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The annual meeting of the Coldstream Road Uoard was held on Friday last. The members present were: Messrs W. ii. Stevens, W. Jewell, W. McKeage, i). Shaw, and H. Wills.

Tiie annual meeting of ratepayers advertised for 12.15 'p.m. lapsed, as there was no attendance.

Tins chairman submitted his report, which was adopted, and the balancesueet. subject to audit

Mrs Rich wrote thanking the board for the message of sympathy in her recent bereavement. .

The Minister of, Internal Affairs wrote dealing with the question of subsidy in ueacc .celebrations.—On tho motion of Mr bteveus, seconded'by Mr Wills, the l'iuaiice Committee was empowered to deal with public subscriptions for subsidy when necessary; also, that whatever, grant is made by the County Council, that allocation be made to Hinds, Ealing, and Lowcliffe Committees.

Accounts amounting to £22 15s 5d were passed for payment.

This being the last meeting which Mr Stevens would attend, he heartily thanked t'ho members of the board for the support and help which they had rendered to him during his term as chairman. —Mr W. Jewell, responding, said he regretted that Mr Stevens was severing his connection with the district'and the board, and expressed the pleasure it always gave him of working with. Mr Stevens, who. for the past' 16 | years had taken ;a keen interest in the" affairs of the road district.—Mr Wills also endorsed Mr Jewell's remark's, and hoped Mr Stevens would live long to enjoy his well-earned retirement. —Mr hhaw said he was a comparatively young member on the board, but he was pleased to add his tribute to Mr aSteveiis's excellent qualities as-chair-man of the board and the lengthy service which he had given to the district. —Mr btevens, replying, thanked the members for their kindly remarks. The following, is a statement; of accounts of the Coldstream lload-Board lor tho year ending March 31 last: — Commencing the year with a credit balance of £230 14s 3d; receipts for rates and 10s per cent, penalties amounted to £559 Is sd, Government subsidy on rates £103 5s 6d; miscellaneous receipts —rents £24 10s, grass seed £7, County Council one-third cost piping creek £3 18s 9d. refund and exchanges 3s 9d. Cemetery Account—Grass seed £1 12s 6d. total receipts £930 6s 2d. Expenditure : Repairs and maintenance surfaceman £191 17s, casual labour, material, etc., iron, timber, paint, pipes, pipe-laying, gorse, drains, etc., £62 7s 6d: total for repairs and maintenance £254 4s 6d, new works £83 6s, printing, stationery, advertising, £16 14s Id, salary £100, miscellaneous £53 7s sd. Cemetery—Caretaker £2, labour £2, timber and nails 13s 4d; total expenditure. £512 5s 4d. . The Cemetery Account is debtor £3 9s 9d, and Land Fund debtor £1 14s 4d. Credit balance at March 31. 1919. £418 0s lOd.

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COLDSTREAM ROAD BOARD., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9602, 6 May 1919

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COLDSTREAM ROAD BOARD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9602, 6 May 1919

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