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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL.

A meeting of the Council was held on Wednesday cv ning; preeeat— The Mayor, Crs. Lewitt, Vaogioni, Cantrell, Munro, Leete, Walker, Fyfe and Williams. LEAVE OF ABSENCE. Leave of absence was granted to Gr Fredericksen. MINUTES. Minutes of the previous special and! ordinary meetings were read and Cmfirmed. COKKESI'ONDENtiE. j Outward correspondence wag read and approved. Inward correspondence was reafl—-" ;• From Official Assignee re account owing by Council to the Wederell estate of £2 153. The Town Clerk said that £2 6a 6d was owing, and that it was on the pay sheet. From N.Z. Government National Provident Fund re superannuation scheme for local body employees. Gr Lewitt moved the letter be re ceived. Seconded by Or Leete, and carried. From Auditpr-General re loan money on Daly's wharf, to effect that be wonld not pres3 the matter, but he asked for a guarantee that the same procedure should not be repeated with loan money. From Plumbers' Registration Fund, enclosing a list of gazetted plumbers. The list was received and kept for reference. ;From Mr 8. McNab, to effect that, after considerable trouble and expanse he had laid water on to his house in Grehan Valley for use. Since that time the water had been cut off, and he asked what would be done. The Mayor said the trouble hac been got over, and there was plenty of water left in the creek now the re servoir was full. The letter was received. From Mr J. S. Dodds, hon sec Presbyterian Church, asking if tb Council would allow them to have th current from the borough boundary. Cr LswiU said that the condition would be on the same footing as th previous one granted outsidw th borough. Hβ moved the appiicatio be granted. Seconded by Or Leete. The Mayor said be would oppns the motion on principle. Hβ objecte because the time would come whs

they would bave to cut these outsider!' off. It was just the fame trouble as tbey had with the water outside the borough. Cr Leete said ho strongly oppo-ed giving the light in tbe first instance. As they bad given tbe light to Mr Checkley, thpy were obliged to grant tbia application as well. He agreed tbey might bave to cut the supply off later. From Valuer General notice of transfers of property from the late Mr Francois Narbey to Miss Rose Narbey, to Mrs McDonald and to Miss Clara Narbey, from Akaroa Boating Club to Mr G. H. Haylock. The transfers were approved. From Government Printing Office, to effect that copies of 1914 Statutes (would be obtainable shortly. It was resolved to obtain a cory of tbe Statute?. From Mr R. Bird, enclosing plans of proposed building ou the Drrmore reserve at Asbburton. It was resolved that Mr R. Bird be asked to give a price for bis work. Tbe Akaroa Butter Factory Co, wrote, asking for a permit to connect with the septic tank. The Mayor said there had been a good deal of trouble about the refuse from this fictory. The resolution on the books enforcing the factory to pipe the refuse to the low-water mark had not been rescinded. Mr Gray, the Akaroa High School master, had complained of the nuisance caused by tbe factory. lie asked Mr Stevenson, Inspector of Factories, his , opinion on the matter of turning the refuse from the factory into the septic , tank, and he said it was most detrimental to tbe bacteria He saw Mr , Turner, who denied tbat the matter was injurious to tbe bacteria in tbe ( septic tank. He thought tbe re?olu ( tion on the minute book should be carried out. and something should be , done at once. There bad been several complaints about tbe refuse. , Cr Walker a?kod what was done in , places like Palmerston North where , there were butter factories and septic , tanks. He thought tbey might in | quire about the matter before taking any action. Or Munro said be considered that the Council would be obliged to find ways and means of draining tbe refuse from the factory. There were bouses in Akaroa where the Council had provided a septic tank for one resident alone. He moved tbat ME Martin be wiitten to, and asked for a legal opinion re powers of butter lac tory. Seconded by Cr Williams. Cr Cantrell suggested the Council . should pipe the milk to low water , mark, and find out afterwards whether ( the Council was liable or not. ' Tho Mayor avid tbat Cr Cantreli's < suggestion was tbe best one, that th? _ Council should pipe the refuse to lo.v , water mark, and if they had to pay i for the pipiDg themselves let them do j so. ( Cr Munro said that if tbe Council , put down the pipes they would bave to 1 pay for Eame. J Cr Munro's motion was cirried. ( ( r Lewitt moved that tbe town , clerk ascertain whether the fatty matter from the factory would be injurious to the bacteria in the septic tank. Seconded by Cr Williams and oat. ried. Mr Turner's-application for a drain age permit was held over till next j meeting. : From Messrs Ellis Bros, re Key- i stone water meters. ] The letter was referred to the Waterworks Committee. From bon. sec. Domain Tennis Club, asking the Council to roll-tbe | courts, which were too soft for play. j The club asked to have the roller left there till tbe courts were bard enough. They could not give £15 tiil tbe courts were hardened

Cr Munro moved that the mutter lm referred to the Domain manageiufut committee.

Seoonded by Cr Leefca and carried

Tbe Mayor moved that tbe bon. sec. of the Domain Tennis Club be written to and told that tbe Council bad donu what they could for the club, and that they should not be written to in such manner. Seconded by Cr Williams and carried. Applications for electric energy were received from Messrs H C Dierck, W. Day. W. H. Henning and B. G, Mora. Tbe applications were granted, and Crs. Lewitt and Fyfe were appointed to sign same, From Mr W, Fergus, to effect that he was willing to pay cost of pipes up to Smith street if the Council would fill in came with clay.

Cr Walker, chairman of the works corami'itee, said this was a fair thing Tbe application was granted. From Mr W. H Henning re wharf extension, and asking if the Council would give tbe U S 8. Co an fi?pur ance that they would improve tbe harbour facilities at an early date Cr Munro said that it seemed to him they could do nothing in the matter at present. He moved that the U.S.S. Co. be informed that the matter of improving would be attended to immediately the other loan has fallen

in: Seconded by Cr Lewitfc. The Mayor paid that be hoped the U.S.B. Co. intended to guarantee support of the harbour if the wharf were lengthened. Cr Vangioni pointed out tbat the U.S.S. Co steamers would never come here for cargo Cr Leete asked why Mr Henning's | last letter was not answered on tbe last occasion be wrote. The Mayor said it wag meant as no discourtesy at all. Tbe matter was referred to tbe wharves committee and the meeting of tbe committee had larsed; Or Munro's motion was carried. From Mr Geo. Harris re electric light loan debentures. Letter received. FINANCE REI'ORT. Accounts amounting to IBs id were parsed for payment. WATER AMOUNTS. The Mayor said several ratepayers outside the Borough complained that 40 gallons fer day was not enough for domestic uses, He thought it would be as well to refer the matter to

1 the Waterworks Committee ' Or Munro moved the matter be re 1 ferred to the Waterworks Committee to rppovt next raeeticg Seconded by Cr Vangioni, and carried. Cr Fyfe said that the repervoir wee 1 always fail. ;, VISIT OF fIX JOSEPH WAKD. : The Mayor said that Bir Joseph Ward was coming down on Saturday ■to speak in Akiroa. It was only a fair thing if he came down in the afternoon to entertain him. He 1 thought that Sir Joseph Ward had done a great deal for the country, and they should entertain him. Or Munro moved that the Council entertnin Sir Joseph Ward 10 lunch at tbo Hotel Metropole. and that the arrangements be left in the hands of the Maynr Seconded by Cr Fyfe. and carried NEW WHARF. Cr Munro said that the carter? would like to have tbe false decking find iroQ rails removed from tbe new wharf, as it had injured two carts Hβ moved the matter be referred to the Wharvea Committee to report to next meeting. Seconded by Cr Lewitt ancl carried wharfinger's offick. Cr Williams spoke about thG clilapi j dated ftato of the fecce about tbe wharfinger's office. He thought tbaf the fence should be improved. Cr Vangioni pointed out the Kesevves Commifctee bad the woik in hand. CONCRETE KERBING AND CHANNELLING Or Munro asked when ibe Woik* Committee was doing tbe concreie kerbing and channelling at the 6outh end of the town. The Mayor eaid be urderslood that Cross and Balgueri stieets would be done first. Cr Munro said that the main street should be done first. The Mayor said these case 3 were exceptional one 3. As to the labour on ibe streets, be objected to several men outside tbe town being em ployed. He thought lesidents should be given the work first. Tbe meeting then adjourned.

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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3454, 20 November 1914

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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3454, 20 November 1914

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