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AKAROA COUNTY COUNCIL.

The Akaroa County Council met at Duvaucbelle on Saturday, wben there were present—Messrs J. D. Bruce (chairman), J. R, Thacker, J, Newbegin and F. Wiliams. ] MINUTES. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. INTERVIEW. Mr T. E. McKenzie waited on the Council on behalf of tbe Barry's Bay factory. He explained that the fac tory bad lately purchased some more property, and they wanted to ]oin their pipe on to the Council's culvert, opposite their property., They were putting in an 18 inch pipe in tbe paddock, and there was a gap between tbe Council's culvert and the end of their pipe on the boundary. They would ask the Council to join it up or let them do so. There was another matter, and that was the watertabfe above tbe factory. When there was a heavy rain about six inches of water poured down on to tbe factory yaid, and since they bad the new building up they wanted to use all the yard. They would ask the Council to put in a 9 inch culver above the factory or if they would supply the 9in pipe the factory would put it in. Tbe factory, some time ago, bad asked tbe Council to alter this state of things. Mr McKenzie then withdrew.

The point was raised as to whether the road belonged to the County Coun cil, as it was soon being exchanged for the Gap road. With regard to bridging the culvert opposite Rhodes' property, Mr J. R. Tbacker asked if it was not on the same footing as the Robinson's Bay culvert.

The chairman said it was nob on the foreshore, and the road was not a tye one. He sa" 1 they were uot obliged to do it. It they allows 1 the factory to pipe it they must s, j laat the pipes were large enough to carry all the water.

Mr Thacker moved that permission be given the factory to pipe the culvert, provided the culvert is large enough to carry away all the water. Seconded by Mr Newbegin and carried.

The second request was then considered, and it was resolved the Council put in a nine inch culvert where required on the hill. Correspondence was read— From Post and Telegraph Department to effect that it was necessary for the Council to advertise the Sobiuson's Bay wharf loan in the "Gazette." This has been attended to, From Hon, R. H. Rhodes re Robinson's Bay wharf plans, advising that the plans needed amendment, and that the Public Works engineer should be notified and asked to ex pedite the matter.

For Chronic Cbest Complaints, Woods' Grea Peppermint Cure, 1/6, 2/6

The clerk said he had telegraphe i v the Pub ie Worka engineer nine d .ya' ago, and bad received no answer, From Department of Agricultue « inclusion of the weed 6piderwor; in the third schedule.' Communication received. CRUSHER. The crusher engines leportel a? follows:—

"I have to report having fini s be3 the crushing for Little Ak-iloa find Chorlton; also having brought ihe roller from tin Little Akiloa saddle Barry's Bay, and reached the waterfall to day (Thursday), and will pro bably commence crushing to morrow about midday. In the meantime we are changing the screen. New'arms and bosses bave to be £U" in, the old ones being completely d me. The fine screen will mean a reduction in the quantity of scone broken each day. The short Rhaft carrying the swinging jaw broke off twice during the month causing de'ay. This monih we have crushed 1055 yd.-?. which make 3 a to'-al for Little Akaloa of 2586 yds. I'm including an illu3 tration of an 8 ton jick, wh : cb will cost about £5 in Duvauchelle If you are satisfied that it is the best pro curable for the purpose, kindly have a cheque pa3?ed for tbe amount. Tbe great difficulty with bottle jacks is to get low enough to get a foothold. This 13 here supplied combined with strength." The chairman said they bnrl two breakages in tbe monih with ttu swinging jaw. He thought, consider inj; the winter weather, they hid crushed a good amount, tie that with the new work on the bill they were going to take oin more ecreenirjgs, a-i they made a batter surface on the road*, and h-jlpad to bind in the metal. They would have en roll the . metal in well. Tbpy wou'.i endeavour to keep the road open asmuch as possible. Tbe crusher.was a3 mnch off tbe road as practicable, and she would be lit at night. As soon as that was done he proposed to Bend tbe crusher to Akaroa, and work back. They would cru9h at Akaro> for the Borough and themselves, and crush in German Bay. They would then go to the Summit road, and finish out there,

Mr Thacker asked if they uould work on the Hill Top-

The chairman said that work would be done later in the more sat le I weather. The reason tin nrusher was working up to Waterfall Gully was to get the metal on before tbf heavy traffic was on the and before the dairy season. With regard to the engineer's request, it was to obviate trouble when the crusher got into soft mud.

Resolved the jack be procured WAR FUNDS.

A copy of the War Validation Ac received.

The chairman reported the aa-ount collected for Expeditionary Foice wa? £800 on the Peninsula, includh g the Akaroa Borough's subscription

The chairman paid the Peninsula had contributed well. It was not legal to vote money for any fund except the Expeditionary Force Equipment JtTund. Those amounts subscribed by local bodies for other funds were illegal. He mentioned that both Wairewa and Mr. Herbert had subscribed to another fund, and said it was not legal to do so.

Mr Tbacker considered that after the war there would be a good deal of hardship, and that they ought to husband tbeir resources to help then

From Paparua County Council re formation of Canterbury branch o£ New Zealand Counties' Association, to effect that a further meeting would be held on September 30, and asking the Council to appoint two delegates.

The chairman said that be did not see the need for formation of this branch Association. *■

It was decided the chairman and Mr C. B. Thacker represent the Council at the meeting.

SALES ON ROAD The chairman said that there was a practice of holding horse sales which was becoming a nuisance. He thought they should notify the auctioneers, pointing out that the Council objects to horse and other sale 3 being held on the roads, and ask them to abate the nuisance. He moved to that effectSeconded by Mr Williams, and carried. Mr Williams said he noticed that a number of horses were tied to ths fence, The practice had been stopped previously. PROGRES3 PAYMENT Mr E. C. Jones wrote, asking for a progress payment of £28 on his stoae contract. He bad well over 300 yards out. The amount was passed, subject to Mr J Thaeker agreeing the quantity was out

GRADER. The chairman said part of the grader had been broken, and the turn table mended. They had finished grading on the Main road, The Summit road had not been done. WAINUI WHARF KATE. The clerk said that £37 13 8d wae the amount of interest, due as interest on this loan. They had a credit balance of £1 2s. A rate ©f 112 din the £ would bring £U 3s 5d.. That would leave £2 10a in hand in addition to amount required. Mr Newbegin moved that a rate of 1 12d be struck for Wainui wharf. Seconded by Mr Thaeker, and carried. SPECIAL RATES. "Mr Williams moved the special Onawe wharf rates be collected. Seconded by Me Newbegin, and carried. OK.MN'S WHARF ROAD GRANT! The chairman read the application from Okain's Bny for grant in aid of Wharf road. Ho said that he bad considered the grant was a fair one, but found that a 1913 Act did not allow of these grants. They bad made two previous ones.

Mr Tbacker said that fcbe labour was costly, as the men bad to work at night; and overtime, The cost was £107 8s 3d, He explained that he did not represent Okain's Bay, and was chairman of the Okain's Road Board, and so felt he would like the Council to make the grant independent of hM. Me Newbegin moved that a special grant of £50 be made to the road Seconded by Mr Williams, and carried.

KOJHNSON .d BAY WU.ViIF i«)Al> In answer to Mr William?, the chairmin said that ha considered would be no difficn'fcy in raising vbe £900 for the Robinson's Bay »ha>f, a-f tbe erUn would no' affdct the position. Ie might delay the receipt of the Government gr.int. MOTOR BY LAW, Mr J R Trtuckir said that be would like to see tbe boraa of rao'or cars and cycles blown more regularly. Hi itisfanced several cases in wb ; cb ifloiof ctrs had driven a 1; fullspeel on the Wrong side of the road nail mve' blown any it ■ :i round the corners.

The cba.iL.Duu said the c w«rp many instances nt rhe ki'ul Tbn only thing was fo take action whenever jg was possible.

Mr Williams said ha worrM like to .■sea (he police action with rega-d :,o fcrav-iiiug ulcef dark. fla bad 3'opped oflfl motor cycle !««'• week, in<i t«ken the number. Ir, was goiog into Akaroa aft" - 7 o'clock

The c erk ihaf, they were tuor> cueing ii the t>y toads tbnu in fbn maid load;!. Ho believed there was an idea among motorists thar, tbe by law ocly operated on the main road,

Tbe chairman said that he believed there was a proposition for a number of , residents to biiog a deputation to wait on tbe Council, and ask to bave the rule pro bibning travelling after dark abated altogether.

Mr Tbaeker said he thought the horses were used to the cars now, and the rule might be abated for one night in the wepk a trial. FINANCIAL STATEMENT. Receip'B since last, meeting, £34 o<, dr bulaaee at Baok, £937 191 8d , accounts preseuted, £314 19s 81 — £1252 19< Id ; cash in hand £85 15s Bi—£l2l7 3s sd.

Tbe report was adoptfd, and the Council adjourned to September 26cb.

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AKAROA COUNTY COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4425, 1 September 1914

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AKAROA COUNTY COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4425, 1 September 1914

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