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The monthly meeting of the Akaroa County Counoil waa held at Pnvauchelle on Saturday; present-Messrs J. D. Biuoe (chairman). J B. Thicker, F. Wiliiams, T. Conway and E. Hay

THE CHAIR The obairman stated that he had been elected obairman at a email meeting of tPe Counoil, and he would prefer the whole Council to express its opinion before holding the position. Meesrs Hay and Conway, who had been absent, expressed their desire to hafa Mr Bruoe take the ohair. VOTE OF CONDOLENCE. The cba'rman proposed a vote of condolence and sympathy with Mr and Mrs E. Hay in their bereavement. Seconded by Mr J, B. Thacker, and oarried. Mr Hay briefly thanked members for their kind sympathy, MINUTES. The minutes of the previous meeting were read .and confirmed. 0 JKEESPONDENCE. \ Outward correspondence was read and approved. ' Aletter was reoeived from Messrs Tripgs and Denton re dog collars, to effect that they could not quote the same price as la-t year The inorease was due to the advance in both leather and buckles and also wagee. , was reso'ved tha* the matter of ordering oollam be held over

A communication re National Provident Fund was di?cassed, and hold over for farther information I,E BON'S Bit KOAD BOARD. The Le Bon's Boad Board wrote, asking the County Ouncil o consent to the closing of a road in the district.

Plans were forwarded under separate cover, a d the requisite instructions of the Publio Works Act bad been carried out. A copy of the resolution passed at a speoial meeting of ratepayers was also forwarded. The chairman said the Board bad not f >r< wardeil a full statement, showing that the necessary steps bad been taken, and suggested that to save time the consent be given, subject to bis being satisfied that the Act had been complied with

Mr J. B. Thacker movod that the resolution be confirmed, and the consent givfn when the obairman and cierk are satisfied tho npcesrary Btepß have been complied with. Seconded by Mr Conway, and carried. HOBINSON's BAY WHAEF. Tenders were reoeived for tbe Bobinaon's Bay wharf and road. Mr T. W, Wilkins, engineer, attended re tbe wharf.

The chairman mentioned that it would be as well to put coal tar on the top of the timber where the spikes were inserted. Mr T» W., Wilkine. the engineer, paid he bad been told to economise, and he thoueht; that tbie was not very necessary. In answer to Mr E. Hay, Mr Wilkins said all the timber was jarrah. The chairman said he disagieed with Mr Wilkine. It waa the practice to tar and sand stringers of wharves. The following tenders were received: —Xi Powrie £400 183 wharf, £250 road; Jas, Hayward, £296 17s 6d wharf. ■ 'J he chairman moved that Mr Jas. Bay J ward's tender for the wharf at £296 17s 6d be accepted, and Mr Powrie's of £250 for tbe road.

Mr Hay thought the sheathing of the piles wiih copper would be a better thing to save it from the borer than the tarring and sand ing The. engineer said that there was no sign of the Torida borer in Akaroa Harbour,

Mr Williams seconded the chairman' motion, which was carried. The chairman moved the arrange , merits be made with the contractor (Mr Jaf. Hayward) to tar and sand the top side of the stringers. Seconded by Mr Williams, and carried. In answer to Mr Hay, the olerk said that the timber would not be available for a month at least.

DAMAGED I'ENCK. Mr Joseph Hay ward, Bobinson's Bay, wrote, complaining about the way a contraotor bad left his fence after he had given hie metal free of charge. Mr Williams eaid that the i'enca had been left in a bad state. It was resolved to repair the fenco and charge same to contractor. CRUSHER The cruaher engineer reported as fol. lows : —

"I have to report having brought the ■ngine through eafely after having it tborout'hly overhauled at the Midland engineer, ng works. Having the cylinders bored out ■md new piston heads and rings, has already been a great caving in fuel and water, which is a big item inj running cost. We have crashed all the metal that waa ready in Pigeon Bay. 356 yds, and also 240 yds along 'he Summit road for the Council, in all 51)6 yards In the event of being held up for want of men or for any other reason, shall we go on rolling and blinding the newly* metalled poition of the summit. H. Tibbits is enquiring if there is any more stone contracts to be had from the Council,"

In answer to the chairman, Mr J. B. Thficker enid there would be about 400 yds left to break on the Summit road. Mr Tbacker added that it would be a pood idea to put tbe crusher men on to break the

»tooe at the bend above Lβ Bon'j, where the fire lad taken place. Hβ thought 't was a pity to take the crasher away when ihi? Wav the only piece of the Summit road left to be metalled.

It was resolved that the crusher men be employed to get stone, and that the rolling of the road be done if time allowed.


The chairman paid they wanted to polish up the Onawe flat road and make it available for motor traffic. At present they kept both roads open. In answet to Mr J. B. Thacker, the chairman Raid that about 300 yds of matal would be required. There was plenty of metal in the quarry. ' It was decided to go on with the metalling at onoe, an*} instruct the foreman to spawl stone and metal (or the flat road. AKAROA BOAT SLIP The chairman said some time ago be had put in an application for the boat slip for Akat-oa harbour. He applied that tho gran should go to the Boroußh Council, who were the proper controlling authority. However, •he license was made out to the County Council Bβ thought it would eavn time if they spent the £50 anrf got the work done, and bad the control tranefflnei to the Koroogh Council later. He paid it would probably take another £30 bfivnndi the £50 to providn every'hinß for the ship. The Akaroa Borough Council was willing to take the slip over. It was agreed the chairman shou'd continue the work. WAINCI WHABE. Mr Conway asked if the Council had any regular inepeolion ot their wharves. He noticed one of the piles of the Wainui wharf waa loose and one of the fenders. The steps, too, had a certain amount of give, and wanted tightening. The chairman explained that there used to be a small committee ai Wainni, but it { was left now to the member to report, and the work required was done. The wharf had only two years to run. GOHSE ON ROADS. Mr F. Williams said he noticed that some gorse grubbed by the r«md was lying in the Hitch. It was bad ioc, sheep coming along, and it was bad for (he culverts. It was resolved the ■ wner be asked to clear the gorse out of the ditches. nOTOB TRAEFIC BTIiAW. Mr Thacker said be thought the time had arrived when cars should be allowed on the roads at night—at least one night in tht week. He gave notice of motion to repeal the bylaw so that cars and cycles could travel one night in the week. There were a g -eat number of motor cars and cjcles in the dia trict now, and the horses hardly notioed the cars.

Some discussion ensued, and the Chairman said it would be as well if ever? member en quire 1 be , ore next meeting to find out what people thought about the bylawe. riNAHCK COMMITTEE Meßsrs J. R. Thaoker, F. Williams, E Hay and T. Conway were appointed a Finanoe Committee for ensuing year. FINANCE REPORT. Reoeipts since last meeting £21 11s Gi. Dr balance £1002 18a sd. Accounts presented £210 7a 31, cieh in hard £56 10s sd. Total debit £1156 15s 3d, The Chairman explained that the position was not bo bad, as about £500 was owing by the Road Boards for metal If all the rates were in, and all accounts outs'andtng, they would be well in en dit. The report was adopted. The .meeting then adjourned to January 30th

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AKAROA COUNTY COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3463, 22 December 1914

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AKAROA COUNTY COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3463, 22 December 1914

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