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The ordinary monthly meeting of the above Board was held on Saturday; present—Messrs J. M. Duxbury (chairman), D Hunt, W. Menzies, C. Hay and W. Corrigall.

MtNUTES. The minutes of the previous meet" ing were read and confirmed. CORRESPONDENCE, Outward correspondence was read and approved. Inward correspondence was read— From Messrs H. Blomquist, J. 0. Hay and R. A. Mould, offering exchange of land for tbe necessary diversion on the road adjoining the boundary with tbe Mt. Herbert County Council. All the offers held good up to 31st October, 1915.

From Mr James Pitcaithly, com plaining tbat a ratepayer wag grazing the Beach road in Holmes' Biy, and repudiating his purchase of the road. The Board could let it to anyone else. The chairman said he had let the

road for the same price to Mr J Davies. The letter was received. HOLMES' BAY ROADS.

Mr Hay reported that Mr Hunt and he bad gone up to the Boundary road with the members of the Mt. Herbert County Council, They thought it would be best to try and let by tender the piece in their own district themselves. The other part would be done by their Board if possible, and half cost charged to tbe Mt. Herbert County Council. In answer to Mr Menzies, Mr Hay said it was about 10 chains. They were going to divert the road a little to make it 1 in 8. To make it lin 10 would have meant cutting off a large portion of Mr Blomquist's land, 'and Messrs Mould and Innes would Ibe using the road. | Sir Menzies asked if a better grade | could not be obtained. It was a pity jto form a badly graded road, and give trouble later. Mr Hay said he thought a 1 in 8 grade was not too severe. Tbe piece going through bis property would have to be diverted, but it only meant exchanging road for road. KAT'S GULLY ROAD. Mr Menzies reported that a fence had been recently erected right on the line of this road, and the third wire was a barbed one placed on the outside and might injure a beast travelling down the road. Personally, he did not object to tbe wire at all, but be thought it worth mentioning as the febce was on the road. It was left to the chairman and Mr 0. Hay to go up and look at the fence and report to next meeting. ' BOUNDARY ROAD. Mr D. Hunt suggested that the foreman could jut the work of forming tbe boundary road between Port Levy and Pigeon Bay through. The chairman said the ratepayers' oftpr for exchange was a generous one.

HATE ROLL. The chairman and Mr Hunt were appointed to sign the rate roll. WHARF PILES. Mr Hay said he bad been to the Lyttelton Harbour Board re piles for wharf, and had received a lettar to effect that they bad no piles to sell. Tbe foreman had asked Mr Holmes what he would charge for bluegum piles. These would be cheaper piles. The foreman thought that tbey could have some bracing also cut from Mr Holmes' mill.

METAL. The chairman said that he noticed by the "Akaroa Mail" that; the crusher would soon be at tbe Hill Top it would be a good opportunity to have the metal near the Summit crushed. . ,

Mr Hay asked if the bridge over the creek would carry thjß ct usher.

The chairman said it had carried the crusher previously.

The chairman said Mr W Lyall offered to quarry and break stone at 4s 6d per yard at Budua's quarry. Mr Hunt said it was wise to have Some metal.

The chairman moved Mr Lyall's offer be accepted.

Seconded by Mr Corrigall and carried.

FORMAN'S REpOHT. The foreman reported tbat*fchey had blinded the wharf road, and put about 140 yds out of Lyall's quarry on the main road. They had put 130 yds on Holmes' Bay road, and patched the road out of the quarry-near the beach. In spare time they had been breaking metal close by.

The chairman asked if they oould do the road on the boundary.

Mr Hunt said it meant 10 chains of boundary road and a piece of road this side,

The foreman said fcbafc tbey could do the work during tbe coming month Some discussion ensued re blue gums for piles from Mr Holmes 1 AVHAHF' PILES. Mr D. Hunt moved ie be left in the hands of Mr Hay and the foreman to arrange re purchase of bluegums from Mr Holmes for piles. Seconded by. Mr Menzies and earned.

Mr Hay ruggested the piles should be put in the sea to be seasoned if they were not to be used at once.

Accounts amounting to £98 lis 4d wer6 passed for payment. Mr Hay said that the wharf was in a bad condition, and should bo fixtd. up before grass seed. It a big load were put on tbe wharf might go The chairman said that the Okain'B Road Board had a pile driver which the Board might borrow. It was resolved that tbe Okain'e Board be written to, and asked ifthey could let the Pigeon Bay Road Board have the pile driver in December, The Board then adjourned.

Holmks Bay Mili,—Mr G. G. Holmes has started a sawmill on his property in Holmes Bay, and intends cutting out a large propor-< tion of his macrocarpa and blue gum tions. The timber in the latter should prove especially valuable, and as all who have been through the Bay know the blue gums have thrived exceedingly well there. Some really good timber should be procured. The value of afforestation has been proved over and over again on the Peninsula, and all farmers with large areas of land would find it a good speculation to plant a portion of their farm. Apart from the shelter afforded to the stook. the limber is beooming more valuable eaoh year.

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PIGEON BAY ROAD BOARD., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3443, 6 October 1914

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PIGEON BAY ROAD BOARD. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3443, 6 October 1914

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