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it tbe Wednesday night's meeting of the Akaroa Borongb Counoil,. Or %|jgiohi openad a discussion in tbe GKinoil by asking if it would not be fair to tbeir big consumers of electric ppwer in the Borough to inform them ibtk the Council would be unable to supply them With electric power during me coming season. This would give tbein time to make other arrange ineote. Tbe Mayor said Mr Birks should be a-ku'f to visit Akaroa with a view to ■ue Borough linking of with the Lake Ooieridge System, lie moved the Government expert, Mr Birks be in*ued tovsnit Akaroa and explain tbe terms on which the Government were prepaid to supply power to the Bft.ougb. The Mayor, in moving tbe motion, if another season were experienced, tbe Counoil would have to cut off tbeir extraordinary supply. Tbe Council had a lighting plant, but it wifeg being loaded up to such an ex rant, that tbe Council would either have to supplement tbeir present plant O' gur, a supply from Lake Coleridge, ft, wi»H just a question of which was» cheaper. He believed that if tbe high tension wires came as far as Aka ro* the power would be used right alMtg the line. It would be compul eory to, do something in the matter, and .t,nl» inviting of Mr Birks to Aka roa would be a stop in the right di reffltion.

- Or Lewitt, chairman of the Coun oil's lighting committee, in seconding Use motion, said he bad communicated

i with Mr Birks about bis visit to Aka roa, and be bad stated that he would give a definite reply at the end of the week. He < bad alao communicated with Mr Agar, secretary of the Tai Dairy 0., and be stated that he would bring Mr Birks to Akaroa. Mr Birks would probably be here in the course of a week or so. The Council would have to see Mr Birks before they could do nnytbing in tbo matter. Then the; would know whether tbe Council would be able to utilise tbe Coleridge power or not. He thought it would be a fine thing to have if the Council could get it cheap enough and run it as a municipal ooncern. The power would then be utilised all along tbe lino. Tbe motion was carried. The Mayor said he thought a public meeting should be held in Akaroa, so that Mr Birks could put the facts before the ratepayers. Cr Oantrell moved—The Mayor and Or Lewitfc be a deputation to wait upon Mr Birks prior to the public meeting. Seconded by Of Leete and carried.

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AKAROA BOROUGH TAKE ACTION., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3467, 15 June 1915

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AKAROA BOROUGH TAKE ACTION. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3467, 15 June 1915

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