AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL.
A meeting of this Council was held on Wednesday evening. Present — His Worship the Mayor, and G'rs Lewitt, Fyfe,Walker, Cantrell, Munro, Newton, Vangioni and Leete.
The minutes of the last special and ordinary meetings were read and con firmed.
The Town Clerk said that Mrs W. Jacobson presented a, telescope to the Council found on l/er property fifty years ago.
The Mayor moved Mrs Jacobson be thanked for her gift.
Seconded by Cr Lewitt, and carried
The Mayor said Mrs Jacobson informed him Captain Le Eas and Mr Townsend, the first surveyor, had used same.;
CORRESPONDENCE^ Outward correspondence was read and approved.
Inward correspondence was read
From Chairman Plumbers' Board a list of licensed plumbers. Mr E. Donnell,the Council's plumber, was on the list.
Fiom Mr J. J. Walker, to effect that contract price for building for Mr Jos, Phillips was £500,
The letter wa3 received,
From Mr 11. W. Wilkins, pleading ignorance as cause for not supplying plane for addition to his house. No plans were prepared at all.
Mr Freclericksen wrote in the same strain.
The letters were received
An application received from Mr W. Robb for a hawkers' license was granted.
Councillors said that other men hawking for Chnstchurch firms should be prosecuted. Numbers of them piie'd about the borough selling tteir goods.
Applications for electric current were granted to Sergeant Major Quarterly, H. VV. Wilkins, C. Mann, X "A. Deu-sly, A. R. Munro, W. J. Lane and R Powng.
Cr Lewitt, Ghairmaa of the Lighting Committee, said the only question under discussion was that of the 5 h p. motor for Air C. Mann. It woiked out at 3i per week for the uss of the motor for two hours a day, and it would be a Baying if he did not have fco pay for a meter. Hβ moved the application be granted, and that Mr Mann be charged 3a per week, Seconded by Cr Munro, and carried Oi's Fyfe and Lewitt were appointed to sign the applications Mr B. Powrie was granted a pro gress payment of £300 on the Daly's wharf contract.
From Jajrah Timber Company, to effect that they bad a large stock of jarrah timber, and to effect that they conld execute any orders .without delay
The letter was received
From Messrs Manning & Co., to effect that Mr Bayley had informed them the Council would put in the light, and asking for estimate for Waeckerle's Hotel,
Tbe borough engineer had eati mated the cost of installation.
The letter was received WHARVES COMMITTEE.
Cr Munro moved the adoption of the following report:—
"Fisherman's Wharf. —The com mittee recommends the whole Council inspect before any recom mendations be made, W.C. on Daly's Wharf. —The committee do not con sider it advisable to erect one."
FIRE BRIGADE COMMITTEE,
Cr Lewitt, Chairman of the Light ing Committed, reported that the successful tenderer, Mr 8. Hayward, bad done the work for £3 103. He had overstepped the mark in having tbe W.C and urinal painted, but he considered the work necessary. Cr Lawitt's action was approved, ' FINANCE REPORT.
Amount received since last meeting --Rates, £225 8s 2d ; rent, £5 15s lid; electric connections, £2 Bs, license and dog fees, £1 10b ; sundries ss; total, £235 2s Id.
Bank Account—Daly's wharf loan, cr. £796 17s; diatricfc fund account, dr. £214 153 9d. Accounts amounting to £343 63 2d were passed for payment. BRITOMART RESERVE. Of Munro. said the wire-netting about the Britomart Reserve was knocked about considerably by boys crawling through the wire He moved two barbed wire 3be placed inside the letting. Seconded by Cr Vangioni, Cr Munro- said he had been con dnually hunting twenty five children off the green. It was not a children's playground at all.
Cγ Lewitt said he objected to the barbed wire being put on the net. It would tear children's olotbeg and skin. The place was suitable as a playground for children. Or Vangioni ;con«idered the barbedwire would only injure those who wanted to climb through the wire. Ors Fyfe and Oantrell objected to auy restrictions being placed on children playing on tbe reserve. The Mayor saia the Council had been to a lot of expense to ley out this green, and he could not see how the barbed wire would hurt, as there were two gates on the reserve.
Or Munro said that, with regard lo the people in Ohristchurcb, they were putting back the fences round the reserves.
Or Leefce spoke against eny restrictions being placed on children playing on the green. Or Munro's motion was lost, . The Mayor moved all the wirenetting be taken down. It was useless to leave it there to be torn down.
Cr Vangioni said he considered they should look upon the reserve as if it was their own property. No councillor would allow youngsters to run over their own green and spoil ail the trees. The barbed-wire would only injure those who were knocking tbe netting about. The Mayor's motion lapsed.Or Walker moved the present fence he repaired-
Seconded by Or Leete, ana carried, fhe Mayor, Ore Vangioni, Munro and Newton voting against it, aa they considering that the netting should be protected.
Or Vangioni moved that the matter of erecting a VV.O. close to Daly , * wharf be referred to tho* Works Committee. '
Seconded by Or Cantrell, and carried.
Or Leete asked if anything hid been done with regard to making a pathway to Stanley Park. Or Munro, Chairman of the Rβserves Committee, said he had been r.oo busy to attend to the matter.
Or Vangioni said the Council should straighten the footpath by the school. There was nothing to stop ihe Council fixing up the footpath at once. It was one of the worst parts of the towa nn3 tight in the centre.
Or Leete said be believed the work was to be done immediately after the work at Grehan Valley had been com* pleted. The Mayor said the Chairman of the Works Committee deserved the thanks of the borough for the way be bad c3tiserved the labour of the town during the last few months. Hβ had only had two m6n on, and had curtailed expenses enormously. If. they bad gone out and done what was asked the Council would be heavily in debt: Cr Walker eaid the holes in 'be footpath opposite the sohool should be filled in as..they were dangerous. It would have been only a few shillings to make the path safe. Cr Cantrell said there was a heap of metal about six feet off the footpath by tbe Post Office. The Mayor said it was at the Post Office's own risk, and nothing to do with the Council. Cr Walker moved the matter of fillin holes in the footpath be referred to the Works Committee, with power to act, Seconded by Cr Newton, and carried. Cr Newton said the Council's stock of cement was about at an end, He moved tbe matter of procuring cement be left to the Chairman of the Woiks Committee to report to nexi meeting, . Seconded by Cr Vangioni, and carried. Designs for improvement to tbe
baths, submitted by Or Walker, we referred to the rWbq and Works Committee to report to next meeting, anrt Or Walker was ihanksd for tbe trouble he had been to. Mayor moved that the Hon. R H. Rhodes, Postraaster-General, be asked to lay the foundation stone of new Aksroa post office. He it was the least tbey could do Mr Rhode; to lay the»fc >ne. I Seconded by Cr Vangioni, and I I ' Mayor Baid, seeing the Fire I - Brigade Conference was being held I hare in a few days' time, it would be I »3 well to tidy up tbe streets', He I nftflyed that the Chairman of tbe I Committee be empowered to I put on extra labour. They wanted to I make Akaroa ag attractive as possible. Beoonded by Cγ Walker, and carried. L Cγ Munro said there was a bit of; iW. coooreting that should bo done at Daly's wharf. He moved tbat Mr Wilkins be authorised to have the concrete work carried out. [,!• Beconded by Cr Lewitt, and carried, I "Cr Leete brought up the question r of the Mayor entertaining the CanterI fruitgrowers io a dinner, and V mrnng them down the harbour. He r moved the Council pay these expenses. I The motion lapsed. A lengthy discussion ensued, in whtbh councillors signified their wil lingnes3 to help the Mayor personally to pay for tbe entertainment of these visitors, but considered it was not fight to use the ratepayers' money for same.
The Mayor said he had entertained £be visitors himself, and wanted no assistance, Hβ ag eed it was not a f iir charge on the public purse. ' " The meeting t-bpn terminß'ed
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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4375, 27 February 1914
AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4375, 27 February 1914
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