The monthly meeting of the Ashburton County Council wan held to-day. •'The members present were: Crs. J. Cairns (chairman); C. Reid, H. J. Harrison, W. W. Gardiner, W. Lochhead, A'■'Drummond, A. Horsey, W. G. Gallagher and W.T. Lill. ENGINEER'S REPORT. The Engineer's report was read as follows: — ' ■'' , Ashburtcn-Rafeaia AVater Supply.— •l>uring the past month the supply from Pudding Hill dam and the Auxilliary Channel hab been well .maintained providing & constant aUd full supply for all.the distributing raws connected. Many of tho distributing races are very much overgrown, but, with attention, may serve to carry-the necessary supply until August, when the annual overhaul takes place. 'In the lower district the Acton.main races have been kept well supplied, and the •distributing races are well supplied ■throughout. The most or the sluicegates' and junctions along the Upper Acton main have been either renewed or repaired, and accommodation bridges have been repaired where necessary. In the early part of April and until recently;'-the, flow m -the., north branch of the; Ashburton River kept up'fairly welt, but at present the supply has given out, no water reaching the mill intake, : consequently all races between fc'he creek and the North Ashburton River are dry. By next meeting of Council, I expect to be m a position to report on the proposed con-' nection from Upper Winchmore main race, connecting with the Mill Creek at the Alford Forest Road, the approximate length of which is 101 nulefi, including the enlargement of the present main race' from the river to Ash-burton-Methveu Xtoad. • : Ashburton-Rangitata Water. Supply. —The supply from the South branch of of the Ashburton River has been well maintained, and the distributing races connected therewith have been running to the extreme end. Ruapuna and Craeroft main races are in -a good -state of repair, and carrying a large volume of> water. No complaints have been received of any -shortage of the supply throughout this district. Tenders have been invited for Bhe construction of an inlet channel to the dam at the South Ashburton River, and also for enlarging and improving the race- leading from Cavendish, to Westerfieid. Tenders for the. work will be laid before you toAshburton Traffic Bridge.—About-one-third of the length has been dressed with asphalt, and the balance will be completed when material is available. HepaJre hove been carried otit; to tho dwk cA Pudding Hill bridge, Taylor's Streac:, and Todd's Crossing.' Ciors^ and broom have also been cut back for- tlie prevention- of fii-e. ' '% detailed 'ireoort.- of .•■ ..-the:' Reserves.: Committee's fihdmg- in connection; with . feases.'whfch shortly, .expire,: is placed on the table. ,- .." ."" '. - /-' \Nn "'tond<*rs -were accepted tor worK at tho intake ab the South Ashburton branch .—The report was adopted. Mr A. ■ Christis-, Inspector, reported that during Easter a large number of motor cars and motor cycles crossed the Ashburton traffic bridge, the number being almost double that of last year. If & traffic continues to increase as it haß been doing for the past three years, ib will soon be aeeessary to widen the bridge. Eleven motor car and'five motor cycle drivers committed breaches of the .Speed regulations', and these would be prosecuted. Traction engine traffic Was still extensive and the drivers were complying well with the by-laws.—rhe report was approved. ' The chairman stated that the credit balance at the hank was £1124 8s 7d. (Proceeding.)
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COUNTY COUNCIL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9599, 2 May 1919
COUNTY COUNCIL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9599, 2 May 1919
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