AKAROA COUNTRY COUNCIL.
The Akaroa County Council met a* Duvauobelle on Saturday, when there were present—Messrs J. D. Bruce (chairman), C. B. Thacker, F. VVil liaros and J B. Thacker.
The chairman's statement included the following business : —
The Assistant Under Secretary wrote acknowledging the Council's letter asking that provision ebould he made for taxing motor?, al?o stating that the Minister of Internal Affairs would deal win lha matter as in amendment to the Act.
The letter was received
Two Councils and a Lamp—The Akaroa Borough Council wrote a-king the Council to pay half cost of the erection of the lamp and poll in the County boundary at the end of Lavaud street, and also half cost of the electric current for the lamp.
The chairman said the history of the affair was that the Borough Council had some years ago asked the County Council to assiet them in erecting a' lamp to light the County road leading into Lavaud street. It was necessary to place the light in the County, and after consideration the County Council agreed to help the Borough Council in the matter. As it was for the Borough mainly that the light waa required, the County Council agreed to pay half cost of erecting the lamp, and the Borough agreed to pay for the lighting. After the lamp was converted into an elec trie lamp, be certainly understood the Council were to pay half cost for erecting the light, and that was what he thought he had arrangad with the Chairman of the Lighting Committee. Ho told the Mayor twelve months ago about the matter, and yet the Council had persistently sent in a claim for full amount for erection. He saw the action fcaken by the Council when in Hanmer, and was ve<y wrath about it. If the Council bad approached the County Council in a different way he might have asked the County to pay for the whole erection, but since re ceiving the letter he was emphatic in carrying out the County's original agreement. It was only a small thing, but be did not think the Borough Council should hold them at the point of the bayonet and force their terms upon the County. The light was mainly for Borough use, and to pay half coat of maintenance of the lamp would be very expensive. The County Council kept the msin road mainly for the Borough's benefit. The County never thought of maintaining a light tbere, and it was tha Borough Council who male the terms (or the light in the first place. This wag the only light in the County The Borough wrote asking them to pay half cost of current, but he would object stren uously to payiog a recurring expense for light. It waa all a storm in a tea pot, but be felt annoyed at the matter The motion was passed by men who nothing of the case.
Mr C. Thacker thought the Borough Council were breaking faith with the County in the old agreement, as they had agreed to maintain the kerosene lamp. He moved the original arrange* ment be adhered to
Seconded by Mr F. Williams and carried. '
Slaughtering License—The transfer of a slaughterman's licanae from W. Glynan to C. Mann was approved
Horse Grazing-Mr W. W. Wil liamg wrote asking the Council to settle an account for grazing horses on his property
It was decided to pay the account,
The chairman stated that there had been a vacancy on the German Bay Domain Board, and this hadj been filled. The annual meeting of the new Board would be held shortly.
New Robinson's Bay Wharf. —In reference to tbe Robinson's Bay wharf loan, tbe chairman read a letter from the Hon. R, 11. Rhodes, which ia as folio wb: —
" Referring to the letter of tbe 18th ult. from the clerk of your Council applying for a loan from the Posi Office of £800 or £900, and to my in. timation to you that the loan would probably be granted, I beg to inform you that the Department agrees to lend tbe Council £900 at interest of per cent., a sink'ng fund oi li per cent, to be provided, which will extinguish tbe loan in thirty four years. Kindly inform me whether the Council desires the loan to be made on these conditions." ;
The chairman reported he bad called the Robinson , * Bay residents together, and they decided to accept the offer of the lean. The loan would be £900, as there was a Government; grant of £250 and the Qounty Co unci? grant of £50. It was considered ths would cover the expenses. The dents bad asked him to accoinpaty the engineer and themselves ne;t week in looking round the north sits of the Bay to see if tbare wa3 a betfer site on that side of the Bay. It now only necessary to get the ipprxWl jof jtfte jEJeoartrqent for the piqcedure the bii starting the proposal and get jplanaind, specifications out to submit tp Marine Department. He thoi|ht they could make a start in cix wfifcs or two months time. The resides expressed the opinion that tenor 3 should be called for the road ad wharf separately, and be thoqht ten<3era 'sh.ojild he oalled for well. ~- " v ' •' :
Mr Williams moved fcbe accept the terms of tha loan in accVdance with the terms of the letter. '
Seconded by Mr J. R. Thacker, afl carried.
THE CRUSHER. fthe crugher engineer reported 1 follows ;|| """■ fc v-i i "I beg fco report bwing iinisjai Spurr and Harris's heijps on t'n Summit road, also Preston and Bras snaw'e, Afe the last; mentioned fcfaei , was not sufficient to join up tb metal, so that rather than mak another stop for it we quarried an picked up anywhere we could 48 yard more, which completed the stretct fl3ajji'n|r jj£? yards broken dace lac meeting."' jar.wsjof and van along to tj?e Jjittl/r Ai;&s Saddle, where about eighty y&tieat required to join up the metal, an have left two able bodied men t
quarry is while the Fmfc hm ■ i-> ne
rolled The bo We*: uispoetcn- baa been round and found everything satisfactory, except that the tube 3 are gradually weakening, and at eorne convenient time will require renewing. Owing to an accident, which you haV,e heard, the road rolling wa3 delayed about a day, but good progress is being mads now. Mr H. Mctiale wishes to know when I eau go over to see bridges and culverts on the way to Cborlfon. I propose going there as soon*as the rolling i* doni "
The chairman said ir, wa-j mi 1 ; a large output, bus tbn weather and the spawiing hud dolayp'] the cnisher. The engineer would bn dorm rolling on fhe Flat road in less than a week. Hβ would arrange then tn t>r> o>ec to Chorlton. Tfou bridges would have to be the engine passed ovm , them. The engineer bad a very fooli-h accident, and the foramen, who hid bepn steering, bid run her out to sea, This did not do much daraniJ", ami only a few hour* woik was loefc. Tbe engineer would not now allow anyone to drive the online.
It was decided the crusher g'j to Chorlton as soon as possible.
Tbe chairman said tbe rolling on the Flat road was quite a good job. The metal was blinded lightly. They would find motors using the Fiat road aoon.
The clerk said the bonu3 for the crusher staff this month was only 12? 2d. There bad been a 105 of shifting.
Tbe chairman said there wag an application from Mr J. McKay to kpep tbe Summit road in repair be tweeo Pigeon Bay nn<3 Listie Akaloa Saddles. Hβ thought by using the grader it would be a cheaper and better job.
It was decided to hod (he applica tioti over until it was seen whether tbe grader could be obtained.
Mr C. B, Thaeker said Mr Ware, of Okain's, bad horses for the grader, and could do the work.
The .chairman moved 10 per cent, be added to all rates outstanding after May 6, and they be sued for. Seconded by Mr J. R. Thaeker, and carried.
It was decided to have the goree grubbed on the quarry reserve at the Hill Top, and ask the tenant to keep the gorse down after it was grub bad.
Mr J. K. Thaeker asked if the Council intended to roll the metal on the summit. Tbe road was to be blinded and screenings put on.
The chairman said he would instruct the engineer to run over the road once or twice. This wou!d settle the metal and would be all that was required. The chairman said frequency motors were on the road at night, and he heard many complaints. A motor cyclist had'been fined last court day for not blowing his horn going round
Receipts since last tneeiiag £239 Is Bd, or. balance £187 Us, cash in hand £32 10b 7d, accounts presented £224 11s 7d, debit balance £5i 9s Jld.
The accounts were passed, and the Council adjourned.
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AKAROA COUNTRY COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4391, 28 April 1914
AKAROA COUNTRY COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4391, 28 April 1914
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