AKAROA AND WAINUI.
A meeting of this Board w»e held on Saturday. Present—Messrs Armstrong ' (chairman), -'D. McKay, W. Williams, R.- A. Pettigrew and W. D. McPhail.;
Mr McKay moved . that a rate of 9-16 din the £be struck.
Seconded by Mr Williams. Mr Pettigrew said that it would be as well to raise the rate to fd in the £ and not raise a loan at all. It would be better to increase their rate. Hβ moved, as an amendment, the Id rate.-
Messrs Williams and McPhail eaid that they could not see how they could increase the rate at the present time.
The chairman said he did not want. to.be pessimistic, but things were bad. He believed in husbanding their expenses and allowing people to put up with a little inconvenience for a time. He had not done anything in the metal loan at the present juncture. Mr McKay's motion was carried:
; The Leßon'e Road Board wrote I asking the Board to include the Ocr man Bay Valley road in their list o! roads to be metalled with the meta 1 loan. The road was much used, and Wai in a bad condition. ;: The chairman:moved that this let ter be replied to, and that the question of the metal loan be held over for c month. '
Seconded by Mr Macphail, and carried.
foremen's reports. W. Shadbolt reports that since last meeting he has built two 'Stone wall? on the ; Kaik road, put in a pipe culvert, out, opened all ou'verts and carted about 70 yards of metal on** to that road. He bae carted metal on to the Long Bay rood above Chappell's flat, and ihas been to Hickory and cleared off all big atones that same down. He has also been to Crown Island on Kearney's road, and cleared off all . trees thai blew down, across the road, and now be is working on the Le Bon's,Bay road.
11. Dack reports that since last meeting he bag worked one week in the French Farm quarry and repaired T. Btewart'3 road, stripped JonesV Bay quarry, took the foot off .Okain'e Bay Point and cleared off slips on Piper's Valley. He is now working on tho old Pigeon Bay road breaking metal for patching the bottom end of the new Pigeon Bay road. Amos Arnold reports that since last meeting he has been working on Jubilee road putting, new decking on, blasting large stqnes out off road, cleaning watertables, culverts and outlets and .repairing road. The road took a lot of filling up more or less. All the way down where he could get hard stuff to put on he did so- The top part of the road is in good order now. Hβ is new working by Mr Kennedy's .bridge; He also put a day in oh the Cemetery road cleaning watertables and putting loose metal in centre ot road and blinding same.
FINANOUti STATEMENT. Receipts since last meeting, 63 6d ; dr. balance, £648 193 7d; cash in hand, £7 4s 7d ; accounts presented, JEBS Os 7d ; total debit, £726 15a 7d. Tbe foremen's reports and financial statement were adopted/
PUAHA BOAD RESERVE. The clerk drew attention to the fact that the Wairewa Council wa* willing to.buy the road reserve at.Puaha if they obtained permission, and they were to get permission in tbe Wash ing np Bill
The chairman moved that the mat er of bavine ft clunae inserted in the
Washing up Bill be attended to, and that the clerk be authorised to see with regard to same.
Seconded by Mr Williams and car ried. .
Mr Williams moved leave be given to Mr W. Shadbolt for three days' absence.
Seconded by the'chairman and car ried.
The chairman moved two or three loads of metal be placed on Mrs Buck* land's road by tbe willowp; Seconded by Mr McKay and carried. ■..
Mr McKny moved two sledges be procured, and that the borses be put on to tnkfl the metal out of French Farm and Tikao quarries. Pecocded by. Mr Macpbail, and
carried; Mr Pettigrew said that he bad in spected McKnrizie's bridge up Piper's Valley. The bridge was blocked with mud and rubbish. The, clay should be stripped, off and screenings put on the bridge. About __• chains needed metalling approaching the bridge. He move' that the bridge be stripped of clay, and screenings put on, and that !_• chains of road be metalled on the approachSeconded by Mr .Macphail, and carried.
Tbe Board adjourned to September, 12th, 3 914, >.____
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ROAD BOARDS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4420, 11 August 1914
ROAD BOARDS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4420, 11 August 1914
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