AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL.
A meeting of the Council was held on Wednesday evening; present— The Mayor, Ors. Lewitt, Vaogioni, Walker, Oantrell, Munro, Leete, Fyfe Fredericksen, and Williams.
CORRESPONDENCE. - Outward correspondence was read and approved. Inward coirespondence was read — A letter wag read from the post master at Akaroa in regard to the Council's application for extending the hours that the telephone should be open to subscribers, viz , from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m , that he was asking the necessary authority from the Postmaster General.
The letter was received. The Akaroa District High r cbool Committee wrote, asking the Council to supply metal and tar at cost price for metalling and asphalting the footpaths round the school. It was decided to grant the request. Mr H. Bell applied for extra electri cal energy for lighting. The request was granted. Mr R. Ferris wrote, asking to have Muter street metalled, as he would use the street for carting cream to the butter factory. It was decided to refer the matter to the Works Committee, with power to act. A discontinuance of electric light was granted Mr T. Lewitfc for his shop, lately occupied, in Beach road,
The borough solicitor forwarded the costs of the case C. W. Leete v. Akaroa Borough Council. FINANCE REPORT. District fund account, dr. £587 Is 8d; receipts since last meeting, £122 10s 3d. Accounts amounting to £116 4s lid were passed for payment.
Cr Leete asked why the Works Committee had ' stopped work on Smith street, as two ownars of ad joining sections wished to build there.
Or Walker, Chairman of the Works Committee, replied that the work of formation would be gone on with in a few days.
Mr A, J. Turner, chairman of directors of the Akaroa Butter Company, waited on the Council and explained into what water channels the company intended to do most of its draining. He wanted to know if the Council would supply electric power for the working of the butter factory at the same rate as it was supplied in Cbristchurch. He also aaked if the company could use Daly's wbarf for landing coal, and if the Council would put a derrick on the wbarf for landing cream cans. He also wanted to know if the company could use a hand trolly on the wharf for carrying cream cans to the factory.
Cr Munro asked if the wash-up water would be drained into the street channel.
In reply, Mr Turner said if this became a nuisance the company would have to put in a special pipe and convey this water to the sea.
The Mayor said the constant draining of the water would mean a wear ing away of the channel He thought a concrete kerb and channel should be put in at the crossing into the factory.
Mr Turner said he thought that it would not do to put the waste water into the septic tank.
. Cr Walker, Chairman of the Works Committee, said he spoke to the fore man about the drainage from the factory, and they decided to give the water a trial, and if it proved troublesome a pipe would have to be put in, or a concrete channel put down.
Cr Cantrelt said be thought fhe Council should not, allow the channel to be used, as if there was any organic matter in the water it soon become troublesome.
Or Vangioni moved the company be not allowed to use the open channel ti r its wash-up water. Seconded by Cr Fyfe. Or Cantrell moved the waste from the factory be taken in a drain to low water mark.
Seconded by Cr Leete, and carried. Cr Vangioni withdrew his motion. Cr Williams said he thought the Council should try and meet the company, and should have a little consideration for it, which had gone to a lot of expense and were adding to the revenue of the borough,
Cr Lewitt, Chairman of the Lighting Committee, said, in regard tc the electric light charges, the Council was charging a rock-bottom price, and -it could not alter it.
It was decided to reply that the Council could not reduce its prices
It was decided that the crossing fo the butter factory be left to tbe Works Committee, with power to act.
Cr Vangioni moved the Council make enquiries as to the cost of a small crane to lift cream cans on to Daly's wharf.
Seconded by Cr Lewitt, and carried
Cr Lewitt said there was no word about the pipes for the pipe Hdb to connect up the Gtehan Valley creek with the, electric light reservoir, but he would njake immediate enquiries concerning them, as they had been ordered some time. It was impossible to open up the drain before the pipes came to band.
The Mayor said be thought there wckuld no troub'e about the extra loan for the new pipe line, and, if they ex cetded the £1000 loan, they were en tilled to raise a further £100.
The Mayor said Mr Dodds bad offered to pay something towards putting in a channel in Cross street. He thought this street should be done as soon as possible.
Cr Williams said he thought the Council should employ more labour, as there was a lot of work on hand wbich required to be done at once, The meeting then adjourned.
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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4428, 11 September 1914
AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4428, 11 September 1914
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