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The ordinary monthly meeting of the Wairewa Oounty Council was held at the Chambers, Little Biver, on Tuesday last. Present—Messrs J. 0. Coop (chairman), J. Johnston, J. C C Gebbie, J. F. Buchanan, T. Thompson, T.Peather and W. F. Parkinson.

Messrs Harper. Son & Pasooe wrote acknowledging receipt of Validation Bill re payment to tbe Akaroa and Wainui Boad Board for land comprised in the Puaha district,

In reply to the Council's letter ye bylaws for controlling billiard saloons and granting lioenses, the same firm wrote:—"We beg to advise that tbe County Council could make bylaws under 'The Counties' Act, 1908,' seotion 107, on any of the matters mentioned in tbe fourth schedule to the Act. Amongst these matters bylaws can be made providing for the licensing and control of public billiard rooms, except rjooms in premises licensed under the Licensing Act or in a Club, and for the payment of reasonable fees in respect of the same, and for prohibiting unlicensed billiard rooms and for fixing ihe hour not later than II o'clock at night, when all such public billiard rooms are to be closed- Except under bylaws so to be made, the Council possesses no jurisdiction over public billiard rooms in the County."; Tbe letters were received. ! The Ntirth Canterbury Hospital and Oharr | table Aid Board wrote as follows —

"Sometime since you referred to Ihe question of tbe appointment of a district nurse in your County. Arrangements have now been made whereby if any country district will collect the sum of £84 in voluntary subscr ptions the Board will undertake to locate a nurse who would be under Ihe supervision of Nurse Maud. Should any movement in this direction be commenced in your County I can make arrangements for Nurse Maud to visit the district; and address such meetings as may be called."

Ik was resolved that the Charitable Aid Board be asked to explain what the duties of suoh a nuree would be, and what further expense her services would be to the district.

The Mt Herbert County Council sent a circular letter asking the Council if they approved of the Government imposing a war tax to meet the expenditure ot the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

It was decided that as the Government had handled the matter very ably, that it be left to thsir discretion to impose a war tax if thought necessary.

The North Canterbury Board of Education wrote expressing surprise that tbe Gebbie'3 Valley School was on the Council's rate roll.

The clerk reported having written to the Valuation Department about the matter, and they had replied that the sohool had been used otherwise than as a school, and had not since |been taken off tbe roll.

The clerk's action wag approved,

Mr F Wright, poundkeeper at Little River, wrote saying that be could not act any longer, as animals were impounded which did not realise anything when offered for sale, and the cost of feeding them had cost bim a great deal. The half fees for the past twelve months had only been some seven shillings. It was decided to give the whole of the fees instead of half the fees as by the previous arrangement to the poundkeeper.

The surfaceman at Kinioch wrote, asking that the Council's whara should be shifted from Mr !V cGirr's property to Mr J. Glynan's property, as he could not get land to graze his horse, and he had to have the horse in order to get to work in time.

It was decided to let the matter stand over in the meantimei

The Canterbury Automobile Asscciation wrote as follows:—

" Recently my Association appointed a sub committee for the purpose of endeavouring ts collect information in reference to the condition of the principal roads, bridges, etc., in the country distriots, which you will

recognise iSO. very ki-hI iiup»itaiiu« -lo ihh members and also to the general public. The Association v continually being approached with a view of supplying information regarding certain roads, and 1 regret to state that in the -past we have had no reliable information to supply. My Association would, therefor*, be extremely grateful if, with the aanotion of your Council, you could see yonr wav-from time to time to forward information in connection with this matter relating to your district, such as bridges or roads under repair or newly metalled, or otherwise unsuitable for motor traffic. I haye pleasure in enclosing post oards on whioh you could .furnish" reports, which would be greatly appreciated by the Association.—Yours faithfully, ,C. W. Hekvex, Beoretary."

It was decided to leave the matter in the bands of the clerk to Bupply what informa tion he thinks necessary. The Ministsr of Internal Affurs wrote granting the postponement of the Wairewa County eleotion to November 16th.

Mr Btreeter wrote as follows:—"T wish to draw your attention to the road from my gate to Te Oka. It is absolutely unfit and dangerous for wheeled traffic, and is only a Bledge track. It has never had any hing done to it since the Government finished it with the exoeplion of one or two days work near the top. The tussocks are growing all over it, and tbe water table is in the middfe of the road, besides nlips which I have cleared to get along. Could you plea°e do something to make it passable, as £15 was granted for it some time: ago." It was decided Mr Feather instruct the Kinioch foreman to attend to this matter.' Mr C. W. Field wrote asking if the Council would erect the bridge across tbe Enituna oreek near his property as soon at possible. The Clark reported he would put the work in band in a day or two. Mr G. Reed. Petone, wrote offering the Counoil to supply dog collars. It was decided to reply that bis last years' sample was inferior. Mr Walter Tini was appointed cattle ran. ger for the year, It was decided to leave the sale of grass seed on the Reserve of the County to the incoming Counoil. engineer's report. "In compliance with instructions from th* Counoil at its last meeting I have inspected the road leading to Mrs Yanstona's house at Puaha, and found that both ends have been metalled, and there remain about 13 chains upwards from Mr Clarke'j place which have not been done. It is not very easy to procure suitable stone convenient, tbe nearest place being oh Mr Clarke's land, and this would necessitate carting over quarter of a mile and Mr Clarks would require 6d per yard royalty. Thß metal would cost about 73 per yard on the road and it would require about 60 yards. Be Maokay'a road, Okute—Tho Chairman and three members of tbe Council inspeoted this road, and I do not wish to anticipate their report on the rtqn rements. Mr Bennett, with a'trac:ion engine and clover shell, ing plant, travelled .on the main road from Halswell rivsrti Ka tana on the 23rd October. Mr Moffatt's case is in Messrs Harper's hands. I have inspeoted the proposed site of the bridge in Kaituna Velley asked by Mr Field, and find that thorgh the bridge v ill only .require a waterway of 14 feet, yet the filling in of approaches is somewhat expensive. The work will be started after the com ing week." It wae resolved to" metal Mrs Vanstone's road as soon as possible. The Chairman reported that he bad in> Bpaoted Mr McKay's road in Okute Valley with Messrs Buchanan, Thompson, nnd Johnson. The road badly wanted regrading and metalling, and tbe estimated cost of putting the road in repair was £40. 'It was decided to attend to this matter fore Ibe winter. „ Accounts amounting to £202 2b 2d were passed for.payment and the meeting termihated.

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WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCILS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3450, 6 November 1914

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WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCILS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3450, 6 November 1914

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