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South Rakaia Road Board.

The monthly meeting of tho South Rakaia Road Board was held on Thursday. ' Present—STe3?r3 Morland (chairman), Croy, " Leathern, and H. J. Harrison. > The following tenders were accepted : — Shingling on Main River Road, David Turnbull; fencing at Hatfield. Clark and Inwood ; gorse grubbing on South Koad, ! Johu Doyloy. It was resolved to call freah tender?, to I be in by 17th inst., for gorse grubbing at • SliHiwo^d and on South b'oad. The Clerk's report was read and considered. It wms deoidi d to have the trees on the 1 Sou'h Heir., reir tho Parsonage, taken i down, as they sheltered the road too much ■ in thu wet and frost. I The Clerk was authorised to grant permits fco plough the sides of certain roads to destroy gorse plants, on the usual conditions. 1 It was decided to op9n a new gravel pit 1 on the South Road, The Clerk was instructed to sue for certain rates, with the 10 por cent, penalty. Mr Leathern gave notice that at the next meeting he would move that a rate of three-eights of a penny in tho pound be struck for the year ending 31st March, 1903. Correspondence was received from the County Council, covering cheque for subsidy on birds' egg?, .£53 163 2d. From the Auditor-General, returning tho balance-sheet for year ending 31sb March last, certified correct with the exception j that there was no provision by law for the Board to pay for the destruction of small ( birds. It was decided to hold the adjourned annual meeting at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 3rd. From Valuer-General forwarding declaration to claim subsidy. From Railway Engineer, re hours of closing Rakaia Bridge. From Messrs Breach and W. A.Sfcrachan, offering to rent certain lands. It was resolved to let them on certain conditions. Mr Wade received permission to make a water-race crossing, providing is was done to the satisfaction of the Board. The Clone was pidsred to write to certain partie3 to r-jpair damages to roads by traction engines. The Valuer-General forwarded a circular re roll alterations. Tho Upper AshonrfconEoad Board asked this Board to share the cost of re-forming preparatory to shingliug, the Boundary Road, Rt Dromore, from the Foufch Road to Mitcham Koad. It was resolved that this Bo:«rd did not consider the work nec-js^ary, and therefore declined to share th^ cost. A number of small works wore ordered to be done, aad aftor passing accounts for .£137 4s sd, tha meeting uio.-ed.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6616, 8 July 1905

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South Rakaia Road Board. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6616, 8 July 1905