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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL.

A meeting of this Council was held on. Wednesday evening. Present—. His Worship the Mayor, and Crs Lewitt, Walker, Canfcrell, Munro, Daly, Newton and Vangioni. Leave of absence was granted to Crs, Fyfe and Leete. .The Town Clerk reported that Archdeacon Stocker bad presented the Council with a pbote of Commodore Lavaud's house in Lavaud street. A vote of thanks was passed to Archdeacon Stocker for the photo. Mr F. J. Hill, City Bakery, Akaroa, wrote, stating that his meter had not been properly read. Tbe matter was referred to the Lighting Committee. The hon. sec. of tbe Peninsula Technical Association (Mr A. Gray) wrote, thanking the Council for their donation of £10 towards their funds, and asking the Council to appoint two managers. Dr Cahtrell and Mr Munro were ap pointed managers. The Canterbury Fruitgrowers' Association wrote as follows :■— "I am requested by my committee to invite the Mayor and Councillors to pay us a visit, and inspect some of the principal orchards in our district: The most suitable time'for us would be in about a fortnight Any date about then will suit, except the 21st, Papanui Sports Day. a I am writing to some of the orchardi'sts of 'Akaroa, but we shall be, glad to see any other** who are interested in fruit culture Will you kindly let me know the date you decide oh as early as possible, so that we may make the necessary ar rangements.—Arthur Merton, Sec' retary."

The Mayor said a number of otber residents had been invited. It was decided the Mayor and as many other Councillors who could should accept the Association's irivitation,

Mrs A. H. Julius'wrote asking per mission to have a stall on the Recre ation Ground in connection with the Children's Sewing Guild on Easter Monday.

The permission was granted. Mr A. McFarlane wrote apologising for not having submitted plans to tbe Council for additions to his house. Tbe explanation was accepted. Mr C. VV. Leete wrote, asking the Council's permission • to erect a buildin Beach road, and submitting plans of the building, etc. The Mayor said that in erecting such a building Mr Leete was infringing the by law, and a building like that should never be allowed to be ■ erected, as it was in direct opposition to the by law. No plans had been submitted, and he was surprised at Mr Leete erecting such a building, which was built of condemned-timber and an eyesore to tbe town. He moved the by laws be enforced. Cr Cantrell seconded the motion. He thought the building should be stopped at once.

Cr Walker said no brick or party wall had been put up, and the build-

ing was too close to tbe street. It

certainly should be removed without

delay

. I'/f Mayor snid'the-pin ns bad j.'igr been sent into tbn Council Or ■ antrell said he thought the Town Clerk should take action when, he saw such buildin-ais in the course of ■erection, a? be was authorised by th* Council to do so. " j The motion was carried. The plana of the building.Were re ferred to the Works Committee, witb power to act. St. Peter's Church Veetry wrote, submitting plane of the new vicarage, to be erecced on the Esplanade. The plans were referred to the building committee to report. The Akaroa County Council wrote, stating that they could not acknowledge tbe account for tbe erection of a pole and lampjnst outside the borough, as the Council had not agreed to nay for the erection of the pole. On the motion of Cr Munro, seconded by Cr Lewitt, it was decided to .refer the letter back to the Akaroa County Council, asking them to ex plain the ambiguity contained in the letter.

Transfers were granted for property in tbe borough from Mr B. W, Henning to Mr.W, E. M. Jacobson, and from Mr J. Vangioni to Mr B. W. Henning. Applications for electrical energy were received from the Roman Catholic Church and - Presbytery, and Messrs J. Phillips, A. McFarlane and P. Hester. The applications were granted. Mr R. Powrie asked for a six weeks' extension of bis contract for the erection of Daly's wharf, as he had been delayed by the timber not coming to band.

The application was granted. Cr Newton, Chairman of the Works Committee, reported as follows:— ."■ The above committee beg to report having let the building of a cement wall across tbe end of Balgueri street, and along the sea side of the Council Chambers for the sum of £37 4s ; also the erection of a urinal and W.C. between the Council Chambers and the sea-wall for the sum of £25 lis to Mr R. Powrie." The report was adopted. Cr Newton moved Messrs T. E. Taylor & Co.'s offer to supply<-cement to the Council for a year be accepted. Seconded by Cc- Vangioni, and carried.

(r Munro, Chairman of the Baths Committee, moved the adoption of the following report :— " That the extra bathing shelters required be erected in accordance with the plans submitted by Mr J.J. Walker, the work to be carried out next August." Seconded by* Cr Canfcrell, and carried.

FINANCE IiEPOKT.

Amount received since last meeting -Drainage, 10s 6d; electric lamp and repairs, 4s ; sundries, Is.

Bank Account—Daly's wharf ao count, cr. £496 17s; district fund account, dr. £240 14s 10dj in band, 15s 6d. Acuounts amounting to £88 15s 6d were passed for payment. The report was adopted. The Mayor said when the Board of Education, members visited Akaroa Jbe had seen Mr Boyd about the old school site. Mr Boyd Baid the Board would let the Council have the school site for £1000 at 4 per cent interest. The Mayor said this made a difference as it would only mean expending £40 per year instead of £50. Mr Boyd bad said it was not necessary to take a vote of the ratepayers to acquire the site. He personally thought they should ftake a poll. Cr Vangioni said he thought.the rate of interest was not large, but they' were asking too much for the land. He thought £700 or £800 should be offered

Cr Lewitt said the maintenance of the section would be .a heavy tax on the borough funds as well as the interest.

Cr Cantrell moved that the Boafd of Hiducation be offered £700 with i per cent interest for the site.

Seconded by Or Tangiooi". Cr Newton said be was not sure that the Council could buy the land without taking a poll. .

The Mayor said he thought a meet ing of the ratepayers should be called and the proposition put to a vote, and a special rate struck for the purpose! Cr Cantrell added, subject to'the approval of the ratepayers, to bis motion, which was carried.

The Mayor said the laying of the foundation stone of the Akaroa post office would be carried out by the Government, and the Council would not have anything to arrange regarding the stone. He thought the Hon. F. M. B. Fisbor should be invited to open the new Daly's wharf. He! moved the Hon. F. M. B. Fisher be asked to open Daly's wharf. Seconded by Cr Vangioni, and carried. '

The Mayor said it was suggested the opening of Daly's wharf and Onawe Flat road and wharf and post office should take place at the same time.

Cr Newton moved the Mayor confer with tbe County Chairman in inviting the Ministers to the district..

Seconded by Cr Lewitt, and carried Cr Lewitt said three more of the shore piles of Daly's wharf should be stayed. The contractor thought they should be stayed. He moved tbe matter be referred to the Wharves Committee to consult the engineer for his approval, Seconded by Cr Munro, and carried

Cr Vangioni moved £30 be paid over to the Citizens' Fire Brigade

Association Committee. Seconded by Cr Newton, and carried. The Council then adjourned 'until ' Wednesday next.

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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4380, 20 March 1914

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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4380, 20 March 1914

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