trouble to get tbfi charge of nil ins'a! In,H«ns of their size in Aiis'ralasia
fin'l their plant compared favournb'v with all plants. In fact tbeir prices 'were lower than most In.Dunedin
and Cbristcburcb the conditions werp not the same, as ihpy bad pp much power to dispose of. There were 20* kilowats in use in the daytime now" In all 94 kiiowats were in deimnd. It
would pay the Council better to keep the present charges nod no' to supply too cheaply. It co?t £99 3s 4d (o produce the energy rr quired foi'-'tbe butter factory, and they would get back in, revenue only £60. It would cost the factory £1 per week, by read ing the metre, to the present. Tbey bad only 24& kilowats in nower to dis pose o f , anl nearly 60 were in use at various times, I
Mr Micbell asked why the Council reduced the charge for sbope.
Or Lewitt repiied I hat tbe reason wbb because the shops used the light less than ordinary householders. Cr Lewkt added that the Council wpie not there to Pell power at an nnprofi' able price. It was to their in'erpptto reduce tbe price as much as possible. If they could aftb'd lo sell it at Id per unit ihey would do so.
In answer to Mr Turner, Cr Lewitt Bβid that if there was a p'ofifc he would support a proposition (bat they would rebate any profit made out of the factory's po , ar. Mr Turner:" ,id tbe other matter was that of ' drain, culvert and footpath. He thought if tbe Council would ajlow tbem tbe cement, they bad some ebingle, and if the Council would supply a roan they wonld pnt in the crossing. Tbe fWory also asked permission to put in concrete kerbing and channelling at the same time. '■'.'.'.
T,he 'Mayor said that the Council wanted to be quite fair in tbip tn<*ttpr. He had noticed the drain and tboubgt that perhapp an open drain would not meet all requirements. He noticed that a covered pipe was used in fac tories on the Peninsula. He thought pevbaps that if a good' fall was pro vided the matter would get nwny.
Cr Walker, chairman of the work* committee, said be understood thnfc the matter would stand over till the foreman was available, and that would be next week. . -
Mr Turner expressed satisfaction at, the work being done nrxfc wpek.
Cr Cantrell said that the pipe should be carried to low water mark. A resolution fco that effect had been car rifd. Hβ was sure it was absolutely neoeesary,
Mr Turner said that they felt that tbe 'water was ail clean, and that it was unnecessary to put pipes down to low-water mark. '■
-Or Vangioni called attention to tbe bad sfcencb, and said, as this was a health resort, they wished to keep everything as healthy as possible. .
Mr Turner said tbey quite agreed with Mr Vangioni, and; realised he bad done a great deal to beautify the town.
Or Williams said that twelve months ago be bad walked down past
Mi Dfddp'p, crn\ I'hevp wns a bnd stpncb. He thought tbis ebould be v'ptdHp well as tbe drainage fpm tbe butter factory Mr Turner and the other directors of the factory lelired, thnnking tbe Council for a patient bearing.
\&\ Or Monro said be cun-idprfd that. v tbey should meet the factoty in the [t matter of plfctric currtnt. He moved p tbafc the engineer be Bskc-d fo give an j opinion in writing of tbe ebargts made 0 io the factory c Seconded by Cr Williams, it Cr VaDgioni paid this was a slur on d the chairman of the Lighting Com [ mittee. He moved, as an amend y rnent, any report re charges be given 1 oy the cbairmon. b Cr Munro said there was no slur on ! tbe chairman of tbe. Lighting Com I mittee at all. Tbey wanted to meet the factory, and, if tbey were charging i £4 in a fortnight, in was too much; ; Cr Cantrell seci>nd<d 3r Vargioni's ■amendment. i Cr Leete Proke in -favour of Or Vangioni's amendment. Or Lewitt said that 'two thirds of the power available was being bought at 3d per unit Tbo cost per horse power would be rauch less if tbe power was used continuously. In Christcburch they had. 4000 horsepower tojdispo3e of. As soon aa the charges could be reduced the reduction
would be made. The plant was running well, and was being taxed to its capacity. As soon ns 'be rpbftto could be made it would be given. ' Cr VnogioDi's amendment was car ried, Crs Munro and Williams dis senting. Cr Vangioni moved that the matter of charges for th« eieerric current for the factory be gone into by ihe Light ing Committee, and a report cub mitted to next meeting. He egreed tbe factory pbould be met as much as possible Seconded by Cr Walker, and carried. An npplication wm received from Mr S. McNab. asking for water power to drive a 40 gallon separator for about half an hour night and morning He wanted to tap the pipe going to the reservoir, J Cr Walker suggested Mr McNab I could use the water from tbe overflow, I and get a better fall. i Cr Lewitt said that tbiß was a big 'question. Hβ did rot tbink.it would 'be wise to grant these applications without forethought. ; < Cr Mnnro moved the letter be referred to tbe Waterworks Committee to report to next meeting. Seconded by Cr Vangioni, and carried. A notice re bankrupty of Wederell Bros was repeived, Applications for electric irons were granted, to Mr C. Goodwin and Mrs V. Lelievre, and for lights to Messrs E W. Hammond, -N. Mitchell and A. Read. An application s for a hawker's [icense was granted to Jane Peters. Mr J. J. Walker submitted plans of building to be erected by Mrs W. E. J, Lelievre in Smith street-
I Messrs Baylock and Newton asked I for leave to pull down the old lean to j behind the Hotel Metropole, and for I leave to erect motor garage in its i place.
Cr Walker raised the point as to tbe reading of tbe building bylaw dealing with the delay of four tee a days before consideration was taken of the by law. He considered tbe Building Committee had a right to consider tbe plans at once, and, if their report was favourable, allow the contractor to go on without the fourteen days' delay.
The Mayor said that tbe by law distinctly stipulated the plans must be on tbe table fourteen days, end tbe committee, wbich was a minority of be Council, could not sanction the pushing of tbe plans.
Cr Walker said the plans ebould be on |t'' c tab c fourteen days, but ths committee could allow tbe contractor to pec cci d. BALANCE §HEKT Cr Lawitt moved that tbe Council met't at 7 15 on Wednesday, November 4, to con&ider tbe balance ebeet. Seconded by Cr Lnete, and carried. ELECTRIC LIGHTING COMMITTKE. Cr Lewitt, cbaitman of the Electric Light Committee, reported re amount of power used ai follows .—
Connect-d Load—Motors, 24J kilowatts; irons (45), 20; heating (including tailors' irons, kettles (10), radiators), 14; lighting— consumers streete and wharves 6 ; total, 94 kilowatt*. Kilowatt, lsh p.
Bif>hi>st peak load, 25'3h>t)owats, Cspacitj of plttnt, 30 killowaHs. No. of motors 5, total hp 32.
Additional Lead (since January Ist, 1914, to .tatp—Tower (4 motors), kilowatts; Seating (liS iroiiF, 2 kt-W.c3, 1 heater), 9; lighting (HI lamps). 5; total, 31$ kilo we Us.
Total new consumer*. 21 ; applications for addition;, 15; total applications, 36.
As to reveuue, th&re would be a* re poit to next meeting, as the Town Clerk had been busy.
FINANCE BKPORT. Amount received tinea last meeting —Rates £11 Qs 2d, electric current £231 9s lid, elfc'ric connection £8 6-* sd, subsidy £70 63 6d, rent £5 4s 6d, drainage £6 10s 9J, bawker'e license Sβ, material and sundries £6 I-, total £334 83 3d.
Bank accouut—District fuid ec count, dr., £534 15s 2d.
Accounts arnountiog to £301 163 9d were 'paased foa payment,
STREETS. £!r Waker asked about tbe levels of the street?. He said that he would like to know what I hey are going to do in Jolie street, whore the kerbing is 18 inches below the road, and in other places a foot below.
The Mai or said that in other places the surveyor fook levels, and the foieman carried out the levels ac cordiugly. Cr Munro moved a new lawn mower be procured. Seconded by Cr Cantreil and car ried Or Munro said the fire brigade Tbbusnnds have iried •'JCAZOL" for Cods in the Eeid. Bronohitis and lEfluenza and prefer it to any other remedy, because it is prompt in its action, * and does not disorder the stomach.
people weie complaining that boßfs, elc, were kept on all night. He moved that rhn foreman look round 'he town, and pi-he hours for w.iteriDg gardens be enfciced. Seconded by Or Vangioni and carried Tne Coutcil th-n adjourned.
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