AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL.
♦ A meeting of the Council was held on Friday evening. Present— The Major, Crs Lewitfc, Vangioni, Munro, Leefce, Walker and Fyfe. LEAVE OF ABSENCE. ■ Leave of absence was granted to Ore Williams, Frederickeen and Oanirell. • MINOTR3, The minutea of tbe previous meet' ing were read and confirmed, CORRESPONDENCE. Outward correspondence was read
sihl approver NOTICES OF MOTION The Mayor moved the notice of motion standing in his name :—"That the resolution passed previously with regard to charges for electric light to persons outside the borongh be ra scinded." Speaking to the motion, the Mayor said that be considered the terms were too good for the outsider. Residents had to pay a rate of H-d and a drain age rate, and the people outside the borough had no responsibility. It wag cheaper to live outside the borough than in it, especially when all the borough facilities were obtained so easily. He thought the borough residents were entitled to have a little better conditions than thoge outside, if the motion was rescinded, he was going to move that outsiders pay 25 \ per cent., in place of 10 per cent., above the borough charges. Seconded by Cr Vangioni. Cr Lewitt said he was going to op pose the motion as unnecessary. They intended to reduce the elpctno light charges in the Borough. The Mayor paid that residents were, paying a rate, hat it would not alter the rate to cut off these outside suppliers The income from sale of water and light to outsiders helped to pay the rates With regard to the water, a motion was being presented that night asking for an increase in the amount of water for outside suppliers. He could not see wby they should increase the water and lower the light By charging out fide suppliers 10 per ceDt tbpy made them, pay a higher amount than if they paid rates. In view of the fact that the Council was reducing the Icburgpg-in the Borough, ba considered ' that the charge was a fair one. He I thought they should try to get as riucn income as possible out of tbe ligbt. They would never give an outsider a motor or sell him power All the income from sale lo out,*ide sup pliers was a gain to the ratepayers in the Borough. If they had not any outside water suppliers they would have to pay a much higher water rate. The sale to outsiders relieved the ratipayers . Tbe Borough last year got £70 to £100 for water which would have to be provided by rate unless it was sold to these outsiders. If it did a-ny damage to the plant or any detriment to sell tbis light to outsiders he would agree with the Mayor They should encourage tbe sale of lighting, and every pound gained outside saves the ratepayers in paying the interest and sinking fund en their loan.
Or Munro said that the outsider had to piy every penny of bis connec tion, and was liable to be cut off any time. He said the ratepayers were not paying rate in connection with the lighting Cr VoDgioni said he agreed with the Mayor. If the Council wanted to get outside supply they ought to be pair! for it. For al6 c.p in the borough the charge was and 103 was not unreasonable for an outsider. It was cheap at that rate for outsiders. In tbe Paso of water outsidtrs pay more than' 25 per cent, above tbe Borough people. The Mayor, in reply, said the ratepayers were providing luxuries for outsiders. The outsiders were getting an advantage from the enthusiasm and energy of ratepayers. Aa to rates, be was speaking of the general rates in the borough. He considered that it v/fls cheaper to build a house outside the Borough, and get all the Borough facilities, He objected to such a state of affairs, and said it was a wrong position to take up. The Mayor's motion to rescind the previous motioD was put and lost. WATER SUPPLY. Cr Walker moved tbe notice of motion standing in bis name as follows :— "That the charges for water to outside consumers by metre be as follows : Up to 15,000 gallons of water, per year 20s; and 2* per 1000 gallons or part thereof for all water used over 15,000 gallons per annum, and £10 per cent per annum on cost of laying pipes be rescinded." Seconded by Or Fyfe. Cr Walker's resolution was withdrawn to allow redrafting. Tbe Mayor said he considered tbe supply of water was not sufficient. He thought that outsiders should have enough water or none at all Forty gallons a day was not sufficient, and 60 gallons would anewer the purpose.
CORRESPONDENCE. Tbe Municipal Corporation Amendment Act 3 were received with thanks from the Minister of Internal Affairs. Nonce re sitting of Court of Arbi tration, at Christcburch was re
ceived. From Messrs Hayiock and Newton asking permission to erect a concrete crossing in Lavaud street, and two wooden crossings in Jolie street. Tbej asked the Council to do the work aDd charge them. The letter was referred to the Works Committee with power to acfc Mr T. Penlington wrote asking if the Council would inform his solicitor whether they would guarantee not to remove pipes supplied him. He asked the Council to pay for his legal expenses in tbe matter. The Mayor said he considered the latter was an unreasonable one. The Council put in a pipe for Mr McNab and Mr Penlington. In answer to Or Munro, the Mayor Baid the Council's pipes did not go through Mr Penlington's land. Cr Munro moved the letter be referred to the lighting committee to report to next meeting. Cr Liewitt said he did not gee what was tbe uae of referring to tbe light ing committee. What he understood from the letter wag a guarantee from ' the Council was required in case of the sale of the property. Hβ moved the letter be received, and that Mr Penlington be assured that the Council did not intend to cut off bis supply at any time. Seconded by Cr Leate aud carried. From Mr B, G. Mora, cancelling the application for a 74 h.p. motor, Cr Lewitfc moved, and Cr Fyfe seconded, the application be granted. Carried. From Mr B. G, Mora, applying
for one fan motor 2f h p.; Albert J. Walker, an iron and lights; A. McParlano, lights and t iron ; T. E. Taylor, h.p. motor and 16 c.p. lamp. t The applications were granted, and ; Cre Lewitt and Yangioni were apto sign same. jt-Qt Lewitt said, with regard to Mr light for the picturep, be jv%ould like tbe Council to sanction bis .action in placing together motor and light. He bad arranged it that way to serve a separate set of wires, which was an unnecessary expense. ■Cr Lewitt's action was approved.
:'. . DUAL OL,lf. v Or Macro said the Akaroa County Goupcil was doing the slip. The Marine Department bad made out the lioenss to the County ouncil, and the Council was doing the work. FIRE BRIGADE. Cr Lewifct said two matters bad been left to the Fire Brigade Coco mifctee. Oae was io coonection with the charge for Mr Walker's fire Hβ bad to look up the original resolution, and as this was passed years ago and > there was then no index of resolutions, it would take some time to go into the
matter. With regard to the ladder
for practise askfd for, the materiel , was alt there, and.it was only a master of the labour. He moved the Council instruot the foreman to have this ladder erected. Seconded by Cr Leete, and carried. FINANCE REPORT, Amount received since last meeting —Electric light £4 17s 6d, drainage account 10s 6d, refund wharf loan ac-
count £611 59, wharfage dusß £63 3s • Sd, rates £61 10a, tar £1 Iβ, total £76216s 3d.
Bank Account—District fund ac count, dr. £827 Oi sd; in hand, £11 16s 4d ; total, £815 4? Id.
Accounts amounting to £87 Si were passed for payment.
Or Leete called the attention of the Worka Committee to the state of the beach with old tins nod rubbish. He bad heard visitors remarking on the tins on tbe beach.
It was resolved a cart be sent to collect same.
Ct Lewittsaid that several had
spoken to him about a place for plays'ing guoite. They would like to have the piece of ground by the wharf shed for the game. He moved permission be granted to use the ground for quoit playing. Seconded by Or Fyfe, and carried " Or Leefce said all the streets bad been named except a few streets Hke William street and Percy Btreet, He moved "the rest of the streets be Darned.
Seconded by Cγ Lewitt, and carried. RECESS. Or Lewitt moved that the next meeting of the Council be held on Wednesday, January 14, and that the Borough Oonnoil offices be closed for business from Monday next, also that the borough' treasurer and those ap pointed to sign cheques be empowered to act during the recesa., Seconded by Cr Vangioni, and carried. . Tbe meeting then adjourned.
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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3463, 22 December 1914
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