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ROAD BOARDS.

AKAROA AND WAIKUI.

A meeting of this Board was held on Saturday. Present —Messrs G. Armstrong (chairman), D McKay G. T Muicick, .li A. Pettigrew and W. W. Williams.

Correspondence was read — From the Commissioner of Crown Landa re tbe railway reserves afc Puaha as follows; —

♦'in reply to your.letter of the 14th inst, I have to say that whilst control of this reserve was granted to your Board before, subdivision of the die-

trict, it is only reasonable to suppose that if the reserve is now included in the aiea of the Wairewa County, that Board should have control of the land, and any lease granted would therefore be granted to them. If, however, your Board made any definite promise to Mr Cossai , that such a lease should be granted, such promises should be given effect to by the new body.-r-C. R. Pollen."

In reply to the clerk's letter the Wairewa County Council wrote; — "In reply to* your letter of the

14th ult., intimating that .your Council advises the legal course to be adopted by this. Council to enable it to pa; you the stipulated price for reserve at Puaha would be to have a clause put into the next Washing-up Bill before Parliament, and asking if this Council will agree to this course being adopted, and in reply I am directed to inform you that this' Council will ugree io this course, Bubjecfc.to the approval of its policitor.—l am; etc., T. Quealy, Clerk."

" Ke Cossar's Lease. —lam directed to acknowledge receipt of your letter, with enclosures, on this subject, and in reply to inform you (hat this Council is willing to allow Mr Cos3ar to retain the present reserve on toe

same terms as under your lease to him till the expiration of the lease. Iα the meantime the Council wouid like a copy of the document or the original, and also to say that so far it has received no rent from anybody for the reserve. The Council would be thankful for particulars of any other reserves or Crown land in Puaba, from which revenue has been received by your Board.—l am, etc.j T. Quoaly, Clerk." The correspondence was received. Mr G. Uuxbury, Bobinson's Bay, wrote, complaining that the drain in Robinson's Bay, being blocked overi flowed his The letter was as follows:— ..>:. '

11 1 wish to call your Board's attention to drain running .alongside section occupied by me at Bobinson'g Bay. Previously I have not called attention to it until it has overflowed' into section, causing considerable loss to me. I would like to point out the culvert at bottom end of road is not large enough to carry away storm water, ;and the drain itself is narrow and easily choked with grass and

Wteds."

The Akaroa County Council also wrote as follows : — ' "I have the honour to acknowledge receipt; of your letter requesting the Counoil to clear the drain at the foot of Kobinson's Bay valley road, and in reply am instructed to inform you that the Council cannot comply with your request, aa it is of opinion that it cannot legally do so." ■ The chairman said he was sorry the County Council bad not taken some action in the matter as requested by the Board, He said the Board had no control over the drain, as it was en the Council's chain road Mr Dux bury bad a grievance, as the overflow from the drain damaged his property. Before the Board could do.anything they would have to get the County Council's consent, He quoted instances where the Akaroa Borough Council kept the outlets of drains from the County cleat, and in the Akaroa and Waioui Road Board district as in, German Bay. There was no doubt' abjut the drain being on the main road, and he thought one local body should meet another in a case like this one.

Mr Williams said be had seen tbe Commissioner of Crown Lauds in Christchurch about this drain. The Commissioner said the drain certainly was under the control of the County.

The Board kept the upper part of tbe

drain clear, but this portion of the drain bad never been attended to. Hβ

thought a drain should be put through to the sea and covered up. He moved the Board obtain a legal opinion as to who was responsible for this drain. Seconded by Mr Mulcock,

Mr Williams said the County Coun cil bad years ego put in two culverts above and below this, drain, and left

the drain between tbe two culverts un covered, and therefore they must be responsible for the whole drain. Mr McKay said he thought the Board should obtain a legal opinion as to who had control of the by road leading from the main road to tbe valley road.

The chairman drew the Board's attention to the fact that toe County Council bad put a drain right through a road under the Board's control to the sea at the aaleyards. They were only splitting straws over this matter. The County Couucil said they were responsible for the formed road, but they had control of the wbolechain. They gave to the Robinson's Bay residents to put their post office on the chain road,

The motion was carried unani mously f

Mr G. Harris wrote, asking the Board to appoint him the Board's

solicitor.

Mr Mulcock moved the chairman's action in appointing Mr Harris the Board's solicitor provisionally be approved.-

Seconded- by Mr Williams, and carried.

Mr A. Gray, hon. secretary of the Peninsula Technical School, wrote, asking the Board to subsorile a dona* tion towards' the Association's funds, and asking the Board to appoint two members on the Board of Managers. , , Mr Mulcook said he.thought the Technical School should be supported, ' but he thought that the Akaroa County Council should raise tfaeif donation, He did not think £10 was \ too much for the Board to contribute, ( but he thought that £6 6s was too ■mall a donation for the County to . contribute. It was decided to make the usual donation, and Messrs G Armstrong and G. Checkley were appointed to the Board of Managers. Tenders were received for spawling metal in German Bay. It was decided to accept the tender of Mr M. Shepherd, German Bay, at 23 3d per yard, the contract to be completed in seven weeks, and if Mr Shepherd did not accept on those terms the next tenderer be given the contract. ■ * x

The chairman reported that Mr Gracia had thrown up the cocksfoot purchase of the Hickory road/ He had relet the road at £3 103. Ha had also let the seed in the horse paddock on the Long Bay road. The chairman's action wai ap» proved.

FOREMEN'S BEPOBT3.

W. Shadbolt reports:—"Since last meeting 1 put in a culvert on Dierck's road, and cleared off slips and boildera on Mould' 3 road, Crown Island. Worked three days on Brocherie'a road on the top of the range, and worked two days, on Kotloweki's road, German Bay, and blinded a portion of che old Akaroa road, oleared/a tree and bouiders off the lighthouse road that came down, pegged off a place where tbe stone is to be stacked in German Bay valley. I am now working on the Long Bay road this side of the range, and when finished there I am going on to the Le 80n , 3 Bay road." H. Dack reports:—"Since laefc meeting we finished Duvaucbelle wharf road, and put,one day's work on Pawson'e valley and repaired LeValfaint's road and blinded old Pigeon Bay road I also crowned up Moore's road, repairf d a culvert on Barry's Bay valley, and filled in ruts on Chat field's road" •

"Have been carting out soft rock and top-dressing about eighteen chains on road bj sandy beaeb.also breaking three loads of metal and putting on the foot of the Cemetery road, whioh was hollow in the middle or the road and also blinding same, lam now getting soft rock and carting on steep part of Cemetery road. Have been working on Cemetery road taking 3ides off and raking tbe metal In roe centre of the road, picking down joff rook and carting on steep part of road and top-dressing same, also bteaktDg metal to go between the rails going to the wharf shed, and carting it to shed and spreading same. We are now working on main road getting soft rook and carting on road going down hill towards the sandy beech,—Amos Arnold." .-..■.'. .

FINANCIAL STATEMENT,

Receipts since last meeting, £919 Is id , dr. balance at Bank, £401 16s sd; accounts presented, £160 7e: dr. balance, £562 3s sd,

The foremen's reports and fihanoilt statement were adopted. .■■•*■. oMr Mulcock said he had instructed

f;Mi lamea: Wright i 0 put a man on f .; r the road in French Farm' , ;:•, ,flt *f&3 deotded that it be advertised fl;|W *n rates must be paid before B'.#^ h V 81e 'i-or-'they would be sued

ptf^f: Ma 'oock .moved that the first ||lin3ge jm the French Farm Valley sf|iro*a: bp repaired.- . ■ ■ l;, 'B e coaded y by Mr Pettigrew and carfsi • It was decided the Board meet next April 17th, instead of Easter Satflmiay, April 10th. The chairman moved the members of the Board inspect the Gough'|i Bay 'if Hickory roads on Monday, March ilffiOth. . . by Mr Pettigrew and ear-

The Board then adjourned.

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ROAD BOARDS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4379, 17 March 1914

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ROAD BOARDS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4379, 17 March 1914

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