The annual mß3tiog was held at noon, when there were present the members of the Board and Messrs T W. Barker, W. Crotty, T. Marsh, H. Elliott, Wm. Leonardo and W O'Connor. Mr W. G. Dalglish was voted to the chair.
The clerk (Mr Bruce), rend the audited balance sheet, wbtcb included tbe following particulars: —
£ F. Ci. Balance, 1918 ... ... 12 3 Rates 481 10 4 Government subsidy ... 97 12 5 Sale cocksfoot ... . . 72 9 9 Miscellaneous 7 14 9 Balance, March 81,19U 4 4 10 £675 15 1 Expenditure £ s. r>. Roads and bridges ... 422 6 8 Materials 69 8 10 Miscellaneous 117 8 4 Administration 66 11 8 1 £675 15 1 Assets. £ s. a. Cash at Bank ..*. ... 76 12 9 General rates, 1913 14... 4 10 5 Special rate 12 7 Accounts due 86 0 0 £168 5 9 Liabilities. £ s. 3. Cheques uopresented ... 73 11 9 Cash overbanked ~, 8 1 Accounts outstanding .. 298 10 0 £872 9 10 Mr H. Elliott asked v/hen the interest; on the wbaff loan, amounting to £1543 5s 9d, raised in 1889, would be paid oft.
The clerk stated that fchig loan would expire on February Ist, 1915. The annual interest, £76 6a Bd, would come into this year's expenditure. The sepond wbarf loan of &156 10a would expire in 1018.
The clerk said the metal account owing to the Akaroa County Council wa3 £298 10s, but only about £248 was owing by the Board, as metal had been broken for private people.
Mr Crotty moved the adoption o the balance sheet.
Seconded by Mr Elljott, and carried Mr T, W. Barker the Akaroa and Wainui Boad Board was going in for a metal loan, and he asked if the Board thought of approaching the Akaroa and Wainui Road Board to have the German Bay Valley road improved, as it was their only outlet. He thought the road should be improved, as it was in a bad state.
Mr Grotty said he thought the road wanted regrading. . Mr Barker said the matter bad been brought under the Akaroa and Wainui Eoad Board's notice by Mr F. McGullough.
The chairman said the steepest par of the road was only one in five.
Me Macpbaii said there was plenty of metal on the road to be spalled, and be thought the road should be »mprpved a Mr Barker moved, as •% recom> uendation to the Board, that the
approach the Akaroa and Wainui Road Board and ask tbat while it was considering its metal loan it should regradeand metal'the Lβ Bon's road leading down tbe German Bay Valley.
Seconded by Mr Orotty, and carried
Mr Elliott a?ked if the Board would put in two culverts near his property.
The chairman said the Board would consider tbe matter.
Mr W. O'Connor apked wben the Board would do the Back road through Mr Barcett's property.
Tbe clerk said tbe matter had been hunt; up not through the Board's fault. Tbe Public Works Engineerhad ltd tbe Board lo believe tbe work could go through at once.- The plans weifl drawn up and approved by tbe Public Works Department, but a sig ntiiure of one of the mortgagors of the Hfljuiniffg property, who bau 3isa 11> England, was required, but this bad been rectified now. Then tbe Pub ie Works Department, Wellington, he'd up the matter by objtc if»g io the roads not being gazetted us Government roads. The Doaid did not know whether the roads had been gazetted as Government roads. Mr Bainett bad interviewed tbe Public Woiks Department, ami now all tbe iuformaiioa was to band, and tbe engineer (Mr T. W, Wilkins) would forward tbe plans to tbe Public Works Department in the course of a day or two.
Mr W. Leonardo said be thought ibe bluegums near the Lβ Bon's Hall were a danger to the travelling public. He bad seen a limb blow down and nearly kill a cbild. Eβ thought tbe Board should do something to have tbem removed. The trees kept tbe road wet also If tbe Road Board could do nothing, they should go to tba Council.
Tbe chairman said the Board would do what: it could in the matter.
O:her gentlemen present spoke of tbe danger of these tiee?. Some of tbem were liable to fall, as they were not Pfccii.ely rooted .
Mr F. Aldridge said he had beard a great deal of discussion about metal being put on the big bridge in Lβ Bon's Bay. It meant £500 to re» bui'd the bridge, Hβ thought tbe life of tbe bridge was very much shortened by putting en metal and blinding.
Messrs Elliott and Leonardo also objected to tbe metal being put on tbe biidge, us H rotted the timber.
Mr Crotty proposed that it be a recommendation to the Board tbat the metal ..be taken off the Government bridge and all other bridges in the Koftd Board District.
Seconded by Mr W. O'Connor, and carried.
Mr Mficpbail said the bridge was a totara bridge, and he thought something should be done to prevent making tbe bridge slippery.
Mr T. W. Barker moved a vote of thanks to the Board for their services, to tbe chairman for presiding, and to Mr Bruce, clerk, for his work in con nection wirh tbe Board. Seconded by Mr Crotty, and carried This dosed the annual meeting.
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ANNUAL MEETING, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4415, 28 July 1914
ANNUAL MEETING Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4415, 28 July 1914
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