AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL.
A meeting of the Council was held j on Wednesday evening; present— j The Mayor, Crs. Lewitt, Vangioni, Cantrpll, Munro, Leete, Walker, Fyfe and Williams. COKRESI'ONDBNCE. Outward correspondence was read and approved. Inward correspondence was read— Tbe Akaroa (Jo op. Butter Factory asked to have tbe building connected with the septic tank in Balgueri street. The Mayor said that this application bad been held over from last meeting for a legal opinion from Mr Martin, Municipal Association lawyer, as under:— " Drainag9, waste products from factory, eeptic tanks.—Yours of the 20th inst, 1, Tbe case states that tbe waste products of a factory situate about two chains from tbe sea are brought into an open channel not concreted, thereby creating a nuisance. Tbe factory owners have asked to be connected with the septic tank system, but tbe Council considers tbat tbe waste matter might prove injurious to ttfe working of tbe tank 3. 2 Tbe Council cannot compel the owners to lay a drain from the sea, tbe distance being over 100 feet, " M,C. Act, 1908," s 21G. But under by law 18 the Council can give permission for tbe waste matter to be admitted to its sewer?, subject to con ditions to be imposed by the Council. These conditions could be that tbe waste matter be treated by the owners before entering the sewer so as not to injuie the septic tank system."
The Department of Public Health, Christchurch, wrote as follows in answer to-the question as lo whether the drainage from the factory would injure the septic tank :—
"Your letter of the 20fch inst. re an application to discharge the drainage from a butter factory into the Borough sewers to band. lam of opinion that provided suitable means are taken to prevent fatty matter from entering the drains by baffled save alls or grease taps and tbat its tendency to acidity be neutralised by the addition of a small quantity of alkali, c. g caustic soda and considering tbat the amount of discharge from the factory will be very small as compared with the total sewage of the Borough, there is practically little danger of any intorferenca with the successful working of the septic tank It W H| be well however to keep a watch on the sewers 0
You can feel the t fleets of NAZOJj immediately you commence to use it. />?' EOun as tho fragrant healinjj property;;: o( this remedy penetrate the affected, piiri? you realise your cold is ending. It's good, it's ti|pn>nn', it's safe, afld it only costs 1/0. dold every^hw.
\ !•■■"•■ O'i> 'tmtniy for ibe appt.-nrprxv of I fnnL ,, ! l which lms son |occurred, dns 'o the Jic:dity of snob ■ J fii'cbnrgps »nd to gua»'r] against-, which :. T have wommpnded the neiUralisntion i by a'k>4li. If, would be well to have n dtstiocb understanding io , I writing from the Company fchafc Isliruld uny harm arise to the sewers or I rhp, working of the tank* afctrib-ilahio I fin> c'ly or indirectly to this fictury ■ dr'iinngp, whether through of prrc-MitioHs or any unforeseen circumstance- font it'may be called upon by your Council to disconnect; from sysforn and tbat such request by your Council will be complied with without dalay." The Mayor said he thought that it wjuld be host to pipe the matter down to the spa. Or Williams said fchafc the butter factory had heard that in Paitnersfcon North the matter was let into the septic tank. However, he wis ready to fall in with other councillors. The Mayor said the Palmers cv ■ North tank was in a bad way. Cr Vangioni moved tbat the refuse from the factory be piped to low water mark. Hs though 1; if; tvrs a roattsr ! .for tha Council to tlacide and n-Y> tt c batter factory. Seconded by Cr Frederickeen, and carried. Mr R. Bayley applied fer extra water supply to his property in Lavaud street. The application was grantei under usual conditions. From Mr R. Kirk, enclosing sketch plan of house for Dromore reserve, to be built for Mr Digby. His charge for the plans and specifications, would he £10. He asked if the hot water would bfi included. Or LewitD moved that the plans and specifications be referred to the Build ing-* Committee to report to next meeting. Seconded by Or Leete and carried. From Mr G. W. Dale applying for leave to build on Section in Smith street ownpd by Miss Davidson, and I enclosing plans, and specifications. The plans and specifications were } referred to the .buildings Committee < to report to next meeting, Messrs W. D. Wilkins and Sons afked for leave to disconnect their grass ! feed shed with the electric light plant Thpy asked if it would be possible to S be connected for one month only. t Or Lewitt moved that the applici- j tion for discontinuance be accepted. Seconded by Cr Leete and carried. The Akaroa Fire Brigade asked for; a staging to be erected by tie bell to help them to practise for the Conference to be held at Timaru. Cr Lewitt moved that the application be referred to the Fire Brigade Committee to report to next meeting. Seconded by Cr Walker and carried The Akaroft Fire Brigade sent an account of £2 15s for 11 men at 5s > per roan for the fire on Mr Walker's ' section. The Mayor said be considered this f wa3 a matter for Mr Walker, nob the j Council. I Cr Walker agreed that he should j pay the account. Hβ said the Bri* gade had not put the fire out the previous night. Cc Munro objected to the way in which the lire bell W93 rung for trumpery reasons, Cr Lewitt moved the Council pay the account . Seconded by Cr Leete. Or Cantrell moved as an amend ment tbat the matter bs veferred to the Fire Brigade Committee to en , quire into and report. Seconded hy Cr Mnnro. Cr Cantrell'a amendment; was carried. From Mr W Hammond applying for one iron, and Mr J. Phillips lights in Lavaud street. • The applications were granted. A letter was received from Mr 0., Digby, Asbburton, asking i£ the Council would apply to the Ashburton County Council for leave to have an open drain. The letter was referred io the Reserves Committee with power to act. From the Returning Officer, PJllesmere, asking for use of the Borough Council Chambers for official count after the election on December 10. The application was granted. ! A it quest from the Akaroa Regatta Committee for right of privileges near tbe new wharf was granted. From the Secretary Akaroa Presbyterian Church asking the Council "to sell two poles to the church for connection of the manse. Cr Lewitt moved and Cr Vangioni seconded that the poles be sold at '60s < a piece. I Carried.
NOTICE OF MO'ilOS?. The Mayor gave notice to move tbat previous resolutions re electric light charges of 10 per cent, over ordinary charge for outside suppliers qe rescinded. WORKS COMMITTEE. Cr Walker moved the adoption of tbe following report:— "The committee recommends that three water meters be procured, also tbat tbe supply of water for those outside tbe borough be increased to 60 gallons, instead of -10 gallons as at present, until further notice." Seconded by Cr Fyfe. Cr Lewitt thought it seemed in, consistent for tbe Mayor to refuse to let tbe ligbt go outside the Borough and yet recommend tbat the people outside the Borough should get an in« j crease of water. Cr Walker's motion was carried. NOTICE Of MOTION. *i Cr. Walker gave notice of motions to move at next meeting tbat tbe pre-1 vious resolution re allowance of 40 J gallons per day be rescinded. | I'INANOE REI-ORT. • I Amounts received since last inef-t-1 ing—Electric current £16 Ms 7d, tan | £d 43
Bank Account-—:Digtrjofc Fund Ac count dr. £9115 9s Id, Accounts amounting to JG'UO 1-ls 9d were passed. fo? payment. The Mayor said that he had been speaking to tbe manager of tbe Bank, wbo stated it would be necessary to strike a higher rate to guarantee ihe electric light loan. He moved tbe hif/hpr rate be struck. Seconded by Cr Walker and carried. Cr Leete moved tbat tbe stun of £80 per year be set aside- and l put into a sinking fund*
I Seconded by Cr Lewitt and carried. Cr Munro referred to tbe boat slip and the delay. He suggested that the Council pat down the slip, and if there was not sufficient for the cradle Council should apply for a further grant. Ho moved that tesdars b' called for the boat slip, ar»d that ua application ba made to the Department for £50 grant, Seconded by Cr Williams, and carried. The Mayor moved that tbe matter of specifications be left in the bands of the Chairman of the Wharves Committee. Seconded ly Cr VangioDi ( and carried. Cr Lewitt said the Akaroa Regatta Committee wou'd liks to borrow an electric light po!p, to be u-ed a« v greasy pole. The request was grantor. Cγ Loete said be had spoken times about tbe haystacks in tbe Domain, and be was told they would be removed. They were Jefc tbere from week to week. There was a good deal of talk about the town about chsso havstoc.V-! .7,0.(1 ihsls V'.nzhhtMness aad tin? O&oger oi His. Be movec! th&t, lbs carefcaksr be fco!d to vexnove the hajasacks within a week, and tbat, if be does not remove same, the borough's men would. The Mayor said perhaps Cr Leete would be surprised if he was told that many visitors considered the haystacks picturesque. Cr Leete's motion was seconded by Cr Fyfe, and carried. Cr Lewitt moved the next Council meeting be held on Does mber 18. Seconded by Cr Vitngioni, and carried. The meeting then terminated.
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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3458, 4 December 1914