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ROAD BOARDS.

I _ PIGEON BAY. A m-ftirio of this Board Was held • n Saturday ; present;— Messrs J. ;' "Dnxhnry (chairman), D, Hunr, W, V fVrigftlt and J. C. Hay. T'.e inirures of the previous meet- »■• s w«r*» read »nd confirmed. Outward correspondence was read t and confirmed. Inward correspondence was read From Messrs Slater & Ron, asking the Board to issue a title of a portion of doepd road on the estate of the late *"■" Jerprniah Hunt to Mr George McKay, , of Pigeon Bay, to wbom the trustees ■ bed sold the adjoining land. It was l»ffc in Mr Beswick's hands to arranga ; this matter. From Mfe. Herbert County Council, ] asking thp Board to form a four-feet | hack from the terminus of the roatf which the. Board was now forming to ] . r,be property of Mr G- Holmes. Tbe j M. erbert County Council was wil- , ling to pay the cost of /be work, wbicb , ; c n'(t bu'bt-tter dove by th« Board's M.t-n. i Fvniri Mesers Duncan and Cofcterill ( re fencing Paton's road, to tffect -that ' ,Mr Holroe/s solicitors had notified ] that. Mr Holmes was fenoing tbe ] • oarl, and would recover cost of same fi'im the Board on completion of the \ work \ Rome discussion ensued re request ' "i ML Herbert County Council c fm ri) :i four feet track at tba end of v G Homes' road. It was pointed out f ha , iib"iih 12chains.of tbe boundary rl r> Mould's property wanted l !tv ii•»■. g, t*nd 'ho Mr.. Herbert Uounfcy \ •Vi "c h>.ulrJ pay half the.cost if tbe \ . •>■'' . 'love. - • r ►J ■ :'■ i.y moved that the cierk write • b. vlt. Herbert County Counci 1 , i <t trrongfl for two members of the Rivt \ to m»flt' two members of the -.■-'if-c; , and Mr T W. Wiikiiis on the . r<i> , and ste what could be done nb-yati the boundary road.- i Seconded by Mr U. Hunt, and v ea'ried 1 It was resolved that Messrs J. 0 1 rf Hey and P. Hunt, act for ! ..he Board. v DEPUTATION. A deputation consisting of Messrs t X A-n »nd ■Wilson 'WAifed oo the i;oi '' re, rtjtfiration of grade of Pnlon's ' road. . ' c Mr Knu.isen said that they bad Coma to a.«k tbe Board if they could o ■jinyrovp f bp gnjde of this road, It was >i!wav a considered a pfceep grade, and mi* r.bdt they had a factory to t qirptily v very b«.rd to take load? of !»i k up and down, He thought v •<i«v could makf a great irriDrovemhnt 8 wi'hou , going a,way v from fhe j I.nd. h iw » lor-g steep bili, .1 robably tbp steepest; in thp Board's ili-tricr, and Mr Wi'wn and himself *• waited on to spo if they would 5 do anything in the matter It meant o a great deal to them. } In answer to Mr Hny, Mr Knudeen • said the proposed deviations would come from Mr Wilson's gate upwards. v Mr D Hunt said that it was his I opinion that if the road were altered none of the present road could be j used: It was all tho 3arne severe -\ grade 8 Mr Wilson pointed out that tbe ' road rose 600 ft in a mile ** Mr Hunt said the road bad just ■ been metalled, and it would be a big hurdle to shift it again. AUo there was tbe trouble about exchange of rood* Messrs Knudsen and Wilson with drew thanking the Board for their courteous* hearing. Mr Corrigall said he thought the best grade bad bepn obtained. Mr Hunt said tbe grade was very bad indeed. He thought if ff tbe owners »erct willing to f»ncc the new road bey '>,igh! consider the proposition. VI r Hny nointed out that the present road bad jusi been metalled. He had been up. the road in a car, and though it was steep they were hardly in a ro°itiub to do the work at present. There.was one bad pincb, and tn'o ahirp turns. The chairman said it was a pity • bfy bad ' not pointed out the bad g ad« when the road was , metalled. It was resolved that the Board cannot see its way at present to regrade tbe road. The chairman said Mr Menzies had told, bim be could get no man to So - rhp work at Menzies' Bay. He one of their men should go I as resolved one of the men be ~-k ul to.go over and do tbe work. fohesian's report. The foreman waited on the Board and reported that the .men bad been ditching the main road uiosfc "of the month,,and an odd day or two had been .spent on the byroads. They had lost one: of the draught horses last w< ek, and another bowe would be required. It was deoided to leave it in the bands of the chairman and foreman to procure another draught horse. Accounts amounting to £56 19s 6d were passed for payment, and the Board adjourned. LE BON'S BAY. The monthly meeting of the Board i was held on the 27th June, all members present, Mr W. G, Dalglish in tbe chair. Previous minutes were read and cod firmed Members reported upon the diver sion road, Messrs Hartley and Lindsay being put on to do the work. Portions of the screening on the Back road had been done, but the remaining work waepostponed .till the road was in better order. Laverick's road—lt was reported that tbe watertables on this road had been attended to. Correspondence was read— From Mr C W Leete, re employers' insurance.

From Dr Crooks certifying fhit; the foreman was unable to attend to his duties owing , to aa injured hand. From the foreraao re same. Received. From Ak*roa County Council aRk icg. if aDy poisoned grain wore re quired. Resolvpo , to order one la'ge sack. From Valuation Department asking for roll. Clerk to aMend to garae. From Bai ker Brn3. asking for a progress payment on tbe wharf road contract. The Clerk explained that the Board's engineer would be in attendance on Tuesday, the 80th inst. From Minister of Railways re minimising danger at level crossings. The Clerk was instructed to acknow ledge the efforts of the Minister in this direction. Applications" for Culverts —The Boud decided that it could not see its way to assist in the matter, in if. would establish a dangerous precedent, Tools. -The matter of procuring more suitable working tools was left to Mr A A- Macphail. Annual Meeting.—lt was decided to hold the annual- meeting on next Board day, tbe 25th» Ju y Wharf Trolly.—Mr J.. Pettersen was deputed to get the trolly put in workiog order. On the motion of Mr J. Pettersen, seconded by Mr F. C Aldridge, tbo usual monthly were passed for payment. Mr C. Anderson waited on tbe Board, recounting the work dorse dur ing the past month, nnd after fresb instructions had been i?sued, the, noeetirig adjourned

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ROAD BOARDS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4410, 7 July 1914

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ROAD BOARDS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4410, 7 July 1914

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