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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL.

■» A meeting of the Council waa held on Wednesday evening; present— His \Vor3hip tbo Mayor, Crs. Lewitt, Vangioni, Williams, Cantrell, Frederick Ben, Munro, Leete, Fyfe and Walker. MINUTES. The minutes of the previous special and ordinary meetings were read and confirmed. CORRESPONDENCE. Outward correspondence was read and approved. PHOTOGRAPH, A phograph was received of Mr John Hayward, at one time a member of tbe Council. The Mayor moved the donor of the photograph be thanked, and that the photograph be hung on the wall. ; Seconded by Cr Fredericksen and/ carried. NOTICE OF MOTION. Cr Leete moved the notice of motion standing in his name to rescind pre-! vious motion re extraordinary water supply charges. : Beeonded by Cr Walker end cartfea. Correspondence was received— From Greymouth Borough Council, asking for particulars of tepid both in j the Borough. ! The Mayor said the Town Clerk had

replied to the letter, and told them no tepid bath. The letter .was received. b'rom Messrs Marriner Bros, to ef feor, that they had made an error in number of book? to be supplied. They a?kad the Council to accept; 250 books ■•.n place of 500 which waa promised. I'he Mayor said that the firm had made an agreement in black and white, and they should be made to sUnd by it, Or Munro moved Me3srs Marriner Bros, be informed that the account would be paid when the correct num ber of book 3 was received. Seconded by Cr Williams and carried.

Statistics of motor registrations for year 1913 were laid on the table. Messrs Craddock & Co. wrote re account for commission due to them up to June 30th, 1914, and offering to indent all electrical material in future for 5 per cent. Thay were forwarding statement of amount due them Cr Lewitt moved the matter be held over till the statement was received. Seconded by Cr Leete and carried. Mr J. A. Redpath wrote offering to '.supply hardwood for electric lgh: poles.

The letter wad received. St. Peter's Church Vestry wrote asking permission to lay a pipe to sec tion on Beach road, and asking to purchase some plazed pipes fiom the Council.

Boh requests were granted. Messrs Haylook & Newfcon wrote asking permission to erect a fire escape for Mr Piper on the balcony of the Madeira Hotel. A sketch was for warded showing position of fire escape. Cr Walker explained that the bal coDy would be extended at the north end, and the fire escape would lead down, the side of the building into a small right of'way. Or Fredericlisen moved that, pro vided the ■ plans and specifications were p,iu in of the Madeira Hotel, the Council would consider same. Seconded.by Or Fyfe, and carried. The Mayor said that he did not like the idea of the balcony being ex tended. Cr Yangioni objected to the Council allowing the balcony to be extended aDy further. Or Munro paid the Council should insist upon correct plans being put in. Plana and specifications wnre ra ceived of alterations to Mr ton's motor shed, arid referred to Buildings Committee, with power to act.

I Messrs Haylock and Newton's ton der for £7 5d for cross arms for the electric light poles was accepted Notice wa& received of alteration on valuation roll from Emma Je=?on to Akaroa Co operative Butter Factory Company. Mr 6. H Haylock wrote, saying be was putting a framework over bis fruH trees, and a?king if it was neces sary for him to apply to tbe Council for permissionCr Lewitt moved 'permission be granted. Seconded by Cr Fredericksien, and carried - Mr Powrie'fl account for £4.4 5.s Gd, held over from last meeting, was considered. Civ Munro said be bad scon Ihr? wall, and be failed to fee bow. it was different from the wall further round the town. Cr Fyfe said that tbeiO was nothing Prevention is better than oure, co always koep a bottle of "N&ZOL", and bb Boon as you feel the slightest indication of a comin cold take a doee.

to show tbat the wall was to be faced, and be could not dee how the account could.be reduced. Some discussion ensued re charge for electric energy for driving piles for Daly's wharf. .Cr Lewitfe moved Mr Powrie be charged £6, i.f,, for fifteen days at 8s per day. Seconded by Cr Vangioni, and carried.

Or Fredericksen moved the bulk of Mr Powrie's account be paid.jj lees amount due by Mr Powrie. Seconded by Cr Williams, and carried. SMITH STREET. Cr Walker, Chairnaan of the Work 3 Committee, reported that the foreman had gone on with Smith street, and tbat another application had been made for a building site in Smith fltrtet. Mr Knight bad also agreed to I let them have his scoops for removing earth. FINANCE REPORT. Amount received since last meeting —Wharf dues, £83 11s 3d ; refund labour, £10 10a, license fee, £8 6a 8d ; electric connection, 10s; sun dries, 9s; total, £98 163 lid. Bank Account—District fund ac count, dr. £342 3s lid ; cash in hand, £3 7s 6d ; total, £338 16s sd. Accounts amounting to £329 2s 10d were passed for payment. PROJECTION OF BUILDING 3. Cr Walker drew the Council's attention to the fact tbat the Akaroa Butter I actory was overhanging the footpath, and asked what the Council was doing about it. Tho cornice and corbels • wouid overhang about nine inches. The Mayor stated tbat their by law distinctly elated that no building sbould overhang the footpath.

Cr Fredericksen said they were al lowed twenty-four inches of projection id tbe roof- He quoted article 293.

The Mayor said that this article referred to a wooden building, and not a brick one. The factory was of brickwork.

Cr Munro moved a legal opinion be obtained from the municipal lawyer on the question of projection of build ings.

Seconded by Cr Vangioni, and carried.

Cr Leefce moved the St. Peter's Cemetery Board be charged £10 for over supply of water. Hβ said be could not say any more- The circum stances were peculiar, as other people used some of the water.

Seconded by Cr Walker. Cr Vangioni said he thought it was a mistake to allow any rebate. Other outside suppliers had paid up their fines word. '

The Mayor said it seemed hard on the face of it, but after all the water was there running to waste, and some ooe should have known about it. It was not on public property, and he thought they should enforce the whole amount.

Crs. Fyfe and Lewitfc thought.the account should be reduced as it wag ft hard case. It should be treated as a first offence.

Cγ Munro was in favour of reducing the amount still further."

Cr Williams said that the ballcock had been torn off by boys and allowed to run. Hβ would like to know who was responsible. Or Walker said that the horses might have damaged the ballcock, A tap with a key was the best arrangement The Mayor said this was only a small matter Cr Leete's motion was put and carried

The votiog waa as follows ;—For thn motion, Cr?s. Loete, I>witr. Fyfp, Munro and Walker; , agfiinst, the Mayor, and Crs. Yangioni, Williams, and Fredericksen. ELECTRIC LIGHT LOAN. The Mnvor paid that he waifed on n emnil Manager of tbo Bank of New Zealand at Wellington re electric light loan as asked by Cr Lewitt. The manager explainpd that the loan would bo £1070 for £1000 at 4} per cenr. RATE ROLL The Mayor moved Crs. Lewitt and Vangioni sign the rate roll. Seconded by Cr Leete and carried. daly's wharf. Cr Munro moved that Daly's wharf be charged £5 for electric light. Seconded by Cr Vangioni and carried.

Cr Lewitt raised the question of increasing the electrical engineer's salary. He had worked hard, and by his energy had increased the Council , 3 revenue He moved that the salary of the electrical engineer be increased by 53 a week.

Seconded by Or Vangioni and car ried. MUNICIPAL CONFERENCE. The Mayor reported that he had at'ended the Municipal Conference in Wellington. Oα the opening morning the Governor called on them. They had been all entertained to luncheon. In the afternoon they were invited to afternoon tea at Government House He had had the honour of Governor, who said that he would pay a visit to Akaroa shortly. Hβ said that there was a lady delegate from Auckland, the first ever afc the Municipal Conference. He said he would hand in a written report of the doings of the Conference later. Hp only mentioned too remit sent in by che Petone Borough Council dealing with Hospital and Chfiritable Aid, and Buggating the amounts should come out of the revenue. This had been lost by 29 votes to 25. He hoped that another year other members of the Council would attend the confertncp, as it was a distinct education to any one. He added that be had been travelling all over the North Island, and was convinced that after all was said and done few boroughs equalled Akaroa for. its size. The lighting at Botorua was not nearly as good as at Akaroa AUSTRALIAN FLEET. Cr Munro moved that tbeir member, Hon. B. H- Rhodes, be aaked to got the Australian fleet to visit Akaroa. Seconded by Cr Williams, and carried. The Council then adjourned. l< or Children's Hacking Cough at night, ; Woods' Groat Peppermint Curo, J/6, 2/

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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4416, 31 July 1914

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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4416, 31 July 1914

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