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AKAROA COUNTY COUNCIL.

* A meeting of this Council was held on Saturday. Present-Messrs Bruce (chair, man), P. Williams, J. and C. Thacker.

APOLOGY.

Mr J. Thacker apologised for Mr New* begins absence. '

MINUTES,

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.

COEBESPONDENCB.

Outward correspondence was read and approved. ' ;

Inward correspondence was read HICKORY KOAD OOBSE.

The chairman said that the clerk had searched the Lands Department in Christohnroh for No Man's Land on Hickory road where the gorse had Rrown so much as to be a menace. He eaid that where the County and Koad Board roads merged the local bodies would have to dear one chain and the adjoining owners the other ohain. It was resolved that before taking any further steps the chairman would see the chairman of the Akaroa and Wairiui Eoad Board, and Mr J. Ihacker the owners of the various properties and report to next meeting

ROBINSON'S B4Y WHARF LOAN. The statutory resolution re Kobinson'e Bay wharf loan wbb carried.

The chairman said that since the last meeting the settlers iii Kobinson's Bay had (examined the east side of the Bay and found it impracticable to have the wharf there. They also decided on the olass of wharf required. The engineer had not drawn out the specifications yet nor the plans. He suggested putting concrete blocks on the rocke in place of trestles The tee was to be 40ft by 20ft. The length of wbarf from end to end would be three chains.

HOSIITAI, AND CHARITABLE AID BOARD A letter waa reoeived enclosing the' estimated receipts and expenditure for the coming year 1914<15. The list showed the re. qnirementa from each looal body The amount required was total £78,930 Of this £19,957 came from the Government, and £8303 on capital account and the rest from tbe local bodies. The Akaroa Connty Coun. C J n ? fi nt lJ. b - Uted £96 ° last yoar and ™* "sited £1006 tnie year, an increase of over £100 All they could do was to pay and look pleasant. On their Council £1200 was collected in rates, and £1066 went in Hospital and Charitable Aid.

TBACTION ENGINE,

From Inspector of Engines to effect that the traotion engine boiler was in good order but that the longitudinal tubes requirtd re' newing. Hβ suggested the tubes be obtained readiness for the time when the others worn out. LAMP AT END OF BOROUGH V The olerk said that a letter had come from the Akaroa Borough Counoil whioh he had mislaid. He believed that the letter was asking whether the Council wanted to retain the lamp.

The cbft'rnun said he could not see why Sho Council sent the letter. They had already :old them they oould remove the lamp.

Those with experience of "NAZOL" in the treatment of Bore Throats, Bronchitis and Golds are its staunoheet friends. Have you tried it? Sold everywhere. ]/6 bottle of CO| doses, I

Mr C. Thacker moved the Council be re'erred to the chairman's letter. Seconded by Mr J. Thecker and carried.

GOVERNMENT GRANTS

. A letter was read from the Public Works Office asking the Council if tbey wished to apply for grants to| do so at once, and enclosing forms for application.

The Taine's Cbemioal Stores Company wrote red Red Funnell brand of poisoned grain for small birds niiisance.

The clerk said that he had only a little in stock, and wanted more for nest eeason.

60MMIT ROAD,

Mr H. Tibbotts applied for a progress payment of £30 on the Summit road contract of 500 yds. Hβ said that what they had got would not finish the,road,

Mr J. Thacker said,that 200 yd« on the other side of Robinson's Bay junction would be harder to get, and might fioieh the road.

The chairman moved that Mr TibhoUs be paid a progress payment, the amount to be left to Mr J. Thacker to deoide.

Seconded by Mr F. Williams and carried,

fobeman's report,

J, Giddens reported that since last meeting Flat road had been rolled and blinded, and two culvers put in that were broken by the flngine; nleo cleaned out outlets e-lonß the Barry's Bay flat, • Cleaned out a good por. uon of watenable? and slips, and also wide ned tbe approach to the wharf about threifeet and also put hooks in wbarf. Carted out about a hundred yards of metal on road which was cutting up badly, but it still requires a great deal more metal.

The foreman waited on the Council re the metal to be obtained for the Bill Top road. He said that 4Coy<?s.bad been obtained, arid

hat was sufficient for all purposes

In answer to the chairman, Mr J. Thacker said the grader was still being used in Okain'e Bay.

Mr C. Thacker said only the fiat was re, quired to be done. He thought the same team could be done. He thought the same team could be used along the Summit, and on the main road. He was making a good job of the Okain's road.

■' The foreman said that he oould get in with tbe crusher by Waterfall Gully, It would only take eight or nine days at the most.

7Mr J. Tbacker said the cars and traffic could go round by the old Pigeon Bay road for the few days.

HORSE.

Mr Williams said he had not ypt procured a horse suitable for the Council. It was bard to get tbe right bind of horee. They were mostly far too light, and the heavy ones he had seen were not sound.

KINO GEORGE V HOME,

An invitation was received from the North Canterbury Hospital and Charitable Aid Board inviting chairman and members of the Counoil to th 6 opening of the King George V Memorial Home for consumptives.

GERMAN BAY.

The chairman said that he had exceeded the quantity of metal to be obtained in Ger. man Bay. 300 yds or 400 yes would always be useful there as the metal was scarce. A considerable amount was wanted at once and some for maintenance. It could easily bo crushed.

Mr J. 'J hacker said there was a good quarry behind Mr Hammond's and close to Mrs Armstrong's

Mr C. Thaoker moved Mr A. Hunt receive a progress payment of £23 Sβ on metal in German Boy. Seconded by Mr Williams and carried. CRXJSHBE,

The foreman of the crusher reported as follows:— •

"After finishing the Flat road, we shifted round to the Summit road, picked up the whare at Little Akaloa saddle, and went on and commenced rolling about a mile past the Okain's saddle. ; Carting and blinding wa& a big item, as there was scarcely any bank from which the clay could be thrown directly on to the road. There is still half a day's clay catting to be done to finish. All the necessary screenings are on the road as far as the blinding. The very wet weather has hindered, the work considerably., but in broken time we have put in six pipe culverts and have cleaned out others as time pen mitted. Also on a stretch of road from the Waterfall road up which was metalled about four years ago we spread a light coat of screenings for about 20 chains. No" screenings had been saved from that crushing, and only 6 yards to the chain had . been laid, so the extra work waa necessary. There are also about 15 chains of metalled road to have soreenings carted on to, besides the crashing » arranged for at the Little Akaloa saddle. Where possible, I have reserved a few yards for repairing road- later on if found neoessary," Tho Chairman said he left it to the fore' man's discretion with regard to going to Little Akaloa or finishing on the Summit. He cent word last night he would go to Little Akaloa about Tuesday. . ,

Mr J. Thacker suggested lengthening the culverts at a bad corner where the crusher was workikg on the Summit.

Mr C-Thacker said he had obtained permission already for this work. It was a very necessary ore.

DEFENCE,

A letter from the Minister of Defence was read re conscientious objectors, and asking whether the Council had any suggestion to make as to how these objectors should be employed for the benefit of the community. Mr J. Thacksr thought that the planting of trees was an excellent idea. There was a small piece of the Okain's planted by the Moores , on the Bunny side of the road, which was much admired. The Okain'e Bay Bond Board had a proposition in view to plant and they hoped in time to plant the whole length of road.

The Chairman said as a rule the young men in the district took up their defence work well.

Mr P, Williame said he heard of no objector on the Peninsula, and thought the Council was only asked to make suggestions if they had objectors in their raidet, Mr J, Thacker moved that where there are objectors they should be employed in tree planting or similar work for the great benefit of the community. He thought that they were asked to express an opinion on general lines.

Seconded by the Chairman and carried

okain's bay whabp. The-Chairman apologised for not coinc ov?r to Okain's Bay to see the extraordinary damage done to the Okain'e Bay wharf 'n a u * . 5 e , had not been able to 8° through ill-health, but hoped to make the journey soon.

WOBKMr C. Thacker said he had a letter from a man asking for work. Th 3 letter was referred to the foreman. Mr J. Thacker drew attention to the gorse growing on the Armstrong estate in Robinsons Bay, and also by Mr J. Gaskin's property.

The Clerk said that the gorse was inoreas. ing very badly near the brick kiln at Akaroa. rpj iew was ob3tr octßd in places. The Chairman saip notices must be sent to owners in these cases

Mr J. Thacker said he hoped that some, thing would be done about the Barry's Bay road where big trees made the road so muddy Mr. Williams remarked on roads in other aistnot, and said he considered those on the Penineula compared more than favourably.

MOTOR BYLAW,

A letter from Messrs Sefton and Wallace making complaints about cars driving at night in the Pigeon Bay distriot was received gave specific information about one car mentioning driver und owner, - The Chairman said that on the information received he had handed the letter to the Police, who said it was not possible to obtain a conviction, as the oar wbs. justified in travelling to the nearest hotel after dark

FINANCE BEFORT. Reoeipts since last meeting £82 9a lOd dr. balance £65 16s 7d, accounts presented £225 17s 7d-£291 14s 2d. Casein hand £18 2s 6d. total debit £273 Hβ 8d Tho Council then adjourned till June 27th

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AKAROA COUNTY COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4399, 2 June 1914

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AKAROA COUNTY COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4399, 2 June 1914

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