AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL.
A meeting of this Council was held on Wednesday evening. Present— His Worßbip the , Mayor, and Crs Walker, Cantrell, Munro, Lewitt, Vangioni and Leete v
T.be minntes of tbe previous meet ing were read and confirmed. ' GIFT TO THE COUNCIL, The Town Clerk said that Cr Vaneioni offered the photograph of two old AkMOft residents, Mr H. Edmcn 7, Bon and Captain Haylock rb the 77 Council...:.. : '.>:•■'■'■ .-'.V.'-V •■■'■ ■, , , '!-7:7|rfie Mayor/ said *hey. were grateful
fco.Cr Vangioni for bis gift, and moved that he be thanked for same.
Seconded by Cr Leete and carried COKRESPONDENaE.
Outward correspondence was read and approved. Inward correspondence was read— From Mrs Kicbes, asking permission to put a pipe through tbe footpath on Beach road to carry away storm water,, The; Mayor said, as chairman of the works committee, he had given the usual permission. Mr T. Lawrence applied for a license for tbe Oddfellows'- Hall,
The Inspector's report ad.vised some. arnendmi?nt.in the fire eßCftpn arranea-
aents, OrLeete said that the Oddfellows wanted to meet the Council, and some years ago when the Council repired better means of exit, altered their arrangements, and the Council then said they were satisfied. Cr Vangioni said tbey should up hold the Inspecfcory in his suggestions tor improvement both, in the Odd fellows' Hall and tbe Akaroa Boating Club's sheds. Cr Lewitt moved that the license be granted for one month only, and that in tbb meantime the Inspector's report be referred to the Works Committee. Seconded by Cr Vangioni. Cr Walker said the present outlet seemed to him to be quite sufficient. In case of fire any man could jump down into tbe ball, a drop of ten feet nnln
The Mayor said tbey had to con sider women and children.
Cr Cantrell said tbey should not run any risks -at all.) It would be as well for some committee, or the Council as a whole, to have a look over the building and decide the mat ter next meeting.
Cr Munro said he thought tbat they were too severe about the fire escape prevention in the Oddfellows' Haii. The other hall h*d no fireescape at all worth speaking about. Cr Lewitt said they were putting up two new fire escapes' from the Abaroa Boating Club's hall. Cr Lewitt's motion was carried.
Applications for transfer from Pub lie Trustee to Messrs C. Fredericksen and L. J. Vangioni were granted.
Applications for electric energy were granted -to Messrs H. C. Dierck, Flavell, L. Haylock, A. J. Whitley, and Crs and Vangioni were appointed to sign same
From jMr V. Magee, asking for a holiday. He had not applied for a ho'iday for five years. Or Varjgiorji moved -Mr Magee be granted three weeks' holiday, Seconded by Or Cantrell, and canied,
An application from Mr J. Kerridge for a carrier's license was granted. From St. Peter's Church Cemetery Board.sb follows!— J'Wp ; have received an account for excess supply of water to cemetery amounting to £24, which we wish to explain to your Council. On making inquiries we find that the ball cock bas on several occasions been interfered with and broken, also tbe plug in the trough bas been pulled out, thus allowing the water to run to waste quite unknown to either of us We would point out that this is used by tbe public for watering flowers on the graves in the cemetery, aiao by vari ous stonemasons when erecting monu meats, as well as by the horses in the' paddock. We may state, tbat, "as
coon as it came to our knowledge of J this excess we immediately took steps to remedy same, by securing the ball cock more firmly than before in a case properly fixed and by removing the plug. Seeing therefore tbat is partly a public service supply, we trust your Council under the circumstances will take a lenient view of the matter, by remitting the[ amount, al the Cemetery Board has no funds to deal witl. Lan amount as is involved." ' The Mayor said they had had a good deal of discussion about thismatter. They were not liable for tbe waste of water. The ball-cock should have been attended to, and the Board was liable toj pay for any amoun' above the 15,000 gallons a year. It was not on a public road, but on pri vate property. Cr" Munro moved tbe letter be re ferrad to the Waterworks Committee to report next meeting. Seconded by Cr Lewitt, and carried. From secrotary Akaroa Volunteer Fire Brigade, asking for a five years' service medal for Fireman J. Pool The Brigade also asked for 2s 6d for Mr Parkin for tbe use of bis extinguisher. Approval was asked for the appointment of N. Pilkington as fireman in place of A, Hammond. Cr Lewitt, Chairman of tbe Fire Brigade Committee, moved that tbe medal be procured for Fireman J, Pool. As to tbe extinguisher account of 2s 6d, the Council was not liable, and the account should be referred back to Mr Parkin. He moved that a fire extinguisher be procured v to be placed in the fire brigade Btation, so that one man could go ahead in case of a fire and use tbe extinguisher while tbe others were getting the hose on; to the fire. He moved further that N. Pilkington's appointment be approved, and that the account for 2s 6d be returned to Mr Parkin, as tbe Council did not hold itself responsible for same. • The various motions were seconded by Cr Vangioni and 'carried.
The chairman of the Works Com mittee (the Mayor), moved the adop tion of tbe following report:— •'We beg to recommend tbat tbe grade of Smith street be taken by foreman from Fergus's to top of hill opposite Mrs B. Lelievre's old house. By making a five-feet cutting on top of bill we think a fair grade may be obtained. We beg to recommend, with reference to increase of foreman's wages, that bis wages be increased to £4 per week "
Seconded by Cr Lewitt' and carried
Cr Lewitt (chairman of the lighting committee), moved the adoption of .the following report:— "Re Messrs Craddook & Co.'s account we recommend the Council pay £4 18a. Balance Mr Lane has faken over. That the committee cannot see their way to accede to Mr Vangioni's request for e!ec;tric7current: at 2d per unit, and recommend; tb|t; the charge for all unit up to 1000 units, in excess of, 1000,used7iwilph|six7 rmnths/ that' Mr d 163 per annum for dental-motor y \1 McLenaghan (beater), 7/£27/ ids , *?r F; Taylor 6d per unit for motor or night use, the Roman Catbolio Jbu--ch £8 per annum. All motors over 5 h p. must use meters." Seconded by Cr Cantrell and cary ried. , ,'<■■ i
.Cr Eunro moved that £76 4s 6d be >Ad to Mr Fowrie as a progress pay ment for Daly's wh*rf, Seconded by Cr Vangioni and carded. Cr Munro said tbat Mr Powrie had out in* an account for £8G 133 6d The amount authorised was £69 odd, "•-•' the other £17 was for extra's or-. c •(! iwce t r -e wharf bad been -.ii.cd, Bud incudes! railing, etc. He .•■ove- 75 per cent be paid to Mr .Yiwrie, Seconded by Cr VaDgioni and caried, FINANCE REPORT, Amount received sinca last meeting —Uent, £70 6i 3d, electric current, 116 4i 7d ; water, £10 18s 9d , drain-iiq-p, £7 4s Id; license fees, £3 Is; j'lirl'iefi, 3 . 6d ;' total, £109 18s 2d. Ba>>k Account-Daly's wharf ac .......if, <U7 £296 17*; district fund .rx-.uai. d: ; . JUIB9 15a 9d' ;icc''i»n ? amounting to t'2o6 16s 1 i w.-rH _iHßsed for paymentKOTWK OF MOTION". (?<• Levitt gave notice ol mori<"> hat i <- ormer motion re cb« = of 3d •j,?,- UQi for e'ecti'ic cunent be re,^ded. dairy's whabf. Cr Munio, runvfd a light be placed •>>.ifway down the wharf and another ■o tbe p>iviiion ac (be end. and tha. ih*> s.me iv chuigt-d to tbe wharl • ccoU'U. Seconded by Cr Vangioni and car? led new wnARF. Cr Cantrell asked if anything bad 'ieen done about the new wharf and •an condition of the W.C
Tbu Mayor said that a letter wa--i-nc to tbe wbaificger, but no reply •iid been received, FIRES IN THE KOROUGH The Mayor ruovf-d that occupiers of bou?es P'ty" Brigade or be sued for ■ihimnpy firea Seconded Ly Cr Walker. Cr Le'.viu said in ihe ease when the i.iusebo'flars did not want t'r>e b'iyade ...cu-d tho householder be obliged to pay the bi'igade. Tbe Major said that in that case oho Council would sue for fine incurred. Tbe motion was carried. GREHAN VALLEY CREEK. The Mayor moved that the Council iKOCfed with tbe work of pipe-layitig m Grehan Valley creek. ,Cr IjHwitt seconded the motion, ('bey were negotiating for the money ow, He took it tbey would -proceed. with tbe preliminary arrangements at once, Councillors agreed that the woik shonld be gone on with at once. The motion was carried unanimously. electors' list. The. Mayor moved the-Supplemen-•ary Electors' List be signed by Crs. Vfingioni, Lewitt and himself, Ktconded by Cr Cantrell and car ried. Tiis-OKftiijag then terminated,
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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4398, 22 May 1914
AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4398, 22 May 1914
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