AKAROA AND WAINUI
A meeting of this Board was held >on Saturday; present—Messrs Arm strong (chairman), Williams, McKay Pefctigrew and Macpbait. Mr J. R. Thaoker applied for permission to erect telephone poles on the Okain's Bay road.
The chairman moved permission be granted subject to the poles being placed in such a position that they do not interfere with traffic.
Seoonded by Mi' Williams and carried.
Messrs Mould l>o«,, Crown Inland, wrote asking that the Crown Island road should be repaired. The work bad been authorised some months ago.
It was decided to instruct the fore man to proceed with the work at once.
It was decided to sue for all rates outstanding , , with ten per cent added, if not paid before May Bkb.
FOBEMBNS , REPORTS.
W. Sbadbolt reports : Since last meeting we worked two days sledging stone, and took borses and dray to Robin sod's Bay for FI, Dack, also dressed up Brooberie's road and put in a new culvert on that road in place of an old one that had fallen id , have cleaned side channel from cab stand to the top of the range; repaired a culvert on Hickory road, and have worked nine days on Gough's Bay road cleaning the water channels and taking the outsides off
Amos Arnold reports ; Working on Bossu road removing stones out of road. We bad to do a good bit of biastiog taking offside of road, cleaning water tables, seeing to culverts, end repairing road, 1 got the use of Mr. 0. Wright's trap to cart battens from wharf.
H Dack reports : Since your last meeting we finished crowning up Robinson's Bay Valley road, repaired band rail in. Robinson's Bay. and oarted pipes for nine culverts on the top end of Piper's Valley road and battens for the bog on the old Pigeon Bay road, and the rest of the time carting metal for the New Pigeon Bay road, and it also requires about thirty yards more metal to finish it to the Old Pigeon Bay road. i
Mr D McKay said the Akaroa fore* man bad sent the borses to Barry's Bay, and the Duvauchelle foreman had informed him that the harness was in bad repair, and some of it was not there. The chairman agreed to see the Akaroa foreman about tbe matter. FINANCIAL STATEMENT. Receipts since last meeting, £739 8* 63; or balance at bank, £17 6s lid; cash in hand, £174 lla 9d; accounts presented, £88 lls 8d; or balance, £107 7s.
The chairman said be thought; the financial statement was very satis factory, as there was £160 in rates still outstanding . ■
The foremen's reports and financial Statement were adopted,
The chairman said Mr 8. Tizzard had asked that a road sboirld be im proved frr>m the ttfro bridges in Rob inson's Bay past bis new bouse. The road led to other property, and there was a good deal of scope for the use of the road. Mr Tizzard was willing to supply the pipes for a culvert which was necessary. He moved the fore raaD be instructed to repair tbe road. He had inspected tbe road with Mr Williams
Mr Williams seconded tbe motion, end said be thought tbe work was very necessary.
The motion was carried. Mr Williams said he thought tbe gate should be taken off the road, Tbe chairman moved that Mr H. Hayward be requested to move tbe fence to bis boundary, and remove tbe gate from the road. Seconded by Mr MacPhail and carried.
The chairman said the culvert in Robinson'a Bay was in bad repair, and should be replaced. The culvert was a great convenience to tbe Robinson's Bay residents. Tbe County disputed any liability of tbis culvert. Tbe Board bad a legal opinion that tbe Board was not liable as tbe culvert was on the County Council road. The Counoil put in the culvert in the first place. He moved tbe Council be aekea to pay balf cost of replacing the culvert
Mr Williams said he thought the Council should meet tha Board in the matter. Hβ thought it wise to cover the open culvert as well, and have it cleaned out.
Mr Pettigrew said it was a convenience only to the Board's rate payers, and he thought the Board should do tbe whole of the work. Mr Macphail agreed with Mr Pettigrew that the Board should put in tbe culvert, and that it wag only necessary to replace the present piece of culvert.
Mr McKay said he thought the drain sbouia be cleared out by the Board to let the storm water get away.
The chairman said if the Board did the work fcbe solicitor'a opinion wbs worthless. He said be would not
force hi 3 motion if the reat of tb« members wore of opinion that the Board pbouliJ jjih. in the culvert. Mr fthicpbail then mojd tb.ls tha Board put in the culvert. SFonnded by Mr Pettigrew. I Mr Williams said Ibe County Council should clean out the dram to let tba storm water away Mr Peth'grew said the Board could nofc force lbs Council to do this. Tfif mo ion was carried. Mr 8. A. PeMigrew rxoved the fol lowing weeda be declared noxious weeds in the Akaroa and Wainut Roud Board district:—Broom, fox glove, gorse, oxeyed daisies, hemlock, and fennel aa included in the third schedule of the Noxious Weeds Act.
Seconded by Mr MoKay and car ried.
The chairman moved the following holidays be declared by the Board for tbeir regular holidays:—Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, King's Birthday, Good Friday, Easter Monday and Labour Day Secondal by Mr Mr Williams.
I Mr Pettigrew moved, as an amend meat, that the Birthday of the Sovereign and , Easter Monday be cut out of tne holidays. Mr McKay said he would be in favour of excluding New Year's Day. Mr Pettigrew amended his motion for New Year's Day instead of Easter Monday, The chairman said he thought the Sovereign's Birthday should be ob served as Head of the Empire, and in a crisis like the present especially it was necessary to reoognise our sovereign.
The amendment was lost, Messrs Pettigrew and McKay supporting it, and tbe motion was carried.
It was deoided to bold tbe Board's election on May 7th.
Tbe chairman said it was bis in tention to retire this year, as he thought the whole board would retire. He would, however, go to tbe poll again. He thanked the Board mem bers for tbe support they had given bim. They bad done a lot of good solid work during the past year, and tbe work bad been spread over the whole district. He hoped the retiring members would be re elected, as they bad done good work in the past. The Board adjourned to May 15th
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ROAD BOARDS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3414, 13 April 1915
ROAD BOARDS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3414, 13 April 1915
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