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Rangitata Road Board.

The usual monthly meeting of the Rangitata Road Board was held, on Thursday, May 25th, at the Board's office, Lismore. Present—Messrs W. P. Kellook (chairman), R. Tarbotton, Cbas. Jaine, and Jamea Dellow. The overseer's report was read, and after some discussion was adopted. The following correspondence was dealt with :— I A letter from the County Council, addressed to the ratepayers of the district, acknowledging the receipt of a largely signed petition for a bridge over the Hinds river at Maronan, was laid before the meeting. It was resolved that the Board is willing to contribute a sum not exceeding one-sixth of the Council's expenditure on a bridge over the Hinds. The Clerk was instructed to notify the County Council of the resolution. From Mr Mulligan, forwarding correspondence etc., connected with the erection of a light foot bridge over the Hinds river at the Barford Crossing, to enable the children to attend the school regularly, and afford ready access to the Post Office soliciting a contribution towards the cost of the same. It was resolved that the sum of J6lO be contributed. From the County Council, granting permission to open a gravel pit m Plantation Reserve No. 2937, near Hinds.—Received with thanks. From the same body re the destruction of small birds, asking the Board to assist the Council by counting heads, and paying on tickets issued by members of the Board, the Council to refund all monies so expended.—Resolved that the Board undertake the work. Prom the Hinds School Committee, applying for permission to plough gorse on the roads fronting on the school grounds. —Permission granted under the usual conditions. Mr Harper's resignation as a member of the Board was received with regret.—The Returning Officer was instructed to proceed with the election to fill the vacancy. From the Lands Department, forwarding particulars of monies paid into the Board's account at the Union Bank on account of " thirds " aocraed for the quarter ended May Ist. A legal opinion re " regulating of heavy traffic on roads" was received from the Board's solicitor. It was resolved to instruct the Board's solicitor to draft by-laws prohibiting the use of clogs on traction engines on any roads under the Board's control, also regulating the width of tyres of all vehicles drawn by traction engines, the width not to be less than 6 incheß, It was resolved that m future the Board meet at 2 p.m. instead of at noon. The Clerk was granted an increase of salary. Accounts amounting to £85 Vlßs lid, were passed for payment, and the meeting then terminated.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6585, 1 June 1905

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Rangitata Road Board. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6585, 1 June 1905