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Wakanui Road Board.

The monthly meeting of the Wakanui Road Board was held on Saturday. Present- —Messrs Bruce (chairman), Megson, Brown, Johnston, and Leadley, CORRESPONDENCE. Reserve 2165 -From Mr D. Brick, informing the Board that hia tenancy of Reserve 2165 had expired on 31flt March, 1889, and asking that his name be taken off the roll. Agreed to.—Small Birds Nuisance.—From the Upper Ashburton Road Board asking what amount per 100 the Board intends paying for eggs and heads of small birds. It was resolved to pay the same as last year, viz., 2s 6d per hundred, to be reduced to 2s per hundred should the neighboring Boards pay that amount. PLOUGHING SIDES OF ROADS. ' It waa resolved—"That occupiers on application be' allowed to plough sides of roads to destroy gorse; the v, rork to be left to the satisfaction of the Board's surveyors." surveyors' report. ; The Surveyors' report was read as follows :— * •- 1. Bench Road.—This .road, frbm its junction with the Wakanui road to the Wakanui township road is getting into! a very bad state, and we would recommend that the worst places at all events be shingled at once. 2. Christie's Road.—We have called for tenders for forming part of this road, which will be laid before you to-day. We would recommend that tussocks be cuton the piece from Winter's road to the boundary road. 3. Maintenance. — The maintenance man's diary lies on the table for your inspection. Ono of the Board's horses is gettingvery bad on his forelegs, and after a hard day's work is scarcely walk. Clause I—Resolved to call for tenders for the supply of from 8 to 10 yards to the chain to lie put on the road from Wakanui township road to school road ; tenders to be in by 15th November.. ( Clause B—The Chairman was authorised to purchase a suitable horse for use of maintenance man. TENDERS. Tenders were opened for forming part of Christie's road, mid that of Thomas Dester at 3s lOd-per chain was accepted. OOTTACySP. A discussion was held on the present unsatisfactory tenancy of the Road Board cottages in the district. A suggestion was made that the two cottages on Reserve 1768 should be put together, and used by the maintenance man as a more central site. The Clerk were instructed ,to give the tenants of the cottages mentioned one week's notice to vacate thesame. reserve 1413. • The clerks were instructed to make enquiries as to the occupier of reserve 1413 in the riverbed. GORSE NUISANCE. The surveyors were instructed to put on a man to grub gorse where occupiers of land, who had received notice, had failed to do so. The clerks were instructed to write to the Ashburton County Council calling that body's attention to the gorse growing oh road fronting Reserve 1418. RATE. The resolution, passed at last meeting, striking a rate of five-eighths of a penny in the £ for ,JNo, 2 T^ard,, and thwseeighths of, a penny in JNp, 3 Wards, for tfie.year ending oh the S^ist day of March, 1891, and of which due notice had been given, was confirmed, and Messrs Leadley and Johnstone were appointed to sign the rate book. , < ACCOUNTS. After "passing accounts the Board adjourned. \

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Wakanui Road Board., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2562, 5 November 1890

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Wakanui Road Board. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2562, 5 November 1890