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r- —. CONTROL OF PUBLIC DRAIN- ( AGrf. A meeting was held in Christchurch last week at Messrs Harper. Son & Pascoe's office, when the mem berg of the Ellesmere Drainage Board invited the representatives from the counties in the vicinity of Lake Elles mere to discuss the question of the control of public drain?. Mr R. M, Morten, chairman of the Drainage Board, waß in tbe chair, and the following counties were present : — Springs, Halswell, ■ Papawa, Elles mere, and Wairewa by Messrs J 0 f Coop, T. Thompson and Quoaly). After a great deal of diwsuseion, Mr J. 0. Coop moved each of the County i Councils take over the public drains in j their counties, and tbe Board attend Ito the draining of Lake Ellesmere alone. This motion was lost by 13 votes to s , O. Tbe majority of the representatives i present were in favour of tbe Boatd 1 taking control of the drains and striking a rate to cover the cost of keeping them in working order. It was decided that each council : should be a approached about the I matter, and a meeting called later to j further discuss the question.

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ELLESMERE. DRAINAGE BOARD., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3471, 22 January 1915

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ELLESMERE. DRAINAGE BOARD. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3471, 22 January 1915

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