WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL.
Tbn ordinary monthly mpetinsr of the Wairewa County Council waa held at the Chamber*, Little River on Tuesday. Prfsent—Messrs J. F. Buchanan (chairman), T. Thompson, J. 0. Coop, W. F. Parkinson, and J. Chapman. A letter was read from the Counail's soli» oitor forwarding £5 for Mr Moffat's traotion enaine licn'nsp. The Ellesmere Land Drainage Board wrote flB follows: —
"I am direoted by the Ellestnere Lnnde Drainage Board to communicate with you on the following matter : Recently a deputation represent! g the Springs and Paparua County Councils, waited on and requested my Board- lo assume control of all of the public drains within its dietriot. Aferdue consideration, my Board decided to bold a conference with delegates from the interested Cc/uncils in Christohuvch about January 13, and your Courcil is therefore invited to be represented. I wi'l inform of tbe exact date and place of meeting as soon as possible, and should be pleased to learn if this suggestion meets with tbe approval of your Council." Mr Conp said there were no public drains in the Wairewa County, and therefore the Wa : rewa County Council could not accept any responsibility from the Bllesmere Drainaee Board. It wa3 decided the Counoil be represented at the meeting of delegates,
Mr Coop proposed Messrs Thompson, Par. kinson, tbe clerk end the mover attend the meeting on behalf of the Wairewa County Counoil.
Seconded by the chairman and carried. The Akaroa and Wainui Road Board's solicitor forwarded an account for the purchase of the 4J acre reserve purchased by the Council for £183 2a G'h
Mr Coop Dointed out that the Board had agreed to pay the legal expenses in conneo tion with the purchase of the Puaha Reserve.
It was decided to bring this matter under the notice of the Board.
The chairman reported that he and Messrs Thompson anl Coop had waited on the Akaroa and Wainui Koad Board in connec tion with the metal loan liability of the Puaha district The loan proposal had stated that £407 had been spent on these roads, whereas the Puaha diFtrict wa3 entitled to an expenditure of £600. The Board had agreed to consider the Council's propneal that they should only accept the liability of £407, a=i only that amount bad been spent in the Puaha district. Correspondence was read—
From Mr H. Amos, hon sco of the Belgian Shilling Fund, thanking the Council for forwarding £7 9a 6d for the fund collected by members of the Council.
The chairman moved a hearty vote of con dolenoß with the relatives of the late Hon. Wm. Montgomery. He had been a very good man for the diatriot, and his death was a distinct ; losa to the district and the whole of New Zealand.
Mr Coop, in secondirg the motir.n, fpoke of the hiuh esteem in which the late Mr Montgomery \va9 held by all who knew him.
The motion was carried, the members of the Conncil standing.
The Ljttelton Harbour Board wrote wish? ing the Council the compliments ol the season.
The letter was received
The storekeepers of the County requisi. tioned the Council to allow their premises to close at 6 p.nV on Mondays, Tuesdnys, Wedneßdoyg and Thursdays, 9 p.m, on Fridays and 1 p tn. on Saturday. Mr Coop moved consideration of this
natter he he'd over until next meeting. Seconded by Mr Chapman and carried. The tiovejnment wrote, asking the Connnil to supply the Government with the number of votes exercisabie in tbe Wairewa County on a, loan propoaal. The clerk reported that the following votes were exersisable and he had forwarded the information :— 1 9 ft Vote Votes Votea Little River Biding ... 64 43 44 „ (Natives) 14 3 1 Kaituna Biding .. ..21 Iβ 23 Kinloch Biding .. .. 5 4 32 Total .. ..104 7? 100 1 he clerk's aotion was approved. The Board; of Agriculture wrote, stating that it seemed impossible to enforce all tbe provisions of the Noxious Weeds Act. General opinion was it was a waste of time to out down weefc, e?peciaUy Californian thistle on bush and grazing cnun'ry. but on egricultural country it was neosFSvy, The Board wanted to know the general leeling of the fa>m r<< in the County whether >t was advisable t fully en£ >roe tbe'Aot in the whole district or | o tion thereof. Mr J. O. Coop moved t'K , C< unoil reply that it is thoroughly in fay ne r.l enforcing the Noxious Weeds Aot in :he whole of the Wnirtwa County, Sect n led by Mr Parkinson, and carried.
The right to cut cocksfoot on the County roadi was let aa fo lows:—Church road (Little Riverj, G. Golombus, £1 5s 6d ; Port Levy road, F. Hunt, £1; Reynolds road, A. Webster, 10s 6d; Main road. H. Lee, £2 Is ; Main road, Hill Top to Okute Valley, H. •■ cc. £2 11s; Puaba road and Barman's Track, H. Lee, Sβ ; Puaha road, £2 Is 6d ; IVL.in roid r-o Birdling's Pint, W. Tint, 2s 6d; S. Barclay's road, J, Archer, 13s; M. Barc'ay'j road, J, Archer, £1 13s. The chairman reported that he and Mr Chapman had inspected the Kinlooh eurfaceman's hut at Kinlocb, and conpidered it too ezpeneive to shift, They had inappoted the site on Mr MoGurr'a property, but this w«s a long way from water and exposed and unsuitable.
Mr Chapman said the whare was not centra 1 where it was, but it would be cheaper to build a new whare than shift it to tbe top of the hill-
The obairman considered it was best to leave the wbare where it wae, and fence the read for tbe surfaoaman's horee if that wae permissable, Mr Coop moved the Council approach the Kinloch settlers for tbe purcbaeo of an aore near the present wbare and another acre at the top of the hill. Seconded by Mr Thompson, and carried
, ENGINEERS REPORT. "Sirue last meeting the bridge to Keenan's at Okute has been completed, and also .the small bridge on the Okute road REked for, by Mr C. Wynn William", as well as the bridce asked for in Kaituna Valley by Mr C. W. Field, so that with the exoeption of widening part of Te Oka road ell the old works on the list will he nearly completsdi After a few days carting olay on loose stones on Teoka road the work of widening referred to will be commenoed. Then there is Mre Van stone's road to be metalled, and Mr McKay's road to be attended to, after which a great many of the roads in the County will require ditches cleaned, eto. A bridge oa the main road near Kaituna had to be deeied and five new girders put in a few days sinoe, as it was found unfit for any heavy traffic. Mr 0. Bush, of Hornby, has been hauling oooks foot from Mr Field's at Kaituna with a McLartn engine of 7 tons, No. 1266 and two waggons. This road was very stony from sheep traffic, and I got him to roll the >oad for about four miles subject to the Counoil constating to refrain from oharg'ng for the haulage or sending in bis aooount for the work if tbe Counoil decided otherwise. Mr Burns is using a threshing plant at present in Kaituna Valley with an engine, and Mr Richard Allinson travelled through to P gaon Bay recently with a Fowler engine, No. CV. 4415 eight horee power and two trucks, carry ing a pawing plant, and returned with came load a few days einoe. The dr. balance at Bank ia £1906 13s 2d I have examined the bridge complained of near the school in Kaitunn Valley, and find it is not a bridge but a long conglomeration of wood which has done service bs a bridge for several years hence a email bridse of about 6 feet waterway is needed. Have also inspected the bridge at the lower end of Kinloch road, near Mr Buchanan's drive. This wag a waterway or span < f 40 feet with a depth of about 10 feet, and originally divided into two spans of 20ft eaoh. Some years since the Rond Board ' subdivided each span into two, and at present owing to this subdivision, the bridge should be safe for a year or two longer with a bit of aitention periodically. It will be a rather costly bridge to replace. I have taken upon myself to call for tenders for the right to cut cocksfoot on roads, as the Counoil did not decide to have them put up to auoion, and have placed notices at Little River, Kai tuna. Puaha and Gebbie's Valley. In regard to traction engine traffic, it was decided to apply for licenses from the traotion englue owners using the road. Mr? Chapman reported that Mr Rinaldi hud offered to put in a week's work with one of the Council's men at <he top end of the Morice Settlement road from Mr Reynieb's to Mr Binaldi's boundary. The road wanted widening, and some of the points taken fff
Mr Coop moved the engiueer inspect this road, and report to next meeting of tho Council.
Seconded by Mr Thompson, and carried
It was decided to repair Mr F. Reed's road. It was resolved the letting of the right to cut cocksfoot on the Keituna road be let to
Mr Parkinson ; Gebbie'e Vftlley road to Mr Gebbio; the Kinlocb roads to Mr Feathpr; and the Little Kiver roads to Mr Thompson.
It wa9 resolved Ibe chairman and Me sre Thompson, Coop and Chapmanlgo through the proposed motor bylaws and submit a re. port to the Council's next meeting. Accounts amounting to £161 were passed for payment, Mr Thompson moved the Akaroa Connty Coi noil be asked to forward an egroement to the Wairewa Counoil for a half chare in baton's Reserve at the Hill Top giving the part ownership of the reserve bb agreed at the conference of the Coancil delegates. . Seconded by Mr Coop *n<? carried. It was decided also to ask tbe Conncil to settle tbe qnestion of the £200 liability for metalling the Summit load cc coon as poe sible, Tbe Connoil then adjourned.
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WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3470, 15 January 1915
WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3470, 15 January 1915
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