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Hampstead Town Board.

The ordinary monthly meeting of the Hampstead Town Board was held last evening. Present—Mes3rs W. J. Silcock (Chairman), W. G. Andrews, G. L. Sandrey, and R. Lewis.


The Chairman reported that he had waited on the Board's solicitor with regard to the maintenance of boundary roade between the Wakanui and Hampstead districts. He hai been advised to proceed with the case, and during the past few days men had baen employed to take a note of the traffic on the various roads leading into the Hampstead district. The Wakanui Eoad Board had refused to receive a deputation from this Board, and it seamed to him waste of time to endeavour to settle the matter as between Board and Board.—The Chairman's action was approved.


A letter was read from the Board's solicitor respecting tha proposed dedication of a road to the Board by Mrs B. Meaclem. —Received. The Chairman said that the letter read had been written at his suggestion. It was plain that although Mrs Meaclem offered tha land to the Board as a gift, she was in a position under the Act to recover compensation for the same. The Chairman's action was approved, and it was decided to act in the matter under the instructions of the solicitor.


A letter was read from the Ashburton Gas Company asking permission to take a gas main leading to the Old Men's Home across the Board's road. Mr Andrews was of opinion that the request should be granted conditionally. The Jas Company made a good deal of money by the sale of ga3, and he did not know whether it would not be wise for this Board to notify the Gas Company that they raay bo at any tima liable to *&tes as provided by the Act. ■■:■"■■. The Chairman thought !the Gas Company's request should be granted and the Company should be called upon to maintain tho rut made by the excavation for at least 6 months, It was finally decided " (1) that the Gas Company's request be granted providing the broken portion of the roads be maintained for a term of 6 months ; and further (2) that the Company be subject to rating as allowed under the Act, (3) the Company failing to make a satisfactory job of the work the Board to have the same done to its satisfaction at the expense of the Company,"


Mr John Eule waited on the Board and submitted plans of the proposed new road through property he was sub-dividing, near the show grounds. He desired to obtain particulars as to the road formation, fall, etc. He explained that to form the road according to the conditions of the Board the work would be expensive and entail considerable labour. He also asked that the Board render him some assistance in shingling the I road, and accede to his request as to minor alterations of the conditions formerly laid down. • It was decided that Mr Rule's request to alter the grade of the road be not entertained. After discussion it was decided that the Board regrets that owing to former resolutions on the Book it cannot accede to Mr Rule's request to assist in shingling the new roads, but will provide for tho supply of shingle required in the work.


Membsrs were generally agreed that a number of works ware required at the present time on the various roads throughout the district. Ib was decided that the Board make a tour of the district at an early date with a view to ascertaining what works were most urgently required. Mr Lewis was of opinion that steps Bhould be taken to get the continuation of south bridge to the traffic bridge opened up. The Clerk was instructed to place the application before the Borough Counoil.


The Chairman reported the Bank balance to be .£67 18s 4d, while £100 was forthcoming by way of rate 3 unoollected and subsidy due.


It was resolved to put on a man to grub gorse on a road at Trevorton opposite Spring's property, and charge same to the occupier, he having been eervod with due notice.


Accounts amounting to .£3 5s 6d were passed for payment, and the Board then sat as a


The Inspeotor reported that Beverajl cases of infectious disease had occurred in the district since last meeting. He also re? ferred to an alleged case of improper drainage. At the present time the sanitary state of the district was fairly satisfactory. The Board then adjourned.

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Hampstead Town Board., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6569, 13 May 1905

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Hampstead Town Board. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6569, 13 May 1905

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