WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL.
■ A meeting of this Council was held on Tuesday last. Present—Messrs J. 0. Coop (chairman), T, Thompson, J. C. C. Gebbie, Jos. Johnson, J, F. Buchanan, and T. Feather. APOLOGY, Mr W. F. Parkinson sent an apology for his absence MINUTE?. The minutes of the previous meet' ing were read and confirmed. CORRESPONDENCE. Outward correspondence was read and approved. Inward correspondence was read— , From Messrs Geo. Harper, Son and Pascoe re heavy traffic bylaw to be confirmed at the February meeting. From same to effect that a landowner had an apiary on the corners of two roads, and there were unrea sonable number of bets kept in an unreasonable place, and that persons using the roads were injured. The opinion was to effect that it was hard ly the place of the Council to take action in the case, but that the injured person or persons should do so, and that where.it could be proved that the bees were a nuisance damages could be obtained. The case was a difficult ona to adjudicate. It was decided to adjourn the matter till the opinion be obtained of the counsel of the Counties' Association.
From Messrs Geo. Harper, Son & Paseoe to effect that in the Washingup Bill ths mistake in the title of the Awa iti Domain, Little River, had been rectified.
From Valuation Department, Christchurcb, asking for a list of sections of Native Reserves, and to effect that they would forward a list of ownersrof same.
From Public Works Engineer, Cbristchnrcb, re £ 400 grant to Kinloch roads, to effect that tbe £312 credit spoken of was merely a matter of book keeping.
Tbe Chairman said that whan the Minister of Public Works was in Little Uiver lately, he said the £400 had been re-voted simply, and was not a new grant at all. After some discua sion. the Minister decided to let them have £200 more.
The Clerk said be had seen the Public Work 3 Engineer about the matter, and he said the £312 which the Council thought bad been re-voted was'merely a matter of book keeping.
The Chairman said that there waa a credit to the Council of £312 for the Kinlocb roads. A special grant was made later for claying later Birdling's Valley road for £312, and that was put as a balance against the £312 credit,
It was decided that the matter be held over till next meeting pending the statement of all grants to Kinloon from Minister of Public Works, which Mr Fraser had promised to forward.
From Messrs Booth, Macdonald & Co. asking some representative of the Council to wait on tbe firm.
It was resolved that Messrs Booth, Macdonald and Co. be informed that the members of the Council could not travel up to Cbristchurch for a few weeks owing to the busy season, From Mr R. C, Coates, Christchurch, asking when the but at Lake Forsyth would be ready for letting, and askiDg permission to put new straw in the bunks and leave a small bard broom there without fear of damage.
Eesolvad notice be sent that Council's me"n had left the hut. From Akaroa and Wainui Road Board re road reserve to effect that the difficulty about payment by the Council for this reserve could be got over by having an enabling clause inserted iv the Washing-up Bill, and asking the Council if they would ap prove of this step being taken. Resolved that the Council agree to pay for the land providing the sale can be made legal and approved by their solicitors.
From Messrs Wyna Williams and Brown asking for full particulars re lease of Council's reserve to Mr F. H. Field, and asking if the Council would agree to the reserve being sublet. Resolved fcbe Council objects to subluting unless Mr Field guarantees rent. From Lands and Survey Depart ment re library site, to effect that the Innd was the property of Mr S. Harris Little River, having been given to him m exchange 1 The Cleik read a letter he had writ ten explaining it was the new library and library site about which the Coun oil bad made the request re vesting
library in the Council, He had again given the Department all tbe necessary information re trustees, etc. ,From Lands and Survey Department in answer, asking who were the trustees of tbe library for tbe purpose of vesting same in the Council. From Secretary New Zealand Counties' Association re apiary near Domain, to effect that further notification would be forwarded later, after the president had seen tbe letter from the Council,] engineer's bepokt. The engineer's report was adopted as under , — " Since last meeting Goodwin has finished reforming and metalling the road in the Kinloch Settlement leading from the Ninety Mile Beach, and owing to the pressure at tbe railway stations, it is doubtful if this is a convenient time to haul shingle by train for tbe main road from Kaituna to Gebbie's Valley, and apart from this course, owing to the continued dry weather, the "economy of spreading ehingle on the roada to be kicked off by travelling stock is doubtful, but, if the Council thinks the work should go on at once, a start will be made. Owing to complaints aa to the loosener of stones on parts of the Coach roadto - the Hill Top, I* have inspected it a few days since, and found it requires aome attention, and our available and the grader are going there to day. The Council is aware that all our labourers have left for graseseeding, leaving only the foreman and another. to attend to urgent work. It will be necessary to day to confirm the heavy traffic by-laws passed at a spec:* meeting on December 80, 1918, and also to resolve itself into a special meeting to appoint a half holiday under the " Shop and Shop Offices Act; 1908 "for the ensuing year. As the rates are coming in very slowly, I deem it is advisable to take some notice of the fact I have inspected the site of the proposed bridge at Puaha, and am of opinion that a bridge of 18 feet space will be ample, and if the Council will instruct it would probably be advisable to get oat plana and specifications and present them (o the Public Works Department, with a view of the grant of. Jβ for £, and to put tbe work in band after grass-seed, harvest. Provision should be made for a registrar of dogs and finding collars for the ensuing year," Mr Feather asked whether tbe road to Cant's had been as the work had been authorized for a loDg time. There was little traffio on the road, but it should not be allowed to get into too bad a state of repair. It was resoled that it be left in Mr Feather's bands to arrange about the work beiug done, and that pipes be sent over to Kinloch immediately. It was resolved that the matter of shingling be held over for the present on account of the stock, etc, being taken away, , Mr Buchanan reported that tbe small bridge at Kinloch was dangerous where a willow tree had fallen across it." Resolved the bridge be repaired -M once. '^ HEAVY TRAFFIO BY LA.W. The heavy traffic by law was formally adopted by the Council, Mr Gebbie dissenting. Mr Gebbie said ha opposed taxing tbe traction engine traffic at all, though he was in favour of regulating the heavy traffic. Tbe chairman and councillors stated that they could not see how tbe -*i heavy traffic was to be regulated unleas the M traction engines were taxed. The taxes had been reduced. It was resolved that applications be $ called far a dog registrar. * It was also decided that 10 per > - cent, be charged on all rates unpaid »'-Jl by March 1. ■>-, Accounts amounting to £253 14s 7d ■ • ~
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WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4369, 6 February 1914
WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4369, 6 February 1914
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