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WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL.

The ordinary monthly meeting of the 1 Wairewa Cnunty Coudcll was held at LitUe Siver on Tuesday. Present-Messrs J. * • Suchanan (chairman), J. Chapman W. 1--arhinpon, T. Feather, J. C. C. Gebbie, J. 3. Coop and T. Thompson. Correspondence was read as under:— The foreman at Kinlooh waited on the Council askin" that the wbare at Emloob ibould be shifted to a more central site. Mr Parkinson proposed that the chairman md Messrs Fealher, Chapman and the clerk rieit and report to next meeting as to tbe jeefc course to adopt. . Seconded by Mr Thompson and carried. From the Belgian Belief Fund asking that stepfj be taken to institute a Is fund fcr a 3bris*mas Rift. . It was resolvel that this request be sent o Mr W. Thompson asking him to put inproy into collecting for thia fund. •From Messrs Harper & Co. enclosing letter rom the Akaroa and Wainui Ilnad Board isking fir a settlement of the bnn for metal in« at Puahn. _ Ik *a" resolve! that the chairman and Messrs Chapman. Cnoo and Thompson wai» jn tbe Akaroa and Wainui Road Board < a thie subject. , . . From Charitable Aid Board intimating having forwarded half share of contribution towards local doctor's guarantee fund. From Messrs Harper & Co. enolosing applications for traction eDgine license ftorn Mr R. Moiiftt, and also bond of John Morgan, and the clerk intimated the license bad been granted and approved. From the National Provident Association enclosing terms en which employees;may receive superannuation. This was ref rred to the finance commUtea. From Distriot Publio Works engineer re metalling Kinloch road as follows : — "Referring to claim for payment for metalling on above named road, I am eatis , fied as to the quantity of metal put on, but would like sorao proof of the cost of ptittng it on. 'n your proposals submitted in January, 1?)12, you estimated the cost oi carting and spreading at Is 03 per yard ; now jou state it co£t« 2s Gd. The 100 yards* that were trimmed eff the batter and nappeo on road are also put down at the same price bs those that had to bo crushed and carted It will be necespary for me to see some record? of t'm*< books or ledpers showing the actual pxpenditiire before I will be able tc certify to the value of work done." "I reoeived your letter of the '.ith inst. giving details of payments in connectior iviih metalling. It does not give any reasnr why the caning C">sts 2s Od after being esti mated at Is 6d. Will tbero be any chance o my seeing tbe bocks myself." The clerk read correspondence with, thi engineer, and this was approved. The clerk wrote as follows:— "Your letter, undated, re Kinloch metal] ing. I have sent you the exact copy of th time taken, the number of men employe' andhoises, and the paymoats made on thf abovo work, and if this does Dot satisfy yon lam exhausted. The reason of the discrc' rancy in the cost of carting, spreading, etc , of Is per yard would be caused by the fact that in the latter quotation the stone, in ad dition to being quarried and spalled, has to b i Bltdged to a suitable crushing ground, and tbe cost of the 100 yarda not actually put through tho crusher may be deducted from tbe charge of crushing, viz, £12 10s. J have no more information to impart." From Mr J. G, Scott re spiderworth anc enclosing leaflets descriptive, and "tating ii is not known in Canterbury except in gai denr. The l&ttar was received, From Public Works Department intimatin< ocnrlitions on which grants a'e to be inadi for Publio Works, Mr Coop proposed that tho Hon. Minite of Public Works be asked to grant autborif; to proceed with Morice Settlement bridge ■md also to finish up the account for metal :ing Kinloch roads. Ktccndfed by Mr Thompson and carried. Yon can fee! the sffects of NA2O. inmiediattly you commence to use it, A ov.'ii i» the fragrant healing properties < fhis remedy penetrate the affected partp jo realise your cold is ending. It's good, it pleasant, it's sale, and it only costs l/( Sold everywhere.

From Me.ws Htirppi &Co , poliuiiui>, i e rates for Gebbies' Valley, and that reserves whother marked exempt or not were not f linble for iate3. From Public Wnrks Department enclosing conditions on which grants would be paid to ! local bodies The cWk's report was read explaining works done dining the month, and aleo works ' in prngrpp; : _ i a- t mating the bridj?e nt Okute lcariinp to Messrs Keennn and Barclny'B pro pertif-s has been < reetert, eleo the foot bridee over the river near the Okate Bchool and the small bridge on main Okute road near Mr Kiohard'p pate have been erected, but of the old work in hand there yet remains the widening of part of Te Oka road, metalling part of Stanbury'a road, and painting and repairing the hand rails of all the bridges in the Litt c River riding. In the Kaituna riding thsre has been erected a small bridge rear lower slation, arid the bridge at Mr Field's should be finished during the current week. The latter work is rather an expen five one, as a great pully has to be fried in, but the material wa 3 . convenient, otherwise it would hive been a long j >b. The bridge in Krti una vall-y over trm creek from Government cully at the lower station is abso lutvl.v nnsife nnd a now tnp. both girder? has in be pit on. The timber i 3 on hand fo r that pujpise, and the work wi'l he at len-ieri to at o >cs. There is a road deviation p'a'i awaiting your approval of a small piece of road in McQaeeriH Vail y, which was fonnd ne3«s?ary to alter consequent on n purchase by Mr Coop of a small araa of land from Mes'sra Gabbie's estate. Kinano3—Dr balance £1820, rates out standing £1804, rents about £150, subsidy on current rates £500, total £2454 Mr Coop proposed that the bridge leading to Kirilooh over the ma n Okute creek be in , spected by the chairman, Mr Chapman and tlm clerk and report to next meeting. It was resolved that, on account of reports received that some logging has been carried on at Kinloch and Okute roads, find that notice be sent to psrsons so reported that, if repeated, the Council wouid take stepe in the matter. Br bridge on Kaituna road, it was resolved that Messrß Parkinson and the clerk in c pect and report at next meeting. A plan of a road deviation in McQueen's Vjlley was presented for fipprovol, and it was re olvod that the chairman be authorised to sign it. The clerk tendered his resignation as clerk a"d engineer to the Council after a service of 35 years to the Little Eiver Road Board ' and the Wairewa County Council. Mr Queuly said he had done hie best for the district, and he had never had a single accident on the roads in bis district since bis term, and had never missed a meeting, Mr J. O, Coop said he was very sorry indeed that Mr Quealy bad taken this step. As clerk of the County, and in hie privae capacity, he had done a tremendous lot of ' good for the district. He bad helped cv rj» thing that would benefit the district, and be was exceedingly sorry tnat Mr Quealy thought of giving up the position of county clerk and engineer. Mr W. b', Parkinson said he hoped Mr Quealy would reconsider his resignation- Mr Quealy had done all in bis power to help the | district, and his services as county engineer and clerk had always been of the greatest benf fit to the district. Mr Gebbie referred to the excellent way ir> which Mr Quealy had carried out his dutioß. The Road Board and County hah always had their engineering done at a very low figure, and the condition of the roads and bridges throughout the County were an indication of the good woik he had always carried cut. M: Thompson said be knew how thorough Mr Quealy hai been in his work, as he bad worked under him, and he waa sure Mr Quealy bad always been a faithful servant of the old Road Board and iha Wairewa County. Mr Coop -'proposed and Mr Feather Bβ conded, that consideration of the clerk's resignation he postponed till after the 31st March, 1915. After j aseirg accounts amounting to £415 0s 8d for payment, the Council adjourned.

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WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3460, 11 December 1914

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WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3460, 11 December 1914

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