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ROAD BOARDS.

AKAROA AND WAINUI

A meeting of this Board was held on Saturday; present — Mesers Arm strong (chairman), Williams, Mclviy and Macpbail. MINUTES, ,The minutes of the previous meet ing were read end confirmed.

CORRESPONDENCE Outward correspondence was read and approved.

Inward correspondence was re id —

The clerk said he had been asked to look up and gee what weed-* had been declared noxious. He found that th? Foard had decided that goree and broom should ba declared noxious weeds. No further action had been taken in the matter.

The chairman said the Impecfor of Noxious Weeds had taken tbw matter up. In the first schedule the Californian thistle, blackberry and sweet briar were the only weeds, and each district had to define any of the weeds in the second schedule by special order It would be necessary for the Board to go into the matter, and select the weeds they wanted to deolare noxious. He moved that the members of the Board take a list of the weeds in the second schedule, aod decide which ones will be declared noxious weeds in the first schedule. PUAHA METAL. The clerk said that the matter of adjustment of the metal loan in the Puaha district, now in the Wairewa Council, had been left over from last meeting. The chairman said the difficulty was to estimate bow much was spent on this part of the district. The Wairewa Council was liable for any rates on the property taken over. According to one estimate £400 only bad been spent on the Puaha district roads, but they might have spent £600 There wag nothing in writing. The trouble was that, if they made a reduction in that part of the district, there were a number of-districts where the metal was never put on after the metalling of 'the roads was arranged- These districts could come on the Hoard for a reduction also.

Mr Uaopbail said it was impossible to tell bow much metal was put on DOW.

Mr McKay said it seemed hardly fair to tbe ratepayers in the rest of the district to allow a rebate. They were willing to sever from tbe Board, knowing the position, and tbat they were liable for the rate.

The chairman moved that this Board cannot see its way to make a reduction, as the rate was struck over the whole of the district, and the Council wan liable for that portion in the Puaha district.

Beconded by Mr WjUiams, who said tbat, if n concession was made to this part of the district, the same con cession must be made to other parts of the district.

The chnirman read a letter from Mr Powrie, in which be offered to reduce his tender for the German Bay by £20 if the Board would allow him to use colonial cement.

The chairman said he had informed Mr Powrie fresh tenders were called.

Mr Williams said he had been using the Golden Bay cement, and it was excellent.

The clerk read a letter from the Lyttelton Harbour, to effect that the Colonial cement was often used by the Board to their satisfaction.

Tenders for the German Bay wall were opened, and the following re oeived:-P. Shadbolt, £196 10s; J, Sergison, £195; Haylock and Newton, £189 15s; X Powrie, £156 12a (with Colonial cement), and £165 123 (with English cement). All except the last tender were with colonial cement.

Mr Williams moved Mr Powrie's tender be accepted at £156 12?, with Golden Bay cement, the work to be done in four months' time.

Seconded by Mr Macphail, and carried.

Mr McKay moved it be left in the handa of the chairman and Mr Williams to arrange re a qualified man to supervise the work. Seconded by Mr McPbail and carried.

The Canterbury Automobile As sociation wrote thanking tbe Board for consenting to erect signs for motorists.

Messrs llearea and Williams wrote thanking tbe Board for appointing them solicitors to tbe Board.

Mr T. LeComte, jr., wrote re half day's pay on election day, 1911. He was paid fer half a day's work. Mr Macpbail moved and Mr Wil Hams seconded, that tbe letter be received. Cfvried.

The Engineer Public Works Dβ partment wrote asking for jilans of tbe Gougbs' and Hickory roads to metaMed.

The clerk explained that it wou'd be difficult to show a locality plan where the metal was to be put on, but tbe Department seemed to want a plan.

The chairman moved the request of tne Public Works Engineer be complied with.

Seconded by Mr McKay anil car ried.

F run Mrs P. Williams offering 25s for walnnta in Bay. Top chairman said he bad accepted the offer. The chairman's action' was approved.

foremen's report*

W. Rhadholt reports: Since la?t mreing I have cleaned watertables from borsp paddock to tbe top of the range on tbe Long Bay road, and blit;ded I be road and opened all culverts on it. I have been to Gongh's Bay aod fiiled in a bole that bad fallen in on that road, and wotked one Hay sledging stone on the reserve, and I have two days to finish sledging, if H. Dack wants the horees he can get them after Saturday by giving me two days' notice, as I would like to go to Gough's Bay to alean out the water channels while the days are long, and also Hickory road. Amos Arnold reports: Since last meeting we have been working on Bossu road removing stones that are above the road and topdressing with bard stuff out of bank, cleaning water tables, seeing to culverts and takiDg sule of road where I can. H. Dick reports: Sinoe your last meeting we b'inded the worst place? on tbe new Pigeon Bay road, and finished blinding the Okain's Bay road and took tbe battens off tbe wharf FINANCIAL STATEMENT Receipts since last (meeting, £278 7* Id, dr balance, £499 9* sd, ac counts presented, £94 9s 8d ; cash in hand £9 4s lid; total debit, £584 133 9d Mr McKay moved 10 per cent be added to all. rates unpaid after Bth April Seconded by Williams and carried. LONG BAY RESERVE Th 9 chairman said be had seen the trustees of E. L Lelievre'a estate, and they were willing to give the Board an easement; to take water for tbe Long Bay Reserve, the Board to pay Is a year. The arrangement was considered a satisfactory one, robinson's bay road. Mr Williams said that up tbe main Robinson's Bay road a culvert bad been fenced, and tbe fence bad been broken down on one eide, Tbe rails wanted repairing. He moved that re pairs (o tbe fence be attended to. Seconded by Mr Macphaii and carried. haywakd's road. Mr McKay said Mr Dack spoke about *Hay ward's road in Robinson's Bay. The road wanted repairing, and Mi- Dack said other ratepayers used the road aa well as Mr Hayward. He moved tbe men repair Mr Hayward's road. Seconded by Mr Williams, and carried. HORSE FEED Mr McKay said the sledges and metal were ready for the horses, but there was no feed at bis end of the district, A discussion ensued re feed for the horses. The chairman moved that one ton of chaff be procured and oats. Seconded by Mr William?, end carried Tbe Board then adjourned to April 10. HGEON BAY. Tbe ordinary monthly meeting of the above Board was held on Tuesday, 9th Marcb, 1915 Present—Messrs J. M. Duxbury (chairman), D. Hunt, W. Corrigall, J. C. Hay and W. Menzies. Correspondence wjis read— From resident Engineer re grade of Menzies Bay to Little River saddle, stating that the Minister did not approve of part of the present proposed grade of 1 in 8. but stating that tbe Government would increase the grant if tbe Board adopted a deviation, and acquired tbe necessary land and 2. ga lised same, and also provide balance of money required. Frcin President Boaid ot Agiiculture re noxious weeds. From Akaroa County Council re '■ame. From Mr E. Hay diawirg Boatd'e attention to same, especially fox glove. He thought it would be advis able for the Board to consider whether it should not declare a few of tbe worst weeds to be noxiou3 weeds in tbe district. From Canterbury Automobile Asso ciafcion, asking for reports and infor mation as regards roads and bridges under repair; also enquiring if Board would Gtccfc sign posts if Association provided same. From Sinclair Bros., LytteHon, enquiring if the Board requied any iron work for wharf repairs. Received. The chairman reported that be, with Mr Hay and Mr Menziep, had met Mr Waghorn on bi3 ground in refe.-ence to deviating Menzies Bay road through bis property on a grade proposed by the resident engineer. Mr Wagborn would not agree to tbe proposal, and would do his best to stop it. Mr Menzias reported that members of the Board met at the top of Starvation Gully road that morning, and with Mr E. Hay's assistance bad graded a line 1 in 10, coming out at Mr Hay's slip rails, just above Mr Goodwin's bouse and grass seed shed, which be thought would be a suitable outlet for Menzies' Bay in lieu of the Menzie3 Bay to Little Akaloa saddle, Mr Hunt moved Mr J. C Hay see that Mr Dickson, resident engineer, be written to stating that owing to Mr Woghorn's completely opposing a good grade tb.'ongb his property, the Board were unable to see their way clear to go on with the Menziea' Bay to Little Akaloa saddle route, but now propose that a suitable grade could be found through Pigeon Bay, and asking Mr Diekson to appoint a date to inspect the proposed route and report to the Minister, Carried. The clerk was also instructed to write to the Under Secretary for Pub lie Works re the same.

Resolved that Board would erect ign posta for Canterbury Automobile Association, if Association paid ex pense of same.

Mr Menzies proposed, Mr Corrigall that foxglove, yellow daisy cbain and variegated thistle be declared noxious weed* ip tbe Pigeon Bay Dieinrfek under the Act.

Carried. Roiolved that the Board writo to tbe Secretary of the Board of Agricul ture, stating the weeds they ward de clanng noxious in tbis dist iot. On the motion of Mr Hay, seconded by Mr Menzies, the following ao counts were parsed for payment : — Corrigall Bros. £26, Valuation De partment £1, R. W. Kelly £4 12* 4d, Duncan, Cotrerill & Co. £1 Iβ, •' Akaroa Mail " £l 10s 6d.

The Board then adjourned till Saturday, 3rd April, 1915,

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ROAD BOARDS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3406, 16 March 1915

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ROAD BOARDS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3406, 16 March 1915

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