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Mount Somers Road Board

The usual monthly mealing of the Mount Somer3 Road BoarJ was held on Monday. Present—Messrs Harrison, Hitchell, and Sharplin. A a apology was received for Mr Forgns's absence, on account of illness. Me S. Doak, Timacu, wro'.e declining t> exchange part of his laud for the present bouudary road (Aycton'a)—Resolved to refer the letter to the Upper Ashburton lioad Board for consideration. Th 3 chief F^ngineer of roads wrote acknowledging the Board's latter re proposed road through blocks 5 and 10 Aiford S. D. and stated that in consequence of its probably being required sfor tramway purposes also the deparlmant could not see its way cle^r bo aeoept the shorter route Jjpropo3ed by the Board. Tha Clerk stated thit the accounts as read at the ratepayer/meeting had been audited and found correct, the charges for the sime being 133 id, which was passed for payment. i resolution conßrming thit passed at previous meeting providing for the usual overdraft was nassed. An application to plough the ••oadside for I the purpose of clearing gorse was received and permission granted conditionally on the gorse being first cut off and remove i, The members reported on the great damage caused to river fords and roads and the steps taken to remedy same. In view of the impassable condition of Todd's ford a=i the result of recent floods ib was decided to urge the member for the district to use his best efforts to seoure the Government grant recently applied foe towards construction of a traffic bridge.

A general ra'e of a i penny in the & wa9 struck, Messrs Harrisoaand Hitchell being appointed to sign the rate book. Accounts amounting to £11 14s 4d were passed for payment, and the Board then adjourned.

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Mount Somers Road Board, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6612, 4 July 1905

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Mount Somers Road Board Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6612, 4 July 1905

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