AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL
The ordinary meeting of the Council was held on Wednesday evening Prepent—Cre Lewitt, Fyfe, Penlington, Munro, Williams, Fredericksen, Leete and Gantrell.
Leave of absence was granted to the Mayor, and Cr. Vangioni. In the absence of the Mayor, Cr Lewitt was voted.to the chair,
MINUTES, The minutes of the previous meet ing were read and confirmed.
CORKKSPONDENCB Outward correspondence was read and approved. Inward correspondence was read— Fiom "Auckland Star" re coneerving our forests.
The circular was received. From Lands and Girl re meters. Received.
From Public Works Department to tfftct that they bad a water meter for tale at price £57 odd
The letter was referred to the Light ing Committee.
From Mr R. Bird, architect re Aebburion cottage, to *-fkct tbat the final payment could be made. Cr Williams moved tout me lull nruount, £150 be paid on Auguet 5. Seconded by Or Penlington end c*med. . From tbe Mayor of Ohnetcburcb, re a conference with regatd to aiding tbe sick nnd wounded. A reply was also received re conference.
Tbe Mayor of Cbristoburch also wrote re conference to be held in Christohureh on July BOfb, to diecu?e monthly contributions, and asking tbe Council to send up delegates.
O Monro moved tb»t the Utter be received and the Town Clerk inform them that the Akaroa Borough would not be represented. Seconded by Gr Leete and carried.
An application of transfer on tbe Valuation Roll from l>l. Id, Wolfreys to S W, Hay ward, Akaroe, was granted. Tbe Akaroa Fire Brigade applit'O for gervice bare in connection with tbe brigade.
Cr Pooliogton moved the bars bs procured
Seconded bj Or Fyfe and carried. The Akaroa Fire Brigade wrote objecting to the Town Clerk having made tbe brigade pay 3s for lamp out side tbe station, which was removed,
Ife was resolved to refund 8a to the Fire Brigade. An application from Mr 8. W. Hey ward for eleotric energy for bis residence in Lavaud Street was granted, and Ore. Leeta and Frederick sen were appointed to sign same. A hawker's license was granted to Jane Peter*, of Dunedin. WORKS COMMIT'iEE.
Cγ Fredericksen, chairman of the Works Committee, moved the adoption of the following report:—
The kerbing and channelling from Bank corner to Benoit street will be completed in a few days. The metal ling of top end of Balguerie street, Muter street and Percy street will then be taken in hand. Two buttres see will have u> be erected to eupport the concrete retaining wall in Bmitb street The preesure from the filling has canpes the wall to bulge, and it is made temporarily secure with stays Buttresses 4ft x 2ft at the bottom tapering to nothing at the top of the wall and reinforced with old iron rails should make it secure. Permission to ereofc the buttresses on private pro perty have been obtained. 12x2 floor joists required for the shed if ordered at once can ba had direct from the saw mill, as Mr J. Vangioni is now ordering a cargo of timber. The fore man has informed me that the septic tanks are getting very foul and should be cleaned out as soon as possible. Seconded by Cr Cantrell and car* ried
Cr Lewitt, chairman of the Light ing Committee, reported that Mr Birk? bad visited Akaroa Fince last meeting. They went into details in Akaroa and at the Council Chambers, Duvauchelle, the following day. Mr Birks had given the Akaroa County Chairman charges, minimum suprly eto. since. He did not know whether any of the Couneiliore had read the leader in the last issue of the "Akaroa Mail." The whole thicg was one mass of inaccu racies from start to finish. The whole thing was reported very inaccurately, and it was a pity that euch a mis tatement of facts should get abroad and mislead people,
liln answer fco Cr FredcrJchst-n Oc Lewitt said that the Council should Ret bd oil engine at onoe. It would not be po icy to cut the butter factory off. •
FJNANOK BRPOBT. Amount received eince Uat mpetinq; —Eleotiic light and fittings, £9 7s 10d ; water supply, £5 18a; drainage. £1 1,«; electric connection?, 8s 5d ; total, PAG 10* 84.
Bank account—Electric Loan no count, No 2, or. £82 19a 4d; district fund acoount, dr £844 83 Bd. Accounts amounting to £258 2s 7d were passed for payment
Cr Leete moved that a, defaulter who owed for electric light be given a fortnight's notice to pay, or that the electric energy woald be cut off from his house.
Seconded by Cr Williams and car ried.
Cr Munro moved that the question of supplementing the Akaroa electric plant be referred to the Lighting Committoa o report to the Council next meeting.
Secondid by Cr Williams and car ried
Cr P<>nlington said he took it the laying of the drainage pipes would be pushed through once Smith street was finished, The owners wanted to get into tbeir houses as soon as possible.£
The chairman eaid he had received word that 100 watt lamps were pro* curable. Borne should be prooured as soon as possible, as they were valuable lamps and released holf the our rent He moved the Council procure the 100 watt lamps for street light ing
Seconded by Cr Cantrell and carried,
Cr Fredericksen said that Mrs Bayley had made some alterations in a building in the Borough without asking for permission or submitting plans. A connection bad also been put in with out employing a licensed plumber; He moved the drain inspector be instruct ed to inspect Mrs B.ayley's cottages and report to next meeting on the drainage connection?, snd also on any other drainage connections not in order.
Seconded by Cr Penlington and carried.
Cr Fyfe said there wae only one line of rails left on the wharf, The other line had been taken away.
Cr Leete moved tbnt the matter be left to the chairman of the Wharves Committee to make enquiries. Seconded by Cr Fyfe and carried. The meeting then terminated.
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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3479, 30 July 1915
AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3479, 30 July 1915
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