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The usual fortnightly .-meeting of. the Ashburton Borough Council'was held last night;. Present—His Worship the Mayor (presiding), ami Crs Fricdlandcr, Scaly, Flower, Paul,; Bird, and Cuthbertson. Apologies were tendered 'far the absence of Crs Williamson atid Brooke. ■ nSMSCB. ' The Mayor reporter! the debit bilnnce at the bank to be £l:ii>(i .Ts Bd, and the income from all sources received during j the fortnight had been £5S 4s 611. CHARITABLE All), &V ' , The Ashburton Hospital Committee Pecrofcary, wrote calling, -the .Council's, attention . , the increasing number of patients that were sent from this comity to the Christchurch Hospital, and pointing outjthat the cost of maintenance of these _ patients m the Christchurch Hospital had to,be borne by the Afihburton district, while at the same time the district had to support an ho-pital of its own. ■ The Mayor explained that .many of the patients were sent m this way at the order of medical gentlemen m tho Rakaia district,- au,d probably it only wanted to be pointed oufr to these gentlemen that the,cQst had. to be borne by the district, and.that the cost was annually increasing. ' Theamount this year was over £70, out of which the district would probably not collect. £10.1./.';'. ...On.the motion of.Cr. Friedlander, it was decided" That it be a recommendation; to the .Hospital Committee to ask theChristchurch Hospital Board to refer alLpatientsfroin this district applying for admission to their Hospital to'the Ashburton Hospital unless m urgent cases, and m, case, any rail .charges or other small .expenses are incurred, that the Committee ', undertake to refund such outlay." ' by-laws. The Levels Road Board wrote asking foi'a copy of the Borough's by-laws $anitary matter?. , Temuka. Town Board wrote for a complete copy of the by-laws. The Mayor said the information aaked for by the Levels Board had been sent, and it .was decided to send a complete copy of the by-laws to the Temuka Board aa sooii as the by-laws were ready, ;■'_ ■/, '"' !' FISH STAND. V Mr K. ttyel applied to have a portion of Burnett street, between the right-of-way to Totty's stables ai^d East street, set apart for a few hours on. Saturday afternoons as a fish market. The application was granted as a temporary provision.- , '■■■ ENGINEERS'' REPORT; l [ '; Tlie Engineers reported' as follows :— The Labor Gang have be^k engaged m forming Cox street, west, and Grigg slreot, carting soil to sectious, watering streets, ;cutting and carting willows,/ planting and securing same to river banks, repairing; fences to, ■• plantation??, mak "mg tinct fixing turn stiles m Domain, attend? water supply and sundry maintenance work. With the consent of the > Mayor and : Chairman of the Works Committee, wo have had a: (patent gas governor for the purpose of economising the' consumption o? gas at ' the Fire Brigade Station and the Library. ■ ' " BY-LAWS. ; The ByrLawS Sub-Committee were allowed another fortnight to bring up their report on tlio building by-laws, i' '•' ' ■ ■ ; RAILWAY RESERVES. Cr Friedlander said there were several young Councillors at the table, who were not fully conversant with the whole history of the t&rrilway Reserves question,and so that no injustice should; be done 1 to parties interested, lie would move— " That a committee, consisting of His Worship the Mayor, Crs Williamson, Flower; , and the mover be appointed to take evidence, look up minutes, correspondence, and other documents, between the Council and Government m connection with planting the east side of the Railway Reserve between the Ashburton Bridge and the Railway Station and report;at next meeting." Cr Cuthbertson seconded and the motion was carried. . Mr W. H. Collins, who waited upon the Council on this subject, was informed that the Council Avould be glad- to: hear him wlien.the Committee reported. LICENSES. ■ Several carriers', &c, licenses were granted, as well as liberty to Mr J. Hale to burn rubbish. ASPHALTING. Cr Keir's notice of motion regarding asphalting East Street was held over for a fortnight. \ ACCOUNTS. i Accounts to the amount of £170 were passed for payment. The Council then sat as a DOMAIN BOARD. BATHING HOURS. Cr Flower proposed that the hours o from two o'clock to four o'clock m the afternoons (except Sundays) be set apart for females using the swimming baths. ; Crs Paul, Scaly, and Cuthbertson supported the motion, which was opposed by Crs Friedlander and Bird, 'pn : ,-the ground that the baths were not ylefc sufficiently secluded for ladies' use. . ■ The motion was carried. Several matters of ; detail having been attended to, the Board rose. ;

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BOROUGH COUNCIL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2543, 14 October 1890

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BOROUGH COUNCIL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2543, 14 October 1890