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A meeting of the Council was held on Wednesday ■ evtning ; present — ' Crs. Lewitfc, deputy Mayor (in the chair), Vaogioni, vValker, Oantrel!, Munro, Lett.', nod Williams. LEAVK OF ABSENCE. Leave of absence was granted to the Mnyor. MtNDTE3. The ruinates of the previou > meet; ing we-, read and confirmed. CORRESPONDENCE. Outward correspondence waa read and approved. Inward correspondence was read — From Wangtinui County Oounci. re approaching Government regarding passing legislation enabling local bodies to spend 10 per cfnt of their , income in the Food for Britain Fund. Or Vangioni moved thai this Council approves of the resolution. Seconded by Or Lee;e and caritd. The Municipal Association wrote forwarding a number of circulars, and asking for additional fee. The Municipal Association iules and super animation schemes report, etc., were received. The chairman moved the cirou'ara be received, and the extra fee ior warded. Carried, From Department of Agriculture re addition of the weed apiderwort to the third schedule. The letter was received. A notice of transfer from M. M. jßoseingrave to W- J. Blake was re ceived, and the application granted An application for electric energy for four 16c p. lamps, 10b p. motor and 7b.p. motor was received from the Akaroa butter factory, the power, to be supplied on September Ist, and the amount of power to be measured by metre. The application was granted, Crs. Yangioni and Walker being appointed to sign same. J Messrs Marrinec Bros, wrote saying that the extra number of tourist guides were being forwarded, and asking the Council to forward cheque at earliest convenience. Or Vangioni moved Marriner Bros, account be paid, provided the correct number of bioks are to hand. Seconded by Or Williams and carlied. {From Department Internal Affairs enclosing copy of "War Contributions Validation Ace, 1914." The communication was received. Or Lewitt, chairman of the lighting committee, reported that the last electric light loan account of £1000 bad been arranged with the Bank of New Zealand at per. cent. There was a might, shortage in the rate that was struck. This could be met out of ordinary levenue. He moved that the loan from the Bank be accepted on the terms, and that the extra sinking fund be paid out of ordinary revenue. seconded by Or Vangioni and carried. FINANCE REPORT. Amount received Bince last meeting — Rates, £21 15s 4d, electric connection, 13i 6d ; drainage connection, 12j, license fee, £3 Qs 8d; water supply, £1 153 3d ; total, £31 2s 9d. Bank Account—District fund ac count, dr. £581 4s 9d. Accounts amounting to £118 18a 7d WPre paased for payment. daly's wharf. Cr Walker said the section near the wharf wanted fencing in. The filling in was about done. Cr Vangioni said that they should 1 only fence in a portion of the land. He thought it was a good idea to put up five yards of fencing. They should not decide about such a matter in a hurry. He moved the matter be referred to the Woike and Reserves Committees to report on the matter later. Seconded by Or Walker, and carried. The chairman said that be would , like to suggest to the Works Committee that a good deal of soil was . being taken off Smith street which i might be utilised elsewhere in the borough. TELEPHONIC. Cr Lewitt said that there were • fifty subscribers to the telephone about Akaroa, and they were entitled to an 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. service. Hβ moved the Town Clerk write to the local postmaster and ask him if he 3 would see the regulations are carried p out. Seconded by Cr Cantrell, and } carried.

. i SOIL FOR KESKKVES. The chairman said there was a good deal of good soil being taken away from Smith street. It might be put; on the wall in front of Mr Munro , B. At present the soil was being deposited in the valley It would be as well to utilize it on the Beach road filling. It might cost a little to cart it away. Some might be put on the Recreation Ground. Cr Munro said that he bad spoken to the foreman on this matter, and he said that it was too late and it had been thrown into the gully. Cr Walker, Chairman of the Works Committee, said there waa a great deal of good soil left. The carting and spreading would cost about 5s a load and would make Smith street cost more Cr Vangioni said that the chair man's idea was a good one They need not make the expense due to Smith street. He moved that the soil to be spared Sfrom Smith street be carted to fill in the retaining walls Iby the Council's offices and on the Beach road, and what is left be taken to the Recreation Ground. Seconded by Cr Leete, acd carried. EXTRA LABOUR. Cr Lewitt, Chairman of the Lighting Committeo, said that it would be necessary to put on two or three extra men to put up cable in the main street. He rxioved th the extra labour be employed. Seconded by Cr Vangionif and carried. The meeting then terminate

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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4424, 28 August 1914

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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4424, 28 August 1914

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