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AKAROA AND WAINUI.

Tbt inthly meeting of the Akaroa and W vi Koad Board was held at Duyauu elle on Saturday. Present— Messrs R. A. Pettiqrew, W. D. Mac phail, W. W. Williams and D. McKay An apology was received from Mr G. Armstrong. Mr 6. Armstrong was elected cbairman for tbe ensuing twelve month?, and Mr Pettigrew, in tbe absence of tbe chairman, was voted to the cbair.

Tbe acting chairman congratulated tbe members upon their reelection on ihe Boaid after the returning cfticer reportfd that Messrs G. Armstrong, R. A. Pettigrew and D. McKay bnd been rp elfC'Fci to the Bon r^,

Messes Meares aud Willians, tbe Board's solicitors, wrote re special order declaring noxiou3 weeds in tbe Road Board district. Tbe chairman moved that a special meeting of the Board be held on June 12th to confiim tbe special order.

Seconded by Me Williams and carried. Mr S. Tizzard, of Robinson's B»y, wrote stating that be bad secured tbe pipesW tbe road to bis house. The chairman , said Mr LeValliant bad complained to him tbat there i would be two roads on tbe chain

reserve. Tbe culvert benefitted all. It was decided Messre Pettigrew and McKay inspeot the road before the Board' 3 staff make a Start. The Wairewa County Council wrote as follows : — I am directed by this Council to request if your Board will be good enough to intimate tbe conditions of raising your metal loan as per con* tents of your minute book, and any other information on the subjects you may be in possession of. This Council considers that it will be doing its duty by paying for the cost of the actual work done, and taking your mileage of road actually metalled as 126 chains, and the quantity of metal to each chain to be 6 yards This would be 756 yards at a oo t of 6s 6d

per yard on the road, £248 193. Metal on Kinlocb roads in this County has been put on slightly under tbe above cost. Tbe chairman said there must have been more than six yards of metal to tbe"cbain«put on the roads at Puaba. The clerk said there bad been 1777 yards of metal broken at Puaba at tbe time. Mr Macpbail said be thought tbe Board bad given all tbe information thnfc the Board had. i

It wa3 resolved tbe clerk forward a copy of the loan proposal. ' ssrs Duxbury Bros., kobinson's B wrote as follows :— i Ye are writirjg to sen if you we J grant us permission to pipe tbe wane from under crossing opposite Mr W. Kingston's on to a jebeel. In doing this we would need a five or six inch wall on bottom side to turn the water, but which would mot affect i

crossing or natural course of creek in flood time. Hoping you will grant tbe request." Mr Williams said Messrs Duxbury would do the work, and tbe converting of the creek in that way would be a benefit.

Mr Macphail moved permission be given, provided the traffic of tbe road m no , ; interfered with or tbe road damaged.

Mr T, E. McKenzie, representing a deputation from tbe Duvauchelle ocbool committee, asked, to lay pipes along tbe road to tbe school

The application was granted. It was decided to apply for an overdraft of £1500 ai the Bank of. New Zealand, Akaroa, for the ensuing year.

Mr T. VV. Wilking, surveyor, wrote to effect that he had received insfcrue tiong from the Board to make tbe necessary surveys and plans to have rpgistered a water easement in tbe Board's favour from H. L. Lelievre, Long Buy road He went with tbe Board's foreman aud laid out tbe pipe line and made a survey. There were such serious differences in this locality between the various original surveys and tbe existing fences that in order to complete tbe survey it would be necessary to survey tbe land occupied by H. h Lelievre. He had written to the solicitors in Lelievre's estate, Messrs Meares and Williams, and pointed out the difficulty, and tbe solicitors stated they believed a method could be discovered which would guard tbe interest of both parties. He bad forwarded the dia gram of tbe proposed easement to the solicitors.

The letter was received. foremen's reports

W. Shadbolt reports last meeting we worked ten days on Gough'a Bey rood, and also wotked six days on Jjone Bay road on tbe metal portion on the other side of tbe range, and worked a day on tbe Mill road putting in a new culvert in place of an old one tbat bad fallen in. We worked three days on Mould's road, Crown Island, and two days on the Hickory road. Wβ have worked tbrpe days with the crusher, and have half a day's work at the crusher yet. H. Dack reports—Since your last meeting we carted ont 62 yards of metal on the new Pigeon Bay road and blinded it and carted out 86 yards of metal on J. Wright's road and blinded it. Wβ also carted 85 yards of metal out on the VVainni Main road; we also pub one day in on Paweon's Valley putting screenings on the rough places. There is about two more days to finish it. We had to leave it for Sbadbolt sent for tbe boree3 to go to tbe crusher. Amos Arnold reports—Have been working on Bossu road seeing to cul verts and water tables, and repairing road, also worked on Jubilee road. Tbe water tables were blocked up in places running tbe water on tbe road; opened culverts and removed stones that came down off the bank; would like some detonators and explosives, It was decided to supply tbe explosives to tbe Wainui foreman. FINANCE REPORT. Receipts since last meeting £91 8s 2d, cr. balance £174 123 Id, cash in band £1 2s 10d, accounts presented £125 Gs Bd, cr balance £50 8s 3d Tbe foremen's reports and financial statements were adopted. Mr McKay moved Mr Pettigrew see Mr Gaskin re procuring obaff to replace tbat borrowed by the Board. Seconded by Mr Williams and carried. Mr Macpbail said Mrß. Newton, of Akaroa, had spoken $o biro about repairing Alymer's Valley road.

It was resolved tbat Messre Arm strong and Williams see tbe foreman and have the work done,

The clerk said, in rep y to the chairmaa, tbat no reply bad been re ceived from the Public Works depart ment regarding tbe metalling of Hickory and Gougb's Bay roads. Hp Baid there bad been come difficulty in chaining oil: the road

Mr Macphail said be thought ten ders should be called for spawlicg tbe metal for tbe two roads. He moved tenders be called for- spawling tbe metal,

Seconded by Mr Williams and car ried.

It was decided the foreman and Mr Armstrong inspect tbe Hickory and Gougb's roads, and determine tbe amount of metal required. Mr.Pettigrew said he bad ppoken to Mr Muliins about tbe diversion of tbe road through bis property, and Mr Muliins had stated be would meet tbe Board as far as possible.

The Board then adjourned.

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AKAROA AND WAINUI., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3460, 18 May 1915

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AKAROA AND WAINUI. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3460, 18 May 1915

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