The monthly meeting of the Okain's .Bay Road Board was held on Saturday, May Bth, all the members present
The urning Officer reported hay ing re. ved only three nominations on Ap;. JB.b, and the three retiring membe iessrs J. R. Tbacker, A. T. Mason id H. MeHale were duly elected.
On tbe motion of Mr Mason, seconded by Mr Mclotosb, Mr J. R, Thicker was re elected, chairman for the ensuiDg year, and thanked the members for their continued con fidence.
The minutes of tbe April meeting were read and confirmed. Correspondence was read From the,Homebush Brick Co. re lengths of pipes.
From Le Bon's Bay Road, Board asking for information as to the rate of wages paid by this Board.
The clerk bad already replied to this, as an early reply was requested.
Some discussion ensued on this matter, and Mr Melnfcosh moved that in view of the present high cost of living the Board pay a bonus of 6} per cent on all labour employed during tbe duration of tbe war, such bonus to be paid quarterly.
Seconded by Mr Coffin and carried
Mr Coffin reported that the bridge near the schoolmaster's house was considered unsafe for heavy traffic, and the clerk was instructed to post a notice to tbat effect.
The chairman reported that Mr C. Tbaoker bad applied for the use of the Council's grader for the Little Akaloa road?, and it was available when required. Mr Molntosh was author seed to make arrangements for working came.
The clerk was instructed to tbank the Council for tbe use of a cart on tbe Little Akaloa roads, and to write to Mr J. Hartley asking him to pro coed with his metal contract or withdraw from same. '
A letter wag read from the Public Works Department re application for grants required. It was resolved tbat amounts be applied for on Big Hill road, Cotton's road, Marshall's road and Kay's road,
An offer was received from Hartley Bros, to break 50yds of metal for Stoney Bay road at 5s per yard and accepted.
The chairman was authorised to ex , pend £10 on tbe Lβ Bod's road. General Rate, 1915-16—The chairman moved that a general rate of Jd in tbe £ be levied on tbe whole of tbe property in the district Seconded by Mr Mclntosb and car , ried.
Accounts amounting to £29 6s were passed for paymeu't, and the Board rose.
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ROAD BOARDS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3460, 18 May 1915