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A meeting of the Anama Road Board was held at Hekeao on Monday last. Present: Messrs W. Nos worthy, M.P. (chairman), TV. G. Gallagher, -TV. E. Jones, J. H. Boaler, and Jno. Brown.

The Chairman reported that he had attended the Council meeting of the Progress League, and explained Anama Boards attitude in regard to the League's possible • course of " action, on which the Board's future support would depend. He had also attended a Peace celebration meeting, at which only preliminary matters had been .discussed ; 'he was in favour of the country joining with the town^ and making' the function worthy of the occasion. Other members agreed, and it was docided to support Ashburton. . It was reported' that the Reserves' Inspector 'had raised objections to the opening of a short length of road near the Brothers, and that members of the Council would inspect the place.—The clerk stated the Council 'had„virtually granted the road about two years ago, and that it ,was understood the opening of it was only awaiting the expiration of a lease falling in shortly. The Clerk reported that the daymen had been chiefly engaged in laying pipe cu'Pverts and taking some of the roughest cocksfoot, stones, etc., left by the grader, off the crown of roads. Owing to closer settlement many back roads and by-roads were getting worn, notably the Terrace Road between Doyle's Corner and Klondyke, and the North. Ashburton Road between Valetta, via Anama and Cavendish. Wind and water was rapidly wearing Caven-dish-Brothers Road, and exposing large stones. This is the road it was proposed to metal on the natural surface, in order to obviate this erosion, but | the formation was done to meet the requirements of the Pub-lie Works Department in making a grant. The road between Mr C. Peters and Mt. Somers Bridge would be patched as scon asi the last of the pipes are in. Possibly shingling tenders could bo obtained at fair rates when the mills pull in in about six weeks' time. The Automobile Association had promised to erect a sign-post at the north end of Twentyman's Bridge. The Clerk was directed to thank the Association, and have the post erected. -

A demand for rates .from Ashburton County. Council' was ordered to be returned, as the land is exempt. The following correspondence was received:— From the National Efficiency Board, Wellington, notifying its partial cessation of work, and thatikirig the local committee for its . assistance; also,' from the Ohristchurch Branch (per Mr J. A. Frostick) to the same effect. From the Hon. the Minister of Internal Affairs, covering suggestions for Peace celebrations; from the .Minister of „ Labour with schedule of • statutory half-holidays; from Minister of Public Health in reference to Town Planning. The transfer on the roll of Lot 1, IXP. 1863, from F. J. Milson to H. E. Jessep was authorised. The Clerk was authorised to request a number of ratepayers to lower fences and trees obstructing the view at cross roads; also, to request the County Council to remove some trees overhanging and shading the road to Anama railway station, and preventing till© thawing of snow and ice in the winter. Accounts amounting .to £49 2s 3d were passed for payment.

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ANAMA ROAD BOARD., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9585, 12 April 1919

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ANAMA ROAD BOARD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9585, 12 April 1919