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ROAD BOARDS.

AKAROA.i MB WAINUI." A

A meeting of this Board was held on Saturday. Present-—Messrs G. Armstrong (chairman), D. McKay R. A. Pettigrew and W. W. Williams. The returning-offieer for the Board (Mr G. H. O'Oallaghan) reoorfced that Messrs D. McKay and W. W Wil Hams bad been returned unopposed to the two vaoancies*on the Board.

The chairman said he was glad to see Messrs MoKay and Williams back on the Board. It showed the rate payers bad confidence in them. The Board bad a big year's work before it. and there was a lot to do, and he did not know where the money was com

ing from. ...-.- Mr Pettigrew endorsed the chair man's remarks, and said it would be a pity if the two new members bad been put off the Board after a one year's term. " *

Messrs Williams and McKay suit ably responded. Mr Armstrong was elected chair man for the ensuing year. Mr Armstrong, in returning thanks, said in the last year the Board bad done good work. During' the incom ing year there would be a lot of metal ling and road improvement to be done, It would be for tbe Board to decide the advisability of whether this would be paid for out of a loan, or out of the ordinary revenue. He thought it was right that attention should be paid r to tbe: outlying roads in the distfwt, and that the Board bad little hope of doing this out of the ordinary rate. As long as he wa9 j well he, would do what be could for the Road Board and Banks Peninsula as a whole.

COBBESPONDENCE.

Outward correspoDdenqe was read and approved.' > < flnwiird correepondence was read-^ : Mrs" Buckland wrote, asking the Board to repair Beach road, Akaroa. The chairman said he thought the Board should , put up a retaining sea; wall of concrete for about one chain and a half, and the road should be re paired. , . • Mr Pettigrew, moved the fd'eman ba instructed to put up the wall and repair the road. Seconded by Mr McKay, an carried; ; ; '.

The Jarrah Timber Company wrote, , in repljjr tbr.the Board's letter, that they bad not deliveredi k){ne timber to the Board; though the Board had paid for it, that they had no order for such timber.

It was left; with the clerk to see the Jarrah Timber Company. . ' trp: . The reagents' of upper Balgueri road wrote as follows:—

" Gentlemen.—We,. the . ucdersigned ratepayers and residents of tbe upper Balgueri street* respectfully ask your Board to do something towards. improving s the above road. At the present time it is ■dangerous to use on jte; steepness and wanfc of metal/ E[bping you will comply with pur ■ request.—Mary J. Lalievre, H. Woodifl,tEm»ly M>'.FertifrGordon M, Armstrong," ::;-'•'■.,■ ■; r J v h^|\Mr\'?Wil!iftni3-; |a : had Bpoken jtojbiui (abouG thi** ro»fJ" xßbe and others , up• ■ f tbis r : : ; road: were goings to supply tbeiiew butter factory ai Aka roa. 5 He thought the Board should do something'to improye the road. The/ chairman said this road was very a;new grade The metal wbuld -riot stay on it' , at present.,;|lfc\wanted a n6w road>oiftde through private property below; the present roacfrrto ;get, a :;good griide. That was the only way to improve the road. Ho would like the Board mem bers to inspect the roed and see what oould be done in the matter. Mr Williams said he thought it would be very hard on the residents' living not to improve the road.

It was decided the Board members inspect the road on Saturday, May 23rd,: ':. ■ ' "■:-■■'- . -. : .V; - ;';

The Public Wo»ks Department wrote applying to tbe Board to make application for granta for urgeDt works required in their district. The chairman moved the Board. apply to tbe Government for a grant of £100 for metalling the Gough's Baj road and £150 for the Hickory road. '■ ;■.■'- ■ .' ■'<■■ '■'-, •*

Seconded by Mr Pettigrew and

carried.

It wa s ! decided to apply for on ove draft at the ; Benk of Nev Zeaiaix Akaroa, for £1500. ' ,

Mr W. Bbadbolt, the" Board's Aka roa foreman, reported as follows' re garding tbe .amount ol metal rquic , on the Hickory *and Gongh'e Bay road :—"I have beeu to Hjcknry and measured tbe road for the metal, and the worst part that wants rnetaliing measures 107 chains. II; would take Byd3 to the chain to make a road of it;; and that would be 856 yds, and I have been to Gough's Bay and -measured the Bteep parts oo the Gough's Bay road for /the metal, and it measured 45 chains. It would take 360 yds to metal it"

The chairman said tbe cost oi metalling this road would be quite £500 If the Board got a grant from the Government of £250 they mighr be able io do .tbe metalling out o! revenue- He thought the Board should go in for a loan fco metal all uametelled roads in their Road Boerri district. On tbe Hickory road they would have to metal from the' end pi the present metal to. Moore's gate. l< was very evident tbe Board could no< pay for the metalling of these roadout ot their ordinary revenue. He moved tbe matter be held over unti next meeting. Seconded by Mr McKay and car ried , fobemen's beports

Sbadbolt reports: Since last meeting I worked five days on the Btoney Bay road, four days on Mill road, three days on tbe German 6ay Valley road, one day on Hickory road, end one day on Gough's -Bay road. Nowfl am working on Buekland's .

' Amos Arnold reports; Since last meeting have been workirjgonMain road repairing and removing , thistles from tbe watertables, working on Jubilee road raking metal in bentre of road and blinding same, and cleaning

watertables, culverts on the side of the road. Also cleaning watertables and repairing by schoolhouse. We were working on Luke Wright's road, and opening outlets on Bossu road. It wantis 'doing up in places We are going on to Jubileß road and repair it right up to top. H. Daok reports: Since last mett ing we finished cleaning culverts and outlets on the new Pigeon Bay road, and the rest of the time has been put in metalling road from Farry B Bay to French. Farm. We also require 40 or | 50 yards 'of metal out of Tikao Bay quarry for metalling the top of French Farm spar. • • Mr .Pettigrew moved, in reference, to Mr Deck's application for 50 yards of metal on the French Farm road, that the matter of proouring the metal be beld over for tbe present. Seconded' bj Mr McKay," and carried.

It was decided to procure explosives Eor the Wainui foreman.

Financial statebiknt

Receipts since last meeting, £96 3s IOd; cash in hand, £7 5* *. A r < balance, £180 14s 7d: accounts presented, £64 103 3d. The foremen's reports and financial statement were adopted. The chairman moved screenings be put on the Robinson's Bay Valley road.. , ■ •, . Seconded by Mr Williams, and carried."

Mr Williams said the points had not been taken off the Okain's Bay road' The work had been authorised. Thecbairman moved Messrs McKay, Pettigrew and Williams inspect the road and see if it was necesoary to take these points off. Seconded by Mr McKay, and carried, ■•».' '■■■< ;.••■

Pettigrew said there* was .a nasty'swamp on the old Pigeon Bay road, -and he thought this should be fenced off. Cattle were .very often bogged in ib. He moved the swamp be fenced above and below.

Seconded by Mr Williams, and carried.

The Board adjourned until Satur day, June 13. •

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ROAD BOARDS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4395, 12 May 1914

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ROAD BOARDS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4395, 12 May 1914

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