AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL.
The ordinary meeting of the Council was held on Wednesday evening. Present—The Mayor, Crs. Lewitt, Munro, Williams, Fyfe, Leete, Cantrell, Penlington Fredericksen and Vangioni. MINUTES. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. emu's egg. The Town Clerk said he had an emu's egg which was given to the Council. It had been bought at a recent meeting on behalf of the Bel giurn Fund and handed to the Council.
Gr Lewitt moved the donor of the emu egg be thanked,
Seconded by Cr Munro and car ried. EARLY HISTORY. The Mayor said the Town Clerk had found among the papers of Messrs Beswick and Harris a copy of the proclamation by Governor Hobson in May, 1840. The Mayor said the flag was hoisted in August, 1840, so that the proclamation took precedence. He moved Mr Thomas be thanked for the gift. *
Seconded by Or Munro and car ried. CORRESPONDENCE. Outward correspondence was read and approved. : Inward correspondence was read— From Hawera Borough Council asking for list of wages of employees of the Council and conditions under which they worked. The Mayor said that the letter had been replied to by the clerk. The Hon. Jas. Allen replied thanking the Mayor and people of the Borough for their sympathy in his loss of his son. The Mayor's action in sending the telegram of sympathy was approved. From Inspector of Weights and Measures to effect that fees for the weighbridge amounting to £5 03 8d were due.
The Mayor said that the receipts for the weighbridge were only £4 93 2d, bo that they were running at a loss.
From Mr L. Birks, electrical en
gineer at Christchurck, saying be would be pleased to meet Borough residents at an early date. The County Clerk of Wairewa was arranging for a meeting at Little River at an early date. He hoped to meet Peninsula people then, The St. Peter's Church Vestry wrote submitting plana and specifications for a Sunday school room, the contract to be £478 153 on behalf of the Church Property Trustees. Or Vangioni moved the plans and specifications be passed subject to the approval of the Building Committee. Seconded by Or Williams and carried. The Sisters of Mercy, Akaroa, wrote ,1 complaining of the bad state of Viard I street, and asking that the street be repaired.
Or Fredericksen said that the water channels had been cleaned out and gravel pot on the path. The matter had been attended to.
The letter waa received
From the Borough (Solicitor Mr T. D. Harm an, re proceedure in license for use of water from Greban and Balgueri creeks for electric purposes. The Mayor moved the necessary information be forwarded at once,
Seconded by Cr Lewitt and carried
From Mr W. J. Lane, cancelling his ligbs license of bis premises in Lavaud street, and applying for license for premises in Jolie street.
Both applications wore granted Applications for light and radiator were also granted to F. J. S. Lackner and T. E. Taylor respectively.
Alterations to the rate roll were granted from Francois Narbey to Rose Narbey. from L. T. Haylock to Davis a d W. D. Wilkins & Sons.
Aα application from 6, PiJkiogton for a license to keep petroleum for sale was considered.
Cr Cantrell said that he was down at Mr Pilkiagton's when the question r f the license was discussed. Mr Pil-
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kington bad said he considered that if the Council refused bim a license they m should provide a place for him to store ■ his petroleum.
The Mayor did not agree that the Borough should provide a store room. «*> Cr Munro moved the appiioation for x: the license be granted. Seconded by Or Fyfe and carried, J WOBKS COMMITTEE, „ Gr Frederiokson, chairman of the Works Committee, moved the adoption of the following report:— "Since last meeting a email pro* teotive wall has been built near the foot of Smith street to prevent etormwater from overflowing Mrs Fergus gaid-in. A number of odd jobs which _ have been authorised by the Council from time to time have baen attended r.o. A few loads of beach shingle have -. b6Q put on the footpath in Viard i street, and the side channel cleaned out. The side channel in William street complained of by Mr Staples . % has been cleaned oat and a few yards of metal have been carted and spread from the bridge near Mr Bruce's gate and up Percy street as authorised last meeting The Council some time ago authorised the forenan to go to Christchurch to get something suitable for crossing covers, Uβ went up last week - but failed to get anything suitable, as all the found&ries are short of steel; • Through the courtesy of the Oifty Council's foreman of works be whs „ shown what bad been done in the City, and the knowledge gained may greatly benefit this. Council From Christchurcb be went to Baagiora to inspect concrete crossing covers manu> W factured there. He thought they Ji| would be a good substitute for steel, §F and arranged for a sample to be seat a' '1 to tbis Council. The Counoil'e aien ■ > are now ready to start kerbing and'; channelling from Bank cornerj to Beniot street." , , Seconded by Or Williams and oar- • ried.
The Mayor said the foreman had told him that the channels in Ran- ——— —. _ ■**/'
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g ■ i sv >rp .--qi.i*re but ours were ">nrif|pd. It was questionable if Barm* r> a'npH would suit both classes' of ■■•..» ' w«a no b<»>'tri in i-n .'•• m ■"•• !' . c,' ■ ■ W'H rt'l'ip I'd. FINANCK REPORT Amount ainoH last msating — Lie a*» fees £160, rent £2 14s 6d, electrical connection labour £10 18s 10d, electric current Bs, district electors' Hats £1 5-f, drainage 12a 6d, water supply £4 2a 6d, total £179 16? id,
Bfink account—Electric light loan "Account, or., £82 19s 4d, district fund account, dr , £646 16s 6d, cash in band 83—£646 8a 63. Accounts amounting to £67 193 7d
were passed for payment. Cr Lewitfc eaid it waa time for the Council to decide , how many lights ehould be put up Smith street. He moved that two lights be up in Smith street and two extra ones in Jolie street and that the necessary gear be prooured. Seconded by Cr Leete and carried. Gγ Peolington asked if the new firemen's boots were procured yet. He also asked if tbeso fire brigade boots were to be used in the men's daily work, Gr Lswitfc said the boots had been procured. Ors. said it was understood that the boots were not to be used on ordinary occasions Tbej were net procured at ell frequently.
Gr Fredericksen said tbat the foreman told him tbat in the bouse where Mr Lackner lived a down pipe carried tbeatorm water from tbe bouse into a galley trap. Tbis should be stopped, as it was toad for tbe septic tank.
Or Vaogioni moved that tbe Council give three days' notice to owners of property, late Mrs MoClure's house, to have the storm water pipes out off from gultay trap into septic tank. Seconded by Cr Cantrell and car ried.
Cr Frederioksen said tb&t Mr Pil kington told him that Beach road should be blinded. Tbe metal put up Percy street really required a little blinding.
Or Lewitt Baid if; was a matter which might well be left to the chairman of the Works Committee.
Gr Leete moved tbe matter be left in tbe handa of tbe works committee.
Seconded by Cr Lewitt and carried
Gr Munro said he hoped the Coun oil would not blind tbe roada as tbe County Council and Road Boards did, making them thick with blinding. Tbe Mayor said tbat be was sorry to bear Cr Munro criticize other local bodies He considered tbe way the Ak'i on County Council kept the Main rund was a credit to them, and tbe came might be said of tbe roads in the Road Board districts While Bpenking''to the motion be said tbat Mr Pitkington bad complained to him of the metal on the road?, and tbere was no doubt tbat tbe metal was very •oosH and liable to out bis tyres, Hβ thought that tbe roads should be b inded and screenings put on and then rolled. He coneideted it could b* well left to tbe Chairman of tbe Woiks Committee
Gr Munro moved that a remit be brought; before the next Municipal Association' meeting objecting to the exoesaive charges for inspecting weighbridges. Seconded by Or Lewitt and carried.
ABBOB DAY. Cr Munro said that it was decided to bold Arbor Day on July Ist, but ap ■hp foreman was aw*y ifc bad been de i-irfpd to postpone tb> holding of Arbor D*v to Thursday, J" ! y Bb, Tbe meeting then adjourned.
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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3470, 2 July 1915
AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3470, 2 July 1915
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