WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL.
Tbe monthly meeting of tbe Wairewa County Council was held at Little Kiver on Tneeday. Trs»Bent— Meesre J. F. Budanan (chairmiv ) J 0. Coop, T. J < . C. Gebbie. T. Feather and J. Ofaipman
An apolojy was read from Mr W. I? Parkinson
In rfp'y fo the cleik's htter re the Poor of Great Britain, Inland and Belgium Belief Fund, the Secrstary at Cbristohurch wrote as fellows: —
'•Ymrs of the 9-h instant duly received re tbe monhly quota for tbe Belgium Belief Fund. You any tbat a giea L > proportion of your donations have gone to tbe Belgium Fundi I would be pleased it you could give me the dates of the donations and particulars as to whom the amounts were paid, aa 1 have no record of any amount from tbe Wairewß County Council, When we st .rted tbe Fund we bad a promise of £50 from your CoDDoil, but as far as I know, it ban not yet been received. With regard to tbe monthly proportion asked for wo were anxious to make Canterbury's quota representative of tbe whole of Canterbury, and that was our reason for allotting different amounts to tbe various Councils. We would be pleased if your Connoil would reconsider the matter bo that that section of Canterbury can be represented in the monthly donation."
The clerk reported reply as follows : —
"1 hereby quote for your information list of tbe moneys collected and forwarded from the Wairewa County for the various War Funds:— From Little River. 1914- & s. d Aog 25-General war fond 239 1 5 Oct. 7 General war funds 67 13 0 Oot. 30—Food for Britain and Belgium (H. Pyne) .. 157 7 2
1915— Jan. 11—Boxing Day Gala sent to Belgian Consul .. 116 17 8 April 18— Wairewa County Coun' eil Harvest, Festival .. 100 0 0 April ] 6—Collected and paid Harvest Festival .. 206 8 2 June B—Belgium Fund (H. Pyne) 17 0 0 Jane B—Hospital Ship .. 50 0 0 £954 7 4 Besides a lot of horses and other various goods, From Eaituna. £ b. d Horses, cash, etc: .. •• 126 12 6 Patriotic Fund .. .. •• fl 14 0 Clothing, etc .. v •• «}» 0 Steam cooker, per Dr Miokle .. 15 15 0 Belgian Fund seoial .. •• 17 o Belgian Fund (Motukarara gala) 300 0 0 Queen's Fund * » 0 'Belgian Art Union .... ]\ » » RedCaossFund " ° »: Lady Liverpool Fund .. i 0 O £585 0 4 G'and total £1640 Oβ 4d In addition to the above, a monthly subscription of about £48 is being paid In tbe County, and conscious of this, and the ether paymentß above, the County Council arrived at the conclusion that it would be rather unfair to tbe ifttepayers to make other monthly payments on their aocount without consult ing them, and hence my letter to you of the Bth inst."
Mr Qebbie proposed the Counoil pay the monthly subscription, £11 9a 7d. Seconded by Mr Coop and carried, Mr
Chapman (tisseniing. The olerk read the letter he had writter 'o the chairman of the Akaroit County Couooil, rb it was Mr Birke , wieb that h<; should do bo sußpeatlng Peninsula delegate should meet at Littie River. The clerk said & cheque for £8 2a had been mislaid, and not cashed at the Bank. Mr T. K. Taylor wrote saying that ho believed he had lost this obeqne, as he wsr willing, if the Counoil paid him |be amount, to refund the money if the cheque turned up again. j Mr Coop moved that the Bank be notified to stop payment of the oheque, and another cheque be made out in Mr Taylor's favour. Seconded by Mr Feather and carried. The Department of Lands wrote notifying the transfer of a section of the Klnlcoh Settlemen tfrora G. N. Cant to Jas W and Alt J Wright. The Public Trustee wrote pointing out that there was a discrepancy in the urea of land oocupied by the late R. Ferguson, as tbe lease and the assesement differed by »d acre.
It was decided the clerk look into the mutter Mr Jno W Clark, of Puaha Valley, wrote objecting to paying rates on sixty aerea of land whioh he did not ooeupy. The clerk said Mr Clark had paid for Hxty aores belonging to ,Mr Clark on the Main road left year, and was willing to pay the extra amount due by him this year. The matte; was leit in the olerk'e hands to collect the rate in the proper proportion according to the land occupied ?UAH4 iBVEBENCE. Mefcirs Harper, Son & Pas oe wrote re the Pnaha Severenee that it was their opininn that the Council should aeeept the liability for the Pufths district. The Akaroa and Waiaui Road Board wrote ac followe:— "I hare tht hoaour to inform you thai the Hoard ba« eoneidered your Council's offer to pay £408, lew the amount already paid in sinking fund by the Puaha ratepayers since the loan wai raised, and am instructed to inform you that the Board regrets being oompelled te deoline the offer and to state that it coneideri that the matter should be referred to tbe Minister ol Finance tor him to sett'e " Mr Gebbie moved the Council pay tbe inlereßt and sinking fund on the metal loan according to the rateable value of tbe Puaha district. Sedor.ded by Mr Chapman. Mr Coop moved, as an amendment, the Council necept the Board's offer to go to fi oommieeion oTer the matter. Seconded by Mr Thompson For tbe amendment—Messrs Coop and Thompson For the motion—The chairman arid Messrs Gebbie. Feather and Chapman, The motion was carried. The Department of Agrioulture wrote re noxious weeds, asking the Oounoil what was the opinion in their district as , t« the en fo'Cinß of the Noxious Weeds Aot or tbe repealing of the Act. Mr Coop raid it was just as important to keep Californian thistle out of cocksfoot laif ci out of agricultural land Bo moved the Noxious Weeds Act be enforced as regards Californian thistle, blackberry, and ragwort. Seconded by Mr Thompson and carried, The Valuation Department wrote in re ply to the Counoii'a request to make a new msp of the County, recommending that the Council should apply to she Commissioner of Crown Lands. It was decided to take no further action in the matter. Mesßro Harper, Bon & Pasooe wrote re the suggested addition to the Wairewa County Council's motor bylaw, providinn that lights on motor care should be shaded so as to throw the light on to the road. It was their opinion that such a claim would be unreason able.
Mr Coop e&id he knew that suob lampa were in use, and he recommended that the Eolicitora should be advised of this, He moved the clause be inserted in the bylaw. Seconded by Mr Thompson and earned. Mr Tboe Streeter wrote re the PoranuiEinloo"> read, saying this rood wanted hingtiog in places between Mr Price's and hie own property. The clerk said it would mean a good deal of carting. Mr Feather said he thought it was out of the question to cart shingle up from the beach. He thought this piece of the rend should be metalled. It was decked Mr Quealy inspect the road and report to next meeting of the Council. Messrs Stanley C. Harris and Thoe. J. Welsh, of Knituna, wrote and asked for bridge over the Kaituna River on the road leading from the main valley road to their properties. There had been a» old bridge roughly built which is now dilapidated and dangerous, and tbey were likely to be de barred access to their properties. Mr Coop moved' the engineer and Mr Parkinson inspect the bridge, see what was required, and report to next meeting of the Counoil. Seconded by Mr Thompson and carried. Mr Niblett, foreman on tbe Einlocb roads, w ote re putting in the culverts on tbe Piraki road. Mr H. W. Piper would supply the timber for the culverts and a horse for cart' ing stone if required. He wanted a man to help him with the culverts. II the cuWerli were constructed in this way it would make a Rood job. It was decided to put a man on. " Mr Quealy said he would visit Kinlooh in a week's time, and report upon the condition of the road at next meeting of the Coun-il. Mr W. E. Badfnrd asked permission to remoTo clay from Ooop'e quarry or near it and some clay in the quarry to make a road to the new cheese factory. Permission wrb granted to remove the olay at a specified point. Mr C E Norriah, Coach road, Little River, wrote c ffering io deliver GOO yards of metal near tbe Main road on hie property for 2s 6d per yard. The letter was received. Mr A J Wright, Einloch, wrote calling tbe Council attention to a crossing on the Magnet Bay ro»d where the ford was v ry deep. He would be satisfied if the Council would fiill up the ford with mttal. Tte oroßßing wae dangerous ac it was at present. It was resolved that no action be taken in tho matter, Mr Feather said there was a lot of dissatisfaction about there not being enough work done on the Einlocb roads. The road from Te Oka Saddle to the Gap was in a bad state. Eβ sail two or three of the resident i on the settlements were willing to look after certain portions of tbe roads and relieve the Einloch foreman of come of the work. It wns deoided the Council accept the offere cf the Kinloch settlers to keep different portions of the road in order, and that they put in their time to the Council. It w>iß left in Mr Gebbie's hands to order poisoned wheat. It was deoided to strike a rate of §d in the E at next meeting of the Council. engineer's report. "In compliance with directions, I have ;oaled off tbe portion of road fenced off by Morice Settlement oocupiers, and find them o be a 8 follows:— Sootion 21 —Mr Crump, 9 chains apt ros. ,', 22— J. Londrigan 11 „ „ 23-J. Harty 8 „ „ 25 -J. Harty 9 „ •„ 24 -R Russell 9 „ „ 26—F Reed 7 „ 27-H Meffey 20 „
„ 28—" Mafley 5 „ „ 29~W Coß3ar 32 „ „ 31—MrB Beynolde 21 „ I have to report that the Pasha bridge is completed, the entire coat being £170 3s 3d I have cent ga half coat of the account to tfae Public Works Department. Messrs Thotcp* son, Coop, and Chapman received tendcio for spawling stones on the main road alcv g the bill, and aaaepted one At 1/11 per yd fos 750yde at Bed John's and 3/ for 300 yarde ftt Keynisb's bill. None were accepted for Mrs Eeenan's quarry. The shingle for Gebbie's and Eaituns valleys ie just being started to CBrt, it having taken two months to get the truoka from the railway department into the quarry. This ie the month in which usually < otice ie given to levy an annual rate, and the Counoil would do well to fix the amount. I have instructed the men to cart some shingle on Lake Forsyth road ab most of it ie becoming somewhat bumpy, and I am of opinion that parts o( the main road from Oebbie'e Valley io Kaituaa. will require some
Think et it—6o doaeu of "NAZOL" for 1/6 aod every dose eootbes and relieves bad oolita loobleeaMt ttiebs and cere thrett.
similar ttttentijn, %3 shingle d.iea not d>; i the road surface is allowed to pet w° r, > tl y The men have be«n <7»nerally at work *ino< ] finishing Pu-.ha bridge, cleaning up water (tables, etc , especially on Teoka road, »nri j there is touch more similar work to be done.' Accounts amounting to £271 193 lld were passed for payment, and the Council >idjoarned.
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WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3475, 16 July 1915