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A meeting of this Board was held on Saturday last; present—Messrs G. Armstrong (chairman), W. W. Wil lianas R A. Pettigrew and D. McKay.


The minutes of the previous mcc ing were read and confirmed.


Outward correspondence was read and approved. Inward correspondence was read— From Mr Geo. Harris, to effect that the Bill authorising the sale of Puaha reserve to the Wairewa County Council at the rate of £30 an acre bad been passed, and forwarding copy of same. The chairman moved that the letter be received, and that an account be sent to Mr G. Harris to present to Mr G. Harper, solicitor for the Wairewa County Council. Seconded by Mr McKay, and carried " From the Wairewa County Council as under: — " Relative to a claim through your solicitor for payment by this Council account metal loan raised by you some yeare since. I am directed to ask that you may supply this Council with information, stating the actual quantity of metal placed on the Puaha roads under the said loan,"

The matter was left in the hands of the clerk to look up the information and-send aver to the Council.- *

From Wanganui County Council, forwarding resolution enabling local bodies to devote one twentieth of their income towards the relief of the distress in Great Britain and Belgium. The clerk said that the Hon. R H. Rhodes had forwarded a Bill, enabling local bodies to devote one-twentieth of their fund?, either in money or kind to, the British or.any Allies. This Bill had been passed in answer to this circular.

The chairman, 9poke of the great distress, and said in New Zealand we had our liberty, plenty of food, etc., while the Belgians and-our soldiers were fighting for us. Hβ said that he believed that many people did not realize how deep the distress was.

The circular was received

A copy of the Estimates was received- from the Hon, B H. Rhodes, which included three grants for the Board :—(1) Gough's Bay road, £ for £, £75; (2) Hickory road, £ for £, £75 ; (3) German Bay road, £ for £, £150.

The chairman thought that,' considering the times, .the Board bad been treated well. The Gough's and Hickory roads grants would be a help. They would not require the whole of the £150 grant for the German Bay road. He moved that the Board thank the Hon. R H, Rhodes for the interest he has shown in the Board.

Seconded by Mr Pettigrew, and carried.

A resolution empowering the chairman, members and clerk to operate on the Board's account at the Bank of New Zealand, Akaroa, was passed. fobemen's kepobts,

" Have been working on Bossu road cleaning walertables, culverts and repairing road. We are now taking stones off road, and filling up where the stones were taken out, and cleaning culverts, also repairing Mr Hooker's road.—Amos. Arnold."

" Since your last meeting we have put two days in on the Okain's Bay road metalling and blinding. We also orowned E. Giddens'sj Wiiaon's and R, Moore's road up. Wβ put two days in on Paweon's Valley road taking ridges off, and blinded the old Pigeon Bay and Tizzard's roads. We are now working on J. Mould's road blinding the metal.—H. Daok." " Since last meeting we have been to Hiokory and split posts for the Gough's Bay fence, anJ also carted from the crusher on to S. LelLvre's road, German Bay. Aleo blinded that road, and the German Bay Valley road from the Coach road to G. Morgan's gate. Blinded the rough parts on T. Kotlowski's road, and worked one day blinding Lβ Bon's Bay road. Put in a big culvert on H. Odell's road that the crusher

biuku id, hdo cat ltd bftut-ns aDd ros f s to GoigH'g Bay and put up ft fence tr-'-e. o<rtcd pipes on to A. Haylock's road ioput in some culverts cm that road. There were 199 yards in Mr Shepherd's etone. Have alpo fnt in two pipe culverts on Haylock's road. There i* one more day's work on that road.—W. Sbadbolt." FINANCIAL STATEMENT Receipts since last meeting, £19 ,9a 8a ; dr. balance at Bank, £703 183 8d; ftocoanta presented, £115 la 3d; cash in hand, £6 2* 8d; total debit, £812 12s 3d. ~ Mr Pettigrew said that they bad re ceived an offer of £2 10a apiece for eledgea, and they thought it was a fair price and had accepted same The chairman said that Mr Petti grew might have an opportunity of picking up a good dray, strong and light. He moved the procuring of a dray be left in Mr Petfcigrew'a bands. - Seconded by Mr Williame and oarried. PIPER'S VALLEY BOAD Mr Pattigraw said Mr Kichfield had gpoken to him about the culverts on the'upper part of Piper's Valley road The last two portions of Piper's Valley road had been left without culverts. He thought it was time to pat in these culverts. Hβ moved that the foreman go round and aacertain tbe amount of pipes required for Piper's Valley road, and that the clerk obtain enough for tbia road and those re quired by the Akaroa foreman. Seconded by Mr McK»y and carried The meeting then adjourned to December 12tb.

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AKAROA AND WAINUI ROAD BOARD., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3451, 10 November 1914

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AKAROA AND WAINUI ROAD BOARD. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3451, 10 November 1914

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