AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL.
The ordinary meeting of the Counci was then hold. Present—The Mayor, Crs. Lewitfe, Vangioni, Macro, Leete. Walker Fyfe, Williams ana Cantrell. MINUTES, The minutes of tbe previous ordinary and special meetings were read and confirmed. OOBRESPONSENCE. Outward correspondence was read and approved. Inward correspondence was read-— From Mr T. D. Harman acknowledging receipt of letter re bis appointment as Borough solicitor, and thanking the Mayor and Councillors for appointing bim. Tbe letter was reoeived. . From Messrs Meares and Williams re Grehan Valley intake on behalf of the trustees of tbe late J Wright. They asked for information on tbe question, whether the Council bad complied with certain forms before taking water, eto. They wanted an answer within 14 days. The Mayor said be was surprised to receive suob a letter from Messrs Meares and Williams. The Council bad done all in its power to meet the trustees, and bad complied with tbe request made. If their opponents won in this case they could kill the electric light and water supply system, He added that' up above Balgueri street the people were public-spirited enough not to raise such trouble as those in Grehan valley because be was told tbe creek was so filthy and oovered with slime that tbe cows could not drink tbe water. He was very much sur prised to find a good flow. It was fuller than tbe Balguerie oreek. Cr Munro moved tbe letter be received and forwarded to their legal adviser. Seconded by Cr Williams and carried. The Mayor read the previous letter from Messrs Meares A Williams, in which they asked to have two pipes laid on. He said tbe letter was coucbel in very different terms and they had met them in every matter. Tbe easements were put through by their solicitors, Messrs Beswick & Harris, and all might be in order. Before, leaving the subject be said the Council bad done its best in tbe past. Tbey were not there to damage any man, but they did want fair play themselves. He advised all Councillors to go up and see the oreek for themselves. . Cr Leete said be bad been up on Sunday afternoon, and he said there was a mere trickle in the Grehan Valley oreek. From Mr Fergus, complaining of the deposit of gravel, timber and building materials in front of bis bouse preventing cars coming to bis bouse. Cr Munro moved tbe letter be referred to tbe Works Committee, with power to act. Seconded by Cr Cantrell, and ' carried. From Messrs J. A. Redpath & Sons , circular re hardwood. The communication was reoeived. From Mr G. W. Dale list of altera tions to Mr A. J. Turner's property, with plan showing work to be done. ? The alterations were being made to the old billiard room in tbe old Criterion Hotel. The plans, were referred to the Buildings Committee. Applications for electrical energy were received from Virginia Lelievre, Christian Frederiokaen, Akaroa Post i Office and Hubert Parkin, 1 The applications were granted, and Crs Lewitt and Fyfe were appointed to sign same
An application for a hawker's license wbb granted to Mrs Peter's. From Mr J. Phillips, complaining of bad entrance to Btanley Park, and asking the Council to put in a gate. He also asked for a turnstile for visitors' use,
Cr Vingioni moved the requests be granted,
Seconded by Or Walker, andoarried. From the Veetry St. Peter's Church, Akaroa, asking to purchase some yards of screenings for a path to the
Vicurags Cr Williams moved- the request . c granted. Seconded by Cr Walker, and carried. From tho Canterbury Fire Under- • writers' Association re bid'rubber- hn ing 0 i! 1 £>r insulators, and adviins; the B<-rO'igb Cmncil to ask their e.'ectric contractors to look out for same, as tbe Underwriters' Association would not pass this in ca3e of Cr Lewitt moved the letter be —handed to tbe electrical engineer to take particular care. Seconded by Cr Williams, and carried.. From Mr F. R, Davies, complaining of the bad'drainage in front of his shop. He said that the drainage had an unpleasant odour. The Mayor said he supposed that it was the seed ,fiom Messrs ,W. D a . Wilkins & Sons' shed Cr Walker thought that the case was identical with that of the butter factory. Tbe matter complained of was not only water, but gas from the tn»in" * Cr Williams said that it seemed to bim a casa identical with the butter
I'ficoty. The Mayor moved tho letter be referred lo tbe Works Committee to re port to n-xt.meeting. Seconded by Or Walker, and carried. From Messrs Reeee Bros, particulars of Golden Bay cement, and en a list ot prices. Tbe letter was received. From the secretary of the Penin aula Technical School, reminding the Council that local bodies giving donations could elect managers. Cr Vangioni moved tbe. Council make the usual grant of 10 guineas Cr Lewitt said last; year there was practically no attendance at all, and, probably there would be no technical education this year Seconded by Cr Leete, and carried. Tenders for Blucber boots were opened, and the tender of Mr A. Whitley at 14s per pair was accepted, FINANCE REPORT. Amount received since last meeting —Rates, £288 2j 7d ; rent, £318 lis 4d ; electric connection?, £19 12*; drainage, £4 9a 3d ; water supply, 18a; sundries, £1 Is; total, £577 14s 2d. Bank Account—Electric light loan
.lucoun ; No. 2, or. £143 6s 6(1; dis trust fund account, dr. £300 2* 101
Accounts amounting to £326 18a were passed for pay man t, subject to [ an account being certified to. Or Leete moved that a notice board He placed, showing visitors the way to Stanley Park. Seconded ,by Or Walker, and carried Cr Munro considered the nam* was not correct, and should be, Stanley Hill. J Cr Walker said there was about 100 V steel crossing at 10s 61 per foot re quired. It was wanted for orossings at Lavaud and Jolie streets He thought the steel was better than the iron drum for crossings, Cr Vangioni moved that tenders be calfflp for the steel crossing, and that it be procured as soon as possible. Seconded by Or Williams and car. tied. Or Walker moved V. Magee's wages be raised from 9s an eight hours day to 10s. % Seconded by Or Leete and carried. ~ Or Lewitt asked if the police bad done anything in the matter of dam age to Daly's wharf shed. The Mayor said be wa3 under a mis apprehension, and had thought Orj Vangioni referred to the carving by the boys. ' The boys had set this right and planed it down However Or' Vangioni's motion referred to some carving at the baok of the shed. The police bad been notified and action would be taken. Cr Vangioni paid he objected to tbis mutilation, The names had been carved by men in good positions in Christchurch. POSTMASTER GENERAL, The Mayor said be believed tbe Hon R. H. Rhodes was coming down to open the new post office. He would like to know if tbe Council was going to entertain him if he came down. Cr Vangioni moved the Council entertain the Postmaster General tc a dinner Seoonded by Or Williams and car ried, Tbe meeting then terminated.
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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3477, 12 February 1915