr. Keir seconded and the motion Avas carried, ■ Q\\ Keir gave notice of motion for next meeting—"That tlie footpath m East street from Wills street to the old Town Hall be asphalted full Avidth." SCAYENGBKING. A motion b.y Cr. Brooke was passed for a return from the scavenger'of'how many night pans Avere m the borough and how many he attended to, us Avellas for a re-, port from the scavanger on the whole subject. : COMMITTEES. The usual Committees and Chairmen of Committees were appointed. ACCOUNTS. Accounts to the amount of £120 were passed for payment, and the Council adjourned.

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BOROUGH COUNCIL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2531, 30 September 1890

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BOROUGH COUNCIL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2531, 30 September 1890