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The ordinary mreting of the Wairewa County Council was held on Tuesday last. Present: Messrs J, O. Coip (chairman), T Feather. J, Johnson, J. J , Buchanan, and T. Thompson. Anologies wero reeeivod from Messis J C 0. Gebbie and W, F. Parkinson, Messrs Booth, Macdonald and Co. wrote r< disputed aoaount, thit they would be glad t< meot representatives of the County Counci during January. Th* Hnn. R. Heaton Rhodes wrot'i in rp fly ta the Clark's query re grant for Kinloch luttiis in .t bite application bad been too la but he would make representation to tb> Minister regarding the matter. It was decided to interview Mr Rhodes on the mater, The Hon. R. H, Rhodes wrote later that the Minister of Public Worke could not sse his way to make a grant to the Kinloch roads this year. The Department of Internal Al'f lira wrote re the Counoil'B application to have tho old Library building and land at Little Rivei Tested io the Council, that tbe matter would ba referred to the Lands Department) The letter was received. Mr T. E. Stanbury wrote as follows :—" I wish to bring under your notice the fast the bee farm on the Maori section near youi office is a great nuisance to the public travelling on the roads. On the sth instant I \va.s bo badly stung while going a'ong Western Valley that I havß a swollen face. I waited on the County Clerk, who oan testify to tbe fact, and I am of the opinion for the protection of the public something should be done by your Council, as I am not by a long way the only complainant " It was resolved the N Z. Counties Association solicitor be consulted regarding the Council's position in tbe matter, and also tho Council's solicitor be o nsnlted, The District Engineer (Mr Dickon) for tha Public Works Department wrote asking for a stiteaient of progress made for all Gov. ernment grant 3 being expended in County. Th i Clerk reported haviog replied, His action was approved. The Royal Insurance Company wrote osk« ing tha Council to reconsider their decision to insure with the Government Insurance Department. The letter was received, Tho occupier of a section of laid Little Biver belonging to th 9 Couooil wrote asking to be lpleasad of his tenure, The'letter was received, Messrs Ferguson and Osborn wrote ro their publication of tho Amendments of the Acts,

1913. It was decided to secure the volume,

The Clerk reported that the new traction engine bylaws would come into force on 2nd March, The chairman's action in having Lake , -Forsyth let out was approved. :;. / THE ESOISKEII'S KErOBT. j "Siiicq. last meeting I have visited the joad-wtdening work rgir Mount Bossu„and % good progress was being made with the work, (j farce men being eniployed. I am of tho H Oginjop >that. tna work will be done for the t gmbunt allowed or thereabout. The other | roads in that district are in good order. Tho t work of crushing and spawling metal on p Lang Bay.and Te Oka roads, Kinloch, is I ? CO»pl«ted, 1106 yds. of metal being deal .' i> **■

with, and the crusher must now be laid up until more funds are available, eppcc'-.l'y a there is not much prospect of obtaining th grant anticipated for the work above rtfeirn to. The work of regrading and shicg'inp ih< road from the beach through Kinlcch to .'■ Price's and Sheeter's bousts is being carrier on, and should be about completed durint tho current week. In compliance with in. at tha special meeting of th' Council on 30th ultimo, Laka Forsyth ba' been let out a week t'nie at a cost of £30 The lownes.3 of the is greatly to bi a tributed to a gale of njrth-east wind, wbicr came in opportune time, as, owing to thi losvness of the water ia the lake, the coei would be an) thing up to £50. The men are almost all leaving for grass-seeding, and (here is plenty cf work requiring to be done, but which must rest in abeyance. Tie fore man at Little Biver and one man will be ali who will remain to work in that ridirg, anc two men and tpan.s in Kaituna riding, an; p obably Wt Niblett in Kinloch lidin ■•. Mi kussell has nappsd a furher 70yds a Walker's Gully. As the work of metallin Waihora road has been ia hand for-ns il) tie; years and seeing there was no po=).-i oiniy of having the work of carting done b> i.r'ur Unary stuff, I bad it done by Mr V- fbster, of Gebbies' Valley. There were jait rl over a mile cf this road 492jdj oi tone, and there are yet left in theq:ur<y iluut 80jd-.i."

The reyort was adopted

Mr Fi&ther said the TeOka road had I coined badly just below where the metal had \ been put on during the recent rains. There > vveie a number of large stones ex osed which (wanted taking out, It wanted repairing badly, as it was like a river bed for some disi tance. Pipes wanted putting in in several places.

It was decided it bo left to Mr Feather to Mr Feather to see that the work was done, <nd two culverts be put in as soon as .ii He.

M Thompson raised the question of eradi citing the g >rse in tha district. He said i' was a big question, and the spreading of it ws tho great trouble. He proposed that (jublia notice be given that all gorse must le cleared off the road wi hin three months time, failing which Bteps v/O'Jld be taken in the matter. 03».8T

Seconded by Mr Johnson, and carried,

Ie was decided to pay the men 53 extra per day for wo king on Sunday to iot out the lake, but not to pay those in charge of horse team 3.

Accounts amounting to £262 ware passed for payment, and tho Council adjourned until February 3.

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WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4364, 16 January 1914

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WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4364, 16 January 1914

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