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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3494, 8 October 1915
AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL.
The ordinary meeting of the Oounci was held on Wednesday evening Present—His Worship the Mayor anc Crß Vangioni, Pyfe, Munro, Williams Fredericksen, Gantrell, Lewitt, Leeti and Penlineton. NO'IIOE OF MOTION. Cγ Cantrell mover! the notice o motion standing in bi9 name "tba all applications for half watt lamps bi paid in fall, that is that those asktm for 100 candle power pay for 10( candle power." Hβ said that tbii motion waa brought up solely for die cusaion, as he did not like the word ing himself. He would like to mention that if the makers could supply 100 op. half watt to take current of 50 c.d. other lamps, none wonld pay for 100 on. lamps. If any bniipeholdpr with 82c p now by in falling n. light, similar to that u*ed nek for ft 16fl P. b< , wouW fo pnvp that much Tbo Council wr.uld tbpn only gfit half the revenue vpceivpd at preset. Fora that point alone he opposed the system of cbarg ing for balf watt Inmps at half price of the other lamps. He did not think every perpon who bad a half watt lamp should p*y for full candle power. The Council bad charged fo much for candle power all along, and should not discontinue their system without some discussion. If tbpy were going to use double candle power there seemed no reason why they should not pay more. The thing wanted ventilating. Iα one way be was glad to see tbe half watt lamps as at present, tbe light was very poor, in fact it was disgraceful vu?b tbe other lamps. Cr Vangioni seconded tbe motion. Tbe Mayor said this matter was rather an important one. There was much trouble about it, and a great deal of talk in the town. They could not let lbe raatter S° when they had been selling light by candle power all along. Be fore sending out notices for light be told tbe Town Clerk to charge full price for candle power of the half watt lamps. As to charging balf price for lamp?, if they allowed this to go on they would lose balf their revenue. He could ccc no other way than to charge double for the balf watt lamp Cr Lewitt said much was talked outside about this matter, and ha was surprised councillors said so little about tbe pioposal in the Council Chambers. He was rather sorry the That's b nasty cough! Let "NAZOL" tackle U. A few drops taken on lump sugar will coon relievejyou. "NAZOL" ie tbe eareßt cough relieve* in New Zealand sixty doses 1/6 \
Mfttw was "tit prpp. n'af. thfj meting b(■ irl 'to , - , p'PVdu-- . <>*'' r i ?, -i te=>t "bowing the con-umprion nf tbe various lamps was given. To cbargn one rtiaa the same pric° for using half the cuneit wa? nb=>nrd.
Cγ f'ftntrell Paid it. was the praall oonenmpr who won rrißking tbe fuss, and 'ho snmU man who had a cottnep and uperl P Ininpi Thp big mnn was reaping the benefit of the half watt lumps.
Cγ. Lewitt enid it wonld not inter fere with the Council's revenue aR applicants had not mlncpd tbpir contributions at all Tbh Council boaßted about having tbe most up to date Rcberoe, and yet was taking the most retrograde step in discourag ing the use of this lamp Their eleotric light charges were not baaed on candle power. It was stated that 20 watta were allowed for a 160.p. lamp. The Mayor said he disagreed en tirely with Or Lewitt, as they moat distinctly charged on candle power.
Or Lawitt paid when this soheme was brought on it was reckoned as £5500 for expenses, the revenue to be £700 approximately to pay for the running of tbe scheme. At tbat rate each consumer would have to pay po much per watt. He e«id that the Council wa , ? not there as a comrjany to make a big profit, but to work for tho ratepayers. They had to charge 6rt for lighting at 1£ watts. It was the name thing on tho metre eysfcetn of charging If they introduced the metre pystem in Akaroa the man with tbe half watt lamp would pay less than half what the man with the other lamp was paying Hβ maintained there wag no jnoHfieaHon to his mind in raising the To his mind a man could put nn any kind of lamp as long as he dirt not use up any more current. He, himself, could put on old carbon filampnt Inmpa and up four time 9 tbe n?ed by fila ment lamp". Ho failed to see where any reduction in the revenue would oome. If a man put on a 1000 p. lamp which only nbsorbpd current of old 50c p. lamps, why should be have to pay i»ny morp? All the engineering opinions ngrppd that tbe half watt lamp phou'd be oba ged on current and not candle power One authority suggested that all the householders Bhould be obliged to balf watt lamps to safeguard the water, etc He contended if there was no more nrnBumption there should be no more obarge. The highest charge which oould be made was a 10 cent one. They were running the scheme for tbe ratepayers and on a progressive ayetern Hβ thought the resolution was in the wrong direction. He considered it was a retrograde step
Cγ Vangioni Riid tha 1 b.Q did not; agree with Or LewiM thai; there wo">ld be on loss of revenue. Hβ knpw one inefinnon where 810 c p wan u«pd wbere two IOOi p lamsio would rlo It wna only reasonable rhifc the revenue would be le** Th»y wnulrl cortninly have to raise tha prico to mnkf* the Fch°me pay if these half watt lumps were com I my in ' ! The Mayor said that n largo number I of people would use smaller lamps, ami tha Council must have a a fall in revenue. Cr J>witt said the Council coma not charge for what they did not supply, Hβ said tbafc there was a limit to the nmount of current avail able ia the Borough, and the balf watt lamp enabled the Council to sell more current
Cr Munro said that there must be a loss in revenue, as people would tnke the smaller candle power lamps. He would like to aek the chairman of tbe Lighting Committee why they did not have 200 c.p. half watt lamps in the street if the current was the s*me as tbe old 1000 p lamps
Cr Lewitfc said that they eoa?iclei-ed the 1000 p. lamp was brigufc enough, and they lightened the load of the machine by using half the current for the streets. Hβ said that in bis own case he was usiDg lesa cumnt than be was paying for.. He was for y people paid that he was laking edvantage of his position aa chairman of the Light ing Committee to rob the Council. The Mayor said no one oould say such a thing It was only that the Council could not afford to give double candle power for fame price. Cr Leete said that he agreed with the chairman of the Lighting Commit; tee that they could not charge for whfifc they did not f-unply. It was up
f> !<nv fitppnji'T to improve bis lamp if he liked as long as be absDrbed tbe ( some amount of current. Hβ would lika to know bow charges were fixed in other boroughs Cr Pcnlington saH he felt sure tbe revenue would be much reduoed be cause people would naturally reduce and keep tbe gnme candle power, tbat in, half f.heir present charges. Or Cantrell paid he glad be had brought tbe matter up, as it wanted ventilating. Personally, he did not like the wording of bis motion. He thought tbpy should fix an advance in tbe half watt lamps of, say, 20 per cent. If tbey could settle now how much more should be paid for them it would be a good idea. Tbe motion was put and oarried by 6 to 8. i The voing was as follows:-For the motion, Crs. Cantrell, Vangioni, ' Munro. Penlington, Frederickeen, ' Williams ; against, Grs. Lewitt, Fyfe, and Leefce. ' " TAHITI TIMES " ' The town oleik said tbat Trooper < Leslie James Smith, who had left with the Main Expeditionary Forces, ' had sent to a friend a copy of tbe 1 Tahiti Times," a paper published on tha boat going over, and this bad been banded to tbe Council. The Mayor moved, and Cr Van gioni seconded, tbat tbe donor be I thanked for tbe gift. ' Carried. CORRESPONDENCE t Mr T. Peolinp-ton wrote asking the * Gounoil to put in another inoh pipe t to his Greban Valley property. v • Cr Penliugton explained that he t
only wanttd the power occasionally. When there was a good rain or if the reservoir was full be oould drive bis separator with two inoh pipes. Hβ only used it for half an hour night and morning. The Mayor said it was only fair to grant the request. He moved the request be granted. Seconded by Or Fyfe and oarried. Requests were granted to Mrs Le lievre and Misa Davidson to make approaches to their residences in Smith street;. A water and drainage permit was granted to St. Peter's Sunday School
room, and a drainage permit to Mr 0. Mann. The Akaroa Lawn Tennis Club wrote asking to have one oourt flooded, as the courts were breaking up badly.
It was left in the bands of the chairman of tbe Reserves Committee to see to the matter. Applications to discontinue power were granted to Mr H G. Youngraan
for one kettle, to the "Akaroa Mail" one radiator. A circular from the Mayor of Cbristchurch re ship was read.
Cr Vaogiooi moved the Council vote £20 towards tbe hospital ship Seconded by Cr Leote and carried An txtract from the "Gazette" ac to prevention of trawling in tbe Akaroa Harbour was read, Mr F. Da via wrote objecting to being charged full candle power for bid half watt lampi. He had put them in a? be liked progress, and waa uatng no more current than with tbe old fashioned oue c.
Tbe letter was received
The Akaroa Fire Brigade wrote asking for a life line, which was necessary to get on to roofs of houses. Tbe request was granted. The Mayor said there was no application for the Baths, bat one man was willing to take the Baths and r, omain together. Hβ moved tbe Domain Committee meet next evening and revise specifications, etc, of work in the Domnin. Seconded by Gr Yangioni and carried. Gr Fredericksen, chairman of the Works Committee, said the chief work done in the last fortnight was tbe fixing of a ball cook at the reservoir to prevent the overflow from Grehan Valley creek. The trustees and legatees of tbe late Mr E. L. Lelievre granted per mission to put in buttresses to support wall in Smith street. ELECTRIC LIGHT. Or Lewifct said they had no auxiliary plant yet. They bad been offered a suction gas engine near Dunedin of about 28 horse power, but they bad no information about same as yet, FINANCE REPORT. Amount received pinca last meeting —Kates, £49 9d. electric ourrent, £28 43 lQd; drainage, £9 19 lid asphalting, £15 3s id; wafer supply, £8 ss; concrete crossing, £2; Hunkers £1, rent, A's 4e 63; total £IU 10s 41. Back accounts—Elcctiic light load account, No. 2, cr. £82 19i 4d; _h tricfc fund account, dr. £934 15a s'); cash in band, £11 11s 3d. Accounts amounting to £207 8d 3d were passed for payment.
Gr Frederioksen said that pome time ago the Council bed promised Mr S. McNab that they would put in a conorete trough up Grebau Valley. The work bad never beeu carried out.
Tbe Mayor said tbe Council should put in the water trough. Hβ moved the trough be pub into Mr McMab's residence as authorised some time ago.
Seconded by Cr Cantrell and carried.
Tbe Council then adjourned
AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3494, 8 October 1915
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