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The monthly meeting of , the Hampstead Town Board, held last night, was attended by Messrs W. H. Robinson (chairman), F. Johnston, J. T. Byrom, W. Thompson, E, Childs, R. H. toy, and W. J. Dalley.

The chairman reported a credit balance of £80 2s 6d.

The Minister of Public Health wrote conveying the thanks of the Government to the people of the district for the assistance rendered during the recent emdemic. The Minister, on behalf of the Department, recommended thnt the board arrange a special " clean-up week," in view of the possibility of a recrudescence of the epidemic. —Received.

The Minister of Internal Affairs intimated that owing to the cessation of hostilities and the early return of the ■New Zealand Forces, the necessity for raising further money for certain war funds no longer existed. This being so. nil .permits' were cancelled unless specinllv approved for the augmentation of funds controlled by patriotic societies empowered to grant relief and assistance to soldiers and dependents. Generaljv, the issue of further permits, the Minister stated.,should be restricted to iHe raising of funds to be expended by, incorporated societies and those administering funds for the direct benefit of soldiers' dependent". Should the executive of any fund de^iro to make a. special appeal for a particular Purpose, the application would receive full consideration. —Received.

The Hastings Borough Council forwarded a - resolution regarding the appointment of future Governors, recommending the appointment of General Sir Andrew Russell. —It was resolved that the board could not support the resolution.

The Minister of Internal Affairs forwarded the Government's proposals^ in .record to nonce cpl^b rations. Having decided to fall in with +ho Borough, thel letter was received; —Tlio chairman re.pnrted that ( he had attended a meeting of the'--Pence ■-■Celebrations Executive. when the matter of finance was discusspd. but nothing definite had been derided.

Mr Thompson gave notice to move at a special meeting of the board to be held' on Wednesday. April 30:—"That a general rate of Id in the £ be "truck on all rateable property in the Hnmpsteod Town District, and also a uniform sanitary .rate of 10s per dwelling for the .year, commencing on April 1; 1919. and ending on Mnrch 31, 1920.

Mr Johnston criticised the method at present adopted in cleaning the side" of the' roads, which he considered was much too slow. He objected to road work being carried out until the channels had been attended tol

The chairman explained that at n previous meeting it had been resolved to attend tf> the channels, before onrryine out road' work.—lt was agreed tlint the previous resolution should' stand.

•It was resolved that the. Works Committee confer with the Borough Works Committee in regard to the state of the, channel across the belt at the junction of Moore Street.

Accounts amounting to £56 were passed for payment.

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HAMPSTEAD TOWN BOARD., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9576, 3 April 1919

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HAMPSTEAD TOWN BOARD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9576, 3 April 1919

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