The Akaroa Mail, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1914. EXTENSION OF THE BOROUGH.
Ke?idhnts living on the outskir.;? of the Borongu of Akaroa arc at present in rather an unfortuoafca position in tbe way of eojoying the priviiegos of tbe Borough's water, drainage and lighting systems. There aro a r.utrj. ber of residents outside the Borough connectad with the water supply, and since the installation of tbe el.< otrie lighting systcra two outside connec tions have been sanctioned. Thr first lighting connection was made on the
■ following terms : —(1) That the per j son connecting must erect all posts j and wires frouj 'he Borough boua J dary; (2) That in lieu of bis not J having to bear any portion of th<- bur. I den of the loan an increase of 10 per cent 6i3oaiJ be made in the lupfcipg charge. Wo have pointed out thai; this system of selling- light and ;;ower outside tho Borough is hardly i istiii able by the Councils as if it wan to to go outside the Borough to st-II ila electric current in order that the flighting system should pay, it should enlarge the Borough, and fo extt nd i<s connections to chose on the outskirts. The Mayor's notice of motio" tj ie f the resolution imposing alO per cent increased charge for eiretrical energy to consumers outsich tbe Borough means that the Borough j Council is not safcisfiod with trg •revenue, that comes from outside conjnectioni?, and the result-of the motion J will probably mean an io t .-caa?ed charge to outside consumem Tuen the question will arine : Will ifc pay 'he outside crnsumer to £3 "(>et under the increased cbargpfi ? There has bPBfl a good deal of dissatisfaction expressed by those connecled with fchp. Borough water supply concerning the excessive charges for outside con sumei'S. bus the Borough has here made a more generous agreement with i the outside consumers, (
The question of enlarging the borough is certainly one which would so a great deal towards sett-ling a!] 'hpoe makers on a much fiurer basis, both to the o tSirle consinnors and tbe ratepayers in the borough. The borough .is the smallest in New Zea land, and on its outskirts there are many residences which should tin reality be in the borough. Within a few hundred yards of tho borough boundary in both Grchan Valley and Ralgueri Ptrrot thoro are at least thirty residences which rightly belong to the town, and fcho additional fiOßfc ■
■f t-xr.i'udirtg the borongu ruain3 oi lec'iie ligbf, diainogo and water sup o!y would be .■■'],,. \r, or easily met by he inerfii = ('(i icvunna from tbe con necti'ins. Jiisrtvtd l,he?G residpnfcs are iihp rbo of Limbo; ri'-it!i*>r '!! Mi-' io.VI, i'(f,- If) 'he rjri■--;. lovk fid'WiUft to ?nn:t\ i■ nrori? i in, j ird by enlarging the borough tbfy | , .vould encourage, more building on >vo="if. i> at tbe oar,;-kirt of tbe j own. Tbero ure few building site? <ft in tbe brivmtjh otiitable lor rer-i d' 3 ico', nr thn price of thprn is bfyond vvbat many a>o prcpurerl fo »ivp, ?o j 'writ- i,y ('xr.pi)dirs ! ' 1(! bi-iongh iimiis ! '-- V H' (\>iu oil wni'til Opon up new m'g- , , I i")ii'if)(i,s inkinK io f- lUitiib m , of rp?i \ dences already erected. in thi3 wny Cite hr.ir ugb woul'j b.'-'ooifn-- n far more fi'Vmir'fi ?vo* Io the city iiiati who :t. tiros, or tho-o wiio wnnt a bolidny ■■ -.«'. :; nci ; , nr.il "-.vho wunt io eujny all I tho eunvc.iitfiw.s with which l.bp ■,b-:'-r,Ui:h !-.;v5 r-■ v",» rr 'l Thr> ; i'jjhi-i'OM i!.iV| !l|.ji| (',;■, :r-;;| iM-C-::-,'! i I'/ ! f,-s'..:ir''■■; ih.'.it , ia;i:v ■;« ijy ••.• ing Diamond Harboui , setsiomfiat; anr<. the of the aectionn juotifieri their doing so, and if the borough, * wriiob !. ■'>.? Mirpo eystsnE —!ij.;btirjg, id.'ainnijo and wafer — wovld supply a ii.uch Icrgev population, \v ire tv tijeir ars», they would h-ilp the bo.-'iugLi ratepayers with tbaii ( Linn-. ■'■.'.■.] '■■■ii.fi.M .. ; -i"=sing upon 'be