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ROAD BOARDS.

AKAROA AND WAINUI.

Tbe ordinary monthly meeting of this Board was held at Diivaachelle on Saturday. Present—Messrs Geo. Armstrong (chairman), W. W. Wil liams. R. A. Pettigrew and W D MocPhail

It was decided to strike a rate o 9 16d in the £ for the ensuing year.

The Akaroa County Council wrote accepting £5 10s per annum as back rpnt by the Board for the County offices.

The letter wes received.

The residents living at the top of Balguerie road, Akaroa, petitioned the Board as follows :—

" We, the undersigned ratepayers and residents, again wish to respect* fully request that something be done to improve tbe steep pinches on ou> road, as during most part of the winter all vebicfe traffic is impossible Should regrading be out of the ques tion, we would like to suggest that metal be put on the worst place 3. Trusting that you will give our request your consideration." The chairman said Mr Mullinp wanted £100 an acre for the land re quired for tbe diversion, and the trustees of the Lelievre Estate bad no replied to the Board's request for a strip of land. The road was fearfully sleep and he did not think metal should be put on it as it would not stay on the road. Mr W. D. Macphail said he thought the road should be regraded. The road was one of the worst graded in cbe district, and the matter had been before the Board many times during tbe past sixteen years.

Mr Williams said he thought if tbe Board could not get the road through the necessary land should be tak(B under the Public Works Department.

Mr Pettigrew moved the trustees : B the Mullins and Lelievre Estates tie epproached again with a view to s> Uing tbe land for tbe deviation of be road.

The motion was seconded by Mr Williams and carried. ' The residents of German Bay peti tioned the Board as follows :— "We, the undersigned residents of German Bay, respectfully beg thai you will alter the name of this bay to tbe original Maori name "Otakama tua," as we consider the present designation detrimental to the sale of our produce." The petitioned was signed by 37 residents. The chairman said the petition asked for "Okakamatua." There bad been several prefixes before "Otaka kamatua," and he thought the "0" should be left out. The creek wap called "Takamafcua," and one of tbe original estates was called Takaraatuu according to old plans. Hβ would like to see the "0" taken out. He moved the name be altered from Ger man Bay to Takamatua, and proceed ings be taken to have tbe name altered. Tbe motion was seconded by Mr Williams and carried.

Mr Robt. Powrie wrote as follows : "As my time for the completion of tbe concrete wall, German Bay, ex pires on July 10th, and I will not quite have it completed, I beg leave to ask you for an extension of time until July 17th Re my deposit I would

take it as a favour if you would return

it with tbe progress payment, as you will have ample security on tbe job now." Mr T. W. Wilkins, engineer, wrote as follows:— "Mr Powrie is asking for a progress

payment on his German Bay retaining

wall contract. The contract is for £156 12s. 13J chains of tbe 16J chains is completed. The approximate value is £9 10s per chain, £128, less 25 per cent £96. The contractor asks lor £90, which sum your Board can safely pay, as you still bold tbe deposit, £7 16g, The work will be completed in a few days." j

The chairman said he thought tfefe Board should consider Mr Powrie as he was doing good work and getting stone for the wall from right across the Bay. He moved the extension of time be granted. Seconded by Mr Macphail and carried.

Mr Petfcigrew moved that a progrea3 payment of £96 be paid, and en re ceipt of the engineer's certificate for the completion of the work the whole amount less, the 25 per cent, be paid the contractor, together with his de posit.

Seconded by Mr Williams and car ried. ■

The Akaroa foreman reported as 'ollows re the Crown Island road :—

"I have been to Grown Island to day and measured Mould's road, and

it measures 55 chains, and there is about eleven chains of rook, and it would coßt £2 per chain to make a good road of it so that they coull drive up, providing that they find all timber for culverts, as there is no timber on the roi d that would do for deck ing."

Mr Pettigrew moved, in view of the forman's report, the chairman and Mr Williams inppeot tbe road and report to next meeting

Seconded by Mr Macpbail and car

ried. The chairman moved the speoial order passed at the special meeting of the Board declaring noxious weeda in the Board's district be confirmed.

Beconded by Me Pettigrew and carried.

foremen's reports

The foremen's reports were read as follows : —

W. Bhadbolt reports: Since last meeting I quarried and carted metal on to the steep portion of Kotlowski'p road. We also repaired a culvert on f-hat road that bad broken in, and dressed up that road from Ofcakamatua Valley road to J. Brown's gate, and also dressed up A, Sunckell's road and D. Curry's road, Greban Valley, and cleaned watertables out were it was blocked. I redecked a culvert on tbe Lβ Bon's Bay road that had broken in, and cleaned out tbe ditches oppo site O'Beilly's ebop and dressed up E. Barrett's road. L have been to Flea Bay, and removed stones that were on (he road, and carted pipes into Hart ley's road for R Powrie I have worked three days on Buckiand's road carting metal.

Amos Arnold reports: Since last meeting we have been working at the waterfall on Bossu road putting in a large pipe culvert and building stone wall, taking off point for filling and making up the road ; also working on Valley road oleaning water tables and cleaning bad places in water table on maia road. We are now working on top part of Bobsu road, which will take a few more days, and then we are goiDg down Luke Wright's road and see to the culverts and watertables.

I H. Dack reportß: Since your last meeting we finished S. Tizzard's road and put new decking on a culvert which was rotten on L. Gidden's road and blinded metal on Pawsoo's Valley We also put; id nine new culverts and cleaned watertables out and now we are working on the new Pigeon Bay road.

I It was decided to ask Mr Henning, who owned property on Barrett's road, Akaroa, to clear the blackberry off his property adjoining the road. Mr Williams moved that notices be placed on eaoh end of Woodill's and the Purple Peak roads, and ib be advertised notifying they are unsafe for traffic.

Seconded by the chairman end carried. FINANCIAL, fcTATEM£NT. Receipts since last meeting, £26 14s 7d, dr balance, £22 18s 5d ; accounts presented, £389 13s Id , total debit balance, £362 33 9d.

The h'nanoial statement and fore men's reports were adopted.

The chairman reported that he and Mr Williams had inspected Tizzard's road in Robinson's Bay and Le Val liaut's road. Hβ did not think it would be a great expense to put Mr Le Valliant's road in order, and he moved the work be done under the supervision of Mr Williams if Mr Le Valliant would find the timber for a culvert.

Seconded by Mr Maephail and car tied.

The chairman said the Board could make a good Bledge track, and that was all thai was all that waa required Hβ had seen the Akaroa foreman about Newton's road, Akaroa, and be thought the, foreman and hie men could get out Btone and have it crushed

U..Mi , fir (bin r .tld. Mr Pnr.tigr-w Maid he had seen the f !)-h< r e'lpiowr c cunning ' V' ■ V ■(»•■•. 'Ph.. O M-: , " ii •<i I '.I "liCiuU iill vtou ii CUitigri nt >yi- y i 3.i par y*rd >li- Via jphaii Haid this wag a new ■<A, and the c were plenty of old ■•■tta.in the rJHtrioD with miles and id' unmetalled, There were Long d anrl'-'hn Lighthouse road tie w .•• a greit nuiiiber of re-i ii'!u-i iHJog beae rondfl There were •»<«'•) fche and Jubilee roads whioa bad no metal on them at all. An flooo as the war was over the Board ebould go in for a loan and miital these.outcide roads

M - Pettigrew said if the residents ■**m only carting wool and driving • ok a clay road wa9 as good as a iQH.ftlifcd road, but cream and milk BUppliere had to g«t out every mors ii g, and should have the preference where metalling was to be considered, vli- Williams said be thought the £100 otviog for metalling this road , bould be spent. Tbe chairman said the Board had a g'KxJ of expanse on the Flea Bay rand, He thought all unfenced roads did not deserve (ihe consideration that fenced roads did. Tbe cattle tramped down the formation and filled the eide channels. Ec moved £100 be *peo6 on Piper's Valley road.

Seoonded by Mr Williams and carried.

The chatrroan moved tenders be called for SOO yard* of metal, and it ba left to Mr Pettigrew to arrange whore the metal should be stacked. Seconbed by Me Macpbail and Carried The chairman reported having lent *he Board's taorsee to the akaroa Ootiury Ooupcil. His action was approved.

M Pettigrew said he noticed in the County Council's report that the crusher engineer bad been inatruoted to inspect the sites chosen by the Board on the Gougb's Bay and Hickory roads for stacking metal. Hβ thought this was unnecessary exoenaa. The chairman said be bad chosen the sites with their foreman, but the County Council bad fcbe right to see that tbey were cafe for the crusher. They took considerable pains and picked out what were the most; suit able sites. He thought the Council in the future should be asked to send their engineer over to inspect sites wben metal was spawled. t

Mr Macpbail said the Board had no power to make crossing into pri vate properties, and in answer to Mr Luke Wright's request he had visited the culvert which led to Mrs Hunt's property in French Farm. Hβ had informed Mr Wright that the Board could take no notion in the matter.

His aotion was approved

The chairman reported that the whole Board had inspected the proposed cu'vert to divert water running down Bilgueri street asked for by the Akaroa Borough, and it bad bsen de oidnd to suggest to the Borough Council that each body should pay ba'f cost of the culvert.

The Board then adjourned

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ROAD BOARDS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3474, 13 July 1915

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ROAD BOARDS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3474, 13 July 1915

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