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MT. HERBERT COUNTY COUNCIL.

SPECIAL MEETING

A special meeting of this Council was held on Mondny last to take into consideration the present represen ration of the ndaig, tbe present valuation being Port Levy £249,585 and Port Victoria £139.550 Cr Field handed to, the chairman a requisition signed by seventeen ratepayers of the Port Levy riding, and moved .be following motion :—"Thnt at the next r-ri*nniai elec'ion five n>~roh'-i\i fo be elected for the Port Ley riding i.md four members for f he Port Vio'oria riding "'

Cr,. Field spoke at pome hngth on hi?! motion strnugly advocating tbe.ad ditinnal member for tho Port Levy riding.

Cr .Wilson seconded the motion,

I and epoke of the unequal valuation of I the two ridings, which entitled Port ; Levy to an auditional member. \ ■ Gts Fleming and Hunter spoke in i * similar strain; The chairman, Mr CMon Bradley, slated tbat during the time the Conu- ; cil had been, formed all tbe work bad | been done in a most agreeable manner and withouS any friction, and he thought tbat was the better plan ■ would be to extend the Port Victoria

riding in such a manner as to equalise : tbe ridings. Crs. Allen, DaveDport, and Manson spoke against the motion, and advoi cated the revision of tbe boundaries.

.Or Field having replied, the chairman put the motion. For, Crs. Fleming, Hunter, Field and Wilson ; against, Crs. Allen, Manson, Daven port and the chairman. The voting beiDg equal, the chairman gave his casting vote against it, and tho motion was lost.

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MT. HERBERT COUNTY COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4384, 3 April 1914

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MT. HERBERT COUNTY COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4384, 3 April 1914

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