WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL.
The monthly meeting ot the Wairewa County Council wee held at the Cbamberp, Little Kiver, on Tuepday last. Present —Messrp J. F. Buchan an (chairman), J. 0. Coop, J. 0. C. Gebbip, T. Feather, J. Chapman, and T. Thompson.
An apology waa read from Mr W F. Parkinson.
The solicitors of the Council, Messrs Harper, Son end Pasooe, forwarded tbe amended proposed motor by laws for the Council's consideration.
It was resolved motors must not be driven round a corner on a counsy road where there is not 100 yds of the road in front visible to the driver of tbe motor at a greater speed than cix miles an hour.
It was decided to instruct the Council's solicitors to include a clause in the by-laws, if ifc wag permiesable, to make it compulsory to put hoods over lights on motors so that the light would be- thrown on the road.
The secretary of the Poor of Great Britain, Ireland and Belgium Belief Fuud wrote saying that the Council's monthly contribution towatdj this fund was £11 9s 7d.
Mr Chapman said he thought tbe Council should not pay this monthly contribution out of the Council's rates, which were raised for road making. Hβ thought that the voluntary sub soription system was a bad one. Tbe Council bad already given £100 towards the fund.
Mr Coop paid that the Council bad paid more tbao their quota monthly, Hβ Mi waa being paid by the district committee. Hβ thought; that some thing Rbo'ild he done for the New Zealand Hospital Ship.
Mr Gbapcnan said he thought the district was doing its share by sub rCrihing a monthly contribution. He proposed the letter be received.
Mr Coop moved a reply be sent to the secretary that the Council bad already paid £100 towards tbe Belgium Relief Fund, and the district bad subscribed £50 monthly up to tbe end of May, and this month were paying £50 to the NZ. Hospital Ship
Seconded by Mr Gebbie and car ried.
From tbe New Zealand Counties Affiliation asking for tbe Council's annual subscription of £'S Bs.
It .was decided to pay the amount hv tbe past and current year.
Mr Coop proposed tbe resolution standing in his name that tbe Council's outdoor employees be paid a bonus of £1 per month when they are working full time, or at least 16 days a month.
Messrs Gebbie and Feather thought that the married men should get the bonus bub not the single men unless they bad dependants.
Mr Chapman declined to propose tbe motion standing in bis name that all tbe men working for tbe Council receive a rise in their pay at the rate of one shilling per day during such time as the necessities of life are reduced to their normal level.
As there was no seconder to Mr Coop's motion tbe shilling a day rise will only be paid to married men employed by tbe Council as during the past two months.
A circular was received from tbe Red Cross Depot, Christchurcb, asking for donations of saleable articles for the fund
It was deoided to refer this letter to tbe local committee.'
A circular re prices of poisoned wheat was received, as the Council had some in stock.
Mr H. W. Piper wrote asking the Council to put in some culverts on the Peraki road. Hβ would find the tim ber for decking.
The engineer said the woik was necessary, and it was decided to have this work done.
The Akaroa and Wainui Road Board wrote as follows : —
"I have the honour to forward herewitb a copy of tbe Hrecial Order muking the Special Kate for tbe payment of interest on the metal loan, which include? particulars of the loan piujjuc-al. In your letter of 20".h Aptil, you state that you consider the 126 chains of road now in your County could have been metalled for £248 19j, but you base your estimate on 6 yardd to the chain being put on, which is below what the Board haa ever put on clay roads, Tbe loan proposal seems to prove this, £408 having been provided for this purpose. As ibe £6000 was not sufficient to metal all tbe roads mentioned in the proposal, shows that the Board did Dot overestimate the oost of the work."
Tbe schedule of roads to be metal led were:—Tarawera Valley road, 86 chains, £301; Vanstone's road, 28 chains, £56; Allan's road, 17 chains, £51, totals 126 chains, £408.
Mr Gebbie proposed the Akaroa and Wainui Road Board be written to saying that the Council wae willing to pay the £408 liability less tbs principle that has been paid off since tbe loan was raised until the Fuaba district was taken over by the Council. Secsnded by Mr Feather and'carried.
Tbe North Canterbury Hospital and ( baritable Aid Board wrote stating that the Council's annual levy was £478 Oa sd.
The clerk said laßt year the levy was £617 103 4d. Tne clerk reported having applied for Government grants and forwarded plans, etc engineer's report,
Tbe gang of men at Kaituna have been working during the past month improving parts of Gebbiep and Mo
Queen's valley roads and rounding off some sharp bonds on the main road, I mostly at the blacksmith's corner near jMotukarara aipd at the west side of ] Stoney Point. The shingle ordered by rail for Kaituna may be hauled any time after sufficient red tape ia ex pended, end fbis will bave to be carted on Gebbie's Valley and Kaituna roads. So far as instructions went, the Te Oka road has been widened by blasting at a dangerously narrow point, and if more is required, could be done later. The bridge at Puaba has been started a fortnight since, end will be completed in about 8 to 10 days from date. The chairman and Messrs Thompson and Chapman, in company with the olerk, inspected as to the best places along the hill road from which to obtain stones suitable and at suitable places for crushing, and confMered that ample supply is available at about four different plaoes, but as all the quarries ex cepfc one require to be newly opened unci tracks mndo thereto, the first lot of metal would be slightly more ex pnijive than those noiiired Jator In company with Mr Coop, we inspected the necessity of erecting a wash-houae for tba Council's tenant in the old Road Board office at Kaituna, and agreed, tba l ; a new bouse is not required, but would recommend that a copper may be built in in brick in one of the buildings there
It was resolved tenders be callrd for spawling metal at fcbe Hill Top quarry regervp, Red John's quarry, and Rev nish's quarry, 500 yard? at. each place, tenders to be in in a fortnight and acceptod by tbe cbairmfin and Mews CbnpmaD, Thompson end Ooop.
The chairman movrd this Council pass a vote of sympathy with the parents of tbe New Zealanders wbo bad been killed or wounded at tbe front,
The motion was earned, tbe mem bers Branding.
Mr Thompson said be thought the Port Levy road points should be widened to allow a waggon to get up and down the road. It was resolved the work be done. Mr Feather said there was a dangerous point; on the Te Oka road which wanted fencing. Hβ would give tbe posts nud Mr Buchanan wae willing to let bn fence be shifted. He UiOved the work be done.
Seconded by Mr Gebbie and carried. Mr Feather said that a fence should be put up at Tumbledown Bay.
it waa decided to do this work
The chairman said he had attended the Canterbury bfancb of tbe Countien Association. All tbe Canterbury counties were not represented, and tbete would be no hope of passing remits at the N.Z Countias Aspocia tion unless the other Canterbury counties joined this branch association
Accounts amounting to £186 4s 8d were passed for payment
Tbe clerk said that there were a number of residents at Puaha occupy ing tbe Railway Reserve on Terawera road while others were paying.
It was resolved those residents pay rent for the reserve they occupy.
It was resolved leave of absence be granted to tbe chairman for next meeting.
The Council then adjourned
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WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3466, 11 June 1915