AKAROA COUNTY COUNCIL.
Tbe annual meeting of the Akiroa County Council waa held at Duvau chelle at noon on Wednesday, wbpn there were present—Mepsrs J, D Bruce. J. R. Thacker and F. W. Williams. Tbe returning officer. Mr G. 11. O'Callaghan, reported the results of the eleotioD-
On the motion of Mr Williams se conded by Mr Thacker. Mr Bruce was elected chairman.
Mr Brnce thanked the members for the compliment of electing him again to the chair. He said, however, that he would only hold the position sub-
ject to the confirmation of the whole Council. He would endeavour to be fair, and would carry out the duties which went with the chairmanship to (be bepfc of bis ability,
Mr E. Hay sent an apology for ab sence from tbe meeting,
The Lβ Bon's Bay Road Board wrote as foilowa :—
"Owing to our Board nbfc having the available metal, or being able to obtain it within a'reasonable time. I am to inform you that we cannot ac cept your offer of the crusher till after grass seeding. Thanking yon for the opportunity afforded up, and regrettting our inability to take advantage of it "
The Chairman said that owing to there being no metal spawled at the Hill Top for the Wairewa County be bad written to the Lβ Bon,s Road Board suggesting the crusher should go over to cmah their metal.
Mr W. C. J. Symes, chairman "of the Le , Bon's Bay Cemetery Board, wrote stating that the following gentlemen bad been elected a Cemetery Board :— Messrs A. F. Leonardo, jun, W. A. B, Elliott, J. H. Mclntosb, W. C. J. Symes, F. Mareb, C J. Orotty, and P. Barnet'k.
On tbe motion of Mr J. R. Tbncker the members were approved.
The-Obairman said the Couacil bad been appointed by the Government to controUbese Boards, which were appointed for seven years,
Mr A. Hammond wrote, eaying be was unable to spawl metal on the Summit .road unless he was paid 9s
Tbe chairman said the Council bad written, offering Hammond 2s 3d a yard for spawling. but had received no reply, and be had not commenced tbe work.
Tbe Public Works- Department wrote tbaif the grant of £100 for the Robinson'a Bay Wbarf road was available.
The Marina Department wrote as follows :—
"I have the honoir, by direction of the Minister of Marine, to inform you that Parliament has voted a sum of £150 for the ereo tion of a wharf at Robinson's Bay, nnd that plans of the proposed structure and ot the road to it, which have been furnished to the Department, are now being submitted to the Governor in Council for approval. When approved, 6 copy of the plans will be furnished to you, and you will ecu that npproval is sutject to a regular guard baulk being fixed on the deck all round the lee of the wharf, and that the campshear on the outer end of the wharf is placed below the deck so as not to cause an accumulation of rubbish The sura of £150 above referred to will be available for payment on tbe completion of the wharf, or if desired it can be raid by progress payments on the certificate of the Engineer as to the value of the work done. In addition to the £150 for the wharf, the Public Works Department hos also taken a
vote of £100 for the road. That Depar'ment is being communicated with in regard to the payment of that amount when the road is
completed in accoidance with the approved planß "
The Marine Department also wrote under (hte November 18th. as follows :—
'•Adverting to previous correspondence on tbe subject of the wharf and approach road to be constructed at Kobin;on'e Bay, I have now the honour to inform you that the Governor in Council, in pursuance of tbo provi sione of seotion 150 of the "Harbonrs Act 1908," approved the plans of the proposed wbarf and approach road, and has licensed your Council to oocupy the foreshore neoeseary for the purpose. The license for the occupation of the foreshore in respect of the wharf is for a period of 14 years from 16th nstant. As already advised tbe sum of £150 has been voted by Parliament for the wharf, and. (hie amount will be paid on re
cipi ■ f certificate! fi m 'h? C uvv Eng • re ts s io Hit va ue t> the wrk dene. I understand tbp,t the Tub ie Department has also the Mim of £100 for tfce ooaetrucfion of h3 road, and I presume thi t that Department will communicata with you direct in the nuttor."
Tit Hon. B. H. Khodee also wired that the plans were approved.
The chairman said the alterations recommended by the Marine Department would be carried out. He also stated that most of tbe timber for the construction of tbe wharf bud been purchased ahead so as to save time in the construction. The specißcations were altered accordingly.
It was decided to call tr-rnlers for the wharf at once.
The engineering account of £30 odd whs passed for payment. CRUSHER The engineer's report re repairs fcj crusher was adopted.
The Inspector of Machinery wrote a? follows : —
•• I bfg to advise having inspected your Councils engine ac the Midland Engine Cos yards in Christchurcb with the plain tubes removed. Tbe stag tube 3wi 1 not require to be re newed, as they appear to ba in good order. I instructed tbe driver to re move the lagging from the boiler phell and on doing so tbe plating was found to be heavily rusted,, and will require to be thoroughly chipped and painted with two coa/s of protective paint before being relagged to prevent further corrosion of the shell. It I.us been found necessary to bore oiu the cylinders and reface the valve fac- 1 - , , besides other necessary rep&ire. The extra expense of boring out tbe cylinders will be recouped in the lessened coal bill."
The chairman said the engine was having a thorough overhaul and should go on for another 5 yenrr. The work of overhauling the engine was heavier than anticipated. The chairman said the crusher would he back during the week, and there wafs only about a month's work ahead. He thought 800 or 400 yards of fine metal ?hou!d b.-> gos out for top dressing the Flat road. It was decided to hold this 'a l ter matter over until next meeting. The Bank of New Zealand wrote re operation about the County Fund account. It was decided all members of the Council be authorised to sign cheques. It was decided to write to Messrs Trlggs and Denton, and ask them if they would pupply dog collars at the price arranged last year. The chairman moved tenders be called for cocksfoot on the County roads. Seconded by Mr Wiiliams and car ried. It was decided to instruct the fore man to collect the old timbar from the old wharf at Duvauchelle. Accounts amounting o £251 18s 4d were passed for payment. Tne Council tnei adjouced "o December 19th.
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AKAROA COUNTY COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3456, 27 November 1914
AKAROA COUNTY COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3456, 27 November 1914
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