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AKAROA COUNTY COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3474, 2 February 1915
AKAROA COUNTY COUNCIL.
* - A meeting of t his Council was held on Saturday, present —Messrs Bruce (chairman), F. Williams, 0. B. and J. R. Tbacker, E. Hny and T. Conway. MINUTES. The minutes of the previous meet ing were read and confirmed. CORRESPONDENCE. Outward correspondence was read and approved. NOTICE OF MOTION. Mr J. R Thacker moved the notice standing in his name re alteration of the motor by law to allow car 3to travel by night once duriDg the week. He said that since moving be had considered the matter, and thought that it would perhaps be better to allow motor-cars to travel any night after a certain hour, say 10 p.re., when most of the horee traffic would be off the road. He moved that tbe motor by law be so amended , that motor cars and motor-cycles be [ allowed to travel the Peninsula roads , any night of the week I The chairman said the understand ! ing come to was that each member r should consult the ratepayers in his district on tbe subject. From his part of the district; the opinion was j very much against allowing cars to ruu at night. Mr Williams said the people in his district opposed the night travelling for cars u " He had had letters from the eastern bays also; and they all objected most strongly to cars being alj lowed to travel by night. Mr C. B. Thacker said he had asked 3 a few, and .some had agreed to tbe j change and others had- opposed it, Mr Hay asked if any other county 3 in New Zealand had such a by law, and whether they were unique, t Tbe Chairman said this could easr ily be ascertained. In some places 3 cars were not allowed at all. i , Mr Conway said the general opinion at Wainui was that the restrictions , should be removed altogether, and i that cars be allowed to travel after . certain hours He seconded Mr Thac j ker's motion. He said a number of farmers travelling to Addingfcon on Wednesday night used the roads, and I should be thought of. , In answer to Mr C. B. Thaeber, the , Chairman said that the matter would be dealt with at next meeting, as tbe proposal was different from the notice of motion. If a majority were in favour of the cars being allowed to travel at nigbt they must alter tbe bylaw, They must be sure that (he majority was a substantial one, and not victimise other ratepayers fox a few. Tbe matter would ha well ventilated next weexiDg oi the Council CORRESPONDENCE. Mr J. E. Whits wrote asking the Council on what terms they would let him tbe metal reserve paddock. Mr J. R Tbacker moved tihe Coun cil allow him to have the paddock at £1 an acre. Seconded by Mr Hay and carried. The Wairewa County Council wrote as under :— "Referring to this Council's letter of July 15, 1914, 1 am directed to inti mate to you , that you have not responded to paragraph 2 of the said letter, in which it was stated that this Council accepted your suggestion cf a settlement of disputed severancs ac counts, and also that this Council desires to have tho matter of equal own ership o£ the Hill Top quarry as bet ween the two Councils, acknowledged by you in writing." The Chairman said that some of them were ( present at the meeting of the two counties.He remembered no motion of joint ownership of the Hili Top quarry. They were willing to al low the Wairewa County to take metal from there. The Board of Agriculture wrote re enforcing the Noxious Weeds Act. The Chairman said he waa of opin : ion the Act should be enforced in this district. The main things they had were Californion thistle, blackberry, fox glove, sweetbriar, and gorse. Mr Hay asked if when the County Council declared weeds noxious weed? the Council could force all ratepayer to grub same off their land. The Chairman said the County Coun cil had no right beyond the propeitits fronting -n Main and Summit roads. In the other districts the Council dele gated their powers to the Road BoardMe Conway asked whether it would not be necessary to have a classified tion of land, as some bluffs could not be grubbed.
Mr C. Thaokar said uo b ieve I cunt UAkAoi; fbou'd be enforced. Mr William 3 seid ha bad peon weeds allowed to apreid free'y on some progutties. ■f Tlr Hay drew utfention io th 6 had state of Litt'a Akaloa witb fox glove. The Road Boards should enforce the la^ , more strictly. He agreed with the'cbaiitnm that on the whole the Peuinsufa was fairly clear of weeds, but they should be careful. iThj chairman paid that there was mWe cleared now than pie vioualy. If tbe in3pec'ora carno more often the weeds would be cut right put. Mr Hay thought it would be a good thing to write to tbe vorioua Bbad Board?, and ask them to enforce the Act more stringently.
Mr O B. Thacker alluded •,» t. >c fox gloves on the Summit road t .?biob 3 should he grubbed, The chairman moved the Boird qE Agriculture be informed hi 1 ", this 1 Council is in favour of havirj the Act . ".forced. j Seconded by Mr C and i carried j A circular from Mr Easeu re iron , 1 bark timber,was received. Tbn chairman moved that Mr Essen i be written to for quotations. Seconded by Mr Williams and car. > ried i Mr Hay moved the Council write to tbe various Koad Boards on the P*nin [ sula and ask them to take steps.to I deul with the Noxious Weeds Act 1 more strictly. Seconded by Mr Thacker and cir ried. Mr J B. Thacker moved fchefc tbe inspector of noxious «eeda bs written to and informed that the Council is of opinion that more frequent visits would be beneficial, Seconded by tbe chairman and cir ried Mr Quinn, Elleamere, wrote quoting prices of blue gum timber. It was resolved tbe chairman of tbe County Council be written
. o and aaked if itf | mbee was > it able for bridge wot k 0 USHEBj Tha engineer of me cms! er re '.if rfced as follows :— "I have to report Having wo ked 'c oru9her up till time Than as three men went; off and coulri not bo replaced for a time, we went on witb the rolling and blinding and uprparling screenings. Then we shifted to tha top of Lβ Bon'3 Bay and crushed an awkward heap on tb> road, and had to cease work, as the men wanted to be off grass seeding. In a>l we crushed 306 yards, twenty of which we quarried ourselves. We took off the back wheels and axle of crusher, and sent them on to Ander 3on's, Lytfcelton, as they require bush ing. The sprocket wheel which drives elevatora ia completely done, and I have ordered another from Waridell & Song, also 160 small link? for the chain drive." The chairman said the arrangement was that the crusher taould go to Le Bon's after grass eeed.s Mr J. Thacker said that there wsp some more metal on the Summit road to be crushed Messrs H, Mat-son & Go. applied for an auctioneer's license. The license was granted. The chairman said he attended th< meeting of the Canterbury branch of the Counties Association on behalf o> the Council. They had arranged a meeting in March The question was whether it was wise to join thisAssociation. He considered they should have a representative fchere, asotherwise tbeir County would be out voted. 1 Mr Hay failed to see where the Association was necessary, as the main Counties' Association could deal wilh all matters. The matter was left over to the next meeting. . * The Canterbury Automobile Asso ciation wrote asking if the Council would erect danger (signal poetwhich the Association uppned The chairman said that he was in terviewed by the Association, who were forwarding a doz9n posts as well as direction posts. In answer to Mr Hay, the chairman said the Association supplied tbe posts The Council would pay for erection of same. Mr Hay said he thought the Asso ciation should pay for erection. Tbe Association bad plenty of money, and it was not fair to ask tbe ratepayers to pay for work for tbe motorists benefit. The chairman said that their Coun oil's men would put them-up in tbeir time. He thought that it was only a fair thing the Council should pay for erection of posts, Mr Hay said the road to Titnaru bad theso posts, and tbe As sociation erected them all. He con sidered it was a right claim against the Association. He added that they had bylaws, and the posts were being put up for tbe benefit of tbe motorists. If tbeir men put them up the Asso:ia tion should pay for the work. Mr Conway moved tbe offer be ao cepted. Seconded by Mr C. B. Thacker. Mr Hay moved, as an amendment, that tbe Association pay for tbe erection of tbe poets. The amendment was not seconded. Mr Hay said he opposed the motion, even if it only meant 53. It was tbe principle be stood for, and not the amount. Mr Conway's motion 'was carried] Mr Hay dissenting. A circular from the Chrietchurch Belgian Fund Committee f e & harvest festival in March was received, and asking the Council's help. The chairman said that he was in favour oft heir helping, but there were so many fund.?. NOTICE OF MOTION. Mr J. R Thacker gave notice of motion—That the Council donate £50 towards one of the funds THE CHAIRAs Mr Bruce had to leave, Mr C B Tbacker was voted to the chair The chairman eaid that Mr Bruce bud been to two firms about the iron work for the boatslip at Aka»oa, and had accepted the tender of Meesrs Bcott Bros. FINANCIAL STATEMENT. The financial statement, as under, was adopted :— Receipts since last meeting, £310 16s 8d; dr. balance, £875 03 sd, accounts presented, £365 15s lid; flash in hand, £29 Is sd, total debit, £1211 14s lid. In answer to Mr Hay, the olerk said about £50 of last year's rates wore outstanding. Robinson's bat wharf ; In answer to Mr Williams, tbe o'erk said that the timber for the Robinson's Bay wharf was not to band. The piles were in Lyttelton, or might be in Akaroa. The Cygnet could not bring the piles into Robin son's Bay, and they would have to be punted round Mr Conway said some small repairs, new steps, etc , were required at tbe Wainui wharf. Temporary repairs bad been efiected. Mr J, R. Thacker moved the chairman and treasurer sign tbe Robinson's Bay wharf debentures. Tbe clerk said that Mr H. C. D erck was making the dog collars, Mr J R Thacker drew attention to tbe bad state of tbe Summit road near •be Hill Top. He suggested clay would be beneficial. Resolved some day be sprinkled on j the road. The debentures and coupons for the. Robinson's Bay wharf were received from Messrs Meares and Williame. The meeting then adjourned to February 27.
AKAROA COUNTY COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3474, 2 February 1915
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