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WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4413, 17 July 1914
WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL.
The ordinary meeting of the Wairpwa County Council was held on Tuesday last Present: Messrs J, O. Coop (chairman), J. C. C. Gebbie. J. Johnson, J. '■. Buchanan W F Parkinson and T. Thompson. Correspondence was as follows : — The Bailway Department wrote re ap proaMies to railway ievel crossings, and bpJsing the' Council to co operate with the D-# partment to put up notice Boards, The Department were willing to put up the arJo vanos to crossing boards if the Council woul maintain the samp.
It was dweidid to fall in wiih the viewsex prest-ed and ask the Department to put up w>irn'u>|> boards at crossing at ihe entrance of ihe railway stock ym-di aG Little Kiver and at the crossing leading to the Lake Forsyth Arms Hotel.
Messrs Booth, Maodonald & Co. wrote re disputed account suggesting that members of the Council shouH wait upon the firm.
It was decided a deputation wait on Messrs Booth, Macdonald and Co. on July 220 d
The District Traffic Manager of New Zealand railways wrote statrhg that the Coum oil's men had derailed one of the shingle trucks and asking Council to instruct their men to be more oareful in future.
The Government Insurance Department wrote stating that the premium for accidents for insuring the Council's men was £20
From the Public Trustee asking re rates, due on property <_f the late Peter Shadb>U deceased.
The Clerk reported that he had supplied the information.
It was decided to procure six bushels of poisoned grain.
The Faparoa County Council wrote etating that it was suggested to forma Canterbury Counties Association, and a meeting to de c de the matter would be held on August sth at Cbristchurcb, and asking the Council to send two delegates.
it was decided the Council appoint the Chairman and Messrs Gebbie and Thompi son as delegates.
Messrs id. Matson and Co. an<l Pyne and Co. wrote reporting the sale of the Counoil's reserves, .
It was resolved the matter be referred back to these two firms.
The Akaroa County Council wrote stating they would crush metal at the Hill Top quarry for 2/6 per yard if the Council would quarry same.
It was decided to fpawl 300 yasdd of mejal at this quarry for the crusher.
The Akaroa County Counoil also wrote as follows : —"With reference to the question in dispute between our Councils as to the value of this Council's office buildings., I think that as the difference between us is co small —£25-and the proportion payable to you of thie would only be some 255, and as the cost of. arbitrating,would be much more than that to each of us, I am prepared to accept as the value the amount proposed by you at the Conference, viz, £375 as the value of toe buildings. 1C you accept this we can wind up the affair, and on receipt of the AuditorGeneral's decision on the other matter pay over the amount due to you."
' It' was decided to accept the Akaroa County Council's terms.
The Akaroa County Council also wrote re the dispute of valuation of metal on the Summit road of £207 10j that had been referred to the Auditor General, and if the Council bad received any award in the matter.
It was decided to ask tbo Akaroa County Council, as agreed, to give the Waiiewo County Council authority in writing for joint ownership in the Hill Top quarry reserve.
The clerk reported that he had Been th< clerk of the Springs County Council, and had agreed to give two truoks of metal tirepair the damage done to the road at Motu karara. This had not been agreed to latei by the Springs County Council, and tht following letter bad been received :--
"Further, to this Council's letter re damage to road at Motukarara, I am directed to point out that it will take at least 50 yards of metal to repair the damage done, and my Council respectfully asks your Council to pay half the cost, approximately, £7 10s. As tLw road was cut up by your teams carting at v time when no carting should have been done, my Council, co fidently, appeals to you for half cost a3 above."
The chairman proposed the Wairewa County Council give the Springs County Council five trucks of shingle to put on the Main road where damage by carting had been done by the Wairewa County Council's men. , > Seconded by Mr Thompson, and carried. The clerk reported that he made application for the Government subsidy. Ihe clerk reported having written to the Canterbury Automobile Association as follows i —
"I am asked by the Counoil to write to ascertain something about danger, etc , signals at sharp corners along the main road to Christoburch and Akaroa through the County—that is to say, from Halswell Biver to the Hill Top Hotel. We would like a specimen of the signals your Association think most suitable, and also the conditions on which we oould get, say, 50 if considered suitable."
The clerk reported having received the following reply:—
"In reply to your letter of the 2nd met., with regard to danger, etc., signals, etc., for sharp corners on the main Akaroa road through your County, kindly state the style ol signs you want—that is, whether you want them to refer to the milee per hour,
according to lho iy i&\\>, cr just n plain cgii such ac we have edopted, "Go slow." You also state that you will leqnite SO posts ; is this to include fioger-posts. Awaiting your farther instructions, when same will be brought up at the next committee meeting." It was decided to ask the Association to send a ppec men of their signs.
The chairman reported having written to the Postmaster'Geneiai, asking what alterations were going to be made at the railway station, LiiiJe Kiver, to provide fcr postal and telegraph aucou/modation.
The Postmaster beneral replied as follows :—
"Id reference to your letter of the 23rd ult. regarding the accommodation for post and telegraph business at the ( it'le Kailway Station, uoy Dupartment is nwaning the receipt from the Uailway Department of the plana of the proposed alterations and addition*. As soou as the plans ate received, the matter will be «one into and a further reply ftnt you "
Mr Geo. Cant, Ikoiaki, Kinlocb, > rote, saying ibat there was a bad crossing over the ludiii stream in M gnet Bay, and a bridge was required f»r t> «oo i crossing.
Mr [rwin also wrote, making the same n ques . Mr T Feather said the stringers could be obtained near by. The bridge was very necessary. The fpm required would be eight or ten feet. 'i'here wua pleniy of rock procurable. It was decided to hold the matter over till next meeting, and the chairman, Messrs Feather, Thomp on and Buchanan would inspect the ford and the Kinioch roach before next meeting,
Mr Hoger Bussell wrate re metal breaking, offering to break metal at 3s 6d per yard.
It was decided to agree t: these terms
The chairman reported that ihe Eaituna residents had requested the Council to make a grant towards a bookcase in the Eaituna School, to be used as a library.
The chairman moved £5 be granted to wards the book'cate.
b'econded by Mr Parkinson, and carried
Mr Stanley Birdling waited ou the Counoil and asked that six chains of roads be formed on the road leading through hi 3 property at Caton's Biy. He was wining to help the Council to form the road.
Tbe chairman pointed out that the ro»d would not lead anywhere, and he did not ibitill the Council could do anything in the matter.
It was decided not to do anything in the matter.
The clerk reported that the ba'ane'e of assets over liabilities up to dace was £817. The debit at the Bank was £1235, the assets £830, while the pay s:.eet for the day was £412, sb that the total debit was £817.
Ihe clerk reported the fallowing rales hud been collected, and the amount spent in the different ridings in tn-> County during the year 1912-13 arid 191314 : - 1912 13. Little Itiver. Kaituna. Kinioch Rates .." £965 £824 £672 Amount spaut £345 £805 £771 191314 Ka'e , .. £997 £701 £563 Aiutunt spent £487 £185 £1096 Uho expenditure in tho Kinlooh riding was raduwd. to £714, as the Government grunt ul £332 reduced it to that amount l'be main road and general account amounted to £1480.
Tne clerk reported th-it jj lia the £ rat-* would bring io £2265, and £i ii the £ £2717,
Mr Thompson moved that notice be given that a rale of |d in the£ be struck.
Seconded by Mr Buchanan. Mr Parkinson moved,t.as an an endment, Mat jjd in the £ ba struck.
Seconded by ih9 chairman.
Mr Thempoou Hud, in moving this motion, his reason was ibnt he jiUiOuau that tb> f i nite only barely mtiinCainud tne County foadn, and there wore many roads which wonied metalling and some bridges, building.
After discu sion, both mo'ion and amenct ment were withdrawn, and it was decided that a special meeting of the Counoil be hold on Saturday, July 18, to consider ihe striking of the rate for the year 1913-14.
It was decided to apply to the Public Works Department for the grant of £200 made towards the Kinioch roads last jear. engineer's report, "Since last meeting 186 trucks of shingle have been carted on to tbe main road from Hibwell bridge to Kaituna, 24 trucks to Kaiijnß|ralley, and 10 trucks otherwise disposed of, making a total of 220 trucks at syds each truck The cO3t per truck has been—freighs 9s, rjyalty2s 6"d, filling 2s 6d—or 14s per uuok. The roaa mrfaoe covered would be approximately 10 mites, carting an extrajcost Aouut 50 trucks contents are now bemg carted on that part of the road from Harris's store. Little Kiver, to Coop'a shed, which, f< om the effects mostly of motor traffic, faae become very holy. Mr Sbreder has accepted tbe offer to knap 300 yds metal aj Osborne's quarry at 33 3d per yard, and is proceeding with the work. As pet instructions 10,000 ft. b.ack pine bridge decking has been ordered from Mrs Birdling at 18s per 100 at yards, Little Kiver. The man suggested at last meeting to do the blasting at tbe sharp our , yes oo main road has called, and is prepared to go on with the work. His wages are 9s a day, Council finding a tent, or IDs a day with ous tools, explosives, etc, being found by the Council. I have seen the Publin Works en , }:ineer re Puaha bridge, and the delay has i een caused'beoause the Government has not decided whether it is to be a 12ft or 16ft road way. The successful bidder for the lieeerve at Gebbie'e Valley containing cottage and tilackamlth's shop, has transferred his occu' I ation to the present occupier, Mr D Burke, urid I have instructed tbe lease be prepared ■iccordingly. A surveyor has to be employed io peg out the boundaries of Reserve 1104, leased to Mr H Nutt, ns no trace of original pegs could be found. Mr Gray, the late tea , tint, objects to an extension of this lease to 10 years if fencing is erected, as he centenda such a condition was not advertised though announced by the auctioneer at sale of lease. It is necessary to give n tie of the levy of a general rate to day. py ation nas been forwarded for the subaiu. on the rats 1913-14. FINANCE. Dr balanoe at Bank 31/3/14 £921 12< B<l. payments April, May, and June £926 4s, le?s collected same date £612 16s 7d, total £1245 0d Id, cash ass3ts £830, Pay sheet this day £412 83 3d. The report was adopted. Accounts amounting to £412 83 3d were parsed fir payment. . . The Council then adjourned.
WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4413, 17 July 1914
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