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Upper Ashbuton Road Board.

The usual monthly meeting of the Upper Ashburton Road Board was held m the Hoard's office, We3fc Street, yesterday. Present—-Messrs C. J. Harper (chairman), (J. McEae, J. Tucker, and R. Campbell, junr. Apologies were received for the absence of Messrs D. McLean and M. Stitt, aid leave of absence from the meeting granted. The following correspondence was received :—From Mr C W Purnell, informing the Board that he has Gearched the title to the road on the south-eastern boundary of E.S. 20655, 25327, and 25214, etc, which was acquired by the Board from Mr Stitt and the late Mr G-. Hart m the year 1884, and tho road was formerly transferred at the time by them to the Crown. The land occupied by a closed road between E.S. 27576, 28866, 29002, containing 5 acres and 3 perches, was exchanged by the Board with Mr Stitt for the land acquired from him [for the above road, and a certificate of title wft9 issued m Mr Stitt'a name m February, 1885, taken out of the Registry by Mr Falairet on 25th March, 1885, and forwarded to Messrs Foots & Son on the 15th April, 1885. In the absence of Mr Stitt, the member of No. 4 ward, the matter was held over to next meeting. From the South Eakaia Eoad Board, re shingle for Thompson's track, stating that if 7 chains were done m this Board's district it will complete that portion of road, and if the Board consents it can be included m their contract. The clerk stated the member for the ward interested had instructed him to write consenting to the work boing done.—The action was approved. From the Ashburton County Council, with reference to the question of method of levying water charges, and stating that it has decided to take a referendum at an early date, if the ratepayers are m favour of the present chainage system being continued or of an acreage charga or a rato on the Government Valuation, leaving out districts already provided with water, and properties affected by existing deeds with the Council. Before the referendum takes place, the Council suggests a public meeting of ratepayers m this district be called ! by the Board to discuss the question. The matter was held over for the annual meeting. " ! From Mr R. Mulligan, forwarding a requisition from ratepayers m the Lagmhor and Westerfield sub-divisions for a foot bridge over the Hinds river at Mar -'man, also a list of subscribers to the extent of £26 15s, and asking the Board to favourably consider the matter, as the County Council will pay two-thirds of the cost if this Board will provide the one-third, of which the £26 15s subscribed will be a portion. It was resolved that Mr Mulligan be informed that this Board will give a subsidy of £ per^B on the amounts subscribed. An extract from the Government "Gazette" was received, second schedule of the Noxious Weeds Act, 1900, extended to include "Kangaroo acacia," "Viper's I bugloss," " Wild borage." j • The Clerk was instructed to submit the i following to the Supervising Valuer, subject to all rates being paid to date :—Mt H. Muirhead to Mr George McEae, Lots 66, 67, 196, 199, Alford Forest Eoad. The tender of Mr P. Clifford was accepted for the shingling of the portion of Wilson's Road, m the Winchmore Ward. Accounts amounting to £212 9s 3d were passed for payment, and the Board then adjourned.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6559, 2 May 1905

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Upper Ashbuton Road Board. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6559, 2 May 1905