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The ordinary meeting of the Ashburton Borough Council was held last evening. Present: His Worship the Mayor (Mr H. Davis), and Councillors J. T. M. Priest, F. Z. D. Ferriman, P. L. Orr, G. H. Buchanan, G. D. H. Hefford, and J. B. Christian. Apologies for absence were received from Councillors B. Stewart, H. A. Lloyd, and J. Davison. . ' The Mayor reported that there was a debit to the Temporary Loans Account of £3300, and a.debit balance at the Bank of New Zealand of £1578 15s lid, making an actual overdraft of £4878 15s lid. Amounts received since last meeting had aggregated £343 14s 6d, the principal items being:— Government subsidy £152 10s 7d, electric power £66 13s 4d, rents £39 ss. Domain "Account £27 10s, rates £27 8s 6d. He had taken steps to have proceedings taken against those failing to use mufflers on motor bicycles. That day he had escorted the Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Ward, M.P., and Mi- G. Witty, M'P., to the Domain and the County Hospital. Correspondence. .The. Ashburton Technical Classes Asr sociation wrote informing the Council that the Education Department had allotted the Ashburton Borough Council one manager to represent it on the Board.—The- Mayor was re-appointed to represent the Council. ; The Plumbers' Board of New Zealand forwarded a list of plumbers registered under the Plumbers' Registration Act up to January 31, 1914. Applications were still being considered, and further lists would be sent from time to time. —Received. ;

Mr Walter P. Hill, of Nelson, wrote offering to the Council for the library a work entitled "The Historians' History of the World," in 25 volumes, for £10 10s. The work, treated specially of Australia and New Zealand.—Referred to the Library Committee to report upon.

Mr H. C. Barrett applied by letter for permission to erect a signboard 4ft. x 60ft., above the verandah of his business premises, in East Street.— It was agreed to refer the matter to the Chairman of the By-law's Committee and the Foreman.

Captain Barber applied for leave of absence to attend the United Fire Brigades' Conference. —The application was granted,' Mr Nichblls to be in charge of the Brigade in Captain Barber's absence.

The Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade wrote, submitting the name of Mr W.Tilley for the Council's approval as a member of the Brigade.—Approved of.

A letter was received from Messrs Marrircer Bros, and Co. stating that that firm must have all the copy for the pictorial pfriide on Monday. March 2, as they had already been delayed.— Cr. Buchanan reported for the Guide Committee that an extension of time had been asked for from the publishers. The Committee's action was endorsed. -■ A letter received Fl<om the Borough School Committee with reference to the charging of scavenging fear; 'for the Borough.' School during the term that the School was closed.—The Mr.yor said that the question .had. never arisen previously. If they made that concession to one' school,they would, have/to make it to' *H.—Crs. Priest and Orr stated that they might do so to private residences as well.—The Town Clerk sated that the service for private residences wps : continuous.—The matter was referred to the Sanitary Committee to report upon. '■ Reports. The Foreman reported on general work done during the fortnight. Two tons of chaff for horse feed were Deeded. —The report was agreed to, and it was decided to empower the Chairnar of the Works Committee to purchase the necessary horse feed. It was fvrther agreed to call tenders for a supply of horse feed. The Town Clerk reported having granted permission for addition) to building on G.S. 955, estimated to co^t £25. The Inspector of Nuisances reported that a person had • been. caught riding a bicycle oh the footpath, and it was agreed that proceedings be taken against the offender. The Waterworks Engineer reported that the contractors for the extension of the water mains had completed the work in accordance with the terms and conditions, of contract, and were entitled to payments aggregating £145 ilßs 7id—£99 15s 6£d for material and £46 3s Id for laying, etc. —Approved, and the amount passed for paymerit. / ' . Miscellaneous. The supplemntary list of names removed from the district electors' list was agreed to, and the Mayor and Crs. Priest and Hefford were appointed to sign the amended list.—The matter of being careful,as to the erasing of names and having the roll thoroughly purged was referred to. It was stated that some who had been, fully entitled to vote had not been allowed to do so at last election. The people should be informed that they, had a residential vote.—Cr. Orr said that many mixed up the Parliamentary roll with the municipal roll.

Carriers' licenses were granted to Hugh Irvine and J. H. Church. A second-hand dealers' license was transferred from George Smith to C. N. Totty andiCliarles Brown. Glasgow ilenses were let as follow: — T.S. 1074, Mrs Charlotte JEteid (£5. £6, and £7); T.S. 631, Miss C. Hill (M, £5, and £6). Accounts amounting to £713 3s 2d were passed) for payment.

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ORDINARY MEETING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8808, 3 March 1914

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ORDINARY MEETING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8808, 3 March 1914

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