AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL
The ordinary meeting of the ab v« Council wns h e ld on Wednesday ; pres-nt-Hia Worship the Mn-.0-, in the ch.iir, i h<l Cra Leete, Munro. Cantrell, Frederickseii, Vangioni, Fyfe and Lowitt. Mr Harumn, newly-app >inled borough FO'icitor, waited en the Council residing certain matters, and was introduced by the Mayor. Hβ said first of all he wished to thank the Council for his appointment, and he recognised tbat he represented a p>o greesive borough, and referral to the many recent improvements, The Council was ali'e to the interests of the borough, and he deemed it a great honour to be the legal adviser of the Council
Referring to the Grehan Valley creek, Mr Harmnn said be thought it was nteeseary for the Council to put through tin Order inCouncil in regard to the Greban Valley creek The easements wore perfectly in 1 order, but there might be trouble over the I Council's right to use water from the creek. Had the intake been inside the borough an Order-in Council would not have been necessary. The Mayor reported to the Council that he bad mot the trustees of Wright's estate, and they had met him fairly. Mr Cbeckley, one of the trustees, had suggested that a trough for watering cattle should be put in by the Council, with a E'opcoek to save the wastage. The trustees agreed not to oppose the Orderin-Counoil He thought that the same procedure should be gono through with regard to the BaUueri street creek. Mr Harman stated that he understood there would be no opposition to the OrderiivCouneil. i-3he Public Works Department, Ohrlftchuroh, wrote, offering power to the borough, as they understood its power was shorti The letter was received.
The Mayor reported that be had written to tbe Postmaster at Akaroa, complaining of the unsatisfactory attendance of the tele , phone. The following reply from the Postmaster
was received:— "I have looked into the matter, A faulty c r<l was in the circuit. Tbia may have caused the trouble. I have severely warned tbe attendant to see that good attention is given to the subeoribers in the future. I truet that you will not have farther cause to complain. I am doing my best to see that a good service is maintained " Cr Cantrell moved that a reply be sent to
ne f j master niiHi. in? utiendvMj.i of! we t"iflph(init was etill ve-'y msatisfaotory.
St-cTt-ie 1 hy Cr Lee'e. and carried
f'i>! itu i tnga Borough Couioil fo'wariled (he foliowioj? resolution to the Oouoail:
'■ That this Borough Counoil registers in »mp'nM<i protest nt the way in whinh the f ii l< lift 4 of the paoplo of this Domi lion ar ■mnv adv+neml, and attribute l to tin war in RjU oo\ and thus increasing the cost of liv hie to thn»e if a-,t able t< bear it. And we fu tber call upon the Government to exercise the powers invested in it by regulating pice o( oo"umdn reoessities within the hvinri- , of reason which will check the o pictity of the few and protect the well being of the whole. Trusting the members of your C lunoil will support this resolution and forward a copy to your member for the district, also Government."
The letter was received
An application for elpotrioal energy was received and granted to Mr A, Whitley. Mr 0. Digby, the Council's tenant on the Dromore Reserve at Ashburtoa, wrote com 9 plaining that the bouse on the Reserve was unfit to live in, and stating that be must give up the property if a new hou?e waa not put up. The Mayor said this nutter bad been settled.
Mr G, W, Thomas, returning officer for the Ellesmere Licensing Committee, applied for the use of the Counoil Chambers for recount of election.
The application was granted. Mr A. J Turner, chairman of the Akeroa Butter Factory Co., Ltd , applied for amende ments to the Borough Kate Roll, transferring the lease of the Company's factory and bou3e to Messrs P. Cunningham and F. Crooberie, Cr Lewiit moved and Cr Frederioksen Rβ" onded, that the applications be referred back as they were not fully filled in.
The motion was oarrled. The aoting Chiel Postmaster wrote as follows : —
"Will you inform me if it ia the intention of the Bo ough Counoil to light the clock in front of the post offioe e-*ch night ? Aβ the lighting of thi3 clock will be a great public convenience, I presume the Council will take the rasi onsibility of seeing that it is properly lighted." Cr Cantrell moved the letter be received. He ea'd he thought it an unnecessary expense, and it would be all nonsense for the Council to expend money on illuminating tbe clock.
Seconded by Or Munro, Cr Lewitt said it would be considerable expense, as the wires would have to ga under ground across tbe street It was a most diffi cult thing to light the clock, and the Depart merit would not help the Council be understood
The motion was carried. Cr Fredericksen, acting chairman of the woik3 committee, reported as follows: — "Since last meeting of the Council, the kerbing and channelling in Jolie street, anthorieed by the Counoil, have been com
p!et»d. The Counnil's men are new engaged on similar work in Balgueri street. At a mcc ing of the Works Committee held on March 3rd, the following business was dealt with;— Pinna and specifications of house on Ororaore Reserve referred to the building committee were adopted The foreman has been instructed to repair hand railings and post on bridge in Jolie sireet, and to ha\e notice Boards placed direoting visitors to Stanley Park. A letter from Mr Davia re illsmelling drain near his premises, Beach road, is referred back to the Council, pending receipt of report from the Health Officers, who have inspected the drain and premises whero the cleaning plant is erected. An additional 25 oasks of cement have been pro , cured from T. E, Taylor <fe Co.'s at 16s 3d per cask." The report was adopted. Cr Frederiok3en stated that tbo Health Offioer had inspeoted the drain referred to, and stated that he would send a written report to the Counoil later. He bad also inspected the aeptio tanks, and stated that they were in gosd working order, but wanted cleaning, as they had not been done for two years. Cr Leete said he would like to congratulate the acting.chairman of the Works Committee on his ample report. The Mayor also congratulated Cr Freder* ioksen.
It wa9 deoided to approve the Works' Com mittee's aotion in securing cement. riNANCE EEPOET.
Amount received since la6t meeting— Eleotric current 6s 9d.
Bank Account—Electric light loan account cr.. £143 63 6d, district fund account, dr., £734 15s Bd.
The report was adopted, and aooounte amounting to £70 19a 4d were passed for payment. Ihe Mayor moved the Counoil'e solicitor be instructed to proceed with the securing of the Orders-in-Counoil for their electric light pipe lines. Seconded by Cr Vangioni, and carried. Cr Fredericksen read a letter from Messrs Andersons, Ltd.. Christchurcb, quoting prices for steel street crossings. Cr Vangioni said he thought the question of crossings for the town wae a big item, and ihe thought the foreman Bhould be sent to Chrietcburcb to get quotations and the pattern most EUitable. He moved in that direction.
Seconded by Cr Leete, and carried. An application was received for approval of rprcifioations of a miniature rifle raDge in the borough.
Cr Frederioksen stated there were no plans submitted. The Mayor taid it was a good object, and be wculd like to see it opened by March 18, as the proceeds would go to the fete proi ceeds.
Cr Leete said he thought if the plans could be secured nothing Bhould hinder the range opening on March 18.
Cr Munro moved the matter be referred to the Building Committee, with power to act. Seconded by Cr Leote. Cr LewiU flaid he thought the by-laws should be adhered to in the matter, and bo thought the matter should be gone into carefully. The range might be dangerous, and the Council might become liable. Cr Caotrell said it was not possible to refer the matter to the Building Committee Be moved the application be referred back to Mr 0. W. Dale for submission of plane, as they had to lie on the table four days before being considered. Seconded by Cr Leete, ntd carried. The Canterbury Fire Underwriters , Aeso>
ciation wrote re storage of dangerous goods. Cr Vangioni moved tbe Counoil go into the matter of benzine, kerosene or petrol of any bind being stored on any of the wharves, or other places in the borough more than the quantity allowed by the bylaws without a licence, and that steps be immediately taken
to see that tbe bylaws in reference to this matter be strictly enforced. Hβ said he bad been told there was plenty of benzine landed on the new wharf, and no wharfage was paid, and it was stored in quantity on tbe wharves. Other people had to pay wharfage, and dangerous goods should be properly stored.
Cr Leete seconded the motion. He said it was tbe duty of either the Council or the wharfinger to collect the wharfage.
Cr Fyfe said be bad r.ot seen any petro' stored on tbe wharves, and he did not tbinl it wa& stored on tbe wharves.
AKAROA DOMAIN BOARD. The postponed annual meeting of tbe Akaroa Domain Board was held at the con elusion of the Akaroa Borough Council meeting on Wednesday evening, Hie Worship tbe Mayor presiding. Tbe Mayor was elected as chairman for tbe year. Cra Monro, Leete end Vangioni were appointed a management committee. The statement of accounts showed tlia the expenditure for the year was £42 183 9d. The report was adopted. Accounts amounting to £12 ii 3d were pasfed for payment. Tbe chairman eaid the onretaker bad uked fo a rhe in bis salary of £40 a year. It v.as decided not to increase tbe salary. : Mr Fyfe faid be thought the niacrocarps ' fence rrund tbe Domain should be cut back. Mr Vringioni disagreed with the previous sppake 's objection, as the hedge provided f h lifr for tbe trees. Mr Munro moved the matter be referred to the Mnnngemeut Committee to repirt to nut meeting , Seeoi ded l>y Mr Fyfe and carried Tie repairs of Rates and sea's in the Domain weto also ref rred to the Committee. Tbe meeting then terminated.
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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3405, 12 March 1915
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