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WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL.

A meeting of this Council was held an Tuesday last. Present—Messrs J. 0. Coop (chairman), J. Johnson, W. E\ Parkinson, T. Feather, J. F. Bucbman and T. Thompson. Copies of the motor by laws of the Waipara and Mt. Herbert County ,'ouncils were received. It wa=i resolved the chairman and Messrs Thompson and Buchanan look through these by laws and report tc next meeting of the Council. The Union Bank wrote, askinf

what overdraft the Council required for tbe coming year. It waß decided to apply for an over-! draft of £2500. The Hospital and Charitable Aid Board wrote, intimating that the Council's annual payments to the Poard for 1914 15 would be £617 10s

4di < I' was deoided to pass tbe quarterly £ instalment of £154 lis 7d for pay E ment. • I The Audit Department, Christ- t church, wrote, pointing cut that the ] outstanding rates and rents for the j year were considerably more than the i previous year. The clerk reporter! that tbe out standing rates on March 81 were £421 18s 9d. He said tbat a good deal of these rates had been paid since, but there was still a fair amount outstanding, and unless this was paid before June 30 the Council would lose their subsidy on that amount. , Messrs Booth, Macdonald & Co. wrote re their disputed account, It was decided to reply that the Council were prepared to meet tbe firm at the Council's office at any time, provided a week's notice waß forwarded to the Council. The Public Works Department wrote that the matter of erection of the Paaha bridge was under consideration. Messrs Montgomery and M. Barclay wrote, resigning as trustees of the old Little River Library. Tbe Public Works Department wrote, asking if the Council would make application for grants for roads for tbe ensuing year. It was resolyed tbe following applications be made :—(1) Metalling part Kinloch road from Hikeraki Junction to the end of Tumbledown Bay, die fcance one mile, £250; (2) Diversion of Pork Levy road, three-quarters of a • mile, and metalling, £300; (3) Hike , raki road, half mile metalling by T. McGurr'e, £125. ' The Springs County Council wrote, calling attention to the Council cart ing on the Motukarara road, and ask ing that some repairs be effected. It was resolved the clerk meet tho [County Clerk and inspect tbi damage done. The Ellesmere Licensing Com mittee wrote, stating tbat tbe license of the Lake Forsyth Arms Hotel was authorised. Mr C, Field wrote, asking the Council to erect a bridge at the top of Kaituna road. Mr 0. Field waited on the County County about this matter. He said ' he had been at Kaituna close on thirty years- Nearly every year the ford where he wanted the bridge was washed out, and the stream was bard to cross in the winter. The bridge he thought would cost about £40 He would find the girders. The span of (.be bridge was about twenty feet, and he thought a 12tt bridge was wide Enough. i Tbe chairman proposed bridge be «ui!t soon as the labou- was avti'<b!e. Seconded by Mr Buchanan, i Mr Parkinson said Mr Field bad uilt a bridge.up above at his own ex- j pnpo, and fhis sprypd not only inn owu convenience but another resi- i above bim. < The chairman said the bridge wan < on tbe road leading to Port Levy. i The moiion was carried • ( Mr Thos. McGurr waited on the Council, and complained tbat the Council's foreman had reported tbat be was sledging on the road. He bad not sledged on the road as he had a dray. The clerk said Mr McGurr's name was not mentioned in the report. Mr McGurr said tbe part of the Kinloch road from Streeters to the bottom of the Long Bay road was in a very bad state, and it was impossible to get a dray along it. He had a great deal of wood and post 3 which he wanted to cart away, but he could not shift it with the present state of tbe road; There were 4f miles of road frontage along his boundary, and there wa3 only one outlet. Only a mile and a half cf this road bad been 1 attended to since he had been there. ■ When Mr Goodwin, the foreman, was at Kinloch he bad put five draught ? horses and a hack on nis property for ' three months. He had complained tbat the resident foreman had done nothing on bis road, and there were . large stones which should be napped. He would also like to have the Council's whare shifted from his frontage. He thought tbe Council should have a travelling whare. Mr Parkinson moved the wbare be put on a sledge on wheels wswi shifted where necessary. Seconded by the i Mr McGurr promised to lease the Council four acres of bis property on which to place tbe whare. Mr Feather said he thought a piece 3 of Mr Midgley's property was a better i place to puc the whare. < Mr Thompson proposed, as an 1 amendment, tbat tho matter of shift ing ths wbare be h«ld over until .«omfof the members bad examined the

wbate and the propo ed now sites. Seconded by Mr Feather and car ricd, Messrs Parkinson and the cbair man fliiiHenting. The motion to ebif tbe wh'ire wtu' lost. Mr Wynn Williams waited on theCouncil und a-ked permission to put a rniveit. on the side of the road Df"»r jhis property in Okute Valley. He I hitt ed nnothei" culvert beyond Mr Bar ; cay's wooUhed had Punk, and a?ked i tbe Council u» m piu, it There were ! w.. chnins of (be Okntn rond tbat ■ foul be " ciMyfd heavily, and fhi*fip in i,be Piirfnce. He thought some j screeuirjgs would improve tbe surface

aonsiderably. It was decided to have these matters" attended to. Mr O. Field suggested the Council obtain a roller. The matter was held over. Iha clerk brought up the ques.ici of obtaining some big timber from the new sawmill at Little River for bridge building, etc. It was decided to purchase 10,000 feet at 18s per 100 feet, the timber toj Ibe passed by tbe chairman and Mr Thompson. Tenders were received for spalling 500 yards of metal at Osborne's quarry, Little River. It was decided the clerk be author-

ised to accept W. Bchrader's tender at 2s per yard, and, if possible, get Schrader to nap same if be would do it at a price. The engineer's report was read and

approved as follows :— I " Since last meeting the accounts of the Council have been audited, and a copy is on the table for your inspection. I have to intimate that the trustees of the old library having resigned, I understand that the Department of Internal Affaire will now be prepared to vest the property in the Council. Copies of motor by laws have been received from the Waipara County Council and Mt. Herbert County Council. A quantity of 70 trucks of shingle/carted by rail has been placed on the main road from Harwell's bridge to near Bally's Bay, and the work is now being con tinued from the latter point to Kaituna, and this will take another 70 trucks, The amount paid to the Railway Department to date for haul age and royalty has been £70 15s, and this will cover about five miles of the road. The approximate cost of the shingle on the road would be 4s to 4s 6d per cubic yard, but in most Gases the carting was long, As directed, tenders have been invited to quarrj and spall 500 cubic yards of stone ai Osborne's quarry, Little River, anc tenders should be in to day. It is desirable to be informed bow far th< Council wishes to continue the haul age of shingle by train, The royalty has been raised from 3d to 6d pc: yard. Timber is on hand for th< erection of Keenan'sand Okute roac bridges, also cement. As swill bi Been from correspondence, tbe Publii "Works Department has been asked t< intimate-if the Puaba bridge can bi proceeded with. It has been though that steps should be taken to procuri some of the black pine timber no* being cut at Little River for futun bridge purposes. Is ia desirable tba steps should be taken without undui delay to have all outstanding ratei paid in.. All necessary preliminariei have been gone into re offering foi lease certain reserves in the County this day by auction. The dr. balanci at the Bank is £1076 12s 4d, and ] produce a list of outstanding rates." It was decided to put shingle on tc Che Kaituna,road up to Mr John Par kinson's property and to have tht shingle brought by rail to the Kaituna Htaiion. The clerk said the road from the iailway station to Cooptown wa3 weariug with ,the motor traffic, and he thought' that if it was shingled it v.oull save the road and Ail up the tuts It was decided trucks of shingle be b.ought to Little River, and this part of the main road be done. Mr Feather reported that he and Mr Gebbie had bought a draught horse at £38 for the Council and he and Mr Gebbie were negotiating about another. Tbeir action was approved. The chairman said some of the cortiers on the main hill road wanted metalling. It was decided the engineer have this work done. It was decided to write to the Akaroa County Council asking if they would crush between 200 and 300 yards of metal at the Hill Top quarry, and at what, price, while they are crushing metal for themselves. Accounts amounting to £412 16s were passed for payment, and the Boatd adjourned.

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WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4404, 12 June 1914

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WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4404, 12 June 1914

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