AKAROA COUNTY COUNCIL.
The ordinary monthly meeting of tbe Akaroa County Council was held at Duvauohelle on Saturday. Present Mess-rs J. D. Bruce (ohairraan), 3. R. and C B Thacuer, F. W. Williams, Conway and E, Hay. The chairman's statement included tbe following business:— Consideration of the wages of the County staff held over from last meetiDg wag disoussed.
Mr Hay said in Pigeon Bay the Road Board paid 9s per day and 10s to the foreman.
The clerk said the Akaroa and Wainui Road Board was paying 9s per day, Olain's 8a 6d, and Le Bon's 9s for surfacemen, and 10s for foremen.
Mr Hay said the Road Boards, should be approached not to raise the wages further without a general consultation among the local bodies.
The chairman said the County was on a level with Okain's Bay Road Board as far p.s wages were ooneerned, and 6d less than Le Bon.s and Akaroa and Wainui Road Bards.
Mr Conway said the increased rate was general all over Canterbury. Mr J. Thacker said he thought that the men Bhould be paid 9*3. per day, bit the Council should see that they had good men. Mr Hay agreed that the men should be properly supervised.
Mr Thacker asked if the foreman ever sent in a report.
The ehai-man said he had at first, but had discontinued sending in a report lately.
Mr Ji Thacker moved the surfaoemen and foremen employed by tbe Counoil be paid a shilling extra per day, that bonuses be done away with, and tbat the whole staff be re viewed at the January meeting of the Council. Seconded by Mr Hay and carried. Mr Hay moved that tbe Peninsula Road Boardß be written to asking them before raising the wages of the men they be asked to confer with the Counoil and each other so that united aotion could be tak _. Seconded by Mr Conway and carries. The Canterbury Patriotic Fund Committee wrote asking the Council to appoint a representative on the Patriotic Committee.
It was decided to appoint Mr H. W. Piper the Council's representative,
The Canterbury Patriotic Committee wrote asking tbe Council to support the Canter bury Patriotic Appeal. The chairman explained that ai the Peninsula meeting the previous week it bad been agreed to pay only the Peninsula quota to the Patriotic Fund, He did not think tbey should support any Queen contest of the Patriotic Carnival of Canterbury. After disoussion it was decided to go on with the Peninsula Appeal and not to support the big Canterbury appeal at present. Mr. Hay moved that the Canterbury Com' mittee be written to informing them th&t the matter would be referred to the Peninsula committee.
Seconded by Mr. C. B. Thaoker and carried The Pcor of Great Britain, Ireland and Belgium Committee wrote asking the Council to reconsider making their monthly coa» tribution.
The chairman said between £2,000 and £3,000 bad been paid in from this district and he thought tbat contribution should pay the quota for many years. The chairman moved the committee be informed of the position as the counoil considered it.
Seconded by Mr. Hay and carried. A letter was read rrom the Christchuroh City Counoil, re identification marks on motors. It was decided to acknowledge the letter, but take no action. The Publio Works Dept. wrote stating that votes for new works could not be paid until the new Publfo Works Loan was raised Tha Chairman said that Robinson's Bay wharf grant of £100 had been paid. The Lyttelton Harbour Board wrote for. warding an account for £3 10s for inspection of timber for the Robinson's Bay wharf. It was deoided to pay the amount. The chairman said Mr. Birfea had paid a visit to the Peninsula to gain further in formation re bringing Coleridge current to the Peninsula. He was touring the eastern Bays and delivering addresses.
Tho Government had agreed to extend the lines to Akaroa, and Mr. Birks wished the Counoil to prepare an estimate of wiring up the Peninsula.
The Oouncil would have to asoerfcain the support they would get and the amount of the loan required before they could go to the ra.spayers with the proposal. Tbe chairman reported that the Council's horse teams were working at Goagh's Bay. Mr. R. Stewart wrote offering to out the scrub in Horseshoe Bend, Barry's Bay and give 30s for the wood,
The chairman said he thought the council's men should be given the wood if it was out. He thought only the extreme edge should be out. The matter was left in the ohaiiman (a hands.
The Government Insurance Dept. wrote asking for a report abjut R. Fluerty who had been injured
Mr. C. Bi Thacker said the man was far from well Btill and he was afraid he was permanently disabled.
It was decided to write to the 'Depart ment of tho man's state.
The ohairman said the Council had ar. ranged with the Robinson's Bay residents to erect a wharf shed out of some moneys remaining out of the sale of tbe old wharf timber. The residents had arranged to have a Bhea 14ft by 16ft ereoted for £35 10s, a reasonable amount. The buildiDg was almost completed. The ohairman said he had offered the' Wairewa County Council the use of the orusber and roller at cost price to break metal for the Main Hill Roaa. He made the proposition to tbem as he thought it would be a material advantage, The Council approved of the chairman's action. The crusher engineer reported having crushed 524 yards during the month at Gough's Bay and Hiokory FINANCE REPOET. Receipts since last meeting, £403 13s lOd; dr balance, £1291 1 Gd; aooounts presented, £474 7s 6d; total debit, £1765 10s. The report was adopted, and the Council adjourned.
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AKAROA COUNTY COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3501, 2 November 1915