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A meeting of the Council was held on Wednesday evening; present — The Mayor, Crs. Vangioni, Walker, Cantrell, Munro, Leete, Fyfe and Wi Mams.

LEAVE CI" ABSENCE. Leave of absence w«is granted to Cr Frederioksen.

CORRESPONDENCE. Outward correspondence was read and approved. Inward correspondence was read— From " Akaroa Mail," asking to bave electric current for radiator cut off from October 1.

The application was granted. From Huntly Mine Disaster Rolief Fund, asking for help for those da pendent upon the men who lo3t their lives in tbe Huntly Mine disaster, and giving som6 particulars as to sad circumstances in which many small children were left.

The Mayor said that people in the borough had been giving very freely towards the calls made by tbe war, and it would be hard to go round for subscriptions now. It would be better to vote money out of the general fund. He moved tbe sum of £5 be Toted out of the general funds. Seconded by Cr Williams, and carried.

FINANCE REPORT, Amount received since lest meeting -—Rates, £9 13s 4d ; water supply, £1 15a 3d; electric connection, £18 13s 9d ; electric lamps, £1 5s 6d ; license fee?, £30, drainage, 14s 6d; total, £62 2s 4d. Bank Account—District fund count, dr. £613 ls 3d. Account amounting to £55 19j 9d were passed for payment. INTERVIEW. Mr A. J. Turner, chairman of dhfetors of the Akaroa Co-operative Butter Factory, waited on the Council. He Faid tbat tbe company wanted to have a crossing where the suppliers took in tbeir milk. At present tbey used a piece of timber, and any time a heavy horse might go through this. Also the company did not wish to court any nuisance through water lying about, and were prepared to do the kerbing and channelling themStives. It would be an unnecessary expense to put in a wooden culvert, which was only temporary. If the Counoil could lay it off, the company would see the work done of kerbing and channelling, the Council to pay the company the cost of tbe work. The Mayor said tbat the Council would meet the company as well as it was able. He thought it would be awkward for the Council to put in that little piece of kerbing and channelling. He realised it was an urgent matter, and > should be pushed on,. The crossing' should be fixed up at once, and he agreed it was liable to an accident at any time.

Or Walker, Chairman of tbe Works Ccrnmittee, said that, if they put in a load of -.shingle, shot in on top of pipea --at- -the crossing,— that would answer at present. The Recreation Ground could not be left with the trenchea uncovered.

Mr A. J. Turner asked where the pipes could be got. Cr Walker said tbe Council could get the pipe?, and the work could be done next morning.

Mr Turner withdrew, thanking them for a courteous bearing of bis request. The Mayor moved that tbe matter of attending to the nrossing be left in tbe hands of the Works Committee, with power to act at once.

Seconded by Cr Leete, nnd carried

Cr Williams Rpked whether, if thecrossing was bi-'ing.pufc in lemporarily, the real crossing vrould not be put in for a length of time. He objected to temporary phs", as it m?anfc that they ftopped the p-og>esß of tbe teal wuik for a long time,

The Mayor said tbat no permission bad been given to the company to lay down the pipes yes.

Cr Williams said tbat the Council should not de'iiy matters at all. The Mayor .-aid that Cf William.mjunDderstood bim. He nicely wished to point our. that before tbe work of concrete kerbirg and channelling in the street was done and the piping by the company, there would bave to be a meeting of tbe Works Committee to consider the best way in which the work could be done,

Cr V.mgioni said that be would like to see the work done as soon as possible Now that tbe butter factory and the post office were up tbat cor tier looked vvel', and he thought the Council should put on extra men to cope with the work. He moved that tbe Council put on four more hands and get the concrete kerbing and channelling done down Balguerie street.

Tbe Mayor said that they had a number pf work-3 urgently required. There waa tbe grading of .-mith street, the drainage of the Recreation Ground, the crusher and the pipe line to the electric light reservoir. All these works should take procedure of the concrete kerbing and channelling. Or Yangioni :,Put on more hands ! Tbe Mayor said tbat tbey could not do so.

Cr Munro said that the foreman bad to be in charge of tbe kerbing and channelling. Ho would vote against a chain being done. Or Cantrell agreed with the Mayor. i\U- •y-jrner, cbaiiman of directors of tbo butter factory, seemed quite satis fied with tho dtcisiou tUey' {md come to to put in a temporary crossing. He suggested that to avoid confusion tbe town clerk write out a list of works as they were voted to be done. He mov.ed that in future tbe clerk have a list on tbjj wall of works as they were •finthorised". Then fcfaey cp«l<3 \>b seen. A,t tbe present time no one knew what bed be,en paeee.d, and works got Jbj/ried.

Cf LsMja said that he agreed with tbo Mayor in p#rt, but he considered tUfc Balgueri street wa3 oP fl °t fche most central in the town. It was the worst kept street in tbe borough. The foreman had done a good deal of kerbing and channelling, and surely there wpr.e men under tbe foreman who could cany on the work if he had to be called away, The Mayor said he bad spoken to

the foreman who said that to do kerbing and channelling piecemeal was foolish. It was a big expense to do a small piece like that. Cr Walker moved, a3 an amend ment to Cr Vangioni's motion, that tbe works be taken in rotation, and those in hand done before fresh works were startedSeconded by Cr Fyfe. Cr Munro said that anyone would think from the conversation of some of the Councillors that the Council was in funds instead of having a debit of £600. Cr Walker's amendment was carried, Crs. "Vangioni, Walker and Leete voting for it. Cr Cantrell withdrew his motion re new works, as he considered Cr Walker's a better one. ELECTRIC LIGHT PIPES. In answer to the Mayor, the town clerk said that no definite word had been received yet regarding tbe pipes. CARTING METAL. Cr Leete asked why all tbe mstal was being taken down to tbe Council's yard as it was crushed. Tbe Mayor said tbe metal was being taken there to be tarred ready for concrete kerbing and channelling Cr Williams said he thought it was •i waste of money carting the metal down there. It should be dumped down, and taken when it was re quired. Carting would thus be saved. The Mayor said that all the metal had to be taken down to the Council's yard to be tarred, Crs Leete and Williams said tbat for concrete work the metal did not want tarring. Cr Walker, Chairman of the Works Committee, said it was considered mo£t convenient to cart the metal to the yard. Tbat was a central position, and the metal would' not get dirty and have dust and weeds. They were thinking about mixing the con« ciete in the yard also as more convenient. RECREATION GROUND, Cr Williams said that the Council jumped- from one work to another. He spoke about tbe Recreation Ground, and said be had been over the ground that day, and tho turf which had been taken off was now rotting. It should have been put back long since, Cr Cantrell said that Cr Williams was hardly continent when he spoke like this. He had wanted to take the men away and put them on to the kerbing and channelling for Balgueri street in connection with the butter factory, Cr Williams said he did not want to see the turf of the Recreation Ground spoilt. The meeting then terminated.

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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3441, 25 September 1914

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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3441, 25 September 1914

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