AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL.
The ordinary meeting of the Ooanoil was held on Wednesday eveningJl Present-The Mayor, Crs. Lewitt. Munro, Williams,- Fyfe, Leete, Can trell,; Penlington Frederioksen and Yangioni. The Public Trust Office wrote as follows:—
" Referring to your letter of the I 3rd inst., I have to inform you (bat I the Office Board has concerned to tt>e I appointment of the Public Trustee n« I SmkiDg und Comraieei..ner herein. I Kindly inform me if instalments of , I £82 10a will be paid on Ist January m* I future." ~ I It was decided to pay the ioterpglL. I and sinking fund annually on Jaauaryli, I Ist. ■ The Department of Internal kt I fairs wrote notifying the election oHfc- I Mayor. y ■ The Treasury wrote re the Boroaeh I balance sheet that three oopie* tnu-<t ■ be forwarded by June 80tb eaoh year ■ one copy to be used for the General I Assembly. H The letter was received. I The Public Works Deparnnenl* ■ wrote re closing of roads under section I 11 of the Land Act, 1908, conc*rn»n« ■ the consent of the local authority, H The letter was received. > ■ J The Valuation Department wrote H acknowledging transfer of Boroueh ' ■ property from Wright's Estate to 8. * - I 0. Lehevro. . * \ ■ The North Canterbury Hospital uJjUff. ■ ?u & Jl l u b n mß °* r * wrote ;;'■ hat the Oouocil's annual levy to ifa&fr: ■ body wes «48 7e Bd.. Spfc ■ The Mayor said this was oonef &#, ' I ably lesa than the previous year. % ' Or. Vangioni moved the Council'iV^e be paid in one sum on let Sept. JT'' ■ Seconded by Or Fyfe and carried. •'•• ■ The seoretary of the Poor o! Great I Britain, Ireland and Belgi Qm Fund V. I wrote re an equitable levy f, O m Can* l H terbury for their share oUbe month?lj ■ contribution to this fund on a capita. ■ uon baeia. The Council's ebtra would H De*l6i7d. ' ~^M
ur Munro moved the amount be paid monthly by tbo Council. Seoonded by Cr Vangioni and eartied.
Mr J. G- Harman. Borough solicitor, •*•:•?•> to ••<■> Borough pine linps that only Jbc elpotrio pipe lines bad not hpen gazetted for license in the Borough, and that he would undertake to obtain an Order-in-Counoil for samo. Tbe letter was received.
'*.- A hawknr'a license was granted tc M re Jane Peters. A carter's license was granted to Thos. Lawrence. c. *% Cr Vangioni moved in future those taking out annual licenses in the Borough must apply before March 81 ° in each year. Seconded by Cc Williams and carried.
Lioensaa for a public hall in tbe borough was granted for tbe Akaroa Boating Club's social ball, tbe inspector's report being satisfactory; The Loyal Good Intent Lodge applied for a hall license for their ball under the Borough By law. Tbe inspector reported that the Oddfellows' had not carried out the requirements of tbe Council in p-o vidiog exits from tbe gallery of the hall.
Cr Munro moved the application be granted. Beoonded by Cr Fredericksen.
Or Yangioni said be would oppose this, as be thought; tbo Council should support their inspector in the matter.
Or Penlington supported Or Vangioni's contention. Cr Fyfe said all the Alterations asked by tbe Council bad been made.
Or Leete said that there was quite enough exit from the gallery The Oddfellows' had been put to a great deal of expense to provide exits. He protested ogaiost the inspector's report.
Or Lewitt said he understood that the Council had accepted the ball committees' alterations. He believed in backing up tbe inspector.
Or Vangioni moved tbe application be made subject to ibe alterations asked by tbe inspector being made.
Seconded by Cr Penlington.
The Mayor said be bad inspected the building with the inspector, and be thought-by shifting two seats the exits were sufficient.
Mr G. W. Thomas, inspector, sr.it! in the case of a panio an awkward staircases was odd exit.' He thought that another exit should be made oo the other side of the gallery not leading to the main entrance of toe ball.
The Mayor' said tin electric light lessened the danger of fire, The license was granted, Cr Vangioni and Penlington dissenting Applications for electric light and power were granted to Rev. A. H, Julius and Mr T. Lewitfc.
Mr A. Wbitley wrote applying for payment of Fire Brigade boots. It was decided to pay the account, subject to the delivery of the goods.
The following tenders were received for the grazing of the Akaroa
Recreation Ground: — P. Ifrarne*, £ 8 Is ; L J. Vangion?, £3 12* 6.1. Mr Vanghni'e tender was ac cepted. Tho following tenders were received for tbo formation of Smith efcreet .-- Thos. Lawrence, JEIIB 7a 6d ; Max wpII Kearney and John Sunckell, £270. Mr T. Lnwrence's tender was accepted.
VrOBKS COMJIITTEE REPORT. i Cγ Fredericksen (cbairnmn of the works committee), presented the following report:— That 60 casks of cement be procured from the Milburn Cement Company at 12? Gd per cask; that tbe cement wall in Smith street be erected before commencing tbe kerblng and channelling in Lavaud street, that a stock of necessary drainage pipes be procured Also that tbe Akaroa and Wainui Road Board be a&ked to put in a drain in Ba'gueri street, beyond tbo borough boundary Tbe report was adopted, FINANCE EEPOST. Amount received since last meet ing— Uleotrie current 89, dog fees £1 12s Od, building fee 10a, hacker's license 8?, carrier's license £2, water supply £i 8s 6d, sand, shingle and ladder £3 Is, tetal £12 Bs. Bank account—Electric light loan account, or., £82 19s 4d, district fund account, dr., £562 2s. I
Accounts amounting to £63 is lOd were passed, for payment.
Cr Penlington asked if tbe Council would be liable in the case of accident to men employed by contractors of borough woiks.
The Mayor said the contractors were liable and then the Council
The Mayor said that the work of the town clerk was too heavy for three days a week, and be asked either for assistance or payment for over time. Sinoe the electric light installation tbe work had materially in creased.
The Council went into committee to consider tbe matter.
The Mayor reported, on the Coun cil resuming, that it bad been decided to pay the Town Clerk £170 a year, an increase of £10 per annum.
Cr Frederioksen reported that Mr W. Fergus had complained to him that the drainage from Smith street was overrunning his pioperty,
Cr Munro moved the nnitter be referred to the Works Committee with power to aot.
Cr Leete said the last election of the Council cost the Borough £29, er £8 per man elected, He thought this was excessive. He thought the Council were also " flittering" money away in pro viding glass cases for old relics. In his opinion these relics should not be made an expense to the Council, but should be sent to the Cbristcburcb Museum.
The Mayor said be absolutely disagreed with Or Leete that the relics collected by the Council should be sent to the Cbristchurch Museum. They
were a credit to the town and most valuable, and in yeere to come their interest would grow. Besides, the Council had not gone to any great expense.
Cr Vangioni said he had several valuable collections of relics and other things which be always intended would be kept in Akaroa. Akaroa wa3 one of the most historic towns in New Zealand, and tbe Borough Coun cil should keep it so. This closed the discussion.
Cr Lewitfc said he would like to call the attention of tbe Council to the state of Aylmer's Valley rond. He moved the matter be referred to tbe Works Committee to report. Seconded by Cr Fredericksen and carried.
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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3464, 4 June 1915