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The monthly meeting of the Tinwald Town Board was held last night. Proaont: Messrs T. AVTlliams (chairman), H. B. IMiliichamp, and W. H. Bell.

The chainnaii reported a credit balance of £73 8s Bd.

The Railways District Engineer (Mr A. McCrodie) intimated that he had looked into the question of the drainage fronting'the' goods shed. He found that the pipe culvert to which the board referred was on the public road and in lino with the side drain of the road. The maintenance was therefore beyond his iurisdiction, and he was therefore unable to im»rov-e the drainage -as reciuestod. —At'l.or ;i brief discussion it was decided to remote, the culvert and leave the drain open.

The Canterbury Progress League wrote enclosing copies of remits introduced by the Chamber of Commerce, and asked that i--h<> board give its support. One ri<miL urged the provision of better passoiij.cor and goods accommodation at C'n-isi church and Lytteltori, and the other urged that steps be taken to proceed with Hie construction of the Otira tunnel at ;i greater rate of progress by employing more men at an adequate wago consistent with the nature of the work. —Members decided to stive the remits their, hearty support.

The Palmerston North Chamber of Commerce forwarded copies of the following resolutions passed at a recent meeting of that body :—" That the time has arrived when the Government should control the main arterial roads of the Dominion with a view to the formation of permanent highways." " That all local bodies bo urged to cooneratp in the work of putting the mjiin. arterial roads in such permanent condition in respect to the surface and width as to carry with safety the rapidly increasing number of powerdrivon vehicles."—ln view of the continuous crrowth of motor traffic it was unanimously resolved to support the resolutions

.At tho last mpptimt of the board the clerk wnp ins'trur-fp^ to apply (this being tho thirr? nrmlicp+TnrO to the Government VnTnfitioTi "Dennrtmpnt for a. revaluation of tbo rhVt.ri.-'t. The officer in chanrc renlied st'itinp: that he had referred thr 1 to the ValuerGpn^ral in Wollinprton with his recommendation fr>'- r-onr-i^orntion, and asked to bo suppliod with pnrtiVnlnrs concerning the nnmfipr of now buildingf! erected in the distnVt. —Tho board decided that it could not tmrWtnke to carry out what it ronpfderod >yas departmental work. What was required was a revaluation of the whole of: the district, owing to the disproportionate values.

It was resolved to Erive notice to strike a general rate of Jths of a penny in the £.

Tt was resolved to advertise for the position,of maintenance man.

Accounts amounting to £4 5s 8d were passed for payment.

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MEETINGS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9595, 26 April 1919

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MEETINGS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9595, 26 April 1919

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