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The ordinary monthly meeting of the Wakanuij Road Board was held on Saturday afternoon. Present: Messrs F. Frampton (in the chair), W. Anderson, T. Buckley, and F. Rickards. An apology for absence was "received from the chairman (Mr C. W. Wood). A letter was received from the Public "Works Department pointing out that before undertaking the 1 work on the River Road, proposals should have been submitted to the Resident Engineer for approval and formal monetary authority obtained. On receipt of the Engineer's report the vote of £100 towards the work would be forwarded.— Received.

The Ashburton County Council wrote' to the effect that that body 1--would provide, 10ft piping for each motor and stock bridge and the Board could place the same m the centre or on the side of the roadway, the Board to take all responsibility. The cost of any additional piping over 10 feet would have to be defrayed by the Board.—The letter was received, it being understood that any future applications for such bridges would be .referred to tlu> County Council,. the Board resolving not to undertake any additional expense in connection with bridges of that description. • ■ . , Transfers of property, under the usual conditions, were agreed to as follow:—Fifty acres ,R.S. 4920, 7185, 4922 C.L.,: adjacent to R.S. 4920,,fr0m J. Stewart to H, F. Nicoll; 111 acres 22 perches, R.S. 5593, 22538 and 1688S, from J. Reddecliffe to H. F. Nicoll: Lot 80 (Fairfield) from John James Martin to Mrs Elizabeth Harold;. Lot No. 53 (Fairfield) from J. G. Killoh tb Alexander Humphries; Lot 6. pt. R.S. 26671 (Fairfield) from John Hudson Fisher to Maria Fisher.

The Overseer reported that the contractor had left his, contract on River Road abruptly and without notice. The County Council had remitted £50 towards erecting concrete bridges. The Acclimatisation Society had given £10 towards opening up the River Road. The work -required by the Government Engineer on the River Road had been attended to. The amount of outstanding rates totalled £30 8s Id and rents outstanding £3. Traffic would not be interfered with by the non-completion of approaches to bridges over Wakanui Creek. —It. was agreed that the approach to bridges over Wakanui Creels: would : be completed as early as possible and the report was adopted. Accounts amounting to £113 4s 3d were passed for payment.

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WAKANUI ROAD BOARD, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8813, 9 March 1914

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WAKANUI ROAD BOARD Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8813, 9 March 1914

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