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The ordinary monthly meeting of the Aka, roa and Wainui Road Board was held at Davauohelle on Saturday. Present—Messrs G. Armstrong (chairman), W. W; Williams, R. A. Pattigrew, and W. D. Macphail. The olerk reported that the annual balance sheet had been returned without a tag from the Government Auditor. I

It was derided to hold tbe annual* meetinn of ratepayers on Saturday, November. Mr .T. G. Scott wrote in reply to the Board's letter that he had not seen spider, wert, but had written to the Government Biologist concerning it. Mr Geo. Harris wrote/ sayincr be bad written to tbe Hon. R. Heaton Rhodes for warding draft olausep agreed to by Mr Hnr. per on behalf of the Wairewa County Council for insertion in tbe App'opriation Act con. earning the Pnaha reserve.

The letter was received

Mr Tbos. LeComte wrote,' nfking that seme repairs be effected to Wilson's road, as it was in a bad state, and three or four dsys

would rectify it. . ' The request was granted. Mr H. Cattermole wrote, asking permis-ion to lay half inch, pipe across the road in Uer man Bay Vallefy. On the motion of the chairman, seoo nded by MiPettigrew,'H was decided to give permission. The clerk reported that the Government subsidy of £201 JDs 9d had been paid into the Board's account.

The German Bay Factory wroie re alteration of the rate roll, as the factory property was rated for an extra acre of land. The clerk was g'ven authority to rectify the rats roll accordingly Theohairman paid last Boer J fay two of the Board's men had applied for an increase in WBges. whioh ths Board bad held over. Ha thought the increase was a fair one, as tbe prioe of food had gone Jup, and the Board's men bad long distances to travel. It was agreed to appoint the foreman and surfaceman for the Board for the year at tbe following wages:—Akaroa Section—Foie> man : W. Sbadbolt. 9s 6d per' day on Bays side of the hill, and 103 per day on the other side of the hill. Surfacemen: A. HuntJ 8a 6d and 9s: J. Wright. 8s 6d and 9s ;"B W. Hammond, 8s 6d and 9s. Duvau chelle and Barry's Bay—Foreman : H. Dack, 9s 6d per day. Surfaceman: T. LeComte, jr., 8s 6d per day Wainui Section—Fore 1 man : Amo*. Arnold/ 9s per day. Surface--man: Z. Smitb. 8s 6d per day,

1 foremen's bbporis. The foremen's reports were read as under : " Since last meeting I bave dresspd up the Flea Bay road, and dressed up S Lelievre's road ready for putting the metal on and put in a' new culvert on that road, also a stone wall. I bad to get W. Hammond's horse and cart to oart the pipes and sledge the stone. Worked one day on H. Odell's road, and blinded the metal on the old Akaroa road. Bemoved a large roci off the Le Bon's Bay road that CBmf. down, and dressed np the Lighthouse road on this side of the range.-W. Sbadbolt." "Since lant meeting we finished blinding metal on tbe Wainui main road, and put 40 yards of metal on tbe bottom end of E, Gidderis's road. Patched up Barry's Bay Valley toad with 36 yards metal," metalled Barker's road, filled in ruts on Piper's Valley and Pawson's Valley roads, and .we are now workiDg patching Okain's Bay road.—H. Dack«"

•' Sinoe last meeting have been working on the Bossu road cleaning watertables, culverts and outlets and repairing road. I have been grubbing and cutting down gorse on tbe foreshore, lam going to repair Bossu road to the top.—Amos. Arnold."

FINANCE BEPORT. Receipts sinoe last meeting, £233554 d; dr. balance, £619 6s 8d; aocounts presented, £108 13s lid; dr. balance, £717 0s 3d. The foremen's reports and financial state ■ tnent were adopted. The chairman said the Board paid £15 last year for dray hire, and he thought they should purchase one. Mr Macphail moved a new dray be procured.

Seconded by Mr Williams, and carried. Mr Pettigrew said Mr McKay and himself had oonsulted the looal blacksmith about building two sledges They thought the price too high, and decided to make fuither inquiries. The chairman said Mr G. Kearney had told him the crossing on the Stone Bay road wanted bridging where the main creek crossed the road. He was willing to provide all the timber for the bridge, and he had told Mr Kearney the Bonrd would acsept his offer

The chairman's action was approved. Mr Pettigrew reported that M>- McKay.and himself bad instructed Mr T. W. Wilkins to make a survey of the Puaha reserve, Rnd provide other particulars which ware n eoe

sftry for ibe land being described in the Appropriation Act.

•J ne action of Messrs Pettigrew and McKay waa approved. '> ne meeting then terminated.

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ROAD BOARDS, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3445, 13 October 1914

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ROAD BOARDS Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3445, 13 October 1914

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