AKAROA COUNTY COUNCIL.
A meeting of this Council was held on Saturday; present—Messrs Bruce (chairman), F. Williams; C. B. and J. R. Thacker, E. Hay and T. Conwuy. The chairman's statement was read and tbe following business considered: INCREASE IN WAGK3.
The Council's men made an applica tion for an increase in wages owing to the high price of food This had been deferred from last meeting of the Council. The chairman eaid be thought it was only a fair and equitable request. He thought an increase in tbe way of percentage should meet the case. Mr J. R. Tbacker moved the Council's employees on the road asd crusher be paid a fccnus of 6| per cent on their wages, payable every three months during the war. Seconded by Mr Conway. Mr Thacker said this would mean an increase of about 6d per day all round. Tbe motion was carried. HOSPITAL AND CHARITABLE AID BOARD. The North Canterbury Hospital and Charitable Aid Board wrote re annual levy made on local bodies that the Council's amount this year was £828 16s sd. The chairman said ifc was satisfactory to note that there was a reduction in tbe levy Last year the levy was £1066. Mr J, R. White, Little River, wrote asking if the (ouncil would let their Hill Top reoerve for grazing. It was decided not to let tbe reserve. Mrs C. S. F. Moore, clenj of tbe Okain'e Bay Road Board, wrote as follows: —"I am directed to convey the thanks of this Board to your Council for the use of the Council's cart on the roads at Little Akaloa. The Board
J will be further grateful if the Council could loan a horse for use in the gra der at Little Akaloa, as suitable horses are scarce in that part of the district. Hoping we are not presuming too muoh on past favours." The chairman said he thought i< would be an excellent; idea to let th horse to the Road Board, but the Council wanted their horses for a week or two for carting and spreading metal from the crusher on the main road.
Mr Tbacker said that probably the Okain's Bay Road Board would put off their grading until the spreading was finished
The Department of Lands and Survey wrote stating in reply to the Coun cil'e letter that the Department could not vest a gravel reserve in the County Council. This reserve is in the Pi geon Bay District at the Summit
The letter was received. The Le Bon's Bay Road Boaid wroto as" follows:—
"From telephonic communication with your clerk on Saturday last re motor traffic, it appears that this riding is under your bylaw 3, with the ex cepfcion of tbe speed limit. By direction of my Board, 1 bavo written to (be member for Lβ Bon's tiding, Mr Tbacker, asking him to move ia tbe direction of bringing this district into line with the rest of tbe County by ; Tha safest, quickest, cheapest remedy for coughs and oolda is "NAZOL. ,, Ue&dy for use when bought. Take a bottle heme to , aigbt
arranging for tbe speed limit similar to yours. Trusting for your co opera tion in this matter" -
The chftirman said thai the speed limit was out out by tbe direct request of the then representative of tbe Lβ Bone Boaa Board, Mr F. McCullougb Mr J. R, Thacker moved tbe ppefd limit in the Le Bon's Bay Road Board district be included in the bylaws. The chairman said it would be an expensive matter to include tbe speed limit in Le Bon's, as a special order would have to be advertised again. He would look into the matter of cost and report to next meeting. Mr Tbacker said probably the Lβ Bon a Board were willing to pay tbe cost. . c, v j
An application for a vehicular Ii cense under the Coutcil's bylaw was granted to J. Daviee, Pigeon Bay, mailman.
It was decided to notify E Cusdib and Roberts that they must take out licpnses under the bylaws. The Government wrote asking the Gouncil to make application for grants for road and bridge construction. it wag decided to apply for a grant of £150 for metalling the last section of the Summit road. BOATSLIP AT AKAROA. The following tenders were received for the erection of a boatebip at Aka roa:—Haylock & NewtoD, £19 10a, Jag Hayward, Robinson's Bay, £38 2s 8d with supply of materials; Robert Powrie, £46 ss. The chairman said he considered all these tenders too high. It was decided to leave the matter in the chairman's hands to have the work done at a reasonable cost. CRUSHER ENGINEER'S REPORT,
''I have Ho report having finished the Le Bon's Bay work, having crushed 577 yds for them fince last report. We also crushed 145 yds for the Akaroa and Wainui Road Board and on the Flat road, Duvauchelle, 371 yds, making a total of 1093 yds foi the month. 1 very much regret to report having run over a man during the sbife through Duvauchelles, but no one was to blame. It was just an accident. The man was keeping an eye on the children, who were running about when be was caught by the heel and run over. We expect to finish crashing in about ten days, and await, your further instructiona." The chairman said that the man who had been injured was progressing well, and it was expeoted his injuries would not be of a permanent nature. He moved a vote of thanks be passed to Mrs J. Q. Barwick for assisting tbe injured man in the way of comforts. Seconded by Mr 0. B. Thaoker and carried. The chairman said the Council were finishing the crushing in ten days' time, and then the metal would be spread on the main road. The report was adopted. The chairman said the Road Beard chairman and bimeelf had inspected the goree on the Summit road at the junction of Long Bay road and the Summit road. They bad agreed that tbe Council and Board should do half each of tbe gorse. When that was done they could give the adjoining owners notice to clear the gorse next to their property. Tbe chairman's action was approved. Tbe chairman said in 1898 the Akaroa and Wainui Road Board had agreed to pay half cost of erecting the strong room of the Council and £8 per year for rent of the Chambers. They had paid their share of the strong room, but bad not paid the rent. He thought the Council should call upon the Board to refurnish the Chambers. It was not before it was wanted. He thought they should ap proaoh tbe Road Board for this pay meat.
It was decided tc apply to the Road Board for this back rent on the motion of Mr J, R, Thacker, seconded by Mr Hay.
The chairman said in the Wanganui district the local authorities used a mixture of resin ani coal tar on top of metal and screenings for road making. The life of the road was immensely longer. This mixture was a patent, and cost 3s 6d a yd,, Hβ moved information he procured re cost and durability of this road tar. Seconded by Mr Williams and carried.
Mr J, Tbacker paid that he thought it would be a good idea to have lists
of names of those registering dogs prepared and put up where they couid be examined, as many dogs were not registered. The clerk said the Council's books could be examined at any time . It was decided to have the tax collected. Mr Con way eaid the trespass on roads of cattle at Wainui wae still go ing on. He moved the Road Board's attention be called to the matter.
Seconded by Mr Hay and carried.
Mr Conway also pointed out that there were 120 sacks of grass seed lying in Wainui wharf shed, which belonged to Mr Luke Wright, and had been there a long time The chairman moved that Mr L.
Wright be notified to shift the seed, as be was monopolising the sbed unduly. Seconded by Mr Hay andcirried. The secrcfa'-y of tbe Poor of Great Britain, Ireland and Belgium Relief Fund wrote asking tbe Council to contribute £19 2s 8d monthly, ho that on an equitable levy £150,000 should te sent monthly from the Dominion. The chairman said the district oon tributed £800 a short time ago, and considerably over £1000 bad been given. If that was spread over this monthly contribution it vould be in addition to what had been already given. j Mr Conway said the thought the matter of the hospital ship should be taken first.
Mr Hay said he agreed with Mr Con way that the hospital ship came first.
Mr J. R. Thacker said be thought; the Council should pay £19 per mo&th Messrs Williamß and C B. Thacker supported the Hospital Ship fund; It was decided to write in reply to this letter stating the case as the Ooun cil understood it.
Mr Conway then moved the Council
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AKAROA COUNTY COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Issue 3463, 1 June 1915
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