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Tbe Akaroa Coußiy Council met; afcj Duvauohelle on Saturday, when there j were present—Messrs J. D. Bruce j (chairman), C. B, Thacker, and F. Wilianis. LEAVE OF AESENCE, Leave of absence was granted to Messrs J. B. Thacker and. J. Newbegin. MINUTES. The minutes of the previous meet iug were read and confirmed. CORRESPONDENCE, j Outward correspondence was read and approved. chairman's statemekt. The chairman's statement was considered as under:— , The Paparua County Council wrote asking the Council to send two delegates to a conference to be held in Christchurch next week to discuss the advisability of forming a South Island branch of the New Zealand Counties' Association. The chairman and Mr 0. B. Thacker were appointed as the Council's delegates at the conference. «RUSHER. The engineer's report wag adopted us follows:— " I have to report having done a month's good work. We finished F. Priest's heap .on the Eecreation Ground, and spent a day-getting out i on to the road. Again .climbed with considerable difficulty the hill towards Chorlton, part of which has been made up with clay and metalled over. We stopped at Newton's and crushed 71 yards, shifted down to W. McHale's, where we crushed 89 yards. Spent another day gaining the road againi crashed opposite J. Priest's 407 yards, ( then along to H. McHale's for 93 yards, and back to Chorlton to C. Craw's, where we are now working, making a total for the month of 944 yards. Everything is running well, but vre must get a netf main pinion for the engine, as the one now in use has ' lost a tooth. I wrote to the" agent (H. Holland). He says the new ones are £6 each, and the firetubes are in stock ready cut to length, four stay-tubes at 7s each and thirtyfive ordinary tubes at 5s each. More new jaws will be required during the or two."

The chairman said he had been over in the Okain's district, and he was amazed at some of the places where the crusher was taken He considered that in many instances safer places might be chosen.. Considering the weather, "the work done last month was most creditable, The repairs would reduce the profit, but they would have to be effected. bobinson's bay whare.

The Hon. R. H. Rhodes wrote to effect that the resolution forwarded by the Council was not in order. They must send the resolution contained in the 1913 Act and not that taken from the 1908 Act.

The chairman moved the formal resolution.

Mr Thacker seconded the motion, which was carried, WAIREWA OOIINTY COUNCIL. The Wairewa County Council wrote as under:— •'lam directed to acknowledge receipt of your letter that you will crush metal for this Council at 2s 6d per yard at the Hill Top quarry, and to inform you that this offer was accepted, and this Council would be pleased to know when the quarry would be ready for" our men to quarry and spall, say, 800 yards* lam also to .ultimate that your suggestion for disputed severance accounts is accepted, and to say that this Council would be glad to have the arrangement of joint ownership of the Hill Top quarry in writing to obviate future disputes. ,, MAIN ROAD. Some discussion ensued re metalling of Main vbad.

I The chairman pointed out that the road would have to be closed for traffic for some time. The Council did not like closing the road, but no neighbours would have the crusher on their property, and the crushing at Waterfall Gully must be done. He moved that the main road trom Barry's Bay to the Hill Top be closed for repairs for a month from August 15tb. Seconded by Mr Thacder and carried.

ESTIMATES. The following estimates were con sidered ;•—

The chairman said a lot of metal was required this year. They had to put some caore metal on the Onawe Gap road as the road was too soft. It bad been decided to strike a 3 16d rate, but that, would leave them with too big a deficit. * ■

Mr Williams thought the £d rate ought to ba struck. If they struck a 8 16d rate this yei>r they would only have to strike a higher one next year and leave a number of Decessary works undone,

Mr Tbacker moved a $& rate be struck. Seconded by Mr F. Williams and

carried.. .OXAln's EAY WHABI' ROAB. A statement was received from the clerk Okain's Bay Road Board, show ing tbe <sost of repairs to the Wharf road to be £107. It was decided to dgfer the consider ) ation of a grant for a fuller meeting. I Mr E. W. Bachelor wrote, asking permission to lay a pipe drain across the Main road by the Duvauchelle Office.. Permission'was granted, subject to the satisfaction of the Council or anyone appointed by the Council.' The meeting then adjourned.

Expenditure. I JG b. d.j Main Road — Labour and horse him 400 0 0 Metal... 8bO 0 0 Summit Road — Labour and'borse hire 120 0 0 Ho. Pβ feed 50 0 0 Tools-and materials t .. 100 0 0 Dog collar?, legal expenses, etc ... ... 200 0 0 Clerk, members'and office expenses 330 0 0 Licensing 45 0 0 Hospital and Charitable Aid ... 1066 0 0 Horse 40 0 0 Wairewa County Council 100 0 0 Robinson's Bay grant ... 50 0 0 La Eon's Bay grant ... 50 0 0 Receipts. £ s a. Balance 8lBt March, 1914 154 9 5 Bates outstanding •■• *® •'> 6 Rant ... 72.16 8 Cocksfoot -20 0 0 Licenses... ... ... 225 0 0 Subsidy 550 0 0 Metal accounts 731 0 0 Ijdrate ... " 1562 0 0 £'aac\z n n

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AKAROA COUNTY COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4415, 28 July 1914

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AKAROA COUNTY COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4415, 28 July 1914

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