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A meeting of this Council was held on Wednesday evening. Present— His Worship the Mayor, and Crs Walker, Cantrell, Munro, Daly, Newton and Vangioni.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE, Leave of absence was granted to Crs Lewitt, Leete and Fyfe. MINUTES. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. CORRESPONDENCE, Outward correspondence was read and approved. Inward correspondence was read— Mr W. E. M. Jacobson, bon. i sec. of the Akaroa Athletic Sports Club, asking tbe Council to close the Akaroa Recreation Ground on Easter Monday. Cr Munro moved, and Cr Newton seconded, the application be granted. Carried* Extract from N.Z. " Gazette " re Thursday being half holiday for Akaroa. Notices of transfer of properties from the Rev. A. H. Julius to Mr W. W.Williams and Mr J. R. Newton were received. Tb- transfers were agreed to, and and the roll amended accordingly. From Mr W. D. Wilkins, engineer,

certifying that the contractor for Duly s wharf was entitled to a progress payment of £300. r iv.' money was voted -on the moinn of Cr Vangioni, seconded by Cr Newton. From Mr Fred Keegan applying for lectric current, The application was granted, and Crs Vangioni and Walker' were ap pointed to sign same, From Mrs Brittan drawing attention to a poultry, run next to her residence, and asking to bave the run removed. The Mayor said that he had spoken to tbe Town Clerk, who had spoken to the owner of the run. Cantrell and Vangioni consid ered the bylaw Bbould be observed. Cr Cantrell said he bad beard of this nuisance before, and tbe run wa3 close to Mrs Brittan's residence Or Newton moved the matter be re ferred to the Inspector of Nuisances. . Seconded by Cr Cantrell and car ried.


Cr Newton, Chairman of the Works Committee, moved the adoption of the following report:—"Re Mr C. W. Leete's shop on Beach road we are of opinion this should not be allowed to proceed in its present form, as we consider tbe building unsuitable for a main street, also that the Borough bylaws have not been complied with; re tbe Parsonage we would recommend that the plans be approved." Cr Newton - said there was a good dpal of comment on Mr Leete's sbop last meeting, and be would say no i more. The other building was a good one, and it would be a good thing for the town if more of the sort were erected. The motion to adopt the report was seconded by Or Cantrell and carried, WHARVK3 COMMITTEE,

Cr Murjro said it was left to him to see into tbe matter of bracing the piles on Daly's wharf. He bad seen Mr Wilkins on the mat ter, who thought it was not nece3 aary to brace these piles, and if tbe alteration were made the plang would have to go back to Wellington. He moved Mr Wilkins' explanation be accepted. Seconded by Cr Walker and carried


Amount; received since last meeting —Electric connection £4 6£ 6d, hawker's license £1, total £5 6s 6d. Sank Account — Daly's wharf loan, or. £496 17a; District fcund .account dr. £333 6s lOd. Accounts amounting to £294 29 lid were passed for payment. POST OFFICE. The Mayor said at last meeting tbey decided to have the foundation stone of the post office laid on Monday. April 6 He bad communications from tbe Hon. R. H. Rhodes, showing that it was impossible for him to be present on tbat date, owing to an engagement in Dunedin. He would suggest Wednesday, April 8. Or Newton said that, as tbe Hon. F. M. B. Fisher was to open Daly's wharf the same, day, it would be as well if Mr Rhodes conferred with Mr Fisher. _ The Mayor added that the Christchurch postmaster bad rung him up about tbe inscription on the foundation stone. / Cr Munro moved tbat it be left in ' the hands of tbe Mayor and Town C!erk to arrange re date of opening of tbe. post office and the inscription on stone. Seconded by Cr -Vangioni, and cairied. fj BY-LAW. , The Mayor said he was sorry Cr Leete was away, but they had to take action with regard to the building. Crs Cantreli and Vangioni consider ed ihe by-laws should ba enforced without hesitation. Cr Yangioni moved thai Mr Leafce be given notice to remove the build iDg, Seconded by tbe Mayor, an carried

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Gr Cantrell asked some information if he was in order. Often matters were referred to a committee, with power to act. Tbe committee should report on the action taken in tfcn matter. ' The rest of the Council were often in ignorance about what was done. He thought when any matter was referred to the committee tbey should report to the Council, He moved that in future all committees make a report on, matters referred to them, with power to act. '"Seconded by Or Walker, and carried.


The Mayor said that as to resolutionsrmovers ought to write out their resolutions and band them over "to the ..ponder ■ for his approval. He thought it would be a good procedure in future, and would save a great deal of discussion. He moved to effect that rail resolutions be put down in writing of new work'undertaken.

Seconded by Cr Cantrell, and carried. ~.


Cr Munro, Chairman of the Baths Committee, reported tbat tbe work in the baths had been completed and was very satisfactory.

In answer to Cr Newton, Cr Munro said be did net know the cost, but would ascertain same and report later,


Cr Newton said he had instructed tbe foreman to break 500 to 600 yards metal at Council's quarry. The captain of tbe Deveron was bringing down some gelignite for tbe Council's use. ;

The meeting then adjourned.

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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4382, 27 March 1914

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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4382, 27 March 1914

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