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The ordinary monthly meeting of the Akaroa and Wainui Road Board was held on Saturday last; present—Messrs, G. Arm. strong (chairman), D. McKay, G. _iilcock, W. W, Williams and R. A. Pettigrew. MINUTES. The minute 3of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. COBBESPONDENCB.

Outward correspondence was read and approved.

Inward correspondence was read— \, Messrs Beswick and Harris wrote as fol* <5* lows:— " Eeferring to our letter to you of the- 2nd I Ootober last, we understand that the Wai« " rewa County Council is prepared to pay /or •.' the land on obtaining a title to same. It- ,- seems fo us that the only way of getting over the difficulty is to endeavour to get a clause inserted. in the nest Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Bill, commonly called the Washing-up Bill.' This, of course.'cannot be done until the end of next session, bat if you oan agree with the Wairewa County Council as to the amount to be paid we think there Should be no difficulty. The member for the district, the Hon. B. H. Rhodes would, no doubt, give every assist' ance. A glance at the Reserves and other *• Lands Disposal Empowering Act of last session will give you an idea of what may be done by means of the Washing-up Bill. II you decide to adopt this course and obtain '■■ the consent of the Wairewa County Council,, '. "• we can draw a clause which we think would "---' meet the case." ", '-"^ Mr Pettigrew moved that tha .Wairewa --'"'C County Council be written to, and asked tor ,*' j| their approval. V Seconded by Mr Williams, and carried. . ,'S The clerk then read the agreement come J§| to between the Board and the Lands and jig Survey Department in 1894 at their Novem- ;-'a| ber meeting. '-.-«

The agreement reads as follows in the minutes:—"From Lands and Survey Dept, —In pursuance of the arrangement between th 3 Publ o Wort? Department and your Board, I have now the honour to notify you tbat tbe portion of the road and the Little River and the Akaroa railway reserve shown upon the plan enclosed herewith coloured green is hereby placed under the control of your Board on the following terms: (1) Tone Board to have the right to leas 3 th 9 and to retain the rent, but not to have the' right to sell the land; (2) Any lease entered into must contain a covenant providing that all the Board's or lessee's right, title, and in.. terest in the land is to oease in the event of the land being required hereafter for railway purposes; (3) 'The disposal of the land to be subject to the rights of the present occupiers of the same. As regards rights of the tram*' way properties and the owners of several buildings or huts, the Road Board will, fail', ing satisfactory arrangements, allow them to remove their material sttuotures." Mr Geo. Mulcock moved that the Board write to the Lands and Survey Department, and ask if the Board still had jurisdiction over the reserve. • Seconded by Mr McKay and carried» Messrs Mould Bros, wrote pointing cat that the road leading to their property on ' Crown Island was in a very bad state,' and * asking the Board to improve same before the'J cocksfooting season started. •$ Mr Williams said there were two slips on;;' (he road, and it was in a very bad state of^ 1 repair. He moved and Mr Pettigrew see- < nded that tbe foreman be instructed to $hj& the road in order. ~-:4, The motion was carried. '.- ' "w The Wairewa County Council forwarded ans account of £71 14s for the half maintenance| of the Summit boundary road since I'JH. - ." ,% It was resolved that the Clerk seethe;; Board' 6 foreman at Wainui, and eonfer-wi fe him re the amount paid by the Board for|| maintenance of thi3 road. ..?s§( FOREMEN'S EEPOBTB. " "'""" I'.^ " Since last meeting the heavy raina.gwt*j; me a lot of work and brought down a 'lot'oto

slips. I have cWred Blips on the Hickory roid, N«r'iey*=! road, Long Bay, and on Masefisld's ■-••« ', Gousih's Bay, and opened all culverts 'hit were blocked, and filled, in all the {washouts on that road. Worked threi days on the Kaik road and a day on A. Haylook's road, and fil'pd ii a washout on Aylmer's Valley road.—W. Shadbolt." "Have been working on Lake Wright'? road repairing and oleaning watertables. There are some bad places towards the top of tbe road, which I will see to as soon as I oan. We are now blinding main road by s ndy beaoh with hard stuff out of the bmks. I havo not reoeived timber yet—A. Arnold." " Since your last meeting the heavy ra-n blocked Piper's Valley road with slips, and we cleaned it out for wheel traffic, also Wainui main and W. Wright's road. We finished Robinson's Bay metalling and blinding, and we are now working on the Davauehelle wharf road. We have got L. ' Le Va'ianl'd and S. Tizzvrd's roal to do yet. I beg to apply for leave to go grass seeding. —H. Dack."

FINANCE REPORT £ s. d, Accounts presented • • 239 14 3 Receipts since last meeting 3a °Jj Dr. balance at Bank .. 813 15 U Total debit ... .. 1083 9 3 Cash in hand .. •• 13 5 8

£1070 3 7 The foremen's report? and financial state ment were approved. The Chairman moved that the Uoarcl s solicitors'be instructed to take proceedings under the Act to allot the amount due to the Akaroa and Wainui Boad Board by the Wairewa County Council for the Metal Loan, Seaonded by Mr G. Mulcock and carried. The Chairman stated that th« half yearly interest and sinking fund on the pay sheet for the meeting was £138 4s sd. When the severance took place the Wairewa County Council agreed to Day the Puaha district's share of the interest and sinking fund. The Chairman reported that Messrs W. W Williams and D. McKay had inspected the Gough's and Hickory B.iy roads and unfor tunately none of the ot'aer members cou'.d get over. It was resolved the whole Board inapeot these two roads on the Monday preoeding the nezt meeting of tbe Board on March 14, The Chairman said that Mr John Gracia had given up tbe Hickory road, and his money would be returned. . ~. . Messrs McKay and Williams reported that they had inspected the Hickory read, and the damage done by the horses was slight, and there was a good crop of seed on the roa d. . , ... ~ It was decided the milter of letting the road be left in the charmau's hands to ar range. Mr W. Williams said that the drain at the end of the Robinson's Bay Valley road had been~blocked in the recent storms where it crossed the County Cainoil's road The drain was blocked, and th* flood water went over Mr Duxbury's garden and did a great deal of damage. He thought it was tbe dutj of the Board to find out who owned the drain. Neither tbe Board nor County Coun oil would owa the drain. He thought it was very unfa.r that a man's property should suffer as a e-msequence of this drain over flowing. , , L , Mr Williams further stated that he was not satisfied when the County Council had eta'ed that the drain \v«s under the super. * vision of the Boad Board. Be had consulted the Crown Lands Department, anl this Department said if the drain was on the chain reserve from the sea wall the County Council ' must be responsible. He moved the Board ,ask the County Council to improve this drain by clearing it out and covering it np. Seconded by the chairman pro forma

The chairman said it was Mr Duxbu-y s place to approach tbe County Council. Con tinuing, he said the drain being block d also bad damaged tbe Board's rond Seeding from tbe Robinson's Bay Vallay road. The motion was lost, Mr W Williams only supporting it. The* chairman then moved the Akarca County Council' be written to, calling their attention to the block in this drain which had caused the water to flow over the Valley road, and asking the Council to attend to-the matter. . , Seconded by Mr Williams, and carried. Mr Pettigrew reported he and Mr Mulcock had inspected Jas. Wright road in French Farm. The road had been sadly neglected as regards the side chapnels. It wanted about three chains of metalling also. Mr Mulcock said the side channels and overhanging banks wanted attention, and the whole road wanted a thorough doing up. Mr Pettigrew Biid Mr Wright was willing to put the timber on the road for a culvert that was required. , Mr Mulcock moved that the roaci be thoroughly repaired, and the culvert required put in. Seconded by Pettigrew, and carried, The chairman said the beavy rains had done a great deal of damage to the roads, and the men had been busy clearing away the slips that had come down. The fide-channels.-h d blocked, and the water had been running down the roads. There was much to be done straight aftergrass-seeding, Mr McKay said he noticed the men throwing grass on the road. It was no use for , blinding, ac it only blew away. Mr Mulcock moved that tbe Board's men be instructed that no grass be put on the roads, but only clay blinding be ustd. Seconded by Mr Williams, and carried. Mr Mulcock moved fresh tenders be called for the metal on Mr S. Lelievre'a road in German Bay, and to be in by March 14. Seconded by Mr Williams, and ca.rried.

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AKAROA AND WAINUI ROAD BOARD., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4363, 13 January 1914

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AKAROA AND WAINUI ROAD BOARD. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4363, 13 January 1914

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