AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL.
\ of this Council w<a-i h» :••( VVida>;.-?da_v evening. Pivson?.■ 1h Worship the Mayor, find 0/ ■A T "..Sksi , , Cantrell, Munro, New'on Uvwitt, Vangiom and Leete L;>ave of ab?enc9 was granted U uYFyfe. Inward wii« rend — From the North Camerbu-y 13oa»d of Education, saying [t, could no , MocepS the Council's offdi- to pu.-cbas-che old school site and buWrhug-i fu £700, aad string ih;it the p o ( >wrf,i vouid sbinr.iy be p.n tip u> au i.i n. The il'iyof baid r. wm vi-ry evuleii shat tbH offer ui'.de l>» tie C-nmiii .
was too low Tint) (utter Wivi reo-iwiJ A fifc'itoinsno fro n (■!>« D-pu-? L**t> (ie Tru3t.ee was read, snowing lLii )O.~ition of the Bniha Loiu Acc-.iunf.. Tbe statement showed ib-it on Bis: .Vlarcb, 1914, tbere wa-< £'28 Gi in uand, £40 invested in N 2. a>i)*oft iqJ £21 in (.iover tim.; ot dybaMMirasi, tud a total c<edii standing to tbtBaths loan account of £87 6j. The communication was received, The Akaroa Boating Ciub wrote, applying for a" public ha 1 license. The inspector leported that the fgj»B3 by tbe fire escape was very unsatisfactory. He had reported adversely on this escape ia his previous leporc.
Or VaDgioai tnovt.d the license be wi.bbeld until the or's rtcjrn I uiendation3 were carried our.. Secouded by Cr lnunoU, and carried. Gi , Lewifct said the lire escape at the boatsbeds was similar to those' for the hotels iv church I Applications for the elccitic light were granted to Messrs H. Hdyiock aod C. Goodwin Applications for drainage o )nns;c tions were granted so Mr ii. X New ton and to the Church Property iiustfced frjr the new vicarage The Riingiora Borough Council wrote, asking if the Council under the fresh award grauted tr.Ji.ir iuen any holidays on fwi pay. The clerk's reply wa- approved. The Akaroa Coun y Chairman wrote about the lamp ri u.iretl outs-ido she bjrough area in i.uvducl sireat that the agreement between }be two Councils waa tha-fc ttiny «tiouid pvp tialf each for the cost ot election, acui the borough wag to supply iue iighc. The Mayor said froiu wnaS he could gather the Couuty Couiici! bad agreed to pay the whole co-jS of breoiiou Or Lewifct said the Vrfib.il arrange ment with Mr Bruca wa-j that toe County Council should pny lor the erectiou of the lump aud pole, ibe , Couccit io supply tuu currnnr. Or Vasjgioiji said be thought that i the Borough Couucii sbould nob be petty uii'uded iv the matter, and should pay half cojl uf ertcnon. ! Tbe Mayor buid ib was making a J precedent; do do aa Or Vungioui sug gested, and might lead to a number ot applications uu similar terms. Cr Cantrell said be thought that such a concession should nos ue made He thought it was not right ihafc the Council should supply current for thu lamp for all time. Cr Newton moved that the County
CouDCil be written suggesting the
Counry Council should pay half cost. of supplying current for tbe |laujp as well as for erection of the pole and lamp. Seconded by Cr C.mtrell, and carried.
The Returning Officer, Mr G. W. Tnomas, reported (hut the Mayor, Mr G Armstrong, bad been returned unopposed. Or Newton, chairman of the Works Committee reported as follows: — *'We beg to report tbaS we have inspected Hmith Btieet, aud find that it is practically impossible to form a good road for wheel traffic without acquiring a con3idorab'e portion of private property. W y e would suggest that tho Council iuvito tbe owners to meet the Works Committee to discuss che matter, acd afterwards make a proposition to the CouociL" Cr Newton moved the adoption of tbe report "Seconded by Cr Walker. The Mayor eaid tho road would be a lft in 6ft and If, in 7ft grade. Tbere was no outlet possible on Muter street He was afiaid the sections would be encroaoherl in putting a road through, that would be a euitable grade. Cr Newton *.!ro read clause 2, which is as follow?.—" Re Viard street, we would rrc >inmend that a few loads of soft metal from tbe Council yard quarry be put on tbe footpath." Clause 2 was adopted. Cr Newton also reported as follows regarding the cost of shifting back tbe footpaths and erecting the fences on Bruce Terrace ;—"I beg to report that the Works Commi'.tee altered tbe fence along Jolie Street;, Bruce Ter race, with tbe owner's consent, from a 6ft to a sft V,D.L with jarrah posts and rails and concrete base, Mr finding five barrels of cement and s>3s of sand and gravel. Also that Miss Houghton's fence was altered from 7ft iron to sft V.D.L wuh concrete ba?e This alteration was madß with Miss Houghton's approval. The Council's men erected the piece of fence above Mi3S Hougbton's gate for her, parti culars of which have been suppii-cl by
the foreman. Mr F. Keegan gsvj tbe Councii a small portion of bi.s section fronting Jolie street in exchange for a fence with a concrete base, the piece of land being about 15iu wide at the south end of tbe section to nothing at tbo north side." The report was adopted. Cr Lewieb, chairman of tbe electiic lighting committee, reported—"That Mr Hill be refunded £16 overcharge on electric current supplied hv dough mixer owing to the nseter being i wrbngly read." Cr Lewitt said tenths of units had
been read as units. Cr Munro said Mr Powrie bad esti mated the cost; of erecting a landing ' stage on the south side of tbe new wharf at £84. Although the wharves committee bad power to act, be ' thpugbt before accepting tbia ha should bring it before the Councj). Or Newfcog said if thp Goucpil did iaot do this work now there would be
.io piled.ivinif p, ai j! b&,- h . ih mnwl the mitter be referred to the works ■md whurves eojrimitfcee* with pjr.-er co act.
Hpcondsd by Cr Vangioni. Cr Newton siid he thought the v.ork wae orrectly estimated, 0 and it would ba cheaper to do the work uoiv cbau later.
The motion was carried
Amouut recnivtrl esnee faat maeting — Ratpa £7 βs 5(] i pavilion ontranca £2 lls, dog few 10*. h. t (i hcerno i'l I°, . iileatric current £205 ISJ- SJ, to Hi £217 7s 10d. Hank account. —Daly's wharf loan 'lccounr, cr. i'2:)is 17?, districc laud account, (],-. £215 11.
Acciniuts amounting to £69 5s were pas-ird for iflymonc
Or Munro snid was no pro•J!?iou for putting spoutiog on tho Ualy'a wharf shelter.
Is w«s decided to bold this matter <>\fcr fir the present.. Cr vluaro said the wharfinger bad H'plied to have two props for tbo use v'lCOrtl carts pasdiog over the weigh bndye, At lbs cart and horse bad to be weighed first.
It was decided not to grant the application.
Cr Canfcrell moved a copy of tbe by laws be presented to eaoh Councillor.
Seconded by Cr Walker and carried
The Mayor moved the police be asked to take action against those breaking into and damaging the pavj liou on the Recreation Ground He aid a window facing tbe sea bad been bioken. This would cost 20s to io place. He thought the police could pretty well locate those doing the damage. It was a scandalous shame ibe way the pavilion was being cieated.
The motion was seconded by' Cr Newton and carried.
The Mayor moved the usual tenders be called for sand and sbingie. Seconded by Cr Vangioni and carried.
The Mayor said tbe foreman thought it would be less expensive to get a horse and cart for the Borough than paying for casual caning a* at present. Cr Newton, chairman <.f the works committee, said he did not know whether ie would pay the Council to keep horses.
1 r Vangioni moved tbdft teodirs be called for carting.
Seconded by Cr Leete.
Cr Vangioni said he did not think it would be economical to pay men to look after the horses at ail times. The motion was carried.
Tbe ilayor said be thought tbafc the matter of carting should be gone in , o by the Works' Committee before next UiGotiug. ,
0 ■ Munro moved the police be asked to see tbe moior bylaw observed in tbe borough and the spted limit adhered fo. Someone would be getting killed i,£ mo:or cycles were allowed to race through the town, especially at holiday time. Hβ moved tbe police be instructed to euforce the motor by hXf, Secoiided by Cr Vangioni aud oarried.
Tbo Council then adjourned
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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4390, 24 April 1914
AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4390, 24 April 1914
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