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The ordinary monthly meeting of the Akaroa and Wainui Road Board was held at Duvaucbelle on Saturday; present—Messrs R. A. Pefcfcigrew, D. McKay and W. W. Williams. In the absence of the chairman (Mr Armstrong), Mr R. A. Pettigrew was voted to the chair, An apology was read from Mr Armstrong, and leave of .absence waS| granted. The clerk said, in reference to the Wairewa County Council's request that the Board should Bfcate how much had been spent on the Board's metal loan in the Puaha district, that be had looked up the old ledgers, and it was not shown what had been spent in I he district, The clerk also reported that be had wired to the Wairewa County Council in reply to the Council's letter that a deputation would wait on the Board about this matter, payiDg the Board would receive a deputation. The Public Works Department wrote giving the Board authority to ppend the grant on tbe wharf road, German Bay Mr McKay moved tbe matter of calling tenders for this work be held

i u\er until u-. x;, meeting. heconded by Mr Williams and car ried. Another letter was read from the Public Works Department Baying that the Department would give the Board au?ho<uy if the Board winhed to pro ceed with the 'metalling of Gougb'n Bay and Hickory roads. The grantfor oietttliing these roads.were £75 in each case. The chairman moved the oreman be instructed to inspect both roads and inform fcbe clerk ac to the cost of spaw ling and spreading and places Seconded by Mr Williams and carsuitable for spawling. ried, The clerk was also instructed to inform the Department as to the cost per yard for metalling the roads, and ask for authority to proceed with the work. Mr J. G, Scott, Government lnspec tor of the Department of Agriculturp, wrote giving a description of the noxi ous weed, spider wort. The Hon. F. M. Ei. Fisher wrote regarding the National Provident Fund. The letter was received. FOREMKn'S KEPORT3 " Since last meeting I finished dressing up A lUylock's road at the Kaik. and also put up the fence that got burnt down on the top of the Long Bay hill. I carted posts and repaired the fence on Buckland's road, and 1 also received the pipes I ordered and carted them off the wbarf. 1 broke a good few yards of J metal at the quarry on Buckland's road. I broke that when the tide was in, as I could not siedge stone for the wall. I was laid up for three days with my foot crushed with a stone while woiking at the wall. lam now 1 working- at the stone wall on BucklaDd's road.—W. Shadbolt " " Since your last meeting we blinded J. Mould's metal, also new Pigeon Bay and Robinson's Bay School roads, and cut clown overhanging willows on Barry's Bay Valley, and the rest of the time we have been breaking metal for W. Wrignt's road." " Have been working on Boesu road removing stones that are above the surface of the road, and repairing, seeing to culverts, cleaning watnr tables and taking off side where we oan. We epent one day clearing thistles off Main road, and four days repairing the lower part of Lucas's Bay road. —A. Arnold." The chairman reported that Dack had finished the metal on Wright's road. FINANCE REPORT. Receipts since last taeeting £47 Is Bi, dc balance at Bank £785 14? 7d, accounts presented £118 63 9d, cash i'2O 19a lid. Total debit £878 la. Accounts amounting to £133 6s 9d were passed for payment. The foreman's reports and financial statement were adopted. It was decided that the chairman and Messrs McKay and Macphail inquire from the feremen if their staffs worked on election day. Mr Williams asked if the top end of Piper's Vallej road was completed, The acting chairman eaid the top end of the old Little Akaloa road was not formed. There was a riding track and outlet for stock, but be thought the bottom end of the road should be metalled before the top end was done, as the top end would not benefit any of the Board's ratepayer?, There was far more urgent work to be done in the Board's district The Board adjourned to January 9feh.

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AKAROA AND WAINUI ROAD BOARD., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3461, 15 December 1914

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AKAROA AND WAINUI ROAD BOARD. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3461, 15 December 1914

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