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The ordinary meeting of the Council

was then held. Present—The Mayor, Crs Lewitt, Vangioni, Munro, Leete, Walker Fyfe, Williams and Cantrell. MINUTES, . . / The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. NOTICE OF MOTION,

Cr Vangioni moved the _otice of motion standing in his name:—"That tbe motion moved last meeting be rescinded, and that the Council go into committee to consider the appointment of a borough solicitor." Seconded by Cr Fyfe, and carried. Cr Vangioni moved the Council go into committee to appoint a solicitor, Seconded by Cr Fyfe, and carried. The Mayor reported upon the Council coming out of committee that tbe notice of motion was rescinded, and that Mr T. D. Harman, successor of the late Mr George Harris, was appointed borough solicitor. CORRESPONDENCE.

Outward correspondence waa read and approved. Inward correspondence was read— From the Akaroa Fire Brigade, asking for a the Brigade in sending a team to the U.F.B.A.'s competition at Timaru. The Mayor said tbat he considered tbe men should be given some assistance. Cr Lewitt said that he considered the trip was a benefit to tbe ratepayers. The men got no wages. He moved that 10 guineas be voted to the Brigade for the trip. Seconded by Cr Munro, and carried. An application for an auctioneer's license was granted to Mr T. W. Wilkins. of Messrs W. D. Wilkins & Co , Ltd. Mr A. Whitley wrote, asking if the Council intended to invite tenders for twelve pairs of boots for tbe Akaroa Fire Brigade. The letter was held over, pending the report of the Fire Brigade Committee. Applications for electric energy for the Hotel Metropole, one 8 c,p ; for Henry Haylock, lamps and iron, were granted, and Crs Lewitt and Fyfe were appointed to sign same. The hon. sec. of tbo Domain Tennis Club wrote eiaclosiug a cheque for and thanking the Council for all the work done for the Club. The letter was received. An application for a drainage permit was granted to Mrs E. L. Lelievre WOBKS COMMITTEE. Cr Walker, Chairman of the Works Committee, moved the adoption of the following report :•—

"ti.3u.vnfl tba* pians of -Council s Wfirkififl; shad be approved. The Com chink it would be as well to raisfi th« top floor one foot; that the maUnr o. talcing up tbe fence from old wharf to Hemingway's be referred back to Council. Cr Walker s»id the committee could not about 'he te>>oval of the fence. As to the aHer< tion of the height, he considered ir, unnecessary. The Mayor said there was a good deal of diversity about .the removal of the fence, as many pfOple considered stray cattle would spoil the grass sown "■^-^down. Crs Leete and Fyfe both spoke in favour of not removing the fence till the grass was properly grown. Cr Cantrell considered Akaroa was in a different position f>om some towns. Here the stock would prob ably be troublesome. Or Walker said it would be more convenient to have the shed only Bft high, Cr Leete seconded 'he adoption of the report regarding tbo shed, the height to .emain Bft. The Mayor seconded the adoption of tbe latter part of tbe report.

r Utt_i.n.u moved the fence remain a.-i it is. HoermdcKl by Cf Williams. Cr Munro moved rs an amendment that the fence b& removed and a con crete kerb be put there with asphalt paths. 0 Walker .econded tbe amendment ? t'. cornidered i* was tirn j the fence was removed The fence would have .o ba repaired, and have a coat of paint Cr Vaog'oni said it would spoil the 'iniformity <f the fence were removed. The fence should be repaired and painted. Crs Leete and Williams both agreed .bat the fence should be left. Cr Munro's amendment was put and lost Cr Cantrell s motion was carried, Crs. Munro. Lewitt and Walker diß senting. FINANCE COMMITTEE Cr Lewitt, cbairtuau of the finance committee, moved the adoption of the fol'owing report :— "Your committee beg to recommend payment of Mr Geo. Harris's ac count." Seconded by Cr Leete and carried.

\KAROA FIRE BRIGABE. Or Lawitt, chairman of the Akaroa j Fire Brigads, moved the adoption of the following report:— "Your committee beg to recommend chat the Fire Brigade's application for new boots b. granted." Cr Lewitt said tbat it was six years smoe the lust boots had been granted Seor»nded by Or Fyfe and carried. Cr Vangioni moved tenders be called for the boots. 'Seconded by Cr Williams and carried. NEW SHED. In answer to Cr Walker, tbe Mayor said tbat tbe materials for tbe new shed in the Council's yard could be procured at once. FINANCE REPORT. Amcunt received since last meeting -—Rates £158 10s 4d, wharf dues £70 6s lid, Domain Tennis Club £15, water supply £12 Is 9d, drainage 10s 6d, total £256 9s 6d i Bank account — Electric light loan ' ■ccount, or., £14$ 6* 6d, district fund J account, dr.. £920 7s 4d, cash in hand , £15-£905 9h U. ■ Accounts amounting to £121 149 7d ' were passed for payment. j Cr Walker said tbe foreman bad j started the kerbing in Cross street. < He thought it wa9 necessary for the ' engineer to give tbe lines and levels, '• as the men were working in the dark Be moved the engineer be asked to give tbe lines and levels of streets af fected, if necessary, Seconded by Cr Vangioni. Cr Munro said he understood all the levels and lines had been procured be* forehand. Cr Walker's resolution was carried. Cr Cantrell called the attention of tbe Council to tbe lighting of Daly's wharf. Ho said tbat owing to the 9hed, when coming in from tho water, it was hard to pick up the wharf on a , dark, misty night. He moved the , matter of putting a light on tbe far • end of Daly's wharf he referred to the ' wharves committee with power to j act. Seconded by Cr Vangioni and car- i ried. I FENCES IN BOKOCGH. Cr Munro asked "if it was legal for people to erect new fences in the borough without giving due notice Several fences were erected lately, and no word came to the Council. It was contrary to the by laws. The Mayor said he would look tbe matter up before next mesting. The Mayor moved that all notices on the wharves be removed, He bad no particular notice to object to, but thought it was as well to. stop the matter at once. Seconded by Cr Leete, and carried, UNTIDY WHARVES. Cr Munro considered the wharves at the other end of the town wanted to be improved considerably. Cr Leete said it wa3 the duty of Cr Munro, Chairman of tbe Wharves Committee, to see the wharves were kept properly. It waa a disgrace to the Wharves Committee to ellow tbe coal on the new wharf. He thought it was time Cr Munro attended to these matters. Cr Munro said Cr Leete should move that the wharfinger's attention be called to all these things. Cr Fyfe said tbat it was an unfaii thing the wav tbe coal was stacked oi tbe wharf It was dangerous to go down the wbarf while all tbo visitors were here Cr Cantrell said tbat the caretaker of the baths had complained of tbf cod beads coming into the batb3 from people tbrowiDg them off the fisherman's wbarf. ACCOUNTS. . The Mayor said tbat the auditor bad objected to a number of overdue accounts. He moved all outstanding accounts in arrears over twelve months be sued for after fourteen days.! , Seconded by Cr Cantrell, and carried, Cr Leete moved that the Postma.ter General be applied to for two extra letterboxes—one at tbe bridge, Wil liam street, and the other at the cor ncr of Balgueri and Muter Btreets, Seconded by Cr Williams, and carried. Tbe Mayor moved that tbe whar finger's attention be called to the fish scales and other rubbish -on the wharves. Seconded by Cr Lewitt. The Mayor called the attention of the Council to the dirty state of the seats in Daly's wbarf shelter with fish scales. The motion was carried. Cr Vangioni moved that the police take steps to punish those who bad carved their names in tbe Daly's wharf shelter. Seconded by Cr Leete, and carried. Cr Lewitt, Chairman of the Lighting Committee, said the Postal Department wanted the electric light pole shifted from one side of tbe streot to the other in front of tbe post office. He moved tbat this work be i undertaken, and tbe pole be shifted to | I tbe othei side of the street. Seconded by the Mayor, and carried. The Mayor said the overdraft was a big one, and tbat their finances were somewhat low. He their go ing somewhat steadily. Tbe rate payers bad thrown out the loan for the kerbing and channelling, so they could not complain if the Council went carefully in the matter, The meeting then terminated.

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ORDINARY MEETING., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3474, 29 January 1915

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ORDINARY MEETING. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3474, 29 January 1915

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