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Rangitata Road Board.


The annual meeting of ratppayers was hold ah the Hoard's office, Lism ore, on Thursday, Ith May. Present —Messrs C. J. Harper (chairman), VV. P. Kellock, R. Tarbotton, Charles Jaine, James Dellow, and Sve other ratepayers. The Chairman reported that the annual meetings held on Mny 7th, 1903, and May sth, 1904, had lapsed for want of quorums. The minute 3of the year 1902 were formally confirmpd. The annual report was considered sitisfactory and adopted. The report showed the following: -Total receipts, £oi6 12s 6d; total expenditure, .£1142 lla lOd; receipt?, general account, .£755 15 * 3d ; expenditure, uoneral account, £8 0 9i 10 d ; receipts, land fund, £ L9O 17s 3d; expenditure,'land fund, .£331 12s lOd; balance. March 31st, 1904 :—Credit land fund, £503 19s 3d; debit, general account, .£l9l 5s 3d; credit, Union Batik, £309 14s. A general rate of Jths of a ponny m tli« pound was struck on October lf>th, 1901, and when fully collected will amount to £593 Us 7(3, of which .£568 10s 9.1 has been collected up to dnti\ leaving £25 o.* lOd outstanding. Roads formed during the year total 1043 chains m length, I and 0340 cubic yards of shingle have be n delivered on various roads m tho du-trint. About 770 chains of road have been graded. The expenditure for the destruction of small birds for the year amounted to £33 8s Id. The subject of Road Boards contributing towards the cost of building bridges affecting the district was brought up. The Chairman fully explained the matter to the meeting. With reference to the County Council's request t-hut a public meeting be held m the district, to discuss the levying of water charges, the Chairman stated that the meeting had been advertised to bo held m conjunction with the annual meeting, and now had plea'-uro m explaining the reason why the Council had propored tho change tn the system of water charges. After fuily explaining the subject to the meeting he \nvited the ratepayers to discuss the matter. The Chairman said that aa the proposed scheme had been dropped for the present, he would not take a vote on the subject. In concluding, the Chairman wished to thank the ratepayers for their attendance, and stated that he was about to'resign his position as member of the Board, as he had now ceased to be a ratepayer. He had been on the Board for twenty-t.vo years, and bad held the position of Chairman for [ the past nineteen years. The meeting unanimously regretted the loss of the Chairman's services, and passed a cordial vote of thanks for his long and disinterested work m the district. The meeting theu terminated. BOARD MEETIHG. A meeting of the new Board was then held. The Clerk took the chair, and reported as returning officer that Messrs Kellock and Jaine had been duly elected members of the Board, j Mr Kellock was unanimously voted to the chair. He thanked the members for the honour. Messrs Corbett and Mably interviewed the Board on the subject of closing a certain road. It was resolved that ateps be taken to close the road m question. This being all the business, the Board then adjourned.

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Rangitata Road Board., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6565, 9 May 1905

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Rangitata Road Board. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6565, 9 May 1905

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