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A meeting of this Council was held on Wednesday evening. Present— Hi£ Wofships the Mayor, and Cm Letfitt, Fyfe, Walker, Canfcrell, Munro, Daly and Leete.

MINTJTE3. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. CORHESiPONDBNOE. Outward correspondence was read and approved. Inward correspondence was reaa~From North Canterbury Hospital and Charitable Aid Board, to effect that the Board would carry out the sanitary inspection of the borough for £16 per annum. Or Munro moved the letter be re delved, and that the Board be referred to the last letter, offering tj do the work for £10 a year. Or Walker thought the borough could do without the inspector. Or Lewitt moved, as an amend ment, that a letter be written to the Board to effeot that the Council thought £16 a year was too much to pay for sanitary inspection. (Seconded by Cr Leete, and oarned. From Minister of Internal Affairs, acknowledging receipt of photograph Of oak commemorating King Edward s Coronation. The letter was received. From AgaiatantTelfgraph Engineer, Cbristcbnich, to effect that insulated wire was not used for an electric light Wire outaide the borough, and to effect that this would be detrimental to the telephone wire. The Te'egrupb Department would be gad if he Council took steps to insulate the wire at onde. Or Lewitt, Chairman of the ing Committee, said there was no need to insulate the wire. He moved that the letter be referred Co th? Lighting Committee,* with power to act. , . , 3eoonded by Cr Daly, and earned. From Hon, A. L. Herdman, Mm. ete'r of Justice, acknowledging rrceipt of resolution approving the Government's prompt action in dealing with the strike, and thanking the Council for some. The Governmeit was gratified to think that their attempt to preserve law and order bad met with the approval of all right thinking people. Tbe letter was received, From D. Langrope, tendering hip resignation as* borough ranger. The Mayor said he was sorry that oftttle were straying about tbe streets more than ever since fcbeybad given Mr Phillips up Hβ mived Mr Lang rope's resignation be received, and he be paid one month's wages, Seoonded by Cr Leete, nnd carried Or Lewitt moved that the matter of appointing a ranker be left in the haOdi of the Mayor. Seconded by Cr Munro, and oarned, Plans of a coalhouse for Mr G. H. Hay look were approved by the Council. From the Hon. R. H Rhodes, to effect that an Order inCounoil had been passed, granting a further lease Of the new wharf, the old lease having expired. The wharfinger's lease from 1912 19 was duly signed, and the seal of the Council affixed to same. From Mr H. Haylock, jr., to effeot that he was discontinuing kha use of ©lectrio light at his Jolie street residence, From A.B.C, asking for amount of money lent; with interest £11 0? W. Cr Leete moved the amount be paid over. . Seconded by Cr Munro, and carried. Christmas cards from the Boroughs of Giaborne, Nelson and Groymouth Were received. aFINANCE COMMITTE

Received since last meeting—Rates £11 19a 2d, electric light and connec tions £10 ss, dog fees 103, water sup ply £2 Gs 9d, total £25 03 lid Bank Account—Akaroa Boating Olud, dr. £100, district fund account ar, £846 4s 9d, Daly's wharf loan ac count or. £796 17s, Accounts to amount of £154 10s 7d Were passed for payment, ELECTRICAL ENGINEER.

Fourteen applications for the position of electric" engineer were considered. Tbe Council went into commit teo to consider same. Oα resuming,, the Mayor reported thai the matter of appointing electrical engineer had been adjourned to Friday, December 19th, at 8 p.m. METAL.

Or Newton said as to the Akaroa County County Council's application for metal, it appeared that the Council's crasher would not be here till March. Borne 200 or 800 yarda would be required for the County Council and 250 yards for the Borough, The County Chairman said the cost would bo less than 7/6 per yard. He moved that the Works Committee be ompow ered to employ labour to quarry 500 yards of metal for the crusher, and that the County Council be charged 6d per yard royalty, plus cost o! quarrying and epawling the metal they require. Seconded by Cr Fyfe, and carried. OLD WHAHF.

Or Leete said that a building had been placed on the old wharf, which improved ita appearance. Borne montba ago be had brought up tbe matter of building decent lockers for fcho fishermen in place of the present collection of rabbit hutches. These Were an eyesore, and in contrast to the wbatfinger's office and reserves looked very unsightly. Tbe Council should pull down the present cases and put up a building for the fishermen, who were wilting to pay rent, The wharf Woald last at least ten years longer. Be moved the matter be referred to the Wharves Committee to report to next meeting, . • ■■ , t * Seconded by Cr Lewitt aod carried*

)Or iMly (I:minting. XMAS REC , S3 Cr Lewitt moved that the next mwing of the Counc'l be held on Wednesday, January 11th, and that the Council's offices be closed for Xra,i3 holidays from Monday next.

S'conded by Cr Daly and carried, ASHBURXON HESEKVES.

Or Munro moved the Town Clerk visit tbe A9hburton Reserves and re port to next meeting. Seconded by Or Daly and carried. The Mayor said that the Reserves wanted to be watched to see that tenants did not crop continuously with the same grain.

XMAS CHEQUES. Cr Leete moved that the Borough treasurer and the members of the Council be authorised to sign cheques and make payments in cases of urgency during the recess to January Htb on the certificate of the proper officers. Seconded by Cr Munro and carried. WATER RK9ERVOIR. Cr Newton reported that the water reservoir was just about completed The water would not be let in for » few days, and any Oounci lor who wished to inspect it would find 'V ready in the next few days. The Council had made a good job of it. Bar any earthquakes, the reservoir should be useful for many years to come. The foreman had graded the bottom so tbat it drained out natur ally, and would be much easier to clean. Hβ had also put up some per nianent concrete steps one side in case anyone fell into the reservoir.

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS. The Mayor wished all Councillors n Merry C» riatmag and a Happy New Year. Hβ considered they bad had n successful year, and should be gratified at having reduced tbrir overdraft so considerably He spoke of thp recent industrial strike, and said i had been handled welt by the Govern menfc. Hβ hoped it would be many years before they would have another such strike. Ik bad been a trying time, and he hoped that it v?a3 over Bt last. The meeting then terminated.

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AKAROA. BOROUGH COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4358, 19 December 1913

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AKAROA. BOROUGH COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4358, 19 December 1913

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