AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL.
--fhTofSTnary meeting of the Council ■was held on Wednesday evening. Present—Tbe Mayor, Crs Lewitt, Munro, Williams, Fyfe, Leete, and Cantrell. MINUTES. The minutes of the previous special and ordinary meetings were confirmed CORRESPONDENCE. Outward correspondence was read and approved. Inward correspondence was read— From Acting Postmaster, Christ church, re telephone. Tbe letter was received.
From Mrs Laing asking to discontinue electric power for beater, and leaving heater at tbe Council Chambers for sale,
Messrs H. Parkin and F Davis wrote giving notice re discontinuing light in their residences. From Land and Income Tax Depart ment asking for list of debentures of tbe Council held since March last.
Resolved tbat information be sent
From Mr T D. Barman, Borough solicitor, re license to enable tbe Coun oil to take, water from Balgueri and Grehan Valley creeks.
Cr Lewitt moved that Mr Harman be written to and informed that all the other information had been sup plied, and tbat all tbat bad to be done was to obtain tbe permit to take water out of the creeks.
Seconded byCr Cantrell and carried
Mr R- W. Shepherd wrote in answer to tbe Town Clerk _ letter re gift of £25 fro Smith street that he would forward* £25 when the road was com pleted. Tb. letter waa reoeived. A' sanitary license was granted to Mrs W. E. J. Lelievre, Smith street, under the usual conditions. Applications for eleotric energy for light, iron, and kettle were granted to F. R. Davis, Beach road; lights to Augu3te Francois Lelievre, Benmt street; lights for A. W. Judd, Johe street; light and iron to Hubert Par- , kin, Jolie street; light to F. Kearney, ' Balgueri street; lights to Akaroa Miniature Rifle Club , were granted, and Crß Lewftt and Fyfe were appointed to sign same From Mr J. Phillip?, applying to act as dog ranger. Cr. Cantrell moved Mr Phillips' application be accepted. Seconded by Cr Williams and carried.
From Akaroa Fire Brigade to the effect tbat the ropes on tbe smaller bells we not ntrong enough, and should fee renewed
Cr Munro moved that tbe matter be left to the Fire Brigade Committee with power to act. Seconded by Cr Lewitt and From same, re boots that tbe Coun.
cil were supplying to the effect tbat same had not been received.
From Mr A. J. Whitley to the effect tbat 22 pairs of boots had been returned, to him. Owing to the advanced prices he could not do the work at less than 17s 9d a pair. Cr Munro moved this applicatibD it 17s Od a pair be granted. Feconded by Cr Lewitt and carried. Two carriers licenses were granted 0 Mr J. Kerridge, Akaroa, Mr B. W. Henning tendered for tippy of sand and shingle to March 31st, 1916, at the rate of 7s per yard a tbe punt on tbe beach, Tbe tender was accepted. CARTINO. Mr 'T. Lawrence tendered for he Borough carting up to March 81st >ext. The tender was accepted. FINANCE REPORT, Amount received since last meeting -Electric current £278 2s, electric connection 16s lOd, carriers' license £2, drainage 10s 6d, sundries 10s, total £281-193 4d Bank account —Electric light loan account, cr., £47 19s 4d, district fund account, dr , £801 Is Bd, cash in band £2 10s 8dAccounts amounting to £22815s 5d were passed for payment. BELGIAN FUND. Cr Lewitt moved the sum of £25 be paid to tbe Belgian Fund. Seconded by Cr Munro and carried. Tbe Mayor said tbat tbere was a little trouble about these grants. He beard tbat £100 given by tbe Wairewa County Council to tba Belgian Fund and used to forward Miss Masefieid's candidature, was objected to by tbe auditor, and that Mr W. F. Parkinson had guaranteed tbe amount. The Mayor said that with regard to the Grehan Valley creek there was no letter written to tbe trustees of tbe Wright estate. Tbe Council bad put in a trough, and laid down pipes in accordance with the trustees' wishes. It was an oversight on his part tbat the letter had not been written.
Cr Williams moved a letter be written to tbe trustees.
Seconded by Cr Lewitt and carried
Tbe Mayor said tbe old town clock wag lying about tbe Council Chambers and that Mr Mitchell offered 10s for tbe old dock.
Cr Munro. moved the clock be sold to Mr Mitchell for 103.
Cr Cantrell moved, as an amendment, tbat tbe clock be put up for sole.
Seconded by Cr Leete.
The amendment was carried
Cr Leete said tbat tbere was!a new street just opened in tbe Borough which rejoiced in tbe plebian name of Smith. They might keep up tbe style of French names, and call it after some of the early French.
It was decided to take no action in tbe matter. \ VALEDICTORY. The Mayor said tbat it was the last meeting of tbe old Council. He thanked them sincerely as Mayor for tbeir go operation in tbe past, and hoped tbey would all come back again. He bad been nominated Mnvor again, and be appreciated tbe continence tbe people bad in bim. He would be pleased to do his best for ibe borough.
He hoped they would bnve tbe Fame progress in tbe next two years, A good deal had been done to improve the borough out of ordinary revenue.
He was sure there was a great future in front of Akaroa. Tbe Councillors bad only to woik in unity for tbe bo3t interests of the town in the next two years, and everything would go smoothly. He again tbankfd them for tbe services in tbe past two ears.
The Council then adjourned
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