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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL.

A meeting of the Council was held on Wednesday evening; present— The Mayor, Crs. Lewitt, Vangioni, Cantrdl, Munro, Leete and Fyfe. LEAVE OF ABSENCE. 4* Leave of absence was granted to *Crs Fredericksen, Walker and Williams. MINUTES. The minutes of the previous meet ing were read and confirmed.

CORRESPONDENCE. k Outward correspondence waa read end approved. Inward correspondence waa read— From Miss Winnie Wright re tbe portrait of Mr Scarborough, tbe first first Mayor of Akaroa, which she had forwarded to Akaroa by boat at the request of her mofcbei\Jhe late Mrs A. Wright The Mayor said be had spoken to Mr R. Wright on this subject, and he considered it was proper to bave the painting in the Council Chambers, as Mr Scarborough was the first Mayor of Akaroa. He moved that Miss Wright and family be thanked for tbe portrait. Seconded by Or Leete, and carried. From Crown Iron Works re pipes for eleotrio light line, to effect that same were being forwarded

Cr Lewitt said the pipea bad ar rived, and were being carted up to the pipe line. He added that he had been up to the intake, in Grehan Valley, and everything was in order. The dam was formed, and they were pre paring to make the sumph. An opinion was read from the Municipal Association's lawyer, Mr Martin, re projection from buildings. The opinion was to effect that a para pet could project six inches at least, and in terms of one section of tbe byIhw might project nine inches, Tbe opinion was reoeived. From Huntly Mine Fund re contributions to those in need through tbe disaster.

The Mayor said that the Town Olerk informed him that some ladies wished to start a shilling fund, and had left the subscriptions in tbe bands of Mr Thomas. He thought it was a most deserving object. From Me3sr3 McKay Bros, of Dro more reserve, Ashburton, Bsking the Council to accommodate them with regard (o the rent, tbe amount to stand over at current rates ef interest. Tbe requeEt was complied with.

From Mess's T. E. Taylor & Co , asking the Counc 1 to cancel previous plrctric light supply contract, owing to sale of part of his business, and making fresh application

An application in same terms was made by Mr Lewitt.

Both applications were granted, and Crs Vangioni and Leete were ap pointed to sign same,

From Mr G. Hammond, applying f°r an extraordinary water supply to bis residence in Grehan Valley.

The application was granted, sub jeot to the usual conditions.

From Akaroa Boating Club, to effect that 26 perches of land bad been sold by the club to Mr G. H. Haylock, and asking the valuation roll to be amended accordingly, The application was granted.

BATHS Mr W. Fergus tendered £2 for the baths for the coming season. The tender was accepted. BEOREATION GROUND Cr Munro, chairman of the Rpseives Committee, reported tbat a portion of 'bo Recreation Ground had been drained If the Council required any more done two truck loads of pipes would be required Tt would be as well to let the rest of the ground go and see bow it would be through the winter. FINANCE REPORT. Amount received since last meeting —Rates £19 12s Bd, electric current £55 8s lOd, electric connection 18s 7d, electric lamps 2s 6d, drainage £2,' water supply £1, dog fees £1 2s 6d, total £80 5s Id.

Bank account—District fund ac count, dr., £621 18s 7d, cash in band £3 14s 21.

Accounts amounting to £268 ls 6d were passed for payment. ELECTRIC LIGHT PIPES Cr Fyfe aeked whether the carting of the pipes came iotc the ordinary contract. Thpy were left ljiDg on the wharf. If not the pipes ought to hove been carted right away, and ten dßrs called for the job.

Or Lewitt ea<d tbey were If ft there to accommodate the foreman, who thought tbat it was a big quantity to put on a narrow road like that up Grehan Valley They would not be required at once, and were safer on the wharf than up on the road side

Cr Leete eaid that frequency ratepayers left coal and wood for days on the wharf, and surely tbe Council could leave some pipes there without all this fuss

Cr Vangioni said that other people had to pay wharfage when they left coal or wood on tbe wharf, and the Council should set an example and not block the wbarf with their stuff.

Cr Fyfe said tbe pipes were safer on tbe road than on the wbarf.

Cr Lewitt said tbat they were all secured.

The Mayor said he had spoken to Cr Walker, chairman of tbe works committee, who thought tbe pipe line could be laid in conjunction with Smith street, He thought this was impracticable. The first thing to do was to get the pipe line laid at once He was under-the impression tbat the pipes had been carted up to tbe pipe fine. Tbe sooner they were up there the better.

Cr Lewitt 6aid they could not grade Smith street and cart pipes as well Tbey bad been carting timber, metal and cement to the intake, keeping two drays on the electric light business. They would cart up the pipes as soon as possible. ELECTRIC ENERGY. Some late applications for electric energy were granted to Messrs D. Handisides, J. D. Bruce, F. R Davies and A. H. Julius.

Crs Vangioni and Leete were appointed to sign same, DOMAIN TENNI3 COURT, Cr Leete asked if ths work in connection with tbe Domain tennis courts was finished yet, as the club wbb waiting to pay for tbe court. Tbe Mayor* said that the matter could be fixed up at once AKAROA BUTTER FACTORY. Cr Cantrell drew attention to the water passing down the street by tbe Council Chambers. It was hardly right to allow. the discoloured water from the butter factory to lie about.

The Mayor said the Chairman of the Works Committee was away. He would see to the matter of laying pipes at once, aa it was not right to leave the gutterjn its present condition,

Tbe meeting then adjourned.

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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3444, 9 October 1914

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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3444, 9 October 1914

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