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ROAD BOARDS.

AKAROA ANDWAINUI

A meeting of this Board was held on Saturday. Present—Messrs G. Armstrong (chairman), D McKay G. 1. Muicoek, and W. W. Williams.

CORRESPONDENCF, Outward correspondence was read and approved. Inward correspondence was read — From German Bay Dairy Company lrawing attention to bad slate o£ read leading to factory. The Chairman said he bad inspected h« road and found the side channels blocked, which caused them to over flow, It was only a small matter, hie moved the channels be cleared.

Seconded by Mr Williams fiod car

From Public Work 3 Department re board's application for £800 grant for German Bay wharf road, stating the Lmpartrneno would subsidise £ for & xpended by the Board on the road, The Chairman said, as all members

tf the - Board knew, that unless a wall was erected the void would be scoured

mt in a few years. As the Govern iK-nt would only give a subsidy of £

or £, the sum of £150 was rather too >iuch for the Board to expend on this work. He did not think it necessary

to build concrete wall to top of road. In reply to Mr McKay, the Chaii'man said he thought about 25 or 30 chains of walliag would be necessary.

Mr Muleock did not think that l.he work would cost £300, and moved that Mr Wilkins be employed to prepare estimate of work and plans re quired Seconded by Mr Williams and car ried.

From Meares and Williams stating

•at accounts owing by Board to C. > i>eitly were in future to be paid to I em.

After discussion, it was resolved the '.'iGrk interview Messrs Meares and Williams with regard to the matter, the account to be held over till next Board day. From Mr Maftey stating he bad paid rental of the railway reserve at Li&Ut Eiver to Wairewa County Council The Clerk stated this matter needed

adjustment with the Wairewa Council and on the motion of the Chairman, seconded by Mr Mulcock, this account was left in the bands of the Clerk to adjust.

fokemen's eeports

W. Shadbolt reported tbat since last meeting be had worked on Long Bay road on this side of range, also en th. Paua Bay road. He had repaired a culvert on the Long. Bay road opposite Geotges busb, and worked on W Hewitt's road and opened all culvert!on that road and cut back all ovethanging trees. He i 3 now working on the fcHoney Bay road, and will be there for a few days yet. He wanted som9 eighteen inch pipes for a culvert on S. Lelievre's road, to be put iv before the metal goes on. Mr William 3 moved fchaf' the nece= sary'pipes be procured. Seconded by Mr McKay, and carried.

h. Daek reported that since ia<u meeting he finished crowning up W. Wright's road and put the cuivett in, also cleaned bits of slips off Piper , .* Valley road from bottom to top Ht cleaned culverts and outlets on Okain's Bay road, and now is going through uew Pigeon Bay ro id A. Arnold reported that cince last meeting he bed been picking up soft rock, carting same and top dressing mam road going down towards sandy beach, and also blinding the bad places on Main road going out from Cemetery ioad towards Tikao Bay. There are a few chains of road that could do 'with about twenty loads of metal. He was sending horse and dray on Saturday, The timber for the bridge has not arrived, and is wanted very bad, as it is not safe. Mr McKay moved that horses and carts be retained and metal be put on French Farm road before the winter.

Seconded by Mr Mulcock and car

riod,

The foremen's reports were adopted FINANCE BEPOET. Accounts presented for payment, £166 Is lid; dr. balance to March 81st, 1914, £96 11s 9d, total debit £'263 Is 6d.

The accounts m read \vere N passed fir payment. \ HICKORY AND GOUGH's BAY-EOAps

The Chairman said that owing to a misunderstanding as to place of meeting, tha members of the Board had not met lo inspect the Gough's and Hickory • loads. He htu), tjoweve?, gone over, und would submit the following report : —"Gough's Bay road is in a very bad state through CofV< property. I would suggest the Bonn; jji'i enough metal broken so macal ibie read frma l.hn af.»e<' above ooe'-> to wbnre the recem li,> . i-0.-k fi!nr;p. Tbrwater chauuei >equues cleaning out, and projecting -tone* takno out., alsi two , bad points taken off. The knoh opposite Mrs Kearney's requires some taken off, also a. stone obstruction that, and is to giv anyone passing a nasty knock The roiid through George's bush requires ati*n tion, The centre of the road is getting worn, and side channels require cleaning out, and centre of roar) crowriK.l The Hickory •■and I did no' Imve un •: ■to "n ; pect., bur. would Kugge- ha , ■I• -.- forenrmn measuw ibis road a«)d Gou^: , road where they require metalling- By this means the Board would know tht amount of metal required and cost.. If these roads are not metalled, it will be endless expense to the Board to keep them in repair, both roau j having a rough rocky foundation " He moved the adoption of the repori;.

Mr McKay said he had al:-r>, in com pany with Mr Williams, ins«.cc:ed the roads, and considered the report sub mitted by the chairman a vary fair one. The road w&a ioally in a bad condition, aud urgently needed atten uon. Some very bad places also nnfdt«l fencing. Tb chairman explained he hat! nr ra< ged to procuvo fencing, for the bud P'uCwS.

Mr Williams also drew attention to the rocks in the side channels, and tbo battering of the banks might be attended to at the same time, The motion was seconded by Mr Williano'B, and carried. MOTTNT BOBSU KOAD, Mr Mulcock reported that Mr Nib-

letfc had made a really good job of the Mount Bossu road, and the money had been well spent. Hβ did not think that more than «ighs or ten cul verts were needed. He thought that this Bofird should confer with the Wairewa County Council and arrange to hava culverts put in. It would DQ a pmali ■ expense to both bodies and effect great saving. Hβ moved thrf Wairewa County Council be approach ed with regard to the matter. Mr Williams considered the culverts were necessary, and seconded Mr Mulcock's motion, which was carried. letter's culvert, Mr McKay asked if anything had been done to this culvert. Ifc wa j noi safe at present, and he thought something should be done in tha matter After discussk-n, it was resolved that Mr McKay should inspect the culvert aad report at next meeting. - PIPEU'S VALLEY BRIDGE. Mr McKay spoke o£ the necessity of widening Piper's Valley bridge, acd on the motion of the chairman, seconded by Mr Williams, id wa sresolved that Messrs Pettigrew and McKay be empowered to procure labour and ntcessary material and have work dona,

VALEDICTORY The chairman snid that himself and all members of tbe Board were extremely sorry that Mr Mulcock was leaving the district. Men of character were wanted in public life, and in Mr Mulcock they had a member of ability, and one who was not afraid to speak his mind No member was respected more, and his departure from tbe district would be a great loss to the ratepayers and the Board. He wished Mr Muicock. every prosperity in the future, Mt Williams said that prior to bis becoming a meitber of the Boaid be had read of the Board's doings with interest, and bad even then learned to respect Mr Mulcock as a valuable uit'inber. Service on tbe Board with that gentleman had strengthened his good opinion, and Mr Mulcock'a departure was a loss to the district Mr McKay endorsed the remarks of the previous speakers, He had always respected Mr Mulcock, and it would be very hard indeed to fill bis place. , Replying, Mr Mulcock said it bad been a real pleasure to him to work on the Board- There bad been diversity of opinion, which, on tbe svtioie, was a good thing, as v brought, up matters that oibunvisG >\oiiiu bo ovt-iiuolieU He had tiled to oe fair to tbo whole district, bur, as member for Wainui, that, foiiiou ot btit) diatnct bud vis special interest. He was pleased at the remarks of the Ohairmnu and members. h made him feel be h&a not lulled \u ins work. He r* gretitu leaving the Board, arid it was ouly be cause of iiib ai|j&iiure iitom tb-j dis tnec ihii': ho vv<»s cU'itig so

RETIRING MEMBERS,

The Chaiimtuj said Mjat ihe oiectiun for new members wouib take p!aee before next meeting. He tbauked the retiring members for their services, and, as they were again standing, nt hoped to see them re elected, (Jon titjuing, he said ratepayers . were very apathetic, and \vere evidently eatisneu with the Board's aduiiuiau'a.iion otouk litiole luitiest. Tut) Board liked to t;e critioieed, aud hoped the an nual meeting would not lapse.

Mr Mulcock endorsed the chair man's remarks, and thought the two new members unfortunate in having to go befoce' the electors on a one year's term. There was much •to itarn in the way of wotking ihings, and it touk a few months to get into the running. He hoped to sco ibe rutning members re-elected. Ha agieed with the chairman that too little interest waa taken. Ratepayers should attend the annual meeting cod dis | cush matters which had poasibly been uveiiockLd. It would ennbie the Board to attund to things to the satis faction of ait. ,

BATES UNPAID.

On the Uiouoa of the chairman; seconded by Mr Williams, it was da cided that all rates outstanding od May 6th be sued foe with 10 pc-f cent, penalty added.

The BoaM adjourned till Moy 9,

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ROAD BOARDS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4389, 21 April 1914

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ROAD BOARDS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4389, 21 April 1914

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