AKAROA COUNTY COUNCIL.
The ordinary monthly meeting of t'e Aka r oa County Council was held on Satu>» flay. Prpsent—Mnssrs J, Nowbegin, C. B. Thicker, J. 11. Thacker and P. Willi mi. The chairman (Mr J. D, Bruce) sent an ftpilogy for his unavoidable absonce. In the absence of the chairman, Mr J; Newbigan wna voted to the chair. MINUTES.
Thfl minutes of the previom meeting we:e roid and confirmed. COnWESI'ONDEXCR.
Outward correspondence was read and
Applications for pr'grass payments were received from Me'Srs T. M. Shepherd and A. Hnnt for thoir. spawlirg contraota at German Bay,
Mr J. R, Thaokor moved that Messrs Shepherd an-1 Hunt be efioh paid £12 subject to the ohairman being satisfied with the amount epawlod.
Seconded by Mr C B Thaokor and carried
Mr J. Giddens reported as follows, whicl wa» adopted :—
" fiinoe last meeting we have metalled a portion of Barry's Bay flat beyond Wilson's, and havo al*o filled in round tho breastwork ltt Duvauchelle with metal, and put in a new oulvert at Libeau's Hill and one on Ihe Summit Boad, and have done other repairs on different parts of the roafl."
The Hon. R. H. Rhodes telegraphed that £150 was on the Supplementary Estimates for Robinson's Bay whiwf and £100 for Bohineon's Bay wharf road. The tflfgram was received.
Mr T, P. Mora wrofe, resigning his position from the Council, and enclosing an account for tools bought by himself. Mr J. R. Thaoker moved the account for plolis and adzes be parsed for payment pro vided Mr A. Hammond receives them, and that Mr Mora's resignation be acopptfd. Seconded by Mr Williams and carried.
Tnnders for cocksfoot on roads wore ro Oeived, and the following acoapted : —
Section 1 —Akaroa to junotion Robinson's Bay rond, no tender.
Seotion 2.--Robinson's Bay Valley road to Burrv'B Bay, R A. Pett'grew, 15*.
Sealion B,— Main rond from Barry's Bay bench to Hill Top, Arthur King, £8 15s to Bed John's Gully.
Seotion 4.—Hill Top to New Pigeon Bay road, H. Dack, £2,
Seotioii s.—Pigeon Bay road to Okain's B»y road (summit), no tender.
Section 0. - Okain's Bay to Long Biy (summit), P. Cunningham £2 It wan left in Mr C. B. Thackor's hands to fell the right to harvest the cocksfoot on the Summit road between tho new Pigeon JBftv Summit and Okain's Bay Summit. It watt left in the ohairman'B hands to let the cookifoot on tha Maio road from Akaron to Bobinson's Bay junolion,
From Mr F. Q Bailey, to fff ot that Messrs Gilbert had received no no from Messrs Menrea and Willinms ro overdue rates, to which 10 per ofnt. had been added The property was his, and ho hnd received no notice of rates..
The olerk eaid that it wai not his fault, rb the property was not down in Mr Biilej's name. Either Mr Hniley or Messrs Gibert should • have notified Iho Council about tho change of ownership.
Resolved that Iho account Mr Bailey with (he ten per cent, remitted, and that it be pointed out to him that the mistake wan not due to the Counoil.
DAMAGIS OF COUNCIL I'IIOPBIITY.
Mr C. B. Tha'ker eaid there was one matter he would like to bring up, and that was the notiae-boards of (he Council, which had been pulled up and carted along to the Somerset Hotel. The Council had been to a great deal.of expense to bring in the motor byrlaw, and now the signboards were (here they should be looked after. People should not be allowed to destroy public property in this way. He alluded also to the signboard on the Pigeon Bay Summit, which was damaged.
The chairman said these things should be stopped, and if the offenders oould be caught they should be severely punished. Mr Williams said the foreman ba'J to put tha notioes baok and put feet on them to prevent their being uprooted again, and all of this meant additional expanse. Mr C. B. Thacker moved that the Counoil offer £5 reward to anyone who could give evidence leading to the oonviotion of any person damaging the Council , ! property on the roada, Hβ added that tho way he looked at it tbe Counoil had paid a good deal of money to get this mofor by.lawa in operation, and It was foolish to allow the public to destroy tbe notice boards and aign?i
Other councillors agreed that the property should be protected
Mr Thaoker'e motion wna seconded by the chairman, and carried
Receipts since Inot mepting, £117 17s 2d ; cash in hand, £100 3s 2d ; dr. balanoi at Bank, £-18 Os 2d; accounts preented for payment, £228 18? 2d; dr. balance, £176 15b 2d.
ONAWR rtOAD OIUNT
In answer to Mr Wi liamg, the clerk raid the Council had not paid any part of the grant of £250 to the Plat road.
In answer to Mr J. E. Thacker, the c'trk Baid the Akaroa and Wainui Road Board hnd passed their grant, but it had not yet been paid to *ho Oounoil.
HUMJIIT HOAD MBTAI,.
Mr J. E. Thacker reported ho had let 500 yards <i mrtal spawling on the Summit. Thecontra-t would ba in two portions 300 yards behind Garney'a at Lβ Bon's, and 200 yards bcbind Eobinson'a Bay. The oontrtiot was let to Meiirs Tibb'ett and Hainea at 2e per yard. The metal would bo stacked on the side of the road read* , for tho crusher. This metal would oonnect up the portions of the Summit rond not yet medalled. Mr Waghorn wa9 agreeable that the orusher should go on to his property. Mr Williams moved . that Mr J. E. Thaoker's action in le'ting this seotion of the Summit road be approved. Seconded by the chairman, and carried. Mr O. B. Tbaoker Haid ho was to see the foreman about some pipes for Lβ Bon'a and Okain's Bay culverts. He and the foreman examined the Le Bon's Bay roads, but rain prevented thoir poing into Okain'B. They wanted eight culverts in Le Bon's, and each required nix p : pea. The foreman wna of opnlon twelve inch p'pes were preferable to nine inch pipes.
Eesolved it be left in the olerk'a hands to procure 300 feet of pipea in Christchuroh.
The chairman said Mr Priohard spoke to him about the water lying in front of his store, and said the Council should put a culvert in thero.
The matter was deferred till the place could be examined.
MOTION OF CONDOLENCE
The chairman naid ho waa eorry to report the death of Mr F. A, Anson, who was for many years County chairman. Hβ had known Mr Anson personally for many years. He took a great iutoreetin all public mattere while on the Peninsula, and ever since he left ha had boen keenly interested in nil Peninsula matters. He moved that this
Council places on record the many valuable -« eetvioea rtndered the Council by (hn late Mr 1?. A. Anaon, and that the sympathy of the Council ia felt for Mrs Arison in her bereavement, »nd that a copy of"the motion bo for warded to Mrs Anson. * Mr J. B. Thacker seconded the motion, whloh was carried unanimously, all members BtsndiDg;,
PtAT ROAD 'cONTIUOtI
Mr T, W. Wilkins reported re Flat road contract that tht work was progressing favourably, The ohairman of Burry'a Bay factory bad baen down watching the erection of the new shed, and he thought the floor of the shed would be too low. In the old plan it was only one foot above the wharf. Hβ ngretd it ought to have been higher, and so he authorieed the contractor to put it up another foot! Hβ could not oonsult the ohairman and members, as there was no time to do so, The floor would now be two feet higher than the wharf. They oujrht to get a truok to lull the height of thti floor. Iα answer to Mr Wilkins, Mr Thacker paid the floor in the Okain's ehed w»a 8 fee
I higher than the decking of the wharf. i Mr Wilkins said the roiri was sti'l in Mr McCartney's hind?, and it would I c I i 8 place to repair any damage done by the recent i-torms. The Akaroa and Wiinui Road Board had decided to spend a weik oi the road between hotel and the wharf, giving 3 men and a dray to get the road into better iepair. Hβ would bring forward a written re* port cefore next meeting when the road wae duly passed by him, Tho meeing then adjouraec] In SaturJs'-, January 21th, IUI3.
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AKAROA COUNTY COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4359, 23 December 1913
AKAROA COUNTY COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4359, 23 December 1913
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