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The monthly meeting of the Board was held on Saturday last, the 25th insfc.j present —Meaerg W, Cγ. Dalglisb J P. Pettersen, A. F. Leonardo and A. A Macphail. The previous minuted were read and confirmed,

The cierk reported that the necessary preparations for the election on May 2 had been made. Also the Wharf road improvement contract bad been signed and work had started.

Correspondence was read— From the Public Works Depart ment, asking expenditure for the year ending March 31, 1914, out of "the £250 Wharf road grant. The information was supplied by the clerk

From Mr R, H. Barker, asking for removal of his name from the roll.

The clerk was instructed to attend to same.

From Mr T. W. Barker, asking permission to graze bullocks on Wharf

road while hauling stones," undertak ing to repair any damage done. It was resolved that, as the Board had no authority to give permission, ohe request could cot be granted. From a ratepayer, caling attention to the fact that cattle were seen graz

iDg on some of the roads. It was resolved so call the ranger's attention to the fact, asking him to attend to the matter. Mr VV. Mould interviewed the members," asking for a sledge track on tbe top portion of tbe Peak road to enable him to get bis grass coed out. Resolved tbat tbe members visit tbe rite on tbe 29th inst., and decide upon what work is to v be done. The" foreman's report was read anu received" Be culverts, tbe clerk was instructed to obtain quotations for glazed earth enware pipes.

The matter of appointing an overseer to supervise the w-uiing on the wharf road was left in the hands of the chairman. Luncheon Interval—A request from the employees to be allowed to take half an hour for luoch was ncceded to, and tbe foreman was to ba

instructed to attend Bo ml meetings at 3 pm. to report, ajid receive in struotions as to future work. - Mr A. A. McPhail reported having engaged Mr Jos. Gurney to do the work required at Dawber's bridge Approved. On the motion of Mr A F. Leonardo seconded by Mr J. P. Petterson, the accounts for labour, amounting to £24 10s Id, were passed for payment. The chairman then mentioned that this meeting wis too last before the election, and it was with great regret;, that, owing to- Mr Fredericksen's re rnoval to Akaroa, that gentleman's long connection with the Board would be severed. For nearly thirty years as member, chairman, and clerk at various times, he had filled the several positions with credit to himself and distinct advantage to the ratepayers. In moving a vote of thanks to Mr Fredericksen, Mr Dalglish said that this was but a trifling recognition of his valuable services, which officially, or privately, were always rendered freely and unhesitatingly, He then moved-That this Board, while regrefcticg Mr Frederieksen's departure from the district, accord that gentleman a very hearty vote of thanks, thus placing upon record the ratepayers' grateful recognition of Bis thirty years' faithful service. Seconded by Mr J. P. Petterson, and carried unanimously. Speaking to the motion tba other members of the Board and the clerk mentioned in complimentary terms tbe admirable work done by the retir ing member.

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LE BON'S BAY ROAD BOARD., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4391, 28 April 1914

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LE BON'S BAY ROAD BOARD. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4391, 28 April 1914

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