The ordinary meeting was then held; present—His Worship the Mayor, and Crs Williams, Leete, Munro, Fredericksen, Walker, Van gioni, Fyfe, Lewitt and Canfcrell.
The minutes of the- previous meet ing were read aDd confirmed.
CORRESPONDENCE. Outward correspondence was read and approved. Inward correspondence was read— From Government Insurance Company re accident policy over workers, and suggesting a renewal, which could be made with the Akaroa Postmaster. It was resolved the policy be reDefied, , Notice was received from tbe Official Assignee re bankruptcy of James Percy Wederell.
From Public Wo ka Depiutmtnc ru hydro electric development of New Zealand. A number of questions were appended at the rfquesfc of tie United States Government, and the Department asked that the questions be answerpcl as fully as possible.
The Mayor moved the communica lion be banded to the Lighting Com mittee to deal with.
Seconded by Or Leete; and carried.
From Mr F. Taylor notice of discontinuance of electric light in Williams street, and from Mr J. Pool an application for electric energy , for same property.
Both applications were" granted, and Crs Lewitt and Fyfe were appointed to sign same.
From tbe Town Clerk, applying for three days' leave of absence to inspect the EUesmere Electorate.
The leave was granted.£
Messrs Le Cren and Laureneon rendered an account for laying the pipes from the Greban Valley sumpb to the reservoir amounting to £815.
Tbe Mayor said the water bad been turned into tbe reservoir tbat day. It Was fnunrl that there was a leak in front of Mr McNab's in one of tbe pipes, which would have to be remedied.
Or Munr'o rrioved 75 cent, of the amount applied for be paid. Seconded by Or L6witt, and carried. A letter was received from Mr Joseph Hammond re electric light charge?, and asking for a rebate, as be was away when tbe notice was served on bim, and he found the account under his door on his return He did not think he should pay the fine. Or Vangioni pointed out that this would be creating a precedent. His sympathy was with Mr Hammond, but they cnuld not reduce the amount. He moved to tbat effect. , Seconded by Or Leete, and carried. RESERVES COMMITTER, Or Mwnro, Chairman of the Re serves Committee, moved tbe adoption of tbe following report : — "Tbe Reserves Committee recommends a four roomed house be built on Mr D'rgby's part of tbe Ashburton reserve, tbo new house to be built facing Drdmoro road. t Plane and specifications to be prepared. Any outhouses, if required, to be built out of tbe old timber of old bouse at the tenant's expense. Als'» the three months' rent be allowed to stand over 'for three months at 6 per cent, interest. Cost not to exceed £800. The two tenants of the Akaroa reserves to be given notice to have all sorse, broom, blackberry and sweet briar grubbed." Seconded by Cr Vangioni, and carried. LIGHTING COMMITTEE. Or Lewitt, Chairman of tbe Lightling Committee, moved the adoption of tbe following report.— "Tbe committee regret tbat for tbe present year tbe Council is unable to reduce the price for electric current." Cr Lewitt said that the lust six months' revenue was £635. The present charge of 3d and 2d per unit for electrio energy could not be re duced. It cost £99 to produce tbe power required by tbe Akaroa ButttU Factory, and they would get £110 back if the full amount of the power was used. This year there was a good deal'of expenditure They bad paid £210 odd out of general fund for wiring alone. Taking all the matters into consideration, his committee decided it could not make a rebate. If the revenue increased, it.would be for the Council to consider a rebate, and they would make it as soon as it waß practicable. Afc present when the revenue hardly exceeded the output tbey could not make a reduction. The scheme was not brought into being- to Eerve any particular section of the community. The butter factory wanted this power kept for it, though it did not use it all. Seconded by Cr Leete and carried, Or Munro dissenting.
Or Walker, chairman of the buildings committee, reported that the committee had approved of the adoption of tbe plans of Messrs Haylock anp Newton's motor garage and Mrs W. E. J. LelievreV residence in Smith street. He moved the adoption of the report. Seconded by Or Munro and carried.
Amount received since last meeting — Rates £8 18s Id, electric light £3 10s, total £12 8a Id. Bank account—District fund ac count, dr., £824 3s lOd. Accounts amounting to £678 17s 8 for payment. KLECTRIC LIGHT. Tbe Mayor said about £30 was due for electric light. Cr Lewitt moved tbat the town clerk give notice to tbe defaulters that unless tbe dues were paid at the end of tbe month the current would be cut off.
Seconded by Or Leete and carried. BUTTER FACTORY. Cr Cantrell said there was an urgent matter, and that was the milk coming from tbe factory, There was no doubt there would be trouble about the matter.
Cr Walker, chairman of the works committee, said that the men bad finished the electric light work, and would go on with the work at once. The Mayor said a resolution was on the books to efteofc that the drain from the factory should be piped, and unless that was rescinded the pipe should be put in.
Cr Leete asked when tbe streets were being tidied up. It was usual at this time to tidy up tbe streets. Cr Walker, chairman of the works committee, said the work would be done later. The men's hands bad been full lately, and he had been given to understand that no extra labour was to be put on. If they had patience they would find all the work done in time.
Cr Munro said the steps at tbe baths had been carried away in the last gale He asked what was to be done in tbe matter,
' Cr Leete said the chairman of the baths committee, should have ordered the work to be done at once without consulting the Council. He was sur prised at bis bringing the matter up at all. He would not bave done so
I bun bp onen chairman j Or Vangioni moved hat the chair | man arrange that th* sters of the j baths be replaced at one, j Seconded by Cr Lewut and carried. Cr Munro, chairman of tbe baths committee, paid he be'ieved in con suiting tbe Council about all matters. Tbe meeting tben terminated.
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ORDINARY MEETING., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3450, 6 November 1914
ORDINARY MEETING. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3450, 6 November 1914
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