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Tbe ordinary meeting of the Council was held on Wednesday evening Present—The Mayor, Ci.B. Lewitt, Munro, Williams, Fyfe, Leete, Can trell, Penliiigton Fredericksen end Vangioni. ; Correspondence was read and coosidered aa under:—

Mr B. Bird, architect for tbe bouse being erected for the tenant, Mr Digby, on the Dromore Reserve, Ashburton, wbioh was being ereoted by tbe Counoil, wrote asking for a progress pay. menfc of £160 <

Tbe application was granted,

Tbe N.Z. Municipal Association wrote asking what tbe Counoil were doing in the matter of contracts let before the war, and in respect to ibe olaims of contractors for concessions in respect to extra charges for freight, insurance, &c, caused by tbe war on oontracfcs. He subjoined an epitome of replies by differbuo councils. The Mayor said the matter did not concern the Borough, and the letter was received.

Mr J. McLenaghan applied for a lieenee for a billiard room in the Borough.

The application was .granted, the inspector's report being favourable,'

Applications for electrical energy were granted to G. Thorpe and Mrs M. E, Sbadbolt.

Mr John Staplea wrote asking tbe I Counoil to clear cut a blocked drain I running down William street, ac stortu water was damaging his property Th« m&ttec wt\a left in the bands of ■•'.'; Works Committee with power to t?o:-,;t-' a MMITTBH KKPORT. « ■ . cu.ih»ri..n of the v<? : :.kt- tJui-iUiMMi, pieaeutMd the folitwJDg report:— The Council's men havn fbmpleted the concrete retiming we , ; in etreeis, and ar" no >' engaged 'uroio;. tbe fitO'CQ water cotiif/inined of oy Mr« Fergus into iLi Council* d, ftt th« foot; of Smith street. Aa no iha conditions of Per,oy ..sdreefc referred to the Woke Committee for report, the OmimiUee winb to p.i'Dfc »ur, tha» ihv muddy J ondition of be street is to a groiiii Kxrent'cftuned by i.-hef ah"3 - -bfrdfit'B shading the st'eet. Tbe coto niMitnf -fow loadn of iiifiUl ghouid be' spread on thy stores placea, Biooknges of private be.?« beeo dttended to by the fori.-n'SJv H« moved fiie report br fsftcotid?<i by Or Willi-ftas and car tbfd . % .. ..: .. rt~ ■■ —fctfiji, *5 4 • 6o ; i;cc-u.itJ i\.gh, £8 3 ; dm'iiaKo bli'C.k, 10- 6ii; waier smpply, fS 83 3d; electric current, 153; eleotric connection, 20? 6d ; total £13 6s 9d; Bank account —Eleotrio light aoeount. cr., £82 id; district fund •QO'iUii dr., £589 8 • 7<i. Aooou'.'Js ftuio'i.'. , ' ■". fa £219 16s 2d r- ;''-•■■ -.i y ecf m-jtal fobs p." ■••■■■ .tf._"t w n uld make ie *6'v wiutii*). "i ■(■■ roai was in a bad B'Afif h.d •• 'f'herp was ». »..■ ■■))!(' "() • c '-i..f, i)houk> i>: pui: en -,v : : yiebi, Cactrell said the ptreef would . always be mud'ly until tbo trees on 0 tbe adjoining propertios were re *'' moved, Tbe Mayor |(eid tjbttj; the. metal |4-om " Ibe quarry in ithfe Centre of tbLiown 1 was good if th% v fe ; esro'f ifc'w'as utid. "NAZOL" v\y q. <* -ivpiioh oh t • ns'f cr> *'< ' ir< ",?'*< n]a Wwtoeut bae caado Utoaeands well. ' r> ■: ;

Cr Lewifct said Viard sfcraet wa3 ia a bad state, and ha moved the attanfciou of the Works Gornmiiitee be called to this afcreefc, and they be empowered to act.

Seconded by Or. William 3 and carried

Cr Munro moved the painting of the who*f shed and railings, aa recommended in the Wharves and Beservee Committee's report, be held over until the spring. Seconded by Cr Fyfe and carried. Cr Lewitt moved the Works and Finance Committee meet to prepare estimates for the coming year on Wednesday next, Seconded by Cr Fredericksen and carried.

Cγ VaDgioni moved thai AimD&y be held on Thursday, July Ist. Seconded by Cr Williams and carried

Cr Fyfe said lie would like to know wbera Cr Vangioni infceDdsd planfciog trees. He thought; it was no use planting trees which were neglected. It was only a waste o{ tire?. The school children bad planted trees but they bad not grown. . Or Vangioni said Or Fyfe must; go aboni with his eyes shut-. There were native shrubs round the whole water front on the Council reserve acd every wnere in the Borough. Or Fyfe said in Mr Orbeil'a time shrubs were planted round fcb,e water reservoir. These bad become choked with overgrowth.

Or Mnnro paid ho thought in front of Mr Loliovre's property would be a good place for planting trees He thought the roadside should be fenced off before the planting took place. The Mayor said permission should be, aekfd from Mr Lelievre to plant an b>9 f oorago

Cγ Lowitt moved the Council »pply to tbe Bank of New Zealand for an overdraft of £1700

Bpconded by Or Vnnginni Bn a Ofir ried.

L ! b? rflt-fiiiog β-ljourned.

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

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

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