AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL.
An ordinary mooting of the Akaroa Borouch Council was held on Wednesday evening. Prasent-Hia Worship the Mayor, and Crs. Newton, Daly, Cantrell, Vangioni, Lee'e, Muuro, Fyfo, \Valker, and Lewitt,
MINUTES. The minutes of the previous meeting wer read and confirmed.
CORI<E=POKI)ENCR. \ ■ Outward correspondence wag read and ftpproved
N«TICPS OF MOTION
Cr Lenta moved the notice of motion standing in his name to (ffeot that that olause in the Works Committee's report re the Akaroa Bating Club paying haU cost of aeptio tank be deleted, Hβ did not see why the Club should bi deah with differently from any other ratepayer. It was the only club in Akaroa that piid rates. The Council assisted tannia, cricket, and all other sports. The Akaroa Boating Club had built a large Bhed which was an ornament to any town. Also he might draw attention to the rough luok the Club bad had this year in obtaining no boats and not being able to take part in any regatta. He considered the Aknroa Boating Club added to tho renown cf the town moro than any other olub, and had won no less than six championships. Cr I ewitt seconded the motion. He felt the Akaroa Bo iting Olub bad a just cause to asd that the Council pay the whole coat of the septio tark. It waa admitted that if there was a eeotion of land on the other side the Council would not have nsked the Club to p»y half the coat of the tank. He could not see why the Council (should say that they were not to have drainage like other ratepayers, and the club etrnuld not be penalised. It was not a matter of money but of justice to tbo olub, He instanoed two oases in which septic tanks had been epeoially provided for ratepayers outside the area. ... The Mayor siid this was opening a big question. If the Council put in a septic tank ior one building beiow Uie level, they must do it for other buildh g< under the same conditions If they made a o Hicossion in one enae they must make it in all. fr Newton said that if tha club were given this privilege it should be underatood that it was a g'ft. He did rot consider the Akaroa Boating Club w«3 on a main etreet. He recognised tbafc the Akfiro/a Boating Club had done more to alvertise the town than any other club but that was not the point, He did not wish to press the matter, but he would like to euggeet t at any conceesi ;n should be granted in (he way of a dcn.V.ioa to the club. Cr Monro said the tola reason whj he was in favour of deleting t c Work's Committee's ruling W.JB became the the Akaroa Boating Club were ratepayers. Cr Leeto'B motion was carried by 5 vote 3 to 4,
Inward correspondent was read— From the Spreydon Borough CouiHl to tffeob that the concrete kerbiog and channel ling cost £4 17s 6(3 per chain. The letter waa received. Ke exemption o£ streets, from the provi Biona of "The Public Works Act, 1908," to til.ct that the Order in Council was enolosed and would bo duly registered. The Order-in Council affected Viard. Pompallier, Cross, Smith, Muter, Watson and Aubrey streets. From Harbour Master Aharoa, that permission to take aand and shingle from the foreshore would have to bo made to him, and that the oharge would be a royalty of 3d per ton in cases of local bodice, The Mayor said that this had always been the rule, bat it had never been carried out. Cr Newton moved that the i'orough Conn Oil apply for leave to take sand and shingle, and Bottle accounts yeivly. Seconded by Cr Fyfe nnd carried. From Messrs Booth, McDonald & Co., to effect they regretted they could not reduce their oharge for travelling expenses f»r ex pert to amount £5. They said the expenses were purely out of pocket, and that a Irial waa never asked for any of Ihese machines. They were willing to send down a casting in place of the broken one. Cr Newton moved that the two cast levers be smt up to be replaced by wrought iron levers, and that the account be paid. Seoonded by Cr Walker and carried, From Hon. B. H. Rhodes, M.P., re Municipal Corporations Act Amendment, and ene'osing a dopy of the Bill, which had yet to go through the Legislative Counoii, The Mayor said the Bill was there for anyone to read. Cr Munro said that he noticed that electric light was put on the same footing as gas, and oould be legally taken outside the borough. , Mr C. Pol wrote apologising for having taken a shed through tba Borough. He was unaware that he had to aek p nniaeion from the Council. The Mayor said that Mr Pool acted in ignorance of the bylaw. It was a pity Councillors did not draw people's attention to the by law, as the Connoil must adhere to it. Cr Munro had told Mr Pool he could remove the ehed. . , , Cr Munro said that the Mayor inferred that ho had fixed up the matter. Really he had simply told Mr Pool to pay £2 for the Bhed, and did not know he waa bringing the shed through the town. He thought the Town Clerk might have told Mr Pool about the by law, Cr Cantrell said he thought the matter should be allowed to drop. Mr Pool had acted in ignorance, but any other offenders should be penalised. Cr Newton moved the explanation be acoepted. Seoonded by Cr Leete and carried, Applications for electric current were granted to Messrs G. Checkleyand F. J. Hill, and Ore. Lewitt and Vangioni were appointed to sign same. Cr Newton eald that he noticed the heading Messrs Craddock & Co. for the contractors when the Counoii were the con , traotors.
Cr Lewitt said that Messrs Craddook & Co, supplied the material, though the Counoii did the work. He added that £3 10s was a fair charge for the two kettles as they were larger, and would be nsed more than ordinary kettles. Hβ moved Mr Hill be charged £3 10s for two kettle?, nnd that Mr Checkley be charged £1 for iron, plus 10 per oent. Seconded by Cr Leete and carried. Mr M. Daly, hon. secretary Akaroa Boat' ing Club, wrote to effect tbat he had omitted to notify the Council that his committee did not want the 3 inch main continued. From Akaroa County Council, asking if they could procure 200 or 300 yards of.metal from the Council's quarry, and if so on what terms. Cr Newton moved that the letter be referred to the Works Committee with power to act. Seconded by Cr Lewitt and carried. KLEOTBIC HOST.
Cr Lewitt asked leave for an t xtension of time for the report on the oost of linking up Grohan Valley oreek to the electric light reservoir,
The Works Committee reported " The Oommittee would advise Miramar Borough Council that this Council is not in want of any second hand pipes just now. We have authorised the work OBked for by Mr J. V, ngioni" Or Newton said he did not think ii would be wise to buy the pipes without inspecting them. The 0 inch pipes were the ones they required, and there were few of them. In any ease fire injured the pipes considerably. In' reference to Mr Var.gioni's seotion the arrangement was a very satisfactory one. The report waa adopted.
The Mayor drew attention to the fact that a deed should be prepared of the gifts of land like Mr Vaogioni'o, Otherwise they were forgotten. Or Munro said that by Mise Houghton'a property the survey had been ho bad that the Council lost 3ft, and the deed was in. complete. The Mayor moved that where the Council (eqnired land for widening paths, etc, deeds
Cr Newton snid aslo Cr Monro's B'atement about Miss Houston', what really happened waa that to avoid a na4y coiner by the Bos pital the Council took a small piece and gave an equal amount higher up to Miss Houghton Thero was only 10 inches in all, and not a big matter at all.
The Mayor's , motion was seconded by Cr Cantrell and curried.
Amount received since last meeting.— Rates £14 18s Bd, electric current £1 18s, electric connection £3 13s, Daly's wharf shed £2, water supply £1 ISs 9d. drainage £t Ij, drg fees 17a Cd ; totat £26 3s lid. Bank Account —Akaroa Boating Club, Dr., £100 ; District Fund Account, Dr., £264 18a 10d; Daly's Wharf Loan, Cr, £396 17s. Accounts amounting to £83 11s were possed for payment.
Cr Lewitfc said washers were needed by the Fire Brigade. Hβ moved that tho town clerk procure five dozen washers.
Seconded by Cr Leete and carried. FENCING.
Cr Lfiwitt drew attention so the fact that the Christrhurch City Council was taking down tho fences about its grass plo's, and perhaps m glit sell (he same cheaply, He moved the Town Clerk write to the City Council and a<k if they had any fencing material for ra'e, and at what price.
Seconded by Cr Leete and carried, Cr New ton dissenting on the ground that the rate' payers were rot in>favour of anything in the shape of luxuries.
The Council then odj urno<l
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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4350, 21 November 1913
AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4350, 21 November 1913
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