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AKAROA AND WAINUI ROAD BOARD.

A meeting of thia Board was hil&> oa Saturday; present—Messrs G. Armstrong (ohairman), Q, T. Mnluock, E. A. Pettigrew, W. W. Williams and D. McKay. A letter was read from the Board's solioh tors (Messrs Beswick end Harris) re tho Board's responsibility to remove deed beasts from the foreshore. It is aß'iolloWs .—

" Referring to your letter of the 29th October, we are of opinion that your Board is not responsible for toe removal of dead beasts from the beaoh below high water mark, as tbe jurisdiction extends only to high-water mark, The question of who is responsible ia a more difficult one, as apparently there is no privision either in the Harbour Act or in the Public Health Act to meet such a Case We think however that SB the nuisance is within tbe jurisdiction of tbe Harbour Board where there is one, and if there is no Harbour Board then tho crown, that the nuisance should pa abated by the Harbour Board or by the Crown as controlling the Harbour as the case may be. This was the position which was recognised by tbe I*yttelton Harbour Board recently in connection with a whale which was stranded upon the Sumner beaoh which is under tbe jurisdiction of the Lyttelton Harbour Board. The Harbour Board there recognised tbat it would be tesponsiblo 'or the creation of a nuisance and dealt with the matter accordingly, We think yoa should re-apply to the Marine Department that as your jurisdiction does dot extend below high water mark you can (accept no responsibility."

The chairman moved the letter be received and the Board apply to the Postmaster in Akaroa as aoting harbourmaster for a refund for taking a beast off the fore*shore near Akaroa recently. Seconded by Mr Williams and carried. . The acting ait Akaroa wrote as follows re the removal of nblftg'i off the foreshore :—

"I am directed by the Secretary ot Marine to inform you that the Harbours Act, 1910, makes it illegal lor anyone to take material from the foreshore Wtftout penoismission from the Minister for Marine, and that in order to obtain such permission application should be made through tbe harbourmaster. Tbe oharge that will be made when permission is granted ts a royalty of 8d per ton in the ease of looal bodies/

Mr Pettigrew moved the Harbourmaster at Akaroa be applied to to give the Board permission to take shingle off the foreshore. Seconded by Mr Wilkins and oarried. The Minister for Marine wrote acknowledging the Board's letter as follows ;—

" I am in receipt of your letter ot the 29th instant, in whioh you make application on behalf of your Board to erect a conorete wall along that portion of the beach near the Akaroa Cemetery; also for permission to take metal from tbe foreshore. lam look-' ing int' the matters, and will write further in refe: enqe thereto at an early dale," The letter was received. \

The Akaroa County Council wrote, apply** ing to the Board for the Board's £UQ grant towards tbe Onawe Flat road and wharf,

It was deoided to pay the money over lo Akaroa County Counoil. Mr H. Harrington, German Bay, wrotß

iv '• j*»M*MMW*alym i ■hi <mjm_mmm____'_^__^l^f!l!lt I asking the Board to blind some metal on tbe 1 road near the r-"» German Bay bridge as it [ waa very roil,;'. He would g've his services I for a day. " The chairman, moved tho work bo done. and that the Board supply a horse and dray and a man if Mr Harrington gives his 1 Esrvlc^s **< g|Beoonded hv Mr McKay and carried, Messrs L Valiant and Tizzard waited m the Board, and asked if tha Board would repair a road leading to their properties in Robinson's Bay. Tbey had to use Mr W. ftS yj_ Williams' road at the present time. Mr Tizaird faid the road was done up about ten years ago by the Board. The road "was formed. ■«•. Mr Williams said the repairs to the road would only cost throe or four pounds. Tbe ■ **»■ road continued up the valley from the new bridges jw-t completed at Robinson's Bay. Mr LeValiant said, in answer to Mr Mulcock, the road was not fencad, Mr, Mulcock said the Board made a ttand agairM repairing unfenced roads. Mf jfjoValliant said the road kading to Mr Hayward'a house nt the the top of Robinson's B'ty valley wa3 unfenoed on one side, and yet the Board repaired it every year, Mr Wiliams said Messrs LtValliant and Tizzard wanted the Road repaired to get their oooksfto'cart.d out along this road. Tho road wanted repairing from tbe new bridge in Bobinaon'a Bay for two or three 0 bains. Mr Mulcock said he thoagbt the request wan a very fair one, but he thought the Board should make a stand about spending money on unfenced roads. He thought it was time tho road was fenced. The chairman moved £3 be spent on the road. . "*• Seconded by Mr Williame and cirned, rOBBMKN'S nEPOKTS. W. Shadbolt r«ports:—Sinoa last meeting 1 have dressed up Lighthouse road from < pionio creek to the top of the range, I a'ao i dressed up about half mile of tho Lighthouse , rood on the other Bide of the ranee, and I worked a day on Flea Bay road, worked a day on Long Bay road, redsoked a oiilvert on I ww the metal portion of the Hickory road, and I i am now working on Hickory road. I think ] it would be a gr-iftt saving to tbe Board to have that road metalled, as there is a lot of - ~ heavy wheeled traffic on it, and the distance to metal wou'd bo about two miles and a ' quarter down to Moore's gate. \ H. Dack reports: Since your last meettrg * we put all the tima in on Piper's valley, putting metal and screenings on. We are going to the outting in a day's time. Amos Arnold reports: Since your last [ meeting wa have been working on Bossu road breaking metal and blinding same, cleaning w,*.tottable?. removing stones and cutting trers up, makng decking of soma C that wes on the road towards tbe top of Jubilea nad. We have also been.grubbing . gorse along the forpshore, and are now work ing on Lucas Bay road repairing and oleaning watertables and seeing to culverts. Tin, • uprights that Bupp-ri the bridge are down r. on tho bridge on Valley r< ad. It wants four v uprights 3ft 6ios x 3(t 4ns. Ii wasts four or five in other plaoes. , The ohairman said tha only thing tbat re- ' quiied notice was ths metalling on the Hickory road, Fe thought it would pay the fc Board to metal tha road, as the maintenance g would be very much less. He thought the metal should be spawled and tbe road metalled. • , ° «Mr Mulcock said he was in favour of metalling day roads, whioh cost a great deal v to m»intain. ft It was decided to procure the timber » asked for by the Wainui foreman. l! Mr Mulcock said be thought the Board should insprot tho two miles of road whioh c requited metalling at Hickory, and see what metal could bo procured. , The ohairman moved tbe matter of metal, a ling two miles cf the Hickory road be held t ov.«r until next meeting of the Board, a Seconded by Mr Williams, and carried. l-INANCB REPORT. Receipts Bince last meeting, £203 5> Id; - dr. balanoe at Bank, £703 10a 81; accounts C presented, £1 JO 17s Sd; dr. balanoa at Bank, . £798 lis 3d. Tho foremen's rrports and financial state*, ment were adopted Tbe cha ! r>j<an said ho had waited on tbe Walrowa County Council, io company will Mr Pettigrew, re the reserve at Puaha, They ~ had been received with every courtesy and fairneßs by the members ot the Wnirewa County Counoil. Thoy had agreed in Wei.llngton with him about this reserve, and they wished to stand by their agreement, though they had a perfect right to the whole of the reserve now. He thought the Board should send tbe half-yearly rent o! £ 0 ro 1 oeived from tho tenant to tho Wairewa J County Council, and a-k them to accept the f< Board's lease lo Mr W. Cossar til the term of the lease expired. 8 Mr Pettigrew enJorsed the chairman's statement about the fa'rnesß of the Wairewa Coun y members. The ohairman moved the clerk write tc the Wairewa County and forward them the £10 paid by Mr Cossar as half.-yearly rent of the reserve, and that tho Counoil be asked to adopt the lease of the reserve to Mr Cosaar, as provided by the Board's agreement with ' him. The motion was seconded by Mr Williams, and carried. ( Mr 11 A. Pettigrew said he had inspected the road which Mr LeComte wanted metalling in Barry's Bay. It was only a right-of-way and not a publio road. It wai a light- »■ of.way through the town sections laid out in Barry's Bay, and he did not think the Board had a legal right to spend the money on it. The ohairman said Mr S. lelievre wanted the road leading pait his property metalled The road had been formed but not metalled, and Mr lelievre and other* using the road could not get up it with a cart in wet waatber. Ten chains of the road were y required to be metalled, The orush would be in German Bay a little later on, and he Buggested enough metal could be l spawled to do up this road. Tho road opened t up several seotions, and was used a good \ deal. He moved the foreman let the clerk know what metal was required to be spawled to repair this road, and to repay the Aksroa County Council for the metal borrowed by • the Board, and tenders be called for the epawling of the metal. Seconded by Mr Williams and cairied, J Mr Mulaock said there were ten chains on his and Hauler's road that wanted ropairing, and a culvert was required. The ohiorman moved, and Mr Williams Baoonded, the work be done. - Carried. The chairman moved Mr Mulcock inspect the Bossu road and report to the Board Where it required metalling at next meeting. Seconded by Mr MoKay and carried. Mr Pettigrew said the Board'a men had taken all the metal at the Duvauchelle quarries for metalling Piper's Valley road. The men were vow getting the amount of metal left by the County Council at the quarry. The chairman moved tho olerk make enquiries while In Christohuroh about the road in Barry's Bay to find out whether the the Board was legally right in Bpending money on it. Seconded by Mr Williams and carried. Tbo Board then adjourned, J

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AKAROA AND WAINUI ROAD BOARD., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4348, 11 November 1913

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AKAROA AND WAINUI ROAD BOARD. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4348, 11 November 1913

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