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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL.

A meeting of tbe Council was held ' on Friday evening. Present— * The Mayor, Crs. Lewitt, Vangioni, Monro, Leete, Walker E'yfe, Leete, c Williams, and Cantreli. l , MINUTES, The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. ' GIG XJMBItELLA. ! The Town Olerk showed an urn- ' brella which had been brought to New . Zealand ia 1864 by Mr G. Nalder, and ' presented to Borough by Miss Nalder ', ' The Major moved tbat the Council ( thank Miss Nalder for the gift. Seconded by Mr Williams and ' carried. CORRESPONDENCE. ' Outward correspondence was read and approved. Inward correspondence was read — From the Borough of Waimate, Eltham, Nelson, Greymoutb, Woolston cards of greeting for Christmas and New Year. Tbe cards were received. From Mr W. H. Montgomery, Little Kiver, thanking the Council for telegram of lympatby on bis father's death. The Mayor said that the Hon. W. Montgomery had died, and he bad sent a telegram of sympathy. He epoke of the good work Hon. W. Montgomery had done when repre flenting tbe Peninsula, and of how he bad been instrumental in obtaining the Dromore Reserves for tbe borough when Mr Scarborough was Mayor. Gr Lee'a moved tbe Mayor's action

in sending the telegram oe approved. He remembered what a great deal of good work Hon. W. Montgomeiy had dona for the Peninsula, and especially for the schools. Cr Fyfe, in Beconding tbe motion, endorsed the previous speaker's re marks. The motion was carried. Mr Frank Harris wrote thanking the Council, for the telegram of syra pathy with his family in their bereavement). From the Board of Agriculture, ask ing the Council if they wished to have the Noxious Weeds Act carried ,out strictly. Eesolved the Council is in favour of strict observance of the Act. Messrs Meares and Williams wrote on behalf of the trustees of John Wright, re action of the Council in taking water out of Grehan creek, and to effect tbat the trustees would like tbe Counpil to put down a 2-inch pipe and give them an easement. Cr Munro moved tbat the Council inform the trustees late John Wright that it bae no intention of depriving tbetQ of water. Seconded by Cr Lewitt and carried, i A bill of costs from late George Harris was referred to the finance committee to report to next meeting. From Mr Jas; Hay ward, asking the j Council for use of monkey to drive tbe: piles of the Robinson's Bay wharf. ■ Or Vangioni moved tbe request be granted at a charge of 23 6d. { Seconded by Cr Leete and carried. From Mr J S Dodds, re concrete kerbing and channelling of Cross

I ■ -" ■-xz-1 '- — street for which he had offered half cost two years ago. He would withdraw the offer unles9 the work was started within a month. The Mayor moved the letter be received, and Mr Dodds informed that the work would be proceeded with at once. Seconded by Gr Williams and carried. BVom Rev. J. W. Hayward, applying Cor electric energy for a number of lights, one kettle and an iron. The application was granted, and Councillors Lewitfc and Vangioni were appointed to sign same, i From t'ae Akaroa Fire Brigade, aski ing for confirmation of the appoint* ment of Messrs H. Cbalkland and 0. I Hill to the Akaroa Fire Brigade in i place of Messrs W. Day and V. Magee. I The Brigade also asked tor 12 new pairs of boots, Gr Lewitt, Cbairmau >of the Fire , Brigetle Committee, movt id that the i appointments be approved , and that > the matter of procuring tt te boots be referred to the Fire Brigade GemI 1 mifc*.ee to roporc to uexfcYiiieeting. >: Seconded by Cr Leete, and carried. ■ „ JIBE BBIGADE COMtfII'TTEE. i j Cr Lewitt, Chairman. <of the Fire I Brigade ComoiiUee, repi >cfe4 d tbat the matter of payment to tfa.e firemen for < putting out the fire on Walker's seci 1 tion had beep referrei I to his com-

mittee. He moved tbe firemen re ceive tbe usual 53 apiece foe attending the fire. Seconded by Or Leefce. Cr Walkec said that be considered tbe charga was not a fair one, and if tbe bell was rung foe'any trumpery blaze, the men could still demand 5s apiece Cr Lewitt said that, if tbe bell was rung, the men had to turn out, and they got the same money if the fire lasted a few minates or all night. They had to go out. Or Leete agreed with Cr Liewifcfc that it was a fair charge. Tbe motion was carried, the Mayor and Or Walker dissenting. A number of prospectus from the Wellington Technical College, and a list of opinions given by Mr Martin, the Municipal Association's solicitor, were received. BUILDINGS COMMITTEE. Plan? and specifications of new shed in the Akaroa Borough Council's yard, estimated at £50, were laid upon tbe table, and referred to tbe Build ings Committee. Cr Walker, Chairman of tbe Build ings Committee, moved the adoption of the report, and that tbe plans and specifications of Miss Davidson's bouse in Smith street be approved. FINANCE REPORT. Amount received since last meeting —Rates, £9 8a lid ; water supply, £3 10s; baths rent, £2 10s; drainage, i£l 10s; total, £16 18s lid. Bank Account—Electric light loan account, No 2, cr. £143 6s 6a; dis- ! trict fund account, dr. £1038 13a I Accounts amounting to £276 33 Gd I were passed for payment. ! JOLIE STREET NORTH BRIDGE. ' Cr Walker, Chairman of the Works > Committee, said the bridge at the corner of Cross and Jolie streets bad rotten poats, which were quite unsafo, i and the handrails all wanted renewJ ing. He moved that the matter be j referred to the Works Committee, with power to act. I Seconded by Cr Fyfe, and carried. I SXORU WATER, The Mayor moved that the mutter of removing storm water from the Akaroa Pose Office yard be referred to I tbe Waterworks Committee, with power to act. j Seconded by Cr Leefce, and carried. ; Cr Walker suggested the fence on the enclosure opposite Mr Lewitt's shop be removed. The ground would be levelled and sown in grass, and the timber in the fence would be useful for tbe shed in the borough yard. Of Vangioni said he would prefer to sec the fence left there. ( r Muuro moved that the matter of I removing the fence be left to the Works Committee to report to next meeting, Seconded by Cr Walker, and carried. Cr Vaogioni moved the Council make a start at once with tbe concrete kerbing and channelling by the Post Office. It was useless to pile up the work when authorised jobs were left so long. 0 if Walker pointed out that the work was owing done as quickly as possible. Cr Lewitt moved that notice be given to ratepayers, that ten per centum would be charged on all overdue rates. Seconded by Cr Leete and carried. GIFT AUCTION. The Mayor said that they were holding a gift auction for the Belgian belief Fund and that they would be glad of any contributions of produce, or anything else people conld donote. He had already received several contributions and hoped that the Bale would be a success. , Tbe meeting then terminated.

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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3470, 15 January 1915

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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3470, 15 January 1915

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