AK\RO\ AND WAINUI
A meeting of tbe Akaroa and Wai nui Road Board was held at Duvau ohelle on Saturday. Present —Messrs G. Armstrong (chairman) W. W William., R A. Pettigrew, D. MoKay, and W.D. Macpbail.
Mr 0 J. Wakelin wrote resigning bi. position as poundkeeper at Dv vaucbelle.
Mr Macpbail moved that Messrs Pettigrew and D McKay ba appointed to inspect the pound and report on it. condition at nex<; meeting, and that they arrange for a temporary poundkeeper. Seconded by Mr Williams and carried. The Publio Works Department forwarded a cheque for £78 6- as £ far £ subsidy towards tbe German Bay Wharf road.
Since last meeting all tbe work that bas been done bag been on tbe Qough'a Bay road taking off tbe the corners, lengthening culverts and putting up stone walla.—W. Sbadbo^t. Bince your la9t meeting we cleaned out watertables and culverts from French Farm to Tikao Bay, and we are now working on the top end of Okain's Bay road cleaning watertables and culverts out. 1 require about forty or fify ye iris of metal broken for a piece of road opposite P. Sbadbolt's, and some patches up the French Farm Valley. —H. Dacb. Have been working on Maginness' road repairing road, cleaning water tables and forming outlets down to Mr Maopbail's property. A. few more days will finish, then we are going on Mr Conway's road. There is a culvert which drains itself through Mr Hawker's land into the creek. Tbe drain is one chain from the fence at the aide of tbe road. The main part of the water comes off Mr Bates' land-on the other side of the road. Mr Hawker wanfcg. it piped. The drain is at the bottom of the Valley road, and it would take 21 or 22 large pipes.—Amos Arnold. j Mr Macphail said with regard to the culvert at Wainui he thought some of the members should inspeot it. He moved Meesrs Pettigrew, McKay and hinve'f inspect and re port on the dr_ii. Seconded by Mr Williams and carried
Beceipts since la<?t meeting-£l2l 14s Id: dr. balance, £671 16a 5d ; accounts pre-entrd, £80 18* <ld ; cash in band, £7 5; total dtbit, £745 13. 5d
-Tbo financial statement and fore men's reports were adopted.
ROBINSONS' BAT WHAT!'" ROAD
Mr Pettigrew .aid the question of the Board takiDg ov_r the new Rabinson's Bay Wharf road was beld over from last meeting.
Mr Williams said tbat it was understood that the Road Board would metal this when the road was formed. Mr Pettigrew said the Board bad agreed to take tbe road over wben it was completed, tbat meaning that the road must be metalled. The chairman said the County Council had done tbe work, and he thought it was questionable whether they should take over the road before it was metalled.
Mr Williams said the Board bad
huted (owsirt. ibe upkeep -.»■ -p«-.t n lot of rnnnpy on the Wbarl ■-ond m German Bay Tbe old woarl bad co** the Board nothing.
Mr P.ttigiew paid he thought the Ooun'y Council should ask tbe Board for a grant toward.-* metalling this -end The Road Boad bad rand, a grant towards the Duvaucbelle Flat road It would be only fair to help tlip Robinson. Bay residents.
The chairman said when the first , m c.ing of residents was held in Bob j inpon's Bay it was agreed tbe Council _bould do tbe work ard band the road over completed. Tbe Council had not I yet a.ked the Board to take over the road, and it could not be di.eu3.ed until they did.
Tbe cte'k said be had Feen the solicitor with regard to tbe taking over of the road, and said he thought tbe Council could foice tbo Board to take it over by Special Order. Tbe solicitors had not replied to the Board's letter yet.
Tbe chairman moved no further action be taken v til the Board re ceives further information.
Seconded by Mr Pettigrew and carried.
ALLEGED PRO GERMANS
The chairman said last Sale Pay be had been approached by two or three prominent members in tbe dis trict who stated tbat there two pro German 3 in the employ of tbe Boa .d, and tbey a.ked him to bring th« matter bsfore tbe Board. Tbe men had said they would as soon live under German rule as British. If this were true tbo Poard should immediately put them out of tbeir employ. We had sent tbe pick of tbe men of New Zealand to fight against tbe Germans,
and be thought that sucb dialoyai statements should be severely pun ished. Anyone who was not a Briti.her should not be allowed to live in a coup try defended by British soldiers. These men ware being protected by those of oar men who had lb ft tbe Dominion to fight for tbeir countiy. He moved tbat tbe two men he written to and asked if the report was correct.
Mr Williams said he would willingly etc >nd the motion, and if the statement were true tbe sooner tbe Board called fresh applications to replaoe these men tbe better.
Mr Pettigrew said tbe Board should be Bure tbat tbe statements were made These men may have been joking He knew, however, they bad refused to contribute to tbe war funds.
Tbe chairman said the clerk would write to tbe men, and the Board could consider tbe reply
The motion was carried HICKORT ROAD
Tbe chairman said he and Mr Wil li_<ns were to inspect some points on the Hickory road. Mr Knight wanted seme bad points removed and a cil vert made Mr Knight would provide rails and Messrs Moore Bros, tbe post.. He moved Mr Knight's request to remove the points be complied witb.
Seconded by Mr Williams and car rud.
The chairman said Mr A. Kotlowpki bad asked bim if the Board would a deviation to hi. property in Takam.tua. Ha bad told bim the Board would consider regrading the road probably. The road was no' very steep, and was metalled.
WATBR TROUGH. Mr McKay said -ac _*o_k unv frequently asked that a trough should be put on the old Pigeon Bay road. Cattle bad t« go from from Duvauohelle to tbe Hill Top without water It waa decided to have the trough made, BALOUERI ROAD. Tbe clerk resorted tbat Mr T. W Wilkine waa surveying the Balgueri road deviation. PATRIOTIC FUND. The clerk reported tbat at a meeting of the Peninsula local body men, it was decided to hold a Peninsula gala. It was thought each district .bould make a grant and the Akaroa and Wainui Road Board would probably have to give £10 on a capital value basis.
The Board adjourned until Novem ber 6th.
R L M KITTO, Manager, Christohuroh
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ROAD BOARDS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3495, 12 October 1915
ROAD BOARDS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3495, 12 October 1915
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