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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4399, 5 June 1914
AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL.
A meeting of this Council was held on Wednesday evening. Present— His Worship tie Mayor, and Cn Walker, Cantrell, Munro, Lewitt, and Lsete.
LKAVE OP ABSENCE
Lsave >of absence was granted to Crs Vangioni and Fyfe.
ELECTION OF COUNCILLORS.
The Town Clerk reported the return of Messrs C, Fredericksen and W. W. Williams as Councillors to fill tbe extraordinary vacancies.
Crs Williams and Fredericksen took the necessary oath, and were enrolled as councillors,
> The .Mayor welcomed Crs Williams and Frederioksen to the Counoil.
Cr Williams said be was pleased to be at his old seat. He would have preferred to have gone to a poll, but he would do bis best for tbe Borough
Cr Frederickien thanked the Mayor f-r hi*- kind remarks, i-e bad not been on a borough council before, but had twenty years' experience on local bodies.
MINUTES The minutes of the previous meet ing were read and confirmed. NOTICE OF MOTION. Cr Lewitt; moved ths notice of mo tion standing in hie name—"Tbr»t tbe original motion tbat 31 per unit be obarged for electrical c*meat be rescinded. Tbis -was to meet tbe report adopted last wapk reduoing the charge r,o 2d in some cases. Seconded by Or Leete and carried, CORRK'-PONDRNOE. Outward correspondence was read and approved. Inward correspondence was read-— From returning officer re return of iMeßSti C. Fredericksen and W. Wil liams for tbe election caused by two extraordinary vacancies. From Municipal Association re con ference of delegates, to be beld on Tuesday, July 14, asking fo- remits to be lint early for tht conference, and for tbo name of the Council's dele gate to be forwarded. Or Munro moved the Mayor be appointed the Council's delegate Seconded by Cr Leete, and carried From the North Canterbury Hospital and Charitable Ail Board, to effect that the Akaroa Borough Council's levy for the year f om Ist April, 19H, to 31st March, 1915, would be £67 103. A statement waa enclosed, showing the estimated re ceipts and expenditure of tbe Board for the incoming year. Or Munro moved that tbe letter be received, and the amount paid in October as usual. Seconded by Cr Walker, and carried From Mr G, W. Tboma*r, secretary pio tern Akaroa Co operative Butter Factory Oompauy, forSvarding plans and specifications of the new building, and asking for permission to stack shingie ou Balgueri street. From same, at* king if tbe Council coald supply some yards of rubble, and at what price. The Mayor moved that these letters be/referred to the Works Committee. wish power to aot. Seconded by Cr Lewitt, and carried. "From bon. see Akaroa Domain Tennis Club, asking why the Council had not completed the asphalting of the "courts. It was unfair to the plnyers. The Mayor said he thought these courts had been finished. Or Munro said be had been speak ing to the foreman, who said tbat tbe rough weather had prevented bim from finishing, and one third of the courts remained to be done. He moved the letter be received, and tbat the "work be proceeded with as soon as the weather is suitable. Seconded by Cr Walker, and carried. Mr W. H. Parkin wrote, saying tbat be had received no account-pre viously for electric light, and that he did not think tbat he should pay the 10 per cent, penalty. He enclosed tbe amount less tbe line, and hoped tbe Council would accept same. Or Munro said be had been speak ing to Mr Parkin tbe day be bad re ceived bis notice, and Mr Parkin said be had not received one. Cr Lewitt said Mr Parkin knew thai the account was due, and should have paid it whether be received tbe account or not. The Mayor thought the Council could hardly create a precedent by re bating tbe amount, They were nol obliged to send out a notice. Cr Cantrell moved that the Council could not Bee its way to give Mr Parkin exemption. Beeonded by Cr Walker, and carried. From Mr W. H Parkin, asking to have bis name on the valuation roll altered to that of Mr C. W Burland The application was granted. Mr H. L. Bell applied for eleotric energy for the Hotel Metropole. Mr W. F. Ball applied for eleotric current for tbe house in Grehan Valley, The applications were granted, and Crs Lewitt and Walker were ap pointed to sign same, WOKKS COMMITTEE.
The Mayor moved tha adoption of the following report:— "1. In the opinion of your com mittee we beg to recommend, after inspecting the Oddfellows' Hall, that the two back doors be made to open outwards. 2. That the two front seats of the gallery on the right hand side be exempted from use during pictnre shows. 8 With reference to tbe application of Mr Taylor for reduction ip charge for water to the cemetery, we have no recommendation to make." Tha Mayor said that they had; been all over the Oddfellows' Hall, and considered, with those alterations, the hall was quite safe. With regard to Mr Taylor's acoount, tbe gbmmitfcee was not unanimous. The outside coniumerß had the privilege of using Ig.OOO gallons for one year, i.e., 40 gallons per day. He did not see how they could make this reduction. If the water was used on private property, it should be paid for. The first portion of the report dialing with the ball was passed. Or Oantrfili said that Mr Taylor's case seemed to he on tbe same footing te Mr Parking. They could not let them off if th* footer showed tbat
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Cr L«ete said it had been proved conclusive!-** that tbe tap** had been
broken an . ->*ed to run. It was a very bard g**..*-*-. Also the Cburcb of England psnjj 9 bad supplied wafpr for the cemetery and for people miring oonorete. It was a big item fur tbe Cemetery Board to pay. Cr Williams said he heard that th; tap bad been interfered with by others.
Cr Cantrell moved the Council re gretted it could not see its way to make any reduction.
Seconded by the Mayor. t'r Walker paid hi thou a hi. that soma concf-9*-ion should bd imidt-- a-i be bad poAU , b%lf Akaro-i u.**iog th.-it* tap and children playing with i. h would be impossible to watch « h>'*? tap
Or Leete p< intpd out lb-it the casa was not on all fours wish othpr supplier-r who had i. at their bouses nnd could watcb the waste.
Cr Wrtlknr moved, an an am«ndm«nt, tbat the acoount be reduced to £12
Seconded by Cr Leete,
Tha Mayor said ho sympathised with Mr Taylor, but if tbe Council made a concession to him it must make a concession to all. This water was given to people outside tbe borough on better terras than to rate payers. They had oontrol of all ball col Y<; nnd bad plenty of water if used carefully. It was nut for the Council to see whether the tap.s were turned on at all times.
Cr Lewitt thought that it was a bud cife, but that if tbe amount were re b-ited it would be a p . cedi-nt.
Cr Walker** ameodment wa.*< lost, only Crs. Walker aod Leete voting for it,
Cr Cantrelt's motion was carried by 6 votes to 2, Crs Walker and Leete voting against it.
The Mayor said be would like to resign from the position &* chairman of tbe works comrnnua a* be bad not time to do the wok. He moved Or Walker act as chairman of the wotk* cotnufittee.
Seconded by Cr Centre 1 and car ried.
Or Lewitt moved Cr Fredeiick'-pn be appoiuted a mem be •of tbe work** committee.
Seconded by Or Leetu and carried. FINANCE REPORT / Amount received am cm lust meeting —Water supply JEB 2* yd, license fees £3 10s, drainage 10* 61, sundries £1 15s, total £13 18s 3d. Bank account —Daly's wharf ac count, cr.. £155 12-* GJ, district fund account, dr., £48 5- 71, outstanding cheque £141 _*■ 6d-18i) 10s Id, les-* 10-j 6d-£IBB 19s 7d
Accounts amounting to £34 8* 8d were pna-jed for payment', Meisrs Baswick it Harris's account boing re ferred co the lighting coo-mittea to report to next, nnetirrg.
Cr Munro, chairman of the Wharves Committee, said Mr W. D. Wilkins, engineer, reported on the wharves oontract by Mr R, Powrie. He moved the baianoe of money owing on Dtly's wharf be paid to"Mr Powrie, Seconded by Or Cantrell and earned
Or Lewitt moved tbat tbe account for the sea wall by Daly's wharf be held over for a report from the Works Committee.
Seconded by Cr Leete rind carried
Cr Munro moved that 75 per cent, of the amount owing on the new wharf steps be paid. The steps were completed. Seconded by Cr Walker and carried
The Mayor announced the Council was being Bued by Cr Leete for £40, and by N. Mitchell for £'25, and that the matter of defence had been at tended to.
The Mayor read the report of foreman on Smith street grade, whioh was lin sft lOins. The g-ade of Benoit street to top was was I in 6ft, and that the steepest plaoe iv Muter street 1 in Gilt.
In answer to Cr Lee'e, the Mayor said he did not know the grade of Jolie street south below tbe Domain.
The Mayor said that before grading Smith street, the chairman of the Works Committee shon d have a guar itnfcee tbat tbe stieefc wag being built on, He had been informed that three houses were going to bt> built up there If tbat was true, it would be no trouble for owners to give a guarantee.
The Mayor moved that Or Fredericksen be added to the Works, Sanitary, and Watertvoiki Committees, and tbat Cr Williams In added to the Reserves, Lighting, an*] Finance Com mittees.
Seconded by Cr Lnvifct and car ried. ,
Tbe Mayor said that there were a number of water dues not yet paid, and the Town Clerk asked what pro cadure b9 should take. He moved tbat all water dues unpaid within a fortnight be sued for. Seconded by Cr Le-vitt and carried.
Cr Munro said it had been ptated tbat they could not me the Gin. pipes for the Recreation ground. He con sidered these pipes should be put in. He moved tbe forem-in be instructed to have these pipes put in at once,
Seconded fly Cr Williams and cat* ried.
Cr Leete Baid tbere was a slip in Aylmer's valley wbich should be cleared away.
Cr Lewitt moved tbat the Works and Finance Committees meet next Wednesday to prepare estimates for the ensuing year.
Seconded by Cr Cantrell and carried
JLECTJRIC LIGHT WIRES.
Cr Lewitt said tbe main wire up Jolie street south was overloaded, and tbey required an extra wire to relieve it; He moved the Lighting Commit tee prepare prices for the work and re port to the nexj; meeting. Seconded by Cr Leete and oarried.
Cr Lewitt said the new wire* would extend from the power bouse to Ham mond'i corner, and beiidei relieving Jolie street ot* lights along Beach road, it would carry powjsr in the day to be used by (he butter factory §od Others.
Or i.i_. b i" w attention u> th* bad ■way io which Jolie street south was lit. Tbey bid the greatest per centals of users up tbat street, and it wai tbe wor**fc lit in the town.
.Cr Walker agreed that Jolie street south was badly lit. The Council then adjourned.
AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4399, 5 June 1914
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