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♦ A meeting of the Council wae held on Wednesday evening; presenters Lewitt (Deputy.Mayor, in the chair), Vangioni, Williams, Cantrell, Fredericksen, Munro, Leete and Walker. MINUTES. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. CORRESPONDENCE. Outward correspondence waa read and approved. NOTICES OF MOTION. The chairman moved the notice of motion standing in his name, to effect that a general rate of l£d in the £ be struck. Seconded by Cr Vangioni. Cr Leete said he would like to see it up to 2d. The UDotion was carried. Cr Leete mo,ved the notice of motion standing in his? name, to effect that the resolution passed on June 3, 1914, re extraordinary water supply be rescinded. He said that

the motion arose out of the deputation that waited on the Council lest meet ing. Before the Council could do anything in the matter they had to rescind the previous motion. Or Cantrell seconded the motion pro forma, but thought the motion should be held over tor a full meetings Cr Vangioni agreed that this was tin i important matter, and sbould be help over for a full meeting. Cr Leete moved that ho bo given permission to .bring forward tbe notice ot niotion at a full meeting. Seconded by Cr Williams, and carried, tfroin Deputy Public Trustue re increase in rates of interest on sums up to £6000. From Public Works Department, asking if tbe Council had appointed | an inspector of buildings as required by; section 345 of the "Municipal Corporations Amendment Act, 1908." Ct Munro considered that the Fire Brigade Superintendent, who had been appointed inspector of buildings should be sufficient, as it was in case of fire. He moved the letter be re ceived. Seconded by Cr Fredericksen, and carried. From Mrs Jane Peters, applying for a hawker's license. The application was granted, Mrs Jesson applied for a transfer on the valuation roll from her name to that of the Akaroa Co op. Butter Co., Ltd.g The application was granted. The Akaroa Butter Factory Com pany, Ltd., applied for a drainage permit, Application granted. A carpenters' and builders' award was received.

From Mr J, McLeod, asking for particulars as to rates of electric light in Akaroa. when turned on, bow generated, etc.

The chairman said the town clerk had replied giving Mr McLeod the information.

.Mr J. D. Bruce wrote re boat slip at Akarca, and enclosing a letter frqro the Hon. B. H.- Rhodes to effect that as soon as the application was made by any local body the £50 granfc was available, The information was supplied in reply to Mr Bruce.

! Cr Munro said the site for the slip was fixed by the old baths outside the Borough. The slip would be a chain long. He thought the Department should supply a plan, Cr Walker thought thai; it would be a good plan to tnke the £50 and use that "amount and tun apply for more.

Cr Muni'o said that tho slip itself would coat £50. It was tbe winch aod wind'ass that would bs extrn.

C- Vuugioni s id tLr*t i, d ■«, turn Ibu it waa illegal (or iht> i.\ioia:V to ppend mcney outside thu Bu.-. ugh Cr Mumo said she ivini-ine Depart.■in n!; aslu>d tbe Porough Council to undertake the work.

Cr Leete move! p'an3 and ppicifi cutions be procurei nm\ application btmaae for tbe amount.

Seconded by Cr Walker, (Jr iiunro said thai. »he Inspector of tbe AJadne Departoienc had :ipvn tho-r-, and bad ummj-ed '... <?U|;|j.y a [laa Hβ the De "rtrfcnaenl; for « pUn ■: <-■■■ ;m->,{',. y U 'TO" « ; " ~.:,- iji.l.. , .fe, ~ I »u;ii'i l>o ij. ,«, fur vti« Wiiurvea .Corn itiittoe to obtain a plan and forward it lo the Departnifctu, # Gr Walker thought the Marine Department's Inspeccor might draw up an unsuitable plan. It would be better te have a plan drawn up locally to suit; l.ho local fishermen. The motion was carried. From Messrs Ellison & Co., asking for a testimonial for the Keystone water metre,

It was resdlved to forward a testimonial as asked.

ELECTRIC LIGHTING COMMITTEE. Cr;Lewitt, chuirman of the lighting committee, reported that Turn hull &■ Jones' tender for 6600 ft of bare copper cable at £299 10a had been accepted, and that the same firm's tender for 1320 ft baro copper wire at £2 2s, and that the National Electric Coin jinny's tender for insulators at 12s a dozen had been accepted. He moved thei-e tenders be aoCepted. Beconflß(i by Cr Leete,

The cbni man said that most of the tenders were nearly the same. He thought the price must be as low as they could get it, as they were so near one another. The report was adopted. FINANCE REPORT. Amount received sincu last meeting — Dcg feps &\ 58, hawki r's license Bs, Bundries £1 16?, total £B 4s. Bank account—District fund ac count, dr , £390 12s 7d.

Accounts nmotiDting to £93 8a 3d were passed for payment. FOOTPATH. Or I eefcn asked wbon the chairman of the works comruitfcee intended to carry on tho, footpath papfc the doctor's residence to Benoit streei. Cr Walktir, Chairman of r,he Works Committee, said be had beard that tbo path would be formed when the street was straightened. He con sidered the Town Clerk could give

tbe information. ELECTRIC POWER. The chairman said tbab Mr Powrie's account was held over till such time as his account for electric energy for the driving of the piles of Daly's jetty was settled. He thought that tbe Council would be well paid if thpy charged him 3d a unit— that is £3 in toto,

Cr Vangioni said'that he understood Mr Powrie wae to be charged at the rate of 8a a day. This was the resolution come to, and should be enforced.

The matter was held over for further enquiry. WATER AND DRAINAGE KATES. Cr Lewitt moved that special rates of §d in the £ for the drainage and £d in the £ for water be collected.

Seconded by Cr Leete, and carried. OVERDRAFT. The formal resolution re overdraft of £2000 was duly carried. ELECTRIC LIGHT LOAN. The chairman said there was some correspondence re electric light loan He moved the Council go into committee to conpi'ier this correspondence Seconded by Cr Leete, and carried. On resuming, it was reported that the following resolution was carried : —That the Bank of New Zealand be informed the Council requires £1000, and is unable to do with less, and would they advance the full amount at 5 per cent.

DOMAIN FENCE. Cr Leele asked when they were having a Domain Board meeting. He noticed that the macrocarpa hedge wag growing very wild and wanted cutting badly. The meeting then adjourned.

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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4413, 17 July 1914

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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4413, 17 July 1914

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