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PIGEON BAY ROAD BOARD.

A meeting of tho Pigeon Bay Road Board wa3 held on Saturday. Present—Messrs J. Duxbury, (chairman) J. Pitcaithly, W. Corrigall, D. Hunt and E. Hay. Tbe returning officer notified the election of Mr E. Hay to the Board.

After the minutes had been confirmed, a letter from the Minister of Publio Works was read in answer to an enquiry from the Board whether the grant of £800, £1 for £2, for the Menzies Bay was still available.

The Dsparimen notified that lhe matter was being gone into, and a reply would be sent.

From Mr A. Bait, asking for a progress payment on his metal cont act He had laken cut upwards ol 40j-8

From Returr ed and Wounded Soldiers Information Department asking the Bua d to give preference to wounded soldiers, and for information as to openings for men.

Mr Pitcaithly atked if anything wero being done by the 80-rd to assist the Canterbury Patriotic Fund-

Mr Hay said that at a meeting held on sale day at Duvauchelle it bad been decided to fall in with a suggestion from Mr Buchanan, chairman of the Wairewa Council, to hold a big gala festival with qusen3 to raiee as much money as possible. He explained that North Canterbury wanted to raiee £100,000, and of this tbe Akaroa Council's share was £'3000. Tbe lioftd Boards were nsited to vote sums to assist, aud tbe Pigeon Bay Eoad Board would be asked for a oontribu ion. It was a matter of a voluntary gift. Mr Pitcaithly suggested the Board should help with the waistcoat fund'and other fundi to provide comfor.B for the troops at the front He did not agree with Mr J. B. Tbacker's idea to spread a donation of a £1000 over three years. He mcv.d that the Board vote £6 eaa*i month- £3 to the Belgian Fund and £3 to the Waißtcoat Fund. I ° Mr Hay said be disegreed with this, as he thought their first duty was to tho wtun J ed so diers He thought these comfort, were I being provided for by the publio at large, The matter was adjourned till alter the next meeting of the Board. foreman's befort. Tha foreman's report was read as under ;— Since last meeting tbe Board's men have finished breaking the metal for Pett'grew's road, and carted it out, 183 yards total. X_py olayed this road, f*,nd patched up the broken parts in between the newly ones, also gave the rough places a bit of clay down belo.v Mr Hunt's gate, They cleaned all the rough metal oil the top of Fern Hill road and gave it a coating of cay. The chairman said he and the foreman

r.ttd (.-on- < tit to Hecknt's <ow ir Holmes' Buy that w. elc It wsn not vide enough. 'She f.Ttni:ni hid been out l.i t>-i and said that lhe road was completed and t, pood job hud bien marie. The r'-ad we about 21 clmi' ■,-. Ci'CKfFO: T TJNniill-?. The followin-? T.i nd*rs w re iv c-pted ; - Petiif-rew's vond —Q-iaid, -10 'Jn til Cemetery road—lt. _. lli-y, 7s (i I ; Keyniyh's road—A. Scott, £1 ; Purau Track—Bainton, £2 Mr Hay siid the County Council hid spread ova- the grant to M c Eotmei' Bay bridge for years. He had agreed to .he arrangement. It waa decided tho Board go oa with tbe areotion of the bridge at ono.

In answer to Mr Pitdiitbly Mr Hay said the Rrant waa for the bridge and abutments only, not for the approaoh. • The ohairman said something should be done about the iron rails, as it made a bad approach. Mr Corrigsll raid Mr Holmes agreed to the removal of the rails,

The foreman waited on the Board and re ported that he had inspected tbe new puoe of road by Mr J. C. Hay's property. 'Ha bad found it too narrow at first, but snee then ii bad beea widened properly. It was now 12ft over all, and a good job. He reported that A. Salt hRd got 40 yards of metal whiah would have been carted out if the weather bad not bf-eo so dry. In answer to Mr Hay the chairman said the Board's men were getting 93 a day for 8 hour 3. Tliis had been the rate of wages Finco last March

Acoounls amounting to £47 8s wiro passed "or payment A progress payment of £8 waa pass d to Mr A. Salt for metal.

It was left to the chairman to arrange about paying Mr Beokett for his contract at Holmes' Bay. The foreman said that Mr Beckett wanted tbe clerk to arrange aboij' sending lOlbs dynamite down. The meeting then adjourned.

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PIGEON BAY ROAD BOARD., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3493, 5 October 1915

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PIGEON BAY ROAD BOARD. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3493, 5 October 1915

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