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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL.

The ordinary meeting of the Council was held on Wednesday evening Present—The Mayor, Crs. Lewitt, Munro, Williams, Fyfe, Leete, Can trell, Penlington Frederickeen and Vangioni.

OATHB OF OFFICE. The Mayor and councillors took the customary oaths in regard to their office. MAYORALTY. Tbe Mayor briffly welcomed the councillors back. He said he was glad to see tbe old councillors re turned. Cr Lewifct eaid that on behalf of the Council he wished to welcome the Mayor back in his chair. This was his ninth year of office and the fact tbat be met with do opposition showed that tbe ratepayers appreciated the Mayor's services, Hβ did a large amount of work and took the keenest interest in all Borough matters. He was sure his work was appreciated by a large number of the ratepayers, and be thoroughly deserved that appreciation, He again said that he was very pleased.to see him again at the head of the table.

Cr Vangioni endorsed all Or Lewitt said. Hβ was pleased to see the Mayor back, and be had the support of all the ratepayers. The Mayor said that it gave him great pleasure to be Mayor of Akaroa. During his coming terra he would have plenty of woik. It would be a strenuous time for all. He hoped during the next two years that not only the Council but the whole Empire would progress. He hoped that after the end of that term the sad war which was hanging over them all would be a thing of the past Hβ thanked ! the councillors for their loyalty at ail 'times. Ho welcomed Mr Penlmgfcon back to the Council, end was sure he would work for the interests of the Borough. He wished to thank the councillors for their faithful attend ance attendance at meetings, and said that tboir punctuality was an example.

pother local on the Peninsula Uβ hoped they wouid give the smne attention to business the next two years.

,„, MINUTES, Ihe minute* of the i>-*-vioue ;■&<'■ n\a were read a»d rt pp,-.VMJ

and approved t(,,!,t " l " Ji:, *' tw l correßpondPDCe w *« n-ea-nf VlZ Ret " ,D |°g Officer re ~Ih».o<. Jf™ 8 ) 0 ™ moved that Mr Mit obeli be informed that h, a ter,der of foc^n C o e K PrO^edhek^ihe trom Municipal Association's law yer re al.gnmeufc of street as under • 'The legal street boundary h, the t-ue boundary of the premisea fronting on to the street. A Government albn raent plan cannot alter this, unless such plan forma the subject of a local street alignment Act of Parliament. In cases of doubt as to where the true boundary line of the private premises should be drawn, evidence of pegs ge n erally determines the question. The position of the fences of the private property does not determine the question where the feno»s are not erected in accordance with the original pegs." Cγ Munro aaid that Mr Witkina had referred to these streets. Hβ said this land was put under Land Transfer Act some time ago. Or Vangioni said that no person could take land that did not belong to him under the Land Transfer Act.

The Meyor moved the opinion be received.

Seconded by Cr Fyfe and carried. From Municipal Association's lawyer re electric light license as under : •• The Council's powers in con neotion with electric light; and power are given in the M.C. Act, 1908, c. 277, Amendment Act, 1918, c. 84, and by the licunneunder the P W. Amend ment Act, 1911, s. 2 A license can be granted under this seotion 2 to a private person with the consent of the local authority See regulations of '.he lQ'.h June, 1914, claune 5 But. by s 8 of the said Act of 1911, « license is not required for any electrio jline not laid or placed beyond the, j umitß of the in which theelectricity is generated for the pur ' poses of that line. Or Lewitt said the Council asked for this opinion to see what position they were in with regard to private people generating electricity. He moved that the letter be referred to the Lighting Committee to report to

next meeting. Seconded by Or Leeta and oarried, From Trustees Geo. Adams, Syd ney, giving quotations /or electric plant.

The letter was referred to the Light ing Committee. From Public Trustee enclosing state ment of accounts for sinking fund on Baths loan

The balance sheets were referred to Finance Committee to report to nex l meeting.

From Borough solicitor to effect , that the eeotion of the Telegraph Act under which the electric light line wap granted had been repealed by Section 2 of the Publio Warka Amendment Act, 1911. The Council would there fore require to supply the enolosed in formation for the Public Works Dβ purtrue t

Tbe \inyor rnnvwd tha' the )eM.*r from tbe solicitor be referred to tbe Light.it.g Corannt'ee to send M the ioforoinfion required

Seconded by Or Lawitt and carried EI/BCTRIO ENERGY. Applications for electric ene gy for radea-or wm grained to Akaroa v> ail. lifcflu* *:< "ft- Qni iy, liybt-s <• ./0. , '• P ii(i|. s, ■ lj»ti eUI 8 y to A. Id. Mllli ro . < '

Civ Lewifct and Cuntreil were ap pointed to sign the applications. PKTEOLEUM LICENSE. Ad application for a petroleum )i cenee was granted to Messrs T. E. Taylor and Co. WORKS COMMITTEE Cr Fr'fiderioksen, chairman of fcbe Works Committee, moved the adoption of the following report : — 1. The channelling and kerbing of Balgueri street as far as Muter street is nearly completed. It will be necessary for the Counoil to decide if tbe work is to be carried on to the town boundary;

2. Flans and specifications submitted by Mr E. Funnell for extending a room in Mr Tbomas' bouse, and plans at)d specifications submitted by Messrs Haylock and Newton for ex tendiDg tbe dining room of Bruce Hotel have been approved by tbe Committee.

8 The Gommittee have procured from Messrs T, E. Taylor and Co. 150 hags of cement (equal to 50 casks) at 5s 6d per bag delivered on the wbarf.

The report was adopted. | Or Frederioksen said that with re- j g&rd to clause 3 it bad been arranged tbat 50 casks of cement at 17s 6d be supplied by Messrs T. E Taylor & Co Mr Taylor later offered 150 bngs equal to 50 casks at 5e 6d a bag on the wharf. He bad been unable to procure the 60 casks off a boat, as it bad been carried down to DuDedin. Cγ Frederioksen, in moving re the con Crete kerbing and channelling, said Cr Leete bad made a mistake There had been a misunderstanding as be thought Muter street Was ihe boun aary of the Borough. There were about four chains to tbe town boun dary. While the men bad boarding, etc, up there it would be foolish not to finish tbe road.

The report whs adopted it toto, FINANCIAL STATEMENT.

Amount reoeived since last meeting —Electric current £95 12s Id, water supply £28 13a Bd, rent £25 15s lid, transfer of license £2, dog fees find district electors' list lie, total £127 12s 8d -

Bank Account—Electric light loan account or £32 19s 4d, district fund aocount dr. £380 4a 5d Accounts amounting to £65 19s 2d were passed for payment.

ELECTION OF COMMITTEES

Before election of the committees, j { the Mayor paid a tribute to the work done by the late chairman of works, Or Walker, and said they all rpgre'tpd ill beal'h had prevented Mr Walker from standing again. WOBTta COMMITTEE. Or Lewitt moved that Messrs Fredericksen Oantrell and Penlingfcon ba tbe new works cominniee, Cr Froderickufln to be chairman. WHABVES, BB EKVES AND BATHa. Ore. Munro, Vangtoni and Williams were appointed to too wharves, reserves and baths committee, Cr Munr.ii to be chairman. FINANCE, LrGHTtNG AMD FIRB BRIGADE Ors. Lewitt, Fyfe and Leete were re-elected with Or Lewiti as chair tnan a ' . Or Frederiobeen said Smith street should be finished soon, a? tbe houses would be completed and the drains would requite to be put down. It had been arranged that the grade should be put in at 1 in 6. A great deal of stuff would have to be It would alao be as we Ito see whafc Mr Shepherd meant by completing tbe work on this road. , Tbe Mayor said be understood il meant the road should t>9 completed up to the dwelling houses. In answer to Or. Lewitt, Or Fred-1 eriokaen said that it would take a few days to get the conorete. kerbing and channelling up to Muter street. The Mayor moved the Council go up to morrow afternoon to Smith street and decide what should be done, and also that Mr Fredericksen see Mr Shepherd and ascertain what he raean3 by the work bei&g done. . Seconded by Cr Leete and carried g Cr Leete referred to the bad lighting in Jolie Jolie street south. Compared

to other streets it was very badly lit. On Beach road there was a blaze of< lights, and beyond the Domain there were plenty of lights There were only three or four lamps in Jolie street the whole distance, Severn! ratepayers had epoken to him on this subject.

WATKIN3' BRIDGE. Ct Penlington drew attention to

Watfcins' bridge. He said that the concrete at the top bad been carried away and needed attending to. He moved the Works Committee be etc* powered to repair Watkios' bridge. Seconded by Cr Lewitt and carried. Cγ Leote moved the matter of outing in additional lights in Jolre u'Hßt- be referred to tbe Lighting 'otamittee.

Seconded by Cγ Frederickaen bd3 carried.

Cr Munro moved that upon Ba! guerie street being completed, Beacb Road from Bank of New Zealand cor aer to Bruce Hotel be completed. Seconded by Cr Fyfe. The Mayor said that he would like to see tbe whole of the conorete kerb ing and channelling done, but tbi« would mean a good deal of expend . He thought the raising of the footpa , r\ -nund the esplanade would be a l» r g» item,

Cr Lewitt said it would be better to let; the footpath remain as if is was If tbe council could 3fford to raise Balgueri street they could raise Bench road. Tbat wat* the next thing to be done, as it was ibe Main street and should bd done He Aid n«t agrfe ■ but the concrete k-rbing and chair nelliDg need be set aside.

The Mayor said tbat it was bis idea that tbe present fence should be ro moved from the breakwater, and wire standards fixed at the edge of tbe path It would give a better and wider footpath. Hβ thought also tbat the footpath must be levelled..

Cr Vaogioni said he thought assoon as Balgueri street was finished they should go on with tbe kerbing and channelling from the Bank to the Bruce hotel.

Cr Cantrell suggested that tbe Coun cil should do the portion of the kerbing and channelling near residents' bouses They should do from the Bank to Benoit street, and then continue it from Davis's corner.

Cr Munro agreed tbat this should be done. This was the main street of the town, He referred to the piece of Jolie street behind the old school, which had been done without any authority. The Mayor said this was not cor reot, and read the minute dealing with same.

Cr Munro altered his motion to read that tbe concrete kerbing and channel ling be completed from Bank of New Zealand corner on both sides to Benoit street, and from Davis'e corner to Bruce hotel.

The motion as amended was oar ried.

Or Leete referred to the need for painting the wharf shed. Gr Gantrell said there was plenty of work for tbe Wharves Committee in tbe next two years. He believed tbi Committee met very seldom Tbe Mayor moved that the Works and Wbarves Committees should, meet and di-cide wbat painticg is required in the Borough to report to next meet i.'g, and also tbat the weatherboards of (be Borough building be repaired, Seconded by Cr Leete and carried

Tbe Mayor moved Or Lewitt act as Deputy Mayor in tbe Mayor's absence. Seconded by Or Vangioni and car ried,

Cr Cantrell moved that Ore Lewitt and Fmierickeen be deputed to sign cheques with tbe Mayor. The meeting then terminated.

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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3457, 7 May 1915

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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3457, 7 May 1915

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