. The ordinary meeting waa then held ; present—The same gentlemen, Mr Bruce in the chair. MINUTES. The minutes of the previous raeeb ing were read and confirmed. CORRESPONDENCE. Outward correspondence waa read and approved. chairman's statement. The chairman's statement was read and considered aa under: — compensation. The chairman said he had not been able to get on to Mr D. Berwick's ground to see the totara, Mr Barwick eaid there was a lot of timber in the stump. He thought it was better to pay the 103, as tha fltump had certainly been burofc by a ipark from the crusher. Reached the 103 be paid, HILIi TOP liEeKBVI. The chairman said; that the Council's solicitors wrote to Mr Fee Iβ removal of Umber from HUI
Top Reserve. Mr Ferguson said that he had removed no timber from the reserve after knowing the Council objected to his to king the timber off. Hβ obtained a royalty from the people who removed the timber, and he wa3 willing to hand over the royalty to the Council. Mr Hoy said they should accept Mr Ferguson's explanation that he took the timber before it waa removed from the ground. In answer to Mr Hay, Mr Williams twenty six cords had been taken off the reserve. Mr Newbegin moved the matter be deferred till next rneetiog, Seconded by Mr Williams, and carried. METAL PAYMENT. The chairman said he had inspected Mr Shepherd's metal, and considered £12 should be paid to him. NOTICE OF MOTION.
Mr Hay moved the notice of motion dtandiog in hig name That in future road boards be charged actual expenses of crushing tnecal. Iα support of this motion, Mr Hay said it was fairer and saved alt rebates, Also, if anything happened to the crusher, there would not be the trouble in judging who should pay the repairs, It seemed to him some local bodies got a rebate and some not, Also it was more work for the clerk. . Mr J. B. Tbacker said that if the new system was adopted,, the crusher would have to be audited and valued every time she went out. She might go to one of the Bays with jaws somewhat worn, and it would hardly be fair to the Bay to charge them for breakage of the jaws. Messrs C B Tbacker and F Williams considered the old system more satis* factory, Mr J. E, Thacker thought that under the new eyafcein the crusher might not be worked to advantage. Mr Hay said his chief argument was that some road boards met the Council better and put heaps in more suitable places. The motion waa put and lost. LEASE.
Mr J. R. Thacker ruovtd Mr J. Ferguson's lease ba signed by the Council Seconded by Mr F Williams and carried. The Government Insurance Department wrote re loan Robinson's Bay wharf asking the Conncil to make the application at once, The Chairman said the Clerk had attended to the letter. From Counties Association re clause in Railway Amendment Bill, making local bodies liable for expense of level crossings, The Chairman said he had written to Hon, R. H. Rhodes, who had replied that tho clau3e had been struck out of the Bill, From N.Z. Counties Association re clause in Rating Amendment Act re rent of pastoral grazing runs Consideration of the matter was adjourned. From Akaroa harbourmaster to effect that applications for sand and shingle must be made in future to him, and that local bodies would be charged 3d a ton. ' Letter received. Mes3rs Stevenson, Stewart & Co. wrote to effect that they would rebate the freight on the Wainui truck. Resolved the firm be thanked for the concession CRUSHER. The foreman reported as under '• — ( ,I was not aware until to day that the Council was to meet on 26th and cannot give the number of yards crushed during month, but exact figures can be obtained from Clerk. We finished the hill road and got safely down last Wednesday. The heaps along the main roatl are small, but easy to sei up to. Will finish at cemetery corner to morrow, and then go on to beach. Mr Geo. Mason has about 50 yards to be broken there, Will you give in* etructions whether it is to be done through the Road Board or direct with the Council. W. Murphy asks for a consideration for using his water supply. Water waa very scarce en the hill, and it was impossible to get it elsewhere, I had to pay 4s a tank to get it hauled for a start. Expect to finish in the Bay in about a fortnight, Machinery is running well." Eesolved that W. Murphy havejjix yarda of metal broken free of cost in return for uae of water for oruabor.
The Chairman reported 979yd3 o f metai bad been crushed last month> and one day 80yds bad been crushed.^ The foreman was voted £10 for petty cash. foreman's repjkt. J. B. Gid(len3 rpporta since last meeting we put in a week quarrying at Waterfall, of which we have about 400jds oi metal. Have also blinded a good poni'in (f romi Jr. m Akaroa to tliil Top Pur, in iwo dn)s on Snm mit roacl il aii ■■<% f : i » inni putting id new culvert, Siuca iben u-paired tbf Barry's Bay bridge, whicb under mined by watrr ; al-o niftallf d a small portion of Barry's Bay road above the factory, nnd put in new culvert up Li beau's bill,"
Mr Hay moved that with ie»aid to Mr Geo. Mason's application for metal kha ruin ba adhered to tba ,, . npplication be made through tbe Hoad Boaid.
Seconded by Mr Willia-us and car ied.
HOLMES' 3 IUY BRIDGK
Amend d plang of the llo'mos' Boy Vallpy br:d»o were consideredThe ch'irrmn explained that owing to the difficulty in getiiog limber over 30ft ppaD, tbfi bridge wouid be built in two spans, making it 85ft in aMThe engineer, Mr T W Wilkin?, aid the bridga would be aa cheap'as the one originally designed. Mr C. Br Tbacker thought a culvert would take all tho water.
The Chairman moved the amended plans bo accepted bj the Coudcil. Seconded by Mr Hay and carried, Messrs J. R. and 0. B. Tbacker dis senting.
ONAWE GOODS SHED*
Tenders for tbe Onavre goods sheds were considered, and that of Mr R t McCartney's at £150 for iron roof was accepted, Mr McCartnoy asking to put broken metal in place of sand for the convent bed
During a lengthy discussion Mr J, R, Thacker objected to Mr King's tender for £112 not bding accepted, and moved, as an amendment, that it bo accepted by the Council. Tbe amendment lapsed; A discussion ensued re Mr McOart ney inserting metal for sand. Mr Hay expressed the opinion that broken metal waa preferable to sand.
Mr J- R- Thacker objected to the specifications being altered, and thought sand should be used. The chairman, Mr Williams and the engineer were appointed a special committee to deal with additional work on Onawe road outside the contract.
Mr J- R Tbacker reported be bad obtained a man to break metal on the Lβ Bon's Bay Summit for 2s 3d per yardIt was reeolved Mr A. Waghorn be asked for permission to take crusher on to his land.
The Chairman reported be had made arrangements to get 250 yds metal from the Akaroa Borough Council's quarry.
Receipts since last meeting £166 19s sd, credit balance £145 3s 10 J, cash io band £95 7s 2d ; accounts presented £806 53 lid. The financial statement was adopted and the Council adjourned to Deeem ber 20;b, 191 8.
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ORDINARY MEETING., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4352, 28 November 1913
ORDINARY MEETING. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4352, 28 November 1913
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